Tag: "collection" at medical news
ACP publishes 'Medicine in Quotations,' second edition
.... Huth and Murray, the most important use of their collection
of quotes is seeing what views -- of physicians and patients, of diseases and treatments -- were held in other times and places. In reviewing 5,000 quotations for the final 3,500 that would become the second edition, Drs. Huth and Murray found that ...
CIHR launches casebooks about Canadians turning research into action
...ly, improves the health of Canadians. "I hope this collection
of stories inspires other researchers, policy make...nd loss during the Tsunami of December 2004. "This collection
of stories highlights the tremendous potential of population and public health research in shaping m...
National ICD Registry becomes official database for Medicare
...ess to important treatments while facilitating the collection
of evidence so that doctors and patients are able ...s receiving ICDs . In addition to meeting CMS data collection
requirements for ICD implantation, national ICD Registry participants receive quarterly benchmark re...
Faster, more efficient searching of medical images
... structure of a shape, which Nielsen explains as a collection
of details, called singularities. Such an algorithm makes it possible to disregard singularities that do not match the particular shape sought. "An analogy would be a stadium full of 20,000 spectators, and you want to find your brother", he says. "Yo...
New insights into the impact of injury on cartilage cells
... The research team began with a collection
of dog bones--the hind knee joints of 24 fresh you... damage without shattering the bone. A comparable collection
of cadaver canine bones was preserved to serve as controls. All of the knee joints were cultured wi...
School-based quality initiative improves childhood asthma outcomes
... children with asthma, standardized forms for data collection
during student visits to the school health centers, and improved delineation of staff roles and responsibilities for asthma care. By October of 2005, the identification of children with asthma had risen from 6.2 percent to 15.8 percent. The prevalen...
What is the sound of one person talking? New speech collection tells all, syllable by syllable
...orld, and in a variety of disciplines, can use the collection
called the Buckeye Speech Corpus to advance their research. (Researchers refer to a collected body of recordings as a corpus.) "A critical part of communication is how your ears translate the sounds coming out of my mouth into recognizable words,"...
Therapeutic communities: A three country comparison
...sured. The study will produce translations of data collection
instruments that are culturally relevant, and will examine the cultural characteristics that influence treatment effectiveness in each location. Information garnered through extensive interviews with over 1600 program clients will be used to understa...
Nanotechnology expert analysis: Huge impacts from tiny tech
...om our remote past to our distant future, this new collection
illustrates the profound transformation that nanot...e Treder, executive director of CRN. "However, the collection
also makes it clear that we have only scratched the surface of the risks, challenges, and opportunit...
Quick trip to cath lab best for women with acute coronary syndromes
...--though limited by its size and the retrospective collection
of data--nonetheless has important public health implications and supports a gender-neutral approach to treating patients with ACS, Dr. Elkoustaf said....
Electronic medical record boosts quality, efficiency
...ecords can improve research studies by making data collection
easier and faster. "I see the electronic medical record involved in everything we do, from recording images and data, to describing why we did a procedure and what we learned, to analyzing data for quality, to keeping track of the supplies we used an...
BU Health Policy Institute receives grant to study complex patient care, staffing, and cost issues
... hospital operations. The new project involves the collection
and analysis of data on admissions, patient census, nurse staffing, and patient care in a medical/surgical unit in each of the four hospitals. Although variability in census and nurse-to-patient ratios also affects other types of inpatient units, me...
New lifestyles, new data planners need a modern definition of the 'family'
...fessor Murphy points out that, traditionally, data collection
have used the household as the unit of analysis and have tended to be relatively unconcerned with what happens beyond its borders.He says: "It is increasingly important to be aware that 'the family' is not simply the group of close relatives that on...
The Public Library of Science launches the new open access journal PLoS Clinical Trials
...doi.org/10.1371/journal.pctr.0010001 The launch collection
also contains articles on the following topics: the effect of interleukin-2 therapy in HIV infection; a candidate malaria vaccine's effect on parasite selection; a study on nutrient supplementation and the risk of cardiovascular disease; and a trial ...
Patients need help finding medical information, U-M study finds
...ERC is a full service library with a comprehensive collection
of print and audiovisual resources on all aspects ...home, including subscription-based databases and a collection
of print resources accumulated over time and through experience. But Volk says the biggest advantage...
NRP104 significantly reduced symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children
... to placebo, as measured by PERMP, an age-adjusted collection
of math problems that provides an accurate measure of a childs ability to pay attention and stay on task correlated by an increase in number of successfully completed problems. Average scores on PERMP-attempted were NRP104, 133.3, and MAS XR, 133.6,...
Two very different surgical procedures produce same results in often fatal intestinal disorder
...ng with six academic medical centers, is directing collection
of clinical and biological information for a database to identify which babies with NEC are at greatest risk of perforation. The team is collaborating with other researchers who are developing promising new therapies that can be tested in this target...
Menopausal women don't get enough guidance on treatment options, Stanford survey shows
...hcare, which had no role in the study design, data collection
or preparation of the manuscript for publication. The pharmaceutical company manufactures the herbal product RemiFemin Menopause. The study was based on a 2004 online survey of a random sample of 781 U.S. women between the ages of 40 and 60. Because ...
Case to establish the Ohio tobacco and research center
... statewide evaluation plan with a centralized data collection
system and developing resources and tools for building local capacity in program evaluation. In addition, the Center will be responsible for analyzing trends in regional and statewide youth and adult tobacco surveillance data, as well as changes in...
Does psychological treatment for adult sex offenders work?
... strength of randomised controlled trials with the collection
of good qualitative data and to ensure that psychological interventions for sexual offenders are assessed effectively, they conclude....
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