Tag: "sweeping" at medical news

ESC releases new chronic heart failure guidelines

...eds of practising physicians. "Avoiding broad or sweeping generalisations, these Guidelines are truly realistic and clinically relevant to the real world and, most specifically, European populations. They are not in conflict with the previous Chronic Heart Failure Guidelines of the ESC, but are an updated ...

Book 'Asbestos and Fire' explores risk trade-offs

...threat to human health. But after an "epidemic" of sweeping fires in the late 1800s in the United States and Europe that killed thousands of people and destroyed tens of thousands of buildings, it is little wonder that asbestos -- which is fire-resistant -- was swiftly endorsed as a necessary material in the ...

Sweeping recommendations to support pay-for-performance system

(Washington) -- A paper setting forth sweeping recommendations to support a transparent and fair pay-for-performance (P4P) system was released today by the American College of Physicians (ACP). Entitled Linking Physician Payments to Quality Care, the 34-page document promotes continuously improv...

Failure to resolve budget reconciliation leaves patients and doctors uncertain

...sonal physician." Just last week, ACP released a sweeping set of recommendations on tying physician payments to quality. This paper, which is available at http://www.acponline.org/hpp/link_pay.pdf , promotes continuously improving quality care across the health care delivery system through a transparent a...

ACP predicts looming crisis in primary care

...ion. As part of their report ACP will be releasing sweeping recommendations for reforming the way that primary care is financed, delivered and reimbursed. ACP's reforms recognize the value of care managed by a patient's personal physician, especially in practices that use health information technology and o...

Researchers find effective, cheap treatment for cystic fibrosis lung disease

...eir lungs cannot clear excessively sticky mucus by sweeping it to the mouth, where it is swallowed and eliminated. Respiratory failure is the leading cause of death in CF patients. This research is important both for its immediate application and because it provides the roadmap for development of future effe...

American College of Physicians predicts crisis in primary care

...t system can help prevent it. The ACP will release sweeping recommendations for reforming the way that primary care is financed, delivered and reimbursed. ACP's reforms recognize the value of care managed by a patient's personal physician, especially in practices that use health information technology and oth...

UCI researchers examine political participation and health issues facing Hispanics in coming decades

Irvine, Calif. -- A sweeping report on the future of Hispanics in America, ranging from education and economics to health care and political influence, will be issued Wednesday in Washington, D.C., by the National Academies' National Research Council. That report includes a fran...

Extreme heat: Who is most likely to die?

...extreme heat, such as during the current heat wave sweeping across much of the U.S. African Americans were more susceptible to extreme heat in the case of cardiovascular-related death; diabetics were more susceptible when non-cardiovascular causes were involved. ...

Proposal calls for sweeping changes at US Food and Drug Administration

...nistration (FDA) called today for Congress to make sweeping changes to deal with a large number of longstanding problems at the agency. "The current FDA system of regulating drug safety has serious limitations and is in need of changes," they say in Archives of Internal Medicine, released today. Since Congres...

Key to lung cancer chemo resistance revealed

...uction. In cancer cells, NRF2 activity runs amok, sweeping away all cellular toxins, including chemotherapy agents. Biswal says that blocking NRF2 activity could improve the effectiveness of standard chemotherapy drugs, particularly platinum-based compounds widely used for lung cancer. In Biswal's study,...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 28, 2007

...sts at institutions throughout Israel to provide a sweeping view of the kinds of research projects underway in Israel, and the scientific life in the Holy Land. The article draws contrasts with science in the West, noting, for instance that young Israeli scientists begin their careers older, due to mandatory ...

Congressional proposals would cover all uninsured, reduce US health spending by up to $61B

...n addition to reviewing President Bush's and other sweeping proposals, researchers looked at more modest ideas such as expanding existing public health insurance programs like Medicare and the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and strengthening employer-based health insurance. The researchers found t...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure and American Society of Clinical Oncology partner in national initiative

...king with ASCO and The ASCO Foundation to initiate sweeping changes. The importance of quality cancer care cannot be over-emphasized as a key to long-term survival after a diagnosis of cancer, said Gabriel Hortobagyi, MD, president of ASCO. This joint effort partners advocates and cancer physicians to tackl...

Case study: cross-cultural bioethics training program helps fight African 'brain drain'

...search Ethics Training Program is the subject of a sweeping new case study published in the July 2007 issue of Academic Medicine. For the first time, the case study reveals some potent lessons in what it takes to deliver a successful, cross-cultural ethics training program. We initially sought to increase ...

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