Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Research Design: A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.Injections, Epidural: The injection of drugs, most often analgesics, into the spinal canal without puncturing the dura mater.Sports Medicine: The field of medicine concerned with physical fitness and the diagnosis and treatment of injuries sustained in exercise and sports activities.Disability Evaluation: Determination of the degree of a physical, mental, or emotional handicap. The diagnosis is applied to legal qualification for benefits and income under disability insurance and to eligibility for Social Security and workmen's compensation benefits.Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Empirical Research: The study, based on direct observation, use of statistical records, interviews, or experimental methods, of actual practices or the actual impact of practices or policies.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Activities of Daily Living: The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic: Works about clinical trials that involve at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Fluoroscopy: Production of an image when x-rays strike a fluorescent screen.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Patient Outcome AssessmentHealth Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Recovery of Function: A partial or complete return to the normal or proper physiologic activity of an organ or part following disease or trauma.Single-Blind Method: A method in which either the observer(s) or the subject(s) is kept ignorant of the group to which the subjects are assigned.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Spinal Stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal canal.Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Educational Measurement: The assessing of academic or educational achievement. It includes all aspects of testing and test construction.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Clinical Trials as Topic: Works about pre-planned studies of the safety, efficacy, or optimum dosage schedule (if appropriate) of one or more diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques selected according to predetermined criteria of eligibility and observed for predefined evidence of favorable and unfavorable effects. This concept includes clinical trials conducted both in the U.S. and in other countries.Pregnancy Outcome: Results of conception and ensuing pregnancy, including LIVE BIRTH; STILLBIRTH; SPONTANEOUS ABORTION; INDUCED ABORTION. The outcome may follow natural or artificial insemination or any of the various ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNIQUES, such as EMBRYO TRANSFER or FERTILIZATION IN VITRO.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Health Status Indicators: The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.Lumbosacral Region: Region of the back including the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, SACRUM, and nearby structures.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Physical Therapy Modalities: Therapeutic modalities frequently used in PHYSICAL THERAPY SPECIALTY by PHYSICAL THERAPISTS or physiotherapists to promote, maintain, or restore the physical and physiological well-being of an individual.Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.United StatesStroke: A group of pathological conditions characterized by sudden, non-convulsive loss of neurological function due to BRAIN ISCHEMIA or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Stroke is classified by the type of tissue NECROSIS, such as the anatomic location, vasculature involved, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. non-hemorrhagic nature. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)Curriculum: A course of study offered by an educational institution.Range of Motion, Articular: The distance and direction to which a bone joint can be extended. Range of motion is a function of the condition of the joints, muscles, and connective tissues involved. Joint flexibility can be improved through appropriate MUSCLE STRETCHING EXERCISES.Low Back Pain: Acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous SPRAINS AND STRAINS; INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; and other conditions.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Education, Dental: Use for articles concerning dental education in general.Evidence-Based Medicine: An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.Anesthetics, Local: Drugs that block nerve conduction when applied locally to nerve tissue in appropriate concentrations. They act on any part of the nervous system and on every type of nerve fiber. In contact with a nerve trunk, these anesthetics can cause both sensory and motor paralysis in the innervated area. Their action is completely reversible. (From Gilman AG, et. al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed) Nearly all local anesthetics act by reducing the tendency of voltage-dependent sodium channels to activate.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Intervertebral Disc Displacement: An INTERVERTEBRAL DISC in which the nucleus pulposus has protruded through surrounding fibrocartilage. This occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar region.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Psychometrics: Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.Patient Selection: Criteria and standards used for the determination of the appropriateness of the inclusion of patients with specific conditions in proposed treatment plans and the criteria used for the inclusion of subjects in various clinical trials and other research protocols.Clinical Protocols: Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Back Pain: Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Radiculopathy: Disease involving a spinal nerve root (see SPINAL NERVE ROOTS) which may result from compression related to INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; SPINAL CORD INJURIES; SPINAL DISEASES; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations include radicular pain, weakness, and sensory loss referable to structures innervated by the involved nerve root.Observer Variation: The failure by the observer to measure or identify a phenomenon accurately, which results in an error. Sources for this may be due to the observer's missing an abnormality, or to faulty technique resulting in incorrect test measurement, or to misinterpretation of the data. Two varieties are inter-observer variation (the amount observers vary from one another when reporting on the same material) and intra-observer variation (the amount one observer varies between observations when reporting more than once on the same material).Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Health Literacy: Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.Nerve Block: Interruption of NEURAL CONDUCTION in peripheral nerves or nerve trunks by the injection of a local anesthetic agent (e.g., LIDOCAINE; PHENOL; BOTULINUM TOXINS) to manage or treat pain.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Steroids: A group of polycyclic compounds closely related biochemically to TERPENES. They include cholesterol, numerous hormones, precursors of certain vitamins, bile acids, alcohols (STEROLS), and certain natural drugs and poisons. Steroids have a common nucleus, a fused, reduced 17-carbon atom ring system, cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene. Most steroids also have two methyl groups and an aliphatic side-chain attached to the nucleus. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Lumbar Vertebrae: VERTEBRAE in the region of the lower BACK below the THORACIC VERTEBRAE and above the SACRAL VERTEBRAE.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Exercise Therapy: A regimen or plan of physical activities designed and prescribed for specific therapeutic goals. Its purpose is to restore normal musculoskeletal function or to reduce pain caused by diseases or injuries.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Great BritainElectronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Public Health Nursing: A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.Reproductive Health: The physical condition of human reproductive systems.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Health Occupations: Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Nursing Assessment: Evaluation of the nature and extent of nursing problems presented by a patient for the purpose of patient care planning.Health Benefit Plans, Employee: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)National Institutes of Health (U.S.): An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.Geriatric Assessment: Evaluation of the level of physical, physiological, or mental functioning in the older population group.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Health Planning Guidelines: Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Family Health: The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.EnglandHealth Care Coalitions: Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.Community Mental Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Health Services, Indigenous: Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.Women's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Reproductive Health Services: Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Chi-Square Distribution: A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.Allied Health Personnel: Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.Health Records, Personal: Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.Odds Ratio: The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.Survival Analysis: A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.Environmental Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Men's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.School Health Services: Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.Adolescent Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.Policy Making: The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.Feasibility Studies: Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.Social Justice: An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.Survival Rate: The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Linear Models: Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)International Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.Residence Characteristics: Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.Comprehensive Health Care: Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.Social Class: A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.Social Support: Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.Health Planning Support: Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.Process Assessment (Health Care): An evaluation procedure that focuses on how care is delivered, based on the premise that there are standards of performance for activities undertaken in delivering patient care, in which the specific actions taken, events occurring, and human interactions are compared with accepted standards.Smoking: Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.Patient Education as Topic: The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.

