Tag: "approach" at medical news
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
... at Kingston General Hospital. "This new treatment approach
has the potential to dramatically improve quality of life for people suffering from neuropathic pain, a condition that has puzzled health care workers for years because it is often experienced in areas of the body which appear uninjured." Results of ...
UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms
...s have taken note. "We're going to follow the same approach
we always have," says Ptacek. "If we find something interesting in any of these domains, we'll pursue." Other co-authors of the study were Quasar S. Padiath, Susan C. Wu , Noriko Saigoh, of the UCSF Department of Neurology; Kazumasa Saigoh, formerly ...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...05 Today, a new clinical trial evaluating a novel approach
to breast cancer prevention launched in the United... As a result, we think this could be an effective approach
to preventing it from developing in the first place." The ExCel research study will follow more ...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... of conditions treated by acupuncturists and their approach
to patient care, with the aim of helping physicians and patients understand what services acupuncturists provide. The Practice of Acupuncture: Who Are the Providers and What Do They Do? By Karen J. Sherman, Ph.D., et al Patient Earth: A Call for P...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...er groups of patients, to test the effects of this approach
before surgery. "The data from this trial is so convincing that we decided that in these new studies, all patients must receive Herceptin," Buzdar says....
Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
...proving CRC screening behaviors. An office systems approach
includes five clinician behaviors: educating patie... our results suggest that use of an office systems approach
toward improving CRC screening behavior in real-world primary care practices is feasible and effecti...
Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies
...itutes of Health, funded the research. "This novel approach
to treating cat allergies is encouraging news for ...se results provide proof-of-concept for using this approach
to develop therapies to prevent deadly food allergy reactions as well," says NIAID Director Anthony ...
Billions in cost estimated for firefighter injuries
...ifferent cost estimation models--one with a narrow approach
to possible related firefighter injury costs, the others with broader views of economic impacts. Fire departments can use the information to plan their fire prevention and firefighting strategies. NIST plans to use the study as an aid to determining ...
NHS target driven culture is failing patients
...systems must minimise errors and should require an approach
that is as evidence based as our approach
to prescribing," he concludes. "How many such stories lurk in the corridors of today's NHS, and what...
Improving access to healthy food has little effect on diet
...act on diet and health, we need a multidimensional approach
that also tackles food awareness, affordability, a...t have a substantial impact on diet and health. An approach
that changes knowledge and access simultaneously may have a better chance of securing improvements i...
Mental health service costs offset by savings in other public sectors
...ices delivered to youth through the system of care approach
now being tried in communities in every state in t... have received support to adopt the system of care approach
through a federal initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Ab...
Scientist works on innovative treatments for brain tumors
...Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery, a knifeless approach
to brain surgery and radiation therapy....
Chemical decoy shows promise for slowing Alzheimer's by acting as decoy
...This is the first time anyone has tried this novel approach
using a biomimetic polymer to fight Alzheimer's," ...ze its damaging effects, she says, adding that the approach
is not a cure. At present, there is no definite way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease prior to death; ...
Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack
...ommend first, that a comprehensive, systems-minded approach
to delivering evidence-based medical management to AMI patients be a national priority."...
Genetics important in age-related macular degeneration
...in study underscores the need for a multifactorial approach
that incorporates genetic, environmental, and biologic factors in the study of the pathogenesis and clinical management of this increasingly prevalent cause of blindness."...
Treating depression helps slow physical decline in older adults, study shows
...allmark of the intervention was the "stepped care" approach
or the ability to increase the intensity of the treatment over time if patients did not respond to initial treatments. This study is part of Project IMPACT, which followed 1,801 patients age 60 and older with major depressive symptoms for 12 months. ...
Binge drinking can impair both mood and cognitive performance
...cts of binge drinking on cognitive function." "The approach
of selecting individuals according to their self reports of drinking history and then assessing their mood and other cognitive abilities is unique," added Fulton T. Crews, director of the Center for Alcohol Studies at the University of North Carolina...
Gene for age-related macular degeneration discovered by Yale researchers
...nal Eye Institute, used a highly interdisciplinary approach
to conclude that the gene for a substance known as complement factor H (CFH) on chromosome 1 is associated with AMD. "This is the first study to identify a common variant of the specific gene being associated with AMD," said Hoh. "Caucasian AMD pat...
New guideline tackles leading cause of mother and child death
...ology at the University of Glasgow. "The pragmatic approach
of PRECOG is essential because pre-eclampsia matters."...
Drug companies and governments must act on fake drug problem
...idemic of counterfeit and substandard drugs. This approach
should include: The provision of effective, available, and inexpensive drugs The enforcement of drug regulation More openness from governments about the counterfeit problem More effective policing against counterfeiters and their corrupt allies i...
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