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New Surgery At Cedars-Sinai Provides Hope For Epilepsy Patient Who Has Had A Lifetime Of Seizures

...zures became increasingly uncontrollable, Dr. Espy consulted with Dr.Levesque. It was determined that surgical intervention was necessary. Prior toher surgery, Mary Kate spent two and a half weeks in Cedars-Sinai's TelemetryUnit, where electrodes attached to her head tracked the site of her seizuresusing elect...

Many Virginians would increase taxes for K-12 education, study finds

...nder 40 years old most satisfied. 72 percent have consulted a physician in the last year, with more women thanmen visiting a doctor, as is also true nationally. 86 percent are satisfied with the quality of their present medical care. 86 percent rate emergency medical services in their community as good orex...

UF researchers: rural residents less apt to seek Alzheimer's care from family doctors

...ialists. Surprisingly, rural and urban residents consulted specialists at similar rates. Researchers had expected the rate to be noticeably lower for those outside of the city, given the scarcity and increased costs of such professionals in rural areas. The study group was large and diverse, including parti...

Proven heart therapy used in only 25 percent of cases

...of these patients." To conduct the study, Peterson consulted the National Registry of Myocardial Infraction (NRMI), a databank of patients who have suffered a heart attack. The fourth generation of this databank, NRMI 4, has been collecting data since July 2000. Of the 186,727 cases registered during that time...

Beta-blockers improve outcomes of bypass surgery

...n said. For their analysis, Ferguson and Peterson consulted the STS-coordinated National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database, which had data on 629,877 patients who underwent bypass surgery at 497 hospitals in the U.S. and Canada between 1996 and 1999. They compared the outcomes of patients who received beta-block...

No greater risk if physician delivers fewer babies

...y physicians in the high- and medium-volume groups consulted obstetricians less frequently and were less likely to perform inductions than their low-volume counterparts....

Study: ER docs can give stroke clot-busters safely, but patients need to get to ER faster

...ent of the patients in our study, the ER physician consulted with a neurologist before giving tPA, and half of those consultations took place over the phone, he explains. Making the call about stroke diagnosis and tPA treatment can be tough, but with the proper support an ER physician can do it with confidence...

Proposals to regulate cosmetic surgery will not protect the public

...ion. The public would be better protected if they consulted their general practitioner first, but it is likely that the number of self referrals will increase rather than decrease, says the author. Public education through the professional bodies is important, but in the face of increased public demand, gloss...

Futuristic system brings vision to blind

...loper of the artificial vision system. Dobelle had consulted with the writers of Star Trek: Next Generation, before they created a blind character who used an artificial vision system to see. "As our technology improves and becomes less costly, Braille will become obsolete, the long cane will become obsolete a...

Think youre healthy? Open wide and look inside

...sis of acute myelomonocytic leukemia. The patient consulted his dentist regarding abrupt gingival inflammation throughout the mouth. The dentist referred him to a periodontist who took a biopsy, which revealed leukemia. Blood tests confirmed the findings and chemotherapy treatment was administered. "Oral hea...

Genetic variant reduces immune response, yet protects against atherosclerosis

...determine if such a relationship existed, the team consulted with an investigator in Austria and used data collected during the Bruneck Study, which followed 810 patients in Italy from 1990 to 1995, with another five-year follow-up. The Bruneck Study was a prospective survey of the natural history of atheroscl...

More than 70 percent of adults with cancer use alternative therapies

...ealth & Science University in Portland, Ore., also consulted on the project. "This is the first study to specifically inquire about patients' attitudes regarding the effectiveness of alternative treatments," Patterson said. Patients were considered users of alternative medicine if they received care from an al...

Hospitals that don't follow heart attack care guidelines have significantly higher death rates

...ns had on actual patient outcomes, the researchers consulted the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction 4 (NRMI-4), which has collected data on 257,482 heart attack patients seen at 1,247 U.S. hospitals between June 2000 and June 2002. They specifically examined how often each hospital followed each of the...

Polyherbacy prompts need for physician's advice

...arched reliable sources for herbal information and consulted with their physician or pharmacist about safety and efficacy of the herbs. "Patients should always discuss with their primary physician any medication, herbal or conventional, they're taking," Ness said. "Physicians can then find out about possible s...

Women prefer GPs to the Internet when trying to find out about HRT

...nals (GPs, obstetrics and gynaecology consultants) consulted by a sub-group of women were also interviewed, and observations of consultations between doctors and patients were also made. The study focused on the debate concerning 'patient involvement' in the health service, now a major strand of government hea...

Blood dilution during bypass surgery associated with kidney damage

...rse outcomes, so Stafford-Smith and his colleagues consulted the medical records of 1,404 patients receiving bypass surgery at Duke University Hospital to answer the question. He correlated hematocrit levels during surgery with levels of creatinine -- a byproduct of normal metabolism -- in the blood before and...

HFES Annual Meeting papers feature work on critical health and safety issues

...iples central to the development. The researchers consulted design and usability experts and a representative group of drivers about their perceptions, preferences, issues, and attitudes, and the consequences of adapating to and using a drowsy driver detection and warning system. Through a focus group session...

Emory's Jeffrey Koplan joins Hong Kong SARS expert committee in report to government

...e has worked in Finland oncardiovascular programs, consulted on infectious and chronic diseaseissues in China for more than 20 years, and designed efforts toprevent chronic disease in Hungary. In 1984 he led the U.S. teaminvestigating the Bhopal chemical disaster in India. He serves onthe Global Health Board...

Panel: Clinical use of embryonic stem cells jeopardized by Bush's policy on federal funding

...s rounded out the process. Additional experts were consulted as needed to provide missing information as the panel developed their conclusions. Members of the panel were Liza Dawson, Alison Bateman-House, Dawn Mueller Agnew, Hilary Bok, Dan Brock, Aravinda Chakravarti, Mark Greene, Patricia King, Stephen O'Bri...

Drug proven to benefit heart attack victims vastly underused

...will do better." For their analysis, the Duke team consulted the nationwide quality improvement initiative dubbed CRUSADE (Can Rapid Risk Stratification of Unstable Angina Patients Suppress Adverse Outcomes with Early Implementation of the ACC and AHA Guidelines). CRUSADE is coordinated by the Duke Clinical Re...

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