Tag: "physicians" at medical news
Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
...te Americans (40% higher). The study should help physicians
more accurately apply prognostic factors to their prostate cancer patients. The authors conclude, these results argue that traditional prognostic factors for survival from prostate cancer (stage, grade, treatment, age, year of diagnosis, and socioec...
Patient-centered approach can backfire
...rs' orders and feel satisfied with their care when physicians
take the patient-centered approach. According to...Christensen and his team recruited 16 primary care physicians
and 146 of their established patients from UI Hospitals and Clinics. Each doctor and patient took tw...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
...on only in recent years, it may take more time for physicians
to routinely test the obese for the disease, Smith said. Diabetes is a serious illness that occurs when the body cannot properly produce or regulate insulin, which controls the level of glucose in the blood. The disease can cause many severe probl...
Drug interactions with warfarin
...randomized clinical trials. The authors write that physicians
should be aware of these risks to better assess their patients therapeutic riskbenefit profiles. In a related commentary, David Juurlink PhD explains the main drug interactions with the anticoagulant warfarin....
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
... contradict previous findings in which over 70% of physicians
reported using spirometry for establishing a COPD ...r. Han suggests a possible difference between what physicians
say and what they actually do. Also of particular concern was that, according to this study, spirome...
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...ill permit us to attract and mentor a new group of physicians
and scientists who will study childhood kidney dis... at the Medical College, Our research will provide physicians
with new ways to treat patients and assess effectiveness, while clinical observations will help us l...
Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians
... in the office setting and further facilitates the physicians
ability to work with other physicians
and professionals to meet the patients needs and preferences. Further, UHG will provide in-kind sup...
Reanalysis of controversial meta-analysis says writing off rosiglitazone may be premature
...rdiovascular Death" appeared online Aug. 7. Both physicians
testified Monday, July 30, before a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee reviewing the data on rosiglitazone's safety. At the conclusion of hearings, the panel recommended that Avandia carry new risk warnings but stopped short of calling f...
Seat belt injuries could signal more serious trauma in children
...car accidents. And seat belt injuries should alert physicians
to look for signs of more serious consequences, pa...which is not always immediately apparent. Unless physicians
are diligent, spinal-cord injuries are hard to diagnose in children. In the event of a car accident,...
Despite claims, not all probiotics can treat diarrhea say experts
...related to the individual strains of bacteria, and physicians
should choose preparations based on effectiveness data....
Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly
...l of Medicine researchers. The study suggests that physicians
continue to recommend invasive or risky interventi...ongevity at less than two years, and to want their physicians
to discuss their prognosis with them. The mortality rate among those who had refused treatments was ...
Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Although physicians
have imposed quarantine orders since at least 1374, when the Port of Venice officially isolated foreigners and shippers for 40 days to keep out infectious scourges, there has been no definitive evidence that public health measures like quarantining t...
Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success
...atient prescription drug committee, which included physicians
and pharmacists, was formed to review the literatu...ity outcomes, noted that the collaboration between physicians
and the hospital worked well to ensure not only that cost savings could be achieved but also that em...
Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements
.... Researchers hope the study findings will help physicians
create new treatments for backaches, a common ailment. Eight out of 10 adults will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. While many of those aches go away on their own, about half of those people will experience a recurrence of pain wit...
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
...been gathered together in these guidelines to give physicians
up-to-date and detailed information on which treat...ped for cardiovascular specialists, emergency room physicians
and healthcare professionals who evaluate and treat patients with acute coronary syndrome. They focu...
New research finds high prevalence of smoking among physicians in China
...yet up to now, little has been known about Chinese physicians
attitudes and practices regarding smoking. In this...hers found that 23 percent of 3,552 hospital-based physicians
surveyed were smokers, substantially higher than in the United States (3.3 percent), where the smoki...
Quality of treatment guidelines
are nowadays presented with official guidelines on...uideline recommendations. The researchers say that physicians
should be aware that official guidelines are not necessarily based on high-quality evidence. They em...
Postpartum hospital discharges -- when is the 'right time?'
...ion-making process of over 4,000 mothers and their physicians
around the readiness of mothers and their infants to leave the hospital after childbirth. The study, led by Dr. Henry Hank Bernstein M.D., Professor of Pediatrics at Dartmouth Medical School, and Chief of General Academic Pediatrics at Children's ...
Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children
...h.D., senior author of the study. In our opinion, physicians
should consider statin treatment for all FH childr...yle. To decide whether or not to start treatment, physicians
should balance benefit and risk based on the personal situation of each individual child. None of th...
Shining light on pancreatic cancer
...rom Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and physicians
from Evanston-Northwestern Healthcare (ENH), reported the findings in the Aug. 1, 2007, Clinical Cancer Research. "This novel technology uses light to probe tissue architecture at submicron scale. We are excited about this technology because it ena...
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