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Oracle Corp. to help build world's first "Digital Hospital"

Oracle Corp. and Health South Corp. together will build the worlds first "all digital hospital", according to a release on Monday, issued by the out patient surgical rehabilitation chain. The digital hospital will feature inpatient beds with display screens connected to the Internet, electronic medical records storage, digital imaging and a wireless communications network permitting doctors and o...

Apollo Hospitals to consider listing on US Bourses in 2003

Health care major Apollo Hospitals announced on Thursday that plans are afoot to consider listing on US bourses in 2003. "We would consider listing on the US bourses after 2002," Pratap C Reddy, chairman of the Apollo Hospitals group said, adding it was a part of the business plan for the post-2002 period. ..Though further details are not available at the moment, Dr. Reddy added that plans to rai...

The World Bank funds private Hospital in India

The World Bank, whose website (www.worldbank.org) declares "Our dream is a world free of poverty, 'is backing the construction of private hospital in Mumbai, India, a move which some health agencies fear sets a precedent for using development assistance for projects that will mainly benefit the rich. ..The bank has given the government of Maharashtra state an International Development Association...

Greater volume hospitals better for stroke

Researchers at the University of Texas, have looked at data for treatment of sub-arachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) in the state during the 1990s. People with a stroke caused by bleeding into the brain do best in hospitals dealing with many such cases.// In SAH, a blood vessel bursts within the blood supply surrounding the brain's exterior. It can cause brain damage, coma and death. ....Data on nearly...

Apollo Hospitals Collaborates With Histostem For Stem Cell Therapy

Apollo Hospital to set up Stem cell therapy centers through out India with collaboration from Histostem Inc.,// Histostem is an American Company Delaware Corporation. It has one of the largest public blood banks in the world with 55,000 umbilical cord blood stem cells, which is being used for various genetic treatments. ....The Apollo group of hospitals will train doctors and nurses with the hel...

Spurt in hospital admissions following football shoot-outs

England's loss to Argentina in a World Cup match in 1998 ending with a penalty shootout increased heart attack rates by 27 per cent. The fact that extreme stress and emotion// can cause a heart attack in vulnerable people is known to almost everyone.However, research carried out at the the time of a key football match between England and Argentina during the 1998 World Cup has provided further...

Machines take over the battle against hospital bugs

Hospital acquired infection is one of the most common reason which results in fatal complications among hospital patients. One of the most common and potentially dangerous bug which causes this type of infection is the bacterium// called acinetobacter. This bacterium is found naturally in the environment and survives drying and thrives in dust and on inanimate surfaces for long periods. This bac...

New way to control hospital infection

People go to hospitals to overcome illness. However, very often, patients land up becoming more ill in the hospital due to infections that they contract during their stay. Sanjay Saint, M.D., University of Michigan Health System said that hospital born infections are common, costly and harmful, but they are preventable. Every year thousands die from hospital infections which can be prevented by n...

Link Between Hyperglycemia & Hospital Mortality

High blood sugar, or hyperglycemia, is a common problem among critically ill patients, regardless of whether they are diabetic or not. The condition //can be caused by a number of factors, including insulin resistance, impaired glucose metabolism, various medications, or even some nutritional supplements. Previous studies have shown hyperglycemia can worsen outcomes for patients. ..Researchers...

Reducing The Rate Of Hospital Acquired Infections

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality and the incidence of MRSA continues to increase.// Hospitals have relied on three methods to prevent the spread of MRSA including better hand hygiene among health care workers, restriction of antibiotics, and the detection and isolation of infected patients. ..For the study, researchers revi...

Home-based Treatment For Eczema More Effective Compared To Hospital Care

A home-based treatment for hand eczema is just as effective at treating the condition in hospital say researchers according to // a new study. Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin, which causes redness, itching and scaling. ..Researchers examined 158 patients with moderate to severe chronic hand eczema for more than one year. About half the patients followed a home-based program taking...

Hospital asked to Compensate Victim – Judgment by Delhi High Cour

In a judgment passed by the ‘Delhi High Court’ on Tuesday Justice Vikramjit Sen passed the order and asked Safdarjung // Hospital to compensate Manju a 12 year old for the wrong treatment administered by Dr Yadu Lal of the hospital. He wanted to be informed in the next few days how much compensation was the hospital ready to pay to the victim. ....An earlier enquiry had indicated that the opera...

High-Dosage of Epirubicin and Cyclophosphamide may cause AML

Adjuvant chemotherapy with epirubicin and cyclophosphamide for early breast cancer// patients increased the risk of Acute myeloid leukemia or Myelodysplastic syndrome. ....Recent study published in Journal of clinical oncology reports that early breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy with higher than standard cumulative doses of epirubicin and cyclophosphamide have an increased risk of de...

The Link Between Oxidized Phospholipids And Coronary Artery Disease

According to a recent study published for the first time, researchers have made the first causal connection between concentrations of oxidized phospholipids and the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD).// ....As levels were also closely related to those of Lp(a) lipoprotein, the researchers suggest that that the established ability of the latter to promote atherosclerosis may be partly mediated...

