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2014-05-29 10:28:27

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Guidelines based on retrospective case studies, case reports don't stand the test of time Clinical practice guideline recommendations related to screening and treatment can change markedly over time as new evidence about best practices and clinical outcomes of various treatments emerges. In a first-of-its-kind study, Penn Medicine researchers examined high-level recommendations published by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the...

2014-05-28 14:32:20

The JAMA Network Journals An analysis of more than 600 class I (procedure/treatment should be performed/administered) American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guideline recommendations published or revised since 1998 finds that about 80 percent were retained at the time of the next guideline revision, and that recommendations not supported by multiple randomized studies were more likely to be downgraded, reversed, or omitted, according to a study in the May 28 issue of...

2014-05-27 12:16:05

The JAMA Network Journals Less Improvement in Infants with Bronchiolitis After Nebulized Hypertonic Saline Treatment Bottom Line: Children with bronchiolitis (a common respiratory tract infection that can result in hospitalization) who were treated in the emergency department showed less clinical improvement after receiving nebulized 3 percent hypertonic saline (HS) than infants who received normal saline (NS). Author: Todd A. Florin, M.D., M.S.C.E., of the Cincinnati Children's...

2014-05-20 16:25:38

PRINCETON, N.J., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care researchers, health technology assessors, manufacturers, governments, and patients will examine the role of "Big Data" in health care decision making at the ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting. The meeting will take place May 31 - June 4, 2014 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Québec, Canada. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131001/DC88062LOGO The first plenary session, "The Use of "Big Data"...

2014-04-10 10:13:27

Meta-analysis finds relationship improvement has beneficial effects similar to some common treatments A meta-analysis of studies that investigated measures designed to improve health professionals' interactions with patients confirms that such efforts can produce health effects just as beneficial as taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart attack. In contrast to previous such reviews, the current report from the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)...

2014-03-25 16:25:46

Panel Will Provide Expertise on Trial Selection, Design and Implementation WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today appointed 10 people as members of PCORI's new Advisory Panel on Clinical Trials. It is one of two new advisory panels whose members the Board approved at its meeting today; the other focuses on rare disease. Members of the Advisory Panel on Clinical Trials will support...

2014-03-13 17:18:53

Investigators call on drug regulators to provide clear evidence to patients on claims of drug side effects At a time when the wider prescription of statins is under renewed public scrutiny, a substantial analysis of placebo-controlled randomised trials of statins has found that only a small minority of side effects reported by those taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs are actually attributable to them. Almost all the side effects reported in these trials "occurred anyway when patients...

2014-03-13 17:09:31

'No robust, consistent evidence to show home care visits provide benefit to the elderly' In what's thought to be the biggest review of academic literature into whether home care visits provide benefits for the elderly, researchers conclude there is 'no consistent evidence' to show they lead to the elderly living longer or having more independent lives than those without any visits. Researchers from University College London (UCL) and the University of Oxford analyzed 64 randomized...

2014-02-25 12:28:01

Researchers Tested Checklist to Assess if Research Is Good Enough to Support Decision-making WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the growing demand for information about comparative effectiveness and questions about the quality of research that will support future health care decision-making, a group of researchers led by Quintiles and the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) have developed and tested a checklist to evaluate the quality and usefulness of...

2014-02-05 12:28:51

Opportunities Are Part of Major Funding Push Totaling $1 Billion Over Next Two Years WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) today issued eight PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) offering up to $206 million in support for a range of patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER) projects. The funding opportunities include the latest two to focus on specific high-impact topics and PCORI's first call for...


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