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US attempting to flout ethical practice for patient trials abroad

...onal ethics documents. Its efforts have been least successful with the Declaration of Helsinki, explaining the FDA's motivations, suggest the comment authors. Peter Lurie (Public Citizen's Health Research Group, Washington DC, USA) and Dirceu Greco (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil) write that 'US exc...

Mental health service costs offset by savings in other public sectors

...heir chances of finishing high school and making a successful transition to adulthood and becoming future taxpayers." The study is detailed in a paper, "Public Costs of Better Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents," in the current (Jan/Feb.) issue of Psychiatric Services, the journal of the Amer...

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

...c catheterisation, optimally within 24 hours after successful thrombolysis. Due to the differences in the infra...o evidence to recommend facilitated PCI. 13. After successful thrombolysis, to improve patient outcome, the use of routine coronary angiography within 24 hours an...

New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders

...atment for eating disorder patients have been very successful and all patients involved in the pilot made significant improvements. The CD-ROM proved to be particularly effective in reducing vomiting and laxative abuse. This is important, as research has revealed that an early reduction in vomiting is a good pr...

Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors

...ormation in the article. Public education has been successful in raising awareness about the dangers of UV exposure, but has been less successful in motivating protective behavioral change. The authors suggest that young adults in particular are ...

Obtaining patient consent for clinical audit is unworkable without extra resources

... audit purposes is difficult and is unlikely to be successful unless extra resources are made available, finds a... authors. Obtaining such consent is unlikely to be successful unless extra resources are allocated to training, staff time, and administrative support....

Chemical decoy shows promise for slowing Alzheimer's by acting as decoy

...land-Baltimore County and Texas A&M University. If successful in future studies, it could lead to new, more effective drugs for treating the disease, they say. The polymer also holds potential as a marker for diagnosing the disease in live subjects, according to the researchers. Currently, the disease is defini...

Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems

...t state mandatory reporting systems will be highly successful in the long run," the authors write....

AACC and The Endocrine Society partner to promote patient education

...iety. "We are very proud to become a part of this successful program and look forward to helping AACC and its partners reach out to the millions of people who haven't yet discovered this gold mine of information." As the product of an editorial collaboration among AACC and 13 other laboratory associations in t...

Treating depression helps slow physical decline in older adults, study shows

...searchers. This is the first study to report that successful treatment of depression in older adults also impro...ations or managing money. Prior clinical trials of successful treatment of depression in this age group reported improvement in emotional functioning, but had not...

Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis

...wed by a second scan under hypnosis. Hypnosis was successful in reducing pain perception for all 12 participants. Hypnotized volunteers reported either no pain or significantly reduced pain (less than 3 on the 0-10 pain scale) in response to the painful heat. Under hypnosis, fMRI showed that brain activity was...

Forensic dentistry key in identifying victims of tsunamis, other disasters

...disciplines. DVI interventions can be brought to a successful conclusion only if properly planned, involving well-trained key experts and selection of the appropriate forensic diagnostic tools. Today, during the 83rd General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, convening at the Baltimor...

Access to oral health care: Not a level playing field

...c status, race, gender, and age, and that the most successful strategy for improving access is via assessments of oral health, environment, behavior, microbiology, and genes within the family. Much of the research was funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and is based on data gat...

Study examines lessons learned at Africa's first public antiretroviral treatment clinic

...an chronic conditions. Therefore, the ARV clinic's successful establishment, as well as its treatment of thousands of HIV-infected people, is promising. "We're hoping that this will help create infrastructure that will help not only with HIV but with other chronic diseases that would normally be easily treated ...

Growing your own replacement teeth? Not science fiction!

...Health Science Center at San Antonio will describe successful experiments in bioengineering mineralized tissues, including periodontal tissues and replacement tooth phenotypes. This research is supported by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, one of the National Institutes of Health (Bet...

Breakthrough in medical research: New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients

...as exploding costs have become a threat for future successful conduct of clinical trials. This example illustrates that progress in cancer treatment requires well-functioning international collaborative networks and integrated laboratory-based science. The EORTC also assembled a laboratory research team that s...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital honored with one of the nation's top awards for quality

...nsidered during the selection process included the successful integration of a process improvement program using industry-leading methodology from Six Sigma, DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control). More than 500 employees have served on project teams which have implemented more than 40 improvement initi...

Pet scanning better for heart disease diagnosis, management

...g drugs and stress management -- are essential for successful medical management," Merhige added. "For some patients, surgery seems like a quicker option, when it actually only addresses symptoms, not the underlying disease process." ...

News briefs from the journal CHEST, March 2005

...ificant increase in pH, and in all but one case, a successful way to avoid mechanical ventilation. The study appears in the March issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians. Anemia Common in Patients With COPD In the first-ever study on anemia frequency and its pa...

Common schizophrenia symptoms often overlooked by physicians, according to expert panel

...a (94%) believes that daily functioning is part of successful treatment for schizophrenia and most (83%) believe with the right medications, people with schizophrenia should be able to lead full lives. In addition to Drs. Weiden, Schooler and Harvey, Peter F. Buckley, MD, professor and chairman of the Departme...

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