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For High-Volume Chest Pain Centers, Aggressive Use Of Nuclear Imaging Technology Saves Money, Shortens Hospital Says

...tack, a pilot study has shown. An economic analysis demonstrated that patient costs for care using adi... Eisenstein prepared the results of his economic analysis forpresentation Tuesday (Nov. 10) at the 71st scientific sessions of the AmericanHeart Association m...

American Association Of Pharmaceutical Scientists Announces 1998 Award Winners

...nciples related to reversiblemetabolism and moment analysis in pharmacodynamics, particularly related toirreversible and indirect responses. His current research emphasizes the PK/PDof corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs. Dr. Jusko is Professor ofPharmaceuticals at the State University of New York (SU...

Smoking-Related Deaths On The Rise Among American, French Women

... (20,234) women between the ages of 18and 64. This analysis used two years of data collected by the National HealthInterview Survey in the United States and the Comite Francais d'Education pourla Sante (1992-93). "According to our data, the proportion of French women who smoke wassignificantly higher ...

Study Finds Psychotherapy And Anti-Depressants Equally Effective In Treating Severely Depressed Primary-Care Patients

...isodes of mild-moderate severity. Since the study analysis did not findsignificantly different outcomes when ...nt for their patients." The authors conclude this analysis "was thefirst to compare outcomes for a medical population experiencing major depressionof varying s...

Medicare Policy Contradicts Preferred Treatment For Precancerous Skin Conditions, Westwood Squibb Center For Dermatology Research Reports

...e." The researchers based their study on an analysis of all initial visitsto doctors for actinic keratosis in 1993 and 1994, collected as part of theNational Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. In recent years, Medicare has been making it harder for doctors toperform certain medical procedures in o...

Statistician Keeps Health Researchers Ahead Of The Curve

...tical sciences , uses a relatively newform of data analysis called curve estimation to produce clearer pictures of howhealth changes over time. Standard statistical methods provide just a snapshot of health conditions at asingle point in time. In the growth study, for example, standard methods couldhave told ...

An Ergonomically Redesigned Analgesia Delivery Device Proves Safer And More Efficient

...were reviewed for a randomly chosen year, 1993. An analysis of these reports showed that out of the cases wher...nder reporting of human error. Therefore, a second analysis was conducted of only the incidents in which the patient suffered serious injury or death. The ratio...

Stent Procedures May Be Unnecessary In Some Heart Cases

NEW ORLEANS -- A new analysis by Duke University Medical Centerresearchers indic...n $60 million." Cantor prepared the results of his analysis for presentation Tuesday atthe annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology. The...

New U-M Analysis Of Brain At Work

ANN ARBOR---A new analysis of the human brain at work, to be published in the...te and the U-M Institutefor Social Research. "Our analysis suggests that it is partly organized by thetype of information being processed, and partly by the ty...

Dental Researchers Retract Statement Indicating Hydrogen Peroxide May Be Cancer Promoter

...cted, nor have the study animals been subjected to analysis of tissuesamples. This study does not demonstrate that hydrogen peroxide or dentalproducts containing hydrogen peroxide as an active ingredient cause or promoteoral cancers in animal models or in humans. "Once again, this abstract and any st...

Tobacco Control Is Global Challenge, WHO Director Says

...economic benefits toproducers. But solid economic analysis clearly concludes that the costs oftobacco exceed by far its estimated economic benefits," she said. In the keynote address at the conference, which brought together legislators,ministers of health, and other political leaders from more than 30 count...

UI Study Finds Social Support May Increase Longevity Of People With Schizophrenia

...ath for each individual. The study's survival rate analysis adjusted for eachindividual's age at time of admission. "We found that the quantity of support significantly predicted the longevity ofthe patients," Christensen said. "The frequency of daily interactions withsupport providers or confidants seemed to...

Improved Fitness Lowers Mortality Risk Of Male Heart-Attack Survivors

...no-exercise question. Dorn completed thefollow-up analysis in 1998. "If you just compare the men who were assigned to an exercise programwith men who weren't, there was no difference in long-term survival at the19-year follow-up," Dorn said. "But the men who improved their fitness duringthe three-y...

National Study Suggests Heart Attack Severity May Be Declining

...public health sciences (epidemiology) focused his analysis on whether severity of heart attacks was declining...sease Epidemiology and Prevention in Orlando that analysis of a number of heart attack indicators supports the contention that the average size of the infarct...

Debilitating Body Image Disorder Often Begins In Teens; Likely To Be Missed

...gest study ever conducted on this age group. In an analysis of 33 children and adolescents diagnosed with BDD (apreoccupation with nonexistent or slight defects in appearance), 94 percent reported impairment in socialfunctioning; 39 percent had been hospitalized; and 21 percent had attempted suicide. ...

UI Researcher Determines Vital Sign Norms For Cesarean Section Procedure

... said. Duke contacted Dexter to perform the record analysis because the institutionwanted to see if there was ...cal judgment toestimate reference limits. Dexter's analysis of the data from Duke provides a benchmark to either confirmor refute these claims. "The importance...

IOM Report Offers New Look At U.S. Vaccine Priorities

...orities. As requested, the committee limited their analysis to no more than 30 vaccinesthat would be feasible to license within 20 years. The quantitative model theycreated uses health indexes and other analytical methods developed byresearchers within the past decade. Vaccine candidates are evaluated acco...

Study: Birth Defects Decrease Survival, Childbirth, Boost Risk Of Similar Defects

...h and during infancy,investigators conducted their analysis since less is known about later survivaland reproduction. Also, no one has assessed the risk of dissimilar defects inthe children of such women in detail. Among subjects with defects, 80 percent survived to age 15 compared with98 percent o...

Study: Among Heart Failure Patients, Women Survive Twice As Long As Men

...essor ofbiostatistics, all of UNC-CH. "Our analysis suggests that the trend for increased survival isstrongest among a subset of patients - those with congestive heart failure thatis not due to ischemia, or lack of blood supply to the heart," said Adams, alsodirector of the School of Medicine's heart ...

Sex And Survival: In Some Matters Of The Heart Women Have The Edge

...ted 4.6million Americans have CHF. "Our analysis also suggests that the trend for increased survival isstrongest among a subset of patients --- those with CHF that is not due toischemia, or lack of blood supply to the heart," says Adams. Ischemic heart disease results from atherosclerosis caused b...

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