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New radiotracer shows early treatment response for patients with lung cancer. Cancer Network SearchMedica. Topics: ARS 2015. Breast Cancer. Colorectal Cancer. Lung Cancer. Prostate Cancer. Browse All Topics All Topics ARS 2015 Breast Cancer Colorectal Cancer Leukemia & Lymphoma Lung Cancer Melanoma Prostate Cancer. Cancer Network SearchMedica. Topics: ARS 2015. Breast Cancer. Colorectal Cancer. Lung Cancer. Prostate Cancer. Browse All Topics All Topics ARS 2015 Breast Cancer Colorectal Cancer Leukemia & Lymphoma Lung Cancer Melanoma Prostate Cancer. New radiotracer shows early treatment response for patients with lung cancer. New radiotracer shows early treatment response for patients with lung cancer. In all patients, baseline lesion uptake of F-FLT on PET/CT was concordant with the staging FDG PET/CT. The maximum standard uptake value SUVmax of the primary tumor was on average 2.2 times greater on baseline F-FDG scans than on baseline F-FLT scans. F-FLT uptake in tumors was observed on five of nine on-treat...
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*  An Open Label Study of a Peptide Vaccine in Patients With Stage III Colon Cancer - Tabular View - Cl
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*  Diabetes Linked With Worse Long-Term Outcomes Following Heart Surgery | STS
Diabetes Linked With Worse Long-Term Outcomes Following Heart Surgery. STS. Skip to Content Skip to Navigation. Login. Diabetes Linked With Worse Long-Term Outcomes Following Heart Surgery. Increasing incidence of diabetes presents global clinical and economic challenges Chicago – Patients with diabetes mellitus have worse long-term outcomes and higher associated costs following coronary artery bypass grafting CABG surgery than patients without diabetes, according to a study in the June 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Although the study was conducted at a single institution in Beijing, China, the increasing prevalence of diabetes is a growing problem worldwide that has many health care professionals concerned. “In China, nearly 114 million adults 11.6% have diabetes,” said lead study author Heng Zhang, MD, from Fuwai Hospital. “In the United States, the rate is nearly the same at 11.3% or about 25.6 million adults.” Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke and is the 7th leading cau...
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*  First Line Therapy for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
... First Line Therapy for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer This study has been terminated. Participants who initiated other anticancer therapy prior to progression were censored at the time when new anticancer therapy was initiated. as the time between the start of a complete response CR or partial response PR and the start of progressive disease PD or patient death from any cause, whichever occurred first. Participants who had initiated other anticancer therapy prior to progression were censored at the time when new anticancer therapy was initiated. as the time between the start of a complete response CR or partial response PR and the start of progressive disease PD or patient death from any cause, whichever occurred first. Participants who had initiated other anticancer therapy prior to progression were censored at the time when new anticancer therapy was initiated. No prior chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer At least 12 months between completion of adjuvant chemotherapy and the diagnosis of ...
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*  A Randomized, Controlled, Open Label Trial Comparing the Ischemic Preconditioning Effects of Ticagre
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*  Late radiation morbidity following randomization to preoperative versus postoperative radiotherapy i
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*  Stem cell gene expression programs influence clinical outcome in human leukemia. | Broad Institute o
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*  Effects of the Intensity of Immunosuppressive Therapy on Outcome of Treatment for CMV Disease in Org
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*  Chapter 1 Required Surveys for Impact Outcome Evaluation
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*  Surgical Treatment Provides New Option for Some Colorectal Cancer Patients
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*  Short-term Endocrine Therapy Prior to and During Radiation Therapy Improves Overall Survival in Pati
... ents with T1b – T2b Adenocarcinomas of the Prostate and PSA. Cancer Types. Cancer Types. Short-term Endocrine Therapy Prior to and During Radiation Therapy Improves Overall Survival in Patients with T1b – T2b Adenocarcinomas of the Prostate and PSA. Multiple studies have demonstrated that patients with high- and intermediate-risk disease may achieve improved biochemical failure-free survival, disease specific survival, and overall survival with addition of androgen ablation treatment to radiation. Ten-year overall survival was 62% in the group receiving androgen ablation treatment, and 57% in the group not, with a hazard ratio for death in the radiotherapy alone group of 1.17 p = 0.03. Ten-year disease specific survival was 96% in the group receiving androgen ablation, versus 93% in the radiotherapy alone group p 0.01, with a hazard ratio of 1.84. Overall survival, disease specific survival, and biochemical failure free survival were impacted most significantly by the addition of androgen ablation in the ...
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Monthly Archives: March 2014 Post navigation. Newer posts → What Are the Potential Side Effects of Iron Therapy. Posted on. March 3, 2014. by. pediatriceducationmin. Patient Presentation A 15-month-old caucasian male came to clinic for his health supervision visit. He was developing and growing normally and his parents had no concerns. He was taking a mixed diet appropriate for his age with ~20 ounces of whole milk daily. The pertinent physical exam showed a healthy appearing male with growth parameters at the 75% and a normal examination. His screening laboratory evaluation showed a hemoglobin of 10.6 mg/dL. The new intern wasn’t sure how to manage the diagnosis of anemia and asked about how much iron to prescribe. His medical record review noted a normal neonatal screening test and normal complete blood count at birth done because of a maternal fever. After discussion with her attending physician, they decided that this presumably was iron deficiency anemia, and they would treat with supplemental iron for 1...
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We believe that, other parameters like visual acuity, presence of hemorrhage associated with the lesion, lesion size and FA staining pattern when needed are all also important for assessment of neovascular AMD activity. PARAMETER GRADING SCORE Hemorrhage Amount of hemorrhage associated with the lesion No hemorrhage 0 decreased 1 Same amount 2 increased 3 OCT Subretinal fluid / retinal thickening / PED None 0 Decreased 1 Any amount at beginning / Stable 2 Increased 3 Visual assessment Objective Increased 0 No change 1 Decreased 2 Visual assessment Subjective Increased 0 No change 1 Decreased 2 FA Staining pattern No staining/window defect 0 Staining of scar tissue/PED 1 Late leakage 2 Size of the lesion Lesion area in FA Decreased 0 Beginning size / Stable 1 Increased 2 Table 1: Clinical Activity Scoring for neovascular AMD lesions Apart from FA staining pattern, all of the other assessments are based on the changes same- baseline/increased/decreased in each parameter and given a number to define the activity....
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*  Randomized Phase III Trial of Radical Radiotherapy with Concurrent Carbogen and Nicotinamide in Loca
... lly-advanced Bladder Cancer. Cancer Types. Cancer Types. Randomized Phase III Trial of Radical Radiotherapy with Concurrent Carbogen and Nicotinamide in Locally-advanced Bladder Cancer Reviewer: Charles B. A recently published phase II trial demonstrated excellent local control of muscle invasive bladder transition cell carcinoma without a significant increase in acute or late treatment toxicity with this treatment combination. Among patients randomized to the RT+CN arm, compliance with nicotinamide was 70% and compliance with carbogen administration was 85%. Local relapse-free survival also trended high for patients in the RT+CN arm 74% versus 63%, p = 0.11. Disease-free survival and relapse-free survival were higher in the RT+CN arm but did not reach significance, possibly due to the study being underpowered. This study demonstrated an overall survival benefit without a significant benefit in local control for patients receiving carbogen and nicotinamide. As no chemotherapy was administered, the lack of...
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*  Further Data on Stentys Self Apposing Stent Reinforces Strength of Clinical Results
... Employer:. Login. Post Jobs. Job Seeker:. Login. Sign Up. Home. News. Jobs. Career Resources. Hotbeds. Career Fairs. Events. Company Profiles. Investors. Search Life Sciences Jobs. Search Job Title Only. Radius: Miles. Km 80.5. News. News By Subject. News by Disease. News By Date. Search News. Get Our FREE Industry eNewsletter email:. Further Data on Stentys Self-Apposing Stent Reinforces Strength of Clinical Results. Tweet. 5/23/2013 8:45:07 AM Staying up-to-date has never been simpler. Sign up for the free GenePool newsletter today. PRINCETON, N.J. & PARIS, May 22, 2013 BUSINESS WIRE -- STENTYS FR0010949404 - STNT, a medical technology company commercializing in Europe the world's first and only Self-Apposing R Stent to treat acute myocardial infarction AMI, announced today new one-year data from the APPOSITION III clinical trial at the international EuroPCR conference in Paris. APPOSITION III was designed to assess the long-term performance of STENTYS Self-Apposing Stents in routine clinical practice ...
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*  Study finds dramatic improvement in blood-sugar control among diabetes patients
... Click to Print. Study finds dramatic improvement in blood-sugar control among diabetes patients. NEW YORK Control of A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol among patients with diabetes has improved markedly, but more room for improvement remains, according to a new study. 15 issue of the journal Diabetes Care, found that from 1988 to 2010, the number of people with diabetes able to meet or exceed measures of A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol which together indicate good diabetes management rose from 2% to 19%. More than half of people met each individual goal in 2010. However, we see a lot of room for improvement for everyone, but particularly for younger people and some minority groups. According to 2007-2010 data, 53% of Americans with diabetes met A1C goals, compared with 43% in 1988-1994; 51% met blood pressure goals, compared with 33% in 1988-1994; and 56% met cholesterol goals, compared with 10% in 1988-1994. Nevertheless, blood glucose control was found to be worse among Mexican-Americans and young...
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*  Randomized Phase III Trial of Radical Radiotherapy with Concurrent Carbogen and Nicotinamide in Loca
... lly-advanced Bladder Cancer. Cancer Types. Cancer Types. Randomized Phase III Trial of Radical Radiotherapy with Concurrent Carbogen and Nicotinamide in Locally-advanced Bladder Cancer Reviewer: Charles B. A recently published phase II trial demonstrated excellent local control of muscle invasive bladder transition cell carcinoma without a significant increase in acute or late treatment toxicity with this treatment combination. Among patients randomized to the RT+CN arm, compliance with nicotinamide was 70% and compliance with carbogen administration was 85%. Local relapse-free survival also trended high for patients in the RT+CN arm 74% versus 63%, p = 0.11. This study demonstrated an overall survival benefit without a significant benefit in local control for patients receiving carbogen and nicotinamide. As no chemotherapy was administered, the lack of benefit in local control in patients treated with localized radiation therapy is unclear, particularly in light of a demonstrated survival benefit. Howeve...
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*  OncoLink - Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
... Large Text Treatment after lumpectomy in small estrogen negative tumors Treatment after lumpectomy in small estrogen negative tumors Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," My wife has undergone a lumpectomy for a 0.8cm nodule, sentinel lymph nodes were clear. Is there as clear a course of therapy in these cases as there is for the er/pr positive patients. The first and most important treatment is surgical resection lumpectomy of the breast cancer which has been completed. However, the risk of local recurrence after a lumpectomy is quite high and radiation therapy to the breast is certainly indicated. A consultation with a radiation oncologist to discuss this therapy should be arranged for all patients after a lumpectomy. Most of the existing data assessing the benefit of chemotherapy is in patients with primary tumors larger than one centimeter. Of course, each patient's situation is assessed individually, but most women with a primary tumor that small do not gain a tremendous benefit from systemic chemotherap...
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*  The Firing Line Forums - View Single Post - Single Stage vs Turret press for beginners
... Thread : Single Stage vs Turret press for beginners View Single Post. Aguila Blanca Senior Member. Quote: Originally Posted by paulcissa Although you expect to turn out rounds faster via progressive, I'd caution about making your first press a multi-station/progressive. The Lee Turret Press or Classic Turret Press -- same thing with a cast iron base is NOT a progressive. It's somewhere between a single stage and a progressive, and it offers two ways to use it. The 4-hole Turret Press has auto-indexing. If you use that, the turret rotates 1/4 turn with each stroke of the handle, so you install a 4-die set and with four strokes of the handle you have loaded ONE round. For each pull of the handle, there is only one operation being performed, and three dies are doing nothing. On a progressive, something happens at each station on every pull. You can also remove the auto-index and run the Turret Press as a single stage -- the turret doesn't advance when you pull the handle. I'm another fan of the Lee Turret P...
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*  MRC Technology Enters Into an Exclusive License Agreement With... (business model.
Cached Biology Technology: X-BODY BioSciences to Present Novel Methods of Selecting for Antibodies Against Targets on Live Cells at CHI's Protein Engineering Summit 2 Neogen launches the fastest molecular pathogen test 2 Upsher-Smith Currently Recruiting People With Epilepsy To Evaluate Investigational Rescue Treatment For Seizure Clusters 2 Upsher-Smith Currently Recruiting People With Epilepsy To Evaluate Investigational Rescue Treatment For Seizure Clusters 3 Upsher-Smith Currently Recruiting People With Epilepsy To Evaluate Investigational Rescue Treatment For Seizure Clusters 4 Upsher-Smith Currently Recruiting People With Epilepsy To Evaluate Investigational Rescue Treatment For Seizure Clusters 5. X-BODY BioSciences to Present Novel Methods of Selecting for Antibodies Against Targets on Live Cells at CHI's Protein Engineering Summit Neogen launches the fastest molecular pathogen test Upsher-Smith Currently Recruiting People With Epilepsy To Evaluate Investigational Rescue Treatment For Seizure Clusters...
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*  Weak spot of parasitic worms attacked to cure tropica... ( Researchers are developing new drug ...)
Cached Biology News: Study shows that suffocating head lice works in new treatment 2 78 scientists elected to the American Academy of Microbiology 2 78 scientists elected to the American Academy of Microbiology 3 78 scientists elected to the American Academy of Microbiology 4 USC chosen for $25 million NSF center 2 USC chosen for $25 million NSF center 3. Breaking Biology Technology: xG Health Solutions Launches New Platform for Hospitals, Clinics and Health Plans 2 Oramed to Present at the Aegis Capital Growth Conference 2 Oramed to Present at the Aegis Capital Growth Conference 3 The Masonry Heater Association of North America Receives News About A New York Couple Who Saved Considerable Money Heating Their Home With A Wood Fired Masonry Heater 2 Resverlogix Announces Voting Results 2. Cached Biology Technology: X-BODY BioSciences to Present Novel Methods of Selecting for Antibodies Against Targets on Live Cells at CHI's Protein Engineering Summit 2 Neogen launches the fastest molecular pathogen test 2 Upshe...
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*  Frost & Sullivan Recognizes TATAA Biocenter's Complete, Best-in-Class Services for Analyzing Geneti.
Cached Biology News: Study shows that suffocating head lice works in new treatment 2 78 scientists elected to the American Academy of Microbiology 2 78 scientists elected to the American Academy of Microbiology 3 78 scientists elected to the American Academy of Microbiology 4 USC chosen for $25 million NSF center 2 USC chosen for $25 million NSF center 3. Breaking Biology Technology: xG Health Solutions Launches New Platform for Hospitals, Clinics and Health Plans 2 Oramed to Present at the Aegis Capital Growth Conference 2 Oramed to Present at the Aegis Capital Growth Conference 3 The Masonry Heater Association of North America Receives News About A New York Couple Who Saved Considerable Money Heating Their Home With A Wood Fired Masonry Heater 2 Resverlogix Announces Voting Results 2. Cached Biology Technology: X-BODY BioSciences to Present Novel Methods of Selecting for Antibodies Against Targets on Live Cells at CHI's Protein Engineering Summit 2 Neogen launches the fastest molecular pathogen test 2 Upshe...
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*  Long-Term Follow-Up of Patients Who Have Participated in Children's Oncology Group Studies - Full Te
... xt View - ClinicalTrials.gov. Long-Term Follow-Up of Patients Who Have Participated in Children's Oncology Group Studies This study is currently recruiting participants. Primary Outcome Measures: Percentage of patients enrolled Percentage of patients in which long-term 20+ years contact is maintained Percentage of eligible patients located who were lost to follow-up Percentage of located patients enrolled Differences between participants and non-participants will be examined annually, in terms of demographic age, sex, ethnicity and clinical characteristics primary diagnosis, therapeutic protocol, time since diagnosis, treating institution. Patients are asked to complete a patient response form, verify information provided in packet, update contact information, and complete a Health Status Update Form. Other: Questionnaire Administration Complete patient response form and Health Status Update Form Procedure: Assessment of Therapy Complications Complete patient response form and Health Status Update Form. P...
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*  Comparative Safety Study of New Sinecort Formulation Versus Positive Control - Tabular View - Clinic
... alTrials.gov. Comparative Safety Study of New Sinecort Formulation Versus Positive Control This study has been completed. Sponsor: Bayer Information provided by Responsible Party : Bayer. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00885937 First received: April 21, 2009 Last updated: June 20, 2014 Last verified: June 2014 History of Changes. Primary Completion Date May 2009 final data collection date for primary outcome measure. Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE submitted: April 21, 2009. Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE. Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00885937 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site. Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE submitted: April 21, 2009. Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE. Not Provided. Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE. Not Provided. Comparative Safety Study of New Sinecort Formulation Versus Positive Control. Single-blind, Randomized, Controlled, Single Center Trial to Evaluate the Skin Irritation Potential of a New Topical Formulation by Means of an ...
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*  Herceptin Trials Usher in New Era in Adjuvant Therapy | Cancer Network
Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer. The joint analysis is on data from 3,351 patients: 1,736 women in NSABP-B31 and 1,615 women in NCCTG-N9831. In NSABP-B31, paclitaxel was given at 175 mg/m 2 every 3 weeks for four cycles; in NCCTG-N9831, paclitaxel was given at 80 mg/m 2 every week for 12 cycles. The study arm for the joint analysis, therefore, was AC followed by paclitaxel plus trastuzumab, and the control arm was AC followed by paclitaxel. Unprecedented Results Findings of the first interim intent-to-treat analysis of 395 DFS events were dramatic: Use of trastuzumab reduced the overall risk of local recurrence at 3 years by 52% hazard ratio = 0.48, 2P = 3 ´ 10 -12, with 261 recurrences in women on chemotherapy alone vs 134 in those on trastuzumab. The absolute reduction in risk of recurrence by Kaplan-Meier analysis was 12% with trastuzumab at 3 years, and 18% at 4 years. The estimated absolute reduction in risk with trastuzumab was 9% at 3 years and 16% at 4 years. Cardiac Risk While chemotherap...
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*  Neck Lift Hernia Doctor Answers, Q&A, Tips - RealSelf
... Warning: You do not have JavaScript enabled. Parts of this website will not display or function properly. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript. For Doctors Join Sign in. . Treatments. Video. Find a Doctor. Ask a Doctor. Write a Review. For Doctors. Sign In. Join. Search. Treatments. Neck Lift. Q A. Neck Lift Q A. Ask a doctor. Reviews 520. Pictures 1355. Videos 153. Q A 972. Forum 28. Guides. Cost. Hernia + Neck Lift. Narrow 1 question by:. All - Before or After Before After. All - Age age 17 or under age 18-24 age 25-34 age 35-44 age 45-54 age 55-64 age 65-74. All - Condition crepey skin double chin excess skin lines loose skin lumps neck bands pain sagging scar scarring swelling tightness turkey neck wrinkles. All - Post-Op 1 month post-op 1 week post-op 1 year post-op 11 months post-op 18 months post-op 2 months post-op 2 weeks post-op 2 years post-op 3 months post-op 3 weeks post-op 4 months post-op 5 months post-op 6 months post-op 6 weeks post-op 9 months post-op. Sort by:. Most visite...
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*  Errata-Therapeutic Choices - CPhA
... Errata-Therapeutic Choices. Errata-Therapeutic Choices. Errata-Therapeutic Choices for Minor Ailments. Errata-Therapeutic Choices Errors and their corrections for CPhA's Compendium of Therapeutic Choices. Please print and insert into your copy of Compendium of Therapeutic Choices, 7th edition. Please print and insert into your copy of Compendium of Therapeutic Choices, 7th edition. Please print and insert into your copy of Compendium of Therapeutic Choices, 7th edition. Please print and insert into your copy of Compendium of Therapeutic Choices, 7th edition. Please print and insert into your copy of Compendium of Therapeutic Choices, 7th edition. Correction in Chapter 35, Hypertension, Table 6, p. 472 For trandolapril/verapamil, the paragraph on inotropic effects in the Drug Interactions column should read: Additive negative inotropic effects with amiodarone, beta-blockers, digoxin. A corrected version is provided below. Please print and insert into your copy of Therapeutic Choices, 6th edition. Correcti...
