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Dealing with conflict in caring for the dying patient
...espect for nurse collaboration significantly lower than
did physicians. When asked what the most important element of a good working relationship is between physicians and nurses, physicians answered with "a willingness to help," while nurses answered with "mutual respect and trust." Other conflicts incl...
Government wasting your taxpayer money on ineffective drug cure
... little efficacy as a supplement is more expensive than
the standard treatments used for a patient on chronic hemodialysis. "I consider it a waste of government money," adds Dr. Steinman. "I do not believe we should continue to waste our limited resources on a treatment of unproven benefit."...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 15, 2005
...elevated levels of one or more risk factors. Fewer than
10 percent of the events in either sex occurred in those with only borderline risk factors. Nearly one-sixth of the CHD events in men and one-tenth in women occurred before age 55. Editorial writers say that the results do not support a strategy to ...
Researchers say breast cancer in Africa may provide clues to the disease in African-Americans
...n American women have lower rates of breast cancer than
white women in the United States, they have poorer...nosed most often between 35 and 45 years, and more than
fifteen years earlier than
women in Europe and North America. The mortality rate seen among women in...
Malt liquor beers, and the people who drink them, are different
...tance, and tend to drink more alcohol, more often, than
other types of drinkers. A standard drink is gene...tance, and tend to drink more alcohol, more often, than
other types of drinkers. "Measuring MLB consumption is difficult because MLBs differ from other beer...
Effects of education level on rates of obesity differ by race
...sproportionately higher for African-American women than
for white women, according to background information in the article. Although the excess weight observed in African-American women has been primarily considered a result of low socioeconomic status (SES), evidence from previous studies suggests that ...
Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women
...n addition, it is possible that assessment of more than
one inflammation-sensitive factor at the same time allows better classification of patients as to whether they have inflammation, " "It is reassuring to see continuing study of simple and well-standardized biomarkers, such as leukocyte count, and ri...
Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors at increased risk for bone fractures
...e rates were higher in the breast cancer survivors than
in the reference group. Overall, breast cancer survivors may sustain 68.6 excess fractures per 10,000 person-years compared with other women in the same age group." The increased risk for total fractures among breast cancer survivors persisted even a...
Mountain life spells longer life
Mountain dwellers live longer than
people in lowland areas, finds research in the Jou...ge had a worse coronary heart disease risk profile than
their peers living in the lowland area, with higher rates of circulating blood lipids and higher blo...
Obesity among African-American stroke survivors increases risk factors for recurrent stroke
...ere divided into six groups, underweight (BMI less than
18.5), normal weight (BMI 18.5 24.9), overweight ...I 35.0 39.9) and class three obesity (BMI greater than
40.0). The researchers compared patients' BMI with the cardiovascular risk factors, hypertension (...
Depression may explain higher risk of heart attack associated with antidepressants
The underlying depression, rather than
the effects of the drugs themselves, may explain t... antidepressants, suggests research in Heart. More than
one in 10 older people are prescribed antidepressants. The findings are based on anonymous prescribi...
New study shows how very low-carb diets take off the pounds
...drate calories are treated differently by the body than
fat or protein calories," said Guenther Boden, MD,...not yet convinced that one diet has any more value than
another -- they all have value." Annals of Internal Medicine is published in Philadelphia by the Am...
Newly discovered pathway might help in design of cancer drugs
...doctors to target treatment more precisely, rather than
directing chemotherapeutic medication or radiation... form of DNA that is often more deadly to the cell than
other types of damage," said Greenberg. "That's how many anti-tumor medications -- medications such...
AACC and The Endocrine Society partner to promote patient education
...m as necessary. Currently, the site includes more than
200 test descriptions. Lab Tests Online has won se...o American society. Today, the site averages more than
500,000 visitors a month. In June 2004, AACC launched a localized version of Lab Tests Online in the...
HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK
...990s, more likely from changes in sexual behaviour than
from reduced infectiousness resulting from antiret... by the study shows a faster doubling time in 2003 than
the other five. Current surveillance data shows a recent increase in infections amongst homosexual m...
Treating depression helps slow physical decline in older adults, study shows
...on report persistent greater functional impairment than
those without depression. "This study is importan... to experience improvement in physical functioning than
patients whose depression was not successfully treated, the study found. Depression was more likely ...
Reducing hostility in young coronary artery disease patients is important piece of rehabilitation
...ase patients have a higher prevalence of hostility than
older patients with the disease, researchers expla...s higher in patients under 50 ("younger patients") than
in those 65 and older. "Our study data reveal the high prevalence of hostility symptoms in young cor...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...SCI had significantly lower shin-bending stiffness than
able bodied volunteers. Also, there were significant differences between SCI groups divided into individuals with and without pathologic fracture history. No difference found in the recovery of upper and lower limbs post stroke, pg 65 This study q...
Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis
...either no pain or significantly reduced pain (less than
3 on the 0-10 pain scale) in response to the painful heat. Under hypnosis, fMRI showed that brain activity was reduced in areas of the pain network, including the primary sensory cortex, which is responsible for pain perception. The imaging studies a...
Bevacizumab combined with chemotherapy prolongs survival for some patients with advanced lung cancer
...ombination with standard chemotherapy lived longer than
patients who received the same chemotherapy withou...eived bevacizumab in combination with chemotherapy than
in the patient group that received only chemotherapy. A full description of side effects observed i...
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