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Calcium Scan of Arteries Helps Spot Big Trouble

... to have bypass operations. "A CAC [calcium] score greater than 400 offered incremental prognostic ... scan for calculating the coronary artery calcium score in patients shortly after the diagnosis of ... said. "It is difficult to know where a calcium score would tell us something that would change our ...

Holy Family Memorial Health Network Bolsters Patient Care Quality and Safety in Achieving Stage 6 on HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model(SM) Scale

... Study. CareTech's overall performance score was 94.6 on a 100-point scale - the top score among six competing extensive IT outsourcing firms cited in the report, and the highest score KLAS has measured since first measuring extensive ...

Nine CareTech Solutions Client-Hospitals Named 2009 Most Wired Winners

... Study. CareTech's overall performance score was 94.6 on a 100-point scale -- the top score among six competing extensive IT outsourcing firms cited in the report, and the highest score KLAS has measured since first measuring extensive ...

CareTech Extends IT Outsourcing Contract with The Christ Hospital

... Study. CareTech's overall performance score was 94.6 on a 100-point scale - the top score among six competing extensive IT outsourcing firms cited in the report, and the highest score KLAS has measured since first measuring extensive ...

Shelbourne Releases New Information on Knee Replacement

... 19° Final follow-up 9° IKDC survey score (out of 100 points) Initial Evaluation 34.5 ... against having surgery. The mean IKDC survey score at final follow up was comparable to what is considered a normal score for people aged 51 to 65. Patients reported ...

Parents of Children With Autism Report High Stress Levels

... of zero to four, the average parenting stress score for parents of children with autism was 2.3, while the score for those with children with developmental delay ... to report psychological distress, with an average score of 0.64 compared to the development delay group's ...

A 'Heart Healthy' Diet and Ongoing, Moderate Physical Activity May Protect Against Cognitive Decline as We Age

... on a 100 point scale. A DASH diet adherence score was created based on consumption levels of nine ... meat, and fish. Participants were ranked by DASH score into five groups, or quintiles. The ... than did those in the lowest quintile of the DASH score (p-values <0.001). They also found ...

CareTech to Provide Web Services to Novant Health's Ten Hospitals, 1,100 Physician Medical Group and Regional Outpatient Centers

... Study. CareTech's overall performance score was 94.6 on a 100-point scale - the top score among six competing extensive IT outsourcing firms cited in the report, and the highest score KLAS has measured since first measuring extensive ...

New heart disease risk score outperforms existing test

... independent external validation of QRISK a new score for predicting a person's risk of heart disease ... contain an automatically calculated heart risk score allowing GPs to identify and target those at ... version of the long established Framingham score to identify who should be offered statin ...

Researchers compare different systems of measuring treatment intensity in hypertension care

... a U-shaped relationship between the norm-based score and systolic blood pressure," said lead author ... Medical Center. "In contrast, the standard-based score was an excellent predictor of the final blood ... regard to hypertension care, the standard-based score should be the preferred measure. ...

Decision tool for prostate cancer patients helps men customize treatment in anxious time

... own data, compare it with available research, score different options, and derive a "life score" that ... in medical journals. The model uses a cancer score to examine measures of prostate cancer severity. ... that surgery usually results in the highest life score for younger men; seed radiation is occasionally ...

Prostate cancer test improves prediction of disease course

... through five factors: age at diagnosis, Gleason score (a measure of how aggressive the cancer cells appear under the microscope), PSA score (prostate-specific antigen level in the blood), ... (1,582) died of other causes. The CAPRA score accurately predicted all three outcomes. The ...

Questionnaire May Help Spot Early Dementia

... who need further evaluation. "A good TYM score means that it is very unlikely a patient has Alzheimer's," he explained. "A poor TYM score [could have] several causes, such as anxiety or ... five minutes to complete the test. Their average score was 47. However, people with Alzheimer's took ...

Parental Eating Habits Don't Rub Off on Kids

... on the USDA Healthy Eating Index Score. A perfect score is 100, and the index takes into account a ... and children were about 48 to 50, well below the score of above 80 that the USDA deems a good diet. Only 10 percent of Americans got a score greater than 80 in 2000, according to the USDA. ...

