Tag: "chronic" at medical news
Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan
...m to encourage prevention, early primary care, and chronic
disease management, including patient designation of a patient-centered primary care home. Access for patients to their own medical records, along with patient information and tools to share in decision-making. According to Davis and co-author S...
Cancer research summaries
...her there is also a possibility of transmission of chronic
diseases such as cancer through blood transfusions has been more difficult. There is some evidence to support the theory that cancers might be transmissible through blood. Even if a tumour is too small to be detected, it will shed millions of cells...
Home health care devices focus of FDA Conference at UH
...well as those patients with complex birth defects, chronic
diseases and terminal illnesses. Included in thes...or patients with disorders such as sleep apnea and chronic
lung problems; risk management in the home of issues that address human error (i.e. misuse of equipm...
'SCHIP funding levels too low' ACP tells Senate Finance Committee Leaders
...ontributor to the growing numbers of patients with chronic
diseases covered by federal government, funds from higher tobacco taxes should be applied to the SCHIP reauthorization and to avert Medicare physician payment cuts. Provisions to replace Medicare physician fee cuts. Under current law, a 9.9 percent ...
When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves
...ans and medical advice can help them better manage chronic
conditions and obtain critical preventive care ser... with a medical home are better prepared to manage chronic
conditions such as diabetes or hypertension. Only 23 percent of adults with a medical home report th...
Smoking may interfere with alcoholics' neurocognitive recovery during abstinence
...rth America who seek alcoholism treatment are also chronic
smokers. New findings indicate that smoking may i...rch on neurobiological and cognitive recovery from chronic
alcoholism has not considered the potential impact of cigarette smoking on recuperation, he said. F...
Intensive-care patients with alcohol problems are more likely to require mechanical ventilation
...ailure, heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and chronic
obstructive lung disease. These comorbidities mak...ening medical illnesses such as pneumonia, asthma, chronic
obstructive lung disease, infections and respiratory failure. De Wit recommended that clinicians ...
AstraZeneca announces SYMBICORT is now available in the US
..., AstraZeneca. Asthma is one of the most serious chronic
diseases in the U.S. It is estimated that more than 20 million Americans suffer from the condition and, if not properly managed, asthma can be life-threatening. The U.S. availability of SYMBICORT holds great promise for millions of Americans that ...
Parents of chronically ill kids are helped by better access to federal and employer leave
...portant for parents who have children with serious chronic
illnesses, said lead author Dr. Paul Chung, senior natural scientist at RAND and assistant professor of pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Children in our study missed an average of four weeks of school or daycare a year, ad...
Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators
...herine Wu is developing a new treatment schema for chronic
myelogenous leukemia (CML). Current treatments for CML are effective for a short time, but patients ultimately relapse and die of their disease. Under the mentorship of Dr. Jerome Ritz, Dr. Wu studies how the immune system can be enlisted in the tr...
Columbia dentists to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa
...versity Medical Center will be the first to target chronic
oral health problems in sub-Saharan Africa, where the vast majority of chronic
diseases are left undetected and untreated. The initiative is the result of an anonymous $1.5 millio...
Diabetes professionals join forces to identify gaps in diabetes care and better self care
... episodic versus comprehensive focus (acute versus chronic
care) Use time in the waiting or examination room for education, incorporating audiovisual and creative techniques (such as computer-assisted education). Prioritize visit time on the basis of the patient's concerns and health care needs. P...
New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome
...s group of 18 24-year-olds are on the path toward chronic
health diseases. Although limited, national data suggest the trend is not unique to UNH. The UNH data, collected from more than 800 undergraduates enrolled in a general-education nutrition course, find that at least one-third of UNH students are ov...
Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review
...tients with skin cancer without compromising other chronic
dermatological diseases. The authors from the Dermatology Department at the Royal Victoria Hospital and Queens University Belfast - say that their research reinforces the need for anyone exposed to the sun to take sensible precautions, whethe...
Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases
...tical tool to help determine whether children with chronic
diseases like Crohns, juvenile arthritis and anore...information among clinicians because in almost any chronic
condition in children affecting growth, inflammation, or involving cancer survivors, they have probl...
High-Need Physician Workforce Incentives Act endorsed by American College of Physicians
...to meet the needs of an aging population with more chronic
diseases and to support a new model of delivering carethe patient-centered medical homethat will result in better outcomes for patients and more efficient use of resources. Rep. Burgess today also introduced two other bills, one that would create ...
Borderline personality disorder shows improvements with intensive psychotherapy
...Psychiatry, a premier psychiatry journal. BPD, a chronic
and disabling condition affecting about 1% of the United States population, has long defied psychologists and psychiatrists seeking to treat the illness. Affecting day-to-day functions, symptoms of the illness include unstable relations with others, ...
Smokers given more help to quit since GP performance pay introduced
...gh meeting quality targets in thetreatment of such chronic
diseases. Previous studies had showed that GPs were not routinely offeringcessation advice during consultations, in spite of evidence showing thatit improves quit rates, because some found it too time-consuming,considered it to be ineffectual, or f...
Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain
...many people continue to suffer from life-altering, chronic
pain long after their injuries have actually heale...rn University researcher has found a key source of chronic
pain appears to be an old memory trace that essentially gets stuck in the prefrontal cortex, the sit...
Blocking stress protein decreases Alzheimer's peptide in mice
...now based on those initial experiments if it was a chronic
effect or a much more immediate effect. If it was more immediate, we thought we might be able to identify some of the brain molecules involved in increasing the levels." Lead author Jea-Eun Kang, a graduate student in the Holtzman lab, utilized a qui...
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