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Hospitals Can Break Through the “Wall of Silence” Using New National Toolkit Based on U-M Approach

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A new toolkit for hospitals aims to break down the "wall of silence" that often rises after something goes wrong in a patient's care. Created by AHRQ, it's based in part on an approach adopted years ago by the U-M Health System and tested at more than a dozen hospitals.

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Drop in Childhood Obesity Cannot Be Explained by Health Behaviors, The Latest in Heart Defect Prediction Tech, Eating After 8pm Not Linked to Childhood Obesity, and more Children's Health News

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To Operate or Not to Operate: A Serious Question with No Clear Answers

UCLA research finds wide variances in surgeons’ decision to operate or recommend an alternative treatment option, suggesting that it depends as much on how surgeons perceive the world as it does on the patient’s diagnosis.

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Top Stories 5-17-2016

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Risk Factors Identified for Readmission to Hospital Following Esophagectomy

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Researchers at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) have identified risk factors for unplanned readmissions following esophageal resection. The results of their new study provide complete follow-up data for all patients undergoing esophagectomy at a high volume center over a one-year period in order to identify risk factors associated with unplanned readmissions. Karen J. Dickinson, MD, presents the results of this research at the 96th AATS Annual Meeting on behalf of the Thoracic Surgery Research Team at Mayo Clinic.

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Top Stories 5-16-2016

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Posting 'Anonymized' Research Data May Pose Threats to Patient Privacy

Many healthcare journals encourage researchers to post their original data online, in the interest of research openness. But open sharing of research databases can place private patient information at risk, according to a special topic paper in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

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Older Patients with Atrial Fibrillation at Greater Risk for Post-Op Tricuspid Regurgitation After Mitral Valve Repair

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Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) occurs when the heart’s tricuspid valve leaks, allowing blood to flow back from the right ventricle to the right atrium. TR can be secondary to disorders of left-sided heart valves (mitral or aortic). At the 96th AATS Annual Meeting, investigators present the results of a long-term study of patients who underwent mitral valve (MV) repair. They found that although newly developed TR after MV repair was rare, the risk could increase in older patients with atrial fibrillation and impaired heart function.

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Top Stories 5-13-2016

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AACN Honors Barbara Safriet for Distinguished Career, Contributions to Critical Care

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Barbara Safriet — health law and policy expert who advocates for advanced practice nursing — will receive the 2016 Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses during its annual conference.

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Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

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Patients May Not Need to Wait Two Weeks to Shower Following Knee Replacement Surgery

A Loyola Medicine study suggests it may not be necessary for knee replacement patients to wait up to two weeks after surgery before showering, as many surgeons now require.

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Top Stories 5-11-2016

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Public Reporting Measures Fail to Describe the True Safety of Hospitals

Common measures used by government agencies and public rankings to rate the safety of hospitals do not accurately capture the quality of care provided, new research from the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality suggests.

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Top Stories 5-10-2016

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UC San Diego Health Named Among Top Hospitals in America for 2016

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UC San Diego Health has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review to its 2016 list of “100 Great Hospitals in America.” The list is based on rankings and awards from reputable sources, such as Healthgrades, The Leapfrog Group, and U.S. News & World Report.

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Wolters Kluwer to Publish JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the health care industry, is pleased to announce that it will begin publishing JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, official journal of The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), a leading international producer of evidence-based practice resources and tools.

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When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

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Definition of Spirituality Offers Framework for Whole-Person Approach to Patient Care

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A study in the American Journal of Critical Care examines how nurses define spirituality and their comfort in providing spiritual care to patients.

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Safe Steps for Seniors to Stop Stumbles

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May is National Trauma Awareness Month, and this year the American Trauma Society is raising awareness about senior safety and falls with “Safe Steps for Seniors.” The Stony Brook Trauma Center is taking steps to shed light on the matter to help prevent serious injuries from occurring.