Tag: "increased" at medical news
African-Americans may need more medication to control asthma
...ntribute to poor asthma control and, therefore, an increased
prevalence of asthma-related morbidity and mortality among this population," said Dr. Covar. "These patients whose asthma is not adequately controlled on usual medication doses may benefit from a higher dose or the addition of other controller medic...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, February 2005
...esults showed that smoking was associated with 1.6 increased
odds of elevated CRP levels, a reduction in lung f... risk factors, the CRP odds of elevation of levels increased
to 3.3, suggesting an additive relationship. These findings emphasize the importance of smoking ces...
Bone density returns when teens stop using Depo Provera, Group Health study finds
...o were not taking the drug. Density at the spine increased
2.86 percent for women who quit the drug compared to an increase of 1.32 percent for women who were not taking the drug. It's not clear from studies to date whether other hormonal methods of birth control might affect bone density, Scholes said. Sh...
Bone density appears to recover after adolescents discontinue injected contraceptive
...older women lost bone density while using DMPA and increased
bone mass after discontinuing the contraceptive. ...en in the current study both lost bone density and increased
bone density more rapidly than did the older women in the previous study. "This study provides evide...
UCI study uncovers how plaque in neck artery leads to stroke-inducing blood clots
...nd travel into the brain. The findings suggest an increased
need for early identification and treatment of this plaque growth for people who are at risk for stroke. Strokes are the leading reason for disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States today, and 80 percent of these strokes ar...
Infectious agent linked to mad cow disease found in organs other than the brain
... of organs containing prions might be considerably increased
in situations of chronic inflammation. "The study suggests that the current prion risk-classification of farm animal organs may need to be reassessed in animals suffering from inflammation due to microbial infection or autoimmune disease," said Nancy...
Special imaging study shows failing hearts are 'energy starved'
...armaceutically induced stress to determine whether increased
energy demand during stress increases the rate of ATP synthesis through CK. Then, 17 patients with histories of heart failure were similarly tested to measure the CK flux. Results showed that CK flux in healthy hearts is adequate to supply energy t...
Migraine-sparked vision loss may increase stroke risk in women; Migraine
... of visual disturbance is more closely linked with increased
stroke risk. Using data from The Stroke Preventi...ccompanied by lines and spots in the visual field, increased
the likelihood of ischemic stroke compared to women without visual symptoms. "Our study found that...
Dedicated hospital stroke centers improve quality of acute care
... baseline and remeasurement. Importantly, tPA use increased
from 2.4 percent at baseline (18 of 763 patients), to 5.2 percent overall in the hospitals (38 of 725 patients) and 7.7 percent (32 of 416 patients) at stroke centers. "I think this model should motivate other communities to look at doing something...
Rehabilitation can restore some vision after stroke
...After six months of VRT, sample stimulus detection increased
significantly from about 54 percent to 63 percent. The number of undetected stimuli decreased significantly in both eyes. Continuing VRT for 12 months improved the results achieved at six months. However, this change was only a statistical trend t...
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have double the risk of heart failure
... that patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at an increased
risk for heart failure soon after the onset of art...s also found that the factors putting them at this increased
risk for heart failure seem to be unrelated to heart attacks and to the traditional cardiovascular r...
Rheumatoid arthritis linked to excess risk of congestive heart failure
...d damage of the joint, major organ involvement and increased
mortality. Among patients, about one in three dea...Its victims have anywhere between a 4- and 18-fold increased
risk of dying from a cardiovascular event. In the general population, studies have associated CHF wi...
Rheumatoid arthritis patients at higher risk for unrecognized heart disease and cardiac sudden death
...o much less likely to complain of chest pain. The increased
heart disease risk may be present even before the ... The researchers were surprised to find that the increased
cardiac events in rheumatoid arthritis patients could not be explained by an increase in traditional...
Older people get the big picture faster, and they are less inhibited
...tter on this task, the same change likely leads to increased
difficulties in a much wider range of tasks. "It's critical to understand how ageing affects vision and the brain. If we can characterize what is happening to our brains as we age, we'll be in a better position to help seniors see better for longer,"...
Stat5 protein inhibits spread of breast cancer cells
...oss of Stat5 was associated with a nearly 7.5-fold increased
risk of death from recurring breast cancer. The new research now provides a mechanism to explain why Stat5 may be a useful tumor marker to predict risk and outcome in early stage breast cancer patients....
Survivors who stop taking aspirin increase risk of another stroke
...ients and physicians should be aware of a possible increased
risk of stroke when aspirin is stopped. Researchers selected 309 patients who had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) and were on long-term aspirin therapy for secondary prevention of heart attack and stroke. They matched these patients wi...
Canadian neurologist wins highest award as American Stroke Association honors five
... or transient ischemic attack is "indicative of an increased
risk of future stroke and is predictive of subsequent functional dependence."...
New study finds kelp can reduce level of hormone related to breast cancer risk
...he researchers found that the rats' estrous cycles increased
from an average of 4.3 to 5.4 days for the low dose kelp group, and to 5.9 days for the high dose kelp group. Overall, dietary kelp resulted in a 37 percent increase in the length of the rat estrous cycle. Studies in humans have linked longer menstr...
Third of European cancer patients use complementary and alternative therapies
... indicates that the average mean use in Europe has increased
since a review of 29 studies was published in 1998." Research funding for CAM has increased, he said, but was still very low only around 0.31% of all medical research funding in the UK, for example. "We cannot overemphasise the need to increase the...
Highest average rate of US road deaths on Independence Day
...n during winter and spring, largely because of the increased
volume of traffic on the roads, suggest the authors. There were more deaths in August than any other month, and more deaths from June to November than from December to May. The fewest deaths occurred in January and February, but far fewer journeys w...
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