Tag: "system" at medical news
Physicists find patterns within seemingly random events of physiological systems
...is exhibited in events such as avalanches, where a system
exists in a quiet state, accumulating energy, until it reaches a "tipping" point and collapses, only to build up again and repeat the cycle. The researchers, therefore, speculate that the dynamical patterns found in these wakefulness periods may hin...
Yale authors raise concerns regarding regionalized heart attack care
...duce mortality, Krumholz writes. "The health care system
in the United States is clearly not the same as Eu... for ourselves in the United States whether such a system
works before we adopt it." Saif Rathore, the study's first author and a second-year medical student...
US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
...rity, but the obese themselves and the health care system
that cares for them will pay a very heavy price in terms of higher death rates and escalating health care costs." To estimate the current impact of obesity on life expectancy, the researchers calculated how much longer people would live if obesity di...
Liverpool to lead 20M Department of Health initiative to develop medicines for children
...his will include a national information technology system
for research data capture, storage and retrieval, based in Liverpool. The Co-ordinating Centre will establish local research networks across the UK that will support clinical research in all relevant settings, particularly in primary care....
Research suggests possible blood test for multiple sclerosis
... molecules. MS is a disease of the central nervous system
that affects the brain and spinal cord. It strikes an estimated 250,000 people in the United States and is a major acquired neurologic disease in young adults. Common signs and symptoms of MS include fatigue, psychological and cognitive changes, wea...
Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart
...adding a community health worker to a regular care system
has the same impact and lowers costs. I suspect it will." Becker said that the results should encourage others to consider alternative systems, or at least more flexible systems to help reduce heart disease risk among African Americans. Co-authors i...
Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges
...und evidence in laboratory studies that the immune system
may be able to recognize methamphetamine and boost...uggest that the drug can engage the body's defense system
to attack methamphetamine in such a way that makes users inclined to use more of the drug, the resea...
Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care
...isconnect between what physicians report about the system
in general and what they report in their own hospi...ed to explain disparities involved the health care system
(insurance and lack of time) and the patients themselves (failure to adhere to treatment, health beh...
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
...re delivery system. The report concluded that the system
may lack cultural sensitivity, may include communication barriers for non-English-speaking patients, or is too difficult to access due to insurance and/or financial limitations. "Significant cultural diversity exists in this country and cultural awar...
Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems
...EOs/COOs thought that a mandatory, nonconfidential system
would discourage reporting of patient safety incidents to their hospital's own internal reporting system
(69 percent) and encourage lawsuits (79 percent) while having no effect or a negative effect on pati...
Fixing of the lumbar column aided by simple radiological techniques
...valuated a method to guarantee the pedicular screw system
in a reliable way, avoiding the neurological complications. This system
groups together a series of radiological projections by means of which we can see to the borders of ...
Balance and better interactions between primary-care and specialist physicians improve US health
...he challenge for the United States health services system
is to find better ways for primary care and specialist physicians to work together so that health services are more effective, efficient and equitable," said Dr. Starfield....
Epstein-Barr virus protein crucial to its role in blood cancers
...which EBV transforms human B cells from the immune system
into cancerous cells, which can lead to development of B-cell lymphomas. Erle S. Robertson, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Director of Tumor Virology, with Penn's Abramson Cancer Center and MD/PhD student Jason Knight, published their r...
Earlier use of prostate cancer vaccines urged by Hopkins scientists
...sity of Connecticut found that the animal's immune system
recognizes the cancer but fails to mount an attack... that if we use the vaccine to activate the immune system
right after we give the mice hormone therapy to shrink their tumors, T-cells start a reaction agains...
GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix
... contagious bacterial infection of the respiratory system
that causes spasms of severe coughing. It is spread through airborne droplets of an infected person's cough or sneeze. The first symptoms of pertussis are similar to the "common cold" with a mild fever, runny nose and a cough. Symptoms generally p...
Medicaid enrollment at late stages may partly explain poor outcomes for cancer
...as such had been on the margins of the health care system
for some time. Medicaid requires that individuals have both a disabling condition and low income and assets. Therefore, many of those enrolling in Medicaid after diagnosis have late stage cancers. The authors say their findings have far reaching impl...
Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis
...tructure." The pain network functions like a relay system
with an input pain signal from a peripheral nerve going to the spinal cord where the information is processed and passed on to the brain stem. From there the signal goes to the mid-brain region and finally into the cortical brain region that deals wi...
Short-term effects of spit tobacco suggest long-term health risks
...ntained in spit tobacco on the part of the nervous system
regulating the heart and blood vessels," says Vire...ance, the body seeks to protect the cardiovascular system
by decreasing heart rate and dilating the blood vessels. It does this by "shutting down" the sympath...
Age shouldn't be a factor in kidney transplantation
...aches to matching have come about as a result of a system
implemented by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) in October 2002 for allocating higher-risk kidneys that were once considered unsuitable for transplantation and discarded. These include kidneys from deceased donors over age 60 or those over...
Cornea transplants can be improved
...nt. "Our results found that, over all, the current system
for assessing quality and density of cells is good in the nation's eye banks," Dr. Lass says. "But there is room for improvement in some eye banks' assessment procedures, both in terms of enhancing image quality of the microscope image of the corneal...
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