News tagged with elderly patients

Language barrier linked to poorer asthma outcomes

(HealthDay)—For elderly patients with asthma, limited English proficiency correlates with poorer outcomes, according to a study published in the September issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Sep 05, 2012
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Drug prescribing system could boost patient safety

(Medical Xpress) -- Research led by the University of Birmingham has shown that a specialised drug prescribing system could help to prevent a repetition of the notorious 2002 killings of elderly patients by nurse Colin Norris.

Jul 31, 2012
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Gallbladder surgery risks studied

(Medical Xpress) -- Elderly patients having gallbladder surgery may be more at risk depending on where they are treated.

Jun 29, 2012
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Doctors pioneer heart surgery breakthrough

(Medical Xpress) -- The first trial of a treatment allowing doctors to insert a fully repositionable replacement heart valve without the need for open-heart surgery has been successfully conducted at a Melbourne ...

Jun 19, 2012
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