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*  Brazilian Butt Lift DD Cup Doctor Answers, Q&A, Tips - RealSelf
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*  .. About Us .. Borg4x4 – Bucks and Oxon 4×4 Response Group.
About Us Borg4x4 – Bucks and Oxon 4×4 Response Group. We’re an unusual combination of a local response group and a regular 4×4 club. This means that when weather or other situation means that the local authorities need our help, we are on hand with vehicles, training and experience to provide help where its needed, and when not involved in that, we get together for 4×4-related events of all varieties. Emergency response As many of you will be aware the club’s name is derived from the volunteer stand-by service that we operate at the behest of Bucks County Council’s Emergency Planning team. The Emergency Planning Team based at County Hall in Aylesbury are responsible for co-ordinating the County’s response to civil emergencies anywhere in Bucks. Obviously in the case of a major incident involving a serious threat to life, the response will be in tandem with the front-line emergency services. However for a number of years the County has maintained and supported several volunteer groups whose services coul...
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*  Ultherapy Damage Doctor Answers, Q&A, Tips - RealSelf
... Parts of this website will not display or function properly. For Doctors Join Sign in. Treatments. Find a Doctor. Ask a Doctor. For Doctors. Treatments. Ultherapy. Ultherapy Q A. Ask a doctor. Damage + Ultherapy. All - Condition double chin droopy fat lines loose skin nerve damage numb pain ptosis puffiness sagging side effects swelling swollen wrinkles. All - Post-Op 1 day post-op 1 month post-op 1 week post-op 1 year post-op 2 days post-op 2 months post-op 2 weeks post-op 3 days post-op 3 months post-op 3 weeks post-op 4 days post-op 4 months post-op 6 months post-op 6 weeks post-op 7 months post-op. What is Damaged by Ulthera During the Treatment Process. What is it that is damaged under the skin during the Ulthera treatment process. READ MORE. I had Ultherapy done 9 months ago. READ MORE. I had Ultherapy done 8 months ago and I had nerve trauma. The right side of my lip is noticeably droopingI Aso have other damage but the lip on one side seems to have the most.I was told by a doctor that is... READ ...
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*  S0331: Imatinib Mesylate in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Unresectable Merkel Cell Cancer - F
Patients must have measurable disease; all measurable lesions must be assessed by physical examination, CT or MRI scan or plain X-ray within 28 days prior to registration; tests to assess non-measurable disease must be performed within 42 days prior to registration Patients with symptomatic, unstable or untreated brain metastases are not eligible; previous treatment must have been completed at least 28 days prior to registration Patients must have a Zubrod performance status of 0-2 Patients must not have received radiotherapy, chemotherapy, biologic therapy or any other investigational drug for any reason within 28 days prior to registration; all toxicities from prior treatment must have been resolved in the opinion of the treating investigator ; patients whose only disease is within a previous radiation therapy port must demonstrate clearly progressive disease prior to registration; patients must have resolution of all toxicities from any prior therapy to = grade 1 CTCAE version 3.0 ; patients must not have ...
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*  Labiaplasty Repair Doctor Answers, Q&A, Tips - RealSelf
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*  Genetic Analysis in Identifying Late-Occurring Complications in Childhood Cancer Survivors - Full Te
Verified September 2015 by Children's Oncology Group Sponsor: Children's Oncology Group Collaborator: National Cancer Institute NCI Information provided by Responsible Party : Children's Oncology Group. Further study details as provided by Children's Oncology Group:. To identify key adverse events developing in patients cases with a primary cancer diagnosed at age 21 or younger. Jude Children's Research Hospital as per the requirements; please note: if a patient is currently receiving active cancer treatment, it is preferable to obtain the blood sample at a time when the patient's white blood cell WBC is 2,000 Written informed consent from the patient and/or the patient's legally authorized guardian In active follow up by a COG institution; active follow up will be defined as date of last visit or contact by a COG institution within the past 24 months; any type of contact, including contact specifically for participation in ALTE03N1, qualifies as active follow-up; please note: treatment on a COG or legacy gro...
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*  www.biomedcentral.com - Table
... Table 1. Phase II trials of sorafenib in DTC. Trial. Efficacy Results. Grade ≥ 3 AEs in ≥ 5%. of Patients. Other. Single-arm trial. N = 55 total;. n = 47 DTC. mPFS = 84 weeks*. SD = 53.3% †. PR = 23.3% †. DCR = 76.6% †. OS = 140 weeks †. Hypertension 13%, hand-foot syndrome 10%, rash 10%, weight loss 10%, diarrhea 7%, elevated LFTs 7% ‡. • Dose reduction due to AEs was required in 47% of patients initial analysis. • Median duration of treatment at initial analysis 30 of 55 patients accrued = 27 weeks. • BRAF genotyping n = 16 : mPFS = 84+ weeks in DTC patients with BRAF V600E, compared with 54 weeks in those with BRAF wt P = 0.028. Single-arm component chemotherapy-naive patients with DTC of two-arm trial N = 56 total; n = 41 DTC. mPFS = 65 weeks*. SD = 57%*. PR = 15%*. DCR = 72%*. Fatigue, HSFR 11% each ; weight loss, skin rash, hypertension, diarrhea, stomatitis, tongue/tooth pain, abdominal/rectal pain, proximal myopathy, back pain, general pain, hand/foot pain, arthralgia, colon perforation 5% each. ...
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*  Clinical Trial COGALTE03N1 - Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Jude Children's Research Hospital as per the requirements; please note: if a patient is currently receiving active cancer treatment, it is preferable to obtain the blood sample at a time when the patient's white blood cell WBC is 2,000 Written informed consent from the patient and/or the patient's legally authorized guardian In active follow up by a COG institution; active follow up will be defined as date of last visit or contact by a COG institution within the past 24 months; any type of contact, including contact specifically for participation in ALTE03N1, qualifies as active follow-up; please note: treatment on a COG or legacy group therapeutic protocol for the primary cancer is NOT required ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA CONTROLS CONTROL: Diagnosis of primary cancer at age 21 or younger, irrespective of current age CONTROLS: No prior history of allogeneic non-autologous hematopoietic cell transplant CONTROLS: No clinical evidence of any of the following key adverse events: Cardiac dysfunction CD ; please note: if ...
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*  Labiaplasty Advantage Doctor Answers, Q&A, Tips - RealSelf
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*  Surgical Follow-up and Outcomes sub-cluster 10
Clinicopathological characteristics and long-term outcomes of colorectal cancer in elderly Chinese patients ... PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the clinicopathological characteristics and outcomes of Chinese colorectal cancer CRC patients aged 75 years and older undergoing potentially curative surgery. METHODS: A total of 2,482 CRC patients at TNM stage I-III undergoing surgical treatment between 1995 and 2005 were evaluated, and patients ... Long-term clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusions in ... The aim of this study was to evaluate indications for emergency surgery in patients 80 years of age with PD. Mortality and complications in elderly patients undergoing cardiac surgery. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to analyze postoperative complications, mortality, and related factors of elderly patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Clinical-surgical data, postoperative complications, and mortality were ... The aim of this study is to assess the...
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*  Thermage 5 Months Post-op Doctor Answers, Q&A, Tips - RealSelf
... Warning: You do not have JavaScript enabled. Parts of this website will not display or function properly. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript. For Doctors Join Sign in. . Treatments. Video. Find a Doctor. Ask a Doctor. Write a Review. For Doctors. Sign In. Join. Search. Treatments. Thermage. Q A. Thermage Q A. Ask a doctor. Reviews 345. Pictures 88. Videos 11. Q A 410. Forum 19. Guides. Cost. 5 Months Post-op + Thermage. Narrow 2 questions by:. All - Before or After Before After. All - Condition cellulite crepey skin droopy eye bags fine lines hooding laxity loose loose skin pain sagging side effects stretch marks turkey neck wrinkles. All - Post-Op 3 days post-op 4 months post-op 6 months post-op. All - Gender female male. Sort by:. Most visited. Recent. Answers. . 5 mths post Thermage to face, I have side effects that include, swelling,creeping sensation in eyes and gaunt, wrinkly skin. I had thermage procedure on whole face 12/20/13. I was told not bad side effects at all??. Since then, ...
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*  An Eight-week Randomized,Double-blind Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Fixed-dose Combin
... ations of T80+A5 Versus A5 Monotherapy in Patients With Hypertension Who Fail to Respond Adequately to Treatment With A5 Monotherapy - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov. Skip to Main Content. A service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health Example: "Heart attack" AND "Los Angeles" Search for studies:. Advanced Search. Help. Studies by Topic. Glossary. Find Studies. Basic Search. Advanced Search. See Studies by Topic. See Studies on Map. How to Search. How to Use Search Results. How to Find Results of Studies. How to Read a Study Record. About Clinical Studies. Learn About Clinical Studies. Other Sites About Clinical Studies. Glossary of Common Site Terms. Submit Studies. Why Should I Register and Submit Results. FDAAA 801 Requirements. How to Apply for an Account. How to Register Your Study. How to Edit Your Study Record. How to Submit Your Results. Frequently Asked Questions. Support Materials. Training Materials. Resources. Selected Publications. Clinical Alerts and Advisories. RSS Feeds. Trends, ...
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*  Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors
... 'Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors' 'RECIST' is a set of published rules that define when tumors in cancer patients improve "respond", stay the same "stabilize", or worsen "progress" during treatment. The criteria were published in February 2000 by an international collaboration including the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer EORTC, National Cancer Institute of the United States, and the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group. Today, the majority of clinical trials evaluating cancer treatments for objective response in solid tumors use RECIST. These criteria were developed and published in February 2000, and subsequently updated in 2009. They are specifically NOT meant to determine whether patients have improved or not, as these are tumor-centric, not patient centric criteria. This distinction must be made by both the treating physicians and the cancer patients themselves. It is not intended that these RECIST guidelines play a role in that decision m...
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*  A Study To Evaluate The Safety And Tolerability Of PF-03882845 In Patients With Type 2 Diabetic Neph
... ropathy - Tabular View - ClinicalTrials.gov. A Study To Evaluate The Safety And Tolerability Of PF-03882845 In Patients With Type 2 Diabetic Nephropathy This study has been terminated. Sponsor: Pfizer Information provided by Responsible Party : Pfizer. Study Results. Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE submitted: September 24, 2013. Change From Baseline in Serum Potassium at Day 8 Baseline value calculated as the average of -24 hours pre-dose measurement on Day -1 and 0 hours immediately pre-dose measurement on Day 1. Day 8 value calculated was average of 0 hours immediately pre-dose measurements on Day 7 and 8. Change From Baseline in Serum Potassium at Day 15 Baseline value calculated as the average of -24 hours pre-dose measurement on Day -1 and 0 hours immediately pre-dose measurement on Day 1. Day 15 value calculated was average of 0 hours immediately pre-dose measurement on Day 14 and measurement obtained prior to discharge on Day 15. Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE submitted: December 6,...
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*  A Study to Assess Cardiovascular Outcomes Following Treatment With Omarigliptin (MK-3102) in Partici
Secondary Outcome Measures: Time to first composite CV endpoint of confirmed CV-related death, nonfatal MI, and nonfatal stroke Stage 1 Time to first event for each of the individual CV endpoints: confirmed CV-related death, MI fatal + nonfatal, stroke fatal + nonfatal, and unstable angina requiring hospitalization Stage 1 Time to all-cause mortality Stage 1 Change from baseline in A1C at Week 156 Change from baseline in fasting plasma glucose FPG at 4 months Percentage of participants achieving a target A1C 7.0 % 53 mmol/mol at 4 months Time to initiation of long-term insulin therapy long-term insulin therapy is defined as a continuous period of insulin use of more than 3 months in participants not receiving insulin at baseline Change from baseline in FPG at Week 18 in a sub-study of participants taking insulin with or without metformin Period 1 Percentage of participants achieving a target A1C 7.0 % 53 mmol/mol at Week 18 in a sub-study of participants taking insulin with or without metformin Period 1 Perce...
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*  prilosec long term effects - MedHelp
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*  Leupold VX I vs VX II vs VX III
... New Posts. Firearm Discussions Forum. Optics, Mounts, and Sights. Leupold VX I vs VX II vs VX III. Welcome to GunSite. Thread: Leupold VX I vs VX II vs VX III. View Profile. View Forum Posts. Private Message. Join Date Dec 2008 Location Dubben Age 44 Posts 946. Leupold VX I vs VX II vs VX III. Reply With Quote. View Profile. View Forum Posts. Private Message. Join Date Feb 2009 Age 38 Posts 845. Re: Leupold VX I vs VX II vs VX III All Leupold scopes are impact tested to the same level. Reply With Quote. View Profile. View Forum Posts. Private Message. Join Date May 2010 Location Pretoria Age 35 Posts 782. Re: Leupold VX I vs VX II vs VX III According to Leupold the VxIII's lenses are also more scratch resistant thanks to Diamondcoat. Reply With Quote. View Profile. View Forum Posts. Private Message. Join Date Dec 2008 Location Dubben Age 44 Posts 946. Join Date Oct 2010 Location Southern California, USA Posts 864. Re: Leupold VX I vs VX II vs VX III I have an older 3-9 VX-2 on my 340 weatherby. Re: Leupo...
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*  Patente US6261242 - Biopsy sampler - Google Patentes
... . . . . Patentes. The invention features an assembly for taking a biopsy sample from a site within the body of a patient. The assembly includes a resecting device having a cutter near its distal end for resecting and containing a tissue sample and a sheath exterior to the resecting device and sized to be present within... . . . . . Fecha de prioridad 31 Mar 1995. Tarifa Pagadas. . DE69632906D1,. DE69632906T2,. EP0818975A1,. EP0818975A4,. EP0818975B1,. US5928163,. WO1996029945A1. . Inventores Troy W. Roberts,. Bruce H. Diamond. Cesionario original Boston Scientific Corporation. Exportar cita BiBTeX,. EndNote,. RefMan. Citas de patentes 11,. Citada por 75,. Clasificaciones 30,. Eventos legales 7. Enlaces externos:. USPTO,. . Espacenet. Biopsy sampler US 6261242 B1 Resumen The invention features an assembly for taking a biopsy sample from a site within the body of a patient. The assembly includes a resecting device having a cutter near its distal end for resecting and containing a tissue sample and a sheath...
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*  Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of Oshadi D and Oshadi R for Cancer Treatment - Full Text View
... - ClinicalTrials.gov. National Institutes of Health Example: "Heart attack" AND "Los Angeles" Search for studies:. Find Studies. How to Find Results of Studies. About Clinical Studies. Learn About Clinical Studies. Submit Studies. ClinicalTrials.gov Background. Find Studies Study Record Detail. Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of Oshadi D and Oshadi R for Cancer Treatment This study has been completed. Sponsor: Oshadi Drug Administration Information provided by Responsible Party : Oshadi Drug Administration. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01201018 First received: September 12, 2010 Last updated: June 20, 2012 Last verified: June 2012 History of Changes. The study will be non randomized, open label, dose rising study in cancer patients. Cancer treatment is consisting of 2 different drugs: Oshadi D and Oshadi R that will be administered orally. The study will include two sessions: A single dose period to evaluate acute toxicity of each drug Consecutive multiple increment dose escalation period of b...
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*  GSK Clinical Study Register - Study LEX106430
... . Search text Submit search. Home. Find Studies. Browse Medical Conditions Browse Compound Names Advanced Search. Patient Level Data. Products. Metrics. Contact GSK. Quick Search. Medical Condition. A-F G-K L-P Q-U V-Z. Compound Name. A-F G-K L-P Q-U V-Z 0-9. Useful Links Paroxetine Information. Patient Level Data Request System. ClinicalTrials.gov. clinicaltrialsregister.eu. European Public Assessment Reports. FDA Approved Drug Products. FDA Postmarket Drug Safety Information for Patients and Providers. For more information on this register please call +1 877-379-3718. GSK-sponsored clinical studies are those for which GSK is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the study even if some or all of these activities are transferred to another party. GSK-sponsored clinical trials are those for which GSK is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the study even if some or all of these activities are transferred to another party. ClinicalTrial.gov is a database that provides summary protocol information ...
http://gsk-clinicalstudyregister.com/study/LEX106430
*  NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens - Cancer Treatment: Surgery For Cancer Treatment
... Surgery. Cancer Center Cancer Treatment: Surgery For Cancer Treatment How is surgery used in cancer treatment. It provides the best chance to stop many types of cancer, and it also plays a part in diagnosing, staging, and supporting cancer treatment. Having surgery for cancer is different for every patient, depending on the type of surgery, the type of cancer, and the patient's health. Surgeons use curative surgery when the cancerous tumor is localized to a specific area of the body. However, other types of cancer treatments, such as radiation, may be used before or after the surgery. Preventive surgery is used to remove tissue that does not contain cancerous cells, but may develop into a malignant tumor. Other types of cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy and radiation, may be used after debulking surgery is performed. What are the risks and potential side effects of surgery for cancer treatment. This is one of the reasons why learning about your cancer and cancer treatment is important. Cryosurgery i...
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*  Resources for Families of Addicted Individuals - Treatment Solutions
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*  5Dc a good option?
5Dc a good option. 5Dc a good option. jdramirez Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II. Re: 5Dc a good option. Reply #15 on: March 24, 2013, 10:58:18 PM. Re: 5Dc a good option. Reply #15 on: March 24, 2013, 10:58:18 PM. Re: 5Dc a good option. Reply #16 on: March 24, 2013, 11:00:17 PM. Quote from: jdramirez on March 24, 2013, 10:58:18 PM. But as someone else said, the lenses that work with full frame, especially the good ones are not cheap. jdramirez Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II. Re: 5Dc a good option. Reply #17 on: March 24, 2013, 11:02:43 PM. Re: 5Dc a good option. Reply #18 on: March 24, 2013, 11:31:47 PM. Re: 5Dc a good option. Reply #19 on: March 24, 2013, 11:36:04 PM. If I was to buy a 5Dc I may have enough money next year to buy a 5D3 and keep the 5Dc as a backup, also the 5Dc is the cheapest way to get into/practice with full frame. So I guess from what I have been reading I have to options, they are: • Buy a used 5Dc for around £400 and buy an 85mm 1.8 Which I think will fit in well because my two L lenses are f/...
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*  Washing mitt
... thumb a washing mitt a washing mitt is a piece of terry cloth shaped like a pouch that the hand fits in it is being used as an aid in washing the body for example to apply soap to the body and to remove the soap with a rinsed out washing mitt it can also be used to freshen up the face usually a towel is used to dry off the body afterwards a washing mitt is especially useful for people that like to wash themselves at a sink and do not wish to spill or waste much water the washing mitt is also a good tool for nurses and caregivers who wash their patients in their beds an expansion on the washing mitt is the showercloth with which also the back can be washed there are also special sponges which can be used in the shower or in the bathtub in combination with a shower gel in the case of bruises or injuries a washing mitt can be filled with ice so that it can be used as an ice bag it is often being said that the washing mitt is a typical dutch product however washing mitts are also being used in germany france...
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*  Glossary -- 1 (1): 32 -- Evidence-Based Nursing
Online First. Current issue. About the journal. Subscribe. Online First. Current issue. Absolute risk reduction ARR : the arithmetic difference in outcome rates between control and experimental patients in a trial; usually reported as a percentage %. Control event rate CER : rate % of outcome of interest observed in the control group. Crossover trial : a method of comparing 2 interventions in which patients are switched to the alternative intervention after a specified period of time. Experimental event rate EER : rate % of outcome of interest observed in the experimental group. Intention to treat analysis ITT : all patients are analysed in the groups to which they were randomised, regardless of failure to complete the intervention or receiving the wrong intervention. Odds ratio OR : describes the odds of a patient in the experimental group having an event divided by the odds of a patient in the control group having the event or the odds that a patient was exposed to a given risk factor divided by the odds th...
