Search Tag: Stress

Cardiology Management

INTERHEART study: stress, depression increase heart attack risk

2017 14 Nov

A South African study supports evidence showing that stress, depression and other psychosocial factors can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Significant financial stress, for instance, is associated with a 13-fold higher odds of having a heart attack, according to the INTERHEART study presented at the 18th Annual Congress of the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Nurse burnout: what causes it and how to deal with it

2017 02 Nov

Hospitals and clinics are expected to provide the best possible care for their patients. And nurses, among the most visible members of hospital staff, are always there to assist both patients and physicians with their needs. Often they also serve as the link between patients and doctors, taking responsibility for much of the routine care before and... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart attack patients using inefficient coping methods for stress?

2017 24 Oct

Stress is a leading risk factor for heart disease and hypertension, which can impact a patient's quality of life. To deal with their stress, patients with a history of heart attack tend to use emotion-focused coping strategies such as eating more or drinking alcohol, while patients without a history of heart attack or heart disease often employ problem-focused... Read more

Cardiology Management

Fewer Heart Attacks During Weekends, Summer Vacation

2017 11 Jul

New research supports evidence showing that stress is related to a higher risk of myocardial infarction (MI) – i.e., heart attack. In the new nationwide registry study of 156,000 people of the Swedish population, the daily incidence rate of MI was higher during the winter holidays, and on Mondays, whereas rates were lower during weekends and during... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 02 Feb

Mindfulness is en vogue: the search volume has nearly quadrupled over the last 5 years according to Google Trends and the PubMed results count echoes this exponential growth as well. Mindfulness began to gain momentum in the Western medical community after the introduction of mindfulness-based stress reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical... Read more

ICU Management

Caregiver Stress - Palliative Care Consults Don’t Help More than Usual High Quality Care

2016 17 May

Research presented at the American Thoracic Society 2016 international conference showed that support from palliative care specialists did not improve anxiety and depression symptoms in caregivers of patients with chronic critical illness. Patients also saw little benefit as the additional support did not lead to reduced time on a breathing machine... Read more

Executive Health Management

Poor e-Roster Training Leads to High Stress

2016 18 Apr

Ward managers are over-stressed owing to a lack of basic training in essential areas such as electronic rostering, a Nursing Times report says. At the Safe Staffing Summit run by Healthcare Conferences UK, experts have warned that ward sisters are left floundering and opportunities to make the most efficient use of resources are wasted. Head of workforce... Read more

ICU Management

Risk of PTSD after ICU

2016 15 Jan

According to a new, multicentre study, 1 in 10 patients is at risk of having new post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to their ICU experience up to a year post-discharge. The research, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, is the first to investigate ICU-related PTSD in a mixed veteran and civilian cohort.PTSD... Read more

IT Management

App Helps Reduce Suicidal Thoughts in Stressed Interns

2015 27 Nov

New doctors working round the clock during their internship experience a predictable sharp rise in stress and pressure, which often leads to depression and suicidal thoughts. Now a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry shows that an online tool to support their mental health may cut the rate of suicidal thoughts in half.MoodGYM — a free web-based cognitive... Read more

IMAGING Management

We Need to Tweet - the MRI Experience

2015 03 Nov

Twitter offers interesting and valuable insights into the experience of MRI patients, according to a new study analysing tweets related to MRI over the course of one month. While the social networking site Twitter is known for breaking news and celebrity tweets, it may also prove to be a valuable feedback tool for medical professionals looking to improve... Read more