Tag: "underrepresented" at medical news
Beta-blocker shown to be ineffective in patients with advanced heart failure
...dy is that we need to make sure that traditionally underrepresented
groups - females, African-Americans, Asians and Hispanics - respond in a similar fashion to our therapies. The study has raised the questions of possible genetic differences that may be present that we need to examine." Seventy percent of the partici...
Study provides new evidence that chemical in tomato sauce may help fight prostate cancer, particularly in black men
...tudy focuses primarily on black men, who are often underrepresented
as clinical subjects. It is also the first to link the effect of tomato sauce consumption to a reduction of human DNA damage, considered a marker for increased cancer risk, according to the researchers. Researchers at the University of Illinois in C...
UCSF study finds shortage of California dentists in rural, poor, minority communities
...ved. Policies to promote greater participation of underrepresented
minorities in dentistry are essential for producing a dental workforce that is responsive to the needs of underserved populations, Mertz added....
Elderly lung cancer patients tolerate aggressive chemotherapy as well as younger patients
...ger. According to Langer, elderly patients are underrepresented
in clinical trials, making it difficult to evaluate properly the efficacy and safety of current treatment options in this patient population. Moreover, the incidence of lung cancer rises with advancing age and it is highest in the 70 to 80 year-old ...
Wake Forest establishes Maya Angelou Research Center on minority health
...ong and healthy lives. These same groups are also underrepresented
in the biomedical research community as participan...th disparities. Nationally recognized programs in underrepresented
minority health education. Nationally recognized research on underrepresented
minority health relat...
Ten schools receive funds to improve access to dental care, enroll minority/low income students
...munities in need of dental care and to boost their underrepresented
minority and low-income student enrollment numbers...rican-American, Latino, Native American, and other underrepresented
minorities into dentistry. The Pipeline Profession & Practice national program office is based at C...
Model dental school curriculum to address disparities in oral health care
...tistry will allow the recruitment of students from underrepresented
groups. According to statistics collected by the American Dental Education Association, only 4.8 percent of dental students are African American and only 5.3 percent are Hispanic -- percentages that do not reflect the general U.S. population. The new...
UCLA report shows disparities in children's health
...aigns were conducted to encourage participation by underrepresented
groups. To monitor the status of California's children, CHIS will continue to measure key indicators every two years. CHIS will also have the opportunity to interview the same participants over time to obtain more in-depth information about particula...
SWHR: Report findings affirm health of women hinges on reform of clinical research
...agnosis and treatment of CHD has often excluded or underrepresented
both women and minorities, and as a result, the tests and therapies used to treat women with CHD are based on studies conducted predominately in middle-aged men. "Coronary heart disease is the number-one killer of women, claiming the lives of 250,00...
New book addresses need for racial diversity in elderly research
... chapters address diverse populations historically underrepresented
in health-related research, including older Africa...s in the recruitment and retention of historically underrepresented
groups, including identification of barriers to participation in research and strategies for overcom...
Oncology Nursing Society honors Fox Chase Cancer Center nurse with Radiation Therapy Nursing Award
... "Through the involvement of minorities and other underrepresented
groups, we can better understand the development of prostate cancer, better ways to detect it, improve treatment, and possibly prevent the disease," said Bruner. Other research interests include quality of life assessment and economic, sexual and ur...
Mind the gap
... conditions or diseases common internationally are underrepresented
in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in leading medical journals. The authors used the World Health Organization's 1999 list of the top 30 causes of global burden of disease and examined the randomized controlled trials published in 6 lea...
New report highlights lack of minorities in medicine
...hnic minorities in Massachusetts and the number of underrepresented
minority medical students and physicians in the st...ston's population, no teaching hospital reports an underrepresented
minority physician makeup of more than 10%. Only one of five of the Black, Latino and Native Americ...
New grant addresses minority nurse shortage
... health department's report, minorities are vastly underrepresented
in the nursing population in Pennsylvania. African Americans make up almost 9 percent of Pennsylvania's population but account for only about 3 percent of the RNs in the state. The numbers are even lower for Hispanics, who make up 2.5 percent of Pen...
Family therapy reduces stress symptoms in adolescent survivors of childhood cancer
...o had fewer intrusive thoughts. "Fathers are often underrepresented
in pediatric research samples, because so many studies occur in outpatient settings where mothers accompany their children," remarked Dr. Kazak. Dr. Kazak's previous studies found that fathers of childhood cancer survivors have PTSS at levels nearly ...
NIH funds seven science education partnership awards
...cience by 12th grade, and minority students remain underrepresented
in engineering and science baccalaureate programs. SEPA grants support two phases of the science education projects. In Phase I, the partnership develops and evaluates biomedical and/or behavioral science education models that are based on health-rel...
New Crestor data in African-American patients with high cholesterol
...African-American patients, who have generally been underrepresented
in clinical trials. "As an African American physician who treats a large number of African-American patients, the ARIES trial represents an opportunity to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of statins in this high-risk, undertreated and underserve...
Elderly cancer patients are significantly under-represented in cancer clinical trials
...d a reduced quality of life. Elderly patients were underrepresented
in trials for all cancer treatments except those examining breast cancer hormonal therapies. Researchers suggest that this likely reflects the general acceptance among both patients and physicians that hormonal therapy is well tolerated and effectiv...
African-Americans receive less aggressive heart attack treatment
...odels of care, community outreach and promotion of underrepresented
minorities in the biomedical sciences....