Tag: "prevalence" at medical news
Early cardiovascular disease found in asymptomatic individuals
...ing a healthy, affluent population revealed a high prevalence
of covert and overt disease that is not being adequately treated. "Required treatments for individuals with early heart and blood vessel disease range from lifestyle changes, such as increased exercise or weight loss, to drug therapy for hypertension...
Exploring the brain chemistry of people at risk for alcohol disorders
...havior when they are children. "There is a higher prevalence
of attention deficit disorder, hyperactive tendencies, rule breaking, and poor response to discipline," he said, "than in a comparable group of non-abusers. The particular functions have to do with regulation of attention, movement control, and emot...
Emory researchers study low testosterone and Parkinson's disease in men
... were directly affected by the TRT. To assess the prevalence
of testosterone deficiency in male PD patients, Emory researchers also analyzed testosterone levels in 68 PD patients enrolled in a Parkinsons registry at Emory. Researchers discovered 35 percent of male PD patients in the registry had low testoster...
Newly published data show at-home dialysis therapy may benefit more patients
...cs (age and gender), etiology of renal disease and prevalence
of co-existing conditions (e.g., diabetes), as well as blood tests and physical examination measures (e.g., blood pressure, weight, height). The clinical study design was successful in achieving the intended separation in peritoneal creatinine cleara...
UCSF scientists may have found link to early childhood tooth decay
...nificant health problem in the United States. The prevalence
of caries is especially high among low-income children, particularly Native Americans, Mexican-Americans and African Americans. There was a statistically significant correlation between ECC and lack of dental insurance of the children, Ramos-Gomez s...
Narcolepsy more common in men, often originates in their 20s
...mine the age- and sex-specific incidence rates and prevalence
of narcolepsy in a United States community. It is ... below 10 years of age and those in their 40s. The prevalence
on Jan. 1, 1985, was 56.3 per 100,000 persons. Approximately 36 percent of prevalence
cases did not ...
High-dose interferon beta-1b for multiple sclerosis patients
...t of Neuroscience, Cagliari, Italy, found that the prevalence
of type-1 diabetes in people with MS was around three times greater compared with their healthy siblings, and around five times greater than in the general Sardinian population. In an accompanying Commentary (p 1450), ke Lernmark from the University ...
Firstborn: First risk for heart disease?
...rectly. After many years of practice, we noticed a prevalence
of firstborns among people affected by coronary he...the CHD patients were firstborn, almost double the prevalence
of 29.3 percent in the reference population. Primogeniture was unrelated to age, gender and all but...
Kids getting a steady diet of fast food on the tube
...ewing, has been implicated as a contributor to the prevalence
of obesity in children and risk for heart disease later in life. This study cannot confirm an association between the products advertised and the health status of children and teens, says Marlene M. Most, Ph.D., R.D., associate professor of research,...
Poor hearing common among elderly people in the UK
...ne and Tropical Medicine, UK,) aimed to assess the prevalence
of reduced hearing in elderly people and levels of ownership and use of hearing aids. The investigators used data from the MRC General Practice Research Framework, a cross-sectional survey of people aged 75 years or older in 106 family practices in ...
UM outreach programs increase kidney transplants among African-Americans
...tice favors African-Americans, because of a higher prevalence
of hepatitis in that population. Hepatitis B and C are blood-borne infections that affect the liver. Vaccinations can prevent the spread of hepatitis B, but there is no vaccine for hepatitis C. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report Af...
Polycystic ovaries can lead to coronary artery calcification, says University of Pittsburgh
...heir average age was 47. Scans showed an increased prevalence
of coronary artery calcification among women with PCOS, with 65.9 percent of women with PCOS showing coronary calcium deposits, compared with 34.9 percent of women in the control group. The excess calcification among women with PCOS was shown to be r...
Heart health should be the front line of diabetes care
... are experiencing epidemic rates. The age-adjusted prevalence
of diabetes has risen dramatically from 2.6 percent of adults over age 45 in 1960 to 7 percent in 1990, and it is still rising. Overweight and obesity are important contributors to this trend. Almost 35 million Americans (20 percent of middle-aged a...
Asthma, guide for physicians, published
From 1980 to 1994, asthma prevalence
increased by 75 percent among all race, sex and age groups in the United States. A new book in the ACP Key Diseases Series, "Asthma," has been published by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) for practi...
Cardiovascular disease leads to higher risk of dementia
... Although the relative risk was moderate, the high prevalence
of cardiovascular disease coupled with the high risk of dementia in older adults would suggest that prevention of cardiovascular disease may be the most effective preventive measure we have for the prevention of dementia. The study is part of the Car...
Improving management of urinary incontinence
of urinary incontinence in people aged 65 years or older living in the community ranges from 8% to 30%, but those affected by it are often too embarrassed or ashamed to seek help. Michael Borrie and colleagues randomly assigned 421 patients experienc...
Asian immigrants likely to see blood pressure rise
... who lived in Canada for four or fewer years had a prevalence
of hypertension below 3 percent, compared with the...years of residence related to more than 13 percent prevalence
of hypertension, the researchers report. The study included data on nearly 2,000 Asian immigrants su...
The current status of elder abuse in the United States
...antial gaps exist in quantifying the incidence and prevalence
of elder abuse and neglect in the U.S. Common definitions are badly needed. He calls for a series of methodological studies to be undertaken to obtain self-reports or proxy reports for each category of abuse....
New treatment reduces liver tumors and improves quality of life for cancer patients
...year, primarily in Africa and Asia due to the high prevalence
of hepatitis in those regions. Hepatitis is the leading cause of primary liver cancer. In the United States, about 15,000 cases of HCC are diagnosed annually. TheraSphere is produced by MDS Nordion, a subsidiary of Canadas largest health and life sc...
Obesity and smoking increase asthma risk
...re risk factors that play an important role in the prevalence
of asthma, said Charon Gwynn, Ph.D., Epidemic Inte...l factors may play a role in differences in asthma prevalence
between men and women, or it may be due to the fact that women have smaller lungs and airways than m...
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