Tag: "guidelines" at medical news
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...said. Physicians in the GUSTO trial were not given guidelines
on how to treat their patients during the study, he said. He added that patients were treated both at major medical centers and community hospitals. Eisenstein and Mark said the bottom-line messages of the study are: It is possible to reduce c...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
... women enrolled into the study to meet the initial guidelines
of this study. Given the unexpectedly low rates of transmission and the low ability to detect a treatment difference under the current study design, the DSMB recommended that further enrollment into the study be discontinued and that all patients cu...
Guidelines Offer Ways To Curb Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
...gram at the UNC-CH School of Medicine has prepared guidelines
for preventing and controlling the spread of two o...oblem, said Karen Hoffmann, co-author of the guidelines
and a clinical instructor at the medical school. The guidelines
offer practices designed to re...
TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests
...h someone withactive TB disease." In fact, revised guidelines
for preventing TB and other opportunistic infectionsin HIV-infected individuals, developed by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS)and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, (IDSA) recommend just that:daily INH for persons with positive TB skin t...
Condemnation May Be Driving Circumcised Women From Health Care
...their homes and at a refugee clinic, thendeveloped guidelines
for caring for circumcised women, illustrated by casestudies. The guidelines
include sample questions American physicians should usewhen examining female patients. "Bla...
Study Demonstrates The Benefits Of Mammography In Women Under 50
...iety and the American Collegeof Radiology released guidelines
that recommend annual screening mammography forwomen 40 and over. The National Cancer Institute also issued guidelinesrecommending screening mammography for women 40-49. In so doing, NCIreinstated the support for screening this age group, which it...
National Health Study Launched On The Internet
...s into one nationwide study could lead to improved guidelines
andrecommendations for diet, lifestyle, and medical treatments. Said Williams, "The study could identify which drugs and medical treatments aremost effective, as well as drugs that have heretofore unrecognized effects, bothbeneficial and detrimental....
Need For HIV Guidelines For Health Workers In Developing Countries
...onclude that there is a need for realistic, usable guidelines
for both for those working overseas in medical environments and for their employers. Contact: Dr Charles Gilks, Senior Lecturer, Division of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool firstname.lastname@example.org...
"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region
...s, substantial progress has been made indeveloping guidelines
for the location of trauma care resources. But, they say,political concerns and historical patterns have interfered. In response, theresearchers used operations research to bolster trauma systems design. TRAMAH was applied and tested from two differe...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
...he final word on the issue. "For the present, the guidelines
by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCE...ults are not expected for another five years. NCEP guidelines
call for individuals with elevated cholesterol -- but noevidence of coronary heart disease or other ...
New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs
..., June 24, 1998 -- Following all risk modification guidelines
inthree of the most costly and visible areas of he...ses per medical malpractice claim thanfollowing no guidelines
at all -- $2,834 versus $72,767, a 96 percent difference-- according to a report released today by M...
International Panel Evaluates Testing For Drug Resistance In HIV
...on these tests provide," Hirsch says. "Thisgroup's guidelines
are a start toward better understanding of how resistancetests eventually may help us plan and implement better drug therapy regimens." Other members of the panel are Brian Conway, MD, of St. Paul's Hospital,Vancouver; Richard D'Aquila, MD, of the M...
New Guidelines Stress Early Potent Drug Cocktails, Individualized Therapy
... scientists published thefirst major peer-reviewed guidelines
advocating combination drug therapy. Basedon information and drugs available in mid-1998, the update notes that 11 agents,in various combinations, now provide more choices for initial therapy ofindividuals with better long-term outcomes. Simpler drug...
Doctors Are Underprescribing Key Blood Pressure Drug In Heart Attack Patients
Most Likely To Benefit, Study Says
...an College of Cardiology/AmericanHeart Association guidelines
had been followed in the treatment of the 75,173patients in the study with congestive heart failure or left ventricular ejectionfraction, 1,800 lives could have been saved in the first year alone," saidAndrew D. Michaels, MD, a clinical cardiology fe...
Need For Artery Operation Exceeds Treatment Rate
...ore than doubled in the early 1990s after national guidelines
were produced, there was still a large unmet need. By 1995-6 the operation rate was 89 per million, but the need was estimated at 153 per million of the population who had symptoms such as a transient heart attack or minor stroke. Contact: Dr P Rode...
Guidelines Not Necessarily Guiding Physician Behavior, Study Says
...lesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines. The guidelines
were created tohelp physicians screen those at hig...esearchers also found thatphysicians followed NCEP guidelines
incorrectly half of the time when evaluatingthe need for drug treatment for high cholesterol. "There...
Elderly Patients May Be Undertreated For High Cholesterol, Wake Forest Doctor Says
...rcent of those eligible for drugs according to1993 guidelines
of the National Cholesterol Education Panel actually got them,said Curt Furberg, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department ofPublic Health Sciences at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Furberg said he was concerned ab...
Physicians Slow To Adopt Newer Drugs For Atrial Fibrillation
... our study pointsout the need for better treatment guidelines
and physician education." Atrial fibrillation, an abnormal rhythm in the contraction of the upper chambersof the heart, is the strongest common risk factor for stroke. Antiarrhythmicmedications, which directly address heart rhythm problems, fall in...
New Study Finds Anonymous HIV Testing Linked To Earlier Participation In Testing And Follow-Up Medical Care
...t is handled according to standard confidentiality guidelines
for medicalrecords. In anonymous testing, a unique identifying label (usually a number) rather thena patient's name is used to link the specimen and the result to the patient. Theresult is not recorded in a medical chart that has a patient name. The...
Restaurant Meats Higher In Suspected Carcinogens
...f the compounds. There are no established rules or guidelines
for the acceptable level ofheterocyclic amines in food, says Knize....
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