Tag: "management" at medical news
Medical system pays little attention to behavior counseling
... with their patients about risk reduction, illness management
and pharmacy use, there is a likelihood that those...counseling about prevention, adherence and illness management
as part of routine medical care has significant potential to improve the health of individuals and t...
NCEP issues major new cholesterol guidelines
...clinical practice guidelines on the prevention and management
of high cholesterol in adults. The guidelines are the first major update from NCEP in nearly a decade. NCEP, which is coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), develops new guidelines as warranted by research advances. ...
Gender differences in general aviation crashes
...usan P. Baker, MPH, professor of health policy and management
at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. "Because pilot youth and inexperience are established contributors to aviation crashes, we focused on only mature pilots, to determine the gender differences in the reasons for the crash." The researchers ex...
Twenty percent of kidney deaths among Type 2 diabetes patients can be prevented - according to new clinical trial
...l provide new evidence to help doctors improve the management
of this challenging condition."Simon O'Neill, Head of Care Developments, Diabetes UK "The PRIME programme will provide the first outcome evidence for the AIIRA class of drug in Type 2 diabetes and hypertension. It is the first study to give a comple...
Use or non-use of beta blockers provides clues for improving healthcare quality in hospitals
...-June 2000 with 45 key physician, nursing, quality management
and administrative participants at eight U.S. hospitals chosen to represent a range of sizes, geographic regions, and changes in B-blocker use rates between October 1996 and September 1999. The study was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research a...
UF researchers: rural residents less apt to seek Alzheimer's care from family doctors
...e unmet needs in terms of detection, diagnosis and management
of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias," said Chumbler, an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine's department of health policy and epidemiology, and a researcher in geriatrics at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health Syste...
University of Pittsburgh leads major national study on treating patients who have diabetes and heart disease
...t of treatment. They will be on strict risk-factor management
to control obesity, lipids and high blood pressure. Improving treatment for diabetic patients who have coronary artery disease is a priority in the field of cardiology today, said Howard Cohen, M.D., associate professor of medicine, associate chief i...
Madison to host Ecologists Aug. 6-10
...e, ozone depletion, habitat destruction, ecosystem management
and restoration, extinction and loss of biodiversity. Carpenter's research focus is on biocomplexity, which is helping build a greater understanding of how living things at all levels interact with their environment. Dozens of scientists at UW-Mad...
Uninsured patients don't manage chronic illness well, UCSF study finds
... among the uninsured, she said. "Effective illness management
has a battery of components, including symptom rec...members, they appreciate information about illness management
and try to act on medical advice," said Becker. She added that this research attests to the critical...
Study: quality of neighborhood tied to coronary heart disease
... director of the ARIC studys coordinating and data management
center. He also was statistician for the new neighborhood investigation....
Increased use of prescription drugs - especially new ones - outpaces price hikes as source of cost increase
...chael Chernew, Ph.D, associate professor of health management
and policy and of internal medicine. "And from wha...ciate professor of internal medicine and of health management
& policy. "But in order to understand that larger picture, we need to know how prescription drug spe...
Children lead the way when it comes to asthma management
...that taught third-through fifth-graders new asthma management
skills. The children learned to recognize symptoms...t studies of the impact of health education on the management
of chronic childhood illness have focused on the primary adult caregiver as the key figure in changi...
Effective surgery fails to attract patients unless costs are low
..., PhD, an assistant professor of health policy and management
at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said, "We found that the surgery itself costs just a tenth of what a trichiasis patient's visual impairment over a lifetime will cost The Gambia in lost economic productivity. If more people cou...
Psychotherapy can help suicidal patients
...inding could be a first step towards improving the management
of suicidal behaviour. Over 100 adults who attended a hospital emergency department after deliberately poisoning themselves were included in the study. Patients were randomly allocated to two groups. The intervention group received four sessions of p...
U-M, World Health Organization host telemedicine symposium
... at the UMHS and professor of health management
policy at the School of Public Health at U-M. A multi-national core of health, policy and technology experts will use the themes of systems of care, requirements, applications and acceptance t...
Georgetown receives $1.7 million NIH grant to add complementary and alternative medicine to curriculum
...s on relaxation techniques, biofeedback and stress management
into his Physiology and Endocrinology courses. In addition, in the coming academic year, a course/workshop entitled Mind-Body Medicine: an Experiential and Didactic Introduction, will be developed and implemented for first year students. This course,...
PET scan results change patient management for sixty percent of breast cancer patients
Reston, VA.A PET scan changed the clinical management
of 60% of women with recurrent breast cancer. It a...were reported by 32 different physicians. Clinical management
changes included moving from one type of treatment to another, that is, i.e., from surgery to radiat...
Pelvic floor exercises can reduce incontinence in women
of persistent postnatal urinary and faecal incontinence: randomised controlled trial BMJ Volume 323, pp 593-596 Three months after childbirth, a third of women still experience urinary incontinence, yet simple treatments such as pelvic floor exerc...
Rx for drug dilemmas: Tailor the copayment to the patient
... says Dean Smith, Ph.D., a U-M professor of health management
and policy who collaborated on the research. He notes that copays for appropriate drugs could be based on new heart disease prevention guidelines that divide patients into groups based on their blood cholesterol levels, diabetes treatment plans base...
Annals of Internal Medicine, Tip Sheet, October 2, 2001
...onsidered an experimental approach for the initial management
of aplastic anemia (Editorial, p. 524). Six principles to safeguard adults unable to consent to participate in clinical research (Medicine and Public Issues, p. 514.) The subjective side of scientific reasoning is revealed by conventional medicine...
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