Tag: "comfortable" at medical news

Half-million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics in 2004 - up 49% from 2000

...se shows are helping Hispanic patients become more comfortable with cosmetic surgery by discussing procedural options and showing Hispanic patients and plastic surgeons." With the number of Hispanics opting for cosmetic surgery increasing, it is ever important for patients to learn what to look for when choosing...

Finances, not having a dentist are primary barriers to seniors receiving needed dental care

...entists identify barriers seniors face and to feel comfortable discussing them with their patients. "For seniors who do not have a dentist, Offices for the Aging staff may assess access to dental care needs. In fact, we are expecting to start another project in the summer, training Offices for the Aging staf...

Sharing clinical trial results with participants may be beneficial

...tients who received results by mail, 63 (93%) were comfortable with this method. Respondents were asked if they w...ived by participants. Although most patients were comfortable receiving results by mail, probably demanding fewer resources than sharing results in person, partic...

Study: Two brain systems regulate how we call for help

...brain systems determine why one individual is very comfortable expressing a need for help while another is much more restrained. The brain-imaging study involved 25 rhesus monkeys that were separated from their cage mates for 30 minutes and made "coo calls," which function to recruit others for social support. R...

Referrals to palliative care come too late to improve quality of life for cancer patients

...he study. "Patients and their families should feel comfortable discussing end of life care with their physicians and each other so that palliative care services can be given at the most appropriate moment for the patient." Palliative care treats the physical, spiritual, psychological, and social needs of a perso...

Use of cell phone images appears feasible for visualizing leg wounds

...ery good in 12 (20 percent). The participants felt comfortable making a diagnosis based on the pictures in 50 cases (82 percent)," the authors state. To compare the results, the researchers used a statistical analysis which measures agreement between two raters when both rate the same object. The value range is ...

Study finds no reason for expectant mothers to shy away from early epidurals

...y. "As a result of this research, I now feel more comfortable offering an epidural to a patient earlier in labor without concern for it adversely impacting the course of labor. The techniques used in administering the epidural medications have evolved over the last two decades, and this may explain the differe...

New breast cancer test could save lives

...r in this age group. The test is also a much more comfortable procedure than X-rays since it does not involve compressing the breast between plates. This could encourage many more women to be tested regularly for breast cancer, which, according to Cancer Research UK, is the most common cancer for women in this...

Male surgeons report highest rate of mistakes in patient care

...a colleague's performance. But those who felt more comfortable doing so also tended to feel more supported by colleagues when they made a serious mistake themselves. The authors conclude: "Discussion among colleagues after a serious event has taken place is vital to understanding what went wrong and is thus an i...

Need better social research but it doesn't come cheap

... to abandon trying for a more accurate view of how comfortable people really feel about things and for a better understanding of how they evaluate their experiences. "But they may be a reason why such research, however successful, may not find an easy passage through to impacting upon policy and increasing peop...

Rebuilding wounded veterans: Annual review of limb loss & prosthetics research

...en a more flexible shank is used, providing a more comfortable fit. Pg. 821 Prosthesis with suction suspension system better for amputee with active lifestyle Investigators compare pressure applied to the residual limb with pin and suction suspension systems to identify causes of residual limb skin problems. ...

'Temp doctors' choose career for flexibility, easier lifestyle

... up some of their autonomy in order to have a more comfortable lifestyle where they have flexibility and the opportunity to explore new areas of the country and different practice settings. "There seems to be both an upside and a downside to this trend of increasing numbers of locum tenens physicians."...

Veterans in better health than other residents of nursing homes, new test for evaluating tinnitus

...en a more flexible shank is used, providing a more comfortable fit. Walking speed alters center of mass motion impacting balance and mobility in adults This paper describes the effect of walking speed on center of mass (COM) location in adults. Fast walking results in more vertical COM movement, w...

Pediatricians wary about recommending complementary therapies

...CAM) to improve their health, yet most do not feel comfortable discussing or recommending these therapies, accord...al therapies and therapeutic exercise to feel more comfortable about the therapies before recommending them to their patients," she said. Yet, many patients were s...

No link found between pneumonitis in breast cancer patients and taxane-based chemotherapies

...ery low in both groups of patients, making us more comfortable in using these potentially curative treatments without any reservations," says Buchholz. Buchholz and Yu both point out a key difference between the M. D. Anderson research and the earlier study that suggested the lung damage correlation was, i...

Drug-eluting stents adopted quickly, with early disparities

... traditional stents for more than 10 years and are comfortable with the procedure. Stents are tiny mesh tubes that are inserted into the site of a blockage in a coronary artery that has been opened during balloon angioplasty. However, a principal complication of the procedure has been the high rate of treated ar...

Research on fabrics and cancer-fighting foods featured at ACS meeting

...suits that never need cleaning, and brighter, more comfortable sports uniforms are some of the promising developments offered by materials research. These and other developments, including a presentation on genetically-engineered spider silk for use in ultra-strong fabrics, will be highlighted in a daylong sympo...

Study links warm offices to fewer typing errors and higher productivity

...udy also suggest raising the temperature to a more comfortable thermal zone saves employers about $2 per worker, per hour," says Hedge, who presented his findings this summer at the 2004 Eastern Ergonomics Conference and Exposition in New York City. In the study, which was conducted at Insurance Office of Americ...

Case Western Reserve University finds relaxation therapy reduces post-operative pain

...ened to an audio tape which asked them to lie in a comfortable position in bed, close their eyes, and relax each major body part, in succession, starting with the feet, lower legs and hips moving up the body toward the head. Each suggestion was given in a soft voice and was repeated a second time. The five-minut...

New system would vastly improve heart defibrillation

...smaller devices that would last longer and be more comfortable to wear. This would spare cardiac patients the discomfort and danger of having to have a device replaced frequently. The largest killer of Americans is heart disease, claiming one million Americans annually. About 300,000 of these deaths are attrib...

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