Monthly Archives: September 2011

AJMS Symposium Looks at Ethical Issues in Translational Research

 Topical Debates on Informed Consent, Research on Animals, and More Philadelphia, Pa. (September 29, 2011) – An important focus of medical research today is on translating new scientific discoveries into advances in clinical care that will lead to meaningful … Continue reading

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Report in the American Journal of Nursing Reveals Lack of Discussion About Deactivation of Defibrillators Which May Cause Needless Pain to Patients Facing End of Life

New York, NY (September 26, 2011) – Both patients and providers need better knowledge about deactivating implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) at the end of life in order to prevent needless pain among terminally ill patients, according to a systematic review … Continue reading

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New Tests Improve Ability to Measure Vision in Blinding Diseases

Computerized Tests Will Help in Evaluating New Treatments for Severe Vision Loss Philadelphia, Pa. (September 26, 2011) – Two new computerized tests increase the ability to measure remaining vision in patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and other blinding diseases, reports … Continue reading

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Resisted and Assisted Sprint Training Both Increase Sprint Speed

But Assisted Sprint Training Is Best for Increasing ‘First-Step’ Quickness, Reports JSCR Philadelphia, Pa. (September 22, 2011) – Two specialized training techniques—resisted and assisted sprint training—both lead to faster sprint speeds in high-level female soccer players, reports a study in … Continue reading

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Video Helps Patients Make Decisions about Surgery for Back Pain

Providing Patients with Evidence-Based Information Influences Treatment Preferences Philadelphia, Pa. (September 15, 2011) – Viewing an evidence-based video provides support to patients with low back pain in making decisions about whether to undergo surgical versus non surgical treatment, reports a … Continue reading

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Medical Care Focuses on Quality Improvement

Special Issue Highlights New Approaches to Transforming Health Care Delivery Philadelphia, Pa. (September 14, 2011) – Efforts to improve the quality of medical care in the United States will require a major transformation in the way health care is organized, … Continue reading

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Neurosurgery Assembles Recent Papers on Concussion in Sports

Collection Presents the Science behind the News on Health Effects of Concussions NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to Address Next Month’s Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting Philadelphia, Pa. (September 8, 2011) – The last few years have seen increasing concern over … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality System Aids Neurosurgical Training

Sophisticated 3D Imaging System May Help Neurosurgery Residents Learn Key Skills Philadelphia, Pa. (September 1, 2011) –A task simulator with 3D and tactile feedback can provide neurosurgeons in training with valuable practice in developing essential surgical skills, suggests a study … Continue reading

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American Journal of Nursing Named 2011 Recipient of the Nursing Media Award for Print by the Honor Society of Nursing

New York, NY (September 1, 2011) – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, is pleased to announce that the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Nursing Media Award … Continue reading

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Higher Body Fat Linked to Increased Back Pain

Increased Fat Mass—but Not Lean Mass—Contributes to Back Pain and Disability Philadelphia, Pa. (September 1, 2011) – Increased back pain among people who are overweight or obese is specifically related to increased body fat content, reports a study in the … Continue reading

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