Tag: "saved" at medical news
AACR establishes new lectureship in honor of Dr. Jane C. Wright
... which produced effective dosing levels and helped saved
lives. Dr. Wright began her pioneering work in 1949, and during her forty-year career she published over 100 research papers on cancer chemotherapy and led delegations of cancer researchers to Africa, China, Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union. By...
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
... of its signature benefits, greater efficiency, GM saved
over $800 million through improved productivity at 30 company plants in 10 countries. The savings were realized using novel, state-of-the-art algorithms and modeling systems developed for estimating throughput performance, identifying bottlenecks, an...
New research pinpoints best treatment for stroke
...y School of Medicine, suggests more lives might be saved
and debilitating side effects minimized if treatment of stroke patients was based on qualitative and quantitative imaging such as CT perfusion and CT angiography and not on generalized application of arbitrary time windows of three to six hours. Tho...
60 per cent of first-time mums say prolonged labour will affect them for life
... and 69 per cent that "pain relief during delivery saved
me". 47 per cent of normal deliveries agreed with both statements. Overall 76 per cent of prolonged deliveries said it "was a pain to give birth", compared with 48 per cent of normal deliveries. "Pain was the main factor mentioned by those who had...
Infants with rare genetic disease saved by cord blood stem cells
...atal genetic disorder called Krabbe Disease can be saved
and their brain development preserved if they rece...elated donors in 1993 and her team has treated and saved
more children with cancers and rare genetic diseases than any other center in the world 147 childre...
Study shows even limited training improves communication with patients from other cultures
...training improved the health status of patients or saved
money. The researchers reviewed the findings from 34 studies on cultural competency, grading the research for methodology and quality of evidence. The studies were culled from more than 4,000 on the subject of cultural competency produced since 1980...
Airbags associated with increased automobile accident deaths, according to new UGA study
...timates that airbags installed in automobiles have saved
some 10,000 lives as of January 2004. A just-relea...eryone get radiation and then estimating the lives saved
by looking only at people who have cancer. Overall, there will be more deaths if everyone is given r...
Study supports whooping cough booster shot for adolescents
...t a cost of $20,000 per quality-adjusted life year saved
or $1,100 per case prevented. These estimates -- less favorable than those for Haemophilius influenza B (Hib) or measles vaccination, but similar to those for pneumococcal vaccination -- were highly sensitive to assumptions about disease incidence, v...
Study examines cost-effectiveness of HPV testing in four European countries
...e strategy were less than $13,000 per year of life saved
in all four countries. For the combination testing strategy, the cost-effectiveness ranged from $9,800 to $75,900 per year of life saved, depending on the screening interval. The authors conclude that HPV DNA testing can improve health benefits at a ...
Revealed: The true cost to the nation of multiple pregnancies
... necessarily the case. However, the money that is saved
by avoiding the higher costs of multiple pregnancies in these younger women could be used instead to increase the numbers of cycles offered to women and enable more ART children to be born." Dr de Mouzon, a specialist in public health and epidemiolog...
Saving six million children each year is affordable
...ated that the lives of 6 million children could be saved
each year if 23 proven interventions** were universally available in the 42 countries that had 90% of child deaths in 2000. In the latest study, Robert Black (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Maryland, USA) and colleagues, assessed th...
$5.1 billion would save 6 million children
Six million children could be saved
if $5.1 billion in new resources for preventive an...ld. In those countries, the average cost per child saved
would be $887 or $1.23 per capita. With the recent publication of the potential impact of proven int...
Are some medicines so good they should be free? In diabetes, the answer may be yes
...f the time, they found that no-cost ACE inhibitors saved
money; the other 10 percent of the time they were cost-effective -- costing less than $20,000 per QALY gained. The authors also looked at costs and savings on a societal, rather than Medicare, level -- including patients' productivity and the cost of...
Study evaluates averted costs of neuroblastoma screening
...etween 1989 and 2002, the United States and Canada saved
$574.1 million in health costs, avoided the unnece...ffective screening during those 14 years, the QNSP saved
the United States and Canada as much as $574.1 million (in 2002 U.S. dollars) in unnecessary health ...
New non-surgical approach showing great promise in the treatment of challenging brain aneurysms
(CHICAGO) A fender-bender may have saved
Douglas Collins' life. A CT scan following the accident discovered Collins, 64, had a brain aneurysm, a weakness in the arterial wall that if ruptured could cause a stroke or death. It was not caused by the accident, but likely could have been a tic...
Injury prevention could save Maryland at least $700 million per year
...s $1.9 billion dollars. Over $700 million could be saved
if Maryland's injury death rates decreased to those of Massachusetts, resulting in 23,700 fewer years of potentially productive life lost, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Steps, such as enforcing spe...
Tip sheet for Annals of Internal Medicine, Sept. 20, 2005 issue
...ensive, by the end of the second year, the program saved
between $8 and $20 for every dollar invested and overall saved
more than $5 million....
MRI pioneer wins national physics prize
... living body, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has saved
many lives and dramatically increased knowledge of the human body, particularly the brain. There are now more than 22,000 scanners worldwide performing some 60 million scans annually. But without the ingenuity of an industrial physicist and his colle...
Hospitals that follow guidelines save lives
... rates was 5 percent, that is, one additional life saved
for every 20 patients treated. And if the hospitals used the standardized tools, the impact looked far greater," Dr. Eagle said. He said the GAP project helps hospitals, caregivers, and patients to put into practice a variety of lifestyle interventio...
Cars, computer chips and heart attacks?
...her heart attack. And that's what appears to have saved
the lives of many patients, compared with those treated before the quality-improvement effort started. The study involved 2,857 patients, 1,489 of whom were treated after the effort started. In general, the chance that a patient would die within a m...
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