Seven weeks after giving birth to her first child, Amanda Rothe looked like an old hand as she cuddled her daughter Amelia, still snuggly and sleepy from her morning nap.But like most first-time moms, Rothe went into labor and delivery not knowing entirely what to expect.She knew she wanted a more natural birth — provided that she and her baby were safe — and she hoped to avoid an epidural or a caesarean section. So when her labor stalled temporarily and she wondered whether she could make it through on her own, she tried an old-school method: nitrous oxide. It’s been making a comeback in the United States over roughly the past decade.Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy, where Rothe delivered Amelia, began offering the odorless, tasteless gas — commonly known as laughing gas — in July as a pain relief option for laboring moms.Two other CHI Health hospitals in Omaha — Lakeside and Immanuel — followed in February, and two more … [Read more...] about Laughing gas makes a comeback in the delivery room as another tool to manage labor pain
Scientists have developed a new tool that helps to identify which patients undergoing total hip replacement may be at higher risk for an implant dislocation after surgery. The researchers showed that spinal deformity was a significant risk factor for dislocation and subsequent revision surgery. In a hip replacement, an artificial joint comprising a ball and socket is implanted to replace the natural ball and socket in the pelvis, enabling movement that is typical of the hip joint. While dislocations only occur in about 1 per cent of patients after hip replacement, certain individuals may be at a higher risk. "Dislocation is a common reason for a total hip replacement to fail, and when it happens, sufferers can experience significant pain and require another surgery to fix the problem," said lead author Jonathan Vigdorchik, assistant professor at the New York University School of Medicine. For the study, researchers reviewed data on 1,082 total hip replacements performed using computer … [Read more...] about New tool may identify risk for post-surgical dislocations: Study
Mayor G.T. Bynum will tell you that nothing he said during his 2016 campaign resonated more with the public than these 24 words: “A kid that is born in north Tulsa is expected to live 11 years less than a kid who is born in south Tulsa.”Now, with the release of the Tulsa Equality Indicators, there are 54 more vexing issues of inequality Bynum plans to rally the community around.“What this does is take that one statistic and blow that up by 54 items,” Bynum said last week.For example, the city’s equality indicator — or score — for Race and Employment was just 38 out of 100, reflecting the fact that black Tulsans are nearly 2½ times more likely to be unemployed than white Tulsans.The city’s score for Race and Officer Use of Force was 20 out of 100. The Equality Indicators report found that blacks are five times more likely to be victims of officer use of force than Hispanics, and whites are half as likely to experience use of force by … [Read more...] about Tulsa’s Equality Indicators program provides another tool to help improve Tulsans’ lives, officials say
Published 9:27 am, Friday, December 15, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 1 in 5 drivers can't fix a flat tire. Can you? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - For many Americans, fixing a flat tire remains a mystery. According to a survey from AAA, nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers don’t know how to change a flat. This is compounded by research saying there are 220 million flat tires annually — and each driver will experience up to five flat tires in their lifetime. Before hitting the road, study up on these flat-tire-fixing hacks and build up the confidence to complete this all-American road test: Be spared: Spare tires are usually hidden under the carpet in the trunk area, but they aren’t always included in newer vehicles (allowing manufacturers to make lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles). When purchasing a new vehicle, ask the dealer about the inclusion of a spare. Flatlining signs: A flat tire is usually … [Read more...] about 1 in 5 drivers can’t fix a flat tire. Can you?
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Eline Tommelein, Els Mehuys, Inge Van Tongelen, Mirko Petrovic, Annemie Somers, Pieter Colin, Sophie Demarche, Thierry Van Hees, Thierry Christiaens, Koen Boussery; Community pharmacists’ evaluation of potentially inappropriate prescribing in older community-dwelling patients with polypharmacy: observational research based on the GheOP³S tool, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages 583–592, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw108 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter … [Read more...] about Community pharmacists’ evaluation of potentially inappropriate prescribing in older community-dwelling patients with polypharmacy: observational research based on the GheOP³S tool