Navigation Links
Study Looks At Cost-Effectiveness of ECG in Hyperactive Kids
Date:3/8/2010

Analysis compared three strategies for preventing sudden cardiac death from stimulant medication

MONDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Electrocardiogram screening to check for heart problems in hyperactive children before prescribing stimulant medications may help identify those at risk, but is only borderline cost-effective compared to the current practice of taking a patient history and doing a physical examination, a new study shows.

Stimulant medications -- such as Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall -- that are used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder boost pulse rate and may increase the risk of sudden cardiac death in children with some types of heart conditions.

In this study, U.S. National Institutes of Health researchers used a cost-effectiveness model to compare three strategies:

  • Strategy 1. Current standard of care -- a history, physical exam and referral of children with potential problems to a cardiologist.
  • Strategy 2. Conduct an ECG only on children with a normal history and physical, and refer those with suspicious findings on either the history/physical or ECG to a cardiologist. Compared to strategy 1, this approach would save an additional 13 children from sudden cardiac death for every 400,000 children screened. The cost would be $1.6 million per additional life saved and an estimated $39,300 per quality-adjusted life year saved.
  • Strategy 3. Conduct an ECG on all children, as well as a history and physical, and refer only those with an abnormal ECG to a cardiologist. Compared to strategy 1, this approach would also save an additional 13 children from sudden cardiac death for every 400,000 who are screened. The cost would be $1.2 million per additional life saved and about $27,200 per quality-adjusted life year saved.

Lives typically would be saved by barring at-risk children from playing sports, the researchers said.

