Tag: "care" at medical news
Specific behaviors seen in infants can predict autism, new research shows
... Centre is making a real difference towards better care
for children and families affected by autism."...
UK politicians failing to address low morale among doctors
... Respect by the doctor for a patient's anxiety and care
preferences. And respect by the patient for a doctor's skill and professional expertise. "What UK medicine needs is a new and stronger political voice, one that is more concerned with augmenting professional standards than with protecting professiona...
No evidence that calcium and vitamin D prevent fractures
...over and at high risk of hip fracture from primary care
clinics. The women were randomly split into two groups. The treatment group received advice from a practice nurse on how to reduce the risk of fracture and were given calcium and vitamin D tablets to take daily. The control group received only a leaf...
Obesity in middle age increases risk of dementia in later life
...volved 10,276 members of Kaiser Permanente medical care
programme in California who underwent detailed health checks from 1964 to 1973 when they were aged 40-45 and who were still members of the health plan in 1994. Information was collected on demographics, medical history, medical conditions, body mass ...
Patients with pituitary gland tumors are often misdiagnosed
...e pituitary gland are more common than many health care
professionals realize, with national prevalence rates averaging 16.7 percent. To neurosurgeon Dr. Gail Rosseau, this isn't surprising. Rosseau, who treats patients with a variety of neurological conditions at Rush University Medical Center and the ...
Vascular structure and function improve with diet and exercise
...ngle-blind trial of SNAC intervention versus usual care
lifestyle counseling included 38 patients with high-normal blood pressure (systolic greater than 130 mmHg to 139 mmHg, diastolic greater than 85 mmHg to 89 mmHg) or pre-diabetes indicated by impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance. Th...
Prevalence of concussion effects linked to 'pot of gold' lawsuits, researcher says
...uania, but is the quality of medical diagnosis and care
in Lithuania comparable to that in America? How many MRI machines does Lithuania have? How sophisticated are its diagnostic techniques and hardware?" Beyond the ethical issue of feigning postconcussional syndrome, Hall says there are serious health r...
Nation's leading researchers, scientists reveal findings at occupational therapy conference
...s can improve occupational performance, facilitate care
giving, improve safety, reduce the need for personal care
services, and even delay institutionalization. The Value of Occupational Therapy in Disaster Respon...
Health-care ethics practical, smart: U of T study
ethics gained the limelight during the recent battle over Terry Schiavo's fate, but ethical decision-making is already a growing part of the corporate culture at a number of Toronto hospitals, thanks to a "hub and spokes" strategy pioneered by the Un...
Simple questions may determine children's exposure to smoke
...ren, two weeks to three years of age, at a primary care
clinic and the children were divided into three gr...al clinical recommendations are as follows: health care
professionals can obtain an ETS risk assessment for a child younger than three years by asking the m...
Parents who don't vaccinate their children may believe vaccines cause harm
...s can be addressed through discussions with health care
professionals and public vaccine information campaigns."...
3 questions may provide good clues to smoke exposure
...e?" does not capture all of the information health care
professionals need to gauge risk to the child, acc...ta from the study can be a helpful tool for health care
practitioners assessing ETS risk in children younger than 3 years of age, the period most pediatrici...
Too many doctors fail to follow guidelines and to prescribe best treatments for heart patients
...elop training programmes to improve the quality of care
for cardiac patients," said Prof Komajda. A second paper published in the EHJ today underlines the difficulty of persuading doctors to follow guidelines for treatment rather than relying on their own impressions of what might be best. In some case...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for May 2005 (first issue)
...om or died in 21 French medical-surgical intensive care
units (ICUs), one-third of the relatives questioned 90 days after the event showed levels on a test that demonstrated moderate to major risk of post-traumatic stress reaction. Using the impact of events test, investigators saw even higher rates among...
Medical-errors gap widens between best and worst hospitals: Healthgrades study
...pneumothorax Selected infections due to medical care
Post-operative hip fracture Post-operative hemorrhage or hematoma Post-operative physiologic and metabolic derangements Post-operative respiratory failure Post-operative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis Post-operative sepsi...
Other highlights in the May 4 JNCI
...omen enrolled in one of seven comprehensive health care
plans who were diagnosed with cervical cancer despite having access to cancer screening and treatment services. They found that 56% of cases were in women who had not had a Pap test during the period 4 to 36 months prior to diagnosis, whereas 32% of...
University of Kentucky researcher wins American Heart Association award
...ysiology; a base for the physicians providing this care
and a special focus on counseling cardiac patients...d teaching programs work to advance cardiovascular care
throughout the world....
Connecting to cure spinal cord injury
...ss the country and at the U-M who will discuss SCI care
and research on the following topics: Translating Research from the Laboratory to Clinical Trials, with Wise Young, M.D., Ph.D., director of the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neurosciences at Rutgers University. Participating in Cure Resea...
Scalpel-free surgery could reduce risk of HIV and hepatitis exposure for health care workers
...me time to prevent the spread of disease to health care
workers in the operating room," said Martin A. Mak...le in high-risk settings to further protect health care
workers from accidental transmission," added Makary. Sharpless surgical techniques include lap...
Internet program launched to prevent blindness in diabetic patients
...C. Medicaid patients is about 14 percent. "Primary care
physicians rarely perform dilated eye examinations...Forest University School of Medicine and a primary care
physician himself. "A recent review of diabetic patients at the Downtown Health Plaza showed that f...
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