News @ a glance
- Improving endoscopy. Thomson, Libby // Gastrointestinal Nursing;Mar2010, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p5
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses as article on variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) by Annette Puzey, the safety of patients during sedation by Warren Chapman and article on the improvement of body image after stoma surgery.
- Probable Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in a U.S. Resident--Florida, 2002. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/18/2002, Vol. 51 Issue 41, p927
Focuses on a case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease in a Florida resident. Medical care sought by the patient; Medical evaluations of the patient; Experimental treatment received by the patient.
- West Nile virus warning. // GP: General Practitioner;11/18/2002, p19
Reports that general practitioners have been warned to consider West Nile virus as the cause of encephalitis or viral meningitis if patients have travelled to North America. Concerns over the outbreak of the disease in the U.S. and Canada; Places where the outbreak have occurred; Incubation...
- CDC reports dramatic in West Nile virus cases within past month. // Infectious Diseases in Children;Sep2012, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p7
The article reports on the increase in the cases of patients infected with West Nile virus in the U.S. in August 2012.
- On standard vs. transition precautions, ultrasonic washers and CJD. Taurasi, Ray // Healthcare Purchasing News;Mar2003, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p71
Answers inquiries related to the difference of standard precautions and transition precautions in patient care. Techniques on the use of Standard Precautions for patients; Use of ultrasonic washer in cleaning surgical instruments; Infection control for Creutzfeldt Jakob disease.
- Management of a CJD case. McNeil, Beverly // British Journal of Perioperative Nursing;May2004, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p223
Along with details as to how CJD-associated instrumentation should now be handled, following a recent updating of Doll advice, this article contains comprehensive guidelines which can be followed in the event of a procedure involving a CJD patient. All the practicalities associated with managing...
- CORRESPONDENCE. Keable-Elliott, Tony; Janota, Ivan; Wilson, Des; Bevan, James; Rubin, S.G.; Palframan, A.; Makepeace, A.R.; Kotowski, K.E.; Poller, L.; Ho-Yen, D.O.; Todd, A.S.; Ainley, C.C.; Keeling, P.W.N.; Rawlins, Michael; Shuster, Sam; Jacoby, M.G.; Cundy, J.M.; Casale, F.F. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);7/31/1982, Vol. 285 Issue 6338, p375
Presents several letters to the editor in the July 1882 issue of the journal 'British Medical Journal.' Comment on efficiency of the national health services; Confusion on symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; Assessment on side effects of benoxaprofen.
- GPs expect worried--well deluge in new vCJD scare. // Pulse;9/27/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 38, p7
Reports on British general practice physicians' expected increase in worried-well patients. Government's announcement of precautionary measures for recipients of blood products potentially infected with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
- by the numbers. Stires, David // Fortune International (Europe);2/23/2004, Vol. 149 Issue 3, p13
Looks at the most deadly of world diseases and the toll taken. Avian Flu as the latest; Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; West Nile virus; SARS; Ebola; Numbers that get media attention but are far below the figures for mortality on AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.