Tag: "severity" at medical news
Imaging test could be used to diagnose schizophrenia
...eduction in size of the SRG may correlate with the severity
of auditory hallucinations and of formal thought disorder. However, all of these previously documented anatomic differences overlap significantly with those of healthy controls and are thus not useful for diagnosis. "Therefore, this newly report...
2004 Spring Allergy Capitals(TM) identified
... key environmental and medical factors have on the severity
of allergies in each market. Americans aren't tau... key environmental and medical factors have on the severity
of allergies in each market: City's pollen levels Use of over-the-counter and prescription allerg...
Eye disorder that can cause blindness is high among people with type 1 diabetes mellitus
...ated at 767,000 persons having DR of any degree of severity
(0.37 percent) and 376,000 people having vision-threatening retinopathy (0.18 percent). "Retinopathy due to type 1 DM is an important public health problem in the United States, affecting one per 300 persons 18 and older, and one per 600 persons with...
Patients who receive kidneys from older donors do well
... those with limited life expectancy based on their severity
Exposure to famine associated with increased breast cancer risk
...he risk of breast cancer increased with increasing severity
of famine exposure. For example, women who experienced severe exposure to famine had a 48% increased risk of breast cancer compared with women who were not affected by the famine. The association between famine exposure and breast cancer risk was hig...
Low activity levels found among children with asthma due to parental health beliefs
...nning and swimming have been shown to decrease the severity
of asthma symptoms. The report, published in the April issue of Pediatrics, shows that this physical inactivity is partly due to parents' misconceptions that exercise poses a risk to asthmatic children. The findings are based on the results of a te...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, April 6, 2004
...population would survive. The study found that the severity
of cognitive impairment was strongly associated with decreased survival. Walking disturbances, falling, congestive heart failure and diabetes were also associated with decreased survival. An editorial writer says that the diagnosis of dementia and Al...
Brain activity, including memory-processing, changes in Tourette syndrome
...histories and used a standard method of rating the severity
of their illness. He found that those with the most severe history of Tourette syndrome had the largest post-levodopa decreases in brain activity during the working memory task. Now that they know the brain functions differently in people with Toure...
First national sleep conference March 29-30 explores sleep's role in public health
...ing crashes (which have a fatality rate and injury severity
level similar to alcohol-related crashes) and public transit incidents including airline crashes, to medical errors. Dr. David Dinges of the University of Pennsylvania will describe ways to prevent, detect, and treat various contributing factors to s...
Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help stroke patients get well
...ke, this research did not show that it reduced the severity
of the stroke. There were no significant differences in the severity
of strokes suffered by patients who had been taking statins, and those who had not....
Study finds little effects in patients who take prescription drugs and dietary supplements
...searchers sought to explore both the incidence and severity
of potential interactions between prescription medications and dietary supplements and found that most of the interactions approximately 94 percent of the patient population studied were not serious, based on limited available evidence. "This is e...
Behavioral symptoms may indicate increased smoking risk among adolescents
... WHAT IT MEANS: These findings indicate that the severity
of certain behavioral symptoms, such as aggression and hyperactivity, may help identify adolescents who are at higher risk of smoking at a young age. Determining risk factors for smoking among adolescents may aid in the development and implementation...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, March 16, 2004
...cenarios, which differed in the type of error, its severity
and the completeness of error disclosure. Full disclosure neither increased nor decreased the likelihood that a patient would agree that they would seek legal advice...
Mayo Clinic researchers identify testing for patients for prostate treatments
...urinating. Researchers assessed conditions such as severity
of symptoms, urinary flow rate, residual urinary volume and prostate volume. Using these assessments, physicians can better select patients and offer them educational counseling to avoid serious complications after brachytherapy. Others involv...
Study shows 'gaming' in heart transplant system
...hat heart transplant centers often exaggerated the severity
of a patient's condition to increase the likelihood of obtaining a transplant organ. To address this behavior, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which governs organ allocation, initiated changes in the system. Since those changes went into...
New policy stops transplant heart gaming put potential still exists
... have found evidence of gaming -- exaggerating the severity
of a heart patient's condition -- at heart transplant centers prior to 1999 to increase the likelihood of obtaining a transplant organ, but not after that year when new policies governing the patient waiting list went into effect. Dr. Dennis Scanlon...
Progenitor cells predict heart disease severity
...s have uncovered a strong relationship between the severity
of heart disease and the level of endothelial prog...res at Duke and correlated those findings with the severity
of coronary artery disease. Specifically, they determined how many of the coronary arteries showed s...
Losing consciousness can stop you getting posttraumatic stress disorder
...the accident, their current memory function or the severity
of the injury they incurred. This result is perhap...kely to develop posttraumatic stress disorder, the severity
of the injury did not prove to be a contributing factor." As the size of this study was relatively s...
Twin study finds possible connection between depression, heart disease
...ed, HRV parameters were strongly related with the severity
of depressive symptoms. A lifetime history of major depression was related to HRV only in presence of current depressive symptoms -- but people with depressive symptoms had decreased HRV also in absence of a lifetime history of major depression. The...
Los Angeles kids benefit from new asthma identification process
...ficiently and accurately assess the prevalence and severity
of asthma and the occurrence of poorly managed ast...ods, we can begin to understand the prevalence and severity
of asthma in underserved children and work to ensure our young patients receive optimal asthma manag...
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