Care bosses taking home 13 times wages of workers, says UNISON report
Executive pay packages are soaring at private equity firms that own care homes, while conditions plummet for residents and staff, says a report published by UNISON today (Wednesday). Directors of for-profit investment companies across the UK are now collecting 13 times the wages of the care workers they employ, according to new data from the University of Surrey and analysts Trinava Consulting. The 43-page report – Held to Ransom – reveals workers and the people they support, including the elderly and those with disabilities, are paying the price for profit being put before care. In-depth interviews...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 14, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release care homes care workers Source Type: news
Electrocardiography Should Be Considered for Nocturnal Enuresis
WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2022 -- In the case of unexplained nocturnal enuresis, electrocardiography should be considered as part of the diagnostic workup, according to a creative concepts article published online April 6 in Heart Rhythm. After reports... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 13, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Cardiac Arrhythmia Should Be Considered With Nocturnal Enuresis Cardiac Arrhythmia Should Be Considered With Nocturnal Enuresis
New research suggests doctors rarely evaluate patients with nocturnal enuresis for cardiac arrhythmias as part of the diagnostic workup.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 12, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
Polyuria, Polydipsia and Possible Diabetes Insipidus?
Discussion The body is smart. It has mechanisms for maintaining balances within the body in a closely controlled manner but allows for a variety of states. This is very true for fluid balance in the body which is highly controlled between almost all of the major body organ systems. When fluid is low, the sensor sends signals for us to drink, and conserves fluid until we can. When the fluid is high, the kidneys excrete the excess and sends signals not to drink. Usually it works very well. While there are many pathological states that can cause polyuria and/or polydipsia, the most common reason is excessive fluid intake beca...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 7, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
What Are Some Indications for a Vesicostomy?
Discussion A cutaneous vesicostomy is an incontinent diversion of the bladder to the external abdominal wall usually below the umbilicus that maintains a low-pressure urinary system. The urine drains into a collecting bag or hygiene product such as a diaper. It is usually used as a temporary diversion until bladder function resolves or another treatment can be carried out. However, it can also be used as a permanent diversion in some cases. A vesico-cutaneous fistula is similar but performed slightly differently. It is often intended to be a longer-term diversion procedure and is a continent diversion of the bladder. Some ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
What Age Should You Stop Wetting the Bed?
Title: What Age Should You Stop Wetting the Bed?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 7/29/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - July 29, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
Globally observed trends in mean and extreme river flow attributed to climate change
Anthropogenic climate change is expected to affect global river flow. Here, we analyze time series of low, mean, and high river flows from 7250 observatories around the world covering the years 1971 to 2010. We identify spatially complex trend patterns, where some regions are drying and others are wetting consistently across low, mean, and high flows. Trends computed from state-of-the-art model simulations are consistent with the observations only if radiative forcing that accounts for anthropogenic climate change is considered. Simulated effects of water and land management do not suffice to reproduce the observed trend p...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Gudmundsson, L., Boulange, J., Do, H. X., Gosling, S. N., Grillakis, M. G., Koutroulis, A. G., Leonard, M., Liu, J., Müller Schmied, H., Papadimitriou, L., Pokhrel, Y., Seneviratne, S. I., Satoh, Y., Thiery, W., Westra, S., Zhang, X., Zhao, F. Tags: Atmospheric Science reports Source Type: news
Specific genes increase the risk of bedwetting
(Aarhus University) In a large-scale study of Danish children and young people, researchers from Aarhus University have for the first time found genetic variants that increase the risk of nocturnal enuresis - commonly known as bedwetting or nighttime incontinence. The findings provide completely new insights into the processes in the body causing this widespread phenomenon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Improve patient safety support the name change of diabetes insipidus
We are supporting theThe Pituitary Foundation’s campaign to change the name of diabetes insipidus to‘pituitary insipidus - desmopressin dependent’ (PIDD).The term‘diabetes insipidus’ is very often mistaken for diabetes mellitus by health care professionals (HCPs) and the general public. Although both conditions share the term‘diabetes’, they are completely unrelated and mean very different things.The challenge for diabetes insipidus patients is when they need hospital attention (A&E, surgery, or on a hospital ward). Many HCPs are unaware...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
Desmopressin nasal spray out of stock due to recall
All the existing supplies of the following preparations of desmopressin nasal spray are being recalled by Ferring, so they are currently out of stock. Desmospray® 0.1 mg/ml Nasal Spray PL 03194/0024 Desmopressin 0.1 mg/ml Nasal Spray PL 03194/0090 Octim® 1.5mg/ml Nasal Spray solution PL 03194/0056 Details of the recall can be foundhere. As a guide, please find below the conversion to other preparations of desmopressin. Desmospray 10 micrograms (1 puff) is equivalent to: DDAVP Intranasal Solution 10 micrograms (0.1 ml on metere...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 22, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
Class 2 Medicines Recall: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Limited, desmopressin nasal spray (all strengths)
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Limited is recalling all unexpired stock of the products below from pharmacies and wholesalers as a precautionary measure due to a lower volume of solution being observed in th (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news