Tag: "range" at medical news
University of Washington joins new Autism Treatment Network to provide better medical services
...ter. The database will collect information on the range
of medical conditions from which people with autis...th other people. Those afflicted have a restricted range
of activities and interests. Some are high functioning, but many children with autism have some form...
HIV vaccine trial breaks ground for future research
...ey urged that future vaccines be studied in a wide range
of racial, ethnic, and diverse risk-level groups. They concluded that the landmark study will inform future studies, and an HIV vaccine will be found only through robust public and private investment as well as a well-informed public and scientific c...
Blacks in the South have greater risk of dying from stroke
...whites living in the South," he said. The numbers range
considerably from state to state. For example, in New York, the risk of death from stroke among whites age 55-64 was 0.32 per 1,000 versus 0.68 per 1,000 for blacks in the same group. So in New York, blacks were 2.1 times more likely to die from st...
Stroke patients receive better care when hospitals 'get with the guidelines'
...organization for Massachusetts, focused on a broad range
of patients with ischemic stroke or TIAs and repor...ntially (61.1 percent). "Our data suggest a broad range
of baseline rates of compliance on these measures, and there are abundant opportunities for improvem...
Association publishes blueprint to strengthen stroke care from prevention through recovery
... as part of a system that will analyze data from a range
of health providers to determine what is working and seek to apply those findings across the region to improve each patient's experience, said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and chairman of the America...
Promise of 'bladder pacemaker' for people with spinal cord injury
...ntractions. The team found that frequencies in the range
of 20 to 40 cycles per second work best for bladder emptying. "It was a surprise that no one had figured this out yet. But now that we understand the whole picture, we can pursue an engineered solution to help people restore bladder control," Boggs s...
Privacy rule cuts research recruitment by more than half
... eligible subjects, recruitment fell to an average range
of 2.5 to 5.7 women a week. Inconsistencies among ...HIPAA regulations remain a potent threat to a wide range
of clinical and biomedical research studies, she said. The University of Pittsburgh's Institutional ...
Minorities who experience pain don't receive the same care as Caucasians
...es, and ultimately, unequal treatment. The papers range
from racial differences in the ability to access pain medications, and differences in the response to pain based upon race and age, to work that focuses on workers compensation claims among Caucasians and African Americans. Commentary by Louis W. S...
Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground
... "These two variables set the scene for a broad range
of information we require. For example, we must know if there is anywhere we can't go due to steepness and roughness of terrain. Also, we need to know if there are any rivers to cross or infrastructure to avoid such as oil wells or pipelines whose ac...
From town planning to intimate sex: Understanding the risks in our lives
...work brings together social scientists from a wide range
of backgrounds, including sociologists, psychologi...ze individual responsibility and pro-activity in a range
of areas from social welfare to education, and the regulation of the media to retirement. Projects i...
Animal study shows link between nicotine and atrial flutter
... levels were similar in both groups and within the range
seen in smokers." According to Karagueuzian, "To the extent that this animal model may be representative of human atrial flutter, our findings may be valuable in determining the pathogenesis of human typical atrial flutter and eventually helping to ...
First US kidney cancer vaccine trial underway at Columbia
... of novel therapies and advances to address a wide range
of health conditions. New York-Presbyterian Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital in the country. It provides state-of-the art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: New Y...
People wounded in tsunami at risk of undetected fungal infections
...with aggressive surgical intervention. Death rates range
from 20-80% depending on the site involved and whether the patient has any underlying immune problems. The authors believe that infections found in travellers who have returned from tsunami-affected regions can inform those treating survivors who rem...
Reviparin effective in reducing risk of death after heart attack
...molecular-weight heparin in general in the broader range
of ACS, including non-ST elevation ACS, CREATE enhances the case for its preference over UFH."(JAMA. 2005;293:489-490. Available post-embargo at JAMA.com ) Editor's Note: Dr. Califf has received research contracts through Duke University from Sano...
Obesity and weight gain increase risk for kidney stones
...Professionals Follow-up Study (n = 45,988 men; age range
at baseline, 40-75 years); the Nurses' Health Study I (n = 93,758 older women; age range
at baseline, 34-59 years), and the Nurses' Health Study II (n = 101,877 younger women; age range
Stem cells given in minimally invasive procedure improve heart function
... group had an average rate of 26 percent, with the range
between 21 and 34 percent, and the control group averaged 27 percent, with the range
being 22 to 34 percent. Yet six months later, those receiving stem cells improved to an average rate...
Beliefs may hinder HIV prevention among African-Americans
...e believed to be the first study to examine a wide range
of HIV/AIDS conspiracy beliefs and their relationship with condom use. "These 'conspiracy theories' have been out there for a while and are part of a larger distrust of government, as well as of medical and public health institutions, by many Africa...
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Blackwell Publishing announce partnership
...0 text and reference books annually, across a wide range
of academic, medical, and professional subjects. The company remains independent with over 900 staff members in offices in the US, UK, Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, and Japan. Blackwell's mission as an expert publisher is to create long-term ...
Study naming hospitals in top 5% for clinical quality released by HealthGrades
... terms of patient volumes, quality ratings and the range
of services provided. Prior to comparing the mortality and complication rates of the nation's hospitals, HealthGrades risk-adjusted the data, to compare on equal footing hospitals that treated sicker patients. Hospitals with risk-adjusted mortality ...
Get ready for next generation surround sound
...r personalised spatial filters to figure in a wide range
of consumer technologies, making their benefits available to everyone." Notes for Editors: In general, the location of sounds to our left and right can be inferred from the difference in their time of arrival and intensity at each ear. This is explo...
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