Tag: "availability" at medical news
N.C. Health Choice program boosting access to dental care for poor children, study shows
...r experiences in the interim. Questions focused on availability
and use of dental services. Among the findings was that only 8 percent of parents said that they could not find a dentist who accepted N.C. Health Choice for their children's treatment, Mofidi said. Under Medicaid, low-income parents frequently compl...
UC Davis study shows eye drops delay onset of glaucoma in people at higher risk
...s prescribed commercially available eye drops. The availability
of many different types of pressure-lowering eye drops allows ophthalmologists to choose the safest regimen for each patient, Brandt said. Open-angle glaucoma affects about 2.2 million Americans age 40 and over; another 2 million may have the diseas...
Eye drops can delay onset of glaucoma
...reatment strategy for an individual patient. The availability
of many different types of pressure-lowering eye drops will allow eye-care professionals to choose the safest regimen for each individual patient, he says. We found no increase in health problems among patients who received eye drops, but different r...
Eye drops delay onset of glaucoma in people at higher risk
...ly or in combination, to reduce eye pressure. "The availability
of many different types of pressure-lowering eye drops allows eye care professionals to choose the safest regimen for each patient," he said. In the study, the group receiving the eye drops did not show increased evidence of health problems in compar...
High mortality rate in blacks with type 1 diabetes is due largely to acute complications
... a result of issues such as access to care, or the availability
of monitoring supplies and appropriate education about diabetes. It is critical that further studies are undertaken to identify the reasons for this disparity."...
SPECT identifies 'silent' cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients
... work more closely with ER staff to facilitate the availability
of SPECT MPI for the evaluation of diabetic patients....
Columbia Health Sciences professor named 2002 Soros Advocacy Fellow
...hildren's Health Insurance Program, increasing the availability
of pediatric dentists, documenting children's oral health disparities, and engaging communities to promote children's oral health. The Open Society Institute (OSI), part of a worldwide network of charitable organizations created and funded by noted...
Saint Louis University researcher: 'Pet therapy' works
...e research shows what we have long suspected - the availability
of pets fills a void."...
Reproductive tourism: Italy faces 'womb drain' as ART becomes better in other European countries
...es a year. Denmark still tops the league table for availability
of ART treatment; there were 1659 treatment cycles per million inhabitants in 1999, 1407 in Finland, 1383 in Iceland (where there is only one clinic), 973 in Sweden, 915 in the Netherlands, and 882 in France. By comparison, in the USA there are appr...
Detection of bioterrorism viruses brought closer to local sites
...ported to the CDC by a secured vehicle. The common availability
of standard autoclave sterilization procedures in almost every medical facility for inactivating smallpox virus or B anthracis (anthrax) in patient specimens allows laboratory diagnosis of possible bioterrorism events due to smallpox virus by qualifi...
Postcode prescribing is alive and well in Scotland
in Scotland continues to depend on local health bo...extra layers of central committees exist, and drug availability
continues to depend on local health board decisions, say the authors. "We would advocate a streamlin...
UC Davis Medical Center ranks
...med, patient death rates, nurse-to-patient ratios, availability
of important medical technologies and other factor...cal Center received the highest possible score for availability
of medical technology. Its ratio of registered nurses to patients (2.89) was also among the highest ...
Panel calls for greater attention to cancer patients' pain, depression, and fatigue
...gests that pain is often undertreated, despite the availability
of effective interventions. Cancer-related depression and fatigue are less clearly defined, but are extremely common and have a profound impact on patients' well-being. In the research community, more resources need to be devoted to studying th...
Mayo Clinic vaccine researcher calls for universal flu vaccine for elderly
...istration Insurance of adequate influenza-vaccine availability
and new vaccine development by academic investigators, manufacturers and federal agencies, such as the FDA and the NIH (e.g., a safe and effective nasal spray vaccine) Dr. Poland's editorial sounds a serious warning to the medical community about th...
Better access to health care is key to higher survival rates for African-Americans with colon cancer
...cans with colon cancer is due to variations in the availability
of adequate medical care rather than any unique ch...ne of the first to compare survival rates when the availability
of quality care is equal for all patients. If African-Americans as a group have poorer access to suc...
Cost, availability of insurance and drugs top health care worries
...ion reveal, however, that dissatisfaction with the availability
and affordability of health care has risen again a... too satisfied" or "not at all satisfied" with the availability
and affordability of health care, close to the 63 percent his poll found in April/May 2001 and up fr...
Twofold difference in referral rates between US and UK
... Kingdom, find researchers in this week's BMJ. Low availability
of specialists, and resultant long waiting lists, ... surgery compared with 33% of UK patients. The low availability
of specialists, and resultant long waiting lists, in the UK is an important explanation for these di...
OTC sales of smoking cessation aids up, effectiveness down
...quit for the long term. They cite over-the-counter availability
of these products starting in mid-1996 as the turning point. At the same time, they report, the number of people trying to quit has gone up dramatically as has the use of NRTs. Further, more than a third of the most recent NRT users are considered li...
World Heart Day spotlights cardiovascular disease pandemic
...most remain untreated or uncontrolled, despite the availability
of safe and effective strategies for prevention. A renewed commitment to emphasize prevention strategies and increased access to low-cost drugs for hypertension control is needed, adds Mensah. The editorial also indicates that tobacco use is increas...
Quality time with physical therapists above fancy equipment, convenient parking
...re the quality of equipment, facility location and availability
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