New MR technique may help save women from unnecessary breast biopsies
A new MR procedure that uses diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to determine whether or not a breast lesion is malignant or benign may help reduce unnecessary
breast biopsies, according to a study performed at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD. DWI is a method that produces images det...
Image-guided treatment helping women with tubo-ovarian abscesses avoid unnecessary surgery
Image guided drainage of tubo ovarian abscesses help women avoid surgery, according to a study performed at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Tubo ovarian abscesses (TOAs) are an infected collection of pus, involving a patient's fallopian tube(s) or ovaries. They can occur in patients ...
Heart screening unnecessary in type 2 diabetes patients with no symptoms
Routine screening for coronary artery disease in type 2 diabetes patients with no symptoms of angina or a history of coronary disease is unnecessary
and may lead initially to more invasive and costly heart procedures, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. They report their findings ...
Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) Can Reduce the Number of Unnecessary Breast Biopsies When Compared to MRI
Pivotal Study Presented at Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Women that require additional diagnostic imaging after a questionable mammogram may be at risk for unnecessary
biopsies when only magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is offered, acco...
Prostate specific antigen testing may be unnecessary for some older men
Certain men age 75 to 80 are unlikely to benefit from routine prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, according to a Johns Hopkins study published in the April 2009 issue of The Journal of Urology .
The researchers found that men in this age group with PSA levels less than 3 nanograms per mi...
Rate of Unnecessary C-Sections Far Lower Than Thought
Estimates put figure at nearly 60 percent; real number may be as low as 4 percent, study finds,,
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new, closer look at data on Caesarean section births in the United States suggests that the actual number of unnecessary
surgical deliveries is far...
MRI can eliminate unnecessary surgery for children with suspected musculosketal infections
Pre-treatment MRI can eliminate unnecessary
diagnostic or surgical procedures for children with suspected musculoskeletal infections (septic arthritis and osteomyelitis) according to a study performed at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, TN.
A study was performed on 130 children wi...
Teamwork cuts out unnecessary biopsies, researchers find
ST. LOUIS Unnecessary
biopsies could be a thing of the past for patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer. New Saint Louis University research found that when nuclear medicine clinicians and treating physicians work together to interpret PET-CT scan results, the accuracy dramatically...
From Jet Engines to Search Engines, ORBIS-FedEx-Indiana University Join Forces to Fight Unnecessary Childhood Blindness
Indiana University trains FedEx Fellow Dr. Phara Khauv as Cambodia's
first pediatric eye surgeon
NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Phara Khauv, one of
only eight ophthalmologists in Cambodia, is at Indiana University (IU)
School of Medicine preparing to become his nation's firs...
Research Study Shows That Pharmaceutical Field Sales Reps' Productivity Inhibited by Unnecessary Internal Communication
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Practices, LLC launched
this research study exclusively for the Pharmaceutical industry to help
companies build more effective communication practices in the sales force.
The two-pronged research approach, benchmarking surveys with leading
Invasive methods unnecessary for prostate cancer radiation therapy treatment planning
Modern 3-D computed tomography (CT) is an effective method for locating the prostatic apex for radiation therapy treatment planning in prostate cancer patients because it eliminates the need for an invasive procedure and the related side effects, according to a study in the May 1 issue of the Inte...
MRI and PET/CT can prevent unnecessary treatment of some cervical cancer patients
MRI and PET/CT can help spare patients with clinically operable cervical cancer from unnecessary
high-morbidity treatment, however, pretreatment imaging does not lead to increased survival of these patients, a new study shows.
We developed a decision-analytic model to determine the value of pre...
Verathon(R) Offers Enhanced BladderScan(R) Instrument as Part of Continued Program to Eliminate Unnecessary Catheterizations, Decrease Urinary Tract Infections and Assist in Hospital Infection Control
BOTHELL, Wash., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon(R), developer
and manufacturer of state-of-the-art medical devices that offer improvement
in patient care, is expanding their BladderScan(R) bladder volume
instrument product line and confirming their commitment to provide
innovative and p...
