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2013-11-11 23:24:54

Mistakes during surgical procedures are the most common medical error in 2013, and LifeWings, a team of international patient safety experts, offers three proven solutions to prevent these traumatic patient-harming events. http://www.SaferPatients.com (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 The nation’s largest inspector of hospital safety and quality, The Joint Commission, reports that sixty serious surgical mistakes were reported in the first half of 2013. Surgical mistakes included performing...

2013-10-22 10:27:09

A survey finds that most patients are not being told about the possibility of overdiagnosis and overtreatment as a result of cancer screenings, according to report in a research letter by Odette Wegwarth, Ph.D., and Gerd Gigerenzer, Ph.D., of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany. Cancer screenings can find treatable disease at an earlier stage but they can also detect cancers that will never progress to cause symptoms. Detection of these early, slow-growing...

Depression Risk For Migraine Sufferers
2013-10-18 04:25:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People who suffer from migraines are roughly twice as likely to suffer from depression as those who do not experience the chronic, debilitating headaches, according to new research published online in this week’s edition of the journal Depression Research and Treatment. Dr. Esme Fuller-Thomson, Sandra Rotman Endowed Chair of the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, and her colleagues report that the...

2013-10-16 23:00:58

A new treatment offered by Dr. Patiricia Stoker combines sports therapy techniques, neuroscience, and advanced dental concepts to relieve chronic dentofacial and headache pain. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Dr. Patricia Stoker now offers a comprehensive treatment program for patients suffering from chronic pain relating to headaches, migraines, tension, and whiplash. Dr. Stoker uses a combination of proven therapeutic, state-of-the-art techniques to evaluate and treat patients...

2013-10-16 11:34:45

Evaluation of diagnostic studies is often a challenge in diseases that are not defined by a specific test. Assessment of the accuracy of diagnostic tests is essential because they may be used to define who is considered to have a disease and receive treatment for it. However, measuring the accuracy of a diagnostic test requires an accurate gold standard, which defines which patients truly have and do not have the disease. Studies of diseases not defined by a specific test often rely on expert...

2013-10-01 23:33:28

http://www.NerdcoreMedical.com, designer of games about medicine, releases "Occam's Razor," a card game about medical diagnosis. The game uses cards that represent symptoms of disease to help medical students and nursing students practice their proficiency at diagnosis. Midland, Texas (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Nerdcore Medical releases today a new medical card game to help nursing students, medical students, and health professionals practice diagnosing patients....

2013-09-30 23:43:05

The Salimetrics assay for cortisol is superior to all other commercially available products, according to a recent study published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology. This study, which compared results from cortisol immunoassays to the results of cortisol tandem mass spectrometry, found significant differences among the products. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 German scientists were seeking to compare studies that used different assays. In their study, published in the January 2013...

2013-09-27 10:14:29

The 'HARM score' -- calculated from length-of-stay, readmission rate, and mortality Since the publication in 2000 of a report titled "To Err is Human" by the Institute of Medicine which called for a reduction in preventable medical errors, there has been an increasing demand for making improvements in the quality and measurement of health care outcomes. Although many measures have been developed, they tend to be complex, labor intensive, have an unclear relationship with improved outcomes,...

2013-09-26 23:00:34

Patients and doctors across the United States are using DoctorsElite to find doctors specializing in specific diagnoses and treatments. DoctorsElite has recently crossed a diagnosis count of 2,500. Gulfport, Mississippi (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 DoctorsElite, a free and secure online service that helps patients, doctors, and ancillary medical services find doctors by diagnoses and treatments, has crossed over 2,500 diagnoses. Users can search through any US-based doctors who specialize...


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Electrocardiography
2013-04-30 09:55:53

Electrocardiography, sometimes called ECG or EKG, is a measurement of the electrical activity of the heart as the linear process unfolds. With the use of electrodes that are attached to the skin, this non-invasive test can provide vast information as to the patient’s status. By leaving the electrodes attached, the patient’s status can be monitored over intervals of time and recorded on the device. This data can be sent electronically for consults about potential treatments without delay....

Auscultation
2012-11-18 19:26:05

Auscultation performed by a physician during a physical exam can give the physician clues whether the body is performing as it should or help pinpoint problems that may be occurring. Immediate auscultation was a procedure used to assist the physician with diagnosis and dates back to possibly Ancient Egypt. This is where no instrument is used and the sounds are heard with the ear being placed upon the patient. History Ascultation is based on a Latin verb auscultare, which means to listen....

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2010-09-24 17:35:29

The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device used for listening the internal sounds of the body. It can be used to listen to lung, heart, and intestines as well as blood flow in the arteries. With a sphygmomanometer it can be used to measure blood pressure. Along with listening to bodies a stethoscope might be employed to listen to automobiles to diagnose any damage as well as used to check scientific vacuum chambers for leaks. A phonendoscope is a stethoscope that intensifies sounds. In...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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