Tag: "computer" at medical news
New arrival at UC Davis Medical Center
...haracteristics. Powered by a little belly full of computer
parts, this infant features heart sounds, a pulse, reactions to medical treatment and drugs, and even the ability to throw a wailing fit, wet a diaper, and sneeze or drool. "Our new 'baby' is the health-care equivalent of a flight simulator for pilot...
Are some medicines so good they should be free? In diabetes, the answer may be yes
...r patients. The findings, based on a sophisticated computer
analysis, appear in the July 19 Annals of Internal...niversity, explores drug costs and benefits though computer
models. She worked with Sandeep Vijan, M.D., M.S., of U-M and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare Center, on...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for July 19, 2005
...e does not pay for medications. Researchers used a computer
model to compare three scenarios: current practice (no Medicare coverage of medications), coverage under the new Medicare drug benefit to be implemented in 2006 (shared costs), and full coverage of ACE inhibitors for patients with diabetes. They foun...
Patient reminders boost immunization rates
...lreadys exist to set up a recall system, including computer
programs that integrate the new technology into the patient-tracking or billing systems already established within a doctors office. "There are vendors now that have fairly simple systems to assist physicians," says Jacobson Vann, who is a health ser...
Emory researchers offer new approach for testing potential HIV vaccines in animals
...ction. In the Emory study, the researchers, using computer
simulations, developed an experimental design in w...ent of such trials, the researchers say. Through computer
simulations and statistical analysis of their virtual experiments, the Emory researchers showed that...
Mental health following stroke, spinal cord injury; sensory evaluation tools
...toring. High-frequency components do not enhance computer
recognition of dysarthric speech, pg. 363 This study describes the development of an artificially intelligent communication/control tool for speech and motor-impaired individuals. A hidden Markov model (HMM)-based system for recognition of dysar...
Arts program provides services, guidance to HIV/AIDS patients
...- over a 3 1/2-month period -- in a medical school computer
lab that served as a makeshift art room. Art supplies and projects were stored in a nearby office. Since then, the program has moved to a home base at the hospital, and more than 25 individuals have moved through the program. And over time, Kellman b...
Implantable chips bear promise, but privacy standards needed
...nable spammers to track him in a manner similar to computer
"spyware" that infests computers after visits to certain Internet sites. There are significant ethical questions about inserting chips in patients incapable of proving informed consent. Technology "hackers" continue to be one step ahead of developers...
'I'm a Kid Too' project completes first phase
...d them in crafting their own story. Utilizing the computer
and technological resources of Tubby's Clubhouses, the older cohort was able to critique their previous week's work on state-of-the art computers, while the project coordinator and UK fine arts student Catherine Van Kempen quickly transformed the cre...
Researchers model avian flu outbreak, impact of interventions
...st 3) and Science (August 5). The researchers used computer
modeling to simulate what might happen if avian fl...ical component of any multi-pronged approach. The computer
simulations are part of the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) research network funded...
LSUHSC innovation in patient safety training to improve surgical outcomes
...equin is driven by medical gases, electricity, and computer
software. In order to enlarge and improve the body of training scenarios, LSUHSC faculty created next generation software programs that overlay the existing programs, providing much more realistic and robust training scenarios. LSU Health Sciences C...
New technology shows our ancestors ateeverything!
Using a powerful microscope and computer
software, a team of scientists from Johns Hopkins,...kind of information," continued Teaford. "And the computer
software is phenomenal, the heart and soul of this project. We now have a reliable technology to qu...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for improving health, environment
...ner gasoline; and materials to make smaller denser computer
chips and microprocessors are the accomplishments ...w the "gold standard" for creating smaller, denser computer
chips and microprocessors. Before IBM developed these new materials, the industry was facing a roa...
Wake up, doc: Lack of sleep affects young doctors just like alcohol does
...ent and allows researchers to download data into a computer
to assess how many hours a person was inactive, which is used as a proxy measure of sleep. In the 24 hours leading up to the test days, residents on a light schedule slept an average of 6 hours and 37 minutes, compared with about 3 hours for the res...
New funding for health research in N.S.W.
...f this work they will investigate the potential of computer
modelling to test the impact of different aspects of the organisation of primary health care -- for example the impact of changes in workforce, service organisation or population. Her colleague, Mr Gawaine Powell Davies and co-workers will examine s...
Northwestern Memorial named one of '100 Best Places for Working Mothers'
... an online self-scheduling system. Through secure computer
access, nurses can select the shifts they would like to work based on guidelines that apply to every unit, and even have the option of picking up additional shifts, if available. Nurses can also request time off up to six months in advance. Northw...
A friendly reminder for HIV patients
...ble and weighs about as much as a cell phone. Its computer
programming keeps track of the patient's compliance, allowing the doctor to download and print a report for monitoring the patient's adherence to the medication schedule. "One of the biggest reasons HIV patients cite for not taking their medication ...
Physically abused children highly distracted by anger
... 33 children (both abused and not abused) played a computer
game in one room while professional actors performed a scene in the next. During the scene, the actors started out calm, escalated into anger, then warmly resolved the conflict. The researchers measured autonomic nervous system activity (such as cha...
Prevent prostate cancer with antioxidants? Gene pathway may reveal more clues
...or the study, the researchers used a sophisticated computer
technique called gene expression profiling to compare in-depth the genetic makeup of mice whose Nkx3.1 gene was disrupted with that of normal mice. The method takes all DNA from the cells and allows scientists to look for aberrations. DeWeese likens ...
BRAVE program Help available for children with anxiety
...gible to take part, families must have access to a computer
(PC or MAC with virtual PC) and the Internet from their home....
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