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Clinical Intervention Eliminates Heel Ulcer Incidents in ICU

- Texas medical center reduces heel ulcers to zero, saves nearly $2 million CARY, Ill., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients that are sedated or immobilized are at a higher risk for the development of heel pressure ulcers and plantar flexion contractures, conditions that...

International Study Finds Ways to Maximize Effective Responses After Terrorism Incidents

A multi-disciplinary panel of blast-related injury experts from eight countries that have recently experienced terrorist attacks examined// and discussed their emergency medical response to blast events and identified common issues that could be used by others to enhance preparedness. The represe...

Hospitals Miss Most Patient Safety Incidents

Hospital reporting systems may significantly under-report patient safety incidents, particularly those resulting in harm, warns a study published on bmj.com today//. The authors suggest that the current system, which relies on voluntary reporting, may not be sufficient if the NHS is to gather ...

Screening May Not Lessen Domestic Violence

... TUESDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Screening for domestic violence in doctors' offices, clinics and hospitals does little to reduce subsequent incidents of violence, Canadian researchers have found. Their study of 6,743 women, ages 18 to 64, was conducted in 11 emergency departments, 12 family pract...

Medicines Top Source of Kids' Poisonings

...diazepines, cough and cold medicines, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and antidepressants, Budnitz said. To help reduce the number of incidents of unintentional poisonings, especially in younger children, Budnitz believes drug manufacturers must create better child safety caps, including caps ...

Raytheon to Provide California First Responders and Healthcare Personnel Electronic Patient Tracking System

...nt information. The EPTS, an information technology solution, facilitates the triage, treatment and transport of victims during mass casualty incidents by providing selected patient data to all involved parties, improving continuity of care and family notification response time. "Raytheon has ...

Makers of the High-Tech 'Thermal Angel Blood Warmer' Say Lawmakers Should Look for Private Sector Solutions During Health Care Debate

... and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer -- is delivering high-impact, low-cost healthcare solutions on the battlefield, in hospitals, and at the scene of trauma incidents throughout the United States, said Jay Lopez, Estill's president and chief operating officer. "While members of Congress are deliberating about...

rL Solutions to Sponsor 2009 MITSS HOPE Award

...ns. "Both of our organizations are dedicated to patient safety: our solutions help healthcare workers prevent incidents, while MITSS helps people when incidents do happen. It's an honor to partner with such a like-minded organization." "We truly appreciate rL Solutions' sponsorship of this year's award," ref...

Humanitas Designated as Approved Provider by California Board of Registered Nursing for Continuing Education Course Credit and Units

... Cheryl Walker, RN, ANP, who collaborated on the course, stressed the gap that exists currently in educational courses that focuses on preventing incidents of violence. "Most nursing programs provide restraint and seclusion techniques. The current clinic or hospital workplace setting is dynamic and nurs...

More Than Half of Emergency Department Nurses Have Been Physically Assaulted at Work, New Study Finds

...incidents. Among those barriers are: the perception that reporting violent incidents might have a negative effect on customer service reports or scores; ambiguo... administration, nursing staff or physicians; the perception that reporting incidents was a sign of incompetence or weakness; lack of physical injury as a result...
Incidents in Medical Technology

Three Surgeons in East Texas Are Successfully Integrating a Novel Stem Cell Procedure for Spine Surgeries

...atly improve a patient's own natural healing potential, and positively impact their quality of life," said Dr. Contreras. As the population ages, incidents of spinal degeneration will likely continue to increase. The potential of stem cells and regenerative medicine is virtually limitless for treatments o...

Proteolix Presents Phase 1b/2 Clinical Data for Carfilzomib in Advanced Solid Tumor Patients at the 2009 ASCO Annual Meeting

...generally well tolerated. The most common adverse events include fatigue headache, nausea, diarrhea, constipation and anemia. Notably, there were no incidents of Grade 3/4 neuropathy, a common side effect associated with the approved proteasome inhibitor, bortezomib. To date, 65 patients in the Phase 1b and...

National Hemovigilance Pilot Program Launches to Track Adverse Events Associated with Blood Transfusion

...work is the first and only national collaboration between government and nongovernment agencies designed to confidentially track adverse reactions and incidents associated with blood collection and transfusion as well as tissue, organ and cell therapy transplantation. The Hemovigilance Module - focusing speci...

YM BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES NIMOTUZUMAB PRESENTATIONS TO BE MADE AT THE 100TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH AND EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

...proval for marketing in over 12 countries, In more than 3,500 patients reported as having been treated with nimotuzumab worldwide to date, no Grade IV incidents of radiation dermatitis have been described, severe rash has not been observed and reports of the other severe side-effects that are typical of EGFR-t...

