Tag: "high" at medical news
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
... days after the initial injury, but by testing for high
concentrations of NGAL, Dr. Devarajan and colleagu...urine and blood samples. The test results revealed high
concentrations of the protein NGAL, which indicated the high
possibility of kidney failure. Of the 7...
Strategy effective against drug resistant tuberculosis
...ic treatment for MDR-TB (DOTS-Plus) to prevent the high
mortality rate among those carrying this type of tuberculosis." (Quote by e-mail; does not appear in published comment)...
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
...'s Hospital, USA) and colleagues looked at whether high
levels of a protein called neutrophil gelatinase-a...ays after the initial injury. However, testing for high
concentrations of NGAL could diagnose kidney failure in two hours. Professor Devarajan concludes: "...
Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens
Late developers may be more susceptible to high
risk sexually transmitted infections than sexually...en tested positive for HPV, half of which were the high
risk types associated with the development of cervical cancer. Over half of those infected with HPV ...
Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides
...e more than 300 areas within Italy's Arno Basin at high
risk of landslides, and over 20 000 individual lan...e 'Landslide Susceptibility Mapping' products, the high
quality of the input data and of the statistical methodology adopted lead us to consider this produc...
HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active
...dividual patients. Smaller social networks with a high
prevalence of infection also can be part of a larger community where prevalence is low, making accurate risk assessment more difficult. "Many people who engage in risky behaviors are reluctant to tell their healthcare providers and may not request H...
Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints
...ging from 6.5 to 6.9 on a scale that ranges from a high
of 7.0 to a low of zero. Within 30 minutes, whether the patients were psychotic, or had abused alcohol or drugs, their agitation scores dropped to a normal range. In addition to quickly relieving agitation, the results of the new study showed a redu...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ration an indicator of iron overload who consume high
levels of dietary iron, have an increased risk of ... levels and report low dietary iron intake. Having high
transferrin saturation with a normal diet did not carry increased risk. The authors point out that a...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...ral history of a disease that is associated with a high
risk of recurrence and death." He cautions, however, that although this combination of therapies seems to show better efficacy, as well as less risk of heart damage than has been seen before with Herceptin treatment, "the jury is still out on the lon...
Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
...ey disease that includes symptoms such as obesity, high
blood pressure and insulin resistance. The condition, which is rapidly increasing in both adults and children, is also associated with higher risks of diabetes and heart disease. The mice develop metabolic syndrome as a result of both a genetic modi...
Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment
...nds non-medical variables, such as marital status, high
school education, and race/ethnicity may play a larger role in patients' treatment decisions than previously believed. Prostate cancer is now detected earlier than ever because of the introduction of a simple blood test in 1987 called the Prostate ...
Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass
... transgenic mice, low leptin levels are related to high
bone mass. But interestingly, the raw food dieters...w levels of inflammation, normal bone turnover and high
vitamin D, Fontana says the usual clinical parameters may not apply. "For example, post-menopausal,...
Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing
... support hospital-based nurses' efforts to provide high
quality patient care and enhance their job satisfaction are also essential to home care nursing, according to a study conducted by a Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member. This is the first step towards researching the impact of the nurse work e...
Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
...inked to risk factors for heart disease, including high
blood pressure, high
cholesterol and how the body responds to insulin. The research is based on a new idea in medicine t...
Corrected metabolism leads to health benefits and weight loss
...medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and high
blood pressure, says a leading Canadian General Pr...edication for serious ailments including diabetes, high
cholesterol, arthritis, high
blood pressure and depression, just to name a few." Each individua...
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
... aggression," Nishina said. Many middle school and high
school teachers may not appreciate how important it is to intervene when they see a bullying incident in the hallway or on the school playground, she said. "It affects kids when teachers walk past a bullying incident in the hallway," Juvonen said. Ma...
Hepatotoxicity and statins
...der because the disease is common in patients with high
cholesterol and their liver condition may create a higher cardiovascular risk that could be addressed through statin therapy. "The studies examining the safety of statins in patients with NAFLD are limited, but the existing data provide some evidenc...
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
...y risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high
blood pressure, obesity and inactivity, contribute...diovascular disease and related conditions such as high
blood pressure begin in youth. Using a hypertension model developed by the institute's associate dir...
Hospital acquired infections present major problem for infants in developing countries
...he World Health Organisation for this purpose. The high
proportion of the meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains in many areas, especially south Asia where 56% of all isolates were reported to be meticillin-resistant, is also of concern. Dr Zaidi comments: "Infections in neonates in ho...
Billions in cost estimated for firefighter injuries
Firefighters face a high
chance of injury or death whether on the scene of a fire, on the way to a fire or even during training--with an estimated 81,000 injuries and 100 deaths in 2002 alone. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released a stud...
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