Tag: "benefit" at medical news
Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths
...ers in this country. In fact, radon reduction may benefit
smokers more than non-smokers because of the strong combined effects of smoking and radon." The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that radon levels in homes should be reduced to at least 4 picocuries per liter of air. Som...
Added Benefit Found For Aspirin Use In Patients With Vessel Disease
... that control itsconstriction and relaxation. The benefit
of aspirin on vascular function can berelated to blocking the negative effects of these substances and restoringnormal function of the vessel. Aspirin may now provide another way for physicians to fight back againstheart disease, according to...
Cost, Use Of Health Services Is Not Affected By Physician Compensation: A StudyOf Washington State Medical Groups/Managed Care Organizations
...ese included patient's age and gender, health plan benefit
level and physicianage. Most notable of these findings were a 78 percent increase in yearly healthcosts and 19 percent increase in physician visits in women compared to men. Conrad notes such figures are consistent with national statistical findings...
National Health Study Launched On The Internet
...sease risk as one example of a drug having greater benefit
thanoriginally perceived. Participants who enter their data through the Internet will receive an automaticon-the-spot analysis of their diet, physical activity, and weight. They will bere-contacted every three months for the opportunity to update th...
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
...tson the endothelium, say the authors. The benefit
of ERT plus progestins may come from its effects oncholesterol levels in the blood. Women taking ERT plus progestins did havelower total cholesterol levels and higher levels of the high-densitylipoprotein, the "good" cholesterol, which helps blood v...
Study Questions Common Practice Of Steroid Administration To Induce Lung Development In Premature Infants
... The researchers found that there was no benefit
to the earlier steroidtreatment: there was no difference in the number of days that it took thebabies in the two groups to breathe without a ventilator. Both groups of babiesbreathed unassisted at an average of 36 days. The two groups also had a s...
"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region
...y locating significantly fewer helicopterdepots, a benefit
to taxpayers. If all eight aeromedical depots were retainedand optimally located, the response time to severe injuries within 15 minuteswould improve by 15.1%, to 85.4%. The researchers also considered a different variation, holding in place theeigh...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
...ion. "An important question is how much additional benefit
do individuals who have had a heart attack get fro...port in the same issue however suggested continued benefit
down to a level of 100 mg/dL, although there was some lessening of benefit
as LDLapproached the lowe...
Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
...nd through previous SPAF studies havebeen shown to benefit
greatly from treatment with warfarin. The study estimates that for every 1,000 atrial fibrillation patients in the lowrisk category, about five ischemic strokes would be prevented among those takingaspirin and three major hemorrhages would occur. If...
New Stroke Treatment Likely To Decrease Health Care Costs And Increase Quality Of Life
...ty. "The good news about this study is the benefit
it delivers both to thepatient and the health care system in terms of long-term quality of life andrealized cost savings," said Michael D. Walker, MD, Director of the Division ofStroke, Trauma and Neurodegenerative Disorders at the National Institute...
Asthma-Airways Clinic Improves Lives, Reduces Medical Costs
...re probably is not a chronic disease that wouldn't benefit
from thisapproach, including diabetes and heart disease. It pays off over and over andover again." Bria and his colleagues monitored the progress of 90 people participating forone year in the asthma clinic, which emphasizes the need for patients to ...
Secondary Prevention Of Heart Disease Should Be Improved
...two or more high risk lifestyle factors that would benefit
from change, such as exercising, giving up smoking or a eating a better diet. The authors also found that practices which ran nurse led clinics to promote secondary prevention, had healthier patients at the end of their one year study, with less ches...
Advisory: Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine
... otitismedia associated with influenza was a clear benefit
of vaccination with 30percent fewer cases of febrile otitis media among vaccine recipients than amongplacebo recipients. The widespread use of this influenza vaccine significantlyreduces the frequency not only of febrile otitis media, but also in th...
Study Leads To New Standard Of Care For Treating Unstable Angina: Heart-Attack
Risk Reduced By 47% With Use Of Tirofiban
...he standard treatment protocol provides additional benefit
topatients because tirofiban helps prevent the development of plaque deposits byblocking the aggregation of platelets -- which is a precursor to clotdevelopment." In their two-year investigation of 1,915 patients with unstable anginaor non-Q-...
New Radiation Procedure Targets Liver Malignancies
... then selected which should maximize the potential benefit
of radiation without exceeding an estimated 10 percent chance of developing radiation-induced liver disease. At this point, 21 patients have been treated this way. The average radiation dose was significantly higher than the dose they would have wou...
Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study On The Effects Of Oral Treatment With GinkgoBiloba Extract In Patients With Erectile Dysfunction
...rolled, double blind evaluation couldnot prove any benefit
from treatment with oral Ginkgo biloba extract forpatients with erectile dysfunction."...
New Study Designed To Improve Outcomes In Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer
...er as a result. "Women with advanced breast cancer benefit
from transplants, but are rarelycured," said Kenneth Foon, M.D., chief of hematology/oncology and director ofthe UK Markey Cancer Center. "It is our hope that by adding a vaccine therapyto stimulate an immune response, we will destroy residual tumor...
Abstinence Reduces HIV For High-Risk Women - Even Those Who Relapse - Study
...onof HIV interventions, the authors point out. One benefit
is on focus: Publichealth officials no longer limi...ntain safe behavior over a period oftime. Another benefit
is in improved attitude: Researchers now credit intervention,even if it doesn't completely change th...
Drug Combination Including New "Super Aspirin" Drug Cuts Risk Of Death Or Second
...is study is unique in that it suggests a long-term benefit
rather thanan immediate effect alone.Even with sta...way. Further study will also explorethe extent of benefit
that lamifiban treatment offers at different follow-upintervals. The FDA does not ye...
Answers To Access, Adherence And Tolerance Of Protease Inhibitors
...id in clinical trials, and some patients who could benefit
from them may not bereceiving them, according to t...f medicine at Brown University. "Patients can only benefit
from protease inhibitors while they are taking thepills," Stone says. "If it turns out that regular ...
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