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2014-06-19 09:46:08

The Lancet The number of deaths by suicide among mental health patients treated at home by crisis resolution home treatment teams (CRHT), has more than doubled in England in recent years, rising from an average of 80 in 2003-2004 to 163 in 2010-2011, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry. In contrast, suicides on psychiatric wards fell by more than half, from 163 in 2003-2004 to 76 in 2010-2011. The research also reveals that despite an 18% fall in the suicide...

2014-06-19 09:24:56

BMJ-British Medical Journal An accompanying editorial says this study largely confirms what is already known - that the benefits of breast screening "are modest at best" – and calls for women to be given balanced information including the screening harms of overdiagnosis, psychological stress, and high healthcare costs. Randomized trials from the 1970s and 80s suggested that mammography screening prevents deaths from breast cancer. But the methods used by some of these studies have...

2014-06-18 12:34:03

Commission calls on US policy makers and business leaders to adopt initiatives that foster chronic disease prevention and create a healthier workforce NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States could save $217 to $303 billion in annual health care costs if businesses and governments adopt existing evidence-based health promotion and chronic disease prevention methods, according to a landmark report released June 18 by the Vitality Institute. The report, developed by the...

2014-06-18 12:30:18

Updated Guidelines and Launch of Contact Force-Sensing Catheters Will Drive Continued Interest in Treating Atrial Fibrillation, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the U.S. electrophysiology (EP) mapping and ablation device market will continue to experience strong growth through 2022 as a result of the increasing adoption of catheter ablation as a treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). The...

2014-06-17 23:08:02

National study and Trend Report series published by TCS Healthcare Technologies, the Case Management Society of America, and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians focuses on the results of the 2012 Health IT Survey and assesses user satisfaction of case management (CM) and electronic medical record (EMR) software systems. Auburn, CA and Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 A new report unveils the opportunities and challenges faced by health care...

2014-06-17 13:20:31

American Society of Anesthesiologists A study in the July issue of Anesthesiology revealed that patients who receive a simple, multicolor, standardized medication instruction sheet before surgery are more likely to comply with their physician's instructions and experience a significantly shorter post-op stay in recovery. These findings are important because surgical patients often fail to follow their doctor's medication instructions for preexisting conditions such as diabetes and...

2014-06-17 12:28:54

BALTIMORE, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP) hosted a multi-stakeholder dialogue about the challenges and opportunities to accelerate adoption of enhanced recovery protocols for surgical patients in the United States. Leaders representing surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, patients, medical products companies, health system administrators, payers, quality organizations, and researchers gathered on June 10th to discuss potential...

2014-06-17 08:30:47

Becomes Active Member of the National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety WALTHAM, Massachusetts, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EarlySense [http://www.earlysense.com ](R), the market leader in contact free monitoring solutions announced today its active involvement in the National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety, an effort launched by the AAMI Foundation's Healthcare Technology Safety Institute (HTSI). A valid concern associated with medical technology is alarm...

2014-06-17 08:26:35

Recently FDA Approved Qudexy(TM) XR Offers a New Treatment Option for Managing Specific Seizure Types MAPLE GROVE, Minn., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.'s, Phase 3 study of USL255, Qudexy(TM) XR (topiramate) extended-release capsules, a proprietary, once-daily, broad-spectrum antiepileptic drug specifically engineered to deliver a smooth pharmacokinetic (PK) profile, were published in the June issue of Epilepsia, a leading, authoritative...

2014-06-17 00:20:35

SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a federal jury in Tampa, Fl. (Case #8:11-cv-00775) ruled against Millennium's cup program in claims affecting four states. In response, Millennium issued the following statement: "While we respect the jury's decision, we vehemently disagree and are disappointed that the jury went against decades of established federal and state health care law and the opinion of the nation's leading health care law experts. "Although the jury's...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.