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Ten percent of employees experience work-family conflict

...ch conflict has been found to increase the risk of prolonged fatigue and is associated with higher levels of absenteeism. Interestingly, employees who experience work-family conflict also adapt their work times and therefore such conflicts have a direct effect on employment participation. The study also reve...

Study finds genital pain more common than believed

...0 percent of women who were currently experiencing prolonged pain said that pain was severe. In addition, the study sought a large number of African-American women to determine whether the popularly held belief that this group rarely has vulvodynia was true. A third of the study participants were African-Ameri...

Alzheimer's researchers begin unique study of tangles

...nually searching for ways to provide patients with prolonged autonomy so they can live their life to the fullest for as long as possible," says Dr. Auchus. UMAC's researchers hope to enroll 10 to 15 patients locally for the nationwide study that calls for a total of 300 patients. During their two-year part...

Jan/Feb 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... should be proactive rather than reactive to avoid prolonged and unnecessary suffering; 2) Team-oriented health care team members, such as nurses and trained lay persons, should play a major role in supporting family self-care efforts and implementing palliative care; 3) Longitudinal care should be provided...

Popular drug for chest pain may promote blood vessel damage

...d, mitochondria lacking the enzyme activity due to prolonged use of the heart drug began producing free radicals -- unstable molecules that can damage heart cells and blood vessel walls. Such cellular damage has been linked to further heart disease and suggests that use of the drug may lead to increases in mor...

UMHS study finds surgery safer at teaching hospitals

...ching hospital were 30 percent more likely to have prolonged hospital stays. "One of the fears that many people have is that going to a teaching hospital with medical students and residents might hinder their care because the attending physicians have to teach rather than perform surgery. This study showed t...

Study moves in on why astronauts suffer bone loss

...ne density loss experienced by people subjected to prolonged periods of bed rest and by astronauts who fly lengthy missions under the weightless conditions of space. The work, conducted in rats, is an important step toward developing therapies to prevent such bone loss, says senior author Daniel Bikle, MD, co-...

Study compares clinical diagnoses and autopsy diagnoses in ICU deaths

...nged management and possibly resulted in a cure or prolonged survival for up to 10 percent of patients," the authors write. "Even in the era of modern diagnostic technology, regular comparisons of clinical and autopsy diagnoses provide pertinent information that might improve future management of ICU pa...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2004 (first issue)

...udy cited, patients who were morbidly obese needed prolonged mechanical ventilation, extended ventilation weaning periods, and larger intensive care unit and hospital stays. Researchers pointed out that delayed liberation from mechanical ventilation is due to the increased work of breathing and the suboptimal...

Harmless virus associated with longer life for some HIV-positive men

...ing conclusive evidence on whether GBV-C infection prolonged the lives of HIV-positive men. The MACS ( http://www.niaid.nih.gov/reposit/macs.htm ), a long-term ongoing study of men who have sex with men, allows researchers to examine various factors that affect the progression of HIV infection and AIDS. Blood ...

Hopkins researchers find MRI useful tool in diagnosing inflammatory bowel diseases in children

...y and duration; some patients suffer from frequent prolonged attacks, and others have fewer recurrences. Both diseasea usually startsin adolescence or young adulthood, but can also be seen in younger children. In ulcerative colitis, the inner lining of the colon is inflamed. People with Crohn's disease have s...

UCSF/Baylor team uses new method to measure bone loss in astronauts flying long mission

...od to measure and characterize bone loss caused by prolonged spaceflight. Study results appear in the online ve...ay computed tomography [CT] to study the effect of prolonged weightlessness on the bone mineral density and structure of the hip in a group of 14 American and Ru...

St. Jude Medical announces CRT patients showed improvement in the RHYTHM ICD study

... of blood pumped compared to volume filled), and a prolonged QRS duration (ventricular activity shown in an electrocardiogram). The RHYTHM study evaluated the St. Jude Medical Epic HF model V-338 implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), which is used to treat heart failure patients who are also at risk ...

Data shows new drug, rimonabant, helps smokers quit while limiting post cessation weight gain

...o (p=0.002). Among patients completing the study, prolonged abstinence was significantly higher in the patients treated with 20mg of rimonabant (36.2%) when compared with patients treated placebo (20.6%). Prolonged abstinence was achieved in 20.2% of patients treated with rimonabant 5mg. The trial also asses...

Mild noise damage can be detected by cells in the inner ear

...of how the ear reacts to damage, not only by loud, prolonged noise, but also by loud sound for just short periods the kind of sound we are subjected to every day in noisy streets and trains, in workplaces, and in the use of personal audio players. The researchers, Dr. Jonathan Gale of University College Lond...

Surgery cuts cardiac arrests among those with rare heart disorder

...igh risk because their QT intervals were extremely prolonged and they had experienced a cardiac arrest (48 perc...ed in those who, after surgery, continue to have a prolonged QT interval or who have another recurrence." "LCSD is one more option available to patients and phys...

Northwestern Memorial launches trial to determine most effective treatment for hepatitis C

...m the therapies are successful will translate into prolonged survival, a lower incidence of liver cancer and less need for liver transplantation." The trial, named IDEAL (Individualized Dosing Efficacy vs. flat dosing to Assess optimaL pegylated interferon therapy), will enroll 2,880 participants from approxi...

Patients who receive kidneys from older donors do well

...eys to older recipients, particularly those facing prolonged waiting times on dialysis, may be preferable to continuing with dialysis, the article states. Paul E. Morrissey, M.D., from Brown Medical School, Providence, R.I., and colleagues investigated the risk of kidney allograft (the transplanted kidney) fai...

Duration of hospital stay has shortened for patients with heart attack

...spital stay for patients with AMI has evolved from prolonged bed rest and rehabilitation of more than six weeks in the 1950s, to hospital stays of less than one week today. In the United States, the typical length of stay for patients with an uncomplicated AMI is approximately five days, the article states. ...

Making music could be bad for your skin

... instrument, or irritant skin conditions caused by prolonged intense contact with an instrument. "The skin is important in the positioning and playing of a musical instrument," write the authors of the study. "During practicing and performing there is a permanent contact between the instrument and the musician...

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