Tag: "care" at medical news
Some HIV patients at risk of exhausting treatment options
...ndividuals who had attended one of the centres for care
between 1996 and 2002. They found that, although patients infected with HIV are becoming increasingly exposed to different antiretroviral treatments over time, immunological and virological profiles of these patients continue to improve. Currently li...
Heart surgeons publish death rates
.... A total of 10,163 patients had surgery under the care
of 25 surgeons. The average number of patients per surgeon was 363 for coronary surgery and 44 for aortic valve surgery. The proportion of high risk surgery was 17% for coronary surgery and 50% for aortic valve surgery. The average mortality for coro...
Telemedicine revolution is 'disappearing' from the NHS
...icine, overcoming problems of access to specialist care
and speeding up referrals and diagnosis, has simpl...ent groups. They often focus on 'hotel' aspects of care
rather than important questions concerning patients' confidence about the diagnosis and quality of l...
Honorary doctors, 2005
...to be done to curb the epidemic, in particular the care
he has shown for those affected by the disease. This has not only helped to lift the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS, it has also raised awareness about the action that needs to be taken to combat the disease, which continues to spread to this day. ...
Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved
...elivery, prompt and exclusive breastfeeding, extra care
for low-birth-weight babies, and antibiotics for n...ages, which are delivered within existing maternal care
and child survival programs, will be more cost effective than creating a separate program. Despite t...
Medical technologies may hinder rather than help newborn survival
...w birthweight and preterm deliveries with improved care
of neonates. This information presents new challen...stitutional usage, a focus on quality of perinatal care
is a priority, and health outcomes must be monitored rigorously. Doing the simple things better is p...
York study tests enhanced care for depression patients
... York are investigating a new method of organising care
for some of the three million adults in the UK who...l as at York, will provide a test bed for enhanced care
of depression. The supply of psychological therapy for depression sufferers in the UK is patchy whil...
IADR & GSK announce 2005 Innovation in Oral Care Awards
...d to inspire innovative and novel research in oral care
with a direct impact on the quality of human life. A large number of applications was received from teams of researchers around the globe, and these were reviewed by an internationally recognized panel of experts, under the chairmanship of Dr. John S...
Ten-minute emergency room intervention for problem drinkers
...ly to be seen in emergency rooms than in a primary care
setting." D'Onofrio, first author of the study, and colleagues, developed and taught the two-hour brief negotiation intervention to 58 emergency room physicians, residents and physician associates. The counseling is intended for hazardous and harmfu...
$4 million grant boosts University of Michigan campaign for a new children's hospital
...rovide the youngest patients with the best medical care
through the support of pediatric health care
facilities and programs in Michigan. Awarded by the Board of Trustees of the foundation after a for...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (first issue)
...rt panel developed recommendations concerning the care
and treatment of patients with SARS based on prior...rmous implications for both the patient and health care
system. Canadian investigators checked 1,055 consecutive patients attending a presurgical admission...
Exercise tolerance is good screening test for chest pain patients
...o, Calif., note the challenge of providing optimal care
while enhancing cost effectiveness and resource utilization for patients who are experiencing chest pain. The editorial writers support as "more practical and focused" the study's conclusion that the "results suggest that a community hospital that is...
Society of Hospital Medicine to launch new medical journal
...spitalists are rapidly changing the way physicians care
for hospitalized patients by encouraging working t...sicians whose primary focus is the general medical care
of hospitalized patients. There are at present approximately 12,000 hospitalists nationwide, and thi...
African-Americans receive less aggressive heart attack treatment
...ved dialogue with the medical team deciding how to care
for them." The study was supported by grants from ...al and ethnic disparities in health status, health care
quality and quality of life. It represents a new model for addressing these issues with collaborati...
Concerns over the future of children's health care in British general practice
... concern regarding the future of children's health care
in general practice, argues an editorial in this w...rangements may encourage parents to bypass primary care
and seek emergency care
in hospitals, while general practitioners have yet to take on a major role i...
Penn study will compare heart failure management technologies
...r requiring a trip to an emergency room. A primary care
physician or internist must be managing each volunteer's heart failure. Participants must also have the physical and cognitive ability to use the telephone, a scale (ability to stand unsupported for 20 seconds), a blood pressure monitor, blood gluco...
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) biennial meeting
...y and later child development Preschool and child care
Romances and breakups SRCD was established in 1933 by the National Academy of Sciences. The Society's goals are to advance interdisciplinary research in child development and to encourage applications of research findings. Its membership of mor...
Don't let your spouse become your caregiver
...ing to a recent study, older adults providing home care
to their spouses may be more inclined to act in ways that could harm the impaired partner. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society , found that potentially harmful caregiver behavior was more likely in spouse caregivi...
Adverse drug events in nursing homes are far more common than previously identified
Injuries from adverse drug events in the long-term care
setting are more common than previously documented...es continue to be a major problem in the long-term care
setting," said lead author Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD, the Dr. John Meyers Professor of Primary Care Medic...
Columbia study finds hemophilia therapy dramatically improves outcomes for bleeding stroke
...The medical center trains future leaders in health care
and includes the dedicated work of many physicians, scientists, nurses, dentists, and other health professionals at the College of Physicians & Surgeons, the School of Dental & Oral Surgery, the School of Nursing, the Mailman School of Public Health,...
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