Tag: "analysis" at medical news
Testosterone skin patch improves sexual functioning in surgically menopausal women
...herapy throughout the study. Data sufficient for analysis
was gathered for 65 study participants. The women reported increased sexual activity and pleasure in all three treatment periods, including placebo, but significantly greater improvement was seen at the 300 microgram dose level compared to place...
Chronic lead contamination in San Francisco Bay shows long-term persistence of lead from past use of leaded gasoline
...versity of California, Santa Cruz, are based on an analysis
of lead in water samples collected over a ten-year period in San Francisco Bay and the mouths of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. Although there is no evidence that lead pollution in San Francisco Bay threatens the health of humans or marine or...
Increase in effective contraceptive use can reduce abortion rate
...and effectiveness can reduce abortion rates. Their analysis
is published in the September issue of the Populat...regnancies. This consideration is important in the analysis
of abortion rates, Bongaarts and Westoff say, because mistimed as well as unwanted pregnancies are p...
Study compares efficacy and adherence to triple nucleoside therapy Ziagen + Combivir with protease inhibitor plus Combivir regimens in therapy-nave
Toronto - Sept. 18, 2000 - An interim analysis
of an ongoing study comparing efficacy, safety, and patient adherence to the triple nucleoside regimen of Ziagen® (abacavir sulfate) plus Combivir® (lamivudine/zidovudine) with a triple-drug regimen containing a protease inhibitor (PI) as fir...
Silver-coated catheters cut infections & may save money, analysis finds
...h antibiotics. Now, a new University of Michigan analysis
suggests that there may be a way to cut catheter-r...revent more urinary tract infections, or UTIs, the analysis
suggests, which may also save money in the long run. The study, in the Archives of Internal Medic...
Novartis receives FDA approval for LESCOL XL 80 mg
...th Type IIa or IIb hyperlipoproteinemia. A pooled analysis
of three pivotal trials that were 24 weeks in duration showed median LDL-C reductions ranging from 35-38 percent in patients with dyslipidemia. LESCOL XL 80 mg produced a median reduction in TG of 19 percent in patients with dyslipidemia and 25 perc...
Interferon Alfa 2b extends overall survival and relapse-free survival in patients with high-risk melanoma, reports University of Pittsburgh-led U.S. I
...694 was closed in April 2000, when an interim data analysis
showed compelling evidence that interferon alfa 2b...s presentation in Hamburg provides the full, final analysis
of this overall survival and relapse-free survival impact. At two years, the evidence reveals that ...
UT Southwestern researchers find automated external defibrilators are safe and effective aboard airplanes
... safety of the device. EKG data were available for analysis
in all but 15 cases. The devices were approved for airline use in 1996 by the Food and Drug Administration. In 1998, the Aviation Medical Assistance Act was passed relinquishing liability for both airlines and for medically qualified passengers adm...
Scientists declare global warming and human impacts are combining destructive forces on coral reefs
...d with the "stick" of strong enforcement. Economic analysis
demonstrates that NOT enforcing blast fishing regulations is now costing Indonesia over US$ 200 million per year. In addition to the call to action, scientists presented more than 1500 papers detailing the latest science on these rich but endangered ...
New medical research shows protein jump signals who suffers arthritis before X-rays show damage
...n their experiences with osteoarthritis. A similar analysis
exclusively with black subjects currently is under way. Half the participants were women. When the continuing research began, participants were age 45 or older. About 40 percent of those included in the COMP study reported significant joint pain...
Direct-to-consumer prescription drug ads get poor grades for educating consumers
...ads actually teach very little, according to a new analysis
by researchers at UC Davis and UCLA. The researche...prove their advertising -- or face regulation. The analysis
and recommendations appear in the December issue of The Journal of Family Practice. "No English-sp...
Imperial statistician estimates size of French BSE epidemic
...parameter estimates obtained from back-calculation analysis
of the British BSE epidemic. Allowing for under-reporting, the results indicate that the risk of infection with the agent for BSE dropped dramatically from 1988 to 1991. Dr Donnelly suggests that the subsequent rise in infection risk between 1991 and...
$3.13 million for Structural Genomics Research awarded to Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, University at Buffalo
...esearchers to obtain crystals for X-ray structural analysis
for a large number of different proteins in a short time. The new laboratory was established through funding from the John R. Oishei Foundation, making Hauptman-Woodward scientists among the first to use this method of crystal production. DeTitta ...
Deaf children who get cochlear implants earliest get the biggest language boost, large study finds
...ith several years' experience to allow the type of analysis
done in the current study....
In a new observational analysis, Risedronate significantly reduced nonvertebral fracture risk
...POLIS (September 22, 2003) In a new observational analysis
presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Americ...sis therapies, the results for risedronate in this analysis
are consistent with the early fracture reduction that has been shown for this agent in clinical tria...
Common heart failure drugs can be safely used at higher, more effective doses, study says
...y, Massie and his colleagues performed a secondary analysis
of data from the ATLAS trial, a randomized clinica...ose group, the researchers found. Furthermore, an analysis
of patients who might be considered to have a higher risk of side effects, such as older patients, t...
Hand size counts in safe handgun use
... two tables are less than .01 inch different. An analysis
of Figure 2 and Table 1 shows that several models of handgun are too large for a significant number of women and men to fire safely. The range of TGLH I measured is shown by the gray bar in Figure 2, with the S&W Model 410 at the bottom of the bar (3...
Having a regular doctor protects children from a variety of ills
...d Health Institute in Seattle. The results of the analysis
are in the March issue of Pediatrics, a publication of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The paper is titled, "Association of Lower Continuity of Care with Greater Risk of Emergency Department Use and Hospitalization in Children." The finding comes...
Brain image database benefits research and education worldwide
... developing sophisticated search engines and image analysis
tools to allow researchers to fully scrutinize the brain scans. These tools will also enable a new analysis
of fMRI data that have already been collected and published. "The fMRI Data Center not only provi...
High-tech scan for blocked arteries matches conventional tests in finding root of symptoms
...y researchers from the University of Michigan. The analysis
of electron beam computed tomography, or EBCT, sho...h the cost of various kinds of stress tests. "This analysis
should help settle at least part of the debate over EBCT's value compared with other methods of dete...
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