Archive for the ‘Womens Gynecological’ Category

Michigan patient safety study gets HHS approval to resume

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

A patient safety project that helped more than 100 Michigan hospital intensive care units cut their average catheter-related bloodstream infection rate by 66% can start collecting outcomes data again. That was the ruling last month from the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Office for Human Research Protections.

The move was viewed widely as a reversal of OHRP’s controversial decision last fall to order the hospitals to suspend data collection. OHRP acted then because researchers had misclassified the project as being exempt from federal human research subject regulations and did not obtain informed consent from ICU patients.

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Hair Helps Police Track Criminals

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Water is not only good for your body — it’s good for the police! The general location a person drank water is recorded in their hair, showing where they have been in recent weeks and years. This could help police track the past movements of criminal suspects or unidentified murder victims.

“You are what you eat and drink — and that is recorded in your hair,” co-author Thure Cerling, University of Utah, was quoted as saying.

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Finding one’s place (book excerpt: Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation)

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

In the fall I rotated through the geriatrics ward. One of the attending physicians was an irritating woman whose idea of the Socratic method was pimping you with really vague questions, then acting like she had already thought of whatever answers you gave and that you were only telling her what she already knew. The other attending was a throwback to “the days of the giants,” when pneumococcal pneumonia was diagnosed by injecting sputum into mice and antibiotics for urinary tract infections were tested on agar plates. One morning, one of my interns presented a case to him of an elderly man who had been hospitalized with fever and a cough producing green sputum. “He has pneumonia,” she proclaimed confidently. “Take a look at this chest X-ray.” She pulled up a digital image on a computer screen showing a distinct pneumonic streak. The senior physician waved it off. “First tell me about your lung exam,” he said.

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How to Reduce Puffy Eyes (Cure For Allergies)

Friday, February 15th, 2008

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Reduce puffy eyes and by allergies, sinus conditions, premenstral syndrome or even excess salt intake, as salt also causes water retention. Most people have puffy eyes when they

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Laundry Products: Allergy Relief Superstore (Allergies And Migraines)

Friday, February 15th, 2008

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Doctors take another look at safety of hormone therapy

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Physicians increasingly are talking about prescribing hormone therapy for recently menopausal women. Meanwhile, regulators are cracking down on claims about compounded formulations, according to statements issued in January.

With regard to traditional hormone therapy, the American Assn. of Clinical Endocrinologists published on its Web site last month a position statement saying this strategy is safe for women who are younger than 60 or who are less than a decade past menopause and is a viable option for those experiencing symptoms related to this life change.

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Wellness programs cannot discriminate based on health

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Washington — Programs that reward employees for exercising or not smoking sound logical. But they could violate the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act if employers do not offer alternatives for workers unable to participate because of health factors, according to the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

HIPAA requires health plans to charge the same price for insurance regardless of preexisting conditions or health factors. It exempts supplemental benefits such as wellness programs. The extra benefits must be provided under a separate policy and fill gaps in primary coverage.

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Study focuses on publication bias in journals

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Washington — Physicians trying to keep up with the latest journal articles have their work cut out for them in more ways than one. First, there is the massive number of articles to read. Second, the possibility of publication bias must be considered. Both pose significant challenges when weighing the risks and benefits of therapeutic treatments.

“Evidence shows that even if physicians were to do their darndest to keep up with all of the literature … and even if they were just keeping up with the quality journals, they would still have to read 19 articles a day, 365 days a year. They just can’t do it,” said Kay Dickersin, PhD, professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Clinical Trials at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

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IOM panel seeks program to evaluate research, guidelines

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Buried in clinical guidelines and buffeted by the latest published research findings, what’s a physician to do when faced with a patient and a 15-minute treatment window? Begin to sort through the conflicting guidelines or analyze the latest research studies?

A Jan. 24 Institute of Medicine report suggests a way to bring order from the chaos that surrounds conflicting clinical guidelines and questions about how to choose the best available diagnostic, treatment or preventive service — but Congress would have to create a federal program to make it happen.

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Space Age Dental Scan

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Space Age Dental Scan


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