HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
News tips from the care and outcomes meeting

Highlights of the American Heart Associations 3rd Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2001, Washington, D.C.

To highlight some of the research at the meeting, News Media Relations has prepared news tips on some of the abstracts that will be presented. Abstract numbers are listed for each tip. Note: Stories are embargoed until the poster session begins at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. For more information call Bridgette McNeill at 214-706-1135 or Carole Bullock at 214-706-1279:

P15 Less educated African-Americans likely to drop out of weight loss programs. Drop-out rates in obesity treatment programs are often high, and low attendance is tied to poor results. To identify factors that might influence dropping out or skipping sessions, researchers analyzed attendance patterns at a 10-week weight loss program advertised to African-Americans. More than 60 of the 211 subjects had dropped out by the end of the first class. Independent predictors of dropping out included being younger, having less than a high school education and working in a clerical occupation. Of the subjects who continued the weight-loss program, the attendance rate was just 63 percent (6 of 10 classes). Lower attendance was associated with higher diastolic blood pressure, weight gain in the previous six months and a tendency to view the program as requiring a lot of effort. Shiriki K. Kumanyika, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 215-898-2629; skumanyi@cceb.med.upenn.edu.

P27 Do women have more adverse outcomes than men following stroke? About 500,000 Americans have a stroke each year, yet little is known about gender differences in outcomes among patients. In a study of almost 75,000 patients with a primary diagnosis of stroke, 56 percent of them women, researchers found that women were 1.2 times more likely to di
'"/>

Contact: Bridgette McNeill
bridgette.mcneill@heart.org
214-706-1135
American Heart Association
30-Sep-2001


Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Oral bacteria may predict pregnancy outcomes
2. Medicaid enrollment at late stages may partly explain poor outcomes for cancer
3. New imaging technologies can enhance orthopaedic outcomes
4. Columbia study finds hemophilia therapy dramatically improves outcomes for bleeding stroke
5. Computer model being developed at Stanford may help surgeons better predict patient outcomes
6. Vaginal hysterectomy leads to better outcomes than abdominal surgery
7. Sit-down rounds improve outcomes for kidney dialysis patients
8. Infection in ELBW infants linked with poor neurodevelopmental, growth outcomes
9. Knowing severity of other illnesses can help predict outcomes for cancer patients
10. Different methods of adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer have similar outcomes
11. Study shows M2A capsule endoscopy improves clinical outcomes in IBD patients

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: News tips from the care and outcomes meeting

(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 For Dr. Iris Hunter, a job ... an extension of her life’s mission. Her extensive experience in ... owner of FirstLight HomeCare, make it clear that Hunter’s mission ... that my work makes a difference in the lives of ... so after much research, I felt ready to start on ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... October 22, 2014 The ... which is dedicated to distribute health information technology ... delivery worldwide announced the development of six key ... expect when receiving healthcare. These are an expansion ... care: “providing care that is respectful of and ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Best Cheap ... in the world. The site has recently announced that ... hosting supplier for people from around the world. , ... in operation today and is providing various kinds of ... the company insists on offering excellent customer service and ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Lintelus, Inc., ... Sr. Vice President of Sales, will be speaking on ... Meetings Technology Expo on October 28, at the Holiday ... hosting a booth as well as a Tech Demo ... Meeting can create a more engaging event experience. , ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Maureen Salamon HealthDay ... Black women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) are only about ... the popular assisted reproduction technique, new research indicates, and the ... In the study, about 31 percent of white patients became ... patients. Analyzing more than 4,000 IVF cycles over two ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Iris Hunter to Host Grand Opening of FirstLight HomeCare Tomorrow 2Health News:The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation Announces Release of Guiding Principles for Patient Experience-Centered Care 2Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA Has Recently Announced The Best Cheap Web Hosting Companies In 2014 2Health News:Jay Cormier, Sr. Vice President of Sales for Lintelus, Speaks about Event Technology Integration at Meetings Technology Expo in NYC 2Health News:Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says 2Health News:Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... -- AVACEN Medical announced today that its AVACEN 100 ... by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This clearance ... Internet for: the temporary relief of joint pain ... sprains . Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153513 ... a sophisticated medical device incorporating over 3,000 firmware instructions ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... YARDLEY, Pa. , Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... of their animal health medications, a Global Pharmaceutical ... and Antares serialization technology and turnkey solution to ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153438 ... The product that was serialized and aggregated by ...
(Date:10/22/2014)...  Early symptoms of diabetic eye and vision ... technology, coupled with yearly, comprehensive eye exams, are ... of eye diseases, including those associated with diabetes, ... untreated, these diseases can potentially lead to vision ... optometric researchers have deployed a new tool that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AVACEN Medical Announces FDA Clearance of First Medical Device with Internal Game Mode 2Xyntek and Antares Serialization Solution Protects Pets Too! 2Technology Advancements Enhance Early Detection of Eye Diseases Associated with Diabetes 2Technology Advancements Enhance Early Detection of Eye Diseases Associated with Diabetes 3
Cached News: