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Electrical stimulation in patients with paralysis and spinal cord injury

...red home exercise program, which included biweekly visits to the laboratory to monitor progress and adherence. Aerobic capacity and exercise endurance tests were completed before training, at six weeks, and after exercise program completion. Results suggest that a home exercise program simulating propulsion...

Child health costs for behavioral disorders similar to those for physical illnesses

...ers incurred greater expenditures for office-based visits and prescription medications than children in either control group. Among children with behavioral disorders, children with depression and anxiety had double the overall expenditures for children with disruptive disorders those that are appa...

The evolving management of migraine

...reventive therapy showed dramatic results. "Office visits declined by more than one half, emergency department visits decreased by 82%, CT scans decreased by 75%, MRI scans decreased by 88% and medication costs decreas...

Mandel School researchers receive $700,000 for study to promote well-being of adopted children

...bor-intensive interventions will also work. Weekly visits to a family by an adoption case worker are not feasible over the course of a year. So we need to see if positive developmental outcomes can be achieved in less time." The grant is from the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, December 2, 2003

... a new study found (Article, p. 907). Matched-race visits were also longer. But a tape recording of actual d...ent interaction did not find the racial concordant visits had better patientcentered communication. Researchers studied 252 adults and 31 doctors, all either ...

Increasing number of physician assistants handle more than 190 million patient visits in 2003

...practice accounting for almost 200 million patient visits and writing over 200 million prescriptions. The A...inning of 1994. Approximately 192 million patient visits were made to physician assistants and 236 million medications prescribed or recommended by PAs in 20...

Synthetic marijuana reduces agitation in patients with Alzheimers

...abinol 5 mg bid) on Day 7, and returned for clinic visits on Day 21, Day 35 and Day 63. The primary efficacy measurement was the CMAI, a 38-item rating scale that evaluates the prevalence of pathological and disruptive behaviors. The secondary efficacy measurements were the Caregiver's Burden Inventory (C...

Heart failure consumes significant health care resources

...gher costs, since they tend to have more inpatient visits early in the acute phase of their disease," Liao s...xisting heart failure had on average 2.47 hospital visits after four years, compared to 3.41 for those who developed the disease during the study. In terms of...

Big cut in heart failure problems from one hour of education

...hospital admissions each year many of them repeat visits by patients whose symptoms worsened after they went home from the hospital because they failed to stick to the complex self-care regimen that's proven to help heart failure patients. The new study shows that systolic heart failure patients who receiv...

Outpatient pediatric visits good opportunity to help parents quit smoking

Children's visits to pediatricians or other medical practitioners offer an excellent opportunity to counsel parents about their own smoking and offer smoking cessation services. However, U.S. pediatricians and family practitioners are not regularly discussing smoking...

Income important in tracking health status

... newer, complex therapies either because multiple visits are required or because they are less educated about standards of care. Uninsured women with cancer may simply have a difficult time getting the full range of healthcare services. "Without better data, we cannot know why some patients do not receiv...

Intervention improves control of high blood pressure in young inner-city black men

...nagement; a community health worker, who made home visits and provided social services that included referra...ally appropriate outreach that includes one-on-one visits in the home to supplement clinic visits are effective strategies, as is care that addresses lifestyl...

Study finds VA maintained quality despite shift to outpatient care

...ency care. "We thought emergency and urgent-care visits would increase or survival rates would drop if acc...t failure--might have saved patients from hospital visits and enhanced their survival. "These findings reflect well on the efforts undertaken by VA in the mi...

Study shows Joslin's 'Care Ambassador' program helps kids with diabetes better manage the disease

...r from averted hospitalizations and emergency room visits alone. The care ambassador program is a cornerstone of Joslin's JumpStart program, which provides free diabetes care to newly diagnosed youngsters with diabetes. (Since the JumpStart program was launched early last year, more than 350 youngsters h...

US DoE awards $4 million in funding to Stevens' Center for MicroChemical Systems

... week at Stevens, while Dr. Dalbir Sethi routinely visits Stevens to provide technical guidance. Other FMC personnel that have been involved to various degrees in the project include Henry Pfeffer, Mr. Alvin Waller, and Dr. Srini Keshava. Dr. Jim Manganaro, a retired chemical engineer, is a consultant to th...

Study shows link between antibiotics and allergies, asthma

...n. Researchers also collected data on all clinical visits and made home visits to collect environmental samples. Of the 448 children, 49 percent had received antibiotics in the f...

Sept/Oct Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...iabetic patients who concentrated their outpatient visits with the same health-care provider were no more likely to have received standard monitoring tests recommended by the American Diabetes Association, including an annual glycosylated hemoglobin test, lipid test and retinal eye exam. The authors suggest...

People with chronic eye diseases not getting recommended eye exams

... of compliance, patient preference and the cost of visits were cited as reasons. In addition, the authors said that barriers in access to care may also play a role in patients' poor compliance rates. Paul P. Lee, MD, JD, professor of ophthalmology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and lead auth...

Stress makes MS symptoms worse

...th relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Regular visits were scheduled every eight weeks and additional visits were arranged when patients reported symptoms of infection or exacerbation (a worsening of existing ...

Many children in Medicaid managed care do not receive same quality of care

...ormance was 49%. For HEDIS measures for well-child visits for children in the first 15 months of life, the m...or immunization rates (69% vs. 54%) and well-child visits (53% vs. 31%). The study also revealed that some of the plans with both commercial and Medicaid enr...

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