Tag: "routine" at medical news

Treatment drug may cause jawbone to die

...es. Check and adjust removable dentures. Obtain routine dental cleanings. Opt for root canal therapy over extractions when possible....

Study elicits 'child's eye' view of methamphetamine abuse and its effects

...age with their parents using methamphetamine, even routine aspects of family life, like regular meal and bed times, may represent "culture shock," the authors say. The researchers are using what they've learned from this study and previous research to develop materials for use not only by foster parents, but...

Georgetown research leads to first cancer vaccine

... strikes 400,000 women annually. Without access to routine preventative care and annual Pap screening, HPV can develop into cervical cancer, the most common form of cancer and the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in developing nations. "We realized these deaths were largely preventable that's rea...

Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis falls shortnon adherence compounds issue

...risk of stopping their medication, suggesting that routine monitoring of bone mineral density may spur patients to keep up with their treatment. Curiously, women visiting different pharmacies or physicians had a higher risk of stopping treatment, suggesting that health care providers are either unaware of or...

Telemedicine solutions to optimise healthcare

...ts the inconvenience of travelling to hospital for routine consultations, when physical check ups with a specialist are unnecessary, is not the only advantage. Because their general practitioner is present during the videoconference, they receive better coordinated care, with the GP and the specialist able t...

Study challenges myth that sex late in pregnancy hastens birth

...the 37th week of pregnancy. At this and subsequent routine visits, patients were asked whether they had engaged in sexual intercourse during the preceding week and if so, how many times. Cervical examinations also were performed at each visit to gauge whether the sexual activity had a "ripening" effect on th...

Three million years of life savedbut routine testing needed to save more

...eveloping guidelines that would make HIV testing a routine part of medical care. Patients in doctors' offices, hospitals, emergency rooms, and other medical settings would be informed that they will be tested for HIV unless they choose not to be. The sooner they become national policy, the better. Pregnant w...

MR spectroscopy significantly reduces need for breast biopsy

... future, MR spectroscopy will be incorporated into routine diagnostic breast MRI exams, which will prevent most patients from having to return to the imaging center for a second examination. "By working to improve this technology, we hope to improve the acceptability and cost-effectiveness of this imaging te...

Mowing the lawn is not child's play

...w the backyard or a summer job to earn money, this routine task can be dangerous for children and adults alike if proper safety precautions are not taken. In fact, more than 230,500 people -- approximately 20,000 of them children under age 19 -- were treated in doctors' offices, clinics and emergency rooms ...

Embargoed materials for Complementary & Integrative Medicine Conference

...n the acupuncture group but not in those receiving routine care alone, an effect which persisted for up to 6 ...cupuncture group compared with the group receiving routine care alone. Therefore, acupuncture for patients with osteoarthritis can be regarded as cost-effectiv...

Exploring the potential of cholesterol-lowering drugs for patients with systemic sclerosis

...the study's duration, all patients continued their routine course of treatment, from low-dose aspirin to low-dose prednisolone. At pre-treatment, at weeks 4, 8, and 12 during treatment, and at 4 weeks post-treatment, all the patients were evaluated for SSc symptoms. What's more, and most significant, each p...

New survey reveals top summer health concerns

...begins to wear off five to 10 years after the last routine vaccination shot, typically administered when children are between four and six years old. Because of this waning level of protection, many teens are vulnerable to this serious disease. In 2005, the Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention's (CDC)...

New techniques ease colon cancer procedures for patients

..., a commonly used IV sedation, before undergoing a routine colonoscopy. After the colonoscopy, patients again completed the letter-cancellation test and a marked pain assessment. Finally, patients completed a satisfaction survey at discharge and 24 hours after the procedure. While patients experienced si...

Virtual colon screenings examined

...ciated with these findings before recommending the routine use of this procedure." Accuracy of Computed Tomographic Colonography for Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening in Asymptomatic Individuals [Abstract 278] In an attempt to improve rates of screening while maintaining accuracy, researchers have been ex...

Penn researcher uses computer-based screening to help identify domestic violence victims

...er survey were more likely than those who received routine care to discuss domestic violence with their clinician, disclose their own domestic violence situations or receive care or referrals for domestic violence. Women at the suburban site were much less likely to discuss or disclose domestic violence. A...

Computer-based screening may encourage discussions about domestic violence

...er survey were more likely than those who received routine care to discuss domestic violence with their clinician (56 percent vs. 45 percent), disclose their own domestic violence situations (14 percent vs. 8 percent) or receive care or referrals for domestic violence (8 percent vs. 4 percent, or 57 percent ...

For patients with severe lung injury, less is more

...ces in their heart rhythms, so we do not recommend routine use of PACs to manage patients with acute lung injury." FACTT investigators also reported that they found no interaction between the type of catheter used and the fluid management strategy. "The fluid management and catheter treatment study represen...

Anxiety common in elderly, yet often undiagnosed and undertreated

...characterized by excessive, exaggerated worry over routine life events and activities that last for more than six months. While many worrisome events occur as people age, such as deteriorating health and financial concerns, and while it is normal for people to worry or be concerned about these things, people...

Millions squandered in unnecessary tests ordered in routine doctor visits

...s well as their patients, appear to believe that a routine health exam should include a number of tests they ..."D" tests to see how often they were being used in routine patient visits. In asymptomatic patients, a "C" test are those tests the panel made no recommendatio...

Intimate partner violence the hidden burden is common

...e proposed. These efforts could employ universal routine questioning coupled with links to institutional and community services, so the practitioner's fear of opening Pandora's Box is adequately addressed. Many women want to answer questions addressing IPV, so the potential negative effects of asking abo...

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