Tag: "gaps" at medical news
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...linically overweight or obese. But there are major gaps
in our understanding of the ways that diet, exercise and psychological therapies can help an individual lose weight. The Cochrane Review Authors therefore looked at data from 36 trials that involved 3,495 adult participants. The trials employed a var...
Adolescents not receiving health counseling, Stanford study shows
...Still, the Stanford researchers consistently found gaps
between expert recommendations and medical practice. "The gaps
are huge," Ma said. "And the improvements over time are at best modest." In the first four years aft...
Medical-errors gap widens between best and worst hospitals: Healthgrades study
...g findings: There were wide, highly significant gaps
in individual PSI and overall performance between the top10% and the bottom 10% ranked hospitals. Top 10% hospitals generally had lower incident rates across all PSIs in 2001, but also generally improved at a greater rate than the bottom 10% hospit...
New partnership launched to accelerate and evaluate national malaria control program in Africa
...Zambia. MACEPA plans to identify and fill critical gaps
in Zambia's malaria control program. It will: Support state-of-the-art data management systems and the use of real-time data for decision making and program improvement. Support district- and community-level approaches to controlling the disease....
Information on child illness and death lacking in poor countries
...ll states: "Our review draws attention to striking gaps
in information about the burden of childhood disea...not existIf investment is not targeted at plugging gaps
in knowledge about the burden of childhood disease in less developed countries for the long term, on...
Greater use of evidence-based medicine needed in US outpatient care
...rs write. "The present findings suggest that large gaps
exist between actual clinical practices and eviden.... We found limited evidence that these performance gaps
are closing as a result of proliferating evidence-based practice guidelines."...
What don't we know? Science presents the great unsolved scientific mysteries of our time
... just 25 questions that would reveal the remaining gaps
in our scientific knowledge. But with the help of the Board of Reviewing Editors and the Senior Editorial Board, they compiled well over 100 candidate questions that were just too interesting to discard. "Some of the questions were naturals, just re...
A giant step toward tiny functional nanowires
...t can routinely and cheaply produce nanowires with gaps
as small as five nanometers wide -- a feat that is...n the July 1 issue of the journal Science. Carved gaps
are essential to a nanowire's function, and controlling those gaps
would allow scientists and engine...
UQ researcher to help improve global health
... tools for measuring health meant there were major gaps
in understanding the prevalence and incidence of diseases, such as malaria or HIV. This made allocating resources, implementing treatment and prevention programs and monitoring and evaluating programs difficult or, at worst, ineffective. "The resul...
Asthma research sounds warning for older Australians
... illness. "The Colloquium highlighted the current gaps
in asthma information, management and service provision targeted specifically to the needs of older Australians. Targeted services and programs need to be developed and implemented for this age group that incorporate both chronic illness management m...
Major heart failure quality of care variations found in US hospitals
UCLA investigators found large gaps
and marked variation in U.S. hospitals' heart failure treatment based on adherence to four standard quality measures. The study points to the need for hospitals to establish education programs and systems to improve quality of care for this patient ...
Experts discuss use of human stem cells in ape and monkey brains
...ls might do, and the primatologists explained that gaps
in our knowledge of normal non-human primate abili...the brains of other primates. "And, to fill in the gaps
in our knowledge, proposed studies should measure and monitor behavioral, emotional and cognitive ch...
Wealth doesn't always equal health
...ggest that anomalies like these help point towards gaps
in our understanding and warn against too simplistic a view of health inequalities....
Gaps in intestinal barrier could cause Crohn's disease
... Scientists at the University of Liverpool believe gaps
in the intestinal barrier could be a cause of infl...ugs the gaps. The research team, discovering these gaps
for the first time, found that around 3% of the bowel's surface area is covered in this substance. I...
'Secrets' of successful hospitals revealed
...d be done, and clinical practice registries reveal gaps
between that ideal practice and what's actually happening in hospitals, this study addresses the critical practical issue of how practice can be improved. "We don't have much information on how we can improve; and this study begins to bridge that ...
Annual report to the nation finds cancer death rates still on the decline
...rector Julie Gerberding, M.D. "However, there are gaps
and missed opportunities so we must continue to pull out all the stops to ensure proper screening and access to treatment regardless of one's age, race, or geographic location." For breast cancer, data on trends in the treatment of early-stage disea...
EU benchmark study on mental disease in Elsevier ECNP journal
...ssues. In addition, the report identifies critical gaps
in the knowledge of specific mental disorders and the reasons for the current under-treatment of mental disorders within Europe. The principal investigator of the ECNP special report task force, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Professor of Clinical Psychology ...
Older patients with acute coronary syndromes not getting recommended treatment
...shows there is more work to be done. "Awareness of gaps
is the first step in narrowing them. Further work on lipid lowering in the very elderly, and early identification of acute coronary syndrome symptoms in the aged, are areas which will benefit from continued work," she said. Dr. Alexander noted that h...
UGA receives $3.5 million CDC grant to create center in health marketing and health communication
...ant. "Communication and marketing can reduce these gaps
but first we must learn more about making risk messages relevant and culturally appropriate for the southern poor." The new UGA center is one of two Centers of Excellence in Health Marketing and Health Communication recently funded by the CDC Office...
Fish is good fish is bad. Balancing health risks and benefits
... risks and benefits of fish consumption, important gaps
remain. Despite these gaps, decisions about how to deal with tradeoffs must be made based on what we know now. The authors explain that "Decision analysis is an important tool that can quantitatively synthesize disparate information and assess the ...
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