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Frontline NHS staff should be trained to tackle alcohol misuse

Large amounts of money and resources would be saved if all frontline NHS staff had basic knowledge about the social and physical ill effects of alcohol misuse, say doctors in this week's BMJ. In 2004 in England 38% of men and 16% of women aged 16-64 had an alcohol use disorder (26% overall), equival...

Waiting for trial results sometimes unethical

... authors. For instance, many lives could have been saved if male circumcision had been provided on a large ...ce. Similarly, thousands of women could have been saved if a drug to control blood loss after childbirth was made available in remote areas. But the World H...

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and UPMC surgeons save two lives with domino transplant

...at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and UPMC have saved two patients with life-threatening liver conditions utilizing a technique known as a domino transplant. It is only the nation's second domino transplant involving a patient with maple syrup urine disease (MSUD). Domino transplants are so named for t...

Plastic surgery reflects on its past; Highlights innovations for the future of the specialty

... injured in Iraq and military plastic surgeons who saved their lives and limbs. Oct. 9, noon, Industry Forum: This first-ever event for ASPS will feature financial analysts, industry CEOs and plastic surgeons discussing the latest data regarding trends, innovations and forecasts for the high-profile co...

Repealing 'Blue Laws' on Sunday alcohol sales increased alcohol-related crashes and crash fatalities

... Mexico. "Today's study finds that the Sunday ban saved lives and prevented hundreds of injuries and fatalities from alcohol-related crashes." The study, "Legalized Sunday packaged alcohol sales and alcohol-related traffic crashes and crash fatalities in New Mexico" was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson ...

LSD treatment for alcoholism gets new look

...rience was for them--some even felt the experience saved their lives." In spite of the promise LSD showed as psychotherapy tool, its subsequent popularity as a street drug, and the perception of it as a threat to public safety, triggered a worldwide ban in the late 1960s--including its use in medical exp...

Plastic surgery patients honored for courage, altruism

...ning infection on her leg. Susan's plastic surgery saved her leg and her life. After a lengthy recovery, she returned to college to become an advocate for people with disabilities. Quickly beginning her mission, she is working to change the culture at her school which denies equal rights to students with d...

HealthGrades 2007 hospital-quality study and ratings released; chasm widens between best and worst

..., more than 300,000 Medicare lives could have been saved during the three years studied if all hospitals pe...302,403 Medicare lives could have potentially been saved from 2003 through 2005. Fifty percent of the potentially preventable deaths were associated with jus...

Cost-benefit analysis: Combo treatment costs more, saves money later

...d. "At a 47-month cost of $49,018, this treatment saved $7,031 per disease free and $9336 per life year of total survival."...

Clinical study results using Aldagen's product to isolate cord blood stem cells presented at ASH

...g and her team at Duke University have treated and saved more children with cancers and rare genetic diseases than any other center in the world. About ALDESORT Aldagens ALDESORT product is a set of proprietary reagents that can be used with currently available cell sorting systems to isolate a highl...

Even slight holiday weight gain can set stage for obesity, health risks

... Use broth to saut instead of butter 104 calories saved per tablespoon. Use nonfat milk instead of whole milk 60 calories saved per cup. Use plain, nonfat yogurt instead of cream 720 calories saved per cup. Once food is r...

Circumcision for prevention of HIV: new analysis demonstrates cost-effectiveness

...tment was considered; around $2.4 million would be saved for the 1,000 men circumcised. The overall cost of male circumcision, per HIV infection prevented, is reasonable as compared to the costs of other strategies for prevention of HIV. There would also be implications for HIV prevention programs in ot...

Are one-third of costly implanted heart devices unnecessary? New study suggests yes

... In all, the authors calculate, one life could be saved every two years for every nine ICDs implanted in people with positive or inconclusive MTWA results. But it would take 76 ICD implantations in people with negative MTWA tests to save one life every two years. The reductions in death risk were prese...

Physicians need to be advocates for prisoners' health

...00 people benefited from the treatment and that it saved taxpayers about $1.3 billion. Given that the annual cost of housing an inmate is approximately $36,000, while the average cost of a 50-day residential treatment program is $3840 - the savings is evident. Rich and Allen encourage physicians to camp...

Health providers could save billions without compromising health care says drug study

...ching the medication of 185 patients, the practice saved 26,000 - just under two per cent of its annual 1.3 million drugs budget for more than 9,000 registered patients. The savings were calculated by factoring in staff time and administration as well as drug costs. The January issue of IJCP also incl...

Annual study finds top hospitals have 28 percent lower mortality rate

... 2007 study found that 158,264 lives may have been saved and 12,409 major complications avoided, had the quality of care at all hospitals matched the level of those in the top five percent. To name hospitals in the top five percent for clinical excellence, the HealthGrades' study analyzes nearly 39 millio...

Public health and pandemic flu preparedness to headline Preventive Medicine 2007

... whose rapid detection and response actions likely saved many lives during the Anthrax threats in 2001. The panelists will discuss the political climate in securing our nations health against a pandemic flu outbreak and explore the roles and functions of national, state, and local governments in collabora...

NSW Premier announces $15M for children's cancer research

...y tobreast cancer in terms of person years of life saved through medical research. "Though statistically childhood cancer accounts for only one percent of all malignancies, when youlook at the enormous impact it has on the Australian community, as well as the individuals directlyinvolved, it is vital that ...

Pain control after surgery reduces days of hospitalization

...lier, for a total of 597.7 days of hospitalization saved a year." Before the introduction of the acute interventional postoperative pain service, postoperative pain was managed by surgeons and mostly limited, according to Dr. Chelly. "Morphine and PCA (patient-controlled analgesia) were used," he said. "...

IOF and EU panel prepare osteoporosis audit

... makers to recognize that significant money can be saved by preventing fractures, rather than treating them, noted IOF Chief Executive Officer Daniel Navid. In 1998 the European Community issued a report on osteoporosis (the first such single-disease report) which included eight recommendations for actio...

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