Tag: "waiting" at medical news
Spot on treatment for acne
...n talks with several interested companies, who are waiting
to see whether the initial results can be repeated in a larger study group. ...
From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care
... rooms operate more safely. Rather than a standard waiting
list, patients could be equipped with networked wi...ital signs, allowing doctors to determine who in a waiting
room needs the most immediate care....
Diabetes professionals join forces to identify gaps in diabetes care and better self care
...ocus (acute versus chronic care) Use time in the waiting
or examination room for education, incorporating audiovisual and creative techniques (such as computer-assisted education). Prioritize visit time on the basis of the patient's concerns and health care needs. Patient education is undervalued ...
African-American men understimate risk of prostate cancer
...from their biopsies and their anxiety levels while waiting
in a urology clinic. The average age of these patients was 63. Almost 40 percent of the men were African-American. Fifty-six percent had at least a college education level. Despite being referred for biopsy because they were known to be at increas...
E/Tablet technology may provide benefits to patients, researchers
...elling their stories -- to patients as they sit in waiting
rooms, kind of like personal laptop computers, Abernethy said. The researchers also expect the tablets to become useful tools for data collection for clinical trials. Results presented at the meeting demonstrate that E/Tablets are just as reliable ...
GI screening: Racing time or wasting time?
...e likely to be female and had experienced a longer waiting
period between admittance and surgery than those who were not ordered a scan (8.2 vs. 5.1 hours). Additionally, perforation was seen in 17 percent of those who had a CT scan, while only eight percent of those who did not get a CT scan experienced pe...
UPMC begins study of heart support device as a bridge to transplantation
...has successfully received a heart transplant after waiting
for nearly three months on the pump, two of which were spent at home on the device. "The VentrAssist LVAD presents us with a third-generation mechanical solution for end-stage congestive heart failure that approaches the goal of minimal interferenc...
UCLA imaging study reveals how pure oxygen harms the brain
... monitored their breathing and heart rates. After waiting
eight minutes for the youngsters' breathing to return to normal, the team added 5 percent carbon dioxide to the gas mixture and repeated the scan. A comparison of the two scans revealed dramatic differences. "When the children inhaled pure ox...
New research supports early testing for prostate cancer
... screen-detected prostate cancer electing watchful waiting
as initial management for their disease. A group of 347 men selecting watchful waiting
as their initial treatment were followed with biannual PSA tests. Of this group, 36 percent showed e...
Bali bomb lessons helped shape Australia's mental health response to terrorism and trauma
...or other hospital healthcare staff while they were waiting
for the victims to arrive and ongoing support whil... "Some staff described the eeriness of the ward waiting
to receive incoming patients and other were anxious about what to expect having been involved in car...
Why Lincoln fell gravely ill after delivering his Gettysburg Address
... As you came in just now, did you pass through the waiting
room"" Van Bibber responded, "I passed through a room full of people." "Yes, that's the waiting
room," Lincoln is reported to have said, "and it's always full of people. Do you have any idea what ...
Quality versus quantity -- transforming kidney transplant policy
...of immediate transplants with those to be had from waiting
for a more suitable match. The article highlights some of the important points to be considered in any new policy-making, and suggests a new method for allocation, whereby the patients are involved in the decision process. The majority of deceased-...
Kavli Institute's Journalist Workshop, June 13, at Cornell
...aged to register now. If the workshop is filled, a waiting
list will be created.) Explore nanoscience and technology, and learn about fabrication and characterization at the nanoscale. Journalists will participate in hands-on experiences that include an interactive laboratory tour in Duffield Hall, where rep...
Chemotherapy more effective when given before breast cancer surgery
...rapy was set up to improve overall survival by not waiting
for the surgical procedure and the subsequent recovery a couple of months means one or two [cancer] cell divisions," Mieog said. He added, "The chemotherapy also increased the breast conservation rate; it is well known that conserving the breast ...
Cognitive therapy can reduce post-traumatic stress in survivors of terrorist attacks
...apy while the other group were placed on a 12 week waiting
list, followed by treatment. Levels of post-tra...order and depression. In contrast, patients in the waiting
list group showed no change. The therapy group also had improved levels of work and social functio...
Procedural changes may reduce cardiac arrests outside pediatric ICUs
...fficult to get people to change their mindset from waiting
to call for help until the patient had arrested to calling at their earliest concern for the patient." During the first three months of 2005, she and her colleagues instructed hospital staff about the early warning signs of a potential cardiopulmonar...
Who receives a kidney transplant first?
...e access for all potential candidates and utilizes waiting
time as an important criterion. These correspond to the "utility" versus "equity" views. Concerns have been raised that there will be less equality in the new allocation system, even though it should be emphasized that no formal proposal has been m...
Mayo Clinic study finds heart transplant patients benefit from new approach to immunosuppression
...post-transplant, 50 percent of patients are either waiting
for another heart transplant because of coronary artery disease or have died as a result of it." Dr. Kushwaha and a team of Mayo Clinic researchers collaborated to study alternative options for immunosuppression, using sirolimus, an anti-proliferat...
Outdated policies are impediment for Americans with disabilities
... Medicare and Medicaid will cover and to eliminate waiting
periods for qualified individuals to receive Medic...conditions, Congress should eliminate the two-year waiting
period for Medicare eligibility for those who are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SS...
ISHLT membership explores expansion of computer modeling system for organ allocation
...de, patients in need of transplant are placed on a waiting
list for donor lungs, using a wide variety of systems. In the United States, patients are currently assessed for organ allocation based on a new mathematical modeling system, in which patient information is entered into a computer database and donor...
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