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Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments

...modification counseling and cardiac rehabilitation referrals as needed. In this study, researchers reviewed data comparing how 37,813 white and 5,504 black high-risk patients with this syndrome were treated compared to the recommendations in the joint guidelines. The patient information was culled from the C...

Telemedicine revolution is 'disappearing' from the NHS

...blems of access to specialist care and speeding up referrals and diagnosis, has simply not happened, say researchers led by Professor Carl May, of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. "Telemedicine" is disappearing, in stark contrast to the apparent success of telephone services on which clinical staff decid...

Referrals to palliative care come too late to improve quality of life for cancer patients

...ound that nearly half of respondents believed that referrals to palliative care were given too late in the cour...CO), is the first to investigate perceptions about referrals to end-of-life care among family members of cancer patients. "Earlier referrals to palliative care...

'Marital strain' increases women's risk of death, heart disease

...er psychosocial stressors, allowing for counseling referrals if appropriate. The research substantiates previous studies that found married men have a survival advantage over unmarried men. Eaker recommended that healthcare providers should also consider the physical and emotional risk factors among unmarried...

State of the heart news conference

... emphasizing the importance of early diagnosis and referrals for procedures like balloon angioplasty in women When: Tuesday, February 1, 2005 9:30 10:00 a.m. EST News conference (light breakfast available at 9:00 a.m.) 11:00 12:00 p.m. EST Telephone news conference for off-site media To parti...

AHA urges earlier diagnoses, referrals for PCI in women

...TY, Feb. 1 Physicians should diagnose and provide referrals for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) earl...in New York City. "One reason for the imbalance in referrals for PCI is that earlier studies suggested that women had high death and complication rates with thes...

Study confirms ICDs more effective in preventing sudden cardiac death than medical therapies

...emorial Hospital benefit from a timely response to referrals and a multidisciplinary approach that joins physicians, nurses and a range of other medical specialists and caregivers from Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Anesthesiology and Radiology from evaluation to follow-up. Pati...

Country's first 'simplified maze' using new ultrasound technology is done at Northwestern Memorial

...surgeons who can do the procedure and more patient referrals as physicians begin to consider the Maze a much si...g bypass. I think we'll also begin seeing earlier referrals rather than this being the treatment of last resort." In the Maze procedure, maze-like patterns ar...

2004's top 10 hot topics in plastic surgery

...ells from liposuction has yet to be developed. For referrals to ASPS member plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and to learn more about cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, call the ASPS at 888-4-PLASTIC (888-475-2784) or visit www.plasticsurgery.org ....

Families inform roadmap to improve care for dying in nursing homes

... task-focused rather than person-centered; hospice referrals that were made too late or not at all; and, due to a lack of trust, family members who became vigilant advocates for their spouses, parents or grandparents. "People felt that they had to be assertive to make sure that their loved one ate, had their b...

Heart surgery patients receive less aggressive discharge care

...tients to receive diet modification counseling and referrals to cardiac rehabilitation. The use of discharge medications and behavior modifications, which includes smoking cessation counseling, are officially recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (AC...

News briefs from the Journal CHEST, November 2004

...mplemented automatic asthma education center (AEC) referrals for asthma patients presenting to the ED for asthma at nine acute care centers. In the first four months of the program, 1,104 asthma patients were referred to an AEC, compared to 110 patients in the same period a year earlier. Of those referred, 4...

New study to use electronic medical records to improve care of patients with diabetes

... doctors' offices can provide them with additional referrals or modifications to their insulin doses or their diabetes regimens. The Web portal modifies a commercially available system. It will be used in the practices at The Cleveland Clinic. A fourth cluster of physicians will use both the enhanced EMR-base...

Heart arrhythmias easily treated, yet few know risks

...er medical center in Illinois, and Wilber receives referrals for difficult-to-treat arrhythmias from physicians across the nation. "The heartbeat is controlled by electrical pathways that coordinate muscle contractions," explained Wilber. "Some people are born with extra pathways, some develop abnorma...

Partnership for Prevention and ACPM commend expanded coverage of preventive services under Medicare

...posed rules would cover education, counseling, and referrals regarding these risk factors and other issues identified during the comprehensive clinical assessment. The visit would also be used by doctors to administer screening tests and immunizations or to make arrangements for their delivery at a later date...

Study: Dementia often undiagnosed in clinical settings

...iscussions with family members, community resource referrals or dementia medication prescriptions. Charts were analyzed for comments about adverse events in the last three years, such as medication use errors, problems complying with recommended treatments, increased emergency room visits, falls, family contac...

Health care treatment differs by race

...icant difference among the races in the numbers of referrals for X-rays, MRI tests and CT scans. Early studies have explained the variations in pain treatment across racial and ethnic lines as a function of differing levels of medical coverage, the authors say in the introduction to the 30-page paper. Later s...

Regional review boards improve liver transplant allocation

... the University of Iowa, analyzed 1,965 nationwide referrals to UNOS regional review boards. They noted which cases were approved and which were denied, and gathered information about patient deaths while awaiting transplantation. They found that there was no significant difference in survival to transplantati...

MRI 'highly useful' in the evaluation of patients with uterine fibroids

... of uterine fibroids, an increase in the number of referrals for UAE has led to the question of which preembolization screening imaging technique best delineates pelvic disease. "One of the aims of this study was to help radiologists and gynecologists use a unified approach in the evaluation and management of ...

Gaining health while giving back to the community

...t than children in the control schools, and office referrals for classroom misbehavior decreased by about half in the Experience Corps schools but remained the same in the control schools. "Taken together, the results from this pilot trial lead us to conclude that the Experience Corps Baltimore program can p...

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