Tag: "expectations" at medical news
Diets with group support may help keep weight off longer
...ata could help practitioners in managing patients' expectations
of weight loss targets." An accompanying editorial suggests that the challenge to researchers is to take weight loss studies to the next level by evaluating long term health outcomes, cost effectiveness, and novel strategies of improving adherence an...
Patients, be patient: Brain images suggest new therapy for severe depression can take months to work
...ay have to be instructed to 'be patient,' with the expectations
that the antidepressant effects will be slow to come." The good news, however, seems to be that those who benefit from the treatment stay better. "The existing evidence suggests that about 70 percent of patients who get better from vagal nerve stimul...
Millions squandered in unnecessary tests ordered in routine doctor visits
... are: Studies have shown that many patients have expectations
of receiving particular tests when visiting physicians. It is possible that physicians are ordering these tests defensively, to guard against potential lawsuits. Physicians may not be aware of USPSTF recommendations. There may be a financial incen...
Mayo Clinic study finds coma grossly misrepresented in the movies
...a neurologic disease that could lead to improbable expectations
from a family of a patient in a coma; for example, that it will be just a matter of time till the patient awakens and everything will be fine and dandy. Also, often movies could be used for teaching purposes, so accuracy is important in that setting....
Patients have high expectations about screening mammography
...fs about their personal risk of breast cancer, and expectations
about the performance of mammography that are abno...ere neutral about this statement. "Women have high expectations
of mammography because patients in general (not specifically women), tend to have a view of all medi...
The brain's motivation station
...g mechanism they identified "may let an organism's expectations
and motivation interact with events in the physical world to influence learning. Thus, anticipatory activation of this mesolimbic circuit may help translate motivation into memory."...
Perfectionist fathers can reinforce tendencies
... their physical looks and subject to the demanding expectations
of peers and media, according to a Penn State stud...nal perfectionism, reinforced by peer and parental expectations
of perfection in combination with the allure of advertising, may cause many young people to feel tha...
Technique that makes brain tumours fluoresce improves surgical outcome
...s used for improving resections have not fulfilled expectations
(frameless stereotaxy) or are still too expensive and cumbersome (intraoperative MRI) to have been put to broad scale use", notes Dr Stummer. Researchers from the ALA-Glioma Study Group therefore investigated a new way to detect the tumours during s...
Study finds novel vaccine curbs brain tumor growth, increases survival
... says. "However, so far, results have exceeded the expectations
we had for this vaccine." Heimberger's study was chosen by AANS for a Young Investigator's Award, and is being cited as one of the conference's most important findings. The trial is now closed at both institutions. Given its statistically significan...
Rodeo cowboys bounce back quicker after suffering whiplash
...onducted several studies on whiplash and patients' expectations
of recovery. Last year while on a radio talk show,...omically built the same way, he said, the cultural expectations
of injury and the way we treat them is part of the problem. One of the callers suggested looking at ...
Should we ban consumer drug ads? - Press release from PLoS Medicine
...that such advertising is likely to raise patients' expectations
about a medicine's benefits, which "may increase the effectiveness of medications beyond that which is expected from their purely biological mechanisms." And such raised expectations, they argue, might even motivate patients to collaborate with ...
First human implant of HeartWare's HVAD
...formance of the HVAD continues to support our high expectations
for its clinical potential. The early success of this first implant marks the culmination of many years of effort in conceiving, designing, developing and testing what we believe to be the world's leading mechanical circulatory assist device. The HVA...
Coalition applauds bill to repeal cosmetic surgery tax
... million in its first year, but fell well short of expectations
and brought in only $6.8 million. Despite the shortfall, lawmakers in states throughout the country saw a tax on cosmetic medical procedures as a viable means to fill state budget shortfalls. The poor revenue result and administrative challenges of N...
ELBW infants appear to be reaching functional outcomes as young adults similar to NBW infants
...LBW vs. 2 percent NBW) were included. "Against our expectations
and many odds, a significant majority of ELBW young adults have overcome earlier difficulties to become functional members of society. It is not clear what factors contributed to the positive outcome beyond adolescence, as all through childhood the E...
Preemies defy odds and overcome difficulties by adulthood: Study
...rth-weight people with disabilities. "Against our expectations
and many odds, a significant majority of young adults who were low birth weight infants have overcome earlier difficulties to become functional members of society," said Dr. Saigal, a neonatologist with the McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton. "...
JRRD special issue on hearing and hearing loss
...or the education of consumers with regard to their expectations
for cell phone use. Aging and speech recognition , pg 25 The effect of aging on central auditory mechanisms is presented in this article. Speech comprehension in noisy environments, which is often difficult for older persons, is a focus of the stud...
Anxious fathers make caesarean ops more painful for mothers
..., during and after the delivery about their fears, expectations
and experiences. The women were also assessed for ...y revealed that those women who had negative birth expectations
before the operation had the most fear experiences during the delivery, which in turn was related to...
ACP predicts looming crisis in primary care
...l internal medicine and family practice. Previous expectations
of an excess supply of physicians have not materialized. Current projections indicate that the future supply of primary care physicians will be inadequate to meet the health care needs of the aging U.S. population. This decline is the result of th...
One third of patients who stop treatment for schizophrenia early do so due to poor response
...early and effective symptom control, anddiscussing expectations
of treatment, may help to ensure that people sufferingfrom schizophrenia continue to take their medication....
Soaps paint far too rosy a picture of coma
...nrealistic outcomes have implications for viewers' expectations
when dealing with family members or partners in co...uthors. It may not be helpful to have unrealistic expectations
of a patient's survival - leading to disagreements between doctors and families which often end up i...
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