Search Tag: disability

Cardiology Management

Study Reveals England's Improving Health Performance

2015 15 Sep

According to new research published in The Lancet, in 2013 England performed better than average on a variety of key health outcomes as compared to 18 other high-income countries in the European Union, Canada, Norway and the U.S. However, the findings reveal substantial health disparities within English regions. Professor John Newton from Public Health... Read more

IMAGING Management

Interventional Radiology: Osteoporosis Pain Treatment

2015 08 Sep

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty appear to be equally effective in substantially reducing pain and disability in osteoporosis patients with vertebral fractures, according to new findings from Baylor’s interventional radiology department. Currently, nearly three in four osteoporosis patients with vertebral fractures undergo kyphoplasty, a minimally-invasive... Read more

ICU Management

Mechanical Ventilation Linked to Long-Term Disability

2015 24 May

Prolonged mechanical ventilation poses a significant impact on the long-term well-being of patients. In a study of critically ill patients who had been mechanically ventilated for more than seven days, researchers found that the subjects were at greater risk for functional impairment and mortality at one year following discharge from the intensive care... Read more

Executive Health Management

Patient Questionnaire Helps Measure Postoperative Disability

2015 18 Feb

An international study suggests that a simple-to-use patient questionnaire can help doctors measure the risk of disability in patients following surgery and should be used as an outcomes measure in perioperative studies. Results of the multicentre study are reported in Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists... Read more

ICU Management

Predicting Disability and Death After the ICU

2015 11 Feb

Although an increasing number of older adults are surviving visits to hospital intensive care units (ICUs), many emerge with disabilities such as impaired walking and poor overall function. Interestingly, a Yale School of Medicine study has shown that that the level of disability the year before an ICU visit can predict post-ICU disability and death.... Read more

Executive Health Management

A Heavy Decision: Is Obesity A Disability?

2014 17 Jun

The case of a Danish childcare worker who claims he was fired for being obese has reached the top court in the EU, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Now, judges must clarify existing European law and decide whether employers should treat obesity as a disability, entitling overweight workers to discrimination protection. The court’s ruling... Read more


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