• treatment
  • In the United States, the prevalence of patient dropout is estimated to be between 40-60% over the course of treatment however the overwhelming majority of patients will drop after two sessions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Intuitively, these patients lose out on the benefits they may have received if they continued treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Predicting patients at risk of dropping treatment is a difficult task that is still being researched. (wikipedia.org)
  • Social stigma of mental health treatment may also result in increased patient discontinuation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Perceptions of mental health may also alter patient beliefs about the effectiveness of mental health treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Provision of multiple refills is not advised early in treatment or without appropriate patient follow-up visits. (drugs.com)
  • The dosage of SUBOXONE sublingual film from Day 3 onwards should be progressively adjusted in increments/decrements of 2 mg/0.5 mg or 4 mg/1 mg buprenorphine/naloxone to a level that holds the patient in treatment and suppresses opioid withdrawal signs and symptoms. (drugs.com)
  • After treatment induction and stabilization, the maintenance dose of SUBOXONE sublingual film is generally in the range of 4 mg/1 mg buprenorphine/naloxone to 24 mg/6 mg buprenorphine/naloxone per day depending on the individual patient and clinical response. (drugs.com)
  • It is hypothesized that the intervention will lead to more effective treatment, decreasing treatment dropout as well as improving patient-therapist relationship and patient activation in treatment. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Doctors should counsel the patients properly about side effects before starting treatment so that the patients do not press the panic button," said Dr Jaising Phadtare, honorary professor, GT Hospital. (hindustantimes.com)
  • It is important for the patient to be confident that he/she receives the best treatment, and it is important for the health care providers and funding authorities to have clear evidence when choosing between two different treatment techniques, in order for the patient to benefit. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Evaluation of Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) is of a paramount importance in assessing the impact of rheumatoid arthritis on patients' health status, however when costs associated with rheumatoid arthritis are also taken into account, the information provided may lead to a more balanced view in analyzing the treatment of the disease. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • In accordance with the above, the main objective this study was to evaluate the impact of adalimumab treatment not only on patients' Health Related Quality of Life but also on the cost of the disease management. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Measuring the Health Related Quality of Life of rheumatoid arthritis patients under adalimumab treatment. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • This information was used to compare Health Related Quality of Life and cost data before and after adalimumab initiation and therefore identify the effect of adalimumab treatment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • In order to evaluate the cost-utility of adalimumab both the cost of the disease treatment and the Health Related Quality of Life of rheumatoid arthritis patients have been taken into account. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • 1 , 2 Important predictive factors associated with treatment response, irrespective of genotype, include age, gender, weight (body mass index [BMI]), biochemical and histologic characteristics of the patients, and RBV dose. (wiley.com)
  • 3 Therefore, current guidelines recommend a 24-week treatment for patients infected with genotype 2 and 3 in contrast to 48 weeks for patients infected with genotype 1 and 4. (wiley.com)
  • Because of substantial side effects and costs associated with this therapy, several studies have attempted to determine the possibility to further reduce the treatment duration in patients with HCV genotype 2 and 3. (wiley.com)
  • Compliance can be confused with concordance, which is the process by which a patient and clinician make decisions together about treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Major barriers to compliance are thought to include the complexity of modern medication regimens, poor "health literacy" and not understanding treatment benefits, occurrence of undiscussed side effects, poor treatment satisfaction, cost of prescription medicine, and poor communication or lack of trust between a patient and his or her health-care provider. (wikipedia.org)
  • Both patient and health-care provider affect compliance, and a positive physician-patient relationship is the most important factor in improving compliance, As of 2003, US health care professionals more commonly used the term "adherence" to a regimen rather than "compliance", because it has been thought to reflect better the diverse reasons for patients not following treatment directions in part or in full. (wikipedia.org)
  • The term concordance has been used in the United Kingdom to involve a patient in the treatment process to improve compliance, and refers to a 2003 NHS initiative. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this context, the patient is informed about their condition and treatment options,involved in the decision as to which course of action to take, and partially responsible for monitoring and reporting back to the team. (wikipedia.org)
