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First Trimester Screening For Down Syndrome Possible, NICHD-Funded Study Finds
...nit, and 42 percent byprotein A. By combining the results
of either the hCG test or the free betasubunit tests with the protein A tests, accuracy increased. The detection ratefor hCG and protein A tests combined was 63 percent, and the detection rate forthe beta subunit and protein A combined was 60 percen...
Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
... of data collection are notaccurate enough to make results
trustworthy. But, they add, if simplecorrections are made, such scorecards can be a good way to ensure quality care. "We are questioning whether these types of scorecards are reallyaccurate enough to make available to consumers," Jollis said ...
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
...se of its "anti-aging"effects. However, the study results
indicate that ERT plus progestins may stillbe protective against heart disease, but not because of ERT's anti-aging affectson the endothelium, say the authors. The benefit of ERT plus progestins may come from its effects oncholesterol levels ...
Increased Public Access To Defibrillation Could Prove Potentially Cost-Effective And Life-Saving
...on and itseffects are likely to be additive to the results
of a standard EMS system. Implementation of PAD by members of the public cost $44,000 per additionalquality-adjusted life year and implementation by police cost $27,000 compared toa standard EMS system. A quality-adjusted life year is a term used to...
Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers
...ges in tax rates on youth smoking behavior and our results
indicate this impact is small or nonexistent." The Cornell researchers found that when they looked at the original 1988 national survey data they found that higher taxes were indeed linked to lower teen-age smoking rates. But when they also analyze...
Fat: It's Not For Breakfast Anymore; Study Finds Fat Linked To Clotting
...the fat-richbreakfasts," according to Mennen. "The results
of our trial support the viewthat the factor VIIa response to a high dietary fat intake is independent of thetype of fat," says Mennen, who adds that this response would probably occurafter any fat-rich meal, not just breakfast. He stresses t...
Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs
... urgently to the operating room," saysOuriel. "Our results
show that patients receiving urokinase canexperience success rates equivalent to that of surgery, but thefrequency and extent of open surgical procedures is reduced." More than 30 percent of patients avoided open surgicalprocedures by using the ...
Heart Laser Surgery: An Alternative To Transplantation
...nts with severe coronary artery disease. Clinical results
were reported today at theInternational Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. According to Valluvan Jeevanandam, M.D., Surgical Director of the HeartTransplantation Program at Temple University Hospital, "this promi...
International Study Raises Hopes For Heart Transplant Patients
...benefits to heart transplant recipients. Clinical results
obtained from 24 research centers in five countries were reported today at the International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. According to Howard J. Eisen, M.D., Medical Director of the HeartTransplantation U...
"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region
...ing trauma care centers andaeromedical depots. The results
are presented in a paper being delivered at theMon... considering bothtypes of resources in tandem. The results
were especially interesting forMaryland, a state with an already well-developed trauma system. Holdi...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
...the answers concerning lower limit of benefit, but results
are not expected for another five years. NCEP guidelines call for individuals with elevated cholesterol -- but noevidence of coronary heart disease or other atherosclerosis -- to reduce theirLDL levels to at least 130 mg/dL. For individuals with he...
Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke
...a second stroke in most patients, according to the results
of a largeclinical trial published in the April 22...rnal of theAmerican Medical Association. (1) These results
may bring about a change in the way the medical community treatsstroke. For many years it has been ...
UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over
...disciplinary boundaries to demonstrate preliminary results
that they then can present in proposals to external funders. Among the program's success stories are: o A $1.3 million grant to Lockwood and Richard Salvi, Ph.D., professor of communicative disorders and sciences, from the National Institutes of Hea...
PITT Researchers Demonstrate Human Brain's Natural Mechanism For Guarding Against Errors
...it may guard against them before they happen. The results
of theirstudy are to be published in Friday's edition of Science. "Our research shows the brain has its own built-in system for detectingcompetition between two possible yet incompatible responses to a situation,"explained Cameron S. Carter, ...
Asthma-Airways Clinic Improves Lives, Reduces Medical Costs
... taught to take control of their health needs, the results
weredramatic---fewer days in the hospital, fewer t...d to discuss the program and the evaluation of its results
atthe 1998 conference of the American Lung Association and American ThoracicSociety in Chicago, sche...
Area of Research Outlined For Promising New Cancer Drugs
...te expectations to unreasonablelevels prior to the results
of clinical trials. However, on the other side, thepotential beauty of these drugs is that they may only be required for short-termtreatment, and that many of these other issues will be manageable." A collaborative project between scientists...
Cost-Effective Treatment Possible In Africa For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women If Drug Prices Lowered
...ivethis therapy is likely to be. In the meantime, results
from the Centers forDisease Control and Prevention...ntiviral drugs AZT and 3TC. The team compared the results
of notreatment, which is the current practice in most of the developing world, withthree regimens: ...
Earliest Warning Sign Indicates Need To Test For Condition Associated With Fetal Deaths
...omparing patient records during the pregnancy with results
of the laboratory analysis of placental tissue after the fetal or infant death, Gugino and colleagues found that if only one of these symptoms is present, chorioamnionitis should be suspected and patients should be tested for the condition. "...
Communication Between Doctors And Asthma Patients Is Key
...ts $6.2 billion ayear---and more than half of that results
from hospitalizations and emergencyroom visits....
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
...ndings. "The design of the study was novel and the results
were remarkable," she says. "The findings in diabetic rats open the door to novel dietary intervention in Diabetes mellitus." Charron suggests that more information is needed, however. "Caution must be taken in these therapies, because liver abnormal...
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