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2010-07-20 13:10:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A world leader in clinical care, research and medical education intends to join forces with Florida's leader in pediatric specialty care for the betterment of children. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100720/FL37809LOGO-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100720/FL37809LOGO-a ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100720/FL37809LOGO-b ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100720/FL37809LOGO-b ) Johns...

2010-06-09 14:22:00

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins have safely and effectively operated inside the brains of a dozen patients by making a small entry incision through the natural creases of an eyelid to reach the skull and deep brain. They say access to the skull and brain through either lid, formally known as a transpalpebral orbitofrontal craniotomy, sharply contrasts with the more laborious, physically damaging and invasive, traditional means of entry used in brain surgery that requires opening the top half of the...

2010-04-09 08:38:51

Sedation cut back so patients can exercise, which speeds recovery A new report from critical care experts at Johns Hopkins shows that use of prescription sedatives goes down by half so that mild exercise programs can be introduced to the care of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Curtailing use of the drowsiness-inducing medications not only allows patients to exercise, which is known to reduce muscle weakness linked to long periods of bed rest, but also reduces bouts...

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2010-02-26 09:48:29

Brain differences caused by known schizophrenia gene may explain late development of classic symptoms In reports of two new studies, researchers led by Johns Hopkins say they have identified the mechanisms rooted in two anatomical brain abnormalities that may explain the onset of schizophrenia and the reason symptoms don't develop until young adulthood. Both types of anatomical glitches are influenced by a gene known as DISC1, whose mutant form was first identified in a Scottish family with a...

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2010-02-25 08:40:00

Johns Hopkins researchers say recycling medical equipment saves money, reduces waste and is safe Wider adoption of the practice of recycling medical equipment "” including laparoscopic ports and durable cutting tools typically tossed out after a single use "” could save hospitals hundreds of millions of dollars annually and curb trash at medical centers, the second-largest waste producers in the United States after the food industry. The recommendation, made in an analysis by...

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...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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