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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...o testnovel AIDS preventive vaccines. Duke is also home
to the Central ImmunologyLaboratory (CIL), the only NIH-funded laboratory that assesses the successof federally-funded AIDS vaccine trials going on around the country. Fundingfor the CIL, under the direction of Bolognesi, has just been renewed bythe ...
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
...art burglars. Some residents will not leave their home
unguarded. Others are simply too proud or too fearful to seek refuge in a 'public' shelter. "(Public) money spent on fans (for poor citizens) should be redirected elsewhere" since "...fans are useless when heat and humidity reach dangerous levels."...
Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
...ch health care workers regularly visit patients at home
or work to ensure compliance with drug treatment. From 1981 through 1992, while TB rates increased 1.8 percent among the 20 cities with the highest TB rates in 1981, the rate declined by 51.7 percent in Baltimore, according to a previous report by Ho...
Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother
...rofessional and informalsupport after a child goes home
may allow for new stresses. "The secondyear may in fact be harder on the parents," she said. "Parentstend to compare their child with others in the same age group rather thanwith other premature babies; they see their child as behind developmentally....
Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
...diagnostic services, inpatient and emergency care, home
carewith skilled nursing, prescription drugs, hospice care, mental health, androutine dental and eye care and case management. "Providing members with the best care in the most appropriate setting isour overriding goal," says Bernard Mansheim, M.D.,...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
...clotted blood and heal over. Patients typically go home
after four days in the hospital. The study also showed that TMR might not be as effective for those patientswhose heart disease has progressed to unstable angina, a severe form ofangina that requires emergency hospitalization and treatment in a...
Guidelines Offer Ways To Curb Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
...make any sense, for example, to treat a patient at home
the same way the CDC recommends treating a patient...needing control measures. They are long-term care, home
health, hospices, doctors' offices and outpatient clinics, schools for the physically and mentally c...
UT Southwestern Receives FDA Grant To Continue Studies Of Cancer-Fighting Drug Not Used For Past 50 Years
...ite Rock marathons. "They gave me a choice ofgoing home
and living what life I had left or trying the experimental treatment.I said, 'I'd try it.'" Of the 20 patients who participated in the Phase I trial, three othersalso showed a positive response to the aminopterin: an 8-year-old boy with anerv...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...cians and other professionals, hospital andnursing home
services, medications, and home
health and other medical durables.Also included is lost productivity resulting from the number of pe...
Medicare Approves UM Medical Center For Lung Transplants
...erwise would have to travel severalhours away from home
for their transplant," says John V. Conte, M.D., directorof heart-lung transplant surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. According to the Transplant Resource Center of Maryland, there are morethan 70 Marylanders on the waiting l...
New Stroke Treatment Likely To Decrease Health Care Costs And Increase Quality Of Life
...d patientswere more frequently discharged to their home
than to inpatient rehabilitationcenters or nursing...but an eventual savings of $4.8 million in nursing home
care costs and$1.3 million in rehabilitation costs. The overall impact is a net decrease ofmore tha...
Study Shows Child Health Plus Eases Access, But Some Barriers Remain
...ndings: Before Child Health Plus, having a medical home
varied by raceand ethnicity, a fact which dissolve...rage and in the participants' use of their medical home
foracute care, with Black, Asian and Hispanic enrollees remainingthe lowest rates. During Child Heal...
Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows
...overnment--and strong job growth in ambulatory and home
health care." In addition, pay for health workers ...n toward lower-paying sub-sectors and jobs such as home
health services. The impact of health spending cuts on individual state and localeconomies d...
New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs
...gency Department (ED)with chest pain and were sent home
without a definitive diagnosis. Thesepatients are twice as likely to have an unplanned return to the emergencydepartment within 48 hours compared with all patients discharged from the ED. Furthermore, there is a statistically significant correlation...
World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke
...ening is closed with one stitch. The patient goes home
the next morning. Follow-up assessments for safety and efficacy will be done at 1, 2, 4,8, 12, 16, 24, and 36 weeks. Beginning with the 12-month visit, a yearlyneurological examination will evaluate the status of functional deficit andscreen...
UNC-CH Researchers Learning Ways To Help Black Women Cope With HIV
..., will determine the effectiveness of a program of home
visits thatinvolve counseling and teaching. She an...skin conditions. Registerednurses visit mothers at home
six times in three months and establish therapeuticrelationships in which they encourage patients to...
Early Medical Abortion With Mifepristone (RU 486) And Misoprostol Is Highly Acceptable To American Women
...ire, providers assessed the potential for the safe home
use ofmifepristone-misoprostol for each study part...o wait in the clinic, while 22 percent occurred at home
and the restelsewhere. Few women who had successful abortions at home
or at the clinic weretroubled...
Epilepsy Drugs Useful To Treat Alzheimer's, Studies Find
...ecause they areforgetful; they're put in a nursing home
because they are adanger to themselves or others, ...also has expertise in studying and treatingnursing home
residents. "A nursing home
is like a laboratory inwhich to study dementia in its worst form," says T...
By Losing (Molecular) Weight, A Clot-Dissolving Drug May Be In Better Shape To
Help People Avoid A Repeat Heart Attack
...in may be able to inject themselves with a drug at home
toprevent a heart attack or episodes of chest pain, say scientists. In a study and editorial in today's Circulation: Journal of the American HeartAssociation, researchers say that enoxaparin -- a slimmed-down form of thecommonly used clot-dissolving ...
Researchers Begin Drug Trial In Hope Of Finding New Ways To Treat Acute Kidney
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