Tag: "chronic" at medical news
US Senate introduces bill to train more preventive medicine doctors
...pandemic flu planning, bio-terrorism surveillance, chronic
disease prevention, quality improvement and safety in the health care system, and health promotion at both the patient and population levels. "Preventive medicine physicians the only U.S. physicians trained in both clinical medicine and public hea...
New reflux guidelines released
...ation but also may complain of chest pain, asthma, chronic
cough and chronic
laryngitis." This confusing list of symptoms, coupled with the fact that many of these patients do n...
Mortality rate increases for kidney recipients with anemia
...guidelines that are available for its treatment in chronic
kidney disease patients not yet requiring dialysis," says Dr. Mucsi....
Majority of state Medicaid programs have or plan to have 'pay-for-performance' programs
...emphasis to the quality and cost issues related to chronic
diseases like asthma and diabetes." Hartman and Kuhmerker gathered information through a written survey sent to all state Medicaid directors, conducted follow-up interviews with the directors and their staffs, and reviewed a range of documents and ...
Drugs for Parkinson's disease may ease stroke-related disability
...lowing a stroke, but in some patients it becomes a chronic
problem. Some patients with strokes in this area develop a slightly different condition known as motor neglect. This causes them to be slow to act toward the left side of their environment. It might, for example, make them slow to swat at a bug th...
Report reveals estimated high prevalence and heavy cost of type 2 diabetes complications
...ich can include heart disease, stroke, eye damage, chronic
kidney disease and foot problems that can lead to ...y complication, at $14,150 per person, followed by chronic
kidney disease (3) ($9,002); congestive heart failure ($7,932); stroke ($7,806); coronary heart dis...
Chance of hysterectomy predicted by multi-year study
...with various symptoms of uterine distress, such as chronic
pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding or fibroids, are re... women seeking care for abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic
pelvic pain, or symptomatic uterine fibroids and ascertained their hysterectomy status during four y...
Combined imaging approach may provide better identification of difficult-to-diagnose brain clots
...trast-enhanced imaging techniques in patients with chronic
thrombosis (blood clots) in veins of the brain. ...nsistent with what is called partially recanalized chronic
dural sinus thrombosis. This is a condition in the membrane surrounding the brain where blood flow h...
Slick and springy: Brown research reveals protein's role in joints
...r treatments for arthritis, one of the most common chronic
health problems and the biggest cause of disability in the nation." Jay's research, published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is clinically relevant. People with osteoarthritis in their knees can now get viscosuppleme...
1 out of every 3 arthritis sufferers is affected in ability to work
...ked about their physical activity, the presence of chronic
co-conditions, limitations not related to work, th...specially if the person is suffering from multiple chronic
conditions; the wording of the questionnaire did not distinguish between those who could not work an...
A new, nanoporous ceramic filter offers hope to kidney-dialysis patients
...eaned and returned to your body. Fatigue is your chronic
companion. You may also experience low blood pressure, difficulty eating, muscle cramps and weight loss. And your arms and legs may be marked by numerous "port" sites from which your blood has been drawn. All this you endure, for without dialysis t...
Stem cells speed growth of healthy liver tissue
...g therapy for regenerating livers damaged by other chronic
and acute diseases. The researchers are currently embarking on a randomized controlled trial of the therapy. ...
Novel anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent shows effectiveness on key endpoints in trial
... the coronary arteries, which is often a result of chronic
inflammation of the blood vessel walls. A study presented today at the American College of Cardiologys 56th Annual Scientific Session assessed whether adding a novel agent with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to optimal medical therapy w...
Treatment of in-hospital cardiac patients is focus of Jefferson University presentations
...March 27; Abstract #1028-66) When a patient with chronic
heart failure is admitted to the hospital, it is l...st that physicians who are caring for hospitalized chronic
heart failure patients who are already on a beta blocker regimen when hospitalized, should weigh the...
MERLIN TIMI-36 study provides new safety and efficacy data for unique anti-anginal therapy
...ntly approved new pharmaceutical approach to treat chronic
angina is a novel drug called ranolazine, which was approved in 2006 for use as second line therapy in patients who continue to experience angina despite treatment with another class of anti-anginal medication. This restriction is due to theoretical ...
Blocking immune cell action increases Alzheimer's-associated protein deposits
...ugs that block CCR2 are currently being tested for chronic
inflammatory diseases, and this study's results suggest that such agents could increase the risk of Alzheimer's in some individuals. Luster is a professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where El Khoury is an assistant professor of Medicine. ...
Implant device effectively maintains heart function for transplant-listed patients
...ient is awaiting a heart transplant or living with chronic
heart failure, cardiologists are continuously looking for new therapies that address short-term and/or long-term needs of chronically impaired cardiac patients. Research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 56th Annual Scientific ...
Disease management programs improve long-term outcomes
...al). In this randomized, controlled trial, 1,023 chronic
heart failure (CHF) patients in 17 cardiology centers in The Netherlands were assigned to one of three treatment strategies during 18 months: Control treatment (Care as usual, n=339): standard visits to a cardiologist; eight weeks after hospit...
EVEREST data on use of tolvaptan published in JAMA and featured at ACC
...f patients hospitalized for ADHF, the worsening of chronic
HF that affects 1 million U.S. residents annually, have edema or excess body fluid, which is treated with diuretics to excrete the fluid. In contrast to diuretics, tolvaptan is designed to promote aquaresis, the excretion of electrolyte-free water....
Long-term aspirin use associated with reduced risk of dying in women
... continued investigation of the use of aspirin for chronic
disease prevention," the authors conclude. (Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:562-572. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org .) Editors Note: This study was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Chan is the ...
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