Tag: "safety" at medical news
Response of New York City public school children to September 11
... or near the cloud of dust and smoke, evacuated to safety
or being extremely worried about a loved one. Family exposure was having one or more family member killed or injured in the attack or witnessing the attack but escaping unharmed. One or more of six probable anxiety or depressive disorders were ident...
Medical-errors gap widens between best and worst hospitals: Healthgrades study
...ove Costly - Golden, Colo. (May 2, 2005) Patient safety
incidents at America's hospitals increased slightl...ew even safer, resulting in a wider gap in patient safety
incident rates among the nation's best and worst hospitals, according to a new study of 37 million p...
Microbicide partners receive $5.7 million from Gates Foundation
...t advances in HIV treatment, are already well into safety
trials. Given current scientific advancements, and the identification of a number of potential microbicidal agents, an effective microbicide could be developed by the end of the decade, and once available, could well change the course of the AIDS epi...
FDA approves Boostrix a new US vaccine for adolescents against pertussis
...DA reviewed several clinical trials which included safety
and immunogenicity data from one pivotal trial, wh...eria Toxoids for Adult Use] with regard to overall safety
and immunogenicity. In addition, the use of Boostrix induced anti-pertussis antibody levels which w...
CONRAD receives $24 million from Gates Foundation and USAID for HIV microbicide trials
...support for studies that demonstrated an excellent safety
profile for CS. Henry Gabelnick, Ph.D, Director o...t advances in HIV treatment, are already well into safety
trials. Given current scientific advancements, and the identification of a number of potential micro...
Stents that release medication appear more effective than traditional stents
...wever, the lack of randomized trials to assess the safety
and long-term efficacy of sirolimus-eluting stent implantation in patients with acute ST-segment elevation (a certain measurement on an electrocardiogram) myocardial infarction (STEMI), in conjunction with the expected financial consequences, current...
Mayo Clinic first to use pharmacogenomics to treat inherited kidney disorder of children
...ch as determining the most effective dose, and the safety
of vitamin B6 if very high doses are used -- our demonstration of the relationship between a specific mutation and vitamin B6 responsiveness does open the door to informed use of this valuable agent in the treatment of type I primary hyperoxaluria," ...
Routine procedure during childbirth provides no benefits, study review finds
...ure also may be performed in cases when the baby's safety
is threatened and delivery needs to take place quickly. This study addressed routine use only, not emergencies. In routine births, women without episiotomy were found to have less pain with faster resolution, and no greater or lesser risk of wound h...
Health and environmental sciences director named DuPont 'Distinguished Scientist'
...emical toxicology, chemical carcinogenesis and the safety
assessment of biopersistent chemicals in the environment. He received his Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Kentucky. He has been certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology since 1983 and is a member of the Society of Toxi...
Medication combined with behavior therapy works best for ADHD children, study finds
...hink parents are becoming more concerned about the safety
of medications than they have been in the past." The study is the first comparison study of medication and behavior modification to control for the presence and absence of behavior modification that is received by a child daily from parents, teacher...
Drug safety in the doctor's office: Nearly half of patients have lapses in monitoring
...an be avoided. However, these tests to monitor the safety
of chronic medications are not performed as freque... researchers conclude that although lapses in drug safety
monitoring in the outpatient setting are common, further research is needed to determine to what ext...
Morphine for chest pain increases death risk
... of this analysis raise serious concerns about the safety
of the routine use of morphine in this group of he.... "Since randomized clinical trials evaluating the safety
or effectiveness of morphine for these patients have not been conducted, official guidelines for its...
Girl juvenile offenders exhibit more problems, risks than boys
..."Boys are usually detained as a response to public safety
issues, whereas girls are more often detained beca...detention facilities were built solely with public safety
in mind and not for work with families." Gavazzi conducted the study with Courtney Yarcheck, direct...
Promises made, promises kept?
...more drugs over longer periods, it is vital to the safety
of Canadians and the sustainability of our health care system to disseminate unbiased information, monitor the use of prescription drugs and detect both expected and unexpected outcomes....
Study backs effectiveness of thrombolysis after stroke
...ctive cohort study, was conducted to determine the safety
and effectiveness of thrombolysis with alteplase in the real-world treatment of acute ischemic stroke. The study registry collected data for 1135 patients enrolled at 60 centres across Canada between 1999 and 2001. More than one-third of the patient...
New research raises questions about buckyballs and the environment
...ne of new materials and integrate those into human safety
regulations, then the industry is going to be better off and the environment is going to be better off." The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization, chartered by the U.S. Congress, with an interdisciplinary membership of more than 158,...
Fragile US vaccine system needs improvement despite dramatic gains in health over past century
...e, however, problems with vaccine supply, cost and safety
threaten to derail the vaccine successes of past decades, and the system faces additional challenges posed by the adult immunization program, the need for adequate research and development and the requirement of biopreparedness. Walter A. Orenstein, ...
Children with high blood lead levels often do not receive follow-up tests
...ng prevention programs, but they should serve as a safety
net, not the focus. Unfortunately, public health and housing agencies lack the resources they need to protect children from lead poisoning, and even when they do act, the study by Kemper and colleagues is a cogent reminder that it is too little, too ...
OHSU study says national injury prevention program working
...ation with legislative initiatives, community-wide safety
programs and a large public presence nationwide. The study says the program demonstrates the importance of injury prevention as a valuable component of the nation's medical system. "We wanted to see if ThinkFirst was an efficacious program," said Rae...
Novel stem cell trial in heart failure patients to begin
...PMC) is beginning a clinical trial to evaluate the safety
and feasibility of a potential treatment for congestive heart failure that involves injecting a patient's own bone marrow-derived stem cells directly into the heart muscle. The procedure is expected to be performed in five to 10 patients who are sche...
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