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Competition in health care may not result in better quality

...gulatory policies. "The health care environment is complicated and multi-layered, and perhaps the most effective change may require a mix of approaches involving competition and regulation to ensure patient safety and quality of care. For example, the automotive industry is highly competitive, but certain elemen...

Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome

...iagnose. Diagnosis of the disease has been further complicated by the lack of biomarkers specific for the disease as well as its slow progress, the researchers say. According to study leader Naohisa Tomosugi, M.D., of Kanazawa Medical University in Japan, the new painless technique would require that patients s...

Prenatal sonography has no effect on the intellectual capacity of the developing child

...ced intellectual capacity in children born after a complicated pregnancy. The new study, which is to be published on 13 April in the scientific journal Epidemiology, is based on data from approximately 180,000 boys born in the 1970s, when routine ultrasonic examinations of foetal development were first introduc...

ACP and ACP Foundation launch 3-year effort to improve diabetes care

...disk will help create new solutions to address the complicated issue of diabetes care in the U.S." The goals of the three-year project are to: Increase physician awareness of the components of high-quality diabetes care and of the gap between current practice and acceptable standards of diabetes care. Provide...

Independent voice rises to help consumers navigate health care

...2005)-As health insurance systems become ever more complicated and as people with low incomes struggle to get hea...t there is a need for assistance in navigating our complicated health care system, and the establishment of independent centers to provide that assistance is key t...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (second issue)

... the researchers, communication with the family is complicated by the fact that family members report significant financial and health burdens as a result of their loved one's critical illness, as well as a major load of anxiety and depression. The missed opportunities to communicate fell into three categories: ...

Researchers determine two arthritis medications are safe and effective for children

...acy. Establishing drug dosages in children is more complicated than adults due to the wide variation in weight between a baby and a teenager. Patients three to 17 years of age with polyarticular-course rheumatoid arthritis (where arthritis affects at least five joints) were recruited to the study at 32 centres i...

Nestler elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

...outhwestern researchers hope to unlock some of the complicated questions surrounding mental disorders and addiction, with the objective of finding new and better treatments. Dr. Nestler left Yale University in September 2000 to join UT Southwestern, where he holds the Lou and Ellen McGinley Distinguished Chair i...

Little evidence found for IVF as most effective infertility treatment

...of problems," she says. "However, it is expensive, complicated and can have many adverse effects, including multiple births." The researchers found no significant differences in multiple pregnancy rates between IVF and intrauterine insemination, but there was a higher rate of multiple births in IVF recipients co...

Low-dose MDCT 'better option' than x-rays for imaging children's sinuses

...5 to 13% of these upper respiratory infections are complicated by sinusitis, so it is a common problem with children," said Tom Mulkens, MD, lead author of the study. According to the guidelines of the American College of Radiology, there is no need for imaging in children with uncomplicated acute sinusitis, but...

Reconstruction of the lower jaw with a fibula autotrasplant

...tal of the University of Navarra has carried out a complicated surgical operation on a child who had a particularly large benign tumour located in the mandibular region. The procedure involved the extraction of the lower jaw and its substitution by a bone transplant from the fibula of the patient. The patholog...

Newly developed treatment for severe grief shown more effective than standard therapy

A recently developed method for treating complicated grief, which includes discussing certain aspects o... but is different from depression. Key features of complicated grief, persisting more than 6 months after the death of a loved one, include (1) a sense of disbelie...

New complicated grief treatment holds promise for millions, Pitt researchers report

New treatment for complicated grief holds promise for millions of Americans, Uni...develop a chronic, debilitating condition known as complicated grief that is more intense than normal grief, yet differs from clinical depression. Despite complica...

Skin infections caused by MRSA are cured more often when treated with Pfizer's ZYVOX

...ore effective than vancomycin for the treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue infections (cSSTIs) caused by...tration which I believe is important when treating complicated SSTIs to ensure the treatment reaches the infection site. ZYVOX is a critical option for patients w...

Chemotherapy options improve for patients with advanced colorectal cancer

...r irinotecan in patients with colorectal cancer is complicated and needs support and a pump for the patient, he said. This is a cause of major discomfort, meaning it is important to investigate alternatives substituting the infusion of 5-FU by oral agents. "This study for the first time shows that an oral based...

New technology can boost bottom lines for US hospitals

...end approximately one hour on charts that are more complicated and extensive. As a result, if documentation is incomplete, or if tests, medications or other services are not captured from the chart and included in the billing, the hospital suffers the financial loss. Compliance+ TM significantly reduces this ri...

New report calls for recovery units to boost surgery survival rates

...re proposing, for example, that instead of running complicated body scans, doctors can use much simpler, more reliable fitness tests at no extra cost."...

How risky are twin pregnancies?

...mal monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies are complicated by a high rate of intrauterine death." As the deaths occurred predominantly after 32 weeks' gestation, the authors suggest that the prospective risk for fetal death in these pregnancies might be eliminated by elective preterm delivery after 32 weeks....

Experts discuss use of human stem cells in ape and monkey brains

...r scientifically or morally," she adds. "Debate is complicated by uncertainty and uncharted territory in all of our fields of expertise. It quickly became clear how little is known." "Many of us expected that, once we'd pooled our expertise, we'd be able to say why human cells would not produce significant chan...

Bid to improve diabetes services for South Asians in Britain

... Health, Behaviour and Change said: "Diabetes is a complicated disease and its successful management involves the whole family, including those who buy and cook as well as eat the food. Many of the patients were resistant to major dietary changes as they saw the eating of traditional foodstuffs like curries and ...

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