Tag: "compliance" at medical news
Biopharmaceutical manufacturing efficiencies signal reduced healthcare costs
...automation manufacturing practices, and regulatory compliance
issues. It also discusses commercial market dynamics, worldwide capacity factors, demand forecasting, strategic decision-making, intellectual property, capital investment, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing training. Contributing author organization...
Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces macugen data on treating macular degeneration
... possible 17 injections, indicating a high rate of compliance
(92 percent) throughout the two years of treatment. In the arm of the study designed to evaluate chronic treatment, 67 percent more events (three line loss) were noted in patients who were limited to one year therapy as compare...
The brain science behind 'A beautiful mind'
...D corporation to evaluate the likelihood of Soviet compliance
with arms control agreements). In the human version of the game, there are two players, an "employer" and an "employee." The employee's goal is to "shirk" as much as possible (for which he receives his wage plus free time), while the employer who ...
Postpartum home nurse visits improve infant health, reduce costs
...-discharge evaluation is critically important, yet compliance
with the timing of the guidelines is poor," Paul s...gly consider home nurse visits as a way to improve compliance
with the AAP guidelines because it is an effective method to reduce the morbidity associated with co...
Certain components of the brain's 'executive functions' are compromised early in abstinence
...and strategizing, both in terms of their treatment compliance
and in terms of their everyday lives, said Swartzwelder. This implies that, not only do the clinicians who are treating alcoholics have to take their executive dysfunction into account, but so do their spouses, children, bosses and other social cont...
Many drugs prescribed for elderly Americans are risky
... drugs or drug combinations, she said. Physicians' compliance
with the guidelines might also be improved by bolstering the clinical evidence for the risks presented by particular drugs when taken by older patients, she added, noting that the elderly are rarely included in the clinical trials that generate infor...
Naltrexone injections for alcohol dependence: once-a-month treatment helps maintain sobriety
...irst author of the study, "in part because of poor compliance
with the oral formulation." The typical oral dose of naltrexone is 50 milligrams per day. Studies have shown that only individuals who are highly compliant have greater reductions in alcohol consumption and risk of relapse than those individuals ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for July 6, 2004
... contact. Factors associated with poor handwashing compliance
were high workload and activities associated with a high risk for cross-transmission. It has been known since the 1840s that handwashing can prevent health-care associated infections; most recently, the introduction of alcohol-based hand-rub solutio...
Patients not sticking to cholesterol drugs -- and the higher their co-pay, the lower their use
...e'd definitely see less discontinuation and better compliance
in the sicker patients because they've been through the realities of heart disease. But we didn't -- and the co-pay played a huge independent predicting role in non-adherence among all patients." Ellis' co-author, UMHS Director of Pharmacy Serv...
Big tobacco is watching
...epository as a 'hostile archive, providing minimum compliance
with the letter of the Minnesota agreement while disregarding its intent.'...
OTC statins: A bad decision for public health
... prevention of heart disease. There are no data on compliance
with OTC statins, which for products that need to be taken daily longterm is a concern. Will those who buy simvastatin also stop smoking, lose weight, and do more exercise, or will they substitute drug use for lifestyle modification? Will pharmacists...
Research targets biologic profile of obesity
...e. No significant difference was noted in gastric compliance
between the two. "We believe this could help exp...otion is present in the barostat reading), gastric compliance
and gastric accommodation using an electronic barostat, which monitors the volume of air in the stom...
Licensed alcohol establishments continue to sell to intoxicated patrons
...uggestions regarding what measures could encourage compliance
with the law. "First," he said, " increase enforc...he police could conduct highly publicized, routine compliance
checks; impose civil penalties that attach to the retailers' licenses when violations are detected; ...
Patients report high levels of trust in medical specialists
...wing that patient understanding, satisfaction, and compliance
are better when the patient trusts the physician." Dr. Levine writes that the findings of Keating et al raise several questions, including "How much of this lack of trust [among black patients as reported by the researchers] relates to the content of...
Cedars-Sinai receives full AAHRPP accreditation for all research involving human subjects
...in clinical trials and that we go above and beyond compliance
requirements at every level," said Dr. Melmed. "All stakeholders can be assured that Cedars-Sinai is deeply committed to the safety, integrity, and quality of our human research program."...
Non-drug treatment device delivers sustained blood pressure reductions within 3-4 weeks in the home
...trated quantitatively that patients displayed good compliance
with RESPeRATE treatment-- with many patients insi...ed a 6-month follow up that demonstrated continued compliance
and sustained lower blood pressure levels." "We believe that these positive findings together with...
Multiple factors affect psoriasis treatment compliance
...d disease-related issues may influence a patient's compliance
with psoriasis treatment, according to an article ...irmary at Leeds, England, and colleagues evaluated compliance
with topical and oral therapies in patients with psoriasis and identified factors affecting complian...
Is there a relationship between repeated pregnancies and increased cardiovascular disease?
...ere compared. In addition, vascular reactivity and compliance
of isolated mesenteric (intestinal) arteries were ...ing the effect of repeated pregnancies on vascular compliance
and endothelial function remain uncertain. However, it could be due to resetting of the hormonal sys...
Intensive diabetes management yields positive results, according to Pittsburgh project
...ients were put on a lipid-lowering drug. Physician compliance
with a prospective tracking form that focused on lipid and blood pressure management was over 95 percent. These figures are impressive when compared to national statistics, according to Dr. Solano. Nationally, according to a 2002 study in the Annals...
Schizophrenia patients don't take medications regularly
...members, and 5 percent were homeless. The highest compliance
was among those living with family members or in an assisted living facility. Less adherent were individuals living independently, or those designated as homeless. "Of course, those living independently or homeless are least likely to receive ...
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