Monthly Archives: August 2009

Pneumococcal Vaccine Lowers Rates of Ear Tube Placement in Australian Children

Even Without Booster Shot, New Vaccine May Reduce Risk of Chronic Otitis Media Philadelphia, PA (August 28, 2009) – A vaccine to prevent infections with pneumococcal bacteria is helping to reduce the rate of ear tube placement for chronic middle … Continue reading

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Pioneering Research Forms Basis for First-Ever Paediatric Hypertension Guidelines

Task Force Offers Practical Strategies for Diagnosing and Managing Hypertension in Children and Adolescents London, UK (August 26, 2009) – Comprehensive guidelines for the treatment and management of hypertension in children and adolescents are being published for the first time … Continue reading

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Wolters Kluwer Health Appoints Reid Sherline as Vice President of e-Strategy for its Professional and Education Unit

Philadelphia, PA (August 25, 2009) – Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that it has appointed Reid Sherline to lead the development of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins’ digital learning and reference solutions for medical and allied health professionals. Lippincott Williams & … Continue reading

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Clinical Depression Causes Early Malfunctions in the Brain's Pleasure Center

New Research Finds Reduced Neurophysiological Responses to Pleasurable Activities in Newly Depressed Individuals London, UK (August 19, 2009) – Clinically depressed individuals are less capable of finding pleasure in activities they previously enjoyed, a recent study has proven. Research featured … Continue reading

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Electroacupuncture Shows Effects on Pain Perception

Thirty Minutes of Stimulation Provides Best Pain Response, Experiment Suggests San Fransisco, CA. (August 19, 2009) – Experiments in volunteers confirm that electroacupuncture-applying electrical current to acupuncture needles-has pain-reducing effects, reports a study in the September issue of Anesthesia & … Continue reading

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In ICU, Need for Documentation Must Be Balanced with Caring for Patients

Study Draws Attention to Flaws in Recording Decisions Regarding End-of-Life Care San Fransisco, CA. (August 19, 2009) – A new study shows shortcomings in documentation of decisions regarding withholding or withdrawal of life support for patients dying in the intensive … Continue reading

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8/17/2009 5MCC launches Widget, Quiz & Community Site

LWW launched 5MinuteMd this month. 5MinuteMd, an online community for family medicine professionals (Physicians, residents, students, pharmacists, nurses etc), launched August 3, 2009. This social networking community builds on the success of 5-Minute Medical Clinical Consult 2010 and gives you … Continue reading

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New Tuberculosis Blood Test Is Often 'Indeterminate' in Children

Experts Debate Best Approach to Testing in Young Children at Risk of TB Philadelphia, PA. (August 7, 2009) – A new type of blood test for tuberculosis (TB) has important limitations for use in children-especially very young children and those … Continue reading

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New Social Networking Community Links Family Medicine Practitioners

Publishers of The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2010 Launch www.5minutemd.com Philadelphia, PA. (August 7, 2009) – Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) today announced the launch of www.5minutemd.com, a new online community for family medicine practitioners. LWW is part of Wolters … Continue reading

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Linda Laskowski-Jones Named Editor-in-Chief of Nursing2009

New Editor Brings a Wealth of Leadership and Clinical Excellence to Publication Philadelphia, PA. (August 5, 2009) – Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that Linda Laskowski-Jones, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CEN, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Nursing2009. The award-winning, peer-reviewed … Continue reading

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