Tag: "size" at medical news
Schizophrenia patients don't take medications regularly
...diCal for inpatient care. San Diego, with its size
as the sixth largest county in the United States, and with its diverse ethnic composition "provides a suitable sample to investigate non-adherence. In our study, the ethnic diversity of our subjects approximated that of the County's general populati...
Study reveals high suicide rates among young people in India
...escent psychiatrists, is justified considering the size
of the public-health problems that can lead to suicide"....
PNNL develops mercury-absorbing pollution solution
...eramic substrate with a specifically tailored pore size
and a very high surface area. The surface area of one teaspoon of this substance is equivalent to that of a football field. "This substance has proven to be an effective and voracious tool for absorbing mercury," said Shas Mattigod, lead chemist and ...
Minimally invasive breast cancer treatment shows promise
...cers (2 centimeters or less in diameter--about the size
of a grape), the researchers performed RF ablation on 21 breast cancers in 20 patients immediately before the patients underwent surgical lumpectomy (removal of the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding tissue) or mastectomy (removal of the ...
Existing therapies applied to new use in broader spectrum of cancer care
...te treated mice were only a third to a quarter the size
of tumors from the controls. Nembutal reduced metastasis to the liver in the mice injected with tumor cells in the spleen. Only 20 percent of barbiturate-treated mice exhibited metastatic spread to the liver, while 80 perc...
The human brain and comparative judgments
...umerical information and nonnumerical stimuli like size
and luminance. Specifically, the researchers were ...ments, continuous dimensions such as luminance and size
are neither processed by distinct regions of highly specialized cortex nor by a single generic compa...
Myosin mutant points to human origins
... this single mutation--most notably a reduction in size
and contractile force of the jaw-closing muscles, ...pulations may mean that the decrease in jaw-muscle size
and force eliminated stress on the skull, which 'released' an evolutionary constraint on brain growt...
Be picky when served large portions
...articipants often didn't notice changes in portion size
even when they were given 50 percent or 100 percen...first to publish a study of the effects of portion size
on the patrons of a public restaurant. The study, "Increased Portion Size Leads to Increased Energy...
Antibiotics within 4 hours of arrival at hospital better for pneumonia patients
... substantial proportion do not. Given the growing size
of the Medicare population, any additional improvement in administration timing could prevent a substantial number of deaths each year and preserve health care resources."...
Treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ varies widely in United States
...ake it difficult to treat, such as the often large size
and the wide variation in recurrence rates. "The ability to predict which women with DCIS will develop invasive cancer will ultimate solve the dilemma of DCIS," Morrow writes. "For the present, understanding who makes treatment decisions and why is l...
Jefferson-led study shows transdermal system as effective as IV pump for post-surgical pain
...own as E-TRANS fentanyl PCTS, is approximately the size
of a credit card, self adherent to the skin, pre-programmed and needle free. It delivers pain medication across the skin with a low level electric current when activated by the patient with a small button on the surface of the device. The fentanyl tr...
Transdermal patch as effective as intravenous pump for post-op pain control
...nsdermal system is a self-adhesive unit, about the size
of a credit card, and is worn on the patient's upper arm or chest. It delivers small doses of fentanyl into the skin, where it then diffuses into the local circulation and is transported to the central nervous system. Eugene R. Viscusi, M.D., of Tho...
More older women are retaining 'young' breasts causing potential screening problems
...n sensitivity between the two groups indicated the size
of the potential problem. "I don't think the problem of women referred on because of uncertainties over dense breasts is that big in the Netherlands as there is a low referral rate. But, if larger numbers of women are referred on, then the probabilit...
Childhood abuse may predict social phobia, agoraphobia, and PTSD among adult alcoholics
...ents seem mandatory." Although this study's sample size
of men was much greater than the sample size
of women, Langeland said it is likely that gender may influence the way that alcohol problems and a ...
Poor prognosis for depression linked to an autoimmune thyroid condition?
... suffering from depression in 80% of cases. As the size
of this study is relatively small, further research will be necessary to confirm these findings, and to understand whether the thyroid condition is the cause of the depression or vice versa....
USC study finds hormone supplement used by athletes may not increase testosterone
...umerous medical tests and monitored men's prostate size
through digital exams. The team found that over si...Digital examination also may not detect changes in size
as well as other techniques such as ultrasound. Researchers are unsure about potential effects of el...
Why don't heart patients take their medicine? Study finds forgetfulness at the top of the list
...stionnaires. They also asked about their household size
and education levels. In all, 50.4 percent of the patients reported some level of non-adherence to their medication regimen. More than 48 percent said they hadn't stuck to their statins, while 40 percent had trouble keeping up with their ACE inhibit...
Losing consciousness can stop you getting posttraumatic stress disorder
...did not prove to be a contributing factor." As the size
of this study was relatively small, the researchers stress that a study using a larger number of volunteers will be needed to determine if losing consciousness consistently protects against posttraumatic stress disorder....
Coronary aneurysms are independent predictor of mortality, should be aggressively monitored
...oncludes that coronary aneurysms -- regardless of size
-- are associated with a increased risk of death...g of arteries) .The presence of an aneurysm of any size
was found to have an adverse effect on long-term mortality similar to diabetes, coronary artery dise...
Evidence suggests that the brain can switch to 'automatic pilot' during learning
...idea is that, if the brain's representation of the size
of the object is what is being rapidly recovered w...ns. "Since the subject can immediately recover the size
of the object, he or she should be able to rapidly perform the comparison. "However, if performanc...
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