Tag: "patients" at medical news
MRSA: Political point-scoring over hospital cleanliness ignores the real issue
...rge hospital bosses with corporate manslaughter if patients
die from infections acquired in hospital. But the focus on pleasing the public means these policies are missing the point, states the editorial. Critics of the UK government policy point out that increases in deaths from MRSA have occurred simultaneo...
More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis
...tiple sclerosis patients, restore appetite in AIDS patients
and alleviate pain and nausea in cancer patients
undergoing chemotherapy. Such research has to be approved to ensure that it is treating patients
British hospitals need clinical ethicists
...thics committees, who can be called on by staff or patients
for help in medico-ethical matters. Studies have shown that ethics consultations are associated with reductions in time spent on ventilators and days in hospital, and that most doctors and nurses who have used the service find it helpful. Clinical et...
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
...ays, or in some cases, weeks. Five percent of all patients
admitted to the hospital and 30-50 percent of thos...e said. The new diagnostic test could also benefit patients
of abdominal surgery, stroke, trauma, sepsis, kidney transplantation and those undergoing treatment ...
Strategy effective against drug resistant tuberculosis
...and colleagues analysed data from 436 tuberculosis patients
from Southern Mexico treated with DOTS between 199...e per year between 1996 and 2000. The incidence of patients
presenting for retreatment dropped from 11.1 to 3.5 per 100 000 per year over the same period. The p...
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
...ines. The incidence varies from 5% of hospitalised patients
to 30-50% of patients
in intensive care units. Currently, doctors use a marker called serum creatinine to diagnose kidney ...
First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain
... Inc. released new clinical trial data which found patients
receiving either Lidoderm (lidocaine patch 5%) or ...ta after six weeks of treatment showed that of the patients
treated in the Lidoderm group (N=56), 54% experienced a 30% or greater improvement in average daily ...
Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
...ovides similar pain relief as oral medications for patients
with osteoarthritis (OA) knee pain. The explorato...is study, results showed that at six weeks 54 % of patients
treated in the lidocaine patch 5% (Lidoderm) group (N=56) and 62 % of patients
in the celecoxib (Cel...
Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma
... added. Weinberger and his colleagues examined 142 patients
who were troubled by exercise-induced dyspnea (EID... respiration and heart function continuously while patients
exercised on a treadmill vigorously enough to reproduce their usual symptoms. Sophisticated equipmen...
Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients
...onal treatment in addition to radiation therapy in patients
with high-risk prostate cancer can improve surviva...udy, conducted between1987 and 1992, separated 977 patients
into two groups: the adjuvant arm and the observation arm. Those in the adjuvant arm received radiat...
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
...i-seizure drug gabapentin and the opioid morphine, patients
with two different types of neuropathic pain exper...costly." Diabetic neuropathy occurs in diabetes patients
who experience a constant, burning pain, often in the soles of their feet, that isn't associated wit...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...eption, the NCIC CTG has enrolled more than 40,000 patients
from Canada and around the world in over 300 clinical trials. Pfizer, Inc. manufactures exemestane under the brand name Aromasin and is providing the drug for the trial. Women looking for more information about the ExCel research study and par...
U of M researcher says Viagra may cause permanent vision loss in some men
... it can lead to permanent vision loss." All of the patients
had at least one arteriosclerotic risk factor, inc...percholesterolemia, or hyperlipidemia. All of the patients
also had a low cup to disk ratio, which is a way doctors measure the small circular indentation wher...
HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active
...y health care providers. HIV tests are offered to patients
who report risky behavior, such as unprotected sex...artner of the same sex. Tests also are offered to patients
when clinical findings indicate the possibility of HIV infection or to patients
who request testing....
Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints
...y as much as 40 percent the time severely agitated patients
spend in restraints during psychiatric emergencies...cked the clinical outcome of 110 severely agitated patients
who received Geodon IM (intramuscular formulation). Initial agitation levels were high, ranging fro...
Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management
...viduals recently diagnosed with HIV and found that patients
who worked with case managers were 40 percent more...ntion (CDC), randomized 316 recently diagnosed HIV patients
to two groups. Half the patients
were offered the standard of care, which includes counseling and a...
UW study shows blacks and Latinos are more satisfied with physicians of the same race
Latino and black patients
who perceive racism in the health care system pref...be of their same race or ethnicity. In turn, those patients
who have racial preferences for their physicians are more likely to rate their physician highly if t...
Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects
... dose or opt for psychotherapy alone when treating patients
susceptible to antidepressant side effects." Antidepressant side effects can be related to medication or to factors such as patient expectations derived from educational materials or consultations with a physician, but determining vulnerability or ca...
Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
...mary care doctors who coordinate the care of their patients
by specialists may actually have lower liability r... to coordinate care beyond recommending that their patients
see specialists. "Persons with multiple chronic conditions often encounter a complex and inefficie...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... severe vision loss and disability in asymptomatic patients
was not found. Thus, the new statement represents ...with Physicians of the Same Race Latino and black patients
who perceive racism in the health care system prefer and are more satisfied with physicians from the...
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