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Nigeria: Striking Health Workers Union Accuses Hospital Official of Slapping Member
[Premium Times] Striking health workers have accused an official of a teaching hospital of slapping one of them. They also called on the federal government for protection against further assault. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 90% Deaths in Hospitals Caused By Health Workers' Attitude - Teaching Hospital Chief
[Premium Times] Over 90 per cent of deaths recorded in Nigerian hospitals are due to poor attitude of health workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trust giving out ‘wallets full of vital pregnancy information’
Pregnant women in South Yorkshire are being given a wallet full of “vital tips and information” by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, due to work with local charities. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Zambia: Levy Mwanawasa Hospital Under Probe for Negligence
[Zambia Reports] Following the death of Zambia Daily Mail employee, Sithembile Zulu, the government has instituted investigations into circumstances surrounding the entire episode and the general increase of maternal deaths at Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Resident Doctors Strike Paralyses Activities At Maiduguri Teaching Hospital
[Premium Times] The nationwide strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has paralysed normal medical activities at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Oral Sex Is Dangerous, Gynaecologist Warns
[Premium Times] A professor, Adegboyega Fawole of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, UITH, has warned that Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) has been found in the throat of people engaging in oral sex. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Resident Doctors' Strike - Abuth Turns Back Patients
[Daily Trust] The nationwide strike embarked upon by resident doctors has paralysed activities at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) in Shika and Tudun-Wada, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UMMS takes critical step toward building a new Prince George's hospital
University of Maryland Medical System assumed ownership over Dimensions Healthcare System on Friday, a major milestone in a yearslong battle to secure funding and state approvals to build a new $543 million state-of-the-art teaching hospital in Prince George's County. Dimensions — which oversaw the cash-strapped Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly that's set to be replaced by the new hospital — will be renamed University of Maryland Capital Region Health. Dimensions President and CEO… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Rwanda: Patients Receive Aid to Celebrate Eid Al-Adha
[New Times] Over 300 vulnerable patients at University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK) received food and sanitation materials worth Rwf1.5m on Eid al-Adha day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UMMS takes critical step toward building a new Prince George's hospital
University of Maryland Medical System is expected to assume ownership over Dimensions Healthcare System on Friday, a major milestone in a yearslong battle to secure funding and state approvals to build a new $543 million state-of-the-art teaching hospital in Prince George's County. Dimensions — which oversaw the cash-strapped Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly that's set to be replaced by the new hospital — will be renamed University of Maryland Capital Region Health. Dimensions President… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Nigeria: UITH Plans to Boost Open-Heart Surgeries With Catlab Before End of 2017
[Guardian] Ilorin -The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Professor Abdulwaheed Olatinwo said the UITH would before the end of this year make available a catlab towards boosting the open-heart surgery efforts the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lasser Fever - LUTH Discharges 150 - Watching 40 Others
[Vanguard] The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, yesterday said it has discharged 150 of its personnel placed under surveillance for Lassa fever following an outbreak that left two persons dead and five doctors infected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Africa: A network of healthcare decision making launches across sub-Saharan Africa
Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch ofCochrane Africa;  a network with a vision to increase the use of best evidence to inform healthcare decision making across the sub-Saharan African continent.The Africa Network consists of regional centres including its co-ordinating centre atCochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, and the establishment of hubs at University of Calabar, Teaching Hospital, Nigeria, Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Yaound é University, Cameroon.Cochrane Africa is part of the global, independent Cochrane network of researchers, professionals, pa...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Sudan: Conduction of First Exploratory Operation At IBN Al-Nafis Heart Surgery Center
[SNA] Khartoum -The Consultant of Cardiac Surgery, Dr. Salah Al-Basha, has conducted, Thursday, the first operation of an exploratory catheterization at Ibn al-Nafis Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery at Omdurman Teaching Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

University Health System selects Premier for clinical and financial analytics
University Health System, a teaching hospital and network of outpatient healthcare centers in San Antonio, Texas, has selected Premier, a healthcare improvement company, to provide supply chain, clinical and financial analytics and services that supp … (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - August 17, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Promoting evidence-based health care in Africa
Charles Shey Wiysonge, Director ofCochane  South Africa, gave an interview to the World Health Organization Bulletin. Here is a re-post , with premission, from their  recent publication.Charles Shey Wiysonge is devoted to encouraging better use of scientific evidence for health policies and programmes in African countries. He is the director of the South African Cochrane Centre, a unit of the South African Medical Research Council, and a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the department of Global Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He was C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Erratum to "mortality-associated characteristics of patients with traumatic brain injury at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali, Rwanda" [World Neurosurgery 102 (2017) 571-582] - Krebs E, Gerardo CJ, Park LP, Nickenig Vissoci JR, Byiringiro JC, Byiringiro F, Rulisa S, Thielman NM, Staton CA.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Nigeria: Halt Lassa Fever in Its Tracks
[Daily Trust] Lassa fever, one of this country's most dreaded contagious diseases, recently resurfaced in several states all at once. It made a deadly appearance at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital where two patients died and 15 others have been infected. Lassa fever virus is known to be transmitted to human beings who eat food items contaminated with faeces or urine of rodents, mainly infected rats. Afterwards, any person who has physical contact with a Lassa fever infected person could also be infected. In this (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Chukwuebuka Seeks N12 Million to Undergo Kidney Transplant
[Guardian] The specialist doctors at the Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra State, have recommended a kidney transplant for 20-year-old Chukwuebuka Peter Umechiedo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - High Alert As Ogun Confirms 1 Case
[Vanguard] Surveillance officers and health workers in Lagos and Ogun States have been placed on high alert, even as Ogun State confirmed 1 case of Lassa fever and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, assured that confirmed cases in the institution are responding to treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Otolaryngological presentations in times of terror: profile from a tertiary health center in north-central Nigeria - Adoga AA, Kokong DD, Ozoilo KN.
