Tag: "availability" at medical news

Delivery of routine preventive services suboptimal for medicare beneficiaries

...a U.S. or Canadian medical school, or who reported availability of information technology to generate preventive care reminders or access treatment guidelines. "We found that this shortfall is neither uniform for all beneficiaries nor explained entirely by characteristics of the beneficiaries such as their race o...

Assisted living and in-home care increase as nursing home beds decline

...n 2002. There are, however, wide variations in the availability of facilities and beds across states, Harrington found. Nebraska has the highest number of total beds per population in nursing homes and residential care/assisted living, while Alaska has the lowest number. California ranks 14th in total number of...

Why don't some patients take their medicines?

...but also about their ability to pay for it and the availability of lower-cost options. The research, from a team at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare Center and the University of Michigan, will be published in the August 8/22 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. The data are from a larger VA-funded study of diab...

GlaxoSmithKline announces FDA approval of Fluarix

...a can be a serious health threat, so the increased availability of this vaccine is critical to help keep the virus at bay and to potentially avoid epidemics." Influenza is a highly contagious and potentially fatal virus that affects five to 20 percent of the total U.S. population during each influenza season. B...

Implantable pacemaker-like device sends pulses to the brain to treat chronic depression

...h TRD need additional options," said Zajecka. "The availability of VNS Therapy is an important treatment option for millions of people who, until now, have not had access to a proven long-term option to control depressive symptoms. It is especially important to know that clinical study results have shown that pat...

$1.3 million NIH grant awarded to Florida Tech chemistry professor

...le for allergies affecting the lungs and nose. The availability of these synthetic mediators has opened the field to medical research in the areas of allergy and inflammation. Among his other accomplishments, Rokach was responsible for the development of the drug "Singulair", a leukotriene-D4 antagonist, used by ...

Treating individuals with substance-abuse disorders who have attempted suicide

...e thing, but we shouldn't overact and decrease the availability of inpatient treatment before we know for whom that more intensive treatment might be more beneficial." "It appears problematic to include individuals who have made a recent suicide attempt in outpatient care," agreed Conner. "Recent suicide attempt...

Doctors survey hospital food, reveal current trends

... there are some promising trends, such as the wide availability of whole-grain products and fresh fruit, there is an urgent need for improvement. The survey reveals that fewer than one-third of hospitals offer either a daily salad bar or a daily low-fat, cholesterol-free entre. Moreover, a nutritional analysis re...

Adult stem cells aid recovery in animal model of cerebral palsy

... clinical trials. But they are optimistic that the availability of clinical-grade cells would expedite such a move. "We hope this will eventually be something that can be used in the neonatal intensive care unit in babies with severe asphyxial brain injuries," Dr. Carroll says of cerebral palsy patients. He and o...

Independent panel to evaluate a chemical used in some plastics for hazards to human health

...en to members of the public and the media. A press availability period will immediately follow the meeting at appr...h.gov . She will schedule interviews for the press availability period immediately following the meeting. Details about the meeting, including panelists and agenda,...

Pharmacies in minority, low-income areas less likely to carry sufficient pain medications

...nt of Anesthesiology found a pronounced gap in the availability of prescription opioid analgesic medications. The ...n medications in local pharmacies, with the lowest availability in minority and low-income areas," says lead author Carmen R. Green, M.D., associate professor in th...

Colorectal cancer screening promotion fails to increase use by physician organizations

...ments, such as a managed care setting, without the availability of research staff. CRC screening rates remain low, despite evidence that CRC screening, such as fecal occult blood tests, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy, are generally effective at reducing mortality. Patricia A. Ganz, M.D. of the Jonsson Com...

Pain drives Canadian youth to seek alternative medical treatment

...ing a child in pain, with persistent problems the availability of options is different for well-off kids than it is for poorer kids." Also on the team are Alison James (Centre for Health Services and Policy Research), Diane Davies (Canadian Adolescents at Risk Research Network), Michelle Garieri (Kingston Wellne...

Study finds new type of silicone implant offers more natural looking breasts, low complication rate

...r benefit of the more cohesive gel implants is the availability of a wide variety of shapes and sizes to more closely match breast shapes and chest dimensions. For example, plastic surgeons can use a patient's breast measurements to custom select an implant specific to each breast. Beyond the cosmetic advantages...

HIV mortality in India drops with introduction of generic antiretroviral therapy

...in 2000, and reached 44 percent in 2003. With the availability of much-needed drugs came better health. Opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis, a common problem for immunocompromised patients, occur at a much lower rate in those receiving ART and its highly active drug counterpart, HAART. Accessible drugs...

Middle-age people more likely to use alternative medicine

...CAM among adults was likely shaped by the relative availability of CAM and prevailing public health policies in place when adults began making their own health-related decisions." But the researchers added that the middle-age adults are more likely than either young adults or older adults to use CAM for preventio...

New therapeutic target identified in inherited brain tumor disorder

...strocyte growth and brain tumor development. "The availability of a mouse model of NF1-associated brain tumors allows us to conduct experiments that we could never perform in humans that have already broadened our understanding of the function of the Nf1 gene," Gutmann says. "It's highly likely that these new in...

Focus on lung cancer: How to prevent and treat it

...egard to testing and review mechanisms, the recent availability of improved spiral CT images may now allow for clinical trials that specifically address cancer prevention in the peripheral lung compartment. Agents that are currently being studied include inhibitors of AA metabolism such as non-steroidal anti-infl...

Doctors advised to plan their response to flu pandemic

...gs. Should a pandemic emerge within 12 months, the availability of antiviral drugs will be limited, and people at high risk will need to be given priority. Healthcare workers and people operating essential services might be the most important groups to protect, he concludes....

Nerve-stimulation therapy for patients with treatment-resistant depression now available in New York

...n need safe and effective therapeutic options. The availability of an FDA-approved treatment for the long-term management of depression is an important development for the disturbingly large number of people with depression who have not responded to other approved treatment options," says Dr. Sarah H. Lisanby, di...

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