News tagged with hospitalized patients
Method developed targets diagnosis of early Alzheimer's disease: Half of patients could be diagnosed a year earlier
(Medical Xpress)—A software tool called PredictAD developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland promises to enable earlier diagnosis of the disease on the basis of patient measurements and large databases. Alzheimer's ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A Loyola University Medical Center neurologist is reporting surprising results of a study of patients who experience both epileptic and non-epileptic seizures.
Neuroscience Dec 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
An analysis of two heart failure therapies finds differing outcomes regarding improvement in survival, according to two studies appearing in the November 28 issue of JAMA.
Cardiology Nov 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Women who have surgery for ovarian cancer have better outcomes if they are treated at high-volume hospitals, according to researchers at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University ...
Cancer Nov 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Uninsured brain cancer patients may be more likely than insured to die after surgery to remove tumor
Uninsured patients who undergo surgery to remove a brain tumor could be twice as likely to die in the hospital as those who have the same operation but are privately insured, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. In teaching ...
Surgery Nov 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Limits on duty hours for residents in training haven't increased the safety of one common brain operation, concludes a study in the November issue of Neurosurgery.
Neuroscience Nov 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A drug commonly prescribed to help patients sleep in hospitals has been associated with an increased risk of falls, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Health Nov 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—A new study finds that survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest improved substantially from 2000 to 2009 in U.S. medical centers, probably because established guidelines were followed.
Cardiology Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A first-of-its-kind program at St. Michael's Hospital lowers risk of delirium in elderly patients admitted for trauma and decreases the likelihood they will be discharged to a long-term care facility.
Health Nov 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—New cases of C. difficile-associated diarrhea among hospitalized patients taking antibiotics can be reduced by two-thirds with the use of probiotics, according to new research published Monday in the Annals of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
At hospital shift changes, doctors and nurses exchange crucial information about the patients they're handing over—or at least they strive to. In reality, they might not spend enough time talking about the toughest cases, ...
Health Nov 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
For elderly patients receiving home healthcare after a hospital stay, "social environmental factors"—particularly care provided by a family member or other informal caregiver—have a significant impact on the risk of repeated ...
Health Nov 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Patients with mental illness visiting emergency departments in Ontario have shorter waits to see a doctor during crowded periods and only slightly longer waits during less busy periods, found a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical A ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
According to a new study published online today, most patients at risk for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) agree that healthcare workers should be reminded to wash their hands, but little more than half would feel ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 12, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
A study by researchers at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, recently e-published ahead of print by the Journal of Clinical Oncology, sugges ...
Cancer Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |