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British hospitals need clinical ethicists

... the coalface. The use of clinical ethicists would represent an important step forward," he concludes....

UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service

...rticipating in local health events. "If these data represent the range and hours of volunteer community service done by individual family physicians throughout the country, then the discipline is making a substantial contribution to society and their communities over and beyond the clinical care provided," Gol...

Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints

...or complications. This new medication really does represent a significant new option in emergency treatment of severely agitated patients, particularly because it's effective in treating agitation, whatever the apparent cause," he said. Doctors recommend that patients treated with an intramuscular injection b...

Mental health service costs offset by savings in other public sectors

...ir paper, "Although we have captured services that represent the largest expenditures, in each sector there is resource use that was not included in our analyses. For example, our analyses of costs for the juvenile justice system included detention but not court costs or probation and aftercare services. Si...

ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)

...t myocardial infarction. The ESC Guidelines on PCI represent the consensus of a Task Force of European experts(1), chaired by Professor Sigmund Silber of the Gemeinschaftspraxis Hospital, Munich, Germany, Fellow of the ESC. Professor Silber outlines the highlights of the Guidelines and summarises the recommen...

Employment prospects good for most cancer survivors -- but not all

... minority who survive but have continuing problems represent about 2 million people. The study, "Employment Pathways in a Large Cohort of Adult Cancer Survivors," is detailed in the current issue of the journal, Cancer. Short's co-authors are Dr. Joseph J. Vasey, research associate in Penn State's Center fo...

Protecting human subjects focus of national FDA conference at UH

...Poster sessions will begin at 8 a.m. each day that represent student work in the area. Montoya, the conference moderator and coordinator, will introduce Jay Gogue, chancellor of the UH System and president of UH, who will officially open the conference at 9 a.m., April 21. To kick off day one, OHRP Director...

Research suggests possible blood test for multiple sclerosis

...uld allow us to identify the earliest changes that represent MS and help in its diagnosis." Currently the disease is diagnosed through a combination of patient history, physical examination, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and laboratory testing, such as lumbar puncture. "MRI is an expensive tool that we migh...

Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden

...e BRFSS and NHANES survey results were designed to represent the entire U.S. population. Also among their findings: Hispanics were least likely to have health insurance, least likely to receive flu or pneumonia vaccinations, and had the highest prevalence of poor or fair health. Data from the Racial and Eth...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (second issue)

...eters. Catheter-associated bloodstream infections represent approximately 15 percent of all ICU infections. In this study, 10 percent of the study population had documented ICU-associated bloodstream infections during their ICU stay. Of the 269 patients with documented bloodstream infections, 140 (56 percen...

HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK

...at time, the currently circulating strains may not represent the first HIV-1 lineages within the UK. If earlier strains existed they may have been unsuccessful in sustaining transmission to the present, although the absence of older strains could also reflect a sampling bias in this study....

Age shouldn't be a factor in kidney transplantation

...derly patients with scarce donated kidneys may not represent a worthwhile investment." Stratta's research, however, found that by using newer methods to match the kidney with the recipient, the ages of the donors and recipients did not affect either patient survival or short-term survival of the transplanted k...

Steady rise in HIV among heterosexuals in the UK

...online by the BMJ today. However, they continue to represent less than 10% of all HIV infections diagnosed in heterosexuals in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. And, contrary to popular belief, most of the increase is among people who are infected abroad, mainly in Africa. Homosexual men remain at greatest...

End AIDS drug waiting lists, HIV care providers tell policymakers

... two leading HIV medical associations collectively represent nearly all of the medical providers delivering HIV care in the United States in a wide range of practice settings. They have joined together for the first time since Ryan White was created to make recommendations to modernize the program. The recom...

Panacea or Pandora's box

...h as computerized physician order entry systems -- represent a simple turn-key solution to patient safety; and, in particular, the reduction of medication errors. "Although we analyzed only one older CPOE system in a single setting, our findings reflect what is happening in health-care facilities across Amer...

New treatment options for some difficult cancers improve survival and quality of life

...toneal cancer that has spread from the small bowel represent both a unique diagnostic and treatment challenge," said Perry Shen, M.D., assistant professor of surgical oncology and lead author of one of the studies. Attempts to treat this cancer with systemic chemotherapy and conventional surgery have not been ...

Telemedicine revolution is 'disappearing' from the NHS

... high levels of support for new systems, but often represent highly selected patient groups. They often focus on 'hotel' aspects of care rather than important questions concerning patients' confidence about the diagnosis and quality of life. Concerns about security and confidentiality are rarely addressed." S...

Treatment guidelines for kids with bipolar disorder published

...s with bipolar disorder," said Dr. Kowatch. "They represent a major step towards practicing evidence-based med..., editor-in-chief of the journal. "The guidelines represent a consensus of existing research results and clinical experience to guide clinicians and families. W...

Use of cell phone images appears feasible for visualizing leg wounds

...the article. Because leg ulcers and chronic wounds represent important cost factors for health care systems, with transportation costs representing a large percentage of these costs, telemedical wound care is an potentially important application of teledermatology, the authors suggest. Ralph Peter Braun, M.D....

Lack of specific collagen type leads to osteoarthritis

...d 13 percent for the control mice. "These findings represent an important advance in our understanding of osteoarthritis," Guilak said. "The study provides direct evidence of the role of type VI collagen in the biomechanical properties of the PCM. While the mechanism behind the accelerated development of osteo...

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