Tag: "visits" at medical news
Race may be factor in doctor-patient communication style
...patients, according to a new study of primary care visits
conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloo...an important link between participation in medical visits
and better health care outcomes. The study is published in the December 2004 issue of the American ...
Moving admitted ER patients into inpatient beds faster could significantly increase hospital revenue
... monitor a cardiac patient's condition. Of the 904 visits
made by chest pain patients to an urban emergency department between Oct. 1, 1999 and Sept. 30, 2000, 91 percent (825) waited greater than 3 hours for a telemetry bed to become available in the hospital. Patients who sought care on weekdays had longe...
Fair decisions more important when hospitals face crisis like SARS
...atients. Urgent surgeries were scheduled, hospital visits
resumed under strictly controlled conditions and other areas of hospital operations began returning to normal. Doctors wrestled with questions of the order in which patients should go into surgery. The study group suggests a number of areas w...
Very high prevalence of virus linked to cervical cancer found in adolescent women
.... Participation in the study involved quarterly visits
to a primary care clinic for a cervical swab test and up to five 3-month diary collection periods during which subjects recorded their sexual behavior daily and performed self-vaginal swabbing weekly. Each woman participated in the study for an avera...
Strokes: Dental x-rays reveal more than cavities
usually result in patient recommendations to floss or reschedule more appointments to treat a cavity, however, some patients are learning they may be at risk for a stroke too, according to a case report in the November/December issue of General Denti...
Landmark survey reveals asthma in children remains significantly out of control in the United States
...the past year 42% reported unscheduled acute care visits
in the past year because of asthma NHLBI Goals of Therapy No limitations on activities; no school/parent's work missed Children and Asthma in America Survey Findings 54% missed school or daycare in the past year as a result of ...
Pharmaceutical marketing tactics hold little sway with prescribing physicians
....3 billion spent on a practice called "detailing" visits
to physicians by pharmaceutical sales representati...drugs. Free drug samples distributed during these visits
were valued at roughly $16.4 billion. "As the cost of prescription drugs continues to escalate, i...
Data suggest ADDERALL XR significantly improved simulated driving in young adults with ADHD
...nd after each three-week treatment period (testing visits
2 and 3). Simulated driving performance was measu...on after each three-week treatment period (testing visits
2 and 3). The majority of side effects during the trial were mild or moderate and consistent with kn...
New study shows patients experience asthma variability, despite strict adherence to guidelines
...perienced reductions inhospitalizations, emergency visits
and clinic visits, researchers foundimportant diff...visits," measured by unscheduled routine follow-up visits
to primary care physicians, asthma clinics or urgent care facilities than those in the...
Study finds computer vignette to be effective way to measure quality of physician practice
...nt -- a trained actor with a simulated illness who visits
a doctor unannounced and records the doctor's actions immediately after the visit. This method is relatively accurate, but expensive and complicated to use, according to Peabody. In the new study, computer vignettes proved significantly more accu...
Respiratory infections, not air pollution, pose winter health threat for children with asthma
...s in the children, including asthma exacerbations, visits
to emergency rooms and hospitalizations. They also monitored the children's lung function, medication use, asthma symptoms, and whether they had upper respiratory infections. The researchers correlated those health measures with daily variations in s...
White physicians slower to prescribe HIV medications for African-Americans than for whites
...to 1999. Participants were adults who made regular visits
to their HIV doctors. The researchers studied a gr...ater participation in decision-making, have longer visits
and ultimately be more likely to trust the provider and accept the life-saving HIV medication. Afric...
Global strategies for improving child health under scrutiny
...e IMCI facilities increased from an average of 0.6 visits
per child per year at the start of the study to around 2 visits
per child per year around 2 years after the introduction of IMCI. 19% of sick children in the IMCI a...
Therapy, medication combination superior for children with obsessive-compulsive disorder
...-effects only. Those in the CBT groups had 14 visits
with a therapist over 12 weeks twice a week for the first two weeks and then once weekly for the remainder of the study period. Each visit lasted approximately one hour. Participants in the CBT-only group were aware they were not receiving medicatio...
Skin sterol provides new information about heart disease risk
...tients were examined at baseline and annual clinic visits
as part of the PRACTICE clinical registry (Prospective Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk and Treatment in Canadians of Varying Ethnicity), which is ongoing. Other novel markers of risk measured in the study included hs-CRP, lipoprotein (a), apolipopr...
Obese patients have higher health care costs than nonobese patients
...). Obese patients had a median of three outpatient visits
throughout the year, while the nonobese group had two. The authors write: "The economic burden of obesity is significant, even over the relatively short-time period of one year. Our study documents the association between health care expenditures a...
Mayo Clinic finds ketogenic diet may be started as an outpt treatment for children with epilepsy
...tem index allows the identification of all medical visits
of residents of Olmsted County, Minn., including inpatient, outpatient and emergency department evaluations since 1935. In the study, records were reviewed of 37 patients who underwent the ketogenic diet as outpatients and 17 as inpatients. The...
Doctors miss chances to provide diet, exercise counseling to patients at risk of heart disease
...study that tracked the results of physician office visits
between 1992 and 2000, the researchers found that ...counseling was provided in less than 45 percent of visits
and exercise counseling was provided in less than 30 percent of visits
with patients who had at leas...
Prescriptions for antibiotics to prevent anthrax uncommon after the 2001 anthrax attacks
...ecords of outpatient telephone contacts and clinic visits
at a large, primary care practice in New York City...o prevent anthrax. There were 30,456 total patient visits
(via phone or in person) between September 11 and December 21, 2001. Of these visits, 244 involved ...
Botox could play a key role in pain control during breast reconstruction
...ced by one day, and required three fewer physician visits
than the control group to achieve the targeted tissue expansion before placing the breast implant. "Many general surgeons could clearly see the relief my patients received when I administered Botox to the affected muscles," said Dr. Hochberg. "Now...
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