Relevant specialist, matron, and quality and safety lead involvement key to approach, say study authors Hospital bereavement services that are led by senior doctors and nurses and the person responsible for quality and safety may help to curb patient complaints and legal action in the wake of a difficult death, suggest the results of a […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers and practitioners across the globe frequently use the ‘EORTC’ questionnaire to measure self-reported quality of life of cancer patients. For the first time, a group of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have determined general population quality of life normative data for 15 individual countries. These data allow for a more meaningful interpretation of […]Continue Reading ...
AMSBIO has expanded its range of high quality FFPE cancer cell line controls for immunohistochemistry (IHC), in situ hybridization (ISH) and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) applications. Variations in FFPE tissue sample quality and experimental setup can lead to misleading results without reliable controls. Traditional cell or tissue-based control specimens often present intra specimen variation, lot-to-lot […]Continue Reading ...
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New algorithms take advantage of multiple smart watch sensors to accurately monitor wearers’ sleep patterns. As well as obtaining rich information on wearers’ sleep, the software, called SleepGuard, can estimate sleep quality and provide users with practical advice to help them get a better night’s snooze. SleepGuard tracks a combination of different non-biomedical factors – […]Continue Reading ...
High-quality hospitals deliver lower-cost care for 82% of diagnoses, according to a new analysis that Advisory Board released today on variations in care that do not improve care costs or patient outcomes. The data from Advisory Board’s analysis of 468 hospitals indicate a typical facility could save up to $29 million annually by delivering care […]Continue Reading ...
Insomnia accounts for a significantly greater loss of quality of life at the population level than arthritis, obesity, or depressive disorders, a new study from Columbia Psychiatry has found.Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 — For cancer survivors, a high-quality diet is associated with a reduced risk of overall and cancer-specific mortality, according to a study recently published in JNCI: Cancer Spectrum. Ashish A. Deshmukh, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and colleagues identified 1,191 participants from the Third National Health and […]Continue Reading ...
These are the results of an analysis of 28 nutritional intervention studies involving 2,900 participants and headed by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili; these supplements may increase male fertility Infertility affects 15% of the world population and is recognized by the World Health Organisation as a global health problem. In recent years, studies of sperm […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new systematic review provides the most comprehensive assessment to date on the scientific evidence estimating the effectiveness of various fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) for contraception. “Effectiveness of Fertility Awareness–Based Methods for Pregnancy Prevention: A Systematic Review,” led by UNC’s Rachel Peragallo Urrutia, MD, was published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, also […]Continue Reading ...
Nurses with bachelor’s degrees report being very prepared in more quality and safety measures than do their peers with associate degrees, finds a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The findings, published in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, demonstrate a growing gap in preparedness between new […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the Institute for Innovation and Sustainable Development in the Food Chain (IS-FOOD) of the Public University of Navarre (NUP/UPNA) have published a piece of research in which they show that the nutritional quality of breakfast is associated with significant cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in overweight children (even in those who are fit […]Continue Reading ...
Females are born with a finite number of eggs that are steadily depleted throughout their lifetime. This reserve of eggs is selected from a much larger pool of millions of precursor cells, or oocytes, that form during fetal life. So there is a substantial amount of quality control during the process of forming an egg […]Continue Reading ...
When I was a journalist working in Asia and Africa — before coming to Stanford to report on health policy — nothing was more heartbreaking than seeing the lack of access to health care in some of the poorer countries, particularly among pregnant women and young children. I wrote about women in the Democratic Republic […]Continue Reading ...
A new study from the University at Buffalo has shown that the presence of new or worsened bedsores is an effective indicator of the quality of care for rehab patients. The study is the first to examine whether this metric is, in fact, is associated with outcome of care in inpatient rehabilitation settings. New or […]Continue Reading ...
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