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Remote device allows cardiologist to monitor patients daily at their homes
...monitoring device for patients is changing the way doctors
monitor the health of patients with implanted defibrillators. Rush University Medical Center is participating in a pilot study of the LATITUDE Patient Management system to determine if the wireless home monitoring system can decrease hospitalization...
RAND study finds higher quality outpatient care greatly benefits chronically ill patients
...researchers accounted for the unique ways in which doctors
and other clinicians tailor individual patient car...ood news for sicker patients, the findings suggest doctors
may be doing too little preventive care for chronically but stably ill patients without acute needs,...
Men warned of osteoporosis problems by McMaster researcher
...er University researcher is alerting men and their doctors
that osteoporosis isn't just a woman's problem but...steoporosis in men. Up until now, Dr. Khan said, doctors
have underestimated even how common the condition is in men. One in eight men over 50 years of age h...
Solving a medical riddle to achieve scarless burns and wound healing
... with developing spray-on skin and led the team of doctors
that treated many of the 2002 Bali bombing victims at the Royal Perth Hospital. Dr Christine Bennett, the chair of the MBF Foundation Steering Committee and MBF chief medical officer, said it was an honour to support McComb Foundations vital resea...
Risk for stroke, death not higher for sickle cell children with early complications
...ly higher risk for later painful episodes. "Some doctors
would think that if they have early pain, they are...the disease that are easily seen by parents and by doctors
and that didn't require any special laboratory or equipment to make this sort of prediction." Als...
Existing research supports metabolic syndrome link to cardiovascular disease
...c syndrome," said Dr. Diamant. "It is a shame that doctors
and the public need a tool such as a diagnosis of ... to this syndrome should increase the awareness of doctors
and the public that an abdominally obese individual may have an increased risk. "The controversy ha...
Dogs may be responding to psychological seizures, not epilepsy seizures
...ve been anecdotal and not objectively confirmed by doctors
and researchers. Some people obtain service dogs trained specifically for people with seizures. In two new studies published in the January 23, 2007, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology, researchers found t...
New research brings initial find of Alois Alzheimer to fore once again
...rain blood to and from the brain, over the decades doctors
separated the two concepts and have come to focus mainly on the toxic effects of the disease on cells. The changes to blood vessels have been pushed to the background. The latest findings from the University of Rochester Medical Center mesh not onl...
Rapid flu tests may reduce threat of antibiotic resistance
New tests to rapidly detect the flu are allowing doctors
to cut down on the number of hospital patients who...cs in the hospital. "At least some proportion of doctors
is willing to stop antibiotics when patients have a documented viral infection," said Falsey. "This ...
Comprehensive reforms to move toward patient-centered care released by ACP
...hrough a qualified medical home, instead of paying doctors
solely on the volume of services billed. The College also proposes an alternative to Medicare's flawed sustainable growth rate formula that will stabilize payments and create powerful incentives for physician participation in programs that will resul...
Novel computed imaging technique uses blurry images to enhance view
...xcised human breast-tumor tissue. "ISAM can assist doctors
by providing faster diagnostic information, and by facilitating the further development of image-guided surgery," Boppart said. "Using ISAM, it may be possible to perform micron-scale imaging over large volumes of tissue rather than resecting large v...
Lessons from Vioxx case -- New approach needed to restore faith in pharmaceutical industry
...together to restore faith in drug development, say doctors
in this weeks' BMJ. They argue that the recent litigation over the drug Vioxx, produced by Merck and Co. Inc., has highlighted the failings of the current system, which can be open to abuse. Vioxx (rofecoxib) was introduced in 1999 as an effect...
New international study to test exercise in heart failure patients
...eally is good for heart failure patients. Though doctors
have promoted the value of exercise for a variety of disorders for years, "exercise training has not been definitively established as safe in the group of patients who primarily have heart failure," said Dalane W. Kitzman M.D., a cardiologist who is ...
Are women seeing the most experienced breast cancer surgeons?
...action and quality of life differ depending on how doctors
and staff communicate with each other and with their patients in different practice settings....
Health providers could save billions without compromising health care says drug study
...f the local Primary Care Trust, which funds family doctors
in the area. No adverse events were reported b...eful screening by both the practice pharmacist and doctors
to ensure that there were no clinical reasons why this shouldn't be done. All patients were informed...
'Beavertail' surgery helps tongue cancer patients
...just one per cent of all cancers in North America, doctors
are seeing a disturbing trend. The cancer is attri...eam hopes the study's findings will convince other doctors
treating patients with base of tongue cancers that primary surgery followed by radiation gives them ...
Einstein's tea leaves inspire new blood separation technique
...vel without any moving parts, potentially allowing doctors
to do blood tests without sending samples to a laboratory. The new method uses the same principle that causes tea leaves to accumulate at the center of the bottom in a stirred teacup, a phenomenon first explained by Einstein in the 1920s. The resear...
Study demonstrates long-term durability of Plicator procedure
...prescription antacids, according to a study led by doctors
at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). The majority of patients had complete relief of acid reflux symptoms without the need for prescription proton pump inhibitors and only rare use of antacids according to Douglas Pleskow, MD, the study's...
Clear guidelines on oral chemotherapy needed
...rapy in US cancer centres need to be improved, say doctors
in a study on bmj.com . Common malignancies can be treated with oral chemotherapy a treatment which is increasingly used across the USA and internationally. Researchers from Boston set out to analyse the guidelines and practices used by compreh...
Poor ward care is harming patients
..., she says. It's easy to blame the nurses, but we doctors
have to take our share of the responsibility, she adds. If the senior medical staff are rarely on the ward seeing what goes on, if they don't act as role models for their trainees, and don't make themselves available to support the nursing team then ...
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