Tag: "fails" at medical news

Cognitive therapy reduces repeat suicide attempts by 50 percent

...attitude toward the mental health system and often fails to show up for scheduled appointments. However, the combination of cognitive therapy plus case management services was effective in preventing suicide attempts." He suggests that cognitive therapy's short-term nature makes it a good fit for treatment...

The UK government's patient-led NHS will not improve health

...r, by focusing on patients' complaints culture, he fails to address one of the most important challenges facing modern medicine: the need to strengthen the patient-doctor partnership. The Lancet comments: "Patients have a wealth of information at their fingertips through the internet. What most do not hav...

Mental health following stroke, spinal cord injury; sensory evaluation tools

...ere less satisfied with their lives. Pamidronate fails to prevent bone loss in patients with acute spinal cord injury, pg. 305 This study addressed the efficacy of pamidronate (Novartis Pharmaceuticals), an intravenous bisphosphonate medication, to reduce bone loss in persons with acute spinal cord inju...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 3

...related organ damage. In diabetes, either the body fails to produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Without this hormonal signal working properly glucose increases in the blood stream, but still can't be used by the body. The number of people with type 2 diabetes is rising because it is lin...

Antidepressants should be first-line approach for nerve tissue pain

... an antidepressant like amitriptyline, and if this fails then try an anticonvulsant," says Phil Wiffen, a researcher at Churchill Hospital in Oxford, England. "The results of these meta-analyses suggest this is probably still the best approach to take." Wiffen led several systematic evidence reviews on the...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...ven a plan with no public input can backfire if it fails to win local support," says McGough, a research fellow at Hopkins' Institute of the History of Medicine. "It is as important to make sure that the decision-making body is politically legitimate and accountable to the public as it is to agree on the ...

Conflicts pitting doctors vs. patients / kin is #1 issue in medical ethics, Canadian experts say

...rrors impacting a larger group, as when a hospital fails to properly sterilize surgical equipment. 6) Palliative treatment for the terminally ill The concern of doctors over appropriate dosages of pain medication when it could potentially hasten death contributes to widespread under-treatment of pain in...

African-Americans more prone to higher heart weight than whites, study shows

...art failure occurs when the heart's left ventricle fails to pump properly. "These exciting results suggest the extent to which even the early stages of heart disease could be prevented in the African-American community by prevention and treatment of hypertension," said Dr. Ronald Victor, senior author of ...

Doctor 'report cards' may keep some heart patients from getting angioplasties

...erous and often fatal condition in which the heart fails to pump enough blood to the body. Given these differences in risk factors, Moscucci says, it's not entirely surprising that the Michigan patients were much more likely than the New York patients to die before they left the hospital. But the research...

May/June 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...ician workforce. The researchers assert that COGME fails to account for exploding nurse practitioner and ph...population. Moreover, they contend that the report fails to accommodate what physicians will actually do in a redesigned healthcare system. They conclude tha...

Risks outweigh benefits of shark cartilage as anti-cancer treatment

...s a treatment for advanced cancer, shark cartilage fails to benefit patients and its adverse effects lead to poor compliance. A clinical trial published in the July 1, 2005 issue of CANCER ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/cancer-newsroom ), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, finds t...

Early failure to pay attention to faces, speech may influence later development in autism

...r interest for social and language information and fails to actively attend to other people," she said. Dawson hopes that by teaching toddlers with autism how to interact socially, this will influence the way the children's brain process language and facial information....

Monoclonal antibody cures West Nile virus-infected mice

...ies can bind to an invader but do so in a way that fails to slow the invader down or trigger a response from macrophages. In one rare case that involves the dengue fever virus, antibodies can adhere to the virus in a way that accelerates the infection. From their initial pool of West Nile virus antibodie...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, April 19, 2005

...editorialist finds the analysis limited because it fails to consider factors such as social panic, disintegration of the medical infrastructure, evacuation and decontamination costs, and the current federal decision to stockpile only 75 million doses of anthrax vaccine nationwide (Editorial, p. 667). Met...

Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia

...ficant step forward in understanding why treatment fails to cure certain children who initially looked like good candidates for standard chemotherapy," said William E. Evans, Pharm.D., St. Jude director and member of St. Jude Pharmaceutical Sciences. "The results also give us crucial information into trea...

Execution by lethal injection is not humane or painless suggests study

...current practice of lethal injection for execution fails to even meet veterinary standards for putting down animals. Dr Koniaris states: "Our data suggest that anaesthesia methods in lethal injection in the US are flawed. Failures in protocol design, implementation, monitoring and review might have led to ...

Cancer research could lead to improved detection methods

...ed cells to die. "If, however, the overall process fails because of an overload of an overload of carcinogens and the cell is not killed, this leads to multiplication of damaged cells which may develop in into a cancer. Identification of such damage could thus serve as a very early warning signal of cancer...

Columbia research suggests need to rethink causes of heart failure

...gests that the classic definition of heart failure fails to take into account the wide range of health problems that can be associated with the disease," said Mathew S. Maurer, M.D., Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Clinica...

Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings

...xidative stress occurs when the antioxidant system fails to counteract the generation or exposure to free radicals. Unopposed free radicals can damage sensitive cells in the brain, the gastrointestinal tract, and the immune system, and the researchers believe they may contribute to the neurological, gastro...

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