Tag: "management" at medical news
Immune system rebounds for some children with AIDS, finds UF study
...s. "The therapy is having a dramatic impact on the management
of HIV-infectedchildren," Sleasman said. "We're seeing a significant decrease in the numberof children who are developing opportunistic infections and other complications of AIDS. We're seeing fewerchildren admitted to the hospital with pneumonia and...
Large-volume medical centers produce best clinical and economic results for complex gastrointestinal surgery
...al pathways (clinical guidelines) and detailedcare management
plans may be more likely to be used at centers with largernumbers of patients."...
Low doses of aspirin and surgery better for stroke prevention
...years to prevent strokesin the longer-term medical management
of high-risk stroke patients. "This trial demonstrates that lower doses of aspirin work well," says John R.Marler, M.D., a neurologist and program officer at the NINDS. "This is goodnews because lower doses are easier to take and better tolerated, s...
American Heart Association honors three volunteers with national awards
... Coletta Barrett, R.N., vice president of care management
for GeneralHealth System in Baton Rouge, La.; Philip Greenland, M.D., Harry Dingman professor and chairman of thedepartment of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Medical School,Chicago; and Rose Marie Robertson, M.D., prof...
Surgery for severely obese improves more than just weight
...of human nutrition and food management
at Ohio State University. "When the disability is taken away, it'slike un-handicapping the racehorses." The research appears in a recent issue of the Journal ofthe ...
Depression-treating drugs lead record-setting pharmacy benefit cost rise -- Total increase lower when pharmacy benefit actively managed
...(AWP) basisbefore copayments, discounts and active management
-- was $329.48 up from$282.48 in 1997. New drugs ...an benefit is to have a balanceof cost and quality management
which focuses on appropriate utilization," saidToan. To supplement cost management
Medication prescribing patterns vary widely between, within states and therapy classes
...s studies we expect to develop new pharmacybenefit management
approaches that enhance quality and improve cost control forpharmacy benefit plan sponsors and throughout the nation," said Barrett Toan,chief executive officer of Express Scripts. Motheral analyzed prescription use patterns among 68,000 recipients ...
Study suggests need for better pain management in newborns
...ly issue of Pediatrics and recommend universalpain management
in newborns to reduce the acute and long-term impa...uestion." Porter recommends providing pain management
for all babies, not only tothose who appear more likely to respond to pain or to be at greater risk ...
Many patients with diabetes do not follow advice to monitor blood glucose
...t. They conclude that the average cost of glucose management
per patient (409 per year for a patient who monitors their blood glucose four times a day) is still low when compared to the costs of treating patients with diabetic complications....
ENBREL application for early, active rheumatoid arthritis filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
...difiers, ENBREL is an entirely new approach to the management
ofrheumatoid arthritis. ENBREL acts by binding tumor necrosis factor (TNF). TNFis one of the dominant cytokines or proteins that play an important role in thecascade of reactions that cause the inflammatory process of RA. ENBRELcompetitively inhib...
Spare beds are crucial to cope with growing number of emergencies, but are emergencies really increasing?
... spare bed capacity is essential for the effective management
of emergency admissions and the cost of doing so is an essential element of running an acute hospital service. Bagust et al simulated emergency admissions in a hypothetical hospital in England using computer modelling. They found, not unexpectedly, ...
Heart failure deaths reduced by 30 percent
... Drug Administration,Aldactone is indicated in the management
of primary hyperaldosteronism;edematous conditions for patients with congestive heart failure; cirrhosis ofthe liver accompanied by edema and/or ascites; essential hypertension andhypokalemia. It is not indicated for adjunctive therapy of heart failu...
Workplace environment can improve eating habits
... experienced support from theirco-workers and from management
for trying to follow diets that placed them atlower risk for cancer. The results were contrasted with outcomes in a comparison group of 56 work-siteswith about 9,000 workers that did not have cancer-control programs. The reportappears in the August...
ReQuip cuts risk of dyskinesias by 15-fold in early Parkinson's disease
...dopa, and has comparable efficacy to L-dopa in the management
of earlyParkinson's Disease. The results of this e...999. "This landmark study should affect the future management
of Parkinson's Disease.The data demonstrate that ropinirole is a first-line option for the initialtr...
Exercise and encouraging a return to normal activities can help low back pain sufferers
...ems for between four weeks and six months. Recent management
guidelines have recommended that an early return to physical activities should be encouraged, but, say the authors, patients are often afraid that movement after an acute onset of back pain may be harmful. These findings by Klaber Moffett et al sugge...
New pain relief treatment for spinal compression fractures related to osteoporosis available at Mayo Clinic
...rt of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes management
of the underlying causeand rehabilitation, can bri...at offer vertebroplasty as part of a comprehensive management
program forvertebral compression fractures. Dr. Jensen can be contacted through oradditional inform...
Study shows benefit of pioneering U-M program for newborns at risk of hearing impairment
... to spot hearingdeficiencies early, allowing rapid management
of the condition," Kilenyexplains. "Now that cochlear implants are available for infants as young as 18months, it's increasingly important to make sure that babies with hearingproblems are treated soon after their condition develops." Children whose ...
New study finds graduating nurses ill-prepared to care for the elderly
...sment of falls, the use of physical restraints,the management
of urinary incontinence in elderly patients and the treatment ofpressure ulcers. "The problem begins with the fact that only one in three nursing schools havefaculty prepared to teach gerontological curriculum," says Dr. Mezey. The studyasked bacc...
Vanderbilt School of Nursing begins graduate program in correctional health
...orrectionsCorporation of America, a private prison management
system, which houses itsheadquarters in Nashville,... of the prison health caresystem as well as prison management
in addition to the core adult nursepractitioner courses," Norman explains. "Graduates will also need...
Healtheon founder among featured speakers at disease management leadership conference
...ON, August 24, 1999-- The nation's leading disease management
experts willconvene in San Francisco, October 17-2... be held at the GrandHyatt San Francisco. "Disease management
has emerged as a proven way to improve health outcomes forthe millions of people with chronic diseas...
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