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American Thoracic Society journal news tips for November 2004 (first issue)

...hat critical care use is common in serious chronic illness and is not associated with hospitalization for a preterminal illness. The study appears in the first issue for November 2004 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. ...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Nov. 2, 2004

...ices, new technologies that can prevent subsequent illness and disability, trends toward higher health insurance deductibles that will cause patients to be more concerned about price when deciding to seek care. They also say that the "plausible but unproven link" between physician supply and the volume of me...

NIAID launches program to improve medical tools against emerging infectious diseases

...d infections, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria and illness from potential agents of bioterrorism. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies....

Lower level of education can impede reovery in elderly after hospitalization

... "The effect of educational level on recovery from illness has not previously been well-examined," said first author Sarwat I. Chaudhry, M.D., postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. "Older adults have less physical and psychological reserve to recover, so it is...

Some antibiotic resistance threat in hospitals could yield to hand washing

...onal medical problems, such as chronic respiratory illness and/or liver or kidney disease. In addition, patients infected with MRSA were also more likely to be admitted to an intensive care unit or a medical ward, or to have been transferred from other health care facilities. The Hopkins researchers suspect ...

Some chest pain patients may benefit from more evaluation

...t would represent a significant level of death and illness on a nationwide scale. There is no single, definitive test to diagnose heart attacks, making it difficult to evaluate chest pain patients, the researchers said. It is too costly to admit seemingly low-risk patients to the hospital for extensive testi...

FOSRENOL (R) maintains bone health status of end-stage renal disease patients

... levels have been linked to a significantly higher illness and death risk for patients who have undergone at least one year of dialysis. Of the approximately 20 million Americans who have some form of kidney disease, as of 2002, more than 512,000 have developed ESRD, a figure that has grown 400 percent over ...

Research on nerve cell circuitry reveals clue about schizophrenia

...e symptoms. Schizophrenia is a devastating mental illness that affects about 2 million Americans in a year. Worldwide, 1 percent of the population suffers from schizophrenia. The most common symptoms of schizophrenia are delusions and hallucinations. People suffering from schizophrenia lose the ability to t...

Location of body fat important in predicting heart attack risk

...for the study if they reported no life-threatening illness such as heart disease, as well as no difficulty walking a quarter of a mile, climbing 10 steps or performing basic activities of daily living. At the beginning of the study, the researchers measured total body fat as well as fat distribution (waist-...

Combination therapy, not medication alone, most effective for treating children with OCD

...ly intervention in childhood may prevent long-term illness in adulthood. Previous research has shown the effectiveness of short-term CBT or medical management with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (such as sertraline, an antidepressant). However, little is known about their relative and combined effi...

Major overhaul needed in end-of life care for patients with dementia

...nefits of hospice care. "The nature of the illness is the root cause of the problem," said Greg Sachs... care system is oriented toward treatment of acute illness but dementia produces a long, slow, unpredictable decline." Their study is one of four in th...

Hmong face high rates of some cancers

...ng in the United States this year will confront an illness that has no name in the Hmong language -- cancer. According to research presented today at the 5th Asian American Cancer Control Academy, the Hmong in California face rates of nasopharyngeal, cervical, stomach and liver cancer that are up to 16 times...

Sinusitis, bronchitis account for more than 30 million missed workdays each year

...nced for fewer days are more likely due to a viral illness such as a cold. Bronchitis symptoms to be aware of include shortness of breath, chest pain and chronic cough accompanied by phlegm or mucus 24 to 48 hours following the cough. A persistent phlegm-producing cough that lasts more than three months may ...

Whooping cough makes a national comeback

...orner, parents need to be aware of another serious illness that could affect their teenagers, pertussis. Com...is, and more than 25 percent aware offamiliar the illness could not name one symptom. It is important for parents, teens and healthcare providers to remember ...

Major overhaul needed in end-of life care for patients with dementia

... the benefits of hospice care. "The nature of the illness is the root cause of the problem," said Greg Sachs... care system is oriented toward treatment of acute illness but dementia produces a long, slow, unpredictable decline." Their study is one of four in the Octo...

New survey reveals treatment goals of people with schizophrenia

...ecreasing the stigma we have of people with mental illness is a constant battle. It's still just the beginning of acknowledging mental illness and incorporating people with mental illness into society." Among the patients in the study, males o...

Stanford to test effects of drug widely used for pediatric hypertension

...ttributable to the drug rather than the underlying illness or another drug being given at the same time. That's why nitroprusside needs to be studied in a systematic fashion." In addition to testing the drug's toxicity, the study will determine the right starting dose for infants and children of different ag...

Texas Children's Hospital specialists say proactive approach best defense against flu season

...is a global public health threat a major cause of illness and death," added Dr. Gail Demmler, director of di.... The virus produces a febrile respiratory tract illness that can lead to a primary viral pneumonia, which can be severe enough to result in hospitalization ...

Study lays down genetic basis for sinus disease and nasal polyps

...to which genes may play a role in controlling this illness and how we might prevent it in the future. "There is no cure for chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps. The symptoms associated with this condition, such as facial pain and postnasal drip, are much more incapacitating to the patient than a common cold...

Plastic surgeons honor 'Patients of Courage' overcoming difficult obstacles, inspiring others

PHILADELPHIA Each year, devastating illness or injury results in life-altering reconstructive plastic surgery for many. Despite the obstacles they face, some of these patients focus on the silver lining of their experience making positive changes in their lives and, in some cases, a profound i...

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