OBJECTIVES: To report the incidence, socio-demographic characteristics, otorhinolaryngological presentations and outcomes of management of patients at the Jos University Teaching Hospital following terror attacks. METHODS: A prospective descriptive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Nigeria: How We Buried Lassa Fever Victim - LASG
[Vanguard] The corpse of the second Lassa fever victim simply identified as Mr Hope, that died within 24 hours after admission in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, has been buried, even as a 22-year-old male patient is undergoing medical observation for suspected Lassa fever at the Ogun State General Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta.. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - 3 More Test Positive At LUTH, 150 Under Watch
[Vanguard] Lagos -Three persons under surveillance for Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, have tested positive to the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cladding to be removed from new cancer centre following fire tests
One of the most prestigious teaching hospital trusts in London has said it will need to remove cladding from its new cancer centre after fire safety checks following the Grenfell fire disaster. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Panic As Luth Confirms Lassa Fever Outbreak in Lagos
[Guardian] There is the fear of an outbreak of Lassa fever in the country as the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) yesterday confirmed that two patients treated have died within a few days of admission in the past one week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills Two in Lagos
[This Day] Two persons, including a 36-year-old pregnant woman, have died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, after being treated for Lassa fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Encouraging speaking up through trust wide engagement
This shared learning example describes how Lisa Smith, Freedom to Speak Up guardian in York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has engaged with multiple sites to help foster a positive, safe culture of speaking up. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listening to Our Patients
When was the last time any of us used a stethoscope and felt it made a difference either to clinch a diagnosis or to change the management of a sick patient? Diagnostic Tool or Neckwear? How many of us have had a patient with a history of hypertension, diabetes or myocardial infarction (MI), who presented with complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath? On exam, he might have been anxious and diaphoretic, with a heart rate of 130, respirations of 24, blood pressure of 190/110, bilateral pedal edema, oxygen saturation (SpO2) of 89% and 12-lead ECGs showing ST-elevation. Then you put your scope on hi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neal Richmond, MD Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Regulator clears landmark teaching hospitals merger
The Competition and Markets Authority has cleared the planned merger of two major teaching trusts in Manchester. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 1, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Japan Donates Medical Equipment to University Teaching Hospitals
[Times of Zambia] The Japanese government has donated medical equipment worth K1.8 million to the University Teaching Hospitals (UTH) in the newly-born babies ward, D Block. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

State OKs new 100-bed UCF Lake Nona teaching hospital, construction to start within 18 months
The University of Central Florida and HCA Healthcare will start building a new 100-bed teaching hospital adjacent its 50-acre College of Medicine in Lake Nona within 18 months. The campus currently has two facilities for classrooms and research. The state’s Agency for Health Care Administration this week gave final approval for a hospital that's expected to open for patients by the end of 2020. The Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the state’s 12 public universities, approved the public-private… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Susan Lundine Source Type: news

Botswana: Government Renames Ub Hospital After Sir Ketumile
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Government has renamed the University of Botswana (UB) Teaching Hospital after the late former second president, Sir Ketumile Masire who passed away last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trust could set up estates company to increase savings
York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust is considering setting up a limited liability company to manage its estate and facilities services to help save money. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New chief executive for major teaching trust revealed
Tracy Taylor has been appointed as the new chief executive of one of the country ’s largest teaching hospitals. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England loses secret contract dispute with teaching trust
NHS England attempted to keep secret the loss of a contract dispute with a teaching hospital trust, fearing it would encourage other challenges, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Report: KC-area docs who were paid the most by drug, device companies
Last year, drug and device companies paid $8.18 billion to physicians, according to the most recent data published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ’ Open Payments program. Kansas and Missouri contributed to the total. In Missouri, physicians and teaching hospitals received a total of $47.07 million, which was spent largely on royalty or license fees (30 percent), speaking and other services (27 percent), and consulting fees (16 percent). I n Kansas, drug and device companies shelled… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Report: KC-area docs who were paid the most by drug, device companies
