Tag: "evidence" at medical news
Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack
...n higher-risk patients in this population, despite evidence
demonstrating that these treatments are associated with greater absolute improvements in older, higher-risk patients," the authors write. "Second, a more intensive medical management style was associated with improved survival regardless of the leve...
Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems
... their own institutional biases, and there is some evidence
that hospitals that become accustomed to transparency may eventually grow to be more accepting of it. However, if hospital leaders continue to harbor negative views of reporting, it is unlikely that state mandatory reporting systems will be highly su...
Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased
...nal Cancer Institute. This study offers scientific evidence
to what was long thought to be true but never prov...ed it, but there really was very little scientific evidence
or studies examining the relationship between advancements in radiation therapy to ischemic heart di...
Balance and better interactions between primary-care and specialist physicians improve US health
...he physician supply should be made on the basis of evidence
for their utility in improving health and reducing ill health and deaths. Currently, the United States has many more specialists than do other comparable countries with better health levels," said Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH, lead author of the study ...
Multi-center study shows direct link between residential radon exposure and lung cancer
...multi-center study that provides compelling direct evidence
of an association between prolonged residential ra...d European pooling provides unambiguous and direct evidence
of an increased lung cancer risk even at residential radon exposure levels below the U.S. EPA's acti...
Effects of education level on rates of obesity differ by race
...idered a result of low socioeconomic status (SES), evidence
from previous studies suggests that SES may influence overweight and obesity for women of different racial groups. Ten T. Lewis, Ph.D., of Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, and colleagues examined the interactive effects of race and three leve...
Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women
...ine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Increasing evidence
supports a role for inflammation in the developmen...the authors conclude. "These data add to available evidence
in men suggesting a similar link and suggest that the predictive role of the WBC count is independen...
HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK
... also have impacted on transmission rates, but our evidence
does not demonstrate this. You would expect growt...idemics defined by risk group, where we have found evidence
for at least six larger sub-epidemics, which HIV monitoring, prevention and treatment programmes may...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...r of function five weeks post stroke. There was no evidence
to suggest that recovery of the lower limb is very different from recovery of the upper limb within five weeks post stroke. Stroke outcomes database joins patient information from several sources, pg 77 This study describes the creation of a stro...
Teen tooth trauma prevalent in Ontario
Nearly one in five Ontario Grade 8 students shows evidence
of damage to his or her front teeth, says a new Un... per cent of the teens almost one in five showed evidence
of tooth damage; six per cent exhibited severe damage with teeth broken or knocked out. They also fo...
Binge drinking can impair both mood and cognitive performance
...ecting mood and cognitive performance. "There is evidence
that repeated, abrupt increases of alcohol levels in the brain, followed by abstinence, induces more damage in the brain than the same amount of alcohol taken uninterrupted in the same length of time," said Theodora Duka, professor at the University ...
New fingerprint visualization method uses X-rays to reveal missing clues
...ood, soil or saliva that can be used to track down evidence
of the childs movements, the scientists say. Traditional fingerprinting methods involve treating samples with powders, liquids or vapors to add color to the fingerprint so it can be easily photographed, a process called contrast enhancement. But fing...
Routine dental panoramic X-rays not necessary, study shows
... 52. Two dental experts evaluated the X-rays for evidence
of bone lesions or other abnormal appearances that would indicate trouble. The evaluators found a total of 352 lesions, and concluded that all but a few would have been picked up by full-mouth-series X-rays. The only lesions that would not ha...
Age shouldn't be a factor in kidney transplantation
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Growing evidence
suggests that age alone shouldn't prevent older adults from being organ donors or having a kidney transplant themselves according to researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The findings could help alleviate a serious shortage ...
Tumor-targeted immune cells cure prostate cancer in mice without causing systemic immune suppression
...owing injection of tumor cells showed no or little evidence
that cancer had spread in the body. Importantly, mice that received TGF-beta-insensitive CD8+ T cells did not develop systemic autoimmune disease, as had been the case in earlier studies by Lee and other researchers. "To the best of our knowledge...
New NHS payment system 'is no panacea'
...usts. Thus far the English data show no consistent evidence
of "HRG drift" but further analysis is needed as more data become available, they conclude....
Drug that hinders blood vessel growth under study in ovarian cancer
...5 levels that have begun to rise but still have no evidence
of cancer on physical exam or computerized tomography scan. Approximately 60 patients will be enrolled nationally; MCG hopes to enroll about five. ...
2005 Pharmacology, Therapeutics, & Toxicology Research Award
...or the application of contemporary pharmacological evidence
to the practice of clinical dentistry. ...
Common anesthetics appear safe for developing fetal brain
...s anesthetics. The results of those studies showed evidence
of increased apoptosis, or programmed cell death, ...brain tissue from the exposed fetuses and found no evidence
of neurodegeneration or apoptosis. The researchers said the timing of the exposures to anesthetic ag...
Emergency clopidogrel could save thousands of lives46,000-patient heart attack trial results
...t. He emphasised that there was already compelling evidence
that long-term use of beta-blockers after a heart attack benefited patients. "Our finding of clear reductions in repeat heart attacks and ventricular fibrillation reinforces this evidence," he said. "Early after a heart attack, however, the benefits ...
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