Tag: "mortality" at medical news
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...ant therapy, theresearchers found that the overall mortality
rate of premature infants inthe study dropped 16 p...ed the same number of black and white babies." The mortality
rate for all infants is about 2.5 times higher forblacks than for whites. After the introduction of ...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
... appetite suppressants is as effective at reducing mortality
as losing weight through more conventional techniques such as reducing dietary fat and increasing exercise." He emphasized that the burden of proof rests with the advocates of the weight-reducing medications to show that the benefits of the weight lo...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
...f the trial because of unstable angina. "The mortality
rate for the group that received primary TMR was3.0 percent, while the rate for those who crossed over from the medicalgroup was 40.0 percent," Lowe said. "For this reason, TMR shouldbe offered only to patients before their disease progresses to uns...
"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty
...y suggests a remarkable 60 percent reduction in mortality
at three years in this select group treated with ReoPro™ compared with the group treated with placebo," said Dr. Fischman. While pretreatment with ReoPro™ is highly effective, its average cost is estimated at $1,350 per...
A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart
...tudy to show animportant relationship between both mortality
and functional status and whetherthe patient believes he or she is receiving adequate help from others inperforming daily activities. In 1993 the researchers surveyed 820 patients in Canada?s ManitobaProvince who had survived a heart attack d...
Planning Researcher Finds Best Neighborhoods Aren't Always Best At Preventing Infant Mortality
...the University ofCincinnati, is researching infant mortality
in Cincinnati from1979 to 1994 in order to point t...re areas withoutthe usual indicators of high child mortality
(poverty,illiteracy, public assistance). "Lower Mt. Adams had a mortalityrate of 21.4 per 1,000 bir...
Society Of Actuaries Surveys Experts On Longer Life Spans And Forecasting Mortality For Social Security
...s conducted during a seminar on socialsecurity and mortality
improvement in the NAFTA countries calls for devel...3 of the project, whichwill test the impact of new mortality
rates on social security financing forCanada, Mexico and the United States against the impact of cur...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...ach year of cardiovascular disease than men. Final mortality
data for 1995shows that the death rate per 100,000 persons for breast cancer - the diseasewomen fear most - was 27.5 for black females and 20.5 percent for white females.The death rate per 100,000 persons for coronary heart disease was 81.6 for black...
Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
...eincidence rates mirrors the differences in stroke mortality
rates between blacksand whites in the US population," the scientists write in the journal report. The overall incidence rate for all first-ever strokes in people who werehospitalized or whose stroke was determined at autopsy among blacks in ...
Oregon Health Sciences University Researcher Presents Results Of Clinical Trials Of Possible Stroke-Fighting Drug
...fference in five areas--including fullrecovery and mortality
rates, neurological and cognitive function--betweenpatients with stroke who were given citicoline, and those who were given aplacebo. "However, the drug did appear to produce an improvement over placebo ina subset of patients with moderate to severe...
SOA Study Says Social Security Financing Would Be Relatively Unaffected By Largest Expected Mortality Improvements, But Uncertainty Persists
...ereis much discrepancy about the predicted rate of mortality
improvement. This widediscrepancy creates an uncer...ct was a literature review of existingknowledge of mortality
forecasting. Phase 2 was the convening of aninvitation-only seminar of experts and a survey of those...
Diuretics And Beta-Blockers Are Best Drugs To Combat High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
...tudy will retrospectively examine the morbidityand mortality
associated with the various antihypertensive agent...s Affairs, willprospectively examine morbidity and mortality
associated with three of the "new" antihypertensive agents, comparing them to diuretics which are co...
Declining National Rates Of HIV-Related Deaths And Illnesses Due To Combination Antiretroviral Therapy With Protease Inhibitors
...retroviral treatment have reduced themorbidity and mortality
of HIV-infected patients," said infectious diseasespecialist Frank J. Palella, M.D., of Northwestern University Medical School. "Specifically, combination antiretroviral therapy accounted for thelargest proportion of such reductions," he sai...
BioNumerik Reports Preclinical Antitumor Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 89th Annual AACR Conference
...te tumor remissions increased from 13% (with a 50% mortality
ratedue to cisplatin toxicity) in cisplatin only t...d subjects to a 63% completeremission rate with no mortality
or toxicity in subjects pretreated with BNP7787prior to the same toxic dose of cisplatin. In additi...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
... frequently than in thegeneral population, and the mortality
rate may be as high as 33 percent. The Northwestern study also found that mortality
was almost 50 percentfor those older than 60, but only 16 percent in those younger than 60. Onereaso...
Procter & Gamble Supports Yale University Collaboration For Public Health Training Throughout China
...opics for the first year are a study on smokingand mortality
in China; an AIDS prevention project; a survey on tetanus innewborn babies in Qinghai Province; a study of nutrition and cardiovasculardisease; and a study measuring the burden of disease on families andcommunities. "P&G cares about the commu...
Heart Laser Surgery: An Alternative To Transplantation
...ients live longer, but TMR patients are spared the mortality
associated with waiting for a transplant."...
Antibiotic Prophylaxis Could Help Prevent Respiratory Infections in the Critically Ill
...act infections fell by over two thirds and overall mortality
was reduced in critically ill patients. However, Liberati et al warn that these positive effects do not take account of potential antibiotic resistance if such a practice was undertaken on a widespread scale and suggest that further research is und...
Unhealthy Lifestyles Not Primary Cause Of High Mortality Rates
...weight account for only a small part of the excess mortality
among low-income and less educated Americans, acco...y assumed that disadvantaged Americans have higher mortality
rates primarily because they more often engage in risky health behaviors. However, this study shows...
About The Care Of Patients Before They Are Admitted To Intensive Care
...o intensive care which led to increased morbidity, mortality
and avoidable admissions. They believe that these problems were caused by poor organisation, lack of knowledge, failure to appreciate clinical urgency, lack of supervision and failure to seek advice. McQuillan et al conclude that the structure and ...
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