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'Antibiogram' to help improve antibiotic use, effectiveness

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Photo: White blood cell eats MRSA [25/11/2014] Use of "antibiograms" in skilled nursing facilities could improve antibiotic effectiveness and help address problems with antibiotic resistance that are becoming a national crisis.'Antibiogram' to help improve antibiotic use, effectiveness - Read more

New health services needed for rise in 100-year-olds

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Photo: Old Asian woman smiling [04/07/2014] Over 35,000 people lived to 100 years or more in England over the last ten years, with a large proportion subsequently dying from frailty exacerbated by pneumonia, according to a new study by King's College London. With the number of centenarians set to grow, end-of-life care needs to be tailored to the increasing frailty in this age group, warn the King's palliative care researchers.New health services needed for rise in 100-year-olds - Read more

Dementia: long-term care must be improved

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Photo: Physician holding an older patient's hand [25/06/2014] As millions of Americans struggle to help loved ones with dementia, policymakers should consider more ways to improve long-term services and supports for the soaring numbers of people with the debilitating condition and their caregivers, a new RAND Corporation study says.Dementia: long-term care must be improved - Read more

Anxiety: Health Workers Inadequately Trained to Treat Minority Ethnic Groups

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Photo: Question mark over people [09/04/2014] Health professionals are suffering from severe professional anxiety because they are being inadequately trained to treat minority ethnic groups – with their treatment often based on cultural stereotypes, research has found.Anxiety: Health Workers Inadequately Trained to Treat Minority Ethnic Groups - Read more

Research: Fructose Not Responsible for Increase in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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Photo: Liver [27/02/2014] Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common chronic liver disease in developed countries, affecting up to 30 per cent of their populations. Research: Fructose Not Responsible for Increase in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease - Read more

European Hospitals: Better Nurse Staffing and Education Reduces Patient Deaths

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Photo: Word Nurse [26/02/2014] The results of a study in 9 European countries is documenting that hospital nurse staffing and the proportion of nurses with bachelor’s education are associated with significantly fewer deaths after common surgery.European Hospitals: Better Nurse Staffing and Education Reduces Patient Deaths - Read more

Study: Increased Life Expectancy among Family Caregivers

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Photo: Two women [24/10/2013] Contradicting long-standing conventional wisdom, results of an analysis of data previously gathered on more than 3,000 family caregivers suggests that those who assist a chronically ill or disabled family member enjoy an 18 percent survival advantage compared to statistically matched non-caregivers.Study: Increased Life Expectancy among Family Caregivers - Read more

Mobile Devices: Preventing Adverse Drug Events

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Photo: Smartphone [18/10/2013] Nearly nine out of 10 nursing home physicians said that using their mobile devices to look up prescription drug information prevented at least one adverse drug event in the previous month, according to a current study.Mobile Devices: Preventing Adverse Drug Events - Read more

Networking: ”The heart of the app is patient management“

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[01/10/2013] Patient care creates large amounts of data that pertains to the state of health, course of treatment and the different medications. Organizing this data is very time-consuming for the nursing staff. A new app for tablet PCs can help.Networking: ”The heart of the app is patient management“ - Read more

Spine: New Treatment Prevents Paralysis

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Photo: Spine [25/09/2013] In a world-first, decompression surgery has been shown to be an effective procedure to treat cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) – a common progressive, degenerative disease of the spine that can lead to paralysis – according to the results of a multi-centre clinical trial published today.Spine: New Treatment Prevents Paralysis - Read more

Infections: Protecting Patients in Pediatric Care

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Photo: Child care [20/09/2013] New pediatric infection prevention guidelines aim to protect patient and family guests in pediatric residential facilities.Infections: Protecting Patients in Pediatric Care - Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Nurses Manage the Disease Well

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Photo: Nurse and patient [29/08/2013] Patients attending clinical nurse specialist clinics do not get inferior treatment to that offered by consultant rheumatologists, the results of a major new clinical trial have revealed.Rheumatoid Arthritis: Nurses Manage the Disease Well - Read more

Guided Care: Better Quality of Care for Chronically Ill

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Photo: Caregiver and a patient [18/01/2013] Patients who received Guided Care, a comprehensive form of primary care for older adults with chronic health problems, rated the quality of their care much higher than patients in regular primary care, and used less home care, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.Guided Care: Better Quality of Care for Chronically Ill - Read more

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: ”The wounds are cleaner and the wound edges can grow closer together“

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[08/01/2013] Whether it is due to a chronic condition or after surgery – wound healing often gives patients a hard time. Several therapies promise relief, but which of them really keep their word? Negative pressure wound therapy is currently examined very closely and carefully.Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: ”The wounds are cleaner and the wound edges can grow closer together“ - Read more

High-cost Care: Hospices Restrict Patient Enrollment

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Photo: Nurse and patient [10/12/2012] In a national survey of enrollment policies at hospices, researchers have found that the majority of hospices in the United States have at least one enrollment policy that could restrict access for terminally ill Medicare patients with high-cost medical needs.High-cost Care: Hospices Restrict Patient Enrollment - Read more

End-of-Life Care: Experts Offer Tips to Resolve Conflicts

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Photo: Old hand and young hand [28/11/2012] It's one of the toughest questions patients and their loved ones can discuss with physicians: When is further medical treatment futile? The conversation can become even more difficult if patients or their families disagree with health care providers' recommendations on end-of-life care.End-of-Life Care: Experts Offer Tips to Resolve Conflicts - Read more

Diabetes: Options for Leaders to Reduce Costs

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Photo: Insulin test [16/11/2012] Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes calls for national decision makers to consider local experience in reducing disparities in diabetes as health reform implementation advances.Diabetes: Options for Leaders to Reduce Costs - Read more

Children with Cancer: Hispanic Caregivers Impacting Care

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Photo: Child with cancer [29/10/2012] Language barriers and the immigration status of caregivers appear to impact the care of Hispanic children with cancer and affect the experience of the families within the medical system, according to a study.Children with Cancer: Hispanic Caregivers Impacting Care - Read more

Europe: Improving Medical Research Education

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[26/10/2012] Fostering and improving medical research education is crucial to biomedical research and clinical patient treatment, and as such it has been identified as the main challenge in every joint European Science Foundation (ESF) - European Research Medical Councils (EMRC) strategy report. Europe: Improving Medical Research Education - Read more

Healthcare Workers: Feedback Helps to Clean Hands

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[24/10/2012] A major three-year trial led by researchers at the University College London, in partnership with the Health Protection Agency, has shown that giving one-to-one feedback to healthcare workers makes them twice as likely to clean their hands or use soap.Healthcare Workers: Feedback Helps to Clean Hands - Read more

Hospital Hygiene: “Hands are playing the most important role in conveying pathogens“

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[23/10/2012] According to the German Federal Ministry of Health (Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, BMG) there are around 600,000 hospital infections every year in Germany alone, which result in 15,000 deaths. According to the Federal Ministry of Health, 20 to 30 percent of the infections and deaths would be preventable by adhering to well-known rules of hygiene.Hospital Hygiene: “Hands are playing the most important role in conveying pathogens“ - Read more

Rehabilitation: Robots Uncover Stroke Disabilities

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[01/10/2012] When it comes to stroke rehabilitation, it takes a dedicated team to help a person regain as much independence as possible: physicians, nurses, physiotherapists and others. Now, a University of Calgary research team had added a robot to help identify and customize post-stroke therapy.Rehabilitation: Robots Uncover Stroke Disabilities - Read more

Children: Access to Care Differ by Parents' Immigrant Status

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[11/09/2012] Health is an important part of development, with links to how children do cognitively and academically, and it's a strong predictor of adult health and productivity. A new study of low-income families in the United States has found that children's health and access to health care services differ according to the immigrant status of their parents.Children: Access to Care Differ by Parents' Immigrant Status - Read more

Elderly: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Increases Mortality

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[10/09/2012] Untreated severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in the elderly, and adequate treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may significantly reduce this risk, according to a new study from researchers in Spain.Elderly: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Increases Mortality - Read more

Health System: Improving Care and Reducing Costs

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[07/09/2012] America's health care system has become too complex and costly to continue business as usual, says a new study from the Institute of Medicine. Inefficiencies, an overwhelming amount of data, and other economic and quality barriers hinder progress in improving health and threaten the nation's economic stability and global competitiveness.Health System: Improving Care and Reducing Costs - Read more

Parkinson’s Disease: WalkMate System for Improving the Quality of Life

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[29/08/2012] Tokyo Institut of Technology‘s researchers have developed an innovative, non-invasive therapeutic intervention that may improve the mobility, stability, and quality of life of Parkinson’s disease patients.Parkinson’s Disease: WalkMate System for Improving the Quality of Life - Read more

Agencies: Dangerous Caregivers for Elderly

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[12/07/2012] Agencies place unqualified, possibly criminal caregivers in homes of vulnerable seniors. Study shows ways of prevention. Agencies: Dangerous Caregivers for Elderly - Read more

California's Medi-Cal Caregivers: Majority Live in or Near Poverty

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[12/04/2012] The demand for caregivers is growing rapidly as California's population ages, but the majority of state's Medi-Cal caregivers earn poverty or near-poverty wages and have poor access to health care and food, a new study from the University of California Los Angeles Centre for Health Policy Research has found.California's Medi-Cal Caregivers: Majority Live in or Near Poverty - Read more

Alzheimer’s Disease: Many Patients Get Drugs with Opposing Effects

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[27/10/2011] You wouldn’t break your car while stepping on the gas - or wash down a sleeping pill with espresso. Yet many people taking common Alzheimer’s disease medications - cholinesterase inhibitors - are given medications with anticholinergic properties, which oppose their effects. Group Health Research Institute scientists investigated how often that happens.Alzheimer’s Disease: Many Patients Get Drugs with Opposing Effects - Read more

Dementia: An underestimated problem

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[01/08/2011] Dementia is a disorder caused by malfunctions in brain performance, from which in Germany alone approximately 1.2 million people are suffering from. Since dementia mostly appears in the third phase in one’s life and the number of affected people is increasing constantly, all industrial nations are facing entirely new challenges.Dementia: An underestimated problem - Read more