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*  GSK Clinical Study Register - Study 107863
... . Search text Submit search. Home. Find Studies. Browse Medical Conditions Browse Compound Names Advanced Search. Patient Level Data. Products. Metrics. Contact GSK. Quick Search. Medical Condition. A-F G-K L-P Q-U V-Z. Compound Name. A-F G-K L-P Q-U V-Z 0-9. Useful Links Paroxetine Information. Patient Level Data Request System. ClinicalTrials.gov. clinicaltrialsregister.eu. European Public Assessment Reports. FDA Approved Drug Products. FDA Postmarket Drug Safety Information for Patients and Providers. For more information on this register please call +1 877-379-3718. GSK-sponsored clinical studies are those for which GSK is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the study even if some or all of these activities are transferred to another party. GSK-sponsored clinical trials are those for which GSK is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the study even if some or all of these activities are transferred to another party. ClinicalTrial.gov is a database that provides summary protocol information ...
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*  GSK Clinical Study Register - Study 101468/196
... . Search text Submit search. Home. Find Studies. Browse Medical Conditions Browse Compound Names Advanced Search. Patient Level Data. Products. Metrics. Contact GSK. Quick Search. Medical Condition. A-F G-K L-P Q-U V-Z. Compound Name. A-F G-K L-P Q-U V-Z 0-9. Useful Links Paroxetine Information. Patient Level Data Request System. ClinicalTrials.gov. clinicaltrialsregister.eu. European Public Assessment Reports. FDA Approved Drug Products. FDA Postmarket Drug Safety Information for Patients and Providers. For more information on this register please call +1 877-379-3718. GSK-sponsored clinical studies are those for which GSK is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the study even if some or all of these activities are transferred to another party. GSK-sponsored clinical trials are those for which GSK is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the study even if some or all of these activities are transferred to another party. ClinicalTrial.gov is a database that provides summary protocol information ...
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*  GSK Clinical Study Register - Study 109801
... . Search text Submit search. Home. Find Studies. Browse Medical Conditions Browse Compound Names Advanced Search. Patient Level Data. Products. Metrics. Contact GSK. Quick Search. Medical Condition. A-F G-K L-P Q-U V-Z. Compound Name. A-F G-K L-P Q-U V-Z 0-9. Useful Links Paroxetine Information. Patient Level Data Request System. ClinicalTrials.gov. clinicaltrialsregister.eu. European Public Assessment Reports. FDA Approved Drug Products. FDA Postmarket Drug Safety Information for Patients and Providers. For more information on this register please call +1 877-379-3718. GSK-sponsored clinical studies are those for which GSK is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the study even if some or all of these activities are transferred to another party. GSK-sponsored clinical trials are those for which GSK is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the study even if some or all of these activities are transferred to another party. ClinicalTrial.gov is a database that provides summary protocol information ...
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*  Rough patch right now, still on pristiq and a bit more
... Posts: 362 Rec's: 2 Gender:. Rough patch right now, still on pristiq and a bit more on: June 10, 2014, 07:31:10 PM. Tweet Logged. insights Hero Member. Posts: 5585 Country:. Rec's: 116 Gender: Mood: Curious. Re: Rough patch right now, still on pristiq and a bit more Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 09:24:32 PM. Quote from: 2sungo on June 10, 2014, 07:31:10 PM. Posts: 362 Rec's: 2 Gender:. Re: Rough patch right now, still on pristiq and a bit more Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 09:47:17 PM. Ian, I did try to up Pristiq to 100 once but it made me more anxious and my pulse and bp went up how much was med and how much was anxiety I don t know so I don t want to go that route again. The good news is that today was better than yesterday, the remeron does let me sleep well, but when I got up the pulse was already up in the high 90s which for me means the anxiety is likely to be significant. Tweet Logged. Posts: 362 Rec's: 2 Gender:. Re: Rough patch right now, still on pristiq and a bit more Reply #3 on: June 15, 2014, ...
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*  Rough patch right now, still on pristiq and a bit more
... Posts: 362 Rec's: 2 Gender:. Rough patch right now, still on pristiq and a bit more on: June 10, 2014, 07:31:10 PM. Tweet Logged. insights Hero Member. Posts: 5585 Country:. Rec's: 116 Gender: Mood: Curious. Re: Rough patch right now, still on pristiq and a bit more Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 09:24:32 PM. Quote from: 2sungo on June 10, 2014, 07:31:10 PM. Posts: 362 Rec's: 2 Gender:. Re: Rough patch right now, still on pristiq and a bit more Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 09:47:17 PM. Ian, I did try to up Pristiq to 100 once but it made me more anxious and my pulse and bp went up how much was med and how much was anxiety I don t know so I don t want to go that route again. The good news is that today was better than yesterday, the remeron does let me sleep well, but when I got up the pulse was already up in the high 90s which for me means the anxiety is likely to be significant. Tweet Logged. Posts: 362 Rec's: 2 Gender:. Re: Rough patch right now, still on pristiq and a bit more Reply #3 on: June 15, 2014, ...
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*  Three Times Daily Dosing of UT-15C - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
... National Institutes of Health Example: "Heart attack" AND "Los Angeles" Search for studies:. Find Studies. How to Find Results of Studies. How to Read a Study Record. About Clinical Studies. Learn About Clinical Studies. Other Sites About Clinical Studies. How to Edit Your Study Record. ClinicalTrials.gov Background. Find Studies Study Record Detail. Three Times Daily Dosing of UT-15C This study has been completed. Sponsor: United Therapeutics Information provided by Responsible Party : United Therapeutics. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01746485 First received: August 16, 2012 Last updated: December 10, 2012 Last verified: December 2012 History of Changes. How to Read a Study Record. To evaluate the pharmacokinetics of three-times daily dosing of UT-15C in healthy volunteers. Healthy. Drug: UT-15C. Official Title: A PK Evaluation of Three Times Daily Dosing of UT-15C SR Tablets in Healthy Subjects. Drug Information available for: Treprostinil Treprostinil diolamine U.S. Further study details as provi...
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*  .. Avastin Label Changes Reignites Debate: Is OS or PFS the Better Regulatory End
FDA s success in removing Avastin s metastatic breast cancer MBC indication has sparked a longstanding debate in drug development circles: What is the best proof that a drug works and should be approved. A panel discussion held November 29 in Cambridge, MA, debated whether the primary endpoint for regulatory sanction should remain overall survival OS or if it should change to progression-free survival PFS. CDER pointed to new studies, one of which showed a difference in overall survival for patients with MBC of less than two months from 24.8 months to 26.5 months. FDA countered that the primary endpoint should instead be overall survival, while PFS should continue as a surrogate endpoint of clinical benefit. During the discussion held on November 29, called Surrogates or Survival: A Discussion on Endpoints in Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trials, moderator Anne Quinn Young recalled how cancer treatment has changed over the past 10 years. Both PFS and OS are appropriate endpoints to define clinical benefits for pa...
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*  Community Health Obesity and Diabetes Related Indicators: 2008 - 2012 | State of New York | Open Dat
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*  Comment tel SNF 2010-07-29 13:39:18: Restarted after power out
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*  WeeChat dev news
multiple layouts support see this post nick prefix/suffix are now dynamic and managed by core instead of irc plugin see this post unmask irc join if nick speaks some minutes after the join see this post new option irc.look.display join message to disable some messages after joining a channel new option irc.look.pv buffer to automatically merge private buffers add support of UHNAMES add DH-AES encryption method for SASL multiple irc servers allowed on same port for irc protocol in relay plugin add WebSocket server support RFC 6455 in relay plugin for irc and weechat protocols see this post send nicklist diff in relay plugin weechat protocol add control of autoload for scripts optimizations in aspell plugin New options:. add option "diff" for command /set, display default values in output of /set add color support in prefix options add command /eval, use expression in conditions for bars connect by default with IPv6 to servers with fallback to IPv4 add aspell suggestions add support of tags in irc messages and ...
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*  IBC Support: FAQ
... Home About IBC Newly Diagnosed. Books Caregivers Mailing List Essays Patient Stories Treatment Info Questions/FAQ Resources Feedback Donations IBC Foundation Remembering Cynthia. Treatment Options chemo only, not HDC/SCR : CAF protocols Taxotere Herceptin What is the best order of treatment, i.e.. chemo, rads, MRM, HDC/SCR or MRM, chemo, rads, chemo. Radiation the next most addressed topic Radiation burns and skin care Prevention of skin breakdown Radiation combined with other therapies. HDC/SCR What to expect/Where should I go. Post treatment experiences Where to do HDC in treatment plan i.e.. before, MRM, after rads, etc. Should I do it?Who else has done it. Does it work. Chemo all types and:. fatigue side effects MRM Neuropathy and Taxotere. Skin Mets what is it/What does it look like Treatment Recurrences How to tell the difference between mets and other skin problems. Tamoxifen and Side effects Depression Blood clots Hot flashes Femera. Personal care. Where to get wigs, bras, breast forms Hair, nail...
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*  www.arthritis-research.com - Figure
... Resolution: standard / high Figure 1. Study flow. Responders were defined as patients who received a minimum dosage of milnacipran 100 mg/day and achieved ≥50% pain improvement after long-term treatment. a Patients not meeting responder criteria were analyzed separately, but the results for these patients are not presented in the current report. "Nonresponder" does not necessarily imply no improvement. b Worsening of fibromyalgia requiring alternative treatment, which was one of the loss of therapeutic response LTR criteria used for the primary efficacy analysis and for sensitivity analysis III. c Patients reaching the final study visit. d One patient who did not receive at least one dose of the study drug was excluded from safety and efficacy analyses. OL = open-label. Clauw et al. Arthritis Research Therapy 2013 15 :R88 doi:10.1186/ar4268 Download authors' original image....
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*  SEER Training:Surgery
... Skip to Main Content. at the National Institutes of Health. www.cancer.gov. Search SEER Training:. SEER Training Modules. Print. Home. Glossary. Citation. Help. Home. Site-specific Modules. Breast Cancer. Treatment. Surgery. Cancer Registration Surveillance Modules. Site-specific Modules. Breast Cancer. Introduction. Types of Breast Cancer. Risk Factors. Signs & Symptoms. Five-Year Survival Rates. Review. Quiz. Anatomy. Quadrants of the Breast. Regional Lymph Nodes. Review. Abstracting, Coding, & Staging. ICD-O Site Codes. Morphology & Grade. Extent of Disease Evaluation. Physical Exam. Imaging. Tumor Markers. Endoscopies. Pathology. Staging. Abstracting Keys. Treatment. Surgery. Radiation Therapy. Chemotherapy. Hormonal Therapy. Immunotherapy. Systemic Therapy. Hands-on exercises unavailable; will return after updating. Resources. Archived Modules. Updates. Surgery. In the past, a positive biopsy was followed immediately by surgical treatment. This was called a one-step process. Currently, when a biopsy...
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*  Expert Speakers Forum: Dr. So: How do you determine appropriate treatment?
Expert Speakers Forum: Dr. So: How do you determine appropriate treatment. Questions. Glossary. 14. How do you determine which treatment should be used, and for how long. When I try to look at it objectively, the first thing you have to do is weigh the side effects - interferon has more side effects, and lamivudine and adefovir are very patient-friendly. There are three prognostic markers for treatment with interferon: viral load those with a lower load usually respond better, ALTs those with higher levels usually respond better, and duration of the infection those with shorter duration have a better response, usually. Most Asian patients do not meet these prognostic indicators for treatment with Interferon. Once again, I look at hepatitis from an infectious disease point of view - it is a chronic infection, and might need chronic suppression long-term just like HIV or diabetes. 13. Should the e-antigen be used to determine the success/end point of treatment. 15. Do you recommend treating patients with a high...
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*  Kinein & Makaveli Fitness Thread - fitness & sports - Soompi Forums
1,238 posts in this topic Prev. Fan Level: Fanatic. 2,037 posts. Posted 22 Mar 2009. #4 Eating habits in the last week. #5 Your current exercise habits. * make sure you read the other posts as oftentimes you will pick up on certain themes or extra information that you didn't get in your own replies. Also the quality of the foods you eat is important ~ if you rely on carbs for more then 50% Cellulite response http://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?sho... Quick links - Sample eating guidelines Posts #40 and 43 Carb information website Free Online Diet and Weight Loss Journal - Includes calorie information. To add onto Kinein's initial post, please post a GOAL, so we know how to help you. #4- I usually have 2-3 meals a day i cant eat from 8am to 2pm because of school, not too sure what to do about this. #6 YOUR GOAL 105lbs or 98lbs..but i think that would be too hard and too...skinny maybe. Ok doesn't even sound like you have much body fat or mass to work with anyway so don't worry about the slimming part lol. *...
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*  The Baker Laboratory
... Skip to Main Content Area. news research Members Past Members publications employment contact info Links. Leaver-Fay A, O Meara MJ, Tyka M, Jacak R, Song Y, Kellogg EH, et al. Scientific benchmarks for guiding macromolecular energy function improvement. Meth Enzymol. 2013;523:109-43. Abstract. Tyka MD, Keedy DA, André I, DiMaio F, Song Y, Richardson DC, et al. Alternate States of Proteins Revealed by Detailed Energy Landscape Mapping. Journal of molecular biology. 2010. Abstract Download: tyka10A.pdf 2.13 MB....
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*  Step 2 - Locating Evidence
step locating evidence randomized controlled trials randomly assigns subjects into a treatment group or a control group in order to compare the efficacy of a particular treatment diagnosis etc against the current standard a placebo or no intervention at all...
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*  'No, I Ordered the Bunga Bunga Deluxe. And Make It Snappy, OK?'
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*  The Disease & The Cure
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*  The Disease and The Cure
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*  Self Reported Health Status - Women's Health USA 2009
... Skip to Health Status Navigation Skip to Health Status Health Indicators Navigation Skip All Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Function Navigation Sitemap. Print PDFs. Women's Health USA 2009. Main Navigation Home. Preface Reader's Guide. Introduction. Population Characteristics. Health Status. Health Behaviors. Health Indicators. Self-Reported Health Status. Life Expectancy. Leading Causes of Death. Activity Limitations and Disabilities. Arthritis. Asthma. Bleeding Disorders. Cancer. Diabetes. Overweight and Obesity. Digestive Disorders. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders. Gynecological and Reproductive Disorders. Hearing Problems. Heart Disease and Stroke. High Blood Pressure. HIV/AIDS. Sexually Transmitted Infections. Injury. Occupational Injury. Intimate Partner Violence. Mental Illness. Oral Health. Osteoporosis. Severe Headaches and Migraines. Urologic Disorders. Maternal Health. Special Populations. State Data. Health Services Util...
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*  How To Achieve Excellent Health and Wellness…
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*  .. Health Coverage and Care in the South: A Chartbook .. Section 3: Health Status .. sections .. do
Facebook Twitter Email. Print. Home Disparities Policy Health Coverage and Care in the South: A Chartbook Section 3: Health Status. Health Coverage and Care in the South: A Chartbook Apr 24, 2014. Jessica Stephens, Alexandra Gates, Vann Newkirk, and Laura Snyder Updated: Jun 19, 2014. Report. List of Exhibits. Section 3: Health Status. While measures of health status vary by state, Southerners as a group are generally more likely than those in other regions to have a number of chronic illnesses and experience worse health outcomes. For example, most of the states with the highest rates of obesity and diabetes are in the South, and many southern states are among those with the highest infant mortality rates and cancer death rates in the country. As in other regions, health status within the South also varies by race and ethnicity, and Blacks in particular, are more likely than Whites to report having fair or poor health. 1 /6 Section 3: Health Status exhibits. Share of individuals Reporting Fair or Poor Health...
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*  health - Definition from the ILLNESS AND DISABILITY topic - MEDICINE666666
... Widgets. How to use. About LDOCE. Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY. Language: Old English. Origin: hælth, from hal; WHOLE 1. health noun. health. S1. W1. . 1 the general condition of your body and how healthy you are. COLLOCATIONS. COLLOCATIONS. damage your health. improve your health. good/excellent health. poor/ill health. failing health. = when someone is becoming more ill. be in good/excellent/the best of health. be in poor health. be good/bad for your health. somebody's state of health. mental health. health care. health problem. health benefits of something. health risk/hazard. = something that could damage your health. health warning. = a warning printed on a product that can harm you. I'm worried about my husband's health. Smoking can seriously. damage. your. health. things that can be done to. improve. the. health. of older people I have always enjoyed. good health. Sara had to leave her job due to. ill health. He is 75 and. in poor health. A low-fat diet is. better for. your. health. The type of v...
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*  Study: Women Abused As Kids More Likely To Have Children With Autism | TIME.com
Study: Women Abused As Kids More Likely To Have Children With Autism. Studies showed that mental illness and autism may share genetic risk factors, therefore, the perpetration of child abuse by grandparents and experience of abuse in childhood by the mother may be indicators of genetic risk for autism in the child, the study authors write. Childhood abuse is associated with a wide array of health problems in the person who experiences it, including both mental health outcomes like depression and anxiety, and physical health outcomes like depression and anxiety, and physical health outcomes like obesity and lung disease, said senior study author Marc Weisskopf, an associate professor of environmental and occupational epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health, in a statement. This article accurately demonstrates the correlation of instant gratification of the InterWebs and immediacy of "news" with lousy proof-reading: “Childhood abuse is associated with a wide array of health problems in the person who ex...
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The aim of IDDC is to promote inclusive development internationally, with a special focus on promoting human rights for all disabled people living in economically poor communities in lower and middle-income countries.Health policy: Health policy can be defined as the "decisions, plans, and actions that are undertaken to achieve specific health care goals within a society."World Health Organization.Lifestyle management programme: A lifestyle management programme (also referred to as a health promotion programme, health behaviour change programme, lifestyle improvement programme or wellness programme) is an intervention designed to promote positive lifestyle and behaviour change and is widely used in the field of health promotion.Generalizability theory: Generalizability theory, or G Theory, is a statistical framework for conceptualizing, investigating, and designing reliable observations. 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Based on the work of the Global Risk Network, the report describes changes occurring in the global risks landscape from year to year and identifies the global risks that could play a critical role in the upcoming year.Halfdan T. MahlerClosed-ended question: A closed-ended question is a question format that limits respondents with a list of answer choices from which they must choose to answer the question.Dillman D.Behavior: Behavior or behaviour (see spelling differences) is the range of actions and [made by individuals, organism]s, [[systems, or artificial entities in conjunction with themselves or their environment, which includes the other systems or organisms around as well as the (inanimate) physical environment. It is the response of the system or organism to various stimuli or inputs, whether [or external], [[conscious or subconscious, overt or covert, and voluntary or involuntary.Standard evaluation frameworkNon-communicable disease: Non-communicable disease (NCD) is a medical condition or disease that is non-infectious or non-transmissible. NCDs can refer to chronic diseases which last for long periods of time and progress slowly.Contraceptive mandate (United States): A contraceptive mandate is a state or federal regulation or law that requires health insurers, or employers that provide their employees with health insurance, to cover some contraceptive costs in their health insurance plans. In 1978, the U.Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing (stenosis) of the spinal canal that may occur in any of the regions of the spine. 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(1/8227) Analysis of the effect of conversion from open to closed surgical intensive care unit.

OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect on clinical outcome of changing a surgical intensive care unit from an open to a closed unit. DESIGN: The study was carried out at a surgical intensive care unit in a large tertiary care hospital, which was changed on January 1, 1996, from an open unit, where private attending physicians contributed and controlled the care of their patients, to a closed unit, where patients' medical care was provided only by the surgical critical care team (ABS or ABA board-certified intensivists). A retrospective review was undertaken over 6 consecutive months in each system, encompassing 274 patients (125 in the open-unit period, 149 in the closed-unit period). Morbidity and mortality were compared between the two periods, along with length-of-stay (LOS) and number of consults obtained. A set of independent variables was also evaluated, including age, gender, APACHE III scores, the presence of preexisting medical conditions, the use of invasive monitoring (Swan-Ganz catheters, central and arterial lines), and the use of antibiotics, low-dose dopamine (LDD) for renal protection, vasopressors, TPN, and enteral feeding. RESULTS: Mortality (14.4% vs. 6.04%, p = 0.012) and the overall complication rate (55.84% vs. 44.14%, p = 0.002) were higher in the open-unit group versus the closed-unit group, respectively. The number of consults obtained was decreased (0.6 vs. 0.4 per patient, p = 0.036), and the rate of occurrence of renal failure was higher in the open-unit group (12.8% vs. 2.67%, p = 0.001). The mean age of the patients was similar in both groups (66.48 years vs. 66.40, p = 0.96). APACHE III scores were slightly higher in the open-unit group but did not reach statistical significance (39.02 vs. 36.16, p = 0.222). There were more men in the first group (63.2% vs. 51.3%). The use of Swan-Ganz catheters or central and arterial lines were identical, as was the use of antibiotics, TPN, and enteral feedings. The use of LDD was higher in the first group, but the LOS was identical. CONCLUSIONS: Conversion of a tertiary care surgical intensive care unit from an open to closed environment reduced dopamine usage and overall complication and mortality rates. These results support the concept that, when possible, patients in surgical intensive care units should be managed by board-certified intensivists in a closed environment.  (+info)