Hyperion Therapeutics Announces Results of Phase I Study in Patients With Liver Cirrhosis

... twenty four with cirrhosis (eight each Child-Pugh score A, B, and C), and eight age- and gender-matched ... to PAA significantly correlated with MELD score (r2= 0.15; p= 0.03), but did not correlate ... filtration rate (r2= 0.01; p= 0.54) or Child-Pugh score (r2= 0.10; p= 0.08). No consistent differences ...

NCCN Updates Guidelines for Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancers

... of a patient's Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) score into treatment decisions, and an adjusted age ... of a patient's Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) score into the recommendation for adjuvant therapy. A KPS score is a standard way of measuring the ability of ...

Boston Scientific Announces Schedule for EuroPCR 2009

... Officer at Boston Scientific. "The SYNTAX score is breaking new ground by scientifically defining ... M.D., will present an analysis of the SYNTAX score titled "Usefulness of the SYNTAX score for predicting clinical outcome after ...

Genomic Health's Oncotype DX(R) Colon Cancer Test Predicts Individualized Recurrence Risk for Stage II Colon Cancer Patients

... The study showed that the colon cancer Recurrence score maintained significance (p=0.008), independent of ... believe the Onco type DX colon cancer Recurrence score will provide the greatest clinical utility for ... The Onco type DX colon cancer Recurrence score maintained its independent significance in ...

Video: Economic Downturn Is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - but Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease

... of women with PMO knew their bone density score Women with PMO were no more likely to know their bone density score than those without the disease (46 percent versus ... region and household income. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for ...

When to get your bone density measured -- that is the question

... their bone density." "If someone has a BMD T score of -2.5 or lower, they have osteoporosis. If someone has a BMD T score of -2.4, they don't have osteoporosis now, but ... "So if a 70 year old woman showed a BMD T score of -2.4, it's logical that you would not ...

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Awards Two End Duchenne Grants

... it receives. Currently, only those grants which score in the top percentiles are able to be funded." ... whose translation grant applications score well, but not within the NIH funding levels, to submit their applications and score sheets to PPMD. Ms. Furlong continues, "PPMD's ...

Genomic Health Announces Study Confirming Prognostic Value of Oncotype DX(R) Recurrence Score(R) Result in Japanese Breast Cancer Patients

... these patients were categorized into Recurrence score groups based on the standard cutoff points of 18 and 31; 48 percent had a Recurrence score less than 18, 20 percent had a Recurrence score between 18 and 30, and 33 percent had a ...

Consumers More Optimistic than Doctors Regarding Future of U.S. Health Care Reform

... the United States. Each month, an overall metric score will be reported for physicians and consumers to ... 2009 Doctor score Consumer Score Overall Metric score- ... score Score Medical insurance ...

Study Suggests Treatment with Paliperidone ER Significantly Improves Symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder

... outcome parameter of change in PANSS total score from baseline to week 6 endpoint results showed ... measured by the Young Mania Ratings Scale (YMRS score greater than or equal to 16) paliperidone ER ... Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D-21 score greater than or equal to 16), paliperidone ER ...

CareTech Solutions Launches Robust Service Desk Solution to Support Clinical Applications and Technology within Continuum Health Partners Hospitals

... Study. CareTech's overall performance score was 94.6 on a 100-point scale - the top score among six competing extensive IT outsourcing firms cited in the report, and the highest score KLAS has measured since first measuring extensive ...

Study tests reliability of more accurate measure of patient pain

... pain. This device is called the continuous pain score meter (CPSM). It enables continuous real time pain score measurement, which is used to obtain exact ... to assess pain in patients. The visual analog score (VAS) is the most widely used scale. The VAS ...

Risk Score May Predict Abnormal Heart Rhythm

... that end, the researchers have developed a risk score that might one day help prevent what has become ... the disease, Benjamin said. "We developed a risk score for new-onset AF that would work in a doctor's ... under 65, the researchers noted. This risk score may help doctors and patients determine the risk ...

