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Addicted Doctors Need Special Service
(Missed problems and missed
opportunities with addicted doctors. We need a special service for doctors addicted to drugs or alcohol) Click below to download PDF document You will require Acrobat Reader to view file. Click here for PDF document In an editorial in this week'...
Enhancing Night Visibility Using UV Technology To Be Tested On Virginia Tech's Smart Road
... of your lane or the road is? Haveyou ever barely missed
a pedestrian on a dark night because you could not seethem? Researchers in Virginia Tech's Center for Transportation Research and theVirginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Research Council are working withseveral industries and agencies to so...
Secondary Prevention Of Heart Disease Should Be Improved
...ith coronary heart disease in general practice had missed
at least two opportunities for effective medical treatment, such as prescribing Beta blockers or aspirin. They also discovered that nearly two thirds of patients had two or more high risk lifestyle factors that would benefit from change, such as exe...
New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs
... also pinpoint areasfor improvement." Identifying missed
opportunities for providing better care is an important focusof MMI's data analysis. One compelling example involves tracking unplannedpatient returns to the hospital's Emergency Department. An analysis of data wasperformed on patients over age 30 wh...
Only Eight Percent Of San Francisco HIV-Positive Urban Poor Receive Protease
...4 to 100percent of prescribed levels. If subjects missed
more than 10 percent of theirdrugs, the HIV treatm...highly related to viral load, and small amounts of missed
drugshad large effects on the amount of virus in the patient's blood. "While the level of adherence...
Flu Shots Keep Health Workers On The Job
...ith 40.6 daysper 100 controls. Vaccinated subjects missed
9.9 days of work per 100 subjectsversus 21.1 days per 100 controls. The health care professionals actuallyreported more total days of respiratory illness and fever than days absent fromwork, suggesting they sometimes report for duty even with fever a...
Debilitating Body Image Disorder Often Begins In Teens; Likely To Be Missed
...opped out of school. One middle school student had missed
more than 100days of the previous school year because of BDD. All subjects had associated compulsive behaviors - most oftencamouflaging the perceived defect with clothes, makeup, or a hat or repeatedly checking mirrors and otherref...
Americans Skip Dialysis; Swedes And Japanese Don't, Wake Forest Study Shows
...physicianinstructions. "Even an occasional missed
treatment places the patient as a much higherrisk ...enters in Japan. Not one Swede or Japanese patient missed
a single dialysissession, while 147 American patients missed
at least one treatment, and sevenmissed...
Nighttime Asthma Squeezes School Attendance
... of thechildren one or more nights, and 30 percent missed
one or more days of schoolbecause of their asthma. Thirty-six percent of the parents felt nocturnalattacks hindered their child's school performance. And parents suffered as well -- 30 percent of them reported missing workor other important a...
Heart Experts Call For Action Against Missed Opportunities To Prevent Heart Disease In Women
...llegeof Cardiology called today for action against missed
opportunities to reducewomen's risk of coronary heart disease, the No. 1 killer of both men and women. The scientific statement, produced in collaboration with four otherprofessional health organizations, provides updated recommendations for ...
Keeping Electronic Patient Records Whilst Maintaining Privacy Is Feasible With Appropriate Systems In Place
...ians the ability to share data, which he says is a missed
opportunity, especially when it is perfectly feasible to collect data whilst maintaining the anonymity of the patient. O'Conor concludes that for any electronic patient information to work, good security design, appropriate organisational procedures...
UI study indicates many older adults still not receiving recommended vaccinations
...ys get covered," Doebbeling said. "These aresimply missed
opportunities. Hopefully, this study will be a stimulus for bothpatients and providers to think about the benefit that these vaccinationsprovide." The UI study was published in the May issue of the journal Medical Care....
One in seven adolescents still doesn't have health insurance
...aid. Uninsured adolescents with unmet health needs missed
out on dental care,prescription drugs, eyeglasses and sometimes basic medical care. A Shift From Private to Public Insurance The UCSF study is based on data on 14,252 adolescents aged 10 to 18 yearsincluded in the 1995 National Health Interview St...
Back pain and its benefits
...eward group. Patients in the high economic group missed
more days from work and weremore depressed than patients in the low economic group but did not report higherlevels of pain overall or complain of more general medical symptoms. High levels of economic and social reward were associated withincreased...
New imaging method detects abnormalities in the brain's tiny blood vessels
...lformed blood vessels in the brainthat usually are missed
by traditional imaging tests. The results may lead...rchers saw other masses calledcavernomas that were missed
by traditional MRI, as is usually true with otherimaging methods. These masses and telangiectasias o...
Researchers gaining more understanding of sleep, sleep loss, daytime sleepiness
and fatigue in healthy adults
... Medicine shows that evenone night of disrupted or missed
sleep by a healthy person can drastically altera p... was greatlyincreased during the day following the missed
night of sleep. Subjects secretedthe IL-6 during the day rather than at night. Their bodies wanted t...
Women in ethnic minorities may be missing benefits of HRT
... amongst women from ethnic minorities may be being missed
and that further work to explore the reasons for the differences is needed. Contact: Professor Derek Cook, Department of Public Health Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, LondonEmail: email@example.com...
Just a spoonful of thiamin?
...ients). Harper said that "WE diagnosis is probably missed
about 80 percent of thetime worldwide." Harper based his comments on thousands of brainautopsies, having found that mammillary bodies are "abnormal" between 99and 100 percent of the time in WKS cases. "About one in every hundredpeople who have a Co...
Greater awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning needed among patients and doctors
... and comment that the most tragic consequence of a missed
diagnosis is that patients may be discharged to the very environment that is poisoning them. Each year around fifty people in the UK die from carbon monoxide poisoning, however as many as 25,000 people may be exposed to the effects of carbon monoxid...
Social support and confidence predict medication adherence for AIDS patients
...e patients were "nonadherent" -- defined as having missed
at least one dose of the HAART regimen per week. Nonadherent patients were more depressed than others, reported more side effects, had lower confidence in their ability to follow the medication routine, and reported less support from friends and oth...
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