Tag: "review" at medical news
Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
...day morning at the conference, Dr. DanielMark will review
what is known about the benefits and costs of stentingversus balloon angioplasty. Mark, director of the Duke Outcomes Researchand Assessment Group, said stenting does "reduce the need for repeatangioplasty and bypass surgery during the year following...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...e neck that supply blood to the brain. In a review
of dental X-rays, they detected calcifications in the carotid arteries -- a sign of advanced atherosclerosis, a major cause of stroke -- in 5 percent of the dental X-rays of more than 2,700 new patients in UB's dental clinics. All of the patients we...
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...,Mass. The company recently was granted expedited review
of its premarketapproval application for the Heart Laser by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA). To date, more than 350 patients have undergone the procedure inthe United States. The procedure, known as transmyocardial revascularizat...
UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
...tigational procedures or clinical criteria used to review
the need for certain treatments or services. This information is especially useful for individuals with special health-care needs who need to choose from competing health plans, Silberman said. Now, for example, lots of plans say ...
Combination Of Interventions Are Found To Be Most Effective In Improving Driving Behavior Among Teenagers
...eepteenagers safe behind the wheel, according to a review
of over 54studies. These findings will be presente...- speeding tickets, DWI) examined in theliterature review
were: accelerated penalties, court-ordered driverimprovement programs, conviction and crash-free per...
New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography
...ional medical conference in Winston-Salem, N.C. to review
the latest useof ultrasound on the brain. The conference is being sponsored by the WorldFederation of Neurology and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake ForestUniversity. Stroke, sometimes called "brain attack," kills about 150,000 peop...
Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
...ment and is too focused onabstinence. In a review
of the research that examined the effectivenessof the different school-based sex education programs over the last20 years, researchers Diana P. Oliver, M.S., William O. Dwyer,Ph.D., and Frank C. Leeming, Ph.D., found that most failed atchanging long-...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...na McCann, M.D., and colleagues, report on their review
of 90 animal studies on serotonin neurotoxicity and primary pulmonary hypertension from fenfluramine and its chemical cousin dexfenfluramine, in the August 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. An estimated 50 million people...
Intralase Will Develop Laser Systems For Eye Surgery
...ure human clinical trials also are planned pending review
and approvals by the Food and Drug Administration and the U-M's institutional review
board. CUOS was established in 1991 with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) a...
Jefferson Researcher Finds New Digital X-Ray Technology May Cut Costs And Improve Patient Care
...es, so radiologists will be able to process and review
more X-rays, Dr. Shaber said. The X-rays can also be stored in the computer for easy and quick access by physicians. Digital X-ray technology would also allow hospital radiology departments to see more patients and cut down on repeat exam...
Challenges To Native American Health Care Even More Profound Than Those Facing The U.S. Health System In General
...n people. "Now is the time to launch a broad-based review
ofFederal programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives, applying thereinvention principles of government reform promoted by Vice President Gore andconducted in a partnership with tribes and Congressional leaders." CONTACT: Jo Ivery Boufford MD, D...
Targon And Duke Cancer Center Sign $3.75 Million Agreement To Produce Advanced Anti-Cancer Drugs
...Additionally, Targon will receive a right of first review
of certaininventions in the field of cancer therap... agreement. Targon will have a period of exclusive review
for such inventions. Both parties hope that Targon's early and exclusive review
of new technologies ...
SOA Study Says Social Security Financing Would Be Relatively Unaffected By Largest Expected Mortality Improvements, But Uncertainty Persists
...hase 1 of the three-phase project was a literature review
of existingknowledge of mortality forecasting. Phase 2 was the convening of aninvitation-only seminar of experts and a survey of those attending. The surveyincluded questions about expected mortality improvements, and the results servedas a basis for...
Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
...resultsmade public, they should be subject to peer review
to be sure the most accurateinformation is reported to the public. In their analysis, Jollis and Romano argue that using information fromhospital bills and insurance claims is not an accurate way to gather informationabout patient outcomes. ...
Antibiotic Prophylaxis Could Help Prevent Respiratory Infections in the Critically Ill
...laxis in critically ill adult patients: systematic review
of randomised controlled trials) Over 40 per cent of patients who need ventilation in intensive care develop respiratory tract infections. In this week's BMJ Dr Alessandro Liberati et al, from the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research...
UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over
...nds is partly attributable to the program's unique review
process. Unlike many other internal "seed" programs at universities, the program seeks reviews from experts at other institutions. "Because we have these proposals reviewed by researchers all over the world, the faculty get valuable feedback about ...
Communication Between Doctors And Asthma Patients Is Key
...kely to addresspatients' fears about medicines and review
written instructions with patients. Parents of children treated by program physicians had more confidence in theirability to manage their child's disease at home. Clark found that patients of physicians who participated in the communicationtraining p...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
...disease over thesix-month study. The drug is under review
by the Food and Drug Administration asa treatment for patients in the mild to moderate stages of the condition. "There have been anecdotal reports that patients who take drugs in thisclass seem brighter, demonstrate more initiative and are ea...
Effective Obesity Treatment Likely To Require Targeting Of Multiple Weight
... of the University of Washington Schoolof Medicine review
obesity research dating back to 1966 in the May 29...ular signals that control food intake.The research review
shows that the body has numerous integrated and redundantsystems for regulating weight, and that man...
Nitrosamines Play Important Role In Cancer Linked To Smoking
The following major review
article will appear June 2 in the Web edition ofCh...s largest scientific society. First comprehensive review
in a decade provides new insights on mechanisms ofcancer induction by nitrosamines in tobacco produc...
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