News tagged with medical community
Cancer care is increasingly complex, and as many as one in five cancer patients may experience "breakdowns" in their care, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Such breakdowns include communication proble ...
Cancer Apr 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- To provide elderly, hospitalized patients with the best care possible, the medical community needs to reevaluate its reliance on medical technologies, says Bruce J. Naughton, MD, associate professor of ...
Health Apr 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
On the health front, the poor often have at least two things going against them: a lack of insurance and chronic illnesses, of which diabetes is among the most common.
Health Feb 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new study by researchers at Tufts Medical Center provides unique insight into factors that affect Medicare decisions on whether to pay for medical technologies. The study, published online by the journal Medical Care, unders ...
Health Feb 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Trust your doctor? A survey finds that some doctors aren't always completely honest with their patients.
Health Feb 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
A proposal to use new diagnostic criteria for autism has roiled the US medical community, with many experts concerned that the move could exclude children affected by some forms of the disorder.
Autism spectrum disorders Feb 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In Europe, the number of seniors aged 70 and over will increase by 40% in the next 20 years, while those aged 80 and over will more than double. Health authorities and the medical community expect a corresponding increase ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Feb 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Despite advances in the diagnosis and treatment of unruptured brain aneurysms, outcomes have remained stagnant over the last 10 years. This can be explained by the dramatic proliferation of minimally invasive endoscopic coiling ...
Cardiology Feb 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In a newly published study, researchers found the majority of medical residents surveyed experienced a decline in empathy over the course of the oft-used "long-call" shift.
Health Jan 31, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0 |
One in ten Canadians cannot afford to take their prescription drugs as directed, according to an analysis by researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto.
Health Jan 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Earlier this year, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force announced recommendations that surprised the medical community: Healthy men should no longer have the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test to ...
Cancer Dec 23, 2011 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0
A lack of infrastructure in developing countries, and particularly in rural areas, often ensures that healthcare provision is absent. Research published in the International Journal of Services, Economics and Management by a t ...
Health Dec 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The health care system in the United States faces numerous challenges: how to bring innovation from the laboratory to the bedside, how to ensure more equitable use of medical services and, in a time of increasing financial ...
Other Dec 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
US biotech firm Gilead Sciences announced plans Monday to acquire rival Pharmasset, a group specializing in treatments for AIDS and hepatitis, for $11 billion.
Medications Nov 21, 2011 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
Diagnostic physicians at increased risk for medical malpractice claims due to communication failures
Because clinical evaluation often depends on diagnostic tests, diagnostic physicians have a responsibility to notify referring clinicians when test results reveal urgent or unexpected findings. According to an article selected ...
Other Nov 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0