Tag: "interpretations" at medical news
Current daily smoking may be associated with increased risk for suicidal thoughts and attempts
...kground information in the article. However, these interpretations
have been subject to controversy. It is believed that depression may result in part from smoking and should not be controlled in analysis of this relationship. However, it's also been reported that symptoms of depression in adolescents predicts their...
Balancing care decisions for gravely ill patients
...earchers noted the value of physician insights and interpretations
in making decisions on care, saying "This finding also sounds a cautionary note to those who would use prognostication tools to limit resource allocation to extremely ill patients based solely on a low predicted likelihood of survival."...
Research by scientists affiliated with the Earth Institute at Columbia University
...inement along with the geophysical and geochemical interpretations
will make our new calibration curve the standard for radiocarbon dating," predicts Fairbanks. Richard Fairbanks, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) ( Fairbanks@ldeo.columbia.edu , 845-365-8499), and Clara Chiu, graduate ...
Read my lips: UCL launches centre for human communication
...ring the pragmatics of language, such as different interpretations
of the sentence 'All doctors drink', and word-coining, where someone might 'Houdini their way out of a cupboard'. Professor Yip knows the pitfalls of human languages through her research on phonology the study of sounds in speech, something that E...
Plain film X-rays may not be necessary in some children with non-traumatic stomach pain
...film interpretation, while the panel found that CT interpretations
were clinically useful in 91% of the cases, he said. Twenty-one children had both an ultrasound and plain film examination. Plain films were considered clinically useful in 24% of the cases compared to ultrasound, which was deemed useful in 43% of ...
MRI 'excellent choice' for evaluating causes of abdominal and pelvic pain in pregnant women
...wed. According to the authors, the prospective MRI interpretations
correlated "extremely well" with clinical and surgical findings, and MRI accurately depicted several disease processes including appendicitis, pancreatitis, uterine fibroids and ulcerative colitis. Safety is an important consideration in imaging pre...
Antidepressants are not safe for children
...hors, reviewers, and editors ensure that published interpretations
of data are more reasonable and balanced than is the case in the industry dominated literature on childhood antidepressants, they conclude....
Low-dose interferon fails to improve survival in high-risk melanoma patients
...uced conflicting results and, in turn, conflicting interpretations
of these results in both Europe and the United States. In Europe, prolonged duration of low-dose interferon is often considered standard therapy, while in the United States high-dose interferon is more commonly administered. However, despite studie...
North American mammographers prone to more false positives, study finds
...t most, of the presumptively abnormal mammographic interpretations
in screening programs with high percentages of abnormal mammograms turn out to be false positives," say study leader Joann G. Elmore, M.D., of the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and her colleagues. False-positive mammograms can lead to unneces...
Women prefer GPs to the Internet when trying to find out about HRT
...ut risks, their main sources of information, their interpretations
of what they found, and how this fed into their decision-making to take HRT or not. Thirty-two mid-life women, all of whom had been prescribed HRT, were recruited through a GP practice or gynaecological clinic. Sixteen of these were followed up over...
SHRS researcher receives NIH grant to study communication deficits in stroke patients
... hemisphere stroke lost knowledge of the different interpretations
of some language forms, especially words or phrase... this isn't the case. In fact, they access various interpretations
for words like 'bat' or phrases like 'Can you open the door?' What many have lost is the ability to ...
Radiologists interpretation of mammograms varies widely
...ologists had two to four times more false-positive interpretations
than older radiologists, the study found. These f...s examined results from 24 community radiologists' interpretations
of 8,734 screening mammograms from 2,169 women over an eight-and-a-half year period. The authors fo...
Volume of mammograms read may influence accuracy of diagnosis
...of procedures. For mammography, a minimum of 2,500 interpretations
per year has been associated with improved cancer ...quences. They conclude, "Increasing the volume of interpretations
for each mammographer in the United States may not result in improved accuracy if influences, such a...
Filatov Eye Institute contests validity of recent study
...in late 1999 and early 2000. He questions several interpretations
of the retrospective data collected. 1. The Ohio University study suggests that nearly a quarter to a third of patients who underwent LASIK reported problems seeing at night, however, this study fails to show that these night vision problems were an...
Adolescents And Risk-Taking: A 'Very Likely' Danger May Not Mean The Same To A Teen As To An Adult
...pposite - meanings to teenagers. "Those differing interpretations
can have serious effects if a teen makes thewrong ...f different ages, they maywalk away with different interpretations
and may make different decisions,"Halpern-Felsher said. That could mean, for example, that after a ...