Tag: "improve" at medical news
More training needed to care for growing geriatric population
...ademic Health Center. "It only makes sense that we improve
geriatric education within medical specialties in order to achieve a well-trained physician workforce prepared to handle the medical needs of this population."...
Penn study will compare heart failure management technologies
...rs in selecting health information technologies to improve
clinical and financial outcomes. "An estimated 4....vely in order to reduce emergency rooms visits and improve
outcomes." The study will evaluate two different configurations of health information technologies....
Adverse drug events in nursing homes are far more common than previously identified
...rmation technology and management systems that can improve
communications and decision-making among physicians, nurses and staff, to prevent these kinds of events." Dr. Gurwitz and a team of physicians and pharmacists reviewed patient records at two large academic long-term care facilities that, combined, ha...
Columbia study finds hemophilia therapy dramatically improves outcomes for bleeding stroke
...een frustrated by a lack of effective therapies to improve
survival outcomes or recovery current options are only supportive. RFVIIa is currently entering phase III trials as an investigational treatment for ICH. If approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it will become only the second emergenc...
Schepens scientists regenerate optic nerve for the first time
...n the frontiers of research that will dramatically improve
people's lives. And the Federal Government must continue to be a partner in this vital effort."...
Hormone therapy increases risk of urinary incontinence
...ticle. One of the purported benefits of MHT was to improve
the symptoms of urinary incontinence (UI), and it has often been prescribed to treat UI. Susan L. Hendrix, D.O., of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and Hutzel Women's Hospital, Detroit, and colleagues conducted a study to determine the...
Scientific evidence for diets: don't believe everything you read
...uality of reporting for weight loss studies has to improve
if we are ever to understand obesity....
Referrals to palliative care come too late to improve quality of life for cancer patients
...eferrals to palliative care often come too late to improve
quality of life for patients with cancer, a new st...tive care are essential to alleviate suffering and improve
treatment outcomes and quality of life for people with cancer," said Tatsuya Morita, MD, Department ...
Insurance incentives might help smokers quit, study says
...tudies showed, but the payments to clinics did not improve
quit rates significantly. There were also no signs that the incentives had caused the clinics to change their usual advice and care for smokers. Studies of financial incentives directed at health care providers are almost non-existent "probably beca...
Exercise therapy builds strength, mobility in MS patients
Exercise therapy can improve
muscle strength, mobility and other signs of fitness in people with multiple sclerosis, according to a recent review of studies. Nine high quality studies provide strong evidence that exercise therapy can make a difference in the daily living and qua...
NYU Child Study Center receives grant from the American Red Cross September 11 recovery program
...decrease distress, increase energy and confidence, improve
parent-child relationships and decrease child distress. In addition, the program will increase the social support for surviving spouses as they manage their family members and, in many cases, introduce new family members. "We know from experience th...
Press advisory: White House Conference on Aging Forum
...nt represented by willing and able older adults to improve
the quality of life in communities across America. The Forum is part of The Gerontological Society of America's Civic Engagement in an Older America project and designed to help shape the policy recommendations of the WHCoA, which will take place in...
Mayo Clinic researcher calls for improved newborn screening
...latest technology and double-tiered analysis could improve
genetic screening for newborns as much as forty-fo...iate treatment for recognized genetic diseases can improve
or cure infants' conditions. If undiagnosed in the first few days after birth, some conditions can k...
UCLA neuroscientists pinpoint new function for mirror neurons
... function of these neurons, helping these patients improve
their ability to understand the intentions of others and empathize with their thoughts and feelings. "Understanding the intentions of others while watching their action is a fundamental building block of social behavior," said principal investigator ...
Failing to aid Africa will lead to more terrorism
...ses much of his research on developing policies to improve
the global food system for the benefit of the nutritional status of low-income people. He is the former general director of the International Food Policy Research Institute and is the chair of the AAAS Section on Agriculture, Food and Natural Resourc...
Antimicrobials to prevent infection in major surgery are used properly only about half the time
... the article. "Substantial opportunities remain to improve
the use of prophylactic antimicrobials for patients undergoing major surgery," the authors conclude. "Achieving high rates of performance for appropriate antimicrobial prophylaxis to prevent SSIs will require the development of systems in which the k...
Study: Young adults can be motivated to eat fruits, veggies
... busy, they still want to know what they can do to improve
their health," says Susan Nitzke, a professor at U...f a multistate collaborative project that aimed to improve
fruit and vegetable consumption among economically disadvantaged young adults. Newer guidelines for...
Vaccine may complement conventional treatment for chronic leukaemia
A vaccine that boosts the immune response could improve
the effect of conventional treatment for patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), suggest early results of a trial published in this week's issue of THE LANCET. CML is caused by the breakage and swapping of chromosomes 9 and 22, which results ...
Viagra used in stroke recovery study
...Administration, aims to help individuals regain or improve
motor and speech skills as well as cognitive think... is chemically similar to other compounds shown to improve
function in animals after stroke. Dr. Chopp says that Viagra activates a molecule called cyclic guan...
Prestigious 2004 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize honors Maxine Singer
...ry and molecular biology, Dr. Singer has worked to improve
science education for all students, and to help refine American science policy, said Albert H. Teich, director of Science and Policy at AAAS. "Dr. Singer has been especially influential in promoting consideration of the social, moral or ethical impli...
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