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Study Says Most Patients Can Now Benefit from TAVR Procedure

According to the Columbia Surgery blog, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), is considered the new “gold-standard” for treating people suffering from aortic valve disease. In the TAVR procedure, considered less-invasive for fixing stiff, damaged aortic valves (called aortic stenosis) than traditional valve surgery, doctors get to the aortic valve through by using very small incisions …

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Researchers Call for Standardizing Acute Care Rehab for Poststroke Patients

Researchers taking a look at hospital-based rehabilitation programs found that not all rehabilitation is equal for acute care hospital patients with ischemic stroke.  According to research findings published in the May 2019 issue of Physical Therapy, the researchers found “significant variation” in the use of hospital-based rehabilitation services that “suggest a timely opportunity to standardize rehabilitation …

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Study Reinforces Value of Heart Team Approach When Making Treatment Decisions

Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey’s medical staff stays current on the latest research on cardiothoracic surgery.  Here’s one study we found interesting published last month. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may be the best treatment option for most patients with more than one blocked heart artery, according to the findings of a research study published the …

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IU Research Find Shocking Ways to Heal Wound Infections

Researchers at Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine’s Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering, have found a way to fight against bacterial infections by using a dressing that uses an electronic field to disrupt biofilm infection in wounds. Chandan Sen, Ph.D. and Sashwati Roy, Ph. D’s research finding were published in the April 1, 2019 issue of the …

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Successfully Treating Patients Who Need Significant Respiratory Care

Under Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey’s Respiratory Program, many patients with respiratory failure or on mechanical ventilation are transferred to our facility to be successfully weaned off ventilators, ultimately achieving their highest functioning level. Through our physician and respiratory therapist-led ventilator dependent/weaning protocol, we provide you with a recent success story of a transferred patient …

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Another Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey Success Story!

We are excited to report on another success story at Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey! A 73 year old Male patient was admitted to us on 3/18/19 from Ocean Medical Center for further management of his ventilator. This patient suffered from dependent respiratory failure and other medical conditions.  The patient developed Guillen-Barre syndrome possibly due …

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Specialty Hospital’s Aggressive Plan of Care Readies Seriously Ill Patient for Discharge

In early January, a patient who was diagnosed with end stage renal disease with a history of receiving peritoneal dialysis, was transferred from Jersey Shore Medical Center (JSMC) to our Lakewood, New Jersey-based Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey.  Before this transfer, the patient experienced respiratory failure requiring a tracheostomy and the insertion of a PEG …

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AHRQ Analysis Finds Hospital-Acquired Conditions Are Declining

A recent federal study says patient safety in hospitals continues to improve due to a decrease in hospital-acquired conditions The new data released by the Rockville, Maryland-based  and centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore, Maryland, show that reductions in hospital-acquired conditions (such as adverse drug events and healthcare-associated infections) helped to prevent …

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Partnership Commits to Doubling Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate by 2028

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), every year more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur across the nation.  Cardiac arrest is a life-threatening condition with about a 10-minute life expectancy without immediate CPR from a bystander, leading to hospitalization and death. With emergency medical service (EMS) providers, on average, arriving on scene in about seven minutes following …

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Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey Celebrates National Hospital Week

Murphy’s law is a popular adage that typically states, \”Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.\” Yes, accidents happen beyond our control. Illnesses happen, too.  As they occur, there’s one place you can rely on in good times and bad— Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey. By providing quality treatments to medically complex patients, through …

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