Tag: "chronic" at medical news
RAND study finds women with heart disease and diabetes less likely to receive proper care
... included being prescribed ACE inhibitor drugs for chronic
heart failure and receiving prescriptions for beta blocker drugs following a heart attack. Women with diabetes in both Medicare and commercial health plans were more likely to have received eye exams than their male peers. The disparities were ...
Smoking, growing private hospital care for poor and US flu vaccine policies
...commended that adults older than 65 and those with chronic
health conditions, among other groups, should receive priority vaccination. In an analysis of vaccination rates among 288 patients 50 years old and older who used four inner city health centers, researchers found that the majority of patients (73 per...
Stenting of abdominal arteries offers welcome relief for 'intestinal angina'
...rventional cardiologists are successfully treating chronic
mesenteric ischemia, a condition akin to intestina...ose large amounts of weight. Surgical treatment of chronic
mesenteric ischemia results in death in as many as 15 percent of patients, in part because the proce...
Online education program better source of information for patients
... than others, possibly because "HF and AF are more chronic
conditions, so they have a greater impact on overa...ly expected to provide education for patients with chronic
cardiovascular diseases. Heart Profilers can serve as a powerful adjunct for physicians to recommen...
Quick, innovative procedure helps men minimize incontinence after prostatectomy
...g men the significant loss in quality of life that chronic
urinary incontinence can bring." ...
FDA approves Dey, L.P.'s Perforomist inhalation solution for maintenance treatment of COPD
...treatment of bronchoconstriction for emphysema and chronic
bronchitis, also known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Formoterol is a rapid and long-lasting beta2 agonist that has been previously approved in the U.S. as a dry powder formulation, and the molecule has twenty years of worldwide...
Counseling, coping skills could reduce arthritis disability
...habilitation to reduce disability not a cure for chronic
pain," said Patricia Dobkin, Ph.D., an associate professor of medicine at McGill University in Montreal who was not involved with the review. "When working in pain clinics, one often notes that even when pain intensity is not reduced significantly, p...
Heart Failure 2007
...n obligatory biomarker for long-term management of chronic
heart failurePro: (G. Jondeau); Contra: (J.J.V. McMurray) Room 1 at 11.00 Haemodynamic monitoring: tool or toy" (G.S. Filippatos) ICD: a shock box does it all K.H. Kuck (Hamburg, DE) Room 5 at 11.00 Depression and prognosis in heart fail...
Cognitive therapy can reduce post-traumatic stress in survivors of terrorist attacks
...ivil conflict. The trial involved 58 people with chronic
post-traumatic stress disorder, mostly resulting from multiple traumas linked to terrorism and other civil conflict. Patients were split into two groups, the first received immediate cognitive therapy while the other group were placed on a 12 week ...
Procedural changes may reduce cardiac arrests outside pediatric ICUs
...pulmonary arrest was most likely to occur was the chronic
vent floor, where patients are maintained on ventilators. "Patients may acutely plug their tracheostomy or have significantly increased respiratory issues," she said. Either may cause "a respiratory arrest that can progress to a cardiac arrest."Af...
Study confirms health benefits of whole grains
...ole grains also project against diabetes and other chronic
conditions. "Years ago, scientists hypothesized that the higher rates of chronic
diseases we have in the West, including heart disease, are due, in part, to a diet full of processed...
'Marked departure' in Medicare practice of paying physicians in Geriatric Care Improvement Act
...going care coordination for patients with multiple chronic
diseases and/or dementia is critical," said ACP Pr...or geriatric assessments of patients with multiple chronic
diseases and/or dementia and payment of a care coordination fee to physicians who accept responsibil...
Alpharma presents positive pharmacokinetic study results
...reating patients suffering from moderate-to-severe chronic
pain," says Joseph Stauffer, DO, Senior Vice Presi...s needed to treat patients with moderate-to-severe chronic
pain." Alpharmas proprietary technology combines an extended-release opioid with a sequestered cor...
Cause of gender differences in blood pressure, kidney damage under study
...opment of renal injury in the human population and chronic
renal disease seems to be worse in men and I see the same thing in my animal model." She's looking at these gender differences to find what protects females, at least for much of their life, work that led to her selection for the 2007 New Investiga...
Literature review shows spinal manipulation beneficial for neck pain
...iterature review finds evidence that patients with chronic
neck pain enrolled in clinical trials reported sig...n is beneficial for patients with certain forms of chronic
neck pain." As part of the literature review, Dr. Vernon and his colleagues reviewed nine previous...
Forensic pathologists tell physiologists what they know about death and what puzzles them
...ciated with drug abusePeople who have a history of chronic
abuse of cocaine and opiate drugs have an increase...who will lead this discussion. Research shows that chronic
cocaine use increases the risk of blood clots, hardening of the arteries, and thickening of the hear...
Promising drug fails to improve COPD symptoms
...g failed to improve symptoms of moderate to severe chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, in a large...ity of life in patients with functionally limiting chronic
lung disease. There were also no differences among the three groups in secondary efficacy endpoin...
Urologic diseases cost Americans $11B a year
...em congenital abnormalities, erectile dysfunction, chronic
prostatitis, interstitial cystitis, urinary incontinence and a chapter on sexually transmitted diseases, contributed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Findings include: Medical care for nearly 12.8 million urinary tract ...
Researchers urge caution in using ESAs for cancer-related anemia
...proved for use in treating anemia in patients with chronic
kidney disease and in cancer patients with anemia related to chemotherapy. However, the FDA has recently issued alerts regarding possible hazards of ESA treatment for anemia in cancer patients not receiving chemotherapy. The alerts were based on pr...
Liver stiffness indicates portal hypertension
...atients with diagnosed or suspected cirrhosis from chronic
HCV infection. Each patient underwent transient elastography to measure liver stiffness. Immediately afterward, they underwent HVPG measurement and liver biopsy. The researchers then analyzed the data and compared the diagnostic tools. "Considering...
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