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Medical geneticist at Cedars-Sinai awarded $8.5 million NIH research grant

...rves as the genetic arm of the MESA study, as MESA evaluates the early natural history of coronary artery disease, while in the MESA Family study we aim to find the genes that contribute to this coronary artery disease," commented Dr. Rotter. "What we learn will eventually help us to identify people at the hig...

Do doctors sometimes fail their heart failure patients? New study seeks hard data

...Hauptman's study has two major parts: The study evaluates a medical therapy, the infusion of inotropic drugs, which is associated with high costs, unproven clinical efficacy and the potential to shorten survival while achieving palliation. "This therapy makes patients feel better, but it's unclear whether ...

OHSU researcher co-authors National State-By-State Report Card on women and smoking; Oregon flunks

...ch state based on 11 health status indicators, and evaluates the strength of state tobacco control policies through 10 policy indicators. The nation is evaluated as well. Women and Smoking grades the health indicators against goals drawn primarily from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthy P...

CMS-funded research will assess effectiveness of ESRD disease management models

... Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), evaluates opportunities for Medicare patients to join integrated care management systems. It focuses on the disease management program structure, processes of care, provider acceptance, costs, and patient outcomes including hospitalization, mortality, satisfac...

Synthetic marijuana reduces agitation in patients with Alzheimers

...surement was the CMAI, a 38-item rating scale that evaluates the prevalence of pathological and disruptive behaviors. The secondary efficacy measurements were the Caregiver's Burden Inventory (CBI), CGI Severity of Alzheimer's disease (CGI-S AD), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale (IADL) and MMSE. ...

Outstanding UCLA undergraduates present research

...val Jews and the Spanish Inquisition. His research evaluates the role that the Spanish Inquisition played in the lives of Jews and conversos living in medieval Spain -- more specifically, in the Kingdom of Castile and in the Crown of Aragon. His research paper addresses the question of whether those persecute...

American Lung Association calls on governors and legislatures to stand up for public health

...tate of Tobacco Control 2003 is a report card that evaluates state tobacco control laws against recognized criteria and translates each state's relative progress into a letter grade: A, B, C, D, or F. A grade of "A" is assigned for excellent state policy, while an "F" indicates inadequate state laws. The co...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Jan. 20, 2004

...; Background Evidence Summary, p. 128). The USPSTF evaluates published research and makes recommendations about preventive health care. The Task Force says that physicians should test for thyroid disease in people with symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and look for signs of thyroid dysfunction among those at rel...

Niche and higher margin esters to counter price erosion and commoditization

...ng-edge developments in the market. The study also evaluates upcoming applications in the personal care, food, and industrial end-user markets. Executive summaries and interviews are available to the press. If you are interested in an analysis overview which provide manufacturers, end-users and other industry ...

Breast cancer patients with BRCA1 or 2 mutations twice as likely to have double mastectomy

... of Clinical Oncology, is the largest to date that evaluates if genetic testing offered at the time of breast cancer diagnosis affects patients' breast cancer treatment decisions. In contrast to the 48 percent of women who had double mastectomies after testing positive for a BRCA1 or BRCA 2 mutation, 24 perc...

Bone contusion in knees of adolescents often occur without significant ligament or cartilage injury

...hat includes a greater number of patients and that evaluates more specific numbers of bone bruises and exact locations and sizes of the bruises and that could possibly be correlated with medical follow-up and surgery results. The study will be presented on May 3 during the American Roentgen Ray Society Annual...

Guideline evaluates use of transcranial doppler ultrasound

...ine developed by the American Academy of Neurology evaluates the use of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) to determine when use of the test leads to better informed decisions by doctors and improved patient outcomes. A TCD is an ultrasound test that uses reflected sound waves to evaluate blood as it f...

Guideline evaluates treatment of infantile spasms

...ademy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society evaluates the treatment of infantile spasms. The guideline is published in the May 25 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Infantile spasms, also called West syndrome, is a rare disorder that usually begins in infant...

Circumcised newborns respond best to anesthetic relief

... Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates medical research. Systematic reviews draw evidence-based conclusions about medical practice after considering both the content and quality of existing medical trials on a topic. There are possible medical benefits to circumcision, says the American A...

Exercise for special populations, sensory research, factors impacting rehabilitation top issues

...eing for nursing home residents, pg 659 This study evaluates the effectiveness of a 6-month exercise program on functional performance, mental health, and depression in seniors who live in a nursing home. After the 6-month program, seniors who participated in the exercise program showed significant improvement...

NIH funds seven science education partnership awards

...projects. In Phase I, the partnership develops and evaluates biomedical and/or behavioral science education models that are based on health-related research. In Phase II, the partnership develops effective strategies and broadly disseminates established, successful, and innovative biomedical and/or behavioral ...

Sexual quality of life lower for the obese

...ed Impact of Weight on Quality of Life-Lite, which evaluates all aspects of weight-related quality of life. More than 1,200 study participants answered questions about their general sexual quality of life, as well as four, more specific sexual topics: lack of enjoyment of sexual activity; lack of sexual desire...

Computer program helps doctors diagnose lung cancer

...same time, the radiologist examines the images and evaluates the likelihood of cancer. The radiologist then compares the two results and makes a final decision. In many cases, the computer and the radiologist might come to the same conclusion. In other cases, though, the computer may determine a low rate of m...

Veterans in better health than other residents of nursing homes, new test for evaluating tinnitus

...ycling reduces muscle fatigue This study evaluates the effect of experimental electrical stimulation-induced leg cycling patterns on cycling performance. Five men with spinal cord injury (SCI) performed several cycling sessions on a computer-controlled cycle ergometer using different electrical stimu...

Low-dose aspirin and stomach ulcer medications better for heart patients with GI complications

...e journal by researchers from Hong Kong. The study evaluates the use of antiplatelet therapies in patients with a history of aspirin-induced upper gastrointestinal bleeding and found those who took clopidogrel had a 900 percent increase in recurrent bleeding from ulcers when compared to patients who took aspir...

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