- Restorative yoga and metabolic risk factors: the practicing restorative yoga vs. stretching for the metabolic syndrome (PRYSMS) randomized trial Restorative yoga and metabolic risk factors: the practicing restorative yoga vs. stretching for the metabolic syndrome (PRYSMS) randomized trial
Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
- A.S.P.E.N. Parenteral Nutrition Safety Consensus Recommendations A.S.P.E.N. Parenteral Nutrition Safety Consensus Recommendations
Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
- Association between vitamin D deficiency and tuberculosis in a Korean population Association between vitamin D deficiency and tuberculosis in a Korean population
The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
- Vitamin D levels and bone metabolism in Chinese adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease Vitamin D levels and bone metabolism in Chinese adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Journal of Digestive Diseases
- Safety and activity of PD1 blockade by pidilizumab in combination with rituximab in patients with relapsed follicular lymphoma: a single group, open-label, phase 2 trial Safety and activity of PD1 blockade by pidilizumab in combination with rituximab in patients with relapsed follicular lymphoma: a single group, open-label, phase 2 trial
The Lancet Oncology
Med Page Today
- Morning Break: Blue States Red Hot in ACA Sign-Ups Morning Break: Blue States Red Hot in ACA Sign-Ups
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.
- 3-Drug Regimen Active in Pretreated Myeloma (CME/CE) 3-Drug Regimen Active in Pretreated Myeloma (CME/CE)
NEW ORLEANS (MedPage Today) -- A group of patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma attained a 70% response rate with a three-drug combination, data from preliminary study showed.
- Kyprolis Combo May Thwart Myeloma Precursor (CME/CE) Kyprolis Combo May Thwart Myeloma Precursor (CME/CE)
NEW ORLEANS (MedPage Today) -- Aggressive intervention in early myeloma led to complete responses in 100% of a small group of patients involved in a pilot study.
- 3-Month 'SGR Fix' Passes House 3-Month 'SGR Fix' Passes House
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The House of Representatives passed a 3-month patch late Thursday to stabilize physicians' Medicare payments while Congress works on a permanent repeal of Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formul [...]
- Flu Vaccine Pays Big Dividends, CDC Says Flu Vaccine Pays Big Dividends, CDC Says
(MedPage Today) -- More than 6 million cases of the flu were prevented last influenza season because of vaccination, according to numbers released by the CDC as the current flu season begins to pick up.
Medical News Today
- Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool validated for pain assessment in patients following cardiac surgery Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool validated for pain assessment in patients following cardiac surgery
How do you measure the pain of a patient who can't communicate? A Rhode Island Hospital researcher studied an observational pain scale in cardiac surgery patients, and found that the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT) provided an ac [...]
- The impact of IOM report on nursing reforms assessed The impact of IOM report on nursing reforms assessed
Two new studies by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) examine how well hospitals and other health care facilities are doing when it comes to a call to reform the nursing profe [...]
- Positive effects in children after home visits by nurses, paraprofessionals Positive effects in children after home visits by nurses, paraprofessionals
Home visits by nurses and paraprofessionals to children of low-income women had some positive benefits for the children on cognitive and behavioral measures, according to the results of a clinical trial published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA [...]
- Oncology nurse navigators help cancer patients cope early in care Oncology nurse navigators help cancer patients cope early in care
When Group Health patients received support from a nurse navigator, or advocate, soon after a cancer diagnosis, they had better experiences and fewer problems with their care - particularly in health information, care coordination, and psyc [...]
- New ostomy care resource developed New ostomy care resource developed
Nurses caring for ostomy patients will now be equipped with an essential new tool that provides them with the first comprehensive guide to optimize ostomy management and enhance patient safety.
- Sudden Cardiac Death in Untreated Lyme Carditis Sudden Cardiac Death in Untreated Lyme Carditis
Three sudden cardiac deaths associated with undiagnosed and untreated Lyme carditis highlighted the need to check cardiac status in patients with Lyme disease and Lyme exposure in some heart patients. Medscape Medical News
- Ethical Issues That Keep Him Up at Night -- Dr. James Grifo Ethical Issues That Keep Him Up at Night -- Dr. James Grifo
A leading infertility expert talks to bioethicist Art Caplan about key issues: what age is too old to have a baby, deciding to keep or destroy a undesirable embryo, and more. Medscape Business of Medicine
- Recreational Gambling Harmless? Don't Bet on It Recreational Gambling Harmless? Don't Bet on It
Gamblers - even those who only gamble recreationally - are at increased risk for comorbid mental health disorders. Medscape Medical News
- Mandatory Immunizations for Clinicians, Staff, IDSA Says Mandatory Immunizations for Clinicians, Staff, IDSA Says
The Infectious Diseases Society of America and other ID societies have recommended that all healthcare employers require clinicians and staff receive immunizations recommended by the CDC's ACIP. Medscape Medical News
- Who Should Cosign a Nursing Student's Notes? Who Should Cosign a Nursing Student's Notes?