CareTech Solutions Caps Banner Year by Signing Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley Health Network, Tennessee's Covenant Health, and Ohio's Marietta Memorial Hospital to Provide Web Services

... Study. CareTech's overall performance score was 94.6 on a 100-point scale -- the top score among six competing extensive IT outsourcing firms cited in the report, and the highest score KLAS has measured since first measuring extensive ...

SYNTAX defines borders between CABG and PCI with TAXUS drug-eluting stents

... curves diverging." Commenting on the SYNTAX score data for PCI, Dr Wijns said that wider use of the ... he said, adding that he looked forward to the score becoming widely available so that clinicians ... By splitting the population in tertiles, a low score was defined as less than 22, an ...

ValueOptions(R) New Mexico Files Formal Protest of Award of New Mexico Behavioral Health Contract to United

... In addition, ValueOptions(R) New Mexico's overall score was effectively lowered and the Collaborative was ... by the Collaborative resulting in an erroneous score for ValueOptions (R) New Mexico . In ... award. The result was an unrealistically low score that failed to provide a true picture of the ...

First U.S. Supermarkets Launch Total Nutrition Scoring System

... experts , NuVal's scoring system gives all food a score between 1 to 100; the higher the score, the ... some varieties of frozen or canned vegetables score the same as fresh produce on the NuVal scale. ... whether it is cereal (Post Shredded Wheat, NuVal score 91), seafood (Atlantic salmon, ...

PEGASYS(R) Proven Effective as Hepatitis C Treatment for Latino Patients, According to Article in The New England Journal of Medicine

... hepatitis, and hepatic decompensation (Child-Pugh score greater than 6; class B and C) in cirrhotic CHC ... in hepatic decompensation with Child-Pugh score greater than or equal to 6 in cirrhotic CHC ... discontinued if decompensation (Child-Pugh score greater than or equal to 6) is observed. Ischemic ...

Framingham Score May Not Spot Lifetime Heart Risk

... stroke based on the widely used Framingham Risk score may still have a high lifetime risk. That's ... study specifically found that the Framingham Risk score may be good at predicting the 10-year probability ... at assessing longer-term risk. The Framingham score is based on a decades-long study in that ...

Studies Challenge Framingham Risk Score

... and value of the long-established Framingham Risk score in predicting heart disease and cardiovascular ... medication is being taken. But use of that score did not accurately predict risk in a group of ... of the report. "The rub is that the Framingham score is intended to talk about populations," Johnson ...

CareTech Solutions Named 'Best in KLAS' for Extensive IT Outsourcing Services

... by KLAS. CareTech's overall performance score was 94.6 on a 100-point scale -- the top score among six competing extensive IT outsourcing firms cited in the report, and the highest score KLAS has measured since first measuring extensive ...

Study Showed New Episodes of Depression Delayed in People Taking Cymbalta(R)

... Rating Scale for Depression (HAMD17) total score and a Clinical Global Impressions of Severity (CGI-S) score of 3 or more at anytime during the ... measures including the HAMD17 total score and subscales, the CGI-S and the Patient's ...

Report Finds Economic Crisis Hurting U.S. Preparedness for Health Emergencies; More Than Half of States Score 7 or Lower Out of 10 in Readiness Rankings

... More than half of states and D.C. achieved a score of seven or less out of 10 key indicators. ... Montana, and Nebraska tied for the lowest score with five out of 10. Over the past six ... and disease outbreaks. score Summary: For the state-by-state ...

Berger & Montague Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Elan Corporation

... than the norm in such trials. (e) The baseline score for the Mini Mental State Examination score for non-carrier placebo patients was 1.6 points lower than the score for the AAB-001 patients, a statistically ...

Assessing the quality of phase I clinical trial abstracts

... had worked with colleagues to develop a quality score for abstracts based on an electronic survey of ... they found that the mean average quality score for the 229 ENA abstracts was 69.6% compared to ... of the meeting. "The slightly higher quality score for the ENA abstracts is probably due to a higher ...

Out of Iraq emerges hope for those with the severest of head injuries

... The scale goes from 3 to 15, with a lower score indicating severe injury; the tool measures such ... that while the predicted outcome for patients who score from a 3 to 5 is dire, some of these patients in ... said Huang. "The lesson is that the GCS score is not entirely predictive of outcome. There is ...
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