Tag: "goals" at medical news
UC Davis Cancer Center awarded $4.5 million
...tep toward one of our most important public health goals
-- eliminating ethnic disparities in cancer and other diseases." Over the next five years, the project will focus on: reducing the unequal and preventable burden of hepatitis B-induced liver cancer in Asian Americans by increasing hepatitis B immu...
Control of TB epidemic requires more effective drugs, better tests, and focus on latent infection
...Hospital and lead author of the JAMA paper. "Our goals
with treatment are to cure patients, minimize the emergence of drug-resistant disease and prevent spread of disease within the community." Dr. Michael Leonard, assistant professor of medicine (infectious diseases) at Emory and medical consultant to ...
Goals for TB control reachable for most of world
for reducing the number of tuberculosis cases and ...colleagues conducted a study to determine if these goals
will be met in 2005, as well as the goal of halving TB prevalence and deaths globally between 1990 a...
ACP publishes 'Hypertension'
...re an ideal blood pressure? How are blood pressure goals
to be achieved? What lifestyle modifications can be recommended? What drugs should be used when, and how? What about possible side effects? In 14 chapters, 23 contributing authors provide the answers. The book includes numerous tables and summaries...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for July 2005 (first issue)
... Medicine . According to the expert article, the goals
of pulmonary rehabilitation programs for COPD patients are to reduce symptoms, improve activity and daily function, and restore the highest level of independent function in patients with respiratory disease. COPD involves persistent obstruction of th...
Hospice referral rates increase with intervention improving communication
... surrogate decision-makers to identify those whose goals
and needs for care, and treatment preferences made them appropriate for hospice. The physicians of residents classified as appropriate for hospice were notified and asked to authorize a hospice informational visit. The trial was conducted from Decemb...
NIAID funds Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI)
...ions of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, and its goals
are linked to the goals
of the Enterprise. It is the first Enterprise initiative to be funded by one of the G-8 nations. "Ou...
NMR method rapidly solves 8 target genomic structures
...ology development that's crucial for achieving the goals
of the Protein Structure Initiative and advancing structural biology," said John Norvell, Ph.D., director of the Protein Structure Initiative (PSI) of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the NIH. The authors of the PNAS paper...
Emory researchers offer new approach for testing potential HIV vaccines in animals
...veloping a vaccine against HIV is one of the major goals
of AIDS research," he says. "Our work suggests how to improve the animal models in which possible vaccines are assessed before they are tested clinically in humans. By using lower doses and challenging repeatedly, preclinical trials would be more sim...
Obesity lowers likelihood of receiving preventive health care
...s to address these concerns. Healthy People 2010's goals
include mammograms for 70 percent of middle-aged women every two years and Pap smears for 90 percent of middle-aged women every three years. Also, 80 percent of the elderly should be vaccinated against influenza annually, according to the goals. The ...
Digital mammography trial results announced
...sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Secondary goals
measuring the relative cost-effectiveness of both digital and film technologies, and the effect on participant quality of life due to the expected reduction of false positives, are still being assessed and will be reported at a later date. "This digi...
Surgeons lack training in palliative surgical options
...background information in the article. Because the goals
of surgical palliation must be balanced with the a...st for four clinical scenarios and to identify the goals
of the intervention and the three most important factors influencing their decision. "Significant d...
NIH establishes National Commission on Digestive Diseases
...l also develop a 10-year plan to address important goals
for research in digestive diseases and make recommendations to the NIH Director. The Charter for the Commission will expire in two years, unless renewed by appropriate action prior to its expiration. "This is an incredible opportunity to move the fi...
Groundbreaking consensus: pediatric cardiology training recommendations
... Beekman added. "Balancing both of these training goals
will continue to be a major issue for educational programs. Pediatric cardiology trainees who also wish to become academic researchers will need at least four years of fellowship to begin the academic process and to finish training in the clinical ar...
ASU secures $3.9 million to study spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders
...ess in getting new NIH funding. One of our primary goals
is designing techniques to investigate, replace and repair damaged neural systems to provide better mobility." Jung and Abbas are also both associate professors in the Harrington Department of Bioengineering within ASU's Ira A. Fulton School of Engi...
SCAI, NCQA partner to hold landmark conference on introducing complex medical therapies
...onwealth University in Richmond. One of the major goals
of the conference will be to determine the best pr... "The conference is an important step in realizing goals
of measuring and achieving quality. In short, this is medicine standing behind quality."...
Scrapping health care fees in Africa could prevent over 200,000 child deaths a year
... services and achieving the millennium development goals
for health, they conclude. But in another article, Lucy Gilson and colleagues from South Africa warn that removing user fees must be carefully managed to avoid negative impacts on the wider health system. "Fee removal must be accompanied by increased...
Many pediatricians say they would not continue care for families who refuse vaccines
...s families who refuse vaccines were lack of shared goals
and lack of trust. There were no significant diffe...ress issues like 'mutual trust' or 'lack of shared goals
for the child.' Although subjective, these two factors often weigh heavier than a simple refusal of ...
Hodgkin disease survivors face higher risk for stroke later in life
... second-most common form of childhood cancer. "The goals
are changing to more than just curing the child of cancer," Dr. Bowers said. "They are to evaluate and reduce the long-term side effects. It's been well-established that childhood cancer survivors have several well-described long-term side effects, i...
New HIV guidelines support use of FUZEON + active boosted PI for treatment-experienced patients
...nts. "These guidelines clearly set more ambitious goals
for the management of treatment-experienced patients now that we have potent therapies such as the combination of tipranavir and enfuvirtide," commented Dr Anton Pozniak, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London. "These guidelines provide real clarit...
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