In Spain, less than 50% of people who could receive end-of-life care have access to it. Research shows that giving health professionals, patients and families a voice in the media can help integrate these therapies into health care. However, it is politicians who are most present in media coverage. The written media can improve citizens’ […]Continue Reading ...
The first evaluation of pharmacists based in accident and emergency departments has concluded that with additional clinical skills, they are able to take on overall clinical responsibility for patients. Daniel Greenwood a PhD student from The University of Manchester studied the work of people they termed Emergency Department Pharmacist Practitioners (EDPPs) from 15 NHS Trusts […]Continue Reading ...
Caring for older adults with multiple chronic conditions can create challenging situations. For example, some treatments may be harmful to older adults who live with and manage several chronic conditions. In some cases, several treatments might be available but healthcare providers may not know which are best for a particular individual. In other cases, older […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 14 2019 In today’s fast-paced digital society, virtual doctor visits are on the rise and offer patients a more convenient way to receive medical care from anywhere. If you can’t leave work or don’t have childcare, for example, online video visits can provide live, face-to-face physician consultations from the comfort of your home or […]Continue Reading ...
Stanford pediatrician Alan Schroeder, MD, who specializes in critical care and hospital medicine, has an unusual idea for how to keep young patients safer. Instead of trying to improve the success of certain medical interventions, he is studying whether those interventions are even needed in the first place. Schroeder focuses his research on areas where […]Continue Reading ...
Sepsis is a major contributor to disability, death and health care costs in the United States and worldwide. A growing recognition of the high burden of sepsis as well as media coverage of high-profile, sepsis-induced deaths have catalyzed new efforts to prevent and manage the disease. While new initiatives have been beneficial in paving the […]Continue Reading ...
Germany is facing an old age care crisis. Old age care structures in this country have for too long been starved of cash and personnel, and there is still no evidence of improvement. In fact, the contrary seems to be the case: As the numbers of old people in need of care are increasing, there […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 7 2019 Researchers at the University of East Anglia and University of Cambridge have developed a way to help people with progressive conditions receive better person-centered care. From overcoming boredom or loneliness to knowing what to expect in the future, the team started by identifying a range of areas that patients with advanced Chronic […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 — Daily bathing with chlorhexidine plus nasal mupirocin in carriers for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) does not cut rates of hospital-acquired bacterial infections overall in non-critical care units, but benefit is observed in patients with medical devices, according to a study published online March 5 in The Lancet. Susan S. Huang, […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 15 2019 Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust saw falls at night drop by a third on two wards that introduced the Oxehealth Digital Care Assistant technology, a clinical study has shown. Hugh Lloyd-Jukes, CEO Oxehealth Manor Hospital’s Pembleton and Stanley wards, which care for inpatients with dementia, installed the Digital Care Assistant in […]Continue Reading ...
The BMA has consistently believed that arbitrary targets can result in unintended impacts on patient care, especially when they are linked to funding.Continue Reading ...
African-Americans in major U.S. cities are significantly more likely to live in “trauma deserts” with limited access to advanced emergency medical care, according to new research from the University of Chicago Medicine. The study also shows the academic medical center’s new Level 1 Trauma Center led to a seven-fold reduction in Chicago’s access disparity. The […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 11 2019 Standard tests used to identify dehydration are not working for older people living in care homes – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Carers often use simple tests to see if an older person is dehydrated. These include looking at their eyes, skin, or asking if someone feels […]Continue Reading ...
A study published in PLOS ONE by academics in Australia and the UK, shows that specialist wound management clinics are the most cost-effective route for the care of chronic wounds with better results for patients. The research team includes Dr Rosana Pacella, Head of Research at the University of Chichester, West Sussex, UK as part […]Continue Reading ...
An intervention combining behavioral weight loss treatment and problem-solving therapy with as-needed antidepressant medication for participants with co-occurring obesity and depression improved weight loss and depressive symptoms compared with routine physician care, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Obesity and depression commonly occur together. Approximately 43 percent of […]Continue Reading ...
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