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What happens when Medications go wrong?

...that in many instances about a third of medication errors that result in a patient being harmed are initiate...nd warfarin — were most often linked to medication errors during the study period. During the tenure of a former U.S...

GlaxoSmithKline - Changes Lamictal(R) Label Appearance and Packaging

...ered the problem of dispensing errors. Dispensing errors are often a result of miscommunication, which can ...akenly given Lamictal. The most common dispensing errors have been between Lamisil(R), an antifungal tablet and Lamictal.In these instances, either Lamisil w...

Bar Codes For Prescribed Drugs

... to 98,000 Americans annually, and that medication errors are among the most frequent of these mistakes. The...proposal is largely aimed at preventing medication errors in hospitals. The idea is to have drugs, including those that are packaged in single doses, marked w...

Early menopause- The cause

Researchers from Australia have found that errors in the alpha gene are the cause of premature menopause which is also known as the premature ovarian failure.It affects about 2% of the total population.// The University of Auckland team say the findings could lead to the development of a genetic te...

Early menopause- The cause

Researchers from Australia have found that errors in the alpha gene are the cause of premature menopause which is also known as the premature ovarian failure.It affects about 2% of the total population. The University of Auckland team say the findings could lead to the development of a genetic test...

Drugs may fog memory

...led. The other thing we recorded was the number of errors they made when submitting the questionnaire. The research team suggest ecstasy targets the frontal lobes of the brain, which are related to memory and organising responses. People with frontal lobe damage caused by accidents often find difficulty con...

New methods to prevent injury of patients

...pitals, computerised prescriptions could stop drug errors more effectively than blaming doctors or nurses who make a mistake....

Errors in medication

...rew attention to the growing problem of medication errors in the nation's hospitals and other health care fa...ercent of the doses were in error. The most common errors were: wrong time of delivery (36 percent), omission of needed dose (30 percent), wrong dose (18 perc...

Children! Protecting them from medical mistakes

...search and Quality (AHRQ) may help prevent medical errors in children.// The effort, an educational campaig...heet that offers 20 tips on how to prevent medical errors in children. The tip sheet provides useful and practical, evidence-based tips on how to avoid medica...

Curbing medication errors with new rules

...t safety by reducing medication errors. Medication errors alone are believed to be responsible for as many as 7,000 deaths. These errors have been attributed to problems of medications with similar names, poor handwriting by doctors on p...

Pharmacist’s Role in Medication Error

... the pharmacist in helping doctors prevent medical errors involving medications. The investigation done find...fication and prevention of nearly 5,000 medication errors over more than four years.// The study was conducted in a cardiology ward in the hospital, an area ...

Reducing Medication Errors

Around the world, deaths from medical errors are common, people who are hospitalized face the l... six years the study was conducted, 804 medication errors were discovered. There were 18 adverse drug events, resulting in nearly 180,000 additional hospital ...

Common Medication Errors in Children

...a recent study researchers have found , medication errors that occur in pediatric intensive care units are m... lead to patient harm. Researchers say 579 medical errors were reported during the course of the study. Nearly 70 percent of the medical errors occurred durin...

Accuracy Of Lung Function Test Questioned

...by frequent calibrations. However, researchers say errors frequently occur during the test that can lead to inaccurate results. They say one common error happens when the machine measures the zero level or no airflow incorrectly. Another common error can occur when the sensor is obstructed by condensation o...

Arithmetic Skills Found To Diminish With Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease

...test, but not on the oral tests. Researchers found errors in substitution and number position were most common among Alzheimer’s patients. Thus researchers conclude as Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the ability to do calculations declines. These findings suggest that loss of calculation abilities in Alzhe...

More Errors From Computerized Prescriptions

...ized order systems resulted in reducing medication errors by as much as 81 percent. However, handwriting asi...medical errors. About 22 different ways medication errors were made easier by using computerized systems. The research team grouped the errors into two catego...

Possible location of lung cancer genes found

...ed "snip") arrays have been used to find gene-copy errors in lung cancer cells. Senior author of the study Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD, of Dana-Farber said:. "In a previous study, we showed that SNP arrays offer a unique way of locating copy-number changes in cell chromosomes and of determining when genes on...

Cooking with unflued stove can cause cataract

...d 75 years. Controls were patients with refractive errors and similar to the cases by matching in age. Both the cases and controls were subjected to a questionnaire. The analysis of the findings after taking into considerations differences in age, educational status, type of housing, type of lighting and t...

Research Fraud By Doctor – Probe Demanded

...ditors pointing out numerous inconsistencies, data errors and discrepancies suggesting scientific fraud. His letter to the editor of The Lancet in 2004 regarding Singh's 2002 paper is also published in the current issue. According to Soman, Singh runs a 15-bed hospital in Moradabad and has designated hims...

A new replacement

...ses about half of all cervical disease. "Half the errors from PAP smears are due to sampling," he said. "TruScan diagnoses on the spot and guides the user with lights to the correct location for sampling."The device emits radiation in the visible and infrared spectra along with electrical impulses. Mr Skla...

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