Tag: "patient" at medical news
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...nt surveillance will alert physicians as soon as a patient
becomesat risk so that they will be able to intervene in "the golden 20 minutes"when drug therapy can be most effective. Penn State's ARL, a Navy-oriented facility, was chosen to lead the PredictiveDiagnostics Team because of its success in transfe...
New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
...largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient
care, research, and education in cancer. Throughout its long, distinguished history, the Center has played a leadership role in defining the standard of care for patients with cancer. In 1995, Memorial Sloan-Kettering was named the nation's best ca...
Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
...ding to the study. Overall, the average cost per patient
treated was $13,925 for DOT, $13,959 for fixed-dose combination therapy, and $15,003 for conventional therapy. "Our findings show that health policies that seek only to save money in the short term ultimately may be both inferior to and more expensi...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...milar distribution of CD8+ T cells among the three patient
groups: 512 cells per mm3 among the HIV-infected infants with thymus defect profiles compared to 1,214 cells per mm3 among the HIV-infected without the profile and 1,191 cells per mm3 among HIV-exposed controls. The researchers estimate this subgrou...
Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
... trade-off between new, but costly, improvementsin patient
care and the ability of hospitals and other providers to absorbthe differences in reimbursements will become more and more of an issue."These are growing problems that are going to concern hospitals inthe future when their economic motivations are in...
KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...locked the complicated secret of predicting when a patient
with epilepsy is about to have a seizure. In ...n-seizure components are present in the brain of a patient
with epilepsy at all times, the moment the seizure components reach a certain critical level signals...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...hanges when you look at what actually happens to a patient
over the span of a year. "We found evidence of a patient
management strategy on the West Coast that seems to strike the best balance between cost and patient...
Hospital Noise Disrupts Sleep For Patients, In The Critical Care Setting
...evels were associated with 28sleep arousals in one patient
during a one-hour period. In another patient, 34sound peaks were correlated with 42 arousals in one hour. Medical personnel aren't sure how disrupted sleep affects elderly patients.Some studies show that at least one-third of sleep-deprived hospita...
NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival
... significantly reduced AIDS symptoms and prolonged patient
survival compared to a combination of two drugs. ...g and safety board, which had continuous access to patient
information, recommended halting the study even before all patients were enrolled because results we...
MRI-Guided Cancer Surgery
...which are being treated. The sixth and most recent patient
is doing well, but it is still early. Duer...n done with ultrasound or CT to place a probe in a patient
using an amount of energy that is expected to treat the tumor. Then they follow up with some kind of...
Guidelines Offer Ways To Curb Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
...t wouldn't make any sense, for example, to treat a patient
at home the same way the CDC recommends treating a patient
in intensive care. But until now, that was all anybody had to go by -- the CDC guidelines. H...
Learning From Experience: New Pattern Recognition & Detection Helps Radiologists Analyze Digital Mammograms
...atigue, increaseproductivity and possibly increase patient
loads. Partially developed with internal funding from GTRI, the system usesa set of structurally constrained templates generated with a proprietarydesign process that creates database addresses which are searchable in acomputationally efficient mann...
Antimicrobial "Bug Spray" Found In Human Lung Cells
...posed two batches of lung cells, one from a normal patient
and one from a CF patient, to Pseudomonas aeruginosa , a bacterium that causes repeated lung infections in CF patients. The bacteria infected many CF cells while making little progress in the normal cells. Ko then searched for an antimicrobial comp...
New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds
...ng from a noticeable drop in blood pressure when a patient
stands up. Dr. Kieburtz says that's probably because the drug targets the specific dopamine receptor involved in Parkinson's disease more precisely. "Pramipexole dihydrochloride had a very good tolerability and safety profile," Dr. Kieburtz says...
"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty
...advantages of ReoPro™ but points out that patient
profiles, drug costs and other interventional a...ve, its average cost is estimated at $1,350 per patient
dose. "The cost of this drug should bring significant attention to the question of who should ...
3D Ultrasound Gives Better View Of Brain's Arteries
... us exactly the same level and same region in each patient
asbefore." Also, with the prototype workstation and the 3D reconstructions itgenerates, the researchers were able to choose the best perspective for viewingthe intracranial arteries. With 3D, relationships among the arteries wereeasier to se...
Scientists Track Effectiveness Of Migraine Drugs With Ultrasound
...who get migraines, evenduring the periods when the patient
does not have a headache. Chung will present his findings August 15th at the meeting of InternationalNeurosonology '97 sponsored by the World Federation of Neurology and the BowmanGray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University. ...
A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart
...oth mortality and functional status and whetherthe patient
believes he or she is receiving adequate help from others inperforming daily activities. In 1993 the researchers surveyed 820 patients in Canada?s ManitobaProvince who had survived a heart attack during the previous 8 to 22 months. They asked...
Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.
...ning tests because they fear a future lawsuit by a patient
who later develops a disease. The article descri...tific evidence supports a claim of benefit and the patient
is aware of the risks. Alternatively, the physician has the option to refuse to provide the test, o...
UT Southwestern Receives FDA Grant To Continue Studies Of Cancer-Fighting Drug Not Used For Past 50 Years
...l trial of the drug is already under way.The first patient
enrolled in the trial, which focuses on leukemia patients, isin complete remission. Four other institutions are participating in the Phase II study: TheUniversity of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences Pritzker School ofMedicine, S...
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