Tag: "plus" at medical news
The Gerontological Society of America announces Hartford Fellowship recipients
...are will each receive a $50,000 dissertation grant plus
$20,000 in matching support from their home institutions that will enable them to more fully concentrate on their dissertation research projects over the next two years. This fellowship program is a component of the nationwide Geriatric Social Work I...
UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs
...," Domino said. "Use of a major opioid pain-killer plus
having an underlying psychiatric disorder or the combination of all 3 risk factors further magnified the risk." Domino's article is based on a retrospective cohort study of 292 health care professionals enrolled in the Washington Physicians Health Pr...
Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children
...eported by 1,981 children taking either budesonide plus
usual care or placebo over three years. Overall, the incidence of side effects was comparable between the two groups, with fewer asthma exacerbations and adverse events reported in the budesonide group throughout the study (budesonide 43.8%; usual c...
Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors
...either the intervention alone nor the intervention plus
sunless tanner use significantly reduced these [previous] already low sunbathing rates" the authors report. "However, the intervention significantly increased use of sun protection during incidental sun exposure." Thirty-seven percent of those who r...
Acupuncture relieves pelvic pain during pregnancy
...se programme), another received standard treatment plus
acupuncture, and the third received standard treatment plus
stabilising exercises to improve mobility and strength. Pain levels were recorded every morning and...
Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
...port cards only.Among the states studied (New York plus
12 controls) only New York released CABG report cards during the study period from 1988-95. Control states were defined by data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP-3), a data set that includes hospital discharge information nation...
Three anti-platelet drugs used in combination are safe
...rate of bleeding for patients who received aspirin plus
cilostazol versus those who received aspirin plus
clopidogrel. There was also no significant diffe...
New radio-frequency technique for knee injuries
...earch proposes the use of bipolar radio-frequency, plus
the heat obtained thereof, to carry out retraction (tensing of the ligament); always when this is an ongoing process. These ligaments contain a lot of water and collagen fibres which shrink and tense on applying heat to them at a certain radio-freque...
Hormone therapy increases risk of urinary incontinence
... hormone therapy (MHT) consisting of oral estrogen plus
progestin or estrogen alone has long been used to ...lone (conjugated equine estrogen, [CEE]), estrogen plus
progestin (CEE plus
medroxyprogesterone acetate [MPA]), or placebo. The WHI trials were designed to ...
USC dental researchers develop first test for predicting cavities in children
...iva can predict a child's future cavity history to plus
or minus one cavity with greater than 98 percent confidence. Children at the far ends of the spectrum - those with exceptionally weak or strong oral hygiene and nutritional habits - may develop more or fewer cavities than the test predicts. Bad habit...
The history and controversy behind post-menopausal hormone therapy
... the history of these drugs (estrogen and estrogen plus
progestin) illustrates a complex drama where different stakeholders with competing objectives can and did produce health practices and policies of questionable benefit. A critical analysis publishing in the recent issue of the Journal of Social Issu...
Rheumatoid arthritis linked to excess risk of congestive heart failure
...years of complete medical history before baseline, plus
a median of 15 years of follow-up. During the follow-up period, a total of 165 patients with RA and 115 individuals without RA had a confirmed diagnosis of CHF. After adjusting for cardiovascular-related risk factors and any occurr...
Blacks in the South have greater risk of dying from stroke
...ppi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee plus
Florida and Virginia), to non-southern states with large black populations: California, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. "Knowing that African Americans die more of stroke than their white counterpa...
Clinical breast examination offers modest benefit to breast cancer screening program
...Cooperative in Seattle, WA, found that mammography plus
clinical breast examination detected 470 (82%) of the cancers; mammography detected 445 (78%) of the breast cancers and clinical breast examination detected 121 (21%) of the cancers. "Adding clinical breast examination to screening mammography detect...
Reviparin effective in reducing risk of death after heart attack
...d to receive GIK intravenous infusion for 24 hours plus
usual care (n = 10,091) or to receive usual care alone (controls; n = 10,110). The researchers found: "The CREATE-ECLA trial demonstrated that high-dose GIK solution given for 24 hours in patients presenting with acute STEMI has a neutral effect on m...
Study estimates number of excess cases of coronary heart disease caused by Vioxx
...e-fatality rate (fatal acute myocardial infarction plus
sudden cardiac death) was 44%, which suggests that many of the excess cases attributable to rofecoxib use were fatal. "In the future, when trials show that a new treatment confers a greater risk of a serious adverse effect than a standard treatment,...
Higher folate intake associated with decreased risk of hypertension in women
...st 1,000 micrograms a day of total folate (dietary plus
supplemental) had a 46 percent decreased risk of hypertension, compared with those who consumed less than 200 micrograms a day of total folate. Older women with high total folate intake also had a 18 percent reduced risk of hypertension....
Use of estrogen therapy may increase risk for gallbladder disease
...n without hysterectomy were randomized to estrogen plus
progestin (E+P, n=14,203). Cholelithiasis (gallstones in the gallbladder) is estimated to affect between 10 percent and 15 percent of the U.S. population, with one million new diagnoses yearly. Researchers conducted this study to determine the effect...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for January 2005 (second issue)
...oups: budesonide/formoterol (bud/form) twice a day plus
the same combination as needed for relief of symptoms; bud/form twice a day plus
terbutaline, a short-acting beta2-agonist, as needed; and budesonide, an inhaled corticosteroid twic...
Penn researchers add more evidence to demonstrate role of COX inhibitors in heart-disease risk
...in a stronger estimate of the risk of heart attack plus
stroke than is possible from looking at either trial alone. Their analysis suggests that the COX-2 inhibitor Bextra elevated the combined incidence of heart attack and stroke three-fold in the study population of CABG patients. Two placebo-controlle...
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