Tag: "advocate" at medical news

BI-RADS lexicon for ultrasound useful for differentiating benign from malignant solid masses

...opsy is likely to be benign or to more confidently advocate a biopsy in a reluctant patient who has a mass with more worrisome features," said Dr. Baker....

ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants

...ehensive. "Our Society is in the ideal position to advocate comprehensive guidelines for our constituents," Mehra says. ISHLT has created several task forces, comprised of a diverse group of its members, all of whom are active in transplant medicine. The task forces are reviewing: criteria for placing patien...

Public leadership in neurology award honors Leeza Gibbons for Alzheimer's awareness efforts

...o educate the public about Alzheimer's disease and advocate for those affected have made a significant contribution, especially for caregivers and family members." Gibbons also serves as a national spokesperson for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's National Memory Screening Day and as a member of the ce...

ASGE Foundation to hold first Crystal Awards Dinner

...as named to honor Dr. Don Wilson, who was a strong advocate and supporter of international education and training in GI endoscopy and is underwritten by Wilson-Cook Medical GI Endoscopy. Michael V. Sivak Jr., MD Endoscopic Research Award Gary Falk, MD, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH The Mich...

Medical-errors gap widens between best and worst hospitals: Healthgrades study

...ed to see the Institute for Healthcare Improvement advocate for -- and providers begin to adopt -- protocols for minimizing these events." Distinguished Hospital Awards and Findings Based on the study, HealthGrades identified 135 hospitals falling into the top 10% in the nation in terms of patient safety, ...

Scalpel-free surgery could reduce risk of HIV and hepatitis exposure for health care workers

...technology alternatives to needles and knives. We advocate using these techniques whenever possible in high-risk settings to further protect health care workers from accidental transmission," added Makary. Sharpless surgical techniques include laparoscopy, electrocautery to replace scalpel incisions, a...

Green laser pointer can cause eye damage

...uld occur within seconds." Dr. Robertson does not advocate against use of green laser pointers; rather, he advocates against their misuse. "Green laser pointers are not a public health hazard at this time, but something people should be aware of," he says. "I'm raising concerns that people should be cautious...

Stanford bioethicists want stronger protections for women donating eggs for stem cell research

...ions for people involved in medical research. They advocate creating a new category of research subjects for these women to ensure that they are adequately informed of the risks of egg donation. "We're worried that the lens through which these women are viewed could downplay some concerns," Magnus said. Their...

JAMA study finds whooping cough vaccine effective, safe for teens and adults

... at the University of Rochester has been a leading advocate for the use of acellular pertussis vaccines in infants and toddlers. Now with the availability of acelluar pertussis vaccines for adolescents and adults, we can complete the cycle of immunization with booster shots to finally eliminate whooping cough...

Mayo Clinic case series illuminates connection between welding, brain damage

...welding in confined spaces." Dr. Josephs does not advocate against welding; rather, he encourages prudent safeguards. "Protection is the key ingredient here," he says. "I think that if you have good protection and follow the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines ...

Jimmy Buffett hosts event to benefit NYU Child Study Center

...ucceed in life."Jimmy Buffett has been a long-time advocate of the Child Study Center and for children's issues. His foundation, Singing for Change offers competitive grants to organizations working toward improving the quality of life for people and empowering them to make positive decisions in their commun...

New pediatrician workforce policy addresses growing challenges in health care

...raphic distribution of pediatricians, but does not advocate an increase in the number of medical school graduates or pediatric residency positions. "Regional disparities represent the most significant challenges to pediatric care and the answer does not lie in adding more pediatricians to the population," sai...

Arts program provides services, guidance to HIV/AIDS patients

... Kellman said her role has evolved into that of an advocate or guide. "I enable and facilitate; I provide, I set up, I create a sense of place, groundedness and security for the people who come to the class," she said. "I see that as my purpose as somehow managing events and moderating activities so people ...

Experts on global nursing shortage provide recommendations to stem crisis

... group's work was based on guiding principles that advocate countries' self-sufficiency in their nursing workforce; equitable nursing migration; use of trade and foreign policy to enhance nursing capacity; and the use of partnerships among nursing peers worldwide to advance nursing services. The group's reco...

Study evaluates averted costs of neuroblastoma screening

... public policy and encourages citizens not only to advocate for health care assessment and other research funding but also to actively participate in the research itself....

NYU Child Study Center raises over $165,000 at Picnic for ParentCorps

...obert C. Smith. Jimmy Buffett has been a long-time advocate of the Child Study Center and for children's issues. His foundation, Singing for Change offers competitive grants to organizations working toward improving the quality of life for people and empowering them to make positive decisions in their commun...

NIH launches National Commission on Digestive Diseases

...tudy served as the scientific basis for the AGA to advocate for the creation of the Commission....

Surgeons lack training in palliative surgical options

...s in patients with advanced malignancies. Thus, we advocate a continued effort to train surgeons in palliation and recommend that the training be part of a nationwide program to standardize palliative surgical care." (Arch Surg. 2005; 140:873-880. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org .)...

Yale School of Medicine Neuroscientist receives Javits Award

...S. Sen. Jacob Javits of New York, who was a strong advocate for research on a variety of neurological disorders. Javits suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the disabling neurodegenerative disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. "The Javits award gives highly productive scientists, whose work is ...

Science commentary stresses need for collaboration at local level in HIV-prevention studies

...erous countries, including the U.S. The co-authors advocate early involvement of community leaders and local investigators in the development of HIV-prophylaxis clinical trials, clear communication of research information, and the involvement of the local leaders and investigators in the development of local ...

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