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FDA approves new device to treat women's bleeding disorder

...do during abortion, or can use one of a handful of outpatient FDA-approved devices that destroy the endometrium ...ion approved Novacept Inc.'s NovaSure system as an outpatient electronic treatment for women hoping to cure the bleeding without a hysterectomy. NovaSure is the f...

Patients Pressure Would Result In Overprescription

...from a 1996-1999 observational study of nearly 300 outpatient visits to 18 family practices in the US. All of the visits were related to acute respiratory tract infections such as the common cold, bronchitis or middle-ear infection. The findings show that "the encounter between the physician and the patient wit...

A new treatment for liver cancer

... also easier on the patient that TheraSphere is an outpatient treatment requiring no surgery. Given that fewer than 10 per cent are suitable for conventional cancer surgery because of the nature of their tumours, the TheraSphere offers them the first real hope of survival....

More People Seeking Treatment for Depression

...n treatment. According to the researchers, overall outpatient treatment for depression increased threefold in the 10-year period. However, symptom management has gone through a major transformation in the US, with antidepressant medications taking the lead role in treatment options while talk therapy or psychot...

Medications for depression

...ression changed from 1985 to 1999. // The rate of outpatient treatment for depression increased from 1 per 100 persons to 2.5 per 100 over this time.The proportion of those receiving drug treatment for depression increased from 30 per cent to 70 per cent - probably due to the introduction of new antidepressant...

Reduced POD linked to fatal asthma attacks

...udied 113 patients with stable asthma attending an outpatient clinic. The patients were asked to regular follow-up every three months for up to 2 years and were required to comply with recording daily peak flow measurements and treatments on a diary card for the first month. Researchers found that patients wi...

Obesity increases health costs

... national health surveys to estimate inpatient and outpatient health services by different groups of people. Tobacco may have a higher death toll, largely because lung cancer can kill more quickly than some common obesity-linked diseases, but obesity was worse when it came to long-term health problems. Being o...

New breast cancer drug appears encouraging

...cient in oxygen. //The oxygenation was begun in an outpatient clinic, then continued at home. Having oxygen therapy, for at least 15 hours a day, proved to be beneficial. The patients had a 40 per cent reduction in days spent in hospital with lung problems, and a 20 per cent reduction in the actual numbers of...

The advantages of oxygen therapy

...ficient in oxygen. The oxygenation was begun in an outpatient clinic, then continued at home. Having oxygen therapy, for at least 15 hours a day, proved to be beneficial. The patients had a 40 per cent reduction in days spent in hospital with lung problems, and a 20 per cent reduction in the actual numbers of...

Sensitive cough suffered by females

...igated a group of 60 women and 30 men attending an outpatient clinic for chronic cough.// They had them inhale substances that cause a cough through a mouthpiece for one second. Then they counted the number of coughs produced by the participants over the next ten seconds. The substances used were capsaicin, t...

Easier Treatment for Blood Clot

...e patients on fondaparinux received the drug on an outpatient basis. Study authors conclude treatment of pulmonary embolisms with fondaparinux is at least as effective and as safe as the standard treatment. They feel because of the simplicity in giving fondaparinux, it could become the first treatment of choic...

House heads for Medicare drug vote

...her cost-containment provisions that accompany the outpatient drug benefit will undermine the traditional Medicare over the long run, hurting seniors and enriching pharmaceutical companies and HMOs. "We were shut out of these negotiations ... and what we have here now is an evisceration of Medicare," said Rep....

Drug to Lower Cholesterol Underused

...herapy is started during a hospital stay vs. in an outpatient setting and its long-term use. For the study, researchers used information from patients from 69 centers in the United States and Canada. The patients were all part of a previous study. Researchers found 175 patients were all discharged taking chole...

Does Your Prescription Have An Inappropriate Medicine?

...at prescribing patterns in physicians’ offices and outpatient clinics in 1995 and 2000. The results showed nearly 8 percent of all the visits involved prescribing at least one drug on the “inappropriate” list. Nearly 4 percent of the visits involved the prescribing of a drug considered by the experts to be “nev...

Intensive Treatment Found To Help Patients With Arthritis

...ch consisted of treatment every three months in an outpatient clinic. Patients on the more intense therapy also underwent monthly assessments of their disease to help doctors plan their treatment. After 18 months, 82 percent of the patients in the intensive-treatment group had achieved a good response to thera...

The Significance Of A Laugh

...rapist pairs where patients were being treated for outpatient mood and anxiety disorders. There were 145 episodes of laughter during the sessions and patients laughed more than twice as often as therapists. However, patients' physiological response when therapists did laugh showed they felt validation of the e...

Using Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Effectively

...herapy is started during a hospital stay vs. in an outpatient setting and its long-term use. Patients from 69 centers in the United States and Canada were involved in the study, 175 patients were all discharged taking cholesterol-lowering therapy and 1,951 were discharged without the therapy. Researchers then l...

Yet Another Use For Cell Phone Cameras

...nts with 61 chronic leg ulcers who were seen in an outpatient clinic. Investigators had a physician on site diagnose the wounds, then sent photos of the wounds to two other physicians at remote locations to get their assessment of the wounds as well. Overall, the remote physicians were able to diagnose the woun...

Herbal remedies can have harmful interaction when taken with drugs for rheumatic arthritis

...s who went treatment for rheumatic arthritis in an outpatient clinic under study had taken herbal medication at some point of time. Some commonly taken alternative remedies were cod liver oil, glucosamine, chondroitin, and evening primrose oil. 28 of them had taken a form of medication that may interact adverse...

Asthma may increase the risk for bacterial infection of the lungs

... asthma by the emergency room, or the inpatient or outpatient department of the medical center. 18% of the persons with asthma had once suffered from invasive pneumococcal disease, and 8% of the control population had suffered at least once from it. For persons with high-risk asthma, the annual incidence of in...

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