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Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk
...tner, M.D., M.P.H., senior author of the study and staff
physician at Baltimore Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. Eight percent of stroke cases had onset of probable migraine with visual symptoms in the prior year compared to one percent of controls. Second, and probably the most important finding, wo...
A woman who heard voices with her own speech impairments
...aloud and also hallucinated the voices of hospital staff
in short sentences and single words, just as with her speech problems. She believed the voices to be external and real. The authors say: The auditory hallucinations (AH) were thought likely to be caused by epilepsy. By Christmas 2006, the patient ...
Long heat waves boost hospital admissions
...nal, BMC Public Health. The good news for hospital staff
is that scorching weather must last four or more days before admissions rise significantly. Giuseppe Mastrangelo and his team from the University of Padova, Italy, examined hospital discharge records for patients aged 75 or over during five heat wa...
Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
..., a neuropsychologist on the clinical and research staff
of the UPMC concussion program and co-author of the study. The study documented the link between changes in brain activation and clinical recovery in concussed athletes, which was defined as a complete resolution of symptoms and neuropsychological te...
University hospitals wins multiple national IT awards for electronic patient data bank
...CME), research, library resources, e-mail, medical staff
administrative applications and policies and procedures. UH also is developing a patient offshoot of the Physician Portal so that patients can access their own medical information....
American Cancer Society to hold third annual Virtual Relay For Life in Second Life
...ers in the Second Life community contacted Society staff
to discuss the idea of creating a Relay event in the virtual world. In 2006, the event raised more than $41,000 and attracted more than 1,100 participants to a track that included real-world representations of New York City, Paris, Mexico, Sweden and...
Case study: cross-cultural bioethics training program helps fight African 'brain drain'
...meroon military, two IRB coordinators, and a young staff
member of an HIV vaccine-ethics group. In 2000, the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the International Bioethics Education and Career Development Award. Designed to improve the quality of internat...
Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care
...right says. Wright admits that although nursing staff
have embraced the new focus on quality care and the use of guidelines, physicians compliance with using CPQE tools is low. But hes hoping that will change as they continue trying to prove the system actually works. The shift from relying on memory ...
STAMP system can help professionals to identify potentially violent individuals
...department there were 16 violent episodes aimed at staff
taking part in the study says Luck. Because I was ...during the study period and I was keen to note how staff
managed to defuse potentially violent episodes. Key findings of the study, co-authored by Professo...
Columbia dentists to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa
...se people. Teams of five or so Columbia faculty, staff
and students will travel this fall to sub-Saharan countries, including Tanzania, Rwanda and Senegal, to collect data and assess the populations oral health needs. They will use the data to develop a program for three or four villages initially, and t...
Smokers given more help to quit since GP performance pay introduced
...tes who were given cessation advice byprimary care staff
increased from 48% to 84% between 2003 and 2005. M...eased cessation advice being given by primary care staff
andreduced the percentage of people with diabetes who smoke. "Improvements were generally greatest...
Wide range of sleep-related disorders associated with abnormal sexual behaviors, experiences
...uring sleep," said Carlos H. Schenck, MD, a senior staff
psychiatrist at the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center in Minneapolis and the lead author of the review. "While people may think this type of behavior is humorous, in reality it can be disturbing, annoying, embarrassing and a potentially seri...
Focused ultrasound relieves fibroid symptoms in women
...ofessor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and staff
radiologist at Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston. Uterine fibroids are benign growths of the muscle inside the uterus. According to the National Institutes of Health, at least 25 percent of women in the United States age 25 to 50 suffer from s...
Policy changes have direct effect on nursing home care
...are the only ones that come close to having enough staff
nurses to prevent serious safety violations, accor...beds had fewer registered nurses and total nursing staff
per patient. Nursing homes in counties with more elderly residents, more women in the workforce, and...
Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO
...el requirements and making it easier and safer for staff
and patients to access the clinics in times of insecurity Establishing links with HIV care programs in neighboring regions, allowing displaced patients to continue to receive care Educating patients on the importance of not conserving their pills a...
Limiting eligibility for medical studies can omit women and African-Americans
...d by everyone," said Humphreys, who is also on the staff
of the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. "It's a moral and political stance and we're obligated to live up to it." For the analysis, Humphreys and his colleagues looked at data sets from five previous alcohol treatment studies that enr...
ICU nurse working conditions linked to increase in patient infections
...working conditions in order to help retain current staff
now and recruit people into nursing in the future..... This would allow hospitals to more appropriately staff
their ICUs and further develop the skills of nursing staff
based on other units. The sample compr...
Diagnostic tests for malaria underused in Zambia
...ones, emphasizes the need to educate health center staff
on the rational use of artemisinin-based combination therapy, which will require strengthening the availability of malaria diagnostics and enhancing quality control measures so that health care providers will have confidence in the test results." "...
Soldiers acquired drug-resistant infections in field hospitals
...e surveillance for ABC colonization, and increased staff
education. "In U.S. field hospitals in Iraq, dedic...prescribing guidelines, and continual education of staff
have been implemented." "The increased emphasis on infection control procedures within military f...
Study: Chain-owned nursing homes hurt by too much standardization
...e processes don't take advantage of how much their staff
can learn---and ultimately improve patient care---from the shared knowledge of developing protocols for handling resident needs. "What we have stressed in the larger project is that chain ownership is not necessarily bad for the quality of health c...
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