Tag: "optimal" at medical news
ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
... Following this recent peak in activity, it is the optimal
moment to issue these Guidelines and we expect that our recommendations should remain valid for at least two to three years", says Professor Silber.(3) Importance of Guidelines Guidelines are crucial to appropriate clinical practice, comprising spe...
Half-million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics in 2004 - up 49% from 2000
...places to have cosmetic surgery." To help ensure optimal
results and to limit risks and complications, the ASPS offers the following tips to patients considering cosmetic surgery. Do Your Homework: Research the procedure, the benefits, and the risks. Refer to www.plasticsurgery.org for the latest in...
Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack
... invasive treatment and medical management are not optimal
as practiced in the United States. We recommend first, that a comprehensive, systems-minded approach to delivering evidence-based medical management to AMI patients be a national priority."...
Prostate cancer screening practices examined
...) blood test and the digital rectal exam (DRE)--is optimal
for detecting cancer. The initial results also confirm that the design of the massive study, which will continue until 2019, will indeed allow researchers to determine whether current screening practices reduce death from prostate cancer, according ...
Cornea transplants can be improved
...sess corneal cells may help to select corneas with optimal
health for transplantation, according to new study led by Jonathan H. Lass, MD, principal investigator of the study and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University School of Med...
2005 Pharmacology, Therapeutics, & Toxicology Research Award
...mportant combinations of these drugs for producing optimal
pain control with minimal adverse effects. Third, his recent research on diabetes has led to new recognition of the role of this prevalent disorder in oral health. Fourth, he has established himself as a research mentor to new generations of clinical...
Computational tool predicts how drugs work in cells, advancing efforts to design better medicines
...d of research, there have been few ways to predict optimal
drug design. The molecular targets of many drug candidates are unknown and are often difficult to tease out from among the thousands of gene products found in a typical organism. This "blindness" in the welter of potential cellular targets means th...
Implanted devices detect high-risk heart failure patients
...uke University Medical Center. Besides maintaining optimal
electrical stimulation to the heart, these CRT-D (cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillation) devices are giving cardiologists a new view of subtle changes in a key measurement of heart health -- heart rate variability. Patients with littl...
Exercise tolerance is good screening test for chest pain patients
...acramento, Calif., note the challenge of providing optimal
care while enhancing cost effectiveness and resour...aging." Drs. Amsterdam and Lewis conclude that the optimal
strategy for assessing patients with chest pain has not yet been realized, but investigators will co...
Latest findings on genetic blood disorder 'Cooley's Anemia'
...tation, new therapies for thalassemia, barriers to optimal
survival and emerging issues. More than 50 individual workshops, talks and poster sessions will be featured. For registration or further information on the conference, visit www.nyas.org...
... in a specific area), the researchers determine an optimal
equitable allocation strategy. They then apply thi...d therefore "used by policy makers to determine an optimal
scientifically based allocation strategy" for a number of specific objectives. The study and the w...
Hard choices: Pitt researcher presents findings on when to accept organ transplants
...oted, "[W]hen the liver quality is very low, it is optimal
for the patient to choose never to have the transp...er decision-making scenarios, such as modeling the optimal
time to switch HIV medications or to discharge a patient from intensive care. Schaefer and his team ...
Study finds new designer drug is potent treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia
... effective, the next task will be to determine the optimal
way of using it whether alone or in combination with Gleevec or as a follow-up to Gleevec. Studies are also under way to learn whether AMN107 is effective against other diseases, such as gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), for which Gleevec has b...
Cholesterol under-treated in high-risk women in managed care study
...The researchers determined how many women achieved optimal
cholesterol levels based on the 2004 American Hear... found only 7 percent of these high-risk women had optimal
levels of all cholesterol measurements at the start of the study. This improved to 12 percent after...
Dartmouth awarded $21.8 million NSF grant
... type of learning environment, we ask what are the optimal
ways in which the human brain learns, including wh...e brain require to learn effectively, when are the optimal
periods of learning in development, and what types of changes occur in the brain that facilitate and...
Minorities who experience pain don't receive the same care as Caucasians
... other racial and ethnic minorities do not receive optimal
care in treatment for pain. "Each article in this issue is important for its unique contribution to the literature on racial and ethnic differences in pain," state editor Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH and guest editors Carmen R. Green, MD and Raymond ...
Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground
...lt the baseplate simply jumps back but there are optimal
design geometries we can use for buried basalt layers using selected angles of incidence for the seismic waves to ensure that not all the signal is reflected and that some goes through." WesternGeco has so far used remote sensing data...
Longer cardiac rehab programs necessary, says U of T study
...curring at 38 weeks (nine months). "To receive the optimal
benefits in physical fitness and quality of life, ...uld need very minor modifications to achieve these optimal
benefits." However, American programs typically employ supervised sessions three times a week for 1...
Type of weight loss surgery more effective at reducing insulin resistance
...ion and insulin action. However, the choice of the optimal
therapeutic strategy in these patients depends on a risk/benefit algorithm to be assessed in each patient."...
Simpler 'alphabet' guidelines for treating acute coronary syndrome reduce risk
...stimates that less than half of these patients get optimal
treatment because of the complexity of monitoring and implementing multidrug and lifestyle treatments....
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