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Study says COPD testing is not measuring up

...etry. Researchers point to the issue of ageism and question whether or not a patients age influences a physicians decision to order diagnostic testing. The bad news is that we have significant room for improvement. The good news is that we have to know a problem exists before we can fix it, and now we know,...

Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks

...and public gathering cancellations. One compelling question emerges: can lessons from the 1918-1919 pandemic be applied to contemporary pandemic planning efforts to maximize public health benefit while minimizing the disruptive social consequences of the pandemic as well as those accompanying public health re...

Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan

...prove the current health care system. There is no question that the leading health care bills introduced into Congress in the past two years are important steps toward addressing serious deficiencies in this countrys health care system, said Karen Davis, President of The Commonwealth Fund, and lead author of...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

...ing a pandemic if stockpiles are adequate. The big question is, should we be stockpiling for treatment only or for both treatment and prophylaxis"...

STAMP system can help professionals to identify potentially violent individuals

...or incoherent speech or repeatedly asking the same question or making the same statements. Mumbling was perceived to be a sign of mounting frustration and a cue for violence. Pacing was seen as an indication of mounting agitation and was observed in nine of the 16 episodes analysed in detail. Other physic...

ACP supports improved access to information on relative strengths and weaknesses

...time is to help clinicians and patients answer the question of what works best for each patient and for clinicians to partner with patients in an informed and shared decision-making process when considering alternative treatment options, a key element of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). ACP reco...

Aging stem cells in mice may hold answers to diseases of the aged, Stanford study finds

...lenish the supply of blood cells as they aged. The question was why. Researchers have put forward many theories about how cells age, said Derrick Rossi, PhD, postdoctoral scholar and co-first author of the paper. One of those theories has to do with cells accumulating genetic mutations. "The idea is that, o...

Meningitis: effectiveness of preventive vaccination demonstrated

...egal) for more than 40 years. They looked into the question of the ability of the polysaccharide vaccine to prevent the occurrence of meningitis cases during epidemics in the course of subsequent years. To do that, they made use of results of two vaccination campaigns conducted with this vaccine by the Senega...

Folic acid supplements do not appear to reduce risk of colorectal tumors

...id to reduce the incidence of first adenomas). The question of efficacy of folate in cancer prevention is not resolved, and animal experiments showing chemopreventive effects of folate, as well as the strong observational epidemiological evidence, speak to the potential of folate as a chemopreventive agent, i...

Benefits of school-based fitness programs fade after summer

..., and are confined to the school year, an inherent question is one of sustainability. The children were not ... analysis (CEA) is the method that can answer this question because it compares various interventions in terms of their costs per unit of benefit. Legislators...

E/Tablet technology may provide benefits to patients, researchers

...Abernethy said. "With E/Tablets, they can answer a question and then move to the next screen." E/Tablets can also be used to provide information -- such as a library of educational content tailored for the needs of cancer patients, or video clips of survivors telling their stories -- to patients as they sit...

Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh

...hD, of the Medical College of Wisconsin puts that question to rest. As the mice lacking the gene were not completely insensitive to cold -- they avoided contact with surfaces below 10 degrees C, though with reduced efficiency -- the next step, says Julius, will be to illuminate this residual aspect of cold...

Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases

...upported by the grant will address the fundamental question of the underlying mechanisms of the proposed therapy. "We want to learn how these cells do what they do," says Friedlander. "By understanding the molecular events initiated by these cells, we hope we might improve upon the individual cells themse...

NHLBI Asthma Clinical Research Networks and ALA ACRC Network to present at ATS 2007

...senting new data at the ATS meeting, comments, The question was, can you protect the airways by using inhaled steroids early in life in high-risk kids to modify the development of wheezing and protect lung function" The bottom line is no. You can control asthma, but you cant make it go away. In this study, ch...

Erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms

...). Researchers from the United States explored the question of whether LUTS severity can impact a patients response to ED treatment. Researchers used data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study examining the safety and efficacy of tadalafil in men with moderate to severe benign prostatic hy...

Erectile dysfunction -- the canary in the mineshaft?

...ion was measured based on affirmative responses to question 4 of the Sexual Health Inventory-Male which asks about a patients ability to maintain an erection for sexual intercourse. Endothelial function increased and oxidative stress decreased in the treatment group with no significant change noted in the ...

Pioneering study maps attention, memory and language links in the human brain

...ty in the mathematical model "would take the whole question of language processing beyond 'blobology' -- where you're just looking at blobs of activation in the brain. That's what I hope to do," Christensen said....

Debate focuses on door-to-balloon time in heart attack treatment

...line really critical" Two experts will debate that question at the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), May 912, 2007, in Orlando, FL. Allowing no more than 90 minutes to elapse between patient arrival in the emergency room and inflation of ...

Nerves controlling muscles are best repaired with similar nerves

...dicine and senior author of the paper, defines the question of this work as seeking to determine why motor nerves were regenerating more successfully than sensory nerves. Was it because of the nerve's own structure, or architecture, or because supporting cells such as Schwann cells were boosting the regenerat...

Combination treatment stymies breast cancer growth

...tive and less toxic," said Schiff. The tumors in question nearly 25 percent of all breast cancers have high levels of HER-2. While the HER-2 makes the tumors more aggressive, it also provides a target against which new drugs can act. Previously, treatment for patients with HER-2 positive tumors was less ...

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