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New way to diagnose sciatica may point to a different cause

...able at limited locations nationwide, patients who fail diagnosis or treatment should talk to their physician about nerve imaging with MR neurography."...

Patients with previous heart attacks may not benefit from pacemaker implant

Current criteria for implantation of pacemakers fail to accurately identify which patients will or will...atment to electrically resynchronize their hearts fail to respond....

Auditory screening for newborns can be successful, UT Southwestern researchers report

...of Pediatrics, showed that rescreening infants who fail the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS), given four hours after birth, reduces the number of false positives and that providing outpatient retesting at the birth hospital improves the number who returned for follow-up. "Our study demonstrates...

Study reports women don't experience undue pain, anxiety during mammography screening

...s studies had found that the majority of women who fail to return for repeat screenings following their initial mammogram cite pain during the procedure as the reason. Knowing that relaxation techniques have been effective in reducing pain and anxiety during radiological procedures such as endoscopy, arte...

Grapefruit juice and medication can be a dangerous mix

...tential serious consequences, and that many people fail to read the warning labels about drug-food interactions. The consequences of an interaction depend on the drug involved. A person on an anti-depressant might have too much or too little energy, depending on the specific medication. Someone on antibi...

Authors warn of inaccuracies concerning use of race in health & social science research

...ial and environmental factors that track with race fail to produce knowledge of complex gene-environment interactions, knowledge that is needed to understand disease etiology and address racial health disparities. The authors believe that new genetic investigations should spur the field to identify more r...

Genetically targeted therapies create opportunities to do business in new ways

...tic benefits in patients. The remaining 40% either fail to produce a positive response or occasionally harm the patient. "In 2002, overall prescription drug spending in the U.S. was approximately $162 billion. A back-of-the-envelope calculation suggests that up to $65 billion (or 40% of this total) may h...

Detoxification in nation's jails falls short

... treatments for opiate-dependent inmates, and half fail to follow standard methadone detoxification protocols, according to a national survey by the University of Rochester Medical Center. These practices jeopardize the health of inmates many of whom have voluntarily sought treatment -- by exposing them...

Tracing the life cycle of a manmade disease

...tarting about 5 years after surgery and eventually fail completely. There were many theories about the cause of that loosening, several which focused on the adhesive used or the possibility of infection. In 1976 Harris reported that implant failures appeared to be caused by a biological response at the...

National Academies news: Gulf War and Health

...f several studies of adequate quality consistently fail to show a positive association at any level of exposure, the evidence is described as LIMITED OR SUGGESTIVE OF NO ASSOCIATION. And evidence that lacks sufficient quality, consistency, or statistical power to draw any conclusion is judged to be INADE...

Risks from labor after prior cesarean delivery low, study reports

...id. Such analyses, undertaken after the fact, may fail to include important information about the birth. Moreover, the few studies that had been conducted generally didn't include a large enough number of women for a reliable calculation of the risks involved. The current study enrolled wo...

M. D. Anderson researchers discover key protein in psoriasis

...uman psoriasis, something that other animal models fail to do," said DiGiovanni. The researchers also noticed that if the animals suffered an abrasion, such as when they scratch themselves, they frequently developed a scaly lesion in the irritated area, just as many people develop psoriasis lesions after ...

SIDS risk linked to lack of experience with tummy-sleeping

...red if these babies, finding themselves face down, fail to turn their heads to breathe easier. If so, is that because their reflexes haven't developed far enough or because they just don't wake up?" Thach and his colleagues studied 38 healthy infants aged 3 to 37 weeks. Half of the babies usually slept pr...

November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...rs note that many sexually active adolescent girls fail to establish trusting relationships with clinicians or "mother alternatives," and, as a result, have unmet sexual health needs. The Biopsychosocial Model 25 Years Later: Principles, Practice, and Scientific Inquiry By Francesc Borrell-Carri, M....

Emergency departments failing to meet essential standards for children

...ing in essential services for children, many still fail to meet the minimum standards, says a study on bmj.com this week. In 1999 a comprehensive review of A&E services for children made 32 essential recommendations to be implemented by 2004. Children require specialised treatment, said the review, par...

CT helps find cause of puzzling cough in WTC rescue workers

... with definite symptoms in whom conventional tests fail to show the nature and extent of the obstruction. The term "WTC cough" was coined to describe ailments that could not be clearly characterized in this group, but the addition of end-expiratory CT revealed abnormalities beyond the mild changes that ca...

Resistin integral part of the inflammatory response

...ce, which occurs when muscle, fat, and liver cells fail to use insulin effectively to regulate blood sugar, usually precedes type-2 diabetes and is part of metabolic syndrome. A new study from the laboratory of Mitch Lazar, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Un...

4 million more health workers required to improve global health

...sustainable health systems. What we do--or what we fail to do--will shape the course of global health for the entire 21st century." ...

Capsules may be effective in treating bipolar disorder

...Medicine. "Many patients at present still either fail to respond or have trouble tolerating medications for their bipolar disorder. For this reason, finding a treatment regimen that works effectively in both manic states and the large number of mixed patients who are both seriously depressed and manic a...

New analysis links breastfeeding to reduced risk of childhood leukemia

...AML patients produces too many immature cells that fail to develop into mature white blood cells. One of the 14 papers reviewed at UC Berkeley included a small case-control study authored by Kwan as part of the Northern California Childhood Leukemia Study. That study was funded by the National Institute ...

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