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Patient-centered approach can backfire

Today's doctors are trained to take a more "patient-centered" appr...n those patients are matched with patient-centered doctors who want them to take a highly active role, they're less likely to follow treatment recommendations ...

Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index

...x (BMI), a weight-to-height ratio commonly used in doctors offices to gauge obesity. The UT Southwestern findings, however, suggest that BMI alone might not give a clear enough picture of heart disease riskBMI was used as the primary measure of obesity rather than alternative measures such as waist circumfer...

MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous

...men with both methods. In a total of 167 women the doctors found early forms of breast cancer 152 (92 %) of ...89 cases of high-grade DCIS were discovered by the doctors in the course of the study. MRI, detected 98 per cent of these aggressive pre-invasive breast cancer...

New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi

...istance to endocrine therapies. When this happens, doctors must switch their patients to a different class of drugs throwing their lives into limbo once again as treatment schedules are changed and new side effects develop. When cell lines changed from being sensitive to endocrine therapy to being resist...

Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians

...re. Enhanced payment will be given to primary care doctors whose care is based on the model and who demonstrate measurable improvements in the overall health of patients. This is what physicians-in-training signed up for when they elected to become internists and this is the care that patients want and des...

Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk

...r, Kittner said. However, neurologists and other doctors should encourage their patients who have migraine with associated visual symptoms to minimize other stroke risk factors, he said. More work is also needed regarding whether patent foramen ovale mediates the association between probable migraine with...

UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA

...a test tube and found that in 57 percent of cases, doctors had prescribed an antibiotic to which the bacteria were resistant. Finding certain antibiotics ineffective against MRSA in a laboratory setting, however, does not necessarily mean they will fail in patients, who have the help of their immune systems....

New contracts support clinical trials on antibiotic-resistant, community-acquired staph infections

...t Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) bacteria. If so, doctors could use those antibiotics first in an effort to dampen the development of resistance to such last-resort antibiotics as vancomycin....

Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking

...e the cause of death the manner of our dying, say doctors in this weeks BMJ. They call for a more sophisti...f respect for autonomy. Financial incentives for doctors that are linked to guidelines and targets may coerce doctors into persuading patients to accept such...

Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions

...btained by neuropsychological testing to help team doctors and athletic trainers make critical decisions about concussion management and safe return to play, added Dr. Lovell, who is founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Sports Medicine Concussion Program, a clinical service...

Happier hospitals means healthier patients

...ussing on the often troubled relationships between doctors and NHS managers. It found that where the two side...patient outcomes are improved. Frictions between doctors and managers have been well documented. And the new research, led by Professor Ian Kirkpatrick of th...

Shining light on pancreatic cancer

...ntestine which can be accessed during endoscopies, doctors could potentially generate earlier diagnoses by examining low-risk patients as part of routine examinations. The next stages of the pancreatic cancer research trials incorporate some examinations that are biopsy-free and use a shoebox-sized fiber-o...

Africa: International volunteer impact small, but significant

...ll-time equivalent posts. Up to 1500 of these were doctors staying from a couple of weeks to two years. The annual cost to send a volunteer was typically $36 000 - $50 000. Secular medical humanitarian NGOs, development NGOs and volunteer organisations, such as Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) or the Unite...

From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care

... then transmit it immediately and automatically to doctors or family. That could eliminate the need for many doctors visits, which are often difficult for the elderly or sick. By enabling regular updates via text mess...

6 out of 10 doctors aren't frustrated that patients can't lower cholesterol

Family doctors dont always feel that they can achieve healthy cho...ham, UK, and Lund University, Sweden, surveyed 750 doctors from 10 countries Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, South Kor...

Screening for behavioral health first step to getting treatment

... is a growing emphasis on the role of primary care doctors in addressing behavioral health problems, and screening for mental health issues and substance abuse is one important strategy that physicians can use to identify problems and get patients into treatment, says Horgan. Despite these reasons, most he...

Polish journalist scoops first prize in prestigious European award

... some cancer patients feel, and the need for their doctors to listen to them and help them make the right decisions for their health. Sainz flagged the important role that journalists play in educating the public about cancer and said I think that journalists have an important social responsibility, even ...

New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities

...t from treatment. We thank the many thousands of doctors who have enabled this research by freely contributing anonymised data to QRESEARCH, without which this work would not have been possible....

When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves

... adults with a medical home report their doctor or doctors office did not give them a plan to manage their ca... half of insured adults received a reminder from a doctors office to schedule preventive visits compared with only 36 percent of uninsured adults; when African...

New research spares children the pain of the needle

...ing from pneumonia could be spared the pain of the doctors needle, thanks to new research funded by the British Lung Foundation. The study, a world-first carried out by researchers at The University of Nottingham, discovered that children given oral treatment recovered as quickly, suffered less pain, requi...

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