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AACC and The Endocrine Society partner to promote patient education
...in medical decision-making, but often, doctors and patients
don't make the time to discuss the tests or their ... Online ( www.labtestsonline.org ), which provides patients
and families with up-to-date descriptions of on a broad range of laboratory tests, including the CBC...
Treating depression helps slow physical decline in older adults, study shows
...ent for those in the second group. In both groups, patients
whose depression improved were more likely to experience improvement in physical functioning than patients
whose depression was not successfully treated, the study found. Depression was more likely to improv...
ESMO Scientific & Educational Conference (ESEC)
... genomics and proteomics Assessing risk in cancer patients
Avoiding side-effects of cancer therapy Immunoth...ncer in Eastern Europe will be organized for local patients
to meet international oncologists, as well as share and discuss experiences on available cancer trea...
Reducing hostility in young coronary artery disease patients is important piece of rehabilitation
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Young coronary artery disease patients
have a higher prevalence of hostility than older patients
with the disease, researchers explain in the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The authors s...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...cludes articles that focus on health management of patients
during coma, development of a comprehensive stroke...ry (TBI). Investigators measured the ability of 13 patients
with moderate to severe TBI and 13 controls to identify pictures of angry faces randomly distributed...
Bevacizumab combined with chemotherapy prolongs survival for some patients with advanced lung cancer
...esults from a large, randomized clinical trial for patients
with previously untreated advanced non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer show that those patients
who received bevacizumab (Avastin TM ) in combination with standard chemotherapy lived longer than p...
Finances, not having a dentist are primary barriers to seniors receiving needed dental care
...eniors living at home. "Knowing that senior patients
of different ages face different barriers will help guide these conversations and keep seniors in the dental-health-care system," she said. Additional UB researchers on the study were Elaine L. Davis, D.D.S., associate professor of oral diagn...
Dental practitioners can be instrumental in preventing their patients' eating disorders
...tification, referral, and case management of their patients
with eating disorders, yet little has been reporte...than 44% of practitioners currently assessed their patients
for eating disorders, and fewer than 43% prescribed specific home dental-care instructions. Approxim...
'Speaker's cramp', a new type of involuntary mouth-, lip-muscle movement
...e affected muscles. After baseline recordings, the patients
were followed for two to three years, with Botox i...wice between treatments. In response to treatment, patients
reported marked improvement in and relief from the grimacing and speech difficulty associated with S...
Routine dental panoramic X-rays not necessary, study shows
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Most dental patients
would agree that the fewer dental X-rays they are ...ersity at Buffalo has shown that one type of X-ray patients
receive routinely, called the panoramic X-ray, could be used selectively in some cases instead of as...
Radiography used to identify teens with sleep apnea
...ographic use could identify adolescent orthodontic patients
with high RDI scores. The investigators studied the case histories of 590 patients
between 7 and 18 years of age attending the orthodontic clinic at Case Dental School. They recorded ...
Age shouldn't be a factor in kidney transplantation
...cians have ethical concerns that providing elderly patients
with scarce donated kidneys may not represent a wo...ered unusable might be transplanted and that older patients
might be better candidates to donate and receive available organs. From October 2001 through Februar...
Cornea transplants can be improved
...med annually in the United States, most of them on patients
who undergo a corneal transplant because they have swelling due to cataract surgery or they have Fuchs' Dystrophy, a condition in which the endothelial cells deteriorate. Eye banks play a crucial role in cornea transplantation. According to the Eye B...
Nursing mothers having surgery -- How long a wait to breastfeed safely?
...stered during surgery. Propofol is used to put patients
to sleep initially as part of a general anesthetic or can be administered at a lower dose as part of a conscious sedation technique along with other intravenously administered agents, including a narcotic for pain and a benzodiazepine for amnesia. T...
Rasagiline reduces disability for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease
...s also available in German. Giving Parkinson's patients
on levodopa treatment an additional drug called ra...ublished in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Most patients
with established Parkinson's disease receiving long-term treatment with levodopa will eventually hav...
Gene for age-related macular degeneration discovered by Yale researchers
...ing associated with AMD," said Hoh. "Caucasian AMD patients
are at least four times more likely to have one pa...he specific gene. We analyzed the DNA of unrelated patients
with AMD and compared their genetic profile to that of AMD-free controls. In this sea of DNA informa...
New NHS payment system 'is no panacea'
... "gaming" may result, whereby providers reclassify patients
into more complex and therefore more expensive HRGs to gain extra revenue. The research team examined hospital episode statistics to determine whether foundation hospitals showed a change in numbers of emergency admissions and coding patterns compare...
Sharing clinical trial results with participants may be beneficial
the results of clinical trials that they have part... the voluntary participation of patients. However, patients
are not routinely given information about the aggregate results of trials in which they have partici...
Houston meeting kicks off collaboration to advance cancer research
...iscoveries to the market for the benefit of cancer patients
everywhere, Dr. Mendelsohn said. This agreement, signed on December 15, 2004, is the first of its kind for M. D. Anderson with a world class institution in the United Kingdom and is funded in part by the Department for Trade and Industry's UK-Texas...
UCLA Medical Center becomes first hospital to introduce remote presence robots in ICU
...cians who specialize in the care of critically ill patients
-- in the neurosurgery department at UCLA are usin...nal monitoring from their homes and offices of ICU patients
in response to studies showing that intensivist presence in the ICU can decrease morbidity, mortalit...
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