Last year, drug and device companies paid $8.18 billion to physicians, according to the most recent data published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ’ Open Payments program. Kansas and Missouri contributed to the total. In Missouri, physicians and teaching hospitals received a total of $47.07 million, which was spent largely on royalty or license fees (30 percent), speaking and other services (27 percent), and consulting fees (16 percent). I n Kansas, drug and device companies shelled… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Building defects undermine fire safety at major PFI hospital
A major teaching hospital built via one of the largest  private finance initiatives in the NHS is undergoing remedial building works to prevent fires spreading after it was discovered that builders had not followed safety specifications. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Acting President Approves Appointment of 14 Heads of Tertiary Health Institutions
[Premium Times] The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 14 Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors in Federal Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and Specialty Hospitals in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Variability of adverse events in the public health-care service of the Tuscany region - Albolino S, Tartaglia R, Bellandi T, Bianchini E, Fabbro G, Forni S, Cernuschi G, Biggeri A.
The objective of the study is to analyze the variation of adverse events (AEs) according to the different structure of hospitals. The study is a multicenter, retrospective study. It involves 4 teaching hospitals (THs) and 32 community hospitals, distribute... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Nigeria: Varsity Teacher Wants Legislation to Accept Infertility in Couples As a Disease
[Guardian] Ilorin -A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Augustine Oruhe, has urged the Federal Government to treat the issue of infertility among some couples as a disease like every other diseases considered chronic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 27, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Wirral University Teaching Hospital implements Cerner Oncology, a First of Type in the UK
Blood cancer patients are receiving the very best care at Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH) supported by pioneering technology which is the first of its kind in the UK. Patient safety is the top priority for WUTH and has been the main focus of its work with Cerner UK. The latest technology is also in line with the NHS national requirement to digitise work around oncology treatment. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Epilepsy drug helps brain activity for dementia patients
Experts at a Harvard teaching hospital said an anti-epilepsy dug could help those with mild Alzheimer's. The medication helps restore normal brain activity in patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Mildmay Uganda Launches Plan for Teaching Hospital
[Observer] Mildmay Uganda has launched a 30-year Master Plan that will see their health centre evolve into a teaching hospital. According to Mildmay Uganda officials, the construction of the training facility will cost $33 million (about Shs 118bn). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital and Miller Children’s & Women ’s Hospital plan strategic affiliation
Two leading children ’s hospitals —UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital, part of UCLA Health, and  Miller Children ’s& Women ’s Hospital Long Beach, part of  MemorialCare Health System— announced today their intent to form a strategic affiliation that brings together their academic, clinical and research expertise, and resources to enhance children’s health care services in Southern California.The two organizations, which share similar missions and values, plan to establish a wider geographic pediatric collaboration that strengthens and broadens their ability to offer the...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AAMC Community Health Needs Assessments
Resources demonstrating how AAMC-member teaching hospitals are tackling social determinants of health, such as poverty, lack of transportation, and underemployment as part of their CHNA-related interventions, including a selection of videos as part of the 2017 Health Equity Research Snapshot. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Teaching trust in talks over estates payout with Bahamas registered company
A major teaching hospital trust is in legal negotiations with a company registered in the Bahamas over a land deal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study Finds Survival Rates Higher at Teaching Hospitals
Author Debbe Geiger Overview If you ’re hospitalized for a common medical condition or surgical procedure, your chance of surviving is better if your care is provided at a major teaching hospital. That’s according to an analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Content Blocks CTA HeaderMore information CTA LinkRead the JAMA article Section Features Call To Action Header Survival Rates for Common Conditions, Procedures Analyzed ContentThe study ’s authors looked at Medicare data for 21 million hospitalizations at more than 4,000 hospitals, including teaching ho...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Policy / International Achievement / Research News
This study examined whether Get Busy Get Better—a 10-session, home-based behavioral intervention—enhanced positive appraisals of life, and in turn, mediated treatment effects on depressive symptoms in older African American men.     Read more   Pediatrics ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - June 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

What Hospital Would You Choose?
(MedPage Today) -- Teaching hospitals may be your best bet (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news