Tag: "patients" at medical news
...population," says Dr. Shipley. "The primary action patients
can take to decrease their likelihood of erosion i...han 66 percent of the total food intake also makes patients
more susceptible to erosion," says Dr. Shipley. "Erosion can also be caused by stomach acids introdu...
Success of liver transplantation may be most influenced by three risk factors
..., Tenn., and colleagues reviewed data on all adult patients
who underwent liver transplant for end-stage liver disease at Vanderbilt University Medical Center between January 1, 1991 and July 31, 2003 to determine which of a number of previously identified risk factors had the greatest impact of the survival ...
Tracking trends in cochlear implant complications using a federal database
...e from the necessary investment of time and money, patients
and clinicians need independent, third-party data ...ated analytical tool for health care providers and patients
alike," the authors conclude. "Used appropriately, it could provide crucial guidance in selecting an...
New technique shows promise for improved straightening of crooked nose
...vious techniques, according to the author. All 41 patients
undergoing surgery with this technique, called ext...ormed of the pre- and post-operative status of the patients
in the photographs. There were no cases of infection. "This procedure is safe, effective, and relia...
Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma
...ho took it as a third line treatment. "Pediatric patients
who were prescribed nebulized ICS earlier in treat...ith asthma. The trial evaluated a total of 11,407 patients
aged 12 months to four years who were diagnosed with asthma. Researchers evaluated exacerbation rat...
Scientist works on innovative treatments for brain tumors
...studies. Debinki's findings may eventually benefit patients
with other types of cancer. The researchers have observed that some other cancers have the same IL 13 receptors found in glioblastomas. Debinski's project is part of $4.5 million in research grants recently awarded to the Brain Tumor Center of Excell...
Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant
...obacco use; Provides resources to clinicians and patients
such as self-help materials and information on pharmacotherapy, smokers' quit lines, and other cessation resources; Implements referral systems for other on-site and community programs including the New York State Smokers' Quit Line; Advocates fo...
Aloe vera: Natural, home remedy treats canker and cold sores
... Kenton A. Ross, DMD, FAGD. "I believe a number of patients
will be interested in this inexpensive alternative." Aloe vera accelerates healing and reduces pain associated with canker sores, which are blisters on the lips or mouth. Aloe vera does not have a bad taste or sting when applied. The journal article...
New generation contact lenses cut risk of severe eye infection
...gy. The findings are based on a year long study of patients
attending the Royal Eye Hospital in Manchester, UK, with acute eye problems. All those wearing contact lenses were asked to supply details of lens hygiene, type, and pattern of wear, including whether they slept in them. Specialists scored eye probl...
Hospitals may now be more willing to partner up with former adversaries
...lity Improvement Organizations (QIO). Focusing on patients
hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction, researchers found an overall positive perceived impact of QIOs on the quality of hospital care. Their findings suggest that QIOs have overcome, to some degree, the previously adversarial and punitive ro...
TB Alliance announces new drug discovery program with GlaxoSmithKline
...pted by health practitioners and are accessible to patients
who need them most. Today's TB treatment reaches less than half of TB patients
and is difficult to complete due to its complexity and length (four drugs for 6-9 months). Resistan...
Alcohol relapse adversely affects 10-year liver transplant survival
... but higher rates of relapse have been reported in patients
who have abstained for less than 6 months before u...nt success, researchers had previously not studied patients
for a longer follow-up period. Led by Antonio Cuadrado, M.D. of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology ...
Boston University team finds link between high cholesterol and better cognitive performance
...disease and stroke were well understood and before patients
were routinely treated with cholesterol-lowering medications....
Donor age has no affect on long-term liver transplant survival
...ten has a more rapid and aggressive course than in patients
who have not undergone liver transplantation. Survival rates of these patients
appear to be worsening during the past few years, but recent studies have shown conflicting results ...
Obtaining patient consent for clinical audit is unworkable without extra resources
... audit database (PICANet). Their analysis involved patients
admitted to five paediatric intensive care units in England during May and July 2003. Parents and guardians were given a short explanation and an information sheet. Then 24 hours later (or before discharge) they were asked for signed consent. Factors...
Diagnostic test for range of blood disorders on the horizon
...agues analysed a candidate gene called JAK2 in 140 patients
with myeloproliferative disorders from haematologi...also took control DNA samples from a population of patients
with type 1 diabetes. A single point mutation was identified in the JAK2 gene in 71 (97%) of 73 pati...
Men with severe sleep breathing disorder have higher risk of heart problems
... events (2.13 per 100 person-years) than untreated patients
with mild-moderate disease, simple snorers, patients
treated with CPAP and healthy participants-- even after adjustment for potential confounding factors...
Costs of antidepressants could have funded effective alternatives
... the University of Bristol estimated the number of patients
that could have been treated with cognitive behavioural therapy in 2002, had the rise in prescribing not occurred and the associated costs been diverted to psychological treatment and therapists. Between 1991 and 2002, prescriptions per head for all ...
PillCam enables study of esophagus by swallowing a pill
...o find pre-cancerous changes in the esophaguses of patients
who had had acid reflux for more than five years," said Dr. Charles Ulrich, associate professor of internal medicine. "It also can be used to find varices or dilated veins, and there are a number of other applications under investigation." According ...
Invasive pneumonia and antibiotic resistance decreased after childhood vaccine introduced
...ed pneumococcal isolates and demographic data from patients
with invasive disease. They calculated cumulative incidence rates for invasive pneumonia from 1994 to 2002 using population estimates and census data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The decline in invasive pneumococcal disease and in macrolide resistan...
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