Tag: "reported" at medical news
More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis
...ly. Favrat and colleagues found that both subjects reported
severe anxiety and impaired psychomotor functions. Other effects included transient symptoms of derealisation and depersonalisation, and paranoid delusions. They were described by one subject as worse than those experienced after smoking cannabis. On...
Not enough evidence that multivitamins prevent infections in the elderly
...fections in elderly people. Although three studies reported
fewer days spent with infection, overall the evidence was weak and conflicting. The evidence does not support a policy recommending the routine use of such supplements in all elderly people, say the authors. However, the results are sufficiently enc...
Sexual lifestyles vary among ethnic groups in Britain
...women. Overall, Indian and Pakistani men and women reported
fewer sexual partnerships, later first intercourse... diagnosed STIs than did other groups. White women reported
higher levels of risk behaviours than other ethnic groups, but were less likely to report STIs than ...
First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain
...ent in average daily pain intensity; (studies have reported
that 30% or greater reductions in pain intensity a...reatments were well tolerated, with adverse events reported
in eight patients in each group. The most common adverse events were itchiness or redness at the pa...
Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
...reatments were well tolerated, with adverse events reported
in eight patients in each group. The most common adverse events were itchiness or redness at the patch site. Additionally, three patients in the Lidoderm group discontinued the study due to adverse events (typically other pain, not being treated). ...
UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service
..."Our study shows that nearly all family physicians reported
participating in community service at some time in...ll response rate was 54 percent. "Most respondents reported
strong interests in community service before medical school and residency, yet few reported
First UK cases of previously rare disease reported in gay men
...st UK cases of a previously rare disease have been reported
in gay men, reveals an editorial in the journal S...tively rare until 2003, when around 100 cases were reported
in gay men in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, most of whom were also HIV positive or had other sexuall...
U of M researcher says Viagra may cause permanent vision loss in some men
...d on the fact that 14 cases of NAION have now been reported
soon after the use of Viagra, the researchers believe that ophthalmologists should ask all men with NAION about the use of Viagra, and recommend that patients with a history of NAION in one eye be cautioned that Viagra may increase the risk of NAION ...
Physicians may not be accurate in their confidence levels of their diagnoses, says Pitt study
...Journal of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Friedman reported
that confidence plays a major role in clinicians' use of outside resources in determining diagnoses and making other medical decisions. These resources include colleagues, medical books, journals and computer-based decision support systems (DSSs). "...
Do minorities survive hospitalization better than others?
...udies of risk factors for mortality." The study is reported
in "Adjustment for Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders Reverses the Apparent In-Hospital Mortality Advantage for Minorities" by Naomi Bardach, MD, Shoujun Zhao, MD, PhD, Steven Pantilat, MD, S. Claiborne Johnston, MD, PhD. This article appears in The American ...
Consumers with disabilities empowered by American Disabilities Act
...Slightly more than half (54.3%) of the respondents reported
knowing about a "law" regarding disabilities that was passed within the ten years before their interviews. Approximately that same number could identify it as the ADA. Those that did name the ADA were more likely to perceive positive changes and im...
Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates
...4 years. The authors conclude, "based on the study reported
here and others in leukemias, brain tumors, and cancer in general, lack of clinical trial participation (and of the increased knowledge of tumor biology that derives from modern clinical trials) offers one explanation" for the poor cancer survival im...
Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine
... exposure to highly active antiretroviral therapy, reported
problems, satisfaction with care, unmet needs, or ...ion," the authors found. "Although our respondents reported
being pitted between conflicting obligations, most of them found overt ways of negotiating solutions...
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
...ls. In one school, 47 percent of the sixth graders reported
being bullied on at least one of these days; at the other school, 46 percent reported
being bullied at least once. The study, published March 25 in the March/April issue of the journal C...
Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients
...nts, and it supports the conclusions of previously reported
postmortem studies," says Jang. "We still need to gather more data to confirm these characteristics, and our group will carry out further studies of how plaques develop and rupture. Someday OCT may provide information that will guide treatments to ...
Hospital acquired infections present major problem for infants in developing countries
...pecially south Asia where 56% of all isolates were reported
to be meticillin-resistant, is also of concern. Dr Zaidi comments: "Infections in neonates in hospitals have another, unrecognised detrimental effect on neonatal survival. When hospitals are seen as institutions where children experience poor outcom...
Oral bacteria may predict pregnancy outcomes
... the Journal of Periodontology (JOP). It's been reported
in the past that periodontal disease may be a factor in the occurrence of preterm low birthweight babies. Now it is believed that bacteria commonly found in dental plaque biofilms may also be related. Researchers evaluated bacterial levels in the sal...
Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users
...ersuade the Australian government to support NEPs, reported
that in 2000, the rate of 14.7 new AIDS cases for every 100,000 Americans was dramatically higher than the rate of 1.1 new AIDS case for every 100,000 Australians. During the 1990s, a small number of U.S. cities experimented with NEPs. The most caref...
NIAID initiates trial of experimental avian flu vaccine
...ses of and 46 deaths from H5N1 infection in humans reported
to the World Health Organization. To date, there has been a small number of cases where human-to-human transmission of the virus may have occurred. However, public health experts fear that the virus may evolve into one that is more easily transmitted...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...ed fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been reported
in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), as has evidence for an AD protective effect of increased marine fish consumption, a main source of DHA. This week, Lim et al. test whether DHA has a direct effect on amyloid production in a mou...
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