Tag: "evaluate" at medical news

MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous

... this specific application,' she says. In order to evaluate the MRI scans, an experienced eye is needed. It is the radiologist that diagnoses the patient, not the magnet. In order to find these pre-invasive stages of breast cancer on an MRI scan, the images need to be evaluated according to specific criteria....

Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians

...n which the pilot project will be evaluated and to evaluate the projects outcome. Enlisting the expertise of ...nal evaluator will enhance the methodology used to evaluate the project and increase stakeholder confidence in the results. David Dale, MD, FACP, ACP presid...

Not all 'drug-related deaths' are 'drug-related'

...Policy suggests. DRDs are currently used to help evaluate the success of Drug and Alcohol Action Teams in England and Wales, but the term's exact meaning varies according to European and national definitions. This means it is hard to know what sorts of deaths are included, the demographic profile of those w...

Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds

...ta over a period of 11 months in 2001 and 2002. To evaluate attitudes concerning lifetime HIV infection risk and interest in HIV testing, trained research assistants administered a 68-item questionnaire in a private room over the course of a single, face-to-face interview with study participants, most of whom...

Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions

...s, said Dr. Lovell. Continued research designed to evaluate multiple parameters of concussion effects and recovery will further help structure return-to-play guidelines. ...

ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines

...y room physicians and healthcare professionals who evaluate and treat patients with acute coronary syndrome. They focus on the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with UA and the closely related condition of NSTEMI. The 2002 guidelines recommended an early invasive strategy diagnostic angiogr...

It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say

... medical advice but to show readers another way to evaluate health risks. In the books foreword, Jared L. Cohon, president of Carnegie Mellon University, says Rifkin and Bouwer have been courageous in writing this book. In going to the heart of whats been lacking in risk communications and management, they ...

Brief motivational interviews work best long term for college students sent to alcohol counseling

...ponding author. "The ADAPS clinicians asked me to evaluate their program. Given that some studies ... had found that written feedback was efficacious, we decided to use the written personal feedback condition (WF) as the comparison group for this study." White and her colleagues tracked 348 mandated stude...

Threats to hope -- Desperation affects reasoning about product information

...rticipate in an unrelated study that asked them to evaluate a new product a memory booster. They were given background information from a manufacturers brochure (a favorable source) or from a newspaper article (an objective source), which they could access by clicking on a computer screen. While both conf...

Dead on target

...urrently conducting further in vivo experiments to evaluate the suitability of this system for clinical applications....

Diabetes professionals join forces to identify gaps in diabetes care and better self care

...on. "For people with diabetes, it is important to evaluate medical, lifestyle, family, psychosocial, cultural and economic issues. Assessment and monitoring of diabetes through surveillance data collected at the national, state and county levels are all necessary steps in defining and ultimately reducing th...

Reduced greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid dangerous increases in heat stress

...rrently using the high-resolution model to further evaluate the effects that increased temperatures and surface drying could have on agriculture and energy and water resources....

Report calls for new directions, innovative approaches in testing chemicals for toxicity to humans

...studies and instead focus on in vitro methods that evaluate chemicals' effects on biological processes using c... new approach would generate more-relevant data to evaluate risks people face, expand the number of chemicals that could be scrutinized, and reduce the time, mo...

Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases

...e mass into their 20s, although this study did not evaluate patients beyond the age of 17. Another key finding shows differences in bone density between African American and non-African American children. African American children on average have greater bone density and are less susceptible to fractures. Dr....

GSK announces launch of largest ever Phase III trial in lung cancer treatment

...cal trial recruitment for Phase III to continue to evaluate this exciting cancer therapy, said Vincent Brichard, Vice President of the ASCI Program at GSK Biologicals. We believe ASCIs may mark the start of a new generation of cancer treatments, with significant potential across various cancer types....

Performance-related financial incentives for hospitals not linked with improved quality of care

... "In conclusion, this study is one of the first to evaluate the CMS pay-for-performance pilot project. Among hospitals participating in a voluntary quality-improvement registry, pay-for-performance had limited incremental impact on processes of care and outcomes for acute myocardial infarction. Conversely, we...

MU researchers find mechanisms that may unlock answers to Alzheimer's disease

...role of cholesterol in the brain. Woods study will evaluate the effects of statin drugs, typically used to treat high cholesterol. Woods previous research showed that statins have other beneficial effects in addition to lowering cholesterol. His study will test if the drugs also combat the ill effects of A-be...

International journal group updates guidelines on registration of clinical trials

...ans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes. The ICMJE will not consider results posted in the same clinical trials registry in which the primary registration resides to be previous publication if the results are presented in the form of a brief, structured (...

AMPAKINE compounds a new potential treatment for respiratory depression

... compounds. Under terms of the license Cortex will evaluate a number of novel low and high impact AMPAKINE compounds for a range of new respiratory applications, such as, respiratory depression induced by opiates and barbiturates to start and others to be named at a future time. In return, Cortex will pro...

National Academies Advisory -- June 8 public briefing on LANL groundwater protection

... the Cold War. New Mexico state law says LANL must evaluate and, if necessary, remediate the contamination by 2015. The report -- PLANS AND PRACTICES FOR GROUNDWATER PROTECTION AT THE LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY -- will be released at a one-hour public briefing on Friday, June 8. DETAILS: 10 a.m. MDT...

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(Date:10/17/2014)... Copenhagen have shown for the first time how bacteria ... patients, giving them the opportunity to get tremendous insights ... The study also discovered the bacterial growth in chronic ... or slowed down by the immune cells. The researchers ... helped "suffocate" the bacteria, forcing the bacteria to switch ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... human body. Battles are won, lost or sometimes ... stalemate—known as tumor dormancy—can last up to 25 ... is poorly understood. , A new computational ... a Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, may ... the switch to a malignant state. Published today ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Oregon and Washington land managers have a new synthesis ... eastside moist mixed-conifer (MMC) forests in the two states. ... Forests in Eastern Oregon and Washington: A Synthesis of ... Management, a general technical report published by the U.S. ... response to a request from managers for a synthesis ...
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