Tag: "monitoring" at medical news
Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma
...dmill test with continuous respiratory and cardiac monitoring
used in the UI study takes longer than a simple exercise test, and requires specialized equipment and experience, but it does provides definitive diagnoses. "We get answers, which is what the patients and parents want," he said. In addition to Weinbe...
Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides
...es of territory. The institution responsible for monitoring
the hydro-geological risk in the basin, the Arno N...roject has been to implement landslide mapping and monitoring
services combining Earth Observation and in-situ data sources, tailored for the use of institutions ...
Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
...iums. Care coordination involves establishing and monitoring
a comprehensive treatment plan encompassing the recommendations of all specialists "and resolving conflicts among specialists regarding medication, treatment or patient behaviors," he said. These primary care doctors review the overall management of...
A marker for new blood vessel formation in tumors
... formation in tumors, and help in the planning and monitoring
of anti-angiogenic therapies which target this integrin....
Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
...ts due for screening; enabling patient compliance; monitoring
patient compliance; and notifying patients of thei...t). The researchers also found improvements in the monitoring
of fecal occult blood tests, an increase from 20.6 percent to 37.3 percent. "we believe that the cl...
Hepatotoxicity and statins
...zymes. Current statin product packaging recommends monitoring
patients' liver values over the course of their us...uct labeling on statins, which currently calls for monitoring
of liver biochemistries before and during usage. "It is now evident that elevated aminotransferases...
Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic
...s way, the system is implanted into the heart. The monitoring
of the process at all times is carried out by tran...iology Intervention Unit is the undertaking of the monitoring
procedure using intracardiac ultrasound equipment. This technique, developed in Spain at the Gregori...
Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
...ians Health Program, an independent post-treatment monitoring
program. The participants were followed up between January 1, 1991, and December 31, 2001. Twenty-five percent (74 of 292 individuals) had at least 1 relapse. The researchers found that a family history of a substance use disorder increased the risk...
UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs
...ians Health Program, an independent post-treatment monitoring
program. Data on the subjects were originally gathered between January, 1991, and December, 2001. Domino became interested in the problem of drug use among health care professionals after surveying the cause of death among physicians and noting that ...
UNH launches 2nd spinout company with NIH grants
...onstrate it is effective in not only assessing and monitoring
diseases, but also in helping determine --whether a patient should have drugs or surgery--it could be ten times that," he said, "and if HMO's start reimbursing for the procedure, it could be 100 times that."...
Envisat enables first global check of regional methane emissions
...es which is of particular importance for emission monitoring
are still very uncertain. Natural sources of meth...GREEN), using Envisat data as a first step towards monitoring
greenhouse gas emissions, sinks and sources as required by Kyoto. "The success and stability of SCI...
Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier
...rument aboard Envisat becomes even more useful for monitoring
changes in polar ice and tracking icebergs. Its r...thern View and ICEMON consortia, which provide ice monitoring
services as part of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative, jointly ba...
Protecting human subjects focus of national FDA conference at UH
...private sector. Additional topics will cover FDA monitoring
and sanctions, new issues that are arising with the developing bionanotechnology field and bioterrorism issues faced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. "While UH is the host, the conference is very much a community effort," Montoya said. ...
Study of obese diabetics explains why low-carb diets produce fast results
...sterol. Treatment for diabetes centers on closely monitoring
sugar levels, diet and medication. Weight loss can often reduce or eliminate the need for medication, including insulin. Boden warns that the long term effects of low-carbohydrate diets are not known. Whether other types of diets would have a simil...
Chemicals in tattoo inks need closer scrutiny
...of toxic metals will encourage regulators to begin monitoring
the tattoo ink industry more closely. There are other problems with unknown compositions of tattoo inks. For example, surgery to remove tattoos is becoming more widespread, and not knowing the composition makes the procedure more difficult. "Once the...
Radiography used to identify teens with sleep apnea
...res were asked to undergo unattended in-home sleep monitoring
to determine their RDI score. Since children in this small pilot sample with high CRI scores exhibited somewhat higher RDI scores than those with low CRI scores, it may be possible to use cephalometric radiographs to identify teenagers at risk for sl...
UCLA Medical Center becomes first hospital to introduce remote presence robots in ICU
...tment at UCLA are using RP-6 to provide additional monitoring
from their homes and offices of ICU patients in response to studies showing that intensivist presence in the ICU can decrease morbidity, mortality, length of stay and cost of care. The project, to be funded through an assistance agreement with the U....
Drug that hinders blood vessel growth under study in ovarian cancer
... they are followed with regular physical exams and monitoring
of CA 125 levels. CA 125 is a tumor marker expressed in about 90 percent of ovarian cancer cells in patients with advanced disease. MCG is participating in a separate trial of a monoclonal antibody that targets CA 125 as a different approach to fore...
Common anesthetics appear safe for developing fetal brain
...in humans, since you can't do the invasive type of monitoring
you can in animal models, and it is difficult to separate the effects of the anesthesia from the underlying reasons for the surgery," Reynolds said. "So we felt that in order to come as close as possible to what might be expected in humans, we had to...
Is your job giving you a heart attack? Occupational health conference answers that, and more
...ssure raises blood pressure all day, all night By monitoring
blood pressure rates over a 24-hour period of 126 workers, Els Clays of the Department of Public Health in Belgium found that the high psychological demands of a stressful job with little decision-making authority raises blood pressure rates, even wh...
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