(2/8227) The self-reported well-being of employees facing organizational change: effects of an intervention.

The objective of this study was to investigate the self-reported well-being of employees facing organizational change, and the effect of an intervention. It was a controlled intervention study. Subjects were allocated to study and control groups, and brief individual counselling was offered to the subjects in the study groups. Questionnaire measures were administered before and after counselling (a 3-month interval), and non-counselled subjects also completed questionnaires at the same times. The setting was 15 estate offices in an urban local authority Housing Department. Subjects comprised the total workforce of the Housing Management division: 193 employees, male and female, aged 22-62 years, facing compulsory competitive tendering between 1994-97. Main outcome measures were baseline and comparative measures of psychological morbidity, including the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and the Occupational Stress Indicator (OSI). Questionnaire response rates were 72% and 47% on first and second occasions respectively. The uptake of counselling was 37%. In comparison with (1) the UK norms for the OSI and (2) the norms for a similar occupational group, this group of workers were under more work-related pressure and their self-reported health was markedly poorer. They were not however at a disadvantage in terms of coping strategies. Those accepting the offer of counselling were subject to greater levels of work stress, had poorer self-reported health and markedly lower levels of job satisfaction than those who did not. Questionnaire scores were not significantly different before and after counselling, giving no evidence of treatment effects on symptomatology. However, almost all subjects rated counselling as having been extremely helpful. This study suggests that adverse effects on staff facing organizational change may be ameliorated by improved management practice.  (+info)

