Tag: "history" at medical news
Childhood Sex Abuse Impacts Adult Relationships
...justment. Of the women surveyed, 68 percent had no history
of sexual abuse; 22 percent had been fondled or touched against their will; 9 percent experienced attempted intercourse and 10 percent had experienced oral, vaginal or anal intercourse. Twenty-two percent had been subjected to exposure, which the re...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...tients had no stroke symptoms and only three had a history
of transient ischemic attacks, or mini-strokes, many had several risk factors for atherosclerosis. Interviews with patients who had carotid calcifications determined that 35 percent were obese; 34 percent had high blood pressure; 20 percent were tak...
TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests
... therapy for HIV-infected persons who have a prior history
of apositive TB skin test or who have been in recent contact with someone withactive TB disease." In fact, revised guidelines for preventing TB and other opportunistic infectionsin HIV-infected individuals, developed by the U.S. Public Health Service...
New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography
...isk is exponential depending on their age andtheir history
of stroke." Hirsch and other studied 72 patients. On each they performed cerebralangiography, transcranial Doppler and duplex carotid ultrasound and found nostatistical difference in the results. This shows, Hirsch said, that "if you arebasin...
New Drug Prevents Breast Cancer In Postmenopausal Women, UCSF Researchers Report
...t cancer in postmenopausal women who have no prior history
of thedisease," says Steven Cummings, MD, UCSF pro... (meanage 66.5 years) who have osteoporosis and no history
of breast or endometrialcancer were randomly assigned to receive either 60 or 120 milligrams per day...
Wistar Scientist Awarded American Cancer Society Grant For Study Of Tumor
... than 100 years, Wistar scientistshave been making history
and improving world health through their development ofvaccines for diseases that include rabies, German measles, infantilegastroenteritis (rotavirus), and cytomegalovirus; discovery of molecules likeinterleukin-12, which are helping the immune syste...
Fact Sheet -- Rectal Administration Of Diazepam For Acute Repetitive Seizures (RADARS) Study
...dy. 91 patients (47 children and 44 adults) with a history
of ARS treated withrectal diazepam gel. Pediatric patients received two doses--one at onset of seizures and a second4 hours later--and were observed for 12 hours. Adult patients received three doses--one at onset of seizures, the second 4hours later,...
EPA Choosing Lab Science Over Epidemiology To Establish Drinking Water
In a commentary accompanying an article on the history
of epidemiology, DavidOzonoff of the Veterans Administration and Boston University School of PublicHealth cites a recent proposal from EPA as a modern example of how epidemiologyis disparaged in comparison to laboratory science. To support its view ...
New Survey Finds Physicians Seek More Clarity In MS Diagnosis And Management
...escription of a patient whose symptoms and medical history
might suggest atransition from RRMS to SPMS. Therefore, regardless of what this "middlecategory" is labeled, neurologists are beginning to recognize this phase of thedisease as being distinct. The University of Maryland-sponsored, consensus...
Lupus Foundation Of America Awards Summer Internship To Student Working At Wistar Institute
... than 100 years, Wistarscientists have been making history
and improving world health through theirdevelopment of vaccines for diseases that include rabies, German measles,infantile gastroenteritis (rotavirus), and cytomegalovirus; discovery ofmolecules like interleukin-12, which are helping the immune syste...
UCSF To Establish Formal Hospitalists Training Program
... grant from a New York City-based foundation witha history
of funding innovative projects in medical education.The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation will give UCSF $712,000 over three years toestablish the program for doctors in the recently emerged specialty of hospitalcare, called hospitalists. About six of UCSF...
Mini-Pill Increases Risk Of Chronic Diabetes In Women With History Of Diabetes During Pregnancy
...y planning is extremely important for women with a history
of gestationaldiabetes," says study co-author Thom... studies, the same teamhad found that women with a history
of GDM who have a subsequent pregnancy facetwo-to-three-fold the risk of later developing type-2 dia...
History In The Making: The Discovery And Clinical Trials Of Viagra
...er from MED in the U.S.alone. Perspectives on the history
and future of Viagra research will bepresented by a key member of the Pfizer Central Research team, at the nationalmeeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientificsociety, in Boston, Mass., August 24-27. It is one of 6,700 pa...
Guidelines Not Necessarily Guiding Physician Behavior, Study Says
...uch as cigarette use, prior heartattack and family history
of heart disease. The scientists found that a surp...tors listed in the 1993 NCEP guidelines --personal history
of heart disease or atherosclerosis, high blood pressure,diabetes, cigarette use, family history
UCSF Study Shows For The First Time That A Drug May Reduce Risk Of Hip Fractures
By More Than Half In Women Who Have Never Had A Spine Fracture
...I problems, including those age 75 orolder, with a history
of upper GI disease, or those who used aspirin ornon-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), medicines often associated withupper GI disease. "The findings are significant because they reveal that, even in women athigh risk for upper GI ...
Study Pinpoints Effectiveness Of Prostate Cancer Therapies To Patient Populations
...hough this is only a shortfollow-up in the natural history
of prostate cancer, it clearlyindicates that patients who are classified as high-risk shouldtalk to their physicians about an alternative form oftreatment," Dr. Wein says. "Penn has been one of the nation's pioneering institutionsoffering men variou...
Some CFS Patients Benefit From Low-Dose Steroid, But Side Effects Too Risky
...m steroidswould be contraindicated - people with a history
of ulcer disease, glaucoma,hypertension, diabetes, untreatable tuberculosis or extreme obesity - as well asthose who required many other kinds of potent medications. By random selection, half of the participants received low-dose oralhydrocortisone a...
UNC Researchers Find Drug-Resistant HIV In Semen
... men in North Carolina andSwitzerland, most with a history
of having sex with men, but not exclusively.Five of the 11 had never taken drugs for HIV. Six had received previoustreatment with reverse transcriptase (RT) drugs, which are designed to block HIVfrom delivering its DNA into the cell. All subjects wer...
Reduced Heart Disease Risk In Middle Age Lowers Eventual Medicare Costs
...urrent smoking; a normal electrocardiogram; and no history
ofdiabetes or heart attack. Medicare is the largest single source of health care spending in theUnited States. As the population ages, the issue of expenditures for health careunder Medicare has become increasingly important. Results of the ...
Elderly Patients May Be Undertreated For High Cholesterol, Wake Forest Doctor Says
...rol levels are undertreated --even those who had a history
of coronary heart disease. Investigators monitoring participants in the Cardiovascular Health Study(CHS) found that less than 20 percent of those eligible for drugs according to1993 guidelines of the National Cholesterol Education Panel actual...
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