Tag: "reported" at medical news
Stem cells given in minimally invasive procedure improve heart function
...atment for these and other heart failure patients, reported
Dr. Patel, director of clinical cardiac cell thera... that had been kept frozen. Last April, Dr. Patel reported
the results of a trial looking at stem cell therapy given in conjunction with beating-heart bypass s...
Health initiatives can help peace building in the Middle East
...ises the question of whether the health initiative reported
by Skinner does contribute to peace. Dr Jabbour states: "Building trust among a limited number of collaborators across lines of conflict is important. But making peace is much more than individual relations. Cooperative efforts must show a broader i...
Supermarket bakery workers risk developing asthma
...ondon and the Royal Brompton Hospital. Their study reported
in the latest edition of the European Respiratory ...ed with baking. They found 15 percent of employees reported
work-related asthma symptoms, and 26 percent had eye or nose work-related problems The study also fo...
Study says 43% of US adults at risk of heart disease are not utilizing aspirin therapy
...py (41% vs. 33%), only 54% of increased-risk women reported
taking aspirin on a regular basis to reduce their ...stroke. In comparison, 59% of increased-risk males reported
regular aspirin use. Regarding methods for risk reduction, the survey findings suggest that healthc...
Cardiovascular risk factors in midlife strongly linked to risk of dementia
...ure) were 24 percent more likely. Participants who reported
ever smoking at midlife were 26 percent more likel...e or gender subgroups. While previous studies have reported
an association between individual CV risk factors and dementia, whether these risk factors in midlif...
Communication between primary-care physicians and patients can reduce medication-related problems
... their medical records to tally the number of ADEs reported
over a three-month period. They also surveyed phys... panel of physicians and pharmacists reviewed each reported
symptom to determine whether it constituted a true adverse drug event. The researchers found that wh...
Study finds no evidence of a 'cancer personality'
...5 years. A total of 1898 instances of cancer were reported
in this cohort. Analyses demonstrated no association between either neuroticism or extraversion and any group of cancer. Moreover, even after these factors were combined, no increased cancer risk was identified. "We found no indication of an associa...
Researchers map the sexual network of an entire high school
...t dating). Slightly more than half of all students reported
having sexual intercourse, a rate comparable to the national average. The researchers mapped the network structure of the 573 students involved in a romantic or sexual relationship. Moody said the results generate a snapshot of the network of romanti...
Vaginal hysterectomy leads to better outcomes than abdominal surgery
... in the trials," Johnson says. None of the studies reported
a significant cost difference between laparoscopic and abdominal hysterectomies, but one study found that laparoscopic hysterectomies were significantly more costly than vaginal hysterectomies. The Cochrane researchers reviewed data from 27 studies t...
Vioxx went mostly to patients who didn't need it, Stanford researcher says
...heart attacks. Similar findings were also recently reported
for Celebrex, although it is still available. What makes the widespread use of COX-2s so troubling is that they aren't any more effective at controlling pain than NSAIDs. While they were seen as a welcome alternative for those at greatest risk of gas...
Moderate alcohol intake may reduce risk of dementia in older women
...nd cognitive function. As part of the study, women reported
how much alcohol they drank daily. The research, which will be reported
in the February 1 issue (Vol. 161, pages 228-38) of the American Journal of Epidemiology, found that...
Study shows strengths, gaps in quality of care for kids in California's public mental health clinics
...s, from assessment to treatment to follow-up, were reported
in the medical record. Documentation of the care ... incarcerated; Almost 30 percent of children were reported
to be victims of abuse or neglect; One-half of the children had at least one parent with documented...
Pharmacist review does not keep older people out of hospital
...rers about their drugs, removed out of date drugs, reported
possible drug reactions or interactions to the general practitioner, and informed the local pharmacist if a compliance aid was needed. After six months, 178 emergency hospital admissions had occurred in the control group and 234 in the intervention g...
Study confirms ICDs more effective in preventing sudden cardiac death than medical therapies
...en Cardiac Death in Heart Failure Trial (SCD-HeFT) reported
in the January 20 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. "This is the second large-scale study to suggest that heart failure patients without coronary artery disease who receive ICDs, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, have a better ...
Diet, exercise, stimulating environment helps old dogs learn
...gs and a variety of stimulating toys. The study is reported
in the January 2005 Neurobiology of Aging. Dogs are an important model of cognitive aging, and these findings could have important implications for people. Like humans, dogs engage in complex cognitive strategies and have a more complicated brain str...
CPR performance does not follow guidelines
...g instructions on chest compression rate have been reported
to improve the compression rate during cardiac arrest in patients," the authors write. "If our study represents how CPR is delivered during resuscitation from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in other communities, there is a great opportunity to impro...
African Americans half as likely to receive surgery for esophageal cancer
... experience a lower rate of survival." Researchers reported
that African Americans were generally undertreated for their disease. Twenty percent of African-American patients received radiotherapy as their only treatment and 26% received no therapy at all, compared to 13% and 15% of white patients, respectivel...
Program effective at reducing depression in teens
...ntion patients, compared with usual care patients, reported
significantly fewer depressive symptoms (average C...e scores, 3.8 vs. 3.5). Intervention patients also reported
significantly higher rates of receiving mental health care (32.1 percent vs. 17.2 percent) and psych...
Mandated parental notification laws concerning prescription contraception would affect teenagers
...s seeking these services. Sixty percent of minors reported
that a parent or guardian knew they were accessing sexual health services at the clinic. Fifty-nine percent of all adolescents would use the clinic for prescription contraception even if parental notification were mandated. This response was less com...
Collaborative care, training boosts adolescent depression treatment in primary care clinics
...ort severe depression (31 percent vs. 42 percent), reported
fewer depressive symptoms, improved quality of lif...ical depression. Impairing depressive symptoms are reported
by 28 percent of high school students during the past year. Research has identified effective treatm...
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