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Treatment guidelines for kids with bipolar disorder published
...t the guidelines will not only facilitate clinical care
but also inform and enhance new research." Bipol...hildren's. "By far, a majority of the children we care
for with bipolar disorder have high comorbidities." Among the other disorders specific to children...
Investigational transplant drug effectively preserves kidneys while avoiding toxic side effects
...en limited. Cyclosporine, the current standard of care
following organ transplantation, prevents initial organ rejection by effectively blocking certain immune system pathways that are activated when the body detects foreign cells. At the same time, though, cyclosporine indiscriminately targets and block...
Referrals to palliative care come too late to improve quality of life for cancer patients
Alexandria, VA-- Referrals to palliative care
often come too late to improve quality of life for... respondents believed that referrals to palliative care
were given too late in the course of the illness. The study, which will be published online Februar...
Insurance incentives might help smokers quit, study says
...enough to justify its use," Kaper says. "As health care
costs increase and resources are limited, it is al...aused the clinics to change their usual advice and care
for smokers. Studies of financial incentives directed at health care
providers are almost non-existe...
Physician roles at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo
... between responsibility for individuals in need of care
and demands placed upon them by the state or other...e in the military, in prisons, in situations where care
is provided to illegal immigrants, in forensic psychiatry, and in a variety of workplaces where inst...
Latest findings on genetic blood disorder 'Cooley's Anemia'
...regular transfusions and extensive ongoing medical care
for problems such as osteoporosis, heart failure, growth hormone deficiency and pulmonary hypertension. The extensive, lifelong blood transfusions required by Cooley's anemia patients may also lead to iron overload that can cause early death from or...
Antimicrobials to prevent infection in major surgery are used properly only about half the time
...ontributor to patient injury, mortality and health care
costs, increasing mortality rates by two to three times, length of hospital stay by an average of seven days and charges by approximately $3000, according to background information in the article. The effectiveness of antimicrobials administered shor...
Use of cell phone images appears feasible for visualizing leg wounds
...orld Health Organization as the practice of health care
using interactive audio, visual, and data communications, can include health care
delivery, diagnosis, consultation, and treatment as well as education and transfer of medical data, ...
Computer model being developed at Stanford may help surgeons better predict patient outcomes
...r before going to the patient," he said. "We don't care
if something bad happens to the computer model."...
Psychiatric disorders greatly underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments
...n such facilities for much of their primary health care
needs. The research appears in this month's issue ...health, and the inability to provide continuity of care
for their patients as major reasons that may contribute to underdiagnosis. As emergency medicine mo...
Brain-scanning technologies need standards, according to Stanford researcher
...hether this expensive screening alters the woman's care
and is therefore something that should be covered ...luable information and may alter a woman's medical care
for the rest of her pregnancy. "If that's true, it's a major change," Illes said. Woman report that ...
How often should women get mammograms?
... age. Using the model, say the researchers, health care
providers can determine when to schedule mammograms depending on the amount of a woman's extra risk. The model also provides estimates of the relative costs incurred by screening populations of women at greater or lesser intervals an important issue...
USC dental researchers develop first test for predicting cavities in children
...mber of caries - with the proper preventive dental care
he [or she] can arrive at adulthood without any," ...ses with age, researchers said. The cost of dental care
can be prohibitive and is not covered by Medicare. Fillings deteriorate and need to be replaced with...
'Marital strain' increases women's risk of death, heart disease
...implications for clinical practice. While medical care
providers are not specifically trained to intervene on psychosocial issues such as marital characteristics, they may be the most likely contact to observe or uncover these characteristics or emotions." Eaker suggested that screening questions be add...
Violence in the media can lead to aggressive behaviour in young children
...regivers might be recommended to exercise the same care
with adult media entertainment as they do medication or chemicals around the home. Carelessness with material that contains extreme violent and sexual imagery might even be regarded as a form of emotional maltreatment of the child. "There is an urge...
Advances in Uterine Leiomyoma Research: 2nd NIH International Congress
...e uterine leiomyoma (fibroids) research and health care
communities. Fibroids are the most common gynecologic neoplasm in women of reproductive age and the leading cause of hysterectomy in the United States. Topics to be covered include Clinical Experiences and Therapeutic Strategies, Epidemiology, Clinic...
Viagra used in stroke recovery study
...ily asked for anything else beyond the standard of care
that could be provided for her. We explained that anything else would be experimental and provided on a compassionate use basis." For a number of years Henry Ford has been researching stroke recovery using Viagra in laboratory animals with good outco...
Medication helps alcoholics control drinking
...een poorly marketed, and most patients and primary care
doctors remain unaware of its potential. That may ...y is on the brink of recognizing a new standard of care
for alcohol abuse disorders: allowing patients to choose from a variety of treatments, which may or ...
New study tests amitriptyline for painful bladder syndrome
...es for patients, and unnecessarily spending health care
dollars on prescriptions, if we don't do this study. It's critical to base our treatment decisions on evidence." Eligibility criteria for the amitriptyline trial mark a major departure from two prior IC studies supported by NIDDK. The current trial i...
Surgeon General at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland
...ch Center at Oakland to share his vision of health care
for the nation's children. He will specifically address the obesity epidemic in children WHEN: Media organizations are welcomed to attend a noon conference on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 from 12:30 p.m. to 1: 30 p.m. No other media opportunities are...
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