Kathleen Dunn

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Affiliation:

  • Advanced Practice, Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients who are alcoholics have an increased risk of dying in the hospital, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at about 12 years of data from more than 23,000 hospital patients with alcoholism and a "control group" of more than 233,0...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may charge uninsured patients anywhere from two to 43 times what private insurance plans or Medicare pay for chemotherapy drugs, a new study estimates.

    Researchers said the findings, reported in the April issue of Health Affairs, h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cooling the body might help prevent or lessen brain damage caused by cardiac arrest, a new study suggests.

    People who received what is called targeted body temperature management after cardiac arrest -- when the heart stops beating -- had good out...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to reopen blocked arteries in the legs of frail nursing home residents rarely gets them back on their feet, a new study shows.

    In fact, many elderly people who undergo the expensive procedure either lose more physical function or die withi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoke appears to strengthen a dreaded "superbug," new research in mice shows.

    Exposure to tobacco smoke prompts methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria to become even more aggressive, and makes it harder for th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that the emergency room might be a good place to try to end the vicious cycle of gun violence among young adults.

    "This study shows that youth seen and treated in urban emergency departments for an assault also have an elevat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Advanced Practice Nursing:

    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The belief that a full moon is linked to increases in hospital admissions and births is just an old wives' tale, an astronomist says.

    "The moon is innocent," Jean-Luc Margot, a professor of planetary astronomy at the University of California, Lo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer people are being treated in U.S. emergency rooms for strokes caused by blood clots in the brain, which experts read as a sign that current stroke prevention methods are working.

    The rate of emergency department visits for either a stroke o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Advanced Practice Nursing:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Male nurses in the United States make more than females, and the pay gap has not narrowed in 25 years, a new study finds.

    The average difference is more than $5,000 a year across most settings and positions, the researchers found.

    "The r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to choosing a surgeon and hospital for breast cancer treatment, white patients are more likely to make their selection based on reputation than black and Hispanic patients are, a new study shows.

    The findings suggest that minority...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey finds that hospital doctors don't treat patients differently because of race or income level, even though it detected unconscious bias in some clinicians.

    Researchers asked more than 200 doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltim...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Anesthesiology:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new French study questions the need for giving a sedative to surgical patients to calm them down before anesthesia is administered.

    The investigators found that the sedative lorazepam (Ativan) did not improve patients' experience, and was tied ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions, officials said Friday.

    In one case, two New Jersey patients (one of them had he...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients with a broken hip are more likely to die after the fracture if they're discharged from the hospital early, a new study indicates.

    "Our results suggest that the continuous efforts to decrease length of stay after major surgery is ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- At least 100 patients may have been exposed to medical devices contaminated with a "superbug" at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where the devices are already believed to be responsible for seven serious infections, including two

    ...Full Article