Quantcast
Last updated on April 20, 2014 at 5:20 EDT

Latest Johns Hopkins Stories

2010-02-16 09:26:54

Interest in checklists grows, but they're no magic wand In the wake of Johns Hopkins' success in virtually eliminating intensive-care unit bloodstream infections via a simple five-step checklist, the safety scientist who developed and popularized the tool warns medical colleagues that they are no panacea. "Checklists are useful, but they're not Harry Potter's wand," says Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins University School...

2010-01-20 13:27:06

Johns Hopkins neurologist asks leaders to question 'futile and expensive' care in terminally ill adults and infants Acknowledging that the idea of rationing health care, particularly at the end of life, may incite too much vitriol to get much rational consideration, a Johns Hopkins emeritus professor of neurology called for the start of a discussion anyway, with an opinion piece featured in this month's issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics. In the January article, John Freeman, M.D.,...

2010-01-12 16:02:02

Johns Hopkins study says patients twice as likely to die if treated this way instead of being taken to the hospital immediately Immobilizing the spines of shooting and stabbing victims before they are taken to the hospital "” standard procedure in Maryland and some other parts of the country "” appears to double the risk of death compared to transporting patients to a trauma center without this time-consuming, on-scene medical intervention, according to a new study by Johns...

2009-12-10 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D. to Danaher's Board of Directors. Dr. Zerhouni's initial term expires at Danaher's 2011 annual meeting of shareholders. Dr. Zerhouni, a physician, scientist, and world-renowned leader in radiology research, served as director of the National Institutes of Health from 2002 to 2008 and currently serves as Senior Advisor at Johns...

2009-12-04 07:00:00

BALTIMORE, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 7, Dr. Aaron Wernham will discuss health impact assessments as a tool to create healthier communities and address the root causes of public health problems as part of a lecture series at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Health impact assessments give public health officials the tools and data needed to inform projects and work in partnership with policymakers across sectors to prevent increased burdens on the...

d04539cc8e8a380d169db4ddc00a3f0e1
2009-11-23 09:05:00

Factors putting patients at risk go well beyond fatigue, largest study of its kind suggests Surgeons who are burned out or depressed are more likely to say they had recently committed a major error on the job, according to the largest study to date on physician burnout. The new findings suggest that the mental well-being of the surgeon is associated with a higher rate of self-reported medical errors, something that may undermine patient safety more than the fatigue that is often blamed for...

2009-11-18 14:50:57

Blood cholesterol levels improved, but arteries do not show it The routine prescription of extended-release niacin, a B vitamin (1,500 milligrams daily), in combination with traditional cholesterol-lowering therapy offers no extra benefit in correcting arterial narrowing and diminishing plaque buildup in seniors who already have coronary artery disease, a new vascular imaging study from Johns Hopkins experts shows. In tests on 145 Baltimore-area men and women with existing atherosclerosis,...

2009-10-19 08:19:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Seguro Surgical, Inc., a medical device development company specializing in the commercialization of surgical instrumentation, today announced that it has acquired, from The Johns Hopkins University, the global marketing rights to a novel device for use in abdominal surgery. Over two million abdominal surgeries (laparotomies) are performed annually in the United States. Current practice utilizes cotton towels or sponges to reposition the bowel and...

2009-09-30 05:30:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Baltimore City Public Schools system was recognized yesterday by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) as the first Meatless Monday school system in the U.S. The 80,000 young people it serves will begin each week with a Meatless Monday menu. Dr. Robert Lawrence, Director of the CLF and Dr. Michael Klag, Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, presented the Center's 2009 Award for Visionary Leadership...

2009-09-29 12:59:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN is pleased to announce the opening of Medical Pavilion at Howard County, a five-story, 167,000 square foot medical office building at the Johns Hopkins Howard County Hospital in Columbia, Maryland. This facility represents a new standard for collaborative medical delivery in the community. There are thirteen medical practices, including 90 physicians/dentists, providing medical care at the facility, with support...