Search Tag: Children

IMAGING Management

RSNA15: Parental Absence Affects Brain Development in Children

2015 01 Dec

New research from China shows that children who have been left without direct parental care for extended periods of time have larger grey matter volumes in the brain. The finding suggests that the lack of parental care affects brain development in children, according to the study presented on Monday, 30 November, at the annual meeting of the Radiological... Read more

IMAGING Management

Imaging Gets Appy - Taking the Worry Away

2015 08 Sep

One in seven patients has cancelled a hospital appointment because they are scared, according to a survey commissioned by Siemens. When it comes to imaging, more than 20 percent do not understand fully what an MRI scan is, while 42 percent admitted they were afraid of the MRI process. When patients turn up for their imaging appointments well-informed... Read more

ICU Management

Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest in Children

2015 28 Apr

Research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting in San Diego and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that therapeutic hypothermia is no more effective than normal temperature control for children after cardiac arrest.The NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-funded research was a large,... Read more

Executive Health Management

National Recognition For Nationwide Children’s Hospital

2015 16 Mar

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centred processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced. Nationwide Children’s achieved Level 3 standards, the highest... Read more

ICU Management

New Therapies Have Not Reduced Anaesthesia Risks for PHT Patients

2015 24 Jan

While new treatments for pulmonary hypertension (PHT) have reduced mortality, children with PHT are still a high-risk group for serious complications and death related to anaesthesia and surgery, according to a study appearing in Anesthesia & Analgesia. Younger children and those with more severe disease are at higher risk, according to researchers,... Read more

IT Management

California Children’s Hospital Wins HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award

2015 17 Jan

Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) has earned a Stage 7 award by HIMSS Analytics, and will be recognised at the Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois in April 2015. The award recognises hospitals which implement and utilise information technology to achieve an advanced electronic medical record (EMR) environment.“Eliminating... Read more

IT Management

Big Data Tackles Alarm Fatigue

2014 22 Dec

One issue that hospitals across the US have to continually deal with is alarm fatigue, which results from well-meaning but often misguided attempts to monitor patient safety. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, for example, has an ongoing pilot project to curb alarm fatigue by redefining guidelines on vital signs that trigger alarms.The... Read more

ICU Management

Comic Books Explain ICU, Stroke To Kids

2014 23 Jun

The sudden hospitalisation of a family member is traumatic for anyone old enough to understand the circumstances and consequences of a health emergency. For children left confused and frightened by a family illness, two new comic books have come to the rescue, featuring five superheroes called Medikidz who explain the human body in all its functions... Read more

IMAGING Management

Children’s Heart Imaging-Associated Cancer Risk Initially Low

2014 10 Jun

The levels of low radiation, which children with heart disease are exposed to during X-rays, does not increase their lifetime cancer risk in a significant way, however as they undergo further complex imaging examinations involving higher radiation doses, the risk of cancer does increase slightly.These are the findings of a study conducted by researchers... Read more

Executive Health Management

WHO Child Shock Guidelines 'Dangerous'

2014 15 Jan

UK researchers warned that thousands of children could be dying since the World Health Organization has not updated guidelines for treating children going into shock.Critics claimed the advice to give large quantities of fluid was deadly, and found it "disappointing and puzzling” that the last update published in 2013 did not recommend a change.In response,... Read more

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