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The ultimate aim of any prescribed medical therapy is to achieve certain desired outcomes in the patients concerned. However, despite all the best intention and efforts on the part of the health care professionals, those outcomes might not be achievable i

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Study: Medicare Part D boosts medication adherence, reduces blood pressure risk

Tue, 10 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT

New research from North Carolina State University shows that implementation of Medicare Part D has increased the number of people taking their prescribed medications as directed - so-called...

Dexamethasone for asthma in the ER: Better compliance, nearly equal effectiveness

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Adults with asthma who were treated with one-dose dexamethasone in the emergency department had only slightly higher relapse than patients who were treated with a 5-day course of prednisone.

Medicare patients have low adherence to biologic drug therapy for psoriasis

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 PDT

About half of Medicare patients who start taking biologic therapies for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis stop within a year, according to a new study led by researchers from the Perelman School...

Stroke survivors using mail order pharmacies more likely to take meds

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:00:00 PDT

Stroke survivors who get medications by mail are more likely to take them as directed than patients who get medications from local pharmacies, according to research presented at the American Stroke...

What factors affect non-compliance with endocrine therapy among young women with breast cancer?

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 03:00:00 PDT

A new study from Harvard Medical School of young women with hormone receptor-positive (HR+) breast cancer showed that more than half did not believe endocrine therapy was essential, even though it...

A study takes a closer look at so-called "adherent" patients

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A study at Universidad Miguel Hernández (UMH) in Elche shows that patients defined automatically as "adherent" by dint of their collecting their prescriptions each month are not necessarily any...

New study finds interruption of radiation therapy risks cancer recurrence

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Missing 2 appointments of radiotherapy may impair tumor control, particularly for head and neck cancers.

Patient involvement: what is it, and why does it matter?

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Patient engagement involves patients being more active in decisions about their treatment and health care. Why does it matter, how does it work and what can prevent it?

Researchers face potential danger from protein particles in the lab

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites are found in the brains of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients.

Study shows test aids physicians in Tamoxifen drug monitoring, including non-compliance due to side effects

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 06:00:00 PDT

A study from Quest Diagnostics medical experts shows how a lab-developed test could help assess levels of several tamoxifen drug metabolites in a blood specimen.

GVSU nursing faculty member to present findings on 2 older adult studies

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 05:00:00 PDT

Researched use of text messaging and helping seniors remain in their homes.A Grand Valley State University nursing faculty member will present research at a national conference about text messaging...

Population health: Statewide study finds decreasing rates of osteoporosis treatment

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 03:00:00 PDT

A statewide study has found that from 2005 to 2012, fewer than a quarter of men and women with documentation of osteoporosis or fragility fracture, conditions for which national guidelines would...

African-Americans most likely to stop taking meds in Medicare Part D's coverage gap

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT

Social workers can help by connecting people to available resourcesMedicare Part D provides help to beneficiaries struggling with the cost of prescriptions drugs, but the plan's coverage gap hits...

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess examine the impact of OpenNotes on patient safety

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 PDT

Patient engagement through reading visit notes holds promiseResearchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) are homing in on the potential benefits of allowing patients access to...

Seniors at high risk for readmission after ambulatory surgery

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 09:00:00 PDT

Medication errors and confusion about post-surgical care lead to costly readmission Taking four pain pills an hour instead of four pills a day Need improved, understandable discharge...

Tailored mobile health technologies may help patients take their medications appropriately

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:00:00 PDT

Study reports few errors when applied to patients with chronic kidney diseaseHighlight There was only a 5% error rate when patients with chronic kidney disease used mobile health...

Genetic differences may help explain inconsistent effectiveness of anti-HIV drug

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 02:00:00 PDT

Study reveals likely differences in processing among individuals, areas of the bodyResearch with human tissue and cells suggests that genetic variations, in addition to failure to comply with...

'Lack of evidence' to support benefits of medical marijuana

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:00:00 PDT

A meta-analysis assessing the effects of cannabinoids in treating certain medical conditions finds there is limited high-quality evidence supporting the drug's effectiveness.

Clinical ethics support recommended in hospitals

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PDT

Clinical ethics support for health care practitioners in hospitals would help clinicians to provide ethically sound patient care, even though doctors generally feel they get the ethics of practice...

Clampdown on staffing agencies charging NHS extortionate rates

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:00:00 PDT

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt orders clampdown as part of tough new financial controls to cut down on waste in the NHS.

Cognitive impairment predicts worse outcome in heart failure

Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT

Risk of all-cause death and heart failure readmission was elevated 7.5-foldCognitive impairment predicts worse outcome in elderly heart failure patients, reveals research presented at Heart...

Women in high-income medical education positions still paid less than men

Fri, 08 May 2015 02:00:00 PDT

The existence of gender-based wage gaps in many occupations continues to be a hot-button topic in social and political debates.

Adults who struggle to follow heart medication regimens should focus on behavior change

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 01:00:00 PDT

Unlike some conditions, heart failure must be managed by patients taking prescriptions for the rest of their lives.

NYU researchers dramatically improve ART adherence for minority PHLA

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT

Novel behavioral intervention improves treatment outcomes for HIV-infected individuals who have previously delayed, declined, or discontinued antiretroviral therapyUp to 60% of persons living...

Male nurses are paid more than female nurses - a pay gap that shows no sign of decreasing

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:00:00 PDT

Although the Equal Pay Act has narrowed gender pay gaps in many industries, inequality persists in medicine and nursing, according to a new study.