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How do patients benefit of clinical trials

...ation, speaking only English at home, and having a nurse present during the consent discussion. It was also useful to have received the National Cancer Institute simplified consent form. Some doctors were also unaware that it is future patients who benefit more from a clinical trial. This misunderstandin...

Interference helps Heart Patients

...tudy, intervention as simple as phone calls from a nurse can help keep heart-failure patients out of the ho...nal material and an average of phone calls from a nurse checking on their health and offering advice. Calls began within five days of hospital discharge. H...

Nurses save more lives

...ve direction to policy makers on medical costs and nurse staffing....

Preventing 'white coat' hypertension

...ctor (the 'white coat') but be lower if a practice nurse measures it, or if you measure it yourself. Researchers in, England, have been looking at the white coat effect in a group of 150 patients with high blood pressure (hypertension). Eight doctors and three practice nurses also took part in the study. ...

Nurses competing with junior doctors in some assessments

...career development. But it's useful to know that a nurse can perform as well as a doctor in this role....

Home care aids in lung disease

...ws that assigning patients with COPD to specialist nurse care in the home setting cuts costs, re-admission ...ere assigned either to usual care or to specialist nurse home-based care. The latter group were discharged as soon as possible and visited at home by the nur...

Brain Temperature Tunnel dicovered

...rature monitoring in hospitals without the need of nurse intervention. Important purposes for the devices include detection and prevention of heatstroke and heat illness...

Preventing cavities in children

...nce of obesity. They urge pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners and dieticians to discuss these guidelines with parents....

Five patients die amid Bihar doctors' strike

...t his wife, who is a patient there: "No doctor, no nurse to give injection to the patients...What more can I say, we are at the mercy of god." The junior doctors began an indefinite strike Thursday to protest forcible evictions from hostels meant for nurses following a Patna High Court directive to drive ...

Knowledge Of Asthma For Teachers Can Help Children

...imes, especially in rural areas, there is only one nurse who covers several schools. It’s up to teachers and others to recognize impending symptoms and take appropriate action.” As students go back to school, there could be plenty of asthma triggers waiting for them, the researcher had said. Buildings wit...

Patients Are Given Catheter Longer Than Necessary

...ds used the reminder system and two did not, but a nurse checked the records of every patient each day. T...hs on the two wards where reminders were used, the nurse attached a pre-written order and a sign-here sticker to each patient’s chart every day after the cat...

Drug Delivery Made More Patient Friendly And Safe

...d appears on the wristband screens, and alerts the nurse or doctor if there is an error. Once the patient is discharged from hospital, the information can be uploaded to a central database. The data is wiped from the wristband and can be fitted to a new patient. The wristband is held to be a really pract...

Encephalitis Survivors Face The Risk Of Becoming Disabled

...manly possible, the rest is up to god," says staff nurse Reena Pandey. The list is long and dismal as authorities struggle to cope with an outbreak of a disease that is easily preventable with a vaccine, and comes back with alarming regularity. Always leaving behind survivors who can't tell the tale of of...

More Women Are Opting For Painless Labor

...rs of anesthesia care include certified registered nurse anesthetists and, in a very small percentage of cases, obstetricians. Regional analgesia, including epidural, spinal or combined epidural-spinal techniques, accounted for 76 percent of the anesthesia services provided in the larger hospitals, and f...

Nurse wins her case over use of Herceptin for her Breast cancer

Barbara Clark, a former nurse who has been denied Herceptin earlier has won her case so that she can have Herceptin drug for her breast cancer treatment. Herceptin is a drug mostly used for resistant tumors, // patients who are positive for Her-2/neu genes are prescribed the dr...

Men Victims Of Breast Cancer?

... the Cross Cancer Institute as a clinical research nurse for the Northern Alberta Breast Cancer Program found a wide range of reactions to the diagnosis - from those who felt they could tell no-one what they were facing to those who became advocates. With male breast cancer on the rise, Pituskin hopes to r...

Computers Can Teach Patients About Screening for Cancer

...e randomly assigned to learn about the test from a nurse or from an educational computer program. Patients in the computer group used a desktop computer with a mouse to view a multi-media presentation that included graphics and video and audio clips and patients in the other group met privately with a nurs...

Treatment For Prostate Cancer Relapse Linked To Marital Status

...o come up with strategies to support them, such as nurse follow-up and patient navigators who can help them through the healthcare system," he added. He also observed that the trend might have something to do with the fact that single men have markedly less social support and encouragement to seek treatmen...

Prostate cancer patients not happy with health providers

...t 38% of men were not given access to a specialist nurse to discuss their diagnosis, while 43% were not pro...while 24% did not think the hospital specialist or nurse had given them enough information about the choice of treatment available to them. The Prostate Ca...

Dogs Can Help Heal The Heart

...ccording to a study. Researcher Kathie M. Cole, a nurse at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and others studied 76 // patients with heart failure, a condition that affects an estimated five million Americans, reports the online edition of The New York Times. The dogs, from 12 breeds, were ...

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