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New Modality in Migraine Management

Texas researchers have come out with a new way of administration of drug that treats migraine.Giving migraine patients the drug valproate sodium "rapidly and forcefully" eases severe headaches without side effects. ....Dr. John Claude Krusz of Anodyne PainCare in Dallas, in his study, which included 85 patients who had experienced no relief after treatment with standard therapies,//treated them w...

Self-Management Program Beneficial for Back Pain

Acute low back pain is when symptoms have lasted for less than three months. ..A new study finds a self-management program that includes group classes, exercise sheet// handouts, and telephone follow-up calls may help patients improve and manage their back pain. ..Researchers from Indiana University developed a self-management program for poor, urban patients with low back pain. The program focu...

Self-Management Program Beneficial for Back Pain

Acute low back pain is when symptoms have lasted for less than three months. // ..A new study finds a self-management program that includes group classes, exercise sheet handouts, and telephone follow-up calls may help patients improve and manage their back pain. ....Researchers from Indiana University developed a self-management program for poor, urban patients with low back pain. The program f...

Disease Management Programs – Effective for Heart Patient

Coaching Programs run by nurses and dieticians have been found effective in lowering total cholesterol levels, // but further analysis has shown they work only when these health professionals are able to prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs. ..Researchers looked at a program in which patients received their medications from their physicians and were only “coached” by nurses and dieticians on fac...

Effective Management Of Heart Patients

Coaching Programs run by nurses and dieticians have been found effective in lowering total cholesterol levels, but further analysis // has shown they work only when these health professionals are able to prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs. ..Researchers looked at a program in which patients received their medications from their physicians and were only “coached” by nurses and dieticians on fact...

New advance in prostate cancer management

A new technique known as the Checkerboard Tissue Microarray (TMA) Method will markedly help in predicting the behaviour of prostate cancer. ..Needle biopsies, blood and urine analysis are the current options available to determine how aggressive the cancer // is and whether it is likely to progress. The results of these tests are however not very accurate, resulting in thousands of men undergoi...

Gastrin, Much More Than The Weight Management Hormone

It has been long contemplated that Gastrin is responsible for controlling the urge to eat and therefore can be effectively used for weight management programmes. Researchers today // have found it to be responsible for much more... ..For the first time, researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have linked the hormone gastrin to the body’s ability to maintain normal weig...

Medical Management Now Available For Miscarriage

Until recently, if a woman had a miscarriage early in her pregnancy, a surgery was often necessary to remove any remaining fetal tissue. A new drug misoprostol may now be an option after pregnancy loss... ..Miscarriage occurs in at least 10 percent // of pregnancies, often between seven and 12 weeks of gestation. Symptoms include abdominal or back pain, cramping and vaginal bleeding... ..A surgic...

Early Awareness About Weight Management Needed To Tackle Lifelong Obesity

The problem of child obesity is severe like never before. The problem seems to be worse now that scientists now believe as a study from Tufts University this month proves, when it comes to being overweight, past is most definitely prologue. // ..''It's quite astounding -- this shows that we can't afford to wait," said Vivien Morris, a Boston Medical Center nutrition specialist involved with the...

Exercise For Effective Pain Management In Old People

People who exercise regularly have been reported to experience 25% less muscle and joint pain in their old age than people who are less active. Furthermore, the study has also revealed that people who regularly participate in // brisk aerobic exercise, such as running, experience less pain than non-runners even though they are more likely to suffer from pain from injuries. .. ..The study involved...

Glimepiride in the medical management of Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes mellitus, a disorder of impaired insulin secretion and insulin resistance, has reached epidemic proportions.// The identification of high-risk individuals and lifestyle management can help control diabetes; however, most patients require pharmacologic intervention. ..To achieve glycemic control, a stepwise treatment approach has generally been used, beginning with a program of die...

Novel Technique For Management Of Inverted Papilloma Of Frontal Sinus

According to new research, large sinus tumors can be removed through the nose using endoscopy rather than having to make large incisions in the face//. ..With this approach, doctors use tiny scopes and cameras to enter the nose and remove the tumor with a device that pulverizes and suctions. At points where the tumor adheres to the sinus lining, the lining is removed and a diamond drill is used...

Guidelines For Better Management Of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

New clinical guidelines were issued today by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health,// on the identification, treatment and management of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in children and adults. .. OCD can occur in people of all ages, and commonly starts in childhood...

DMAA to Develop Disease Management Standards by December

WASHINGTON - The Disease Management Association of America (DMAA) has announced the launch of a programme that aims to uniformly measure and evaluate "outcomes in disease and care management programs." .."This certainly stands among // the disease management community's most significant research efforts to date,” Don Fetterolf, MD, chair of the DMAA Quality and Research Committee said. "Reachin...

