Tag: "use" at medical news
In women, caffeine may protect memory
...decline. But the results are interesting caffeine use
is already widespread and it has fewer side effects than other treatments for cognitive decline, and it requires a relatively small amount for a beneficial effect. The study involved 7,000 people whose cognitive abilities and caffeine consumption w...
Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements
... racquetball," Thomas said, noting that the sports use
different muscle groups. "The next day you suddenly feel like you've been run over by a bus." The latest findings are part of a larger study that also is tracking 100 subjects in Athens and Columbus, Ohio, for a year after their recovery from a ba...
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
...iogram or radionuclide angiogram; recommending the use
of anti-platelet therapy clopidogrel for at least ... of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) use
for all UA/NSTEMI patients during hospitalization. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading ca...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 7, 2007, issue
...g during regular physician visits about the proper use
of child safety seats, seat belts and the dangers of drunk driving might reduce death and injury from car accidents. Reviewing published research on the effects of such counseling, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that off...
Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds
... of BPD in very premature infants has included the use
of vitamin A therapy, which has a small but positive effect, and dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, Ballard said. Inhaled nitric oxide is going to be safer than the corticosteroid and more effective than both therapies, he said....
Decision aid for diabetes
..." Please mention PLoS Medicine in your report and use
the links below to take your readers straight to the online articles: FROM THE PLoS MEDICINE MAGAZINE SECTION: Developing a decision aid for patients with diabetes Victor Montori (Mayo Clinic) and colleagues share lessons learned from their develop...
Quality of treatment guidelines
...n the blood). Finlay McAlister and colleagues made use
of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) grading scheme. They conclude that most recommendations are based on the results of well-conducted clinical trials. However, less than a third of the recommendations were found to be based on high...
Happier hospitals means healthier patients
...veryone can benefit. And now the centre hopes to use
the good examples set by some hospitals to improve relationships in the others. There has been a tendency to think that these problems can be changed simply by changing management structures, said Becky. You find people fiddling about with structu...
Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
...Its the most current and comprehensive look at the use
of emergency reperfusion a term that describes tr...s often called door to balloon time because of the use
of tiny artery-opening balloons in the angioplasty procedure. Hospitals around the nation, includ...
Scientists train nano-'building blocks' to take on new shapes, as reported in Science
... She had been designing sphere-shaped micelles for use
in drug delivery and radiology, but noticed under ...plastic coating for your floor, he noted. We can use
those same molecules, but train them to get something very useful as far as high technology goes, he...
The matrix of autism
...ess extraordinary perceptual skills, and that they use
unique cognitive pathways for problem solving, their intelligence clearly goes far beyond rote memory and perception to include complex reasoning ability. That won't come as any surprise to Michelle Dawson, who is autistic. She is also a scientific c...
International symposium on fruit, vegetables headed for Houston
...earchers worldwide continue to seek better ways to use
the healthful properties of these foods. Many of t...ence chair. Patil said sessions will include the use
of fruits and vegetables to reduce the risks of obesity, cancer and diseases of the heart, brain and...
Shining light on pancreatic cancer
...lammation or other complications. While clinical use
is perhaps three to five years in the future, and ...rporate some examinations that are biopsy-free and use
a shoebox-sized fiber-optic version of the new system, a device now being tested during colonoscopie...
Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer
...e can take measurements safely in the duodenum and use
a biological phenomenon called the field effect to...aken from the rectum, led us to wonder if we could use
tissue taken from the duodenum to screen for pancreatic cancer, said Backman. Our study published in...
National quality agenda, payment reform, care integration keys to improving quality, patient safety
...rnment leadership: 90% of respondents said use
of health information technology should be mandate...almost everybody stands to benefit from widespread use
of health information technology. The survey of leading health care experts with a diverse range o...
Takeda responds to the FDA advisory committee recommendation
... and has prioritized communicating the appropriate use
of ACTOS in patients with type 2 diabetes. Advisory Committee meetings are discussions of pending applications and other public health matters. The FDA frequently convenes its panel of outside experts to provide guidance and recommendations; howeve...
Science steps in to discover wonders of Toe-tankhamun
... cosmetic. The Human Performance Laboratory will use
state-of-the-art technology to test whether the re...ufacture it with modern materials and trial it for use
on people with missing toes. ...
Trials underway for 'essential' new TB vaccine
... lead to the development of a new vaccine ready to use
within eight years. The need to control TB has become more urgent with the resurgence of the disease in many parts of the world, including a 10% rise in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the emergence of multi-drug resistant strains. TB, ...
RAND presents first Victor Fuchs Research Award to economists at Carnegie Mellon University
... in drug co-payments caused people to reduce their use
of prescription drugs, which led to lower drug cos...er, the study found that consumers increased their use
of other types of medical care as a substitute for prescription drug use. About one-third of the cut...
American Cancer Society to hold third annual Virtual Relay For Life in Second Life
...theme Quest for a Cure, volunteers are planning to use
action adventure movies as inspiration for the gam... Second Life cancer support groups coming to us to use
the facility and our resources. We are certain that going forward the community will find untold use...
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