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Telephone follow-up does not reduce rehospitalization for low-risk heart failure patients

...zed previously for heart failure. But DeBusk believes a second, more important reason is that his study enrolled patients who were already receiving good overall care from the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program. More than 90 percent of Kaiser patients in both study samples received medications recom...

Americans pay for unethical medical expert witnesses

...rt Witness Testimony and panel participant. "ASPS believes those patients deserve to be protected and have their day in court. However, we also believe that physicians who offer untruthful and misleading testimony that does not match the industry's standard of care to support a malpractice case should be cul...

Doctors miss chances to provide diet, exercise counseling to patients at risk of heart disease

...reduce the risk of heart disease, Stafford said he believes physicians feel they lack the tools and training to provide effective lifestyle counseling to their patients. Additionally, he said the current health-care environment aggravates the problem by giving doctors paltry reimbursement for counseling activ...

GMC is right to appeal over life prolonging treatment

...tificial nutrition and hydration in particular. He believes that the judgement itself extends far beyond this particular case and will inexorably lead to prioritisation of resources towards artificial nutrition and hydration and other life prolonging treatments for all legally incompetent patients who have no...

Child health improvement through computer automation

...ions. Given the ease of implementation and use, he believes CHICA will quickly become an indispensable tool of the many pediatricians at Wishard and that its use will quickly expand to other sites. A Spanish language version of the forms is planned. The CHICA pilot project was funded, in part, by the R...

Smart lights, nonstick implants and 100th birthday of electronics at science & technology meeting

...omplete cell culture lab on a chip" in hand, Folch believes that microfluidic technology is now ready for complex cell-based experimentation (see website at faculty.washington.edu/afolch ). (Paper BI+MN-FrM8, Friday, November 19, 2004, 10:40 AM, Room 210D) VII. IRON DOTS FOR RELIABLE DATA STORAGE To cr...

Physics World Digest August 2004: Eye surgery sharpens up

... of physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, believes that the temple, which was at the centre of worship and national identity in ancient Israel, lies 100 metres north-west of the Muslims' Dome of the Rock mosque in modern Jerusalem. Kaufman admits that his methods which are based on the alignment and...

EDCTP welcomes G8 support for HIV/AIDS vaccine development

...ping Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) believes that critical impediments to development such as t...overty in the developing world. The EDCTP strongly believes that ultimately the outcome of this initiative and others will depend on the ownership and commitmen...

When it comes to cancer prognosis, it's not just the tumor that matters

...ining a patient's prognosis," Piccirillo says. He believes recording comorbidities will have two key benefits. First, it will improve the accuracy of computer-based programs that estimate survival so patients receive more accurate information on their chances for survival. Second, it will improve the validi...

Researchers discover that a protein in grape skins can kill cancer cells

...disease, arthritis, and autoimmune disorders. Mayo believes the inhibition of NF-kB may be responsible in those disorders, as well, since NF-kB can control inflammatory responses....

U of MN establishes nation's first endowed chair in sexual health

...essor of public health at the University of Texas, believes the endowed chair will inspire other universities to follow suit. "The field of sexuality has become a mainstream one in psychosocial and medical research and this endowed chair, in one of the most prestigious programs in human sexuality in the world...

Celebrities are root cause of rush to dentist

... Newcastle University's School of Dental Sciences, believes the underlying reason for the trend is that famous people who indulge in expensive cosmetic dental procedures, such as bleaching, are raising expectations among their admirers about the way their teeth should look and feel. He says anecdotal evidenc...

Matching method helps doctors successfully transplant higher-risk kidneys

...ss long-term kidney function and survival. Stratta believes that with careful patient selection, the kidneys from expanded criteria donors may function for as long as kidneys donated under the standard criteria, about eight to 12 years. Stratta and colleagues are also studying the issue of transplantation and...

Mechanism found that may protect kidneys in early stages of diabetes

...ourse of the disease as kidney damage develops. He believes it is possible that with time decreased ACE2 expression with an increase in ACE may foster damage in diabetes. "The significance of a reduction in ACE coupled with increased ACE2 production in the "kidneys needs to be further studied but there is e...

It's a gamble: Dopamine levels tied to uncertainty of rewards

...essor of psychology at Vanderbilt University. Zald believes the primary significance of the study is the possibilities it raises for future research on measuring what causes us to experience reward from a variety of sources and what happens in our brains when we are disappointed in our quest for those rewards...

New findings on stroke prevention surgery should change medical practice

...ltrasound technology to gauge artery health. Toole believes that both men and women with diabetes, hypertension or a family history of stroke all which increase the risk of stroke should be screened in their 40s. The surgery can be performed under local or regional anesthesia. Wake Forest Baptist, which was...

Study: Many men take dietary supplements to prevent prostate cancer

... results will not be known for several years. Uzzo believes the use of supplements outside of a clinical trial is being done so in a complementary role, rather than as a substitute for conventional therapy. He says nutritional supplements are generally felt to be "natural" and therefore, have no side effects...

Attacking bipolar disorder in young adults boosts outcome, says Stanford study

...ally on the college-age population. Ketter said he believes adults shouldn't be considered a monolithic group; unlike middle-aged and older adults, patients in early adulthood haven't had decades of episodes and may be easier to treat. His team conducted a review to assess the illness severity and prognosis o...

Cancer gene therapy news backgrounder: New ideas fuel next generation gene therapy research

...ategy using a novel gene therapy, says Clayman. He believes that while other forms of gene therapy have shown suggestions of clinical activity, "translation to clinical utility may not be there. We need to focus on the limited ways in which gene therapy may truly help patients." Gene therapy for metastasis ...

Dental pulp cells may hold key to treatment of Parkinson's disease

...hose cells die when grafted into the brain. Nosrat believes cells drawn from dental pulp are more robust because they also produce the neurotrophic factors, which promote nerve cell survival. Nosrat hopes that by refining the delivery method---by focusing the treatment much more specifically on affected parts...

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