New test for joint infection could spare some patients an unnecessary procedure
A potential diagnostic test that could help surgeons confirm or rule out the presence of infection-causing bacteria in prosthetic joints that require surgical revision has been developed by researchers at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), a part of ...
Precancerous Breast Lesions Cause Unnecessary Worry
In most cases, ductal carcinoma in situ will not spread, researchers say
TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Many women diagnosed with a precancerous breast lesion known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are highly anxious about their prognosis, even though they face a low risk of a ...
'Donde West Death Highlights Unnecessary Risk of General Anesthesia for Cosmetic Surgery,' Asserts Dr. Friedberg
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2004, Olivia
Goldsmith, author of the First Wives' Club, died during cosmetic surgery.
More recently, Dr. Donde West, mother of rapper Kanye West, died following
cosmetic surgery. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071115/LATH040 ...
Less invasive lymph node biopsy method could spare thousands unnecessary operations
Barcelona, Spain: Using an ultrasound-guided fine needle to biopsy lymph nodes could spare thousands of melanoma patients every year worldwide from having to undergo unnecessary
and sometimes unpleasant surgery to verify whether their cancer has spread, new research indicates.
In a study prese...
Catheter angiography may be an unnecessary follow-up to CT angiography
Even in challenging cases, CT angiography (CTA) offers an accurate and rapid diagnosis for blunt trauma victims who may have aortic or great vessel injury negating the need for more invasive procedures, according to a recent study conducted by radiologists at the University of Washington and the H...
Annual Trachoma Treatments May Be Unnecessary
One or 2 rounds of antibiotics sufficient to treat eye disease, study finds
WEDNESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- In communities with moderate levels of the eye disease trachoma, one or two rounds of high coverage mass treatment with the antibiotic azithromycin may be sufficient to...
Follow-up imaging of benign-appearing incidental adrenal masses is unnecessary
If adrenal masses are found incidentally during a CT scan, and the masses look benign, they do not require additional imaging follow-up, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
With increased utilization of CT, we are frequently enc...
Mayo Clinic study finds FDA warning against antinausea drug droperidol unnecessary
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A Mayo Clinic review of patients responses to a drug used to control nausea and vomiting during anesthesia for general surgery questions a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning against the drugs use. This study appears in the current issue of the journal Anesthesiolo...
Pureed Products Unnecessary and Harmful for Babies UK Expert
Pureed products, canned food items, are most popular in the West. But a UK expert has warned that they could prove harmful to children.
Pure is a general term for food, usually vegetables or legumes , that have been ground, pressed, and/or strained to the consistency of a soft paste or thick liq...
Skilled Obstetricians to avoid unnecessary Caesareans
A recent report has cautioned that junior doctors’ poor training is resulting in unnecessary
emergency Caesarean births in many cases. Senior doctors have reported in this// week’s British Medical Journal (BMJ) that expert obstetricians can prevent several emergency Caesareans.
Currently, in ...
Avoid unnecessary screening tests for celiac disease in the absence of symptoms in children with Downs syndrome
Indianapolis – Children with Downs Syndrome when subjected to any of the regular screening tests for celiac disease , even when they are not exhibiting any symptoms of the disease // , is certainly not the done thing, as it may cause more harm than good according to a study by Indiana University Sc...
New Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators to avoid unnecessary shocks
Dr. Andrew Grace and colleagues from Papworth Hospital and University of Cambridge with collaboration from Cameron Health of San Clemente has devised new Implantable cardioverter defibrillators, which are devised to detect shock waves // from the whole heart rather than part of the muscle. This new...
More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies
Prostate cancer can effect men over the age of 40 years and is the second commonest cancer among men after lung cancer. Usually it goes undetected till it is advanced and beyond cure. However a lot of awareness has been created about this condition and now men over the age of 40 years can be screen...
Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme
...involved billing Medicare for $10,903,509 worth of unnecessary
HIV infusion treatments, Assistant Attorney Genera...that the scheme was to submit claims for medically unnecessary
HIV infusion and injection treatments.
Evi...of operations. Trial witnesses testified that the unnecessary
medicines were not administered, and that the clin...
