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Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program
...ns will help WIC participants meet the new dietary guidelines
to get at least three servings of whole grains daily. To help ensure that these changes are cost-neutral, the committee recommended reducing the amount of juice, eggs, cheese, and milk offered through the program. These reductions are consistent wit...
New guidelines recommend screening HIV-infected patients for kidney disease
The HIV Medicine Association has released guidelines
for managing chronic kidney disease in patients li...cal Infectious Diseases, now available online. The guidelines
are the first of their kind. They recommend screening for kidney disease at the time of HIV diagnosi...
Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission
...he April 29, 2005, issue of AIDS . "International guidelines
currently recommend that HIV-infected mothers should avoid all breastfeeding, but only if replacement feeding is acceptable, feasible, affordable, sustainable and safe," said Jean Humphrey, ScD, principal investigator of the ZVITAMBO Study Project an...
Guava and AHF Global Immunity bring low cost AIDS diagnosis to resource-limited countries
...nizations around the world have indicated that new guidelines
for HIV/AIDS diagnosis and monitoring will recommend the use of CD4 percent tests for monitoring pediatric HIV/AIDS patients. About the Guava EasyCD4 The Guava EasyCD4 system and assay represent an optimized, integrated system of reagents, softwa...
Too many doctors fail to follow guidelines and to prescribe best treatments for heart patients
...re treated in accordance with established European guidelines
do better than patients who are not, yet many doct...how closely the patients' treatment adhered to the guidelines
issued by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) for the use of the five most commonly used cardia...
All low-fat diets are not equal, Stanford study shows
...ables, beans, nuts, seeds and fruits. The 2000 AHA guidelines
recommend at least five daily servings of vegetables and fruits and at least six daily servings of grains with an emphasis on whole grains. Previous studies, Gardner said, have shown plant-based diets to be effective in lowering cholesterol. But plan...
Low-dose MDCT 'better option' than x-rays for imaging children's sinuses
...ns, MD, lead author of the study. According to the guidelines
of the American College of Radiology, there is no need for imaging in children with uncomplicated acute sinusitis, but in children with a history of persistent, recurrent or chronic sinus disease imaging may be indicated. X-rays are frequently used f...
Stents that release medication appear more effective than traditional stents
...s-eluting stents in this setting. Current clinical guidelines
specifically recommend the drug abciximab during primary PCI. At current European list prices, the use of the drug tirofiban instead of abciximab would absorb the difference in cost between stenting with sirolimus-eluting vs. bare-metal stents. Marco...
New GP contract may not improve treatment for heart failure patients
...ew general medical services (GMS) contract and how guidelines
will impact on CHF services. Changes to the GMS contract are intended to put more emphasis on management of cardiovascular disease still a large cause of death in the UK but the contract only has three specific performance indicators for patien...
Different consultants mean different lengths of stay in hospitals
...ne special interest bias, or absence of definitive guidelines
for the management of common acute medical conditi...erest to examine the extent to which protocols and guidelines
could reduce such variations.'...
Morphine for chest pain increases death risk
...r these patients have not been conducted, official guidelines
for its use are based solely on expert conjecture....al of improving adherence to the ACC/AHA treatment guidelines
and patient outcomes....
CPR instructions should focus on continuous chest compressions, UT Southwestern physicians recommend
...were also based on the notion that simplifying the guidelines
would increase the chances that CPR will be performed since some people may be reluctant to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. "Not only is this new protocol easier to use, it gets more people willing to perform life-saving actions," said Lt. Jane...
Study calls for earlier use of ICDs in patients diagnosed with cardiomyopathy
...for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) established guidelines
that limited ICD use in patients with recently diagnosed cardiomyopathy," says the paper's lead author Alan Kadish, MD, associate chief of Cardiology and associate director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. "Ho...
Older adults with diabetes in managed care networks have higher rates of untreated eye disease
...ion was based on American Academy of Ophthalmology guidelines
and clinical judgment. Three-hundred-eleven patients with managed care health insurance and 107 with fee-for-service health insurance completed the interviews and clinical examinations. The researchers found high rates of untreated eye disease in in...
New research raises questions about buckyballs and the environment
...ings clearly illustrate the limitations of current guidelines
for the handling and disposal of buckyballs, which are still based on the properties of bulk carbon black. "No one thinks that graphite and diamond are the same thing," Hughes says. They're both bulk carbon, but they are handled in completely differe...
Asymptomatic HIV-infected newborns may benefit from early drug treatment, Stanford study shows
...t available when the study began in 1988.) Current guidelines
for treating HIV-infected infants leave the decision of when to begin treatment to the child's physician-in part because the long-term effects of ongoing antiretroviral treatment are not known. Concerns about the drugs' possible toxic side-effects an...
Lag-time often occurs before new treatments for pediatric HIV infection are used
...on, or if there is concordance between recommended guidelines
and treatment in clinical practice. Susan Brogly,... for adult HIV infection and at the time pediatric guidelines
were issued, regimens of highly active antiretroviral therapy including a protease inhibitor became ...
Statin therapy cost-effective for a wider range of individuals
...day (Thursday May 12, 2005) by THE LANCET. Current guidelines
generally recommend the initiation of statin therapy when the estimated 10-year risk of a non-fatal heart attack or coronary death is at least 15-20%. The Heart Protection Study (HPS) has previously shown that lowering cholesterol concentrations wit...
Soft drinks consumption may increase the risk of childhood obesity
...ries and 20 teaspoons of sugar." Although current guidelines
recommend a limit of 10% of daily calories from added sugars, they actually account for 18-20% of children's daily calories. Because even small amounts of sweetened drinks at home or at school can add up, soft drinks and sweetened fruit drinks accou...
Study finds prostate cancer in 25% of high-risk men with 'normal' PSA levels
...2.5 or lower." This PSA level falls below the new guidelines
adopted last year by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the American Urological Association, suggesting biopsy when PSA levels exceed 2.5. The Fox Chase study did not evaluate if earlier diagnosis of these men increased overall survival....
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