Tag: "improved" at medical news
Reducing pain in children receiving intravenous cannulation
...nous cannulation in children. Liposomal lidocaine improved
the success rate of cannulation and reduced pain and procedure time. The authors suggest that liposomal lidocaine can be recommended for cutaneous analgesia in children. In a related commentary, Pitetti describes recent changes in medical perception...
New topical pain cream reduces pain
...rted (cannulation) in the emergency department and improved
procedural success rates. This research is reported in the June 21, 2005 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). "Children and parents often cite procedural pain as the most distressing part of their child's hospitalization. Previo...
Insomnia may precede and prolong major depression
...ssion caused insomnia until new drugs arrived that improved
depression, but not insomnia. The idea that insom...and less severe bouts of depression, as well as to improved
pain tolerance. In addition to the studies mentioned above, the sleep lab is also conducting clinic...
Chiropractors aim to slash waiting times
...to the patient. As well as major time savings, the improved
process has a number of cost, health and patient management advantages for both patient and chiropractor. Another major benefit to the worldwide community will be the development of the first ever centralised database of X-ray images.Patients who sig...
Georgetown cancer researchers develop high throughput method
... more reliable prediction of patient prognosis and improved
selection of optimal treatments for cancer and other diseases. The new technology, details of which are published in the July 2005 issue of Nature Methods, "may lead to a better understanding of human cancer, as well as other human disorders, because...
Jefferson neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists wrap radiation around spine for cancer pain relief
...efferson. He notes that the technology provides an improved
ability to specifically target a tumor with real-time imaging. "As oncologists continue to improve treatments and enable many individuals with metastatic cancer to live longer, more productive lives, expectations and quality-of-life issues become par...
'Apollo Program' for hydrogen energy needed, Stanford researcher says
...l destinationbecause even though they result in an improved
efficiency over the currentvehicle fleet, their numbers will increase," Jacobson said. "Carbon dioxideand other pollutant emissions associated with hybrids will increase as well.So this is not a viable, long-term solution in the presence of a growing...
Cancer drug slows poxvirus in mice
...hanisms of smallpox disease and to develop new and improved
smallpox treatments and vaccines. NIAID is a component of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIAID supports basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose and treat infectious diseases s...
Tai Chi can reduce falls in older people, says new research
...improvement, with stronger knee and ankle muscles, improved
mobility and flexibility and better balance. For example, after the exercise programme had finished, the time taken by the exercise group to walk six metres had fallen by 25 per cent, while the control group took 14 per cent longer. "As people get ol...
Most primary care physicians believe annual physical examinations are valuable
...cent) believed that an annual physical examination improved
the physician-patient relationship and provided va...ercent thought that an annual physical examination improved
the detection of subclinical illness [illness without symptoms]," the authors report. "Sixty-six per...
Greater use of evidence-based medicine needed in US outpatient care
...uality of outpatient care in the United States has improved
over the last decade, greater use of evidence-base... a variety of areas where health care has markedly improved
across time and is now reaching or surpassing national performance goals, as well as many more areas...
Hospital outcomes for women improve, but some hospitals fall far behind: Healthgrades study
...Golden, Colo. (June 27, 2005) � American hospitals improved
women's survival rates by 11 percent for cardiac d...2001 to 2003, and the poorest-performing hospitals improved
an average of 4.28 percent. The greatest differences in women's cardiac and stroke outcomes betwee...
Polls finds many Americans believe cancer myths
...ted complications, such as pain, has significantly improved
over the last three decades, as have survival rates for leading cancers. Still, studies indicate that a patient's own cultural beliefs and understanding of cancer may influence health behavior, such as whether patients get regular screenings and unde...
Survey reveals women and doctors aren't talking about HPV
...or at ARHP. "But because new techniques, including improved
types of diagnostic testing, now make cervical cancer a disease that can be better prevented, we're encouraging women to discuss with their healthcare provider their HPV risk, get regular screenings with the Pap test and, if they are age 30 or older,...
Oregon study confirms health benefits of cobblestone walking for older adults
...ike surface of these manufactured cobblestone mats improved
participants' balance, measures of mobility, as we...ne walking, (e.g., pain relief, sleep enhancement, improved
physical and mental well-being), until recently no controlled studies have been undertaken to scient...
ACTOS (pioglitazone HCl) significantly improved components of diabetic dyslipidemia
...y's issue of Diabetes Care demonstrated that ACTOS improved
components of diabetic dyslipidemia to a significa...e body), increased HDL-C ("good" cholesterol), and improved
LDL-C ("bad" cholesterol) particle concentration and particle size. These differences were independ...
Weight-loss surgery produces unexpected drop in heart disease risk, Stanford researchers find
...improvements across the board. "All of the values improved
to where they were no longer in the abnormal range. In other words, they normalized," Morton said. The most significant decrease in risk was seen in C-reactive protein levels, which dropped from 10 mg/L to 3 mg/L. According to the Centers for Disease...
Animal research suggests new treatment target for epilepsy
...t Medical Center. Godwin explained that design of improved
drugs to target the receptors wouldn't be a cure, but would short-circuit the type of abnormal activity that results in seizures. In this research, the scientists studied the pathway by simulating seizure-related activity within brain circuits. They ...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for July 2005 (first issue)
...One of the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation is improved
function capacity, as measured by the 6-minute wal...rwent rehabilitation, including exercise training, improved
their results by a distance of 54 meters (about 48.6 yards). Also, the authors point out that impro...
NIMH study finds antipsychotic Risperidone safe, effective as intermediate term treatment for autism
...eceive either placebo or risperidone. Subjects who improved
substantially after eight weeks continued treatment for up to six months. Researchers observed a small sample of subjects at the end of the study during the withdrawal of the medication. Previously, the largest extended studies of medication for aut...
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