  • As of 2007, concordance has been used to refer specifically to patient adherence to a treatment regimen which the physician sets up collaboratively with the patient, to differentiate it from adherence to a physician-only prescribed treatment regimen. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, a 2004 UK study reported a 97% compliance rate at the beginning of treatment with statins, but only about 50% of patients were still compliant after six months. (wikipedia.org)
  • In June 2008, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates stated that the denial to patients with gender dysphoria or otherwise covered benefits represents discrimination, and that the AMA supports "public and private health insurance coverage for treatment for gender dysphoria as recommended by the patient's physician. (wikipedia.org)
  • In early 2008, a noninferiority study versus vancomycin or metronidazole for Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD) found that about half of the patients in the tolevamer group did not complete the treatment, versus 25% in the vancomycin and 29% in the metronidazole groups. (wikipedia.org)
  • The treatment emphasizes balancing acceptance and change (hence dialectic), with the overall goal of helping patients not just survive but build a life worth living. (wikipedia.org)
  • some doctors fear that inaccurate information from billing data could lead to improper treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • symptoms
  • The FDA has recently identified these domains as important clinical targets for drug development because the antipsychotic agents used to treat patients with schizophrenia largely provide benefit for positive symptoms of the disease, such as hallucination or delusions. (drugs.com)
  • The quality of life and level of function for most of these patients continues to be dramatically affected by cognitive impairment and by negative symptoms as patients enter what has been called the residual phase of schizophrenia. (drugs.com)
  • Typically, elderly patients with depression do not report depressed mood, but instead present with less specific symptoms such as insomnia, anorexia, and fatigue. (wikipedia.org)
  • To meet criteria for a major depressive episode, a patient must have 5 of these 9 symptoms nearly every day for at least 2 weeks. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although antidepressants may not cure depression, they can lead to remission, which is the disappearance or nearly complete reduction of depression symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • nurse
  • The physician needs to be the point person for patient recruitment, but along with the nurse champion develop staff education programs, policies and procedures, program development, and QA and CQI projects. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • AURORA, Colo. - April 22, 2014 - Illinois native Jerry Spicer never imagined that his career would take him from being a high school dropout to a nurse and then vice president of regional patient care services at Kaiser Permanente, Southern California. (americansentinel.edu)
  • After 12 years at St. Mary's Hospital, a colleague at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program referred him to an open position as the vice president of regional patient care services at Kaiser Permanente, Southern California. (americansentinel.edu)
  • clinical
  • WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 7, 2011 - Targacept, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRGT) today announced the presentation of data from a Phase 2 clinical proof of concept trial to assess TC-5619 as an augmentation therapy to improve cognition in patients with schizophrenia at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (drugs.com)
  • A medical food thought to promote synapse formation was found to improve memory test scores in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) in a clinical trial presented at the 4th International Conference on Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease (CTAD) in San Diego, California, on Friday, 4 November 2011. (alzforum.org)
  • This clinical multicenter trial has been designed to compare watchful waiting and surgical repair for patients with oligosymptomatic incisional hernia. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The medication review programme led by a clinical pharmacist resulted in a substantial reduction in the use of inappropriate medications among hospitalised elderly patients and all-cause unscheduled readmissions at 1 month after hospital discharge. (hkmj.org)
  • 3 It has been shown that implementation of a clinical pharmacist service has a positive effect on medication use and health care service utilisation among hospitalised patients. (hkmj.org)
  • high
  • In some studies, a too-gradual induction over several days led to a high rate of drop-out of buprenorphine patients during the induction period. (drugs.com)
  • The Affordable Care Act was necessary, but hospitals are dealing with the challenge of delivering high-quality and safe patient care in an environment of rising costs and declining reimbursement," says Spicer. (americansentinel.edu)
  • As high-deductible health plans rise across the country, with many individuals having deductibles of $2500 or more, their ability to pay for costly procedures diminishes, and hospitals end up covering the cost of patients care. (wikipedia.org)
  • A comparison between the sales of modafinil to the number of patients revealed a disproportionate ratio, indicating high abuse. (wikipedia.org)
  • Psychologic therapies are recommended for elderly patients with depression because of this group's vulnerability to adverse effects and high rates of medical problems and medication use. (wikipedia.org)
