Tag: "strategies" at medical news
Psychosocial aspects of genetic testing for hereditary cancers meeting at Jefferson June 9-10
...er Center in Philadelphia, will discuss prevention strategies
for women at risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Other topics to be discussed include screening for psychological distress, psychological and drug interventions, clinical trial recruitment, ethical and family issues, such as testing minors for adult...
May/June 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ry care physician rather than undertake management strategies
directly with individual patients. They conclude that in the search for effectiveness, efficiency and equity in health care services delivery, it is necessary to find alternatives to unnecessary specialty care, especially given the staggering extent ...
UC Davis Cancer Center awarded $4.5 million
...ts organizations, arming them with information and strategies
that can reduce cancer risks and rates in their communities. "This new grant is a godsend," said K.W. Lee, 77, a survivor of liver and stomach cancer who lost both his parents and every one of his six siblings to hepatitis B-induced liver disease. "S...
Diabetes, hypertension and obesity negatively effect joint replacement outcomes
...l their patients before surgery, but also consider strategies
during and after surgery to ensure better outcomes...atients." While further studies are needed to find strategies
to reduce complication rates, the researchers said that strategies
such as better control of blood g...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for June 2005 (first issue)
... further study is needed to understand the optimal strategies
for using it in population-based screening. THE EFFECT OF PRIMARY GRAFT DYSFUNCTION ON LUNG TRANSPLANT SURVIVAL Using data collected on 5,262 patients from the United Network for Organ Sharing/International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant Regi...
$3 million NIH grant focuses on workplace obesity
...kind in Rochester and in upstate New York, and any strategies
or tools developed could be used as a model for future programs. Eastman Kodak Company, one of Rochester's leading employers with a local workforce of more than 16,000, has agreed to serve as the site for the four-year project, which begins immediate...
Oslo press event launches 46664 Arctic and spearheads a four-day spotlight on Africa
...w data on the impact of effective disease-fighting strategies
that can be scaled up to prevent millions of deaths every year. The June 9 press briefing in Oslo will set the stage for a series of activities, whose main focus is to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic and to fight HIV/AIDS and other diseases, man...
'Real life' study clarifies risk of recurrence for high-risk breast cancer patients
...m one study, but from an accurate use of different strategies
resulting from different trials and tailored to individual patients. Our study probably reflects the magnitude of benefits of the application of various studies on the whole population." The finding could be very important for patients, she said. "Th...
Multi-drug resistant TB persists in California
...implementation of both local and global TB control strategies
is needed to prevent the further development and spread of MDR TB," the researchers conclude....
Johns Hopkins AIDS expert says global strategy needed to combat 'feminization' of HIV/AIDS
...IDS worldwide has issued an urgent call for global strategies
and resources to confront the rapid "feminization"...nt and treat the disease, then developing specific strategies
that empower women will be key to its success."...
Physiotherapist' advice may be as good as physical treatment for low back pain
...neral fitness and exercise advice, and educational strategies
to overcome psychosocial barriers to recovery. The investigators recruited 400 adults with low back pain between 2000 and 2002 from 28 general practices in the UK. Clinical outcome was the same at 3 months and 12 months for participants randomised to...
Teen-agers with Type 1 diabetes already developing cardiovascular disease
.... "This would suggest that aggressive anti-smoking strategies
be employed, as well as perhaps a more aggressive approach to treat lipid abnormalities. But this requires further investigation," says study senior author Francine R. Kaufman, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the Keck School and head of the division...
Study examines reasons for suboptimal outcomes following deep brain stimulation surgery
...rs insights into reasons for problems and proposes strategies
for improved outcomes. The study is posted online ...ons for 'DBS failures' and proposes some effective strategies
for their management. As the prevalence of DBS therapy increases, implanting centers are becoming m...
Study examines cost-effectiveness of HPV testing in four European countries
...rate HPV DNA testing into their programs and which strategies
will be the most cost-effective. To assess the cos...n with cytology after age 30. Both HPV DNA testing strategies
were more effective than each country's current cytology-based screening program. The cost-effective...
Investigating 'brain shrinkage' in alcoholics
... and repair of the brain. Together we can develop strategies
for public education and new approaches to therapy in people who use and abuse alcohol. People who abuse alcohol," he added, "should be informed that some of the brain damage could be reversed."...
MRI can help predict breast cancer recurrence
...nse by MRI will help us to better tailor treatment strategies
for individual patients. A larger multi-center study is currently underway to see if MRI can determine if chemotherapy is working early enough for treatment to be changed," she said....
Antibiotic treatment successful against elephantiasis
...line treatment is not applicable to mass treatment strategies
because of both the logistical difficulties of delivering long-term treatments and doxycycline being contraindicated in children younger than 8 years and pregnant women." (Quote by e-mail; does not appear in published paper) In an accompanying commen...
ACP publishes 'Hypertension'
...devoted most of their medical careers to improving strategies
for managing hypertensive patients. Authors provide their personal views, not a dispassionate listing of the various options or the currently popular consensus treatments. "Hypertension" is available from the American College of Physicians Customer ...
Early detection of thick melanomas
... of biologically aggressive thick melanomas, other strategies
such as chemoprevention may play a role in reducing the risk of developing thick melanoma and decreasing mortality from melanoma."...
Endocarditis infection commonly related to health care factors, increasingly due to staph
...quired to identify better treatment and prevention strategies
for this serious and common consequence of medical progress," the authors conclude....
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