- Antitubercular and Antibacterial Activity of Quinonoid Natural Products Against Multi-Drug Resistant Clinical Isolates Antitubercular and Antibacterial Activity of Quinonoid Natural Products Against Multi-Drug Resistant Clinical Isolates
- Clinical trials of traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy - A systematic review based on a subgroup analysis Clinical trials of traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy - A systematic review based on a subgroup analysis
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
- Nurses job satisfaction and attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS in Russia Nurses job satisfaction and attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS in Russia
International Nursing Review
- How do nurses in specialist palliative care assess and manage breakthrough cancer pain? A multicentre study How do nurses in specialist palliative care assess and manage breakthrough cancer pain? A multicentre study
International Journal of Palliative Nursing
- Lived experiences of adult community nurses delivering palliative care to children and young people in rural areas Lived experiences of adult community nurses delivering palliative care to children and young people in rural areas
International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Med Page Today
- Anti-Smoking Tx Doesn't Cause CVD Harm (CME/CE) Anti-Smoking Tx Doesn't Cause CVD Harm (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The most widely used smoking cessation therapies did not appear to increase the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events, a meta-analysis found.
- Epilepsy Surgery May Ease Kids' Psych Burden Epilepsy Surgery May Ease Kids' Psych Burden
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Certain types of epilepsy surgery led to significant improvements in children's mood and behavioral problems, a researcher said here.
- CBO Cuts Cost of SGR Repeal Yet Again CBO Cuts Cost of SGR Repeal Yet Again
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The Congressional Budget Office has again lowered the price tag for repealing Medicare's sustainable growth rate physician payment formula, dropping it by nearly $23 billion, and making repeal more likely, some [...]
- Targeted Drugs May Help in Rare Adrenal Cancer (CME/CE) Targeted Drugs May Help in Rare Adrenal Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A rare but deadly endocrine malignancy with no effective drug treatments may respond to targeted therapies, early studies suggest.
- AHRQ Offers Guide to Doing Wellness Visits AHRQ Offers Guide to Doing Wellness Visits
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has developed a guide for primary care physicians and other clinicians to help them implement health assessments, such as those performed at annual wellness visits [...]
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.
- Is It Influenza? Is It Influenza?
What is being done to improve rapid influenza testing? Learn about better tests, practices, and interpretation. CDC Expert Commentary
- Some Gut Bacteria May Affect Colorectal Cancer Risk Some Gut Bacteria May Affect Colorectal Cancer Risk
Patients with colorectal cancer have a less diverse gut microbiome; some bacterial taxa are associated with increased cancer risk. Medscape Medical News
- 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
Monthly Prescribing Reference
- Edoxaban Reduces VTE Recurrence and Bleeding in Subgroup Analysis Edoxaban Reduces VTE Recurrence and Bleeding in Subgroup Analysis
Daiichi Sankyo Company announced results from a prespecified subgroup analysis of 771 cancer patients enrolled in its Phase 3 Hokusai-VTW study evaluating the use of edoxaban.
- GS-9973 Reduces Lymph Node, Tumor Size in CLL GS-9973 Reduces Lymph Node, Tumor Size in CLL
Interim results announced from Gilead's Phase 2 study evaluating GS-9973 for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory hematologic malignancies.
- Results Presented for Idelalisib in Refractory Indolent Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Results Presented for Idelalisib in Refractory Indolent Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Results have been announced from Study 101-09, Gilead's Phase 2 study evaluating idelalisib for the treatment of patients with indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (iNHL) that is refractory (non-responsive) to rituximab and to alkylating-agent-c [...]
- Baxter Seeks Approval of Ruxubis in Pediatric Hemophilia B Patients Baxter Seeks Approval of Ruxubis in Pediatric Hemophilia B Patients
Baxter has announced that it has submitted an application to the FDA for a pediatric indication of Rixubis (coagulation factor IX [recombinant]) for the treatment of hemophilia B.
