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2014-05-29 15:37:27

Stanford University Medical Center Most physicians would choose a do-not-resuscitate or "no code" status for themselves when they are terminally ill, yet they tend to pursue aggressive, life-prolonging treatment for patients facing the same prognosis, according to a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine to be published May 28 in PLOS ONE. It's a disconnect that needs to be better understood, said VJ Periyakoil, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine and lead...

2011-08-12 12:06:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As an elder law attorney for the past three decades, I have all too commonly witnessed siblings, family members and friends battle for control of the finances and care of their aging parents and loved ones. While the litigation may be for the authority to make day-to-day financial and health care decisions, sadly, the root cause is oftentimes inheritance and monetary control. It is anticipated that controversies and court fights involving...

2011-04-20 08:37:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Surgical patients with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders appear to be at a higher risk for poor surgical outcomes, according to a new study. "Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders preclude the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a clinically unresponsive, pulseless patient," according to background information provided by the authors. Approximately 70 percent of patients in the United States die with a DNR order. "Patients with a DNR order consent to a variety of...

2011-04-18 21:24:47

Surgical patients with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders appear to be at higher risk for poor surgical outcomes, according to a report published online today by the Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The study will appear in the August print issue of the journal. "Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders preclude the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a clinically unresponsive, pulseless patient," according to background information provided by the authors. Approximately...

2009-11-16 07:45:42

Rapidly cooling a person in cardiac arrest may improve their chance of survival without brain damage, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2009. "We now have a method that is safe and can be started within minutes of cardiac arrest to minimize damage during this very critical period," said Maaret Castr©n, M.D., lead author of the study and professor of emergency medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. For years, people...

2009-06-30 16:09:00

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study highlights: Cardiac arrest patients may not be getting the best care by EMS personnel due to a number of external factors. EMS should have adequate time in the field to give high-quality CPR and other resuscitation efforts before transporting cardiac arrest patients. EMS should follow national guidelines for transporting cardiac arrest patients and determining when to end unsuccessful resuscitation efforts. DALLAS, June 30...

2009-06-03 14:15:33

Many hospitalized patients overestimate their chance of surviving an in-hospital cardiac arrest and do not know what CPR really involves, a University of Iowa study has shown.The study further showed that this lack of understanding of cardiopulmonary resuscitation may affect a patient's choice about whether to have orders in place to be resuscitated if they are dying.The study, which also involved researchers in the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, appeared in the June 1 issue of...

2009-01-12 09:50:00

Reports show that healthcare providers, patients and their families may not understand the different meanings and consequences of living wills and DNR (do not resuscitate) orders HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 200 events reported to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority in part show that healthcare providers, patients and their family members may not understand the different meanings and consequences of living wills and DNR (do not resuscitate) orders which...

2006-02-13 16:50:00

By Karla Gale NEW YORK -- Guidelines in the UK advocate discussions with hospitalized patients regarding "do-not-resuscitate" (DNR) orders early after they are admitted. Although such discussions frequently do not take place, it is practical matters, rather than doctor resistance, that are often to blame, investigators have found. With a DNR order, the patient states that should they suffer a cardiac arrest while hospitalized, they do not wish to be resuscitated. "Twenty years ago there...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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