End-of-life care program at UCLA benefited dying patients and loved ones despite COVID restrictions
A program offered by UCLA Health ’s intensive care units is providing meaningful and compassionate support for dying patients and their families, despite the challenges brought about by COVID-19. A study about the initiative, published in the journalCritical Care Explorations, is the first to show empirically that a palliative care program could be adapted — and even expanded — during the pandemic. It also could serve as a case study for improving end-of-life care during an era when visiting restrictions and infection control have introduced extraordinary new challenges for health care providers.Rese...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Oxygen cylinder kills South Korean man in MRI accident
A 60-year-old man at a South Korean hospital was killed in an MRI accident whe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Industrial MRI accidents are uncommon, but can be deadly Falling MRI scanner kills worker at Utah hospital A proactive approach can minimize accident risk in MRI exams Assigning dedicated MRI safety roles can reduce risk Investigation into Swedish MRI accident moves forward (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Patients Want Docs, Not NPs or PAs, Leading Their ER Care Patients Want Docs, Not NPs or PAs, Leading Their ER Care
Dr Alok Patel discusses a recent poll that showed patients want physician-led teams in the emergency department but aren't always clear on how to tell who is a doctor and who isn't.Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Lawsuits Demand Unproven Ivermectin for COVID Patients Lawsuits Demand Unproven Ivermectin for COVID Patients
At least two dozen lawsuits have been filed around the US, many in recent weeks, by people seeking to force hospitals to give their COVID-stricken loved ones ivermectin.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Philadelphia's 'soda tax' cut high school students' weekly number of sugar-sweetened beverages
A new study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found that, after the city's soda tax, the weekly number of soft drinks per week among teens fell from 5.4 prior to the tax to 3.9 per week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top US Hospitals Largely Silent on Black Lives Matter: Study Top US Hospitals Largely Silent on Black Lives Matter: Study
New study of tweets by top American hospitals finds they could do a better job of signaling support for Black lives.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

COVID-19 patients can incur thousands of dollars in hospital bills, researchers say
People hospitalized with COVID-19 incur $4,000 in out-of-pocket expenses for care, on average, even with healthcare insurance, a study published Monday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For whose benefit? NHS England's contract with the private hospital sector in the first year of the pandemic, Centre for Health and the Public Interest
This report analyses the government's use of the private hospital sector in England as a strategy for alleviating the burden on the NHS during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic. It uses publicly available information to examine the nature of the contracts between the NHS and the private sector, the potential costs of these contracts and the extent to which NHS patients benefited from this approach. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seahawks' Darrell Taylor Taken to Hospital After Suffering Neck Injury vs. Steelers
| Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Clinton discharged from hospital after treatment for infection
"On behalf of everyone at UC Irvine Medical Center, we were honored to have treated him and will continue to monitor his progress," Dr.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: CEO Msangi Reaffirms Ccbrt Commitment to Eye Health Care
[Daily News] WHEN CCBRT Chief Executive Officer Brenda Msangi addressed hundreds of listeners at the Kilwa Road Police Hospital in Dar es Salaam on Monday she told her listeners that their institution will not relent on eye health care provision, rather CCBRT will provide eye health care with innovations. Eye health care remains one of CCBRT's priorities, she explained. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Emergency hospital evacuation from a hospital within 5 km radius of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant: a retrospective analysis of disaster preparedness for hospitalized patients - Sawano T, Senoo Y, Yoshida I, Ozaki A, Nishikawa Y, Hori A, Oikawa T, Tanigawa K, Shigetomi S, Tsubokura M.
Emergency evacuation during disasters may have significant health impacts on vulnerable populations. The Japanese Government issued evacuation orders for surrounding residents of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (FDNPP) immediately after the March... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Workplace violence in primary hospitals and associated risk factors: a cross-sectional study - Zhu H, Liu X, Yao L, Zhou L, Qin J, Zhu C, Ye Z, Pan H.
AIM: To investigate the characteristics of workplace violence at primary hospitals in Southeast China and identify associated risk factors. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey design was used for this work. METHODS: We distributed a workplace ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Reduction in pediatric surgery's emergency department visits during covid-19 pandemic in a tertiary university general hospital in Greece - Kambouri K, Skarentzos K, Oikonomou P, Papachristou E, Aggelidou M.
Background From January 2020, coronavirus has caused more than three million deaths. Lockdown has been enforced in many countries worldwide, affecting the emergency department visits of many surgical specialties. METHODS The purpose of this study w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effects of make-up on mood and walking in elderly women - Fall W, Trophardy C.
The increase in longevity makes it necessary to take care of the quality of life of senior citizens. Ageing is accompanied by alterations leading to an increased risk of falling. A study conducted at the Charit é Hospital in Saint-Etienne (42) showed that... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

