Tag: "flaws" at medical news
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
...n the resulting data and conclusions, despite some flaws
in record keeping and procedural issues. "The data from the HIVNET 012 study, which showed that nevirapine effectively prevents many infants from contracting HIV from their infected mothers, are sound and reliable," said James Ware, chair of the comm...
Is the vaccine industry ailing?
...on vaccine manufacturers. However, says Dr. Offit, flaws
in this program limit its effectiveness. Families can choose to opt out of the program and proceed to a jury trial, the program does not cover all vaccines, and it does not cover effects on an unborn child when the mother is vaccinated. Fearful of li...
Study shows even limited training improves communication with patients from other cultures
...s. Of particular interest to the researchers were flaws
in methodology, such as inaccurate descriptions of...earchers found that a majority of the articles had flaws
in data collection: Less than one-third provided enough information about participants and the train...
Negative body image: New treatment study
...ize of the body, but it can also involve perceived flaws
of the face, hair, skin, complexion, or a wide variety of other aspects of the body - the arms, feet, hands, breasts, hips, shoulders and so on," he said. "They may find that they spend hours each day thinking about it to the point that it dominates...
Preventing another Vioxx
...tem. The paper's authors say there are fundamental flaws
in the way researchers usually analyze and report ... effectiveness and safety of new treatments. Those flaws
make it more likely that they'll miss signs of extra harm -- or extra benefit -- to subgroups of pat...
Cincinnati Children's scientist wins achievement award for advances in heart disease research
... identify and subsequently modify inborn molecular flaws
at work in heart and blood vessel diseases," according to a written statement by the AHA. Dr. Robbins studies the cause-and-effect relationships between mutations in proteins and their connection to heart disease. To understand these relationships,...
Mayo Clinic to host inaugural National Symposium on Health Care Reform in May
... Care Model That Works for Everyone" discusses the flaws
in our health care system that become even more evident when examining how we care for people with chronic illnesses. Panelists are Amy Comstock, Parkinson's Action Network; Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., R.N., Vanderbilt University; John W. McDonald I...
Questions over accuracy of MRI in diagnosing multiple sclerosis
...ded in the review, and studies with methodological flaws
overestimated the diagnostic accuracy of MRI. Only two studies followed patients for more than 10 years, and these suggested that the role of magnetic resonance imaging either in ruling in or ruling out multiple sclerosis is limited. Patients with ...
Scientists discover new genetic subtypes of common blood cancer
...eloma cells likely to contain undiscovered genetic flaws
that drive myeloma, and which might turn out to be... cast a wide net to capture as many of the genetic flaws
in myeloma cells as possible, creating a comprehensive atlas of this cancerous genome. First, they u...
New UF tool measures heart implant patients' anxiety
... recalled 109,000 defibrillators last year. Device flaws
have been linked to at least seven deaths. Patients with an ICD may be afraid that if the device fires they may harm themselves or others, or create a scene. Or they may be fearful that certain activities, such as exercise or sexual activity, might...
Doctors cut repeat LASIK visits dramatically
...the possibility of fixing not only the three major flaws
in the eye that reading glasses and contact lenses...were never known before. Nearly everyone has these flaws
in their eyes to some extent; while most people dont notice them, they hurt our quality of vision in...
Workers' compensation ratings don't accurately predict disabilities
...d the outcomes of medical care." Furthermore, the flaws
in the system "are not distributed evenly" but "are visited disproportionately" on minorities and persons of lower socioeconomic status....
American College of Physicians commends MedPAC support for physician-directed care coordination
...tive and political complexities without fixing the flaws
inherent in the SGR. In a letter signed by ACP President Lynne M. Kirk, MD, FACP to key Congressional health care committee members, ACP said the congressionally-mandated effort gives "an excellent, thorough, balanced and well-documented report on...
Why GNEP can't jump to the future
...sible disposition paths. The potentially deadly flaws
documented in Alvarezs study include: The amount of long-lived radioactivity disposed of into the environment at a reprocessing site could be thousands of times greater than from nuclear weapons production. Much smaller concentrations of simil...
What exactly is repetitive strain injury?
... trials have small sample sizes and methodological flaws
that could have led to biased results. "This disorder will remain controversial until high-quality trials provide clear definition of repetitive strain injury and evidence of effective treatments."...