(3/8227) A chiropractic service arrangement for musculoskeletal complaints in industry: a pilot study.

Chiropractic services are commonly used by workers with musculoskeletal problems, especially low back and neck complaints. Research into the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of this approach is, however, difficult to design without prior pilot studies. This study followed 32 workers with these complaints attending one such service and used five measures of outcome over a 6-month period. These measured pain (VAS), disability (FLP), quality of life (SF-36), perceived benefit and satisfaction with care. Additionally, sickness costs to the companies were recorded over two years encompassing the study period. Treatment utilization was also monitored. Over half the population were chronic sufferers. The effect sizes were large for pain and for seven out of eight dimensions of the SF-36 questionnaire at 6-month follow-up, although not for disability (FLP). High levels of satisfaction and perceived improvement were reported and sickness costs to the companies fell. However, the sample size in this pilot study was small and did not include controls. We would, therefore, recommend a full cost-effectiveness study incorporating a randomized trial in this area.  (+info)

(4/8227) The impact of a multidisciplinary approach on caring for ventilator-dependent patients.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical and financial outcomes of a highly structured multidisciplinary care model for patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) who require prolonged mechanical ventilation. The structured model outcomes (protocol group) are compared with the preprotocol outcomes. DESIGN: Descriptive study with financial analysis. SETTING: A twelve-bed medical-surgical ICU in a non-teaching tertiary referral center in Ogden, Utah. STUDY PARTICIPANTS: During a 54 month period, 469 consecutive intensive care patients requiring mechanical ventilation for longer than 72 hours who did not meet exclusion criteria were studied. INTERVENTIONS: A multidisciplinary team was formed to coordinate the care of ventilator-dependent patients. Care was integrated by daily collaborative bedside rounds, monthly meetings, and implementation of numerous guidelines and protocols. Patients were followed from the time of ICU admission until the day of hospital discharge. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Patients were assigned APACHE II scores on admission to the ICU, and were divided into eight diagnostic categories. ICU length of stay, hospital length of stay, costs, charges, reimbursement, and in-hospital mortality were measured. RESULTS: Mortality in the preprotocol and protocol group, after adjustment for APACHE II scores, remained statistically unchanged (21-23%). After we implemented the new care model, we demonstrated significant decreases in the mean survivor's ICU length of stay (19.8 days to 14.7 days, P= 0.001), hospital length of stay (34.6 days to 25.9 days, P=0.001), charges (US$102500 to US$78500, P=0.001), and costs (US$71900 to US$58000, P=0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Implementation of a structured multidisciplinary care model to care for a heterogeneous population of ventilator-dependent ICU patients was associated with significant reductions in ICU and hospital lengths of stay, charges, and costs. Mortality rates were unaffected.  (+info)

(5/8227) Management of asthma and COPD patients: feasibility of the application of guidelines in general practice.

OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility of the application of guidelines to the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by assessing compliance with the guidelines and listing the barriers general practitioners (GPs) encountered during implementation. Insight into the feasibility of individual items in the guidelines can guide implementation strategies in the future and, if necessary, support revision of the guidelines. DESIGN: Descriptive study of care delivered during the implementation of guidelines by means of documentation of the care provided, education, feedback on compliance and peer review. SETTING: General practice. STUDY PARTICIPANTS: Sixteen GPs in 14 general practices. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Compliance was expressed as the percentage of patients per practice managed by the GPs according to the guidelines. For each patient (n=413) data were collected on the care delivered during the first year of the implementation. Barriers encountered were derived from the summaries of the discussions held during the monthly meetings. RESULTS: The GPs were most compliant on the items 'PEFR measurement at every consultation' (98%), 'allergy test' (78%) and 'advice to stop smoking' (82%), and less compliant on the items 'four or more consultations a year' (46%), 'ordering spirometry' (33%), 'adjustment of medication' (42%), 'check on inhalation technique' (38%) and referral to a chest physician (17%) or a district nurse (5%). The main barriers were the amount of time to be invested, doubts about the necessity of regular consultations and about the indications for ordering spirometry and for referral to a chest physician or a district nurse. CONCLUSION: Although the feasibility was assessed in a fairly optimal situation, compliance with the guidelines was not maximal, and differed between the individual items of care. Suggestions are given for further improvements in compliance with the guidelines and for revision of the guidelines.  (+info)

(6/8227) Colorectal liver metastasis thymidylate synthase staining correlates with response to hepatic arterial floxuridine.

We assessed whether intensity of colorectal liver metastasis staining with the thymidylate synthase (TS) antibody TS106 predicted response to hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) of floxuridine chemotherapy. Liver metastasis biopsies were taken during laparotomy for hepatic arterial cannulation and stained using the TS106 monoclonal antibody. Staining intensity was designated at histological examination by two independent assessors as either "high" or "low." Patients were treated by HAI, and liver metastasis response was assessed by comparison of computed tomography scan tumor volume before and after 4 months of treatment. A significant correlation (Fisher's exact test, P = 0.01) was noted between partial response to HAI and TS106 staining intensity in patients with colorectal liver metastases. Seventy-five percent of patients with evidence of a partial response had low TS staining compared with 29% of nonresponders. There was a significant difference (Fisher's exact test, P = 0.01) in the proportion of low (9 of 16) compared with high (3 of 20) TS staining tumors in which a partial response occurred. There was no significant difference (logrank test, P = 0.4) in survival from hepatic cannulation and HAI treatment of high (median, 322 days; interquartile range, 236-411) compared with low (median, 335 days; interquartile range, 301-547) TS staining patients. This study demonstrates an inverse correlation between TS immunohistochemical staining intensity in colorectal liver metastases and response to HAI. The results suggest that a prospective assessment of TS staining intensity in colorectal liver metastases would be useful to determine whether this method can be used to define patients who will benefit from HAI chemotherapy.  (+info)

(7/8227) Record linkage as a research tool for office-based medical care.

OBJECTIVE: To explore the feasibility of linking records to study health services and health outcomes for primary care patients. DESIGN: A cohort of patients from the Family Medicine Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital was assembled from the clinic's billing records. Their health numbers were linked to the Ontario Hospital Discharge Database. The pattern of hospital admission rates was investigated using International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes for primary discharge diagnosis. A pilot case-control study of risk factor management for stroke was nested in the cohort. SETTING: Family medicine clinic based in a teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A cohort of 19,654 Family Medicine Centre patients seen at least once since 1991. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Admission rates by age, sex, and diagnosis. Numbers of admissions for individual patients, time to readmission, and length of stay. Odds ratios for admission for cerebrovascular disease. RESULTS: The 19,654 patients in the cohort had 14,299 discharges from Ontario hospitals in the 4 years from 1992 to 1995, including 3832 discharges following childbirth. Some patients had many discharges: 4816 people accounted for the 10,467 admissions excluding childbirth. Excluding transfers between institutions, there were 4975 readmissions to hospital during the 4 years, 1392 (28%) of them within 28 days of previous discharge. Admissions for mental disorders accounted for the greatest number of days in hospital. The pilot study of risk factor management suggested that acetylsalicylic acid therapy might not be effective for elderly primary care patients with atrial fibrillation and that calcium channel blocker therapy might be less effective than other therapies for preventing cerebrovascular disease in hypertensive primary care patients. CONCLUSIONS: Record linkage combined with data collection by chart review or interview is a useful method for studying the effectiveness of medical care in Canada and might suggest interesting hypotheses for further investigation.  (+info)

(8/8227) The one-stop dyspepsia clinic--an alternative to open-access endoscopy for patients with dyspepsia.

The most sensitive investigative tool for the upper gastrointestinal tract is endoscopy, and many gastroenterologists offer an open-access endoscopy service to general practitioners. However, for patients with dyspepsia, endoscopy is not always the most appropriate initial investigation, and the one-stop dyspepsia clinic allows for different approaches. We have audited, over one year, the management and outcomes of patients attending a one-stop dyspepsia clinic. All patients seen in the clinic were included, and for those not endoscoped the notes were reviewed one year after the end of the study to check for reattendances and diagnoses originally missed. Patients' and general practitioners' views of the service were assessed by questionnaire. 485 patients were seen, of whom 301 (62%) were endoscoped at first attendance. In 66 patients (14%), endoscopy was deemed inappropriate and only one of these returned subsequently for endoscopy. 118 patients (24%) were symptom-free when seen in the clinic and were asked to telephone for an appointment if and when symptoms recurred; half of these returned and were endoscoped. Oesophagitis and duodenal ulcer were significantly more common in this 'telephone endoscopy' group than in those endoscoped straight from the clinic. Overall, 25% of patients referred were not endoscoped. Important additional diagnoses were made from the clinic consultation. General practitioners and patients valued the system, in particular the telephone endoscopy service. 84% of general practitioners said they would prefer the one-stop dyspepsia clinic to open-access endoscopy.  (+info)


How will health care be affected by legalizing marijuana?


Hey everyone. I need help on answering this question: How will health care access, cost, and quality be affected by the passage or defeat of a bill legalizing marijuana. The bill is AB 390, but i just need some answers on the affect of health care by legalizing marijuana or not. I've done some research but I need a little more. Thanks.
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How does the current health care system in America work?


I know there is a huge debate about universal health care and such on health care reform in America. But what is it that makes sparked this reform? How does the current system work and what it wrong with it? I'm trying to find the answers online, but I can't find anything that can answer my question. Thank you for all responses!
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The real answer will be too long to post here, but a few highlights. Health care used to be under the control of doctors. In WWII the US government unconstitutionally froze wages and prices so in order to obtain and retain the best employees, employers had to add benefits as they couldn't adjust wages. One of the benes added was health insurance which was not really needed (not anywhere as important as it is today). After WWII the link remained--in peoples' minds and in fact.
Come 1966 and the feds decided to take their unconstitutional Social Security program a step farther and create Medicare--now the feds were in health care big time. Medicare has grown over time and was always supposed to ensure that no doc or hospital ever got a profit from treating Medicare patients--unfortunately docs have been taken to the cleaners on the deal which is why it's getting harder and harder to find one who takes Medicare. Also premiums are on the rise, particularly in the last decade:
In the US, Medicare is going bankrupt. In 1998, Medicare premiums were $43.80 and in 2008 will be $96.40--up 120%. "Medigap" insurance is common because of the 20% co-pay required for service. Medicare HMOs are common because they reduce that burden without an extra charge in many cases. HOWEVER, many procedures which used to have no or a low co-pay NOW cost the full 20% for the HMO Medicare patient. ALSO the prescription coverage they tended to offer has been REDUCED in many cases to conform to the insane "donut hole" coverage of the feds. Doctors are leaving Medicare because of the low and slow pay AND because the crazy government wants to "balance" their Ponzi scheme on the backs of doctors. 
"That dark cloud lurking over the shoulder of every Massachusetts physician is Medicare. If Congress does not act, doctors' payments from Medicare will be cut by about 5 percent annually, beginning next year through 2012, creating a financial hailstorm that would wreak havoc with already strained practices.

Cumulatively, the proposed cuts represent a 31 percent reduction in Medicare reimbursement. If the cuts are adjusted for practice-cost inflation, the American Medical Association says Medicare payment rates to physicians in 2013 would be less than half of what they were in 1991."
http://www.massmed.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=vs_mar05_top&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=11037

In the very early 1970s, others looked at the growth of health care as we made more scientific advances (DNA was only discovered in 1953, for example) and decided that being able to have control over life and death should be pretty profitable, so the concept of "managed care" based on the LIE that doctors were making "too much money" was born and embraced by those who couldn't get into or through medical school. The door was open for the hijacking of medical care and the skyrocketing of prices. As you see with Medicare payments, doctors would NOT be the beneficiaries.
Since that time the boldness of insurance companies to ignore their contracts as well as antitrust laws has grown wildly and the government sits and twiddles its thumbs wasting time and tax dollars on "investigating" Microsoft and baseball instead of enforcing laws. Hospitals have decided that they'll charge the uninsured about 3 times what they charge the insured and have become aggressive in going after CITIZENS who don't pay their bills in full.
As always, the government has ensured problems will exist with their mandates that everyone be treated at an ER if he has a life-threatening condition, regardless of ability to pay. Sounds good on paper. Hospitals deliberately misinterpret the mandate to mean "treat all illegals no matter how little they need medical care and bill the heck out of the taxpayer." Combine this with the stupid governmental mandate of "compassionate entry" (the Border Patrol is instructed to let in everyone who is ill so they can be treated here, knowing full well in many cases the taxpayer is going to eat the bill), and you have hard-working Americans paying more and seeing portions of their hospitals shut down because of governmental meddling and their inability to do their job: secure the borders.
A few things that should be of interest to any thinking man on the subject of health care in the US--in other words, the pols won't discuss this and the media give it short shrift:
When 75% of the people who declare bankruptcy over medical bills ARE INSURED, then insurance is CLEARLY not the answer.
"Aldrich’s situation is "asinine" but increasingly common, said Dr. Deborah Thorne of Ohio University. Thorne, co-author of a widely quoted 2005 study that found medical bills contributed to nearly half of the 1.5 million personal bankruptcies filed in the U.S. each year, said that ratio has likely worsened since the data was gathered. 
...
Like Aldrich, Thorne said, three-quarters of the individuals in the study who declared bankruptcy because of health problems were insured. "
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20201807/

Linda Peeno, MD testified that SHE had often denied treatment JUST to save the insurance company money http://www.thenationalcoalition.org/DrPeenotestimony.html

Furthermore:
"the vast majority of health insurance policies are through for-profit stock companies. They are in the process of “shedding lives” as some term it when “undesirable” customers are lost through various means, including raising premiums and co-pays and decreasing benefits (Britt, “Health insurers getting bigger cut of medical dollars,” 15 October 2004, investors.com). That same Investors Business Daily article from 2004 noted the example of Anthem, another insurance company. They said the top five executives (not just the CEO) received an average of an 817 percent increase in compensation between 2000 and 2003. The CEO, for example, had his compensation go from $2.5 million to $25 million during that time period. About $21 million of that was in stock payouts, the article noted. 

A 2006 article, “U.S. Health Insurance: More Market Domination, More CEO Compensation”
(hcrenewal.blogspot.com) notes that in 56 percent of 294 metropolitan areas one insurer “controls more than half the business in health maintenance organization and preferred provider networks underwriting." In addition to having the most enrollees, they also are the biggest purchasers of health care and set the price and coverage terms. “’The results is double-digit premium increases from 2001 and 2004—peaking with a 13.9 percent jump in 2003—soaring well above inflation and wages increases.’" Where is all that money going? The article quotes a Wall Street Journal article looking at the compensation of the CEO of UnitedHealth Group. His salary and bonus is $8 million annually. He has benefits such as the use of a private jet. He has stock-option fortunes worth $1.6 billion."
--Save America, Save the World by Cassandra Nathan pp. 127-128

"Insurance Companies Robbing Patients
Robbing patients to pay CEOs leads to unprecedented medical insurance corporation greed.
Thursday, January 3, 2008 8:52 AM
By: Michael Arnold Glueck & Robert J. Cihak, The Medicine Men"
http://www.newsmax.com/medicine_men/medical_insurance/2008/01/03/61543.html

Thus many have decided UHC like much of the rest of the world has must surely be the answer little regarding the FACT it does not work.

Canadian doc, now in US, who studies world health care:
http://www.city-journal.org/html/17_3_canadian_healthcare.html

US can't pull it off. Hillarycare can't work--one of her problems is her refusal to deal with the massive illegalities of the handful of insurers who rip us off. However, Romney of Taxachusetts put her basic plan into place. Result: "Massachusetts announced that spending on its health care plan would increase by $400 million in 2008, a cost expected to be borne largely by taxpayers."
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20080129/ZNYT02/801290745
Last modified: January 29. 2008 5:03AM

In that article it notes how CA could not pull of UHC. About one month later we saw the inevitable headline:
"L.A. County may close most of its clinics 
 
Facing a deficit, health officials want to pay private centers to take up the 
slack. Critics say the plan's logic is faulty"
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-me-clinics14feb14,1,5252458,fu
ll.story?ctrack=1&cset=true 

BTW, sensible plan that would work:
http://www.booklocker.com/books/3068.html
Read the PDF, not the blurb, for the bulk of the plan. Book is searchable on Amazon.com
Cassandra Nathan's Save America, Save the World


What do you think is the cause of runaway health care cost?


Health Care professionals say it is the high cost of malpractice insurance?  Is it that the insurance companies are too greedy or the patients are too litigeous?  So, who is zooming who here?
Would state purchase of cheap foreign doctors help?  or GI bill(state sponsorship) for med students who praqctice at state hospitals.
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Healthcare cost is rising because we the people don't have a say so. Insurance companies have taken over health care. Physicians don't have the power in what they can do or not do. It is completely controlled by the insurance companies.
Here is a scenario, plastic surgery or laser eye surgery. They do not cost near as much as a basic surgery in the hospital. Why because they are not controlled by innsurance plans. Most insurance don't cover these types of surgery. so the doctors are left to provide QUALITY service and competitive prices to keep clients coming back. Therefore, they are providing quality and are affordable. The customers are able to choose and select who they want to go to because they are paying for it.


What parts of the health care system in Canada is already privatized?


Are hospitals, doctors offices and emergency rooms part of the health care system that are already privatized?  If so, what other parts of the health care system is already privatized?  Thanks for all your help!
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About 75 percent of health care services in Canada are delivered privately but funded publicly. The government does not run most of the hospitals and clinics; it only pays them for the services they provide, and sets the fees they can charge. 

Some things are not covered by the government system, including prescription drugs and dental care. To cover those needs, most Canadians have supplemental private insurance, which is usually paid for by their employer.


How do I find good alternative health care providers in the state of Maine?


Who would you highly recommend for health care providers in the state of Maine? Professionals who study alternative medicine. Health care providers who are homeopathy, naturopathy, herbalist, and a wide variety of health care licensed professionals.
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If you have a really good health food store with knowledgeable people I would ask who they might know or suggest. Also the Internet site www. alternative medicine for Maine would hopefully give some info. Good Luck


How can we reduce Health Care costs without Federal Insurance?


National Health care is a financial disaster waiting to happen, in my opinion.  Since we need a solution that the majority can agree upon, not just one mandated by one political party, what can we do to reduce health care costs other than a National Health care system.

The Federal Government is notoriously inefficient.  There must be a better way than letting them take over 10% of our economy!
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I agree with a lot of what Nemisis said, but I think I can simplify it even further.

Insurance is gambling.  How do we keep Casino's from getting more and more corrupt, like the insurance industry is?

Caps on profits.  If an insurance company had to pay out 90 cents of every dollar that it takes in, it would have to lower premiums.  Pass transparent billing, enforce contract law and anti-trust laws.  That is very important too, but if insurance companies were obligated to return a percentage of what they take in, not a percentage of net, but a percentage of each and every dollar they touch, health care costs would come down to a realistic level.

One law, enforce the others.  Done!


What is the best way to solve the problem of health care in the United States?


I need some good insight of how to solve the problem of health care in the United States.  I have to write a paper on it and I don't know where to start.  I don't know much about Obama's plan or what we have now, so any opinion would be great, thanks!
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It's always best to go straight to the source for info. In light of that, I recommend starting at this site from the White House:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/health_care

If you see for yourself what the goal for the Health Care issue is from the people proposing it you can then branch out and listen/read others views and opinions on it, thus eventually establishing your own take.

As per your request for opinions: 

Our family has been on both sides of the health insurance scenario. In the 50's-60's when health care was run successfully as not-for-profit entities people could more readily afford care and companies still thrived, though there were still folks who slipped through the cracks. In our experience, in the recent decades, the switch to healthcare-for-profit has crippled the country in many ways. The local doctors/nurses/hospitals that we know personally in my county are actively supporting the call for Health Reform.

We also have extended family in several 1st World Democratic nations (Canada and Europe). They live well, are well educated, are free citizens in free countries, and healthy. They are astounded at the mis-information out there on their country's health care. They pay higher taxes than us but have higher incomes for the same type of jobs, which balances that fact, and so live equally as well as we do. Again, this is our personal experience which has influenced our opinions.

I have no problem as a citizen of a government run by the people, for the people, seeing my tax dollars used to improve my fellow countryman's health.


Can a health care provider refuse to release your records to you?


Regardless of the facility, be it a hospital, clinic, psychology, dental etc.
Can a health care facility make the decision "Not" to release your personal 
medical records to you personally?

I signed the authorization forms, had the fee ready, and they said "No" to releasing
them to me, but would release them to another doctor with the proper authorization
form sent by that office.

Isn't this a Hipaa violation?
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It is a violation, by law, they must give you copies of your records.  I would call the facility and ask to talk to the person that manages the records department and tell them your experience, and ask that they have your records copied and that you will pay any fee required and when you want to pick them up.  If once again you are refused, it's time to call your state department of health to lodge a complaint against the facility.