Tag: "major" at medical news
MRSA: Political point-scoring over hospital cleanliness ignores the real issue
... THE LANCET. With a general election looming, all major
political parties in the UK have seized on public fears about the health implications of unclean hospitals to fuel arguments over the rising rates of infection with MRSA. Labour has pledged to give 'power to patients' to monitor cleanliness of NHS ho...
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
... called acute renal failure) in patients. "Despite major
achievements in treating children and adults with ...result of decreased blood flow to the kidneys from major
surgery or injury, stroke, sepsis, dehydration, or adverse reactions to medications. The kidneys wil...
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
...ue of THE LANCET. Kidney failure can result after major
surgery, stroke, severe infection, dehydration or adverse reactions to medicines. The incidence varies from 5% of hospitalised patients to 30-50% of patients in intensive care units. Currently, doctors use a marker called serum creatinine to diagnose...
Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma
...portant lung capabilities. A significant drop in a major
measurement of lung function, called the "one-second forced expiratory volume," confirmed a diagnosis of asthma. Under these conditions, exercise testing reproduced the symptoms troubling the patient in 117 cases, Although EID had previously been att...
Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
...nches, and still be acceptable to the children." A major
focus of the pilot program was demonstrating consumer acceptability of soy and soy-enhanced foods and showing how they can be easily incorporated into the school lunch programs. "Asking whether a product is liked or disliked in a controlled situation...
It's winning, not losing, that triggers violence at sports events
It is winning, not losing, major
sporting events that triggers the risk of violence, suggests research in Injury Prevention . The researchers base their findings on the numbers of people requiring emergency medical treatment for assault at the time of international rugby and footba...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...revention of breast cancer. "Breast cancer is a major
public health issue every 30 seconds somewhere in the world a woman is diagnosed with this disease," says Dr. Paul Goss, the ExCel research study chair. "Thousands of women have already beat breast cancer thanks to recent research on aromatase in...
Early onset of puberty the EU gets serious
...or this are unknown, and the EU is now financing a major
three-year project called PIONEER in a determined effort to get to the root of the problem. Two Swedish research groups are involved in the project, both from Karolinska Institutet. The onset of puberty is determined by a string of factors, such as e...
Physicians may not be accurate in their confidence levels of their diagnoses, says Pitt study
...ine. Dr. Friedman reported that confidence plays a major
role in clinicians' use of outside resources in de...apparent prevalence of overconfidence represents a major
challenge to designers of decision support systems--if the advice of these systems is to be sought a...
Uric acid and heart disease
...t that serum uric acid levels are unlikely to be a major
determinant of CHD. So although improving diet, losing weight, and controlling blood pressure may all contribute to reducing both one's risk of CHD and one's serum levels of uric acid, uric acid levels do not help to usefully predict the risk of CHD...
Suppressing the cells that trigger cat allergy
...to cats with short synthetic peptides based on the major
trigger for cat allergy and then measuring the clinical and immunological response to allergen. They found that treatment with the peptides led to the production of a population of T cells that suppressed the proliferation of allergen-reactive T cell...
Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
...scopy. Clinician advice for CRC screening can be a major
force in a patient obtaining screening tests; however, clinicians face a complicated series of recommended testing strategies for CRC screening. Esther K. Wei, Sc.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleague...
Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients
...s, cholesterol and other materials that collect in major
arteries, restricting or sometimes blocking blood ...na. Vulnerable plaques are believed to have three major
characteristics a deposit of lipids (fats), a thin cap of fibrous material covering the lipid pool,...
Hospital acquired infections present major problem for infants in developing countries
...obal burden of child mortality. Infections are the major
cause of neonatal deaths in developing countries. ...iella pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus are the major
causes of neonatal infections and deaths in hospital settings. Unhygienic conditions prevailing in h...
NYU College of Dentistry study equates poor oral health with preterm birth risk
... leading cause of infant death in general, and the major
cause of infant mortality among African-American infants. Using bacterial samples of 297 predominantly African-American women in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Dasanayake's team examined the effect of cariogenic and other bacteria on pregnancy, and foun...
NIH state-of-the-science panel calls for 'demedicalization' of menopause
...pausal symptoms is weak or inconsistent. There are major
methodological problems associated with products that are not standardized. The panel released its findings in a public session Wednesday morning, following two days of expert presentations, open public discussions, and panel deliberations. The arch...
Can you read my mind? W.M. Keck Foundation funds innovative brain research at Carnegie Mellon
...uage processing. Such an understanding will have a major
impact on the study of brain disorders involving language comprehension," Just said. An fMRI study measures brain activity in each part of the brain over a specific duration of time. The process generates a massive amount of data--a single scan meas...
Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users
...ntly rejected by politicians and platforms of both major
political parties, Martin said some lawmakers are starting to consider changes in policy as they learn more about studies confirming that NEPs can save lives and money without increasing drug abuse. Last year, for example, California became another ...
Massive weight loss conference Dallas April 1-2
...r massive weight loss, the psychological impact of major
weight loss, treatment options, expectation management and patient safety considerations for this patient population. In the United States, obesity has risen at an epidemic rate during the past 20 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control. ...
Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
...story of a substance use disorder or having used a major
opioid are key factors that can increase the likel... of relapse (2.3 times greater risk). The use of a major
opioid (e.g., fentanyl, sufentanil, morphine, meperidine) increased the risk of relapse significantl...
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