Tag: "increased" at medical news
Medical technologies may hinder rather than help newborn survival
... 1982. The women's mean number of antenatal visits increased
as did the proportion whose initial visit was in t...this vaccine. The percentage of induced deliveries increased
from 2.5% (147 of 5914) in 1982 to 43% (1026 of 2386) in 2004. Rates of caesarean section increased...
Mayo Clinic develops first genomic-based test to predict stroke from ruptured brain aneurysm
...orphisms" associated with an approximately 10-fold increased
risk of a ruptured aneurysm. If further studies va...ed blood flow in brain arteries is associated with increased
risk of stroke. The Mayo team's previous work showed that when the amount of this molecule is increa...
Mayo Clinic study sets threshold for valve repair surgery
...ients with symptomatic mitral regurgitation are at increased
risk of death, but for those without symptoms the picture has been murkier," says Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, M.D., the Mayo Clinic cardiologist who led the study. "In this study we followed a large population of asymptomatic patients prospectively to i...
Potential treatment for Fragile X Syndrome demonstrated in fruit fly model
...he general population. This breakdown is due to an increased
activity in the metabotropic glutamate receptor (m...ry and learning center in the brain. In turn, this increased
activity compromises neurotransmission for memory-associated functions. Jongens and colleagues surm...
Meditation may reduce heart disease risk
...ls. MCG researchers found among the meditators an increased
ability of the blood vessel lining, called the endothelium, to relax. "Dysfunction in the ability of the endothelium to dilate is an early event in heart disease, a process that starts at a young age," says Dr. Barnes. At four months and again at ei...
Innovation prize finalists announced in 'Science of Better'
...otorola and Emptoris were recognized for achieving increased
productivity and reduced costs at the electronics manufacturer. Previous winners include Continental Airlines, Canadian Pacific Railroad, and Sabre Decision Technologies. The competition is being held at an INFORMS conference, "Applying Science to t...
$4 million grant boosts University of Michigan campaign for a new children's hospital
...inics. Plus, demand for Mott surgical services has increased
an average of 5 percent to 10 percent each year.The proposed new facility will house Mott's current services, as well as the Michigan Congenital Heart Center, the Birth Center and Holden Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and one of only 13 Level 1 pediatr...
Both inherited traits and tumor mutations affect response to treatment of leukemia
...lone or in combination with TYMS 3/3 independently increased
the risk of relapse, regardless of these other risk factors for relapse, the researchers report. The researchers made their discovery in a study of genes in both normal and leukemic cells from 246 children with ALL. A total of 116 of patients consti...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (first issue)
...omplications. The four factors associated with an increased
risk for pulmonary complications following nonthoracic surgery were: age over 65; a positive cough test (meaning the patient continued to cough after taking a deep breath and providing a voluntary cough); placement of a nasogastric tube at the time o...
Other highlights in the March 2 JNCI
...omen Examined Tamoxifen use is associated with an increased
risk of endometrial cancer. A new study has found ...etrial cancer compared with no treatment. The risk increased
with the duration of treatment and did not diminish in the 5 years following the end of treatment. T...
'Artery clearing' system does not provide benefit for patients undergoing PCI
...a minutes of additional balloon occlusion may have increased
infarct size and worsened clinical outcomes, offsetting the potential benefit of emboli removal, though most prior studies have suggested that this degree of delay at a median reperfusion time of 3.6 hours would be unlikely to affect myocardial salva...
Folic acid and vitamin B12 decrease risk of hip fracture in stroke patients
... in their plasma homocysteine levels, while levels increased
by 31 percent in the placebo group. "Treatment with folate and mecobalamin [vitamin B12] was effective in reducing the risk of the serious poststroke complication of fractures. The high incidence of hip fractures in elderly patients with stroke may ...
Studies address issues of risk and survival in rapidly increasing GI cancers
...etween 12 and 20 percent. However, three factors increased
the likelihood of survival: Those who were over...ades, the incidence has declined, partially due to increased
use of refrigeration and antibiotics to treat childhood infections. Only 22 percent of patients wit...
Fewer false alarms when mammographers have greater experience screening healthy breasts
...be available for reading mammograms, any resulting increased
barriers to healthcare delivery could be managed, she said. "Change would need to occur slowly to prevent a shortage of physicians. But the payoff would be fewer false alarms for women."...
LA BioMed medical/research briefs March 2005
...ent in some groups of women, particularly women at increased
risk for breast cancer, many of whom also have den...women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased
risk for developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). PCOS is a hormone imbalance manifested...
NYU'S Duster cautions against FDA approval of 'race-based' pharmaceutical
...o match genetics and medical treatment. "An increased
understanding of genetic diversity will help scientists doing gene-association studies by identifying new variants and reducing the likelihood of false-positive associations," he writes. "The hope is that it may aid scientists to identify medically r...
Is caesarean section linked to postnatal depression?
...orceps or vacuum extraction) is associated with an increased
risk of postnatal depression. These findings challenge the theory that women at risk of postnatal depression should be managed differently, and should also help women make informed decisions about childbirth. Over 14,000 pregnant women completed a qu...
Don't let your spouse become your caregiver
...d with "compromised mental and physical health and increased
risk for mortality." In these situations, both caregiver and recipients can be at risk for long-term negative outcomes. The article states that potentially harmful caregiver behavior can be an early warning sign of even greater elderly abuse or negle...
Pioneering nanosystems degree wins approval
...ng for nanotechnology research and development has increased
from $116 million in 1997 to $961 million in 2004, according to the NNI, which also estimates that worldwide, government funding topped $2 billion in 2002. "Government, and even more so industry, is funding the development of these applications," Na...
Adverse drug events in nursing homes are far more common than previously identified
...ations, Dr. Gurwitz and his team also advocate for increased
involvement of relatives of nursing home residents in their care. "In many of our studies, we've seen that it is often a family member who brings attention to a problem with a medication," Dr. Gurwitz said. "So engagement of family members in the car...
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