Tag: "enhanced" at medical news
Billions in cost estimated for firefighter injuries
...h might lead to a reduction in injury costs and to enhanced
fire safety. The study stressed the importance of programs that minimize emergency calls, prevent accidental fires, and reduce the incidents of arson. It also calls for early detection of fires using smoke detectors as well as improved on scene comm...
Why asthma sufferers struggle with the common cold
...ell death in virus-infected cells. How might this enhanced
viral replication lead to asthma? The authors show that the cells from asthma sufferers, although unable to produce IFN-beta, could still secrete pro-inflammatory molecules, that can recruit asthma-inducing cells into the lungs. Future experiments ...
Envisat enables first global check of regional methane emissions
...xample, the measurements confirm the occurrence of enhanced
methane concentrations over the Ganges plains in India as well as parts of China caused by emissions from rice paddies and domestic ruminants such as cattle. "However in large parts of the tropics there is a considerable difference. It cannot yet be...
Brain imaging study may hold clues to onset of schizophrenia in people at high risk
...ructures in black and white, fMRI offers digitally enhanced
color images of brain function, depicting localize...th various actions or thought processes, they emit enhanced
blood oxygen level dependent signals. The signals can be localized in the brain and translated into ...
Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart
...ular primary care by the person's usual physician, enhanced
with the same materials provided at the community ...'s risk factors. Becker said that no patient with enhanced
primary care attended the smoking cessation program or used the YMCA exercise facilities. Patients...
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
...y-based care and the rest (168) were provided with enhanced
primary care. Participants from the same family w...unity care group did significantly better than the enhanced
primary care group for overall risk, blood pressure control and reducing cholesterol levels. Overal...
Computerized order entry systems can increase risk of medication errors
...iple causations to surmount the following barriers enhanced
by episodic and incomplete error reporting, which is standard, and management belief in these reports, which obfuscates and compounds problems. (5) Plan for continuous revisions and quality improvement, recognizing that all changes generate new error...
St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix
...ine the pharmacogenetic mechanism of this observed enhanced
effect of clopidogrel by St. John's wort. In the meantime, Bates echoes Lau's note of warning to patients. "Too often, people don't realize that the herbal remedies and dietary supplements they take are not regulated and monitored by the U.S. Food a...
Daily supplement may boost birthweight of babies in the developing world
...micronutrients on foetal weight seems to have been enhanced
in female infants, in births of higher order, and in babies of women with greater body-mass index. The public-health implications of our findings await confirmation by the results of other studies currently underway."...
York study tests enhanced care for depression patients
...er as well as at York, will provide a test bed for enhanced
care of depression. The supply of psychological therapy for depression sufferers in the UK is patchy while about half the people prescribed antidepressant medication abandon it within a week, often due to adverse initial side-effects. Professor Richa...
'Artery clearing' system does not provide benefit for patients undergoing PCI
...lood flow, improved left ventricular function, and enhanced
event-free survival compared with controls. Gregg W. Stone, M.D., of Columbia University Medical Center and Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, and colleagues performed a clinical trial to evaluate the usefulness of distal microcirculatory ...
Researcher explores ways to make hypnosis a more effective therapeutic technique
...espond to hypnotic suggestions "can be changed and enhanced
when participants are instructed," Lynn said. Janet Ambrogne, assistant professor in Binghamton University's Decker School of Nursing, is working on this study along with Lynn and his team of graduate students. The research team tests subjects to det...
Air pollution thickens the blood
...at clotting factors, which thicken the blood, were enhanced
in almost all the cell types. The rate of death in immune cells also significantly increased, and exposure to the pollutants boosted inflammatory activity. The authors say their findings suggest that particulate matter has the ability to alter cell ...
Culture-specific exercise sparks interest of older women
...an aerobic effect." The success of the project was enhanced
by the researchers being culturally in tune with the group. Taylor-Piliae had spent 15 years in Hong Kong, speaks Cantonese and is familiar with the culture. "Language was not a barrier to understanding in this study," she said. "This is important...
Gladstone Institutes rank high in the scientist survey of best places for postdocs
... the training environment at Gladstone was greatly enhanced
by the move to new laboratories adjacent to UCSF's Mission Bay campus. Information about the Gladstone Institutes is available at www.gladstone.ucsf.edu , and details about the Gladstone Leadership and Laboratory Management program are available at ...
Abnormal brain activity during the observation of others' actions
...aseline values, whereas this activity was markedly enhanced
in non-autistic individuals. The work suggests that a faulty mirror-neuron system could represent the neural underpinnings of the social deficits characteristic of autism, alterations that ultimately lead to reduced reciprocal social abilities and pe...
Services for children: Training needed to tackle complexity of new labour's joined-up approach
... their newly developed professional knowledge both enhanced
their career opportunities and improved users' experiences of services. Others spoke of feelings of loss as their roles changed. In particular, specialists such as a teacher, health visitor, nurse or special needs nursery nurse, felt they had lost t...
Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground
...ng survey programmes for our clients, and ensuring enhanced
data quality for even the most challenging environments." UK-based Infoterra and WesternGeco have jointly developed a seismic-quality mapping service as part of an ESA Earth Observation Market Development (EOMD) project. EOMD is a pr...
January/February Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ng less costly. For the study, practices providing enhanced
care management supplemented acute care with syste...tment for major depression, the authors found that enhanced
care significantly increased the number of days free of depression impairment for two years when com...
Discovery of pathway in learning impairment caused by liver disease may lead to drug treatment
...ats, while treatment with sildenafil significantly enhanced
the function of this pathway. These evaluations we...e sildenafil treatment restored levels of cGMP and enhanced
the function of the glutamate-nitric oxide-cGMP pathway in hyperammonemic rats, it did not affect am...
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