A nursing instructor wants to know whether she should be cosigning assessments by students that she did not witness. Medscape Nurses
Monthly Prescribing Reference
- FDA Needs More Info for Canagliflozin/Metformin Combination FDA Needs More Info for Canagliflozin/Metformin Combination
The FDA has issued a Complete Response Letter for Janssen R&D's New Drug Application (NDA) for the fixed-dose combination (FDC) of canaglifozin and immediate-release metformin to treat adults with type 2 diabetes.
- Recall: FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Test Strips Recall: FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Test Strips
Abbott announced a voluntary recall of 20 lots of FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips in the U.S.
- BENICAR HCT BENICAR HCT
Adverse reactions updated with possible sprue-like enteropathy.
- Hydravax Recalled Due to Undeclared Ingredient Hydravax Recalled Due to Undeclared Ingredient
IQ Formulations initiated a precautionary and proactive recall of Hydravax dietary supplement due to a possible undeclared ingredient.
- CDC Report Shows Benefits of Flu Vaccination CDC Report Shows Benefits of Flu Vaccination
About 6.6 million influenza-associated illnesses, 3.2 million medically attended illnesses, and 79,000 hospitalizations during the 2012-13 flu season were prevented by flu vaccinations.
- Artificial sweetener sucralose has biological effects Artificial sweetener sucralose has biological effects
The artificial sweetener sucralose is a biologically active compound according to an extensive review published by Taylor & Francis in the recent issue of Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B: Critical Reviews. "Sucralose [...]
- Genomic tests help in selecting the most effective therapy for breast cancer Genomic tests help in selecting the most effective therapy for breast cancer
Genomic tests that determine the molecular subtype of a woman's breast cancer provide a more precise prognosis and valuable guidance about the best treatment, according to new research led by Massimo Cristofanilli, M.D, Director of the Jeff [...]
- Standardized research approaches needed for developing new treatments for neurofibromatosis Standardized research approaches needed for developing new treatments for neurofibromatosis
As potentially effective new treatments for neurofibromatosis (NF) are developed, standardized research approaches—including outcome measures specific to NF—are needed. The first report from the Response Evaluation in Neurofibromatosis and [...]
- Unnecessary cesarean section rates rising at both rural and urban hospitals Unnecessary cesarean section rates rising at both rural and urban hospitals
Rates of unnecessary cesarean section and other potentially risky obstetric procedures show some significant differences between rural and urban hospitals in the United States, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care. The journ [...]
- More outreach needed for family members who carry genetic risks of cancer More outreach needed for family members who carry genetic risks of cancer
A study done by researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center shows that many relatives of patients who undergo testing for a gene linked to breast and ovarian cancers misinterpret the results, and less than half of those who could benefit from ge [...]
- Helping Children Be ‘Brave’ During Treatment Helping Children Be ‘Brave’ During Treatment
December 12, 2013 - Ever wonder how pediatric nurses can work with kids who are sick, and sometimes dying, and not get overwhelmed? The answer: they know how to find joy and have fun where they can! And many go out of their way to share tha [...]
- Is Your Hospital One of the Best Places to Work? Is Your Hospital One of the Best Places to Work?
November 14, 2013 - Individual nurses may be motivated by different things, but most will agree that a supportive work environment and opportunities for professional growth can go a long way toward improving job satisfaction. And there are [...]
- Where Will You Spend the Winter? Travel Nursing Options in California and Texas Where Will You Spend the Winter? Travel Nursing Options in California and Texas
November 4, 2013 - Are you looking to stay warm this winter or to experience the excitement of the holidays in a big city? Winter is a great time to start or continue travel nursing. In fact, some assignments are even offering bonuses fo [...]
- Magnet Conference Highlights “Magic” of Transformed Nursing Environments Magnet Conference Highlights “Magic” of Transformed Nursing Environments
October 18, 2013 - “The Magic of Magnet” was the theme of this year’s American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Annual Magnet Conference. It was a fitting theme for a convention that was held in Orlando, Fla., home to Walt Disney World. I [..
