Tag: "costs" at medical news
The therapeutic role of melatonin in cancer worthy of study
...eded to treat, low adverse events reported and low costs
related to this intervention should be of substantial interest to patients, physicians and policy makers. Completion of independently conducted studies is required to confirm the efficacy and safety of melatonin in cancer treatment."...
Time is right for vets and doctors to debate food policy
...e to lower food prices has resulted in many hidden costs
for consumers, animals, and society, write Carolin...ortant opportunity to guide the public about these costs
and to encourage the relevant policymakers to make changes. Historically, a good public health case ...
Launch of the 2006 NIH Director's Pioneer Award program
...new Pioneer Awards of up to $2.5 million in direct costs
over a five-year period. The first nine Pioneer Awards were made in September 2004 and 13 scientists received awards in September 2005. The streamlined, electronic application process includes a three- to five-page essay, a biographical sketch, ident...
AAAAI, ACAAI identify new recommendations for sinusitis diagnosis and management
...responsible for nearly $5.8 billion in health care costs
annually, according to an updated practice parameter. The Diagnosis and Management of Sinusitis: A Practice Parameter Update is featured in the December 2005 issue of the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (JACI) and is currently available on t...
Patients with Hepatitis C using more healthcare resources
...g HCV treatments will bring increasing opportunity costs
for the health care system and society."...
UQ scientists break new ground in fight against infection & chronic disease
...afflicts 3.4 million Australians and the financial costs
were more than $19.25 billion in 2004. "This discovery provides new and exciting avenues for drug development," Professor Stow said. "Knowledge of the pathway will help find strategies to combat both acute infection and chronic inflammation and to ...
Antibacterial coatings cut infection rates
...owing surgery and significantly reduce health care costs
and improve quality of life for patients, researchers at the University of South Australia have found. A significant number of hip and knee implants are prone to infection after surgery and in many cases are not amenable to treatment with antibiotics...
Can healthcare systems afford Herceptin for early breast cancer?
... around 34,000 Euro per patient for Herceptin drug costs
alone. Extending its use to stage I breast cancers would double the burden. He said these costs
could be even higher in some countries because the price of the drug varies widely. For example, in ...
UCSD research may lead to targeted treatment for asthma sufferers
...hese patients account for about half of the health costs
associated with asthma. As patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease also suffer from mucus production and scarring of their lungs, an inhaled IKK beta antagonist could potentially prove beneficial in such patients....
Hormone aldosterone is promising target for stroke treatment
... against these brain attacks, researchers say. "It costs
about $56 billion a year to look after stroke patients, never mind the quality-of-life issues for these patients," says Dr. Anne M. Dorrance, Medical College of Georgia physiologist and senior author of a review article on the cover of the November i...
Large-scale study proves volunteer operated defibrillators are life-savers
...39,000 Euro during the start-up phase). The set-up costs
were over one million Euro and the running costs
once the system was established were around 681,000 Euro. Dr Cappato said that the study had proved ...
...zation. "Unfortunately, because of the development costs
of new immunization methods, use of needle-free im...tions higher," says Mitragotri. "But the secondary costs
of needle-based immunization infection and disease are high and could be prevented with needle-fre...
Government reforms may bring an end to free healthcare
...inefficient, say the authors. The aim is to drive costs
down and improve quality through competition - ext...undholding' model, would work best for controlling costs
without compromising patient care, conclude the authors....
Moderate to severe sleep-disordered breathing can lead to stroke
...than 1.1 million persons, with direct and indirect costs
estimated at $56.8 billion for 2005. In the future, Dr. Bradley believes that randomized clinical trials will be required to determine whether treatment for sleep-disordered breathing could either prevent stroke or improve its outcome....
Debilitating jaw and neck pain targeted through $19 million NIH support, multidisciplinary center
...illness incurs well over $1 billion in health-care costs
in this country. "Our initial purpose is to identify the biological, psychological and genetic risk factors that contribute to pain and dysfunction associated with TMJD," said Dr. William Maixner, professor and director of the new Center for Neurosen...
Telephone-based care improves quality of life for those with anxiety disorders
...r primary care physicians. The direct and indirect costs
of anxiety disorders have been estimated at $42 bi...n a year in the United States; 10 percent of those costs
come from missed work days and other workplace costs. These facts establish the need for cost-effect...
Team care more cost-effective than usual care for depression
... a modest investment compared to the total medical costs
of about $8,000 per year for an older adult with d...er. According to the cost-effectiveness study, the costs
of providing IMPACT care were offset by health care cost savings in the year following the program, ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Dec. 6, 2005
... fewer and shorter treatments, and generated lower costs
than those who were hospitalized. An editorial writer says the study affirms that "hospital-at-home care offers worthy net benefits" but does not provide objective evidence to judge the health or economic benefits of this type of care (Editorial, p. ...
Sydney researchers explain how stress can make you sick
...ributed to own ill health or physical disability , costs
well over $10 billion Australian dollars a year , so now more than ever employers should be thinking about how to reduce stress in the hope that their workforce will be healthier. The Garvan Institute study centres on two key events that enable our b...
European Science Foundation warns nanomedicine benefits will be lost without major investment
... importantly, this will lead to reduced healthcare costs
and the rapid realisation of medical benefits for all European citizens....
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