Tag: "delay" at medical news
Housebound elderly benefit from early intervention
...health or an accident, such as a fall, rather than delay
in order to spend more time matching services to the person. Despite better targeting of home care services on people most in need over the last 10 years, some very frail older people still live on their own with little or no help. The research found...
California teachers at higher risk for breast, endometrial and other cancers
... cancer. This is at least partly because women who delay
having their first child and have fewer children-until after college or starting a career, for example-are at increased risk. Breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers share some of these reproductive risk factors. Teachers in the study tended to have ...
Dartmouth researcher Michael B. Sporn, M.D. honored for pioneering work in cancer prevention
...ing drugs, vitamins, or other agents to prevent or delay
the development of cancer - challenged existing dogmas of cancer medicine at the time by suggesting an approach other than the use of cytotoxic drugs to treat end-stage disease. Sporn continues to advocate the importance of cancer prevention. "There...
Clot-busting stroke therapy appears safe for menstruating women
...f stroke, we do not think that menstruation should delay
treatment. "Women with a history of abnormal vaginal bleeding, however, should be treated with caution, as the patient may require emergency surgery."...
UCLA Study shows how early diagnosis of Alzheimers helps patients
...rlier, because we now have drugs available to help delay
progression of the disease," Silverman said. "Postponing drug therapy by as little as six months in people with Alzheimer's may have long-term consequences for their cognitive function." At least 30 percent of people 85 and older suffer from Alzheime...
Caregiving for spouse prompts women to retire earlier
...atisfaction from their work. "The husbands seem to delay
their retirement, therefore, for financial reasons, rather than a greater work commitment or a desire to escape their family life," Clarkberg says. The Cornell researchers point out that their findings cannot necessarily be applied to the baby boom ...
Shocking the heart after prolonged cardiac arrest may be harmful, say Pitt researchers
...s least effective and there was also a significant delay
in getting restored circulation. There were no significant differences in the subjects that were resuscitated at eight to 10 minutes or at 10 to 12 minutes....
Cocaine-exposed children subject to stereotyping
...s that most maladaptive behavior and developmental delay
in children from urban and impoverished areas is n...xposure does not necessarily lead to developmental delay
or behavioral problems. Using a battery of standardized cognitive and behavioral assessments, assess...
Immediate treatment helps delay progression of glaucoma
... treating people who have early stage glaucoma can delay
progression of the disease. This finding supports the medical community's emerging consensus that treatment to lower pressure inside the eye can slow glaucoma damage and subsequent vision loss. These results are reported in the October 2002 issue of ...
Latest child neurology practices and studies presented at daylong briefing
...ogy Society, who will address global developmental delay
(mental retardation) and present a new practice guideline for evaluating these children. Deborah Hirtz, MD, program director of Clinical Trails and Studies with the National Instituteof Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD, will give an ...
Correction for reporting delays and errors may lead to changes in recent cancer incidence data
...mber of cancers reported after the 2-year standard delay
represented only 88% of the final number of cancer... timeliness of data collection. Ignoring reporting delay
and reporting errors may produce downwardly biased cancer incidence trends, particularly in the most...
OHSU takes part in unique Alzheimers treatment trial
...s compound may also have the ability to prevent or delay
onset of the disease." The C. Rex and Ruth H. Layton Alzheimer's Research Center at OHSU, formerly the Oregon Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center, is one of the nation's leading research and treatment centers in neurodegenerative diseases. In coope...
Stigma of breast cancer in developing countries costs lives
...are of the dangers of breast cancer, adding to the delay
in early diagnosis and adequate treatment. The study confirms Dr Aziz's observations of the link between socio-economic status and the outcome for women with breast cancer. "We were not surprised by the conclusions but until now we had no proof." E...
Hope for patients with advanced bowel cancer
...tion with two standard drugs, 5-FU and leucovorin, delay
tumour progression by 70% compared with the contro...platin alone, or a combination of the drugs. The delay
in the progression and the shrinkage of the tumour lasted for a minimum of four weeks. "Both the de...
Womens stroke symptoms differ from mens, often arent 'traditional' signs, study finds
...tional, but also less specific. This could further delay
detection of the symptoms' source and treatment decisions. "The diagnosis of stroke is usually cut and dried, but when symptoms are generalized and vague, it's hard to make a clear diagnosis," says Morgenstern. With the new findings providing the fi...
Guidelines issued for metabolic complications related to HIV & antiretrovirals
...s about complications are causing some patients to delay
initiating therapy and others to reconsider their use of these life-saving medications," said the panel's chair, Morris Schambelan, MD, UCSF professor of medicine and director of the General Clinical Research Center at San Francisco General Hospital ...
Emergency angioplasty OK without surgical back-up
...eart attack patients, Sanborn says. "Because any delay
in providing PCI after a heart attack increases a ...ack patients elsewhere for angioplasty doubles the delay
before the procedure can be performed, the researchers found. "The American Heart Association and th...
New research projects major increase in Alzheimer's care costs for England
... for the later stages of dementia. Treatments that delay
the progression of dementia could delay
the need for institutional care and enable older people to receive informal and formal care at home ...
Patients benefit when doctor uses computer, not paper, to write prescriptions
...ients experience some kind of delay
in their care, with the average length of a delay
being nearly 3 days. "There can be delays in decision making while a physician...
Do vaccines cause asthma, allergies or other chronic diseases?
...Dr. Offit. "Such reports have led some parents to delay
or withhold vaccinations for their children. This is very unfortunate, because the best available scientific evidence does not support the idea that vaccines cause chronic diseases. Scientific studies have shown, however, that reducing vaccination r...
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