Risk of Stroke, Heart Disease in Women Lowered by Mediterranean Diet

...ains, fish, moderate alcohol, and limited red meat, refined grains, and sweets. During the study's 20 years of follow-up, researchers found 2,391 incidents of coronary heart disease, 1,763 strokes and a combined total of 1,077 fatal heart attacks and strokes. Fung and her colleagues used data from 74...

YM BioSciences Announces Milestone Payment For Approval Of Nimotuzumab In The Philippines And Indonesia

...d with other EGFR-targeting antibody drugs in combination with radiation while absent in nimotuzumab/radiation treated patients. Reports of any severe incidents of the other side-effects that are typical of EGFR-targeting molecules have been rare. These severe side-effects can result in treatment interruptions...

Biodel Inc. Announces the Completion of Its Two Pivotal Trials and the Release of EASD Abstracts Containing Additional Interim Data From Its VIAject(TM) Program

...using VIAject(TM) compared to Humulin(R) R. Type 1 patients recorded 8,111 mild and moderate hypoglycemic events, with a significantly lower number of incidents in the VIAject(TM) group (3,691; p<0.001) than in the Humulin(R) R group (4,420). Type 2 patients recorded 2,438 mild and moderate hypoglycemic events...

BN ImmunoTherapeutics Starts Clinical Trials With Prostate Cancer Vaccine

...ostate cancer tumor targets. Prostate cancer is, along with breast cancer, in the top three cancer market, each with more than 500,000 new diagnosed incidents globally per year and only limited treatment options. Reiner Laus, MD, President & CEO of BN ImmunoTherapeutics said: "The initiation of clinical st...

Inclinix Announces New Patent for Expert System Platform

...novel medical questionnaires, and the platform has been used in homeland security applications. The design supports interviewing patients in terrorist incidents to see if they are victims of weapons of mass destruction. The ESP system initiates questions about multiple possible weapons exposure and then narrow...

FreshFx Recognized for use in the Scalder as a Solution to the 'Yield/Pathogen Reduction Dilemma'

...ive, and also lead to less efficient picking and other problems. However, by introducing an acidic sanitizer like FreshFx into the scalder, Salmonella incidents are dramatically reduced, and the solution's low pH acts as a "picking aid," probably by disrupting connections between the feather and the follicle. ...
Incidents in Medical Dictionary

MMR

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First

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Choking

..., swollen, or ... Choking affects people of all ages but is more common ... Round, firm foods are common choking dangers. ... Many choking incidents occur when older brothers or sisters give dangerous foods, ... Msnbc'S Jj Ramberg Starts Choking Right In The Middle Of A Segment. Choking ...

Breakbone Fever

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Incidents in Biological News

Infant formula adulteration with melamine underscores need for better detection methods

...idence." Some have separated considerations of "quality" from those of "safety." However, at a time when public health is threatened by recurring incidents of deliberate or inadvertent food contamination, it is less plausible to do soand consumers see little distinction between the two. Both quality and s...

Prairie dog research promotes caring, conservation

...colonies with other prairie dogs that are not related to them. "We hope to one day determine why they choose certain friends," Slobodchikoff says. incidents of bubonic plague, poisoning, shooting, landowners not wanting holes in their ground and land development have driven to the dogs to the brink of exti...

Food counterfeiting, contamination outpace international regulatory systems

...contaminated food and terrorism via intentional contamination lies the counterfeiter, seeking not to harm but to hide the act for profit. The melamine incidents are such examples. As an industrial chemical that mimics protein content in tests was added to milk and subsequently created kidney problems for child...

NAU research ties tree mortality trends to climate warming

...he trees are dying increasingly fast," Ful said. To determine when trees died as a result of climate change, scientists documented climate-related incidents that caused trees to die, such as bark beetle attacks or forest fires. Ful worked with NAU researchers to provide tree measurements from more than ...

BIO-key(R) Awarded PocketCop(R) Contracts From Major Law Enforcement Agencies

...ing up dispatchers or radios. PocketCop provided officers with direct access to federal and state databases for information on individuals involved in incidents including: obtaining driver's license photo to verify identity; and immediate access to any outstanding arrest warrants. PocketCop's silent, text-ba...

News from the November 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...year study of 14,153 African-American and white adults 45-64 years old from four U.S. communities investigated the relationships between heart failure incidents (death or hospitalization) and intake of seven food categories (whole grains, fruits/vegetables, fish, nuts, high-fat dairy, egg and red meat). During...

New method identifies meth hot spots

...identified five counties with the most meth-linked incidents per capita, such as deaths, poisonings and places ...ncorporates information about when and where these incidents occurred, giving us a bigger picture of what's goi...udy gathered countywide data on 2,570 meth-related incidents documented by the Oregon Poison Control Center, th...

Regional Law Enforcement Data Exchange System Expands

... Each of the police departments maintains its own records management system (RMS), which tracks and stores data on individuals arrested or involved in incidents in the community, including information not available in federal or state databases. "We all know that criminal behavior doesn't stop at the town or...