  • Suicide rates are nearly twice as high in depressed patients as in the general population. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, a survey of high school students to measure teenage use of illegal drugs will be a biased sample because it does not include home-schooled students or dropouts. (wikipedia.org)
  • typically
  • Patients are typically not able to comparison shop for medical services based on price, as medical service providers do not typically disclose prices prior to service. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2-3 However, because FEVR is a lifelong disease, these patients are at risk even as adults.2 Ocular findings and useful vision typically remain stable if the patient does not have deterioration before age 20.2,4 Due to the variability and unpredictability of the disease course, patients with FEVR should be followed throughout their lifetime. (wikipedia.org)
  • drop
  • Severe and prolong peritonitis may led to membrane failure and drop out of peritoneal dialysis. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • As insurance premiums rise, more healthy people decide that it is not worth the higher prices, and drop out of the market, leading to what is called the "adverse selection death spiral. (wikipedia.org)
  • make
  • There is not enough evidence at this point to make a recommendation to patients," said Paul Aisen at the University of California, San Diego. (alzforum.org)
  • To make matters worse, he's gradually developing a phobia of his patients, being unable to empathise with their whining - which drives him to drink while on duty. (wikipedia.org)
  • outcomes
  • My starting point for this article is that you are impressed with the improvement in patient quality of life and cardiovascular outcomes of more frequent home hemodialysis (HD) and you recognize that many, but not all, of your patients will greatly benefit from this modality. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • In the analysis of prespecified secondary outcomes, there were significant differences in favour of surgery for low back pain (mean difference −12.2, −21.3 to −3.1), patients' satisfaction (63% (n=46) v 39% (n=26)), SF-36 physical component score (mean difference 5.8, 2.5 to 9.1), self efficacy for pain (mean difference 1.0, 0.2 to 1.9), and the Prolo scale (mean difference 0.9, 0.1 to 1.6). (bmj.com)
  • adverse
  • Due to the risk-spreading design of insurance, the adverse selection associated with the young invincibles leads to higher premiums for people who choose to purchase health insurance. (wikipedia.org)
  • Social
  • But the social worker is the key to identifying potential changes in the home that may lead to patient burnout or dropout from the program. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • DBT can be based on a biosocial theory of personality functioning in which BPD is seen as a biological disorder of emotional regulation in a social environment experienced as invalidating by the borderline patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • lower
  • Participants 173 patients with a history of low back pain for at least one year, Oswestry disability index of at least 30 points, and degenerative changes in one or two lower lumbar spine levels (86 patients randomised to surgery). (bmj.com)
  • specifically
  • Specifically, DBT has been found to significantly reduce self-injury, suicidal behavior, impulsivity, self-rated anger and the use of crisis services among borderline patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • include
  • The aim is to include a total of 128 patients. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Pharmalogical neuroenhancement agents include the well-validated nootropics, such as racetam, vinpocetine, and phosphatidylserine, as well as other drugs used for treating patients suffering from neurological disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • mild
  • To be included in the trial, patients had to have a Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score greater than 20, which is considered mild AD. (alzforum.org)
  • In mild variations, patients may experience peripheral vascular changes, such as peripheral avascular zone, vitreoretinal adhesions, arteriovenous anastomoses and a V-shaped area of retinochoroidal degeneration. (wikipedia.org)
  • time
  • Clinicians experience losses in the form of time spent on patient intakes, missed appointments prior to termination, and other diagnostic work performed. (wikipedia.org)
  • But if all physicians suddenly dropped to half or 1/3 time, wouldn't that do irreparable damage to patient access? (getbetterhealth.com)
  • Many health systems are putting in place price transparency initiatives and payments plans for their patients so that the patients better understand what the estimated cost of their care is, and how they can afford to pay for their care over time. (wikipedia.org)
  • An official report published in February 2009 stated that in 2008, for the first time, HIV/AIDS was China's leading cause of death among infectious diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • another
  • This can result in a spurious negative correlation between diseases: a hospital patient without diabetes is more likely to have another given disease such as cholecystitis, since they must have had some reason to enter the hospital in the first place. (wikipedia.org)
  • risk
  • Geriatric in-patients are at risk of drug-related problems. (hkmj.org)
  • The argument is that these individuals are young and in good health, so they have a low risk of experiencing substantial health issues that would lead to large amounts of spending on health care. (wikipedia.org)
  • disorders
