Tag: "evaluation" at medical news

Brain-imaging cap under study for space and Earth use

...er feature is the system's potential for real-time evaluation of neurobehavioral problems, headaches, head traum... to avoid lost time transmitting data to Earth for evaluation and also would be beneficial for Earth-based use in physician's clinics. "Just like automated interp...

Asthma, guide for physicians, published

...ce. Chapter topics include: a general approach to evaluation and management of asthma in adults, differential diagnosis, management of acute asthma in the office, exercise-induced asthma, asthma in the elderly, asthma during pregnancy, gastroesophageal reflux disease and asthma, and occupational asthma....

Cost-effectiveness assessments important for HIV response in Africa

...ET highlights the importance of cost-effectiveness evaluation to identify realistic intervention programmes to tackle HIV/AIDS in Africa. HIV/AIDS accounts for around 20% of all deaths in Africa. The cost-effectiveness of interventions is important as African governments face difficult choices in striking the...

Dental x-rays may detect potential for heart attack, stroke and death

...atients to the appropriate specialists for further evaluation and treatment. In the past, the presence of CAC ...d to the brain indicated that patients might need evaluation to determine whether there was blockage, which could lead to a stroke. If blockage was identified, ...

Childhood cancer survivors: Good health for some, long-term complications for others

...mental oxygen compared to sibling controls. An evaluation headed by Kevin Oeffinger, M.D., of the University of Texas, Southwestern, reveals that survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese when compared to siblings. Female survivors treated wi...

Some patients are candidates for combined heart bypass, lung transplant surgeries

... surviving," Davis continued. "That is why patient evaluation and selection is vital." Duke performed its first lung transplant procedure in 1992. In the ensuing 10 years, the Duke program has become the largest in the country, having performed more of the surgeries than any other program in each of the past t...

New guidelines for managing women with abnormal pap smears

...normal Pap test that requires some form of further evaluation or treatment. This weeks issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) contains new national consensus guidelines designed to help guide clinicians of all subspecialities to betterevaluate women whose Pap tests suggest they may have...

Screening families with a history of high cholesterol is most cost effective way to cut heart deaths

... this condition in the UK, they suggest that pilot evaluation programmes should be conducted....

Rush receives Magnet Award for excellence in nursing

... Rush received Magnet designation after a two-year evaluation process that started with a voluminous application and ended with an exhaustive, onsite inspection by ANCC reviewers in April, said Beverly Hancock, MS, RN, education and quality coordinator at Rush. In order to qualify for Magnet status, Rush first...

Research presentations at scientific meetings often receive unwarranted media coverage

...mber of the studies remain unpublished, precluding evaluation in the scientific community, they say. Dartmouth Medical School and Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group physicians Steven Woloshin, MD, and Lisa M. Schwartz, MD, searched databases to identify media coverage of five high profile scientific medical meetin...

Medicare shortchanges initial doctor visit, SFVAMC study says

...ime spent is not reimbursed by Medicare, including evaluation of cognition and mood, and discussions of exercise, nutrition, and preventive services, according to a study from a San Francisco VA Medical Center researcher. "With older patients you really can't ignore these services," said the study's lead author...

Smart Start 'achieving goals,' UNC center report indicates

(Embargoed) CHAPEL HILL -- An annual evaluation of the state Smart Start initiative concludes that its "goals of better child care, improved well-being of families and greater health resources are being achieved," according to researchers at the FPG Child Development Institute at the University of...

UCLA researchers check brain waves to predict effectiveness of antidepressants

... depression patients feel better faster by cutting evaluation periods from weeks to days. The findings also could aid in the development of new medications. "Up to 40 percent of depressed patients do not respond to the first medication they try. Since it takes several weeks for an effective treatment to produce...

Teacher-led sex education of limited benefit

...econdary schools and 5,854 pupils took part in the evaluation at follow-up. In comparison with conventional sex education, the SHARE programme was evaluated more positively by pupils and their knowledge of sexual health improved. It had a limited positive effect on the quality of relationships, but had no effec...

Eye drops delay onset of glaucoma in people at higher risk

...a and we recommend its measurement in the clinical evaluation of patients with ocular hypertension." The authors also point out that the predictive factors for glaucoma, as identified in the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study, "are most likely to be helpful for assessing the risk of patients who resemble the s...

SPECT identifies 'silent' cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients

...o facilitate the availability of SPECT MPI for the evaluation of diabetic patients....

Physics tip sheet #19 June 26, 2002

... climate trends. The study provides an independent evaluation that aerosols must be considered to realistically model climate change as claimed in the recent IPCC Climate Change report. Journal article: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v89/e028501 2) Nanospintronics: a single-spin transistor M. Ciorga, A....

CDC report shows cancer death rates in Appalachia higher than national

...Gene Lengerich, VMD, associate professor of health evaluation sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, and research director for the National Cancer Institute-funded Appalachian Cancer Network (ACN) which conducted this study. Led by the University of Kentucky and in partnership with West Virginia University...

Self-taught stress management techniques most effective in relieving stress of chemotherapy

...her group of patients, after receiving the initial evaluation with the oncology social worker, underwent brief instruction in stress management techniques with a clinician, but were also given a 12-page instruction booklet entitled "Coping with Chemotherapy," and an accompanying videotape for use at home. The ...

Powerful burn-prevention video wins national award

...r parents. "After several years of development and evaluation at UMHS, Straight Talk is now ready to be implemented across the nation," says Pucci. "This program is now available for hospitals and fire departments who want to instigate Straight Talk in their community."...

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