Holidays help in better management of stress

A study done by business advisory organization Grant Thornton International said that business people in Asia are more stressed than their Western counterparts. This is due to fewer holidays, business travel and fear over job security.// These factors led to an increase in the adrenalin rush among people in Taiwan, China and the Philippines. The study included more than 7,000 business owners in 3...

U.S. HSS Secretary Talks About Management of Bird Flu Pandemic

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt said that the lethal avian flu is rapidly spreading around the world which will soon infect wild birds// and domesticated flocks in the United States. ....Leavitt at a congressional panel told the senators that it's just a matter of time that wild birds and possibly poultry flocks would contract the disease. ....Leavitt said that a public...

Operation ‘Job Cut’: 1000 Jobs to be chopped By Hospital Managemet

The scalpel and the scissors have found additional use. It is choppy weather at the hospital in Staffordshire, where nearly 1000 stand to lose their jobs. // The Management of the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in Stoke-on-Trent has informed staff that job cuts are on the anvil, mainly to survive the £17m debt. ....75% of job cuts are mandatory redundancies that will affect all areas...

Relapse in Risk Management System Claims the Life of Robertson

This report mainly brings to the notice of the common man that how official failings led to a man being bludgeoned to death by a psychiatric patient// with a history of violence. Stuart Robertson was killed by James Smith, who was on conditional discharge from Leverndale Hospital in Glasgow, in October 2004. This report mainly gives us an insight of how there was no systematic approach to risk as...

Singapore To Offer More Patients Access To Chronic Disease Management Programs

Singapore will make every effort to include as many patients in the chronic disease management programs in the country, //according to Minister for Health Khaw Boon Wan who was addressing he third National Disease Management Conference. ...."That chronic diseases are major causes of death and human suffering remains a fact as in the past," Khaw said, adding that prompt treatment could be an effec...

A New Drug Promises To Be Very Effective In The Management Of Diarrhea

Researchers from Florida have stated on Tuesday that a short course of a drug could relieve severe diarrhea in children infected with rotavirus, //which kills half a million youngsters in mainly poor countries each year. ....Nitazoxanide, which is sold by the privately owned U.S. Company, Romark Laboratories under the brand name Alinia, had been found to clear up the problem in just over 30 hour...

Inhaled Insulin: A New Modality for Management of Diabetes

It is widely known that diabetes, one of the world’s leading debilitating diseases, has reached overwhelming proportions // . It affects an estimated 194 million adults worldwide. Therefore, there is a huge demand for innovative and effective therapeutic options that are beneficial to the patients. ....There are two types of diabetes: ....Type-1: Also known as Juvenile Diabetes, it accounts for...

Urine Purification to Revolutionize Waste Water Management

Recent research has revelaed that it is better to collect and purify urine separately, rather than simply allowing it to flow into the sewer, from an environmental// and cost perspective. This research was conducted by Delft University of Technology researcher Jac Wilsenach, who on Monday June 26 will receive his PhD degree based on this research subject. ....Wilsenach estimates that substantial...

Neither Management Nor Students Happy With New Fee Structure

The Shikshan Shulk Samiti, a committee appointed by the Supreme Court had on Thursday announced in Mumbai a 10% fee hike for the 29 private unaided medical// and dental colleges across the state. .. ..VJ Kulkarni the committee spokesperson explained that the fee structure was fixed after taking into account the total expenditure incurred by the colleges. The managements are however not too pleas...

Chennai Is The Number 1 Diabetes Management Training Center

Chennai is fast turning into a leading diabetes management training center, not only training Indian physicians, but also from other Afro-Asian countries//. The MV Hospital for Diabetes and Diabetes Research Centre, which is the World Health Organization’s collaborating centre for diabetes research and training has passed on knowledge to doctors from as diverse countries as Cameroon, Tanzania, My...

Weight Management - What Patients Want

A NSW study has tackled the growing problem of obesity in Australians by looking at it from the patients' perspective.// ....The study, published in the latest edition of The Medical Journal of Australia, asked patients what help they wanted from their general practitioner (GP) about weight management. ....Levels of overweight and obesity in Australia have risen to epidemic proportions over the...

Better Weight Management Can be Achieved By Increased Intake Of Fibre & Fruits

Researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, study the diet patterns in 52 normal weight people and 52 obese or overweight people and found// that the normal people generally ate more fruits and fibres than their obese counterparts. ....The study that was published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association stated that the composition of a diet, especially with...

Better Blood Sugar Management with a Vegan Diet

Researchers from George Washington University verified the health benefits of a vegetarian diet and the ADA-recommended diet to assess the potential of both categories in the management of Diabetes, kidney function, cholesterol levels and weight loss.// ....The study was conducted on 100 adults, type 2 diabetics, where half the group was asked to follow a low fat vegetarian diet and the rest, th...

