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O.R. model could reduce high death rate among kidney dialysis patients by up to 20%
... allocation of dose, time, and budget. Two related optional
policies reflect regulatory and ethical constraints. The researchers found that in moderate or low capacity dialysis centers, the three optimized policies simultaneously increase the Urea Reduction Rate (URR) - a key indicator of dialysis efficacy - ...
Georgetown receives $1.7 million NIH grant to add complementary and alternative medicine to curriculum
...rograms at many other schools typically consist of optional
elective courses that are open to relatively few students, at Georgetown, information about CAM practices will be integrated into basic science courses that are required of every medical student. Additionally, CAM education will be incorporated into ...
Smoking cessation success equally good with over-the-counter or prescription nicotine replacement
...ith explicit directions. Both products also offer optional
written cessation materials and patient support pr... proven to increase success rates. However, these optional
materials were not available at the time of Shiffmans study, and so were not part of that evaluation...
Venlafaxine significantly effective for children and teens with generalized anxiety disorder
...or a placebo for up to eight weeks, followed by an optional
one or more weeks in which the doses of drug or placebo were gradually reduced. All of the participants parents or guardians consented to the childrens enrollment, and the children and teens gave their assent. However, neither the investigators, th...
Study shows faceguards, safety balls cut number of Little League injuries
...rs on which leagues used and which did not use the optional
safety equipment and comparing that data with insurance records of who suffered serious injuries, Marshall said. The team found 4,233 injuries serious enough to have warranted insurance compensation and an injury rate of just over 28 per 100,000 play...
Update on cholesterol guidelines: more-intensive treatment options for higher risk patients
...L of 130 mg/dL or higher, and made drug treatment optional
for LDL 100 to 129 mg/dL. The NCEP defines high-risk patients as those who have coronary heart disease or disease of the blood vessels to the brain or extremities, or diabetes, or multiple (2 or more) risk factors (e.g., smoking, hypertension) tha...
Will the insured sacrifice to help cover the uninsured? New study suggests yes
... hospitalizations, or how they value traditionally optional
benefits such as vision and dental coverage. CHAT has 16 categories of coverage and each player receives 50 pegs to "spend" in those categories. There are a total of 99 peg holes in the board. For major categories such as primary and specialty care,...
Embark on a 'journey to better vision' at UH
... living. A tour will feature the center, and four optional
45-minute lectures on topics such as driving and independent living also will be presented. Some will be featured in Spanish, and CSE clinical staff will provide free low vision screenings to help visitors determine if they are good candidates for l...
Falling in love in three minutes or less
...or this study, HurryDate also collected answers to optional
questions about such things as how participants rate their own attractiveness and sexuality. "Although they had three minutes, most participants made their decision based on the information that they probably got in the first three seconds," Kurzban...