Tag: "guidelines" at medical news
Cognitive therapy works as well as antidepressants, but with lasting effect after therapy ends
... challenges the American Psychiatric Association's guidelines
that antidepressant medications are the only effective treatment for moderately to severely depressed patients. Either form of treatment worked significantly better than a placebo, but the researchers demonstrated that cognitive therapy was more e...
ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery
PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2005) New guidelines
for management of obesity from the American Colleg...high blood pressure, diabetes, or sleep apnea, ACP guidelines
say. People with a body mass index from 25-29.9 are considered overweight. Those with BMI from 30-3...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 5, 2005
... and Surgery New American College of Physicians' guidelines
for obesity management recommend diet and exercise... exercise alone (Clinical Guidelines, p. 525). ACP guidelines
apply to patients with body mass indices (BMIs) over 30. Patients with BMIs over 30 might consider ...
Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity
...es, he says. The MCG authors suggest precautionary guidelines
and safety training programs to reduce golf-related injuries, proper storage of golf equipment and adult supervision of golf club and golf cart use. Most states, including Georgia, require a driver's license to operate a golf cart on roadways. Dr. R...
ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
...hat organ centers are using and provide new, clear guidelines
to help these centers update their policies in reg...that several agencies worldwide review and address guidelines
for treatment and management of heart and lung failure in patients, but adds that none are comprehen...
Competition in health care may not result in better quality
...population that is compliant with recommended care guidelines
such as immunization rates for children and teens; chronic illness care; and women's care (e.g. breast cancer screening rates). CAHPS includes members' opinions about their health care and services provided by their health plan and its affiliated phy...
Two drugs combined more cost-effective safer for managing arthritis in high-risk patients
...pared to using a Cox-2 inhibitor drug alone, which guidelines
had traditionally recommended as a first-line therapy for this patient group. According to the study, for patients at low risk of gastrointestinal problems, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug alone proved the most cost-effective. Over a one-year...
Case finds dental patients agreeable to tobacco interventions
... dental visits. Victoroff added that public health guidelines
encourage doctors and dentists to inquire about tobacco use and to urge patients to give up and break their tobacco use by providing them with information on how to access programs that can offer interventions....
Controversy in dyslipidemia guidelines
...issue of CMAJ. The authors argue that the current guidelines
may lead to more people who are at low risk of coronary artery disease being screened and prescribed statin therapy, which will increase cost for little overall benefit. Jacques Genest and colleagues, members of the Working Group on Hypercholesterol...
Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say
..., call into question the effectiveness of national guidelines
on exercise for lowering blood pressure in older people. Current guidelines
from the American College of Sports Medicine recommend 30- to 45-minute periods of combined aerobic ...
Media interview opportunity
...Spokesperson can discuss the following: Current guidelines
recommend inhaled corticosteroids as safe, effective and preferred first-line therapy for children as well as adults with persistent asthma There is potential for confusion among patients and physicians as a result of the IMPACT study Patients sh...
Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma
...iods of bad symptoms, rather than daily as current guidelines
recommend, a new study shows. Symptoms of mild, pe...if they took the steroids every day as current NIH guidelines
recommend. The multi-center study, known as the Improving Asthma Control Trial (IMPACT), was funded ...
Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma
...ave asthma. For those with mild persistent asthma, guidelines
from the National Asthma Education and Prevention ...ma severity." NAEPP is expected to release updated guidelines
in 2006. An expert panel will consider the results of IMPACT and other studies to determine if chang...
One-meter waistline predicts high risk of diabetes and heart disease
...g the insulin resistance of an individual. Current guidelines
suggest a cut-off for heart disease of 102 cm in men and 88 cm in women, but there are questions over the accuracy of these figures. So researchers in Sweden set out to assess the ability of different body measurements and biological markers to predi...
Medical journal editors condemn ghostwriting
... of their products is encouraged by evidence-based guidelines
established by independent bodies. "This is not a new problem and will likely be with us as long as unscrupulous corporate officers care more about profits than the truth and don't realize the adverse effects on their profits that will result from a...
Better referral training for emergency doctors helps improve patient care
...aps even in medical school), there should be clear guidelines
as to the role of EM, the role of the specialities in accepting patients, and education of the specialties on acceptance of referrals. These recommendations were implemented at the Lister Hospital with positive results and there has been widespread s...
Pregnant women with epilepsy face dilemma
...rnational League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) developed guidelines
in 1989 for the care of women with epilepsy of chi...sages for seizure type and syndromes. However, the guidelines
offered limited help for physicians in how to council patients considering epilepsy treatment during...
Adolescents not receiving health counseling, Stanford study shows
...han the research team expected, based on the clear guidelines
for regular preventive counseling. "We know adoles...tion to problem prevention, and it issued specific guidelines
for clinical practice. It recommended, for example, that teens receive yearly guidance on diet and e...
Revised Bethesda guidelines effective at identifying patients at risk of colorectal cancer
...taining patients according to the revised Bethesda guidelines
were the most effective (sensitivity, 81.8 percent...s. Further analysis confirmed the revised Bethesda guidelines
as the most discriminating set of clinical parameters. "In conclusion, our results demonstrate that ...
Children do well with shorter fast before surgery
...rink are available. In her hospital, Caniano says, guidelines
about preoperative fasting are strictly followed "...t a shift in practice from the current established guidelines
which permit children solid food up to six or eight hours preoperatively," Brady and colleagues writ...
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