WHILE WE'RE AT IT
- Concerns about non-anesthesiologists administration of intravenous anesthetics. Sung Jin Hong // Journal of the Korean Medical Association / Taehan Uisa Hyophoe ;Aug2013, Vol. 56 Issue 8, p642
Non-anesthesiologist physicians commonly administer intravenous anesthetics for procedural sedation in Korea. However, an analysis of legal suits shows that such procedural sedation is often performed unsafely. Procedural sedation using potent intravenous anesthetics has similar effect as...
- Interaction between Patient and Test Administrator May Influence the Results of Edrophonium Provocative Testing in Patients with Noncardiac Chest Pain. Rose, Suzanne; Achkar, Edgar; Falk, Gary W.; Fleshler, Bertram; Revta, Rosemary // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jan1993, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p20
Edrophonium is a widely used provocative agent in the evaluation of noncardiac chest pain, with reported positivity rates of 30-55%. The influence of a subjective response and psychological factors on test results have not been examined previously. A retrospective analysis was performed to...
- Acute Lumber Disk Injuries in Active Patients. Lively, Mathew W.; Bailes, Jr, Julian E. // Physician & Sportsmedicine;Apr2005, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p21
Managing acute lumbar disk herniations in active patients can bechallenging for physicians, especially when controversies surroundingtreatment options make choosing the right care more difficult. Theprognosis for lumbar disk herniations is generally favorable, and mostpatients will improve with...
- A fifth of patients who are given IV fluids develop complications. Torjesen, Ingrid // BMJ: British Medical Journal;12/14/2013, Vol. 347 Issue 7937, p2
The article looks at the guideline "Intravenous Fluid Therapy in Adults in Hospital" by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in Great Britain, which said that failure to administer intravenous fluids properly causes complications in a fifth of patients who receive them.
- Foreword: safer systems for IV therapy: what role does drug error reduction software play? Lee, Paul T. // British Journal of Nursing;7/25/2013 Supplement, Vol. 22 Issue S14, p3
The article presents an introduction to a special section of the periodical on the topic of the effectiveness of drug error reduction software (DERS) for intravenous (IV) drug administration and infusion devices safety.
- A high-priced hookup. Lord, Mary // U.S. News & World Report;5/9/94, Vol. 116 Issue 18, p63
Discusses the burgeoning and virtually unregulated field of intravenous drug and nutrition services known as home-infusion therapy. Medical merits of home infusion; Growth of infusion therapy; Price gouging; Controversial long-term antibiotic infusions for Lyme disease; Problem with physician...
- Intravenous/Oral Sequential Therapy in Patients Hospitalised with Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Which Patients, When and What Agents? Vogel, F. // Drugs;2002, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p309
Cost and pharmacoeconomic aspects are becoming more and more important in antibacterial therapy. Nevertheless, antibacterial therapy is curative and initial use of the right antibacterial with high activity and low resistance rates against the relevant pathogens can help to save costs. A new...
- OPINION EXCHANGE. // RN;Dec78, Vol. 41 Issue 12, p93
Comments on the issue of changing intravenous (IV) tubing for patients. Frequency of changing IV tubing; Exceptions to frequent changing of IV tubing; Factors to consider by a head nurse in changing IV tubing.
- PATIENTS' SATISFACTION WITH THE RHEUMATOLOGY DAY CARE UNIT. Barbosa, Lurdes; Ramiro, Sofia; Roque, Raquel; Gonçalves, Pedro; Silva, J. Canas da; Santos, Maria José // Acta ReumatolÃ³gica Portuguesa;out-dez2011, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p377
Background: Patients receiving biological therapies are regularly evaluated and monitored at rheumatology day care units (RDCU). Despite patients' satisfaction with the delivered care and the relationship between the patient and the multidisciplinary team being acknowledged as important aspects...