Tag: "physicians" at medical news
Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer
...ormer graduate student of Backmans, teamed up with physicians
at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare (ENH) to test the technique in a pilot study of 51 patients. The researchers found they could detect both early- and advanced-stage pancreatic cancer without touching or imaging the pancreas. The extraordinarily...
Medical residents score poorly in diagnosing and managing tuberculosis
...s and about the link between TB and HIV infection, physicians
gave the right answer (with a median score of 63 p... care for people with latent and active TB because physicians
training at urban medical centers are most likely to be the first point of contact for people with p...
Medical residents unclear about TB guidelines
... diagnostic tests for patients with active TB. As physicians
training at urban medical centers are likely to be the first point of contact for patients with previously undiagnosed TB, it is important that they are properly trained in spotting and treating this infectious disease. We cannot be sure that lack ...
National quality agenda, payment reform, care integration keys to improving quality, patient safety
...s; half (51%) support financial incentives for physicians
and hospitals to provide high quality care; 59...ent safety; three-fourths felt information about a physicians
or hospitals patient safety record should not be confidential; and 73% support Medicare reform t...
University hospitals wins multiple national IT awards for electronic patient data bank
...cause all of that information is now accessible to physicians
with a click of a mouse, says Edward Marx, chief i...other UH facility. Before the Physician Portal, physicians
relied on multiple data resources, and physicians
at one hospital could not access patient data from...
New grant fulfills wish of late Baltimore Orioles team photographer
...hance efforts to educate the public, patients, and physicians
about Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), which took Wach...ing of this deadly disease, allowing us to educate physicians
to help ensure that patients get the best treatment possible. The funds will be used to enhance an e...
Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP
....R. 3162). Representing 124,000 internal medicine physicians
and medical student members, ACP is the largest me...rove geographic equity in payments, and to provide physicians
with confidential data on their practice patterns. Helping to reduce smoking rates while provid...
Medical students respond positively to simulated patient experience
...cture settings. Fitch organized a team of resident physicians
to help him implement the emergency medicine scenario. The clinical simulation containing basic science concepts was presented four times to large groups of 50 students for highly interactive 90-minute simulations. The project used SimMan, a reprodu...
UD scientists invent novel hydrogels for repairing, regenerating human tissue
...o a wound or diseased organ. Collaborations with physicians
at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Del., may lead to future developments for the hydrogels. Schneider recently began working with Dr. Joseph Bennett, a surgeon at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center who resects liver tumors. Both Schneider a...
'SCHIP funding levels too low' ACP tells Senate Finance Committee Leaders
...able and positive updates, reflecting increases in physicians
practice costs. Level the playing field between Medicare Advantage and fee-for-service (FFS) and apply the savings to SCHIP and halting the Medicare physician payment cuts. Paying Medicare Advantage plans more for the same patient than what wou...
Screening for behavioral health first step to getting treatment
... settings for several reasons. First, primary care physicians
have contact with the greatest number of patients....and substance abuse is one important strategy that physicians
can use to identify problems and get patients into treatment, says Horgan. Despite these reasons, ...
Physician and congressional leaders convene on Capitol Hill
...ned, the organizations represent more than 300,000 physicians
nationwide. Physicians need some degree of stabi...ing the broken payment formula for the sake of the physicians
and the patients they serve. We all agree that the pay for is complex, but mechanisms exist to sup...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...ielded a 3-D imaging technology that could provide physicians
with sub-millimeter spatial resolution and soft tissue visibility during surgery in near real-time. The technology involves the development of CBCT on a mobile C-arm to acquire a full-volume image in a single rotation around the patient. While the ...
Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers
... with 86.2% at low volume centres, suggesting that physicians
at low-volume centres were more likely to resort to amputation to protect the patients survival chances. This analysis reveals a direct correlation between hospital surgical volume and both short-term and long-term treatment outcomes for STS. While...
ACP commends proposed changes to payments for physician work at nursing facilities
...ent to the extraordinary level of work required of physicians
that work in nursing facilities, said David C. Dal... been assigned to these codes based on a survey of physicians
that perform the service. ...
UT study reveals inaccuracies in cardiac PET-CT imaging, finds fixes
...nherent in the technology as now used. Failure of physicians
to recognize and correct those errors can have a p...is medical product is out there on the market, and physicians
and their patients trust it, yet there is a big problem with it. Since PET-CT proved ideal for canc...
LSUHSC awarded designation resulting in improved patient safety and outcomes
... edge educational programs to trainees, practicing physicians
and visiting physicians
while being part of the national network of educational institutes that will help us grow and develo...
U of M researchers assess effectiveness of computerized physician order entry system
...d medical records, creating a central location for physicians
to efficiently enter and view past and present patient prescriptions and medical history. While the review found that the number of medication errors dropped as a whole, the incidence of one type of error, prescribing the wrong drug, did not decr...
Needle-stick injuries are common but unreported by surgeons in training
...tals increasing the use of nurse practitioners and physicians
assistants to reduce surgical workloads and adopting sharpless surgical techniques such as electric scalpels, clips and glues. Twenty percent of all general surgery operations could be done without using any sharp instruments, he says.Furthermore, M...
When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves
... well-organized care where they can routinely seek physicians
and medical advice can help them better manage chronic conditions and obtain critical preventive care services. According to the report, Closing the Divide: How Medical Homes Promote Equity in Health Care, in 2006 nearly one-half of Hispanics and ...
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