Tag: "system" at medical news
Assuring the supply of vaccines
...bstantial, but incremental, changes to the current system
that the group feels would go a long way toward st...tion to replace the current immunization financing system
with an insurance mandate and system
of subsidies and vouchers, the NVAC would like to see "expanded...
Passion for technology: Three UH women honored
... each type of platform, even if the same operating system
and applications will be used on all systems. By discovering a way to make one image usable on all types of computers, she was able to save the IT department hours of tedious image building. "Every day a new technology is unveiled, bringing about ...
Therapy may not be necessary for autoimmune hepatitis with no symptoms
...(AIH), a disease in which the patient's own immune system
attacks the liver, to have no symptoms. Such cases are being diagnosed more frequently due to the increased practice of administering routine liver enzyme and antibody tests. Whether or not to treat asymptomatic AIH remains unclear--therapy with immu...
Chiropractors aim to slash waiting times
...tient." Chiropractors who join ICA will purchase a system
which will take the X-ray and then allow a digitised image to be sent electronically. This enables a radiologist in a major city to log on, view the image, write a report, and then send this information back to the chiropractor electronically so they...
Value of IVF children to society outweighs their cost to healthcare systems
...ferent countries, the total cost to the healthcare system
had increased or decreased, but in all countries the proportion of the cost paid by the patients themselves had gone up. "Including all hospital costs, the 'production' cost of a pregnancy had gone up from 14 000 in 1994 to 20 000 in 2002", said Dr. ...
Rise in ICSI cycles suggests infertility could be affecting more men than women
...re polluted and factors that disrupt the endocrine system
enter the food chain." ICSI is a comparatively young assisted reproduction technique; it was developed by Gianpiero Palermo, with the first ICSI baby being born in 1992. Before its introduction traditional IVF required more than half a million sperm...
Look to the future: Preparing for baby boomer dementia epidemic
INDIANAPOLIS How can the U.S. health-care system
and more specifically, primary care doctors - the physicians from whom older adults receive most of their care - prepare for the huge wave of dementia patients expected to engulf us in 2010, the year the baby boomers begin to reach 65? Researchers f...
Online analytical toolbox for cancer and other biomedical research
...acts and dimensions. Based on this selection, the system
presents the user with an initial view of the information subset. The user is then allowed to explore this subset and further focus on the knowledge of interest by using the operations: Summarize and Detail....
Cancer drug slows poxvirus in mice
...o-cell spread of virus and allow the body's immune system
to mount a successful defense, he explains. Experiments to test whether Gleevec might work against smallpox virus as well as against vaccinia virus are now being planned, Dr. Kalman says. "The approach of fighting disease by targeting drugs to cellul...
Greater use of evidence-based medicine needed in US outpatient care
...butes to the ongoing efforts to develop a national system
for measuring and reporting the quality of outpatient health care in the United States," the authors write. "The present findings suggest that large gaps exist between actual clinical practices and evidence-based recommendations in many areas of outp...
Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies
... benefited most from a transplant and by a scoring system
that favored patients most likely to survive their...f surgery. Due to public pressure, the allocation system
was revised to put first the most urgent cases, not those who stood the chance of living the longest...
Genetic on-off switches pinpointed in human genome
...entists can tease apart the biochemical regulation system
these cells use to turn genes on and off during normal growth. The so-called "promoter map" will not only provide new insight into how genes are controlled in fibroblasts, but will also serve as a framework for analysis of genetic control in other hu...
Women's health suffers under welfare reform, study says
...ese people, whether that's through our health care system
or lost productivity on the job or other ways." Kaplan collaborated on the paper with Kristine Siefert, Nalini Ranjit, Trivellore E. Raghunathan, Elizabeth A. Young, Diem Tran, Sandra Danziger, Susan Hudson, John W. Lynch and Richard Tolman....
Voice-to-voice translation machine perfects bedside manner
... rudimentary but working two-way voice translation system
that allows an English-speaking doctor to talk to ... One member of this team presented a report on the system
June 25 at the Association for Computational Linguistics conference in Ann Arbor Michigan. "Fluent ...
Does manganese inhaled from the shower represent a public health threat?
... levels, manganese is toxic to the central nervous system
and can cause learning and coordination disabilities, behavioral changes and a condition that is similar to Parkinson's disease. Children, pregnant women, the elderly, and patients with liver disease are at highest risk from manganese toxicity. Some ...
ORNL wins three R&D 100s
...and Jim Barnett of SensArray. The Integrated Wafer system
is a tool for monitoring temperatures during the m...s during processing. The wireless Integrated Wafer system
fulfills the need for a temperature-mapping tool that collects thermal data without disturbing the e...
Roy Meadow should not be found guilty of serious professional misconduct
... way forward is to find ways to improve a judicial system
where facts are gathered and presented, opinions are sought and tested, and judgments are arrived at. That process might best be achieved by the kind of rigorous investigation offered through the work of a Royal Commission. Irrespective of the outcom...
Health professionals believe gender bias limits women's progression in NHS
... believed there was a further in-built bias in the system
meaning women and those from ethnic minorities have to work harder to achieve success. Almost twice as many men as women hold senior positions in the NHS yet 80% of NHS staff are women." The NHS is the largest employer in Western Europe, employing 1....
Building better therapeutic vaccines for chronic infections
...ty offer details about what may prevent the immune system
from responding effectively to a therapeutic vacci...rapeutic vaccination approaches to make the immune system
respond better. Their work is published today in the Journal of Virology. "In this study, we wanted ...
Animal research suggests new treatment target for epilepsy
... "Many current therapies act on the entire nervous system
and can have such side effects as sleep disruption...f glutamate receptor that acts almost as a braking system
slowing the release of glutamate when there is high-intensity brain activity associated with a seiz...
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