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Use of Technology to Document Comorbid Conditions May Improve Reimbursement, Increase Documentation Accuracy Study Confirms

MOBILE, Ala., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Major financial implications are at stake if healthcare facilities and physicians do not accurately record the health conditions of patients that are present on admission (POA), according to new regulations by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

Patients With Bipolar Disorder at Increased Risk for Wide Range of Health Problems, Thomson Reuters Study Finds

... more than 600,000 Americans with employer-sponsored insurance. It is available here and an interactive graphic charting bipolar patients' risk of comorbid disorders is available here . Key findings include the following: Trauma or Adverse Reactions to Treatment: Patients diagnosed with ...

Highmark Provides Pediatricians With Resources to Combat Childhood Obesity

...ssist physicians in the early identification and treatment of overweight and obese children, as well as charts and other resources to assess risks for comorbid conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. Tips for beginning a dialog with parents about their child's weight and associated health risks are also...

New Data Demonstrate RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment May Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Hospitalizations in Patients with Schizophrenia

... (4) Ren XS, Crivera C, Sikirica M, et al. Initiation of Risperidone Long- Acting Therapy in Patients with Schizophrenia in the VA: Effects of comorbid Conditions on Health Care Utilization. Poster presented at 162nd Annual American Psychiatric Association Meeting, 2009, San Francisco, USA. ...

Video: New Survey Finds 97 Percent of Women Understand Weight Increases Heart Disease Risk - The Leading Cause of Female Death in the United States - Yet 55 Percent Remain Overweight

...ed for use in weight reduction for severely obese patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 or a BMI of at least 35 with one or more severe comorbid conditions, or those who are 100 lbs. or more over their estimated ideal weight. The LAP-BAND(R) System is indicated for use only in severely obese ad...

For Erectile Dysfunction, Physicians Indicate That Opportunity Exists for Emerging Therapies with Improved Efficacy in Difficult-to-Treat Patient Subpopulations

...nhibitors on key measures of clinical efficacy suggests that opportunity exists for improvement in the treatment of erectile dysfunction patients with comorbid conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. The new report entitled Erectile Dysfunction: Physicians Seek Improvements in Efficacy for Unders...

Aplenzin(TM), the Only Single Tablet Once-Daily Treatment for Depression at All Doses, Now Available in the United States

...le with MDD reported an average of 35 days in the past year when they were unable to work or carry out their normal activities. MDD is associated with comorbid anxiety and substance abuse, and evidence suggests it is a significant risk factor for stroke, hypertension, heart disease, and death due to heart att...

Underlying sleep problem linked to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children

...-like symptoms. Portable polysomnography sleep recorders were used to perform overnight sleep recordings on 15 children diagnosed with ADHD without comorbid psychiatric problems, and on 23 healthy controls. The children were between the ages of 7 and 11, were not taking medication and were instructed to a...

January/February 2009 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... an understanding of the heterogeneity of male partner violence and co-occurring behavioral and mental health issues. Intimate Partner Violence and comorbid Mental Health Conditions Among Urban Male Patients By Karin V. Rhodes, M.D., M.S., et al University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia When Are C...

Experts Say Blood Sugar Guidelines Remain Effective

...or diabetes patients with a "history of severe hypoglycemia, limited life expectancy, advanced microvascular or macrovascular complications, extensive comorbid conditions, and those with longstanding diabetes in whom the general goal is difficult to attain despite diabetes self-management education, appropria...
Comorbid in Medical Technology

ALP Life Sciences, LLC Announces Nanoveson(TM) Patent Filing and Whitepaper Availability on Proposed Therapy for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Comorbid Diseases

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ALP Life Sciences, LLC (Company) today announced the Nanoveson(TM) patent has been filed and the Nanoveson(TM) whitepaper is available at www.ALPLifeSciences.com/wp . After completing initial research, the Company is pursuing clinical trials an...

Intra-Cellular Therapies Announces Successful Outcome of a Phase II Clinical Trial with ITI-007 in Patients with Sleep Maintenance Insomnia

...the continued development of ITI-007 in patients who suffer from Primary or comorbid Insomnia. Furthermore, these data serve to demonstrate the potential of IT...leep quality in patients with neuropsychiatric and neurologic disorders and comorbid sleep disorders. ABOUT ITI-007 ITI-007 is the Company's first-in-c...

More Than 200 Abstracts at ASH and SABCS Reveal Potential Compelling Patient Benefits From Novartis Oncology Current and Pipeline Therapies

...isk of complications, have pre-existing renal conditions, are elderly, have comorbid conditions, or are receiving medicinal products that depress renal function...isk of complications, have pre-existing renal conditions, are elderly, have comorbid conditions, or are receiving medicinal products that depress renal function...

TAXUS(R) Express(R) Stent Shows Similarly Low Re-Intervention Rates in Patients With Diabetes Compared to Non-Diabetics in Arrive Registry Program

...gher-risk group(1) and a lower-risk group. Due to a significant increase in comorbid risk factors in patients with diabetes compared to non-diabetics, multivari... 2.1%, p<0.001), reflecting the more advanced cardiac disease and increased comorbid risk factors associated with diabetes. While diabetes was shown to be an in...

Study Shows Use of AdvanDx's PNA FISH(TM) Test was Associated with an 82% Reduction in Intensive Care Unit Mortality Rates from Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections

...up, data were entered into the hospital's laboratory information system as usual. Medical records of enrolled patients were analyzed for demographics, comorbid conditions, location within the hospital, antimicrobial use, length of hospitalization, mortality, and other factors to understand the impact of the r...

Intermezzo(R) 3.5 mg Achieves Greater Early Bioavailability Than Ambien(R) 10 mg Despite 65% Lower Dose

...mmon sleep problems, affecting approximately one-third of the adult population. According to a recent epidemiological study ("Nocturnal awakenings and comorbid disorders in the American general population" -- Journal of Psychiatric Research [in press], Maurice M. Ohayon, MD, DSc, PhD.), nocturnal awakenings a...

Transcept Pharmaceuticals Announces Intent to Submit New Drug Application for Intermezzo(R) in Third Quarter 2008

...mmon sleep problems, affecting approximately one-third of the adult population. According to a recent epidemiological study ("Nocturnal awakenings and comorbid disorders in the American general population" -- Journal of Psychiatric Research (in press), Maurice M. Ohayon, MD, DSc, PhD.), nocturnal awakenings a...

CNS Response, Inc. Provides Review of Poster Session Delivered at the American Psychiatric Association 161st Annual Meeting

...ient-controlled case series studying the use of Referenced-EEG (rEEG(R)) to facilitate the medication selection for patients with eating disorders and comorbid depression. The study of eight female patients, conducted over up to a four-year period, demonstrated that rEEG successfully guided physician select...

Statement from the American Diabetes Association Related to ACCORD Trial Announcement

...t A1C goals may be appropriate for patients with a history of severe hypoglycemia, patients with limited life expectancies, children, individuals with comorbid conditions, and those with longstanding diabetes and minimal or stable microvascular complications." This recent announcement by ACCORD investigat...

Surgeons Find That Laparoscopic Banding Procedure Helps Overweight Adolescents Lose Weight and Improve Health

...laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in adolescents is the important weight loss: it's the weight loss of central fat which directly relates to the comorbid conditions associated with obesity. So this particular dataset shows that you lose central fat, and that for a large majority of our patients, their c...
Comorbid in Biological News

Genetic factors implicated in survival gap for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer

...rvival. "The findings from these two studies are important as they suggest a possible role for biologic factors such as genetics, hormonal factors, comorbid conditions and tumor biology in cancer disparities. A better understanding of all the factors that contribute are critical, so that continued progress...

Mental disorders are disorders of the brain

... early in life, before the age of 20. They are also associated across the life span with a high risk of developing complications and other so called comorbid disorders. Conservatively estimated 27% of the adult EU-population has been suffering from at least one mental disorder in the past 12 months, ...
Comorbid in Biological Technology

Intra-Cellular Therapies Reports Positive Final Results of a Phase II Clinical Trial with ITI-007 in Patients with Sleep Maintenance Insomnia

... "A majority of insomnia patients, especially the elderly and those with comorbid conditions, have difficulty staying asleep throughout the night," said Thom...mprove sleep in patients with neuropsychiatric and neurologic disorders and comorbid sleep disorders. ABOUT ITI-007 ITI-007 is the Company's first-i...

Global Psychiatrists Unite to Improve Services in Mental Health

...ion (WHO) to help improve the quality of life of persons affected by mental illness. --------------------------------- (i) Fleischhacker WW et al. comorbid Somatic Illness in Patients with Severe Mental Disorders: Clinical, Policy and Research Challenges. J Clin Psychiatry. 2008;69 (4):514-519. ...
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