East Africa: President Kenyatta Unveils East Africa's First Public Molecular Imaging Centre
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President Uhuru Kenyatta has unveiled East Africa's first public molecular imaging centre at the Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital (KUTTRH) in Kiambu County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Poor Patients Hit Hard as KNH Doubles Consultation, Other Fees
[Nation] Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has nearly doubled the consultation fee, a decision that will hit the poor hard, given the rising reliance on the hospital for specialised treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Study of Hospitals Engaged in Reducing Cesarean Deliveries A Study of Hospitals Engaged in Reducing Cesarean Deliveries
This study examined key characteristics of hospital labor and delivery units that impacted success.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Uganda: Moroto Hospital Medics Abandon Night Shifts Over Insecurity
[Monitor] The security situation at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital in Karamoja sub region remains unstable as armed men keep loitering around the premises. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Promises Kcmc More Health Workers
[Daily News] The government has vowed to recruit more workers for the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center as soon as the recruitment threshold are available so as to resolve the shortage of health workers at the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Patients Suffer as Embu Medics' Strike Enters Day 6
[Nation] Residents of Embu County have been forced to seek treatment from hospitals in the neighbouring Kirinyaga County following a health workers' strike which has entered the sixth day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Health System Is Failing Because of 'Looted' Funds - Journalist
[RFI] Badly needed funds to run Zimbabwe's six central hospitals is lacking, and yet money is available, according to Zimbabwean investigative journalist Hopewell Chin'ono. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Harborview Medical Center to require visitors to show proof of Covid-19 status
Harborview Medical Center will soon require all visitors age 12 and older to be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative Covid-19 test within the last 72 hours, the hospital announced Friday. The new rule goes into effect on Tuesday and will eventually expand to all UW Medicine hospitals and clinics. Harborview appears to be the first hospital in the region to announce such a mandate. “We know how important this is for our patients, for their families, their loved ones, but also the health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Joey Thompson Source Type: news

Doctors say NHS England 'unfair' in decision to remove surgery from some hospitals
Serious concerns have been raised about an ‘unfair’ tender process which will lead to specialist surgery being withdrawn from multiple hospitals. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Harborview Medical Center to require visitors to show proof of Covid-19 status
Harborview Medical Center will soon require all visitors age 12 and older to be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative Covid-19 test within the last 72 hours, the hospital announced Friday. The new rule goes into effect on Tuesday and will eventually expand to all UW Medicine hospitals and clinics. Harborview appears to be the first hospital in the region to announce such a mandate. “We know how important this is for our patients, for their families, their loved ones, but also the health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joey Thompson Source Type: news

How a dose of PPP helped Mexico fight Covid
A groundbreaking field hospital offers pointers for the region’s inequitable healthcare sector (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How a public-private partnership helped Mexico fight Covid
A groundbreaking field hospital offers pointers for the region’s inequitable healthcare sector (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Causes Irritability?
Discussion Child abuse or non-accidental trauma is a clinical diagnosis. It is the constellation of history, physical examination, radiographic evaluation, laboratory testing and investigation that determines if child abuse has occurred. Irritability caused by fractures or other trauma can be a presenting symptom of abuse. Fractures can be a presentation but they are also common problems not associated with abuse. Femoral shaft fractures are estimated to account for only 1.6% of all fractures in children, therefore they are potentially more suspicious for child abuse. A review of femur fractures can be found here. A review...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 18, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Bill Clinton back home after hospitalization from infection
Bill Clinton has returned to his home in New York to continue recovering from an infection that left him in treatment for six days at a Southern California hospital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bill Clinton released from Southern California hospital
Bill Clinton has been released from the California hospital where he had been treated for an infection (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bill Clinton Is Released From Hospital
The former president was admitted to a California hospital on Tuesday for treatment of an infection that developed into sepsis, officials said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Mele Tags: Clinton, Bill Tests (Medical) Antibiotics Sepsis Hospitals California University of California, Irvine Orange (Calif) Source Type: news

