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Canadian doctors don't know costs of prescribed treatments

...while overestimating the cost of inexpensive drug, demonstrating they have little understanding of the often dramatic difference between the two. Without understanding the significant difference between the price of some drugs, physicians may be more easily swayed by the pharmaceutical industry to prescribe more e...

The future of nursing; overcoming obstacles today for a better tomorrow

...ntile. "Fox Chase continues to be recognized for demonstrating clinical competency and providing excellent care to patients," said director of nursing, Anne Jadwin, RN, MSN, AOCN, CNA. "Our challenge now is maintaining very high standards while managing the changes created by an aging nursing population coupled...

Iressa news backgrounder: Testing of smart drug expands at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

...ng cancer patients. While that study was negative, demonstrating no advantage to using Iressa in that setting, it further demonstrated the safety of the drug, Herbst says. The trials, as mixed as they were, have made a huge difference in the treatment of advanced lung cancer because Iressa demonstrated it co...

Kadian alleviated chronic pain in patients unsuccessfully treated with well-known therapies

...merican Pain Society and the Canadian Pain Society demonstrating that patients who were treated unsuccessfully with MS Contin® and OxyContin® found pain relief with Kadian, a sustained-release morphine sulfate. Kadian, approved to treat moderate-to-severe chronic pain, is designed with a unique polymer-co...

Triple-contrast CT depicts internal injury from gunshot and stab wounds

...eas and aorta, and was not considered reliable for demonstrating injuries within the peritoneum. Standard practice for diagnosing peritoneal injury is peritoneal lavage or observation. Observation requires the patient to be hospitalized for three days to watch for peritoneum inflammation from internal injuries. "N...

Serono receives FDA approval for Gonal-f RFF Pen to treat infertility

...ld leader in reproductive health, and we are again demonstrating our commitment to continually improve the patient experience. Gonal-f RFF Pen, in addition to our multi-dose and single-dose vial presentations, gives us the most extensive and complete portfolio of infertility products to allow for enhanced dosing ...

Cells from fat tissue turned into functional nerve cells

...al Center researchers has gone one step further by demonstrating that these new cells also appear to act like nerve cells. The team said that the results of its latest experiments provide the most compelling scientific evidence to date that researchers will in the future be able to take cells from a practically li...

Congress of Neuological Surgeons meets in San Francisco

...is education is provided through lectures, courses demonstrating neurosurgical techniques, exhibits about the newest instruments and technology in the neurosurgical community, and examples of clinical and laboratory advances in neurological surgery....

ESA looking for more European women to volunteer for WISE bed-rest study in Toulouse next year

...0 women have responded in the 10 weeks since then, demonstrating strong interest in the study among potential participants. However, most of the applications are from France, where the WISE study is to take place, and ESA wishes to ensure that women from all over Europe get the chance to participate. WISE offers ...

Skin sterol provides new information about heart disease risk

...sterol levels were elevated in high-risk subjects, demonstrating a positive correlation to angina (p=0.01) and diabetes (p=0.001) when adjusted for age and race; Serum, or blood, markers were not positively correlated with prior stroke, angina or diabetes; and Skin sterol values were higher in Caucasians than in ...

New radiotherapy regime benefits young women with breast cancer

... in the no-boost group and 130 in the boost group, demonstrating a considerable improvement in recurrence rate in women treated with boost. The effect of the boost treatment was of greatest benefit in the younger women, with a reduction in 5-year local disease recurrence rate from 26% to 8.5% in women under 35 yea...

Therapy, medication combination superior for children with obsessive-compulsive disorder

...study. "This study converges with other studies in demonstrating that many children and adolescents with OCD really get on board with the CBT treatment and realize that the treatment is freeing them from a very difficult and distressing disorder. We must train more mental health professionals in becoming proficien...

White physicians slower to prescribe HIV medications for African-Americans than for whites

...our study advances prior research in this field by demonstrating that patient-provider racial concordance can impact access to medical treatment. We are the first study to demonstrate this effect. Two, our study on patient-provider racial concordance provides an explanation as to why African-Americans are the leas...

Low cost drug helps reduce deaths, repeat heart attacks

... or not they are of value," said Dr. Mehta. "While demonstrating that something is of benefit is wonderful, reliably excluding agents are not helpful is equally important as it will avoid their unnecessary use and associated costs. This is particularly important for therapies such as GIK that may never otherwise b...

St. Jude scientist to lead NCI Pediatric Preclinical Testing Program

... The PPTP builds upon Houghton's research by demonstrating the ability of preclinical testing using rhabdomyosarcoma and neuroblastoma xenografts to predict for activity of new agents in children with these cancers. The program will attempt to extend these observations to other childhood cancer types and to ...

Researchers show the BEST way to reduce osteoporosis risk

...wn Manhattan. Leaders in fitness and nutrition are demonstrating exactly how participants in the BEST Study, a four-year investigation conducted at the University of Arizona (UA), improved their bone mineral density (BMD) using two essentials: calcium and weight-bearing exercise. Specially-trained Bally fitness in...

Data suggest ADDERALL XR significantly improved simulated driving in young adults with ADHD

... ADHD. This study provides us with important data demonstrating that ADDERALL XR can help young adults control their ADHD symptoms throughout a 12-hour day and therefore improve their ability to drive better and more safely." The three main symptoms of ADHD include inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Up ...

Chernobyl disaster caused cancer cases in Sweden

...il of Vsternorrland County. It is the first study demonstrating such a correlation. It is being published in the scientific journal Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. A rise in cancer cases related to the Chernobyl accident has previously been established in studies carried out in the former Soviet Un...

Sleep loss boosts appetite, may encourage weight gain

...hich in turn reduced sleep quality. A 2001 study demonstrating that inadequate sleep could foster insulin-resistance, a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. A 2002 study showed that sleep deprivation could slow the response to vaccination, suggesting that sleep loss could reduce the ability to fight off an infectio...

NIAID-sponsored clinical trial aims to boost flu vaccine supply

...n distributed in more than 70 countries worldwide, demonstrating a similar safety profile as U.S.-licensed injectable flu vaccine, but the Fluarix vaccine has never been tested or licensed for use in the United States. On December 7, however, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson anno...

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