Archive May 2010

[IDA]-Microbial Translocation and HIV Infection

May31

Microbial Translocation and HIV InfectionAbstract & CommentaryBy Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, Chief, Division of AIDS Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Section Editor, HIV, is Associate Editor for Infectious Disease Alert.Dr. Winslow reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.Synopsis: Patients infected with both HIV-1 and […]

Congressional Documents and Publications

May31

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that a total of $237,868 will be coming to Shenandoah Medical Center in Page County. The funds will be used to help purchase 37 new beds, to upgrade its ambulances and to acquire a Heart Telemetry and Patient Monitoring Network."In order to best serve the residents […]

Hospital Director Sacked

May31

Maputo, Jun 01, 2010 (Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) Mozambican Health Minister Ivo Garrido on Monday sacked the top management of the Chamanculo General Hospital in Maputo, following a Ministry investigation into maltreatment of patients.A Ministry press release announced that the hospital director, Geremias Mazivila, and the administrator, Sergio Winge, […]

Paediatric cardiac unit to open at Dubai Hospital

May31

Dubai A special unit to deal with heart defects of children will be set up soon at Dubai Hospital and the facilities will be available to patients from the Northern Emirates."Children with holes in the heart is common in the region," said Dr Obaid Al Jasem, head of cardiothoracic surgery at the Hospital.Workshops are planned […]

Teleflex to Present at the Jefferies 2010 Global Life Sciences Conference

May31

LIMERICK, Pa.(BUSINESS WIRE) Richard A. Meier, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), is scheduled to speak at the Jefferies 2010 Global Life Sciences Conference at The Grand Hyatt in New York City, on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. (ET). An audio webcast including the slide presentation will be available […]

Surgery increases survival rate for prostate cancer patients

May31

LOS ANGELES, Jun 01, 2010 (Xinhua via COMTEX) Prostate cancer patients whochoose surgery have longer survival rate than those who refuse thetreatment, a study shows."Surgery has been shown to offer a survival advantage topatients with prostate cancer when compared with other treatmentoptions," said study lead author Naveen Pokala, M.D., an urologistat Henry Ford Hospital.The study […]

MedStar Hospitals Honored at Obstetric Care Conference: The Third Annual PeriGen Knowledge Summit

May31

PeriGen, Inc. awarded MedStar Health’s Franklin Square and Harbor Hospitals with the prestigious Award for Advancing the Science of OB Care Through Research Using PeriBirth?, an OB specific clinical decision support solution which recognizes and assures that the prescribed course of care is followed and documented, assisting the facilities doctors and nurses, and improving the […]

Broken main leaves French Hospital, others without water in SLO [The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, Calif.]

May31

Jun. 1UPDATE: 10:20 a.m.The French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo is fully operational in spite of a water main break that has left the hospital without running water since last night, said Debby Nicklas, spokeswoman for the hospital."We’re accommodating any needs with bottled water," Nicklas said.The only change in the hospital’s usual order […]

Good month adds profit for hospital [The Daily Star-Journal, Warrensburg, Mo.]

May31

Jun. 1WARRENSBURG An upsurge in patient revenue put Western Missouri Medical Center’s budget back on track."We had a very healthy April," Chief Financial Officer Roberta Nienhueser told the hospital board.She reported revenue of $511,782, exceeding budget by 4 percent for the month.Deductions from revenue continue to exceed budget because of a shift in patient mix, […]

El Camino Hospital Becomes Only Bay Area Hospital to Be Awarded Prestigious Magnet Designation for Second Time in a Row

May31

Nurses Rejoice after Redesignation of Hospital to Highest Echelon for Patient Care MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.(BUSINESS WIRE) El Camino Hospital nurses, executives, hospital board of directors, and other caregivers cheered last Friday morning at the announcement that the hospital had once again been awarded the prestigious Magnet Designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The […]