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Maricopa Integrated Health System Reports 90 Percent Reduction in Pressure Ulcers

... in skin and wound care. Targeting pressure ulcer prevention has been a key goal across the system, ... in the evidence-based protocol for pressure ulcer prevention: the Aloe Vesta(R) skin care system, ... (AHRQ), the Solutions(R) Algorithm for Pressure ulcer Prevention was described as a proven technique ...

China Shenghuo Reports Unaudited Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2009

... - cardio- and cerebro-vascular diseases, peptic ulcer diseases and general health products. Below is ... Soft Capsule Peptic ulcer 2011 ... of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and peptic ulcer disease. The Company also exports medicinal ...

Maggots as Good as Gel in Leg Ulcer Treatments

... Debridement (removal of dead tissue from the ulcer surface) helps promote healing and is a common ... studied 267 patients with at least one leg ulcer with dead tissue. The patients were randomly ... but there was little difference in time to ulcer healing, health-related quality of life or levels ...

Clinical Intervention Eliminates Heel Ulcer Incidents in ICU

... reduce quality of life. Establishment of a heel ulcer prevention protocol including the use of heel ... the biennial conference for the National Pressure ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). The NPUAP helps shape ... The prevention protocol included pressure ulcer risk identification, early recognition of skin ...

Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) Leads Pressure Ulcer Care Initiative

... validation results for its "Guideline of Pressure ulcer Guidelines" at the National Pressure ulcer Advisory Panel's (NPUAP) 11th Biennial ... drafts from the NPUAP and European Pressure ulcer Advisory Panels and the Wound Healing Society's ...

Medline Announces Advanced Line of Therapeutic Mattresses, Operating Room Table Pads and Stretcher Pads

... as part of company's comprehensive Pressure ulcer Prevention Program to assist in reducing and ... included in Medline's comprehensive Pressure ulcer Prevention Program to assist in reducing ... measures such as Medline's Pressure ulcer Prevention Program. About TheraTech Pressure ...

Medline's Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program Addresses New CMS Deadline of October 1, 2008

... Industries, Inc. today introduced its Pressure ulcer Prevention Program to assist in reducing and ... take a hard look at their current pressure ulcer prevention strategies and fill in any ... keep the skin dry and moisturized. A pressure ulcer prevention program wouldn't be complete ...

ASGE offers guidelines on endoscopic treatment of dyspepsia

... of an underlying diagnosis such as peptic ulcer disease, GERD, functional disorders (nonulcer ... 3 percent of patients with dyspepsia, and peptic ulcer disease in another 5 to 15 percent. Endoscopy ... In many patients with dyspepsia who have peptic ulcer disease, H. pylori infection will be present. ...

A low prevalence of H pylori in HIV-positive patients

... be the main cause of chronic gastritis and peptic ulcer in the HIV-negative population. Patients with ... 90% of cases and in 70-100% of those with peptic ulcer disease. However, the reason for low incidence of ... a low prevalence of H pylori infection and peptic ulcer than that of HIV-negative patients with similar ...

Eclipsys Knowledge-Based Charting Helps Health First Improve Patient-Care Outcomes

... post implementation -- Reduction in pressure ulcer rates: * 55% reduction in pressure ulcer rate post-implementation; maintained ... * Maintained zero percent pressure ulcer rate for wound sweep post ...

Hospitals Could Improve Outcomes for Patients and Save Millions According to Hill-Rom 10th Annual Pressure Ulcer Survey

... of the 10th Annual International Pressure ulcer Prevalence Survey (IPUPS) were released by ... beginning to incorporate comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention programs, still over 75 percent of the ... cost of treating a hospital-acquired pressure ulcer is $10,845, potentially leading to more than $10 ...

Study: Every 1.7 minutes a Medicare beneficiary experiences a patient safety event

... the most common and most serious indicators worsened, including decubitus ulcer (bed sores), sepsis, respiratory failure, deep vein thrombosis (blood ... Death in low mortality Diagnostic Related Groupings (DRGs) Decubitus ulcer (bed sores) Death among surgical inpatients with serious treatable ...

What is the most effective therapy for low-dose aspirin induced peptic ulcer?

