MOQI program reduces health care spending, potentially avoidable hospitalizations in nursing homes
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  March 20, 2017  
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 MOQI program reduces health care spending, potentially avoidable hospitalizations in nursing homesMOQI program reduces health care spending, potentially avoidable hospitalizations in nursing homes
 
Five years into the Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes, a program aimed at improving nursing home care, researchers at the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri are seeing significant reductions in spending and potentially avoidable hospitalizations in participating nursing homes.
 
 
 Education can empower cancer patients to use palliative care, study showsEducation can empower cancer patients to use palliative care, study shows
 
People with cancer are more likely to use palliative care once they learn about its benefits, according to a study led by a Tulane University researcher recently published by the American Psychological Association.
 
   Palliative care consults for advanced cancer patients linked to improvement in multiple quality measuresPalliative care consults for advanced cancer patients linked to improvement in multiple quality measures
 
Cancer patients admitted to the hospital with advanced stages of disease who were referred early to palliative care had decreased health care utilization and increased use of support services following discharge, according to a new study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. c
 
   Increased palliative care consultation for advanced cancer patients leads to better outcomesIncreased palliative care consultation for advanced cancer patients leads to better outcomes
 
A recent study demonstrated that increased palliative care consultations for patients with advanced cancers is associated with substantial impact on 30-day readmission, administration of chemotherapy following discharge, hospice referral, and use of support services following discharge.
 
   Variation in hospital-level resources may impact diagnostic evaluation of children with appendicitisVariation in hospital-level resources may impact diagnostic evaluation of children with appendicitis
 
At some hospitals, children receive better care in the daytime than they do at night for suspected appendicitis. This is the finding of a study to be published in the April 2017 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine, a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
 
 How Soon Can You Have Sex After Having a Baby?
 
How Soon Can You Have Sex After Having a Baby?Pregnancy and delivery inevitably lead to a number of lifestyle adjustments in a woman’s life. These include sexual difficulties, which are very prevalent in the short term. From one-fifth to almost four-fifth of postpartum women complain of decreased satisfaction in this area following childbirth.
 
 
 Novel easy-to-use tool holds potential to revolutionize delirium care in ICU
 
Novel easy-to-use tool holds potential to revolutionize delirium care in ICUMillions of intensive care unit patients in the United States experience delirium, an acute brain failure resulting in confusion and long-term memory problems.
 
 
 Study explores clinical impact of delirium in patients with acute cardiac diseases
 
Study explores clinical impact of delirium in patients with acute cardiac diseasesDelirium is associated with a five-fold increase in mortality in acute cardiac patients, according to research published today in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care. Delirium was common and affected over half of acute cardiac patients aged 85 years and older.
 
 
 Seven facts about malignant hyperthermia that can help avoid dangerous consequences during surgery
 
Seven facts about malignant hyperthermia that can help avoid dangerous consequences during surgeryWhen general anesthesia is required for surgery or another procedure, a patient's care team must be ready for anything—especially the rare, life-threatening syndrome known as malignant hyperthermia.
 
 
 URI researchers awarded federal funding to improve environmental, behavioral health
 
URI researchers awarded federal funding to improve environmental, behavioral healthPilot Projects involving two researchers at the University of Rhode Island have been awarded federal funding through Advance Clinical and Translational Research, a statewide effort to support clinical research that can be translated into approaches and policies that improve the health of Rhode Islanders.
 
 
 Penn State researchers receive NIH grant to improve lives of people with peripheral arterial disease
 
Penn State researchers receive NIH grant to improve lives of people with peripheral arterial diseaseA $9.7 million National Institutes of Health project grant to Penn State College of Medicine aims to improve the lives of millions of people living with peripheral arterial disease.
 
 
 Clinical study to examine whether antibiotics can be safe, effective alternative to appendectomy
 
Clinical study to examine whether antibiotics can be safe, effective alternative to appendectomyFor 130 years, surgery has been the standard treatment for appendicitis — inflammation of the appendix, a short tube extending from the colon.
 
 
 Many Canadian family doctors still use manual devices to measure blood pressure, study shows
 
Many Canadian family doctors still use manual devices to measure blood pressure, study showsA study by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) shows that more than half of family doctors in Canada are still using manual devices to measure blood pressure, a dated technology that often leads to misdiagnosis.
 
 
 Topical curcumin gel improves healing of burns and scalds
 
Topical curcumin gel improves healing of burns and scaldsWhat is the effect of Topical Curcumin Gel for treating burns and scalds? In a recent research paper, published in the open access journal BioDiscovery, Dr.
 
 
 Pill form of C-diff treatment could be effective, easier for patients and physicians, study shows
 
Pill form of C-diff treatment could be effective, easier for patients and physicians, study showsFrozen and freeze-dried products for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation are nearly as effective as fresh product at treating patients with Clostridium difficile infection, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health and Kelsey Research Foundation.
 
 
 UCLA study finding holds promise to prevent progressive cognitive decline in children with brain injury
 
UCLA study finding holds promise to prevent progressive cognitive decline in children with brain injuryA new biological marker may help doctors identify children at risk of poor outcomes after a traumatic brain injury, UCLA scientists report in a preliminary study.
 
 
 New biomarker may predict trajectory of TBI recovery in children
 
New biomarker may predict trajectory of TBI recovery in childrenA new biomarker may help predict which children will take longer to recover from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a preliminary study published in the March 15, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
 
 
 Continuation of statins may improve survival following heart surgery, research shows
 
Continuation of statins may improve survival following heart surgery, research showsPatients on statins should not stop taking the cholesterol-lowering medication before heart surgery—even on the day of surgery, according to an article posted online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.