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Awareness under anaesthesia-findings from research by University of Leicester professor

...odes of full awareness with explicit recall during operations with general anaesthesia are more common than many...have developed psychological disturbance following operations with general anaesthesia in which the patient has no conscious recall, but the nature of the disturb...

Influenza pandemic will pose tough choices for use of mechanical ventilation

...in of University of Minnesota propose a concept of operations and a set of suggested guidelines for triage of mechanical ventilators in a pandemic or bioterrorist attack. "When a large-scale pandemic does occur, we're simply going to run out of resources," comments Dr. Hick. "We need to be talking now about h...

Awards totaling $6.2 million to create major genetic testing lab at University of Iowa

...ory and the multimillion-dollar gifts endowing its operations were announced Feb. 3 at the national meeting of the Foundation Fighting Blindness in Los Angeles. The lab will be named the John and Marcia Carver Nonprofit Genetic Testing Laboratory in recognition of a $5 million gift from John Carver's mother, Lu...

Study shows minimally invasive lung surgery has low risk with same results as open surgery

... the world come here to learn how to do their lung operations this way." Of the 1,100 patients included in the s...median length of hospital stay was three days. All operations were performed between February 1992 and December 2004. "About 20 percent of our patients go home fr...

Three Pitt 'teacher-scholars' honored by NSF with CAREER awards

...ch exposes Pittsburgh-area high school teachers to operations research techniques that are then introduced into high school mathematics and science curricula....

Robot assisted surgery more accurate than conventional surgery

...ng 13 having robot assisted surgery. Although the operations took a few minutes longer using the robotic assist...ventional surgery. All of the robotically assisted operations lined up the bones to within two degrees of the planned position, but only 40 percent of the convent...

A bulging midriff roughly doubles women's chances of gallstone surgery

...ion to hospital. And in the USA, more than 800,000 operations to remove gallstones are carried out every year. Most gallstones are nuggets of cholesterol. The findings are based on comprehensive two yearly monitoring of more than 42,000 women in the United States, who were part of the Nurses Health Study. The w...

Have targets improved performance in the English NHS?

...g drafted into accident and emergency departments, operations being cancelled, and patients having to wait in ambulances until staff were confident of meeting the target. This means that when reported performance meets the targets, nobody knows how genuine the improvements are. Nobody would want to return to th...

First long-duration mission for an ESA astronaut onboard the ISS

...perations, to name but a few. His knowledge on EVA operations will be called upon soon after arrival, as he is currently scheduled to become the first European astronaut to take a spacewalk from the ISS, at the end of May. The arrival of Reiter at the ISS will also mark the return from a two-member to a three...

Women's high heart-surgery death rate may be due to infection

...sting medical conditions, and the number of bypass operations performed at each hospital or by each surgeon. "We suspect that there may be a systemic, or body-wide, response to infection, making infection at any site a concern in elderly patients," Rogers continues. She notes that women in the study were more l...

Elderly have higher risk for cardiovascular, respiratory disease

... vehicle exhaust, power plant emissions, and other operations that involve the burning of fossil fuels. Fine particles can travel deep into the respiratory tract, reducing lung function and worsening conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. The researchers based their fine particle analysis on 11.5 million Med...

Cheaper and simpler keyhole surgery

...arch at Delft University of Technology. Endoscopic operations (or keyhole surgery) are much less stressful for the patient and give a better cosmetic result than 'open' surgery. But on the other hand, it is very difficult for the surgeon to carry out keyhole surgery. This is due to the disruption of hand-eye co...

Patient care dramatically improved using best practice

... operation (3 weeks), and reduction of unnecessary operations (10- 35%). All patients visiting a breast cancer clinic were evaluated pre-op by a multidisciplinary team, and yields of cells obtained from the breast lump were improved by only allowing trained professionals to do the breast punctures and by increa...

UC Berkeley team helps win approval for life-saving drug for African women

... in the School of Public Health and is director of operations for Venture Strategies, constructed the technical regulatory application for misoprostol's approval in Nigeria. Venture Strategies is also playing a central role in these efforts. "Some of our work is best conducted through a private organization,"...

5 finalists compete for Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research

...bins Air Logistics Center (WR-ALC) in Georgia used operations research to arrive at a completely different method for managing the repair and overhaul activity on its C-5 transport aircraft. Working with Realization Technologies and faculty from the University of Tennessee, WR-ALC used an O.R. technique called...

UPMC joins Italian government to create $398 million biomedical research center in Sicily

...medical centers in the United States, will oversee operations of the center and its scientific programs, train researchers and staff and help to attract research funding and private investors to support rapid commercialization of the discoveries made there. "The benefits of this partnership will reach far beyon...

Wrong-site surgery, related injuries appear to be rare

...30 hospitals, which performed a total of 2,826,367 operations during the study period. The researchers searched the insurer's database for malpractice claims and loss observations, which are reports from hospitals to the insurer, related to surgery. They then reviewed text abstracts of the cases they found to...

Blood sugar control before surgery associated with fewer infections afterward

...d wounds that were classified as "nonclean" or had operations that took longer. There could be two reasons for the association between glycemic control and infections, the authors write. One is that patients with better preoperative glycemic control are likely to have lower blood sugar levels after surgery as ...

$1.5 billion needed to ensure 12-month stockpile of pediatric vaccines

...icient quantities for a12-month interruption, said operations researcher Sheldon H. Jacobson, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The CDC's "choice of six months is unclear," given the actual timelines of recent production interruptions, Jacobson...

More than half of older diabetics lack medicines that protect kidneys and heart

...nd the costly hospitalizations, dialysis sessions, operations and other treatments they would require. Even if a free-medications program only increased ACE inhibitor and ARB use to 50 percent of patients, the Medicare system would still save money in the long run, the 2005 study found. The newly published stu...

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