Tag: "exchange" at medical news
Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users
...d annually to make a full-scale program of syringe exchange
and disposal for IDUs economically effective," Mar... that supplying drug addicts with clean needles in exchange
for their used ones is an effective means of reducing the incidence of blood-borne diseases. Addicts...
Aircraft cabin ventilation influences the transmission of diseases in-flight
... concentration of airborne organisms, with one air exchange
removing 63% of airborne organisms suspended in that particular space. Computer models of data from an in-flight tuberculosis investigation reveal that doubling ventilation rate in the cabin reduced infection risk by half. Investigations of in-fligh...
Hopkins convenes 'consensus' conference to develop blueprint for nationwide matching program
... March 5, 2005, to design a national paired kidney exchange
program. Paired kidney exchanges provide organs t...s. "A national matching program for paired kidney exchange
will save thousands of lives each year and drastically reduce the medical costs associated with kidn...
Study examines harm reduction among injection drug users
...yringes. "Safe sources" were the Baltimore syringe exchange
program or pharmacies. "Safe disposal" was defined as discarding used syringes at syringe exchange
programs, breaking the needle off before discarding or placing the syringe in a hard container befor...
Advances in Uterine Leiomyoma Research: 2nd NIH International Congress
...rapeutics, and translational medicine to foster an exchange
of scientific information among members of the uterine leiomyoma (fibroids) research and health care communities. Fibroids are the most common gynecologic neoplasm in women of reproductive age and the leading cause of hysterectomy in the United State...
HIV patients may be at risk of heart problems when taking protease inhibitor drugs
...re studying. Pore function in channels permits the exchange
of biochemical signals within and between cells. After hearing of a case of heart rhythm disturbances in a patient taking protease inhibitors, the researchers looked for evidence of other patients with similar experiences. To do this, they used the U...
Teaching a less obvious medical skill -- Ethical decision-making
...'s an ethical problem. In fact, it may be that the exchange
was too rushed and that real dialogue has not yet happened." In other instances, a physician may believe an ethical issue is at hand, when the need for additional facts may really be the issue. "If a family rejects a physician's recommendation, he o...
HIV-infected parents report limiting physical contact with their children
...ld interactions that did not involve the potential exchange
of saliva, it is concerning that more than one quarter of parents restricted interactions 'a lot' because of fears of contagion." (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005; 159: 173 179. Available post-embargo at www.archpediatrics.com ) Editor's Note: Thi...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2005 (first issue)
... oral sildenafil on altitude-induced pulmonary gas exchange
in 6 normal subjects. The 6 men, along with 6 normal control subjects who received placebo, were exposed for 6 days to the physiologic effects of an altitude of 14,355 feet (4,350 meters). The treatment with three doses of 40 mg of sildenafil daily...
Disaster management: Better management of hospital resources and staff is the answer
...reparednesswouldallow for a better, more efficient exchange
of material and human resourceswhenneeded. In all, the most pressing needs are education and training, and moredetailedplanning that acknowledges the specific disaster medical needs of hospitalsandICU's worldwide....
Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood may increase HIV risk
... in stressful, disadvantaged neighborhoods. Needle exchange
programs, neighborhood revitalization projects and assistance with obtaining legal employment can improve neighborhood quality and reduce stressors, according to the study authors. "The perceived lack of control over the environment or feelings of en...
Study shows drugs such as Vioxx and Celebrex were widely over-used long before recent problems
...often trouble long-term high-dose NSAID users. In exchange
for reduced GI risk, however, they cost 10 to 15 times as much as the drugs they replaced. Within a year of being introduced, these drugs were bringing in billions of dollars of annual revenue. These drugs were also heavily promoted to physicians ...
First blood test to diagnose paralyzing, blinding disease
...ly before the myelin sheath is too damaged, plasma exchange
therapy and immunosuppressive medications such as azathioprine and corticosteroids can be effective in stopping the damage and restoring nerve function. It's not clear how many people have NMO, though it's generally regarded as rare in the United St...
Researchers debate recreational use of PDE-5 inhibitors
... MD, editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the exchange
is scheduled to take place on December 5, 2004 in the Palace Suite of the Hilton London Metropole. Journalists are invited to join a panel posing questions to the use of oral pills as lifestyle drugs versus medications strictly for health problems. ...
Study pinpoints schizophrenia brain glitch
...n waves per second-that healthy brain cells use to exchange
information about the environment and form mental impressions. "The schizophrenics did not show this gamma-band response at all. There was a pretty dramatic difference," said senior author Robert W. McCarley, MD, deputy chief of staff for mental heal...
Indiana a national leader in new federal funding for health information technology
...plementation, and assessment of health information exchange
in Indiana. "These awards will help evolve and evaluate regional health information exchange
in Indiana. We expect that health information exchange
will improve the quality, safety and efficien...
Aviation-style checklist might solve operating room miscommunication: Researchers
...bers have accurate and explicit data and that they exchange
information proactively. It would also allow for cross-checking. "Communication failure is rarely an issue of individual competence; rather, it reflects systemic issues such as workflow," says Lingard....
UMHS researchers help hone use of substance to improve lung function in premature infants
... of the air sacs within the lungs and enhances the exchange
of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Administering animal-derived or synthetic forms of surfactant can help improve lung function, research has shown, and this has dramatically increased the survival of infants born extremely early. In this study, researche...
New survey reveals surprising insights into parental attitudes toward teenage sexual behavior
...lly infected with the disease. It is spread by an exchange
of blood or bodily fluids, such as engaging in sexual activity, from contaminated needles used in tattooing or body piercing or being exposed to an open wound during contact sports. It can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver,...
Childbirth and disasters discussed in July/Aug issue of Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
...untries are not new, the prohibiting of scientific exchange
of ideas is," says William McCool, CNM, PhD, FACNM in this month's editorial. "If U.S. editors and peer reviewers are unable to judge the merit of scholarly thought originating with the scientists and medical researchers of embargoed countries, ther...
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