Tag: "similar" at medical news
UT Southwestern doctors track Oklahoma Alzheimer's patients via telemedicine
...d reach more people. In addition, Dr. Weiner said, similar
telemedicine setups could be used in any remote location, enabling doctors to better serve patients living in primarily rural areas....
Teaching a less obvious medical skill -- Ethical decision-making
...l values and reasoning, may respond differently in similar
situations, just as different families respond variously to the same situation. Family members should listen carefully when a doctor makes a recommendation and invite the doctor to explain the rationale for the approach if one is not forthcoming, Kal...
Boosting HIV screening can increase survival and is cost effective
...id that even in settings with HIV infection levels similar
to the U.S. general population, one-time screening could deliver excellent return on investment. "HIV is a severe disease that, left untreated, produces substantial morbidity and mortality," said Paltiel. "It has a long asymptomatic phase, which can ...
Routine HIV screening should be expanded, study finds
... a study from researchers at Yale and Harvard with similar
results. "These two independent studies provide great external validation for each other emphasizing the robustness of our findings and the value of expanded HIV screening," she said. Sanders led the study with colleagues from the Palo Alto (Calif)...
'Broken heart' syndrome: Real, potentially deadly but recovery quick
...ctively stunning the muscle and producing symptoms similar
to a typical heart attack, including chest pain, f...ome reports exist, mainly from Japan, and describe similar
syndromes, but no biochemical analyses have previously been performed that link the condition to ele...
Early HIV screening prolongs life and is affordable, Stanford study shows
...rs alongside another cost-effectiveness study with similar
findings. "The dovetailing of these two studies is breathtaking," said A. David Paltiel, PhD, associate professor of health policy and administration at Yale and lead author of the second study. "One rarely achieves such strong, external validation o...
Certain gun storage practices can reduce risk of youth firearm injuries, suicide
...tent for both handguns and long guns and were also similar
for both suicide attempts and unintentional injuries. "In summary, storing household guns as locked, unloaded, or separate from the ammunition is associated with significant reductions in the risk of unintentional and self-inflicted firearm injuries ...
Marijuana use affects blood flow in brain even after abstinence
...s in the small blood vessels in the brain, because similar
PI values have been seen in other diseases that affect the small blood vessels." The PI values for light and moderate marijuana users improved over the month of abstinence. There was no improvement for heavy marijuana users. The light users smoked tw...
African-Americans may need more medication to control asthma
...erican and Caucasian patients with asthma, who had similar
degree of airflow limitation and comparable controller medication requirements, the African-American patients required greater concentration of the glucocorticoid medication to suppress lymphocyte production. This difference in response between Afri...
Bone density returns when teens stop using Depo Provera, Group Health study finds
...sed," Scholes concluded. In 2002, Scholes reported similar
results among women aged 18 to 39. However, the cu...po-Provera injections were compared to those of 90 similar
women who were not using this method. Bone density measurements were taken at the start of the study...
Bone density appears to recover after adolescents discontinue injected contraceptive
...osses seen among the DMPA users occurred at a pace similar
to those experienced by women progressing through ...e mineral density after discontinuation of DMPA is similar
to the bone mineral density increase after a woman stops breast feeding. "The potential loss of bone...
Mailman School of Public Health researchers develop infectious disease diagnostic tool
...iruses and bacteria that can present as clinically similar
pulmonary disease. This new technology platform addresses important challenges for infectious disease identification-sensitivity and breadth. Mass Tag PCR provides the ability to be precise in identification, as well as the ability to apply current...
Why North America is not a rhythm nation
... and Bulgaria. Two of the songs had a simple meter similar
to western-style melodies (2 + 2 + 2 + 2) and two had a complex meter (2 + 2 + 3). The participants then listened to altered versions of the same four tunes, in which beats had been added to make the simple meters complex and the complex meters simpl...
Effects of autism reach beyond language, new research suggests
...uld be highly stressed. Students were also given a similar
battery of tests a week after the exam, when thing...ests. A week after the exam, students were given a similar
round of cognitive tests. This time, the students did slightly worse on the memory test, but had imp...
Non-lethal weapons focus of research study
...er bullets, and bean bag projectiles. Tasers and similar
devices deliver a series of painful shocks meant to temporarily incapacitate violent and mentally disturbed suspects. Bean bags and other kinetic impact projectiles are fired from shotguns or specialized launchers and are designed to inflict pain and...
Opportunity missed: TIA patients receive less aggressive attention than those with stroke
...platelet agent aspirin. Anticoagulant therapy was similar
in both groups. ACE inhibitor therapy was prescribed in 26 percent of stroke patients and in 12 percent of TIA patients. The rate of documented stroke education at discharge for TIA patients was 35 percent versus 67 percent for stroke patients. In...
Optimal treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
...l steroid injection. Patients in both groups were similar
in age the median was 50 for the surgery group and 53 for the injection group as well as in the duration and severity of their symptoms. All wrists were evaluated 14 days after the initial ...
Alcohol: Global burden on health similar to tobacco and high blood pressure
...death and disability caused by alcohol globally is similar
to that caused by tobacco and high blood pressure, concludes a review in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Overall, four percent of the global burden of disease is attributable to alcohol, 4.1% to tobacco and 4.4% to high blood pressure. Alcohol is c...
Early supported discharge services can reduce long term dependency for stroke patients
...dmitted to hospital. Patients in the analysis had similar
characteristics. The investigators found that those who received the ESD service had statistically fewer deaths and reduced dependency. The reduction equates to an extra six patients regaining independence for every 100 patients receiving ESD service...
Substance protects resilient staph bacteria
...cientists. In addition, they also are hoping that similar
research under way elsewhere on Bacillus anthracis...human antibiotic compounds and salt concentrations similar
to levels found on human skin. Dr. Otto's group also used mice fitted with catheters to demonstrate ...
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