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Few Americans aware they have chronic kidney disease

...icipants were asked: "Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had weak or failing kidneys (excluding kidney stones, bladder infections, or incontinence)?" Less than 10 percent of adults with moderately decreased kidney function (one half to one quarter the filtering capacit...

Requip tablets treat symptoms of primary RLS

...6 percent). Patients are advised to talk to their doctor about whether they have the potential to develop the sedating effects associated with Requip, which include somnolence, and the possibility of falling asleep while engaged in activities of daily living, including operation of a motor vehicle. Fainti...

Studies reveal physicians' attitudes on end-of-life care

...e ACP study also showed that the more frequently a doctor attended religious services, the more likely he or she was to disagree with assisted suicide, as shown by these disagreement rates: 30 percent for non-attendees, 33 percent for less-than-monthly attendees, 52 percent for monthly attendees and 76 perc...

ESA at the world's largest medical exhibition

..., is in telemedicine. For many people, the nearest doctor is hundreds of kilometres away, and so diagnosis and treatment from a remote place can be lifesaving. An entire exhibition hall at MEDICA 2004 is dedicated to this technology, which has revolutionised several branches of the medical sector. The ro...

Rush University Medical Center testing magnetic stimulation for depression

...tion they receive in a research study. Neither the doctor nor the patient will know which treatment, the active TMS or the placebo, is being used. After the initial treatment phase (four to six weeks), however, patients can be given the real TMS treatment if their symptoms have not improved. Transcranial ma...

NHS patients 'not fully engaged' with their own healthcare

...s taking regular prescription medicines said their doctor had not reviewed their medication in the past two years. And 39% said they had not received an explanation of likely side effects of their medicines a "notably worse result than the other countries", say the authors. The report also showed that onl...

Ovarian cancer does have early warning signs, Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center find

...zebra in a field of horses. "Someone can go to the doctor with bloating, and usually the physician will inve...e with treatment. "When a woman goes in to see her doctor with these abdominal, urinary or pelvic symptoms and the tests for the most common causes are negati...

An apple a day could protect against brain-cell damage

...d, I have a reason to say an apple a day keeps the doctor away," he says. The researchers used red delicious apples grown in New York state to provide the extracts to study the effects of phytochemicals. Lee said that all apples are high in the critical phytonutrients and that the amount of phenolic compoun...

Beyond supervision

...that contribute to patient safety. For instance, a doctor like MacRae turns away significant business after investing hours with a patient because he discovers that many patients around 20 percent are not good candidates for refractive surgery and might have troublesome side effects. MacRae and other top ...

Study finds computer vignette to be effective way to measure quality of physician practice

...-- which presents a simulated patient visit to the doctor via computer -- is an accurate, inexpensive, and e...representative way to assess what happens during a doctor visit." The gold standard for measuring physician performance is through the standardized patien...

Poor communities should decide their own priorities for aid

...priorities avoids inappropriate aid, says a senior doctor in a letter to this week's BMJ. He describes the case of a village that was asked by an aid agency what its priorities for development aid would be, the answer presumed to be a health centre, school or irrigation system. When the villages replied tha...

Heavy drinking raises the risk of early death after heart attack

...f they do not already drink alcohol. Consult your doctor on the benefits and risks of consuming alcohol in moderation. Co-authors are Murray A. Mittleman, M.D., Dr.P.H.; Malcolm Maclure, Sc.D.; and James E. Muller, M.D....

Northwestern Memorial Hospital testing new procedure for patients with major depression

...h study, the so-called placebo effect. Neither the doctor nor participant will know which treatment - the active TMS or the sham - is being given since the sham device looks, acts and sounds like the real thing. Smaller preliminary studies have encouraged researchers that TMS may produce an antidepressant ...

ZETIA(R) co-administered with fenofibrate provided complementary lipid lowering efficacy

...ad liver problems or are pregnant or nursing, your doctor will decide if ZETIA is right for you. Your doctor may do blood tests to check your liver before you start taking ZETIA with a statin and during treatm...

New study to use electronic medical records to improve care of patients with diabetes

...current, standard format. The EMR system allows a doctor to access and view patients' medical records elect...n the patient and the doctor," he said, "where the doctor is basically using his or her memory and best understanding of the literature to make decisions abou...

Britain should adopt universal hepatitis B immunisation

... universal hepatitis B immunisation, says a senior doctor in this week's BMJ. The United Kingdom is one of the few developed countries that have not implemented universal immunisation. Because the burden of hepatitis B was low and individual rights were considered paramount, a policy of selective immunisati...

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

... communication may be better between a patient and doctor of the same race, and as a result the patient is more likely to report greater participation in decision-making, have longer visits and ultimately be more likely to trust the provider and accept the life-saving HIV medication. African-American patien...

Will email consultations improve patient care?

...y have unforseen consequences for the NHS, warns a doctor in a letter to this week's BMJ. Responding to data drawn largely from the United States, showing demand to be mainly patient led, Geoff Wong argues that what Americans want may not be what UK patients want. The policy goal of the NHS is generally acc...

UGA professor receives $3 million grant from National Cancer Institute for breast cancer research

...r reaching the age of 40 or 50, depending on which doctor you ask and earlier if there is a strong family history of the disease. "I'm excited about this line of research because it can make such a huge difference," said Springston. "If caught early, the American Cancer Society indicates that over 95 perce...

UGA researchers receive $1.3 million CDC grant to study workplace physical activity intervention

... that workplace fitness programs are just what the doctor ordered. Despite evidence that physical inactivity is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and some cancers, only a third of adults in the United States regularly participate in recommended levels of either moderat...

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