... The incidence of low-dose aspirin-induced peptic ulcer seems to be increasing in Japan in conjunction with the increasing ... drugs and the types of drugs used. In another study, 31 hemorrhagic peptic ulcer patients who had been receiving low-dose aspirin were enrolled. The ...

Horizon Therapeutics announces 2 pivotal HZT-501 Phase 3 trials meet primary endpoints

... Trial Design and Results The Registration Endoscopic Study to Determine ulcer Formation of HZT 501 Compared to Ibuprofen: Efficacy and Safety Study ... developed either an endoscopically diagnosed upper gastrointestinal ulcer and/or prohibitive toxicity. Patients received endoscopies at baseline ...

An ideal therapy for peptic ulcer disease

... of the etiological role of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) in peptic ulcer disease, its eradication became the main objective of therapy, and several ... and a proton-pump inhibitor is a valuable alternative for peptic ulcer patients. ...

Which is more accurate, serology test or C14-urea breath test?

... They showed by comparing H. pylori IgG antibodies from two peptic ulcer populations that coming from a background population with a high H. ... the level of IgG antibodies could not be used to predict active peptic ulcer disease and did not show any association with gastric mucosal morphology. ...

Powerful Antacid Drugs Raise Fracture Risk

... orthopedically." PPIs are powerful antacid drugs prescribed for peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other related ... which is a nice amount of time. That's enough time for any type of peptic ulcer disease to improve," Schnoll-Sussman said. Other patients may have to ...

Wound Care Education Institute to Partner with Wisconsin Organizations to Improve Pressure Ulcer Care

... of pressure ulcers (also known as bedsores). The National Pressure ulcer Advisory Panel defines a pressure ulcer as a localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a ...

Licorice extract provides new treatment option for canker sores

... for treatment of RAU versus no treatment. After seven days of treatment, ulcer size in the group who received the adhesive patch with licorice extract was significantly lower, while ulcer size in the no-treatment group had increased 13 percent. Licorice root ...

African Americans have 5 times higher amputation rate

... are not being closely monitored. "They come in with gangrene or a skin ulcer that comes to the attention of a doctor really late and nothing can be ... get sores on their feet that don't heal," Feinglass said. "They develop an ulcer that can often turn into something worse if it's not treated right away." ...

Scientists Isolate Organism That Causes Disfiguring Tropical Disease

... Aquatic niches host Buruli ulcer bacterium that plagues African populations WEDNESDAY, March 26 ... online, open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases . Buruli ulcer is a necrotizing disease that sometimes produces massive, disfiguring skin ...

Effient(TM) is Now Available in Pharmacies

... their doctor right away as some bleeding can be serious, and sometimes may lead to death. Patients should not take Effient if they have a stomach ulcer or other conditions that cause bleeding or if they have a history of stroke or "mini-stroke" (transient ischemic attack or TIA). If patients ...

Not-For-Profit Nursing Homes Fare Better in Studies

... that of 7,000 cases of pressure ulcers in Canada, 600 were directly linked to for-profit ownership of nursing homes, as were 7,000 of 80,000 pressure ulcer cases in the United States. The findings, published online Aug. 4 in the British Medical Journal , suggest a trend toward higher quality care in ...

Cryo-Cell Announces C'elle(SM) Research and Development Collaboration for Chronic Wound Healing Management

... efforts will be to identify and develop potential future therapeutic applications for chronic wound healing. Chronic wounds such as a leg ulcer from a vein problem, a foot wound in a person with diabetes, or a bed sore, are wounds that have a biological or physiological reason for not ....

Flexi-Seal(R) Fecal Management System Receives 2008 Critical Care Nurse Advertising Effectiveness Award

... perceptible naphthalenic (indole) and sulfide odors radiating from the catheter tube. In response to the increased focus on pressure ulcer prevention, especially following the inclusion of Stage 3 and 4 pressure ulcers acquired after admission to a healthcare facility on the list of ...

Daiichi Sankyo and Lilly Receive U.S. FDA Approval for Effient(TM)

... their doctor right away as some bleeding can be serious, and sometimes may lead to death. Patients should not take Effient if they have a stomach ulcer or other conditions that cause bleeding or if they have a history of stroke or "mini-stroke" (transient ischemic attack or TIA). If patients ...

