Tag: "practice" at medical news
New way to tally death risk for heart patients could ease worry
...them," says Eagle. "Regional variations in medical practice
are important and will always be present, but we hope that the broad GRACE population and the use of a key endpoint, mortality, will make this prediction tool applicable in most cases. This model, in particular, helps us move forward in applying the ...
Childproof packaging new designs could save lives
...he decanting of medicines into unsafe packaging a practice
which currently causes an estimated 10,000 cases/year of accidental poisoning in the UK, mostly involving small children. The initiative was commissioned by the Faraday Packaging Partnership, which is funded jointly by the Engineering and Physica...
Spartans go to the Olympics not on the field, but with the field
...senior, will join Matt in late June to assist in a practice
run of moving modules into the stadium.VanLoo also will return to Athens in August.Rogers will go to Athens in June as well. The MSU team is working with GreenTech, the Richmond, Va.,-based module manufacturer as consultants on the project. "It i...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, June 1, 2004
...etes care and moving diabetes care from science to practice
(Supplement, pp. 943-984). The ideas were presented at the CDC's Diabetes and Public Health 25th Anniversary Symposium in September 2003....
ICU physicians save hospitals money
...ailures to translate clinical research into actual practice
have resulted in preventable illness and death and may have shortened life expectancy in the U.S., according to the investigators. "In addition to reducing costs, intensivist staffing has repeatedly proven to be one of the most effective critical car...
Benefits of screening for lung cancer with CT are not proven
...nts. Their findings call into question the growing practice
of charging smokers for expensive CT scans to detect lung cancers. Moreover, their assessment defies conventional wisdom, which holds that early detection translates into saved lives. While that may be true for some cancers, there is currently no evi...
Chronic care medicine: Physicians say 'help!'
...aining was inadequate. This may be because family practice
training is focused more on outpatient care rather...ade, perhaps as new physicians have adjusted their practice
expectations to changing patient demographics and practice
situations," Bass says. A previous study ...
Distinguished, outstanding, innovative optometrists receive honors from UH
...has embraced an interest in expanding the scope of practice
for the profession by developing his skills and kn...al preparations. These areas of expanded scope of practice
are universally allowed in all states, and Miller consequently provides UHCO with a well-developed, ...
African-Americans respond poorly to hepatitis C treatment
...were drawn from the community and seen in clinical practice
by members of the Atlantic Coast Hepatitis Treatment Group, which includes 16 centers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. The baseline characteristics of both groups were similar. The study was supported by Schering-Plough, man...
May/June 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...reported by the patient, patient sex and physician practice
style. Click here to view a pdf of the complete article. Medical Management of Intimate Partner Violence Considering the Stages of Change: Precontemplation and Contemplation By Therese Zink, M.D., M.P.H. In a qualitative study, researchers fou...
Triple-contrast CT depicts internal injury from gunshot and stab wounds
...nstrating injuries within the peritoneum. Standard practice
for diagnosing peritoneal injury is peritoneal lavage or observation. Observation requires the patient to be hospitalized for three days to watch for peritoneum inflammation from internal injuries. "Now, contrast CT can be used to study both the peri...
New research on reduced bone mass and risk of fracture in postmenopausal women
...," write the authors. "It can be used in clinical practice
to guide assessment and treatment decisions." (Arch Intern Med. 2004;164:1113-1120. Available post-embargo at archinternmed.com ) Editor's Note: The NORA project was funded and managed by Merck & Co., Inc., in collaboration with the International ...
U of MN establishes nation's first endowed chair in sexual health
...ality in the Medical School's department of family practice
and community health. Coleman describes the program, home to the new chair, as one of the oldest, largest, and well-recognized human sexuality centers in the country. "The Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota has been on the cutt...
Cancer research in Europe: A 'foundation' for the future
...priorities will be to advance the art, science and practice
of medical oncology and to disseminate that knowledge as widely as possible. It will organize scientific conferences; publish journals, books, and guidelines; develop training courses; award scholarships and organize seminars for patients and their r...
Improving health care for children with special needs
...researchers outline a process designed to help any practice
become a state of the art "medical home" for such ... multiple needs. Still, the changes required for a practice
to become an effective medical home can be difficult to make. "Introducing change into a busy pedia...
New era of colon screening emerging
...be the optimal method for colon evaluation, but in practice
other imaging tests, including the air contrast barium enema (ACBE) and computed tomographic colonography (CTC), are also used. In this study, fourteen sites recruited patients with an increased need for colon examination to undergo each of the thre...
Study raises concerns about tablet splitting
...hey are taking, suggests a new study examining the practice
of tablet splitting. This may place them at an in...ter, according to Dr. Cook. "In this instance, the practice
of pill splitting may put patients at risk of receiving too little or too much medication, either de...
Anti-clotting treatment underused at many hospitals
...e doctors don't know enough, it's because clinical practice
is complicated." The study compared treatment amo... translate evidence-based guidelines into clinical practice
at the point of service," said Alice K. Jacobs, M.D., incoming president of the American Heart Assoc...
Computer prescribing systems risk patient safety
...Information Authority regulates the use of general practice
computer systems, but these contain only general r...hose who walk the therapeutic tightrope in general practice
will want the assurance of a safety net that will catch important errors before they harm patients, ...
Specialized care from hospital to home improves the health of elderly with heart failure
...ectrum of clinical and economic outcomes. Advanced practice
nurses (APNs, nurses with Master's degrees) coordi...e transitional care group were visited by advanced practice
nurses within 24 hours of hospital admission and, upon discharge, the nurses conducted home visits w...
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