Tag: "rooms" at medical news
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...dministration for anesthetic purposes in operating rooms
or intensive care units, said Dr. Wanpen Vongpatanasin, associate professor of internal medicine and senior author of a study appearing in the Aug. 14 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers used dexmedetomidine to tes...
American Cancer Society to hold third annual Virtual Relay For Life in Second Life
...ld. The building includes presentation and meeting rooms
for cancer education sessions and fundraising meetings, and will soon feature a staffed link to the Societys National Cancer Information Center that provides free cancer information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The headquarters...
From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care
.... For example, Helal said, it could help emergency rooms
operate more safely. Rather than a standard waiting list, patients could be equipped with networked wireless monitors of their vital signs, allowing doctors to determine who in a waiting room needs the most immediate care....
USC and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles both receive grants for stem cell facilities
... Tower. The area will include four tissue culture rooms
with positive pressure air handling, four shared equipment rooms, storage space and an office space. Physicians and researchers at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles hold joint appointments at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Approximately $3.6 ...
Soldiers acquired drug-resistant infections in field hospitals
... U.S. field hospitals in Iraq, dedicated operating rooms
for patients known to be infected with ABC, intra-operative wound dressing management, cohorting of infected patients when possible, antibiotic prescribing guidelines, and continual education of staff have been implemented." "The increased emphasi...
Alzheimer's weight gain initiative also improved patients' intellectual abilities
... patterns on curtains and tablecloths. Patients' rooms
were given name plates, they were encouraged to have more private items in their rooms
and staff wore brightly coloured clothes. The prepared trays sent by the kitchen were replaced wit...
New relief for unexplained chest pain
...s often severe, driving many patients to emergency rooms
and physicians' offices despite the fact that the ailment has no definable pathology. Although this pain may sometimes be the result of acid reflux disease, when this is absent most patients present hypersensitivity of the esophagus, and a recent stu...
Research reveals way to speed up treatment of deadly malignant hyperthermia
...sed that are typically found in hospital operating rooms
around the country. "Every second counts when treating a patient with malignant hyperthermia," said Donna Landriscina, CRNA, MSNA. "This research indicates that it is possible to administer DS faster, thereby increasing the patient's chances of a...
Consumer nail gun injuries spike
...eated each year for nail gun injuries in emergency rooms
in U.S. hospitals more than tripled between 1991 and 2005, increasing to about 14,800 per year, according to an analysis by researchers at Duke University Medical Center and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Nail guns typic...
Opening windows may be the best way of preventing transmission of airborne infection
... that of mechanically ventilated negative-pressure rooms
and 18 times that of rooms
with windows and doors closed. The researchers, led by Rod Escombe from Imperial College London, ...
Opening windows effective way of preventing transmission of TB
...ntive measures such as negative-pressure isolation rooms
are hardest to implement. A study published tod..., and measured natural ventilation in 70 different rooms
where infectious patients are likely to be found, including respiratory isolation rooms, TB wards, r...
Concentrations of certain toxins in breast milk are low, study finds
...researchers also placed air samplers in the living rooms
of the women's homes each woman lived in a two-story row home on a busy street. Air samples were collected over the three days that coincided with milk collection. The researchers analyzed the milk and indoor air samples for four VOCs benzene, MT...
SCAI expert panel sets high standards for PCI without on-site cardiac surgical backup
...h on-site cardiac surgery no longer hold operating rooms
open while PCI is performed. Several small studies have shown good results for PCI without on-site surgery, but more definitive evidence must come from large randomized trials. One such study has just started to enroll patients. "The focus of PCI p...
New study on school bus safety shows injuries well exceed previous reports
...ies to children and teenagers treated in emergency rooms
across the country. According to the study, published in the November issue of Pediatrics, from 2001 to 2003 there were an estimated 51,100 school bus-related injuries that resulted in treatment in an U.S. emergency room. That is about 17,000 injuri...
Federal government needs to take closer look at assisted living facilities
...to golf and tennis in ritzy vacation spas to small rooms
in dilapidated motels and former hospitals. ALFs have become the fastest growing segment of residential care for the elderly. And along with their rise have come a host of health and care issues that need to be addressed by the federal government, ...
Transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria linked to previous intensive care unit room occupants
...in reducing bacterial spread. "Although high-risk rooms
may exist because of difficult-to-clean design or ... Fourteen percent of these ICU patients stayed in rooms
in which the prior occupant had MRSA and 13 percent stayed in rooms
in which the prior occupant had ...
Common cold may be just a fingertip away due to environmental contamination
...er can leave behind, according to a study in hotel rooms
by investigators from the University of Virginia (...aminated objects in 15 individually occupied hotel rooms
were door handles (seven out of 14 rooms) and pens (six out of 14 rooms), followed by light switches...
Study identifies potential new marker for heart failure diagnosis, prognosis
...t failure in patients coming to hospital emergency rooms
with shortness of breath and can identify those at increased risk of dying within the coming year. Since many biological factors and processes lead to heart failure, the researchers recognized that testing for several complementary biomarkers would...
Sound understanding of indoor acoustics could make hearing easier
...k could deliver a step-change in understanding how rooms
behave acoustically," says Professor Cox. "It could help eliminate a lot of guesswork on the effect that actual usage of indoor environments will have on their acoustics." The research could lead to changes within around 5-10 years in the way that ...
Study finds some faithful less likely to pass the plate
...ables instead of heavy casseroles. Churches' large rooms
or halls also could be used for fitness classes. Ferraro's study, which was published in the June issue of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, identified different religious characteristics, such as affiliation and attendance, as well...
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