Tag: "severity" at medical news
First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain
...to 10 for three of five consecutive days and an OA severity
score of =7 on a scale of 0 to 24 prior to the baseline visit were randomized to 12 weeks of treatment with either one full Lidoderm patch on the front of the knee and one-third of a patch on the back of each affected knee (69 patients) once daily fo...
Billions in cost estimated for firefighter injuries
... related to preventing injuries and reducing their severity
included expenditures for insurance coverage, safety training, physical fitness programs and protective gear and equipment. The range between the $2.8 billion to $7.8 billion reflects different cost estimation models--one with a narrow approach to p...
Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related
...lergic rhinitis. Participants were asked about the severity
and type of allergy symptoms they had, and whether...ian reported slightly more symptoms and a greater severity
of those symptoms than did patients treated by an allergist and even those who self-managed their a...
Men with severe sleep breathing disorder have higher risk of heart problems
...ents is increased. There is a relation between the severity
of this disease and cardiovascular risk, but effective treatment with nasal CPAP significantly reduces the cardiovascular outcomes associated with this medical condition. Simple snoring is not a significant cardiovascular risk factor."...
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
...ounting for differences in age, insurance, disease severity
or other health problems. "We also wanted to highlight the striking confluence of known risk factors for heart disease and stroke in minority populations especially hypertension, obesity and diabetes," Yancy said. "We are concerned that minority co...
Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack
...e researchers found that the patients' initial AMI severity
was similar across all regions. "In all regions, younger and healthier patients were more likely than older high-risk patients to receive intensive treatment and medical therapy," the researchers note. "Regions with more invasive treatment practice...
Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV
...hey note that questions remain about the types and severity
of cancers that will appear in coming years among patients on HAART, who have less severe but prolonged immunosuppression. "Controlling the epidemic and ameliorating the suffering of persons living with HIV/AIDS are more urgent than ever," they write...
Genetics important in age-related macular degeneration
...us DZ twins. There were differences in whether the severity
of AMD was the same for both twins depending on wh...g 46 to 71 percent of the variation in the overall severity
of the disease," the researchers found. "Environmental factors unique to each twin were estimated to...
Dental practitioners can be instrumental in preventing their patients' eating disorders
...lf-efficacy, knowledge of oral cues, and perceived severity
of eating disorders. Among dentists, greater perceived benefits of secondary prevention behaviors were found to increase the likelihood of patient referral....
'Speaker's cramp', a new type of involuntary mouth-, lip-muscle movement
...ic muscle activity was important and reflected the severity
of the condition....
Lip piercing can lead to receding gums
... strongly associated with increased prevalence and severity
of receding gums, and increased time of wear is associated with increased prevalence of recession....
How effective are herbal supplements in reducing illnesses in children?
...rose oil supplements may significantly improve the severity
of dermatitis in children. Evening primrose oil supplements may also be associated with an improvement in performing certain tasks by children who are hyperactive. Ivy leaf is the dried leaf of Hedera helix L., which is native to Europe and Asia. ...
Two years after gene therapy treatments, severe angina patients showed prolonged clinical benefit
...quent after one year at a rate consistent with the severity
of the underlying disease in a population with advanced atherosclerosis. The majority of events were the result of progression of disease in areas of the heart remote from the site of injection. Previous Clinical Data Physicians who participated i...
Emory Study finds HIV is not an independent risk factor for severe heart disease
...y against HIV was not available. At that time, the severity
of HIV infection may have been greater, leading to the association between HIV infection and CAD that was noted in these earlier studies." In addition to Dr. Sola and Dr. Patel, the Emory research team included Tarek Helmy, MD (principal i...
Cigarette smoke worsens respiratory infections in infants
...lled in the RBEL study and had a wide range in the severity
of their RSV infection, according to Mario Castro,...her those products might have played a role in the severity
of RSV infections. Researchers asked the babies' mothers detailed questions about their pregnancies,...
Severe injuries on the rise among children and adolescents riding motorbikes
...earing helmets, leading to significantly increased severity
of injury. The study, published in the March issu...ained multiple injuries," says Dr. Pomerantz. "The severity
and increased frequency of these injuries underscore the need to increase efforts to prevent these i...
Depression predicts heart rhythm abnormalities in heart attack patients
...ts. We also found a strong correlation between the severity
of the depression and the number of beats of ventricular tachycardia." Specifically, the researchers found that based on scores from the commonly used Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), going from a non-depressed state to mild depression conferred an 8...
A shallow hip socket predicts osteoarthritis of the hip
...jects with acetabular dysplasia, the incidence and severity
of hip OA was greater among women, as well as associated with a high-stress mechanical workload and a low BMI. Based on this study's findings, Dr. Reijma...
Heart surgeons publish death rates
...-adjusted, to take into account the complexity and severity
of the patients' illness, and the figures were compared with national data. A total of 10,163 patients had surgery under the care of 25 surgeons. The average number of patients per surgeon was 363 for coronary surgery and 44 for aortic valve surgery....
Mayo Clinic study sets threshold for valve repair surgery
... times more likely to die than those with the same severity
of regurgitation who underwent valve repair surger...and improved surgical results, help define at what severity
of regurgitation patients should strongly consider valve surgery. "The mortality for valve surgery i...
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