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Study shows increasing nursing staff improves safety and quality in hospitals

...sed rates of hospital-linked complications such as urinary arrest and upper gastrointestinal bleeding. "All hospitals are feeling pressure to improve quality and contain costs. For hospitals where nurse staffing is low, this study makes an unequivocal business case for using more RNs in nurse staffing and a ...

89 percent of men with penile implants are able to have sex says new study

...lications. Minor complications included short-term urinary retention and superficial wound infections. Major complications included prosthesis infection and mechanical failure of the device. Complication rates varied depending on the type of prosthesis fitted and the nature of the patient's health problem...

Doctors at UVA health system search for new treatments for diabetic kidney disease

...nflammation," Okusa said, "including a decrease in urinary protein loss, a decrease in kidney scarring and an improvement in kidney function. The real excitement is that these new studies represent a novel approach to combat the most common cause of chronic kidney disease and could rapidly translate into hum...

'Doctor Franklin's Medicine' explores founding father's vast medical legacy

...and making what might have been the first flexible urinary catheter in the colonies. Lead poisoning: An epidemiologist at heart, Franklin observed that many patients suffering from stomach pains and other symptoms in a Paris hospital were craftsmen in trades exposed to high levels of lead: typesetters, gla...

Childbirth not linked to urinary incontinence, study finds

...given birth vaginally do not appear to suffer from urinary incontinence at higher rates than their sisters wh...onal thinking that vaginal delivery will result in urinary incontinence later in life. In fact, elective caesarean sections are now being performed for the sol...

Depressed heart patients skip medications, have elevated stress hormones

... Internal Medicine. Another study examined 24-hour urinary norepinephrine levels in 598 coronary disease pati...of 9.4 percent of the depressed participants had a urinary norepinephrine value above the normal range, compared with 3.3 percent of the non-depressed particip...

Hospitalization rates for infectious diseases increase among older adults

...for lower respiratory tract infections and kidney, urinary tract, and bladder infections did not change significantly. The rate for septicemia (infection of the bloodstream), however, increased 22 percent from 50.4 to 61.7 hospitalizations per 10,000 older adults from 1990 through 1992 to 2000 through 2002. ...

Viagra improves urinary tract symptoms in men with erectile dysfunction

...D), also effectively treats the prostate and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with prostate enl...S associated with BPH, quality of life and maximum urinary flow rate. Results of the study showed that men who took Viagra (either at bedtime or 30 minutes to ...

Multiple-birth babies, boys have higher risk of defects

...s their sisters to have defects of the genital and urinary organs and five times as likely to be born with an obstruction between the stomach and small intestine. But congenital hip dislocation was 10 times more common among girls. Previous research has shown that boys tend to be more susceptible to birth d...

Mayo Clinic: Sinusitis is common yet often overlooked cause of chronic cough

...ions like women who have to wear sanitary pads for urinary leakage due to their coughing and men who can't have hernia surgery because of their constant coughs." To determine whether sinusitis might be the underlying cause of a patient's chronic cough, a patient should undergo a complete ear, nose and throat...

Causes of primary biliary cirrhosis

...usceptible individuals. These include a history of urinary tract infections, hormone replacement therapy, tob...f familial clustering, as well as association with urinary tract infections, tobacco smoking, and estrogen use, though some of the existing studies have offere...

Measuring certain enzyme activity in urine shows promise for detection of bladder cancer

...pic examinations (direct visual examination of the urinary tract). The performance of the TRAP assay to detec... needed to assess the promising diagnostic role of urinary telomerase and to define the ability of this assay to detect low-grade tumors and disease recurrence...

Fox Chase study shows TURP patients with intermediate PSA should be considered high-risk

...men who have an enlarged prostate with significant urinary symptoms unrelated to prostate cancer, is not an accurate picture of disease progression. "PSA is secreted from both normal and cancerous tissue," explained lead author David J. D'Ambrosio, M.D., a resident in the radiation oncology department at Fox...

Researchers call for better recognition and pain management of endometriosis

...ten find their way to the lower abdomen or genitor urinary system, where they can cause heavy bleeding, considerable pain and problems with infertility. "The diagnostic process took an inordinate amount of time for most of the women in this study, which meant that they lived with chronic and mysterious pain ...

Penn surgeons use completely robotic surgery to treat prostate cancer

...radical prostatectomy are erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence," says Dr. Lee. "My specially-trained team and I have discovered that by using the robotic technique there is greater nerve sparing, which provides patients with the best chance for maintaining potency and continence." Robotic technology...

VCU researcher leads international team in developing guidelines for treating hydrocephalus

... a shuffling gait, dementia or mild confusion, and urinary urgency or incontinence. Many patients become extremely debilitated and require constant care. NPH, however, is one of the only forms of dementia that can be controlled or reversed with treatment. The five-member medical advisory panel was assembl...

Hey doc, do I still need this catheter?

...ercent of hospital patients at any given time have urinary catheters -- and a substantial proportion of patie...his greatly raises their risk of getting a painful urinary tract infection or even a blood infection. But a new University of Michigan Health System study, fun...

Hospital experience and nursing improve cancer surgery outcome

...rms many cystectomies--the surgical removal of the urinary bladder--or has a high nurse-to-patient ratio minimizes post-operative complications after the procedure, according to a new study. The report, published in the September 1, 2005 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society...

Cranberry usage common for urinary tract infections

...ir children cranberry products to treat or prevent urinary tract infections, they usually do not discuss the ...of cranberry therapy in the treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI). Patients ranged in age from 6 months to 18 years, with an average age of 10....

Other highlights in the July 20 JNCI

...study that looks at the association between higher urinary melatonin levels and breast cancer risk, and a stu...been uncertain. To examine the association between urinary melatonin levels and breast cancer risk, Eva S. Schernhammer, M.D., Dr.P.H., and Susan E. Hankinson,...

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