Tag: "gap" at medical news
UCI launches nation's first medical education program focused on Latino culture
...physicians is committed to closing the health care gap
for the nation's fastest-growing ethnic group. PRIME-LC, in turn, is helping the students achieve their goals by providing a unique medical training experience designed to meet the increasing demand for physicians and public health leaders who can ad...
New study shows phonics is critical for skilled reading
... what we read, the study also begins to bridge the gap
between how to teach reading and how we actually read. "If you have a teaching method that discourages learning the connections among spelling, sound and meaning, you make the task of learning to read much harder for the child," says Seidenberg. "Yo...
Study: Too few doctors ask teens about smoking
...nt ones. Researchers acknowledge that a gap
may exist between what a physician discusses during an office visit and what is written in the patient's medical record. However, paper documentation is vital for reimbursement of services as well as for quality control and medical-legal reasons. ...
Beneficiaries with chronic conditions still face high costs under new Medicare drug law
...,100 in total drug spending. Many affected by the gap
are expected to be those with chronic conditions: ...e drug expenses in the $3,000--$5,000 range. "The gap
in coverage in the benefit occurs just where the need is most acute for the chronically ill," said C...
Delay in transfer to the ICU increases risk of death
...luation of patients appeared to be a communication gap
between nurses and doctors. This gap
likely delayed doctors coming to the bedside to re-evaluate patients." Other related questions need...
Anti-clotting treatment underused at many hospitals
...ng the best in the country. We need to bridge the gap
between evidence-based guidelines and treatment based on good results in clinical practice. These differences are not because doctors don't know enough, it's because clinical practice is complicated." The study compared treatment among 38 hospitals...
Even health-conscious women going without colonoscopy
...tional and Michigan population samples that show a gap
between adherence to different types of cancer scr...be given by Steven Bernstein, M.D., that shows the gap
between breast, cervix and colon cancer screening using data from the Centers for Disease Control an...
Web technology can help chronically ill patients
Web based programmes can fill an important gap
in how health care is currently provided for patients with chronic medical conditions, finds a study in this week's BMJ. Current healthcare systems, with their focus on the clinic visit, do not meet the needs of many patients with chronic conditions....
Women's health research registry aims to improve women's health for future generations
...try has been established in an effort to close the gap
in the under-representation of women in clinical research. "I filled out the questionnaire immediately and sent it in, as it is a wonderful opportunity to make a significant contribution to the body of knowledge that results from clinical trials," sh...
Iron-deficient infants score worse on cognitive and motor tests as teens
...ment of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases. That gap
remained throughout childhood and adolescence. "Th...years, and 11 points lower at age 15-18 years. The gap
was even more pronounced for children of families with low socioeconomic status, lower stimulation i...
Business strategy used to increase immunization rates in children
...arriers in our systems, we were able to bridge the gap
between what is known to be effective and what happens in the real world." The project began in 2001 when, as part of a larger quality improvement initiative, the cystic fibrosis clinic implemented a series of immunization improvement strategies. Th...
Delayed care may affect prostate cancer deaths in blacks
...state cancer to see if they could help explain the gap
in black and white deaths of prostate cancer patie...extra illnesses, however, are not to blame for the gap
between black and white deaths from prostate cancer. In fact, the gap
"disappeared" when both white ...
Bone implants could aid healing after tooth removal
...The implant will enable healing by stabilizing the gap
and offering a welcome environment for the body's own bone cells. The implant will break down over time as the patient's own bone cells move in and produce replacement bone. Like other technologies involving tissue engineering or regenerative med...
Illegal drug use causes painful complications for oncology patients
...uation of care. In an attempt to close the growing gap
in cancer pain management, Pam Kedziera, RN, BSN, ... pain, Kedziera said. According to Kedziera, the gap
in cancer pain management is a result of lack of time and education. "While the primary role of the ...
First randomized trial of adult stem cell injections in heart failure patients shows benefit
...ry to look for the presence of a protein marker of gap
junctions, which are important for communication between cells. The marker, Connexin 43, is typically reduced in patients with heart failure. Six months after surgery, there was a notable increase in the marker in the patients who received stem cells...
SOS Rx: National medication safety group organized
...g a personal medication record. "There is a safety gap
in our healthcare system and in useful information for the consumer who may be taking several medications," said Linda Golodner, NCL president. "Every consumer needs to be aware of risks, including prescribing errors and dangerous interactions, and h...
Study identifies predictors of Alzheimer's disease longevity
...for about 4 years after diagnosis. But this gender gap
narrowed with age. Age at diagnosis was also a factor. Those who were diagnosed with AD in their 70s had longer survival times than those diagnosed at age 85 or older."This finding moves us toward a more precise vision of the course that Alzheimer's ...
Caregivers, remember this: Patients' medications ease your distress too
...sible, says Tariot, who adds that there is often a gap
of years between when patients first have symptoms that would benefit from treatment and when doctors put those patients on medicine. "If treating earlier means delaying the emergence of very distressing behavioral symptoms, that's huge, in terms of...
First national sleep conference March 29-30 explores sleep's role in public health
...rdisciplinary, systematic approach to bridging the gap
between knowledge and effective health care." Selected conference presentations: - Insomnia (Monday, March 29, 9:10 am - 9:30 am) Dr. Daniel Buysse of the University of Pittsburgh will provide new evidence that suggests that in some cases, insomnia...
When it comes to allergies, Americans don't make the grade
... knowledgeable about allergies, however there is a gap
between what sufferers know about allergies and the impact allergy symptoms have on their lives. It is especially important this time of year for consumers to educate themselves about allergies and develop an Allergy Action Plan by logging on to ww...
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