Long Covid Might Teach Us How to Prevent Alzheimer ’s
A new study, published last week and summarized in Science, used a vast trove of electronic medical records to find thousands of people with neurodegenerative diseases and tease out correlations with 22 different kinds of infections. The biggest viral risk factor for dementia was encephalitis,…#science #hpv #epsteinbarr #avindranath #liberia #nath #als #herv #danchertow #nih (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links viral infections to Alzheimer ’s, Parkinson’s—with many caveats
A massive data mining study has found numerous associations between common viruses like the flu and devastating neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). The findings expand on previous research linking individual viruses to neurological diseases. But experts caution that the study, which relied on electronic medical records rather than biological samples, merely describes correlations and doesn’t prove causation. Still, it’s “really exciting,” says Kristen Funk, a neuroimmunologist who studi...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 19, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Electronic Medical Records – Love Or Hate Them, Just Be Mindful
EMRs are terrific tools. They must be utilized with care to ensure "clinical noise" is managed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 9, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Gorke, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Real-World Study Shows Patients Treated with IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib) Were Less Likely to Initiate a Next-Line Treatment than Patients on Acalabrutinib in First-line Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
NEW ORLEANS, December 12, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced results of a real-world study showing that patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) treated with first-line acalabrutinib monotherapy were 89 percent more likely to start a next-line treatment than those treated with IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib).[1] These data suggest the potential that first-line treatment with IMBRUVICA® in routine practice may provide patients with the ability to use once-daily, all-oral IMBRUVICA® as a monotherapy treatment for a longer period without the need to start the next line of ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Characterizing primary care patients with posttraumatic stress disorder using electronic medical records: a retrospective cross-sectional study - Singer A, Kosowan L, Muthumuni D, Katz A, Zafari H, Zulkernine F, Richardson JD, Price M, Williamson T, Queenan J, Sareen J.
This study describes the prevalence and characteristics of patients with PTSD using primary care electronic medical record (EMR) data. METHODS: This retr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Development and validation of inpatient fall prediction models using digital hospital systems [conference abstract #358] - Parsons R, Cramb S, Abdel-Hafez A, McPhail S.
Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety 2022) Background The recent digitisation and uptake of integrated electronic medical records (ieMR) within hospital systems has provided opportunities to improve ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Electronic Medical Records Are Strangling American Medicine
(MedPage Today) -- Last month, 15,000 nurses went on strike in Minnesota in the largest private-sector nursing strike in U.S. history. They were protesting understaffing and overwork at a time when provider burnout has reached epidemic proportions... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 23, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Review of 451 patients presenting with orbital wall fractures: a retrospective analysis - Ray CN, Marsh HD, Gilmore JE, Kirk DW, Larumbe-Zabala E, Freedman KA.
A retrospective review of the electronic medical records of patients presenting to the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas with orbital wall fractures. Clinical data such as associated ocular injuries and different management approaches are analyze... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Conditional anonymous remote healthcare data sharing over blockchain - Liu J, Jiang W, Sun R, Bashir AK, Alshehri MD, Hua Q, Yu K.
As an important carrier of healthcare data, Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) generated from various sensors, i.e., wearable, implantable, are extremely valuable research materials for artificial intelligence and machine learning. The efficient circulation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

DeepBiomarker: identifying important lab tests from electronic medical records for the prediction of suicide-related events among PTSD patients - Miranda O, Fan P, Qi X, Yu Z, Ying J, Wang H, Brent DA, Silverstein JC, Chen Y, Wang L.
We examined lab tests together with medication use and diagnosis from electronic medical records (EMR) data for prediction of suicide-related events (SREs; suicidal ideation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Utilizing technology to increase efficiency of infection prevention data collection: Our experience using electronic medical records for symptom surveillance
Utilizing technology can increase efficiency for infection prevention data collection. The purpose of this article is to explain our experience using electronic medical record (EMR) reports for symptom surveillance to increase understanding of how technology enhances infection prevention abilities. The new EMR report method took on average just over 8 minutes a week to run compared to the traditional manual method which took 7 hours a week indicating a major time decrease for data collection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: KATH Revenue Generation Improves ... Following Implementation of Electronic Medical Records
[Ghanaian Times] Kumasi -- Revenue generation has significantly improved at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), following the implementation of the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) which was implemented some two years ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Direct healthcare costs of moderate and severe work-related injuries: estimates from the National Trauma Center of Qatar - Consunji RJ, Mekkodathil A, El-Menyar A, Mehmood A, Sathian B, Hyder AA, Hirani N, Abeid A, Al-Thani H, Peralta R.
Work-related injuries (WRIs) are recognized as a leading cause of admission to the national trauma center of Qatar. A retrospective analysis of trauma registry data and electronic medical records was conducted on a cohort of all WRI patients who were admit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

White House Initiative Should Focus on Helping Africa ’s Health Workers Be Present, Ready, Connected, and Safe
By Cheick Oumar Tour é, Chief technical officer (interim) ; David Bryden, Director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and senior policy and advocacy advisor at IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 04, 2022As the White House plans to launch a new initiative to strengthen the global health workforce around the world, I sat down withCheick Touré, a doctor and health workforce expert from Mali who serves asIntraHealth International’s interim chief technical officer.We talked about what the Biden Administration should incorporate into their plan to help build a stronger, more prepared, and more sustainable...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Health Workers Source Type: news

[Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR] Roche reports good results in 2021
Basel, 3 February 2022Group sales increase 9%1 at constant exchange rates (CER); 8% in Swiss francsPharmaceuticals Divisionsales increase 3%; continued strong demand for newly launched medicines more than offsets impact of biosimilarsDiagnostics Divisionsales grow 29%; strong momentum in base business and continued high demand for COVID-19 testsMajor approvals for medicinessince the last quarter: United States: Susvimo and Vabysmo (age-related blindness)Europe: Gavreto (specific type of advanced lung cancer); Actemra/RoActemra (severe COVID-19); Ronapreve (non-hospitalised COVID-19 patients and prophylaxis)Major appro...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news