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2012-01-11 10:00:43

A review of 16 prognostic indices used to predict risk of death in older adults in a variety of clinical settings, such as in nursing homes and hospitals, found that there is insufficient evidence to recommend the widespread use of these indices in clinical practice, according to a study in the January 11 issue of JAMA. "Failure to consider prognosis in the context of clinical decision making can lead to poor care. Hospice is underutilized for patients with nonmalignant yet...

2011-08-26 11:06:01

A new scoring system can more reliably predict whether patients with advanced cancer are likely to survive for "days", "weeks" or "months" finds a study published on bmj.com today. Patients with advanced cancer and their carers often wish to know how long they have left to live. This information is also important for clinicians to help them plan appropriate care. Clinician predictions of survival are the mainstay of current practice, but are unreliable, over-optimistic and subjective....

2011-07-01 13:01:47

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a means of improving prognosis methods and predicting how long patients with MDS will live after diagnosis by identifying certain gene mutations in their abnormal bone marrow For patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), choosing the appropriate treatment depends heavily on the prognosis. Those patients at the highest risk of dying from their disease are typically offered the most aggressive therapies, while patients at lower...

2011-06-21 07:00:00

HOUSTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prognosis Health Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of electronic health records to critical access and community hospitals, has appointed William M. Conroy to its board of directors. "Bill brings a deep reservoir of healthcare expertise to the table. He understands the industry inside and out. But more importantly, he has proven that he has what it takes to truly grow a company to succeed," says Ramsey Evans, CEO of Prognosis. "Given...

2011-04-04 10:00:00

HOUSTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamlin Memorial Hospital is planning to leverage Prognosis ChartAccess® Comprehensive EHR to move toward a number of goals such as improving clinical care, meeting the government's meaningful use requirements, and enhancing community health through participation in a growing Texas Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO). "Like all other providers, we want to improve care and at the same time meet the government's...

2011-03-07 08:00:00

HOUSTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastland Memorial Hospital is planning to quickly meet the federal government's electronic health record (EHR) meaningful use requirements by implementing Prognosis ChartAccess® Comprehensive EHR -- and participating in a quickly-expanding Texas Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO). "The end point is clear. We want to attain meaningful use in just six months. Coming up with a plan to get there, though, was a challenge....

2011-02-28 15:35:47

A small difference in DNA sequence predicts the degree of disability after a stroke, according to a paper published online on February 28 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (www.jem.org). Stroke, the consequence of disturbed blood flow to the brain, can impair speech, movement and vision, but it is currently difficult for clinicians to predict the severity of these side effects or the long-term prognosis. Strokes result in the death of brain cells called neurons. Angeles Almeida and...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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