Tag: "improvement" at medical news
First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain
...d with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee experienced improvement
in average daily pain intensity. Lidoderm is a top...erm group (N=56), 54% experienced a 30% or greater improvement
in average daily pain intensity; (studies have reported that 30% or greater reductions in pain inten...
Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
...lebrex) group (N=63) experienced a 30 % or greater improvement
in pain intensity. A 30 % or greater reduction in...b group (N=39) experienced a 30 percent or greater improvement
in average daily pain intensity. In the study, both treatments were well tolerated, with adverse e...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... in other fields. They call for tailoring practice improvement
efforts to the different cognitive styles of physicians. Opening the Black Box: Cognitive Strategies in Family Practice By Robert E. Christensen, M.D., et al...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...gicalcompleteremission. "Instead of the 20 percent improvement
we had hoped for, we saw almost twice that," Buzdar says. "We were totally surprised with these striking findings, and pleased that we may have a better treatment for women with HER-2 breast cancer." They also found that it did not matter whether the...
Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates
...ation in a clinical trial correlated with survival improvement
in both KS and non-KS sarcomas. For soft-tissue and bone sarcomas, patients between 15 and 45 years demonstrated the least improvement. In this group, the lowest clinical trial participation rates were also noted in the group between 20-44 years. In ...
Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
...ociety staff visited practices and found areas for improvement
in CRC screening, spending an average of 3 hours in direct contact via telephone or in-person interaction. One hundred twenty-seven clinicians who were provided with resources, tools, and support to make possible positive changes also completed foll...
Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study
...nters will view our findings as an opportunity for improvement
and a stimulus for developing guidelines for their advertising procedures," said Larson "If they are going to advertise, we would like to see them promote evidence-based services or at least those likely to improve overall public health. Ideally, a...
Corrected metabolism leads to health benefits and weight loss
... "I am continually astounded at the dramatic improvement
in the results of the follow-up tests," Dr. Morin said. The program also involves the client's own physician. A client whose blood tests reveal significant abnormalities is referred to his or her doctor. There are no medications or packag...
Hospital acquired infections present major problem for infants in developing countries
...art of the international agenda for health-systems improvement
to achieve the Millennium Development Goals."...
NHS target driven culture is failing patients
...expect from the next phase of the government's NHS improvement
plan unveiled by Nigel Crisp last week?"...
Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease
... realistically we simply hope to see a significant improvement
for patients." The success in using drug-eluting stents for coronary artery disease suggests they should work for PAD. Still, said Sze, the challenges are greater when placing stents in leg arteries, which are much longer and wider than coronary arte...
Recovered king of beasts returns to his home, thanks to unique operation
... the operation one could already see an observable improvement
in his situation. Samson began to walk steadily, without stumbling, and one could hardy see traces of his previous illness. During the following ten days he received intensive care from the zoo staff, which included special food, antibiotic medicine,...
New technique shows promise for improved straightening of crooked nose
...e, called extended spreader graft, had substantial improvement
in the straightening of the middle third of the nose. One case showed improvement
in the airway as well. Follow-up ranged from six months to two years. Results were documented by fac...
Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant
...his program is a critical component of our quality improvement
initiatives across healthcare settings. The center grant provides important resources to enhance tobacco treatment by more effectively identifying and treating smokers who wish to quit throughout NewYork-Presbyterian and Manhattan." Co- investigators...
Hospitals may now be more willing to partner up with former adversaries
...ital senior management more fully into QIO quality improvement
initiatives," the authors conclude....
Alcohol relapse adversely affects 10-year liver transplant survival
...sting a patient for liver transplant. Not only may improvement
in liver function result, but higher rates of relapse have been reported in patients who have abstained for less than 6 months before undergoing transplantation. Although several previous studies analyzed the rate of alcohol relapse after liver trans...
Aspirin's potential ability to prevent colon polyps may not apply equally to all
...pants with the most common form of the enzyme, the improvement
in risk was not statistically significant. As in p...in, the greater the risk reduction, but again that improvement
was strongest in those with the altered form of the enzyme. "These altered genes slow the metabolis...
Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care
...place: Get With the GuidelinesSM (GWTG), a quality improvement
program focused on patients with ischemic heart d...ood Johnson Foundation recently launched a quality improvement
initiative focused directly on reducing disparities. "In the long run, no single intervention is lik...
Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments
...) database an ongoing, voluntary national quality improvement
program at more than 400 hospitals nationwide. The review showed that black high-risk patients were typically younger, female and more likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure, and renal insufficiency than white patients. Black p...
Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack
...ensity, there appeared to be little or no marginal improvement
associated with additional invasive treatment." In conclusion the authors write: "Debate continues regarding the value of routine use of high technology treatment for cardiac patients. While AMI survival has improved compared with 30 years ago, inva...
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