- FluNada Now Available in Retail Pharmacies FluNada Now Available in Retail Pharmacies
STS Health announced the expanded availability of FluNada, a non-drowsy homeopathic throat and nasal spray for the relief of cold and flu-like symptoms.
- Heptares starts HTL9936 Phase 1 study for improving cognitive function in Alzheimer's patients Heptares starts HTL9936 Phase 1 study for improving cognitive function in Alzheimer's patients
Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, announces that it has initiated a Phase 1 clinical study of HTL9936, the first fully selective muscarinic M1 receptor agonist to enter clinical [...]
- Nurses bring fresh perspective to caring for troubled teens, Saint Louis U researcher finds Nurses bring fresh perspective to caring for troubled teens, Saint Louis U researcher finds
Psychiatric nurses offer a missing and critical point of view in treating adolescents in foster care who have mental health issues, an instructor at Saint Louis University School of Nursing found.
- UCSF awarded $9.45M federal grant to transform, revolutionize treatment of prostate cancer UCSF awarded $9.45M federal grant to transform, revolutionize treatment of prostate cancer
UC San Francisco has been awarded a major federal grant to "transform and revolutionize" the treatment of prostate cancer, the second most common form of cancer among American men.
- Gemtuzumab with standard chemotherapy can reduce risk of relapse in pediatric patients with AML Gemtuzumab with standard chemotherapy can reduce risk of relapse in pediatric patients with AML
The addition of a monoclonal antibody called gemtuzumab combined with standard chemotherapy has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of relapse and increase rates of disease-free survival in pediatric patients with acute myeloid leuk [...]
- 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 [...]
- 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. [...]
- Service highlights global mentor?s life Service highlights global mentor?s life
The New Jersey Consortium, Sigma Theta Tau International, has recognized Judith Kutzleb, RN, DNP, CCRN, CCA, APN-C, with one of its highest honors. Kutzleb, whose record of service to nursing includes mentorship and international mission wo [...]
- Rutgers pediatric nurse receives national leadership award Rutgers pediatric nurse receives national leadership award
The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses has awarded Beth Savage, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPON, the 2013 Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award.
- AACN recognizes ICU at Penn Medicine Chester County with Beacon Award AACN recognizes ICU at Penn Medicine Chester County with Beacon Award
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recently conferred a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the ICU at Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pa.
- First Florida summit looks to nursing?s future, value First Florida summit looks to nursing?s future, value
Healthcare leaders shared their perspectives about nursing in the age of healthcare reform during Florida?s first statewide nursing summit, ?Nursing in Florida: Celebrating the Past and Advancing the Future,? Nov 13-15, hosted by the Florid [...]
- Groundbreaking nurse retires after making inroads for women in the military Groundbreaking nurse retires after making inroads for women in the military
When Lori S. Frank, RN, MSN, embarked on a two-month voyage in 1989, she couldn?t believe she was selected out of more than 150 Navy nurses for this exercise. Just two days later, this 6th generation Texan and Stephen F. Austin State gradua [...]
- 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 [...]
- NICE issues IV guidance in bid to improve drip safety NICE issues IV guidance in bid to improve drip safety
Nurses and other clinicians need better education to stop errors in drip fluid care and prevent potential patient harm, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
- Hertfordshire trust backs Speak Out Safely campaign Hertfordshire trust backs Speak Out Safely campaign
A leading provider of mental health and learning disabilities services has pledged to back our campaign to support staff that raise concerns about patient safety.
- Friday ops linked to worse outcomes and higher mortality Friday ops linked to worse outcomes and higher mortality
People having a routine operation on a Friday are 24% more likely to die than if they had one earlier in the week, according to a report.
- Incidents spark fresh alert on nasogastric tube insertion Incidents spark fresh alert on nasogastric tube insertion
A patient safety alert was issued last week by NHS England on the use of placement devices for inserting nasogastric tubes.
- Surge in drug-drink abuse among over-40s Surge in drug-drink abuse among over-40s
High numbers of people in their 40s are being admitted to hospital for alcohol and drug abuse, while binge drinking is declining, a report has said.
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.