Tag: "intensive" at medical news
Less-invasive ultrafiltration device may be practical alternative to diuretics
...al Food and Drug Administration for use outside of intensive
care units and without specialized nursing or cent...asive central intravenous access, monitoring in an intensive
care unit and specialized nursing care. The ultrafiltration device used in this study can be operate...
Making the best decisions when faced with the risks of premature delivery
...three options: 1) resuscitate the baby or initiate intensive
care if necessary with the opportunity to withdraw the request if the prognosis at birth is poor; 2) comfort care only (keep the baby comfortable without medical care procedures); 3) resuscitate if the baby's condition is good, but only comfort care ...
As Montreal Conference considers deforestation issues, ESA presents space solution
...hanced Thematic Mapper imagery, and carried out an intensive
ground campaign of the area of interest," explained Mudau. "We were able to identify a variety of land use classes, from old growth forest to fields of subsidence agriculture practiced at the boundaries of the Kruger Park." "The project has been a u...
News briefs from the journal Chest, December 2005
...care, with a 14-hour work-shift model in a medical intensive
care unit (MICU) over a five-week pilot period. During the nonpilot periods, which included two months prior to and two months after the pilot, residents and fellows worked six days a week and were on in-house call (28 to 30 continuous hours) once ev...
'Hospital at home' offers quality care at lower cost
...e (for an average of nearly 17 hours per patient); intensive
medical services, including providing oxygen and intravenous therapy, which were excluded in previous studies of in-home care; and in-depth analysis of a wide range of outcomes, including clinical, patient and family satisfaction, patient function, d...
New brain scan technology could save babies' lives
...save the lives, of premature and newborn babies in intensive
care. By providing vital information about brain function at the cot side, the scanner avoids the need to move critically ill babies to conventional scanning facilities, which may involve sedating them and has a degree of risk. The data produced by t...
Early, aggressive treatment of type 1 diabetes lowers risk of cardiovascular disease
...itial DCCT results, announced in 1993, showed that intensive
glucose control prevents or delays eye, nerve and ...ed participants long enough to investigate whether intensive
treatment also lowered the risk of heart attack and stroke. "We were one of the centers following a...
Tight glucose control cuts heart disease by half in type 1 diabetes
... a greater reduction in cardiovascular events from intensive
blood glucose control than from drugs that lower b... which is examining the long-term effects of prior intensive
versus conventional blood glucose control. "The benefits of intensive
control strongly reinforce th...
Drug-resistant bacteria patterns in intensive care units changing nationally
...stant bacterium is becoming more prevalent in many intensive
care units, according to an article in the Feb. 1 ...Prevention examined MRSA data from more than 1,200 intensive
care units (ICUs) from 1992 to 2003. They found that in 1992, 36 percent of S. aureus isolates were ...
Patient safety monitoring at Hopkins Hospital finds law of unintended consequences at work
... picked up by patients in the hospital's pediatric intensive
care unit, or PICU, and other intensive
care units. Once the increased rate was confirmed, Hopkins experts launched an investigation that ...
St. Jude projects 90 percent cure rate for ALL
... said. "That information helps us to determine how intensive
the rest of the therapy should be. Our goal is the complete eradication of leukemic cells with the least toxicity to the children." The continued improvement in diagnosis and treatment made possible by MRD, pharmacogenomics and new drug therapies h...
One million people in medical gamble
...xistent. But if the measurements on volunteers are intensive
enough to be worthwhile, then critics can argue that people's privacy is being invaded. Subjects' employment prospects or insurance premiums might be at risk if data about their likely genetic fate leaked out. Biobank says it will encrypt its data, a...
Repetition reverses med students' stethoscope shortcomings
...kill and thus could be mastered through the use of intensive
repetition," said Barrett. For the study, 80 third-year medical students listened to an average of 500 repetitions each of six abnormal heart sounds (aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, mitral regurgitation, mitral stenosis, and S3 and S4 gallops)...
End-of-life wishes vary among racial and ethnic groups, and between genders, study finds
...ack people in the study would prefer staying in an intensive
care unit or nursing home, or to have hospice care, rather than being at home under the care of family. Many black men expressed distrust of doctors without even being asked about the subject, and some expressed concern related to past medical-relate...
Polycystic kidney disease
...sin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-inhibitor) to intensive
therapy using both an ACE-inhibitor and an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). Patients will receive a device for measuring blood pressure at home, clinic visits, lab tests, and study medications at no charge. They will also have their kidney funct...
Induced labor has some benefits in cases of premature water break
...ctions, and fewer babies were admitted to neonatal intensive
care units when labor was induced than when labor ...the Cochrane review were less likely to go into an intensive
care or special care nursery after induced labor deliveries. On average, one fewer newborn was admit...
Weight loss improves bladder control in women with prediabetes
... In the study, 660 women were randomly assigned to intensive
lifestyle changes, 636 to metformin treatment, and... woman weighing 204 pounds). Women who implemented intensive
lifestyle changes and lost 5 to 7 percent of their weight had fewer episodes of weekly incontinence ...
Stress and emotions can negatively effect heart health
... along with structured exercise programs and other intensive
lifestyle changes. Talk to your doctor. No two people are alike, and some treatment or risk reduction strategies may be inappropriate or even harmful if you attempt to do too much too quickly. Avoid trying to fix every problem at once, if possible....
Treatment method improves survival for advanced laryngeal cancer, U-M study finds
...quality of life benefits to avoiding laryngectomy, intensive
combinations of chemotherapy and radiation have some severe long-term quality of life problems as well that would be good to avoid if you could identify those patients ahead of time for whom chemoradiation was not going to work." An estimated 9,880 p...
University of Queensland and Harvard Medical International to nourish the health workforce
...and medical educators. The centrepiece will be an intensive
program in Brisbane in August and November, run by Harvard Medical International experts Associate Professor Elizabeth Armstrong and Associate Professor Tom Aretz. "This is the first partnership of its kind between Harvard Medical International and a...
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