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Decoding Medical Prescriptions with Wolfram|Alpha

Decoding Medical Prescriptions with Wolfram|Alpha | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Understand sig codes -- the marks on your drug prescriptions that tell the pharmacist what it is you’re getting, what it does, and when it should be taken.

 

I had always believed, incorrectly it turns out, that doctors wrote real words on prescriptions, and I was merely terrible at reading what they wrote. In reality, they were using sig codes, which is like shorthand, and it’s rather important for pharmacists to know what they stand for—especially since I could easily see a “B” getting mistaken for a “D,” or an “E” being mistaken for an “F.”

 

So let’s start with something simple. If it’s only a single code that you’re looking to define, no problem. Many sig codes are abbreviations of Latin, so the sig code BID means “bis in die,” or twice per day. We also provide similarly written codes and their descriptions. (Darn it, Jim, I’m a doctor, not a linguist.)


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Surveys look at digital health adoption, reasons for hesitance | mobihealthnews

Surveys look at digital health adoption, reasons for hesitance | mobihealthnews | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

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Why healthcare isn't ready for innovation: Docs, vendors, hospital hiring practices

Why healthcare isn't ready for innovation: Docs, vendors, hospital hiring practices | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Why are we still filling out paper forms? Because doctors, vendors and healthcare executives are afraid to embrace technology and the people who can make progress happen.
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The personalized medicine revolution is almost here

The personalized medicine revolution is almost here | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Genomics data is about to change the way doctors discover and treat disease -- but there are some significant obstacles standing in the way.

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Complementos de vitamina E aumentan riesgo de cáncer de próstata - National Cancer Institute

De acuerdo a una revisión ulterior de los datos del Estudio del Selenio y la Vitamina E para Prevenir el Cáncer (SELECT), los hombres que tomaron diariamente 400 unidades internacionales (U.I.) de vitamina E tuvieron más cánceres de próstata que los...
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herenciageneticayenfermedad: Complementos de vitamina E aumentan riesgo de cáncer de próstata - National Cancer Institute

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De como la ehealth puede hablar de muchas cosas pero no de la salud

Notas de reflexión publicadas en Cibermedicina. Una revista, coordinada por Rafa Bravo, y que forma parte de la mitología de las publicaciones de medicina y T
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(JAMA) Cómo promover un uso adecuado de los opioides

(JAMA) Cómo promover un uso adecuado de los opioides | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
En las últimas semanas, se han publicado numerosos artículos en relación a la toxicidad de los opioides con datos, procedentes de EE. UU. muy alarmantes. Por ejemplo, los relativos a 2010 revelan q...
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Content marketing in healthcare - understanding role and maintaining credibility

Content marketing in healthcare - understanding role and maintaining credibility | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Online healthcare portals and communities are critical sources for patients and caregivers who are seeking trusted information related to their condition. Health related Internet use has become one of the top three online activities in the world..

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Encuentran efectos secundarios de medicamentos utilizando m... - FayerWayer

Encuentran efectos secundarios de medicamentos utilizando m... - FayerWayer | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Gracias a búsquedas en Google, Yahoo y Microsoft se detectó que la combinación de paroxetina y pravastatina causa hiperglicemia.
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PERLAS CLÍNICAS EN MEDICINA INTERNA: GUIAS AMERICANAS (2013): GUÍAS GOLD

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Geolocalización y Salud #socialmedia #health

Geolocalización y Salud #socialmedia #health | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Hola: Una presentación sobre Geolocalización y Salud. Un saludo
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Using Search Data to Find Drug Side-Effects

Using Search Data to Find Drug Side-Effects | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Scientists have detected evidence of unreported prescription drug side effects before they were found by the Food and Drug Administration’s warning system.

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once again a lack of oversight?
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“Hay que reducir el consumo de carne roja sin llegar al vegetarianismo”

“Hay que reducir el consumo de carne roja sin llegar al vegetarianismo” | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
“En España se toma casi cuatro veces la cantidad de carne roja recomendada”, dice el principal autor español del estudio sobre dieta y mortalidad. El trabajo no sorprende a los expertos
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7 Healthcare Ideas for Google Glasses

7 Healthcare Ideas for Google Glasses | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

Overlay EMR information during primary care examinations including labs, blood pressure, previous illnesses, or surgeries based on the location that the doctor is looking at – arm, leg, head or torso. In the emergency department, pull up potential patient records for a match including accessing a Health Information Network.


Present secure EMR information that requires privacy for the patient including behavioral health, addiction or HIV without computer monitors or paper that are less secure.


Overlay benchmarks or trends in patient medical test results including blood glucoses levels, cholesterol, PSA or maybe only show lab values that are out of range from normal. Even better, use predictive analytics to project future health status based on the trends.


Present inventories of supplies or locations of key medical equipment by looking at a cabinet or drawer location. Show inventories of trial medications for the indicated patient condition.


List treatment options for identified medical conditions and/or a personalized medical plan based on best practices. Provide analytics on the successful outcomes for various treatment options to discuss with the patient.


Search medical literature or best practices while the physician is examining the patient chart by focusing on key words or phrases, or provide medical vocabularies to guide the search.


Enable first responders to access step-by-step instructions for first aid and doctor guided instructions for critical situations.


