Tag: "quality" at medical news
Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies
..., both worldwide diseases that interfere with life quality
and generate high economic burden. Asthma is a chronic obstructive inflammatory lung disease with symptoms including wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Asthma attacks can be triggered by viral upper respiratory infections,...
Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health
... higher mortality rates and a decrease in people's quality
of life." Additional health-care facilities also should be a priority for impoverished urban areas as should improving existing services and providing incentives for physicians to establish practices there, she wrote in Research in the Sociology of H...
It takes a village to improve the health of children
...s will cause decreased life expectancy, diminished quality
of life, lower productivity and increased costs to our society. Pediatricians must learn to partner with other disciplines and community based resources in order to fight problems such as obesity, violence and mental health disorders in our children...
Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients
...t cause physical symptoms and diminish a patient's quality
of life, but anemia may also result in a poorer response to radiotherapy or chemotherapy due to increased tumor hypoxia. Researchers have hypothesized that reducing the anemia with the use of recombinant human erythropoietin may be able to improve tu...
Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence
...be safe, the management of menopausal symptoms and quality
of life for patients with breast cancer remains an...gies to manage menopausal symptoms and improve the quality
of life for patients with breast cancer." In an editorial, Rowan T. Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D., of the ...
Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find
...l pain significantly more than painkillers. Sleep quality
was measured in the music group before they starte...itored over the three-week study period. The sleep quality
of the control group, who did not use the music tapes, also was assessed over the same period. Peop...
...lieve that our research can improve their care and quality
of life." Dr. McAdams already has his eye on the next stage of development for Impedimap, which will be to incorporate a wound healing system into the bandage. "There's a market for monitoring, but there's a bigger market for something that promotes ...
Study reveals drinking alcohol reduces breast milk supply in women
...ded consumption to mothers in order to enhance the quality
and quantity of milk to infants. The present stud...f a mother is drinking alcohol just to improve the quality
or quantity of her milk, she needs to know that there is no evidence to support this claim. In fact,...
ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
...e placed on a waiting list when lifeexpectancy and quality
of life without transplantation is compromised, but still greater than the expected waiting time for an organ. Simply put, patients should receive donor organs when they will be better with the transplants than without them. Because the standards fo...
Belgium doctors treating critically ill infants favour legalising euthanasia
..., and, if the baby survived, an expected very poor quality
of life." Also in this week's issue of The Lancet a research letter by Astrid Vrakking (University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Netherlands) and colleagues finds that the frequency of the active ending of life of infants has not risen in the Netherlan...
Competition in health care may not result in better quality
...es by reducing inefficient practices and improving quality
and safety. But a study of 341 HMOs suggests that ...iders finding it difficult to respond to competing quality
initiatives. Also, competition may be focused more on driving down the plans' premiums, resulting i...
Children's Hospital, Oakland's Dr. Barbara Staggers wins prestigious award
... She has devoted her life to increasing access to quality
health care for minorities, particularly adolescents. Dr. Staggers is the director of three health clinics serving adolescents. Last fall, Dr. Staggers and Children's Hospital at Oakland opened a school-based clinic at McClymond's High School in We...
Two drugs combined more cost-effective safer for managing arthritis in high-risk patients
...nt is designed to take into account health-related quality
of life as well as the duration of survival....
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
...e production of carbon nano-tube filters for water quality
improvement. Other water applications include systems (based on titanium dioxide and on magnetic nano-particles) that decompose organic pollutants and remove salts and heavy metals from liquids, enabling the use of heavily contaminated and salt water...
University of Kentucky physician publishes fibromyalgia study in Arthritis & Rheumatism journal
...ing Lyrica reported significant improvement in the quality
of sleep compared to those who received placebo, a...experienced moderate to severe pain and diminished quality
of life. Prior to the trial, study participants discontinued all medications for pain and sleep dis...
To boost efficiency, hospitals borrow principles from factory floor
... can engineer medical services with improved cost, quality
and efficiency." Lin and his colleagues use animated computer simulations that are based on statistical analyses -- routinely used to model the flow of parts through complex manufacturing processes -- to uncover the bottlenecks or potential pr...
Tamoxifen can reduce breast pain in prostate cancer patients
...re well tolerated and the groups did not differ in quality
of life or relapse-free survival. Dr Di Lorenzo concludes: "We have shown that tamoxifen and radiotherapy can prevent breast enlargement and breast pain in some patients receiving bicalutamide therapy for prostate cancer, and that tamoxifen is more e...
University of Chicago receives grant to study connections between religious beliefs and health
...ization measures, health behaviors measures, sleep quality
indices, personality measures and life events assessments. The Templeton grant will permit researchers to do these additional research projects: A study of young adults, with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), to examine spirituality ...
ACP and ACP Foundation launch 3-year effort to improve diabetes care
...ians on the front lines of diabetes care. The high quality
programming offered by ACP and underwritten by Novo Nordisk will help create new solutions to address the complicated issue of diabetes care in the U.S." The goals of the three-year project are to: Increase physician awareness of the components of ...
NMDP welcomes IOM recommendation for fully integrated cord blood system
...ough various research initiatives. To support the quality
assurance activities at the member cord blood banks, the NMDP provides outcomes data directly. The IOM recommendations, issued today in a report, "Cord Blood: Establishing a National Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bank Program," come in response to a 2004 r...
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