Tag: "clinic" at medical news
July/August 2003 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ng a "medical home" (a particular doctor's office, clinic
or other place a person routinely goes to for medical care) is related to lower rates of care in all health care settings. Additionally, the study found that the frequency and location of health care delivery varies substantially with sociodemographi...
Study gauges patient opinions in L.A. County
...ult patients will seek care at an alternate county clinic
-- a strong sign of their interest in staying within the DHS network. Researchers also investigated whether travel time to health facilities was an issue for patients. However, 38 percent of adult and 50 percent of pediatric patients travel less than...
Internet weight loss program effective among adults at risk for diabetes
...ograms may offer an alternative to more burdensome clinic
programs, said Tate. This study demonstrated Internet interventions could be used for longer periods of time, a necessary model for treatment of chronic diseases. The study, which began in September 2001, included 92 adults whose average age was 48 a...
Breast cancer patients suffer through communication failure
...rs from the Munich Cancer Registry and the medical clinic
at Ludwig Maximilians University. Improving communications is relatively cheap, can be done immediately and has major potential to yield benefits for patients. There have been previous studies into breast cancer patients' quality of life in a number ...
No evidence that walk-in clinics offer inferior care, study says
...ctices. They found that the amount of time walk-in clinic
physicians spend with patients - an average of abo...as traditional family practitioners. While walk-in clinic
doctors reported seeing more people who were not regular patients or who did not have appointments, ...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for January (second issue)
...fty nine of 73 patients studied in the Canadian CF clinic
were either working or going to school full- or part-time.) They observe that many patients and their families were determined to minimize the effects of the disease and to optimize the quality of life. The study appears in the second issue for Jan...
Molecular tag pinpoints which breast cancer tumors are most likely to spread
...ur initial results, we will try to get it into the clinic
as soon as possible, though it may be at least one year." Keyomarsi points out, however, that the specialized laboratory technique, called a western blot, used in her study is not available in most clinical laboratories that test patient samples. I...
USF headache specialist writes Q&A book in Spanish
...program at Tampa General Hospital, including a new clinic
specifically dedicated to women with hormonal headaches. She oversees several ongoing clinical trials for adults and adolescents with headaches. Dr. Wilson is on the Board of Directors of the American Council of Headache Educators, an officer of t...
Comparison of HRTs finds progesteron
...mber of excess bleeding episodes at each six-month clinic
visit varied widely by treatment. Considering the active treatments, cyclical estrogen plus MP had the lowest number of unexpected bleeding episodes, and they occurred in the fewest women. Cyclical estrogen plus MPA was next best with a slightly gre...
Drug beats sleep?
...xpert at the Beth Israel Deaconess sleep disorders clinic
in Boston. The clinical trial on shift workers is the latest of a string of studies showing how Provigil could benefit different groups of people. One study of military helicopter pilots showed that the drug helped them stay alert and capable of per...
Multivitamins improve weight gain patterns during pregnancy in HIV-infected women from Tanzania
...ld, with an average weight of 57 kg at their first clinic
visit. They were randomly assigned to participate in 1 of 4 regimes: a multivitamin supplement that did not include vitamin A; a vitamin A-alone supplement; a multivitamin supplement that included vitamin A; or, a placebo. During the third trimester...
Calcium-blocker drug slows artery clogging better than beta blocker
...the study. When blood pressure was measured in the clinic
the drugs achieved virtually the same reductions. When it was monitored using special round-the-clock ambulatory monitoring devices, patients taking atenolol reduced systolic blood pressure an average of 10.3 mm Hg and decreased diastolic pressure b...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for October (first issue)
...sensitivity was greater in females than males at a clinic
for chronic cough. Investigators tested a total o...r differencebetween the sexes was also seen in the clinic
for two principal diagnostic categories, asthma and gastroesophageal reflux disease. The study was ...
The Lancet Oncology press release
...ent of mathematical models that can be used in the clinic
to give a woman an estimate of her individual risk of developing breast cancer. These models can also be used to identify women who might benefit from breast-cancer chemoprevention with tamoxifen or be suitable for entry into trials with new agents. ...
Fred Hutchinson receives $12.7 million to lead prostate-cancer consortium
...work to bring promising research findings into the clinic
as quickly as possible by providing tissue samples...of information not only from the laboratory to the clinic
but also from the clinic
to the laboratory and back. In addition, this core will work with a patient...
Most patients take less than two minutes to tell their story
...to test this assumption. Patients at an outpatient clinic
in Basle were asked to talk spontaneously about their complaints and indicate when they had finished. Their doctors were instructed to time them on a hidden stopwatch and not to interrupt until the patient said "What do you think, doctor?" The aver...
Quality time with physical therapists above fancy equipment, convenient parking
... care and the professionalism of the therapist and clinic
staff are more vital for patient satisfaction than are the quality of equipment, facility location and availability of parking....
People who dont 'dip' have higher levels of clot factor and risk
...edictor of morbidity and mortality, as compared to clinic
measurement of blood pressure. The results indica...rmed in every patient who goes to a blood pressure clinic
for the first time." Findings have strong implications for treating high blood pressure, said Hermid...
Home injury found to be a major cause of deaths, largest study of its kind finds
...mation came from death certificates, emergency and clinic
records, previous studies and a phone survey of 1,003 U.S. households. She and her colleagues, Drs. Stephen Marshall, Anna Waller and Tamera Coyne-Beasley, conducted the investigation, along with help from staff and students at the Injury Preventi...
Vitamin E fails to join heart-health regimen
...range from 50 I.U. to 1,000 I.U.) They visited the clinic
every six months for three years, and investigators measured the intima-media thickness of their carotid arteries on each visit through ultrasound. After three years, participants who took the vitamin E showed significantly less oxidized LDL in the ...
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