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Eliminate Emotional Harm By Focusing on Respect and Dignity For Patients

BOSTON – Hospitals have made significant strides to reduce or eliminate physical harm to patients since the landmark 1999 Institute of Medicine Report “To Err is Human.” In a new paper published in BMJ, patient care leaders at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) say hospitals must now devote similar attention to eliminating emotional harms that damage a patient’s dignity and can be caused by a failure to demonstrate adequate respect for the patient as a person.

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Study Highlights 'Important Safety Issue' with Widely Used MRI Contrast Agents

New results in animals highlight a major safety concern regarding a class of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents used in millions of patients each year, according to a paper published online by the journal Investigative Radiology. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Southern Medical Journal Presents Update on Quality Care and Patient Safety

New studies and commentary directed toward improving the quality of health care and ensuring patient safety are assembled in the special June issue of the Southern Medical Journal, official journal of the Southern Medical Association. The journal is published for the society by Wolters Kluwer.

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Mannitol Dosing Errors Made During Transport of Patients to Tertiary Hospitals

Researchers investigated mannitol use before and during transportation of patients with intracranial emergencies from peripheral hospitals to tertiary facilities that house neurosurgery departments. The authors found a 22% dosing error rate, with slightly more patients receiving a dose smaller, rather than larger, than the dose range recommended by the Brain Trauma Foundation.

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Vanderbilt Study Suggests Improvements for ‘Care Transitions’ in Hospitals

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Shift changes and movements of patients between different parts of a hospital are vulnerable times when mistakes are made, and a study from Vanderbilt University offers suggestions to offset the risk.

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Re-Inflating Balloon after Carotid Stenting Appears to Double Risk of Stroke and Death

After reviewing outcomes from thousands of cases, researchers at Johns Hopkins report that patients with blocked neck arteries who undergo carotid stenting to prop open the narrowed blood vessels fare decidedly worse if their surgeons re-inflate a tiny balloon in the vessel after the mesh stent is in place.

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Ultrasound Is Making New Waves Throughout Medicine

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For decades, ultrasound was employed in only a handful of medical specialties. But today it is being used across the spectrum of disciplines, from anesthesiology to urology.

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Newer, Easier to Manage Medications May Not Always Be the Best Choice

If you are over age 75, and taking an anticoagulant, the old standard may be the gold standard, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have determined.

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Trending Stories Report for 28 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: income inequality, climate change, genetics, cancer, precision medicine, medical imaging, schizophrenia, research funding, molecular biology and skin cancer.

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Trending Stories Report for 22 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: swelling magnets; using genetics to fight dengue fever; cybersecurity; Hubble finds 'Nasty' star; ventilation and patient survival; food security; gamification in business; and cancer research on implants to improve glioma treatment.