  • Modafinil is currently licensed for treating patients with disorders such as narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and shift work sleep disorder. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatments
  • Several random controlled trials (RCTs) comparing DBT to other forms of cognitive-behavioral treatments have favored the use of DBT to treat borderline patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • physicians
  • Other services exist to assist physicians and their patients, such as Healthcare Out Of Pocket, Accuro Healthcare Solutions, with its CarePricer software. (wikipedia.org)
  • problems
  • Dr. Graham says that a student's Capstone project represents the application of the culmination of evidence-based quality improvement expertise to the solution of pressing patient care and service delivery problems within their organization. (americansentinel.edu)
  • several
  • There are several sources of patients. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • The material is prepared by sulfonation of polystyrene: (CH2CHC6H5)n + n SO3 → (CH2CHC6H4SO3H)n Several methods exist for this conversion, which can lead to varying degree of sulfonation. (wikipedia.org)
  • different
  • This was conducted by setting up a large network of medical professionals and neighborhood organizations in order to obtain large samples of pertussis from as many different patients as possible. (wikipedia.org)
  • illness
  • He recognized it as a match for his own actions during his illness and renamed himself "e-Patient Dave," and his blog The New Life of e-Patient Dave. (wikipedia.org)
  • withdrawal
  • Patients dependent upon methadone or long-acting opioid products may be more susceptible to precipitated and prolonged withdrawal during induction than those on short-acting opioid products. (drugs.com)
  • Buprenorphine/naloxone combination products have not been evaluated in adequate and well-controlled studies for induction in patients on long-acting opioid products, and contain naloxone, which is absorbed in small amounts by the sublingual route and could cause worse precipitated and prolonged withdrawal. (drugs.com)
  • The first dose of SUBOXONE sublingual film or buprenorphine should be administered when objective signs of moderate opioid withdrawal appear, and not less than 6 hours after the patient last used an opioid. (drugs.com)
  • years
  • Method: Patients age 50 through 85 years old, with gonarthritis, in need of knee replacement, are included in the trial. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • This problem of ballooning health insurance premiums has persisted for years, and was important in the debate over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (wikipedia.org)
  • hospital
  • Four Norwegian hospitals will collaborate in this trial (Haukeland university hospital, Haugesund hospital, Haugesund sanitetsforenings hospital for rheumatic diseases and Lovisenberg diakonale hospital) and patients are recruited from all four hospitals. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • You need the most competent team leading your hospital. (americansentinel.edu)
  • Doctors
  • Hospitals, doctors, and other medical providers have traditionally disclosed their fee schedules only to insurance companies and other institutional payors, and not to individual patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • data
  • Richard Davies deBronkart Jr (born February 18, 1950), widely known as e-Patient Dave, is a cancer patient and blogger who, in 2009, became a noted activist for healthcare transformation through participatory medicine and personal health data rights. (wikipedia.org)
  • experience
  • Based on some studies, personal experience, and discussions with colleagues, I believe a realistic number is 8%-10% of dialysis patients will embrace home HD. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • In the second stage, patients are encouraged to experience the painful emotions that they have been avoiding. (wikipedia.org)
  • group
  • But by 24 weeks the Souvenaid group had a more favorable trajectory on the memory score than controls, leading to a Cohen's d effect size of 0.22 points that Scheltens said was significant. (alzforum.org)
  • In February 2009 Ferguson's e-Patient Scholars Working Group elected him founding co-chair (with his physician, Dr. Danny Sands) of the Society for Participatory Medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • The school offers the Personal Development Program in addition to the Peer Group Connections Program, a freshman orientation, and guidance program led by upperclassmen. (wikipedia.org)
  • life
  • Exploring the cost-utility relationship of rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with adalimumab by combining the Health Related Quality of Life of rheumatoid arthritis patients and direct as well as indirect costs due to RA. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Measurement of Health Related Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients 3. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • upon recovery from near-death he started a blog "The New Life of Patient Dave. (wikipedia.org)
  • frequent
  • At conferences and meetings he is a frequent speaker about the "e-Patient" movement, also referred to as "patient engagement" and "participatory medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • care
  • In January 2008 he learned of the so-called "e-Patient White Paper" by Dr Thomas William Ferguson, which described how patients are using the Internet to participate actively in their care. (wikipedia.org)
  • drug
  • The drug is contraindicated in patients with obstructive bowel disease and in newborn children with reduced gut motility. (wikipedia.org)