Celleration Appoints Mark T. Wagner President and Chief Executive Officer

... delivers non-contact, low-frequency, low-intensity ultrasound to the patient's injured soft tissue in a painless fashion. The chronic diabetic foot ulcer market had been the Company's initial focus. MIST Therapy(R) has since expanded to various hard to heal, chronic wounds benefiting from higher ...

Peptic ulcer bacterium alters the body's defense system

... in a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The discovery may lead to new treatments against the common peptic ulcer bacterium. About half of the world's population carries Helicobacter pylori , mainly in the stomach. Most infected individuals never experience ...

Simple measures may prevent transmission of stomach ulcer bacteria

... The stomach ulcer bacterium Helicobacter pylori is not transmitted through drinking water as previously thought, but rather through vomit and possibly faeces. This ...

NYSE Amex Accepts China Shenghuo's Compliance Plan for Continued Listing

... Chinese medicine to hospitals and drug stores as prescription and OTC drugs primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and peptic ulcer disease. The Company also exports medicinal products to Asian countries such as Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand and to European ...

PLUS Diagnostics First National Laboratory to Offer Highly Specialized Gastrointestinal Tests

... from other bacteria in routine staining assays. The infection, which is commonly caused by ingesting contaminated water or food, can cause peptic ulcer disease and gastric malignancy when left untreated. PLUS Diagnostics' new test is expected to reduce the number of false positive H. pylori cases. ...

Cardium Presents Gene Activated Matrix Technology and Update on Excellarate Clinical Development Program at ASGT Annual Meeting

... growth factor-B (Ad5PDGF-B), incorporated into a 3-dimensional biocompatible matrix of collagen, which can be applied as a topical gel directly to an ulcer site. The Excellarate biocompatible matrix is believed to have at least two key beneficial functions. First, the matrix can essentially hold the ...

Medinox Announces Clinical Results of Naproxen Prodrug

... side effects, the most frequent being an increased rate of gastric and duodenal ulcers. In the United States alone, the direct costs of treating ulcer complications associated with NSAID use exceed $4 billion a year. Serious NSAID-induced GI complications such as hemorrhage and perforation are ...

Institute for Aging Research finds modifiable hip fracture complications contribute to mortality

... for a hip fracture, particularly in the nursing home setting. Previous studies have found, however, a high prevalence of pneumonia and pressure ulcer development among hospitalized elders with a hip fracture. "These findings are important given that marked variations in the incidence of both ...

A potential anti-ulcer herb medicine: Rocket 'Eruca sativa'

... Gastric ulcer is an illness that affects a considerable number of people worldwide. Although the introduction of proton-pump inhibitors to the classic anti-ulcer ...

SCAI Statement on 'A National Study of the Effect of Individual Proton Pump Inhibitors on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients Treated with Clopidogrel Following Coronary Stenting: The Clopidogrel Medco Outcomes Study'

... side effects of clopidogrel such as nausea. In some patients PPIs may also be taken routinely for gastrointestinal conditions like peptic ulcer disease. The Clopidogrel Medco Outcomes Study is the largest to date to examine the outcomes of patients who are taking clopidogrel and a PPI. ...

Human stem cells promote healing of diabetic ulcers

... limb. Three days following the graft consisting of collagen plus CD133+ cells, hardly any CD133+ cells were detected in the ischaemic diabetic ulcer indicating that transplanted cells had done their task in the very first days after transplantation possibly by boosting the generation of new ...

NIH releases the first research plan to reduce the burden of digestive diseases

... . "NIH-funded research has led to tremendous discoveries in peptic ulcer disease, viral hepatitis, and colorectal cancer. To build on these advances and break new ground, we'll be looking for investigator-initiated ...

China Shenghuo Reports Year 2008 Financial Results

... Chinese medicine to hospitals and drug stores as prescription and OTC drugs primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and peptic ulcer disease. The Company also exports medicinal products to Asian countries such as Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand and to European ...

New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers

... Hatta warned it may cause a reaction in people who have allergies to milk or eggs. More than 25 million people in the United States have an ulcer at some point in their life, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hatta's team created the antibody after noting ...
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