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Residents report less fatigue, better care under 80-hour work week mandate

...less fatigue, first- and second-year residents who worked 80 hours reported that decreased fatigue improved the completeness of the care they delivered. Reduced work hours had the most pronounced effect among first-year residents, who reported less fatigue interfering with patient care, communication, abili...

Aspirin shows promise in combating a common, antibiotic-induced hearing loss

...orks well in mice, but I am very excited that this worked so well in humans," says Schacht. "Translating ani... that our extrapolation from mice to men and women worked in the first trial." The research is exciting, says lead author Sha, because hearing loss caused by ...

Study may explain why exercise helps heart failure patients

...rm of the study. But in addition, the patients who worked out had decreased levels of three key hormones, B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), and norepinephrine. Dr. Passino said the results indicate that aerobic training may be able to restore neuro...

Training on virtual 'patient' improves carotid angiography skills

...mechanical models and then were supervised as they worked on their first live patients. The researchers are currently doing studies to see if the patients of practitioners trained on this simulator have better clinical outcomes. But the researchers say one advantage of simulator training is already apparent...

Terahertz imaging may reduce breast cancer surgeries

...Wallace, Ph.D., lead investigator at TeraView, who worked with Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, England, in conducting the study. "This technology could aid the surgeon in immediately identifying residual cancer after the main tumor has been removed, thus minimizing the need for additional surgical proc...

Survey finds care for Europe's adults with congenital heart disease is inadequate

...ing let down by the system. Individual care givers worked very hard to provide the best care they could, but were not always helped by the situation in which they found themselves. He said that governments should review the international guidelines and see to what extent they were applicable in their countr...

Heart Rhythm Society releases draft recommendations on pacemakers, ICDs on April 26

...ine recommendations. Additionally, the Task Force worked with regulators from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as representatives from industry, to solicit feedback in the initial phases of drafting the guidelines. This is the first such collaboration among these diverse groups....

Locked door psychiatric units have more disadvantages than advantages say staff

... half of the staff surveyed (53 per cent) had also worked on an open door psychiatric unit. The majority (70 per cent) were female and the average age of the 20 registered nurses was 52 five years older than the 20 mental health nurse assistants. The registered nurses had been working in their current role...

Faster, more efficient searching of medical images

...ant in order to zoom in on your brother." The team worked with theories of how singularities emerge and disappear in an image. For example, catastrophe theory can explain how one slight change to part of an image can drastically change the overall picture. Says Nielsen, "Zoom in on a tree, and branches and ...

Studies evaluate health effects of dental amalgam in children

...cury exposure involved adults, typically those who worked in environments where the element is present in relatively large doses, such as dental offices. "It was clear that we needed to determine whether the potential risks of dental amalgam in any way outweigh its benefits, and we needed to make the determ...

Binghamton University research focuses on heart health in rural women

...ness to change." Graduate student Nikki Austin has worked with cardiac patients throughout her nursing career. She noted that rural residents are often underemployed and underinsured and sees this project as a chance to help people before they're facing a cardiac crisis. "It's better for them, certainly, to...

New research finds direct link between high cholesterol and prostate cancer

...terol appears to be a real one." The research team worked on data from a case-control study carried out in four Italian areas between 1991 and 2002, involving 1,294 men under age 75 with prostate cancer and 1,451 matched controls admitted to the same hospitals with acute non-cancerous conditions. All cases ...

Study: Paramedics save more lives when they don't follow the rules

...PR as directed by international guidelines has not worked well is because it is designed for two entirely different conditions: cardiac arrest and respiratory arrest," said Dr. Ewy. "What is good for one may not be good for the other. Cardiocerebral Resuscitation is designed for cardiac arrest. Sudden un...

Explaining how the brain recognizes faces

... encountered images of cars. They found that model worked just as well to produce the same recognition characteristics as in faces. Riesenhuber and his colleagues tested their "shape-based" model experimentally by exposing volunteers to images of faces that could be precisely "morphed" with a computer progr...

St. John's wort, Echinacea interfere with some drugs by moving them out of the body too fast

...he process involved enzyme cytochrome P450 3A4, he worked with patients who had been taking the herbal preparation before they were given midazolam (Versed), a relaxant often given to patients before minor surgical procedures. Midazolam was chosen because it is one of the pharmaceuticals known to be metabo...

Cinnamon, cloves improve insulin function, lower risk factors for diabetes, cardiovascular disease

... structure of active ingredients in cinnamon. She worked with UCSB's James Pavolich and Donald Graves. This study provides information on how cinnamon works. Working with Dr. Lampe, Dr. Anderson, and Dr. Polansky (also involved in the paper above) were members of the USDA BHNRC. Research was supported i...

Bone resorption cells offer drug targets for osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and more

...lbaum group's understanding of how the osteoclasts worked opened the door to development of drugs, such as Fosamax, that inhibit these cells and thus diminish the rate of bone degradation. To honor this and other ongoing work, Dr. Teitelbaum is the recipient of this year's Rouse Whipple Award, presented b...

80 percent of vasectomy patients didn't complete all-clear semen tests

...rter of them had no idea whether the procedure had worked and whether their partner could still fall pregnant" says lead author Dr Nivedita Dhar, Chief Resident in Urology at the Clinic. "It is impossible to assess the true vasectomy failure rate in the full study sample as many failed to turn up for follow...

Vitamin C depletion correlates with lower body fat, not weight loss during short-term diet

...1 percent reduction). The highly-controlled diet worked for all participants. Although body fat mass decreased slightly more in the vitamin C group, approaching but not reaching statistical significance, both groups lost an average of nine pounds, indicating that vitamin C depletion did not appear to aff...

New device could cut chemotherapy deaths

...acteria. Dr Perera said that other researchers had worked on using tiny beads as a way of delivering drugs locally, but the new system showed greater promise because it could achieve better control when delivering the drug. A patent application has been filed on the drug delivery system, and drug companies ...

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