Tag: "aid" at medical news
New guidelines issued for diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism
...Each guideline contains several recommendations to aid
in the diagnosis and treatment of lower extremity deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. A thromboembolism occurs when a blood clot, formed at one point in the circulatory system, detaches and obstructs circulation at another point. A pulmo...
Embargoed Jan./Feb. Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...dations based on current evidence to clinicians to aid
in the diagnosis and treatment of lower extremity deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The Annals of Family Medicine and the Annals of Internal Medicine have joined together in publishing the new guidelines. Both guidelines and an evide...
Performing surgery on a beating heart may be safer
... surgery performed on a beating heart, without the aid
of a heart-lung machine, is a safe option that leads to fewer negative side effects for bypass patients. This review is featured in Journal of Cardiac Surgery. Previously, it was more common for doctors to perform artery bypass surgery on the hear...
Prostate cancer patients see high survival rates with seed implants
.... The radioactive seeds were administered with the aid
of ultrasound-guided techniques to accurately place the seeds in the prostate gland. The patients received the seed implants as the sole treatment for prostate cancer with no additional chemotherapy or radiation therapy. "This study is exciting beca...
Northwestern surgeon invents teaching technology for scary patient exams
...h struggled to cobble together loans and financial aid
to fund her undergraduate and later her medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University. "Other kids at college are well fed and all they have to worry about is studying....
Spirituality increases as alcoholics recover
... One program that has been shown conclusively to aid
alcoholics in achieving and maintaining sobriety is AA, which has spiritual components including invocation of a higher power. The new study, however, shows that the relationship between spirituality and likelihood of recovery was unrelated to whethe...
Traditional Chinese medical beliefs still relevant in Beijing
... health culture in Beijing, such as shang huo, can aid
in the development of future oral health programs and assist oral health-care practitioners in serving their patients better....
Study describes action of estrogen in protecting bone
...med cell death of osteoblasts, the bone cells that aid
in the growth and development of new bone and teet...armacological or nutritional agents might mimic or aid
this action of estradiol."...
Embargoed March/April Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...hors reflect the valuable lessons learned that may aid
in future disaster planning: family physicians a...n comparing a Web-based and a paper-based decision aid
with no previsit education, exposure to either decision aid
increased the patient's involvement in t...
1 out of every 3 arthritis sufferers is affected in ability to work
...clude, "This initial characterization of AAWL will aid
in informing research and the development and evaluation of interventions to decrease work limitation experienced by individuals with arthritis." Arthritis-attributable work limitation affects nearly 7 million U.S. adults, disproportionately affect...
New standards could cut number of malnourished children on feeding programs
...her z scores or the percentage of the median. Most aid
agencies use the median method to determine a chil...should be completed before they are implemented by aid
agencies running emergency nutrition programmes. ...
Livestock interventions can protect lives, livelihoods
...eated need for humanitarian assistance. While food aid
helps keep people alive, other relief intervention..., livestock feed and transportation. "Within the aid
community, there is a reluctance to support drought interventions which provide cash to communities,...
'No' doesn't always mean 'no'
...confusion, and behavioural theory could be used to aid
New study: Pycnogenol reduces heart failure
...nteracts the "wearing out" of the heart, which may aid
the five million Americans living with heart failure. Previous studies have shown Pycnogenol supplementation to be associated with improved cardiovascular health, such as cholesterol reduction, blood pressure control and prevention of thrombosis. ...
Genetic marker linked to aggressive prostate cancer
...orm of the disease. These findings ultimately will aid
the development of a simple blood test to predict who is susceptible to this aggressive cancer, Northwestern researchers said. Knowing which patients carry this genetic marker also will guide doctors in how they treat the cancer. The Northwestern s...
A drug's brand name skews patient treatment choices
...ho wanted to see if certain features of a decision aid
i.e., format and graphic presentation of data on ...tions make a difference. They designed a decision aid
for anticoagulant drug therapy for atrial fibrillation in 3 formats (decision board, decision bookle...
Electronic nose may help diagnose asthma
...nd perfume industries. It is also being used as an aid
against terrorism, to sniff out explosives or toxic chemicals in the air. An electronic nose responds to a given odor by generating a pattern, or "smell print," which is analyzed and compared with stored patterns. An electronic nose has been develo...
Scavenger cells may have role blocking obesity, Stanford study shows
...is and pathogens, triggering other immune cells to aid
in the response to a pathogen. But in recent years, macrophages found in fat tissue of obese animals have been fingered as the source of chemical signals that exacerbate the problems of obesity and insulin resistance that accompany eating too much fa...
'Smart' mice teach scientists about learning process, brain disorders
...ow the enzyme affects the brain and behavior might aid
in the development of new treatments for these and other conditions, Dr. Bibb said. The key in this study was being able to "knock out" the gene for Cdk5 only in the brain, and only when the mice were adults. This technique, only recently develope...
Community-associated staph infections involving antibiotic-resistant bacteria increase
...promoting acquisition and emergence of CA-MRSA may aid
in the development of prevention strategies," the authors write. Bala Hota, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues at Rush University Medical Center and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, examined tissue, fluid and bone cultures at the 464...
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