Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 289 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 16-Oct-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 17-Oct-2003
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Case study finds computerized ICU information system can significantly reduce time spent by nurses on documentation
Installing a modern computerized medical information management system in hospital intensive care units can significantly reduce the time spent by ICU nurses on documentation, giving them more time for direct patient care, says a case study partially funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  more

Poster for patients: Get immunized to protect yourself & those you love
Download this poster from the Centers for Disease Control. The poster illustrates which people are at high risk of complications if they get the flu, and encourages flu shots.  more


Gene mutation responsible for Chrohn's disease inflammation identified
A mutation in one of the genes that might be responsible for the inflammation that characterizes Crohn's disease has been identified by researchers at Temple University's School of Medicine (TUSM).  more

Protein provides clue to diabetes
Although cases of adult-onset diabetes have skyrocketed in the United States, researchers still don't know much about the biological processes that predispose so many people to the disease. But in research that will be published in the Oct. 16 issue of the journal Nature, scientists say they've found a protein that plays an essential role in regulating a cell's ability to absorb glucose, an important step toward gaining a better understanding of the underlying causes of diabetes.  more

Cancer risk calculated with Pap test every 3 years; found comparable to male breast cancer
Many women can safely extend their cervical cancer screening interval to three years, according to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.  more

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