Tag: "position" at medical news
Cancer survivors require distinct care
... for Medicare and Medicaid Services is in the best position
to test the merits of various models of care through pilot programs funded by Congress. Both public and private support will be needed to develop new clinical guidelines and to monitor their impact. Quality-of-care measures also are needed for cance...
Is it okay to sign Alzheimer's patients up for research studies?
... and least strongly when placing themselves in the position
of the surrogate having to decide for a loved one. For example, for a study that would involve a lumbar puncture (also known as a spinal tap), family consent for research was endorsed by 69 percent when applied to themselves as future subjects, by 65...
Heart mapping technique safely guides catheter repair of arrhythmia
...d directly beneath the animal's body to detect the position
of the catheter and compare it to the computer-generated image of the heart displayed on a screen. "This is a significant improvement for patient safety and the performance of minimally invasive procedures in the heart," says study senior investig...
University of Minnesota's Warner wins GSA's 2005 Donald P. Kent Award
...titutes on Aging's highest possible administrative position
in the basic biology of aging, serving as the associate director responsible for the extramural biology of aging program. In that role he advocated for basic research, coordinated new funding programs for aging research, and managed a $100,000,000+ b...
ANA encourages nurses and health care workers to get vaccinated against flu
... "In fact, we recently revised our organization's position
to stress the importance of universal vaccination ...ational Foundation for Infectious Diseases' (NFID) position
regarding the importance of improving vaccination rates among health care workers." About Influenza...
Cardiovascular drug may improve heart failure and help prevent sudden death
...f the cardiac rhythm. Future confirmation of this position
could change the way physicians manage patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death. Currently, the only effective management of these patients is to implant a device known as an implantable cardiovertor defibrillator (ICD). The device can automat...
Toddlers with sleep apnea suffer more respiratory problems while sleeping on their backs
...s Hospital, evaluated the association between body position
and OSAS events during sleep in toddlers up to age...vents that disturb sleep), time spent in each body position
during sleep, the number of apnea events in each position, oxygen saturation, and time spent in each...
Body position affects sleep apnea among young children
...ir backs (the supine position), the issue of sleep position
is not as well understood among children with OSAS...rt review to evaluate the association between body position
and OSAS events during sleep in children aged three and younger. The study included 60 children who...
Short-term survival rates better for US vs. Canadian heart failure patients
...delivery system that puts our patients in the best position
to do well in the short and long run."...
Popularity doesn't necessarily make Prozac best antidepressant choice
...ions. We chose fluoxetine because of its long-time position
as the market leader and because it has been often used as a reference compound for newer [antidepressants]." Psychiatrist Xavier Amador, a member of the board of directors for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, said, "Prozac was available y...
WHO must prepare health ministries for trade liberalisation
...it is essential that all health ministries be in a position
to confidently assess the health implications of trade policies, and mitigate any foreseeable health effects. Here, WHO has an important role. It should continue to expand support for health ministers through guidance on international standards for h...
More funding needed to fight Australia's biggest killer
...onomic future, and to strengthen our international position
over the long term, increased Federal Government funding (averaging $166 million a year over the next 5 years), is urgently required. As noted by an Access Economics report, every $1 invested in cardiovascular research and development returns not on...
MSG-2 will advance long-term monitoring of Earth's energy balance
...t in the sky relative to the ground. Such a fixed position
means that day-to-night variations which throw up problems for radiation budget instruments in a lower orbit can be properly characterised, and steady temporal sampling is maintained. At the same time GERB results can also be blended with data from s...
UCSD team creates model for genetic brain syndrome
...ion. Then they must migrate to reach their proper position
within the six-layered cortex. When this migratio... cells failed to send progeny cells to the correct position
within the brain. As a result, the cerebral cortex did not show the normal six-layered structure ch...
Elsevier announces a new publishing partnership with the American Association of Endodontists
... ScienceDirect, we aim to strengthen the Journal's position
as a vital resource for the worldwide dental community."...
Work stress leads to heart disease and diabetes
...evels, were measured between 1997 and 1999. Social position
and health damaging behaviours, such as smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, and lack of exercise, were also recorded. A dose-response relation was found between exposure to job stress and the metabolic syndrome, even after adjusting for other risk fa...
For orthopedic injuries, a robot that follows patients as they move
...as they walk, climb stairs, stand up from a seated position
or pursue other normal activities and maybe even athletic ones like swinging a bat. UF mechanical and aerospace engineer Scott Banks' goal is to augment static images of patients' bones, muscles and joints with an interior view of these and other pa...
St. Jude conducts first large-scale bird flu genome study
...other bird flu viruses. Now we're in a much better position
to understand what makes these viruses tick. And that could help us learn how to control the avian influenza viruses that threaten humans." Naeve is senior author of the report in Science. The project produced 70 million bases of sequence informat...
Intelligence may contribute to health inequalities
... account of IQ, the relation between socioeconomic position
and health would disappear. Their study involved 1... IQ was assessed by written test and socioeconomic position
by interview. Over a 17 year period, the health of these men and women was monitored. As expected, t...
Radiologists have a duty to communicate their reports effectively to clinicians
...cated effectively and radiologists are in the best position
to address this problem. Dr Garvey and Dr Connolly state: "A large UK department will typically produce 150 000 to 300 000 reports every year. Radiologists, with their expertise and wide clinical knowledge, are ideally placed to identify clinically ...
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