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High turnover rate may undermine HIV/hemophilia care

...hat investing in specialized training represents a considerable investment over and above simply getting a professional degree. Training for a nurses employment in a hemophilia treatment center ranges from $2,000 to $5,000, according to the researchers. In the study, 213 staff, including doctors, nurses and ment...

Emergency hospital team halves cardiac arrest deaths

...n cardiac arrest. Implementing the system required considerable cultural change throughout the hospital, which could explain some of the observed effects, say the authors. Nevertheless, these results show than an early intervention, together with a system of support and education, can significantly reduce the num...

ORNL helping make tomorrows soldiers all they can be

...chnologies will leverage the Department of Energys considerable investment and technologies," Fisher said. Concept design teams were composed of futurists, systems engineers, biologists, military experts, human factors specialists, writers and others of diverse backgrounds. The teams met late last year and submit...

Scleroderma research receives a boost from multiple NIH grants

... the NIAMS. "The grants complement our already considerable investment in scleroderma research, which includes support of two specialized centers of research on the disease, as well as the recent funding of a Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center on pediatric rheumatic diseases, such as juvenile scle...

Researchers determine best possible drug option for cardiac arrest

...rug called amiodarone as an alternative. However, considerable controversy remained as to which drug was preferable. The ALIVE (Amiodarone versus Lidocaine In pre-hospital Ventricular fibrillation Evaluation) trial, the first such trial to undertake a head-to-head comparison of anti-arrhythmic drugs, studied the...

Ultrasound senses 'feel' of breast lesions

...ARFI imaging, and indicate that this method holds considerable clinical promise," their article concluded. Soo is now conducting further clinical studies at Duke Medical Center. Another potentially promising area is employing ARFI to examine the stiffness of arteries, as well as to detect deep vein clots, or...

What is and what is not a disease?

...ave your condition labelled as a disease may bring considerable benefit, writes BMJ Editor, Richard Smith. Immediately you are likely to enjoy sympathy rather than blame, and you may be exempted from many commitments, including work. You may also feel that you have an explanation for your suffering. But the diagn...

Medicalising sex damages relationships

...e ignored, say the authors. The last century saw a considerable increase in acceptance of diversity of sexual expression. It would be a shame if this century saw diversity replaced by uniform expectations of performance and desire, they conclude....

Solving the COX conundrum

...nstitute a cardiovascular risk has since attracted considerable attention. "While such a clinical risk is far from established," said FitzGerald, "our results afford a credible mechanism by which a cardiovascular hazard might occur in that minority of individuals predisposed to thrombosis."...

Young adults dont heed warning message of heart attack or stroke in family

... may be lost on young adults. This observation has considerable public health significance, the studys authors note, given that cardiovascular disease often begins early in life and is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Researchers led by Kevin E. Kip, Ph.D., from the University of Pi...

Insulin pump effective for infants, children

...cademic Societies' Annual Meeting. There has been considerable controversy concerning the use of insulin pumps by young children, Freemark said. "Some suggest that the insulin pump is inappropriate for preschool children because they lack the knowledge, skill and maturity to enable them to manage the essentials ...

New synthetic antithrombotic drug could reduce dvt risk after hip surgery

...arin, that are extracted from animal material) are considerable assets for the new drug. Its widespread use in clinical practice, however, will depend on the overall benefit-risk and cost analysis. Major bleeding was about 1% more with fondaparinux than with enoxaparin. Is the synthetic pentasaccharide more effec...

Insurers should pay for children's costly cancer treatments

...its long-term benefits, said Breitfeld. "There is considerable interest in reducing health care costs, but few of us are analyzing data to determine what is an unnecessary expense versus what is a very large, but justifiable, expense. " Large companies start the chain of events by pressuring medical insurers to...

Adaptive optics technology provides powerful tools for eye doctors

...of adaptive optics in vision science have received considerable impetus from the knowledge developed by astronomers about how to correct images using AO technology. Although many applications, such as AO ophthalmoscopes, are still in the early developmental stages, adaptive optics is an exciting new technology fo...

With cues from nature, scientists develop new method to purify drugs

... captured as a purified band. The process requires considerable use of expensive solvents and also is difficult to use for large-scale production. As a result, researchers have for some time discussed replacing chromatography with a membrane that would automatically capture the desired drug. "The idea is you do...

Individualized educational materials help women decide about hormone replacement therapy

... to use HRT can be a complex issue and may require considerable education and counseling, which can take a significant amount of time in an already short health care visit. The debate over the relationship between HRT and disease revolves around the fact that the therapy might reduce the risk of osteoporosis and...

Kytril more effective in controlling chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting

...nd vomiting associated with chemotherapy can cause considerable physical and emotional distress to cancer patients. That's why it is vital that physicians make the correct decision about anti-emetic treatment prior to initiating chemotherapy. Factors such as providing true 24-hour coverage from nausea and vomit...

Walk-in centres perform well compared with general practice

...an general practices and NHS Direct, but there was considerable variation between scenarios. In contrast to general practices, walk-in centres and NHS Direct referred a higher proportion of patients. Walk-in centres perform adequately and safely compared to general practice and NHS Direct for the range of conditi...

Air pollutants in low-income housing, child-care centers

...lutants pose serious health risks, and they expend considerable resources to raise public awareness of these risks. But for low-income households, resources for pollutant abatement are negligible, which generates a dilemma for public policy," Laquatra says. A follow-up study at Cornell is examining the effective...

Prostate cancer incidence trends reveal extent of screening-related overdiagnosis

... "This information is of great importance because considerable morbidity can be associated with treatment for the disease," says Ruth Etzioni, Ph.D., of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and her colleagues. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved PSA testing in 1986 as a way to monit...

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