Indian Hospitals – A Destination For Quality Medical Care

India is now emerging as the choice by many for latest and quick medical treatment .A British mother// is flying her fourteen-year-old son, Elliot Knott to India for treatment after discovering he would have to wait months for an operation in the NHS. .... The decision to seek treatment in India has been taken after being informed that the patient would have to wait more than four months for an...

Blood Goes Down the Drain in Bihar Hospital

Did you know that blood is the most common fluid connective tissue being transplanted everyday from one person to the other? The demand for blood and its derived products only keeps increasing day by day. ....Even though in high demand, donor blood literally went down the drain in a hospital after it was found unusable due to malfunction// in the refrigeration system. About 45 units of blood (on...

Myth Of Childhood Vaccinations Linked To Increased Hospitalization Busted

Researchers had shown that the pre-existent belief, of children who had received multiple vaccinations may have to be hospitalized more often for other diseases, is a myth and nothing else. The research report was published in the latest issue of JAMA. ....During the last 2 decades, more vaccinations have become available and routine vaccination schedules// have become increasingly complex, acco...

Patients In Hospital ICUs At Risk From Medical Errors

Research points out that patients in the ICU of the hospitals may face an increased risk of medical errors and adverse events. The study is published in the August issue // of Critical Care Medicine... ..Researchers found that over 20 percent of the patients admitted to two intensive care units at an academic hospital, a medical intensive care unit (MICU) and a coronary critical care unit (CCU),...

Heart Attack Patients Reaching Hospital During Off-Hours Have Increased Risk Of Death

Patients, who reach hospital during off working hours for treatment for heart attacks, may be more at risk from death and delayed restoration of normal blood flow, said a research // findings in the latest issue of JAMA... ..Reperfusion therapy (restoration of blood flow to an organ or tissue) with either fibrinolytic therapy (medication for dissolving blood clots) or percutaneous coronary interv...

Chicken Pox Hospitalizations Are Becoming Less

According to the available data, the introduction of chicken doctors because of chicken pox vaccine had reduced drastically the incidence of hospitalizations and visits to pox // . The latest issue of JAMA reports a research on the subject. ....Varicella vaccine is recommended for routine immunization of children aged 12 to 18 months and for older susceptible children and adults in the United Sta...

Delhi Hospital Opens Up Avenues For Computer-Aided Knee Replacement

The use of computers is hardly limited to what takes place in the privacy of the home, school, or office. Here is the kind of utility that has the potential to revolutionize the field of surgery as well. A Delhi based hospital has // already started to perform knee replacement surgeries with computer aid... ..The use of computers for the surgery is said to be associated with a reduction in techni...

The Sale Of Expired Drugs In A Hospital In Chandigarh

The CGHS hospital in Chandigarh has been compromising with the life of its patients and selling expired drugs unscrupulously through its in-house dispensary says a latest report. The criminal operation was brought to light // by a news team, which exposed and captured unethical conduct on camera. .. ..As soon as the accusation was made those involved first went into denial mode immediately after...

Apollo Hospital to collaborate with US cancer center to open new radiation therapy department

The Apollo hospital in Ahmedabad is to collaborate with The Bakersfield based Comprehensive Blood and Cancer center (CBCC), to start a new radiation therapy department. // ..In an other six months the CBCC of US is to supply new radiation therapy machines to Ahmedabad Apollo Hospital. Alexander Kuruvilla the CEO of Apollo Hospital said that, "It will be for the first time for us that we will have...

Hospital Infections Like MRSA Affect The New Arrivals More

Research suggests that 25% of the MRSA infections in the hospital happen in patients who have been admitted newly to the hospital. The research was published in the latest issue of BMJ// online. ... ..The bacterium can infect many sites; one serious form of infection is that in which blood stream infection occurs (bacteremia). A UK national surveillance scheme counts MRSA bacteremia by hospital...

Researchers Begin Study To Find Out If Angioplasty Can Be Safely Done In Smaller Hospitals

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have launched a nationwide study in USA to see if the procedures of angioplasty can be safely performed in smaller hospitals. ....The study will enroll of more than 16,000 patients to see if a potentially life-saving angioplasty //can be safely performed in smaller, community hospitals, easing access to the therapy for patients. Researchers expect to enroll the first...

Indian hospitals require International Accreditation

Quality standards and strict hygienic conditions has to be monitored by all health care industries, with growing need of hospital care and increase in number of hospitals and physicians providing the health care, the healthcare standards should me monitored for the benefit of the // patients. .. ..Due to the specialty and facilities in Indian hospitals, there is an increase in patients from nei...

Quality Awareness In Hospitals Can Reduce Mortality Rate Of Patients

Research shows that getting hospitals conscious about quality of services offered can reduce the number of patients dying in that hospital... ..26 percent fewer patients died in the first year after their heart attack when hospitals used quality-improvement // tactics to prevent crucial heart-care steps in much the same way a car company ensures that a car is made well before it leaves the facto...

