Tag: "parameters" at medical news
Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides
...s showing slope, land use, geomorphology and other parameters
to create geological hazard maps, for updating every few years. At the basis of all three SLAM products is a powerful technique called radar interferometry. It works like a space-based version of 'spot the difference'. Multiple radar images of the s...
Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass
...nd high vitamin D, Fontana says the usual clinical parameters
may not apply. "For example, post-menopausal, frail women with osetoporosis have low bone mass and an increased risk of fracture," he says. "But they also have increased circulating levels of inflammatory molecules called cyotkines. That's a differe...
Envisat enables first global check of regional methane emissions
... SCIAMACHY yields many important cloud and aerosol parameters
as well as ocean colour." Research groups at the Universities of Bremen and Heidelberg, KNMI and the Netherlands National Institute for Space Research (SRON) have been working on the retrieval of methane and carbon dioxide from SCIAMACHY. This acti...
HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK
...ividuals through time and estimate the demographic parameters
shaping the epidemic. During the exponential growth phase, the transmission chains had an average growth rate of a doubling of the number of people infected each year, similar to that estimated for the US subtype B epidemic during the 1980s. The ave...
Cornea transplants can be improved
... of donor cornea's endothelial cells because those parameters
may help to determine the long-term (at least ten ...ells and improving the accuracy of counting cells, parameters
used to assess the health of a cornea." More than 35,000 corneal transplants are performed annually ...
New system for the analysis of facial movement in three dimensions
...ct method for measuring and evaluating the various parameters
has been devised: angles, the speed of the spreadi... in programming the actual surgical operation. The parameters
for the angle and the spreading movement of the risorious muscle that provokes the normal smile are ...
Antimicrobials to prevent infection in major surgery are used properly only about half the time
...o determine if the use of antimicrobials met three parameters
of published guidelines for their use to prevent SSIs: whether they were given within one hour before the surgical incision; the selection of safe and effective antimicrobials consistent with current published guidelines; and their discontinuation 24...
Assessing obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in snorers
...ch includes simultaneous monitoring of a number of parameters
including the patient's airflow through the nose a... of the reported medical history and/or anatomical parameters
alone or in combination could be used to distinguish patients with OSAS from snoring patients," the ...
Brain tumor treatment can vary greatly, according to new JAMA study
...ents. The American Academy of Neurology's practice parameters
state that prophylactic AED should not be administered routinely in patients with newly diagnosed brain tumors and should be discontinued in the first postoperative week in patients who have not experienced a seizure." Chang notes that depression can...
Hearing aid signal not clear? Then switch frequency to FM, finds UCI study
...hese limitations, specifically focusing on the two parameters
of sound: amplitude (the height of a sound wave) and the frequency (the number of sound waves per unit of time). Thirty-four normal-hearing and 18 cochlear-implant subjects participated in the study. They were tested on three speech-perception tasks...
Quality of in-hospital CPR may fail to meet guidelines
...clearly define how CPR is to be performed, but the parameters
of CPR in actual practice are not routinely measur...nal sensing capabilities, the researchers recorded parameters
of CPR quality including chest compression rate, compression depth, ventilation rate and the fractio...
Carefree people care less about cancer symptoms, endanger health
...d by the patients' psychological profiles or other parameters
measured. It appeared that once most patients decided the symptoms were signs of serious illness, they quickly sought medical help. Ristvedt's findings suggest a different approach will be needed to ensure that carefree people pay attention to signs ...
ZYVOX(R) demonstrates high success rate for patients who develop MRSA surgical site infections
...nezolid was discontinued, the affected hematologic parameters
have risen toward pretreatment levels. Complete blood counts should be monitored weekly in patients who receive linezolid, particularly in those who receive linezolid for longer than 2 weeks, and in other at-risk patients. As with nearly all antib...
Kinder, gentler procedure gives superior results for stem cell transplants
...assemia or Hurler's syndrome. Symptoms and disease parameters
stabilized or improved in all patients that underw..." Next, Shenoy plans to evaluate whether changing parameters
and further reducing chemotherapy doses would enhance the protocol's effectiveness. She will also co...
American Thoracic Socety journal news tips for December 2004 (first issue)
...marked improvement in all clinical and hemodynamic parameters
of the deadly disease severe pulmonary arterial hy...atment, significant improvements were reported for parameters
considered prognostic indicators of survival in the disease. These indicators included 6-minute wal...
Data suggest ADDERALL XR significantly improved simulated driving in young adults with ADHD
...SS), which was derived from safety related driving parameters
using the STISIM Driving Simulator. In addition, the data revealed that ADDERALL XR significantly improved driving safety scores at 7 hours and 12 hours after taking medication. Patients taking ADDERALL XR also demonstrated a significant improvemen...
All chronic sinusitis is not created equal, study finds
...e same way and get another outcome. Using clinical parameters
alone does not really predict well what is going t...ologic marker)," the researchers write. "All other parameters
did not incrementally contribute to this correlation with disease severity." Dr. Kountakis already h...
Initiative yields effective methods for anthrax detection; RAMP and MIDI, Inc., methods approved
... planning stage, will determine if any operational parameters
related to the use of the RAMP Anthrax Test Cartridge in the field would affect the analytical performance of the assay. In studies designed by AOAC scientists and implemented at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah, the RAMP was demonstrated to ...
New study to use electronic medical records to improve care of patients with diabetes
...es all of the measures in the good process-of-care parameters
that the American Diabetes Association and others have demonstrated are important in the care of patients with diabetes," he said. A third cluster will use a Web-based patient empowerment program to give patients access to most of their own medical r...
The anti-arthritic effects of bee venom
...e extent of inhibitory effects of melittin in most parameters
determined in the present study is similar to or greater than bee venom itself, suggesting that melittin may be a major causative component in the pharmacologic effects of bee venom."...
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