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Different consultants mean different lengths of stay in hospitals

...of stay a median five days was recorded in cases where a patient was admitted by a general internal medicine consultant and both GIM and respiratory consultants were less likely to have long stay patients than those of the other consultant groups. There were also notable differences in re-admission rate...

Internet program launched to prevent blindness in diabetic patients

...sted at Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital, where Velez is medical director, and then will be offered to two rural networks of Community Care of North Carolina. One is Central Piedmont Access II, the other is Access III of the Lower Cape Fear. About 2,000 Medicaid adults with diabetes will be asked ...

Routine procedure during childbirth provides no benefits, study review finds

...e hospital, rather than the home, became the place where most babies are born. "Episiotomy was part of that package." Other aspects of that "package," such as frequent use of general anesthesia and routine use of forceps during delivery, have since fallen out of favor due to advances in scientific underst...

Medication combined with behavior therapy works best for ADHD children, study finds

... naturally in the world that unless you do a study where you guarantee that all of it is taken away you underestimate the effect of behavior modification because it's always there," Pelham says. "This study shows that when you control for those outside factors, you get effects of behavior modification tha...

Physician assisted suicide and why patients are motivated to seek death

...with their patients." Physician-assisted suicide, where doctors prescribe medications to patients for them to self-administer to cause death and end suffering, is widely practiced throughout the United States but currently only authorized in the state of Oregon for terminally ill patients....

Stroke drug still meets resistance from doctors wary of its risks

...e use of tPA should involve team-based approaches, where neurologists, radiologists and other specialists work with emergency physicians to diagnose stroke and choose the best treatment. In fact, the authors predict that tPA use will increase as hospitals increasingly form stroke teams and write plans for...

WHO's HIV initiative at risk of failing

...Africa alone to implement all its recommendations, where the necessary infrastructure largely exists, then the 3 million target would be more likely to be attained. Without South Africa on board, with its 837 000 people affected by HIV/AIDS and its leadership position within Africa, 3 by 5 is but a pipe dr...

Recombinant DNA technology may enable oral, rather than injectable, delivery of protein drugs

...sing the intestine and gaining access to the sites where they are needed. They are also very sensitive to digestive enzymes and may be destroyed by stomach acid before they can be absorbed." To sidestep the difficulty of getting these large protein drugs through the GI tract intact, pharmaceutical scientis...

Obese workers' pay lower due to health costs, Stanford study finds

...about. "We don't think this is a conscious process where the employer says, 'OK, Jane is obese, and we're paying for her health coverage, so let's pay her this much less in wages,'" Bundorf said. But she added that the finding that the pay for obese insured workers rises more slowly than that of their norm...

Diabetes medication pioglitazone HCl may significantly improve predictors of cardiovascular risk

... indicator for cardiovascular risk because that is where cholesterol rich atherosclerotic plaque accumulates. A thickened carotid intima-media layer correlates with not only with the presence of cardiovascular risk factors, but also with the risk of future cardiovascular events such as heart attack and st...

Physical pain aggravates majority of Americans, according to poll

...ranging search for pain relief. Folks are clear on where they hurt, but often can't link that pain to a specific cause. And in a surprising look at what works for pain relief, researchers find that just as many people cite prayers as prescription drugs. These findings come from a recent nationwide survey s...

New fat is needed to clear old fat from the system

...ish Hospital. "But we've never known which fats or where they come from. This study suggests that new fat is a 'key' that unlocks the 'door' for PPAR-alpha in the liver." The liver is very important for processing nutrients consumed in the diet and sending them on to the rest of the body. Abnormal processi...

New research raises questions about buckyballs and the environment

...nometer scale one billionth of a meter, the range where molecular interactions and quantum effects take place. It is precisely these characteristics that make them both so potentially useful and hazardous to biological systems. "I think we should expect them to behave differently than our current material...

Sensor warns of gastrointestinal problems

...h the gas-permeable membrane into the electrolyte, where it initiates a reaction that lowers the pH-value. The pH-sensitive polymer tries to swell in response to this. However, because it is in a confined space it exerts a pressure which the pressure sensor subsequently measures. Conversely, if the carbon ...

Breast CT reaches clinical testing: May improve on mammography

...Of course, we are going to let the science dictate where we go with this," Boone said, "but if all goes well, breast CT may be the breast cancer screening technology of the future." Boone, a medical physicist who holds six scientific patents, has served as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health...

Magnetic stimulation treatment for depression helping difficult-to-treat cases at UT Southwestern

...eek from Decatur to UT Southwestern Medical Center where she is participating in an experimental study. She undergoes transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a noninvasive, nonpharmacological technology, in which short pulses of magnetic energy stimulate nerve cells in a specific area of the brain an are...

Liverpool placenta study could save lives

...new treatment for 'retained placenta'- a condition where the placenta does not come out naturally after childbirth. The RELEASE study is being organised by Dr Andrew Weeks and Professor Zarko Alfirevic from the University's Department of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine in collaboration with Profess...

Three-fold risk of sudden cardiac death from some non-cardiac drugs

...ation observed in relatively small clinical trials where there were no cases of sudden cardiac death." (ends)...

Saving virtual lives with nanobots goal of UH-led project

... address the competition theme to "imagine a world where technology dissolves the boundaries between us." ...mputer science to medicine. "Projects like this where students are given an opportunity to harness their imaginations often provide the type of forum wher...

Type 2 diabetes is increasing among children all over the world

...nsulin--a hormone that allows sugar to enter cells where it can be used for energy--a condition called insulin resistance. Initially, the body compensates for the resistance by increasing production. However, over time the ability of the pancreas to increase production doesn't keep up and blood sugar begi...

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