Tag: "definition" at medical news
Definition of persistent vegetative state available from American Academy of Neurology
...ceived many inquiries from the press regarding the definition
of persistent vegetative state in light of the Ter...rsistent vegetative state. This parameter includes definition
and diagnosis information. It is publicly accessible at www.aan.com . The direct link opens as a .p...
Government approach to cutting hospital stays may be misleading
...he authors say that further research to refine the definition
of 'high risk' groups for interventions to reduce admissions is needed, and they warn that the effectiveness of admission avoidance schemes cannot be judged by tracking admission rates without careful comparison with a control group. "When evaluating...
NHS Trusts meeting government target on stroke units 'in name only'
...udit revealed. There is as yet no widely accepted definition
of a stroke unit, say the authors, but research has identified some key organisational features that reduce death and disability among stroke patients. These include coordinated multidisciplinary rehabilitation; staff with a specialist interest in s...
Whole-body CT screening costs overshadow benefits
...ytic model holds some limitations. "Models are by definition
a simplification of reality," Dr. Gazelle said. "The real test of a model is to compare the findings with actual clinical data. Currently, there is a paucity of data regarding the effectiveness of whole-body CT." Dr. Gazelle believes that this type ...
Case definition for polyneuropathy developed to standardize research
ST. PAUL, Minn. A new case definition
for distal symmetrical polyneuropathy has been dev...ademy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The definition
is published in the January 25 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of...
The role of ethnicity in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
...identified cases of chronic liver disease met case definition
for definite or probable NAFLD. Of the 159 patients from this group who agree to participate in the study, 45 percent were Caucasian (compared to 59 percent of the Kaiser Permanente membership) and 28.3 percent were Hispanic (compared to 10 percent o...
Complementary & alternative medicine use
...had been no head-to-head comparison using a common definition
of CAM. "Our research over the past 14 years has shown a consistent level of usage by adult Americans," said Dr. Eisenberg. "While there have been a few notable changes in which CAM therapies people are using, the overall number of adults employing...
If you suffer from pain, your doctor should consider it a disease
...int in support of this view calls attention to the definition
of disease in the Oxford English dictionary: "a bodily condition in which functions are disturbed or deranged," accurately describing chronic pain. Additional points argue that chronic pain can persist long after its usefulness as an initial "alarm"...
NIH panel issues State-of-the-Science statement on end-of-life care
...nd the general public, key questions regarding the definition
of "end of life," the factors that contribute to improved or worsened outcomes for patients and their families at the end of life, and future research directions for improving care at the end of life. The panel also concluded that the design of the...
Study helps define headaches of whiplash
...nvolving neck muscles is giving a solid scientific definition
to whiplash that may help identify and establish s...e university in 1999, will help clear up the murky definition
of whiplash--injuries to the head and neck most commonly suffered in rear-end vehicle collisions, sa...
Computer reads heart condition from X-ray images
...slight interaction from the user, being the manual definition
of the aorta position and the lowest point of the heart, the computer automatically determines the contours in these two phases of the cardiac cycle. Subsequently, the regional wall motion and the global function of the heart are derived. These data ...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for November 2004 (second issue)
...ekly treatment. According to the researchers, the definition
for relapse refers to situations in which a patient becomes and remains culture negative while receiving antituberculosis drugs, but develops active tuberculosis after completion of treatment. The investigators pointed out that a better therapeutic ...
Circumcised newborns respond best to anesthetic relief
...e of the reports included in this review offered a definition
of pain, and in general, the reports did not differentiate between the painful versus the distressing/stressful aspects of the circumcision procedure," she says. However, that should not deter doctors from using anesthetics, she says. "The results of...
ESA gives green light to funding for GMES
...d the follow-on to the work already done by ESA on definition
and demonstration of the services to be provided b...tecture studies, ground segment design and initial definition
studies for the five "sentinels" which will be the backbone of the future European Earth Observation...
3D neutron-based medical imaging, 4D lung scans, and hitting a moving tumor
... part from years of prior research that by today's definition
falls well within the core of the discipline of medical physics. Furthermore, medical physicists successfully refined MRI instrumentation and software, and integrated it into real-world medical environments such as hospitals. When commercial machin...
More than one-third of US adults use complementary and alternative medicine
...specifically for health reasons is included in the definition
of CAM, the number of U.S. adults using some form ...egavitamin therapy and prayer were included in the definition
of CAM. "We're continuously expanding the health information we collect in this country, including i...
New research on reduced bone mass and risk of fracture in postmenopausal women
...y clinicians and reimbursement sources use the WHO definition
of osteoporosis as the threshold for treatment. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), women with a T score of -2.0 or less or -1.5 or less with at least one risk factor should be treated to reduce the risk of fracture. Ethel S. ...
Broken halide lamps could cause sunburn
...questionnaire; 18 people met the researcher's case definition
of photokeratitis. Among those, 13 also had UVR burns on their faces, mostly on their foreheads or eyelids. And two people who wore UVR-protective eyeglasses had no eye symptoms but had UVR burns on their faces. The shortest amount of time a patient...
Jefferson researchers announce recommendations on when to test blood pressure in young children
...into a new category known as prehypertension. "The definition
of hypertension remains the same," Dr. Falkner says. "Prehypertension refers to an average systolic blood pressure or diastolic blood pressure that is greater than or equal to the 90th percentile, but less than the 95th percentile in children. By ado...
New data shows Seroquel achieves remission in bipolar mania
... sets of criteria. The first used a more stringent definition
of a YMRS score of ≥ 12 and MADRS score ≥ 8. A second assessment used a euthymia definition
of YMRS score ≥ 12 and MADRS score ≥ 10. The results showed: At 3 weeks, remission rat...
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