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ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines

...f Medicine in Atlanta. This is a major educational document for health professionals, and I trust it will become part of the core teaching for medical students, residents and graduate physicians. The guidelines, which were last published in 2002, have been developed for cardiovascular specialists, emergency...

Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says

... This is a social force that we are trying to document because the rise in obesity has occurred so rapidly over the past 30 years, said Heiland, who also is affiliated with FSUs Center for Demography and Population Health. Medically speaking, most agree that this trend is a dangerous one because of its c...

Mapping mountains from space with GOCE

... Geodetic Journey, which is supported by ESA, will document methods of ancient surveying through to modern Earth observation. The team, made up of experts from the Norwegian Mapping and Cadastre Authority and the Chinese State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, will promote science and technology focusing on pa...

NIAID releases MDR/XDR Tuberculosis research agenda

...many of the research priorities identified in this document also relate to drug-sensitive tuberculosis. The re...ys. He notes that the agenda is a Web-based living document that can be updated as scientific and public health needs and opportunities evolve. NIAID collabor...

Research probes seniors' plans for end-of-life care

... or clinic be asked whether they have a DPAHC or a document called an advance directive. Medical personnel will also sometimes discuss the issue with patients; however, they tend to employ abstract arguments or ask patients to imagine their future state of health, says Carr. Her study suggests instead that ...

Benefits of trastuzumab are lasting, reducing both HER2 + breast cancer deaths and recurrence

...of trastuzumab. The new data are important as they document the continued benefit of the targeted therapy, she says. Targeted therapy uses a specific agent directed against a particular change in a cancer cell. Researchers also found that the highest risk of relapse occurs within the first two years, and t...

Dynamic sonography accurate in diagnosing muscle tears

...s a very important tool to diagnose, follow-up and document muscle tears for proper management," said Ashok Kumar Nath, MD, lead author of the study. Of the 50 patients, 46 had muscle tears and/or hematomas in the thigh and calf regions. Thirty-two of those patients had clear-cut complete muscle tears surro...

Ruling out pulmonary embolism with a simple bedside protocol

...urries off to see the next patient. The ability to document PERC rule negative on the chart will provide physicians with the scientific and medicolegal backstop they need to justify not ordering a test on every patient with any hint of PE in their history or physical examination. The presentation is entitle...

Educational expenses for residents equals significant amount of salary

...006) were given a questionnaire that asked them to document the number and source of financial support for review courses that they attended/planned to attend including the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) course in radiologic pathology, and information on the amount of additional financial allowanc...

Kenya moves toward national food and nutrition policy

... the Kenyan government with translating the policy document into a strategic, actionable plan. The scope of the plan ranges from agricultural production, strategic grain reserves, and post-harvest protection, to nutritional interventions for high-risk groups, and the interrelationship of nutrition and disease...

Taking the wraps off drug safety data from clinical trials

...Basis of Approval with a more comprehensive public document that includes all safety data. Getting Congress to pass legislation requiring public disclosure of safety data if the FDA fails to take action. "Safety data from drug clinical trials have important ramifications for public health," said Kesselh...

Cardiology Society recommends high standards for PCI performed without on-site surgical backup

...onal cardiologists, will issue an expert consensus document recommending stringent quality standards for physi...in hospitals not equipped for cardiac surgery. The document has already been endorsed by 12 medical societies, representing well over a dozen countries. Written...

SCAI expert panel sets high standards for PCI without on-site cardiac surgical backup

...for interventional cardiologists, today released a document recommending the adoption of stringent quality sta...in hospitals not equipped for cardiac surgery. The document has been endorsed by 12 medical societies representing more than a dozen countries, including the As...

National research network launched to seek better treatments for brain injury, stroke and seizures

.... Barsan explains that a signed informed consent document is usually required in advance for every person who takes part in a clinical trial. But the very nature of neurological emergencies such as head injury or seizures means that patients who might benefit from a rapidly delivered therapy could be uncons...

Flu experts call for mandatory shots for health care workers

...o the perennial threat of seasonal influenza. The document is one of the most complete assessments to date on the major outstanding issues surrounding flu preparations. IDSA intends its principles to complement Congress' and the Administration's efforts in enacting the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness A...

SCAI issues clinical alert on drug-eluting stents and late thrombosis

...ssociated with the use of drug-eluting stents. The document follows hearings held by the Food and Drug Administration's Circulatory Systems Device Panel regarding the use of these devices. The panel supported the continued use of these devices but also suggested more research to determine whether the devices ...

Teens overlooked in cancer research

...tors of the recently released and first definitive document on the incidence, survival and mortality of 15 - 29 year-olds. Funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the United States, this monograph was a co-operative venture between the Children's Oncology Group (all 17 pediatric oncology centers in C...

St. Jude, El Salvador create research ethics committee

...artment of Health and Human Services. An assurance document is required for research by U.S. investigators at international sites; it is awarded following demonstration that proper ethical oversight committees are in place so research will be conducted according to ethical guidelines. The initial success ...

Physicians enlisted in efforts to keep demented drivers off the road

... ask their patients questions about driving and to document findings and concerns in the medical record," Meuser says. "There was a real sense among participants that yes, there is something that I can do." Debate is ongoing about when in the progression of dementia a patient becomes ineligible to drive. Mo...

Options improving for patients with acromegaly and gigantism, says endocrinology expert

...n called gigantism. Unfortunately, several studies document a seven- to 12-year gap from symptom onset to time of diagnosis. During this time the children get bigger and their hormones get higher and the tissue damage gets worse. Therefore, the earlier we can diagnose and treat the disease, the more effective...

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