Tag: "percent" at medical news
Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
...reenhouse gases to the environment. That's about 6 percent
of the total expected greenhouse gases from the co...and, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by 45 percent
in a gradual transition scenario, and by 66 percent
in a rapid transition case. "This study shows t...
Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa
...nhouse gases to the environment by 2050, about six percent
of the total expected greenhouse gases from the continent. The authors assessed multiple strategies to reduce mortality as well as greenhouse gas emissions from household fuel sources. They gathered a large database of current fuel use in African nat...
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
...iod of hours, days, or in some cases, weeks. Five percent
of all patients admitted to the hospital and 30-50 percent
of those in intensive care units will have kidney failure. In these cases, 50-80 percent
of people w...
Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
...he celecoxib groups at week 12. In this study, 71 percent
of patients in the lidocaine patch 5% group (N=24) and 72 percent
of patients in the celecoxib group (N=39) experienced a 30 percent
or greater improvement in average...
Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
... national health concern and affects as many as 20 percent
of school children. As part of the battle against ... "However, the percentage consumed was at least 75 percent
for both types. This indicates that soy-based nuggets could be served and achieve acceptance." She p...
Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients
... for the adjuvant arm than the observation arm 49 percent
to 39 percent, respectively. The local failure rate at ten years for the adjuvant arm was 23 percent
and 38 percent
for the observation arm and the ten year rates for cancer metastasizing to other part...
UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service
...ires to 489 N.C. family physicians, including a 20 percent
random sample of those in community practice and a... medical education," Goldstein said. "More than 85 percent
of faculty and community practice family physicians reported participating in volunteer service in t...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
... New England Journal of Medicine, revealed that 32 percent
fewer women had a recurrence in their breast cancer when they switched to exemestane after two to three years of tamoxifen compared to those who continued on tamoxifen for a total of five years, the current standard of care. Additionally, twice as m...
HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active
... to increase, according to recent CDC data, and 35 percent
of new cases of HIV diagnosed from 1999 to 2002 were acquired heterosexually. Since the early 1980s, the proportion of people acquiring HIV infection through heterosexual transmission has continued to increase relative to other methods of transmissi...
Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints
...that it may be possible to reduce by as much as 40 percent
the time severely agitated patients spend in restr...th Geodon IM were held in restraints dropped by 40 percent
compared to the period prior to this study when similar agitated patients received conventional anti...
Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management
...hat patients who worked with case managers were 40 percent
more likely to visit an HIV clinician in the outpa...ys after the beginning of the study. Seventy-eight percent
of patients in the case-management arm of the study visited an HIV clinician at least once within 6 ...
UW study shows blacks and Latinos are more satisfied with physicians of the same race
...l of Medicine, and colleagues found that nearly 25 percent
of blacks and 33 percent
of Latinos prefer that their personal physician be of their same race or ethnicity. In turn, those p...
Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
...ample of 1,238 practicing physicians found that 49 percent
listed legal liability as one of the two main barriers to care coordination," he said, writing in the March/April issue of Annals of Family Medicine. In fact, Hall and his colleagues found that care coordination by physicians does not increase t...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...on of adults in the United States approximately 7 percent
of the adult U.S. population has transferrin satu...ation, the data indicate that between 4.5 and 26.1 percent
of the variance in individual health status was derived from the family, with the shared characteris...
Physicians may not be accurate in their confidence levels of their diagnoses, says Pitt study
...re correct when in fact they were not, in 12 to 15 percent
of the cases overall. "Overconfidence is the zone of greatest concern when one thinks about how to improve practice using information technology," Dr. Friedman said. "While this was a study performed in the laboratory and not in the clinic, the appar...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...cer the drug proved so beneficial - eliminating 42 percent
more tumors than chemotherapy alone - that the cli... in breast tissue removed during surgery, was 66.7 percent
in Herceptin-treated patients, compared to 25 percent
in patients who received only chemotherapy. Of...
Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
...background information in the article. Up to fifty percent
of people 50 years or older have been screened for...me up-to-date with screening recommendations (38.7 percent
to 56.1 percent) and tests (34.4 percent
to 43.2 percent). Throughout the study period, the use of p...
Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine
...ed access to care. The researchers found that 23.2 percent
of HIV-infected patients had physicians with negat...ies regarding resource allocations (reported by 18 percent
of the 344 respondents) were analyzed to determine the strategies used to resolve them and the physi...
Economist: Cuba's state-run baseball doesn't go to bat for players
...century, she found, the Cuban League teams were 22 percent
less evenly balanced in their win-loss records than those in the Major Leagues. In other words, cellar-dwellers were more likely to stay on the bottom, and vice-versa. To gauge competitiveness, Baird calculated the standard deviation a meas...
Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing
...onal nursing practice. According to the survey, 80 percent
or more of the home care and district nurses "agreed" or "strongly agreed" with 47 of the 49 traits. In reviewing the survey, Flynn said, home care and district nurses valued the same core set of organizational traits as hospital-based nurses. "Furt...
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