Tag: "procedural" at medical news

LSUHSC awarded designation resulting in improved patient safety and outcomes

...training. Ongoing training/education incorporates procedural as well as cognitive skills. Space requirements include the capacity for skills simulators and the accommodation of teleconferencing and teleproctoring. Technology training equipment can include Virtual Reality simulators, Laparoscopy Cholecystectomy...

Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care

...because if they find themselves below the mean for procedural complications, such as with inserting a chest tube, it will provide motivation for them to improve, says Wright. Wright says the scorecards also track which physicians may need more education on a particular therapy or procedure. In addition, if ...

ENDEAVOR III Trial reports key findings on new-generation stent

...ssue inside the stent. Initial data showed that procedural success was higher with the new Endeavor stent, which is more flexible and is considered easier to implant than the Cypher stent. However, at 8 months, the Endeavor stent fell short in angiographic studies, showing significantly greater scar tissue g...

Procedural changes may reduce cardiac arrests outside pediatric ICUs

WASHINGTON, May 10 A simple procedural change may significantly reduce cardiopulmonary arrests outside a pediatric hospital's intensive care unit, according to a study reported at the American Heart Association's 8th Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascu...

Mayo Clinic study shows drug-eluting stent use in heart patients determined more by insurance type

...uting stents more frequently; hospitals with lower procedural volumes tend to use more bare-metal stents. Hospi...o nonclinical factors such as insurance plan type, procedural volume and hospital geographic location. The large study analyzed 20042005 data involving approximat...

ACP hosts 'Internal Medicine 2007' in San Diego

...cusing on communication, physical examination, and procedural skills. The opening ceremony on Thursday morning, April 19, features Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, MACP, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, delivering the keynote address, entitled Achieving...

Opening of specialty cardiac hospitals associated with increase in rate of cardiac procedures

...e opening of cardiac hospitals may lead to greater procedural utilization beyond the simple addition of capacity... when compared with general hospitals with similar procedural volumes," the researchers write. " our findings may have important policy implications. The Center...

SCAI expert panel sets high standards for PCI without on-site cardiac surgical backup

...re than 100 PCIs, and meet national benchmarks for procedural success and complication rates; Train all support personnel in the management of PCI patients; Select patients carefully to control the risk of complications; Establish a close alliance with cardiovascular surgeons, including formalized and tested...

ACTOS (pioglitazone HCl) demonstrates significant improvements in cardiovascular outcomes

...nt macrovascular events including both disease and procedural endpoints; and a principal secondary combination endpoint of death, heart attack and stroke. As reported at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in September 2005, the primary endpoint was reduced by 10 percent b...

Health-care workers' SARS protective clothing systems

...for these workers to don and remove without making procedural errors an important consideration, as workers mus...aped as they put on and removed their gear and any procedural violations were noted. The enhanced respiratory and contact precautions (E-RCP) outfit, consistin...

Multi-tasking adversely affects brain's learning, UCLA psychologists report

...r how to play tennis, you are using what is called procedural memory; this requires a different set of brain areas than those used for learning facts and concepts, which rely on the declarative memory system. The beeps in the study disrupted declarative memory, said Poldrack, who also studies how the types of m...

Production of key Alzheimer's protein monitored for first time in humans

...or some time but only through recent technical and procedural advances has become sufficiently sensitive. Via an intravenous drip, scientists give test subjects a form of the amino acid leucine that has been very slightly altered to label it. Inside the leucine are carbon atoms with 13 neutrons and protons in t...

It's never too late to 'hurry up' angioplasty treatment

...ationships. There are many important factors, both procedural and related to subsequent hospital care, influencing the outcome of primary PCI for acute heart attack. A shorter door-to-balloon time might imply better overall hospital care and benefit correlating with shorter door-to-balloon times may relate to b...

Benefits of screening colonoscopy in very elderly may be limited

... in very elderly patients is associated with lower procedural completion rates and possibly higher complication rates. In addition, very elderly patients have shorter life expectancies, potentially limiting the benefits of screening procedures. Decisions concerning undergoing a colonoscopy are being based on li...

New GI technologies improve internal organ visualization

...new ways to utilize these technologies to increase procedural effectiveness and accuracy. Scientists from Charlottesville Medical Research in Virginia, have continued this trend to monitor and deliver sedation during surgery with computer assisted personalized sedation (CAPS), which uses computer software to f...

Improving the patient informed consent process

...ives - both medical and surgical, and the inherent procedural risks," reported Douglas Kondziolka, M.D., Peter J. Jannetta Professor and vice-chairman of neurological surgery, and professor of radiation oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "It has been argued that most surgeons do not de...

Magnetically guided catheter zaps atrial fibrillation

...long learning curve, and has a significant risk of procedural complications and of recurrent atrial fibrillation...ventional manually operated catheters in regard to procedural safety and efficacy. Mitchell N. Faddis M.D., Ph.D. from the Washington University School of Medici...

Blood transfusions linked to increased mortality in patients suffering from cardiac episodes

...ass index, larger infarcts size and lower rates of procedural success. "Given the outcomes of the CADILLAC trial, the judicious administration of blood transfusions is warranted in patients treated with primary PCI for acute myocardial infarction," said Eugenia Nikolsky, M.D., Ph.D., Columbia University Medic...

Jefferson scientists test new device for fixing holes in hearts of young stroke patients

... to determine implantation success for the device, procedural complications and recurrent stroke or embolization. Ninety patients who had experienced a stroke--40 men and 50 women with an average age of 47 years--were treated and received the Cardia closure device. PFO closure was successful in 89 patients. Ea...

Heart devices, procedures evaluated across patient populations

...s in procedure and device effectiveness as well as procedural protocol across gender, race and age." Does Gender Alter the Efficacy of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators? (Abstract 947-129) Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) can be a life saving therapy for patients suffering from cardiovascul...

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