Tag: "earlier" at medical news
Cell phone users drive like old folks
...lls did not become as bad as had been predicted by earlier
research showing that older people performing mult...ent data with simulated driving accidents in their earlier
studies, they counted 12 rear-end collisions among 121 study participants. Ten of the collisions hap...
AHA urges earlier diagnoses, referrals for PCI in women
...rals for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) earlier
in women, the American Heart Association recommend...son for the imbalance in referrals for PCI is that earlier
studies suggested that women had high death and complication rates with these procedures. But this ...
New way to block pox shows promise in lab study
...their potency," he says. The new findings build on earlier
work by the researchers in which they determined that smallpox growth factor (SPGF), a protein produced by the smallpox virus, attaches to a cell membrane receptor called erb-B1. This interaction primes the cell to become a factory for producing new ...
Promise of 'bladder pacemaker' for people with spinal cord injury
...xtrapolating from the new studies with cats. Those earlier
studies showed that a similar reflex in bladder contraction exists in people with SCI. In January 2005, the National Institutes of Health awarded Grill a 5-year, $1.8 million grant to develop a system to sense involuntary bladder contractions and tri...
Smoking causes cognitive impairment in adolescents
...e. Male adolescents as a group begin smoking at an earlier
age than female smokers and were significantly more impaired during tests of selective and divided attention, she said. All of the adolescent smokers also showed further disruption of working memory when they stopped smoking. "These findings undersco...
Problems in the bedroom can indicate heart problems
...nd author of the article, Kevin Billups, MD. "The earlier
a man is evaluated for ED, the better the outcome for maintaining good erectile function and good cardiovascular health." Research suggests that medical evaluation for ED in patients needs to be integrated into an evaluation for cardiovascular risk a...
Drug treatment promising for halting Huntington's-related nerve death
...he disease, with longer chains leading to symptoms earlier
in life. In previous studies, Dr. Ilya Bezprozvanny, associate professor of physiology at UT Southwestern, established that one of the defects that leads to death of nerve cells with the mutant huntingtin protein is improper regulation of calcium d...
Wisconsin scientists grow critical nerve cells
... for a later stage of neuron development to a much earlier
step in the process? The hunch paid off and turned out to be the final piece of the puzzle. The discovery, says Zhang, demonstrates that human stem cells do not necessarily differentiate in linear fashion, as scientists always believed. Rather, a se...
Association of herpesvirus with lung disorder questioned
...eir research using a design similar to that in the earlier
study: a retrospective analysis of pathology speci...d from unrelated patients. Like the authors of the earlier
study, Katano and colleagues performed two types of tests in the tissue samples, one to detect an an...
January/February Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...lanations for the dramatic decrease, including: 1) earlier
onset of type 2 diabetes, 2) improved recognition and earlier
detection of the disease by clinicians, and 3) increased public awareness and education about the di...
Thinking of prepositions turns brain 'on' in different ways
...t performances were the opposite. Kemmerer's earlier
research with Daniel Tranel, professor of neurology at Iowa's Carver College of Medicine, had confirmed that the left inferior prefrontal and left inferior parietal regions of the brain play a crucial role in processing spatial prepositions. The prev...
Communication between primary-care physicians and patients can reduce medication-related problems
...ts across the country, the authors suggest. "In an earlier
study, we tracked ADEs in a group of patients being treated in primary-care practices. We expected that the same percentage of outpatients would have ADEs as had been found in studies of hospitalized patients about 7 percent," says the study's lead...
Increased physical activity not linked to ALS risk
...ities during the 10 years before onset resulted in earlier
onset of the disease by three years. While previous studies have investigated the link between increased physical activity and the risk of developing ALS, no previous study has investigated the relationship between high physical activity and the dura...
Baked or broiled fish may help reduce the risk of stroke
...e observed associations may reflect dietary habits earlier
in life, our findings suggest that diet may influence stroke risk beyond the earlier
development of cardiovascular disease in young adulthood and middle age," the authors write. "Our fi...
Routine use of nose-to-stomach tube slows recovery from abdominal surgery
... that the "selective tube use" approach results in earlier
return of bowel function with no significant increase in pulmonary complications. Although the evidence suggests that routine tube use may lead to a very slight decrease in wound infection and related hernia, Nelson contends that other measures could...
Common antidepressants lower effects of tamoxifen in many women
...e. The large clinical trial confirmed data from an earlier
study showing that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants may hinder the effectiveness of tamoxifen, a drug commonly administered to breast cancer patients. The study also reports that researchers now have pinpointed genetic types tha...
2001-2002 survey finds that many recover from alcoholism
...hors compared their results with findings from the earlier
1991-1992 National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiologic Survey (NLAES), they noted a trend during the past decade toward less rapid remission (that is, the absence of alcohol abuse or dependence symptoms) in persons previously dependent. "There are no ...
Women In Government report on eliminating cervical cancer
... to have precancerous cell changes, can be treated earlier
than might have otherwise occurred. This may be particularly important for women from more socioeconomically disadvantaged groups because many of these women have less opportunity to be screened regularly. Unfortunately, while 46 states and the Distr...
Colorectal cancer screening underutilized
...en a premalignant growth, which is generally at an earlier
stage, is detected and treated. Clinicians can use...eening more than six months prior to diagnosis had earlier
stage and presumably more treatable disease. The authors conclude, "we have highlighted the underuse...
Weight loss may be an early sign of dementia in the elderly
...usly at least from the time of diagnosis if not at earlier
stages of more mild cognitive impairment."...
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