Tag: "underused" at medical news

Diagnostic tests for malaria underused in Zambia

...diagnose malaria, these diagnostic tests are often underused in Zambia, and patients with negative test results are often prescribed anti-malaria medications, according to a study in the May 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on malaria. The recent introduction of the effective but expensive artemisinin-base...

For elders, too few drugs are as much a risk as too many

...tions, we need to be vigilant about drugs that are underused as well as drug that are overused," concludes Steinman....

Sperm banks unpopular with patients MUHC researchers investigate why

...r. Peter Chan examines why sperm banks are such an underused resource. The new study published in a recent issue of the scientific journal Human Reproduction highlights the need to improve doctor-patient communication about the benefits of sperm banking, and the need for accurate and personalized information a...

Independent evaluation finds GAVI funding to poor countries can boost childhood vaccine coverage

...ISS expenditures are included, such as for new and underused vaccine and safe injection equipment, the cost per child approaches $20, close to GAVI's original estimates. Between 2000 and 2005, total GAVI disbursements were $760.5 million, of which $124-125 million (16%) were for immunization services spendin...

Mayo Clinic finds effective test to determine treatment for chronic cough

...of chronic cough. This very accurate -- but rather underused -- test could be used up front for all patients complaining of chronic cough, saving significant time and expense in other testing. It helps us get to the treatment and bring relief to the patient in the least invasive, fastest way possible." An e...

Routine use of Hib vaccine could lead to virtual elimination of killer disease in Africa

... the evidence base for the introduction of new and underused life-saving vaccines is a critical step in understanding what interventions countries need to save more lives faster", said Julian Lob-Levyt, Executive Secretary, GAVI Alliance. "If you can measure the impact a disease is having on your country, it ...

Should we ban consumer drug ads? - Press release from PLoS Medicine

...ded it was used only to advertise safe, effective, underused drugs for serious medical conditions. "The question for US policymakers is not whether DTCA should be banned," he says, "but how can its benefits be maximized and risks minimized within our free enterprise system." Elizabeth Almasi and Randall Staf...

Snake bites should not be underestimated, say experts

...ek's BMJ. Antivenom, the only specific antidote is underused in the UK. As well as bites by the UK's only indig... Antivenom is effective and safe, but is currently underused in the UK. Treatment for exotic venomous snake bites may be more challenging than for adder bites, ...

Poorest countries well behind global health goals agreed years ago

... Asia have such a huge degree of need, and so many underused interventions, that it is difficult to redeploy resources currently being spent on achieving the goals. But policy should shift to escalating the most cost-effective activities, say the authors. "These results represent the best evidence currently a...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for July 19, 2005

...eaths in patients with diabetes, yet the drugs are underused by elderly patients with diabetes. Some studies have found that elderly people with diabetes cut use of essential drugs as their out-of-pocket drug costs rise. Currently Medicare does not pay for medications. Researchers used a computer model to comp...

Could exercise protect older people from hip fracture?

...bone loss and targeted interventions to strengthen underused bone regions....

Vitamin E supplementation shows no overall benefit for major cardiovascular events or cancer

...nic minorities," Dr. Redberg writes. "[These] are underused but proven prevention strategies for heart disease. Interestingly, these positive lifestyle changes are also associated with the prevention of cancer and Alzheimer disease." (JAMA. 2005;294:107-109. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedi...

Panel calls for a new look at treatments commonly used for chronic insomnia

...ic insomnia sufferers could benefit from currently underused behavioral and cognitive therapies. The panel was concerned that many of the drugs now used to treat insomnia, such as antidepressants and antihistamines, have not been approved for this indication; their efficacy in treating chronic insomnia has not...

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