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Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
...d diagnosis of acute renal injury that occurs in a common
clinical condition, namely after cardiac surgery," he said. While many conditions and diseases can lead to kidney failure, it is more often the result of decreased blood flow to the kidneys from major surgery or injury, stroke, sepsis, dehydration, o...
First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain
...eported in eight patients in each group. The most common
adverse events were itchiness or redness at the patch site. Additionally, three patients in the Lidoderm group discontinued the study due to adverse events. There were no discontinuations due to treatment-related adverse events in the Celebrex gro...
Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
...eported in eight patients in each group. The most common
adverse events were itchiness or redness at the patch site. Additionally, three patients in the Lidoderm group discontinued the study due to adverse events (typically other pain, not being treated). There were no discontinuations due to treatment-r...
UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying
...particularly, partial co-sleeping are increasingly common
in the U.S. For this reason, these results have general implications for recommendations to parents and for describing the development of consolidated, full-night sleeping in infants and toddlers. ...
Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma
Asthma is the most common
cause of exercise-induced shortness of breath in c...rgy, Asthma and Immunology. In the study, the most common
cause of exercise-induced dyspnea was simply that the patients had reached their natural limits for ...
UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service
...use despite a tradition of community service and a common
but often unspoken belief in its value in medical education, few data exist on U.S. physicians' service involvement in community activities outside of charity medical care," Goldstein said. "We were impressed with what we found in part because it was...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...alth beliefs and behaviors, physical environments, common
stresses, and interpersonal relations that can be ...r cataracts. Primary open-angle glaucoma, the most common
type of glaucoma, is a leading cause of blindness and vision-related disability, affecting an estima...
Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
...h a mouse model of metabolic syndrome, a condition common
among patients with chronic kidney disease that includes symptoms such as obesity, high blood pressure and insulin resistance. The condition, which is rapidly increasing in both adults and children, is also associated with higher risks of diabetes an...
Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
...reased from 20.5 percent to 69.3 percent. The most common
method for educating the patient was direct discussion of screening (96.1 percent). The researchers also found improvements in the monitoring of fecal occult blood tests, an increase from 20.6 percent to 37.3 percent. "we believe that the clinicians...
Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine
... discussions. The researchers found that the most common
barriers to physician-patient communication about ...dened by these costs," the authors write. The most common
strategies were switching to a generic drug, using office samples and discontinuing nonessential med...
Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study
...s that were aimed at attracting patients, the most common
marketing strategy involved an emotional appeal to evoke feelings of fear, hope, or anxiety about a health risk. The researchers also found that several of the advertisements promoted tests or services whose health benefits are unclear, such as full ...
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
...the journal Child Development, found that the most common
types of harassment were name-calling and physical...gression. Verbal harassment was more than twice as common
as physical in the study. Bullying occurs in one form or another across ethnic groups and income bra...
Hepatotoxicity and statins
...ts is important to consider because the disease is common
in patients with high cholesterol and their liver condition may create a higher cardiovascular risk that could be addressed through statin therapy. "The studies examining the safety of statins in patients with NAFLD are limited, but the existing dat...
Some brain cells 'change channels' to fine-tune the message
...ays, in part because the swapped channels are most common
in these particular cells in the cerebellum (so-ca...nks the channel changing is going to be relatively common
in the brain. Whether through channel changing or other, more well-understood ways of fine-tuning it...
Understanding how vulnerabilities may keep women in abusive relationships
...hen she began the relationship), the authors found common
experiences and cultural differences among the women. Five sub-categories of relational vulnerability emerged: 1) external orientation or the degree to which the women see themselves as having value independent of others 2) socialization to violence...
Risky surgery not always necessary to treat cervical disease
...ical options. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common
virus affecting millions of women. It can cause gential warts and if left untreated, can also cause cervical cancer. According to the article, approximately 20 million people in the United States at any given time are infected and the numbers are si...
Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease
...ording to the American Heart Association. The most common
symptoms are pain in the legs or buttocks while wa...t cancer and re-narrowing of blood vessels have in common
the uncontrolled growth of tissue. We're hoping to control the growth of tissue that would re-block ...
Chronic fatigue patients show lower response to placebos
...lems at work, combined with other triggers such as common
viral infections, contribute to the disorder. Additional factors, such as avoidance of physical activity, may cause the symptoms to become chronic, says Cho. The authors propose several possible explanations for the surprisingly low placebo response ...
African-American women with endometrial cancer have more aggressive cancer than Caucasian women
... from the disease. Endometrial cancer is the most common
cancer of the female reproductive organs....
Targeting mutant B-Raf protein reduces melanoma development
... and lethal form. It is currently the seventh most common
cancer in the U.S., with about 52,000 cases diagnosed annually. Furthermore, it is the cancer with the second fastest growth rate. In 2004, an American's lifetime risk of developing melanoma was one in 63 and at the current rate of increase will be o...
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