Navigation Links
Study: New tool helps doctors predict heart attack patients at risk for repeat hospitalization
Date:11/5/2012

risk of re-hospitalization. So, for example, a man with a score of 13 would be 3.6 times more likely to return to the hospital than a man with a score of zero.

  • Women are assigned a score between zero and 14. For each additional point on the scale, women have a 14 percent greater risk of having to return to the hospital. A woman with a score of 14 would be about 3 times more likely to be back than a woman who scored a zero.

    Researchers said the factors that contributed the most information about re-hospitalization included patient age, the number of medications a patient was prescribed, the length of hospital stay when they had their heart attack, a diagnosis of depression, and a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation.

    "There's a saying in medicine: You manage what you measure," said Dr. Horne. "Right now no one has a way to accurately measure the information that these risk factors tell us about readmission and mortality risk. Our tool gives physicians a way to measure their patients' risk and possibly manage their care differently."


    '/>"/>


  • Contact: Jess C. Gomez
    jess.gomez@imail.org
    801-718-8495
    Intermountain Medical Center
    Source:Eurekalert

    Page: 1 2

    Related medicine news :

    1. Study: Women not getting enough exercise; at risk of developing metabolic syndrome
    2. Study: Insomnia takes toll on tinnitus patients
    3. Study: No link between depression, nasal obstruction
    4. Study: More Pre-Teens Get Vaccines When Middle Schools Require Them
    5. Study: Kids Who Sleep in Parents Bed Less Likely to Be Overweight
    6. OHSU study: Misdiagnosis of MS is costing health system millions per year
    7. UW study: Sleep apnea associated with higher mortality from cancer
    8. Study: Heart damage after chemo linked to stress in cardiac cells
    9. STeleR study: Telerehab improves functioning after stroke
    10. Study: Willingness to be screened for dementia varies by age but not by sex, race or income
    11. Study: 21 percent of newly admitted nursing home residents sustain a fall during their stay
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    (Date:7/22/2014)... (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Air Conditioning ... are now an authorized Daikin comfort pro dealer. This ... Daikin indoor heating and cooling system equipment. Only a ... is thoroughly reviewed before being approved. , Daikin co-developed ... in the Split System Air Conditioning Market. They are ...
    (Date:7/22/2014)... The 2014 Warrior-Family Symposium (WFS) ... Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. ... Civilian Communities,” will be held from 8:30 a.m. ... and cohosted by the Military Officers Association of ... (NDIA). USAA is the Executive Sponsor of the ...
    (Date:7/22/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 ... http://www.xareltolawsuitcenter.com/ ) that alleges the death of ... caused by the blood thinner, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. ... U.S. District Court for the Southern District of ... in January 2012, and suffered a subdural hemorrhage the ...
    (Date:7/22/2014)... American Society of Hematology (ASH) will honor Tomas Ganz, ... Angeles with the 2014 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture for ... of the iron-regulatory hormone hepcidin and investigation of its ... Nobel Prize Laureate and past Society president E. Donnall ... have represented a paradigm shift or significant discovery in ...
    (Date:7/22/2014)... of the Clean Plate Club you eat pretty much ... A new Cornell University study shows that the average ... his or her plate. "If you put it ... Wansink Ph.D., author of the forthcoming book, Slim by Design, ... Brand Lab. , Wansink and co-author Katherine Abowd Johnson analyzed ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. Now an Authorized Daikin Comfort Pro Dealer 2Health News:2014 Warrior-Family Symposium Focuses on Transitioning Forward 2Health News:2014 Warrior-Family Symposium Focuses on Transitioning Forward 3Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit Filed by Florida Woman Alleges Uncontrollable Bleeding Led to Husband’s Death, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit Filed by Florida Woman Alleges Uncontrollable Bleeding Led to Husband’s Death, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Tomas Ganz, M.D., Ph.D., to present 2014 ASH E. Donnall Thomas Lecture 2Health News:Tomas Ganz, M.D., Ph.D., to present 2014 ASH E. Donnall Thomas Lecture 3
    ... tension, ... avoid tissue damage, ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 26 Smith ... launch of the,KINSA RC 5.5 Suture Anchor, designed to provide secure repair ... of muscles,and tendons that control shoulder motion. Surgeons can repair these ...
    ... a Federal Register,notice,( http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=FEDERAL_REGI ,STER&p_id=19934) published ... (OSHA) is inviting the public to ... Occupational Exposure to Diacetyl and Food,Flavorings ... provide another opportunity for the agency ...
    ... - September 26, 2007 Research from La ... endoscopy diagnoses more Crohns disease recurrence after surgery than ... more than half of the patients studied. The ... the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society ...
    ... GlaxoSmithKline Team Unveil Unique Initiative at ADA,s Annual,Meeting Here, ... oral health and overall health, including heart,problems, diabetes and ... maintain good dental health for a lifetime., According ... Control and,Prevention, more adults are keeping their natural teeth ...
    ... Barriers around informed consent are impeding lifesaving research, experts ... experts have released new recommendations designed to increase the ... are likely to die without treatment. , U.S. law ... risk and agree to participate before they,re enrolled in ...
    ... as important for the mind as it is for the ... possibility that Alzheimers memory loss could be due to a ... University have discovered why brain insulin signaling -- crucial for ... have shown that a toxic protein found in the brains ...
    Cached Medicine News:Health News:Smith & Nephew Endoscopy's KINSA(R) RC Suture Anchor Designed for Secure Repair of Rotator Cuff Injuries 2Health News:Smith & Nephew Endoscopy's KINSA(R) RC Suture Anchor Designed for Secure Repair of Rotator Cuff Injuries 3Health News:Smith & Nephew Endoscopy's KINSA(R) RC Suture Anchor Designed for Secure Repair of Rotator Cuff Injuries 4Health News:OSHA Seeks Input from Stakeholders on Diacetyl and Food Flavorings Containing Diacetyl 2Health News:Capsule endoscopy diagnoses more Crohn's disease recurrence after surgery than colonoscopy 2Health News:Capsule endoscopy diagnoses more Crohn's disease recurrence after surgery than colonoscopy 3Health News:OralLongevity (TM) Program Targets Oral Health of Older Americans 2Health News:OralLongevity (TM) Program Targets Oral Health of Older Americans 3Health News:Guidelines Seek to Boost Study of Critically Ill 2Health News:Discovery supports theory of Alzheimer's disease as form of diabetes 2Health News:Discovery supports theory of Alzheimer's disease as form of diabetes 3
    (Date:7/22/2014)... 2014 Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: ... the development and commercialization of a once-daily, oral therapy ... announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ... IND, application.  Such clearance will permit Galmed to conduct ... the United States for the treatment ...
    (Date:7/22/2014)... /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York ... a nationally and internationally-recognized leader in providing exceptional quality ... pleased to announce a new collaboration with EMD Serono ... recognize the sacrifices made by veterans and their families ... will allow qualifying veterans and the spouses of veterans ...
    (Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014  ConvaTec, a privately-held medical products ... has been appointed chief financial officer of the ... was previously executive vice president and chief financial officer ... biotechnology company.  Mr. Clerkin was part of a senior ... culminating in its sale to Perrigo, a pharmaceutical manufacturer, ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:Galmed Announces FDA Clearance of IND of Armachol for the Treatment of Fatty Liver Disorders 2Galmed Announces FDA Clearance of IND of Armachol for the Treatment of Fatty Liver Disorders 3Galmed Announces FDA Clearance of IND of Armachol for the Treatment of Fatty Liver Disorders 4Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York Collaborates with EMD Serono to Offer Treatment Assistance to Eligible Veterans and their Spouses 2Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York Collaborates with EMD Serono to Offer Treatment Assistance to Eligible Veterans and their Spouses 3ConvaTec Names Nigel Clerkin Chief Financial Officer 2
    The Dimension RxL Max is an integrated chemistry system and is the most powerful and technologically advanced Dimension analyze with new standard for excellence in clinical diagnostics. Simply put, t...
    ... SkanWasher 400 is an ... washer with built-in pressure ... individual pressure settings allow ... gentle wash to a ...
    Lab-Reader...
    Fully automatic NRTL and CE certified microplate reader....
    Medicine Products: