- Feeding immaturity in preterm neonates: Risk factors for oropharyngeal aspiration and timing of maturation Feeding immaturity in preterm neonates: Risk factors for oropharyngeal aspiration and timing of maturation
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
- Absorbed zinc and exchangeable zinc pool size are greater in Pakistani infants receiving traditional complementary foods with zinc-fortified micronutrient powder Absorbed zinc and exchangeable zinc pool size are greater in Pakistani infants receiving traditional complementary foods with zinc-fortified micronutrient powder
The Journal of Nutrition
- Treatment of anemia in patients with heart disease: A clinical practice guideline from the American college of physicians Treatment of anemia in patients with heart disease: A clinical practice guideline from the American college of physicians
Annals of Internal Medicine
- Higher Serum Levels of Vitamin D Are Associated With a Reduced Risk of Diverticulitis Higher Serum Levels of Vitamin D Are Associated With a Reduced Risk of Diverticulitis
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
- Variation in outcomes of the Melbourne Infant, Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program according to maternal education and age Variation in outcomes of the Melbourne Infant, Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program according to maternal education and age
Med Page Today
- SGR: Once More Kicked Down the Road? SGR: Once More Kicked Down the Road?
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Lawmakers briefed physician groups Wednesday afternoon on updates to their proposal to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate payment formula, but time is running out.
- Targeted Tx Fails 2 Tests in Metastatic Renal Cancer Targeted Tx Fails 2 Tests in Metastatic Renal Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- A mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor failed to improve outcomes in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) as compared with other therapeutic options, according to two randomized trials.
- Options for EMS Could Save Medicare $$ Options for EMS Could Save Medicare $$
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- If Medicare could reimburse ambulances for transporting patients to places other than a hospital emergency department, the program could save between $283 million and $560 million a year, researchers found.
- Multiple Births on the Decline, CDC Reports Multiple Births on the Decline, CDC Reports
(MedPage Today) -- While fertility treatments in vogue since the early 1970s led to a dramatic increase in multiple births, subsequent reduction in the practice of transferring three or more embryos has caused a drop in births of triplets a [...]
- Odd HDL Finding Seen in Diabetes Trial (CME/CE) Odd HDL Finding Seen in Diabetes Trial (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Among patients with type 2 diabetes, treatment with both fenofibrate and a thiazolidinedione was paradoxically tied to a higher likelihood of having an extremely low HDL cholesterol level, researchers found.
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 [...]
- 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
- Sofosbuvir for Hepatitis C: Simpler, Shorter, Safer? Sofosbuvir for Hepatitis C: Simpler, Shorter, Safer?
New safer regimens for the treatment of hepatitis C are increasingly becoming available. Medscape Gastroenterology
- Ecstasy-Related ED Visits Hit New High Ecstasy-Related ED Visits Hit New High
Emergency department visits in youth related to MDMA use has increased by 128% in the past 6 years. Medscape Medical News
- Teri Mills: Champion for America's Nurse Teri Mills: Champion for America's Nurse
This profile of Teri Mills, founder of the National Nursing Network Organization, sheds light on the importance of nurses, and their role in patient care and in public health. American Journal of Public Health
- Metabolically Healthy Obese Persons Not So Healthy After All Metabolically Healthy Obese Persons Not So Healthy After All
Obese people without outward signs of metabolic risk were still more likely to die or develop cardiovascular disease in new meta-analysis. Medscape Medical News
Monthly Prescribing Reference
- ABRAXANE ABRAXANE
Added new Indication for treatment of pancreatic cancer.
- Alpha Male Pill Contains Six Hidden Ingredients Alpha Male Pill Contains Six Hidden Ingredients
The FDA is warning consumers to not buy or use Alpha Male, a product sold for sexual enhancement.
- Roche Offers More Options for Chlamydia/Gonorrhea Testing Roche Offers More Options for Chlamydia/Gonorrhea Testing
Roche announced that it has received clearance from the FDA for the use of four additional specimen types with cobas CT/NG v2.0 Test to aid in the diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) infections in symptoma [...]
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- New studies offer hope to women who want to get sexual mojo back New studies offer hope to women who want to get sexual mojo back
For women, passing midlife can deal a blow to their sex drive. But two new studies just published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society, offer hope to women who want to get their sexual mojo back.
- New research offers fresh insights to drug designers searching for better pain treatments New research offers fresh insights to drug designers searching for better pain treatments
In a technical tour de force, UC San Francisco scientists have determined, at near-atomic resolution, the structure of a protein that plays a central role in the perception of pain and heat.
- MassBiologics gets FDA orphan drug designation for MBL-HCV1 antibody MassBiologics gets FDA orphan drug designation for MBL-HCV1 antibody
MassBiologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School has received an orphan drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for MBL-HCV1, a monoclonal antibody developed to prevent hepatitis C virus recurrence in pati [...]
- Pro-inflammatory proteins linked to obesity, metabolic syndrome in adults appear to protect young children Pro-inflammatory proteins linked to obesity, metabolic syndrome in adults appear to protect young children
The first study of its kind, led by Melinda Sothern, PhD, CEP, Professor and Director of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, reveals that the same pro-inflammatory pro [...]
- Depression during pregnancy may affect child's mental health Depression during pregnancy may affect child's mental health
Depression is a serious mental illness that has many negative consequences for sufferers. But depression among pregnant women may also have an impact on their developing babies.
- 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. [...]
- Study: Rapid influenza test in ED can lead to better care Study: Rapid influenza test in ED can lead to better care
When patients in the ED are diagnosed with influenza through a rapid test, they get fewer unnecessary antibiotics and are prescribed antiviral medications more frequently.
- Moral responsibility Moral responsibility
I speak both English and Farsi and am a certified interpreter nurse who is practicing in a diverse community hospital of Orange County, Calif. I was taking care of a patient who spoke only Farsi. The patient?s father asked me about the Affo [...]
- UCLA School of Nursing remembers 30 years of service to shelter guests UCLA School of Nursing remembers 30 years of service to shelter guests
Read about how this shelter-based health clinic provides healthcare for homeless men, women and children.
- University of Maryland School of Nursing awards 8 new nurse faculty fellowships University of Maryland School of Nursing awards 8 new nurse faculty fellowships
Eight faculty members at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore have been given the New Nurse Faculty Fellowship Award, an award funded through the Nurse Support Program II.
- Weiss Memorial Hospital names new CNO Weiss Memorial Hospital names new CNO
Michelle Quigley, RN, MSN, has been named CNO at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
- 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 [...]
- UK cancer survival lower than average UK cancer survival lower than average
Survival rates for nine out of 10 common cancers are lower than the European average in the UK, despite rapid improvements in diagnosis and treatment since the end of the 1990s, a major study has shown.
- Multiple births increasingly linked to fertility drugs Multiple births increasingly linked to fertility drugs
Multiple births are increasingly the result of drugs given to women to make them produce eggs - not from using multiple embryos from IVF, or lab-dish fertilisation, new research shows.
- Nearly 600 under-16s start smoking every day in the UK Nearly 600 under-16s start smoking every day in the UK
Almost 600 under-16s take up smoking every day in the UK, research suggests.
- NHS staff on track for new high in flu jab uptake NHS staff on track for new high in flu jab uptake
At least a third of frontline NHS staff in England have already had this year’s seasonal flu vaccine, according to latest figures.
- Charity makes funding plea for care of elderly Charity makes funding plea for care of elderly
Almost two-thirds of people over the age of 50 think the government treats elderly people badly, according to a new poll.
Royal College of Nursing
- 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.
- Working to reduce suicide Working to reduce suicide
The Royal College of Nursing has paid tribute to the work of nurses who work with people with mental health problems, as a new report has identified factors which have been shown to help to prevent suicide.