Tag: "reached" at medical news
Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD
... of the major risk factors for kidney disease, has reached
epidemic proportions. The data suggest that improv...cent estimates showed that Medicare costs for ESRD reached
$20.1 billion, while non-Medicare costs rose to $12.4 billion." Costs for the care of ESRD patients ...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...region, it is estimated that if iron fortification reached
50% of the population, it would avert 570,000 disa...susceptible infants and children that might not be reached
by universal fortification programmes. They conclude: Selective plant breeding and genetic engine...
Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
... Patients who waited six or more hours before they reached
the hospital were 40 percent less likely to get emergency reperfusion....
6 out of 10 doctors aren't frustrated that patients can't lower cholesterol
... Doctors told them that only 47% of their patients reached
their cholesterol goals, but 61% of them felt this was an acceptable statistic. Although doctors appear to appreciate the risks associated with cardiovascular disease which they identified as a greater cause of death than cancer - the importance ...
STAMP system can help professionals to identify potentially violent individuals
... could be. They normally intervened before anxiety reached
dangerous levels, but one patients anxiety did escalate into violence. However when anxiety levels were raised by the disorientation associated with conditions such as mental illness, substance misuse, dementia, epilepsy, diabetes and head in...
Colonoscopy up in NYC
...Michael R. Bloomberg. Im proud to report that weve reached
that goal two years ahead of schedule. Since 2003,...Michael R. Bloomberg. Im proud to report that weve reached
that goal two years ahead of schedule. Since 2003, colonoscopies increased among New Yorkers of all ...
Nonhormonal drug reduces hot flashes in men treated for prostate cancer
...oup received an escalating dose of gabapentin that reached
600 mg/d, and the fourth groups dose reached
900 mg/d. The study was blinded: physicians and patients did not know which pills contained the acti...
OHSU Cancer Institute shows findings of immunotherapy vaccine in prostate cancer patients
...ose who received placebo. After patients' PSAs reached
3.0 ng/ml, they became eligible for one booster infusion of either sipuleucel-T or placebo in accordance with the treatment arm to which they were randomized. An immune monitoring protocol performed in a subset of patients demonstrated that the immu...
Inactive kids storing up illness for the future
...el of physical inactivity among children today has reached
epidemic levels. Researchers from Leicester -Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Professor Melanie Davies and Dr Margaret Stone- have just published one of the largest studies of physical activity levels of inner city school children. They surveyed over 350...
Most pediatric chemotherapy mistakes reach patients
...herapy errors found that 13 percent of such errors reached
children and 2 percent were serious and required i...of the study found that 85 percent of these errors reached
the patients. Sixteen percent were serious enough to require escalation of care, of which five patie...
Endoscopic procedures advance physician knowledge and patient care
...ssible almost anywhere in the GI tract that can be reached
by a flexible endoscope," said C. Paul Swain, M.D., of Royal London Hospital in London, UK and lead author of the study. "More studies are needed to provide further evidence that this and other types of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surger...
Bali bomb lessons helped shape Australia's mental health response to terrorism and trauma
... planning sessions as soon as word of the bombings reached
the hospital. The experienced mental health nurses who had previously worked with people affected by the Eyre Peninsula bushfires provided a high profile presence in the emergency department, for patients and staff alike, from the moment casualties...
How insulin-producing cells develop -- new finding could help fight against diabetes
...f targets for drug treatments." The researchers reached
their conclusions after conducting research on tissues cultured from the primordial pancreas of very young rat embryos. Using an in vitro system, rather than looking at cells in vivo, enables researchers to gain a greater understanding of when and ho...
Some children are born with 'temporary deafness' and do not require cochlear implant
...unction of the hair cells and eventually the child reached
a state of normal hearing. Prof. Attias, who is part of a cochlear implant team at Schneider Children's Medical Center, looked in the department archives and found other, similar cases. "Because these children go through a series of tests and evaluat...
Atypical pathogen treatment vital in hospitalized CAP patients
...egimens against atypical disease-causing pathogens reached
clinical stability quicker, had fewer days of hospitalization, and had lower mortality rates as a result of their disease, according to a large new study. The research results appear in the second issue for May 2007 of the American Journal of Respi...
Food and drink, and what it says about us
...opics including hunting in Roman Britain, how food reached
the Roman frontier, what was sold in the grocery shops of Roman Pompeii and Ostia, the use of stimulants in ancient societies, feasting in Mycenae and the Aegean, food storage and production in Nordic Greenland and 17th century Iceland, and what they...
Log-on to shape-up
...illion under-active adults are online and might be reached
via web-based interventions." The researchers suggest that future studies examine the effectiveness of tailored Internet interventions disseminated in "real world" settings that are void of the research components present in the current trial. P...
Study finds decline in nursing faculty primary barrier to nursing program expansion
...ly 21%.5 However, many U.S. nursing programs have reached
capacity; for the 2004-05 academic year, 147,465 qualified students were denied admission.6...
Majority of herb users don't follow evidence-based indications, researchers find
...he article. Meanwhile, sales of herbal supplements reached
$18.8 billion in 2003, up 100 percent from $8.8 billion in 1994. Those sales are subject to minimal federal regulations. Physicians are concerned, says Aditya Bardia, M.D., lead author of the study and a resident in the Department of Internal Medic...
Menzies School of Health Research receives $5.3 million in Federal Budget
...5 per cent per annum MSHRs Darwin office will have reached
capacity within 9 months. Welcoming the news, MSHR Director, Professor Jonathan Carapetis, said that the inability to expand further due to office space constraints was seen as the single largest threat to MSHRs plans to broaden and grow its work ...
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