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Decision aid for diabetes
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can be designed to create a conversation about medications." (Created by Matt Maleska) CONTACT: Victor Montori Mayo Clinic College of Medicine 200 First Street SW Rochester, MN 55905 United States of America +1 507 284 2617 +1 507 284 5745 (fax) Mon...
Decision aid tool could cut the number of Caesarean sections by 4000 a year
.... The study found that computer based decision aids
can reduce decisional conflict among pregnant women with one previous caesarean section. The researchers say: this is an important finding, as detailed descriptions and probability information about obstetric complications might be considered as ...
A drug's brand name skews patient treatment choices
...ients, according to a randomized trial of decision aids
by researchers from McMaster University. The une...eatment option. She discusses how patient decision aids
differ from educational aids
and how they help patients and express their personal values. ...
Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat
...application to biomedical devices, such as hearing aids
and pacemakers. In addition to tackling an important and pressing problem, the advantages of the proposed approach include high performance, scalability and integration with Silicon electronics. In preliminary experiments, the team has obtained one o...
Few surgeons routinely refer breast cancer patients for reconstruction, U-M study finds
...-making process up front, through patient decision aids
that include information about reconstruction and ...fering multidisciplinary care or improved decision aids
so that patients can be fully educated about all of their treatment options. Co-management really im...
Study describes action of estrogen in protecting bone
...y which estradiol, the primary estrogen in humans, aids
in maintaining bone density, a function critical to avoiding osteoporosis. It is well known that estrogen is essential for healthy bone, and that when the production of estrogen is reduced, as occurs normally in postmenopausal women and pathogenical...
The Natural Fat-Loss Pharmacy by Dr. Harry Preuss
...rients, herbs, and food extracts being marketed as aids
for weight loss, there is shockingly little reliab...owever, there are a number of non-drug weight-loss aids
available that do work and can help people shed pounds, build muscle, and burn fat. Based on his own...
Dogs may be responding to psychological seizures, not epilepsy seizures
...hey are unconscious and provide companionship that aids
them in dealing with a chronic disorder," Krauss said. "People with nonepileptic seizures require psychiatric evaluation and behavior therapy. This study demonstrates the importance of establishing an accurate diagnosis of epilepsy before obtaining a...
New screening process helps better diagnose oral cancers
...s study wanted to test the value of two diagnostic aids
in evaluating lesions in the oral cavity. Chemiluminescent light, or brand name Vizilite and toluidine blue, a pharmaceutical grade dye, were used in addition to the conventional, visual and manual observations of the patient. Patients were given rou...
Mandarin language is music to the brain
...gnificantly boosts the performance of many hearing aids
devices by increasing tonal recognition, which is essential to hearing music and understanding certain spoken languages like Mandarin....
AASM position statement: Treating insomnia with over-the-counter sleep aids, herbal supplements
...-the-counter" (OTC) drugs. FDA-approved OTC sleep aids
contain a form of antihistamine as the active ingr... histamine. The FDA permits the sale of OTC sleep aids
that contain one of these three types of antihistamine: diphenhydramine hydrochloride diphen...
Policy makers, networking agencies told to get their act together for nanoscience
...forward we might develop new therapeutics, imaging aids
and diagnostics that are different," said Duncan. "But we just have to focus on excellence in the area to give us a competitive advantage." Europe has never had problems with creating excellence in science or competitive advantages. However, the c...
Ultrasound mammography, volcano monitoring for aircraft safety
...c these abilities and build more effective hearing aids
and cochlear implants, as well as automatic speech recognition systems that can withstand moderate levels of noise and clutter. (3aAB1) ECHOES OF THE GREAT MAYAN BALL COURT Did the Ancient Mayans possess acoustical knowledge far ahead of their tim...
Transforming knowledge into economic benefits -- EPSRC's First Knowledge Transfer Challenge Awards
...s University of Leeds State of the art mobility aids
to better detection of counterfeit banknotes University of Manchester Major advances in getting different computer systems to talk to each other Newcastle University Tackling pollution legacies at disused mines (details on their knowled...
Sound understanding of indoor acoustics could make hearing easier
... may also contribute to the development of hearing aids
that adapt the way they process sound according to the acoustic environment they are in, providing a much better listening experience for hearing aid users than is currently achievable. The conventional way of measuring acoustics has been to make a...
Hearing loss and high-speed dental tools
...d from his practice and Kreutzer now wears hearing aids
in both ears. Although he has a family history of hearing loss, he believes the high-speed tools he worked with eight hours a day for so many years may have played a role in his hearing troubles. "I think if you listen to any high-pitched noise for a...
Mayo Clinic: New recommendations for use of bisphosphonates in treatment of multiple myeloma
... pyrophosphate, which inhibits bone resorption and aids
the body in eliminating excess calcium. These drugs reduce other bony complications related to MM as well. Unfortunately, along with the positive effects of bisphosphonates comes the possibility of adverse reactions, including kidney function impa...
New fruit fly protein illuminates circadian response to light
...s to identify the gene and subsequent protein that aids
in the response of the internal biological clock to light. The researchers report their findings in most recent issue of Science. To test the circadian rhythm of fruit flies, Sehgal and others exposed wild type (control) and mutant flies to severa...
With cochlear implants, earlier use leads to better speech
...s give a tremendous hearing advantage over hearing aids
-- the implants provide more sound information," N...vice destroys any residual hearing so that hearing aids
are no longer an option. "Studies like ours are meant to help answer parents' questions about cochl...
Duke University study finds hearing aids are underused
... one and just one-third of those who have hearing aids
use them. These are among the key findings of a...sers are not satisfied, the study found. Hearing aids
are being underused, in part the Duke team reasoned, because of social attitudes that reflect misund...