Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hospital Charges for Spinal Surgery Vary Widely, Study Finds

Costs Affected by ‘Both Surgeon’s Choices and Choice of Surgeons’ Philadelphia, Pa. (May 19, 2011) – Hospital charges for spinal fusion surgery in the upper spine vary considerably—with the surgeon’s choice of spinal hardware being the largest source of variation, … Continue reading

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Sprint Speed and Physical Size Predict Rankings for High School Football Recruits

Study May Help Guide Training to Maximize College Scholarship Chances, Reports The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research Philadelphia, Pa. (May 19, 2011) – Sprint speed, height, and weight are the best predictors of how high school football players will … Continue reading

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Wins the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors Prestigious Magazine of the Year Award for Nursing made Incredibly Easy!

LWW Takes Home a Record-Breaking 19 ASHPE Awards Philadelphia, PA — (May 19, 2011) – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, is pleased to announce that it has won 19 awards in 15 categories, including Magazine … Continue reading

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Lippincott’s Nursing Procedures and Skills Expands Specialized Pediatric and Neonatal Content

The Latest Rollout Will Add 100 PICU and 75 NICU Procedures to the Point of Care Resource Philadelphia, PA (May 3, 2011) – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins announced today that it is expanding the expert clinical content in Lippincott’s Nursing … Continue reading

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Lippincott’s Nursing Procedures and Skills and Lippincott’s Nursing Advisor Chosen by Kindred Healthcare’s Hospital Division

‘Most Admired Healthcare Company’ Continues Commitment to Patient Care Quality By Adding Online Evidence-Based References that Allow Instant Access to Trusted Nursing Information at the Point of Care Philadelphia, PA (March 22, 2011) – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins announced today … Continue reading

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Ultrasound Helps in Assessing Urinary Tract Infections in Children

Study Finds High Rate of Antibiotic-Resistant UTIs in Infants and Young Children Philadelphia, Pa. (May 9, 2011) – For infants and young children with urinary tract infection (UTI) seen in the ER, a simple ultrasound examination may avoid the need … Continue reading

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Sensation Recovers to ‘Near-Normal’ After Face Transplant, Study Finds

Results Similar to Conventional Nerve Repair—Even When Nerves Aren’t Reconnected Philadelphia, Pa. (May 9, 2011) – Recovery of sensation after facial transplantation is similar to, or even better than, that achieved by conventional surgery to repair nerve injuries, reports a … Continue reading

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Most NFL Teams Use Pre-Game Hyperhydration with IV Fluids

Amid Questions on Safety and Effectiveness, Pre-Game IV Fluids Are Commonly Used Philadelphia, PA (May 5, 2011) – Three-fourths of NFL teams “hyperhydrate” players with intravenous (IV) fluids before games-despite a lack of proven benefits and some risk of complications, … Continue reading

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In One Type of Stroke, Transfusions for Anemia May Reduce Risk of Death

Packed Red Blood Cells May Improve Survival Chances after Intracerebral Hemorrhage Philadelphia, PA (May 2, 2011) – In patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)-a type of stroke caused by bleeding inside the brain-transfusion with red blood cells may improve the chances … Continue reading

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Study Questions Preoperative MRI Screening for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Abnormality Rate Is Low, Results Don’t Affect Treatment Philadelphia, PA (April 18, 2011) – Most patients with scoliosis (curved spine) developing after age ten don’t need routine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning before spine-straightening surgery, suggests a study in the … Continue reading

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