Cholesterol Screening Shouldn't Rely on Kids' Weight
... screening all overweight or obese children would identify only about 50 percent of children with abnormal cholesterol levels. It would also result in unnecessary
testing for up to 30 percent of children.
The results show that "using body mass index to find kids with high cholesterol does not work well. There...
Susie's Big Adventure Explores Plastic Surgery In Saudi Arabia
...Saudi Arabia, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Women around the world want to feel beautiful and good about themselves, and Saudi women are no exception. But is unnecessary
plastic surgery contradictory to Islam, which is such a strong guiding force in the kingdom? Read about how plastic surgery has gained popularity in t...
Transcept Pharmaceuticals to Report Second Quarter 2009 Results
... middle of the night awakening actually occurs, has the potential to reduce unnecessary
Two Phase 3 clinical studies evaluated ...turning to sleep and the potential for the use of Intermezzo (R) to reduce unnecessary
sedative-hypnotic exposure in the insomnia patient population. Such stateme...
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Vytorin and Zetia Makers Settle Class-Action Suit With Proposed $41.5 Million
...t disclose the results of this study and instead sought to delay and conceal the negative results, causing consumers and third-party payors to pay for unnecessary
prescriptions of Vytorin and Zetia.
The lawsuit, filed under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), as well as the c...
Emdeon Closes The Sentinel Group Acquisition, Implements First Customer in Less than 30 Days
...hod and towards a straightforward pre-payment approach. Everyone wins when payments are made in an accurate and timely manner, without inefficient and unnecessary
back-end rework," Stuart said.
Emdeon is a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management solutions, connecting pa...
Consumer Reports Launches Online Hospital Ratings for More Than 3,400 U.S. Hospitals
...rom researching your local hospitals.
Take steps to avoid chaotic care : When care is not properly coordinated, a patient can be subjected to unnecessary
or duplicate tests and treatments. If your admitting doctor or hospitalist isn't doing a good job of coordinating care, you have options, such as work...
AARP Responds to Health Reform Scare Tactics
...opponents of this research are those groups with a vested interest in a health care system that wastes billions of dollars each year on ineffective or unnecessary
drugs, treatments or tests. Given Ms. McCaughey's position as a Director of a medical device producer, I would hope that any potential conflict of in...
Swine Flu Advice from Confused.com
...on, medical cover and baggage can cost as little as £28* which equates to less than eight pence a day. Chancing it for such a minimal expense is unnecessary
and foolish given the circumstances at the moment."
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American Academy of Dermatology Commends Reclassification of Tanning Beds as Carcinogenic
...years it is increasing more rapidly in young Caucasian women (3.8 percent since 1995).
"Indoor tanning is particularly troubling because it is unnecessary
and is practiced mainly for cosmetic reasons. Individuals, particularly young people, who utilize tanning beds are intentionally putting their health ...
Physicians Prompt Care Health Clinic Opens in Orland Park JEWEL-OSCO(R)
... available Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Appointments are unnecessary
and you will be able to pre-register for your visit on-line saving time. About Physicians Prompt Care Centers LLC. With locations in Tinley Park...
Heart Surgeon Shortage Predicted
... significant waiting times before people get needed surgery and possibly in unnecessary
complications and deaths, he said.
The expected shortage of surgeons com...rdiothoracic surgeons."
However, not everyone agrees.
"I think it is unnecessary
to worry about a doomsday when we don't have enough cardiac surgeons," said...
Valve Repair First in New England Done With Robotic Device
...n patients receive the right care, they get healthy and return to work as quickly as possible," Ward said. "You don't have the expensive and unnecessary
secondary treatments that happen when things aren't done right the first time."
Many members of health plans administered by Patient Advocate...
The International Association of Fire Fighters and Masimo Team Up on a New Global Campaign to Raise Awareness of Carbon Monoxide-Related Death and Injury Risks for Fire Fighters
...onsibility for their safety by recognizing the dangers of CO and preventing unnecessary
"The trade-offs for ignoring the serious dangers of CO ...ficant occupational hazards, how to properly protect themselves and prevent unnecessary
health risks to improve the odds that they will be around tomorrow to do wh...