Tag: "increased" at medical news
Not enough evidence that multivitamins prevent infections in the elderly
...ine by the BMJ today. Ageing is associated with an increased
risk of infection. So, as the number of elderly people in developed nations continues to rise, there has been great interest in the use of supplements to help prevent infections. Researchers identified eight trials evaluating the effect of multivitam...
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
...ours of the operation. The NGAL in patients' urine increased
by about 15 fold two hours after surgery. NGAL in blood samples increased
about six fold two hours after surgery. "Statistically, this is an outstanding biomarker, which led...
Strategy effective against drug resistant tuberculosis
...uberculosis, particularly MDR tuberculosis, had an increased
likelihood of treatment failure and death. The authors conclude that additional interventions are needed to improve treatment outcomes. Dr de Lourdes Garcia Garcia states: "DOTS can control both drug resistant and drug susceptible TB. Our prospectiv...
Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens
...ception doubled the risk. Sex during a period also increased
the risk of bacterial vaginosis. Smoking conferred protection against HPV. But sexual maturity had a significant impact on all three infections. Young women, whose breasts were more developed, more sexually mature (older gynaecological age), and who...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...ility to prevent breast cancer in women who are at increased
risk for the disease. Exemestane part of a class...women must be 35 years of age or older and have an increased
risk of developing breast cancer. Risk factors can include a woman's age, her family history of bre...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... who consume high levels of dietary iron, have an increased
risk of cancer and cancer mortality. Specifically...ferrin saturation with a normal diet did not carry increased
risk. The authors point out that a substantial proportion of adults in the United States approximat...
Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
...from kidney damage to weakening of the skeleton to increased
phosphorous in the blood. They showed that higher ...o enlargement of one of the heart's four chambers, increased
risk of congestive heart failure, heart attack and several other cardiac problems. Mice treated with...
OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss
...n the brain. In both cases, the animals' appetites increased
and their metabolic rates decreased, ultimately resulting in the resumption of normal growth and accumulation of muscle mass. Researchers now hope to conduct clinical trials where both healthy human patients and those suffering from cachexia receive ...
Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates
..., lack of clinical trial participation (and of the increased
knowledge of tumor biology that derives from modern clinical trials) offers one explanation" for the poor cancer survival improvements in young adults....
Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
...e use of posters and brochures about CRC screening increased
from 20.5 percent to 69.3 percent. The most common method for educating the patient was direct discussion of screening (96.1 percent). The researchers also found improvements in the monitoring of fecal occult blood tests, an increase from 20.6 percen...
Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass
... low bone mass, usually a sign of osteoporosis and increased
fracture risk. But a research team at Washington U... women with osetoporosis have low bone mass and an increased
risk of fracture," he says. "But they also have increased
circulating levels of inflammatory molecul...
Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
...ger than 35 inches. Women in this age group are at increased
risk for metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms...tein ("good") cholesterol, high blood pressure and increased
levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. In 15 study participants without diabetes, higher levels of ...
Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure
...on also had no effect, but low frequencies lowered increased
blood pressure by as much as 40 to 50 percent. Overall, the researchers found that a 30-minute treatment reduced blood pressure rates in these test rats by 25 mmHg -- with the effect lasting almost two hours. "This type of electroacupuncture is only ...
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
...dents who reported getting picked on also reported increased
humiliation and anger, while students who saw a classmate picked on reported increased
anxiety and disliked school more. When students both experienced and observed bullying, witnessing o...
Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
risk among patients with OSA is even more striking because it comes when cardiac deaths in the general population are at their low point. "The cardiac death peak for the general population comes just after waking, from six to noon, which for several...
New studies suggest airborne SARS transmission is possible
...hinese University of Hong Kong, speculate that the increased
risk of infection with closer proximity to the index SARS case suggests airborne transmission. Although they do not have "direct proof" of airborne transmission, according to Dr. Yu, "no other known routes of infectious diseases transmission could ad...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...D), as has evidence for an AD protective effect of increased
marine fish consumption, a main source of DHA. This week, Lim et al. test whether DHA has a direct effect on amyloid production in a mouse model of AD. The studies support a role for DHA in reducing amyloid burden even at a relatively late stage in t...
Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
... that a family history of a substance use disorder increased
the risk of relapse (2.3 times greater risk). The ...(e.g., fentanyl, sufentanil, morphine, meperidine) increased
the risk of relapse significantly in the presence of a coexisting psychiatric disorder (5.8 times in...
Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related
...Managed care protocols need to be changed to allow increased
use of this test. The change in practice could result in the savings of billions of dollars in healthcare costs every year." Several years ago, Szeinbach did a study and found that nearly two out of three patients treated for allergies were not truly...
UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs
The risk of relapse is significantly increased
for health-care professionals treated for substanc... drugs combined with a history of previous relapse increased
the likelihood of another relapse. "A family history of substance use disorder and the presence of c...
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