"We're not making
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
3. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
4. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
5. Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
6. Preclinical study suggests organ-transplant drug may aid in lupus fight
7. Ability to cope with stress can increase good cholesterol in older white men, study finds
8. High alcohol consumption increases stroke risk, Tulane study says
9. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
10. Pitt study finds inequality in tobacco advertising
11. Stanford study highlights cost-effective method of lowering heart disease risks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/4/2015)... , ... August 04, 2015 , ... 24/7 Care ... Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino, today announced that the U.S. Department of Veteran’s ... that 24/7 Care At Home’s agency is well on the path to meeting the ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... ... those entering kindergarten. All required immunizations are covered for members under the Healthchek ... children who aren’t caught up with their immunizations may not be allowed to ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Discovia, a leading ... announced that John Munro, a 15-year veteran of the eDiscovery services industry, has ... , “I am thrilled to join Discovia at this important point in its ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) , ... August 04, ... ... Automated Texting (IAT) solutions, today announced that Bruce McCalley joins its executive leadership ... 30-year track record of sales success at technology companies and expanding global markets ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Mesothelioma ... has come back: Retreatment may be a viable option. Surviving Mesothelioma has just ... , According to surgeons at the University of New South Wales, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:24/7 Care At Home Receives Two Stars from the VA 2Health News:24/7 Care At Home Receives Two Stars from the VA 3Health News:Buckeye Health Plan Reminds Parents to Keep Immunizations In Mind As School Year Kicks Off 2Health News:John Munro Joins eDiscovery Leader Discovia as Vice President of Managed Services Operations 2Health News:John Munro Joins eDiscovery Leader Discovia as Vice President of Managed Services Operations 3Health News:SanusEO Hires Healthcare Technology Executive Bruce McCalley As Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing 2Health News:SanusEO Hires Healthcare Technology Executive Bruce McCalley As Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing 3Health News:New Research Reveals Some Patients Experience Extended Mesothelioma Survival with Repeat Treatment, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2
... Function Drinks,announced today the launch of their ... on supporting sexual health. Function: Night Life ... amino acid, tyrosine, to provide,the building blocks ... with reward and desire. Epimedium, niacin and,cnidium ...
... for ... consumers, PRINCETON, N.J., June ... care products,announced today that its key product line, MEDIHONEY(TM) Wound & Burn,Dressings ... counter (OTC) sales. This will provide consumers with expanded,access to the products ...
... Kiner has,been named vice president and general manager ... In this new role, Stewart is responsible for,providing ... senior market lines of business, including Medicare Advantage ... Kiner will report to,Karen Vigil, senior vice president ...
... 24 Speaker Nancy Pelosi,issued the following statement ... Act, which passed the House this afternoon by ... bipartisan and veto-proof vote sends a strong signal ... for providers will not,be held hostage to the ...
... Zuccari,President & CEO of Hamilton Insurance Agency is featured ... Health Care Association this,June for his recent work with ... by the AHCA," said Alan J. Zuccari. "I,am proud ... focus is providing quality care.", Below is the ...
... supply, study suggests , , TUESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) ... help reduce a form of brain injury that affects ... study. , Hypoxic-ischemia, a compromise of the brain,s ... and cognitive/behavioral problems. , In experiments with rats that ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Function Drinks Launches New Product to Support Sexual Health 2Health News:Derma Sciences Receives FDA Clearance to Sell MEDIHONEY(TM) Over the Counter 2Health News:Derma Sciences Receives FDA Clearance to Sell MEDIHONEY(TM) Over the Counter 3Health News:Blue Shield of California Appoints Industry Veteran as New Vice President and General Manager for Senior Market 2Health News:Alan J. Zuccari Featured by the American Health Care Association as a June PAC Member 2Health News:Alzheimer's Drug May Reduce Preemie Brain Injury 2
(Date:8/4/2015)... -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) today ... its intent to end its contract with the university ... Alzheimer,s disease (A4) study. The A4 study is a ... of Alzheimer,s disease in older individuals who have evidence ... but do not show symptoms of memory impairment. A4 ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... , Aug. 4, 2015  IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: ... Mackaness , who had served as chief financial officer ... has resigned his positions with the Company, effective August ... at another company. Mr. Mackaness intends to continue to ... quarter earnings announcement and 10-Q filing. ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... 2015 Governor Tom Wolf announced today ... and markets implants in the spine and trauma markets, will ... , Northampton County to serve as ... create 25 new, full-time jobs. "Tyber Medical,s ... create more than two dozen, high-paying jobs is great news ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lilly to End Contract with the University of California, San Diego for A4 Alzheimer's Study 2Lilly to End Contract with the University of California, San Diego for A4 Alzheimer's Study 3IRIDEX Chief Financial Officer Resigns to Accept Another Opportunity 2Wolf Administration Announces Tyber Medical to Establish Operations and Create New Jobs in Northampton County 2Wolf Administration Announces Tyber Medical to Establish Operations and Create New Jobs in Northampton County 3
... The Michael J. Fox Foundation awarded a total of ... pre-clinical research on potential new treatments for Parkinson,s disease.The ... Initiative. This program, first launched in 2006, supports ... is part of MJFF,s focus on ...
... Jan. 6 Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an,acute care ... completed in two pivotal Phase III SIMPLE trials ... intraoperative administration of EXPAREL(TM),(DepoBupivacaine) for prolonged postoperative analgesia. ... studies in hemorrhoidectomy and in total knee,arthroplasty (TKA) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2.7 Million to Four Industry Teams for Pre-Clinical Parkinson's Disease Research 2Phase III Studies of EXPAREL(TM) (DepoBupivacaine) from Pacira Complete Enrollment 2Phase III Studies of EXPAREL(TM) (DepoBupivacaine) from Pacira Complete Enrollment 3
All metal for storing 5 cm x 5 cm (2 inches x 2 inches) 35 mm color slides. Each is individually crafted of high grade steel and finished with a durable baked enamel finish....
It's a slide cabinet system, store up to 54,000 slides in only 2 square feet of space. Ideal for use in Pathology, Cytology, Hematology, Histology, Dermatology, Research, Education....
A slide filing system, allows for the convenient storage and retrieval of microscope slides or transparencies. Requires only 48 cm x 48 cm (19 inches x 19 inches) of floor space....
Unit System Slide Cabinet is constructed from hardwood for long lasting....
Medicine Products: