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'Alternative' Medicine Becoming Mainstream, UF Study Finds
...that we all reaffirm that the relationship between patient
andphysician is very, very important."...
Advisory: Researchers Present Work At Annual Meeting
...h or without home care. He found that average per patient
spending levels are too high to justify the few benefits to patients or the savings from other services avoided. Weissert's study is intended to give program managers the tools they need to ensure their clients receive the services they need in a co...
For High-Volume Chest Pain Centers, Aggressive Use Of Nuclear Imaging Technology Saves Money, Shortens Hospital Says
...attack patients could reduce health care costs and patient
stays by usingnuclear imaging technologies in a mo...wn. An economic analysis demonstrated that patient
costs for care using adiagnostic technique called "perfusion imaging" were almost half that ofpatien...
Duke Physicians: Clinicians Have Ethical Obligation To Consider Alternative Medicine
...alternatives tomedicine, but are accepted parts of patient
treatment by both conventional andalternative prac...ould be remiss as physicians if wedidn't counsel a patient
to avoid alternative therapies in specific cases,"Sugarman said, such as a case where a patient
Drip And Ship: Start Drug Early, Especially If Plan To Transfer Heart Patient To Larger Hospital
...a new anti-platelet drug improves the odds thatthe patient
will not die or suffer a second heart attack withi...o transfer was made after the randomization of the patient
to drug orplacebo, the researchers concluded that in many of the eptifibatide cases, thedrug improve...
Hospital Stays Longer Than Three Days For 'Simple' Heart Attacks May Not Be Cost Effective
...cal hospital stay could becut without compromising patient
care. "Those resources might better be u...e patients," Newby said. "It could be good for the patient
and agreat cost savings for society if hospitals would compress the care they offerinto fewer, more ...
Study Finds Psychotherapy And Anti-Depressants Equally Effective In Treating Severely Depressed Primary-Care Patients
...y recommend IPT for severe major depression when a patient
prefers it, when apatient refuses or cannot tolerate medications. Dr. Schulberg, lead author of the study, notes that "since severelydepressed patients demonstrated equal improvement in a similar time frame witheither treatment, primary car...
Substance Discovered That Induces Hair Follicle Formation In The Mature Skin Cells Of Mice
...work if there are living follicles left, or if the patient
undergoes hair transplant surgery. Our research shows that new follicles can be created from adult skin cells if certain molecular players are induced to act. Beta-catenin performs two very different functions. In adult epithelial cells, it partici...
A Trip To The Dentist Could Cause Symptoms In Asthmatic Kids
...y a role in causing an attack. They found that patient
history, such as a recent asthma-related emergency room visit, did not predict a post-dental asthma attack. The study appears in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association . The lead researcher, Tanya Mathew, con...
Low "Health Literacy" Increases Hospitalizations
..., they write, thathealth care is accessible once a patient
walks through the examining room door,but access t...n the patient's presence: it also requiresthat the patient
engage in the process of care. Low literacy, though not soobvious a barrier as cost or transportati...
Clinical Trial Demonstrates Experimental Growth Factor Increases Eligibility For Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation
...times and a greater need for transfusions.) In the patient
population evaluated, said Linker, no neutralizing antibodies toTPO have been observed. In the study, TPO was well tolerated and caused noserious side effects. In addition to Linker, co-authors of the study included researchers atUniversity of Texas...
Maxim Phase II Clinical Trial Highlights Substantial Increase In Leukemia-FreeSurvival For Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Patients
...oublingin survival outcomes and the maintenance of patient
quality of life duringtreatment. Earlier-stage cl...el of safety, cost-effective treatment andimproved patient
compliance. The Company has initiated three Phase III cancerclinical trials for its lead product Ma...
Study Confirms Safety Of Common Heart Drug
...monitoredevery time you go to see the doctor. In a patient
who is relatively stable,checking serum concentrations once every six months or once every year isgenerally appropriate," he says. Thus, according to Patterson, the study's take-home message for the lay publicis straightforward. "This is a good drug ...
USC Researcher Lights Up The Immune System To Help Heart Transplant Recipients
...lls and eventually kills the cells. Each patient
then received an injection of their own inactivated cells were then re-injected into the patient. Photopheresis "changes the way the body views its own cells, so that the immune system will recognize the very cells that are attacking the tran...
Hopkins Researchers Develop New Therapy For Autoimmune Disorders Such As Rheumatoid Arthritis And Lupus
...one marrow reinfusion, appears to be safer for the patient
andavoids reinfusion ofdiseased immune cells," adds Brodsky, an American Society of Hematology JuniorFacultyScholar. Hopkins scientists believe the cyclophosphamide works by reprogramming theimmunesystem. "Immunity is learned' not inherited," ...
Magnetic Surgery System Tested Successfully On First Patient
...ough the brain was tested successfully onthe first patient
last Thursday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Lou...r and neurovascular procedures, as well."The first patient
to undergo the procedure, a 31-year-old man, was diagnosedwith a tumor in the frontal lobe of the b...
UCSF Study Shows Drug Reduces Risk Of Spine And Hip Fractures By Half In Women With Osteoporosis
... 400,000 hospital admissions, more than 44 million patient
days innursing homes, and $13.8 billion in health care expenditures among women and men in the U.S. FIT is a collaborative effort of the University of California San Francisco and11 other academic centers. The first arm of the study (Vertebral Fra...
Patient Workshop On Trigeminal Neuralgia Scheduled
LOS ANGELES (December 28, 1998) -- A free patient
workshop for individuals whosuffer from trigeminal neuralgia (severe facial pain) will be held Saturday,Jan. 23, 1999, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The workshop will be held from 9a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Harvey Morse Auditorium, 8700 Beverly Blvd.,...
Despite Progress, More Action Needed To Protect Medical Students From Exposure
To Disease Through Accidental Needlesticks, UCSF Study Finds
...t for students before they facethe risks of direct patient
care. The era of -- see one, do one, teach one -- islong past." Data from the study will be used to evaluate steps already taken at UCSF toreduce possible exposures and to guide educators in the next steps to furtherreduce the rate, said Maxine A. P...
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center And Targeted Genetics Corp. Publish Data On Adoptive Immunotherapy For HIV
...p control HIV replication. In addition, sinceeach patient
has unique cytotoxic T cells specific to HIV-1, it...was important toisolate and expand cells from each patient
treated. In this study CTLs capable of recognizing the HIV-1 Gag protein (Gag-specificCTLs) were iso...
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