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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

Practising physicians 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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(Date:8/29/2014)... Researchers at UC Davis have made some surprising ... infection. Studying simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the team ... Paneth cells are early responders to viral invasion ... producing a cytokine called interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β). ... IL-1β causes breakdown of the gut epithelium that ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, ... Health Science Center at San Antonio, have found another ... rodent, the naked mole rat. , They reported ... rats protects and alters the activity of the proteasome, ... The factor also protects proteasome function in human, mouse ...
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