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Embargoed March/April Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...NOTNECESSARILY GOOD CARE The author of this essay reflects on how the use of performance measures as one of the means to improve health care quality may actually sacrifice good care. The authors conclude that while performance measures are well-intentioned, pressure to improve performance can come at the s...

IceSAR campaign provides glimpse of future Sentinel-1 images over ice

...nd the atmosphere and, unlike open water, strongly reflects incident sunlight. Consistent information on sea ice conditions over large areas and over long time periods are required which is exactly what the Sentinel-1 mission will bring." A big help in locating sea ice has come from the radar satellite ima...

Obese patients run higher risk of post-operative complications

...pared with a national average of 4 percent partly reflects the complexity of surgery and patients at U-M, a tertiary care institution. The authors also note that the study took place in Michigan, one of 10 states with an obesity prevalence of more than a quarter of the population. ...

Taking the wraps off drug safety data from clinical trials

...rug manufacturer to draft the Summary. The process reflects an understanding by the FDA that safety and efficacy information should be protected, so that competing manufacturers can't use those data to develop generic alternatives or competing drugs. Consumer groups have brought lawsuits against the FDA und...

Women need expanded musculoskeletal care during pregnancy, study finds

...r or not the high incidence of pain medication use reflects a lack of education about potential risks of medications or more an inability for the pregnant women to cope with the pain." The studys authors also found a relationship between pain in a previous pregnancy and pain in the current pregnancy. Sim...

Updated rates of common US neurological disorders

...han a comprehensive review from 1982. Whether this reflects improvements in diagnosis or whether incidence is ...past estimate. The authors say the decrease likely reflects more restrictive hospital admission criteria, but improvements in motor vehicle safety may have had ...

New fat, same old problem with an added twist?

...palm olein itself," noted Sundram. "Whether this reflects the amount of test fat consumed, underlying genetics of the specific population examined, or some unknown factor, requires further study because the apparent adverse impact on insulin metabolism is a troubling finding," he added....

Study demonstrates long-term durability of Plicator procedure

... he anticipates better results, because this study reflects the early experience of the Plicator. As time has passed the physicians using this device have developed newer techniques at placing the sutures."We're much better at performing the procedure than when we started out and the equipment we're using no...

NeuroRx changes name to Neurotherapeutics

...l ramifications. "Neurotherapeutics more clearly reflects the intended meaning of the journal title and positions it more accurately in the field," said Editor-in-Chief, Alan I. Faden, MD. Citations for prior issues of the journal, which is indexed by PubMed Central and MEDLINE, will be available under bo...

Health care expenditures significantly higher for children with obesity

...iagnosed obesity. "We speculate that this increase reflects primary care provider compliance with expert committee recommendations for laboratory evaluation of obese children and adolescents," the authors write. "Compared with their healthy-weight peers, children with overweight, diagnosed obesity and undiagn...

Strong emotions in Shakespeare's plays lead to fits and fatalities

...y to attribute faints and death to strong emotions reflects an early modern belief system, the dramatic effects of emotions in his plays are also plausible today. For example, the author points to a group of diseases 'ion channelopathies' which can lead to sudden death if a person is startled (Long QT syndro...

Protein 'fingerprint' in spinal fluid could spot Alzheimer's disease

...ols without the disease. "Just as the human genome reflects the array of genes a person possesses, the proteome' is the vast collection of proteins expressed by those genes," said Lee. "Essentially we used high-tech methods to contrast the proteomes of Alzheimer's patients against those of a control cohort th...

November/December 2006 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...cher of respiratory infections and antibiotic use, reflects upon the two studies above and how their findings might reframe his approach to management of acute respiratory infections. He states that he will focus more on symptom relief than on explanations of the differences between viruses and bacteria for ...

Mayo Clinic ranked first in 2006 National Health Care Quality and Accountability

...ters. "We are honored by this recognition, which reflects the dedication and expertise of all our staff who provide high-quality health care to our patients," says Glenn Forbes, M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic Rochester. "Quality is not a single element in patient care but rather a combination of many factors comb...

DTI research and development scoreboard reveals extent of R&D in services sector

...losing R&D for the first time. The remaining third reflects a four per cent increase in R&D by the top 800 UK ...uing strength in aerospace and pharmaceuticals and reflects a growing software sector - aerospace R&D is up 21 per cent and software up 13 per cent. Science ...

The AGA Institute releases report on the future of gastroenterology

...ialty manage these potential changes. The report reflects the panel's assessment of the data available at the time of the conference. The Future Trends Committee is wholly funded by the AGA Institute....

Heavy, chronic drinking can cause significant hippocampal tissue loss

... can reduce total hippocampus volume, which likely reflects a loss of hippocampal tissue substance. Results are published in the November issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research . "The hippocampus actually refers to two structures, the right hippocampus and the left hippocampus that are loc...

Doctor urges health-care workers to be alert to suicide risk amongst cancer patients

...d preponderance of males to female cancer suicides reflects the male-female ratio for suicide in the general population. The risk of suicide varied according to a number of different factors, including gender, prognosis, the stage of disease, the type of cancer, ethnicity and family situation, according to t...

Pfizer to fund doctoral study fellowships, seminars in biostatistics at Rutgers

...d at $300,000 over five years, Pfizer's commitment reflects the ever-increasing integration of mathematics into the life sciences, from research and development to the commercialization of medicines and biotechnology. The student, Andrew Magyar, is in his first year of doctoral study at Rutgers, The State Un...

Antipsychotic medications used to treat Alzheimer's patients found lacking

...le design and implementation of the CATIE-AD trial reflects real-world practices, in which newer antipsychotic medications often are used to treat delusions, aggression, hallucinations, and agitation in Alzheimer's patients. Study physicians determined medication dosage levels according to their patients' ind...

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(Date:8/26/2014)... problems such as global warming and poverty the ... burden fall on our failure as consumers to ... study in the Journal of Consumer Research ... global problems from governments to consumers and ultimately ... convince politicians to encourage responsible consumption instead of ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... suggested an increased risk of autism among children ... actually reflect the known increased risk associated with ... advance online publication in Molecular Psychiatry , ... while a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder ... prescribed antidepressants during pregnancy than in those with ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... A study from the University of Liverpool has recommended investing ... target physical inactivity and problems such as obesity in both ... papers published since 1990, the researchers found that access to ... could all motivate people to get out and take more ... of dog owners don,t take their dogs for a walk. ...
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