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Rice cartilage experts win $1.5M NIH grant to bioengineer TMJ discs

...wing, TMJ disorders can seriously degrade people's quality of life and lead to severe depression. A central feature of the TMJ is a thin sheet of cartilage about the size of a postage stamp that sits between the mandible and the skull. Called the TMJ disc, this sliver of cartilage cannot heal itself if it...

NIH panel issues State-of-the-Science statement on end-of-life care

...ups of patients, and enhanced resources to deliver quality care to patients and their families at the end of life. "We can begin by refining and agreeing upon our definitions of 'end of life,' 'palliative care,' and 'hospice'--the terms have been used inconsistently, and often interchangeably, which hinde...

Multi-center study finds therapy boosts kidney transplants in 'highly sensitized' patients

... extends life but usually results in a diminishing quality of life. Now, a 12-center study, funded in part by...analyses. "From a financial standpoint and from a quality of life standpoint, there is no question that IVIG therapy and transplantation have more to offer th...

Newborns with heart defect have low blood flow in brain before surgery

...from protective therapies, thereby improving their quality of life," said Dr. Licht. Dr. Licht is a Pfizer Scholar and is also supported by the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust. Dr. Licht's co-authors were Jiongjiong Wang, Ph.D., David W. Silverstre, B.S., Susan C. Nicolson, M.D., Lisa M. Montenegro, M.D., Gil W...

Surgeons pinch more than an inch from the arm to rebuild a micropenis

...life of young men, improving their self-esteem and quality of life and allowing many of them to have sexual intercourse, sometimes for the first time in their life. However, patients should be aware of the high risk of complications from this procedure."...

Pitt research shows NASA sleep-wake scheduling guide may need to be changed

...ncurring any negative consequences as far as sleep quality and alertness," said Dr. Monk. "However, based on the findings from this experiment, that assumption might be quite wrong." The researchers observed participants, who volunteered to spend 16 days on a "mission" at the University of Pittsburgh's time ...

Updated press release to October 2004 Cochrane Review

... Cochrane Collaboration supports high standards of quality control and welcomes comments on and corrections t...gnised trial results, allowing them to improve the quality of reviews as they are periodically updated over time. The Cochrane Collaboration regrets that this...

Nursing homes register 41 percent drop in residents' pain

...ality Partners of Rhode Island to test rapid-cycle quality improvement. Under that model, organizations set a...mentoring and information sharing. Rapid-cycle quality improvement has been used to improve hospital care for nearly a decade. Last year, Brown Medical Sch...

HHS Secretary names UO researcher to national health advisory panel

...ugh their own actions and choices, obtain a higher quality of care. She and colleagues at the University of O...ic. Do consumers change their views about hospital quality based on this information? Do hospitals try to improve their care? Such public reporting on health c...

Direct payments to households in poor countries could improve maternal & child health

... improved health status, it is essential that high quality preventive health care services be provided." In an accompanying commentary (p 1996), Duff Gillespie (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA) concludes: "Conditional cash transfer is not a magic bullet. Poor people are not likely to us...

Report finds new model of care can improve quality, lower costs and increase physician efficiency

...y and compensation for family physicians, improved quality of care and satisfaction for patients and signific...oach to care Whole-person orientation Focus on quality and safety Enhanced practice finance Redesigned, more functional offices " Care provided in a co...

November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...h records and primary care, would lead to improved quality of care for patients and significant savings for t...n severity had a greater impact on functioning and quality of life than other chronic medical conditions like diabetes, lung disease, hypertension, cancer, chr...

The impact of body weight on the progression of knee osteoarthritis

...chers recruited their subjects from two studies on quality of life conducted by the Veterans Administration of the Boston Health Care System. 228 individuals with knee OA were selected; all but one completed a 30-month period of follow-up. 41 percent were women and the mean age was 66 years. Among the subj...

How are we doing? Researchers aim to measure national well being

... "Current measures of well-being and quality of life need to be significantly improved," says R...ial part of national surveys seeking to assess the quality of life. The construction of a National Well-Being Account that supplements the measure of GNP with...

Good results with only one egg in in-vitro fertilization

...n and develop there into a fetus. Embryos of good quality can be preserved frozen and be transferred to the woman in the same way, after thawing. The world's first successful IVF was carried out in the United Kingdom in 1978, and since then around one million IVF children have been born around the world. S...

Endocrine Society calls for clinical guidelines on androgens for women

... libido, or sexual desire in some women. Mood and quality of life have also improved, as has bone mineral density." Leading experts note that considerations related to androgen therapy in women include the type of treatment, risks and clinical monitoring of responses. While women have previously been p...

Impact of 2002 Canadian forest fires felt 700 miles away in Baltimore, Maryland

...bal air pollution has, not only on the outdoor air quality in our communities, but on air quality indoors where even the most susceptible among us look for protection," said Timothy J. Buckley, PhD,...

Adults taking eplileptic medications more likely to be unemployed

...ows higher unemployment and a lower health-related quality of life (QoL) in patients who had epilepsy as a ch.... "Strikingly, in self reports, the health-related quality of life was not determined by good or bad psychosocial function or having, or not having, seizures, ...

New research tool aids study of national well-being

A new research method that quantifies people's quality of life -- beyond how much money they make -- coul...tony Brook. "Current measures of well-being and quality of life need to be significantly improved," said Richard Suzman, associate director of the National ...

Nerve damage from alcoholism reversed after liver transplantation

...nsplantation] due to its significant impact on his quality of life and the uncertainty about its prognosis following transplantation," the authors conclude. "Our experience with this patient suggests that peripheral neuropathy in a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis is reversible and should not constitute a co...

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