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Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
...e hospital and 30-50 percent of those in intensive care
units will have kidney failure. In these cases, 50...es will most likely result in a significant health care
Strategy effective against drug resistant tuberculosis
... DOTS will usually improve the standard of patient care
and reduce transmission, rather than fanning the flames of an epidemic of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. It also shows the need for the use of specific treatment for MDR-TB (DOTS-Plus) to prevent the high mortality rate among those carrying this ...
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
...alised patients to 30-50% of patients in intensive care
units. Currently, doctors use a marker called serum creatinine to diagnose kidney failure. Prasad Devarajan (Cincinnati Children's Hospital, USA) and colleagues looked at whether high levels of a protein called neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipoca...
UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying
...ve irregular bedtimes and to have non-parental day care
than were those without sleep-related night crying. And preschoolers who typically slept 9.5 to 10.5 hours per night were found less likely to experience SRNC than children with longer or shorter sleep periods. In addition to preventing parents from ...
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
...ropathic 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 the study will be published in the March 31 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. Also on the team from Queen's are Joan Bailey (Ane...
UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service
...e found in part because it was over and beyond the care
physicians give in their practices, as well as cha...and their communities over and beyond the clinical care
provided," Goldstein wrote....
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...new cancer drugs, cancer prevention and supportive care
to improve quality of life for people with cancer. Since its inception, 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 A...
HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active
ATLANTA--Primary health care
providers should incorporate human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing into routine patient care
for all sexually active individuals, regardless of risk factors, say a group of physician/researcher...
Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management
...eling and a single "passive referral" to a medical care
provider with no follow-up. The other group of pa...proximately $4,000 per additional person linked to care
beyond the number expected under standard of care. Previous research has shown that about one-thir...
UW study shows blacks and Latinos are more satisfied with physicians of the same race
...d black patients who perceive racism in the health care
system prefer and are more satisfied with physicia...hen said. "Addressing discrimination in the health care
system, identifying the patients who want same-race physicians, increasing access to minority physic...
Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
...SALEM, N.C. Conventional wisdom is wrong: primary care
doctors who coordinate the care
of their patients by specialists may actually have lower liability risk than primary care
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ificant Impact on Individuals' Health With health care
systems increasingly focusing on the individual, n...d black patients who perceive racism in the health care
system prefer and are more satisfied with physicians from the same race or ethnicity, according to a...
Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates
...o the least likely to be treated at a large health care
institution that offers clinical trials. Participation in cancer clinical trials has been shown to improve survival. Young adults with Kaposi Sarcoma have shown significant survival and mortality benefits after improvements in clinical trial particip...
Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
...o receive colorectal cancer screening when primary care
practices use an office systems approach, accordin...oving CRC screening behavior in real-world primary care
practices is feasible and effective enough to warrant considering wider dissemination." (Arch Intern...
Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine
...t we can address our share of the crisis in health care
today by returning and holding fast to these long-... use prescribed medication and threaten quality of care
and that physicians and patients value such discussions. The researchers found that the most common...
Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing
...ed nurses' efforts to provide high quality patient care
and enhance their job satisfaction are also essential to home care
nursing, according to a study conducted by a Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member. This is the...
Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure
...become part of a therapeutic regimen for long-term care
of hypertension and other cardiovascular ailments in people. "This study suggests that acupuncture can be an excellent complement to other medical treatments, especially for those treating the cardiac system," said Dr. John C. Longhurst, director of...
Hepatitis C and health-related quality of life
...points over time, then it implies that the ongoing care
has failed to perceptively improve the patient's HRQOL. In clinical trials, the MCID can be used as a yardstick to determine whether patients have benefited from the study intervention." Since the analysis was limited by estimations of MCID based on ...
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
... milestone on the journey to better cardiovascular care
and to realization of the promise of adult stem ce... professor at Hopkins and director of the coronary care
unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Previous research in animals showed that when adult stem cells w...
Hospital acquired infections present major problem for infants in developing countries
...n for Staphylococcus aureus is the hands of health care
providers. The authors also found that antimicrobial resistance in newborn nurseries in developing countries has reached alarming levels. They estimate that 70% of pathogens isolated from bloodstream infections in babies in hospital nurseries may not...
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