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Doctor or nurse? Blurring the lines of medical treatment

The journal Academic Medicine recently called for articles addressing these questions: What is a doctor? What is a nurse? Thirty years ago this would have been an absurd issue not only for doctors and nurses, but for patients as well. Roles were clearly delineated within...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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When a patient who has had a stroke enters the emergency room, it's a race against the clock. Those who receive the clotbusting drug tPA within 60 minutes of experiencing stroke symptoms have the best chance of avoiding brain damage or death, but studies show that only...

source: NPR

Using barcode-assisted medication administration systems with electronic medication administration records may help reduce medication errors within hospitals, according to the results of a study published in the Feb. 1, 2014, issue of the American Journal of Health-System...

source: Pharmacy Times

A commonly used prescription drug for high blood pressure has been found to prevent epileptic attacks after a concussion, according to a new study on rats by researchers from Beersheba's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the...

source: Jerusalem Post

Damaged nerves could be reprogrammed and even regenerated with chemical and genetic treatments, a pair of new discoveries suggest. These findings suggest future therapies could help repair nerve damage after people suffer spinal cord injury or brain trauma, researchers...

source: The Huffington Post

In what may be another step forward in treating spinal cord injuries, a safety trial will begin this year on the practice of injecting stem cells directly into the injury site, Neuralstem Inc. announced. The Maryland company said the University of California-San Diego's...

source: CNN

Parkinson's disease affects an estimated 6.3 million people worldwide. The majority of these individuals do not even know they are affected due to the expensive and lengthy diagnostic process. For those who lack access to modern...

source: Medical Daily


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