Tag: "review" at medical news
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...based on a meta-analysis, a systematic statistical review
of 20 randomized, controlled studies previously reported in the scientific literature. These represented only 12 percent of 173 published studies that the authors had originally considered for review. "We found that many reports on the efficacy of l...
Consumers not getting accurate information about smokeless tobacco
...t." Phillips and colleagues conducted a systematic review
of popular sources of information available on the internet, by looking at the content of websites that provide information about smokeless tobacco and health, found using a Google search. They found that of the 316 sites that were suitable for incl...
It takes a village to improve the health of children
... of children and adolescents' total environment. A review
article published in the April supplement of the j...p this negative trend," said Dr. Stelzner. " This review
article, which is co-authored by Laura Jean Shipley, M.D., Elisa Alter Zenni, M.D., Dana Hargunani, ...
Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity
...wing in golf-related head injuries, according to a review
of sports injuries treated over six years at an academic medical center in Georgia. A review
of 2,546 patients under age 19 seen by pediatric neurosurgeons at the Medical College of Georgia in ...
Antioxidant may have adverse effects in head and neck cancer patients
... of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, review
the current state of the use of antioxidants for cancer chemoprevention. "The field of chemoprevention still remains an exciting area of research, yet many challenges are ahead," they write. "Risk stratification factors must become more specific and ...
ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
... they receive while awaiting donor organs is under review
by the International Society for Heart and Lung Tr...ng, Mehra explains that several agencies worldwide review
and address guidelines for treatment and management of heart and lung failure in patients, but adds ...
Post-traumatic stress disorder common among refugees in western countries
... resettled in western countries. Nevertheless, our review
suggests that at least several tens of thousands of current refugees in western countries have post-traumatic stress disorder." In an accompanying comment Michael Hollifield (University of Louisville, KY, USA) states: "This information warrants atten...
IOM report should end nevirapine controversy, HIVMA says
...s who need them, including pregnant women." In its review
of HIVNET 012, a study on single-dose nevirapine conducted in Uganda in the late 1990s funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), IOM today found that the study was conducted appropriately and ethically, although there were some problems with...
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
... University conducted the trial. This independent review
was requested and funded by the National Institute...nd completeness of the trial's reporting through a review
of medical records and other primary source documents for a subset of 49 infants involved in the tri...
University of Kentucky physician publishes fibromyalgia study in Arthritis & Rheumatism journal
...armacies in the future. Lyrica is currently under review
by the FDA for the adjunctive treatment of partial seizures in adults. Pfizer's Lyrica is currently available in various European Union member states for the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain and as adjunctive therapy for partial seizures, a...
To boost efficiency, hospitals borrow principles from factory floor
... While Lin characterized the collection and review
of such data as "very delicate," he said it serves as an important starting point for hospitals to find ways to cut costs and for physicians to begin sharing information on the optimal tests to run for each disease. The computer animations Lin ...
Independent voice rises to help consumers navigate health care
...ses was too high, for example, the counselor might review
the situation and determine that coverage was correct according to the plan's rules," he added. "The problem may not have been resolved, but the consumer was assured that the share of cost was correct. Counselors also may provide referrals." Interest...
Execution by lethal injection is not humane or painless suggests study
... order to prevent unnecessary cruelty and a public review
into anaesthesia procedures during executions is n...in protocol design, implementation, monitoring and review
might have led to unnecessary suffering of at least some of those executed. Because participation of...
Medical journal editors condemn ghostwriting
...from the medical education company had performed a review
of the evidence and written the draft manuscript. There were two substantial problems, though. First, the contribution of the initial manuscript's original author(s) was not recognized by co-authorship and taking direct responsibility for the work. S...
Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children
...sity of Alberta, and one of the study's authors. A review
of treatments for pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) ...or respiratory problems," Dr. Massicotte said. The review
results appear in the March, 2005 issue of Pediatric Radiology. The condition, which exists in child...
Clinical trial of gefitinib for advanced lung cancer closes early
...portant to the growth of cancer cells. Based on a review
of the limited data available from the Phase III clinical trial, the Data Monitoring Committee overseeing the trial (known as S0023*) recommended the closure, as the trial would not meet its primary endpoint of improved survival. Detailed results fr...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...ric brushes no better than manual toothbrushes A review
of 42 trials has shown that in most cases manual toothbrushes remove as much plaque as their expensive electronic counterparts, and protect just as well against inflamed gums. In fact, the only type of electric toothbrush more effective than a manual...
Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs
...omachs rather than their backs, according to a new review
of recent studies. Children in the studies who we...athing rates than those placed on their backs, the review
found. Blood oxygen levels in the stomach-placed infants were about 2 percent higher than in the ba...
NSAIDS okay for tonsillectomy, new study finds
...ess nausea and vomiting, according to a systematic review
of current evidence. NSAIDs include analgesics su...increase the frequency of these complications. The review
appears in the most recent issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboratio...
Combination chemotherapy shows small survival benefit in advanced stomach cancer
...otherapies instead of just one, according to a new review
of previous studies. The review
also concludes that the best combination is 5-FU, one of the oldest and most commonly used chemother...
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