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Researchers looked to see if pre-surgery beta-blockers were as harmful as they're said to be.
The patient had a spinal tumor removed endoscopically, all while she was awake so she could give the surgeon feedback.
As part of Heart Disease Awareness Month this past February, Modular Devices made a list of advancements in medical technology since the 1950's.
Screening for hepatitis C has become a standard, but a new model of tests and evaluations could help find which patients are more likely to have complications.
The study, believed to be the first to look at CKD in children who have received lung transplants, also found that those children with high levels of tacrolimus circulating in the blood and those who experience at least one episode of acute kidney injury during their recovery also appear to be at greater risk for CKD.
"While the clinical information that ambulance crews call in to trauma centers was sufficient to determine the presence of a life-threatening hemorrhage in about half the patients we studied, many other patients were in a 'grey area' and may or may not have been at risk of bleeding to death," an expert said.
For medical practices, having more unique doctors on staff and having doctors see more patients doesn't necessarily lead to improved patient outcomes--and in fact, may have the opposite effect.
"CUSP reinforces the importance of teamwork and just culture, where every member of the team is empowered to speak up if something’s not right and everyone is accountable for keeping patients from harm," an expert said.
Historical data show that about one in 500 pregnant women require nonobstetric surgery, according to the study background.
The study revealed that there are nearly 400 HIV-positive potential organ donors who could be sources of donated organs annually for HIV-positive patients waiting for organ donations.
Prior to this study, it was not understood which vagus nerve fiber types were responsible for reducing the body's inflammatory activity.
“We're asking everyone to be prudent lest a bad event occur to patients and staff as a result of a distraction,” a CSPS leader said.
Researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered a new compound that offers longer lasting painkilling effects, and shows promise as an alternative to current anesthetics.
HIMSS celebrates the positive influence nurses and informatics nurses have on the quality of patient care during National Nurses Week, held May 6-12.
Surgical Products found the pulse of trends in the OR for this month's edition. It met with experts on topics like minimally-invasive surgery, opioids, OR management, preventing surgical site infections and more.
“Most surgeons throughout the country are now treating postoperative pain with as little amounts of opioids as possible, secondary to their addictive nature as well as a significant of opioids related adverse events that not only prolong stay, but can cause major complications,” a surgeon explained.
Patients receiving blood or blood components face allergic and febrile (having symptoms of a fever) reactions, as well as serious complications such as lung injury and infectious disease.
Since all infection prevention and control guidelines are evidence-based, it is important to stay up-to-date on safety and effectiveness data to protect healthcare personnel and their patients.
While it is understandable that pathological and physiological factors influence a surgeon's choice of surgery for a particular patient, the results presented in this study suggest that physician discomfort with the operative complexities of a procedure may lead to selection of a technique associated with less favorable outcomes.
The Commission reveals that five billion people worldwide do not have access to safe and affordable surgery and anaesthesia when they need it, and access is worst in low-income and lower-middle income countries, where as many as nine out of ten people cannot access basic surgical care.
While nearly all of the 398 hospitals in the study use a variety of measures to protect their patients from the bug, 48 percent haven't adopted strict limits on the use of antibiotics and other drugs that can allow Clostridium defficile to flourish.
"One of the most important challenges we face, as neurocritical care and stroke doctors, is to develop a way to directly and continuously measure cerebral blood flow in patients," he said.
In November 2014 the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) issued updated recommended practices for surgical attire. While the recommendations include the use of surgical masks and cover apparel, perhaps most interesting with respect to new science is the focus on scrub attire.
More than 41 gasses are found in surgical plume, such as, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and benzene, along with other viruses, bacteria, small viral particulates and carcinogens.
This year’s report has been consolidated and tracks performance measures that align with the National Quality Strategy.
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