Tag: "earlier" at medical news
Lack of improvement 24 hours after stroke treatment associated with poor outcome at 3 months
...olving drug). This could help predict poor outcome earlier
(24 hours after receiving alteplase) than at 3 months and would have important implications for clinical management and for discharge planning. Gustavo Saposnik, M.D., of the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada and colleagues ex...
Soy likely doesn't affect fertility, according to research in monkeys
...om Wake Forest Baptist. "But our results confirmed earlier
findings that fertility may be affected by stress ...ion and on the fetus. The study did confirm earlier
findings by Kaplan that high levels of stress can affect ovarian function. The monkeys in...
Two novel agents work synergistically to treat lung cancer in animal experiment
...disappointing - enrollment to the trial was halted earlier
this year when SCH66336, used by itself, showed no benefit during an interim analysis of results. The researchers chose to test IGFBP-3 because IGFBP-3 has the ability to regulate the amount of IGF, a growth factor that is associated with aggres...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Oct. 19, 2004
...ant to treatment and more likely to be fatal at an earlier
age. Authors say that until future research clarifies issues such as the effects of different drugs on mortality, morbidity and diabetes as well as on blood pressure, physicians should prescribe antihypertensive drugs that have the lowest possible ri...
High fiber intake reduces estrogen levels in Latina women, say Keck School of Medicine researchers
... women, who have been the focus of the majority of earlier
research and whose dietary fiber intake is generally not that high." To rectify that situation, Monroe decided to use data collected by the National Institutes of Health-funded Multiethnic Cohort Study of Diet and Cancer to begin looking at the re...
Sister study opens nationwide
... North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Virginia, earlier
in 2004; but is now open for nationwide enrollment. ...
New study demonstrates co-administration
...a unique molecular approach different from that of earlier
BAS therapies. As this study has found, WelChol and TriCor can be taken together without a concern of a significant drug-drug interaction." About the Study The open-label, three-way crossover drug interaction study involved 30 healthy volunteer...
Scientists detect two decision-making pathways in human brain
...rticipants to choose between receiving money at an earlier
or later date. For instance, a participant might be asked to choose between receiving $27.10 today versus $31.25 in a month; or $27.10 in two weeks versus $31.25 in six weeks. As the participants made these choices, their brains were scanned using fu...
Major overhaul needed in end-of life care for patients with dementia
...t relaxing the criteria for hospice to accommodate earlier
referral of patients with dementia. Nursing homes should be financially rewarded for providing good end-of-life care rather than for transferring dying patients to a hospital. Finally, caregivers need to shift away from the reigning con...
'Energy blocker' kills big tumors in rats
Building on their earlier
work, Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered th...h blocks the two ways cancer cells make energy. In earlier
experiments with rabbits with liver cancer, reported in 2002, no obvious toxic effects were seen, ei...
New way of controlling cholesterol may help treat Alzheimer's
...amatic in female mice, who usually develop plaques earlier
than males do. Biochemical analysis of mouse brain tissue showed that the inhibitor probably prevents amyloid-beta production, rather than reducing its deposition. To evaluate the effect of ACAT inhibitor treatment on the mice's cognitive abi...
People are of 'two minds' on moral judgments
...onfronting easy personal moral dilemmas. As in the earlier
work, the personal moral dilemmas also showed increased activity in social-emotional areas. Importantly, found the researchers, the difficult personal moral dilemmas caused increased activity in a brain region called the "anterior cingulate cortex," ...
Length of stay for inpatient medical rehab decreasing, efficiency increasing; death rate on the rise
...S and to move patients to inpatient rehabilitation earlier
in their recovery." "In summary, the reason for in...dy by Ottenbacher et al. The relationship between earlier
acute care discharge, rehabilitation admission criteria, and LOS requires further study to understan...
Concerns about fertility affect treatment decisions in one-third of young breast cancer patients
...e normal menstrual cycles may go through menopause earlier
or may be less fertile following chemotherapy than their peers. In addition, while standard hormone-based cancer therapies do not typically cause permanent infertility, they often require years of treatment during which women are advised not to beco...
New system translates improved diagnostic information to target radiation at tumors
...treatment planning system Lee and Zaider developed earlier
for prostate brachytherapy improved local tumor control from 65 percent to 95 percent. The growing power of computer systems has made such treatment planning systems possible. In systems designed to deliver external beam radiation from...
MRI can measure early benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs and plaque reduction
...tions, not to anti-inflammatory properties as some earlier
studies suggested. "Our study increases the like...ma. "Our results show the benefits of statins much earlier
than before, and how we can use MRI to more closely monitor the progress of patients under therapy, ...
Imaging studies clarify brain changes associated with language deficits in autism
...eased risk of developing the other. Because their earlier
study did not distinguish between autistic boys wi... without any developmental disabilities. As in the earlier
study, only boys participated because autism predominantly affects males. The boys were ages 6 thro...
Problematic behaviour of dementing patients exacerbated
...ence with respect to the behavioural problems, the earlier
the patient will be faced with the prospect of a nursing home admission. Moreover, family members can exacerbate the problems if they fail to deal with these adequately. De Vugt's doctoral research was part of the 'Maastricht Study of Behaviour in De...
Lithium may protect neurons from radiation therapy
...an Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, earlier
this week in Atlanta. "In addition to killing cancer cells, radiation can cause cell death apoptosis in normal cells as well," said Dennis Hallahan, M.D., professor and chair of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nas...
Should medical students have earlier contact with patients?
...llowing medical students to interact with patients earlier
in their medical course would better prepare them for their future role as a doctor, suggest researchers in this week's BMJ. Traditionally, the foundation years of medical education have grounded students in biomedical sciences but offered little, if...
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