Tag: "routine" at medical news

Study finds vertebral fractures are underreported

...eat osteoporosis better by taking a closer look at routine chest x-rays." "Patients should know this and make sure their doctors take that extra step," Majumdar added....

Stroke treatment window stays open longer than thought, say Stanford researchers

...n as possible after arriving at the hospital. "In routine clinical practice it is common for patients to be treated right at the end of the three-hour limit, even if they arrived at the hospital within an hour of the stroke," Albers said. The study recommends that all hospitals try to administer tPA treatme...

Helping patients focus on prevention

...ergency treatment, by maintaining a good oral care routine and seeing their dentists regularly. How patients can re-focus on prevention Brush twice a day for at least five minutes at a time Floss at least once a day Rinse with an antiseptic rinse Invest in an electric toothbrush Use a tongue scrap...

Gonorrhea test may give false-positive results

..., chlamydia is much more common than gonorrhea, so routine screening of sexually active women under 25 is appropriate. The proper use of screening tests is a key factor in minimizing false positive test results. Even more importantly, doctors should obtain the sexual history of their patients in order to eva...

Widely used anti-nausea drug may interfere with cancer chemotherapy

...but we have evidence that the benefits provided by routine treatment with dexamethasone may cause decreased c...ects on tumor response of administering Dex before routine chemotherapy for breast cancer. To study these effects at the molecular level, Conzen's team devised...

Dads miss opportunity to learn about their kids

...ve them time off from work to attend their child's routine medical exams. About 60 percent said they were mor... a year to accompany an elderly person or child to routine medical or dental appointments or to participate in a child's school-related activities. "It would g...

March 2, 2004, Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet

...s Task Force has issued updated recommendations on routine screening for physical abuse, neglect of children, intimate partner violence and elder abuse (Clinical Guidelines, p. 382). The Task Force found the published evidence insufficient to show that such screenings lead to decreased disability or prematur...

Tip sheet for the February 24, 2004 Neurology

...t. They found that triptan treatment prescribed in routine clinical practice did not increase the risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction or death. Patient Page and study examine interferon treatment in multiple sclerosis (MS) The monthly Patient Page discusses the risks of liver...

Specialists: Laparoscopy can help infertile women avoid months of unnecessary treatments

...ngham suggest that specialists should consider the routine use of laparoscopic evaluation when women are unable to become pregnant after four cycles of the "fertility pill" clomiphene citrate. They made their recommendation after reviewing 92 patient cases over an eight-year period. Some physicians have in ...

Vaccine shows promise for kidney cancer

...owards making adjuvant treatment of renal cancer a routine and effective intervention." ...

HPV testing helps identify potential cases of cervical cancer, meta-analysis suggests

... HPV. Cervical abnormalities that are found during routine Pap smears are quite common, and many of these abnormalities disappear without ever causing problems. The most definitive way to determine if an abnormality has the potential to become cancerous is to perform a biopsy obtained by colposcopy, which is...

Effectiveness of chickenpox vaccine decreases after one year

... chickenpox (varicella) vaccine is recommended for routine administration to healthy children at 12 to 18 months of age and to older children who have not yet had chickenpox. Recent reports of outbreaks of chickenpox in groups with substantial rates of immunization have increased concern about the effectiven...

Food-borne pathogen traced to lettuce

...scovered an alarming increase in infections during routine surveillance of laboratory-diagnosed infections. J. Pekka Nuorti, of the National Public Health Institute of Finland, and colleagues from the University of Helsinki, the National Public Health Institute of Finland, and the National Food Agency of Fin...

Jefferson researchers find immune response, dosing keys to vaccine's success against melanoma

...o lymph nodes that were large enough to be felt by routine examination. The vaccine was prepared from each patient's own cancer cells. Before injecting the cells into patients, they were inactivated and modified with a chemical, dinitrophenyl (DNP). It is believed that the chemically-altered cells make t...

Incidental PET findings may reveal undetected cancer

...l, unexpected abnormal findings encountered during routine PET evaluation. They identified 58 abnormalities in 53 patients. Most abnormalities were found in the colon, while others were located in the breast, fallopian tube, uterus, gallbladder, larynx, ovary, bone and thyroid. Forty-five abnormalities were ...

Breast augmentation may interfere with mammography interpretation

...h breast augmentation should be encouraged to have routine screening mammography at recommended intervals," the authors conclude.(JAMA. 2004;291:442-450. Available post-embargo at JAMA.com )...

Reach of sigmoidoscopies inadequate in many older women

...which sigmoidoscopies attain adequate reach during routine screening has been unknown. Nor has data been avai... of more than 15,000 sigmoidoscopies performed for routine colorectal cancer screening between 1997 and 2001. She found that the percentage of exams that faile...

A blood test may reveal systemic factors that relate to periodontal disease, especially in men

...re when patients visit their medical doctors for a routine check-up and annual blood work, they may also be referred to a periodontist for a periodontal screening if the blood indicates systemic abnormalities," said Michael P. Rethman, D.D.S., M.S., and president of the American Academy of Periodontology. ...

First ever guide to the care of women with disabilities now available

...unique challenges faced by disabled women who seek routine medical care. Welner's Guide to the Care of Women with Disabilities, edited by Sandra Welner, M.D., and Florence Haseltine, Ph.D., M.D., offers practical advice on fundamental issues such as physical examination, nutrition, exercise, sexuality, victi...

Other highlights in the January 7 issue of JNCI

... overall survival, results that do not support the routine use of autologous bone marrow transplantation in p... overall survival. "Our results do not support the routine use of autologous bone marrow transplantation in adult acute myeloid leukemia patients in first remi...

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