Tag: "criteria" at medical news
Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
...ly one week of injury and then again when they met criteria
for clinical recovery. During their fMRI exams, the athletes were given working memory tasks to complete while the brains activity was observed and recorded. As a group, athletes who demonstrated the greatest degree of hyperactivation at the time of ...
Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children
... the first line of treatment for children who meet criteria
for starting lipid-lowering drug therapy. Currently, lovastatin, simvastatin, pravastatin and atorvastatin have pediatric labeling from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration based on clinical trials performed in children with FH....
Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
...at can be used to determine if they would meet the criteria
to receive emergency angioplasty or treatment with fibrinolytic (clot-busting) medications. But its those details that reveal the troubling gap between the number of patients who could have received the treatments, and those who actually did. W...
LSUHSC awarded designation resulting in improved patient safety and outcomes
...e rigorous requirements for accreditation. Level 1 criteria
include providing education to at least three different groups of professionals in addition to surgeons which could be other physicians, medical residents, medical students, allied health professionals, nurses and others. The effectiveness of the cur...
Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases
...of 6 and 17. The study is the first to include all criteria
needed to serve as a pediatric reference database for normal bone density in children: 1) the most current measurement technology with standardized data acquisition, 2) a well-characterized, healthy and ethnically diverse sample large enough to captu...
Drinking 4 or more cups of coffee a day may help prevent gout
...cases meeting the American College of Rheumatology criteria
for gout during the follow-up period. Then, they determined the relative risk of incident gout for long-term coffee drinkers divided into 4 groups less than 1 cup per day, 1 to 3 cups per day, 4 to 5 cups per day, and 6 or more cups per day as wel...
The appetite-regulating peptide leptin influences alcohol craving for some alcoholics
... studies results may be due to different selection criteria
leading to different rates among subgroups. Both Hillemacher and Lesch said that recognizing subgroups of alcoholics is imperative for future research as well as clinical applications. Our findings show that there exist important differences betw...
Complications of type 2 diabetes in young people -- a ticking bomb
...view of their records later indicated they met the criteria
for hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state. The authors conclude: "These findings, although still limited, suggest that we urgently need to develop approaches to awareness and early management of type 2 diabetes and associated abnormalities while desig...
Limiting eligibility for medical studies can omit women and African-Americans
...emind all scientists that strict study eligibility criteria
can have unintended, negative consequences. In r...n. In other cases, researchers may use eligibility criteria
to enroll only "desirable" patients in their study, in an effort to make the trial run smoothly or t...
Investigational nonstimulant Guanfacine XR significantly improved child, adolescent ADHD symptoms
...contains 18 items, is based on the ADHD diagnostic criteria
as defined in the APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. In the first trial, 301, investigators compared 2 mg, 3 mg or 4 mg GXR doses to placebo during an eight-week treatment period. The part...
Ulcerative colitis remission rates from long-term safety study of LIALDA presented at DDW
...patients, 362 patients met the stringent remission criteria
(clinical and endoscopic as defined above) at baseline (in parent studies 301 and 302 - LIALDA's eight-week, phase III, placebo-controlled trials that demonstrated efficacy for the induction of remission in active, mild to moderate UC) and received L...
Sling surgery is more effective than Burch for bladder control in women
...ll, short-term, or less stringent about diagnostic criteria
and outcome measures, producing inconsistent results across studies. SISTEr set a higher bar by standardizing definitions, clinical evaluations, and surgical procedures at all sites and by using "composite outcome measures and a more rigid definitio...
The hepatitis C link: Diagnose, treat, transplant
...nfected donors to those for standard, non-extended criteria
(ECD) donors to determine the possible benefits or... donors. Thirty percent of all donors met non-ECD criteria
(standard donors) and were included as potential matches for the case-control study. Each HCV-posit...
Ruling out pulmonary embolism with a simple bedside protocol
...tte, NC, will show that the use of simple clinical criteria
can eliminate the risk and expense of these unnece...ard a culture change of using intelligent clinical criteria
instead of expensive technology to rule out life-threatening disease. According to Dr. Kline, I inte...
AGA Institute takes leadership role in exploring obesity and its complications
...agues discuss surgical procedures for weight loss, criteria
for patient selection and outcomes. AGA Institute Obesity Task Force Report - Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School and co-chair of the Obesity Task Force, and colleagues present the findings and recommendations of the Task Force based on th...
VA should revise its methods for evaluating and rating PTSD in veterans
...y should develop new evaluation methods and rating criteria
specific to PTSD to replace current standards that...ers a starting point to help VA devise new ratings criteria
specific to PTSD. The committee emphasized the need to rate PTSD disability based on a fuller range...
Employers who recognize the impact of migraine may help to improve workplace productivity
...rly 30 percent of respondents who met the screener criteria
for migraine were undiagnosed. Burden of Migraine in Employer Settings In the same study, researchers aimed to assess the total burden of migraine in the workplace including impact on productivity. The researchers compared employee responses to ...
Gender, ethnic differences may hamper eating disorder diagnosis
...les pointed out that diagnostic and even treatment criteria
were developed with Caucasian women or girls in mi...ast once as a result of their disordered eating, a criteria
shared by fewer than one in five Caucasians (13.2 percent), and they reported a longer duration of d...
ISHLT membership explores expansion of computer modeling system for organ allocation
...ecific characteristics. Two of the most important criteria
are the chance of survival without the transplant and the projected condition of the patient post transplant. The computer program then generates a list of patients that are ranked according to preset organ allocation policies. Once selected, there...
US critical care delivery system in critical condition
...II, charged with developing concrete accreditation criteria
for the proposed regionalized tiered system, defining explicit triage and quality surveillance criteria
for each tier, developing a comprehensive set of core competencies for critical care providers and e...
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