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A new study based on the NHS Inpatient Survey published in the BMJ Open reported that satisfaction with care in hospitals declines when patients believe there are not enough nurses onwards. The findings showed that it is the availability of qualified registered nurses in hospitals that affects patient satisfaction most.
According to a study published in The Journal of Urology, for patients who present with small, low-grade pTa/pT1a recurrent papillary bladder tumors, active surveillance appears to be a reasonable strategy.
The new research indicates that the activity monitors that many received as holiday gifts won't automatically make their recipients active or healthy; however, trackers can have a significant impact when users establish clearly defined objectives.
According to this new study, researchers have found that a concentrated 2mg intranasal naloxone spray delivers naloxone as effectively, over the critical first 15 minutes, as the standard 0.4mg intramuscular (IM) naloxone injection. The 2mg spray also maintains blood levels of naloxone more than twice as high as the 0.4mg IM levels for two hours after administration. It should therefore be highly effective in reversing opioid overdose. This is published by the scientific journal Addiction.
According to a study from the University of Waterloo, over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result. The study is published in the journal CMAJ open.
In this study, pharmacists have been slow to dispense naloxone, which reverses the effects of an overdose. They cite several reasons, including low public awareness, heavy workloads, fear that they won't be adequately paid and reluctance to treat drug-addicted people.
Researchers from National Research Lobachevsky University of Nizhny Novgorod (UNN) have established a software and hardware system to remotely assess deviations in heart activity and identify cardiovascular diseases at an early stage. The CyberHeart intelligent supercomputer technology is designed to serve both patients and cardiologists.
According to a new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science, this could be a significant contributor to fluctuations in the market, as high testosterone levels can cause these traders to overestimate future stock values and change their trading behavior, leading to dangerous prices bubbles and subsequent crashes. In the U.S. today, most of professional stock market traders are young males and new evidence suggests biology strongly influences their trading behavior.
Researchers declared that a new guideline written by a team led by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists. They aimed to mitigate the effects of fatigue by addressing the impact of shift work and scheduling. This study published in the journal Prehospital Emergency Care.