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Death after inserting Hickman line was probably avoidable

...n easy reach of a standard needle, which typically measures 3.5 cm in length, explains the author. However the typical length of the dilator provided by most manufacturers for line insertion is almost 20 cm, so when it is placed fully within the vein in the neck as required its tip is lying within the heart. ...

Waist circumference and body mass index predict body fat and disease risk

...st circumference (WC) and body mass index (BMI) as measures to identify patients with elevated concentrations of total and abdominal fat. In a study of white men and women who varied widely by age and body type, Janssen et al. found that WC and BMI each independently predict the distribution of nonabdominal, ...

Scientific society offers development sessions for industrial members

....m. This presentation will focus on the industrial measures taken, consider the roles and responsibilities of the industrial sector relative to others, discuss constraints encountered, and explore paths forward from the perspective of members of the chemical industry. Mark E. Rosheim, president, Ross-Hime D...

Vitamin C may help 'juice up' metabolism in older adults, offsetting weight gain

...s test; nutritional assessment of ones daily diet; measures of body composition, including bone density and body fat content; determination of blood cholesterol concentration; and quantification of ones resting metabolic rate....

Tests reveal subtle signs of Alzheimer's before clinical symptoms appear

...nges occur unevenly, affecting certain performance measures and not others, indicating subtle patterns of deterioration of specific regions of the brain affected by AD. "We saw a larger discrepancy between the results of the non-verbal spatial tests and the verbal tests in the subjects who later were diagnose...

St. John's wort ineffective for depression

...roved to be more effective than placebo on primary measures of effectiveness. The primary measures included a HAM-D score change from baseline to the end of eight weeks, and scores on the Clinical Gl...

Researchers uncover brain patterns that differentiate humans from chimpanzees

..., they found humans were closer to chimps in these measures than chimps were to macaque monkeys. In striking contrast, the human brain showed more messenger RNA differences when compared to the chimp brain, indicating a far greater rate of evolutionary change in gene expression. Moreover, chimpanzee and mac...

University of Pittsburgh transplant researchers present findings at international meeting

...question may be found using unique technology that measures a heart's strength. While some centers rely on exercise physiology tests or the more invasive right heart catheterization to assess heart recovery, the Pitt team has been evaluating the use of automated border detection echocardiography, which employ...

Brain undergoes gains and losses in cognitive abilities during adolescence

...ing adolescence, said de Courten-Myers. Other measures of the brain were slightly larger in the older age group, including cortical thickness (1.9 percent), neural density (1.8 percent), the number of neurons/standard cortical columns (3.8 percent), neuropil volume/standard cortical column (3.1 percent),...

At 2 years, cocaine babies suffer cognitive development effects

...d negative environmental factors, lack of biologic measures revealing exposure severity, incorrect sample popu...resident, said the study was unique because it had measures of both the mothers self report of their drug use prenatally, as well as infant meconium, which prov...

Stem cell transplants may be effective for MS patients

...deteriorated by one or more points on a scale that measures MS disability. For those patients who improved during the study, improvement was up to one-half point on the scale. At one year after the transplant, only three patients had new brain lesions, which are a result of MS disease activity. Only two of th...

Newly published data show at-home dialysis therapy may benefit more patients

...), as well as blood tests and physical examination measures (e.g., blood pressure, weight, height). The clinical study design was successful in achieving the intended separation in peritoneal creatinine clearance measurements, which were higher in the intervention group, and in sustaining this separation thro...

Ten percent fatigue at work within one year

...g this. The ultimate goal is to develop prevention measures for prolonged fatigue in the working population. The research is part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research Programme Fatigue at work....

Let them sleep!

...reveal relationships between sleep times and other measures of mental health, academic performance and behavior, Reid said....

ASM conveys support for NIH/CDC appropriations

...s of the NIH. The capability to develop effective measures to counter the effects of a potential bioterrorism attack has never been more urgent. Additionally, the ASM applauds the CDC Coalitions recommendation to fund the CDC at $7.9 billion for FY 2003. The CDC plays a critical role in reducing death, ill...

More evidence of possible link between hearing loss and CVD

..., not replace, standard hearing testing. The test measures how outer hair cells respond to sounds from low to...occurs more often. This is a new technology that measures the responses of the outer hair cells to sounds. When the outer hair cells dont respond normally to ...

ACP-ASIM releases plan to eliminate uninsured by 2009

...would also report annually on the effectiveness of measures to expand health insurance coverage. "Even if Congress does not agree to everything we are proposing, we hope to succeed in challenging the conventional wisdom that nothing can or will be done to make health insurance coverage available to everyone ...

USC ophthalmologists announce launch of permanent retinal implant study

...ved investigational trial. The retinal prosthesis measures 4 millimeters by 5 millimeters, and is studded with 16 electrodes in a 4-by-4 array. "Each electrode can excite a lot of nerve cells," says Humayun, "though we don't yet know exactly how many." The device is Second Sight's first model to be permanent...

Some smokers can't quit even after suffering head and neck cancers

...ontinue to smoke also score substantially lower on measures of quality of life than those who have kicked the ...iated with significantly poorer quality of life on measures such as physical functioning, general health, social functioning and emotional health. Alcohol use w...

High visibility speed cameras may increase road deaths

...g signs on roads where there are no cameras. These measures seem destined to placate the angry minority of motorists who believe that drivers should be warned about impending cameras, giving them the chance to slow down, argues Paul Pilkington, a specialist in public health at Avon Health Authority. But this ...

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