Tag: "access" at medical news
New approach to thyroid surgery reduces incision size
...of surgery because it's so much less invasive." To access
the thyroid, most otolaryngologists make a horizon...scles called the Sofferman technique to directly access
the thyroid. Surgeons use tiny video cameras and endoscopes to work through the incision. Afterward,...
Once in the doctor's office, racial and ethnic disparities in care nearly disappear: Stanford study
...udy does not provide any information about initial access
to health care, since outpatient information accou...isparities may arise more from unequal health-care access
and utilization than from direct differences in treatment once a patient is in the system," she said...
PLoS Medicine refocuses world's attention on the tsunami, six months on
...tention has moved on. A special issue of the open access
global health journal PLoS Medicine revisits the health effects of the devastation. The special issuea collection of seven articles, many authored by experts from countries affected by the tsunamiasks provocative questions of the international heal...
Voice-to-voice translation machine perfects bedside manner
...ome of the most used phrases can be put in a quick access
"ready menu,") and the result is a spoken Persian question in the earphones of the patient. The same process takes place in the reverse direction. Narayanan says much of the success of the interface grows directly out of analysis of a large database ...
Time is running out for Mississippi's HIV-positive Medicaid beneficiaries
...ith HIV/AIDS in Mississippi are about to be denied access
to medications they need to stay alive. A law that takes effect tomorrow, July 1, limits Mississippi Medicaid beneficiaries to two brand-name drugs. But controlling HIV infection requires three drugs, and all of them are brand name. Gov. Haley Barbou...
Kids with bedroom TV sets have lower standardized test scores, Stanford/Packard study shows
...s than their peers without. Conversely, those with access
to a home computer earn higher test scores. The di...tests than did their peers. Conversely, those with access
to home computers scored between seven and nine points higher than those without. The highest averag...
Television in the bedroom may hurt child's school performance
...er showed the opposite relationship--children with access
to a home computer had scores that were around 6 p... while students without TV in the bedroom but with access
to a computer at home scored the highest. Students who gained a television in the bedroom over the c...
A TV in the bedroom is associated with lower standardized test scores among third grade students
...r scores on standardized tests while children with access
to a home computer had higher scores, researchers ...d a TV set in their own bedroom and 71 percent had access
to a home computer. Media environment variables were not significantly associated with the parents' ...
Could reality TV save academic medicine?
...neously today by the BMJ ( www.bmj.com ), the open access
international medical journal PLoS Medicine ( www.plosmedicine.org ) and the Milbank Memorial Fund ( www.milbank.org ). In the first scenario, academic medicine flourished in the private sector and medical research, training and service became commer...
Canadian researchers call for more angiograms
...e study were able to compile their results through access
to a comprehensive database managed by the Alberta Provincial Project for Outcomes Assessment in Coronary Heart disease (APPROACH) project, and a team of researchers at the U of A and the University of Calgary. "We are uniquely positioned to do this...
Adult lifestyle biggest risk factor for diabetes, study finds
...y. However, not all of these studies have not had access
to complete data on later life. "Our study, which has examined people from birth to adulthood, suggests that the life you lead as an adult has the biggest influence on your health, in terms of diabetes risk, in later life. Dr Pearce, of Newcastle ...
American Society of Hematology partners with major health organizations to launch patientINFORM.org
...published. Consumers will be provided with direct access
to Blood articles on diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma in a manner that helps them more fully understand the implications of the research. During its initial pilot phase, patient INFORM will focus on cancer, diabetes, heart diseas...
The rich die differently from you and me, U-M study shows
...re, the researchers suggest. They may have greater access
to goods and services above and beyond what insura...months to live. "This would enable older adults to access
medications regardless of ability to pay," Silveira said. "It would also improve access
to services ...
Scientists discover how Nipah virus enters cells
...onfirm their findings, but since they did not have access
to a high-level biosafety laboratory as Dr. Broder's team did, the UCLA researchers engineered a harmless virus with Nipah virus proteins embedded in its coat. The UCLA team found that this artificial construct could infect cells vulnerable to Nipah ...
Australia to develop world leading internet cancer trials technology
...ement will allow increasing numbers of patients to access
trials and enable us to convert research into evidence-based, life-saving treatments faster and more efficiently." Dr Ackland said cancer claimed more Australian lives than any other individual cause and was set to increase significantly in prevalenc...
Availability of vascular surgeons impacts amputation rate
...th PAD undergoes revascularization might depend on access
to vascular specialists. But Ho found a "substantial disparity" in the supply of vascular surgeons across the country. Although this disparity might be expected, due to differences in the incidence of PAD in various regions of the nation, Ho found t...
Wright State receives $3 million grant to study learning with disabilities
...; and pedagogy, or developing training systems and access
to learning. Projects in these areas will study, design or create experiences for people with disabilities to overcome obstacles and barriers in their lives and learning....
Majority of ALS patients are not depressed
...demographically or in their level of disability or access
to services. They were not more likely to be more or less educated, live alone, older, or have more unmet needs or use fewer services than other patients. The two groups also did not differ in how burdened they thought their families were in providin...
Hospice referral rates increase with intervention improving communication
...decrease resource utilization by promoting earlier access
to hospice care in nursing homes," the authors wri...p to ensure that residents and their families have access
to the best possible quality of care."...
Northwestern Memorial named among '100 Most Wired Hospitals' for sixth consecutive year
...ocesses, and improve care coordination with timely access
to medication orders and administration records. The EHR also integrates medical records throughout the organization and provides availability of medical documentation at the time care is received. Northwestern Memorial has also implemented compu...
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