Tag: "loved" at medical news
Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
... to heart-attack symptoms by individuals and their loved
ones and the need to recognize that chest pain may not occur in everyone who has a heart attack. In the study, patients who came to the hospital with no chest pain but with other symptoms of heart attack were less than one-third as likely as thos...
From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care
...ormation on their health or well-being with absent loved
ones. And it could prove useful for doctors who need to keep tabs on many patients at one time by helping the doctors to prioritize whom to treat first. We call it quality-of-life engineering, said Sumi Helal, professor of computer engineering and ...
Research probes seniors' plans for end-of-life care
...ucation, religious attitudes and experience with a loved
one's death - especially a painful death - are all...study suggests instead that having people recall a loved
one's death and their feelings about it may be more convincing. "Our results speak to the power of...
Study: Chain-owned nursing homes hurt by too much standardization
...ng home when making choices about where to place a loved
one," said Jane Banaszak-Holl, corresponding author on the study. "Right now, we have an easier time distinguishing the quality in McDonalds versus Boston Market than we have distinguishing how, for example, a Sun-owned nursing home differs from a Be...
Improving communication with families of dying patients reduces stress, anxiety and depression
...tress disorder, anxiety and depression after their loved
one dies, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in San Francisco on Monday, May 21. The multicenter trial found that family members who engaged in an average of 30 minutes of a family conferen...
Post-traumatic stress disorder 10 times higher in New Orleans than in the general public
...prevalence in the general US population. Loss of a loved
one and simply staying in New Orleans during the storm were associated with PTSD symptoms. Commenting on this study, Dr. Peter DeBlieux, MD, Director of Emergency Services at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, states, The incidence of PTSD ...
A self-fulfilling prophecy in bleeding stroke?
... day," says Zahuranec. In short, families whose loved
ones have suffered an ICH should seek to get them to a specialized center as soon as possible. At the same time, they should speak with the patient's doctors about end-of-life options if the aggressive treatment doesn't appear to be improving the pat...
Survey reveals misperceptions about Alzheimer's among African-American and Hispanic caregivers
...le to make the best healthcare decisions for their loved
ones with the disease and themselves as caregivers...rs to be able to identify symptoms and bring their loved
one to a doctor without delay for proper diagnosis and treatment." STIGMA CAN DELAY DIAGNOSIS, W...
Computer predicts wishes of incapacitated patients better than family or loved ones
...ess or injury, doctors typically ask the patient's loved
one to predict what treatment the patient would ha...predict a patient's treatment wishes better than a loved
one. To use the decision tool, called a "population-based treatment indicator," the doctor first...
Fixed versus growth intelligence mindsets: Its all in your head, Dweck says
...the students' transition to Stanford. The freshmen loved
being on campus and quickly became involved in activities, Dweck said, but failed to anticipate the approach of midterm exams. "They were just really overwhelmed," she said. "How did they deal with it? They told me they would have dealt with it poorl...
Mayo Clinic research shows young people who died suddenly and inexplicably had genetic heart defects
...f necessary, he says. "Families who have lost a loved
one to sudden unexplained death should now know th...iner is unable to provide an explanation for their loved
one's sudden and unexplained death," Dr. Ackerman says. "Postmortem genetic testing could be perform...
Hopeful nurses are more comfortable, confident in caring for dying children
...ating meaningful goals, such as being at home with loved
ones receiving hospice care." The current research, said Ms. Santucci, suggests the need for further investigation into the role of personal hopefulness and the relevance of nursing education in helping nurses be more effective in providing pallia...
Mayo Clinic research reveals 'broken heart syndrome' recurs in 1 of 10 patients
...rome is severe emotional stress, such as loss of a loved
one, the condition several years ago was nicknamed "broken heart syndrome." It is known medically as apical ballooning syndrome (ABS). In a second Mayo study on the syndrome, the Mayo Clinic researchers found one possible cause of the disorder. By ...
Counseling for spouses keeps Alzheimer's patients out of nursing homes
...er's disease patients are less likely to put their loved
ones in a nursing home if they receive enhanced caregiver support and counseling. Researchers say their findings could potentially save millions of dollars in nursing home care costs, according to a study published in the November 14, 2006, issue of ...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
... the information about the current status of their loved
one. In a similar study, researchers interviewed family members of patients who died in the ICU. While 54 percent of family member comments were classified as positive regarding the ICU dying experience, 71 percent of the comments showed a poor exper...
Outpatient thyroid surgery safe for most patients, study shows
...ing in their own bed with their own food and their loved
ones around," he says. The shortened stay also reduces the risk of hospital-borne infections. Dr. Terris, a pioneer in minimally invasive and endoscopic thyroid surgery, now typically operates through a three-quarter-inch incision and doesn't use d...
Survey: Caregivers of people with mental illness say treatment disruption has serious consequences
...aregivers have experienced both the chaos of their loved
one's relapse andthe relief that comes with stabil...perienced relapse reported that as a result, their loved
ones were unable to work, were hospitalized, tried tocommit suicide and/or were incarcerated. Many o...
Anticipation plays a powerful role in human memory, brain study finds
...as an act of violence or the unexpected death of a loved
one - are more vivid and deeply imprinted in the brain than mundane recollections of everyday matters. Probing deeper into how such memories form, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that the mere anticipation of a fearful...
Katie Lee Joel joins Kidney Friendly Comfort Foods program
...her and family could still eat the meals that they loved
together, while maintaining a diet that would support his health. "When Shire approached me about getting involved with their Kidney Friendly Comfort Foods program, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to share my recipes. My grandfather has sin...
Strategies that teach a caregiver to manage a loved one's illness also helps in coping with death
...ed grief and depression following the death of the loved
one, according to a University of Pittsburgh-led s...the loss, and a preoccupation with thoughts of the loved
one, often including distressing, intrusive thoughts related to the death. Since it is a newly chara...
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