Tag: "could" at medical news
Pet scanning better for heart disease diagnosis, management
...es a clearer picture of the state of the heart, it could
decrease the use of angiograms and bypass surgery ...any are done unnecessarily when medical management could
be an alternative. "The problem is that significant lifestyle changes -- very low-fat diet, exercis...
Simple question from your doctor can help identify your risk for breast cancer
...p in which the early identification of risk status could
influence screening practice behavior, had documentation concerning familial breast cancer." Little research has been done to examine how family cancer histories are obtained and utilized in clinical practice. Thus, the study focused on how women we...
Pregnant women should exercise to keep depression away
...work within three months. The data from the study could
ultimately affect public policies such as work leave for mothers-to-be. While the association between exercise and significant health benefits for pregnant women is shown here, the relationship has not yet been established as causal....
English-speaking Hispanic youth more likely to have sex early
...tino culture and unhealthy aspects of U.S. culture could
produce fresh approaches and innovations to preven...e discovery of a single unifying intervention that could
reduce or prevent some or all of these conditions would be hailed as one of the great accomplishment...
Study says rare allergic reactions to drug-eluting stents may raise risk for heart attack
... session today, notes that hypersensitivity to SES could
be caused by the stent's metal, polymer, or sirolimus. In order to evaluate whether allergic reactions might result from components of the Cypher drug eluting stent made by Cordis, a team of Emory researchers examined data collected from a U.S. regis...
Proteins found in urine of pregnant women could help diagnose preeclampsia
...specific substances in the urine of pregnant women could
serve as a screening/diagnostic tool for preeclampsia (hypertension and proteinuria during pregnancy). The study is published in March issue of American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology . "Preeclampsia is one of the most common causes of materna...
St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix
...vix, a small new clinical study finds. The effect could
increase the risk of bleeding among those who take...r Center who made the finding. But the new finding could
also help determine why clopidogrel does not work in some people, and aid the search for new drugs t...
Studies underscore genetic involvement in nicotine addiction & aggressive hostility
... smoking and drinking." In addition, the finding could
help to account for the tendency of smokers to "hand down" versions of genes that increase the likelihood of becoming a smoker. Stitzel says that about half of why a human becomes a smoker is genetically determined; the other half comes from environ...
Study: Eye contact triggers threat signals in autistic children's brains
...veloping participants. In the future, the findings could
help scientists "train autistic children to look a...ly at them," says Davidson. Researchers eventually could
assess whether such approaches improve the ability to make eye contact and whether they might even i...
Depression predicts heart rhythm abnormalities in heart attack patients
...ed in an ongoing investigation led by Watkins that could
provide insights into the effects of depression and stress on heart rate variability. Patients whose hearts are unable to appropriately regulate their beating action in response to outside stimuli such as stress and anxiety are known to be at highe...
New treatment options for some difficult cancers improve survival and quality of life
...ombination of surgery and IPHC. The treatment plan could
also include systemic chemotherapy. Additional IPHC treatment was feasible during subsequent reassessment surgery. "Surgery combined with IPHC seems to be a life extending and enhancing treatment option for patients with some of the most difficult c...
CAD detects breast cancers that are most challenging to detect
...tection of breast cancer. Based on this study, CAD could
reduce the number of missed cancers, as well as positively impact breast cancer prognosis, without increasing the patient recall rate or the physician's workload," Dr. Brem said....
The impact of cruciate ligament rupture on osteoarthritis of the knee
...ue to the cross-sectional nature of this study, we could
not ascertain when the ACL ruptures occurred," notes one of the study's authors, Catherine L. Hill. "The interval between ACL injury and significant knee symptoms may be as long as 30 years, providing one explanation for the low recall of significan...
Heart surgeons publish death rates
... to satisfactory standards." This type of analysis could
stimulate improvements in systems of care, as long as it does not lead to systematic denial of surgery to higher risk patients who may benefit from an operation, they conclude. An accompanying editorial argues that named surgeons' outcomes may not be...
Telemedicine revolution is 'disappearing' from the NHS
...th problems and pressure on the health service. It could
mean that telecare systems are used as a substitute for personal care, and along with this could
come a shift in the burden of social costs to often disadvantaged people."...
Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved
...million newborn babies who die worldwide each year could
be saved by low-tech and low-cost interventions, c...ths arise in low-birthweight babies, although many could
be saved with simple support for warmth and feeding. More than half of women in Africa and South Asi...
MRI proves useful in assessment of suspected breast cancer patients
...e cancer, said Dr. Wiener. Many of those patients could
have avoided having a biopsy at all, he said. In...treated breast cancer patients. One of the reasons could
be that many of the cancers may be missed initially with only a conventional work up with mammograph...
Daily supplement may boost birthweight of babies in the developing world
...upplement containing 10 vitamins and five minerals could
help increase the birthweight of their babies, concludes a study published online by THE LANCET. A third of global deaths happen in children younger than 5 years; most occur in the neonatal period the first four weeks of life. Low birthweight (less...
Mayo Clinic develops first genomic-based test to predict stroke from ruptured brain aneurysm
...em and have no symptoms or warning signs that they could
be at risk of catastrophic rupture that is imminen... these findings, screening for these polymorphisms could
be done with a fast, inexpensive blood test to predict which patients with aneurysms are at risk. Th...
Study examines racial differences among children to environmental tobacco smoke exposure
...only smoked by African Americans, such as menthol, could
also explain the observed racial differences." The...ding to Dr. Wilson. "These differences in cotinine could
provide clues to the racial differences in tobacco-associate morbidity and mortality," says Dr. Wils...
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