Tag: "routine" at medical news

College freshmen at high risk for chlamydia infection

...ce our initial findings, a few colleges have begun routine screening for chlamydia." The project intends to expand annual monitoring of chlamydia prevalence on college campuses. In order to better determine whether freshmen are arriving at school with infection or becoming infected at college, the project ma...

Study finds most Americans have good vision, but 14 million are visually impaired

...of eye health and encourage them to participate in routine vision screenings and eye examinations. People w... increase public awareness about the importance of routine eye examinations should be undertaken. Vision screening opportunities for the public should be exp...

Pediatricians fail to screen for autism, Hopkins study finds

...tools appears to be the single greatest barrier to routine screening," said Susan dosReis, Ph.D., of the Chil...by parental concern and/or suspicion of ASD during routine examination. Of the 18 percent who reported not screening routinely for any developmental delays, 73...

Lobular breast cancer can be managed as ductal cancer

...an IDC. For example, many ILCs are not detected by routine mammograms and breast exams and are therefore iden..., and more occult tumors that is, not detected on routine screening. However, among those patients who received BCT there was no difference in the success rat...

New treatment against persistent ulcer-inducing bacteria successful

...or those who suffer from stomach ulcers, the daily routine of breakfast, lunch and dinner can be painful. A common cause of these ulcers, as well as other gastric malignancies, is a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori. For some, this infection can be persistent and difficult to treat. Many approaches have ...

By combining different CT views, radiologists can better evaluate the GI tract

...lanta, GA. For the study, the researchers analyzed routine abdomen-pelvis CT studies from 50 patients. The researchers found that with simultaneous review of transverse and coronal images, additional findings were recorded in 10 studies and the doctors had a higher confidence in interpreting 18 of the studi...

Early myocardial enhancement defects on multidetector CT predicts future myocardial viability

...systematic assessment of myocardial enhancement on routine CT coronary angiography studies in the clinical context of heart attack patients." "As many other radiologists, we also primarily focused on imaging of the coronary arterial tree using recent advances in multidetector CT technology," stated Dr. Ghers...

Study indicates when to discuss early mortality risk in patients with epilepsy

...izure free at follow-up. "In light of our results, routine discussion of mortality at the time of diagnosis might not be necessary, especially if this does not affect the management of the disorder. However, mortality risks should be discussed with all patients diagnosed with epilepsy who choose not to take ...

Successful treatment of alcoholism found in the doctor's office

...ess, assess their health andprovide encouragement routine practice in treating high blood pressure ordiabetes speaks to the power of sustained, professional medical care." To encourage the use of medical management, the National Institute onAlcohol Abuse and Alcoholism will include an abbreviated version o...

Study finds parents rarely use baby gates, bath thermometers

... child evaluated by a primary care physician for a routine examination at four to six months old. The majority of parents surveyed in the Pediatric Primary Care Center at Cincinnati Children's reported being educated about safety devices for less than five minutes, with the average length of education being...

The promise of a B-cell biologic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

...dies are needed before applying the results to the routine treatment of RA patients. "Both doses of rituximab explored in this study warrant further differential exploration and longer-term followup," he stresses....

Clinical decision support tool improves doctors' diagnostic skills in just one minute

...cases on a trial website. The cases included easy, routine clinical problems as well as complicated cases. They were based on real histories of children who had reported to hospital in the preceding months. In total, 751 cases diagnosed by 76 participants were analysed. The participants recorded their diagno...

Heart rhythm society issues draft recommendations on performance policies for pacemakers and ICDs

...nufacturer for analysis whether the replacement is routine or because of a malfunction. This will lead to more timely identification of potential malfunctions and a better understanding of the true 'denominator' for a particular device. Should consider the risks of explantation and re-implantation of a ne...

Training on virtual 'patient' improves carotid angiography skills

...s predicted that simulator training will become as routine in medicine as it already is in the airline industry and other fields. "What we are seeing is a paradigm shift in the way we train physicians in procedural-based medicine, from looking over the shoulder of a doctor working on a real patient to where...

Studies show improving pacemaker reliability, increased implantable defibrillator failure rates

...any action as a result of these studies, and that routine pacemaker and defibrillator checks remain the best way to monitor device performance in individual patients. "It's important to remember that during the time periods we analyzed, there were tens of thousands of lives saved as a result of these devic...

Simplified dermoscopy techniques improve detection of malignant skin lesions in primary care

...ecisions, has been naturally included in the daily routine of Primary Care Centres connected to Hospital Clnic which have participated in this study....

Blood tests may be better than standard skin test for diagnosing latent tuberculosis

...ues tested the effectiveness of all three tests in routine clinical practice in around 400 people. The perfo...t the new tests might produce different results in routine clinical practice. The authors state that the choice of diagnostic test to use should therefore depe...

Preconception health care can improve the lives of mothers and babies

... Reports. Making preconception health care part of routine medical visits can help identify risk factors for pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes, allowing doctors to offer women additional services to reduce the risk of premature birth and birth defects to help give their future babies a healt...

Latest issue of Alzheimer's & Dementia explores new ideas for cause, screening and risk factors

...mentia risk factors in individuals at age 50, with routine yearly screening after age 75. Cause - A new theor...idence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine screening for dementia in older adults." The 12 authors of this article, who are an international gr...

Inhaled corticosteroids are better than sodium cromoglycate in asthma control

...rm side effects, but despite anxieties relating to routine use of steroids, the use of ICS has steadily increased since the 1990s. While they are both known to work, there has previously been a debate as to whether one is superior to the other. By pooling data from randomized controlled trials that directly ...

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