Tag: "indicated" at medical news
Vascular dementia patients taking ARICEPT show significant treatment benefits in cognition and function
... disease (AD) were excluded. ARICEPT is currently indicated
for the treatment of mild to moderate AD. VaD, cog...zheimers disease Once-a-day prescription ARICEPT, indicated
for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, can improve cognition and maintain patient function. In a...
Blue-collar workers report less peer pressure to quit smoking
...vironments less supportive of quitting smoking, as indicated
by the fact that they report less pressure to quit smoking and less social support to quit than do other workers, says lead author Glorian Sorensen, Ph.D., M.P.H., of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The study is published in the January issue of the Am...
Harlem residents suffer more from oral health problems
... 65 using a structured questionnaire. Participants indicated
if they had experienced any of 50 common symptoms or health conditions on the list in the past 12 months. For each condition identified, participants were asked if they had obtained medical treatment. More respondents reported oral health problems...
Medical education lacks emphasis on adverse drug reactions, Georgetown research finds
.... The majority of respondents to the study survey indicated
a willingness to incorporate drug reaction education into their curricula if educational modules were available. Georgetown researchers, in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, have recently developed such a module for use in med...
Researchers question conventional wisdom on 'mini-strokes'
... events can be deadly. Short-term mortality rates indicated
that 1.3 percent of TIA patients died, as did 2.3 percent of the minor stroke patients. After five years the survival rates were virtually the same for both conditions 57.9 percent of TIA patients and 56.8 percent of those who had a minor stroke we...
Sleep less, live longer? Increased death rate associated with sleeping 8 hours or more
...he American Medical Association. Although the data indicated
the highest mortality rates with long-duration sle...dy II (CPSII) of the American Cancer Society, also indicated
that participants who reported occasional bouts of insomnia did not have an increased mortality rate...
Training can improve age-related memory decline in elderly
...bly to memorize things." Considerable evidence has indicated
that the cause of these deficits might be reduced functioning of the frontal cortex -- the region of the brain responsible for higher-level intellectual processing. For example, said Buckner, testing of older people has shown that they exhibit milder...
Breakthrough pain in cancer associated with need for increased medical services, higher medical costs
...ted through a consumer survey in which respondents indicated
that a member of their immediate family had cancer... of their scheduled pain medication. Patients who indicated
that they had taken prescribed and scheduled analgesics were asked whether they suffered from any fl...
Leptin replacement therapy reduces metabolic abnormalities in patients with rare fat disorders, researchers report
...days issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, indicated
that leptin replacement therapy not only controlled severe insulin resistance and lowered triglyceride levels but also decreased fat accumulation in the liver, an abnormality for which there has been no effective therapy. Dr. Abhimanyu Garg, professo...
Forerunner to insulin may predict coronary heart disease
...the participants. Oh noted that some evidence has indicated
that C-peptide also might be a more accurate predictor of heart attack risk than insulin. Researchers obtained medical histories and conducted electrocardiograms which evaluate the hearts electrical activity for all participants. They found that ...
First-of-its-kind study of vascular dementia patients taking ARICEPT presented at AAGP meeting
... disease (AD) were excluded. ARICEPT is currently indicated
for the treatment of mild to moderate AD. VaD, co... of the disease. Once-a-day prescription ARICEPT, indicated
for mild to moderate Alzheimers disease, can improve cognition and maintain patient function.In a pr...
Stopping statins may cause rebound that triples risk of death
...he inner walls of heart arteries. Animal research indicated
that suddenly withdrawing statins causes a rebound phenomenon. Rather than simply returning to normal, the level of nitric oxide released by cells drops below normal. We tried to show that the withdrawal of statins in humans results in a rebound phe...
Nausea sometimes a red flag for anxiety and depression
...t of 62,000 people in Norway who completed surveys indicated
they had suffered from one or several gastrointestinal complaints, including nausea, heartburn, diarrhea and constipation, during a one-year period. Nearly 13 percent had experienced nausea during the year. In our study population, the prevalence o...
Many patients with coronary artery disease still fail to use aspirin therapy
...cted by Duke University Medical Center researchers indicated
that, as of 1999, one in five people with coronary artery disease still did not take aspirin regularly. In the study, published in the March 15, 2002, issue of the American Journal of Cardiology, 80.5 percent of patients questioned used aspirin ...
Yale study of hospital website ratings finds mixed results
...n higher rated hospitals and lower rated hospitals indicated
they were statistically comparable," Krumholz said. "We compared five star hospitals to one star hospitals and there was no statistically significant difference in mortality rates." Krumholz said the hospital ratings are only slightly better than no...
Study succeeds in closing gaps in heart attack care
...roviders fail to give patients every therapy thats indicated
simply because theyre too busy to remember all the recommendations or havent received enough information on the guidelines and the evidence behind them. GAP is designed to combat that effect by identifying key priorities for care and creating easy-to...
Husbands of fibromylagia sufferers in slightly poorer health, more depressed than other men
...he men whose wives suffered from fibromyalgia also indicated
how much the illness had affected their lives. A review of each mans medical records revealed how extensively he had used health care services during the previous year. The results, published in the March issue of Health Psychology, reveal that despi...
Immune system in hamsters bolstered during winter, especially in times of stress, study finds
...evious research by Dhabhar has indicated
that immune cells do not die due to the stress, but leave the bloodstream to rush to areas such as the skin where the antigen is placed. For the long-day hamsters, there was no significant ...
First IBIS results show tamoxifen reduces breast cancer in healthy high-risk women
...in IBIS and one other trial the American P1 study indicated
that thromboembolism was the most important complication of tamoxifen use. "Every effort should be made to reduce this risk, although we must keep it in perspective. It is about the same level of risk as that faced by a woman taking HRT, and if you a...
Improving communications and support for doctors, patients and partners
...rs. Dr. Samers said: An evaluation of the seminars indicated
that GPs not only furthered their clinical knowled... the specialist breast teams and GPs, and GPs also indicated
that following the seminar they were better equipped and more confident in meeting patients needs du...
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