Tag: "standards" at medical news
US attempting to flout ethical practice for patient trials abroad
...at 'US exceptionalism' for prevailing opinions and standards
in the international community is not new. For matters that affect public health, in the past decade or so, the USA has either withdrawn from or failed to endorse the Kyoto Treaty on climate change, the Treaty on the Limitations of Anti-Ballistic Mis...
Sudan surveys show high rates of death and malnutrition among displaced population
...are urgently needed to guarantee acceptable living standards
for these populations," the authors conclude....
Liverpool to lead 20M Department of Health initiative to develop medicines for children
...s of children. Children have the right to the same standards
of medicine as adults and this strategy is another step towards achieving this." The UK Medicines For Children Research Network is the latest step in the Department of Health's paediatric medicines strategy. The strategy aims to improve the developm...
Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems
... individuals believe that existing state reporting standards
fail in some cases to provide clear guidance on what should be reported and that mandatory reporting systems with public disclosure may actually discourage internal reporting, lead to lawsuits, and impart little benefit to patient safety. Hospital le...
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
...ls considered "safe," as measured against national standards
for these risk factors, than members of the primary care group. These results were strongly tied to the community group's taking medications as prescribed. While the Hopkins findings favor enhanced community-based care for blacks, they do not explai...
Prostate cancer screening practices examined
...etection more accurately reflects the contemporary standards
of practice, because biopsy and diagnosis took place outside of the PLCO study, according to the authors....
Cornea transplants can be improved
...nt of new methods, improved training and universal standards
to ensure that healthier corneas are being transplanted."...
Women less likely to get quality heart attack care
...just as much mortality benefit as men when quality standards
are applied to their care, we must find ways to ensure that they are all treated according to those standards." Thirty-three hospitals across Michigan took part in the GAP-Heart attack study, and many more across the nation are joining the drive to i...
Increasing physician volume requirement could improve mammogram accuracy, study concludes
...that, compared with physicians who met the minimum standards
of the Mammography Quality Standards Act and who focus less on screening, physicians who interpret 2,500 to 4,000 mammograms annually and have a higher screening focus have 50% fewer false-positive diagnoses (168 versus 320 per 2,500 examinations) an...
Dual testing better for monitoring new cases of HIV
...present results showing that tighter, dual testing standards
work better for accurately distinguishing between new and old cases of HIV. Current testing standards
are based on a single test called the serological testing algorithm for recent HIV seroconversion, o...
Scientific evidence for diets: don't believe everything you read
...outcomes  and reveal poor adherence to published standards
of reporting". Inadequate reporting can lead to biased results being accepted as valid. The quality of reporting for weight loss studies has to improve if we are ever to understand obesity....
Physician roles at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo
...e that physicians remain true to the highest moral standards
of the profession and to international treaties protecting human rights?...
Brain-scanning technologies need standards, according to Stanford researcher
...derstanding health and treatment options. However, standards
defining ethical ways of moving forward with the n...ational Institutes of Health intended to establish standards
for how research groups handle these types of incidental findings. An important way in which imaging...
Drugs aid weight loss among type 2 diabetes patients
... fluoxetine, orlistat and sibutramine met the high standards
set by the researchers for inclusion in the review. Of the 22 studies reviewed, the drugs' manufacturers paid for 18 of them and did not provide the reviewers with unpublished studies the companies had done on each of the included drugs, Norris says....
Another look finds promising proteomics test is not biologically plausible
...study "illustrates the need for researchers to set standards
by which to conduct proteomics research," meaning that protocols involved in these investigations should be common across laboratories so that results from one lab can be verified by others. "We are moving in that direction," he adds. "The technolog...
Older doctors less likely to follow current standards of care
...s may be less likely to deliver currently accepted standards
care. The study's findings show that the number of... proven therapies and may be less receptive to new standards
of care. Additionally, practice innovations that involve theoretical shifts, such as the use of less...
Cardiology losing out as women 'turned off' by family unfriendly specialty
...umbers of female medical students, will bring down standards
of practice and research in the specialty, reveals...will prove increasingly difficult to maintain high standards
of cardiological practice and research in this country," they conclude. And they call for a raft of...
Electronic medical records reduce hours, cut cost
...compliance rate in the intervention group with the standards
of care addressed by the system's recommendations ...data in the context of the latest, evidenced-based standards
of care clinical decision support tools like the CareEngine does just that." The CareEngine System...
Children's Hospital Oakland opens new $5.6 million infectious disease lab
...), which is one of the highest safety and security standards
for this type of medical research. "The CIVD's BL...boratory we had to meet some of the highest safety standards
established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Center for Disease Control and Preven...
University of Washington joins new Autism Treatment Network to provide better medical services
...etwork. Major goals of the network are to develop standards
of treatment for people who have autism and to build a national autism database, said Geraldine Dawson, director of the UW's Autism Center. The database will collect information on the range of medical conditions from which people with autism suffer...
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