Tag: "case" at medical news
Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
...ew concept in capitation, but it makessense in the case
of AIDS," says Bartlett. "It represents a logical ... mental health, androutine dental and eye care and case
management. "Providing members with the best care in the most appropriate setting isour overriding ...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...d neuroendocrine function." In fact, McCann cites case
reports that some users have experienced psychiatric disorders, which, she points out, tend to be under-diagnosed in clinical practice. Studies also document that fenfluramines increase the risk for developing primary pulmonary hypertension, a rare,...
Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer
...cal veterinarian clinicand were able to detect one case
of cancer. They plan to continue their work onhamsters. Once cancer has been identified, "photodynamic-treatment " once again,using light rays to target the cells can help kill the disease. An orangelight forces hypericin to release oxygen "...
A Good Night's Sleep Is Possible At High Altitudes
...hat 10mg of a short acting benzodiazepine (in this case
the sedative temazepam') improved the quality of sleep and reduced the changes in the saturation levels of oxygen in the body during sleep, without altering the overall mean oxygen saturation. Contact: Dr Gerald Dubowitz, Expedition Medical Officer,...
Most Comprehensive Study Of Its Kind Shows Common Asthma Medications Don't Cause Behavioral Problems In Children, According To The Journal Pediatrics
...before," Bender said. "Therehave been a couple of case
reports thatstated children developed serious behavior problems on inhaled steroids, butthese reports often aren't accurate." The study found that neither beclomethasone nor theophylline should beavoided because of concern over significant ps...
Personality, Thought To Be Stable Over Time, Changes In Healthy People Who Take A Widely Used Anti-Depressant
...in thebrain--pathways affected by serotonin in the case
of paroxetine--can lead tochanges in particular personality characteristics. Personality researchers measure differences in human personality by looking at ahandful of components, including shyness or gregariousness, patterns ofthinking, measures of...
Disagreements Between Clinical Trial Oversight Committees And Physicians Can Affect Drug Trial Results
...ials use clinical events committees (CEC) toreview case
records to ensure that all the physicians at participating hospitalsfollow the same guidelines. CECs are usually composed of cardiology fellows andattending cardiologists and their rulings are final. Differences of opinion have become com...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
...reports from the FDA,previously published reports, case
summaries from a survey of 20 hematologists,cases reported from a physician group specializing in plasma exchange andmedical records of patients with this syndrome who had been treated at one ofthe Medical School's affiliated teaching hospitals. ...
Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
...an, andtransferred to a cardiologist's care if the case
becomes particularlyproblematic." For example, the researchers say 14 percent of patients assigned byMedicare as having been cared for by cardiologists were actually admitted byinternists or family physicians. The ideal monitoring system, th...
Cost-Effective Treatment Possible In Africa For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women If Drug Prices Lowered
...d reduction of high cost components, which in this case
is drugprice. Directed by Thomas J. Coates, PhD, who also is a UCSF professor of medicine,epidemiology and biostatistics, the UCSF ARI is an institute without walls thatencompasses all UCSF AIDS programs under a single umbrella. The ARI includes ado...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...h crack cocaine. "Given that this is not a case
where someone is simply damaging theirown bodies and is aware of it, but instead is damaging someone else's entirefuture, I fail to understand why there aren't articles, headlines, magazinecovers, or presidential statements targeting cigarette smokin...
Montana Fungus The First But Not The Best
...ssociation with higher life forms---makes a strong case
for preservingbiodiversity around the world. The microbes may make other compounds that couldbe useful to human medicine, he said. "Given the large numbers and varieties of higher plants, the numbers andkinds of their associated microfungi mu...
New Data Show Dangerous Interaction Between Blood Pressure Drugs
...ontrol their high bloodpressure, according to four case
reports that will be published in July 8, 1998issu...e ofadverse drug-to-drug interactions. In all four case
studies, patients were taking 50 to 100 mg of mibefradildaily to control their high blood pressure, ...
Forum Urges Medicare Reform To Emphasize Health Promotion
...e, this is a critically important time to make the case
that expanded Medicare coverage for prevention programs and wellness promotion is a sound investment for the future of Medicare, so it may be included as part of the Commission's recommendations." Dr. Rowe , President of the Mount Sinai Schoo...
Safe And Effective Treatment For Acute Repetitive Seizures
...ow a relatively small research investment, in this case
about$850,000, will save American families substantial amounts of money by enablingpatients to stay out of hospital emergency rooms and to receive treatment intheir homes. It is also an excellent example of collaboration between a privatecompany, cl...
Ulcer Drug Linked To Birth Defects
...ndrome than women who have not taken the drug. The case
control study compared the frequency of misoprostol use during thefirst trimester between mothers of 96 Brazilian infants diagnosed with Mobiussyndrome and mothers of 96 infants with neural tube defects. Among the mothersof infants with Mobius syndro...
UCSF Study Finds Drug Treatment Can Be Cost Effective In Tanzania And Thailand
For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women
...ey findings include: The estimated net cost per case
of HIV infection averted with the AZT regimenis $832 for rural Tanzania, $10,885 for urban Thailand with low HIV prevalence,and $3,163 for urban Thailand with high prevalence. Cost effectiveness declines rapidly when the HIV prevalence rate is below...
Early Medical Abortion With Mifepristone (RU 486) And Misoprostol Is Highly Acceptable To American Women
...ve andvalue a new technology is important. In the case
of medical abortion, however,patient acceptability is also key to the success of the method. Indeed,surgical intervention rates are influenced by patients' attitudes, expectations,and tolerance of adverse effects, and by physicians', nurses', and co...
Epilepsy Drugs Useful To Treat Alzheimer's, Studies Find
...ccess. Some doctors have previously reported case
studies whereanti-seizure medicines like carbamaze...wing as clinicians seethe benefit. "This is a case
where medical science is trying to catch upwith clinical practice," says Porsteinsson, an assistantp...
'Mutual Insurance Pool' Could Improve Transplant Organ Shortage
...e or flooddamage. The premium, or 'price,' in this case
is the commitment to provide one'sown organs upon death." The researchers initially came up with the insurance pool idea as asolution to the growing need for organs for children, as youngsters would havebeen unable to participate on their own...
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