Tag: "maintenance" at medical news

Education, retraining reduce catheter-associated infections in ICUs

...updating of ICU policies on catheter insertion and maintenance to align them with recent studies of the best ways to prevent catheter-associated infections. For ICU staff, they also produce brief training modules, leaflets and posters on minimizing catheter-associated infections. "Clinicians are often very busy...

Is expensive new heart rhythm treatment 'worth it'?

...ng-term effect on stroke risk, quality of life and maintenance of normal heart rhythm. But as more data emerge, he hopes the U-M/VA model can be used to revisit LACA's cost-effectiveness and guide decisions about reimbursement. In addition to Chan and Oral, the study's authors include VA/U-M assistant professor...

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center on the forefront of the fight against multiple myeloma

...luding initial therapy, stem cell transplantation, maintenance therapy, and treatments for relapsed disease." Although multiple myeloma accounts for only 1 percent of all cancers, it is among the most difficult cancers to treat and cure. The American Cancer Society reports that this year about 16,570 new cases...

Embargoed materials for Complementary & Integrative Medicine Conference

... pay for the entire investment in the team and the maintenance of the team, just through reductions in disability costs, replacement costs, and worker productivity costs," said lead author David Eisenberg, MD, of Harvard Medical School. "If the model could be shown to be effective, reproducible, and then tested...

Stress, alcoholics, and post-traumatic stress disorder

...o contribute to the initiation, development and/or maintenance of alcohol problems. New findings indicate that alcoholics with and without post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have disrupted responses to stress. Alcoholics without PTSD in particular showed high emotional but low biological responses to str...

Many cleaners, air fresheners may pose health risks when used indoors

...general-purpose cleaners, wood cleaners, furniture maintenance products, spot removers and multi-purpose solvents. A complete chemical analysis of these 21 products revealed that: Twelve contained terpenes and other ozone-reactive compounds at levels ranging from 0.2 to 26 percent by mass. Six contained leve...

Spacers have advantages over nebulizers for childhood asthma

...rs need a power supply, are less portable, require maintenance and are more difficult to clean than spacers." Carlos Camargo, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health, cautioned that the study results "apply to beta-agonist delivery only and not other agents, for example, inhaled corticosteroids....

New compounds fight chronic symptoms of bowel disorders

... distal intestine and is involved in regeneration, maintenance and repair of the intestine. Adverse events with teduglutide were generally self-limited, mild in nature and included abdominal pain and injection site reactions. There were no drug-related serious adverse events....

Biologic therapies lead evolution of Crohn's treatments

...es. This study reviews the efficacy and safety of maintenance therapy for active Crohn's patients with the use of adalimumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody, which is already approved for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Adalimumab (ADA), which has previously shown positive result...

AGA Institute presents cutting-edge research during DDW

...a lactobacillus or a bidifobacterium probiotic for maintenance of steroid-induced remission of ulcerative colitis. F. Shanahan et al. (8:30 a.m) NSAIDs, Aspirin and Coxibs: Gastroenterology vs. Cardiology. L. Laine (8:45 a.m.) Can aspirin be reintroduced with proton pump inhibitor infusion after endoscopic ...

Conference to focus on healthcare systems' response to disasters and overloads

...ainstay of emergency medicine, but the creation or maintenance of surge capacity as related to health care and public health draws upon many disciplines and resources. While surge capacity is critical to the national healthcare safety net and public health system, its scientific underpinnings are varied and ill-...

JCI table of contents, May 11, 2006

...r water and in doing so play a central role in the maintenance of normal blood pressure. In a study appearing online on May 11 in advance of print publication in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Jorge Capdevila and colleagues from Vanderbilt University show that a dysfunctional Cyp4a10 ge...

C-myc required by the immune system

...ly expanded if the pathogen is detected again. The maintenance of normal, low levels, or 'homeostasis', of T memory cells is dependent on a signalling factor, a so-called cytokine, known as 'IL- 15. "Very little is known about the signalling pathways that actually control IL-15-dependent homeostasis," explains ...

JRRD tipsheet: Focus on stroke, Parkinson's treatment, wheelchair durability

...pleted a questionnaire about their wheelchair, its maintenance and repair history, and their satisfaction levels....eelchair use nor wheelchair age affected repair or maintenance frequency. Better understanding of wheelchair maintenance and repair issues will guide improvements ...

Employees in small firms pay 18 percent more for health insurance when adjusted for value of plan

...designing health care coverage strategies." Health maintenance organization (HMO) plans have an actuarial value that is nearly 14 percentage points higher than conventional indemnity plans. Translated into dollars, an HMO in 2002 cost nearly $700 less per employee than a PPO and nearly $1,000 less per employee t...

Pandemic challenges for Asia-Pacific region

...gional or global crisis. A further gap is that the maintenance of essential services is not addressed fully in several plans. Dr Richard Coker said: 'Many of the gaps common in this region, such as identifying priority groups for antivirals and vaccines, planning for essential services and understanding how hea...

Antidepressant medication may prevent recurring depression in diabetics

...traline lengthened the depression-free interval of maintenance and did not interfere with glycemic improvement achieved during the recovery phase. Treatment with sertraline is relatively simple, safe and widely available, and although it is not curative, it offers patients with diabetes a potentially viable met...

Boost to health and medical research funding visionary

...rong protection for intellectual property, and the maintenance of an operating environment conducive to encouraging investment by the local and international biopharmaceutical industry," Mr Schneemann said. The Grant Review quotes Access Economics' estimate of consumer benefits of the investment in health and me...

Researchers discover link between expectancy, visual cues and the desire to smoke

..., and is thought to play a significant role in the maintenance of drug habits, this research may influence the development drug addiction therapy in the future....

Study highlights gaps in Europe's preparedness plans for pandemic influenza

...ing, coordination, and communication were good but maintenance of essential services, putting plans into practice...even plans did not address the need to prepare for maintenance of essential services. In terms of putting plans into action, only a small minority of countries spe...

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