Tag: "peak" at medical news
Hospital Noise Disrupts Sleep For Patients, In The Critical Care Setting
...own University monitored overnight thelink between peak
sound levels and arousals from deep sleep in six e...ions by nurses ordoctors, the researchers found 29 peak
sound levels were associated with 28sleep arousals in one patient during a one-hour period. In anoth...
"Happy Hour" Is Unhappy For Many Cardiac Arrest Victims
...ound 8 a.m. This is the first to show adefinitive peak
in the "happy hour" time of day from about 5 to 8 ... day progresses. The explanation for the morning peak
may be that chemicals that stimulate theheart are at higher levels in the morning than afternoon. B...
Jefferson Physician Warns Further Study Of DHEA's Safety Needed
...abundant hormone in the body, rise after puberty, peak
between the ages 25-30, then decline throughout the rest of life by as much as 80 percent from its peak. Earlier this year, researchers reported in Science, a four- to seven-fold increase in the risk of developing prostate cancer, particularly...
Steroids May Reverse Loss Of Substance Tied To Nervous-System Diseases
...rlier than it did undercontrol conditions, and the peak
rate of myelin formation increased by morethan 2-fold. Their findings provided the first live look at the signals initiatingmyelin formation in live cells, Glaser said. Before his new assay wasdeveloped, researchers were restricted to simply obser...
Medication Offers Hope For Relief From Burning Mouth Pain
...ing pain begins bylate morning and usually reaches peak
intensity by evening, which makes falling asleep difficult yetdoesn't awaken the patient during the night. Grushka's study tested the effect of clonazepam, a form of benzodiazepine that is often used ananticonvulsant. Her sample consisted of 30 patie...
When It Comes To Heart Attacks, Size Apparently Does Matter
...Duke researchers later went back and looked at the peak
blood levels of an enzyme called creatine kinase-M...fibatide tended to havesmaller MIs, as measured by peak
levels of CK-MB. More than 35 percent ofpatients who received eptifibatide had the lowest levels of...
Children Of Smokers Suffer Negative Health Effects Later In Life
...essure tests measured systolic blood pressure, the peak
pressurejust after the blood pressure cuff first relaxes its grip on the subject's arm.A normal systolic blood pressure for a healthy college student averages about120 mm of mercury on a sphygmomanometer, or 120 mmHg.At rest, students with low past E...
Children Benefit Most From Sun Safety Interventions
...ting time spendin the sun, avoiding the sun during peak
hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., usingsunscreen with a protection factor of 15 or higher on a daily basis, wearinghats, shirts, pants and other protective clothing, wearing sun glasses, seekingshade, avoiding sunburn, and making sun safety a family habi...
American Heart Association Comment: Abciximab In Patients With Refractory Unstable Angina In Relation To Serum Troponin T Levels
...n several hours after an unstable anginaattack and peak
at 10 to 24 hours. Not all people with unstable angina haveelevated troponin T levels. However, for those who do, the drug abciximab incombination with angioplasty appears to be beneficial, according to the studypublished in the New England Journal...
Men at highest risk least likely to comply with post-heart-attack exercise program, UB study finds
...found that men with a higher work capacity, higher peak
heart rate,and higher HDL were more likely to stay with the exercise program. They alsotended to be older than those who dropped out of the program. Those who stopped exercising were more likely to be overweight, havehigher total cholesterol...
...ollowed by Wednesday. Lightningreports reach their peak
in July. Many lightning victims had been walking in an open field or swimming before theywere struck. Other lightning victims had been holding metal objects such as golfclubs, fishing rods, hay forks, or umbrellas. But even those not holding metalobj...
Female hormones don't cause overeating and weight gain
...l production of the hormone progesterone reaches a peak
justbefore the onset of menstruation. Following the administration of either thecontraceptive or a placebo, the women repeated the three-day eating and testingsessions at the Food Lab at two-week intervals for two more menstrual cycles. The ...
Federal agencies report on nation's children
...,000. The death rate for this age group reached a peak
of 89 per 100,000in 1991. Among black males from ages 15 to 19, the death rate from firearmsdropped, from 120.3 per 100,000 in 1995, to 108.7 per 100,000 in 1996. Firearmdeaths for white males ages 15 to 19 were much lower than for black males, and...
Study finds parental influence still important during adolescence
... rose from age 11 until it reached a peak
at about age13 1/2 and th...quency too. Although the peak
of peer influence is somewhatearlier than might be expected, Jang said it m...
Hard liquor, not beer or wine, may explain trends in cirrhosis mortality
...peaked in 1973, then steadily declined to half its peak
rate by1994. Total alcohol consumption - as measu... as a clue, not an explanation, for the mysterious peak
anddecline of cirrhosis mortality," said Roizen. The observed long-term correlation was effectively ...
New NIAMS grant targets osteoporosis in men
...Thisdifference has been attributed to a higher peak
bone mass at maturity and a more gradual reduction in sexsteroid influence in aging men....
Few physicians counsel adolescents about smoking
...hanged during the study period. "We know that the peak
years for young people to begin smoking are ages 13 and 14," Thorndike explained. "Even when youngsters tell their doctors they don't smoke, they may be experimenting with cigarettes or other tobacco products. It's important to get these prevention...
Cigarette smoking among American teens
...wide, and in 1997 among 12th-graders. Since those peak
years, there has been a gradual decline in smoking...ed as "current smoking"), down by one-sixth from a peak
of 21 percent in 1996. Among 10th-graders, most of whom are 15 or 16 years old, 25.7 percent report...
Drug trends among American teens
...9 are modest. "We are down some from the recent peak
levels in overall illicit drug use by American tee...evalence rates for most drugs reached their recent peak
levels in the mid 1990s---inhalants in 1995; hallucinogens, including LSD and PCP, in 1996; and mari...
Immunisation is not linked to sudden infant death
...3 and 4 months in the UK, which coincides with the peak
age for the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). However, a study in this week's BMJ finds that immunisation is not linked to sudden unexpected death in infancy and may even protect against it. All sudden unexpected deaths (both explained and unexpla...
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