Tag: "rate" at medical news
Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors
...t solid brain tumor cells. The blood vessel cells' rate
of growth fell by up to 83 percent after two days, while the tumor cells treated with squalamine were unaffected. Results of a second study showed that time-release capsules containing squalamine slowed the growth of new blood vessels caused by tumor...
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...tproduced under emotional stress, with an accuracy rate
of over 90percent. For her current research, Cummings said, "the idea is, can we do thesame thing with sober versus intoxicated speech? If we have a sample ofsomebody's speech from an accident or at a particular time, can weanalyze it and say, 'Yes,...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...at potentially fatal breathing problems, the death rate
of prematureinfants dropped significantly. But a n...y, theresearchers found that the overall mortality rate
of premature infants inthe study dropped 16 percent. However, the drop was traced to a 41 percentdec...
New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
...orial Sloan-Kettering showed a 32 percent response rate
in 41 patients with colorectal cancer who had received no prior therapy. Dr. Saltz has recently reported the ability to give substantial doses of CPT-11 and standard chemotherapies together. "We are very encouraged by the anti-tumor activity of CPT-...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...cans. Thefrequency, severity of illness, and death rate
from the disease have beenincreasing steadily for more than a decade. Asthma also is a major causeof lost wages and school absenteeism, resulting in estimated annual healthcare costs of more than $4.6 billion. Prior to 1990 most asthma experts belie...
Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
...e 20 cities with the highest TB rates in 1981, the rate
declined by 51.7 percent in Baltimore, according t...researchers. After instituting DOT, Baltimore's TB rate
fell from the second highest in the nation to 32nd by 1994. Results of the current study appear in t...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...wnsizing and other factors to reduce theemployment rate
and to get workers who aren't currently trained fo...rstpass age 65 -- something more than a simple tax rate
change has to be done.Or if you do it only by a tax increase, then you get a very high tax burdentha...
Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
...tructure in an artery has been proven toreduce the rate
of recurrent blockages in the artery, Peterson sai...ting, current evidenceis that the repeat procedure rate
falls to about 16 percent, and to fullypay back the extra costs of the procedure, current projection...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
... In South Central states, there was a very high rate
of aggressive care during initial hospitalization (twice as much as some areas) with high initial costs, but lower need to readmit patients compared to any other region. In the South Central states, the average tab for year-long care was $25,261. Int...
Drug And Radiation Treatment May Shrink Pancreatic And Gastric Tumors
...ers currentlyexist. Indeed, the five-year survival rate
for patients with pancreatic canceris less than five percent. The treatment was developed by the Brown University Oncology Group in astudy of 34 patients with either pancreatic or gastric cancers. Although thestudy was designed to determine the opt...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
...l because of unstable angina. "The mortality rate
for the group that received primary TMR was3.0 percent, while the rate
for those who crossed over from the medicalgroup was 40.0 percent," Lowe said. "For this reason, TM...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
...rotocol 185, due to a welcome but unexpectedly low rate
of infant infection which made comparison of the s... (in Pediatric ACTG Protocol 076, the transmission rate
was 7.6% from AZT-receiving women). On March 21, 1997, the study's independent Data and Safety Monit...
MRI-Guided Cancer Surgery
...s more rapidly. As a result, the image acquisition rate
has risen from one frame every two minutes to one per second. The addition of a three-camera array allows doctors to follow the precise position of the radio-frequency probe in three-dimensional space. "We can track the exact location of the...
The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?
...erybody's best interest. It is one way to keep the rate
of HIV infection as low as possible," she argues. "The more condoms are used, the better it is for all of us." Why are condoms so important? "Because they are the most common method of birth control used by teens," says Morrison, "and virtually the ...
Planning Researcher Finds Best Neighborhoods Aren't Always Best At Preventing Infant Mortality
...orthside section hadan average annual infant death rate
of 2.5 per 1,000 births,significantly lower than the overall Cincinnati rate
of 14.1 per1,000 births. Even the "worst" of these odds-beatingneighborhoods, East End/Linwood, has...
Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer
...ammograms are given every other year. The death rate
is lowered by 45 percent in women ages 50 to 59 when mammograms are given annually compared to 39 percent when done every other year. The more often a woman is screened, the more likely breast cancer will be caught early and treate...
Drug Regimen Reduces Atrial Fibrillation After Heart Surgery
...th a significantly lower maximum ventricular heart rate
than the rate
experienced by the placebo group. Hospital costs were several thousand dollars less per case....
Challenges To Native American Health Care Even More Profound Than Those Facing The U.S. Health System In General
...en Native and non-Native staff. Given the rate
of change in the health care market and Native Americanhealth care systems1 relatively recent entry into that market, managementtraining for current Native American health care leaders is essential to thelong-term viability of these programs. The ...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
... Final mortality data for 1995shows that the death rate
per 100,000 persons for breast cancer - the diseas...males and 20.5 percent for white females.The death rate
per 100,000 persons for coronary heart disease was 81.6 for blackfemales and 60.3 for white females....
Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
...his colleagues found that during 1993 theincidence rate
of stroke was 1.6 times greater for blacks than the overall ageand sex-adjusted incidence rate
of stroke among the white population ofRochester, Minn., during 1985-1989. In the new study...
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