Tag: "guidelines" at medical news
Hepatitis C drug proves cost-effective in helping patients with treatment-induced anemia
...inished treatment compliance by patients. Practice guidelines
suggest that patients with anemia receive a drug called erythropoietin, which helps prevent treatment-induced anemia by increasing the number of red blood cells in the body. Erythropoietin has been proven to help patients maintain a full dose therap...
Vast majority of adults at risk of becoming overweight or obese
... are at a healthy weight prevent weight gain. The guidelines
are available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/ob_home.htm . Strategies that promote a healthy weight beginning in childhood are critical. For information on We Can!, NIH's national education program to enhance children's acti...
Steroids reduce heart damage risk in children with Kawasaki's disease
...These findings address a gap in knowledge. Current guidelines
from the American Academy of Pediatrics state that the evidence for steroid treatment is lacking and recommend the standard treatment for Kawasaki's, which is aspirin and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). "This gap in knowledge led us to examine t...
Annual report to the nation finds cancer death rates still on the decline
...ulations and how rapidly changes in evidence-based guidelines
resulted in changes in cancer care. "Day by da...ing the 1990s. This change followed evidence-based guidelines
that breast-conserving surgery followed by radiation therapy may be preferable to mastectomy because...
Study provides guidelines for treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis
...medical community for the first time with specific guidelines
for treating juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), ...known. These findings served as the basis for the guidelines
published in the JAMA and could help many general paediatricians and arthritis specialists (rheumato...
US cancer mortality continues decline but incidence rises slightly for women
...atment suggested that because the dissemination of guidelines
for cancer treatment is not always rapid and complete, some aspects of recommended treatments--such as the use of radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery for women with early-stage breast cancer--may not be fully implemented in the communit...
International study finds one in five heart patients continue to smoke
... Scholte op Reimer said that, in line with current guidelines
on cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, a doct...two surveys. However, we believe that the European guidelines
on CVD prevention, tools such as HeartScore and interventions by governments might mean that attitud...
Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics by NPs and MDs continues
... by nurse practitioners, to well accepted clinical guidelines
and involvement in system-based quality assurance programs are needed to decrease this excessive use of antibiotics....
FDA approves room temperature storage of ZLB Behring's Helixate FS
...C, 77 degrees F) for three months. The new storage guidelines
for the treatment will provide users with greater flexibility and simplify storage options. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the storage labeling change based on data from testing to assure the labeled potency (number o...
Leading pediatricians group recommends infants sleep in cribs, not parents' beds
.... LOUIS -- Revised American Academy of Pediatrics' guidelines
on preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) recommend putting babies to sleep in their own cribs instead of in their parents' beds. "The recommendations are very straightforward and clear: Babies should not be asleep in the same bed that their...
Practice makes perfect when implanting cardioverter-defibrillator devices
...eart Rhythm Society's alternative training pathway guidelines
for implantation of cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devices, as referenced in the article," Dr. Curtis said. "Cardiologists need to be adequately trained to start doing procedures for which they did not train in fellowship. ...
Is complementary medicine cost effective?
...d be considered for inclusion in national clinical guidelines
despite limited evidence of cost effectiveness. They believe that the integration into the NHS of specific complementary therapies for chronic conditions would be beneficial to patients, but that each therapy needs to be considered on its merits, in...
New HIV guidelines support use of FUZEON + active boosted PI for treatment-experienced patients
...es (DHHS). Their newly updated HIV/AIDS treatment guidelines
support the use of FUZEON with an active boosted p...agement of treatment-experienced patients. "These guidelines
clearly set more ambitious goals for the management of treatment-experienced patients now that we ha...
4D ecography for the diagnosis of prenatal cardiopathy
...m enables a refining of the diagnosis and provides guidelines
for early treatment. Another application for the 7system being studied involves foetal movements. The Department of Gynaecology is working in conjunction with that of Neuropediatrics to establish movement patterns for foetuses of between 24 and 34 we...
No single strategy effective to control antibiotic prescribing in hospitals
...e review, has worked in the United States to craft guidelines
for antibiotics prescribing. "It's important to pick the most tailored, narrow-spectrum antibiotic," he said. There are many campaigns -- and generally agreed-on approaches -- to change antibiotic prescribing practices in community health centers and...
How does increased television watching 'weigh into' childhood obesity?
... five to ten times more likely to exceed the AAP's guidelines
at both 9 and 11 years old. Girls who watched more than the recommended two hours per day were 2.6 times more likely to be overweight than girls who watched less than two hours. Limiting the amount of time a child spends in front of the televi...
Medical community recognise significance of Herceptin results in early HER2-positive breast cancer
... Several countries are already developing clinical guidelines
and committing funding to allow eligible patients faster access, prior to license. About the HERA study HERA, conducted by the Breast International Group (BIG) and Roche , is one of the largest adjuvant studies ever carried out among breast cancer...
Guidelines needed to help doctors treat different types of insecticide self-poisoning
are needed for the treatment of different types of...lf-poisoning in the developed countries. Currently guidelines
do not give specific treatment advice for particular organophosphorus insecticides. Michael Eddlest...
Situation-specific policies can reduce antibiotic resistance in hospital and community care
...viour, and those that imposed a restrictive set of guidelines
or orders. An example of this is that some interventions restricted the range of antibiotics that physicians in the hospital could prescribe, while other persuasive interventions got hospital pharmacists to recommend alternative antibiotics to those ...
UK's first professor of teenage and young adult cancer appointed in Manchester
...wake of National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines
on young people's cancers calling for "age-appropriate facilities, provided as locally as possible". Cancer in teenagers and young adults is on the increase. Incidence rates over the last 30 years have grown by 50% an average annual rise of 1...
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