Tag: "percent" at medical news
Sleeping Through the Night: Children's sleep expert advises parents
...a recent National Sleep Foundation poll, nearly 70 percent
of infants and toddlers experience sleep problems and 75 percent
of all parents want to change something about their child's sleep habits. Research shows that not ge...
Reducing hostility in young coronary artery disease patients is important piece of rehabilitation
...aracteristics and quality of life, and a nearly 50 percent
reduction in the prevalence of hostility symptoms....
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...t the length of stroke rehabilitation. Fifty-three percent
of patients between the ages of 7584 and 40 percent
of patients age 85 and older were successfully rehabilitated. Investigators conclude that although t...
Bevacizumab combined with chemotherapy prolongs survival for some patients with advanced lung cancer
...2005 in the United States, accounting for about 29 percent
of all cancer-related deaths in the nation....
Finances, not having a dentist are primary barriers to seniors receiving needed dental care
...ss the eight counties of Western New York, were 71 percent
female, 88 percent
Caucasian and 66 percent
rural. The data revealed that barriers affect different age groups of seni...
Routine dental panoramic X-rays not necessary, study shows
...se in the sinus cavities of the cheeks seen in 1.5 percent
of the panoramic X-rays; those in the soft tissue of the neck, revealed in 4.8 percent
of panoramic X-rays, and three lesions located in the upper portion of the jaw bone close to the tem...
Radiography used to identify teens with sleep apnea
Baltimore, MarylandFifteen percent
of all teenagers in the United States undergo orthodontic treatment. Craniofacial Risk Index (CRI) scores, calculated from the radiographs routinely obtained on all orthodontic patients, correctly classified 80% of apneic and 78% of non-apneic adult ...
Age shouldn't be a factor in kidney transplantation
...ntation Services at Wake Forest Baptist. About 50 percent
of the more than 60,000 people on the waiting list...n age for the younger patients was 46, and only 32 percent
received kidneys from older donors. At least one year after transplant, survival rates for the trans...
Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School
...known to increase the lifespan of mice and rats 40 percent
by preventing them from getting diseases of aging ... yeast cells. The yeast cells lived as much as 60 percent
longer, and in human cells tested in vitro, resveratrol activated a similar pathway. It enabled 30 ...
Nursing mothers having surgery -- How long a wait to breastfeed safely?
... Northwestern researchers found that less than 0.1 percent
of the dose of propofol used to put the patient to sleep appeared in her breast milk within 24 hours after drug administration because the dose is diluted by extensive distribution throughout the tissues of the body and because drug metabolism, prima...
UCLA Medical Center becomes first hospital to introduce remote presence robots in ICU
...dmitted to ICUs annually. Therefore, only about 37 percent
of ICU patients receive intensivist care, yet havi...tor to a "real" visit by another physician. And 80 percent
of the patients felt that the robot increased physician accessibility. Dr. Louis Kavoussi, vice chai...
Sex selection popular among infertile women
... in approximately equal numbers. "We found that 41 percent
of patients surveyed would use preimplantation sex...future child. Among the women who would choose, 45 percent
did not have any children and 48 percent
had children of all the same sex. Half of the women who wan...
Drug that hinders blood vessel growth under study in ovarian cancer
...ls. CA 125 is a tumor marker expressed in about 90 percent
of ovarian cancer cells in patients with advanced ... first sign. Five-year survival rates are about 30 percent
to 35 percent
for stage three disease and 5 percent
to 10 percent
for the more-advanced stage four. ...
Study examines consequences of Thailand's 'war on drugs'
...injection drug users. According to their study, 70 percent
of injection drug users surveyed said they stopped...their counterparts in urban centers. Seventy-eight percent
of rural drug users said they quit injecting drugs compared to 55 percent
of urban users. Despite th...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital honored with one of the nation's top awards for quality
... health record (EHR). During fiscal year 2004, 78 percent
of all inpatients had medication administration documented online and 94 percent
of Internal Medicine inpatients had the EHR available. In 2004, Northwestern Memorial also began i...
New scale predicts recovery of consciousness from coma after brain injury
...usness up to one year after injury, with up to 86 percent
certainty. Theresa Louise-Bender Pape, assistant research professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and her colleagues described the measure, called Disorders of Consciousness Scale (DOC...
Computerized order entry systems can increase risk of medication errors
...g hospital. They surveyed house staff (N = 261; 88 percent
of CPOE users); conducted 5 focus groups and 32 intensive one-on-one interviews with house staff, information technology leaders, pharmacy leaders, attending physicians, and nurses; shadowed house staff and nurses; and observed them using CPOE. Parti...
Women less likely to get quality heart attack care
...ues reported that the GAP project resulted in a 25 percent
lower risk of dying within a year of leaving the hospital among heart attack patients whose doctors and nurses followed standard national guidelines for their care, and used the discharge tool and contract. This major effect on mortality rates was th...
Is your job giving you a heart attack? Occupational health conference answers that, and more
... people who worked 50 hours a week or more were 13 percent
more likely to report hypertension than people who work less and 40 hours a week. Abstract No. 106. Job pressure raises blood pressure all day, all night By monitoring blood pressure rates over a 24-hour period of 126 workers, Els Clays of the Depa...
End AIDS drug waiting lists, HIV care providers tell policymakers
... receiving Ryan White grants to devote at least 25 percent
of the funding to primary medical care services li...dications, and laboratory tests. An additional 25 percent
should be earmarked for basic medical services like mental health, substance abuse, and prevention c...
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