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New Guidelines Seek to Promote Family-Centered Care in the ICU

Critical illness is a stressful and traumatic experience that may have lasting effects on the health of patients and families, even months after discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU). A new set of guidelines for promoting family-centered care...
18-Jan-2017 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the ICU - Experts Debate Ethical Issues

Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia (PAS/E) is a topic of intense debate in society, not least among critical care medicine specialists, who treat many patients at or near the end of life. Core ethical issues involved in PAS/E will be...
18-Jan-2017 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Sex, Race and Financial Factors Affect Rates of Jaw Surgery for Sleep Apnea

Jaw advancement surgery is one of the most effective surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)—but it's less likely to be performed in men, racial/ethnic minorities, lower-income groups, and patients with Medicare coverage, reports a...
12-Jan-2017 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

'Data-Driven' Approach May Reduce Violence to Hospital Workers

A worksite intervention using unit-level data on violent events can lead to lower risks of patient-to-worker violence and injury to hospital staff, suggests a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official...
12-Jan-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Decreasing Cocaine Use Leads to Regression of Coronary Artery Disease

People who use cocaine regularly are at high risk of coronary artery disease. A study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), reports that stopping or reducing cocaine use can...
12-Jan-2017 11:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

High Rates of PTSD and Other Mental Health Problems After Great East Japan Earthquake

The devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear disaster in Japan had a high mental health impact—with some effects persisting several years later, according to a comprehensive research review in the January/February issue of the...
9-Jan-2017 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Rehabilitation Nursing Now Published by Wolters Kluwer

The latest research and clinical information for nurses specializing in rehabilitation has a new publisher and a new online home, as Rehabilitation Nursing, official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), begins a new publishing...
9-Jan-2017 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Vision Problems After Concussion – Special Issue of Optometry and Vision Science Presents New Research

Vision problems are a common and sometimes lasting consequence of head injuries—from children and teens with sports-related concussions to military personnel with combat-related traumatic brain injury (TBI). New research and perspectives on TBI...
6-Jan-2017 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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