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Article ID: 2069

Breathable Liquid for Treating Respiratory Distress

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

A breathable liquid for treating children in acute respiratory distress is undergoing clinical trials Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. The liquid, called perflubron, is administered to the lungs with a conventional respirator.

Released:
25-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2063

Highlights From AHCPR's February Research

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) works to improve the quality of health care, reduce costs, and broaden access to essential services. Here are some of the findings described in the most recent issue of AHCPR's Research Activities.

Released:
25-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2061

Annual Mammography Screening for Women 40-49

American College of Radiology (ACR)

The American College of Radiology today strongly endorsed the American Cancer Society's recommendation that women aged 40-49 receive screening mammography every year rather than every 1-2 years.

Released:
25-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
  • Embargo expired:
    25-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2051

JAMA - New health care model needed to balance economics vs professionalism in medicine

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

The conflict between professionalism and profit in health care today needs to be addressed by creating a new national agency, according to an article in this week's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Embargoed Tuesday, March 25, 1997

Released:
21-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
  • Embargo expired:
    25-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2050

Blood Donors Still Fail to Report Risk Factors

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Despite the high degree of transfusion safety in the United States today, a measurable percentage of blood donors still hold back reporting risk factors at the time of donation, according to an article in this week's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Embargoed Tuesday, March 25, 1997

Released:
21-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
  • Embargo expired:
    24-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2039

New Laparoscopy Makes Kidney Donation Easier

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

People who want to donate a kidney to a loved one can now do it with less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a much faster recovery. Surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center have made that possible by using a laparoscopic technique to remove the kidney instead of making a large incision. EMBARGOED UNTIL: March 24, 1997

Released:
20-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
  • Embargo expired:
    23-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2058

Maternal Smoking Linked to Higher Medical Expenses

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine

A research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has, for the first time, documented differences in medical expenses for children whose mothers smoke compared to those whose mothers don't. EMBARGOED UNTIL 5 p.m., CST, SUNDAY, MARCH 23

Released:
22-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2060

Use Tobacco Settlement to Help Children

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The American Academy of Pediatrics today called for monies resulting from a recent legal settlement by a tobacco company to be rolled into state Medicaid programs that benefit children and other victims of tobacco use.

Released:
22-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2057

Evaluating Infants for Child Abuse with MRI

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Studies covering topics ranging from screening mammography for women 40-49 to the best ways to evaluate infants for suspected child abuse will be presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held in Boston, MA, May 4-9 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and Towers.

Released:
22-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 2056

Air Bags Cause Serious Eye Injuries

Stanford University School of Medicine

Activated air bags can inflict severe eye injuries, including blindness, even in minor car accidents, a small-scale study shows.

Released:
22-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

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