Tag: "recommendations" at medical news
New Orleans levee report finished by panel including University of Texas at Austin engineer
...stem. As part of assessing the risk and making recommendations
for future improvements, the panel considered factors that included: - how inconsistencies in the features of the levees and floodwalls including their varying heights and construction from erodible materials resulted from their piecemeal develop...
MRI detects cancers missed by mammography in breast cancer patients
...ected years later, he says. Furthermore, treatment recommendations
by the physician may be affected by the finding of a contralateral cancer, as well as patient preferences for one treatment versus another, such as for mastectomy versus breast-conserving surgery. Patients with a diagnosis of breast cancer are cons...
VA tops private hospitals in infection-control study
...rs are more likely than non-VA hospitals to follow recommendations
for preventing bloodstream infections associated w...sue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The recommendations
were published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in 2001, and by the Centers for Dis...
Older motorists improve driving performance with physical conditioning
...feet. Therapists noted gait abnormalities and made recommendations
to correct unsafe or inefficient gait patterns. They encouraged walking for exercise. The control group received monthly in-home education that reviewed general safety issues about home safety, fall prevention and vehicle care. The intervention gr...
Urgent need for guidance on mobile phone use in clinical care
...il communication in clinical care, there are clear recommendations
of the need to confirm that an email has been received. The same should apply to SMS messaging, the authors recommend. Advice on telephone consultations is relevant but additional issues, such as loss of reception, conducting calls in inappropriate...
Policy changes have direct effect on nursing home care
...n situations where staffing is well below national recommendations
for safe care, the study found. While no states have ideal nursing levels, those states with higher Medicaid reimbursements or higher mandated nursing levels have come closer to meeting the recommendations, according to the analysis published in the ...
Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US
...d enhance the gains already made. The committee's recommendations
include: Increasing the federal excise tax o...ccess to tobacco underlies many of the committee's recommendations
because of the high rate at which teens start smoking. Most smokers start before they turn 18, and ...
What exactly is repetitive strain injury?
...cally recommended. The authors conclude: "Strong recommendations
for any therapeutic intervention cannot be made at present because many trials have small sample sizes and methodological flaws that could have led to biased results. "This disorder will remain controversial until high-quality trials provide clear ...
Panel offers guidelines on skin reactions to new class of cancer drugs
...cologist." The special article presents the first recommendations
on skin reactions to the new drugs, called Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Inhibitors (EGFRIs). The guidelines were developed at an international multidisciplinary meeting, including medical oncologists, dermatologists, nurses, and pharmacists. "O...
Follow-up care for breast cancer patients is 'devalued and deregulated'
... Mr Donnelly said: "This study shows that the NICE recommendations
that follow-up should be no longer than three years are not considered safe or acceptable by specialists, and that the majority of clinics are in breach of these guidelines by choosing to discharge at five or more years after treatment. It might be b...
Article outlines current recommendations for treating malaria in the US
...ature from 1966 to 2006 to provide clinicians with recommendations
for diagnosing and treating malaria in the U.S. With an increasing number of U.S. residents traveling to regions in the world with high levels of malaria, there continues to be a need for treatment of this disease in the United States, with there bei...
Nationwide study compares surgeries to treat urinary incontinence in women
... can we offer patients clear, accurate, and honest recommendations
about the various treatment options," said Michael E. Albo, M.D., lead author of the study, and co-director of the UCSD Womens Pelvic Medicine Center. "Today, we have more treatments available than ever before, options which include tradeoffs between...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2007
...hese sites are already implementing energy savings recommendations
from the study. The funding source is DOEs Industrial Technology Program. [Contact: Fred Strohl; (865) 574-4165; firstname.lastname@example.org ]...
Fatalistic beliefs about cancer cause many to ignore cancer prevention advice
... of American adults agreed that "There are so many recommendations
about preventing cancer, its hard to know which ones to follow." People who maintained at least one of these three beliefs were less likely than others to exercise weekly and eat five daily servings of fruits and vegetables. People who believed tha...
UCLA Stroke Center receives American Stroke Association's Initial Achievement Award
...lementation of acute care and secondary prevention recommendations
and guidelines is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of stroke patients." GWTGStroke uses the "teachable moment," the time soon after a patient has had an acute event when they are most likely to listen to and follow their he...
Exposure to mercury preservatives before birth is no higher in children with autism
...some of the decreased compliance with immunization recommendations
which is known to increase morbidity and mortality from childhood infectious diseases."...
Conference to focus on transfer of knowledge from research to practice in emergency medicine
...lminating in two afternoon breakout sessions where recommendations
for future work will be endorsed. The highlight...res a mountain of clinical practice guidelines and recommendations
out there. Unfortunately, theyre collecting dust on shelves. Current methods for improving practice ...
Low physical activity can improve fitness levels for sedentary, overweight postmenopausal women
...rcent of the NIH Consensus Panel physical activity recommendations
on cardiorespiratory fitness in sedentary, overwei...e. "This information can be used to support future recommendations
and should be encouraging to sedentary adults who find it difficult to find the time for 150 minutes...
Study finds women less likely than men to have their cholesterol controlled
...sociation. The guidelines included more aggressive recommendations
for high-risk women, including reducing LDL choles... care disparities will discuss clinical and policy recommendations
for closing such gaps in care....
AGA Institute takes leadership role in exploring obesity and its complications
...ask Force, and colleagues present the findings and recommendations
of the Task Force based on the papers presented in Gastroenterology. We believe the papers presented in this issue of Gastroenterology provide a comprehensive picture of the current thinking and research in overweight and obesity, according to ...
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