Study examines performance of skilled nursing care residents with cognitive difficulties
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  January 14, 2019  
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 Study examines performance of skilled nursing care residents with cognitive difficultiesStudy examines performance of skilled nursing care residents with cognitive difficulties
 
After a hospital stay, many older adults will be discharged to a skilled nursing facility to recover. The goal of this type of short-term nursing care is to help patients regain their ability to function and perform their daily activities to the best of their ability so they can return home, if possible.
 
   Childbirth delivery mode linked with woman’s risk of developing pelvic floor disordersChildbirth delivery mode linked with woman’s risk of developing pelvic floor disorders
 
Research completed at Johns Hopkins and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center has demonstrated that vaginal childbirth substantially increases the probability a woman will develop a pelvic floor disorder later in life.
 
   End of life care is best in hospitals characterized by effective nurse-physician teamwork, shows studyEnd of life care is best in hospitals characterized by effective nurse-physician teamwork, shows study
 
Everyone wants a dignified death - yet few actually experience one. Despite preferring to remain at home, most older adults spend their final days in hospitals, where they often undergo medical care that neither improves survival nor quality of life.
 
 Are Bath Basins in Hospitals Sites for Bacterial Colonization?
 
Are Bath Basins in Hospitals Sites for Bacterial Colonization?This study examines bacteria in patient's bath basins, evaluating whether they are a site for bacterial colonization and hospital acquired infection.
 
 
 Neonatal Transilluminator from Venoscope
 
Neonatal Transilluminator from VenoscopeA neonatal transilluminator designed specifically with the neonate in mind. The great features of the Venoscope® II has taken and put them into a transilluminator that better serves the special needs of neonatal patients.
 
 
 Critically ill children experience muscle atrophy within one week of mechanical ventilation
 
Critically ill children experience muscle atrophy within one week of mechanical ventilationChildren with life-threatening respiratory failure who require mechanical ventilation in a pediatric intensive care unit commonly experience rapid muscle atrophy, according to a study published online Dec. 19, 2018, in PLOS ONE.
 
 
 Emergency medical responders confront racial bias
 
Emergency medical responders confront racial biasA recent study out of Oregon suggests emergency medical responders — EMTs and paramedics — may be treating minority patients differently from the way they treat white patients.
 
 
 Study shows paramedics can safely assess psychiatric patients’ medical condition in the field
 
Study shows paramedics can safely assess psychiatric patients’ medical condition in the fieldEmergency medical personnel in Alameda County, California, use a screening process for determining whether to "medically clear" patients experiencing psychiatric emergencies before transporting them.
 
 
 New bioinspired material interacts with surrounding tissues to promote wound healing
 
New bioinspired material interacts with surrounding tissues to promote wound healingImperial researchers have developed new bioinspired material that interacts with surrounding tissues to promote healing.
 
 
 Researchers investigate how physical exercise protects against sudden cardiac death
 
Researchers investigate how physical exercise protects against sudden cardiac deathA group of researchers from the departments of Physical Therapy, Medicine and Electronic Engineering of Valencia University and from the innovations group ITACA have just published research into physical exercise as a protector against sudden cardiac death. The study has been published in the 'PlosOne' journal.
 
 
 Long-term postpartum obesity may be due to reprogramming of maternal energy metabolism
 
Long-term postpartum obesity may be due to reprogramming of maternal energy metabolismDuring normal pregnancy, mothers always gain body weight within a proper range. However, many women worry that extra pounds put on during pregnancy will not be lost after childbirth and, in fact, past studies have shown that excessive gestational weight gain is associated with immediate postpartum weight retention.
 
 
 Inclusive practices in primary care clinics improve health of low-income people, study finds
 
Inclusive practices in primary care clinics improve health of low-income people, study findsRespectful, inclusive practices in primary care clinics can significantly improve the health of low-income, marginalized people who may have previously experienced trauma or discrimination, a new study from the University of British Columbia and Western University has found.