Tag: "case" at medical news
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...larms'. 'Among our patients that was even less the case
with MRI than with mammography,' Professor Kuhl emphasises. 'The positive predictive value of MRT was 59 per cent, compared to 55 per cent for mammography.' The third point was that until now it was assumed that MRI was only necessary for early detec...
Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer
...ith hundreds of other proteins, Hung notes. In the case
of the tumor suppressor and the oncogene, CBP will bind to only one at a time. "You can think of them as a good guy, and a bad guy, with a gun lying between them. Who gets the gun" And how does one get it"" says Hung. Hung and colleagues showed ...
Reductive stress linked to heart disease
...een looked at in the context of disease. This is a case
of too much of a good thing, Benjamin said. Our findings indicate reductive stress warrants a more thorough investigation. By lowering the levels of reduced glutathione without the altering mutant gene encoding thee alpha B-Crystallin, , the study ...
A woman who heard voices with her own speech impairments
The unusual case
of a woman who heard voices with her own speech impairments in her head after a bicycle accident is examined in a Case Report in this weeks edition of The Lancet. The woman was treated by Dr Daniela Hubl, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Bern, Swit...
Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
...immunization effort by clarifying steps to take in case
of vaccine supply shortage. Explicit prioritization of financing for newly recommended vaccines, as a remedy for shortfalls in financing for underinsured children, cannot be far behind. (JAMA. 2007;298(6):680-682. Available pre-embargo to the media a...
Early-childhood intervention may improve well-being through young adulthood
...ndards embodied in the model programs on which the case
for expanded preschool is based, we will need extraordinarily strong evidence to ensure that policymakers do not cave into pressures to serve larger numbers of children at a lower cost....
Postpartum hospital discharges -- when is the 'right time?'
...tay following childbirth, or a 96-hour stay in the case
of a cesarean section. While Bernstein says he understands the need for some agreed upon minimum length of stay, he cautions against a one-size-fits-all approach to readiness. A customized reflection of both the mothers and her babys needs and conc...
It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
...r charts make it easier for people to see what the case
studies are referring to, Bouwer said. Were trying to give people some new tools to help them make better informed decisions about health risks. Various chapters in the book focus on topics such as environmental contaminants, prostate screening, ...
Highlights from the August 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
... a study of nearly 150 people, comparing lifestyle case
management provided by a registered dietitian to t... lifestyle intervention using an RD as a lifestyle case
management reduces risk, improves quality of life and does so without increasing health-care costs. ...
Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan
...o achieve a high performance health system. In the case
of health information technology, proposals would put in place mechanisms for setting standards, fund a national office for coordinating health information technology and provide modest grant funding, but fall short of removing the financial barriers...
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... new, cutting-edge clinical research abstracts and case
reports in the areas of pulmonology, critical care, sleep medicine, and cardiology. Special access to the ACCP Simulation Center, the worlds largest-of-its-kind, featuring 9 individual simulation areas, including disaster management, pediatric ...
New book guides boomers through retirement maze
...of attorney that communicates his or her wishes in case
of severe illness or injury. create a will and perhaps a living trust. locate and list all important possessions and documents The retirement landscape is changing, Hegland said. Many boomers dont just want to retire and play golf. They want to ...
Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers
...city leaves most health care institutions with low case
volumes and outdated or inadequate resources, whic... volumes in 213 facilities amounted to less than 1 case
per year and less than 2 cases per year were managed at an additional 79 health care institutions, r...
Case study: cross-cultural bioethics training program helps fight African 'brain drain'
... Training Program is the subject of a sweeping new case
study published in the July 2007 issue of Academic Medicine. For the first time, the case
study reveals some potent lessons in what it takes to deliver a successful, cross-cultural ethics tr...
Award winning book co-edited by Rutgers College of Nursing Dean updated with new information
...eases. Each chapter is illustrated with clinical case
examples to demonstrate the pitfalls in differential diagnosis and explain proper management and treatment. The book includes appendices that provide critical reference information for each of the bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic diseases. T...
ESA satellite guides polar explorers across disintegrating sea ice
...n Sea, I will never understand. But I think in any case
that the worst of the problems are finally behind us and we can now look forward to the final part of our expedition with greater peace of mind." The Arctic Arc expedition was originally planned to continue on to southern Greenland, but bad ice con...
International Workshop on Cities, Science and Sustainability
...stainable-development, waste disposal, etc. The case
studies can also include initiatives that were not...007; institutes will be invited to prepare a full case
study based on the selection of abstracts made by the Advisory Board. Full case
study deadline is 28...
UGA study finds that violence costs nation $70 billion annually
...nd $4,906 in medical costs. The average cost per case
for a non-fatal assault was $57,209 in lost produc...d $23,353 in medical costs. The average cost per case
of suicide is $1 million in lost productivity and $2,596 in medical costs. The average cost for a no...
Researchers call for investigation into links between khat use and psychiatric disorders
...Mary, University of London - has reviewed clinical case
reports, alongside qualitative and quantitative articles on khat use and mental illness, dating back over 50 years. The work was undertaken in partnership with colleagues at the Institute of Psychiatry, University College London, and the University ...
AMPAKINE compounds a new potential treatment for respiratory depression
...sposing factor for respiratory depression, in this case
known as sleep apnea. Currently, the only way to counter opiate-induced respiratory depression is to administer opiate receptor antagonists, drugs that block the effectiveness of opiate analgesia. While this approach may prevent a serious side effe...
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