Tag: "quantity" at medical news
About The Care Of Patients Before They Are Admitted To Intensive Care
...en by 50 per cent since 1984, but this increase in quantity
should not be at the expense of quality, say Dr Peter McQuillan et al from intensive care units in the UK in this week's BMJ. They present the result of their confidential inquiry into the quality of care received by 100 patients admitted to intens...
Study Offers Hope For Immune Reconstitution After HIV Infection
...thisprocess." The researchers also found that TREC quantity
declines significantly with age. Still, they detected TREC-containing T cells in blood samples from persons asold as 73 years. Elderly persons with intact thymus glands had significantlyhigher TREC levels than did elderly individuals whose thymus gl...
Managed-Care Incentives Should Be Disclosed, Physician Says
...wn about the effects of financial incentives onthe quantity
or quality of health care. "It is difficult to scrutinize care thathas not taken place, and the technology to detect underutilization is notwell-developed," Gallagher says. The fact that health plans only need to disclose summary information is anoth...
UI Study Finds Social Support May Increase Longevity Of People With Schizophrenia
...ment of people with schizophrenia,specifically the quantity
of social support they receive, may affect how lon... time thestudy began. The researchers assessed the quantity
and quality of socialresources available to the patients, such as the number of close relationshipsp...
Antibiotics Reduce Inflammation In Heart Disease But Effect On Heart Attacks Remains Unproven
...nactive pill). There was alsono difference in the quantity
of antibodies against Chlamydia observed in thetwo groups of patients. However, administration of azithromycin substantiallyreduced the number of infections requiring antibiotics. "At this point, we don't want to raise wild expectations that...
Component of aspirin prevents antibiotic-induced deafness
...ring tests before, duringand after treatment. The quantity
and physical condition of hair cells in thecochlea or inner ear of the animals were examined at the conclusion of theexperiment. Guinea pigs receiving gentamicin alone had profound hearing loss, up to 70decibels at some wavelengths, and almost comple...
Mayo Clinic study is first to scientifically document that bed partners lose an hour of sleep per night due to snoring spouse
...-- significantly increasedbed partners quality and quantity
of sleep," says John Shepard, M.D., medicaldirector of the Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorders Center and senior author of thestudy. The research is published in the October issue of Mayo ClinicProceedings. Investigators studied 10 married couples in which t...
AIDS researchers get $10 million to continue studies
...versity Hospitals of Cleveland for the quality and quantity
of our work. We take good care of our patients and provide valuable data on new HIV therapies." This funding enables area residents to participate in studies that offer free HIV testing and newly developed drugs for treatment of the disease. The loc...
Scientists successfully grow insulin-secreting cells to treat diabetes
... ensure that these cells can be produced in enough quantity
to be effective in a larger animal. If all goes well, he said, it might be possible to consider human studies in a few years....
Vacations may improve your health
... to work with, they were not able to determine the quantity
or length of annual vacations, nor did they have information about vacation quality. "Such information might enable a description of the type and pattern of vacationing that have health-protective effects," said Gump. "Despite such study limitations,...
Smoking among teen-agers increases risk for anxiety disorders
...rs during early adulthood tends to increase as the quantity
and frequency of cigarette smoking during adolescence increases." However, because most teens who smoke heavily continue to do so as adults, it is not yet certain whether smoking cessation can completely reverse the trend toward developing certain an...
Researchers to test skeletal muscle as replacement for damaged human heart muscle in humans
...fferences between the two sources of cells involve quantity
and behavior of the cells. Myoblasts can be grown ...eart function, which would improve the quality and quantity
of life. Now, only the sickest heart failure patients get heart transplants. With myoblast therapy, ...
Increased use of prescription drugs - especially new ones - outpaces price hikes as source of cost increase
...e in core drug costs was due to fluctuation in the quantity
of prescriptions, including the number and the mix...roducts of different doses and prices. The overall quantity
in the fee-for-service plan dropped, while HMOs saw a 16.8 percent rise in quantity....
Thanksgiving meals: Cooking with chemistry
...red berry in its pure form contained the highest quantity
of disease-fighting phenols, a type of antioxidant...he most comprehensive investigation to date of the quantity
and quality of antioxidants in fruits, says lead researcher Joe Vinson, Ph.D., a chemist with the Un...
Pitt's transplant team uses standard stem cell procedure in unique way for recipient of living donor kidney transplant
...as opposed to in the operating room, and a greater quantity
of specific cells can be obtained for infusion into the recipient. "The content of lymphocytes in peripheral blood progenitor cells is 100 times more than in bone marrow, so we expect to be able to induce an enhanced state of chimerism, and eventuall...
Researchers uncover brain patterns that differentiate humans from chimpanzees
...s. The brain differences are more a matter of quantity
than quality. Differences in the amount of gene and protein expression, rather than differences in the structure of the genes or proteins themselves, distinguish the two species. In addition, the researchers noted that the manner in which genes ar...
New study shows ropinirole slows the loss of dopamine function in Parkinsons disease
...anges in the brain. The 18F-dopa uptake marks the quantity
of functioning dopamine-producing brain cells remaining. Participants were then randomized to take ropinirole, a dopamine agonist, (93 participants) or L-dopa (93 participants) three times a day for two years. At the end of the trial, another PE...
Dartmouth team finds uneven relationship between newborn intensive care and death rates
... their effective application rather than the sheer quantity
of physicians or other resources, Goodman explains. The team studied the almost 3.9 million infants born in 1995 with a birth weight of at least 500 grams (1.1 pound). The overall mortality rate (measured by death within the first 27 days of life) w...
Understanding cancer patients' needs, concerns, is key to improving clinical trial participation
...e risks and benefits, weigh quality of life versus quantity
of life, and decide whether the trial will fit into the overall context of their lives, Paterniti said. Informed patients are likely to have a greater sense of autonomy, to be more satisfied with their treatment -- and to stick with a clinical trial ...
Students join scientists in search of asthma triggers
... established to monitor small-scale changes in the quantity
of aerosol particles in a layer of atmosphere over...nt" instruments will provide information about the quantity
and particle size of aerosols in the air using bands from the electromagnetic spectrum. The student ...