Tag: "guideline" at medical news
Candles with lead wicks emit lead into the air
...of the lead to house dust will exceed the U.S. EPA guideline
of 100micrograms per square meter by burning one of the Chinese candles for a fewhours. Our data thus shows that burning leaded candles can result in extensivecontamination of the air and house dust with lead," Nriagu said. In general, Nriagu found ...
Help for women's urinary tract infections
...udy ofmore than 3,800 women aged 18 to 55. "If our guideline
was widely implemented, millions of women would ge...rs,nurses and members about the new guideline. The guideline
called for nurses at 24 Group Health clinics to ask questions overthe phone of patients who called w...
Why don't doctors follow directions? Lack of information, confidence, time & readiness to change, says new study
...ournals. But, says Cabana, the mere existence of a guideline
doesn't necessarily meanthat all physicians will k...ven larger number were notfamiliar enough with the guideline
to follow its recommendations." Individual doctors may not agree entirely with the guidelines issue...
Analysis of study looks at why quitters return to smoking
...Public Health Service recently issued a definitive guideline
advising medical professionals to treat tobacco dependence more like a chronic condition. In the maintenance use study, 784 smokers were placed on seven weeks of therapy with Zyban and given brief counseling. At week seven, the 432 patients who ha...
Guidelines recommend EEG to evaluate children's first nonfebrile seizure
... Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, MD, who led the guideline
development group. "The EEG performed after a first seizure may help determine the type of seizure that has occurred and the likelihood that a seizure may happen again." The EEG results may be also helpful in making decisions about further treatme...
New program shown to help heart attack patients get the best care
... Guidelines Applied in Practice program to improve guideline
adherence. Eagle was selected to lead the first GAP project on heart attack. The ACC's GAP program is currently developing projects on other common cardiovascular conditions such as stable angina and heart failure. The GAP project was designed to fin...
Blue-collar workers report less peer pressure to quit smoking
...esults complement the recent Public Health Service guideline
that identifies social support as an effective component of smoking cessation intervention, say the researchers....
Patients may overestimate risk of side-effects from qualitative drug information
...eed accurate information about side-effects. An EU guideline
now recommends the use of qualitative descriptions for five bands of risk, ranging from very rare (affecting In the largest of four studies, the investigators assessed 360 adults who were either given qualitative descriptions of drug side-effects (c...
Study succeeds in closing gaps in heart attack care
...om 53 percent to 65 percent. The highest levels of guideline
adherence more than 77 percent and up to 100 percent were in the one-quarter of patients whose charts showed evidence that the GAP tools had been used. Several key treatment indicators, such as the use of aspirin, ACE inhibitor drugs and proof tha...
Electrodiagnostic studies the better alternative for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome
...from these three associations. The latest practice guideline
is published in the June 11 issue of Neurology, th...ademy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the guideline
states that electrodiagnostic tests provide an accurate diagnosis of CTS. Experts from each of the ...
Children's body mass index predicts overweight or obesity in adulthood
Body Mass Index, or BMI, provides a guideline
based on weight and height to determine underweight and overweight. Recently, BMI-for-age growth charts used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been revised for young males and females aged 2-20 years, due to continued concern ab...
Latest child neurology practices and studies presented at daylong briefing
...ay (mental retardation) and present a new practice guideline
for evaluating these children. Deborah Hirtz, MD...other new AAN and Child Neurology Society practice guideline
on treating a child with a first unprovoked seizure. Other speakers include Donna Ferriero, MD, Un...
EliTE-Symphony study recruitment begins
...lling International Council on Harmonization (ICH) guideline
requirements, sponsored by Professor Henrik Ekberg and Professor Philip F. Halloran, Edmonton, Canada and led by a steering committee of world renowned experts in the field of transplantation....
Death rates lower in hospitals that follow heart attack guidelines
...7.6 percent at "lagging" hospitals (those with low guideline
adherence) to 11.9 percent among "leading" hospitals (those with the highest overall guideline
adherence). "The study underscores the importance of following clinical practice guidelines to impro...
Nation's two largest medical specialty groups issue migraine treatment guidelines
...Eric M. Wall, MD, MPH, the AAFP representative for guideline
development. "It is important that physicians know the evidence supporting migraine headache treatments that are currently available and discuss treatment options with patients who have migraine headaches." The guidelines point out that the most succ...
Most women can skip Pap smears after hysterectomy
....8 million per year of life gained. Generally, the guideline
for cost-effective care is up to $100,000 per quality-adjusted life year based on accepted costs of kidney transplants in people with end-stage renal disease. Aggressive screening is less effective at detecting vaginal cancer in women with total hyst...
AAN Guideline: MRIs help diagnose multiple sclerosis faster
...ltiple sclerosis (MS) more quickly, according to a guideline
developed by the American Academy of Neurology. The guideline
is published in the September 9 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy o...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet, September 16, 2003
... Conference on Guideline Standardization asks that guideline
developers describe how the evidence was collected...The group hopes that the new uniform framework for guideline
documentation will be as successful as the Consolidated Statement for Reporting Trials (CONSORT stat...
Tip sheet for the September 23, 2003 Neurology Journal
... recovery, neurologists developed a summary of the guideline
for patients and caregivers. Contact AAN Media Relations staff for a copy. Watch for a Mayo Clinic video news release on Guillain-Barre'. Also visit the Mayo Clinic's consumer website at http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?id=DS00413 for additiona...
Guideline: Early treatment for Guillain-Barr syndrome may speed recovery
...rly may speed up the recovery time, according to a guideline
developed by the American Academy of Neurology. The guideline
is published in the September 23 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy ...
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