Tag: "writer" at medical news
Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia
... of persons who are already insured." An editorial writer
says the findings do not show that having health i...y improves health care (Editorial p. 814). But the writer
says that many other studies in the past quarter century "provide convincing support that health ins...
Brain research poised to dramatically advance global society
...ine panelists. Moderated by New York Times science writer
George Johnson, the session will provide an open forum for the scientists to discuss their groundbreaking research in areas such as neuroscience, neurobiology, computer science, psychology, robotics and economics. The panel will also explain the urge...
Annals of Internal Medicine Tip Sheet for May 15, 2007
...sional associations and practicing physicians, the writer
says. Legislation or policy to remedy issues of...ponsibility for proper utilization. An editorial writer
calls for an end to physician participation in marketing research and the sale of physician prescrib...
Advances in brain research poised to dramatically change society
...g experts, moderated by The New York Times science writer
George Johnson, will explore the future of brain study and the scientific innovations and medical breakthroughs it could make possible in the next 10 years. The Decade of the Mind event is hosted by Mason's Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study. Wh...
Tip sheet for Annals of Internal Medicine -- May 1, 2007, issue
...ms or reduced the dose of steroids. An editorial writer
says that GCA and polymyalgia rheumatica remain therapeutic challenges. For now, steroids remain the standard treatment (Editorial, p. 674). ...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 17, 2007
...be discouraged." In an accompanying editorial, a writer
notes that the market in the United States for cho...versee the ethics of QI activities. An editorial writer
says that the degree of "scrutiny and oversight for an activity should vary, regardless of whether t...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Feb. 20, 2007, issue
...ions as does the guaiac-based FOBT. An editorial writer
says that I-FOBT is a potentially important test for colorectal cancer screening (Editorial, p. 309). It is a better test than guaiac-based FOBT for detecting occult bleeding and should be preferred to guaiac-based FOBT wherever FOBT is a component o...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for December 5, 2006
...ain differences in quality of care. An editorial writer
says that the study actually shows that large IMGs...orial, p. 860). But the study is important, the writer
says, because it contributes to the Holy Grail of physician-quality studies: to determine the relati...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for October 3, 2006, issue
...ealth or not keeping appointments. An editorial writer
points out that most patient safety efforts to dat...have focused on hospitals (Editorial, p. 547). The writer
says that hospital practice and office practice differ in ways that make errors more difficult to av...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Sept. 19, 2006
...sease, substance abuse, and cancer. An editorial writer
says that as better therapies enable people with H...gent, which can damage the kidneys. An editorial writer
points out that the probability of CAD can be as high as 50:50 after a negative multi-slice CT (Edit...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, August 1, 2006
... have waited the longest" for a transplant, says a writer
(Academia and Clinic, p. 197). The writer
calls for an organization to provide public education on the science and ethics of organ allocation....
Tip sheet, Annals of Internal Medicine, April 20, 2006
... inadequate response to methotrexate. An editorial writer
notes that the trial, a so-called "registration tr... to practicing clinicians (Editorial, p. 933). The writer
also says that practicing clinicians will have to monitor patients receiving abatacept carefully unt...
Manchester academic to tell conferences: Child abuse can cause schizophrenia
... psychiatric profession. Clinical psychologist and writer
Dr Oliver James commented: "The psychiatric establishment is about to experience an earthquake that will shake its intellectual foundations [and] may trigger a landslide." Mr Hammersley, Programme Director for the COPE (Collaboration of Psychosocial ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for June 6, 2006
...n a car equipped with dual controls. An editorial writer
summarizes that as the United States moves toward ... problem in the workplace (Editorial, p. 856). The writer
says that employers of night shift workers and individuals who work or drive at night have an obliga...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 16, 2006
...r cancer, and kidney disease, begin. An editorial writer
says that the "curious distribution" of HCV infect...ead experimentation with substances of abuse." The writer
says, "This cohort has lived with unrecognized HCV infection for several decades; however, as they a...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 21, 2006
...its for their health and longevity. An editorial writer
says that the survival data curves in this study "are a powerful graphic representation of the huge effect of smoking on mortality risk in middle age and demonstrate the dose-response relationship between smoking and mortality" (Editorial, p. 444). ...
Mood affects young and old differently, study finds
...ger adults to assume that the actions of the essay writer
reflected a true belief, despite the fact that the writer
had no choice in which belief to advocate. "We thought that this was because the older adults were n...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, March 7, 2006, issue
...nt to methicillin) (Article, p. 318). An editorial writer
calls the rise in cases of community-acquired MRSA in the United States and elsewhere an 'epidemic' (Editorial, p. 368). 3. Aspirin Is More Cost-Effective than Statins in Preventing CHD in Men Researchers developed a computer model, using published...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Feb. 7, 2006
...sefulness in a formal outcome study." An editorial writer
says that the first article shows that physicians and emergency departments follow accepted guidelines for ruling in PE much better than they follow guidelines for ruling out likelihood PE, resulting in bad patient outcomes (Editorial, p. 210). The s...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Jan. 17, 2006
...ised fewer than three times per week. An editorial writer
says that future research should try to determine whether exercise causes a lower rate of dementia or whether physical activity is a proxy for "life engagement" or other lifestyle or sociodemographic characteristics that are truly associated with dev...