Tag: "twice" at medical news
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...ears, the current standard of care. Additionally, twice
as many women receiving tamoxifen developed second (or new) breast cancers than those treated with exemestane. Unlike other aromatase inhibitors, exemestane is a steroidal aromatase inactivator, which means it selectively targets and irreversibly ...
Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management
...n HIV clinician in the outpatient setting at least twice
within the first year following diagnosis. The fi...inician at least once within 6 months and at least twice
within 12 months following diagnosis, compared to only 60 percent of patients in the standard-of-car...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...ercent improvement we had hoped for, we saw almost twice
that," Buzdar says. "We were totally surprised with these striking findings, and pleased that we may have a better treatment for women with HER-2 breast cancer." They also found that it did not matter whether the patients' tumors were estrogen-recept...
Corrected metabolism leads to health benefits and weight loss
...istory and food preferences. Dr. Claude Morin, twice
president of the General Practice division, British Columbia Medical Association, screens the initial blood tests. The blood tests reveal many deficiencies or abnormalities such as elevated uric acid level, elevated cholesterol, iron deficiency, ...
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
...ysical aggression. Verbal harassment was more than twice
as common as physical in the study. Bullying occurs in one form or another across ethnic groups and income brackets, Juvonen said. "Our data show that children are emotionally affected on the days they get picked on, regardless of whether it's 'harml...
Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
...linic cardiologist who directed the study. "Almost twice
as many people die of cardiac causes then, as comp...ve sleep apnea, the peaks were reversed; more than twice
as many cardiac deaths came during the sleeping hours." Apoor Gami, M.D., lead author of the study, ...
Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related
...sit to an allergy specialist is around $100, about twice
the cost of a visit to a family doctor. A new study suggests that family physicians could better serve their patients with symptoms related to hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, by using a definitive blood test to screen for actual allergies. The test ...
Waist size linked to diabetes risk in adult men
...gory with a BMI of 30 or greater were at more than twice
the risk to get type 2 diabetes as were those who had a high BMI or a high waist circumference alone. In addition to measuring BMI, the investigators recommend that physicians and researchers measure waist circumference instead of the waist-to-hip ra...
Single mothers at higher risk for depression
...g depression as the most costly illness. Women are twice
as likely as men to suffer from depression....
University seeks recruits for arthritis study
... people with arthritis, and arthritis patients are twice
as likely to suffer from depression as members of the general population. In addition, previous research has indicated that depression and pain could impair cognitive performance, for example, performance on tasks that require attention and concentra...
Teenage highs and lows
...Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health in the USA twice
(in 1995 and in 1996) over a one year period. Over half of the students in the study who indicated use of marijuana in 1995 were still using it one year later. Twenty-one well-established risk factors of adolescent substance use/abuse, including pe...
Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care
...t disparities occur often. Females were more than twice
as likely to agree that there are disparities compared to males, and black physicians were five times more likely to agree, compared to white physicians. Most physicians agreed with the statement that people receive different care based on whether th...
Use of potentially inappropriate medications among elderly common in some European countries
...inistration of many drugs at the same time, nearly twice
the risk), anxiolytic (medication used to reduce anxiety or agitation) drug use (1.8 times increased risk), and depression (1.3 times increased risk). The odds of potentially inappropriate medication use significantly increased with the number of ass...
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
...on and care by the nurse practitioner were checked twice
monthly with a physician. For issues unrelated to.... Overall, community care group participants were twice
as likely to reach cholesterol and blood pressure levels considered "safe," as measured against nati...
Depression may explain higher risk of heart attack associated with antidepressants
...lic antidepressants (TCAs) for the first time were twice
as likely to have a heart attack within the next s...ve serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) were over twice
as likely to have a heart attack within the next seven days. But the increased risks of a heart atta...
'Speaker's cramp', a new type of involuntary mouth-, lip-muscle movement
...injections every 3-4 months and evaluation once or twice
between treatments. In response to treatment, patients reported marked improvement in and relief from the grimacing and speech difficulty associated with Speaker's Cramp. The level of digastric muscle activity was important and reflected the severity...
Meditation may reduce heart disease risk
... mind to settle to minimal activity for 15 minutes twice
daily may help the meditator and his blood vessels relax in the hectic world around him. Dr. Frank Treiber, director of MCG's Georgia Prevention Institute, and Dr. Surender Malhotra, cardiology fellow at MCG, are co-authors on the study which is ...
Most advanced CT scanner improves imaging of heart, avoids need for surgical inspection
...lectric. Features include production of images at twice
the speed and in greater detail than the 32-slice, and picture quality so good it decreases the need for invasive, more risky procedures, called angiograms or cardiac catheterization, to check for arterial blocks. Cardiac catheterization requires th...
Gender a factor in who gets bypass surgery
...n with the same conditions. Similarly, women were twice
as likely not to receive the surgery as compared to men in the same age group; for example, women in their 40s experienced over a three-fold risk of not receiving the surgery over men in their 40s. Medical literature has typically reported a higher r...
Study examines three-day antibiotic regimens for treating bladder infection in women
... to receive amoxicillin-clavulanate (500 mg/125 mg twice
daily) or ciprofloxacin (250 mg twice
daily) for 3 days and were followed for 4 months. The researchers found that clinical cure resolutio...
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