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Race Plus Roaches: A Breathtaking Link
...hat African-Americans living in the inner-city are hospitalized
three times as often and die five times more often from asthma than those of other races. The study included 66 boys and 21 girls, 48 Caucasian and 39 African-American children from 37 urban and 50 suburban homes. All had moderate to severe allerg...
Common Childhood Virus Poses Threat To Adults, Research Shows
...records and blood tests of 1,195pneumonia patients hospitalized
between December 1990 and May 1992 in twoOhio counties, they found that 57 of the patients -- or 4.4 percent -- actuallyhad RSV. RSV has never been recognized as a serious problem for adults,said Murry. There is a great deal of inf...
Discovery Of Genetic Pathways May Provide New Ways To Combat Candida Infections
...phages and mice. Background Fungal infections in hospitalized
patients have almost doubled throughout the 1980s,...apy. Candida is also a major cause of infection in hospitalized
patients, especially those in Intensive Care Units, patients after major injuries or surgery, patien...
Study Reviews Medication Use In Elderly Cardiac Patients After Discharge
Hershey, Pa. --- Researchers recently found that hospitalized
cardiac patientsexperience a great deal of fluctua... pattern forsome. Readmission rates among hospitalized
cardiac patients are among thehighest for any group of health care users. When elderly cardiac patie...
New Gene For Mental Illness
... of the population, and 25 percent of the patients hospitalized
for suchpsychiatric difficulties, may be carrying the gene. Individuals who have two mutant WS genes have the distinctive Wolfram syndrome,characterized by diabetes mellitus and optic nerve deterioration. Wolframsyndrome patients often exhibit depr...
New Heart-Attack Indicator Dramatically Improves Diagnostic Accuracy Of ER Doctors: TnT/Echocardiogram Combination Could Reduce Needless Admissions
...ng ofchest pain, and many of those individuals are hospitalized
for suspectedcoronary problems. However, studies have shown that up to three-quarters ofpatients who present with chest pain are inaccurately diagnosed with a heartattack or unstable angina (chest pain). On the other hand, as many as one-thirdof all ...
Northwestern Researchers Develop Rapid Diagnostic Test To Detect
...o diagnose an antibiotic-resistant bacteriaseen in hospitalized
patients. They have reduced from 48 to 8 hours the timeneeded to identify the potentially lethal bacteria, known asvancomycin-resistant enterococci, or VRE. A report on the technique, which detects and amplifies even very minutequantities of ...
Improved Oxygen Bath To Heal Wounds, Lessen Number Of Amputations: Sandia To
Sign Agreement With Numotech To Help Create Home-Use Healing Facility
... withpressure ulcers, an impressive number will be hospitalized
as a direct result ofthat ulcer. Of those so hospitalized, an appalling number will die as a directresult of the ulcer." Shoemaker became interested in Numotech's oxygen-bath technique when, aftersurgery on a bone infection that followed upon a pres...
Ear Infection Complications On The Rise, University of Florida Researchers Report
...fections, he warned,more and more children will be hospitalized
to receive antibioticsintravenously and surgery may be needed. Thirty-four percent of patients inthe study needed surgery. "The possibility for life-threatening complications increases becauseyounger children, with less-developed immune systems, are...
NYU And Rockefeller Scientists Design Molecules That Stymie A Notorious Bug
...rious bacterium thateach year infects some 500,000 hospitalized
patients. By substituting parts ofthe compound with different chemicals, the researchers created compounds thatdramatically weakened Staph infections in mice, according to a joint studypublished in the Feb. 16 issue of the Proceedings of the National...
Vitamin D Deficiency May Increase Risk Of Hip Fracture In Older Women
...ssachusetts. In a group of women withosteoporosis hospitalized
for hip fracture, 50 percent were found to have ap...en who hadnot suffered a hip fracture but who were hospitalized
for an elective hipreplacement, only a very small percentage had vitamin D deficiency, althoughone-f...
Experimental Staph Vaccine Broadly Protective In Animal Studies
...cent to 60 percent of bacterialblood isolates from hospitalized
patients," says Dr. Pier. "Therefore, anadditional potential advantage of a PNSG vaccine might be protection against thespectrum of clinically important CoNS." Dr. Pier adds that he and his colleagues hope to move the PNSG vaccine intohuman trials s...
Great increase seen in antibiotic-resistant bacteria in human colon
...es tested weredrawn recently from both healthy and hospitalized
people. Since less than a third of colonic bacteria collected 30 years ago contained thegene, the new finding shows how rapidly resistance genes can spread through thebacterial population of the colon, said Abigail Salyers, a professor ofmicrobiology...
Study stopped early: high blood pressure drug less effective than diuretic
...a group were also twice as likely to develop or be hospitalized
for congestive heart failure. The study has more than 42,000 participants at 623 clinical sites in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Canada. Cardura is an alpha blocker, a type of hypertension drug that works by dilating the bl...
Study: breath test effective in showing patients who should get less cancer drug
...at the two patients who got very ill and had to be hospitalized
showed the lowest test results and the lowest enzyme activity." In an accompanying editorial, Dr. Jerry M. Collins, director of the Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said the new test, which builds on a t...
Novel blood marker shown to predict the incidence and severity of coronary artery disease
... vessels obstructed by CAD. Further, in high-risk hospitalized
patients, the sphingolipid ischemia markers were shown to be a better predictor of CAD than age and gender combined. "We conclude that the serum levels of sphingolipids are potentially strong and robust measures of CAD and may form the basis ...
Final results of the two Zevalin pivotal trials in radioimmunotherapy for B cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma announced by IDEC Pharmaceuticals
...infection risks, with only 7.6 percent of patients hospitalized
with infections. ZEVALIN Improves Quality of Life in NHL Patients On Dec. 4 Gregory A. Wiseman, M.D. of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, gave a poster presentation that showed that ZEVALIN treatment results in a statistically significant improvement ...
Biological warfare: an emerging threat in the 21st century
...ely publicized assault, which killed 13 people and hospitalized
thousands, had been preceded by a series of failed botulism and anthrax assaults near the Imperial Palace, a Tokyo airport and two U.S. military bases. ``Groups like Aum Shinrikyo are willing to use biological agents inefficiently just for the terror...
The true return on the dollar: No clean bill of health
... bacteria that can cause significant infections in hospitalized
patients and those with depressed immune systems. ..., and other types that can pose infection risks in hospitalized
or immune-compromised patients....
Undergrad's digital model of amoeba helps scientists study human cells
...claimed the lives of her grandparents and left Kim hospitalized
with injuries. The experience taught her about the importance of prompt and up-to-date medical care, which is often lacking in poor, rural areas. The message was brought home again last summer when she volunteered at a Connecticut health clinic for m...
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