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Urgent need for guidance on mobile phone use in clinical care

... an email or telephone call to ensure no important documents were overlooked. Guidance, where it existed, was found to be extremely limited in scope and either failed to address key concerns or did not take into account the full range of functions of mobile phones. Concerns relevant in other contexts were al...

Higher gas prices leave many workers running on empty

...ofessor of management in FSUs College of Business, documents that Americans work attitudes have been affected as the cost to fill a tank of gas has nearly doubled over the past few years. In his research, approximately 1,000 full-time employees were asked to note how gas prices have affected their disposable s...

Is the UK prepared for pandemic flu?

...e achieved under a devolved system and whether the documents offer enough guidance for local planners on issues such as how to allocate scarce resources. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) taught us that there should be clarity established beforehand, as to what decisions are taken at what level and by...

Did drug reps encourage doctors to prescribe gabapentin for nonapproved uses?

...s a result of a lawsuit, during which drug company documents were subpoenaed i.e. required by the court to be ...and management of pain. These researchers used the documents to research detailing and the impact it had on doctors' attitudes towards gabapentin. The document...

Majority of state Medicaid programs have or plan to have 'pay-for-performance' programs

...irectors and their staffs, and reviewed a range of documents and Web-based resources on the programs. The study focused on programs that provide financial rewards for quality, efficiency and other program attributes. The study was conducted from May through October 2006. "Very few states have conducted forma...

Actigraphy is a useful way to assess and manage sleep disorders

...phy characterizes sleep and circadian patterns and documents treatment responses. Similarly, in normal infants and children, as well as special pediatric populations, actigraphy has proven useful for delineating sleep patterns and documenting treatment responses. "This evidence based review and update of th...

Fiber-based light source promises improvements in food inspection

...ects one line at a time, just as fax machines scan documents on a line-by-line basis. Rapid electronic processors then detect whether there are any problems with the items and instruct mechanical actuators (such as air jets) to separate out unsatisfactory items. The problem is current line-scan cameras lack i...

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

... enhance patient care Telebriefing hosted by the documents lead author -- Gregory J. Dehmer, M.D., FSCAI, President, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI); Professor of Medicine, Texas A & M University College of Medicine; Director, Cardiology Division, Scott & White Clinic, Tem...

Billions of dollars saved in US by polio vaccination

...r Advisor and an expert on polio said, "This study documents the extraordinary power of vaccines not only as highly effective tools to prevent disease, disability, and death, but to provide enormous economic savings to society." Although the last case of paralytic polio from wild poliovirus occurred in the ...

St. Jude, El Salvador create research ethics committee

...inical trials, she noted. For example, the consent documents used to obtain parental consent to treat leukemia and solid tumor treatments or to perform bone marrow transplantation at St. Jude are usually 20 to 30 pages. "Our experience with El Salvador has prompted us to consider whether we could communicat...

SCAI president testifies before FDA on safety of drug-eluting stents

...cietys proactive role in publishing clinical alert documents on drug-eluting stents and other therapies for patients with heart disease. Drug-eluting stents were approved by the FDA in 2003. These devices, which prop open narrowed arteries in the heart, are coated with a medication that prevents the build-u...

Hold the Hookah: Researcher warns against trendy tobacco use

...enter. His series of recently published studies documents the trend toward waterpipe tobacco smoking, showin...ssue of the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, documents how women attending university in Cairo have gravitated to waterpipe tobacco smoking, which is tradi...

Hopkins-led study finds that chronic form of depression runs in families

...terview for Genetic Studies (DIGS), an method that documents the onset and duration of mood episodes and the presence or absence of such symptoms as loss of interest or ability to enjoy life, feeling guilty or down, fatigue, lack of concentration, loss of appetite or weight, and thoughts of death. Study sub...

Queen's expert challenges 'corporatization' of breast cancer research

...y went to breast cancer organizations. Dr. King documents how the event and its logo have become products brought and sold by North American corporate sponsors and "the extent to which fundraising for breast cancer has become a highly valued commodity in itself." "Fundraising for breast cancer has develop...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 15, 2006, issue

...hors say (Review, p. 284). The authors reviewed documents that became available during the trial in which the parent pharmaceutical company admitted that it violated federal regulations by promoting the drug for unapproved uses such as pain, psychiatric conditions, and migraine. Although some of the compa...

Identifying medical proxy should be part of routine medical care

...uity of care. "Advance care planning is not about documents -- it is about persons and their relationships," Lipkin said. ...

Research reveals tobacco company's role in China's cigarette smuggling crisis

New research based on the internal documents of one of the world's biggest tobacco companies, ...rom this illicit trade. Millions of BAT internal documents were made publicly available following a court case in the USA. The researchers have analysed docume...

Heart risks from Vioxx happen much earlier than believed, says Queen's researcher

...r earlier than previously believed. The study also documents that cardiovascular risk returns to normal within one month of stopping the drug. Vioxx was voluntarily withdrawn from the market on September 30, 2004 after a study showed that it doubled patients' risk of heart attacks and strokes after 18 months o...

MUHC study reveals Vioxx related heart attacks can occur within the first two weeks of use

...eviously believed," noted Levesque. The study also documents that cardiovascular risk returns to normal within one month of stopping the drug. Vioxx was voluntarily withdrawn from the market on September 30, 2004 after a study showed it doubled patients' risk of heart attacks and strokes after 18 months of use...

Urgent changes needed for authorisation of phase I trials

...r's brochure, there is no mention in the published documents of any precautionary dosing interval between volunteers. As the Academy of Medical Sciences suggests: 'it would be usual practice to administer a single dose in a single patient, who would then be observed for an appropriate period of time'." How cl...

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