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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...

2013-09-24 23:28:12

LHP Hospital Group, Inc. and SurgiCount Medical, Inc. announce implementation of a new system designed to reduce a common surgical error. The SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System, being implemented at LHP facilities, is the market leading solution to reduce incidences of retained surgical sponges. Plano, TX (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 LHP Hospital Group, Inc. (“LHP”) and SurgiCount Medical, Inc. announce implementation of a new system designed to reduce a common surgical error....

2013-09-24 11:07:02

For years, scientists have attempted to understand how Alzheimer’s disease harms the brain before memory loss and dementia are clinically detectable. Most researchers think this preclinical stage, which can last a decade or more before symptoms appear, is the critical phase when the disease might be controlled or stopped, possibly preventing the failure of memory and thinking abilities in the first place. Important progress in this effort is reported in October in Lancet Neurology....

2013-09-19 13:24:10

GI Society leaders respond to the latest scientific evidence A study published in the Sept. 19 New England Journal of Medicine provides some of the clearest evidence to date that colonoscopy has advantages over sigmoidoscopy for the prevention of colorectal cancer. Researchers followed 88,902 study participants for 22 years and found that 1,815 developed colorectal cancer. Investigators estimated that 40 percent of those cancers could have been prevented if all of the patients in the...

Brain Structure May Be Permanently Altered By Migraines
2013-08-29 15:28:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Migraines are severe and potentially debilitating headaches marked by a throbbing pain on just one side of the head and, according to a new research review published in Neurology, they are capable of affecting the brain structure as shown on imaging tests. "Our review and meta-analysis study suggests that the disorder may permanently alter brain structure in multiple ways," study author Dr. Messoud Ashina, a neurologist at the...

2013-08-17 23:03:44

i-calQ, LLC announced as finalist in $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE: Innovative sensing technology makes essential diagnostic tests available anywhere, anytime… using a smartphone. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) August 17, 2013 What is the most important healthcare device of the future? A smartphone, if it’s powered by a new technology developed by award-winning inventor Dr. Joel Ehrenkranz and the team at i-calQ, LLC based in Salt Lake City. Pronounced ‘eye-calc’ as in ‘I...


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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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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