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Better care of sickest patients can actually save hospitals money, says largest study of its kind

New York, NY (Sept. 4, 2008) A new study finds hospitals can save more than $300 a day taking care of seriously ill patients while giving them even better care. The Archives of Internal Medicine will publish the study by the Center to Advance Palliative Care and National Palliative Care Rese...

Scotland Ranked As Sickest Area Of UK: Survey

A health survey that probed into analysis of the nation's well being has revealed Scotland to be the top scorer with respect to an unhealthy neighborhood. // Scotland infact deserves the credit of harboring 22 of the UK's 25 unhealthiest neighbourhoods. Scotland residents were found to be ove...

Guided care reduces cost of health care for older persons with chronic conditions

... The nation's sickest and most expensive patients need fewer health care resources and cost insur...s' quality of life and care, while improving the efficiency of treating the sickest and most complex patients. The care teams include a registered nurse, two t...

Kefir, a Probiotic-Rich Drink, May Benefit Specific Groups of Children

...tic-rich drink, may have a positive effect on reducing antibiotic-induced diarrhea in certain children experiencing health problems. In the study, the sickest children got the most potential benefit from drinking Kefir. "We are happy to see that the 10 strains of good bacteria in our Probug product ...

Central DuPage Hospital Ranks 35th in Orthopaedics in U.S. News Media Group's 2009-10 America's Best Hospitals

...someone close to you," said Avery Comarow, health rankings editor at U.S. News & World Report . "These are hospitals that are used to getting the sickest patients." Methodology: The rankings in 12 of the 16 specialties -- all but ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation and rheumatology -- ar...

Immune System Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Staph Infections

...researchers know how the immune system responds, the question is whether this methodology can be used to predict patient outcomes or differentiate the sickest patients from the less sick ones and, ultimately, how this knowledge can be used to develop better therapies?" She emphasized, though, that the fin...

Ochsner Medical Center, Only Louisiana Hospital Listed in 'America's Best' by U.S. News

... someone close to you," said Avery Comarow, U.S. News & World Report health rankings editor. "These are hospitals that are used to getting the sickest patients." Despite a recent damaging report on Louisiana's cardiac care,* Dr. Chris White, Ochsner Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Dis...

St. Alexius Medical Center Named to America's Best Hospitals Rankings

...ant the best care you can get for someone close to you," said Avery Comarow, health rankings editor. "These are hospitals that are used to getting the sickest patients." In addition to the hospitals that appear in one or more specialty rankings in the print magazine, America's Best Hospitals includ...

U.S. News Media Group Announces 2009-10 America's Best Hospitals

...ant the best care you can get for someone close to you," said Avery Comarow, health rankings editor. "These are hospitals that are used to getting the sickest patients." The 2009-10 Best Hospitals guide also includes a web video series on USNews.com where visitors can watch HealthiNation Chief M...

Researchers map how staph infections alter immune system

...rdura said. "Now that we know how the immune system responds, the question is whether we can use this to predict patient outcomes or differentiate the sickest patients from the less sick ones. How can we use this knowledge to develop better therapies?" Researchers used blood samples collected between 200...
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SYNTAX Data Show Comparable Safety for Complex Patients Treated with TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) Stents and Bypass Surgery

.... The goal of the trial is to expand the body of knowledge of PCI use and help inform physicians and patients on appropriate treatment options for the sickest patients. "The data announced today will provide important additional information for doctors as they evaluate treatment options for complex coronar...

Boston Scientific Announces Schedule for European Society of Cardiology Congress 2008

...ver studied in a DES trial. SYNTAX will expand the body of knowledge of PCI use and help inform physicians as to appropriate treatment options for the sickest patients." Details of the Company's activities at ESC 2008 are below. Schedule of events (all times are Munich time) Monday, September 1 -- S...
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UC Davis bench-to-bedside research: Promising treatment in clinical trials

...een an academic and industrial environment in the early stage to help determine career directions." Another goal: a low-cost, affordable drug. "The sickest people in the world, of course, cannot pay for the drugs they need," Hammock said. "The chemistry developed around the s-EH inhibitors allows us to ma...

Triage study challenges notions of emergency medical response to disaster

...ients are more vital than ever. Yet many fundamental assumptions underlying these systems -- such as the notion that it is imperative to send the sickest patients to the hospital first -- have rarely been subjected to rigorous scientific scrutiny. Now, for the first time, researchers at NewYork-Presbyte...

Implantable pumps extend lives of patients too sick for transplant

... Pumps implanted into the chest to maintain circulation can significantly extend the lives of the sickest patients in end-stage heart failure who are not candidates for heart transplantation, according to the results of a clinical trial led by Duke Univers...

UCLA cancer researchers shake loose hidden biomarker

...an said. So discovering the mechanism of moving the PSMA to a more treatment accessible location on the cell could have ramifications for treating the sickest patients, those in whom the cancer has spread. "The ability to reverse the polarity of PSMA from apical to the basolateral could have significant i...
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Landmark SYNTAX Trial Reports Comparable Safety Outcomes for Complex Patients Treated With TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) Stents or Bypass Surgery

...>100 mm stented length, 84 percent with bi/trifurcations, 22 percent with chronic total occlusions, and 39 percent with left main disease. Some of the sickest patients in the trial were not eligible for surgery and were treated with drug-eluting stents. The results announced today showed comparable safety ...

Triage study challenges notions of emergency medical response to disaster

...ients are more vital than ever. Yet many fundamental assumptions underlying these systems -- such as the notion that it is imperative to send the sickest patients to the hospital first -- have rarely been subjected to rigorous scientific scrutiny. Now, for the first time, researchers at NewYork-Presbyte...

Florida Children's Hospital and Disney Unite to Create Magical Pediatric Hospital

...sney," said Marla Silliman, administrator of Florida Children's Hospital. "By bringing them together, we are creating an environment in which even the sickest children can experience joy and happiness while they are in the hospital." About Florida Hospital and Walt Disney World Florida Children's Hospital ...

DHC 2007: Without fuller IT adoption, health costs might drain America's wealth

...voids the transfer of heart monitoring while the patient is physically located in a non-cardiac unit. Thanks to the centralized monitoring system, the sickest patients can come into a rural facility and receive tertiary-level care. While initial estimates called for a payback in two to three years, the ab...
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