Tag: "physician" at medical news
Genetic marker linked to aggressive prostate cancer
...ne, a co-principal investigator of the study and a physician
at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. They hold great promise for the development of new treatments and prevention. Helfand is presenting his findings Sunday, May 20, at the American Urological Association meeting in Anaheim, California. The study looke...
Lowering body temperature could aid standard stroke treatment
...eness of tPA at various temperatures could allow a physician
to adjust tPA dosing in a stroke patient if hypothermia is being induced as well," says Shaw. "There are multiple medications and treatments for heart attacks, but not for stroke," he adds, "because stroke therapies are still in their infancy. This...
Researchers begin randomized double-blind trial of airway bypass treatment for emphysema
...n the treatment group receiving airway bypass, the physician
advances a flexible bronchoscope through the mouth into the airways. There the physician
creates new small pathways and places an Exhale Drug-Eluting Stent manufactured by Broncus Technolo...
Protocol for treatment of sepsis can reduce hospital deaths
... patients, 79 receiving standard care at attending physician
discretion and 77 receiving the EGDT protocol, 27% of the standard care patients died in the hospital versus 18% of the EGDT patients, a 33% relative decrease in mortality. EGDT patients did spend 2 more days in intensive care and 1 more day in the h...
Ruling out pulmonary embolism with a simple bedside protocol
...hirds of all testing is done in patients where the physician
believed that the probability of PE was less than ...ian to check off tests on an order sheet while the physician
hurries off to see the next patient. The ability to document PERC rule negative on the chart will pr...
San Francisco VA researcher receives top Veterans Affairs award
...ent in biomedical research. It was named after the physician
who served as the VA's Chief Medical Officer from 1955 to 1963. Weiner is director of the Center for the Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIND) at SFVAMC and a professor of radiology, medicine, psychiatry, and neurology at the University of C...
Psychosocial support for cancer survivors needs strengthening
...n ten cancer patients in this study had received a physician
recommendation. Dr. Owen concludes, "This study sheds light on which individuals with cancer use these services." This study will help clinicians recognize the importance of support groups for cancer patients. "Assistance in identifying and accessi...
Annals of Internal Medicine Tip Sheet for May 15, 2007
...pharmaceutical industry but also of physicians and physician
organizations who collectively bear responsibility...ization. An editorial writer calls for an end to physician
participation in marketing research and the sale of physician
prescribing data to marketing firms (E...
Greenberg Prize awarded to Dr. Joseph G. Hayes
...ctor of clinical information systems and attending physician
at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell. "In addition to serving our medical center as an outstanding and dedicated cardiologist for more than four decades, Dr. Hayes played an instrumental role in implementing one of the nation's first elec...
New treatments needed for irritable bowel syndrome
...costs, with patients consulting their primary-care physician
twice as often as non-IBS patients. A third of IBS patients are referred to secondary care and also onto sometimes unnecessary specialties. Professor Spiller says: "Most IBS patients require reassurance, explanation and lifestyle advice." The ef...
ACP challenges Congress to make 'fundamental changes' in Medicare payment policies
...th the American College of Physicians (ACP), other physician
organizations and employers to redesign Medicare p...g outcomes; and create the systems needed at the physician
practice level to deliver the best possible care to patients." ACP, which represents 120,000 phy...
Major employers, physicians, stakeholders unite to revolutionize America's healthcare system
...- Major American employers today united with major physician
groups to form a Patient-Centered Primary Care Col...Means Subcommittee on Health on reform of Medicare physician
payments: The Collaborative believes that, if implemented, the patient centered medical home will ...
Web-based asthma program dramatically improves disease management for low-income black students
...ng medication with a friend or relative, lack of a physician
or health insurance and need for an inhaler. A risk assessment report allowed the referral coordinator to contact the individual student and offer assistance. The cost for the referral coordinator ran from $6.66 to $11.73 for each student contacte...
Doctors ill equipped to confront parent smoking
...trics article, Collins and his co-authors surveyed physician
training needs and attitudes towards improving sec... from the Cochrane Collaboration showed that brief physician
advice provided in primary care, hospital wards, and outpatient clinics significantly increased the ...
$1.5 million awarded for palliative care research
... Harvard Medical School - Joanne Wolfe, MD, staff physician
in the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute /Childrens Hospital Boston, will follow how children with advanced cancer are feeling by using a handheld computer tablet. The findings will be used to improve communication ...
LAP-BAND System surgery improves insulin resistance
... Methodology Volunteers were recruited from a physician
practice performing LAGB surgery. Patients had previously been screened by a physician
and determined to be appropriate candidates for surgery. The intent was to follow patients for one y...
Medicaid patients with lupus travel farther to see specialists
...eople. Yet some studies suggest there is declining physician
participation in the program, which limits access to enrolled patients, particularly to specialists. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune condition whose sufferers face lifelong periods of disease flares and inflammation of nume...
Older, lower income patients least likely to see a specialist for lupus
...prevalence of SLE among men may play a role. "Both physician
referral patterns for men with SLE and male patients perceptions of disease warrant further study in this predominantly female disease," they state. The authors point out that although elderly patients and those with lower incomes traditionally hav...
Exercise can cut coronary artery disease risk for some with MS
...lity. All volunteers (MS and control subjects) had physician
clearance and met specific inclusion/exclusion criteria. Once enrolled, subjects participated in an eight week supervised aerobic cycling exercise protocol wherein they exercised three days per week. Each exercise session consisted of a three min...
Dua anti-reflux stent relieves GI upper cancer distress
...n, according to Kulwinder S. Dua, M.D., a research physician
at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. The study, using the anti-reflux biliary stent in patients with cancer of the pancreas or bile duct, appears in the May issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy journal. This bile duct stent with the "Dua...
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