Tag: "formal" at medical news

Fair decisions more important when hospitals face crisis like SARS

...on policy and ramp up of clinical activities; A formal revision/appeals mechanism to improve the quality of decision making and alleviate the unfair influence of "squeaky wheels" -- informal complaints from patients, family and staff, particularly as it related to the surgery queue; and Institution...

Increased suicide rate is possibly linked to chemicals released from nearby asphalt plants

....2 ppb. These exposures accompanied 574 formal complaints to the City ofSalisbury from March 11, 1999, to Oct. 15, 2004, for noxious odors and associated respiratory problems, which are still occurring though at a reduced rate said Weisler. In addition to suggestio...

Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for Dec. 2004

...diology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has sent a formal request to former President Bill Clinton inviting him to help in the campaign for heart attack eradication. In an open letter to Clinton spearheaded by the Association for Eradication of Heart Attack (AEHA), the heart attack prevention experts say hi...

Research explores why some internationally adopted children excel while others struggle

... age. We also tested her at preschool age (4) on a formal battery of language tests. Again, her English language skills were excellent for her age," said Krakow. "I was surprised by her success and speed in learning English and that prompted me to see how typical or atypical she was." Another panel member...

Limitations of current evaluation techniques for the cost-effectiveness of treatments

...ide decision analysts and clinicians interested in formal medical decision making with an insight into the structural and methodological approaches used in PD decision modeling, including their strengths and limitations. Studying the long-term effect of treatment on clinical symptoms and health-related qual...

Study looks at events that lead to disability among the elderly

... such as nursing home placement and greater use of formal and informal home services, all of which place a substantial burden on older persons, informal caregivers, and health care resources. In the aggregate, the additional cost of medical and long-term care for newly disabled U.S. elderly individuals is ...

Study questions whether NICE is delivering the goods

... organisations should also be encouraged to set up formal mechanisms for handling guidance, they conclude. NICE has recently woken up to the potential problems regarding the implementation of its guidance in the NHS by appointing an "implementation tsar," writes Professor Nick Freemantle in an accompanying ...

Call for randomised criminal-justice trials

...intensive orders will be introduced, again without formal experimentation. It is time to end the masquerading of qualitative, implementation studies as outcome evaluations". Potential solutions to the status quo include the creation of databases for drug-dependent offenders and the randomisation of offender...

Postmenopausal women have lower grip strength than premenopausal women

...is that being physically active -- whether it is a formal exercise program or doing work around the house -- may help stave off a decline in strength brought on by going through menopause," Gulati said. The authors theorized that physical activity may influence one's performance own on grip and pinch testi...

DMS offers guidance on educational research

...cation Investigation Review Committee adheres to a formal process to ensure that, while the environment encourages new research investigations, faculty and students are protected from too many or inappropriately timed projects. Other groups, such as the Evaluation Working Group, review established evaluati...

Teacher-training for hospital residents improves medical students' education, UCI study shows

...percent of residency programs offered some type of formal teachingskills training to residents; however, one-time lecture and workshopformats predominated, and less than 5 percent used objective methodslike Morrison's to measure efficacy of the training interventions withresidents. "Residencies as we know t...

Study: Low-carb diet more effective than low-fat diet

...e 30 minutes at least three times per week, but no formal exercise program was provided. Both sets of dieters had group meetings at an outpatient research clinic regularly for six months. Others members of the Duke research team were Maren Olsen, Ph.D.; John Guyton, M.D.; Ronna Bakst, R.D.; and Eric Westman...

Tackling medical schools' informal curriculum

...courses, laboratories, syllabi, and textbooks the formal curriculum on the education of doctors. This mont...as been a national leader in the refinement of the formal curriculum. Over the past four years, the School has designed and implemented a competency-based cur...

Hidden cost of depression in seniors: $9 billion in care from spouses, children

...earchers calculate. This is on top of the cost of formal paid care, medications, doctor visits, and other costs related to depression. And, it's a conservative estimate based only on hours of direct care, not including time spent driving to doctor appointments or the store, or other indirect services. "W...

Medical residents need training to interact with pharmaceutical representatives

...icine residency programs in the United States have formal instruction on how to interact with drug company sales representatives. The researchers conducted a survey of 200 internal medicine faculty members and residents that found low levels of knowledge about drug company marketing techniques and professio...

Imaging test could be used to diagnose schizophrenia

...ith the severity of auditory hallucinations and of formal thought disorder. However, all of these previously documented anatomic differences overlap significantly with those of healthy controls and are thus not useful for diagnosis. "Therefore, this newly reported functional brain change results in alm...

Gaining health while giving back to the community

...lts, including those less likely to participate in formal health-promotion programs," says Fried. "We show it can lead to meaningful short-term improvement in healthy behaviors for older adults while they, at the same time, offer social capital that is highly valued," says Fried. While Experience Corps ma...

Men with family history of prostate cancer accurately predict higher risk, UMHS study finds

...since many of these agents have not been tested in formal clinical trials," says lead author Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, M.P.H., Ph.D., a research fellow in the Department of Urology at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center. Further, Beebe-Dimmer notes, herbal supplements are not monitored by the FDA, leaving open...

'Care managers' help depressed elderly reduce suicidal thoughts

..., note the researchers. "Without such structured, formal screening and diagnostic procedures, patients are less likely to volunteer information, accept a diagnosis of depression or initiate treatment," explained Reynolds. "Our finding in an elderly population adds to evidence from other studies that struct...

Concerns over the value of animal experiments

...doctors in this week's BMJ. They call for urgent, formal reviews of existing animal research. They identified six comprehensive reviews of animal experiments from the scientific literature. All six highlighted deficiencies in the contribution that animal research makes to clinical medicine, such as poor de...

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