Tag: "procedures" at medical news
Billions in cost estimated for firefighter injuries
...oke detectors as well as improved on scene command procedures
to locate firefighters and understand threats to them. The study praises firefighter bravery as "legendary and real," but calls for new ways to instill safety awareness in firefighters. It also says that training injuries can be minimized by developi...
Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned
..., changes to quality of life, unnecessary surgical procedures
and mortality. The study, funded in part by the National Cancer Institute, represents the most complete follow-up of the same group of patients of any published CT lung screening research. Between January 1999 and May 2004, Dr. Swensen and colleagues...
Massive weight loss conference Dallas April 1-2
...bariatric medicine, innovations in plastic surgery procedures
after massive weight loss, the psychological impac...weight or obese. More than 106,000 body contouring procedures
were performed in 2004, up 77 percent over the last five years according to the ASPS. Massive weight...
ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
...e risks and benefits of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
in their daily clinical decision-making. 30 pages of practically-oriented recommendations address when to perform PCI on the basis of currently available, peer-reviewed, published data, derived from randomised and nonrandomised clinical studies. A ...
Pushy parents can be bad for their children's health
...h the choice of investigations and requested other procedures
for which there was no accepted indication. Two families had their requests granted through referral elsewhere. Twelve families made a formal complaint to the hospital or their MP about some aspect of care. Despite the fact that psychological factor...
9.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2004 - up 5%
... increase. The number of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures
increased 5 percent in 2004, with more than 9.2 million procedures
performed a growth rate steady with that of the U.S. economy, according to statistics released toda...
Disfigured patients may be forced to forego surgery
...insurance company denials, restrictions on covered procedures
and a new tactic of excluding specific procedures
may be forcing some adults and children to live with painful medical conditions or disfigurement. Th...
Half-million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics in 2004 - up 49% from 2000
...panics had nearly 553,000 cosmetic plastic surgery procedures
in 2004, an increase of 49 percent from 2000 and a...Hispanics led all minority groups in the number of procedures
performed, comprising 6 percent of the 9.2 million cosmetic surgery procedures
performed in 2004, fo...
Massive weight loss patients create mass appeal for body contouring procedures
... HEIGHTS. Ill. - More than 106,000 body contouring procedures
were performed in 2004, up 77 percent over the las...touring; however, more patients are choosing these procedures
as awareness grows and as plastic surgeons apply improved surgical techniques. Body contouring proc...
Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
... in New York, there was no increase in angioplasty procedures
often a substitute procedure for CABG in these groups. These results suggest that some surgeons responded to CABG report cards by excluding some patients from CABG surgery on the basis of race and ethnicity, Werner said. "It's possible that physic...
Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack
...ble survival as those who undergo invasive cardiac procedures
(such as angioplasty and bypass surgery), according to a study in the March 16 issue of JAMA. According to background information, more than 280,000 Medicare enrollees are admitted to hospitals with AMI annually. "These patients face a high risk of...
Balance and better interactions between primary-care and specialist physicians improve US health
... addition, more specialists decrease the number of procedures
performed per physician, which further increases risks of complications or mortality. "Having too many physicians leads to unnecessary care and runs the risk of greater adverse effects. Simply training more specialists is unlikely to improve health, ...
Finances, not having a dentist are primary barriers to seniors receiving needed dental care
...n going to the dentist was associated with painful procedures
without anesthesia, resulting in more anxiety abou...-Palamara, "the likelihood of needing more complex procedures
often associated with pain will inevitably decrease. Further, transportation needs by young senior...
Cornea transplants can be improved
...LAND: Improving the training and standardizing the procedures
used by the nation's eye banks to assess corneal cells may help to select corneas with optimal health for transplantation, according to new study led by Jonathan H. Lass, MD, principal investigator of the study and chairman of the Department of Ophth...
Sex selection popular among infertile women
...ic diagnosis, make sex selection possible. But the procedures
are usually reserved for the prevention of sex-linked genetic disorders in children and are not widely used for nonmedical purposes. "Sex selection is a topic that's almost taboo for physicians to talk about. Yet it's important to understand patient ...
2005 Behavioral Sciences & Health Services Research Award
...nsidering the routine caries-preventive chair-side procedures
and annual check-ups in public oral health centers in Finland. The reported work is always thorough, always measured, and invariably incorporates recent thinking into the analysis and discussion. Thanks to his very pedagogical way of presenting his ...
Common anesthetics appear safe for developing fetal brain
...ies or gall bladder removals, Reynolds said. These procedures
are more common in women than men, and they can be especially difficult to accurately diagnose in pregnant women, since many of the symptoms of these disorders are similar to those of pregnancy. Reynolds said that the laboratory's future investigatio...
Two years after gene therapy treatments, severe angina patients showed prolonged clinical benefit
...s, these patients have undergone multiple invasive procedures
and/or surgeries that have been unsuccessful. Corautus has targeted this critical patient population as the initial candidates for its VEGF-2 gene therapy treatment....
Hopkins convenes 'consensus' conference to develop blueprint for nationwide matching program
...ecipients who have participated in paired donation procedures
in the United States will attend the conference. The conference was made possible through a financial contribution from a patient who benefited from a kidney transplant at Johns Hopkins, Margery Pozefsky of Baltimore, Md. For more information about...
Medical technologies may hinder rather than help newborn survival
...ee or more scans during pregnancy. Other antenatal procedures
were less frequent: 23% (543 of 2373) of women had no vaginal examination and 68% (1189 of 1748) of women, not previously immunised against tetanus, reported receiving one or more doses of this vaccine. The percentage of induced deliveries increased ...
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