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Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
... to have cardiac catheterization or bypass surgery than
whites even after accounting for differences in age, insurance, disease severity or other health problems. "We also wanted to highlight the striking confluence of known risk factors for heart disease and stroke in minority populations especially hyp...
Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
...eport cards work in ways that are more complicated than
we assumed, and some physicians may respond to the...cks and Hispanics were less likely to receive CABG than
white patients after the report card was released. Prior to the report card, CABG rates were 3.6 pe...
Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack
...of JAMA. According to background information, more than
280,000 Medicare enrollees are admitted to hospita...s, younger and healthier patients were more likely than
older high-risk patients to receive intensive treatment and medical therapy," the researchers note. ...
Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems
...gative effect on patient safety (73 percent). More than
80 percent felt that the names of both the hospita...datory public disclosure systems were more willing than
respondents from the other states to release the hospital name (22 percent vs. 4 to 6 percent). Whe...
Risk of cardiac death after radiotherapy for breast cancer has declined, study finds
...umors receive a higher radiation dose to the heart than
patients with right-sided tumors. However, modifications in radiation techniques over time have been able to reduce the radiation dose to the heart, which may affect the risk of cardiac death. To determine whether the risk of death from ischemic hear...
Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV
...V Cohort Study and Swiss cancer registries on more than
7,300 people infected with HIV. People with HIV in...ART these tumors occurred 20 times more frequently than
they do in the general population without HIV/AIDS. HAART use was not associated with lower risks of...
Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased
...radiation for breast cancer is so much safer today than
it was before. People believed it, but there reall...olz. "This study highlights the progress made more than
10 years ago. Receiving radiation will only become safer and safer for patients as we move forward, ...
Other highlights in the March 16 JNCI
...minority groups have lower breast cancer incidence than
white women. However, among women with breast canc... likely to have estrogen receptor-negative disease than
white women. Breast cancer mortality is also higher among African American women than
in white women...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (second issue)
...s who developed a bloodstream infection was higher than
that for more severely ill patients. The research...f the liver and admission to the hospital for more than
2 days before ICU admission were also found to significantly increase the death rate. This assembla...
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
...t black Americans at greater risk of heart disease than
full-service physician care alone. The analysis b...ctive at helping patients lower their risk factors than
the standard in which patients are on their own to follow - or not follow - their doctors' orders." ...
Study shows acrylamide in baked and fried food does not increase risk of breast cancer in women
...e exposed to levels 1,000 to 100,000 times greater than
levels humans are exposed to through diet. The researchers assessed acrylamide intake of more than
43,000 women, including 667 breast cancer cases, who were enrolled in the Swedish Women's Lifestyle ...
Helping answer needs by developing specialists in autism
...stablished in 2003, the CSATC actively treats more than
800 children and is the only pediatric academic an...at the Autism Society of Indiana. Nationally, more than
1.5 million children and adults are said to have the disorder, which affects the normal development ...
Balance and better interactions between primary-care and specialist physicians improve US health
...ently, the United States has many more specialists than
do other comparable countries with better health l...ry-care physicians are blurred. In countries other than
the U.S., specialists typically work in hospitals and see patients only on referral from primary-car...
Earlier use of prostate cancer vaccines urged by Hopkins scientists
...esponsive to hormone therapy," says Drake. "Fewer than
20 percent of men respond to vaccines alone." Drugs that suppress male hormones such as testosterone, which fuels prostate cancer, are one of the main treatment alternatives for early relapse and helps stall cancer growth. No clinical trials are yet...
New ways to design safer & more effective topical (transdermal) drug delivery announced in the PNAS
...rugs absorb through the skin. After analyzing more than
100 different CPEs to better understand how they m...skin permeability, the researchers engineered more than
300 new CPEs. The design of the new CPEs was based on the researchers' understanding of the molecula...
Prostate cancer screening practices examined
...effects, treating the cancer may be less desirable than
leaving it alone, especially in older men. "But th...he initial screen. Of men with PSA readings higher than
normal, 64 percent underwent biopsy within three years. The higher the PSA readings, the higher the ...
GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix
...2004 the highest number of reported cases in more than
40 years. In addition, 39 percent of cases report... one pivotal trial, which studied Boostrix in more than
3,000 adolescents in the United States, aged 10 to 18. The Phase III clinical trial showed Boostrix...
New hand-held information system for emergency responders
...to users' PDAs at http://WISER.nlm.nih.gov . More than
1700 copies of the WISER software have been requested and downloaded. A desktop version will be available later this spring, and a web-based version is also being developed. NLM is collaborating with regional and local emergency response organizatio...
SAM on the favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix
...2004 the highest number of reported cases in more than
40 years. Due to these alarming statistics, it is critical for adolescents to receive extended protection against pertussis. Adding a pertussis component to the current tetanus-diphtheria booster vaccine for teens could help prevent this disease in...
Ethical discussion should come before research
...should be held to a higher precautionary standard" than
deciding to destroy embryos left over from the in-vitro fertilization process. Jones, a bioethicist, is a member of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protection of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "We need to do t...
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