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Stroke awareness low among women, especially minorities

... at risk for stroke know the warning signs because delayed treatment can lead to greater disability or death." The American Heart Association-sponsored telephone survey included 1,024 women ages 25 and older. Among participants, 68 percent were white, 12 percent African American and 12 percent Hispanic. Th...

Many children are undervaccinated or have delayed vaccinations in their first 2 years of life

...Approximately 21 percent of children were severely delayed (undervaccinated for more than 6 months and for 4 or more vaccines). Factors associated with severe delay included having a mother who was unmarried or who did not have a college degree, living in a household with 2 or more children, being non-Hispa...

Cancer in patients with hepatitis C

...fected persons," the authors report. "Although the delayed diagnosis of hepatitis C most probably has made us underestimate the risk, this study showed that the risk of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and multiple myeloma were significantly increased."...

No increase in C-sections when epidural analgesia given early in labor

...necologists recommended that epidural analgesia be delayed in women who have not previously given birth until their cervix dilates to 4 to 5 centimeters and that other forms of analgesia, for example, systemic opioid analgesia, be used until that time. However, it is unclear whether increased risk for cesar...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2005 (second issue)

...ng placebo. According to the authors, montelukast delayed the median time to first exacerbation by approximately 2 months. It also significantly reduced the overall rate of corticosteroid use by almost 32 percent and the rate of inhaled corticosteroid use by almost 40 percent. However, although the use of...

Women successfully treated to prevent preterm labor at low risk for recurrent episode

...agnesium treatment to inhibit uterine contractions delayed labor for at least 24 to 48 hours in 11 women, offering the possibility for steroid therapy. The other eight women with repeat preterm labor delivered within 24 hours of readmission to the hospital, which did not allow enough time for the physicians ...

Gender bias in child growth evaluations may miss disease in girls

... better outcomes when they are treated early, so a delayed diagnosis can have serious medical consequences," said Dr. Grimberg. For example, if celiac disease, an intolerance to proteins in wheat, goes untreated, it may raise a child's risk of other autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes or thyroiditis...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2005 (first issue)

...k died on Study Day 3, and nine patients developed delayed septic shock that was complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome in four. One additional control patient developed septic shock after Day 8. In contrast, in the hydrocortisone group, the two patients who were admitted with septic shock were...

Clinicians report missing patient information is common

...atients (44 percent), and to potentially result in delayed care or additional services (59.5 percent). Significant time was reportedly spent unsuccessfully searching for missing clinical information (5-10 minutes, 25.6 percent; greater than 10 minutes, 10.4 percent). Reported missing clinical information wa...

Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground

...ed (TIR), or heat radiation from the surface, is a delayed response to incoming solar radiation, coming from the top half-metre of subsurface. "It is important to characterise this area, as this is where most of that 80% of data distortion comes from," says Laake. "In particular, TIR is useful f...

Obesity may affect accuracy of prostate screening

...tment in obese men" in that they "may be caused by delayed detection" rather than biological differences in the tumor. The study implies that physicians may consider adjusting PSA values when screening for prostate cancer if men are overweight or obese....

Lifestyle changes especially effective at preventing type 2 diabetes in adults aged 60 and older

...er the country, showed that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or even prevented by losing a small amount of weight by following a low-fat, low-calorie meal plan and getting 30 minutes of physical activity five times per week. These lifestyle interventions worked particularly well in people aged 60 and older, re...

Antibiotics protect nerves in mice by turning on genes

...riaxone, started just as symptoms tend to surface, delayed both nerve damage and symptoms and extended survival by 10 days compared to untreated animals. Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), in people causes progressive weakness and paralysis and ends in death, usually within three t...

Patients with abdominal trauma at risk for intra-abdominal infections following surgery

... can be higher than 50 percent if the diagnosis is delayed after development of multiple organ failure. Carlos H. Morales, M.D., M.Sc., from Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, and colleagues analyzed the records of 762 patients with abdominal trauma who underwent surgery and were admitted to a ...

Study models impact of anthrax vaccine

...rates dropped below 50 percent if antibiotics were delayed more than 10 days. In 2001, some postal workers did not begin taking antibiotics until 9 days after exposure. The current licensed anthrax vaccine requires six doses over an 18-month period to provide immunity. The researchers looked at what impac...

New data sets survival benchmark for Pfizer's ELLENCE

...y but was added in cases of febrile neutropenia or delayed neutrophil recovery. Radiotherapy was mandatory for all patients and tamoxifen was given after completion of chemotherapy for 5 years if tumors were hormone receptor (HR) positive. Patient characteristics were well balanced between the two arms: m...

Diabetes: A link between oral and overall health?

...ontal (gum) disease, oral infections, cavities and delayed wound healing," says Robert E. Rada, DDS, MBA, co-author of the study. When salivary glands do not work properly, dry mouth occurs, which leads to decay and other oral health problems. Diabetics can prevent dry mouth by increasing water intake, che...

New study in NEJM suggests levodopa may slow progression of Parkinson's disease

...y movements, which is another reason patients have delayed starting levodopa." About Parkinson's Disease Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans. The disease is characterized by tremor, stiffness, slowness and eventually poor balance co...

HHS awards $10.4 million to fight AIDS on three continents

...alia/Thailand) group will compare immediate versus delayed antiretroviral therapy for pediatric HIV patients in sites in Thailand and Cambodia. Perinatally acquired HIV infection can result in severe impairment or death. Early treatment with antiretroviral (ARV) drugs may prevent these severe consequences a...

News tips for Tuesday, November 9, 2004

...ported. The good news: the risk of both early and delayed strokes has dropped significantly in recent years, along with increased awareness of aortic blockages, and steps to avoid clot formation. 2 p.m. Abstract 3029 Depression may trigger silent ischemia in women with new angina. Women with recently...

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