Tag: "quality" at medical news
Increasing the success of liver transplants by managing levels of anti-rejection drugs
...nt work is that managing variation can improve the quality
of care." This method is currently being applied to liver transplantation, but it may also be used to decrease the risk in the care of patients with diabetes, seizure disorders, asthma, and hypertension....
Canadian study demonstrates new approach to achieving diabetes control
...tion with their treatment and experienced improved quality
of life. The INSIGHT study (Implementing New Strategies with Insulin Glargine for Hyperglycemia Therapy), presented at the 65th American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions by lead investigator, Dr. Hertzel Gerstein, a prof...
Medicare's investment in quality improvement may not be paying off
improvement organizations are charged with improvi...hat hospitals that actively participate with these quality
improvement organizations do not consistently show any greater improvement than hospitals that do no...
Quality of care not necessarily better in hospitals that participate in quality improvement program
Hospitals that participate with the quality
improvement organization (QIO) program are not more likely to show improvement on quality
indicators than hospitals that do not participate, according to a study in the June 15 issue of JAMA...
Panel calls for a new look at treatments commonly used for chronic insomnia
...ohol actually has a negative overall effect on the quality
of sleep. Research indicates that behavioral methods such as relaxation training can be effective to treat insomnia when combined with cognitive therapies specifically targeted at anxiety-producing beliefs and erroneous beliefs about sleep and sleep ...
Design of neonatal intensive care units critical to infant health
...ians to work together to significantly improve the quality
of life for infants, families and staff in neonatal intensive care units."...
New report indicates acupuncture provides relief for sufferers of dry mouth
...etics and can often be treated by the dentist. The quality
of life of patients suffering from dry mouth is often profoundly impaired. Symptoms include extensive dental decay, infections of the tissues of the mouth, difficulty in speaking, eating and swallowing, ulceration or soreness of the mouth, an altered...
Health effects from wet work are of great concern
...hange of jobs, sick leave and dramatically reduced quality
of life. 15% of women, and 10% of men are affected by hand eczema. Women are more affected, as they are more exposed to wet work. Doctor Anne Schmidt from Germany gave a presentation on wet work as the most important risk factor for occupational skin...
Arthritis of the spine often overlooked in children
...d disability, functional impairment, self-reported quality
of life and spinal involvement. Results from the study were analyzed by a team of researchers led by Dr. Millicent Stone, University of Toronto. In addition to a delay in diagnosis, the researchers report that adults with childhood onset disease expe...
Northwestern Memorial neurologist is lead author of comprehensive stroke center recommendations
... moving in that direction. Overall, the level and quality
of care for stroke patients have increased dramatically in the past two-three years. Now, it's time to take stroke care to the next level." This consensus statement provides patients, physicians, administrators, and health care planners with the mo...
Oral liquid hydroxyurea promising for long-term use in babies with sickle cell anemia
...disease that doesnt significantly reduce a persons quality
of life. Wang is the senior author of the paper in Blood. A two-year pilot study of 21 babies with SCA, the original HUSOFT was designed to examine the feasibility of treating infants with liquid hydroxyurea; to determine the toxicity of this drug in...
Only transplant center that developed comprehensive protocol for liver transplants in kids with MSUD
... "Suffering from MSUD may significantly impact the quality
of life for both the child and the parents. These parents live each day with the fear that a simple cold could send their child into metabolic crisis and be fatal." Jakob's amino acid levels now are normal, despite a normal protein intake, indicatin...
Cancer patients do better with surgeons, hospitals that treat higher volume
...er volumes," says Nancy Foster, vice president for quality
and patient policy at the American Hospital Association in Washington. "We need to consider patient needs such as proximity to home, social and family support." Foster adds that rather than centralizing treatment, future studies should focus on deter...
Street-level London air pollution warnings coming via mobile phones
...informed decision making in this field and improve quality
of life. PROMOTE is itself part of Global Monito...la Kilbane-Dawe of CERC. "It combines regional air quality
forecasts provided by PROMOTE with information on local road traffic patterns. "We also employ inf...
Restoring flow to all blocked areas of the heart improves 5-year survival rate, study says
... Results of the study are based on a review of the quality
assurance database for patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting between January 1998 and January 2000 at Cedars-Sinai. Over the course of its nearly 35-year history, the medical center's Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery has compiled a...
Italian law on ART brings problems for doctors and patients
...rence in the success rates is due to the different quality
of embryo transferred. This, together with the prohibition of embryo freezing, has meant that even in good prognosis patients, the chances of having a successful pregnancy has been substantially reduced. Dr. Filippo Ubaldi, also from the European H...
Researchers improve lung cancer survival rates
...xic side effects and no major long-term impacts on quality
of life," adds Dr. Winton. Dr. Barbara Whylie, CEO...s that have helped change treatment or improve the quality
of life for cancer patients worldwide. This research was also supported by the National Cancer Insti...
Jimmy Buffett hosts event to benefit NYU Child Study Center
...ants to organizations working toward improving the quality
of life for people and empowering them to make pos...tarted by Jimmy Buffet, works toward improving the quality
of life for people and empowering individuals to make positive changes in their communities. Singin...
Cancer researcher Susan Horwitz wins Alpert prize for Taxol work
...eck cancer and it has contributed immensely to the quality
of life of cancer patients," said Larry Shulman, associate professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston. The drug has been used in well over a million patients worldwide. In 1977, Dr. Horwitz was approached by the National Cance...
Revealed: The true cost to the nation of multiple pregnancies
...ividual patients themselves. Equal access to high quality
treatments is clearly considered as an ethical issue in our societies and, since money is not unlimited, cost is an important choice parameter, even if it is not the only one. "It is also very important to know the economic impact of our attitudes in...
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