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Wolfowitz is the wrong choice for the World Bank

... in this week's BMJ. Wolfowitz's reputation as the chief mover for the war on Iraq a development disaster sits uncomfortably with a job whose main role is multilateral international development, writes Kamran Abbasi, BMJ Deputy Editor. Many countries that Wolfowitz will be required to help are critical o...

HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active

...f medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, chief of medical services at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Ho...eed a new approach," says Timothy P. Flanigan, MD, chief of infectious diseases at The Miriam Hospital and a professor of medicine at Brown Medical School. T...

Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management

...f medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, chief of medical services at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital and principal investigator for the Atlanta study site. "This is the first trial to compare head to head the typical passive referral with a time-limited employment of case management." In add...

Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant

...omedical Sciences. According to Daniel Hyman, MD, chief medical officer of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Ambulatory Care Network, "This program is a critical component of our quality improvement initiatives across healthcare settings. The center grant provides important resources to enhance tobacco tr...

Protein that helps skin cancer spread identified by Stanford researchers

... cancer from spreading," said Khavari, who is also chief of dermatology at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. The group found this sequence by studying skin samples from 12 children with RDEB. They used laboratory tools to activate molecular switches that normally turn skin cells cancerous....

Red wine protects the heart

...e," said Bauer Sumpio, M.D., professor and section chief of vascular surgery in the Department of Surgery. "There are probably several mechanisms of protection from a cardiovascular viewpoint." He said researchers have been trying to pinpoint why red wine has a cardiovascular protective effect ever since ...

Protecting human subjects focus of national FDA conference at UH

... in this prestigious list is Charles F. Sawin, the chief NASA scientist serving as chair of the Committee for Protection of Human Subjects and chair of the Human Research Multilateral Review Board at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC). As a top figure in the IRBs of JSC and the International Space Station,...

Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated

...ng outcomes for everybody in the U.S," said Bonow, chief of cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, whose editorial on the topic appears in the same Circulation issue. "The reason for creating a meeting was not merely to discuss the problem, which has been done before, but to try to create...

Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems

...issues of patient safety. The researchers surveyed chief executive and chief operating officers (CEOs/COOs) from randomly selected hospitals in 2 states with mandatory reporting...

New study shows how very low-carb diets take off the pounds

..., MD, a Laura H. Carnell Professor of Medicine and chief of the division of endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism at Temple University School of Medicine. "All the weight loss was in fat," said Boden, the lead study author. "We weighed and measured every calorie that participants ate and every calorie they spe...

Reducing hostility in young coronary artery disease patients is important piece of rehabilitation

...t Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans and the chief author of the study. "We believe that reducing hostility and other distress, particularly in young coronary artery disease patients, should be emphasized in rehabilitation following a heart attack." Dr. Lavie and Richard Milani, M.D., also of the Och...

Drug that hinders blood vessel growth under study in ovarian cancer

...rials, according to Virgil Thompson, president and chief executive officer of Angstrom Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Daily injections of A6 also were well-tolerated by patients in the earlier study, according to the San Diego-based company. About 24,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed each year and ab...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital honored with one of the nation's top awards for quality

...patients," said Gary A. Mecklenburg, president and chief executive officer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCar...red by NCQHC board member Ken Samet, president and chief operating officer of Medstar Health, was impressed with Northwestern Memorial Hospital's strong comm...

Study finds indoor allergen levels vary, cockroach allergens cause more asthma symptoms

...els of that allergen," said Dr. Rebecca Gruchalla, chief of allergy at UT Southwestern and the study's lead author. "Our study has expanded this finding by demonstrating that cockroach allergen levels vary dramatically across the country and that there are marked geographic differences in both allergen exp...

Implanted devices detect high-risk heart failure patients

... of how the disease is progressing," said Gilliam, chief of electrophsysiology at Duke. "This study shows that changes in heart rate variability just might be better in picking out those people at highest risk." In their analysis of 1,411 heart failure patients who received the CRT-D device, the researcher...

Common schizophrenia symptoms often overlooked by physicians, according to expert panel

...f psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and chief psychologist at Mount Sinai Hospital, an author of the statement. "We believe it is important for doctors to look beyond the control of positive symptoms and consider the affective/cognitive benefits of medication to help patients achieve a 'functio...

Ten-minute emergency room intervention for problem drinkers

...lated problems," said Gail D'Onofrio, M.D., acting chief of emergency medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and associate professor of surgery at Yale School of Medicine. "Patients with alcohol use disorders, which is estimated to be 20 percent of the population over the age of 12, are more likely to be seen...

Job satisfaction? Not much for Britain's hard slog 'robot' workers

...with little scope for personal initiative, are the chief reasons for declining job satisfaction in Britain, according to new research sponsored by the ESRC. Feelings of insecurity, too high expectations and people being 'over-educated' and unable to find work to match their qualifications, are largely dism...

Most advanced CT scanner improves imaging of heart, avoids need for surgical inspection

...iologist Eduardo Marbn, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chief of cardiology at Hopkins. Marbn is also director ...pproximately $700. Fellow cardiologist and Hopkins chief of medicine Myron L. Weisfeldt, M.D., a professor and past president of the American Heart Associati...

Society of Hospital Medicine to launch new medical journal

...r, The Hospitalist, beginning in January 2005. The chief objective of the new Journal will be "to publish o...ne topics," according to Laurence Wellikson, M.D., chief executive officer of SHM. In addition, the Journal will provide hospital medicine physicians with c...

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