Tag: "procedural" at medical news
SCAI scientific sessions attract world-renowned invasive/interventional cardiologists
...unity for attendees to sharpen their technical and procedural
skills with procedure simulations. What flight simulators have long been to pilots, procedure simulators are rapidly becoming to invasive and interventional cardiologists. At the SCAI meeting, attendees will manage difficult carotid stent procedures,...
Morphine and topical anesthesia found effective in treating pain in newborn infants
...ful. There is accumulating evidence that untreated procedural
pain in newborns leads to long-term changes in pain sensitivity, according to background information in the article. The effectiveness of local or systemic analgesics (pain relievers) to minimize pain in newborns during certain procedures is not clea...
Failure to resolve budget reconciliation leaves patients and doctors uncertain
...uts. However, because the Senate accepted several procedural
moves that altered the conference report, the bill now must go back to the House for final approval. If changes are not made to the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula by Jan. 1st, the cuts will take effect. "Patients and physicians will no...
Ethics in a pandemic
...unique circumstances of the influenza crisis. Five procedural
values to guide ethical decision-making for a pand...should consider incorporating both substantive and procedural
values in the ethical component of their pandemic plans. Four key ethical issues Issue 1: Health ...
Study shows success and less risk in treating kids with heart rhythm problems
... of 113 patients included in the study. While the procedural
success rate was very high, the most significant finding was that the patients who were treated using the 3-D computer navigation system were spared almost half the radiation dose received by 108 comparable patients treated immediately before the new...
Bariatric surgical procedures increase substantially
...nesses, and in surgical complications due to these procedural
and patient population changes. The researchers used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample to identify U.S. bariatric surgery admissions from 1998-2002 (with preliminary data for 12 states for 2003). The researchers found that the estimated number of bari...
Paramedic training challenges highlighted by University of Pittsburgh study
...and poor outcomes is associated with the volume of procedural
experience. Paramedic students in the United States are required to perform only five intubation procedures before graduation, compared to emergency medicine residents, who are required to perform 35, or anesthesiology residents, who must complete 50...
SCAI news: Drug-eluting stents prove mettle in heart attack patients
... There was no difference between the two groups in procedural
complications. Another key finding: No patient developed a blood clot in the drug-eluting stent within a month of treatment, a serious complication known as subacute thrombosis. This is especially reassuring, given that heart attacks are themselves o...
Study shows how sleep improves memory
... less stress and anxiety." The end result is that procedural
skills for example, learning to talk, to coordina... sleep is critical for improving and consolidating procedural
skills and that you can't short-change your brain of sleep and still learn effectively." Study co-au...
New topical pain cream reduces pain
...nulation) in the emergency department and improved procedural
success rates. This research is reported in the Ju... Journal (CMAJ). "Children and parents often cite procedural
pain as the most distressing part of their child's hospitalization. Previous studies have shown that...
Procedure setting, technique and cost are key for effective colorectal cancer screening
... study will help in the development of appropriate procedural
standards and new technologies that take into acco...n rates among clinicians with shorter than average procedural
withdrawal times (average of seven minutes). Moreover, the pooled detection rates for "advanced les...
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
...clusions, despite some flaws in record keeping and procedural
issues. "The data from the HIVNET 012 study, which showed that nevirapine effectively prevents many infants from contracting HIV from their infected mothers, are sound and reliable," said James Ware, chair of the committee that wrote the report, and ...
People can learn motor skills by watching
...tching an expert golfer or carpenter can learn the procedural
steps to a better golf swing or building a deck. However, researchers Andrew A.G. Mattar (presently at McGill University) and Paul L. Gribble of the University of Western Ontario have developed startling evidence that people can unconsciously learn c...