Tag: "analysis" at medical news
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...es ofstressed speech, we thought that this type of analysis
might showcharacteristic changes in speech produce...nate between sober andintoxicated speech. Acoustic analysis
also has shown that intoxicatedspeech is slower, features longer sentences and is marked bymispronu...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...ording to Zwillich. Data collection andstatistical analysis
for the multi-center study was designed and managedby Vernon M. Chinchilli, Ph.D., of the Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiologyat Hershey. Many of the more than 7 million Americans with mild asthma take albuterolas a regular medication. The inha...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
... said Eric Eisenstein, who specializes in economic analysis
at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He sa...d-Atlantic). The detailed cost data used in the analysis
came from a random sample of the 22,043 U.S. patients who were enrolled in GUSTO, a large internatio...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
... on fenfluramine for more than three months. His analysis
is published in the January/February issue of Healthy Weight Journal, a publication intended for professional dietitians and clinical weight loss personnel. Levitsky concluded that Redux not only produces a relative small weight loss but also may c...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...treatment for 48 weeks. Dr. Ledermanpresented the analysis
of data from 33 patients after 12 weeksof treatment. <The data show that the dramatic risein CD4 counts and fall in plasma levels of virus seen early afterstarting HAART are accompanied by partial restoration of the immuneresponse. It remains to...
Early Menopause Stress Related In Developing Countries
...eriod within the year," says Holman. "Preliminary analysis
of the hormones in the samples seem to indicate that some of the women are actually experiencing amenorrhea, rather than menopause." Because of their low body weight, disease load, the stress of nursing and general under nutrition, their bodies ...
UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
...mas C. Ricketts, deputy director for health policy analysis
at the center. The researchers closely analyzed laws governing HMOs in North Carolina and looked specifically at the state's six largest HMOs. Compared to other states or model acts proposed by the National Association of Insurance Commission...
Learning From Experience: New Pattern Recognition & Detection Helps Radiologists Analyze Digital Mammograms
...intend to provide a safety net for theexpert-human analysis
that may be susceptible to fatigue factors." The system is not intended to replace radiologists or other medicalor manufacturing professionals, Barnes says. It will merely suggestregions of mammograms or other data that should be given closerattenti...
Combination Of Interventions Are Found To Be Most Effective In Improving Driving Behavior Among Teenagers
...nforcement campaign." "It appears through the analysis
of all the studies reviewedthat the most effective programs instructed the youths how theyshould or should not drive and enforced consequences forinappropriate behaviors. The best interventions included minimumdrinking age and blood alcohol concentra...
Society Of Actuaries Surveys Experts On Longer Life Spans And Forecasting Mortality For Social Security
... more accurately projected. A preliminary analysis
of the survey points to the "medical advances,life...ies. In Section II, the preliminary survey analysis
showed that, according tothe experts' responses on specific factors affecting mortality improvement,...
Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says
...e previously suffered a heart attack. An analysis
of the Cholesterol and Recurrent Events (CARE) stu...his part of the investigation makes the CAREstroke analysis
more acceptable to statisticians. The team's initial paper in1996 reported a 31 percent reduction in...
Researchers Show That Stroke Awareness Programs Are Effective; Also Find That Women Are More Likely To Get The Message
...increased, most notably inpeople over age 50. The analysis
revealed that a significant gender differencein knowledge of warning signs in that only 19 percent of females did not knowany warning signs (compared to 33.1 percent in the first study). There was onlya slight change in the males surveyed. T...
"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science
...ne sequencing instrumentation for the acquisition, analysis
and management of complex genetic information. Additional information is available at www.spectrumedix.com...
Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests
... Sciences (INFORMS). The study, part of a broader analysis
of what scholars call anticipatoryimpression management, is based on data collected at three non-profit hospitalsin a single urban area. The hospitals asked that their names not be disclosed.The researchers' conclusions are based on bills, letters, o...
National Health Study Launched On The Internet
... the Internet will receive an automaticon-the-spot analysis
of their diet, physical activity, and weight. The...arge, participants can choose tohave their dietary analysis
sent to their physicians, health counselors, orwhomever they choose. Williams says his goal is to pr...
Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
...rsity of California, Davis. In a critical analysis
published in the April 2 New England Journal ofMedicine, the physicians warn that the methods of data collection are notaccurate enough to make results trustworthy. But, they add, if simplecorrections are made, such scorecards can be a good way to en...
Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers
...both economists and associate professors in policy analysis
and management in Cornell's College of Human Ecolo... predictive modeling techniques to make a computer analysis
of data from the National Education Longitudinal Survey, a 1988 study of about 12,000 students in gr...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
...group had 24 percent fewer heart attacks. In a new analysis
of their study, the researchers found that the inc...ercent were not associated with reduced risk. The analysis
"did not yield the predicted results," according to the researchers, who expected continued lowering...
Cost-Effective Treatment Possible In Africa For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women If Drug Prices Lowered
...alized world. The UCSF team conducted an economic analysis
of different treatment regimens ofantiviral drug c...said. According to co-investigator Kahn, the UCSF analysis
"demonstrates that theinterventions initially tested in the U.S. and other wealthy countries can lea...
Earliest Warning Sign Indicates Need To Test For Condition Associated With Fetal Deaths
...r about one-third of these cases, as determined by analysis
of placental tissue. Perinatal deaths incl...uring the pregnancy with results of the laboratory analysis
of placental tissue after the fetal or infant death, Gugino and colleagues found that if only one ...
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