Jan 3, 2014 - For patients with colorectal cancer, satisfaction with quality of care is associated with survival, according to a study published in the November/December issue of the Journal for Healthcare Quality.
Jan 9, 2014 - Compared with 2006 to 2007, smoking rates among health care professionals for 2010 to 2011 continue to be lowest in physicians and highest in licensed practical nurses, according to a research letter published in the Jan. 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on tobacco control.
Oct 19, 2011 - A considerable proportion of hair professionals are looking for lesions on their customers' scalp, neck, and face; and their personal self-reported health communication practices are significantly associated with the frequency of observation of lesions, according to a study published in the October issue of the Archives of Dermatology.
Jun 11, 2013 - Manual cleaning of endoscopes is not effective, with the highest failure rates for duodenoscopes and gastroscopes compared with colonoscopes, according to a study presented at the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, held from June 8 to 10 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Dec 17, 2012 - Ultraviolet nail lamps, used for professional and personal nail techniques, do not pose a clinically significant skin cancer risk, according to a letter to the editor published online Dec. 6 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Jul 25, 2011 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has notified health care professionals and patients that the use of oral bisphosphonates does not appear to increase the risk of esophageal cancer, with the agency currently not recommending endoscopic screening of asymptomatic patients.
Jun 20, 2011 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers and health care professionals that varenicline (Chantix) may be associated with a small but increased risk of cardiovascular adverse events in individuals with cardiovascular disease.
Jun 17, 2011 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers and health care professionals that pioglitazone (Actos) may increase the risk of bladder cancer when used for more than one year.
Jan 27, 2011 - Saline or silicone gel-filled breast implants may be associated with anaplastic large cell lymphoma, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today. The agency requested that health care professionals report any confirmed cases of the disease in women with implants.
Dec 20, 2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has notified health care professionals of a contraindication being added to the prescribing information of dolasetron mesylate (Anzemet), warning that the injection should no longer be used to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with treatment in pediatric or adult patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy.
Oct 22, 2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has notified health care professionals and consumers that the prescribing labels of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists will be updated with new safety information.
Oct 14, 2010 - he Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) has issued a comprehensive white paper -- as part the organization's professional GynecoLogic Cancer Collaborative education program -- that provides an overview of and background on the screening, diagnosis, and management of ovarian cancer. The report is published in the October issue of Gynecologic Oncology.