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A New Evaluation Tool That Could Predict Death Risk in Heart Patients

...f a recent study. According to researchers the new bedside tool is a first of its kind for the treatment of acute heart failure and offers a simple, quick way for clinicians to assess mortality risk upon hospital admission and quickly decide on a treatment strategy. Researchers used data from more than 100,...

Death Of Singaporean Woman After Mysterious Illness

...re Unit where her family maintained a vigil at her bedside while the patient writhed in pain despite painkillers. She died this week, five days after pulling out her breathing tubes and injuring her windpipe. At the clinic where Wong first sought treatment for the fever, a message was scrawled on the doo...

Religious sensitivity of medicos gender-dependent

...ys in a patient's life positively affect physician bedside manner and care of the patient Yes, for female medicos and no, for male medicos.// According to a research letter published in the December issue of the Southern Medical Journal, patients want their physicians to be aware of their religious beliefs...

Ofcom To Assess The Bedside Call Charges

...s a telecom regulator, found that incoming call to bedside phones cost higher than the call made to Australia...lth department to review the charges levied on the bedside phones. // This came about after the relatives of the patients started complaining of the bedside...

A (hearts) thumbs up for cardiologists in heart examinations

...s, and other practicing physicians at performing a bedside heart examination and in accurately identifying abnormal heart sounds. This was revealed by the findings of two studies reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study was performed by Dr. Jasminka M. Vukanovic-Criley, from Stanford Univers...

Bowel Cancer Drug Campaigner Dies After Surgery

...Her husband Christian and father Roger were at her bedside throughout. ...

Nurses in South Africa Face Challenges

...uneration system that will keep good nurses at the bedside without removing them into management’ would be of great value to the health care sector, she said. ‘Illegal nursing education institutions are spreading at an alarming rate’, said Hasina Subedor, Registrar and CEO of SANC. The council has to ens...

Patients Indignant at Exorbitant Phone Bills from Hospital

...lthough Patient line, the provider of the hospital bedside phone service says its top rate is 49 pence a minu...ing the patient no choice but to use the expensive bedside systems.’ Patient line and Premier Under provide phone services through an NHS-led scheme in the ...

Melbourne University Launches Plan To Produce More Caring Doctors

...urne University has launched a plan to improve the bedside manners of would-be doctors. For this plan to come into effect, the medical students will be "embedded" with patients suffering from a chronic illness such as diabetes or arthritis for two years. // This program will be compulsory for the students ...

Preterm Babies Benefited from a New NI Spectroscopy

...‘The fact we can carry out this work at the baby's bedside means minimal disruption to a baby whose health is so critical.’ ‘Acquiring this piece of equipment is a big step forward for us. We believe we will soon have the data that will tell us to what extent preterm babies can auto-regulate blood and oxyg...

NHS Charges Needs To Be Reviewed

...the non-clinical services, such as car parking and bedside telephones. Hence the committee asked the hospitals to reduce the car parking rates for patients and visitors and waive them completely for those who have to attend the patient every day. The committee also said that in the future the NHS may not b...

Center Launches New International Stem Cell Research Institute

... translate research findings from the bench to the bedside to benefit patients,” said Benvenisty. “The institute will perform research on all types of stem cells, emphasizing integrity, innovation and collaboration in our approach,” he added. “It is hoped that this streamlined ‘bench to bedside’ approach t...

Lab On Mount Everest A Reality Next March

...ges that can improve critical care at the hospital bedside because low oxygen levels are an almost universal problem in critical care," he said. The BBC reports that at least 10 volunteers will attempt to scale the peak. Volunteers are top pay 2,395 pounds to take part in the research....

'Smart Beds' Could Help to Prevent Elderly Patients from Falling

...urse's mobile phone, enabling her to arrive at the bedside in time to prevent a fall. Institutions in Japan, Germany and the Philippines had expressed interest in the smart bed system, the hospital said. Developed by Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Engineering and Plenitum Care, a company that provides ...

Awake or not?

...dition that the limitations of standard methods of bedside diagnosis. These findings are bound to raise hopes for tens of thousands of families caring for unresponsive, brain-damaged patients around the world — whether those hopes are justified or not, experts said. Dr. James Bernat, a professor of neurol...

NIH Funds the Development of National Consortium of Universities

... bring all these discoveries from the bench to the bedside and make sure they reach the people." For instance Zerhouni noted that it took a 10-year study to overturn the long held belief that hormone replacement therapy after menopause was beneficial for women's overall health, while in fact the drugs incre...

Medical Center Tops 3 Million IV Syringes Using IntelliFill i.v. Robotics

... doses produced by IntelliFill i.v. are usable for bedside barcode scanning using Children’s barcode point-of-care (BPOC) system. “Three million syringes prepared with robotic accuracy speaks volumes to Children’s emphasis and commitment to patient medication safety” said Rod Wolford, CEO, ForHealth Techno...

Robots Help Bring Specialist Doctors To You In A Trice

...consultations. Local doctors take the robot to the bedside and thanks to a video-link, established via the Centre for Online Health, the sick child can see their Brisbane specialist on the robot's television–like screen. A built-in camera and microphone enables the specialist to see and speak with the child....

A treat for nurses who chip in with tender loving care!

...itive attitude when dealing with patients at their bedside in an attempt to make their stay at the NHS hospit...being reluctant about attending to patients by the bedside it would be a better option for health care assistants to take over the mainstream compassionate job...

Malnutrition is a Silent Killer

...linical features, which can be easily noted at the bedside on admission, were associated with a large proportion of the early deaths. These four signs were: slow heart rate, weak pulse volume, depressed level of consciousness, and delayed capillary refilling time (i.e. pressing a fingernail bed to blanch the...

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