Archive March 2011

National Cancer Institute Sponsored Study To Evaluate Cholesterol Drug’s Ability to Prevent Colon Cancer

Mar30

Pittsburgh, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011A new National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored study being launched this week at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) will evaluate the cholesterol lowering drug Rosuvastatin (Crestor) for its potential to reduce the risk of colon cancer.AGH is one of 200 North American medical centers participating in the P-5: Statin Polyp Prevention […]

Hospital gets thumbs-up [Bath Chronicle (England)]

Mar30

Patients at BMI Bath Clinic are satisfied by the level of care they receive, according to an independent survey.The private hospital at Claverton Down was awarded a satisfaction score of 98 per cent by its patients in a survey by market research firm Howard Warwick Associates.The survey, which took place last year, measured patient satisfaction […]

NCG Medical Now Offers Two Certified Electronic Health Records Solutions

Mar30

Doctors looking for a certified selection in ambulatory electronic health records technology can now turn to NCG Medical.NCG Medical, a leader in health information technology and practice management solutions, has earned national certification by the Office of the National Coordinator for both its Perfect Care EHR and Perfect Care EHR Lite electronic health records solutions.The […]

Two-thirds of cancer patients abandoned [Scotsman, The (Scotland)]

Mar30

SCOTTISH cancer patients are not receiving enough support and information to help them cope with their illness, campaigners have claimed.Macmillan Cancer Support said a survey by YouGov had found that two-thirds of cancer patients in Scotland said they left hospital with no information about how to cope with the effects of the disease or their […]

Two-thirds of Scottish cancer patients ‘abandoned’ by NHS [Scotsman, The (Scotland)]

Mar30

SCOTTISH cancer patients are not receiving enough support and information to help them cope with their illness, campaigners have claimed.Macmillan Cancer Support said a survey by YouGov had found that two-thirds of cancer patients in Scotland said they left hospital with no information about how to cope with the effects of the disease or their […]

Society of Chest Pain Centers Launches the First Hospital Certification for Atrial Fibrillation

Mar30

(Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011Atrial fibrillation is a common abnormal heart rhythm that, for many patients, can result in both congestive heart failure and an increased chance of a stroke – up to seven (7) times that of the general populace.The Society of Chest Pain Centers, the recognized champion in helping health care professionals and facilities […]

Scientists at University College Hospital Publish New Data on Pregnancy

Mar30

A new study, ‘Gynaecological morbidities among adolescents in Ibadan,’ is now available. "A descriptive retrospective study, was conducted on adolescent girls (10 to 19 years) at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan to determine the common gynaecological conditions among these group of girls that attended gynaecological clinic of UCH between January 2000 and December 2007. […]

Call for reform of long-term cancer support [Herald, The (Scotland)]

Mar30

A charity has called for "urgent" reform to the long-term care of cancer patients after a survey found two-thirds of Scots with the disease felt they did not get enough support when they left hospital.A poll carried out for Macmillan Cancer Support said 66% of cancer patients in Scotland left hospital after initial treatment with […]

Liow: Foreign patients pay same fees as locals [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]

Mar30

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreigners seeking medical treatment here will pay the same fees as local patients, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said yesterday.He said there was no question of foreigners, especially wealthy ones, being slapped with exorbitant charges by hospitals and doctors.Liow said this in response to the case of a Singapore doctor accused […]

Research Conducted at Hospital Clinic Has Provided New Information about Spontaneous Abortion

Mar30

A report, ‘Reduced plasma fibrinolytic potential in patients with recurrent implantation failure after IVF and embryo transfer,’ is newly published data in Human Reproduction. According to recent research published in the journal Human Reproduction, "Recurrent implantation failure (RIF) following embryo transfer (ET) is a major continuing problem in IVF. Women with haemostatic defects may be […]