Tag: "data" at medical news
By Losing (Molecular) Weight, A Clot-Dissolving Drug May Be In Better Shape To
Help People Avoid A Repeat Heart Attack
...f blood clots in peopleafter a heart attack. "Our data
do not demonstrate a causal relationship between the changes of vonWillebrand levels and the clinical efficacy of enoxaparin in patients withunstable heart disease," says Montalescot. "At the present time we have fewgood explanations for this excess...
Parenting CD-ROM Helps Reduce Children's Behavioral Problems
...tware packages to11 counties around the state. The data
he used for these recent studies includedinformation gathered from these sites. The program was created as a video disk called "Parenting AdolescentsWisely" several years ago and converted to CD-ROM in the fall of 1997. After itsinception, Go...
Doctors Are Underprescribing Key Blood Pressure Drug In Heart Attack Patients
Most Likely To Benefit, Study Says
...anCollege of Cardiology, the researchers evaluated data
on 200,000 myocardialinfarction patients seen between 1994 and 1996. The data, which included thepatients' specific diagnoses and their prescriptions at discharge from thehospital, was drawn from the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction 2, whi...
USC/Norris Study Finds No Benefit Of Finasteride In Preventing Prostate Cancer In Men At Elevated Risk
...ngoing trial, researchers say. "Ours are the first data
to address thequestion of whether finasteride prevents disease. The results are notreassuring," Ross says. In contrast to the NCI study (which is focusing on healthy men), the USC teamstudied 52 men with elevated blood levels of PSA (prostate specifi...
Lewin Study Confirms Diabetes Treatment Centers of Americas Diabetes NetCareSM Program Improves Health Status, Reduces Medical Costs
...ILLE, Tenn., August 3, 1998 -- First-year outcomes data
forparticipants in Diabetes Treatment Centers of A...tcomes integrating both health status andfinancial data
for people with diabetes to be released. DTCA's results were confirmed by a data
analysis conducted ...
Epilepsy Drug Found To Stop Cocaine's Effects In Animals
...sed victory." "These exciting preclinical data
point to a major new approach todeveloping medications for cocaine addiction," said NIDA Director Alan I.Leshner. "Since we have no medications for cocaine overdose or addiction now inour clinical toolbox, NIDA has declared developing anti-cocaine me...
Lack Of Data For New Heart Drugs Is Causing Concern
...ty of Medicines, agrees that the lack ofcontrolled data
for newer heart drugs is "a cause for concern". But Lawrence Ramsay, a specialist in heart drugs at SheffieldUniversity, suggests it is unreasonable to expect drugs companies, which mayhave invested hundreds of millions of pounds developing ...
A Change In Climate May Mean More Than Creaky Joints: Symposium At ESA Annual Meeting Will Examine Linkages Between Ecological Change And Human Health
...o promote theresponsible application of ecological data
and principles to the solution of environmental problems. ESA publishes four scientific, peer-reviewed journals:Ecology, Ecological Applications, Ecological Monographs, and ConservationEcology. Information about the Society and its activities is pu...
Study Captures Images Of Memories Being Formed Within The Human Brain
...talized on the speed of fMRI tocollect brain image data
from "individual trials," pioneering a research methodnow known as "event-related" neuroimaging. Images that took about one minute tocapture using PET technology can now be captured by fMRI for events as brief as30 milliseconds. "The split-se...
New "Body-Friendly" Fat Substitute Can Help To Transform
...between diet and health, andexamined recent survey data
on no-fat, reduced-fat, and "light" products--forexample, a 1998 survey in which 90 per cent of Americans surveyed said they usesuch products regularly. They said their primary reason for using theseproducts is "to stay in better overall health," sa...
Guidelines Not Necessarily Guiding Physician Behavior, Study Says
... suchdecisions," Frolkis says. "Additionally, our data
call into question whetherphysicians are following the logical orderly progression of clinicaldecision-making inherent in the guidelines. They seemed to be influenced bytotal and LDL, 'bad,' cholesterol levels, which are questionable surrogates forN...
Managed Care Symposium Sponsored By Society Of Actuaries Examines HEDIS, Stakeholders' Views
...that I spend on (HEDIS), and early on in the HEDIS data
collection processI went to the scientists on my s...o, we need to drill down into thisand see what the data
are telling us.' ... The Society of Actuaries and theirRFP (request for proposals) was asking simil...
Treatment Of Irregular Heartbeat Saves Money And Prevents Stroke In Older People
...k for problems such as bleeding in thebrain, these data
show that the treatment is most cost-effective in ...ople with atrialfibrillation. The researchers used data
collected on about 4,000 people who participated infive different studies which examined the usefuln...
New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures
...al women after two years of treatment,according to data
presented today. These interim data
were reported by BruceEttinger, M.D., senior investigator, division of research, Kaiser PermanenteMe...
Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal WomenWith Two Years Of Therapy
...f osteoporosis." Ettinger will present his interim data
today (September 14) at the EuropeanCongress of Os... "Raloxifene is a promising drug because previous data
presentedat the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has shown that it reducedthe risk of br...
UCSF Study Shows For The First Time That A Drug May Reduce Risk Of Hip Fractures
By More Than Half In Women Who Have Never Had A Spine Fracture
...ral density uponentering FIT. "These new data
from FIT shed light on the serious consequencesass...sity inthe second year." An analysis of the safety data
from FIT showed that alendronate is welltolerated. Upper gastrointestinal (GI) disease is very commo...
Study Shows Calcitonin-Salmon Nasal Spray Helps Prevent New Spinal Fractures In Women With Existing Osteoporosis
...Chesnut, principal investigator on the study. "The data
confirm the ability of amedicine known to be safe to reduce spinal fractures." Based on the study results, Novartis filed a supplemental new-drugapplication with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July 1998, for use ofcalcitonin-salmon nasal s...
Study Pinpoints Effectiveness Of Prostate Cancer Therapies To Patient Populations
...niaCancer Center. Penn researchers used collected data
from 1,872 men who weretreated for their localized prostate cancer between 1989 and1997. The men underwent one of three treatment options: radicalprostectomy, external beam radiation, or seed implant therapyoffered at two clinical sites. The resear...
The Visible Humans: Coming Of Age
..., "Researchers from around the world are using the data
from the visible man and woman to devise 3-D educa...chers. In November 1994 the Visible Human Project data
were made available to the public on the Internet with just one requirement: users, who sign a licen...
Some CFS Patients Benefit From Low-Dose Steroid, But Side Effects Too Risky
... Journal of the American Medical Association. "The data
show that about half the people on placebo and two...y of bloodpressure control. Preliminary published data
suggests that treatment withfludrocortisone, a steroid drug that helps the body retain salt and wate...
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