Archive for the ‘Nurses’ Category

Age Matters in Pediatric Thyroid Cancer

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The size of a child’s tumor is less important in determining prognosis for thyroid cancer than the age at which he is diagnosed and treated.

Italian researchers arrived at that conclusion after evaluating about 2,700 children and adults who underwent surgery to treat the condition. Even though children tended to have more aggressive tumors than adults, and younger children had larger tumors, overall kids actually had a better prognosis. The researchers concluded age at diagnosis is the most important factor when determining the outcomes for pediatric thyroid cancer patients.

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… regular steam cleaning of carpets for those (Allergies And Blurred Vision)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

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… regular steam cleaning of carpets for those who suffer from cat allergies. … The phrase “Your Allergy Nurse” is used as a trademark only, and is not intended …

Cat Allergies: Causes & Treatments from AllergicPet.com
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Measuring out medicine (book excerpt: The Surgeons: Life and Death in a Top Heart Center)

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

While the match is made by a computer, the decision whether someone actually gets on a list, and his medical urgency classification, is made by local transplant committees. At Columbia-Presbyterian, the adult transplant coordinating committee meets every Friday morning, chaired jointly by Yoshifumi Naka [MD, PhD], the transplant surgery program director and Donna Mancini [MD], a professor of medicine and director of the Center for Advanced Cardiac Care, who oversees transplant cardiology. There are usually about 30 people around the table — transplant cardiologists, social workers, psychiatrists, infection specialists, neurologists, surgeons, transplant nurses and others. Most of the cardiologists are from Mancini’s section, but very occasionally an outside cardiologist may attend as well, to help advocate a listing for one of his patients.

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The Uganda Millennium Village

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

One of the Millennium Villages is just down the road from Mbarara.

Single Alcohol Binge May Not Hurt Fetus

Friday, November 16th, 2007

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) and other addiction and prevention organizations fired off a letter objecting to Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.) calling them “drug legalization groups” because they oppose his legislation penalizing students with drug convictions by stripping their federal college aid.

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Souder’s ‘Legalizers’ Comment Slammed

Friday, November 16th, 2007

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) and other addiction and prevention organizations fired off a letter objecting to Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.) calling them “drug legalization groups” because they oppose his legislation penalizing students with drug convictions by stripping their federal college aid.

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The Cause Of Arthritis

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

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The lowdown on locum: The ins and outs of temporary assignments

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Toni Cordell’s surgery would be “an easy repair,” her doctor said. Embarrassed at being a slow reader, she signed the informed-consent papers she was given without understanding them.

She said no one, including her doctor, explained the procedure in detail beforehand or uttered the word “hysterectomy.” Cordell didn’t discover the nature of her operation until months after surgery when an office nurse inquired about her recovery.

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Hospitals look to improve informed consent process

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Toni Cordell’s surgery would be “an easy repair,” her doctor said. Embarrassed at being a slow reader, she signed the informed-consent papers she was given without understanding them.

She said no one, including her doctor, explained the procedure in detail beforehand or uttered the word “hysterectomy.” Cordell didn’t discover the nature of her operation until months after surgery when an office nurse inquired about her recovery.

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New Jersey Compromises on School Drug Testing

Monday, November 12th, 2007

The New Jersey Board of Education has beefed up regulation of schools that conduct student drug testing, but won’t require schools to send all drug tests to costly state-licensed labs, the Newark Star-Ledger reported Nov. 8.

The new regulations will still allow school nurses to conduct drug tests, but will require schools to provide more training and oversight. Schools also would have to adhere to rules governing student notification of testing results. “This is insurance that there is a basic floor of training and accuracy,” said Barbara Gantwerk, assistant commissioner in the state education department. “We don’t believe this undermines it, but provides a uniform consistency throughout the state.”

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