Tag: "intervention" at medical news
OHSU researchers study sixth-graders to prevent type 2 diabetes
...goal of STAND UP! is to develop a population-based intervention
to prevent or decrease the development of risk factors for type 2 diabetes in adolescents, specifically targeting sixth-grade students. Children at this age are typically in the midst of puberty, which causes changes that increase insulin resistance,...
Epilepsy associated with higher risk for learning disabilities
...sy and learning disabilities for early educational intervention
and reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. ...
BIDMC PatientSite portal to study ways to improve patient quality of life
...in five adult primary care practices. "We hope our intervention
will improve detection of pain, depression, and walking problems, improve the health of patients, and make patients more satisfied with and involved in their care." ...
NIH convenes state-of-the-science conference on preventing youth violence
... campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Many prevention and intervention
programs to address violence and related youth behavior problems have developed out of need and have not been rigorously evaluated for their safety and effectiveness. Moreover, interventions with demonstrated effectiveness appear to be underutilized....
Simple interventions for accident and emergency patients could help reduce excessive drinking
...oved health. These results show a simple and cheap intervention
can be remarkably effective in reducing the risks of excessive alcohol consumption."...
NYU Child Study Center to launch Healthy Kids, Happy Futures
...ing signs in their patients and to provide earlier intervention
and treatment." Healthy Kids, Happy Futures will provide a series of public education sessions for pediatricians. These sessions will focus on a variety of topics including: short-term psychological responses to trauma, anxiety, depression, and grie...
Study supports aggressive treatment of heart patients with cholesterol-lowering medication
...mpared to 16.7 percent of patients receiving later intervention
with lower dosages of the cholesterol-lowering drugs. "Until recently, little information was available about the timing of initiating statin drugs after a heart attack," Dr. de Lemos said. "The findings from the A to Z trial suggest that statins can...
Novel imaging technique shows lymph nodes, metastases in breast cancer without surgery
...s lymph tissue is constructed even before surgical intervention
begins. Brechbiels technique could save time on the operating table, inflict less trauma and possibly even diagnose cancerous nodes as well as delineate the local lymph network. Cancerous cells can block normal filling of the node, and when that happ...
UK university's research throws light on early infant mortality
...ng labor and delivery which require urgent medical intervention
and special neonatal care. There has always been anxiety that important signs are being missed in the other 90 percent and that management during childbirth is negligent in some way." "In this huge study, we carried out detailed examinations on the b...
Teacher-training for hospital residents improves medical students' education, UCI study shows
...residency program accreditation, and Dr.Morrison's intervention
provides a model for addressing thisrequirement."...
Topiramate: a potential new medication for treating alcoholism
... 75 received a placebo, and all received a minimal intervention
called Brief Behavioral Compliance Enhancement Treatment. Patients self-reported their alcohol consumption (drinks/day, drinks/drinking day, percent heavy drinking days, percent days abstinent) and craving (using the Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Sc...
Isolated soy protein shown to benefit type 2 diabetics, study indicates
...ubjects and length of time, because it involved an intervention
program designed for type 2 diabetes," said Erdman, who last year was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Co-authors of the study, in addition to Teixeira, Carson and Erdman, were Kelly A. Tappenden, a professor of food sc...
July/August 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...rserved Patients A simple, low-cost office system intervention
shows great promise as a way to increase cancer sc...ed trial involving eight primary care clinics, the intervention
more than doubled the odds of fecal occult blood test screening, increased the odds of mammograms mo...
Battling the bulge in adolescents
...ve eating behavior. Participants in the web-based intervention
group had "higher self-efficacy for healthy eating, more dietary knowledge and healthier usual food choice scores than did those in the comparison group." ...
College students mandated to take alcohol interventions: what works
...groups appear to benefit greatly from motivational intervention
and "booster sessions." Targeting the social net...high-risk students as well as the effectiveness of intervention
approaches used with them. "A few studies have shown that referred students are more se...
Handwashing program decreases incidence of diarrhea among children in Pakistan
...problems resulting from contaminated hands. Within intervention
neighborhoods, 300 households (1,523 children) received a regular supply of antibacterial soap and 300 households (1,640 children) received plain soap. A total of 11 neighborhoods (306 households and 1,528 children) were randomized to the control gro...
Incentive-based intervention with nutritional component improves health status of children in Mexico
...p; n = 205) or to incorporation in 1999 (crossover intervention
group; n=142). A random sample of infants in those...nts (N = 650) 12 months of age or younger (n = 373 intervention
group; n = 277 crossover intervention
group) were included in the analyses. The researchers found th...
World mental health surveys find mental disorders highly prevalent and often untreated
..." the authors comment. "To the extent that early intervention
can prevent progression, early treatment might be cost effective. It is difficult to act on this insight, however, because we lack good information either about the characteristics of mild cases that predict risk of progression to more serious disor...
ICU physicians save hospitals money
...the patients in their ICUs receive the life saving intervention
available through appropriate intensivist staffing. While there is an intensivist shortage, the magnitude of this shortage is unknown. Estimates of the shortage are based on current ICU staffing models rather than an intensivist model. I have seen...
Some positive findings in new study on cocaine exposed children
...underscore the beneficial effects of environmental intervention
in the prevention of mental retardation for cocain...population of pregnant women, along with intensive intervention
for their offspring, are essential to help maximize the future well-being of these families," the au...
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