Improved parent-physician communication to prevent hospitalizations for childhood asthma

Asthma is one of the most common breathing problems encountered by many in day-to-day life. In the recent years, there has been a considerable increase in the incidence of the disease, particularly among children. //.. ..It has been estimated that nearly 196,000 children are hospitalized in the United States every year with asthma attacks. A considerable amount is being spent on the health issue...

First PET-CT guided radiotherapy in India was performed by Apollo Hospitals

PET-CT guided radiotherapy for monitoring and treatment of cancer patients by doctors in Apollo Hospital. This PET-CT guided radiotherapy procedure was performed for the first time in India. // Apollo Cancer Hospital is one of the first hospitals in the country with a PET-CT guided radiotherapy technology, Director, Vijay Anand Reddy reported in a news conference. PET is a Positron Emission Tomo...

German hospital established in Kashmir for earthquake relief

An ambulatory medical unit has been set up in Pakistani Kashmir to provide surgery and medical treatment to victims of the devastating earthquake. ....The hospital was erected in just 2 hours//. The unit comprises of a total of 52 German doctors and other paramedical staff. The mobile unit was transported to Muzaffarabad, the Kashmir capital, in four helicopters... ..The establishment of the medi...

Unsafe Injections and Unclean Hand hygiene major cause of hospital infections in India

Use of unsafe injection in India is the cause of serious hazards with an estimated 4.2 billion injections are administered in India and the results show that two out of three injections given in India are non-sterile or unsafe and pose serious health hazards//. ..World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that over 1.4 million people are suffering from nosocomial or hospital acquired infectio...

Jumping The Queue Has Left Hospital Suspending Transplantation

In the US one of the top organ transplant hospitals in California has suspended its liver program following allegations a Saudi national improperly received an organ ahead of dozens of other needy American patients.// ....The Los Angeles Times reported that officials at St. Vincent Medical Center also discovered that, following the transplant, some hospital staff allegedly falsified records of t...

Delhi Government To Interlink All Major Hospitals Through e-Governance

The Government of Delhi is planning to interlink its major 29 hospitals to share information about its patients and disease //condition and treatment provided. This computerization and interlinking of data would be helpful to citizen in providing better treatment by which doctors can know the case history and treatment provided to this patient. Government will develop 42 modules of software to de...

Global Hospitals coming to city of Joy

A dedicated 'organ transplant hospital' in the country will be set up in Kolkata which will ..be a pioneering effort . ..Spread over a 10-acre plot, the Rs 125-150 crore project will be set up by Hyderabad-based Global Hospitals Group,// headed by surgical gastro-enterologist and managing director Dr K Ravindranath. .. ..The hospital will have 750 beds and 150 full-time specialists in the f...

Religious Leaders condemn determination of sex in hospitals

An all religious party organized in New Delhi by Sri the Art of Living Foundation spiritual head Sri Ravi Shankar to raise an uniform voice against discrimination based on gender and concern was shared regarding a sharp decline in girl child//. ..All the religious leaders were present in the meeting and they were not happy with the use of recent hospital equipments for scanning and determination...

Ants nibble diabetic away to death at Kolkata Hospital

Kolkata:A diabetic patient has died in a Kolkata hospital, after big black ants nibbled away at her left eye... ..Hospital sources confirmed that Gouri Rani Chakraborty, whose left eye had a gaping hole on one side when her son Soumen lifted the bandage and cleared a swarm of ants // from the swollen eye Monday morning, died Tuesday. .. ..The nurses on duty at the Sambhunath Pandit Hospital Monda...

India's Hospitals Among The Best, Says Renuka Chowdhury

India's growing attraction as a medical tourism destination was the highlight of presentations made at the ongoing World Travel Mart in London. ..India's Minister for Tourism Renuka Chowdhury, who // inaugurated the India pavilion of the annual global tourism event, said: "Not only is India known for its hospitality, but also our hospitals, which are among the best. The Indians know how to do the...

Time For Jodhpur Residents To Have A Health Check: New Hospital Coming Up

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) proposes to construct a new tertiary care hospital in Jodhpur following the consent of the Government to provide land for construction.// The hospital would be built with all ultra-modern facilities. ..The Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), engaged in research dealing with arid regions has agreed to provide 100 acres of land for th...

Apollo Hospitals Short-listed to Provide Diagnostics in the UK

The Apollo Hospitals Group has been shortlisted by Britain's National Health Service (NHS) to bid for four geographical areas in the UK where it could provide diagnostic services.// ..Long waiting lists at the NHS had forced it to outsource some of its operations to cut the delay faced by its patients, reports the Business Line. ..The diagnostic support covers radiology, including CT scan, MRIs,...

Apollo Hospitals to invest Rs 350 cr to add 1,800 beds

Chennai-based Apollo Hospitals Group plans to invest Rs 350 crore to add 1,800 beds over the next 18 months. ..With the planned new addition of 1800 beds, Apollo Group's total capacity would touch 7,200 beds, from the current 6,400 beds. // .."There is a plan for adding 800 beds through management of hospitals and another 1,000 beds from ownership,” says Apollo Hospitals Group Director Finance, S...
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