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Using powder-free latex gloves reduces latex allergy rate in health care workers
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (August 17, 2011) – Researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin investigating latex allergy in health care workers have demonstrated the most effective public health strategy to prevent allergic sensitization is by stopping the use of powdered latex gloves. Previous medical studies pointed out this association of latex allergy to powdered
Better chronic pain management
Ottawa, Canada (August 15, 2011) – Pain care management needs to be improved, with health care professionals committing to improve care as well as a retooling of the health care system to help people who are suffering, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2011/08/15/cmaj.111065
Viagra could reduce multiple sclerosis symptoms
Barcelona, Spain (May 19, 2011) – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona researchers have discovered that Viagra® drastically reduces multiple sclerosis symptoms in animal models with the disease. The research, published in Acta Neuropathologica, demonstrates that a practically complete recovery occurs in 50% of the animals after eight days of treatment. Researchers are confident that clinical
Wide-reaching report finds strong support for nurse and pharmacist prescribing
Southampton (May 10, 2011) – Greater powers introduced by the government to enable specially trained nurses and pharmacists to prescribe medication in England have been successfully adopted, according to a new report.
Risk of hospital patient mortality increases with nurse staffing shortfalls, study finds
Los Angeles, Cal., USA (March 16, 2011) – Nurses are the front-line caregivers to hospital patients, coordinating and providing direct care and delivering it safely and reliably. The goal for any hospital is to ensure that each of its patient-care units has an adequate number of nurses during every shift.
Future surgeons may use robotic nurse, ‘gesture recognition’
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., USA (February 3, 2011) – Surgeons of the future might use a system that recognizes hand gestures as commands to control a robotic scrub nurse or tell a computer to display medical images of the patient during an operation. Both the hand-gesture recognition and robotic nurse innovations might help to reduce the
Toronto Western Hospital study demonstrates improved wait times for patients suffering back pain
Toronto, Canada (November 17, 2010) – Results of a Toronto Western Hospital study show that patients suffering back pain get quicker diagnosis and treatment when a Nurse Practitioner conducts the first examination. Traditionally, patients face long and anxiety-ridden wait times – up to 52 weeks – before an initial examination by a spine surgeon. Results
Nurse practitioner-led spinal clinic produced impressive results and shorter waiting times
Toronto, Canada (November 17, 2010) – Ninety-six per cent of patients with back problems were satisfied with the assessment carried out by a specially trained nurse practitioner, according to a study in the December issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
CWRU nurse researcher finds prescribed bed rest has down side for pregnant women
Cleveland, OH, USA (November 10, 2010) – Despite lack of evidence about bed rest’s effectiveness, doctors annually prescribe it for roughly 1 million pregnant women to delay preterm births. Judith Maloni, professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, said a comprehensive review of more than 70 evidence-based research