Tag: "filled" at medical news
Many drugs prescribed for elderly Americans are risky
...rgest pharmaceutical benefits managers in the U.S. filled
a prescription for at least one drug classified as...nt study, the Duke team analyzed the prescriptions filled
for all patients over 65 who filed claims in 1999 through the outpatient prescription claims databas...
Personality tests could predict doctors' burnout
...his questionnaire, and from the questionnaire they filled
in six years previously. Doctors who reported a high degree of satisfaction with medicine as a career tended to be more extraverted and less neurotic. In addition, these medics have a deep approach to work, favouring an integrative approach that lead...
Riverbank filtration pulls pollutants from drinking water
...nding samples of river water through glass columns filled
with sediment. They believe that soil characteristics and environmental factors such as the amount of river flow may also affect the natural filtration process. Weiss, who is preparing his doctoral thesis on riverbank filtration, says the technique ...
Expensive new meds increase drug expenditures in the North Carolina Medicaid program
... $759 in 2000. The average number of prescriptions filled
per person per year also increased from 13 in 1998 to 15.5 in 2000. The authors point out that increased prescribing for six drugs (Prilosec, Zyprexa, Risperdal, Prevacid, Celebrex and Claritin) accounted for more than 25 percent of the total in...
One-third of all physician assistants work in hospitals
...ake up the patient-care hours that would have been filled
by residents. "The PA profession was created to help fill gaps in the health care system. As the need for high-quality health care services in the hospital setting continues to increase, PAs are in an excellent position to meet those needs based on ...
Job-stressed women more vulnerable than men to 9/11 trauma
... who returned their questionnaires (and presumably filled
out their questionnaires) after Sept. 11 rather than before were more likely to report increased consumption of alcohol, as well as escapist motives for drinking alcohol, if they were suffering stress at work. They also reported feelings of anxiety, ...
ACE inhibitors not needed for many heart disease patients, according to new study
...ion of the amount of blood that is pumped out of a filled
ventricle; a normal rate is 50 percent or more.) The average age of participants when they started the trial was 64 years. The study was conducted at 180 clinical sites in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Italy. All of the participants fo...
People on food stamps can't afford heart-healthy meals
...ry limited access to a culturally appropriate diet filled
with heart-healthy foods," said Rachael S. Fulp, M.P.H., director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease in Women at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. "Food cost can be a significant barrier to developing and maintaining healthy lifestyle be...
Policy-makers should enhance selection process for Presidential S&T appointments
...itions that are key to national security should be filled
even faster. Accelerating the process would reduce personal and financial burdens on nominees and give high-ranking leaders in science and technology earlier opportunities to contribute to relevant policy discussions, the report says. Efforts to st...
Federal forum reports Americans aging well, but gaps remain
...nd over were $1,340 in 2000. The average number of filled
prescriptions for this population also rose substantially over time, averaging 18 filled
prescriptions in 1992 and 30 filled
prescriptions in 2000. An increasing number of older veterans...
Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease varies by ethnicity
... resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS). Each participant filled
out a questionnaire on demographics, medical history, other medical conditions and alcohol intake. They also gave a blood sample, blood pressure, body weight and measurements, and underwent H-NMR spectroscopy of liver triglyceride content. The resear...
Little evidence to link mercury fillings to human health problems
...thesda, MD For many of us, having a dental cavity filled
can be a frightening experience. Others take such ...literature, and identify research gaps that when filled
may definitively support or refute the hypothesis that dental amalgam causes adverse health effects....
Brain region identified that controls collecting behavior
...y life. Patients with abnormal collecting behavior filled
their homes with vast quantities of useless items including junk mail and broken appliances. Despite showing no further interest in the collected items, patients resist attempts to discard the collection. To determine if certain areas of damage were...
Small band of nurses plays key role keeping germ threats at bay
...in for appointments, learned more about the study, filled
out extensive paperwork, and were interviewed by a doctor or nurse practitioner about their health. Finally they were led to an exam room, where nurses administered the shot and drew a sample of blood. Lastly, volunteers waited for 30 minutes, munchi...
Two self-fulfilling prophecies are stronger, and more harmful, than one
... parents and their seventh grade children. Parents filled
out questionnaires that measured their beliefs abo...their children's alcohol use and the children also filled
out a questionnaires at the start of the experiment, including items assessing their past alcohol us...
Doctors must consider potentially inappropriate medications when treating elderly
...ions. The information came from the prescriptions filled
during the previous three months. They also gave the physicians a fax back form on which they could reply that they discontinued medication, assessed patient with no change indicated, decreased dosage, prescribed an alternative or did not prescribe ...
Study identifies predictors of HIV drug resistance in patients beginning triple therapy
... the medication regimen (measured by the number of filled
prescriptions) had by far the greatest impact on the development of resistance, the study showed. To test adherence, patients were divided into groups according to what percentage of their prescriptions they filled, 0-20 percent, 20-40 percent, 40-60...
Study confirms ICDs more effective in preventing sudden cardiac death than medical therapies
...n the percentage of blood that is pumped out of a filled
ventricle with each heartbeat of less than 31 percent should be considered for a single-chamber ICD. Patients with an ejection fraction of 31 to 40 percent pose a more difficult treatment challenge, and these patients will require additional testin...
Nanoscale diagnostic sets sights on Alzheimer's
...detect a mere few dozen molecules amongst a sample filled
with billions and have already experimented with biomarkers for AIDS and prostate cancer. This research was supported by both NSF's Engineering Research Centers program and the NSF Office on International Science and Engineering. Comments from the r...
Curious female rats survive tumors longer
...utious they were by placing them in a "playground" filled
with unfamiliar objects likely to intrigue rodents, including tunnels, bricks, stones and a small box. Some of the rats, from infancy, readily explored the environment and were designated "curious." Those that hesitated to emerge from the bowl used t...
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