Tag: "improve" at medical news
New test improves detection of bladder cancer
... test for the protein NMP22 proteomic marker could improve
detection of bladder cancer. The researchers compared the ability of this test to detect cancer with that of urine cytology (cells), which must be analyzed in a clinical laboratory. The study included 23 academic, private practice, and veterans' fa...
Faster, less expensive test proven more effective in detecting bladder cancer
... and the study's lead author. "Our challenge is to improve
the detection of bladder cancer," says Grossman. "This test is easy and may save lives." He cautions, however, that NMP22 should not be used alone to detect bladder cancer, but should be combined with bladder examination (cystoscopy) to provide an ac...
Study examines effect of managed care on quality of care for cancer patients
..."However, hopes that expansion of managed care may improve
quality for all patients by promoting the efficient delivery of effective, evidence-based care have also not been realized." In an editorial, Joseph Lipscomb, Ph.D., of Emory University in Atlanta, discusses evidence that spillover effects can arise ...
Older doctors less likely to follow current standards of care
... physicians-is known to be a very effective way to improve
the quality of care that doctors provide. What app...ve in the value of therapies for heart attack that improve
survival, such as aspirin and beta blockers, than their older peers. Twenty-four of the 62 studies ...
NHLBI study shows smoking cessation programs improve survival
...nsive smoking cessation programs can significantly improve
long-term survival among smokers. Supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), LHS is a landmark study that differs from many other studies of cigarette smoking in that it was a randomized, controlled clinical trial -- consider...
Promising treatments for Huntington's disease identified in UCI study
...tamine fibrils), cystamine (an amino acid found to improve
motor-neuron function in Huntington's-engineered mice) and SAHA (a synthetic HDAC inhibitor). In the other test, they combined SAHA with Y-27632 (a protein that blocks polyglutamine aggregation) and geldanamycin (a naturally occurring compound found...
Clot-busting drugs may help detect potentially deadly leg clots
... Medical College of Georgia researchers working to improve
a test that identifies potentially deadly blood cl...chers, led by Dr. Robinson, wondered if they could improve
the effectiveness of clot detection by giving small amounts of tPA before the test. They hypothesi...
Morbidly obese pay nearly twice as much for health care
...the incidence and prevalence of morbid obesity and improve
the health and economic outcomes of morbidly obese individuals. Coauthors include Matthew L. Maciejewski, PhD, of the University of Washington, and Joel Tsevat, MD, professor of internal medicine and researcher at UC's Institute for the Study of Heal...
Electronic medical records reduce hours, cut cost
...es just that." The CareEngine System Designed to improve
care, while reducing costs, the CareEngine system ...l advantage of evidence-based medical knowledge to improve
patient care and reduce healthcare costs. Leveraging its patented CareEngine platform, the company c...
Leadership gift from Sulpizio Family for new state-of-the-art cardiovascular center at UCSD
...ms in one center of excellence will accelerate and improve
our efforts to diagnose, treat, and even prevent the devastating affects of heart disease and stroke through innovative clinical research." Anthony DeMaria, M.D., an internationally respected cardiologist and researcher who specializes in cardiac di...
African-Americans may need more medication to control asthma
...ctive treatments for these groups and, ultimately, improve
overall asthma management."...
Bone density returns when teens stop using Depo Provera, Group Health study finds
...er of steps that teens and young women can take to improve
or maintain bone density. The 2004 report recommends: Eat foods high in calcium and vitamin D Participate in regular weight-bearing exercise Don't smoke Limit consumption of alcoholic beverages...
Effects of autism reach beyond language, new research suggests
...suggested that elevated stress levels can actually improve
some aspects of cognition, particularly working memory," said Jessa Alexander, a study co-author and a research assistant in neurology at Ohio State. "The results of the two problem-solving tests we administered suggested a decline in problem solving...
New survey finds red dress symbol prompts women to take action to care for their hearts
...ng with heart disease. WomenHeart's mission is to improve
their quality of life and quality of health care, to include early detection, accurate diagnosis, and proper treatment. The Red Dress Collection 2005 Fashion Show is made possible with the support of members of the fashion and entertainment industrie...
Children's Hospital Oakland opens new $5.6 million infectious disease lab
... to expand our research capabilities to design and improve
vaccines in ways we never could before." CHORI was awarded a $2 million construction grant from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) at the NIH to build the CIVD. Dr. Lucas was the principal investigator on this grant. The remaining fun...
Dedicated hospital stroke centers improve quality of acute care
...idelines on establishing primary stroke centers to improve
care of stroke patients and standardize some aspec...nters is to reduce mortality and complications and improve
clinical outcomes so more people that experience stroke can go home to resume the rest of their live...
Rehabilitation can restore some vision after stroke
... is the first technique stroke patients can use to improve
their vision," said Bernhard Sabel, Ph.D., profess... indicates that extended training tends to further improve
results." Vision restoration therapy (VRT) involves identifying and stimulating regions in the visu...
States find alternate routes to health coverage
...source for states to learn from one another how to improve
and expand health coverage in these challenging times. View the report at http://statecoverage.net/pdf/stateofstates2005.pdf 2004 marked the first year in several years that financial conditions in many states showed signs of improvement. However, ...
The research assessment exercise is damaging UK medicine
...ccer clubs, recruiting potential research stars to improve
or maintain RAE ratings, at the expense of teaching and clinical practice. In every other industrialised country, clinical skills are highly prized. It is therefore disturbing that some schools, to save money, have failed to appoint professors when c...
Public interest advocates question NIH Enhanced Access policy
...mpt access: "The potential 12 month delay does not improve
much, if any, upon the status quo. NIH guidance also should encourage pursuit of alternative publication venues that commit to free dissemination of knowledge to those who need it." "If NIH is going to delegate its responsibility and rely on the good...
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