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Bias in statin trials, failure to control malaria, and more

...is assistance, as an interim measure Burkina Fasos national malaria control program asked the World Bank to finance an alternative treatment to chloroquine: a combination of pyrimethamine/sulfadoxine and amodiaquine, which is cheaper than ACT. But the World Bank refused. This request was rejected, say Kouya...

Tony Hunter receives Robert. J. and Claire Pasarow Award for Cancer Research

...and the 2004 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, a leading national award for scientific achievement. Dr. Hunter will receive his award, which includes a $50,000 prize, June 3 at a dinner in Los Angeles. Former recipients of the Pasarow Award include Salk professor Dr. Ronald Evans and Salk nonresident fellow Eliza...

May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...adversely affect patient health. They assert that national policy makers and primary care practice owners should focus on maintaining and improving quality in primary care settings during and after EMR implementation.Electronic Medical Records and Diabetes Quality of Care: Results From a Sample of Family Med...

Shark cartilage shows no benefit as a therapeutic agent for lung cancer

...r the Internet, for example," says Lu, the study's national principal investigator. The international Phase III study enrolled 384 newly-diagnosed untreated Stage III non-small cell lung cancer patients at 53 sites in the United Sates and in Canada from June 2000 to February 2006. M. D. Anderson enrolled ...

VA tops private hospitals in infection-control study

... 2002. Since then, "There really had not been any national studies that had looked at whether hospitals were following the recommendations," said Sarah Krein, PhD, a research health scientist with the Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and a research a...

Decision aid tool could cut the number of Caesarean sections by 4000 a year

...ge in decisions could have a substantial impact on national rates of caesarean section....

Society for Prevention Research meeting May 30-June 1, Washington, D.C.

...elp these kids during elementary school years. A national effort surveying nighttime and daytime motorists will be launched in the fall of 2007 to determine alcohol and drug use by motorists. This is the first time the survey will take advantage of oral fluid analysis to collect information on drug use. Det...

Second SPORT study shows surgery advantage for spinal stenosis and slipped vertebra

... Research Trial (SPORT), a seven-year, $21 million national study funded by the National Institutes of Health. In cases of degenerative spondylolisthesis with spinal stenosis, a condition that affects six times as many women as men and is especially prevalent among African-American women, surgery was twice ...

Leading prevention researchers meeting in Washington, D.C., May 30-June 1, 2007

... these kids during elementary school years. A national effort surveying nighttime and daytime motorists will be launched in the fall of 2007 to determine alcohol and drug use by motorists. This is the first time the survey will take advantage of oral fluid analysis to collect information on drug use. Det...

Brain activity reflects differences in types of anxiety

...of anxiety one is facing." According to a recent national survey, anxiety disorders are the most commonly reported psychiatric disorders in the U.S. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders classifies nearly a dozen different anxiety disorders, from acute stress disorder to obsessive-compul...

Urgent need for guidance on mobile phone use in clinical care

Both national and international guidelines on the use of mobile ...s knows no boundaries, so international as well as national agreement on transfer of data is required. Specifically this must cover the status of consultations ...

Researchers find deadly prescription drug effects 6 years before FDA

...lly deadly prescription drug reactions. He leads a national SWAT team of doctors called RADAR (Research on Adverse Drug Events and Reports) based out of Northwesterns Feinberg School of Medicine. They swoop in to investigate early signs of trouble years before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) takes noti...

Policy changes have direct effect on nursing home care

... remain in situations where staffing is well below national recommendations for safe care, the study found. While no states have ideal nursing levels, those states with higher Medicaid reimbursements or higher mandated nursing levels have come closer to meeting the recommendations, according to the analysis p...

Poorer countries could struggle to implement new International Health Regulations

... of IHR, which goes live on June 15, is to prevent national public health emergencies from spreading internationally. Countries are obliged to nominate a national focal point to communicate detailed public-health information to the World Health Organisation, incl...

New reforms could cut the number of unexplained infant deaths

...ll deaths in their regions, which will feed into a national enquiry and that can draw nationally applicable conclusions. However, the article does raise concerns about whether there will be adequate staffing to carry out these new protocols. Child protection has become something of a "poisoned chalice" f...

Hepatitis B patients' understanding of infection and treatment deficient

...ons could be the key to fixing this problem. The national survey funded by Idenix Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Pharma AG and presented May 20 during the annual Digestive Diseases Week conference in Washington, D.C. indicates that patient involvement in disease management decisions need to be improved, whi...

ICU nurse working conditions linked to increase in patient infections

...hospital profitability and magnet accreditation (a national recognition program for nursing excellence in hospitals). Patient outcome data came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance system and Medicare files. After careful review, findings rev...

NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center doctors present at 2007 AUA Meeting

... the proportion of obese patients is less than the national value (30 percent) suggesting a screening bias when selecting patients for RP. Using both pre- and post-operative risk characteristics, obese patients were at higher risk for biochemical or clinical failure (BCF) five years following RP. However, thi...

Follow-up care for breast cancer patients is 'devalued and deregulated'

... followed any guidelines issued either at local or national level. They received 256 replies (46%) from a broa...y care cancer infrastructure is urgently needed. A national audit of follow-up care could ensure that the wide variety of locally agreed models of community-bas...

Scientists find war vets' hand dexterity determines susceptibility to PTSD

...alth Research measured PTSD and handedness among a national sample of 2,490 Vietnam veterans exposed to combat. "These findings suggest the possibility of a pre-existing biological vulnerability for PTSD," said Boscarino, the study's principal investigator. "We know generally what type of soldier is likely...

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