Bill Clinton released from Southern California hospital
Clinton, 75, was admitted Tuesday to the hospital southeast of Los Angeles with an infection unrelated to Covid-19, officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Clinton released from Southern California hospital, five days after he was admitted with infection
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How 14 Britons in their 90s ended up in hospital for abusing cocaine last year
Some 12,564 people of all ages were hospitalised for mental-health reasons linked to cocaine use. But an increasing number have also drawn their state pensions as existing drug-users grow older. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor who 'botched three major gallbladder operations in five days' is STILL working for the NHS
Camilo Valero, a consultant general surgeon, has been working at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Trust for the past 21 months, despite watchdog investigation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retired engineer, 75, pays £18,000 for a private knee replacement before being offered free surgery
Retired engineer John Peake, 75, was put forward for NHS surgery in May after an orthopaedic consultant at Stafford County Hospital agreed he needed both arthritic knees replaced. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robert Durst sick with Covid-19, and on a ventilator, following life in prison sentence, lawyer says
“All we know he’s tested positive for Covid-19, he’s in hospital and on a ventilator," his attorney told NBC News. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A retrospective registry analysis of the transport-related health burden of wheeled recreational devices in Queensland, Australia - Rod JE, Oviedo-Trespalacios O, King M.
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate injury patterns from wheeled recreational devices (WRD) in the public space and explore risk factors for hospital admission. METHOD: A cross-sectional analysis of WRD injury prevalence and risk factors for hospital admissions wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Early psychiatric consultation is associated with decreased cost and length of stay in the patient population at a level I trauma center - Chavez MA, Caplan JP, McKnight CA, Schlinkert AB, Chapple KM, Mankin JA, Jacbos JV, Bogert JN, Soe-Lin H, Weinberg JA.
In this study, we conducted a retrospective cohort study to evaluate hospital... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Clinton "doing fine" and will be out of hospital soon
Bill Clinton is doing fine and will be released soon from a Southern California hospital where he's being treated for an infection,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK falls behind European peers in battle against Covid ahead of winter
Deaths and hospital admissions remain stubbornly high in Britain as the continent reports record lows (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US Co plans radiotherapy facilities in government hospitals
"In this model, the state is expected to provide space in their hospitals, where a private clinical service provider will set up the radiotherapy centre to treat patients at a cost agreed with the state," Ashok Kakkar, senior managing director-India at Varian told ET. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The FDA ’s Vaccine Expert Panel Recommends Approval of a J & J Booster for Anyone Who Had an Initial Shot
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expert vaccine panel on Friday, Oct. 15, recommended a booster dose of the Johnson&Johnson-Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. In a unanimous vote, the 19-member panel recommended the booster for anyone who was previously immunized with the vaccine, at least two months after the that first dose. With the advice, the panel has now backed boosters for all three vaccines currently available in the US. J&J’s vaccine is the only one authorized in the U.S. (and globally) that requires only a single dose. If the FDA accepts the committee’s decision, which it is expected to ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot Unanimously Recommended for Emergency Use Authorization by U.S. FDA Advisory Committee
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 15, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) unanimously voted 19-0 to recommend Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for adults aged 18 and older at least two months following initial vaccination with the single-shot vaccine. The vote was based on findings from two Company clinical trials, including the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE 2 study, which evaluated a booster dose of the Johnson &...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

UPMC employees step up to ensure smooth booster process
The Pittsburgh-based health system, with 40 hospitals in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York, said there's plenty of supply for people to get boosters as appropriate and when they're approved. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

UPMC employees step up to ensure smooth booster process
The Pittsburgh-based health system, with 40 hospitals in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York, said there's plenty of supply for people to get boosters as appropriate and when they're approved. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Bill Clinton recovering from urological infection, aide says
Bill Clinton is recovering from a urological infection in a Southern California hospital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes 2021: Jennifer L. Stripay of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
"I have found immense meaning in my work — from experiments at the bench to developing new communication strategies — because it’s all built on the foundation of finding cures and saving children." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes 2021: Jennifer L. Stripay of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
"I have found immense meaning in my work — from experiments at the bench to developing new communication strategies — because it’s all built on the foundation of finding cures and saving children." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Managing with resiliency: Denver-area hospital CEOs share how recent innovation has impacted health care
The top leaders of nine Denver-area hospitals reflect on challenges and innovation in Q&As with the Denver Business Journal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Kourtney Geers Source Type: news