Tag: "model" at medical news
Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians
...can Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) with ACP to test a model
that has the potential to dramatically improve hea...quality. The project will be a test of the PCMH model
implemented with the financial and administrative support of a private health plan. The innovative m...
Reanalysis of controversial meta-analysis says writing off rosiglitazone may be premature
...s type of "sparse data" situation, the statistical model
employed by Nissen and Wolski tends to overestimate risk, and some experts call for applying a "correction factor." When the "corrected" data were recomputed using a different model, risk estimates were found to be lower. "Although the risks were s...
Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking
...dementia. They believe that a more sophisticated model
is needed to assess preventive treatment in the elderly that takes a wider perspective when balancing potential harms against putative benefits. We should not carry on extrapolating data from younger populations and using linear models that use abs...
Osteoporosis screening and treatment may be cost-effective for selected older men
...sis. The researchers created a computer simulation model
for hypothetical groups of white men age 65, 70, 75, 80, or 85 years, with or without prior clinical fracture. Data from several sources were used to estimate fracture costs and population-based age-specific fracture rates and associations among prio...
Early-childhood intervention may improve well-being through young adulthood
...rograms so far below the standards embodied in the model
programs on which the case for expanded preschool is based, we will need extraordinarily strong evidence to ensure that policymakers do not cave into pressures to serve larger numbers of children at a lower cost....
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 7, 2007, issue
...that dominates health care, or the care management model
directed toward patients with multiple illnesses and disability, do not recognize the importance of geriatric conditions on quality of life and as markers for decline and disability. 3. Expert Group: Evidence on Benefits of Counseling Patients a...
Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases
...a researchers say. Researchers studied an animal model
for inflammatory skin diseases, which are often characterized by patches of dry, red, flaky skin caused by the inflammation and overproduction of skin cells. Those treated with green tea showed slower growth of skin cells and the presence of a gene t...
Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says
...of Obesity, is the first to provide a mathematical model
of the impact of economic, biological and social factors on aggregate body weight distribution. It also is one of the first studies to suggest that weight norms may change and are not set standards based on beauty or medical ideals. Many econom...
Why women get more migraines than men
...fellow in Charles lab; and colleagues used a mouse model
to discover a big difference between males and fem...citing, Charles said, because they may represent a model
for understanding the mechanisms underlying the increased prevalence of migraine in women. In additi...
Mapping mountains from space with GOCE
...ight the importance of geodesy and how an accurate model
of the geoid from ESA's GOCE mission will lead to ...phical features on the planet. GOCE will provide a model
of the geoid with unprecedented accuracy and will not only be of importance in the field of geodesy,...
Science steps in to discover wonders of Toe-tankhamun
...o test an exact replica of the artificial toe. A model
of a second false Egyptian big toe on display in the British Museum, albeit without its mummy, will also be tested at the Human Performance Laboratory at nearby University of Salford. The toes date from between 1000 and 600BC, so if we can prove th...
Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan
...m that moves away from the current fee-for-service model
and emphasizes paying for care coordination and population- or episode-based care and reducing the differential between high payment for procedures and relatively low payment for primary care services. Creation of an entity such as a National Qualit...
Asia Pacific Family Medicine moves to BioMed Central's open access platform
...t the proven success of the open access publishing model
offers benefits for academic society journals. Moving to BioMed Central's open access platform will allow APFM to raise the profile and visibility of the research it publishes, said Dr. Matthew Cockerill, BioMed Central's Publisher. We are honored th...
From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care
...s to developing smart devices for the elderly in a model
home known as the Gator Tech Smart Home in Gainesville. He and his students pioneered the Smart Wave microwave oven that can automatically determine how much time to cook a frozen meal or keep track of how much salt it contains. Among other devices...
Investigating the causes of Parkinson's disease
...research. Dr Bedford will be using a new genetic model
of Parkinsons to further understanding of how and ...d to get this Career Development Award. This novel model
of Parkinsons will be crucial in helping to uncover and study why nerve cells die in the region of t...
'SCHIP funding levels too low' ACP tells Senate Finance Committee Leaders
...y a primary care physician. The potential of this model
to improve care and lower costs is supported by the experience of states, like North Carolina, that already are implementing it, and by numerous studies on the beneficial impact of care coordinated by primary care physicians. Higher taxes on tobacco...
When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves
...uthors. We know the medical home is a promising model
of care for narrowing health care disparities and ...olicies to encourage practitioners to embrace this model
would improve care for everyone, particularly those in safety net settings, he adds....
UCLA, Italian chemists move closer to solving Lou Gehrig's disease mystery
...ng on copper-zinc superoxide dismutase in yeast, a model
organism, using the then new tools of molecular biology to redesign the protein and make new mutant forms of the protein that would have different inorganic properties, she said. We were making mutant forms of this enzyme to study, but with no connec...
Parents of chronically ill kids are helped by better access to federal and employer leave
...ve program is being closely watched as a potential model
for other states and the federal government. Paid Family Leave Insurance is a major attempt at change and California is the only state right now to have it, said Chung. However, what effects it will actually have on families and businesses are st...
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid dangerous increases in heat stress
... Center in Beijing to run the climate model. The model
offers a resolution of 20 kilometers, about 12.5 m... the image, the powerful resolution of the climate model
allows researchers to gather detailed information about particular areas. Giorgi, who is head of t...
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