Tag: "optimal" at medical news

UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA

...ff-patent antibiotics. Its important to find an optimal treatment in order to stop progression of serious infection or prevent recurrence, said Moran, clinical professor of medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine and in the department of emergency medicine and the division of infectious diseases at Oli...

Drug-eluting stent controversy explored in the American Heart Hospital Journal

...outcomes, will lead future stent technology in the optimal direction. ...

AASM to school-bound: Sleep is the right ingredient for academic success

...ate quantity and quality of sleep is necessary for optimal learning, Dr. Kohler encourages parents to enforce appropriate bedtime hours and a healthy sleep environment to ensure at least nine to 10 hours of quality sleep, depending on the age of the student. A students performance in the classroom is dicta...

Stroke in nonvascular atrial fibrillation -- anti-coagulants better than anti-platelet therapy

...depends on patient preferences and availability of optimal anticoagulation monitoring, says Aguilar....

Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers

...quate resources, which impede the ability to offer optimal treatment of these rare and often complicated tumo...ts with STS to high volume specialised centres for optimal treatment, survival, and functional outcomes, conclude the authors. ...

Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care

...upported by clinical research that establishes the optimal approach to care for a particular disease, says Brian Gibler, MD, chairman of UCs department of emergency medicine. We wanted to assess how we were doing in our emergency practice and how we could improve. Our emergency physicians work in three eme...

Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases

...dy, available bone density reference data were not optimal for evaluating the status of children because samp...propriate ethnic-specific standards for evaluating optimal bone density in African American children. Study participants were recruited between July 2002 an...

High-Need Physician Workforce Incentives Act endorsed by American College of Physicians

...zation of health information technology to support optimal patient care. 6) Patients and families participate in quality improvement at the practice level. ACP is delighted Rep. Burgess is continuing his interest and help in improving Americas healthcare system, continued Dr. Dale. He and Rep. Cuellar ar...

Performance-related financial incentives for hospitals not linked with improved quality of care

...of pay-for-performance are needed to determine its optimal role in quality-improvement initiatives," the researchers write....

Explaining a link between strokes and Alzheimer's

...tops the heart and lungs working together to their optimal capabilities. The research centred on the damage done by these low-oxygen incidents to a group of brain cells called astrocytes. When the brain is functioning normally, it makes connections through the release of tiny amounts of chemical across the...

Stanford researchers track human stem cells transplanted into rat brain

...conditions that are best for cell survival, or the optimal timing after an injury for when transplanting the cells is most effective. With the ability to watch the cells in real time, researchers can compare different techniques to learn what works best. The cells used in this study were similar to those t...

Treatment for early prostate cancer associated with type of specialist seen

... that a patient considers when deciding their most optimal treatment," said Justin Bekelman, MD, a physician in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and co-lead author of the study. "When speaking with physicians who have particular expertise in prostate cancer be they urologists...

Treatment outcomes of patients with HIV and tuberculosis

...le for their study, the researchers state that the optimal duration of TB therapy in HIV-infected subjects is... large randomized clinical trials to establish the optimal duration for TB therapy in HIV-infected patients, and the timing of HAART treatment in patients with...

Lilly studies try to shed light on impact of race

...ltimately, our goal is to ensure that we offer the optimal outcome to each and every patient....

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

...tial outcomes challenges womens perceptions of the optimal decision and this may influence their resolve to achieve a vaginal birth. They conclude: Although the content was carefully designed to not favour one mode of delivery over another, even a small absolute change in decisions could have a substanti...

How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages

...t might take months of trial and error to find the optimal setting." Grill's new model promises to streamline the process. ...

JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management

...and is likely to yield valuable data regarding the optimal application of this technology. A closer look at pain and hepatitis C: Preliminary data from a veteran population, pg. 231 Many veterans who have hepatitis C also experience pain. Researchers are learning how to care for patients who experience...

Hepatitis C negatively impacts HIV

...ase progression is important for understanding the optimal timing and sequencing of therapies for these infec...y has important implications for understanding the optimal management approach for co-infected patients. "Our results suggest that HCV infection may adversely...

NHLBI Asthma Clinical Research Networks and ALA ACRC Network to present at ATS 2007

...rol Trial (The LOCCS Trial) aimed to determine the optimal step down therapy for mild-moderate persistent asthma that was controlled on inhaled corticosteroids The Sinusitis and Rhinitis in Asthma Study (SIRNA) trial developed a clinical tool to reliably diagnose rhinosinusitis in people with poorly contro...

Investigational nonstimulant Guanfacine XR significantly improved child, adolescent ADHD symptoms

...ipants' once-daily GXR doses from 1 mg to 4 mg for optimal dosing, as defined by 30 percent or more improvement in ADHD-RS-IV total scores. In this trial, the most commonly reported treatment emergent adverse events greater than 10 percent were somnolence (29.9 percent), headache (19.7 percent), upper re...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... be awarded the 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work ... research exploring the mechanisms of genomic instability and its ... is the second alumnus to win the Rosenstiel Award; ... 2003. , Alt is the Charles A. Janeway Professor ... School and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... shows SIRT6—a protein known to inhibit the growth ... skin cancers by turning on an enzyme that increases ... Previously considered protective, SIRT6 is part of a family ... stability and prevent some of the genetic flaws associated ... lead to cancer. This study, in the journal,s October ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... questions is how to produce enough food to feed ... and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts that ... years to feed a growing global population, and plants ... food production. Plants—grains, cereals, fruits, vegetables, and more—feed ... research must tap into our knowledge of how plants ...
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