Tag: "quality" at medical news
Rise in ICSI cycles suggests infertility could be affecting more men than women
...e increasing. Perhaps the data on declining sperm quality
are true, and maybe environmental factors are play...eggs usually fertilise normally, regardless of the quality
of the sperm injected, provided it is viable. "It is also possible that as ICSI techniques have impr...
Gene testing doesn't increase anxiety, depression in children of people with Alzheimer's
...are able to maintain a positive outlook and a good quality
of life." For the study, the researchers randomized 162 study participants from Boston into two groups -- one received assessment based on age, family history, gender, and disclosed APOE genotype; and one received assessment based only on age, family...
HSPH student Kevin Chan awarded Trudeau Foundation Scholarship
...reer-long effort to bring medical aid and a better quality
of life to those stricken by poverty, especially children. "My life has been committed to helping the less fortunate, from the poorest reaches of sub-Saharan Africa to our own inner cities," said Dr. Chan. "And more than ever, I remain committed to g...
Postnatal depression in fathers may affect children's behavioural development
...ldren. Postnatal depression in mothers affects the quality
of maternal care, and can lead to disturbances in their children's social, behavioural, cognitive and physical development. However, little is known about the effect of depression in fathers during the early years of a child's life. Paul Ramchandani ...
Do singlehanded general practices have a future?
...alk-in centres lead to a more efficient and higher quality
service? Studies have found little relation between practice size and quality
of care. Smaller practices are also considered by patients to be more accessible and achieve higher ...
Unease over guidelines that label 9 out of 10 people as sick
...gy are in the process of being implemented and the quality
and outcomes framework of the new general practitioner contract in the UK can be seen as part of this implementation," they conclude....
More training and supervision needed to cut meningitis deaths
...ns reviewed each case to assess the promptness and quality
of emergency medical care provided in the first 24 hours after admission, according to published protocols. A total of 143 cases and 355 controls were included in the study. Failures in management were significantly more common in children who died t...
Jefferson neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists wrap radiation around spine for cancer pain relief
... patients independent, pain-free and ensure a good quality
of life," says Dr. Sharan. The patient, he notes, avoided a six-week hospital stay and was able to be at home and relatively pain-free. "We can wrap doses around structures such as the spinal cord, and can create a very high dose of radiation and le...
Vascular disease most common cause of male erectile dysfunction
...gs that help up to 80% of men restore function and quality
of life. Dr. Graham Jackson, who established a unique clinic inEngland dedicated to providing sexual advice to men with cardiac disease and ED, conducted the largest scientific study of its kind, on 425 men with ED and cardiac disease. In the study, ...
Once in the doctor's office, racial and ethnic disparities in care nearly disappear: Stanford study
...r race and ethnicity make little difference in the quality
of care they receive. But the study also found tha...oviders across the country, and a pervasive gap in quality
between whites and minorities. For example, the disparities report found that minorities are more li...
Greater use of evidence-based medicine needed in US outpatient care
CHICAGO Although the quality
of outpatient care in the United States has improv...of evidence-based medicine is needed, however, and quality
of care is not significantly associated with the patient's racial or ethnic background, according to...
Does vitamin C help prevent or treat the common cold?
...University of Helsinki, Finland, reviewed the best quality
studies on vitamin C and the common cold done over the last 65 years. All of these studies compared a daily dose of 200mg of vitamin C or more against a dummy pill (placebo). Did vitamin C given for prevention reduce the risk of picking up a col...
Hospital outcomes for women improve, but some hospitals fall far behind: Healthgrades study
... we applaud the hospitals that are improving their quality
so quickly." The study finds that: Best-performi...ite, www.healthgrades.com, where hospitals receive quality
ratings in 28 different procedures and diagnoses. The full methodology can also be found on the Web ...
4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images
...radiotherapy treatment machine. The superior image quality
of the MRI available on line during treatment should have a large impact on the design of individualized radiation-therapy treatment plans. (MO-E-J-6B-3, Monday, 4 PM; for another recent hybrid machine that combines MRI and x-ray methods, see a June ...
Researchers link nursing injuries to staffing levels
...orkplace caregiver injuries, which leads to better quality
of care, say researchers from the University of To...idents are treated by workers who are injured, the quality
of care suffers, and there is also the problem of high turnover rates," Muntaner says. Muntaner beli...
Global survey reveals personal impact of bipolar disorder
... disease has had a highly negative impact on their quality
of life. Further to this, more than a third (35%) ...tment and, as a result, dramatically improve their quality
of life." The WFMH partnered with AstraZeneca to implement this survey of 687 bipolar disorder consu...
Help for osteoporosis sufferers in the primary care office
A primary care practitioner can help improve quality
of life and mobility for those who suffer from pain resulting from osteoporosis-related fractures by referring a patient for two relatively new non-invasive procedures. An article published recently in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse P...
ORNL wins three R&D 100s
...dew that can cause long-term health and indoor air quality
issues. SensArray Integrated Wafer, developed by Robert Lauf, Don Bible and Carl Sohns of ORNL's Engineering Science and Technology Division and Wayne Renken, Earl Jensen, Brian Paquette, Jeff Parker and Jim Barnett of SensArray. The Integrated Wafer...
Researchers discover novel pathway of inflammation that contributes to lung damage in CF patients
...uld prevent lung disease or give patients a better quality
of life and longer lifespan." Dr. Kolls added, "Wh...ing and research toward bettering the outcomes and quality
of life for our patients."...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for July 2005 (first issue)
...the authors point out that improved health-related quality
of life is also observed even in the absence of clinically significant improvements in exercise capacity. Although exercise reconditioning is the key to a successful rehabilitation program, exercise training programs need to be adapted to the individ...
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