Tag: "judgment" at medical news
Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
...tcomes." "Based on the collective experience and judgment
of experts in medical liability, however, there does not appear to be any basis for physicians who perform care coordination to have serious concerns about liability," Hall and his colleagues concluded. Patients with chronic illness are not more lik...
Prostate cancer screening practices examined
... medical recommendations and reassure us that good judgment
is being applied to the evaluation of the initial screen," Andriole says. "We are confident that when the study is ultimately completed, it will truly measure the effect of current medical practices." In men with suspicious PSA readings, regardless ...
Severe injuries on the rise among children and adolescents riding motorbikes
...ature skeletal systems, strength, coordination and judgment
of many young riders, result in increased potential for injuries." The researchers examined data from six Ohio hospitals that admit a significant number of pediatric trauma patients. In all, 182 children under the age of 16 (the legal driving age in ...
Moderate alcohol intake may reduce risk of dementia in older women
...nd probable dementia. Dementia occurs when memory, judgment
and thinking ability decline substantially to the point of interfering with basic day-to-day activities. "There are a number of reasons one might expect moderate alcohol intake to be beneficial," Espeland says. "Some cognitive problems are due to s...
Guidelines for following pediatric cancer survivors aim to reduce medical complications
...(JCO). While not designed to replace the clinical judgment
of physicians, the guidelines provide recommendations for screening and management of late effects that may arise in pediatric cancer survivors years after their chemotherapy, radiation or surgical treatments. The guidelines are intended to establish...
Computer program helps doctors diagnose lung cancer
...same scans the radiologist views, and the combined judgment
of the computer and radiologist helps detect more ...there's a big difference between the radiologist's judgment
and the computer's, the patient can be called back for a second look. "The radiologist is not perfec...
Cocaine addicts show reduced brain structure that underlies judgment
...ped structure that is believed to help process the judgment
of consequences. Hans Breiter and his colleagues wrote that the finding could not distinguish conclusively whether a smaller amygdala might predispose people to addiction or whether it was a result of the addiction. However, they said that their resu...
Computer assisted standing orders improve adult immunization rates
...rs would be the preferable approach when physician judgment
is required, but decisions about many safe interventions like the administration of flu and pneumonia shots and cancer screening that are based largely on simple criteria such as patient age and diagnoses can be done better by nurses following comput...
Prenatal alcohol exposure has effects far beyond fetal alcohol syndrome
...ed children with attention deficits or poor social judgment
who lack the pattern of facial dysmorphic features may suffer from a similar set of problems that interfere with their academic and social performance." "There is as of yet little public awareness or understanding of the behavioral teratologic seque...
Long-term study demonstrated ADDERALL XR is an effective option to treat adolescents with ADHA
...pen-label extension study, based upon the clinical judgment
of the treating physician. 78 percent of all patients received ADDERALL XR for at least five months. Long-term safety results were consistent with findings in the ADDERALL XR short-term adolescent study and previous studies of ADDERALL XR in schoo...
Mental incapacity among patients in medical wards more widespread than doctors realise
...city judgments, even with the same information and judgment
question? What are the ethical, legal, and clinical consequences of these disagreements? How do clinicians' and families' failures to recognise impairments in the capacity to make decisions affect quality of, adherence to, and outcomes of care?"...
Northwestern researchers pinpoint how false memories are formed
...r -- if I ask about that event, you have the tough judgment
of deciding what happened and what was imagined." ...ext word. They were told to make a size judgment
about the objects they were to imagine. For example, if the word was cat, they were told to imagine ...
People are of 'two minds' on moral judgments
...' evolutionary past, they theorize, in which moral judgment
is driven in part by social and emotional processi...t their results "suggest a synthetic view of moral judgment
that acknowledges the crucial roles played by both emotion and 'cognition'." Joshua D. Greene, Leig...
Why is Ian Kennedy's healthcare commission damaging NHS care?
...receive? How can you, when the very basis for your judgment
is so evidently weak? For I question your commission's work and your defence of it on grounds of science. Where, for example, is the transparency surrounding your precise methods of measurement? Where is the attempt to review systematically the work ...
July/August 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... on professional interventions to improve clinical judgment
and more on management systems to enhance the quality of information transfer. A String of Mistakes: The Importance of Cascade Analysis in Describing, Counting, and Preventing Medical Errors By Steven H. Woolf, M.D., M.P.H., et al Women and Physi...
Update on cholesterol guidelines: more-intensive treatment options for higher risk patients
...update suggests that physicians use their clinical judgment
to determine whether intensive LDL-lowering therapy is warranted in older persons, these people should not be excluded from the benefits of LDL-lowering treatment just because of age," said NCEP Coordinator James Cleeman, M.D. A comparison of the ke...
Infants with fevers receive as good care when physicians rely on judgment than clinical guidelines
...diatric clinicians who use individualized clinical judgment
in treating infants with fevers can effectively di...ted cases by experienced clinicians using clinical judgment
may be more appropriate than strict adherence to published recommendations, with the potential benef...
UCSF study: Pediatrician's judgment often better than clinical guidelines for treating infant fever
Pediatricians frequently use individual judgment
in treating infants with fever, and according to a new study, this judgment
is often as good as or better than following the current clinical guidelines on how to manage these ...
Depressed moms want pediatricians to hear them
...rs from all socioeconomic groups expressed fear of judgment
and possible referral to child protection if they talked about depression and stress. If they felt their pediatrician "knew them well, mothers were more likely to discuss their own emotional health. Researchers found the mothers to be generally r...
Crystal methamphetamine use increases HIV risk
...reased risk for infection. Meth-induced lapses in judgment
leading to promiscuous sexual behavior make users more likely to contract HIV, but the drug itself could also increase the risk "because it may suppress a part of your immune system that's important in fighting off HIV," said Dr. Antonio Urbina, lead...
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