- Indirect calorimetry reveals that better monitoring of nutrition therapy in pediatric intensive care is needed Indirect calorimetry reveals that better monitoring of nutrition therapy in pediatric intensive care is needed
Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
- Effects of α-tocopherol and β-carotene supplementation on cancer incidence and mortality: 18-year post-intervention follow-up of the alpha-tocopherol, beta-carotene cancer prevention (ATBC) study Effects of α-tocopherol and β-carotene supplementation on cancer incidence and mortality: 18-year post-intervention follow-up of the alpha-tocopherol, beta-carotene cancer prevention (ATBC) study
International Journal of Cancer
- Functional MRI-navigated repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over supplementary motor area in chronic tic disorders Functional MRI-navigated repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over supplementary motor area in chronic tic disorders
- Nutritional status of children under 5 years of age in the Brazilian Western Amazon before and after the Interoceanic highway paving: a population-based study Nutritional status of children under 5 years of age in the Brazilian Western Amazon before and after the Interoceanic highway paving: a population-based study
BMC Public Health
- Among vitamin B12 deficient older people, high folate levels are associated with worse cognitive function: Combined data from three cohorts Among vitamin B12 deficient older people, high folate levels are associated with worse cognitive function: Combined data from three cohorts
Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease
Med Page Today
- FDA Review Cites Safety Issues for Crohn's Drug FDA Review Cites Safety Issues for Crohn's Drug
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The investigational biologic vedolizumab being submitted for the treatment of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis comes with safety concerns, FDA reviewers said.
- Lab Notes: Camels, Coffee, Beer, and Probiotics Lab Notes: Camels, Coffee, Beer, and Probiotics
(MedPage Today) -- An antibody derived from a member of the camel family helped in mouse models of rheumatoid arthritis. Also this week, coffee and beer have different effects on telomere length, and probiotics may help in autism.
- HHS Drafting Chronic Care Curriculum HHS Drafting Chronic Care Curriculum
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Federal health agencies are developing a curriculum for healthcare professionals to help improve treatment for patients with multiple chronic conditions, a Health and Human Services official announced Thursday.
- Nonsurgical Peyronie's Option Gets FDA OK Nonsurgical Peyronie's Option Gets FDA OK
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The first effective nonsurgical treatment for Peyronie's disease has received FDA approval.
- Major Studies, Novel Talks Highlight ASH Major Studies, Novel Talks Highlight ASH
NEW ORLEANS (MedPage Today) -- Potentially groundbreaking research, a broad educational program, and some novel presentations characterize the 2013 American Society of Hematology meeting, which begins here today.
Medical News Today
- 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.
- Shift change handover at the bedside reduces medical errors and satisfies patients Shift change handover at the bedside reduces medical errors and satisfies patients
At shift change, incoming and outgoing nurses transfer accountability by exchanging information about the patients under their charge. Called bedside handover, this process empowers patients and allows them to become active partners in thei [...]
- UEA researchers pioneer first patient-specific 3D virtual birth simulator UEA researchers pioneer first patient-specific 3D virtual birth simulator
Computer scientists from the University of East Anglia are working to create a virtual birthing simulator that will help doctors and midwives prepare for unusual or dangerous births.The new programme will take into account factors such as t [...]
- Three-Fold Increase in Measles Warrants Vigilance, CDC Says Three-Fold Increase in Measles Warrants Vigilance, CDC Says
Measles from abroad has spread among Americans who go unvaccinated on religious and other grounds. "I don't think we're ever going to change their minds,' said the vaccine's coinventor. Medscape Medical News
- Bartlett's 2013 Review: Advances in Infectious Diseases Bartlett's 2013 Review: Advances in Infectious Diseases
Keep up-to-date with Dr. John Bartlett's major infectious disease advances of 2013. Medscape Infectious Diseases
- Nurse Navigator Helpful After Cancer Diagnosis Nurse Navigator Helpful After Cancer Diagnosis
Support from a nurse navigator after a cancer diagnosis can improve the patient experience and reduce problems in care, with lasting benefits, a randomized controlled trial finds. Medscape Medical News
- Study Dispels 'Urban Legends' About Frequent ED Users Study Dispels 'Urban Legends' About Frequent ED Users
A new study of over 200,000 Medicaid beneficiaries finds that, contrary to common belief, frequent ED visitors also frequently use primary care services. Medscape Medical News
- Sjögren Syndrome: An A-to-Z Update Sjögren Syndrome: An A-to-Z Update
Take a whirlwind tour of the latest data on Sjogren syndrome, from pathogenesis to treatment. Medscape Rheumatology
Monthly Prescribing Reference
- Sovaldi Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C Infection Sovaldi Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C Infection
Gilead announced that the FDA has approved Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) tablets for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection as part of a combination antiviral treatment regimen.
- Teva Launches Generic Aldara Cream Teva Launches Generic Aldara Cream
Teva announced the launch of Imiquimod Cream, the generic version of Medicis' Aldara Cream.
- First Drug Therapy for Peyronie's Disease Approved First Drug Therapy for Peyronie's Disease Approved
The FDA has approved a new indication for Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum; Auxilium) for the treatment of Peyronie's disease, a curvature deformity of the penis due to the presence of a plaque.
- Lifitegrast Effective for Dry Eyes in Trials Lifitegrast Effective for Dry Eyes in Trials
Shire announced top-line results from OPUS-2, a Phase 3 efficacy and safety study of 5.0% lifitegrast ophthalmic solution for dry eyes.
- PERJETA PERJETA
Added newly-approved Indication for treating neoadjuvant breast cancer.
- ZephyrLIFE remote monitoring system released for the growing market of transitional care ZephyrLIFE remote monitoring system released for the growing market of transitional care
Zephyr Technology is proud to announce the release of ZephyrLIFE - the world's first remote monitoring system designed specifically for the growing market of transitional care. Transitional care involves managing the continuity of health ca [...]
- Eisai reports new data analyses on FYCOMPA (Perampanel) at AES meeting Eisai reports new data analyses on FYCOMPA (Perampanel) at AES meeting
Today, Eisai Inc. announced that 16 abstracts highlighting new data analyses on FYCOMPA (perampanel) will be presented at the 67th annual American Epilepsy Society (AES) meeting, taking place in Washington, D.C. from December 6 – 10.
- Return to play on the same day after sports concussions not recommended Return to play on the same day after sports concussions not recommended
Any athlete with concussion symptoms should not be allowed to return to play on the same day, according to the latest consensus statement on sports-related concussion. The updated guidelines are summarized in Neurosurgery, official journal [...]
- Special journal issue provides new ways to address current struggles in geriatric medical education Special journal issue provides new ways to address current struggles in geriatric medical education
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, the Official Journal of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, has published Special Issue - Building Capacity in Geriatrics: Innovative Approaches in Medical Education to provide new and in [...]
- Nurse-led initiatives in Indiana improve patient outcomes Nurse-led initiatives in Indiana improve patient outcomes
Nurse-led initiatives in Indiana measurably improved patient outcomes while demonstrating anticipated financial savings of more than $5.2 million to their organizations, according to initial results from a hospital-based nurse leadership an [...]
- 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. [...]
- Including the Patient in Change-of-Shift Handoffs Including the Patient in Change-of-Shift Handoffs
October 11, 2013 - Good communication among health care professionals is paramount when it comes to delivering excellent patient care, and research has shown that breakdowns in communication can lead to mistakes, and even adverse events. [...]
- OHSU nursing students help serve medically vulnerable OHSU nursing students help serve medically vulnerable
Read one nursing student's perspective on his experience assisting with the Interprofessional Care Access Network Project in southern Oregon.
- Hospital receives 2013 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Achievement Award Hospital receives 2013 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Achievement Award
The stroke program at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., has received the 2013 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
- University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing director gives address at Power of Nursing Leadership University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing director gives address at Power of Nursing Leadership
Mary D. Naylor repeated one word over and over again during her keynote address Nov. 15 at the 16th annual Power of Nursing Leadership at the Hilton Chicago.
- American Academy of Nursing inducts New Jersey nurse as fellow American Academy of Nursing inducts New Jersey nurse as fellow
Cynthia Nowicki Hnatiuk, RN, EdD, CAE, FAAN, of Westampton, N.J., recently was inducted as a fellow by the American Academy of Nursing.
- Article urges clear standards for declaring brain death Article urges clear standards for declaring brain death
The article concludes that aggressive surveillance, patient advocacy and collaboration during all phases of care following severe brain injury are imperative.
- 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 [...]
- Isolation and Standard Precautions Isolation and Standard Precautions
Standard precautions, previously called as universal precautions, are a set of basic infection prevention practices that tend to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases from one person to another and should always be practiced when [...]
- Stockings as good as bandages for leg ulcers, say researchers Stockings as good as bandages for leg ulcers, say researchers
Leg ulcers take the same time to heal when patients wear compression stockings as they do with traditional bandages, according to a UK study.
- Deaths from three cancers 'to fall', says nursing charity Deaths from three cancers 'to fall', says nursing charity
The number of people dying from breast, prostate and bowel cancer will almost halve by 2020, new figures suggest.
- Advent calendar aims to keep toddlers active Advent calendar aims to keep toddlers active
The Infant & Toddler Forum has launched a free online advent calendar suggesting a daily activity for parents to do with their toddler during December.
- Groups issue 'clarion call' to improve diabetes care standards Groups issue 'clarion call' to improve diabetes care standards
A coalition of organisations has published guidance intended to help prevent diabetes-related admissions in the health service.
- More Spanish nurses heading to Lincolnshire More Spanish nurses heading to Lincolnshire
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Foundation Trust has announced that it is preparing to welcome 20 Spanish nurses onto wards in Scunthorpe next week.
Royal College of Nursing
- 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.
- RCN celebrates BME Pioneers RCN celebrates BME Pioneers
The Royal College of Nursing today congratulated its Deputy President, Cecilia Anim, and diversity co-ordinators Wendy Irwin and Maxine Hurley, on their positions on the prestigious Health Service Journal list of BME Pioneers.
- Dementia report 'a positive step' - RCN Dementia report 'a positive step' - RCN
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today called the Governments publication of a state of the nation report on dementia care in England a step in the right direction, but added that there was still much to be done.