Tag: "practice" at medical news
Cancer patients do better with surgeons, hospitals that treat higher volume
...l-organized clinical teams, the use of recommended practice
guidelines and sophisticated, high-tech equipment. Not all experts agree that centralizing services to larger medical centers is the best policy. "Volume outcome of certain procedures don't always hold up when comparing one hospital or one surgeon wi...
Bipolar disorder more prevalent and costly than believed; Lithium could curb suicide rate
...uction of newer drugs and continues to be standard practice
in Europe. The first modern use of lithium to treat mania was more than 55 years ago. Dr. Baldessarini, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and his team conducted a comprehensive, quantitative review of studies comparing rates of sui...
Researchers develop way to identify individuals at high-risk of stroke after a 'mini-stroke'
...ed, the ABCD score can be used in routine clinical practice
to identify high-risk individuals who need emergency investigation and treatment." The researchers also found that in the UK, most strokes that occurred in the first few days and weeks after a TIA occurred in patients who have been referred to a hos...
Antibiotic treatment not necessary for majority of children with conjunctivitis
...ing a viral cause from a bacterial cause. Standard practice
is to prescribe antibiotic eye drops, although evi...vitis is compelling. The cost of 1 million general practice
consultations and antibiotic prescriptions every year is substantial. However, parental concern and ...
Therapy may not be necessary for autoimmune hepatitis with no symptoms
...ing diagnosed more frequently due to the increased practice
of administering routine liver enzyme and antibody tests. Whether or not to treat asymptomatic AIH remains unclear--therapy with immunosuppressants could potentially slow progress of the disease but involves side effects that are sometimes toxic. I...
Survey shows that physicians are more religious than expected
...ors say their religious beliefs influence how they practice
medicine. These results were not anticipated. Rel... different medical specialties. Doctors in family practice
and pediatrics were far more likely to carry their religious belief into "all my other dealings" and...
Conservative surgery preserves fertility in women with borderline ovarian tumours
...let, "and we thought it was important both for our practice
and for patients' outcomes to identify specific parameters influencing subsequent fertility. We also wanted to see how surgical management of these tumours would influence recurrence." The scientists looked at data on 360 women with BOT, of whom 16...
Drugs for blood pressure and seizures among treatments recommended for essential tremor
...ding to the American Academy of Neurology in a new practice
guideline. The guideline is released online today as an "expedited e-pub" of Neurology, the scientific journal of the Academy and will be published in the June 28 print issue. For limb tremors, surgery can be an option if drug therapy is ineffective....
Do singlehanded general practices have a future?
...ervice? Studies have found little relation between practice
size and quality of care. Smaller practices are al...ht be to use the quality data from the new general practice
contract to compare the performance of singlehanded practices with that of larger practices, he sugg...
Conflicts pitting doctors vs. patients / kin is #1 issue in medical ethics, Canadian experts say
...octor groups), to work nights and weekends, and to practice
in rural areas. Many Canadians living in rural ar...work includes developing models of clinical ethics practice
in diverse health care settings and continuing education programs for health care providers. Top 10...
New approach to thyroid surgery reduces incision size
... is evolving but is an appropriate addition to the practice
of the modern endocrine surgeon," Dr. Terris and his colleagues write....
Most primary care physicians believe annual physical examinations are valuable
CHICAGO Current practice
guidelines that recommend against routine annual p...ysicians specializing in internal medicine, family practice
and obstetrics/gynecology who were located in the metropolitan areas of Boston, Denver and San Diego...
Greater use of evidence-based medicine needed in US outpatient care
...losing as a result of proliferating evidence-based practice
Global survey reveals personal impact of bipolar disorder
...d, "The results of this survey reflect my everyday practice
in psychiatry: consumers want and need treatments that will successfully manage and treat their condition and allow everyday functioning. The development in recent years of drugs which have reduced side effects whilst remaining highly effective are a...
Children in chronic pain need better support, say researchers
...ents there is a lack of evidence to guide clinical practice
in this complex area, and few paediatric centres have chronic pain management programmes. "Many people used to think that chronic pain was a uniquely adult problem, but recent epidemiological studies have shown that a number of children are severely ...
Asthma research sounds warning for older Australians
...s of asthma in the older population in the general practice
setting increase provision of specific tailored asthma management and care for the elderly build the capacity and confidence of older people with asthma to self manage their chronic illness. "The Colloquium highlighted the current gaps in asth...
MCG faculty contribute to textbooks on geriatric, pediatric hypertension
... Thomas W. Jackson, former MCG geriatrician now in practice
in Columbia, S.C., Clinical Evaluation of the Elderly Hypertensive Dr. Carlos M. Isales, endocrinologist, Hypertension in the Elderly: Endocrine Causes of Secondary Hypertension Dr. Prisant and cardiologists Drs. Carolyn Landolfo, John Thornt...
Availability of vascular surgeons impacts amputation rate
... programs to medical school graduates who agree to practice
in regions with a low supply of specialists and subsidizing teaching hospitals in low-supply areas are among the policy options that might resolve the disparity. Ho's research was supported by a grant from the Agency for Health Care Research and Qual...
Quality measures need to be field-tested, researchers find
...s approved by the expert panel were rejected after practice
testing determined they were impractical or not useful in particular settings. For example, all members of the panel agreed that the time between performance of blood cultures and first antibiotic administration should be measured. "But in reality," ...
Giving oxygen may do more harm than good, new report shows
...s and treating carbon monoxide poisoning. But the practice
of using expired air even before it was known to contain carbon dioxide dates back much further. The use of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on infants was recorded in a 1754 book by Benjamin Pugh, A Treatise of Midwifery, and there are biblical refer...
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