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Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...rth-weight infants born in St. Louis with clinical data
from the four St.Louis-area neonatal intensive care units during 1987-89 and 1991-92, beforeand after approval of surfactant for clinical use. Very low birth-weightinfants are those weighing less than 3 pounds, 5 ounces. The study found the neonatal ...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...sign for collection, management and analysisof the data
from patients at five medical centers. The work wa...ried under an avalanche of data." "Each patient's data
must be kept separate," said Drazen. "Allof the people involved in the study must remain uninformed ...
A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power
...more precisefocus might permit the storage of more data
on CD-ROMs. Semiconductor lasers are also used in telecommunications and incommunications between satellites. The work, funded by the University and the U.S. Air Force's Phillips Laboratory, which employs Marciante, waspublished in the July 29 i...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
....2 days in the Mid-Atlantic). The detailed cost data
used in the analysis came from a random sample of the 22,043 U.S. patients who were enrolled in GUSTO, a large international trial that tested two different clot-busting drugs. The sample represents "real world cardiology," Eisenstein said. Physician...
Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother
... at 19 months." Based on the mothers' self-report data
on the impact of the infants on theirfamilies, Man... guesses were no better than chance." Unpublished data
show that while the premature infants performed significantlylower on measures of cognitive developm...
Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
...uccess of the AIDS service to theimmense AIDS care data
base the service has amassed during the last eightyears. "This data
base, which was started in 1989, has helped us study theimpact of an integrated network of care usi...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...r 48 weeks. Dr. Ledermanpresented the analysis of data
from 33 patients after 12 weeksof treatment. <The data
show that the dramatic risein CD4 counts and fall in plasma levels of virus seen early afterstarting...
Early Menopause Stress Related In Developing Countries
...vels of estrogen." Holman is looking at hormone data
and reports of menses and breast-feeding for about 500 women from a survey of 3,000 Bangladeshi women who were asked if they were menopausal. These women supplied twice weekly questionnaires and morning urine samples for a year. "Some women who...
UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
...rance systems, complaint and grievance procedures, data
collection and information disclosed to the public...k problems associated with HMOs over time. make data
comparing selected aspects of competing health plans available to consumers. improve the due proc...
Kids Near Airports Don't Read As Well
...logy, who were both seniors at the time. When the data
were analyzed, the researchers controlled for mother's education. "Interestingly, the findings were only significant for speech perception amidst noise, not sound perception" says Maxwell. "This implies that language acquisition is an underlying, in...
Learning From Experience: New Pattern Recognition & Detection Helps Radiologists Analyze Digital Mammograms
...ve of pastpathological cases essentially becomes a data
classifier for processingnew mammograms." In its ...rams that wereproperly calibrated. "In all of the data
that's similar to our database data, thisapproach achieved nearly 100 percent detection with what ap...
3D Ultrasound Gives Better View Of Brain's Arteries
...w computer workstations are allowing 2D ultrasound data
sets to beelectronically reconstructed as 3D images. Ultrasound is also less expensive than other well known imagingtechniques such as MRI and CT. In this study, Delcker and his two colleagues used a prototype magneticsensor workstati...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...f cardiovascular disease than men. Final mortality data
for 1995shows that the death rate per 100,000 persons for breast cancer - the diseasewomen fear most - was 27.5 for black females and 20.5 percent for white females.The death rate per 100,000 persons for coronary heart disease was 81.6 for blackfemal...
Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals
...s," Alberts said. "And while we don'thave concrete data
on the outcomes of patients treated by ASTs, those of us whotreat them strongly suspect that patients are benefitting." While the teams appear to be economical to operate in financial terms,the main commitment by a hospital is the time of it...
Survey Finds Acute Stroke Teams Gaining Prevalence
...urosurgeon. "While we do not have specific data
that prove they are cost-effective,stroke teams certainly do not seem to create a large financial burden," saysMark Alberts, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Duke University. "Thecosts for most of these ASTs are very modest. In all cases, we ...
Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says
...9 (StrokeConf/CARE) ORLANDO, Feb. 7 -- New data
reveal that the cholesterol-lowering drugpravastat...ing the median follow-up period offive years. The data
showed a 32 percent lower risk for the drug group. A totalof 216 people (92 on pravastatin and 124 o...
Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths
...ffects of ionizing radiation. The report examines data
from 11 major studies of underground miners exposed to radon, and new epidemiological data
on lung cancer in the general population. Based on these studies, which provide substantially more ...
Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests
...all anticipatoryimpression management, is based on data
collected at three non-profit hospitalsin a single urban area. The hospitals asked that their names not be disclosed.The researchers' conclusions are based on bills, letters, observations, andinterviews with hospital staff and patients. The researche...
Cost, Use Of Health Services Is Not Affected By Physician Compensation: A StudyOf Washington State Medical Groups/Managed Care Organizations
...alth care plans, which provided individualenrollee data
for the study. Some of the medical groups compensated physicianson a fee-for-service basis, while others did so on a salaried basis.Through a survey of 1994 plan enrollment and utilization data, researchersidentified the methods and amount of physic...
X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers
...nal organs. Medical workers will be able touse the data
to the pick the exam with the least risk as well as providebetter information for parents faced with tough choices about children's care. "If a parent said, `When my child was 1 or 2, she had a CT exam, somefluoroscopy and several chest x-ray...
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