Temporary staff members working in a hospital's fast-paced emergency department are twice as likely as permanent employees to be involved in medication errors that harm patients, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.
Other Aug 25, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A higher proportion of female nurses among intensive care teams may decrease individuals' risk of professional burnout, according to Swiss researchers who studied the factors related to burnout in the high-stress setting ...
Health Aug 23, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The benefits of continuous positive airway pressure machines (CPAP) for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are quickly reversed when the therapy is withdrawn, according to Swiss research.
Sleep apnea Aug 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified a molecular pathway that helps explain how an enzyme elevated in asthma patients can lead to increased mucus production and inflammation that ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Wearing compression stockings may be a simple low-tech way to improve obstructive sleep apnea in patients with chronic venous insufficiency, according to French researchers.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 04, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The NHS is poorly prepared to care for obese patients, lacking dedicated equipment and adequately trained staff, among other things, reveals an analysis of patient safety incidents, published online in Postgraduate Medical Jo ...
Health Jul 26, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who report treatment for gastroespophageal reflux (GER) appear to have longer survival than IPF patients who are not treated for GERD, according to a new study from the University ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 19, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Donated red blood cells lose a key feature that diminishes their lifesaving power the longer they have been stored, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center.
Medical research Jul 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
Telomeres, the body's own cellular clocks, may be a crucial factor underlying the development of emphysema, according to research from Johns Hopkins University.
Medical research Jul 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Transfused blood may need to be stored in a different way to prevent the breakdown of red blood cells that can lead to complications including infection, organ failure and death, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh ...
Cardiology Jul 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
High stakes life and death decisions are made every day by doctors and nurses in critical care units, but increasingly critical care clinicians are also tasked with containing costs and managing scarce resources in light ...
Other Jul 11, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The signs of atopy may be present long before symptoms begin, even in month-old babies, according to a new research study from Denmark. The study found that the level of urinary eosinophil protein-X (u-EPX), a marker of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Celecoxib may emerge as a potent chemopreventive agent for lung cancer, according to a recent study in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Cancer Jul 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- In a paper published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the University of Aberdeen team also found links between the rate an unborn baby grows and its ch ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
More than 200,000 people are treated for cardiac arrest in United States hospitals each year, a rate that may be on the rise. The findings are reported online this week in Critical Care Medicine in a University of Pennsy ...
Cardiology Jun 24, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |