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It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...extent of heart disease in a patient and to help a physician
tailor further treatment. The percentage of patients who were readmitted for a catheterization during the six months following their initial admission. This includes patients who received a catheterization during the initial hospitalization. Th...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...old of the findings and referred to their personal physician
for follow-up. Results of the research were p...n we find it, patients should be referred to their physician
immediately for a full work-up." Individuals should not consider it strange that their dentist ...
Substance from Grapefruit Juice May Make Medications Safer
...ith grapefruit juice, you may need to consult your physician
before adding grapefruit juice to your diet." This research was supported by two components of the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and the National Center for Research Resources....
Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.
...r certain circumstances. A University of Michigan physician
and three co-authors explore that predicament in t...patient is aware of the risks. Alternatively, the physician
has the option to refuse to provide the test, or refer the patient to another doctor who will provid...
Mammography Messages Need To Be Tailored For Older Women
...e discussedas often if older women visit a private physician
for specifichealth-care needs. And health-care clinics may be closer to mammographysites or be able to arrange transportation. Cost was not foundto be a significant concern, and should become even less of afactor as Medicare begins covering annual ma...
American Heart Association Comments On Report: "Missed Opportunities In
Preventive Counseling For Cardiovascular Disease - United States 1995"
...edicine in Chicago. "Many studies have shown that physician
advice is a powerful motivational toolto help pati...es that reports like these can help spur changesin physician
and patient counseling practices that can help patients takegreater control of their health. Media ...
"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science
...t and Chief Executive Officer of SpectruMedix. " A physician
should be able to go beyond merely improving and optimizing the diagnosis and therapy by individually selecting the optimum treatment, pinpointing its initiation, duration and dosage." Technology Background Knowing the daily production and destruc...
Research Trial To Test New Drug For Diabetic Neuropathy
...State's College of Medicine. Simmons is also a physician
with the Penn State Geisinger Health System, and the director of the neuromuscular program at the Hershey Medical Center, which is one of five study sites throughout the country that are currently enrolling patients. "Currently there is not tre...
Cost, Use Of Health Services Is Not Affected By Physician Compensation: A StudyOf Washington State Medical Groups/Managed Care Organizations
...e first quantitative studies to examine methods of physician
compensation inmedical groups to determine whether...ice) physicians and 200,931 adult enrollees. Each physician
was associatedwith one or more of three managed health care plans, which provided individualenrollee...
Diuretics And Beta-Blockers Are Best Drugs To Combat High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
...hysician-supervised clinics, staffed by nurses and physician
assistants intensively trained in hypertension, were established in 1974 by the Veterans Administration, as it was then called. The physician-coordinators and staff members were allowed to choosewhich antihypertensive regimen to follow. ...
Prospects For Surviving Heart Attack Emergency Improve When Clot-Busting Drugs
Are Combined With Balloon Pump Inserted In Aorta
...n counterpulsation,requires that an emergency room physician
or intensive-care cardiologist placethe balloon into the aorta by pushing it through a thin flexible tube that isinserted through an artery in the groin and threaded upward into the aorta. Once the balloon is in place, a pump is used to expand and co...
Clinical Pharmacists Improve Outcomes Of Heart Failure Patients
.... Allwere seen by a team made up of cardiologists, physician
assistants and nurses.In addition, 90 of the patients were also seen by a clinical pharmacist. Patients were followed for six months. The group with the clinical pharmacist intervention experienced threedeaths and one rehospitalization, while...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
...a survey of 20 hematologists,cases reported from a physician
group specializing in plasma exchange andmedical records of patients with this syndrome who had been treated at one ofthe Medical School's affiliated teaching hospitals. Bennett said that this study also raises concern that additionalmeasur...
Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
...such data, while more standardized thanhandwritten physician
charts, often are not a clear reflection of qualit...nce on outcome, which for heartattack is the first physician
involved, since early intervention is crucial inheart attack treatment. The Pennsylvania study didn'...
Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
...final treatment decisionshould be made between the physician
and the patient after considering theindividual's risk for stroke, benefits from treatment, and personal preferences. Higher-risk patients, who have one or more specified risk factors, sufferstrokes at a rate of 8 percent a year, and through previous...
Communication Between Doctors And Asthma Patients Is Key
...de; others don't have confidence in the regimenthe physician
has prescribed; others are under the impression they must livewith symptoms every day when in reality, if the disease is managed properly,they should not have symptoms. Clark, an award-winning researcher who has studied asthma for 20 years, saidthis ...
UCSF Hospitalists May Be Key To Shorter, Less Costly Hospital Stays
...tient care. The concept of the dedicated inpatient physician
was firstdescribed by Wachter and co-author Lee Goldman, MD, UCSF professor of medicineand chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine, in a seminal 1996 New EnglandJournal of Medicine article, in which the term "hospitalist" was coined. While impro...
National Office Of Drug Safety Is Needed, Experts Say In JAMA
...rts of adversereactions are handicapped by limited physician
participation, they say. The FDA estimates that only 1 percent of adverse events are everreported. For example, an average of 82 adverse reactions are reported each yearfor digoxin toxicity, which includes serious arrhythmias, but a systemat...
Prevalence Of Silicosis Studied In Surface Coal Miners
...ine.Stauffer is also a pulmonary and critical care physician
for the Penn StateGeisinger Health System. "In order to mine surface coal, workers have to go through a layer ofsoil and rock. As they blast and drill through this layer, miners are exposed torock dust before they get to the coal," says Stauf...
Products For Weight Loss Or Increased Energy Can Be Deadly, Warn Poison Control Experts
...deringusing one of these products should consult a physician
first." Since January 1, CPCS has been monitoring its calls about adverse reactionsassociated with dietary supplements as part of a nationwide multi-center trial. Haller is collaborating on the study with Kent Olson, MD, a CPCS medicaltoxicologist an...
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