Tag: "compared" at medical news
Migraine-sparked vision loss may increase stroke risk in women; Migraine
...raine have a 70 percent increase in risk of stroke compared
to women who don't have migraines, researchers rep...field, increased the likelihood of ischemic stroke compared
to women without visual symptoms. "Our study found that women who suffer migraines with loss of vi...
Opportunity missed: TIA patients receive less aggressive attention than those with stroke
...essive diagnostic testing, treatment and education compared
to stroke patients, which is a missed opportunity ...ic tests, therapy and education of 91 TIA patients compared
to 94 stroke patients. Patients' average age was 73; most were Caucasian and 58 percent were women....
Optimal treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
... 20 percent or better for the nocturnal symptoms, compared
with 75 percent of wrists in the surgery group. A...ent or better response for the nocturnal symptoms, compared
with 76.3 percent in the surgery group. At the 12-month mark, 69.9 percent of the wrists in the inj...
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have double the risk of heart failure
...ts that whatever protects women from heart failure compared
with men in the general population is not the same in patients with rheumatoid arthritis." Heart failure is a serious disease, according to Dr. Nicola, causing a survival as short as most cancers. He indicates that in the general population, about o...
Rheumatoid arthritis linked to excess risk of congestive heart failure
... found that RA patients had twice the risk for CHF compared
with the control subjects. This finding remained consistent for all ages, in both sexes, and consistently throughout the duration of RA disease. Among RA patients, the risk was higher in those who were RF positive. ...
Rheumatoid arthritis patients at higher risk for unrecognized heart disease and cardiac sudden death
...o less likely to have had a history of chest pain, compared
to those without rheumatoid arthritis. After their...rthritis between Jan. 1, 1955 and Jan. 1, 1995 and compared
them with 603 Rochester residents of the same ages and gender without rheumatoid arthritis. Both the...
Government approach to cutting hospital stays may be misleading
...isk' group was monitored from 1997-8 to 2002-3 and compared
with the general population of the same age. They found a sharp decrease in total admissions and bed days over the five year period. The 65 to 74 age group had an admission rate 20 times greater than the general population of the same age in 1997-8, ...
Blacks in the South have greater risk of dying from stroke
...roke mortality rates by race, age and state. They compared
the findings in southern states (defined in this s...tween regions," Howard said. The researchers also compared
the data by age group and found that the racial differences in stroke death were most pronounced bet...
Survivors who stop taking aspirin increase risk of another stroke
.... In the study group, 52 percent had dyslipidemia compared
to 58 percent in the control group (not statistica...study group, 36 percent had coronary heart disease compared
to 18 percent in the control group (a statistically significant difference). Also, a similar number...
New study finds kelp can reduce level of hormone related to breast cancer risk
... low daily dose of 35 milligrams. Both groups were compared
with a third control group of rats that did not receive kelp. To ensure that all the kelp was eaten, Skibola and study co-author John Curry, a UC Berkeley post-doctoral fellow in molecular and cell biology, sprinkled the powdered kelp onto apple wedg...
Highest average rate of US road deaths on Independence Day
...ds in the timing and severity of car crashes. They compared
days with relatively high numbers of car crash deaths with the two days exactly one week before and week afterwards, in a bid to rule out any anomalies in the figures. The analysis showed that on average 117 people die on US roads every day, but the ...
Cell phone users drive like old folks
...any accidents happened to motorists on cell phones compared
with motorists who were not talking. And young drivers were in collisions twice as often as elderly drivers. "Older drivers were slightly less likely to get into accidents than younger drivers," Strayer says. "Why? They tend to have a greater follo...
Phobic anxiety increases heart disease death risk among women
...ng suddenly from coronary heart disease in general compared
to those in the lowest quarter of the population,"...ent increased risk of fatal coronary heart disease compared
with those who scored zero or one. These risks were lower after controlling for other cardiac risk...
Cholesterol under-treated in high-risk women in managed care study
...east six times more likely to kill high-risk women compared
to women without cardiovascular disease, reducing high-risk women's cholesterol to optimal levels is vital to winning the war against heart disease in women," Mosca said....
Women's heart risk underestimated by doctors, resulting in less preventive care than in men
...ling blood pressure, and preventing heart disease, compared
to PCPs and cardiologists. Mosca and her colleagues believe that their study provides important insights into cardiovascular disease prevention, especially in women. Despite the limitation that the study may not represent all physicians, wrote th...
Clinicians report missing patient information is common
...mes more likely), or had multiple medical problems compared
with no problems (2-5 problems: 87 percent more likely; more than 5 problems: 2.8 times more likely). Missing clinical information was less likely in rural practices (48 percent less likely) and when individual clinicians reported having full electro...
Neoadjuvant and adjuvant systemic therapy for breast cancer give equivalent survival, study finds
... likely to experience a recurrence of their cancer compared
with women treated with chemotherapy later, accord...increased risk of loco-regional disease recurrence compared
with adjuvant therapy. This risk was higher (53%) when radiation therapy was used without surgery. "...
Other highlights in the February 2 JNCI
...etastases will survive for 5 years after diagnosis compared
with 68% of patients with no metastases. Detection of lymph node metastases, therefore, is important for predicting patient outcomes and ensuring that patients receive necessary treatment. Current guidelines recommend that a minimum of 12 lymph nodes...
Balancing care decisions for gravely ill patients
...was then looked at in more detail. The researchers compared
a group of these patients in which the families had unrealistic expectations of survival with a group of patients whose families' expectations were deemed appropriate. They found that patients whose families had unrealistic expectations used substant...
Sequential MDCT sufficient for determining possible risk of coronary artery disease
...nts had no symptoms of coronary arterydisease. "We compared
the results of one scan to the other, and in most cases the results of the scans were similar enough that the patient would have been categorized with the same level of risk of developing coronary artery disease regardless of which scan was viewed," ...
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