Wheelchair Breakdowns Becoming More Common, Reports AJPM&R

Main Category: Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy
Also Included In: Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy;  Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP
Article Date: 04 May 2012 – 1:00 PDT

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Wheelchair users with spinal cord injury (SCI) report very high rates of wheelchair breakdowns – and the problem is getting worse, suggests a study in American Journal of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation (AJPMR), the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, AJPMR is published by Lippincott Williams Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

Medical Equipment and Its Need with Innovations in Medical Technology

Throughout these days, there are numerous medical suppliers that provide healthcare devices in Melbourne and Australia’s other regions who need to use medical supply at home. Given that most these types of health care supplies in Australia are at a higher cost, you need to be incredibly careful in the process of shopping for these stuffs. Lots of things on the internet possibly even termed low cost stores offer minimum guarantee.

Completely new and long-lasting medical apparatus usually has the purported OEM, which regularly is short for Original Equipment Manufacturer warranty. Pick those medical suppliers who provide new medical supply with appropriate a warranty. You will be thankful taking that action.Medical Equipment

Bacterial Infection Rates Higher In Children With Juvenile Arthritis

Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Also Included In: Pediatrics / Children’s Health;  Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses
Article Date: 03 May 2012 – 0:00 PDT

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Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) have higher rates of hospitalized bacterial infection than children without JIA according to an observational study appearing in Arthritis Rheumatism, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). The findings show that the risk of infection among JIA patients was significantly increased with use of high-dose glucocorticoids (steroids). Methotrexate (MTX) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF) inhibitors were not found to increase infection risk in this pediatric population.

Hospital Infection Prevention Efforts Driven By Medicare Penalty

Main Category: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses
Also Included In: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP;  Preventive Medicine
Article Date: 03 May 2012 – 1:00 PDT

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The 2008 decision by the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) to cease additional reimbursement to hospitals for certain healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has led to enhanced focus on infection prevention and changes in practice by front-line staff, according to a national survey of infection preventionists published in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

Low Cost, Lifesaving Services Missing From Most Older Patients’ Health Care: National Poll

Main Category: Seniors / Aging
Also Included In: Primary Care / General Practice;  Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP
Article Date: 02 May 2012 – 5:00 PDT

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Large majorities of older Americans experience significant and troubling gaps in their primary care, according to a new national survey, “How Does It Feel? The Older Adult Health Care Experience,” released by the John A. Hartford Foundation, a champion for improved geriatric care and longtime partner of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University’s College of Nursing.