Tag: "management" at medical news
Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment
... show that a treatment approach called contingency management
improves patients' motivation to stay in treatment...hich describes the experience of using contingency management
from the vantage point of each group of participants, will inspire other people to think that this i...
Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices
...le, MD), the largest dental marketing and practice management
firm in the world (Levin Group in Owens Mills, MD), and a broad network of investigators and consultants. The PEARL Network is divided into four Cores, each of which is directed by a senior NYU dental faculty member, who is also a co-investigator:...
ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery
PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2005) New guidelines for management
of obesity from the American College of Physicians recommend diet and exercise for everyone and drugs and surgery only for obese patients who are not able to achieve weight-loss goals with diet and exercise alone. The guidelines, "Pharmacologic and S...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 5, 2005
...ican College of Physicians' guidelines for obesity management
recommend diet and exercise for everyone and drugs and surgery only for obese patients who are not able to achieve weight-loss goals with diet and exercise alone (Clinical Guidelines, p. 525). ACP guidelines apply to patients with body mass indices (...
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
...sult, operations research methodology is improving management
of the entire campus. Procter & Gamble, working with CombineNet Inc. and Carnegie Mellon University, realized $305 million in savings (14.3% of $2.13 billion spent) from a next-generation procurement process that relies on operations research tec...
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...odification techniques such as exercise and stress management
can not only reduce the levels of depression and d...lth. "Our results suggest that exercise and stress management
training offer considerable promise for patients with heart disease by not only improving psychosoci...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
Aerobic exercise and stress management
training can reduce levels of depression and emoti...intervention programs, aerobic exercise and stress management
training, with routine medical care on psychosocial functioning and select markers of cardiovascular...
Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence
...ogen and a minimum of progestogen may be safe, the management
of menopausal symptoms and quality of life for patients with breast cancer remains an important unsolved problem," the authors write. "Because doses of estrogen and progestogen and treatment regimens may be associated with the recurrence of breast ca...
Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise
...of HPV infection from cervical cancer mortality to management
of precancerous lesions. In these countries, in ad...chological, and economic costs associated with the management
of abnormalities detected by screening. Inclusion of HPV 6 and 11 in a vaccine could also diminish t...
ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
...date their policies in regard to waiting lists and management
of potential transplant recipients," says Mandeep ...de review and address guidelines for treatment and management
of heart and lung failure in patients, but adds that none are comprehensive. "Our Society is in the ...
Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival
...ational and philosophical differences in the acute management
of head-injured persons between level I and II centers may actually translate into improved survival among patients initially presenting to rural hospitals and transferred to level I centers versus those transferred to level II centers." The results ...
Competition in health care may not result in better quality
...nce on childhood or adolescent immunization or the management
of chronic illness. Performance is better in markets with a greater percentage of HMO enrollment, researchers say. Another problem with the quality measurement systems is that even HMOs are not required to publicly report or disclose their results o...
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
... U.S. and international standards for research and management
of patient care, the IOM report says. Although there were some problems with full documentation of compliance with all the requirements for the trial, the committee determined that the HIVNET 012 study was designed and implemented with approval from...
Controversy in dyslipidemia guidelines
In 2003 the Canadian recommendations for the management
and treatment of dyslipidemia were revised but further revisions are in order, argue Manuel and colleagues in a commentary in this issue of CMAJ. The authors argue that the current guidelines may lead to more people who are at low risk of coronary ...
Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson disease reduces uncontrolled movements
...he brain is being intensively investigated for the management
of advanced Parkinson disease, according to background information in the article. Although a number of studies have shown that stimulation of two different areas of the brain, the globus pallidus interna (GPi) and the subthalmic nucleus (STN), can b...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005
...eflux disease (GERD) will not improve their asthma management
outcome, according to a new study. Researchers from Regional Respiratory Centre, Belfast City Hospital and Esophageal Laboratory, Belfast, United Kingdom, performed 24-hour, dual-probe pH monitoring on 68 patients with difficult asthma, 34 of whom w...
University of Kentucky physician publishes fibromyalgia study in Arthritis & Rheumatism journal
...inuing to have persistent symptoms even after pain management
interventions. The cause of fibromyalgia is unkno...ion (FDA) approved Lyrica in December 2004 for the management
of two of the most common forms of neuropathic (nerve) pain, diabetic peripheral neuropathy and post...
Tamoxifen can reduce breast pain in prostate cancer patients
...l from treatment may compromise outcome, effective management
strategies for breast enlargement and breast pain are needed. Currently, the most commonly used treatment to prevent breast enlargement in prostate patients is low-dose radiotherapy. Trials have suggested that preventative treatment with anti-oestrog...
Medical journal editors condemn ghostwriting
...ly unethical or biased. By encouraging appropriate management
of acute and chronic conditions, pharmaceutical manufacturers can benefit to the degree that use of their products is encouraged by evidence-based guidelines established by independent bodies. "This is not a new problem and will likely be with us as...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (second issue)
...ias that require quite different approaches to the management
of patients. The study was published in the second issue for April 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine....
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