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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 229

Posts Tagged ‘medically’

Treatment and Patients Who Can be Managed Medically for Coronary Artery Disease

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 30 agosto 2018

Late-breaking data published and presented today confirm that the non-invasive HeartFlow® FFRct Analysis enables physicians to effectively differentiate patients in need of coronary stenting or bypass surgery from those who can be managed with medications alone.
The ADVANCE Registry was published in the European Heart Journal (EHJ) and the Aarhus University Hospital experience was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). Both studies were presented during the late-breaking science session today at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) conference.In these studies, the HeartFlow Analysis changed physician management of patients and enabled physicians to determine more efficiently which patients required invasive management and which did not. The HeartFlow Analysis identified a set of patients at very low risk of adverse outcomes when undergoing medical therapy, and a set whose risk was reduced when undergoing invasive management.
The ADVANCE Registry included more than 5,000 patients in the U.S., Japan, Europe and Canada. The Aarhus University Hospital experience included more than 3,600 patients in Denmark who were followed for an average of two years. “These studies confirm the role of the HeartFlow Analysis in identifying disease that other tests may miss, and in providing reassurance to patients and doctors that some blockages are not in need of invasive management,” said Campbell Rogers, MD, FACC, chief medical officer, HeartFlow.

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Children: Medically assisted reproduction

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 9 giugno 2010

Children conceived by Medically Assisted Reproduction (MAR) have fiscal implications for government both in terms of future government spending and tax revenue. Based on public funding to conceive a MAR child – after factoring in education, future health and pension costs, and future tax contributions of this child – the discounted net tax revenue (the difference between future government spending and tax revenue) of a child born in 2005 is roughly €127,000 in today’s value. Considering an average treatment cost of approximately €15,000 to conceive an IVF-child, this represents an 8-fold return on investment (ROI) for governments. While the costs of MAR treatment represent a substantial proportion of a patient’s annual disposable income, MAR typically represents less than 0.25% of total national healthcare expenditure. By comparison, obesity accounts for 10% and 2-4% of total health care spending in the US and Europe respectively. MAR treatments elicit significant medical, reproductive and economic influence in developed countries with 3.5 million children estimated to have been born worldwide since 1978. These children make up a substantial proportion of national births with up to 4.1% in Denmark and 3.3% in Belgium. In the US, Europe, and Oceania over 600,000 treatment cycles resulted in 120,000 children being born in 2005. The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Task Force on ‘Reproduction and Society’ reviewed the economics of MAR to evaluate the benefits of funding of MAR for society and to inform policy makers on effective, safe and equitable financing of MAR. Dr. Mark Connolly and colleagues who published this review paper in the journal Human Reproduction Update based their findings on key epidemiological and economic studies. The authors conclude that the way MAR is subsidised in different healthcare settings and for different patient groups has far-reaching consequences for access to treatment, clinical practice, and infant outcomes. MAR children deserve the best start in life, and as discussed in this review, affordable treatment can make economic sense as well.ESHRE was founded in 1985 with a mission is to promote the understanding of reproductive science and medicine. It does this through facilitating research and the dissemination of research findings in human reproduction and embryology to the general public, scientists, clinicians, patient associations and key policy makers across Europe. Human Reproduction and Human Reproduction Update are monthly journals of ESHRE, and are published by Oxford Journals, a division of Oxford University Press. For more information visit ESHRE’s website at http://www.eshre.eu.

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