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21. UK trial for portable braincooling device

A trial has begun of a portable braincooling device which could enhance the survival prospects of cardiac patients Groundbased cars in the service of the charity Londons Air Ambulance are the first in the UK to carry the Rhinochill machine Larger braincooling devices are already used in UK hospitals on cardiac and stroke patients to aid recovery But cooling the body earlie ... Read More

22. Royal Brompton Hospital one of best for lung cancer screening

According to Cancer Research UK lung cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the UK and is the third most common cancer among women but doctors at a leading hospital say they are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer Our doctors nurses and other healthcare staff are leading experts in the diagnosis and treatment of lung disease including lung cancer ... Read More

23. Health service accused of abandoning stroke victims

Stroke survivors are being abandoned by the NHS and denied the chance of making a proper recovery because of a lack of posthospital care a damming report claims today One of the largest ever surveys of stroke survivors in the UK reveals nearly four in 10 patients never get their treatment needs assessed after they have left hospital One in five said they had experienced servic ... Read More

24. Third of asthmatics risk a fatal attack study suggests

A third of people with asthma are at a high risk of having a potentially fatal asthma attack research suggests The findings come from an online test launched a few months ago by Asthma UK to help those with asthma gauge how serious their condition is Nearly 25000 people took the Triple A Avoid Asthma Attacks test which asks simple questions about factors known to be linked ... Read More

25. Care at Epsom and St Helier hospitals improving

A survey has shown care is improving at Epsom and St Helier hospitals but is not among the best in the country The Care Quality Commissions NHS inpatient survey 2011 was based on feedback from 426 patients who used the hospitals Its findings showed 88 per cent of patients rated their care as good or excellent and 96 per cent of respondents thought their room or ward was veryfairl ... Read More

26. Heart shrinking trial aimed at combating heart failure to begin

The technique involves electrically stimulating nerves leading up to the heart with the hope it will reduce and size and improve life expectancy It has already been trialled on rats and dogs who were found to have been kept alive longer The first patient will be operated on next week by surgeons at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital and The Royal Liverpool University Hospital Heart ... Read More

27. Heart shrinking trial to combat heart failure to begin

A trial using electricity to shrink the hearts of patients with heart failure is about to start in Liverpool It will involve electrically stimulating one of the nerves leading to the heart which it is hoped could shrink the heart and improve life expectancy This is the first trial of the technique in humans after it was shown to keep rats and dogs alive for longer This ... Read More

28. Inadequate NHS diabetes care causing patients harm

NHS diabetes care is inadequate and some patients come to further harm due to poor care in hospital a leading specialist says Dr Gerry Rayman national clinical lead for inpatient diabetes warned many hospitals had no specialist diabetes nurse He said many hospital patients had diabetes and called the situation quite alarming The Department of Health said work ... Read More

29. Hospital discharge criticism

The Care Quality Commission CQC which is responsible for reviewing practices at health providers across the UK raised concerns over the hospitals ability to coordinate care for patients when they are discharged to other services The review was designed to see what progress had been made since concerns were first outlined last year The CQC report said In November we had ... Read More

30. One in seven patients wait longer than six months for operations

One in seven patients wait longer than six months to be admitted to hospital for operations as critics warned that the Coalition is losing control of NHS waiting times An extra 150000 patients have been caught up in increased delays since the Coalition came to power according to a patient survey Patients also complained in larger numbers about the quality of hospital food and ... Read More

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