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Fungal contamination in breast implant surgery: A rare, preventable complication
...nation, rather than out of it as infection control guidelines
stipulate. Furthermore, sterile saline was poured into a bowl in the operating room before the patient arrived and left exposed to the air until it was drawn into a syringe and injected into the implants. The investigators concluded that "ambulatory ...
More research funding needed to improve cancer care, oncologists say
...l training and education. The creation of European guidelines
for cancer treatment was considered an important requirement to improve cancer care. "It was interesting to find out that changing the structure of care towards more specialization and centralization was rejected by Europeans and Non-Europeans alike,...
A clinical return-to-work rule for patients with back pain
...nd is only somewhat more reliable than some of the guidelines
already in use. Maher suggests that more research is needed to assess the use of this tool in determining the best treatment option for patients....
'Watch and wait' - a shift in approach to kids' ear infections
...high rates of antibiotic use and resistance,recent guidelines
suggest consideration of "watchful waiting" forsom... treatment option forselected patients in practice guidelines
released by the AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Family Physicians in2004. The ...
Multi-drug resistant TB persists in California
...suggest that adherence to recommended TB treatment guidelines
must be improved to ensure that poor case management does not contribute to further cases of MDR within California. "Third, the higher proportion of individuals moving or lost to follow-up, as well as the longer time to culture conversion and clinic...
Mayo Clinic case series illuminates connection between welding, brain damage
...or's Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines
for protection while welding, you're probably safe." Further information on these guidelines
is available at http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/weldingcuttingbrazing/index.html . Treatment and Long-Te...
Minorities receive less diabetes-related prevention care
...ssociation and many others have published clinical guidelines
for the care of diabetic patients that include mea...cose monitoring. "Despite the availability of such guidelines
and quality of care measures, there is an overall lack of adherence to these guidelines
by health ca...
Johns Hopkins study shows home test kits highly effective against sexually transmitted diseases
... reinfection reported nationally by the CDC, whose guidelines
call retesting three to four months after infection. Gaydos believes that once treated, students are either continuing to have sex with an untreated partner or are becoming infected from new sex partners who are infected. "Regardless the underlyi...
Physiotherapist' advice may be as good as physical treatment for low back pain
...dults to seek health care. In the UK, primary-care guidelines
for the management of low back pain encourage early referral to a physiotherapist for patients with non-specific pain when first-line management by general practitioners with medication, advice to stay active, and simple messages about self managemen...
Study examines reasons for suboptimal outcomes following deep brain stimulation surgery
...herapy, the need for an interdisciplinary team, or guidelines
for the management of complications, the authors report. Michael S. Okun, M.D., of the University of Florida Movement Disorders Center, Gainesville, Fla., and colleagues evaluated 41 consecutive patients who came to one of two specialty movement dis...
Invasive treatment may be more effective for heart attack patients presenting late to hospital
...e MI who present late after symptom onset. Current guidelines
do not recommend reperfusion treatment in these pa... and deserves consideration when current treatment guidelines
for this category of patients will be reassessed," the researchers conclude. (JAMA. 2005;293:2865-28...
Study examines cost-effectiveness of HPV testing in four European countries
...ntries studied. "The development of sound clinical guidelines
and public health policy requires careful consideration of the incremental benefits, harms, and costs that are associated with new technology and its adoption into existing screening strategies, compared with the status quo," the authors write. "As a...
Northwestern Memorial neurologist is lead author of comprehensive stroke center recommendations
...tern Memorial Hospital, and the lead author on the guidelines
for both PSCs and CSCs. "These recommendations for CSCs vs. PSCs approximate different levels of care and capabilities, which is akin to what different levels of trauma centers do." "When our recommendations for PSCs were published, a survey showed ...
FDA approves first blood test to predict risk for stroke
...roke in the ARIC study," Ballantyne said. "Current guidelines
for screening and prevention of heart disease do not include risk for stroke. The PLAC test will help physicians more accurately predict who is at risk for stroke, so that the individual can take proactive and preventative measures, such as lifestyle...
Only transplant center that developed comprehensive protocol for liver transplants in kids with MSUD
...established a comprehensive protocol that provides guidelines
and safety nets for MSUD transplantation. "Without this transplant, Jakob would have followed a strict diet for the rest of his life, and even then, he was still at risk for going into metabolic crisis and suffering irreparable brain damage," said Ge...
Cancer patients do better with surgeons, hospitals that treat higher volume
...ed clinical teams, the use of recommended practice guidelines
and sophisticated, high-tech equipment. Not all experts agree that centralizing services to larger medical centers is the best policy. "Volume outcome of certain procedures don't always hold up when comparing one hospital or one surgeon with one othe...
Researchers develop way to identify individuals at high-risk of stroke after a 'mini-stroke'
...requently preceded by a TIA. North American and UK guidelines
state that all patients in whom a diagnosis of TIA...ad not yet been seen. The authors believe that the guidelines
on the urgency with which TIA patients are investigated should be revised. The authors also state th...
Some male breast cancer patients may have unnecessary radiotherapy
...e would do better to ditch them and apply the same guidelines
for radiotherapy treatment to men as we do for wom... should receive adjuvant therapy following similar guidelines
Young athletes' post-concussion migraine may signal greater neurocognitive impairment
... several injury severity scales and return-to-play guidelines
that are in use today," added study co-author Mich... have suggested that currently used return-to-play guidelines
relating to symptoms, including headache, may be too lenient, often allowing athletes to return-to-p...
Thyroid-cancer test reveals recurrence early
... years. "Currently, some thyroid-cancer treatment guidelines
say that these patients may never need further testing, but our data contradict that," says Kloos, co-director of the Thyroid Cancer Unit at the OSU CCC James. Thyroid cancer is usually treated surgically by removing the thyroid gland, followed by ...
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