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January 11, 2013
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  • High BPA levels may put children at risk for heart, kidney problems
    Youths with the highest concentrations of bisphenol A in their urine had a greater albumin-to-creatinine ratio than those with lower levels, indicating a risk of kidney damage and future heart problems, a study showed. The findings, based on more than 700 6- to 19-year-olds included in the 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, appear in the journal Kidney International. HealthDay News (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • WBC counts can predict pertussis severity in babies
    Health records of 31 babies with pertussis in pediatric intensive care units in California between 2009 and 2011 revealed greater white blood cell counts and at least a 50% increase in white blood cells among nearly all of those with more severe pertussis. Aside from having elevated maximum heart and breathing rates, babies with more serious pertussis were more at risk for seizures, shock and kidney failure, researchers found. The findings appear in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. HealthDay News (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Hospital observation units could reduce HF admissions
    Observation units or two-level emergency department patient evaluations could help hospitals reduce admissions of heart failure patients from the ED, according to physicians writing in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The authors said up to half of heart failure patients could be safely discharged from the ED after a brief observation period. One physician commented in an accompanying editorial that observations are exempt from Medicare penalties for high 30-day readmission rates. MedPage Today (free registration) (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Premature birth rate decreases in N.Y.
    The premature birth rate in New York fell thanks to efforts to increase the quality of prenatal care and raise awareness among pregnant women, state Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah says. Births before 37 weeks' gestational age went from 12.2% in 2009 to 10.9% in 2011. United Press International (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nurses can help terminally ill patients cope, researchers say
    Terminally ill patients go through certain psychological responses to dying, and nurses can help reduce the emotional impact, University of Granada researchers wrote in the International Journal of Nursing Studies. Patients' responses included acceptance, seeing an opportunity for growth or the re-evaluation of their lives, according to the study based on interviews with 24 patients. MedWire News (U.K.) (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NQF endorses 14 quality standards on infectious diseases
    Fourteen standards intended to enhance the quality of care for infectious diseases have been approved by the National Quality Forum board of directors. The standards pertain to appropriate therapies for upper respiratory infections and tuberculosis screening and sexually transmitted disease testing among patients with HIV/AIDS. Healthcare IT News (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • New ACOs joining Medicare Shared Savings initiative
    CMS confirmed the participation of 106 newly formed accountable care organizations in the agency's Medicare Shared Savings program. The formation of the groups has expanded the number of ACOs to more than 250. Fifteen of the 106 groups are part of the Advanced Payment Model program and will receive funds from Medicare to boost their information platforms and staff. Health Data Management (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Applying ANA's Code of Ethics to Everyday Practice
    The Code of Ethics for Nurses has nine provisions and serves as a general guide for the profession's members and as a social contract with the public that it serves. This CE module will help nurses struggling with complex ethical situations and seeking to improve their knowledge of ethical practice. Members save more than 50% when they sign up for this CE module at ANANurseCE.org. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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