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Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.

...ns have a responsibility to inform patients of the limitations and risks of screening tests---and to refuse to order tests that would violate their medical and ethical judgment. Physicians can counsel patients about the lack of scientific evidence regarding a test's benefits and the fact that no test can assure...

X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers

...od and Drug Administration. At the time, technical limitations preventedthe FDA from measuring doses from fluoroscopy, and there also was no dataon radiation doses to children from CT scans. Assisted by today's faster computers and other technological advances,theresearchers use a combination of physica...

Physicians Slow To Adopt Newer Drugs For Atrial Fibrillation

...iod. Digoxin, theresearch team noted, has several limitations not found in beta blockers andcalcium channel blockers. For example, patients taking digoxin may be morelikely to experience shortness of breath when they exert themselves. Among sinus rhythm drugs, a group of older drugs called class IA drugs were...

Differences In Brain Function Found For Attention Deficit Disorder

...he researchers also were careful topoint out other limitations of their study. A fraction of people diagnosed withADD have not responded to Ritalin treatment, and this study did not include suchchildren, they said. It also did not attempt to investigate possible changes inbrain activation that might occur with t...

U-M Researcher Addresses Changes In The Heart As It Ages

... it is not unhealthy to age, but it does placesome limitations on the heart. Those limitations cannot be reversed, but theycan be attenuated. You can't make an old heart look like a young heart,...

When It Comes To Heart Attacks, Size Apparently Does Matter

...heart attacks during clinical trialsplaces certain limitations on researchers, he said. For a study to havestatistical significance using death as its only endpoint, more than 50,000patients would need to be enrolled. "Since this is not very practical, we have essentially been using MI as asurrogate for death,...

Disabilities Don't Raise Insurance Costs

... withdisabilities nor were the policies subject to limitations or exclusions.Eighty-one percent of the respondents reported that their organizations neverhad an insurer refuse coverage to employees or dependents with disabilities,limit their coverage or exclude them from coverage; only 5 percent of thosesurveyed...

New Book Looks At Those Who Examine Our Sex Lives

...ility, and new honesty about the possibilities and limitations oftheir work." Assisting Ericksen with the book was Sally A. Steffen, who began working on theproject with Ericksen while a student at Temple's Law School. Steffen is now anassociate at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, in Philadelphia. Ericks...

Ph.D. Degree Research Results In Patent For Low-Cost Pharmaceutical Filters Made From Seafood Waste

...tions ofcellulose in solution. "We learned of some limitations of cellulose gel beadsthat we hypothesized could be avoided by working with chitin, a close cousin ofcellulose," says Glasser. "What cellulose is to trees chitin is to marineorganisms; they are chemically very similar." "Cellulose solutions can be us...

Study finds predictors for youth violence and drugs

...The authors of the study append no less than eight limitations of the study,ranging from the racial heterogeneity of the study sample to the problemsinvolved in self-reporting of violence, to the study not checking its findingsagainst school records of actual events. "While prospective studies such as the presen...

Follow-up care can reduce hospital readmission rate, cost

...ischargeplan. This included a list of medications, limitations to activities and acceptable activities, a plan for increasing the activitiesof daily living such as dressing and bathing, methods to monitor weight gain and loss, and triggers that might detectexcessive fluids. The plan also provided information on ...

For heart disease patients, depression takes heavy toll

...nly musculoskeletal disorders in producingactivity limitations and work disability, it is important to monitor patientswith coronary disease for both minor and major depression," says Mark Sullivan,M.D., head of the study. "There has been some debate in the psychiatric literature about whether allminor depressio...

University of Iowa reading test effective at identifying reading problems due to brain injury

...stsweren't doing the job." To overcome some of the limitations of existing reading assessments, UIresearchers developed their own test based on the Chapman-Cook Speed of ReadingTest, originally created in the 1920s to determine silent reading speed andcomprehension in grade school children. The researchers were ...

Research shows low lead in body can cause spontaneous abortion

...ad levels beforeany pregnancies failed and avoided limitations of earlier work. Lead at both high and low doses already has been shown to damage thenervous system and at high doses to injure the kidneys and reproductive systems,Hertz-Picciotto said. The metal easily crosses the placenta to developinginfa...

Gene responsible for cerebral venous abnormalities found

...ensive magnetic resonance imaging, buteven MRI has limitations in this type of detection because there are some areasof the brain where CCM lesions could reside that are undetectable even with theuse of MRI. DNA testing will offer an accurate and less expensive method ofdetection, researchers said. Acco...

Mothers of chronically ill children often face depression

..."Therapists and educators can acknowledge the real limitations that thesemothers frequently experience and help them deal with feelings of anger andresentment toward the child," said Silver. "Clinicians may help mothers tomodify unrealistic role expectations or deal with the expectations of spouses,mothers, and ...

New DNA chip method could improve cancer diagnosis

...er the microscope. The method suffers fromserious limitations because cancer cells that look similar under the microscopecan follow different clinical courses and respond differently to therapy. Now, in a new study reported in Friday's Science, a team of Whitehead-ledresearchers reports the first systematic a...

Home exercise equipment increased weight-loss success in study

...c said. But the findings have obvious limitations when making widespreadrecommendations because not everyone can afford home exercise equipment, said Jakicic. Also,research still needs to be done on the effectiveness of the home exercise equipment in the regimen ofa longer, s...

Housework questionnaire may more accurately reflect activity limitations related to heart disease in women

...spital," says Kimble. "Practical tools to measure limitations in daily activities caused by heart disease would ...to modify the way they changed beds because of the limitations brought on by chest pain.Forty-three percent of the women reported that they could cook, wash dishes...

Lack of private health insurance increases risk of dying, study finds

...smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise, functional limitations and health insurance coverage. The 35 percent hea...for those with mental and functional disorders and limitations rather than for those who are disorder and limitation-free; and for those who smoke, drink heavily a...

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