Tag: "recommendations" at medical news
SCAI issues recommendations to prevent kidney damage after imaging procedures
... Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released recommendations
for the prevention of contrast induced nephropathy...o minimize the risk of CIN. Among the Societys key recommendations
are the following: Do the right tests to properly assess a patients kidney function. -- In mo...
Public meeting Jan. 4 on research priorities on EHS aspects of engineered nanoscale materials
...s above also will be considered. All comments and recommendations
made at the meeting or in written submissions will be considered by the NSET Subcommittee in prioritizing EHS research needs. Input from multiple stakeholders with various interests will be valuable to the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), es...
Hormonal contraception does not appear to increase HIV risk
...ndings do not provide a basis for changing current recommendations
regarding contraceptive use. Dr. MacKay cautioned that, although hormonal contraception provides an effective means of pregnancy prevention, it does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted infections. Abstinence is the only sure way ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for December 5, 2006
...stronger than the U.S. Preventive Services current recommendations
to screen individuals at increased risk for HIV infection. An editorial writer reviews the history of HIV screening and discusses the CDCs recommendation of opt-out screening without pretest counseling or separate, written consent (Editorial, p. 85...
New recommendations for the diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism
...dies, these guidelines include both evidence-based recommendations
and opinions based on information available at thi...cost. Writing about the article, he states, "These recommendations
from the PIOPED investigators will have a major impact on the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary e...
Second opinion yields treatment changes for half of patients
...atients evaluated had one or more changes in their recommendations
for surgery. The changes were a result of breast i...iple medical specialties allows expert opinion and recommendations
based on the most recent research findings. Meanwhile, the patients come to only one setting, with n...
Big bias in who gets screened for breast cancer
...million clinical breast exams and made 110 million recommendations
for mammograms. During a clinical breast exam, a physician feels the breast and surrounding tissue for any irregularities. The researchers created a number of categories in order to determine which women were more likely to receive a clinical breast...
U of MN Center for Bioethics receives grant to study living donor lung transplantation
...onor transplants, with the goal of drafting policy recommendations
that could improve living donor lung transplantation for both donors and recipients....
U of MN study shows Twin Cities residents get exercise through personal lifestyle activities
...ich makes it more difficult for people to meet the recommendations
for daily exercise," said Lyn Steffen, Ph.D., M.P....lthough energy expenditure was lower than national recommendations
and Body Mass Index (BMI) rates continued to increase in general over the past 20 years, BMI levels ...
RAND study finds vaccination of nursing home staff, residents, key to reducing flu outbreak
...kers to be vaccinated against influenza, including recommendations
from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. But if future studies confirm the results of this one, Shugarman said more forceful requirements may be needed. Educating staff to be sure they know the problems that outbreaks...
American College of Physicians publishes 'Stroke'
...concise, practice-oriented overviews and practical recommendations
to guide decision-making for the non-neurologist. "Stroke" answers questions that are frequently asked by internists, neurologists in-training, medical students, stroke patients, caregivers, and the general population. "Stroke" is "a clearly writte...
Specific strategic plans ensure timely emergency care for heart attack patients
... that to happen." Krumholz said most of the D2B recommendations
are reasonably straightforward but in some cases require a change in culture, including increased collaboration between emergency department physicians and interventional cardiologists. "The project is designed for all hospitals--to help the best g...
ICON issues survey of nanotechnology practices
...to further scientific research and provide interim recommendations
on safe approaches to nanotechnology," said NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard. "We appreciate UCSB's partnership, early in their process, in inviting us to participate in the planning and design of the survey. This work will give researchers a better un...
Individualized strategies needed for prevention of malaria in long-term travelers
...term travelers visiting malaria-endemic countries, recommendations
for prevention have been difficult to standardize ...s of antimalarial agents. Further complicating the recommendations
is the growth in the intensity of transmission and resistance patterns of the malaria parasites, the...
American Thoracic Society publishes new statement on hepatotoxicity of antituberculosis therapy
...e in the United States. The document also provides recommendations
for minimizing a patient's risk of developing liver damage and identifies directions for future research. "Hepatotoxicity has been a long-standing and often treatment-limiting concern for physicians caring for patients infected with active and lat...
Hospital costs for children with flu may be higher than thought
... study further buttresses the ACIP's public health recommendations
for general pediatric flu immunization. "During th...e two to age five. Our findings support the ACIP's recommendations
by strengthening the economic case for vaccinating children against influenza. This economic case is...
Health professionals should be trained to be wary of pharmaceutical promotion
...advocacy organizations has published a set of four recommendations
for improving education for health professionals a...s conclude: "Our hypothesis--that implementing our recommendations
will lead to improved health-care outcomes and earn increased public trust in the ability of health ...
Park your car and walk to store, school, work
...d how much activity we get. Many of the study's recommendations
focused on wrestling us away from our cars, says Brennan Ramirez, who also directs Transtria, a public health research and consulting company. "The number of hours we spend in our car everyday detracts from our physical, social and mental health," ...
The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology looks at effects of smoking cessation drug, varenicline
...dy a medicine's reactions in elderly people before recommendations
are made regarding its use in the entire population. In a recent study published in the November issue of SAGE Publications' The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Dr. Aaron Burstein and his colleagues from Pfizer Global Research and Development, re...
The AGA Institute releases report on the future of gastroenterology
...ers and the field for these impending changes. The recommendations
made by the Future Trends Committee will help info...gies for coping with these changes; and Makes recommendations
to the AGA/AGA Institute for programs and actions to enable its members and the specialty manage the...
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