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Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke

Individuals who live in a nursing home or take medication to lower blood pressure appear more likely to die during or following hospitalization for heatstroke, according to a study posted online today that will appear in a later print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of th...

Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk

... Although the mothers seemed perfectly normal, the nursing offspring soon stopped growing and lost their hair...at set off an inflammatory response in the skin of nursing pups. According to Evans by examining the action of PPAR in vivo, our work revealed an unexpected li...

Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests

...hey once did, difficulty chewing, limited menus in nursing homes or assisted living communities, and decline in appetite. Another important contributor to muscle loss in the elderly is a lack of exercise, he noted. Even among the elders who volunteered for the study, whom Paddon-Jones described as typicall...

Better mobility keeps seniors healthier

...lity predicts loss of independence, mortality, and nursing home admission, it is clear that interventions that can preserve or improve mobility in older adults could produce increases in both quantity and quality of life. ...

Home health care devices focus of FDA Conference at UH

... home consumer use. Accreditation, reimbursement, nursing practices, infusion therapy and governmental roles also will be discussed. The conference is designed to benefit institutional officials, medical personnel with an interest in home health care and patient advocates, as well as graduate and underg...

Program announced to improve care in developing areas for patients with blood disorders

...ons in partnership with other medical, dental, and nursing societies. ASH is the first partner dedicated solely to hematology. This new venture is the continuation of more than 10 years of work by ASH to advance the care of patients with blood diseases around the world, including work with the World Health O...

ACP commends proposed changes to payments for physician work at nursing facilities

... relative value units (RVUs) for codes used in the nursing home setting. These increases in value are a t... level of work required of physicians that work in nursing facilities, said David C. Dale, MD, FACP, president of ACP said. This increase in value should help...

Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care

...es. The committee then finalized the physician and nursing guidelines, developed an order set and discharge s...ctice, Wright says. Wright admits that although nursing staff have embraced the new focus on quality care and the use of guidelines, physicians compliance w...

Stevens Roundtable: Health, Technology & Society, July 11

...not limited to, healthcare providers, hospital and nursing home administrators and scientists in an effort to examine existing problems and propose innovative solutions to concerns presented by the panel and the audience, said Dr. S. Vincent Grasso. Dr. Grasso, the coordinator of the event, is also a surgeon...

Award winning book co-edited by Rutgers College of Nursing Dean updated with new information

..., and Jerry D. Durham, chancellor and professor of nursing at Allen College, Waterloo, Iowa, has been published in a second edition that provides new and updated information on emerging, re-emerging and antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases that continue to increase at an alarming rate around the world. ...

Alzheimer's disease to quadruple worldwide by 2050

...will need high-level care, equivalent to that of a nursing home. The findings were presented June 10 at the Second Alzheimers Association International Conference on Prevention of Dementia held in Washington, D.C. and are published in the Associations journal, Alzheimers & Dementia. We face a looming globa...

Nursing home placement associated with accelerated cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease

... rate of cognitive decline after being placed in a nursing home according to a new study by Rush University M...ing the study period, 155 persons were placed in a nursing home, and placement was associated with a lower level of cognition and more rapid cognitive decline....

JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management

...re pain equivalency across pain-intensity tools in nursing home residents, pg. 305 More than 80% of nursing home residents have chronic pain, and of these, many are not getting adequate treatment. Good pain t...

Policy changes have direct effect on nursing home care

...that set high staffing standards for elder care in nursing homes are the only ones that come close to having ...e majority of the nation's elderly and disabled in nursing homes remain in situations where staffing is well below national recommendations for safe care, the ...

Early education for the health care team -- Bringing nursing and medical students together

...ealth assessment and care planningwhere final year nursing and medical students can work together as teams du...ams of the future." While the pilot study involves nursing and medical students, the model will also be adaptable toother health students....

ICU nurse working conditions linked to increase in patient infections

...Stone, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., assistant professor of nursing at Columbia University Medical Center and the study's first author. "However, nursing units that are understaffed and that have overworked nurses are shown to have poor patient outcomes....

Healthy body weight throughout adulthood may help delay disability

...l performance is a predictor of future disability, nursing home admission and mortality. The researchers found that men and women who were obese at ages 25 years, 50 years and between 70 and 79 years had significantly lower scores of physical performance than those who were normal weight at these ages. Wom...

Study: Chain-owned nursing homes hurt by too much standardization

...nning practices can hurt patient care throughout a nursing home chain, but only if too much emphasis is place...lic Health suggests that one of the strengths of a nursing home chain---the ability to standardize and perfect administrative practices throughout the chain---...

Bali bomb lessons helped shape Australia's mental health response to terrorism and trauma

...which provides in-patient and consultation liaison nursing services at the Royal Darwin Hospital. "A natio...ior psychiatrist and the director of mental health nursing were available to provide advice, but no psychiatric reviews were requested by staff who treated the...

Alzheimer's weight gain initiative also improved patients' intellectual abilities

...ive environment could lead to weight gain. Two nursing home wards with similar staffing profiles and numb...ning course run by a psychologist and professor of nursing science. It comprised 20 hours of lectures and 18 hours of group discussion covering three key theme...

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