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Postpartum hospital discharges -- when is the 'right time?'

LEBANON, N.H. A landmark nationwide study, published today in the journal Pediatrics, is the first ever to prospectively examine the decision-making process of over 4,000 mothers and their physicians around the readiness of mothers and their infants to leave the hospital aft...

RAND, Health Dialog form alliance to create tools to evaluate health-care quality and efficiency

...ies. The RAND QAScoresTM were derived from RANDs landmark study of the quality of health care in the United States published in late 2003 by Dr. McGlynn and several of her RAND colleagues. The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that adults in the United States receive only about ha...

Landmark study finds adult Delawareans with disabilities in only 'fair' to 'poor' health

...abilities is only "fair" to "poor," according to a landmark study conducted by University of Delaware researchers. The two-year study, one of the first to assess the health of Delaware adults with all types of disabilities, including physical, sensory, cognitive, and learning impairments, is a key component...

Hormone therapy offers new hope for ovarian cancer patients

...search programme. He said: This is an important landmark in the research and treatment of ovarian cancer. Despite intense scientific research over the past 20 years, there have been few new leads in our understanding of how this disease operates. But this study suggests that the addition of hormone therapy...

Study shows Diachrome improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes

...o and LDL-to-HDL ratio. The publication of this landmark study, which followed a phase III pharmaceutical-equivalent design, reinforces our belief that Diachrome will become a standard tool for public and private healthcare professionals charged with managing the growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes, said P...

Transformation for people with AIDS on the horizon

...nts in deep salvage, 2007 may be comparable to the landmark events of 1996, when the near miraculous effects of combination therapy were first observed, they write. The drugs are the HIV integrase inhibitors, R5 inhibitors, and etravirine (TMC125) a second generation non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase in...

New doctors' test kit to help prevent debilitating osteoporosis

...ch, since its inception 18 years ago, has provided landmark advances in global understanding of osteoporosis. "We have shown that a tendency to fall over, weak muscles and low bone density all contribute to the risk of osteoporotic fractures and that bone and weight loss are predictors of poor health outcom...

International cooperation boosts EarthCARE

... remote sensing. Furthermore, it is a programmatic landmark for international co-operation far beyond the ESA member state partners. It will prove that international collaboration is a feasible route for the implementation of complex Earth observation missions of the future."...

Clinical guidelines for blood conservation during cardiac procedures developed

...s of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons represents a landmark undertaking," he said. "This work should serve as a template for individual cardiothoracic surgeons and for institutions as they manage valuable and scarce blood component resources." In the analysis, the committees from the Society of Thoracic Su...

US Senate introduces bill to train more preventive medicine doctors

...entive medicine and public health workforce. Their landmark bill, the Preventive Medicine and Public Health Training Act, introduced in Congress today, will ensure the nation has a continuous supply of highly trained preventive medicine and public health physicians to lead the efforts to promote health and pr...

Inaugural award honors collaborative team science

...is, prevention, or treatment. Selected for their landmark prostate cancer discovery, the teams research revealed that a majority of prostate cancers harbor recurrent gene fusions of the androgen-regulated gene TMPRSS2, with oncogenic transcription factors of the ETS family. This finding has profound clinica...

A remedy for what ails medicine

...are spearheading this effort. They have launched a landmark five-year study to explore and address the dramatic under-representation of women and minority faculty in leadership and senior positions in academic medicine. The National Initiative on Gender, Culture and Leadership in Medicine, (also known as "CCh...

EVEREST data on use of tolvaptan published in JAMA and featured at ACC

...short- and long-term analyses of the international landmark trial Efficacy of Vasopressin antagonism in Heart Failure Outcome Study with Tolvaptan (EVEREST) published in the March 28 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). These data were presented at the American College of Cardiolo...

Emergency responses greatly increase risk to firefighters of dying on duty from heart disease

...rease the risk of dying from a coronary event. The landmark study provides the strongest link to date between CHD and emergency firefighting duties. It found that putting out fires was associated with a risk about 10 to 100 times greater than the risk of dying from non-emergency duties. The study appears in t...

Oral Biology Research Award presented to Russell

... interventions in caries development. He also made landmark observations in the induction and sustainability of the mucosal immune response. His group was the first to apply intranasal immunization approaches to induce protective levels of antibody in the saliva. The significance of this approach is marked by...

Texas A&M study proves pollution from China And India affecting world's weather

...er who has studied the problem and has published a landmark paper on the topic in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Renyi Zhang, professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M and lead author of the paper, says the study is the first of its kind that provides indisputable evidence that ma...

Simple classification can help define and predict limb-threatening diabetic infections

...n State and the Netherlands partnered to publish a landmark study validating the Infectious Disease Society of America's guidelines for the clinical classification of diabetic foot infections. "We're all very pleased to see this study in print," noted co-author David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD, Professor of Sur...

NHLBI awards 12 Women's Health Initiative contracts

...erest in maximizing the scientific yield from this landmark study....

Bayer and Onyx announce pivotal Nexavar kidney cancer study published in NEJM

...nic Taussig Cancer Center in Cleveland, OH. "This landmark study demonstrated the efficacy, tolerability and clinical benefit of Nexavar, which has rapidly become a valuable weapon against this devastating disease." Based on these data, Nexavar was granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval...

Circumcision for prevention of HIV: new analysis demonstrates cost-effectiveness

A team of researchers who conducted a landmark trial in Orange Farm, South Africa, which concluded that male circumcision can sub stantially reduce the risk of becoming infected with HIV, have now studied the economic aspects of this approach to preventing HIV/AIDS. Their new research, published ...

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