Nursing Skill Mix Inversely Associated with Critical Patient Outcomes

According to this study: A higher nursing skill mix (that is, one that includes more RNs) is associated with improvements in 12 patient outcomes.These 12 outcomes are length of stay; ulcer, gastritis, and upper gastrointestinal bleeds; acute myocardial infarction; restraint use; failure to rescue; pneumonia; sepsis; urinary tract infection; mortality/30-day mortality; pressure injury; infections (other than urinary tract infection); and shock, cardiac arrest, or heart failure.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Journal Watch Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 5 June 2020Source: Meta GeneAuthor(s): Hasan Mollanoori, Yazdan Rahmati, Bita Hassani, Sajjad Esmaeili, Komail Amini, Shahram Teimourian
Source: Meta Gene - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Although statistical significance was not reached, the efficacy of prasugrel was potentially different between stroke subtypes, warranting further studies. PMID: 32493881 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Abiomed said it has received approval for an IDE to start an early feasibility study of what it is calling the “world’s smallest heart pump.”   The Danvers, MA-based company said the first-in-human trial will look at the 9 French Impella ECP heart pump in high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients.   The primary endpoint of the study is successful delivery, initiation, and maintenance of adequate hemodynamic support and a composite rate of major device-related adverse events during high-risk PCI.   The stu...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2020Source: American Heart JournalAuthor(s): Julian T. Hertz, Francis M. Sakita, Godfrey L. Kweka, Alexander T. Limkakeng, Sophie W. Galson, Jinny J. Ye, Tumsifu G. Tarimo, Gloria Temu, Nathan M. Thielman, Janet P. Bettger, John A. Bartlett, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Gerald S. Bloomfield
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Lu F, Li SZ, Gao X, Gong YN, Shi PX, Zhang C PMID: 32495615 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We conclude that visfatin in serum may be a new independent potential marker of AMI. PMID: 32495751 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub Source Type: research
ConclusionWe suggest that decreased expression of the miRNA-125a-5p associated with the presence of theH. pylori is an important mechanism in gastric diseases and could be a possible marker for early diagnosis of gastric cancer.
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIGU is effective for RA, especially with concomitant MTX, and in elderly and male patients.Key Points•Iguratimod is effective for RA, especially with concomitant MTX, and in elderly and male patients.•Since all serious adverse events were in the elderly group in this study, sufficient monitoring for adverse events, especially for elderly RA patients, is needed during iguratimod therapy.
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 -- For patients with hip fracture, receipt of nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates (N-BPs) is associated with a lower risk for pneumonia and pneumonia mortality, according to a study published online June 2 in the Journal of Bone...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Authors: Holm A, Swahn E, Lawesson SS, Gustafsson KM, Janzon M, Jonasson L, Lindahl TL, Alfredsson J Abstract )Several earlier studies have reported increased risk of bleeding in women with myocardial infarction, (MI) compared to men. The reasons for the observed difference are incompletely understood, but one suggested explanation has been excess dosing of antithrombotic drugs in women. The aim of this prospective observational study was to assess sex differences in platelet activity in patients treated with three different platelet inhibitors. We recruited 125 patients (37 women and 88 men) with MI, scheduled for...
Source: Platelets - Category: Hematology Tags: Platelets Source Type: research
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