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Exercise therapy builds strength, mobility in MS patients

...according to a recent review of studies. Nine high quality studies provide strong evidence that exercise therapy can make a difference in the daily living and quality of life of those with the disease, say Dr. Bernard Uitdehaag and colleagues of the Vrije Universitei...

Press advisory: White House Conference on Aging Forum

...ed by willing and able older adults to improve the quality of life in communities across America. The Forum is part of The Gerontological Society of America's Civic Engagement in an Older America project and designed to help shape the policy recommendations of the WHCoA, which will take place in late 2005. ...

Mayo Clinic researcher calls for improved newborn screening

...ytical level leading to significant variability in quality parameters, for example false positive rate and positive predictive value. He argued that better performance could be achieved by the addition of second-tier analyses. These are biochemical and/or molecular confirmatory tests performed on the same ...

Similar results found in both older and younger patients undergoing weight-loss surgery

...ents, with the increase of life expectancy and the quality of life in older adults, the authors suggest the benefits of such surgery may need to be reconsidered. Shawn D. St. Peter, M.D., and colleagues from the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz., compared the results of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric...

Use of cell phone images appears feasible for visualizing leg wounds

...d the 61 leg ulcers for nine variables. "The image quality was judged to be good in 36 cases (59 percent) and very good in 12 (20 percent). The participants felt comfortable making a diagnosis based on the pictures in 50 cases (82 percent)," the authors state. To compare the results, the researchers used a s...

Hard choices: Pitt researcher presents findings on when to accept organ transplants

... Science, the researchers noted, "[W]hen the liver quality is very low, it is optimal for the patient to choo...he model better represent both the biology and the quality of life of organ recipients. In addition to their work on organ transplantation, Schaefer, Roberts, ...

Americans support most uses of reproductive genetic testing, report on US attitudes reveals

...d expects oversight to ensure safety, accuracy and quality of reproductive genetic testing." For example, 61 percent of respondents agreed that the safety and quality of PGD should be regulated. But 70 percent of survey respondents also are "concerned about governme...

The history and controversy behind post-menopausal hormone therapy

...at there was no benefit for women's health-related quality of life, but there was increased risk in breast cancer, increase in cardiovascular events and stroke risk among other results leaving the stakeholders in a dilemma. "From a purely business point of view, the most reliable profits [for drug companies...

Viagra used in stroke recovery study

...nt most is to fix the damage to restore your daily quality of life. Remodeling the brain, like remodeling a house, may require new plumbing, such as new blood vessels; new electrical connections or new synapses; and new rooms or new brain cells in order to regain function." Certain drugs like Viagra create ...

Medication helps alcoholics control drinking

...al practice after considering both the content and quality of existing medical trials on a topic. Dr. Joseph Volpicelli, of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has been conducting research on naltrexone use for alcohol dependence since the early 1980s. Naltrexone blocks the brain's receptors f...

Drugs aid weight loss among type 2 diabetes patients

...al practice after considering both the content and quality of existing medical trials on a topic. Although a variety of other weight loss drugs exist, only 22 randomized controlled studies of fluoxetine, orlistat and sibutramine met the high standards set by the researchers for inclusion in the review. Of th...

Mayo Clinic study finds obese kidney donors face few increased risks

...ansplant. Despite the superior survival and better quality of life with a transplant, only about 5 percent of dialysis patients will receive a transplant in the United States, due to a limited supply of donor organs....

Hormone therapy controversy raises drug safety issues

...eir lives after menopause, the stakes are a higher quality of life through their later years. In spite of evidence to the contrary, some women continue to believe that hormone therapy will provide them with better health, the authors said. Health care professionals are influenced by the needs of their patie...

Next generation body scanner launched by the University of Manchester

...the way scanning takes place and means that higher quality scans can be carried out at a much faster speed th...al research," he added. As well as offering higher quality images, the quick scanning time means that more patients will be able to take advantage of the equip...

New test improves detection of bladder cancer

...tection improves prognosis, treatment options, and quality of life. Although the 5-year survival rate is 95 percent when tumors are detected while they are confined to the mucosa (membrane), up to 25 percent of the approximately 60,000 bladder tumors predicted to be diagnosed this year will be detected after...

Another look finds promising proteomics test is not biologically plausible

... sets. The M. D. Anderson researchers examined the quality of the data sets and concluded that this systematic protein pattern "is biologically implausible." Baggerly explains that discriminatory peaks appear to be spread across the entire m/z spectrum in the second data set, but "changes in protein expressi...

Study examines effect of managed care on quality of care for cancer patients

...ithin a community have limited or no effect on the quality of care that cancer patients receive, according to...xpenditures is also associated with changes in the quality of care received by patients, including cancer patients, is not known. To examine associations betwe...

Older doctors less likely to follow current standards of care

...tudies included measures of physician knowledge or quality of care and also included the time since the physi...vidence-based medicine has been widely adopted and quality assurance techniques, such as disease management and performance evaluation, are frequently used. Mo...

Feb. 15, 2005, Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet

...xamined 59 medical research articles that measured quality of care or medical knowledge (Improving Patient Ca...enced physicians had worse measures of health care quality or medical knowledge than younger physicians. Only one study showed that older physicians had better...

Cardiology losing out as women 'turned off' by family unfriendly specialty

...rise 59% of medical school applicants and that the quality of female applicants to all specialist registrar posts appears to be better than that of their male peers. In cardiology, women make up only 9% of applicants for these posts. In 2002 they comprised less than 17% of trainees in the specialty and only ...

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