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Mitral valve repair at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center gets Los Angeles dentist on the road to recovery

...lectrocardiogram (EKG) and echocardiogram-standard tests used to diagnose MVP-indicated that the 55-year-old had a 30 percent blood flow back into the heart. It was decided to monitor the condition with regular EKGs. Then last October, Dr. Bredberg experienced an alarming episode while visiting in Santa Fe...

Study finds Latin American heart patients receive less treatment than North Americans and are nearly twice as likely to die

...g. Patients wereenrolled if they had chest pain or tests that indicated they were suffering froma heart attack or would probably soon have one. "From what our study tells us, hospital physicians in Latin America take a muchmore conservative approach to treating patients with a heart attack than dodoctors i...

Study: moms' depression hurts kids' development

...e chronicallydepressed fare significantly worse on tests and other measures showing schoolreadiness, verbal...lsoevaluated youngsters with various sophisticated tests of language and mentaldevelopment and interviewed mothers about their levels of depression and their...

OHSU Researcher studies possible negative impacts of long-term soccer play

...study showedamateur soccer players scored lower on tests for planning and some aspects ofmemory than athlet...nd the soccer playersexhibited impaired ability on tests relating to planning and memory. On theplanning tests, 39 percent of soccer players had scores that ...

First link demonstrated between multiple concussions, neuropsychological deficits in college athletes

...free of all symptoms before returning to play. The tests administered in thisstudy allow us to thoroughly m...oorlyon problem solving and information processing tests than players with multipleconcussions who had no history of LD," Dr. Collins says. Moreover, the stu...

University of Pittsburgh study finds that simple test spots early signs of heart disease in women

... donecombining these factors with results from new tests that detect subtle signs ofatherosclerosis. These...ot picked upthrough conventional means like stress tests or angiography. "EBCT is an underutilized tool which provides an accurate picture of subclinicalathe...

Hard liquor, not beer or wine, may explain trends in cirrhosis mortality

...ior, includinghoarding of scarce goods, make these tests suggestive rather than definitive,said Roizen. "Our results serve as a clue, not an explanation, for the mysterious peak anddecline of cirrhosis mortality," said Roizen. The observed long-term correlation was effectively anticipated in a 1967 paperpu...

Analysis suggests women treated for breast cancer do better with axillary node dissection

...dea is if you take out the sentinal lymph node and tests indicate it isnot cancerous then you shouldn't hav...dissect the other nodes," Scott-Connersaid. "If it tests positive, you probably ought to remove more lymph nodesbecause they might also be cancerous." Scott-...

Follow-up phone calls by nurses benefit cancer patients

...frican-American Women withBreast cancer. The third tests the intervention in younger African-Americanwomen with breast cancer. In the telephone-based nursing intervention, patients are called once aweek over eight weeks. The nurses are matched to participants by race andgender. The same nurse deliv...

Pacemaker for larynx allows patients to breathe easier

...After repeated tests, including pulmonary function tests and treadmill tests (to measure breathing capacity) and endoscopic tests (to view thestimulated movement of the vocal fo...

Study finds concussions affect brain behavior in hockey players

...e start of the season.Gaetz has since modified the tests and is now re-testing players. Th...ction is monitored. Motor control andco-ordination tests are also carried out. "We found that the functional brain responses lookedsignifican...

Revived drug prevents malaria, skirts drug resistance

... frequently for another eight weeks, getting blood tests for theparasite as well as an interview geared to pick up symptoms. The blood tests included new methods sensitive to human red blood cellscarrying parasites as well as conventional mi...

Camelford water contamination did lead to cerebral function damage

... groups through various clinical and psychological tests to determine the medical condition and anxiety levels in the affected people. They found that there were several abnormalities in people exposed to aluminium and other contaminants in the Camelford incident. For example, they found that their psych...

Hit on the head? Hit the bench!-- New concussion guidelines urge caution for athletes, coaches, doctors

... braininjuries, standardization of post-concussion tests and a database to follow theprogress of every athlete who sustains a concussion. The guidelines were formulated after a 1997 conference that brought togetherrepresentatives of prominent medical societies whose members treat athletes, andmajor nationa...

Review identifies factors leading to better outcome for some metastatic breast cancer patients

...ch--ifthere's a problem or change in symptoms then tests are done to see why," saidlead author Dr. David Ri...ose chemotherapy regimen. The induction treatment tests thesensitivity of patients' tumors, inducing tumors to begin to die and identifyingthose for whom hi...

Dyslexic children use nearly five times the brain area to perform an ordinary language task as normal children

...whiletheir brains were being imaged. Three of the tests involved pairs of words andthe fourth used pairs of musical tones. In the language tests, the boys heard a series of word pairs thatconsisted of either two non-rhyming words such as "fly" and "church," tworhyming words such as "fly" and "ey...

Diabetes therapy may impair memory function in children

...f diabetes therapy, the children took a battery of tests tomeasure cognitive function. One test measured a brain function called spatialdeclarative memory. "They sat at a computer screen, and a dot would appear,"Hershey explained. "After a certain period of time, they had to point to thescreen where they r...

For early detection of Alzheimer's, loved ones know best

... to a patient is even more valuable than cognitive tests in the veryearly stages of Alzheimer's disease. Co...g Projectpreviously found that scores on cognitive tests don't decline much with ageunless a person develops a dementing illness such as Alzheimer's disease....

NIAID spearheads collaborative network for clinical research on immune tolerance

...le to stay off insulin longer than oneyear. Recent tests of tolerogenic approaches to induce immune tolerance have shownpromising results in both laboratory animal models and early human clinicalstudies. Network researchers will accelerate testing of these and othertolerogenic approaches, and will develop ...

Young children who are in regular contact with farm animals are less likely to develop allergies later in life

...ed: 1.1% compared with3.9%.Reactions to skin prick tests were about twice less frequent (18.8% against32.7%) for farm children as for the others. This clearly marked difference persisted when other factors were taken intoaccount, such as genetic background, parents' education, eating habits andliving condi...

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