Tag: "outpatient" at medical news
High chemical levels in blood stream indicate need for action to avoid heart attack, death
...ould be available for use in both emergency and in outpatient
clinics." Still, Dr. James said, tests and treatments can only do so much to keep people healthy. "We have developed tools for identifying patients at high risk for heart attack," he said. "With these markers, we are also able to rule out serious h...
Mexico's health-system reforms showing encouraging results
...omotion and disease prevention measures, including outpatient
care and hospital care for the basic specialties, antiretroviral therapy, intensive care for newborns, cancer care, and haemodialysis. By the end of this year Seguro Popular will have enrolled the targeted 5.1 million families (about 22 million peopl...
NDRI receives Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation grant
...clinical and non-clinical staff in 5 New York City outpatient
drug treatment programs. NDRI investigators have been active in the development of evidence-based training programs intended to enhance the services delivered in drug treatment programs. As hepatitis C has taken on greater importance as a public...
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center opens outpatient facility in Basking Ridge
...ancer Center (MSKCC) opened a new state-of-the-art outpatient
cancer treatment facility in Basking Ridge, New Je...n View Corporate Center (at exit 33 off I-78), the outpatient
center in Basking Ridge will be convenient for cancer patients who live in central New Jersey. "Can...
Sister, can you spare a million?
...hree blocked vessels, due largely to the number of outpatient
visits and procedures performed. But women with no...vascular hospitalizations, coronary interventions, outpatient
testing, and visits to health care professionals. Indirect costs included such factors as hours lost...
Modified home video game shows promise for stroke rehabilitation
... is still prohibitive for widespread deployment in outpatient
clinics or patients' homes," said Grigore Burdea, professor of electrical and computer engineering and a noted inventor of virtual rehabilitation technology. "While it's essential to keep pursuing breakthrough technologies that will initially be cost...
Alcoholism-treatment medication acamprosate may help abstinent alcoholics sleep better
...ted through physician referral or a local hospital outpatient
department; all were confirmed as alcohol dependent according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fourth Edition. Beginning eight days before alcohol withdrawal, in order to reach steady levels in patient plasma, and conti...
Projected costs of stroke in the United States top $2 trillion dollars
...spitalization, nursing home costs, rehabilitation, outpatient
clinic visits, drugs, informal care giving, and potential lost earnings. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of adult disability. The study was supported by the National Institute of Neurologi...
Medication errors affect children's leukemia treatment
...t 7,000 inpatient deaths. Medication errors in the outpatient
setting are thought to be some of the most common ...edications errors that occur in children receiving outpatient
chemotherapy regimen for ALL. The authors reviewed the administration of drugs and the medications p...
Checklist improves assessment of aggressive boys' needs
...k. The investigation followed 76 Swedish boys in outpatient
child psychiatry, and EARL-20B was compared with standard clinical assessments. The boys were followed up after 6 months and again after 30 months. "EARL-20B is a promising tool for child and youth psychiatry professionals who may make them more s...
Newsbriefs from the journal Chest, August 2006
...ad an increased number of emergency department and outpatient
hospital visits, research showed that African-American children spent three times as many days in the hospital. The study appears in the August issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians. AIRWAY INFLAMMA...
Puerto Rican and African-American children show different patterns of asthma care
...acco smoke, they still made almost 30 percent more outpatient
clinic visits for asthma. However, the African-American children spent three times more days in the hospital. The reasons for these differences need further study, Cohen says. "The Puerto Rican children had greater asthma severity, so it was intere...
NIDA announces recommendations to treat drug abusers, save money and reduce crime
...tion in the cost of drug-related crimes. With some outpatient
programs, total savings can exceed costs by a ratio of 12 to 1. The failure to treat addicts in the criminal justice system contributes to a continuous cycle of substance abuse and crime. In 1999, 1.5 million minor children--most under the age of ...
Mount Sinai School of Medicine receives prestigious AAMC Grant for Chronic Illness Care education
...ent teams as a continuum between the inpatient and outpatient
settings. These management teams will shepherd pat...nd discharges to various venues. The inpatient and outpatient
firms will be aligned in order to facilitate the communication during these hand-offs....
Reduced antibiotic prescribing is associated with increased hospital admissions
...than 15.5 million hospitalizations and 5.5 million outpatient
visits per year over 8 years, this trend was particularly strong between 1998 and 2002. The study, published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine , examined the relationship between antibiotic prescribing for acute bronchitis and cough w...
Number of children and teens treated with antipsychotics increases sharply
... the patient received psychotherapy. The number of outpatient
health care visits during which patients between t...sicians to treat more seriously ill children in an outpatient
setting. These severely ill patients are more likely to require powerful medications like antipsych...
Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis falls shortnon adherence compounds issue
...d post-menopausal women who were treated at a Lige outpatient
clinic between 1996 and 1999. The researchers found that almost two thirds of osteoporosis-free patients were prescribed bone-building dietary supplements and/or one of several types of osteoporosis drug (see conference Abstract No. P221). Surprising...
Fatigue a lasting problem after liver transplantation
...ver transplant patients who visited the hospital's outpatient
clinic between February and June 2003. The patients were given a series of self-administered questionnaires: the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) measured fatigue severity; the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI-20) measured the nature of fatigue; t...
Establishing trust between physicians and patients with rheumatic diseases
... patients with SLE or RA who were being treated at outpatient
rheumatology clinics at publicly funded hospitals in Houston between September and November 2003. Patients responded to a questionnaire that assessed various aspects of the medical encounter, including doctors' informativeness, sensitivity to concern...
Pharmacists go beyond the counter to help hospitalized patients
...patients helped the team design a study looking at outpatient
care and pharmacist-physician team interventions. Those results will be available at a later date....
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