Emergency Center: “The time until the doctor sees the patient is used efficiently”

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Photo: Signature of the emergency center on building wall [10/01/2011] After an accident or in case of an acute illness fast help is needed. Ambulance vehicles, the flying ambulance and the walking patients – they all seek help at the accident and emergency department of a hospital. But how can you achieve to care for a number of critical patients simultaneously in an optimal way? Emergency Center: “The time until the doctor sees the patient is used efficiently” - Read more

Chronic Pain: It Is a Pain to Take Care of Pain

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[04/01/2011] Researchers report that chronic pain takes a toll on primary care providers as well as their patients. They conclude that providers' needs should not be ignored if pain care is to be improved.Chronic Pain: It Is a Pain to Take Care of Pain - Read more

Older People: Age Doesn't Necessarily Affect Decision-making

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[02/07/2010] Many people believe that getting older means losing a mental edge, leading to poor decision-making. But a new study from North Carolina State University shows that when it comes to making intuitive decisions – using your "gut instincts" – older adults fare as well as their juniors.Older People: Age Doesn't Necessarily Affect Decision-making - Read more

Nurses: Can Wage Regulation Be Deadly?

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[17/05/2010] A new study links regulated wages for nurses with increased deaths in UK hospitals. It suggests that government regulation of nurses' pay leads to higher death rates in U.K. hospitals.Nurses: Can Wage Regulation Be Deadly? - Read more

Cancer: Media May Paint Too Optimistic View

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[18/03/2010] Newspapers and magazines appear more likely to discuss aggressive treatment of cancer and survival instead of death, treatment failure or adverse events. Almost none mention end-of-life care, according to a new report.Cancer: Media May Paint Too Optimistic View - Read more

Hospice: Racial Differences in Utilisation

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[12/03/2010] A new study finds that blacks and Hispanics use hospice for advanced heart failure at a rate of up to 50 percent less than whites, despite a markedly higher rate of incidence of the disease in these populations.Hospice: Racial Differences in Utilisation - Read more

Familiy Health Nurses: Pilots on Rough Sea

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[01/01/2010] Sometimes it happens very fast. The partner or parents fall ill and become a case for nursing care. Families in difficult situations do not have to be desperate. Specialists with a special further education can help them – the family health nurses. Familiy Health Nurses: Pilots on Rough Sea - Read more

New Subject Palliative Care: „Doctors Have to Accept that Life Is Limited.”

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[01/01/2010] For decades, dealing with dying patients was no topic for German medical students, even though most doctors have to face death. Finally the subject palliative care has become part of the curriculum. MEDICA.de spoke to Christof Müller-Busch, President of the German Association for Palliative Medicine, about the rising number of patients with old-age diseases and actors in palliative seminars. New Subject Palliative Care: „Doctors Have to Accept that Life Is Limited.” - Read more

MEDICA Congress: Job Ladder for Nurses

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[01/11/2009] New occupational fields in care - this is one topic at MEDICA Congress. There exist many possibilities how everyone can adapt competences and climb up the greasy pole by doing further trainings or studies. Professional carers tell how they made it. MEDICA Congress: Job Ladder for Nurses - Read more

Alzheimer’s: Close Caregiver Relationship May Slow Decline

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[29/09/2009] A study led by Johns Hopkins and Utah State University researchers suggests that a particularly close relationship with caregivers may give people with Alzheimer's disease a marked edge over those without. Alzheimer’s: Close Caregiver Relationship May Slow Decline - Read more

Decubitus: The Unknown (Part 1)

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[15/09/2009] by Wiebke Heiss/MEDICA.de It hits people that lie in hospitals, nursing homes or at home. Nobody knows how many exactly suffer from a bedsore but experts estimate that the costs sum up to many millions of Euros. However, it is possible to prevent a decubitus - not always, though. Decubitus: The Unknown (Part 1) - Read more

Decubitus: The Unknown (Part 2)

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[15/09/2009] by Wiebke Heiss / MEDICA.deDecubitus: The Unknown (Part 2) - Read more

Care: The Emotional Cost of Nursing

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[03/07/2009] What are the costs of caring? A new project in the School of Psychology explores nurses’ experience of distress and aims to determine if empathy with patients is associated with traumatic experience in nurses.Care: The Emotional Cost of Nursing - Read more

Long-Term Care: Costs often Exceed the Yearly Income

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[02/07/2009] Combine long-term care expenses with other basic expenses and a Los Angeles senior living alone will need twice the median income to survive, according to new data released by the Californian Center for Health Policy Research. Long-Term Care: Costs often Exceed the Yearly Income - Read more

Ambient Assisted Living: „Technology Cannot Substitute Staff“

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[01/11/2008] In future, more and more people will need assistance but fewer nurses will be available. New technologies may help to overcome this gap. Lectures at MEDICA to the topic are held in the forum MEDICA MEDIA. Ambient Assisted Living: „Technology Cannot Substitute Staff“ - Read more

 
 

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