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Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study

...ard School of Public Health, Boston. "None of the shortcomings that we discovered upon reviewing the data and conducting our own original analysis of source documents indicates a need to retract or discount the study's findings. Our confidence in the trial's data and findings is based on several factors, includ...

An alternative to prevent UC-associated colon cancer

...h chronic ulcerative colitis, and demonstrated the shortcomings of surveillance," says Rubenstein. "This study adds to a growing body of cost-effectiveness analyses that demonstrate a common principle: effective prevention with medicines is cost-effective compared to surveillance followed by just-in-time interven...

Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes

...ions and inadequate dosing are all well-documented shortcomings of our health care system," Sanchez said. He pointed out, for example, that on enrollment to the study, only two-thirds of the patients were taking medications that have been proven in clinical trials to improve the outcomes for diabetics with heart ...

Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, June 7, 2005

...say that this study is a "sobering reminder of the shortcomings in our existing policies, our safety net systems, and our sense of personal responsibility to provide safe care."...

The myth of the medical malpractice claims crisis

...ims process will lead to reforms that address real shortcomings in the malpractice litigation and claims payment systems, rather than respond to anecdotes or the rhetoric of crisis" the authors Bernard Black, Charles Silver, David A. Hyman and William M. Sage conclude. This study is published in the July issue of...

National and regional leadership needed to coordinate response to avian flu pandemic

... to The New York Times last week. One of its major shortcomings is that it does not say who is in charge of coordinating a response to an avian influenza pandemic. The Lancet comments: "The pandemic of 191819 affected 20% of the world's population and killed 2050 million worldwide Last month, the UN appointed Dav...

ICSU pursues new initiative that challenges science to do more to prevent natural disasters

..., scientists had provided detailed analyses of the shortcomings of the New Orleans levee system and the dangers posed by the loss of surrounding wetlands "We have found a lot of evidence that policy-makers may at times act in ignorance or simply disregard relevant scientific evidence of what's needed to prepare ...

NHS should have an independent regulator

...eneral Hospital in Edinburgh. He believes that the shortcomings of the private finance initiative are persuasive arguments for an independent regulator, and suggests that key tests might include equity of access to care; collaboration between healthcare professionals, managers, and patients, and financial prudenc...

Talk therapy more effective long term treatment for SAD than light therapy, study finds

... isn't Rohan's goal. Instead she hopes to show its shortcomings and offer an alternative that is easier to comply with in the long run, has more lasting effects and teaches lifelong coping skills. "Before investing in a light box, I encourage SAD patients to go for a 30-minute walk after sunrise every morning. T...

Duke engineers developing ultrasound devices combining 3-D imaging with therapeutic heating

...uire only two-dimensional images, which still have shortcomings for pinpoint tissue ablation, he said. Meanwhile, other researchers have separately crafted probes using stronger ultrasound waves to heat internal tissues for ablation rather than for imaging. But combining ablation with 3-D imaging in one device is...

Implantable pumps extend lives of patients too sick for transplant

...s. Most were in intensive care units. "Despite the shortcomings of the device, the results of this trial speak to our ability to improve the functionality for a very sick group of patients," Rogers said. The major complications of LVADs, said the researchers, include stroke, bleeding episodes and infections, espe...

Making primary health care work: New research

...mainstream mental health groups together to tackle shortcomings in Aboriginal mental health services. Links formed between the organisations and the development of mutual respect between mental health workers and Aboriginal health workers were key to its success. Other groups, including the Sharing Health Care In...

Needle-free immunizations

...sity of California, Santa Barbara, says the myriad shortcomings of injections have led to active research and development of needle-free methods of immunization. While most people prefer to avoid injections, the stakes are enormously higher than just helping people avoid a disagreeable prick of a needle. In third...

Who's the liar? Brain MRI stands up to polygraph test

...ividual, our research will hopefully eliminate the shortcomings of the conventional polygraph test and produce a new method of objective lie detection that can be used reliably in a courtroom or other setting," Dr. Mohamed said. Dr. Mohamed and colleagues recruited 11 healthy subjects for the study. A mock shooti...

Are medical tests accurate?

...t is too costly, time-consuming or risky. However, shortcomings in study design and methodology are known to affect estimations of accuracy. In this issue, Anne Rutjes and colleagues report on their analysis of 487 primary studies of test evaluations to determine if the published results were accurate. Surprising...

Eyeballs vs footballs: The final

...nal goalkeepers fail to stop free kicks because of shortcomings in their visual system, according to new research ...s does not seem to be able to compensate for these shortcomings in visual perception."...

Recently released prisoners in England and Wales at high risk of suicide

...uicides in released prisoners reflect not only the shortcomings in agencies involved, but ultimately society's attitudes to rehabilitation and re-integration." ...

Kidney donors pay the price

...ave growth in household income. Due to the various shortcomings of existing studies, it is very likely that both the frequency and magnitude of the above costs are systematically underestimated, however, even relatively small costs may be a significant burden to those who donate, and may be a disincentive to pote...

Institute of Medicine advisory: Drug safety news conference September 26

...e of Medicine, assesses the system's strengths and shortcomings and offers a plan for improving the evaluation of medications on an ongoing basis. The report will be released at a one-hour news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 26. DETAILS: 11 a.m. in in the Lecture Room of the National Academies building, 2100 C St...

Race influences uterine cancer survival

...ver, is difficult to discern due to methodological shortcomings in many studies, such as too few patients. To further characterize the cause of outcome differences between African-Americans and Caucasians, G. Larry Maxwell, M.D. of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Cente...

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