ID Analytics Study Reveals Employees' Criminal Misuse of Stolen Identities

...workplace. The research examined more than a dozen incidents of internal data theft involving more than five mi...education, and commercial sectors. Of these, eight incidents ultimately led to more than 1,300 cases of attempt... -- The identities associated with these internal incidents were up to 24 times more likely be misused than th...

Emergency response and nanotechnology

... presenters will share lessons learned during past incidents involving emergency evacuations, including some in...iled case studies were prepared for a subset of 50 incidents that were selected based on a profiling and ranking scheme designed to identify evacuation incidents of sufficient complexity to challenge the local an...
Incidents in Biological Technology

International Substance Detection Firm IDenta To Release New Lead Test Kit - Rash Of Toy Incidents Leads Company To Enter New Marketplace

JERUSALEM, Israel, December 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDenta Corp. (OTC: IDTA.PK - News) announced today that it is in the final stages of releasing a new test kit that will detect the presence of lead in a wide variety of products including children's toys. The recent outbreak of lead conta...

Allied Healthcare Launches First of Line of Ventilators Designed to Meet Demands of Mass Casualty Incidents

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mass casualty incidents -- such as terrorist attacks, pandemic flu outbreaks or natural calamities like earthquakes or hurricanes -- raise the life-and-death reality that existing medical equipment is not adequate to provide treatment for all who nee...

BioNeutral's Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Achieves World Class Independent Test Results in Killing Life Threatening Spores/Organisms

...dium Sporogenes spores. The rapid elimination of these health threatening microorganisms, in the spore form, at health care facilities will reduce the incidents of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) and the associated loss of lives. From one million spores to zero in 7 minutes is up to 50 times faster than the...

YM BIOSCIENCES' SUBSIDIARY RESOLVES PROPOSED ARBITRATION WITH ONCOSCIENCE AG

...its approval for marketing in 18 countries. In more than 4000 patients reported as having been treated with nimotuzumab worldwide to date, no Grade IV incidents of radiation dermatitis have been described, severe rash has not been observed and reports of the other severe side-effects that are typical of EGFR-t...

YM BIOSCIENCES REPORTS DAIICHI-SANKYO ENROLLS FIRST PATIENTS IN PHASE II, FIRST-LINE LUNG CANCER TRIAL WITH NIMOTUZUMAB

...l for marketing in more than 12 countries. In more than 3,500 patients reported as having been treated with nimotuzumab worldwide to date, no Grade IV incidents of radiation dermatitis have been described, severe rash has not been observed and reports of the other severe side-effects that are typical of EGFR-t...

NIMOTUZUMAB DEMONSTRATES EFFICACY IN RANDOMIZED HEAD & NECK CANCER STUDY WITHOUT THE TOXICITIES ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER EGFR DRUGS

...l for marketing in more than 12 countries. In more than 3,500 patients reported as having been treated with nimotuzumab worldwide to date, no Grade IV incidents of radiation dermatitis have been described, severe rash has not been observed and reports of the other severe side-effects that are typical of EGFR-t...

YM BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF RANDOMIZED NIMOTUZUMAB STUDY TO BE PRESENTED IN A POSTER AT ASCO ANNUAL MEETING

...proval for marketing in over 12 countries, In more than 3,500 patients reported as having been treated with nimotuzumab worldwide to date, no Grade IV incidents of radiation dermatitis have been described, severe rash has not been observed and reports of the other severe side-effects that are typical of EGFR-t...

YM BIOSCIENCES REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2009 OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL RESULTS

...l for marketing in more than 12 countries. In more than 3,500 patients reported as having been treated with nimotuzumab worldwide to date, no Grade IV incidents of radiation dermatitis have been described, severe rash has not been observed and reports of the other severe side-effects that are typical of EGFR-t...

Bionovo Announces Publication of Positive Phase 2 Trial Results for Menerba(TM)

...n placebo; p=0.03). Safety analyses showed no cases of endometrial hyperplasia or uterine cancer during the trial. There were no differences in incidents of vaginal bleeding between the placebo group and the two treatment groups of Menerba. Likewise, there was no increase in blood estradiol levels. This...

Free Webinars in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

...tice, Part I Improving Crystallization and Precipitation: 20 Years of Best Practice, Part II Process Safety and Thermal Hazard Analysis Avoiding incidents at Scale-up: Is Your Process Resistant Towards Maloperation, Guest Speaker: Dr. Francis Stoessel, Swiss Safety Institute Calorimetry Best Practice: F...
Incidents in Biological Definition

Eugenics

...passed on to their offspring . . ." [1] Sweden forcibly sterilized 62,000 "unfits" as part of a eugenics program over a forty year period. Similar incidents occurred in Canada , Australia , Norway , Finland , Estonia , Switzerland and Iceland for people the government declared to be mentally defic...
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