- The Breast Cancer Journey: Nurse and Patient Perspectives The Breast Cancer Journey: Nurse and Patient Perspectives
October 17, 2013 - In 2013, the American Cancer Society estimates that among U.S. women there will be more than 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 64,000 new cases of in situ breast cancer; in addition, more than 2,200 U.S. [...]
- UMSON assistant professor becomes president of Maryland Nurses Association UMSON assistant professor becomes president of Maryland Nurses Association
Janice Hoffman, RN, PhD, ANEF, assistant professor and assistant dean for the BSN program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, has been installed as president of the Maryland Nurses Association.
- Carroll Hospital Center presents October DAISY Award to nurse Carroll Hospital Center presents October DAISY Award to nurse
Lisa Freeman, RN, recently was presented with the October DAISY Award at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md.
- Riderwood director of nursing earns honors from administration group Riderwood director of nursing earns honors from administration group
Peace Oke, RN, the director of nursing at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, Md., earned honors from the Maryland chapter of the National Association Directors of Nursing Administration.
- Family Birthing Center and Pediatrics at Advocate South Suburban names nurse manager Family Birthing Center and Pediatrics at Advocate South Suburban names nurse manager
Jennifer Doerr, RN, MSN, CPN, was named manager of the Family Birthing Center and Pediatrics at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, Ill.
- Edward Hospital notable nurses Edward Hospital notable nurses
Nurses from Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill., have the following achievements to share:
- Nurse Burnout Nurse Burnout
Being part of the nursing profession, stress is inevitable. We are constantly faced with challenges and demands as we go through our pursuit in promoting health and caring for the sick that a stressful environment has become synonymous with [...]
- Nurse Anesthetists at a Glance Nurse Anesthetists at a Glance
Gone were the days when nurses used to rely on doctors’ orders alone, the nurses of today do not only perform simple tasks in clinical area, instead, their roles have expanded and they now may be able to perform procedures that were never t [...]
- Endotracheal Intubation Endotracheal Intubation
When it comes to emergency and life threatening situations, there are only three letters to be remembered. ABC’s. Nope, not the simple ABC we learned in preschool. It actually stands for airway, breathing and circulation, with airway as the [...]
- $1000 Writing Contest for Nurses $1000 Writing Contest for Nurses
Degree Story is hosting an awesome writing contest for nurses. They are looking for stories from nurses with every level of experience, including nursing school. Simply answer the question: What’s it really like to be a nurse? You can write [...]
- Nursing Theorists and Their Work Nursing Theorists and Their Work
We have often heard about them. We have spent hours and hours trying to memorize their concepts for exams. For numerous times, we have been grilled by Clinical Instructors on their importance and the need to understand them. But have we rea [...]
- Devon intensive care nurse gains national recognition Devon intensive care nurse gains national recognition
Ground-breaking work to improve the care of critically ill patients has resulted in national recognition for a senior nurse at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
- 10,000 UK children living with cancer, charity reveals 10,000 UK children living with cancer, charity reveals
Almost 10,000 children in the UK are currently living with cancer, figures suggest.
- Study launched to assess role of neighbourhood in dementia Study launched to assess role of neighbourhood in dementia
A major new study will investigate the role of neighbourhood in the experience of people with dementia.
- Former nurse becomes new NHS Tayside chief executive Former nurse becomes new NHS Tayside chief executive
The Scottish health board NHS Tayside has announced that Lesley McLay has been appointed as its new chief executive.
- New nurse role aims to boost epilepsy services New nurse role aims to boost epilepsy services
Juliet Ashton has been appointed as the first ever national commissioning nurse for epilepsy.
Royal College of Nursing
- Applications open for educational bursaries Applications open for educational bursaries
Could you benefit from an RCN Foundation bursary? The closing date is fast-approaching for educational bursaries of up to £1,000 to support learning and development activities that enhance patient care.
- G8 summit a 'golden opportunity' for dementia care - RCN G8 summit a 'golden opportunity' for dementia care - RCN
The Royal College of Nursing today called on health care leaders to seize a golden opportunity to improve the care of people with dementia, which is one of the greatest global health challenges.
- Pension changes will cause uncertainty, RCN warns Pension changes will cause uncertainty, RCN warns
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today expressed concern over the announcement that the rise of the state pension age to 68 would be brought forward.
- RCN welcomes rise in flu vaccines among frontline staff RCN welcomes rise in flu vaccines among frontline staff
Almost a third more frontline NHS staff have had the flu vaccination this year, according to Public Health England.
- RCN support following Glasgow helicopter crash tragedy RCN support following Glasgow helicopter crash tragedy
Royal College of Nursing members and staff have expressed sympathy and support for everyone affected by the tragic helicopter crash that took place in Glasgow.