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HabitRPG, gamificación para ser más productivos

HabitRPG, gamificación para ser más productivos | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
HabitRPG es una peculiar herramienta de gestión personal que, mediante una estrategia de gamificación, nos permite gestionar nuestras tareas personales
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Analysis of Millions of Tweets Used to Derive Physician Opinion on Health Issues

Analysis of Millions of Tweets Used to Derive Physician Opinion on Health Issues | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Kaiser Permanente held an event today in Washington, D.C. to discuss the alignment, and in many cases the nonalignment, of the kinds of health care-relat
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Proyectos de referencia: una propuesta de investigación colectiva sobre #ABP - Red de la Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos

Proyectos de referencia: una propuesta de investigación colectiva sobre #ABP - Red de la Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Muchas veces al acceder a Internet vemos iniciativas de profesores que muestran un conocimiento enorme de su profesión, que podemos comprobar cada día en los m…
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New opportunities for 3D technology in medicine - Research News March 2013 - Topic 1

New opportunities for 3D technology in medicine - Research News March 2013 - Topic 1 | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Until now, physicians have largely been skeptical of the advantages of 3D technology. But this may be about to change: the fi ndings of a new study show that even experienced surgeons stand to benefi t from the third dimension.
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Cuando un médico enferma

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Los médicos enferman y mueren. Todos lo hacen. Muchos no consiguen preparase bien para ese viaje, pese a haber acompañado a muchos en el mismo. Su conocimiento, habilidades, criterio y experiencia no son suficientes.
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International Consortium Builds ‘Google Map’ of Human Metabolism

International Consortium Builds ‘Google Map’ of Human Metabolism | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

Building on earlier pioneering work by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, an international consortium of university researchers has produced the most comprehensive virtual reconstruction of human metabolism to date. Scientists could use the model, known as Recon 2, to identify causes of and new treatments for diseases like cancer, diabetes and even psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. Each person’s metabolism, which represents the conversion of food sources into energy and the assembly of molecules, is determined by genetics, environment and nutrition.

 

Doctors have long recognized the importance of metabolic imbalances as an underlying cause of disease, but scientists have been ramping up their research on the connection as a result of compelling evidence enabled by the Human Genome Project and advances in systems biology, which leverages the power of high-powered computing to build vast interactive databases of biological information.

 

“Recon 2 allows biomedical researchers to study the human metabolic network with more precision than was ever previously possible. This is essential to understanding where and how specific metabolic pathways go off track to create disease,” said Bernhard Palsson, Galletti Professor of Bioengineering at UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.

 

“It’s like having the coordinates of all the cars in town, but no street map. Without this tool, we don’t know why people are moving the way they are,” said Palsson. He likened Recon 2 to Google mapping for its ability to merge complex details into a single, interactive map. For example, researchers looking at how metabolism sets the stage for cancerous tumor growth could zoom in on the “map” for finely detailed images of individual metabolic reactions or zoom out to look at patterns and relationships among pathways or different sectors of metabolism. This is not unlike how you can get a street view of a single house or zoom out to see how the house fits into the whole neighborhood, city, state, country and globe.  And just as Google maps brings together a broad set of data – such as images, addresses, streets and traffic flow – into an easily navigated tool, Recon 2 pulls together a vast compendium of data from published literature and existing models of metabolic processes.

 

Recon 2 is already proving its utility, according to Ines Thiele, a professor at the University of Iceland and UC San Diego alumna, who led the Recon 2 effort. Thiele earned her Ph.D. in bioinformatics as a student of Palsson’s and was part of the original Recon 1 team.

 

Thiele said Recon 2 has successfully predicted alterations in metabolism that are currently used to diagnose certain inherited metabolic diseases.

“The use of this foundational resource will undoubtedly lead to a myriad of exciting predictions that will accelerate the translation of basic experimental results into clinical applications,” said Thiele. “Ultimately, I envision it being used to personalize diagnosis and treatment to meet the needs of individual patients. In the future, this capability could enable doctors to develop virtual models of their patients’ individual metabolic networks and identify the most efficacious treatment for various diseases including diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.”

 

As much as Recon 2 marks a significant improvement over Recon 1, there is still much work to be done, according to the research team. Thiele said Recon 2 accounts for almost 1,800 genes of an estimated 20,000 protein-coding genes in the human genome. “Clearly, further community effort t will be required to capture chemical interactions with and between the rest of the genome,” she said.  

 


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Victoria Auyeung's curator insight, July 11, 2014 7:49 PM

Look forward to a future in which we can use the human metabolic network to predict how our diets may affect our health? I certainly do!

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The New Medical Assistant: Studies Assess iPads in Medicine

The New Medical Assistant: Studies Assess iPads in Medicine | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

The results of both classroom and practice-based studies are proving the iPad to be a valuable resource in medicine.

 

St. Mary’s Health Care System purchased iPads and loaned them to third-year medical clerkship students from the Georgia Health Sciences University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership (GHSU/UGA) campus and are collaborating with the University of Georgia’s College of Education on a yearlong study to see how iPads can be used in medical settings on a daily basis.

 

The study, which began in July of 2012, is set to conclude in June of 2013. Thus far, the study included eight faculty physician preceptors at St. Mary’s and 36 third-year medical students from GHSU/UGA.

 

“You can talk to your patient and educate them,” said Michelle Nuss, the campus associate dean for graduate medical education at GHSU/UGA. “The more the patient understands their disease, the more they’re going to be invested in getting better because they understand why it’s happening to them.”

 

Patient engagement in healthcare has been a big concern as the costs continue to skyrocket. The belief that patients taking an active role in their healthcare was a major contributing factor to the overhaul of Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement policy in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and will be put to the test as hospitals are measured on quality of care and outcomes, and paid accordingly.

 

“Showing patients their chest X-rays in real time and their lab results on the iPad, and I think engaging the patient more in their health care and making them more educated about their own problems, has been a big component of the study,” Nuss said.

 

Patients with better health literacy have been shown to make better decisions, and cost less than patients with low health literacy, so understanding the impact of educating the patient will be an equally important result of this study.

The study is unique, in that it tests not only the impact of mobile technology on delivery of healthcare, but also the impact it has on educating medical students in the classroom.

 


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