Tag: "continuous" at medical news
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...chers suggest that physicians may consider a lower continuous
positive airway pressure therapy threshold for men...ncrease compliance among people who participate in continuous
positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, says a new study. Researchers from Yale University and Brid...
Former Treasury Secretery O'Neill will urge scientists in Pittsburgh to speed social change
...arch" and the implementation of ideas that produce continuous
learning and continuous
improvement is a major contributing factor. At the same time, important sectors of our society such...
Individualized strategies needed for prevention of malaria in long-term travelers
... personal protective measures and adhere poorly to continuous
chemoprophylaxis regimens. A number of strategies are used during long-term stays: discontinuation of chemoprophylaxis after the initial period, sequential regimens with different medications for chemoprophylaxis, stand-by emergency self-treatment, a...
New guideline for the diagnostic assessment of children with continuous seizures
...gnose the causes of status epilepticus, a state of continuous
seizures, in children, many of whom have epilepsy....asts more than 30 minutes. It includes two or more continuous
seizures if there is not full recovery of consciousness in between. Status epilepticus is a life-th...
Study shows interruption of antiretroviral therapy increases risk of disease and death
...land Journal of Medicine, demonstrate the value of continuous
antiretroviral therapy. As HIV/AIDS has evolved i...luated in the SMART Study compared the recommended continuous
use of antiretroviral therapy (anti-HIV medicines) with use of antiretroviral therapy in an episodic...
Hospital palliative care programs continue rapid growth
...hospital palliative care programs in the U.S. This continuous
growth trend is very good news because if we are going to meet the needs of our aging population, every hospital must have a program." said Dr. Diane Meier, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care. Of the 4,103 hospitals appropriate for pa...
Memory improves after sleep apnea therapy
...leep apnea (OSA) may improve their memory by using continuous
positive airway pressure (CPAP). A new study published in the December issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), shows that the majority of patients with OSA, who were memory-impaired prior to treat...
Binghamton University researcher to study declining US fertility rates
...3, but at that point we've had almost 100 years of continuous
decline in the birth rate." For that reason, Hacker's quantitative study will rely primarily on data from the U.S. Census Bureau. He will describe the fertility decline in greater detail than previously possible, looking at differentials such as rac...
Cough and phlegm cause fourfold increase in COPD incidence
...at the progression toward airflow obstruction is a continuous
and gradual process, where sudden changes are extremely unlikely." Among the study group, about 77 percent of the 123 COPD cases were smokers. In the sample as a whole, about 55 percent smoked. The authors noted their results confirm that, from a...
Swishing once a day with mouthrinse poses no harm to dental work
...olored). The authors subjected these materials to continuous
exposure to mouth-rinses and distilled water for 10 days. The materials were placed in mouth guards that had three holes, each of which contained a specimen of each type of restorative material, and volunteer patients wore the mouth guards 12 hours ...
MIT graduate student wins $30,000 Lemelson-MIT student prize for life-saving inventions
... for testing. We successfully completed a 100-foot continuous
ascent to the towers platform in 14 seconds. Ball envisions his invention having practical applications in rescue work, recreational climbing and cave exploration, as well as urban warfare situations. It can help people complete tasks more efficie...
Colon cancer screening -- Going 'Back To The Future'?
...tput (amount of hemoglobin per gram of stool) is a continuous
variable, which means that a clinician can choose an I-FOBT positivity threshold to suit the patients clinical characteristics such as age and reduce the chance of false positive test result," says Dr. Imperiale. There are only a few examples of tr...
Joint Principles of PC-MH released by organizations representing more than 300,000 physicians
...rsonal physician trained to provide first contact, continuous
and comprehensive care. Physician directed medic...ealth care professionals provide comprehensive and continuous
care in an environment that nurtures patient/ physician collaboration, improves quality and is cost ...
Sleep apnea common, but undiagnosed, among pacemaker patients
...leep apnea with weight loss, smoking cessation and continuous
positive air pressure (CPAP) might eliminate the need for pacing. But additional studies are needed to define optimal treatment strategy for pacemaker patients who have obstructive or central sleep apnea....
Pain control after surgery reduces days of hospitalization
...h 26 -- Effective postoperative pain control using continuous
peripheral nerve block reduced average length-of-stay by nearly a day, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine physicians reported today during the 81st Clinical and Scientific Congress of the International Anesthesia Research Society at the Buen...
Implant device effectively maintains heart function for transplant-listed patients
...D is called Heartmate II, which utilizes miniature continuous
flow technology designed to provide mechanical cir...s study was to confirm the performance of this new continuous
flow blood pump technology, of which the HeartMate II is the first to complete a US trial, and we ar...
RAND panel identifies key components of public health emergency preparedness
...c health workers and volunteers. Engage in a continuous
process of testing, improvement and maintenance of...abilities. Preparedness involves a coordinated and continuous
process of planning and implementation that relies on measuring performance and taking corrective ac...
US Senate introduces bill to train more preventive medicine doctors
...ed in Congress today, will ensure the nation has a continuous
supply of highly trained preventive medicine and public health physicians to lead the efforts to promote health and protect all Americans from today's ever growing public health threats. This is an especially critical measure as baby boomers approa...
Teens can perform CPR as well as adults and should be taught from an early age
...est compressions was assessed during three minutes continuous
chest compression on a manikin. No year 5 pupil (age 9-10) was able to compress the manikins chest to the depth recommended in guidelines one and a half to two inches (38-51mm). Nineteen per cent of pupils in year 7 (age 11-12) and 45 per cent in ...
'Marked departure' in Medicare practice of paying physicians in Geriatric Care Improvement Act
...ysicians in the practice accept accountability for continuous
quality improvement through voluntary engagement in performance measurement and improvement. Patients actively participate in decision-making and feedback is sought to ensure patients' expectations are being met Information technology is ...
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