Tag: "review" at medical news

Surgery is favored treatment for severe hemorrhoids

...invasive treatment alternative, according to a new review of studies. The review found no significant difference in patients' acceptance of each technique, "implying patients' prefe...

Bone-protecting drugs reduce pain and fractures in metastatic breast cancer

... can reduce skeletal damage, says a new systematic review of previous studies. While the new treatment appro...symptoms and deterioration of quality of life."The review appears in the current issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, a...

'Hospital-at-home' concept does not save money or improve outcomes, study finds

...he hospital to recover from serious illness, a new review of studies finds that "hospital-at-home" programs ... and may not affect health outcomes very much. The review also shows that the higher patient satisfaction may be offset by evidence that the burden on caregiv...

Calcium may prevent polyps, but effect on cancer still not known, study finds

...cer itself, according to a new study. The study, a review of two earlier well-designed randomized controlled...ntroduction into clinical practice," they say. The review appears in the current issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, a...

Secretin should not be used to treat autism, researchers say

... be used to treat the disorder, according to a new review of studies. After analyzing data from 14 high-qual...etin is made widely available," Williams says. The review appears in the current issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, a...

Patient reminders boost immunization rates

...ation rates for their practice, according to a new review of studies. All six of the reminder and recall sys...s -- resulted in better immunization coverage, the review finds. The boost in immunization rates held true for both adults and children -- and across an array...

Fun foods and exercise may reduce childhood obesity

...t's more than double the number available when the review was originally published in 2001. This is good new...xisting medical trials on a topic. Studies in this review comprised about 10,000 children in Asia, South America, Europe, and North America. Nineteen studies ...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 3

...ercise, or diet and exercise. By pooling data, the review drew on findings from about 10,000 participants wh.... Despite the importance of childhood obesity, the review was only able to find a limited number of studies to draw findings from and some of these were pilot...

FDA expands indication for ADDERALL XR (CII) confirming safety and efficacy in adolescents

...re North America. " We are pleased that a thorough review by the FDA once again confirms the safety and efficacy of Adderall XR in another age group." The FDA based its approval on data that Shire provided in a supplement to its New Drug Application (sNDA). These data included the results of a pharmacokin...

Armed forces search for ways to improve survival in the combat zone

...ing which emerging products were worthy of further review and potential future funding. Of the 59 pre-proposals, 49 were in the pre-clinical stage of development, in which a product's effects and toxicity are evaluated using animal models and cell cultures. Ten of the pre-proposals were in the clinical sta...

M.D.-Ph.D. student wins Hertz fellowship

...ars, even after the fellowship expires. "The Hertz review was rigorous," Hoben said. "In addition to the written portion of the competition, there were two board interviews. In winning this, I have proven that I can communicate about my research and sell it based on its scientific merits." The Hertz fellows...

What is the best treatment for postherpetic neuralgia?

A systematic review of the evidence for the many drug treatments used in post herpetic neuralgia (the pain that persists after shingles) concludes that long-established treatments such as tricyclic antidepressants and some opioids are as effective as newer drugs such as...

Combination scanner may increase accuracy in detecting spread, recurrence of head, neck cancer

...lications for patient care," said Shores. "In our review of nearly 100 patients at UNC, we wanted to find out where our best accuracy is in detecting these tumors with PET/CT."In PET/CT scanning, the patient lies on a table and is moved through the machine's doughnut-shaped tunnel twice, first to obtain th...

Women missing out in heart treatment more needed in clinical trials

...her team reached their findings after an extensive review of articles on female-specific aspects of drug therapy for chronic cardiovascular diseases. Although they concluded that there are only slight differences in implications for treatment, they highlighted several key examples of differing response betw...

New, simpler treatment guidelines could save heart attack patients

...edicine and cardiology experts provide a distilled review of the ACC/AHA guidelines. "It's critical that ph...of a heart attack," Dr. Gibler said. "If used, the review will help physicians diagnose acute coronary events quicker, and provide faster treatment that may e...

Funding for South Australian health research

...e best time and how do we do that? We believe this review will show the benefits of this approach are far greater than we are aware," he said. Professor David Currow's research is one of three South Australian projects to be funded. Flinders University Professor John Wakerman will investigate models of ru...

Wheelchair technology & spinal cord injury

...h a SCI group has not been justified. Literature review indicates best practices following spinal cord inj...dexed journal, publishes original research papers, review articles, as well as clinical and technical commentary from U.S. and international researchers on al...

American Neurological Association 130th Annual Meeting in San Diego

...the Wednesday morning symposium, participants will review the state-of-the-art in neurodegenerative diseases and discuss efforts underway to design treatments....

At Johns Hopkins: Emphasis on improved care and faster access to services shortens hospital stays

...cal training; it requires constant questioning and review of how we manage a large hospital, practice medici...em. Taking cues from best practices and management review systems already in place in the airline industry and at NASA, the Hopkins team set out to do a step-...

Kids at risk of TV / videogame seizures - Experts release new recommendations on reducing risk

...first published in the US to be based on an expert review of research on photosensitivity (the susceptibilit...Epilepsia is an article on the literature and data review conducted for the working group as part of its analysis and recommendations development. No one kno...

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(Date:7/30/2014)... better decisions about what they eat, the Food and ... to the Nutrition Facts label found on nearly every ... Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news ... updates and the fight that has ensued. , ... that while the Nutrition Facts label has remained largely ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... is a subject of major interest in neuroscience. ... during the distinct stages of Wallerian degeneration: transcription ... dedifferentiation. Although gene expression responses in the distal ... injury are known, differences in gene expression between ... Dengbing Yao and co-workers from Nantong University, China ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... JOSE, Calif. , July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... partnership with the United States Air Force Research ... proposed by Binghamton University ... human performance monitoring (HPM). The $425,000 project, with ... electronics packaging firm i3 Electronics, Inc. ( ...
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