Tag: "per" at medical news
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...en the two intervals, from 220 deathsto 182 deaths per
1,000 births. The researchers credited the drop in thewhite death rate to a major decrease in deaths from RDS. Although the incidence of RDS for whites remained stable duringthe two time periods, the study found the mortality rate for these newborns...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
...ograms at an annual cost to the taxpayer of $4,500 per
person. In addition to Grossman and Rhodes, other participants in this research are Glenn J. Lesser, M.D., Kam W. Leong, Ph.D., Hungnan Lo, Ph.D., and Susan L. Eller....
Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
...ccording to the study. Overall, the average cost per
patient treated was $13,925 for DOT, $13,959 for fixed-dose combination therapy, and $15,003 for conventional therapy. "Our findings show that health policies that seek only to save money in the short term ultimately may be both inferior to and more...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...ed with a thymic-defect profile averaged 536 cells per
mm3 compared with 2,139 cells per
mm3 in 42 HIV-infected infants without the profile and with 3,142 cells per
mm3 in 168 control infan...
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
...roup, canperform more than four billion operations per
second and matches the powerof 40 high-end Pentium processors. It uses powerful programmable hardwaretechnology and software functions conceived and developed by Yongmin Kim, UWprofessor of electrical engineering, and his research team. "The imagepr...
Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
...nder capitation, Hopkins will receive a preset fee per
month from itsmanaged care partners to cover all medical care for patients in Moore Options.Hopkins will assume the financial risk for care that exceeds the amount perperson paid by the state Medicaid program. Moore Options is named for the Moore Cl...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...nwith CD4+ T-cell counts between 100 and 300 cells per
cubic millimeter(mm 3 ) of blood. To be eligible for the trial, theypreviously must have tolerated at least three consecutive monthsof AZT therapy but never have received 3TC or a protease inhibitor. After a 35-day washout period duringwhich they to...
NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival
...reatment groups, all had CD4 cell counts below 200 per
cubic millimeter of blood when the study began, while a normal count is above 500 per
cubic millimeter. "This new study is the first clear demonstration that, as we expected, the three-...
MRI-Guided Cancer Surgery
... has risen from one frame every two minutes to one per
second. The addition of a three-camera array allows doctors to follow the precise position of the radio-frequency probe in three-dimensional space. "We can track the exact location of the tip of the probe and see whats behind it as well," Du...
Kids Near Airports Don't Read As Well
...his study shows that children don't tune out sound per
se, rather they have difficulty acquiring speech recognition skills." Evans and his collaborator, Lorraine Maxwell, both environmental psychologists, are in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis in the College of Human Ecology at Corne...
Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work
...ines. The FDA limits the dosage to 0.85 milligrams per
vaccine to minimize exposure to aluminum. "There's been some interest in other materials, but no one has proven them safe enough," Hem says. Though scientists have puzzled over the mechanism by which aluminum hydroxide increases the production of ant...
"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty
...ective, its average cost is estimated at $1,350 per
patient dose. "The cost of this drug should bring significant attention to the question of who should receive it," said Dr. Fischman. "The issue of cost-effectiveness is vital to understanding whether or not ReoPro™ should be used i...
Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
...Dr. Kunkel. "We found that only 0.4 hours per
week of so-called"educational programs" actually targeted a limited age range of thechild audience, which is the most effective approach to educationaltelevision," said Dr. Kunkel. "Overall, the CTA has yet tostimulate the significant improvements in...
Planning Researcher Finds Best Neighborhoods Aren't Always Best At Preventing Infant Mortality
...tion hadan average annual infant death rate of 2.5 per
1,000 births,significantly lower than the overall ...ce). "Lower Mt. Adams had a mortalityrate of 21.4 per
1,000 births while a portion of Mt. Airy had28.2 deaths per
1,000 births. This is higher than the a...
Affordable, Hand-Held Biosensor For Diagnostics
...NA concentrations at levels of down to9 femtograms per
square millimeter. (A femtogram is a millionth of a billionthof a gram.) By comparison, current technologies are only capable of detectingamounts about 100 to 1,000 times greater than the new biosensor. "We have found nothing as simple or pra...
Cattle: Latest Weapon In The War On Cancer?
...y goes into blood-and-bone fertiliser. "About one per
cent of every cattle carcase consists of cartilage,and nearly a third of that consists of GAGs æ so the value-addingpotential for the meat industry is considerable," Dr Harper says. "The real challenge is to identify which of the GAGs are most...
Drug Regimen Reduces Atrial Fibrillation After Heart Surgery
... Hospital costs were several thousand dollars less per
case. In addition, reducing the occurrence of atrial fibrillation lowers the risk of stroke, which is a possible complication of atrial fibrillation, and decreases the need to shock the heart (defibrillation) to regulate the heartbeat. "Th...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...edures wereperformed at an average cost of $44,820 per
surgery. In 1994 a total of 501,000bypass procedu...0. The estimated annual follow-up cost was $15,000 per
patient. "While the overall costs for cardiovascular disease are staggering and adverselyaffect the...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
...uded inthe study. They received 300 mg of asprin per
day. A control group consistedof 200 people who did not take aspirin and 23 individuals who were given asingle 500-mg (considered a regular dose by European standards) dose of aspirin. After three months of aspirin treatment, researc...
Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals
...our percent of AST programs cost less than $10,000 per
year tooperate; 59 percent cost less than $5,000 a... 39 percent of cases, the teams received 2-3 calls per
week; 29percent of teams received more than five calls per
week. AST staffing consisted o...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10