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MGH study shows mitral valve prolapse not a stroke risk factor

...H and elsewhere, hasled to the development of more stringent diagnostic criteria for mitral valveprolapse. Armed with the new criteria, researchers are revisiting earlierstudies of the condition, questioning beliefs about its prevalence and relationto a variety of diseases. Using new criteria, the Framingham...

Common hearing test for newborns may be wrong up to a third of the time

...strictest standard, it was 16.5 percent. The least stringent standard yielded only 11 percent of ears not passing. With ABR, all ears passed. "This result gives more reason to develop a universally acceptable standard for DPOAE, and highlights the difference between ABR and DPOAE," says Kileny. "Hospitals shou...

Leading NIH-funded medical schools agree on guidelines that would strenghten conflict of interest policies

...be monitored by policies that are clearer and more stringent than is the norm today," said Harvard Medical School dean Joseph B. Martin, who convened the group. The groups recommendations address inconsistencies and gaps in policies described in a series of four articles in the November 1 JAMA and the Novembe...

Drug war strategy: First fund enforcement then switch to treatment, says O.R. paper

... reigniting the epidemic - as long as a reasonably stringent regime is maintained.Professor Caulkins is an expert in modeling societal problems pertaining to drugs, crime, and violence. He has testified before Congress and state legislatures on the effectiveness of drug control programs and has briefed senior ...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March (first issue)

...al breathing events during sleep. However, a more stringent SDB definition involving associated objective daytime sleepiness reduced the rate to 20 to 30 percent of the sample. (In insulin resistance, the body produces antibodies to insulin which interfere with its activity. In glucose intolerance, a glucos...

Mayo Clinic study examines frequency of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD)

...e current study includes subjects who met the most stringent research criteria and are likely to represent cases that most clinicians would regard as true cases of AD/HD," says William Barbaresi, M.D., a Mayo Clinic developmental and behavioral pediatric specialist and lead author of the study. "This study rep...

Stringent regulation of traditional medicines is urgently needed

...cines for slimming still cause health problems and stringent regulation is urgently needed, according to a letter in this weeks BMJ. Researchers at Southend Hospital in Essex analysed several slimming preparations and the urine of several patients who had been attending a particular Chinese herbalist for weigh...

Study finds common knee surgery no better than placebo

...issues involved in the study and in developing the stringent consent process for the study. Of the 324 participants who met inclusion criteria for the study, 44 percent declined to participate, demonstrating they understood that they might not receive the actual surgery. Before undergoing surgery, participan...

Treatment for behavioral disorders in children with autism

...ctive than placebo in improving behavior. Using a stringent definition of improvement, 69% of the children randomly assigned to risperidone were much or very much improved at the end of the study, as compared with only 12% in the placebo group. This is the largest positive effect by a medication ever observe...

Attention acts as visual glue

...prised that it worked because we had to adopt such stringent testing conditions." Despite their stringency, the tests showed that activity in the parietal region increased significantly whenever the individuals were presented with more than one object at the same time. "This provides strong evidence in favor ...

Emergency angioplasty OK without surgical back-up

...ngioplasty during acute myocardial infarction, and stringent criteria that should be met for hospitals without cardiac surgery on-site," Sanborn notes. Although there was no analysis to determine if sicker patients might have been transferred elsewhere more often, death rates for transferred patients were more...

Hygiene is most potent force in tackling deadly diseases

Rapid and sustained implementation of stringent infection control procedures by healthcare workers...eveloping countries that cannot afford the latter, stringent contact precautions alone can be an effective substitute. "It was fortunate for Britain that SARS di...

Florida study shows surgical mishaps more likely in physician offices than surgery centers

...states across the country as they move toward more stringent regulation of office-based surgery, which until recently had little regulation or oversight. Today more surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures than in the hospital, and the proportion of operations in physician offices continues to rise. M...

Molecular test proves to be effective in measuring remission and relapse after cancer treatment

... polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, to be far more stringent at picking up traces of cancer that could lead to relapse than the standard test known as cytogenetic analysis, in which chromosomes are examined under a microscope. The study was part of a large international clinical trial to compare the response o...

Purefecta (TM) drinking water purifier from Pall and Kinetico removes pathogens...

... the only drinking water system that surpasses the stringent U.S.E.P.A. Guide Standard and Protocol for Testing Microbiological Purifiers (OPP Task Force Report, 1987) to earn its exclusive certification as a multi-barrier purifier. Its unique seven-stage, process also removes other contaminants found in water...

SARS outbreak in Beijing spread rapidly, was controlled fairly quickly

...zed the importance as well as the effectiveness of stringent infection control precautions, including respiratory and hand hygiene; patient isolation; appropriate use of personal protective equipment; and implementation of quarantine strategies when faced with a new infectious agent," Dr. Hughes writes. "As th...

Research examines treatment goals for acromegaly patients

...ry gland produces too much growth hormone, require stringent control of growth hormone levels in blood and close attention to its effects on the body in order to avoid consequent problems of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypertension, according to new research being published this month in The Journal ...

St. Jude Medical announces CRT patients showed improvement in the RHYTHM ICD study

...The RHYTHM study has a rigorous protocol with more stringent inclusion/exclusion criteria than previous studies, so all of the participating RHYTHM ICD investigators should be congratulated on achieving this important milestone." Patients enrolled in the RHYTHM ICD study have an approved indication for an ...

Niche and higher margin esters to counter price erosion and commoditization

...s. Compounding the issue of price pressure are the stringent policies of regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration that largely impact the fatty esters market. "There have been a series of litigation...

HIV drug content in developing countries meets U.S. standards

... Dr. Penzak said. "By ensuring that the drugs meet stringent manufacturing standards, we have a greater degree of confidence that they'll work well." ...

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