Tag: "measures" at medical news
Being spiritual may be good for your health
...or population attributable risk, or PAR, and three measures
for examining spirituality: religiosity, stress an...rk and caring for family and friends as individual measures
to help with spirituality. On a community level, he recommends social tolerance, creating physical s...
An active life helps to ward off Alzheimer's
...or Alzheimer's disease. "We believe public health measures
should be instituted to enhance adult participation in physical and mental activities, and decrease participation in activities that involve little physical or intellectual stimulation, such as television," said Friedland. The research suggests that ...
Bexxar highly effective as first-line treatment for patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
...ease for at least three years. A remission usually measures
a patient's disease-free status based on the absence of disease signs in examination and medical imaging. But molecular remissions are based on tests at the DNA level to see if the disease has been eradicated. The PCR assay can detect one cancerous c...
25-minute test distinguishes between different types of schizophrenia
For the first time, a simple test which measures
people's response to a sudden loud noise can disti...schizophrenia and there are currently no objective measures
to distinguish between early onset and later onset forms of the condition. What is exciting about th...
First pivotal studies for new alzheimer's treatment published in Neurology
...ily doses of galantamine scored higher on efficacy measures
than placebo groups. Cognitive scores for 16 and 24mg groups were also significantly improved at the 5 month endpoint in comparison to a recorded deterioration in the placebo group (p<0.001). In addition, using the CIBIC-Plus scale, physicians j...
HMO physicians generally experience less job satisfaction
...nts, colleagues, and other staff. There were also measures
of career, specialty, and job satisfaction in gene...tion among all physicians. Ratings on seven of 10 measures
of job satisfaction declined significantly as perceived time pressure increased. General measures
Treatment response to Aricept® (donepezil hydrochloride) not predicted by Apolipoprotein E4 genotype or gender
...he study was 72.5 (range: 49-88 years). Outcomes measures
included evaluation of global function (the Gottfries-Brane-Steen [GBS] scale) and cognition (the Mini-Mental State Examination [MMSE]). In addition, ApoE genotype was determined from patients' plasma samples. Of the 285 plasma samples available, A...
San Francisco study shows antiretroviral treatment continues to improve AIDS survival
...gnosis. They found that survival increased by both measures
in the three-year study period. Median survival was 24 months for persons diagnosed in 1995, 51 months for persons diagnosed in 1996, and could not yet be determined for persons diagnosed in 1997. The proportion of persons surviving two years after d...
Gender bias in salaries among Pennsylvania M.D.'s, find University of Pittsburgh researchers
...ave lagged behind their male colleagues in various measures
of career success," said Roberta Ness, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of epidemiology and director of the Epidemiology of Women's Health Program at the GSPH, and principal investigator on the study. "Our results show that in terms of salary -- pe...
Ritalin helps children with ADHD maintain normal reaction time
... two experiments in a task-switching paradigm that measures
executive control abilities; participants had to process relevant information, discard distractions and switch rapidly among different skills to make accurate decisions. In this case, children had to respond on a computer to questions of "how many" ...
Newly revised recommendations affirm medicine
...'s leading rheumatologists, said non-pharmocologic measures
are the keystone of treatment of osteoarthritis pain. "For example, exercise to strengthen the muscles which surround the arthritic joint; weight loss, if the patient is obese; and instruction of the patient in joint protection principles provide th...
Study suggests greater pressure on family care as baby boom ages
... more support for informal caregiving through such measures
as flex time and employer-sponsored long-term care benefits, noted the researchers. "A better understanding of how demographic trends are changing the caregiving landscape, and how families are responding to these changes, is essential to formulating...
Effective Clinical Practice, Sept/Oct 2000 highlights
...ed before implementing performance measures. These measures
encourage physicians to treat all patients with a disease the same way. Health systems should instead look for ways to target the highest-risk patients ("Are We Overvaluing Performance Measures?" p. 247)....
New research shows major sleep disturbances overlooked in management of patients with Parkinson's disease
... treatment. Actigrapy, the second test discussed, measures
limb motor activity and circadian variations by us...n a group of patients who used the PDSS. The PDSS measures
the level of sleep disturbance by asking patients to assess the severity of 15 commonly reported sym...
Scientists declare global warming and human impacts are combining destructive forces on coral reefs
...s declared an absolute need for strict enforcement measures
against destructive fishing. "Carrot" programs such as alternative income schemes are highly prone to failure if not combined with the "stick" of strong enforcement. Economic analysis demonstrates that NOT enforcing blast fishing regulations is now c...
Impulsiveness, aggression, alcohol and adolescents
...vation in cortisol response, which correlated with measures
of aggressivity. "These findings may be interpreted to show that the serotonin system was more responsive in these subjects," said Clark. "This may reflect an earlier stage of neurobiological development. Increased responsiveness of the seroto...
Welfare to work does not improve mental health
...pic using broader definitions of health, including measures
of stress, practices to reduce stress, and histories of sexual abuse, substance dependency and anxiety. "As changes in public policy affect the health of our minority and economically constrained populations, nursing needs to become more rigorous...
Weeding out better wines
...mpete with the crop." A number of weed control measures
will be rialled, he says. "Cultivation is an obvious one, but cultivation can cause problems by breaking down the structure of the soil and exposing it to wind and water erosion. We will be looking at carefully timed cultivation with different i...
Common hearing test for newborns may be wrong up to a third of the time
... differ in their basic underlying principle. DPOAE measures
sounds made in the inner ear in response to two si...icrophone, while ABR plays clicks into the ear and measures
the brain's response through electrodes on the head. Another kind of OAE, transient-evoked, is also ...
In a new observational analysis, Risedronate significantly reduced nonvertebral fracture risk
...porosis. However, in some women, these preventive measures
may not be enough, and prescription medications such as Actonel may be beneficial. About Actonel Actonel (risedronate sodium tablets) is developed by Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals and co-marketed by Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals and Aventis....
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