Tag: "guideline" at medical news
Quality of treatment guidelines
... populations, treatments and outcomes specified in guideline
recommendations. The researchers say that physicia...emphasize the need to make the evidence underlying guideline
recommendations more transparent by using an extended grading system, like the CHEP scheme. If this ...
Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO
...ious disease outbreak. The first rapidly issued guideline
was developed by the WHO in order to advise countr...mann and colleagues, authors of the rapidly issued guideline
on H5N1 infection, say that it took just one month to convene an expert team, and only five weeks fo...
New guideline for treating Lyme disease
ST. PAUL, Minn -- A guideline
developed by the American Academy of Neurology fin...ptoms that persist following standard therapy. The guideline
is published May 23, 2007, in the online edition of Neurology, the scientific journal of the America...
Doctors ill equipped to confront parent smoking
...nt education materials, and clinical reminders for guideline
Acute coronary syndrome therapy improvements linked with fewer deaths and improved clinical outcomes
...s studies have documented substantial gaps between guideline
recommendations and clinical practice. Thus, there is a clinical priority to determine the extent to which evidence is applied in practice, whether this is changing over time, and whether such changes are associated with improved outcomes," the autho...
New guideline for screening mammography for women 40 to 49 years of age
...cians (ACP) today released a new clinical practice guideline
for screening mammography for women 40 to 49 years...al Medicine, published by ACP. ACP developed the guideline
to present the available evidence for screening mammography to physicians and women between the ages...
Sutent achieves first line EAU approval for kidney cancer
...proach in their clinical practices. "Achieving EAU guideline
recognition for Sutent so soon after the EU marketingauthorization for the first line treatment of mRCC demonstrates what an importanttreatment option sunitinib malate has already become for physicians managingmetastatic renal cell carcinoma" said Dr...
Embargoed Jan./Feb. Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ge of Physicians. Key elements of the diagnosis guideline
include the use of clinical prediction rules to es...h as d-dimmer and ultrasonography. The management guideline
supports the use of low molecular weight heparin for patients with deep vein thrombosis in the outpa...
New guidelines issued for diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism
...mboembolism (VTE). Key elements of the diagnosis guideline
include the use of clinical prediction rules to es...uch as D-dimer and ultrasonography. The management guideline
supports the use of low-molecular weight heparin for patients with deep vein thrombosis in the outpa...
Men with hypertension who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may have a lower risk of heart attack
...od pressure, it is important to adhere to the USDA guideline
of one to two drinks a day or less. The study's limitations include that only male health care professionals participated, so it is not known whether the findings apply to women or men in different occupations. "It is important for all individua...
Elderly, ill men get unneeded prostate cancer screenings
...ative impact on quality of life. "This is why no guideline
recommends PSA screening for men who, taking health status as well as age into account, have a life expectancy of 10 years or less," concludes Walter. The study authors examined the medical records of 597,642 men seen at 104 VA facilities during 20...
Specific strategic plans ensure timely emergency care for heart attack patients
...times was between 55 and 120 minutes. The national guideline
for door-to-balloon time is 90 minutes or less. Many hospitals do not achieve these national guidelines for even most of their patients. However, some hospitals do better than others and six strategies were associated with significantly faster door-t...
New guideline for the diagnostic assessment of children with continuous seizures
ST. PAUL, Minn A new guideline
developed by the American Academy of Neurology and...ures, in children, many of whom have epilepsy. The guideline
is published in the November 14, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Ac...
Consensus reached on new guidelines for ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death
...s document completes the triad of arrhythmia-based guideline
topics cosponsored by the ACC, AHA and ESC. In addition to ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death, management of patients with supraventricular arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation have also been addressed in separate documents. Ventricul...
A new guideline for screening apparently healthy individuals to prevent a heart attack
... Journal of Cardiology will feature a new practice guideline
for screening subclinical cardiovascular disease i...dication of Heart Attack www.AEHA.org , the SHAPE guideline
set revolutionary standards for the careful and responsible implementation of cardiovascular imaging...
UT Southwestern-led study finds doctors' judgment as important as guideline for Cesarean sections
...College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists set the guideline
that a hospital offering obstetric care should have the capability of beginning a Cesarean delivery within 30 minutes. The important word is capability, not requirement, the researchers note. "Having this potential should not be misconstrued to me...
Participation in clinical trials does not appear to affect physician's adherence to guidelines
...a clinical trial can lead to minor improvements in guideline
adherence can only be addressed in large-scale studies," the authors write....
Outcomes of patients in trials; Better blood pressure treatment; Snake bites, and more
...ter reminder program was no better than the simple guideline
at improving other aspects of caring for patients ...ared with 11% of those whose GPs only received the guideline
(a statistically significant difference). In an accompanying study by the same authors, they found...
Vaccinate or not? Treat or not? Study looks at tricky health decisions
...ed being a medical director of a hospital making a guideline
for treating many patients. All four groups made treatment choices and also reported what emotions each of those decisions provoked. The results were striking. Only 48 percent of individuals who imagined being the patient said they would choose the ...
May/June 2006 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet
...ased significantly from 24 percent before the ACOG guideline
revision to 13.5 percent after guideline
revision. However, California's decline seems to be a continuation of a trend that began in 1997 an...
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