Tag: "care" at medical news
Substance protects resilient staph bacteria
...nt staph infections that can be acquired in health care
settings." The PGA discoveries came during Dr. Otto's research of how Staphylococcal bacteria biofilms contribute to evading human immune defenses. Biofilms are protective cell-surface structures. Biofilm formation does not depend on PGA, but other r...
Stroke patients receive better care when hospitals 'get with the guidelines'
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 2 The care
of stroke patients improved dramatically over a sh... focuses on providing an infrastructure for better care
to ensure that patients are treated and discharged appropriately. "We and others have found that mi...
Association publishes blueprint to strengthen stroke care from prevention through recovery
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 2 -- Stroke care
providers must develop systems of care
to improve each link in the chain of survival in preventing and treating stroke, the American Heart ...
Illness and medical bills cause half of all bankruptcies
...uncovered items like physical therapy, psychiatric care
and prescription drugs. And even the best job-bas... financially from their encounters with the health care
system." According to study co-author Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, an Associate Professor of Medicine ...
Third of European cancer patients use complementary and alternative therapies
...olassiotis, who is Reader in cancer and supportive care
at the University of Manchester School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, the leading research department of nursing in the UK. The survey of 956 patients was carried out by members of the European Oncology Nursing Society through patient questio...
NHS Trusts meeting government target on stroke units 'in name only'
... findings are based on returns on inpatient stroke care
to the National Sentinel Audit of Stroke for 2001-...varied widely within the units, and the quality of care
provided in some specialist stroke units often failed to meet basic standards. A "significant numbe...
IDSA applauds Senate leadership for introduction of S. 3
...r putting biopreparedness at the top of its health care
agenda. IDSA pledged to work with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to enact comprehensive legislation to spur the development of new medicines, vaccines, and diagnostics for infectious diseases, particularly new antibiotics that target ...
More homeless mentally ill than expected according to UCSD study: Interventions urged
...homeless patients, the investigators said improved care
for homeless persons with serious mental illness may be cost effective or at least result in improved patient outcomes with only moderate increases in total costs. The research was conducted among an ethnically diverse population of 10,340 San Diega...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2005 (first issue)
...gh mortality for patients admitted to an intensive care
unit for severe community-acquired pneumonia is high (22 to 54 percent), survival to hospital discharge in the study patients was 100 percent in the hydrocortisone group, and 70 percent in the control group. The study appears in the first issue for ...
Phobic anxiety increases heart disease death risk among women
..., Albert suggested that consumers and their health care
providers should consider that women who suffer from phobic anxieties are at elevated risk of death from heart disease and should, at the very least, try to control their other potential heart disease risk factors. "One of the reasons that we did thi...
AHA urges earlier diagnoses, referrals for PCI in women
...pecific evidence we have available to us as health care
professionals. However, to truly improve outcomes in women, we need to recruit more women in future clinical trials, as female representation has been 38 percent at best, and often closer to one-quarter of the studied populations," she said....
Cholesterol under-treated in high-risk women in managed care study
...sease prevention in women, especially in a managed care
environment," says lead author Lori Mosca, M.D., P...nd colleagues studied a 1.1 million-member managed care
database and identified 8,353 women who had established cardiovascular disease at the start of the s...
Women's heart risk underestimated by doctors, resulting in less preventive care than in men
..., released joint guidelines for cardiac preventive care
in women based on a woman's risk level (high, inte...stetrician-gynecologists [OBGyns], and 300 primary care
physicians [PCPs]) were randomly selected from around the country. Physicians were given patient pr...
Treatment for brain tumor does not always follow recommendations
... type of primary brain tumor is treated found that care
does not always follow established practice guidel...ic and community settings. "We present patterns of care
for a large group of patients with newly diagnosed malignant glioma treated in the modern era. Some ...
Clinicians report missing patient information is common
...fessional communication, the transfer of patients' care
within and across care
settings, and the rapid turnover of patients' insurance plans. Accordingly, physicians may not have ...
Other highlights in the February 2 JNCI
... intervention strategies to ensure proper surgical care
and pathologic assessment," the authors write. Contact: Mary Lawson, University of Minnesota Cancer Center, 612-624-6165, firstname.lastname@example.org Rises in Obesity and Malignant Lymphomas Not Related, Study Concludes Obesity is not associated with an incr...
New research could help physicians tailor asthma therapy in children
...onsidered effective daily treatments for long-term care
and prevention of exacerbations in patients of all ages with persistent asthma (those who have symptoms at least two days a week or two nights a month), the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program asthma treatment guidelines list inhaled cor...
Brain tumor treatment can vary greatly, according to new JAMA study
... oncologists in the community, so that the optimum care
is provided." The researchers found that the use o...aced with dealing with a brain tumor, from primary care
physicians to patients and their family members. Along with Chang, the authors of the study are: Ia...
Balancing care decisions for gravely ill patients
... Clinic researchers studying gravely ill intensive care
unit (ICU) patients found that unrealistic family ...pectations resulted in the increased use of health care
resources without a significant improvement in survival rate among these patients. The February Mayo...
Testosterone supplements for elderly men
...e could significantly reduce the accident-rate and care
requirements of this group and ultimately reduce demands on the NHS and social services. Men aged 65+ who have lost weight, are easily tired, slow in walking and feel generally weak for no specific reason are eligible for the study. They will be ask...
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