Older adults in high-quality nursing homes have lower risks for placement in long-term care facilities
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  April 23, 2018  
  Nursing  
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 Older adults in high-quality nursing homes have lower risks for placement in long-term care facilitiesOlder adults in high-quality nursing homes have lower risks for placement in long-term care facilities
 
After being discharged from the hospital, an older person often is admitted directly to a skilled nursing facility (SNF). SNFs specialize in the skilled care we need to recover properly.
 
   Research offers new hope for healing wounds in patients with diabetesResearch offers new hope for healing wounds in patients with diabetes
 
One of the most frustrating and debilitating complications of diabetes is the development of wounds on the foot or lower leg. Once they form, they can persist for months, leading to painful and dangerous infections.
 
   Single-Use Proximal Sensors for Expiratory Flow MeasurementSingle-Use Proximal Sensors for Expiratory Flow Measurement
 
Proximal flow sensors, used to measure expiratory flow, must be single-use for hygiene reasons. This means they must be both accurate and economical.
 
 Study highlights need for further evidence to improve symptom management in end of life care
 
Study highlights need for further evidence to improve symptom management in end of life careA study looking at the personal perceptions and experiences of patients, families and healthcare professionals, has highlighted the need for improvement in symptom management in end of life care.
 
 
 Computer-based intervention to increase parents’ knowledge about HPV vaccination
 
Computer-based intervention to increase parents’ knowledge about HPV vaccinationIt's been almost 30 years since Salt-N-Pepa implored Americans to set their puritanical misgivings aside and talk about sex, and yet we still struggle with the subject; that fact is abundantly clear when you consider national HPV vaccination rates.
 
 
 Teen patient gets a new lease on life
 
Teen patient gets a new lease on lifeAt just 18 years old, Megan Gagliardi was told she might die from a rare genetic heart condition. Now, thanks in part to UAB Medicine's Comprehensive Transplant Institute (CTI), she is celebrating her recent engagement and an important six-year anniversary -; all as the University of Alabama at Birmingham celebrates 50 years of transplant success.
 
 
 Endovascular Thrombectomy in the Treatment of Embolisms
 
Endovascular Thrombectomy in the Treatment of EmbolismsEndovascular thrombectomy is a surgical procedure involving the removal of a clot from a blood vessel. Surgeons use a catheter device, and is intended to restore the normal blood flow.
 
 
 Why is Physiotherapy Used?
 
Why is Physiotherapy Used?Physiotherapy (PT) helps to treat injuries, ailments or deformities by employing various methods such as massage, heat therapy, exercises, electrotherapy, patient education, and advice.