Do Arthritics Perceive the Importance of Exercise in the Management of Disease?

In the United States, Arthritis happens to be the single most cause of disability, which is also a huge financial burden on the country, estimated at $86 billion per year.// In the management of this disease, exercises play a vital role in reduction of pain, improving muscle strength and enhancing the quality of life. Yet with such clear indications about the benefit of exercise, people with arth...

More and Better Management Is Key to Fixing the NHS

Investing more in good managers and appropriate IT may be a far more effective way to improve the working lives of doctors and nurses than recruiting more staff,// according to an article in this week’s BMJ. ....Those who are against reforming the NHS blame problems on a lack of resources, bureaucracy, government interference in clinical judgement, and the “greedy” private sector. But there is e...

Differing Ideas on Management of Alzheimer’s diseas

Doctors allege that memory clinics and drugs to retard the progress of symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are diverting resources from high quality integrated care in state-funded health services.// ..The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) had recommended treatments known as cholinesterase inhibitors for patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease since 2001. ..Howe...

A New Drug That Could Revolutionize Management Of Heart Disease

In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and the September issue of Nature Reviews/Drug Discovery//, researchers at Monash University have reported that a new drug helps in reducing the risk of high blood pressure and heart attacks by improving the blood flow in diseased arteries. The new drug developed by Bayer HealthCare was found to reactivate a key enzyme, damaged by fre...

New guidelines for global heart patient management

The first international guidelines for heart failure patient management, mainly before heart transplantation, by the International Society// for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) has been published in the Sept. 2006 issue of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. These complete and global guidelines will help overcome the present principles failures and will guide practicing physicia...

Physical Activity and Weight Management, Checks Onset of Arthritis

Atlanta: Researchers in Atlanta have reiterated that knocking off a few pounds and engaging in regular physical activity may prevent onset of arthritis//. Doctors found nearly 31% of the obese suffered arthritis along with 21 percent of overweight adults against only 16% of arthritis sufferers from the normal weight range. ....The National Centers for Disease Control have communicated the resul...

Mismanagement of fractures a major concern, say experts

Untreated osteoarthritis, spondylosis and badly treated fractures are some of the reasons why hundreds of people// in India suffer needlessly and are often laid up, according to orthopaedic experts here. ...."Indian orthopaedics is at par with the world with many delicate and complicated surgeries being performed here daily," said Surya Bhan, head of the orthopaedics department at the All India...

Fruit Yogurt Could Play An Important Role In Diabetes Management

Yogurt enriched with fruit or made from soy could play an important dietary role for people living with Type 2 diabetes //and high blood pressure, suggests new findings by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers. ....Led by Kalidas Shetty, the UMass Amherst scientists screened extracts from a sampling of dairy and soy yogurts for properties that could help keep diabetes and hypertension i...

The Holy Grail of Diabetes Management

World Diabetes Day is an opportune time to evaluate the support available to the estimated 200 million people across the world coping with a galloping disease. Taking// cognizance of the burgeoning malady, the theme for 2006 - 'Diabetes Care for Everyone, especially the disadvantaged and the vulnerable’ amply reflects the cardinal purpose of the campaign. ....The global initiative in diabetes m...

Interrupted Treatment Dangerous to HIV Management

A recent research keenly studied the effect of discontinuing HIV drug therapy and then restarting it as and when required. The results can be positively// devastating, reported the study. New England Journal of Medicine has published the results of this current research in its Nov 30 issue. If the treatment is discontinued, the patients face a greater chance of developing full blown AIDS and also...

Emerging Research Heralds New Era of Breast Cancer Management

Aggressive research currently underway brings hope of dramatic advances in breast cancer management, according to a new review//. The review reveals that new approaches in breast cancer imaging, investigations into the timing of chemotherapy, and research on breast cancer vaccines may lead to exciting new nonsurgical tools for the physician treating breast cancer patients. These new tools may sig...

Culturally Specific Diabetes Management Helps Low-Income Patients

Diabetes case management that takes a patient’s specific culture into consideration can help increase life expectancy// and decrease the incidence of diabetes-related complications over the patient’s lifetime, a new study finds. ...."Better management results in reduced long-term complications, such as blindness, stroke, amputation and nerve damage,” said lead researcher Todd Gilmer, Ph.D. .......

Better Management can Reduce Emergency Room Waiting Times

Senior people at Capital Health are extremely optimistic about the recent changes introduced at hospitals with a view to better management //of emergency care and reduce waiting time for patients. .. ..As part of the changes, a plan has been initiated to effectively manage space in the emergency rooms in hospitals. A "bed site manager" is newly designated in the hospital, whose job will be to man...
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