Tag: "adherence" at medical news
Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence
Because of problems with adherence
to a daily oral dose of naltrexone, the effectiven...cacy for treatment of alcohol dependence. However, adherence
to daily oral doses can be problematic, and clinical acceptance and utility of oral naltrexone have ...
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
...eived the right drug and there was a high level of adherence
to the treatment regimens, the committee found. It also noted that trial investigators achieved high rates of retention and follow-up among participants. The committee found no reason that medical journals should revise or retract articles that repo...
No wisdom in routinely pulling wisdom teeth, study says
...ater consideration. "Prudent decision-making, with adherence
to specified indicators for removal, may reduce the number of surgical procedures by 60 percent or more," the authors say. The review appears in the most recent issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an internatio...
Journal study suggests many glaucoma patients don't take medication properly
... conditions at the bottom of the medical condition adherence
list. The four other ailments include renal and pulmonary diseases, diabetes, and sleep disorders....
Too many doctors fail to follow guidelines and to prescribe best treatments for heart patients
...p for six months. The researchers found that while adherence
to diagnosis guidelines was high at 74%, adherence
to treatment guidelines was much lower, with large variations between the five different treatments;...
Other highlights in the May 4 JNCI
...ervical Cancer Diagnosis Increasing Pap screening adherence
and improving the accuracy of Pap screening could reduce the incidence of invasive cervical cancer among women with access to screening and could afford earlier detection of cervical cancer, a new study concludes. Cervical cancer is highly preventabl...
Morphine for chest pain increases death risk
...k to hospitals with the ultimate goal of improving adherence
to the ACC/AHA treatment guidelines and patient outcomes....
Changing medication packages could help patients follow prescriptions, study suggests
...sant side effects such as a dry, hacking cough, so adherence
to treatment regimens is often poor." The findings may also have important political ramifications. "As the federal government develops policies for the new prescription drug benefit for older adults, there is a need to consider how these medications...
Within six months, one in three patients fail to take medications as prescribed
...rescribed medications decreased, the likelihood of adherence
to concomitant anti-hypertensive and lipid-lowerin...erapy increased. The second strongest predictor of adherence
was age. The third strongest predictor was the time between the initiations of the two treatments. P...
Study shows adherence to pulmicort respules, results in fewer ER visits in asthmatic children
...lationship between patient outcomes and medication adherence
with controller therapies, such as PULMICORT RESPU...ter, Madison, WI. "This study shows that increased adherence
can mean better asthma control and less time spent in the ER and hospital. And that is important bec...
New Seroquel data support benefits in bipolar disorder
...depression, and also improves quality of life and adherence
to treatment in patients with bipolar disorder. ...fe is therefore of critical importance." Treatment adherence
data supported: These data are supported by new results from another study assessing treatment adher...
Study shows even limited training improves communication with patients from other cultures
...on with the provider. Only one of these evaluated adherence
to medication prescriptions, which was insufficient for drawing conclusions; no study measured the financial costs and savings of training. In the latest analysis, the Hopkins team assessed the quality of the research as a determination of how cult...
New NHLBI-sponsored study shows programs can teach children to eat healthier
...ed dietary information by food groups and measured adherence
to recommended food patterns and changes over time. "These new findings offer valuable lessons for finding effective ways to help children develop healthier eating habits a critical need in light of the rising rates of obesity and related conditions...
Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes
... accordance with existing guidelines and long-term adherence
to therapies that are proven to prevent heart attacks and death from heart disease," she said. Other members of the team include Duke's Vic Hasselblad, Ph.D., Mark Feinglos, M.D., and Mognus Ohman, M.D; and Darren McGuire, M.D., University of Texas S...
Raisins fight oral bacteria
... milliliter, oleanolic acid also blocked S. mutans adherence
to surfaces. Adherence is crucial for the bacteria to form dental plaque, the sticky biofilm that accumulates on teeth. After a sugary meal, these bacteria release acids that erode the tooth enamel. Wu said that the findings counter a longstanding pu...
Multi-drug resistant TB persists in California
...once it develops. Second, our results suggest that adherence
to recommended TB treatment guidelines must be improved to ensure that poor case management does not contribute to further cases of MDR within California. "Third, the higher proportion of individuals moving or lost to follow-up, as well as the longe...
Minorities receive less diabetes-related prevention care
...lity of care measures, there is an overall lack of adherence
to these guidelines by health care providers," Kirk says. To find out if there were differences in how ethnic minorities received preventive diabetes care, Kirk and colleagues analyzed 36 studies published between 1993 and 2003. Patient information i...
HIV treatment programs in poor countries as effective as in developed countries
..." she said, adding that, if ART is free, patients' adherence
to medication is good. However, "in most poor countries the cost of antiretrovirals is really prohibitive" and "even people who can afford it for a few months may not be able to afford it in the long term," said Dr. Ivers. "This shows that we have to...
The Lancet calls for open debate on illegal drug use
...l drug use. Discussions framed by moralising or by adherence
to social ideals have little utility in a society of which drug use is an inescapable part. Without open debate, we cannot know the true extent of the problem. Without open debate, there can be no accurate quantification of the risk of harm. And with...
Only transplant center that developed comprehensive protocol for liver transplants in kids with MSUD
... restrict these amino acids. However, even strict adherence
to this diet does not ensure that the patient will not go into metabolic crisis. Should a patient with MSUD become sick with even a minor viral illness, the body will break down protein stored in muscle for energy. The amino acids released from the c...
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