Tag: "useful" at medical news
Elderly people cared for by spouse are at greater risk for abuse, Pitt researchers find
...ivers. The findings from this study could provide useful
tools to doctors, who can help identify caregivers at risk for providing poor-quality care. They may particularly target depressed, older spousal caregivers for screening and intervention efforts. "Clinicians should focus not only on treating the de...
Patients with cancer have highly increased risk for blood clots
...creen: 700-2,700), which does not make screening a useful
strategy. Rather than screening for factor V Leiden or the prothrombin 20210A mutation, it may be more cost-effective to consider prophylactic anticoagulant therapy for patients with cancer who have an increased risk to develop venous thrombosis," th...
Bone density returns when teens stop using Depo Provera, Group Health study finds
...tudy's lead investigator. "This information can be useful
in helping young women balance the need to avoid unintended pregnancies with the need to build strong bones." Scholes' study, which appears in the February 2005 issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine , is the first to show that teen...
Over-the-counter supplement appears effective in treatment of midlife-onset depression
... take traditional antidepressants, DHEA may have a useful
role in the treatment of mild to moderately severe midlife-onset major and minor depression." (Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2005;62:154-162. Available post-embargo at archgenpsychiatry.com )...
Tiny superconductors withstand stronger magnetic fields
...rial, researchers now report. This finding may be useful
for technologies that employ superconducting magne...tors don't repel magnetic fields, they could prove useful
in a variety of superconducting applications. By incorporating nanowires as filaments in bigger sup...
Varicella vaccine effective on chicken pox; Impact on herpes zoster unclear
...uez. "It is possible that varicella vaccine may be useful
in helping prevent zoster if it is administered to elderly persons who have had chickenpox. The longterm effects of universal vaccination on both chickenpox and zoster need to be assessed so that the vaccine policy can be modified, if necessary."...
Stat5 protein inhibits spread of breast cancer cells
...provides a mechanism to explain why Stat5 may be a useful
tumor marker to predict risk and outcome in early stage breast cancer patients....
Brain tumor treatment can vary greatly, according to new JAMA study
...emotherapy, despite research findings that it is a useful
therapy for brain tumors. Other findings also rai...ients, physicians and the community will find it a useful
resource." The National Brain Tumor Foundation, cited on the patient page, often refers new patients...
Diffusion-weighted MRI can diagnose 'mad cow'-related disease in humans before symptoms show
...ead author of the study, diffusion-weighted MRI is useful
for many conditions, and it is widely used for early detection of stroke-related conditions. According to the study authors, early diagnosis of CJD is notoriously difficult and is often complicated by its frequent confusion with other causes of demen...
Screening for osteoporosis prevents hip fractures in older adults
...lt. Our study has several strengths but should be useful
to NIH consensus development panels and groups drafting clinical guidelines on screening for osteoporosis," adds Fried. Current estimates of the prevalence of osteoporosis are 18 percent of women and 6 percent of men, age 50 and older....
Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground
...eophones, all precisely located to obtain the most useful
information with which to explore for hydrocarbons...nical energy generated by a vibrator truck is only useful
if it gets converted into elastic energy in the ground. And elastic energy coming back out of the gr...
First US kidney cancer vaccine trial underway at Columbia
...ch has provided evidence that vaccines may also be useful
for preventing or treating cancer. Tumor vaccines contain a specific protein of the tumor cell that stimulates an immune response. In the study, patients with stage IV renal cell carcinoma are given regular doses of an investigational kidney cance...
Clinical trial of Etanercept for Wegener's disease shows no benefit
...the treatment of Wegener's granulomatosis would be useful
in preventing disease relapses," says John H. Stone, M.D., associate professor of medicine, director of the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center, and lead investigator of the study published in the Jan. 27, 2005, issue of the New England Journal of Medici...
National Academies news: Academy honors 17 for major contributions to science
...h and whose lectures would prove solid, timely,and useful
additions to the knowledge and literature of the field - goesto HERBERT E. HUPPERT, professor of theoretical geophysics, anddirector, Institute of Theoretical Geophysics, University of Cambridge,United Kingdom. Huppert was chosen "for fundamental re...
Older people with the 'Alzheimer's gene' find it harder to 'remember to remember' even if healthy
...netic risk for Alzheimer's. He says, "It could be useful
for someone to recognize such a risk, as recent research suggests that lifestyle factors such as diet, including cholesterol, may be important in the development of the disease precisely for those with the genetic predisposition."...
Rebuilding wounded veterans: Annual review of limb loss & prosthetics research
...y rapid fabrication of the PCast system makes it a useful
alternative in prosthetic socket production. July/August 2004 (Volume 41, Number 4)Pg. 535 Shoe choice impacts soft tissue damage to residual limb of people with amputations Investigators quantify the structural properties and energy dissipation ...
Study shows strengths, gaps in quality of care for kids in California's public mental health clinics
...nded by Medicaid. "These data will be tremendously useful
in setting priority areas for improvement of care ...ed and difficult population. This research will be useful
in identifying gaps and helping us set priority areas for improvement of care for children." The res...
Researchers hope monkeys can provide new insights into depression
...heir lifetimes. "We believe these monkeys can be a useful
model for learning more about depression in women,..." The researchers said monkeys may be particularly useful
for learning more about human depression for several reasons. In women, depression is often associat...
Discovery of pathway in learning impairment caused by liver disease may lead to drug treatment
...ation of cGMP in brain by safe procedures may be a useful
treatment to restore cognitive and intellectual functions in patients with overt or minimal hepatic encephalopathy."...
A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development
...s no doubt that this roadmap will be regarded as a useful
instrument to bring greater cohesion and coordination to the field." Ho urges the Enterprise not to ignore the important contributions made by scientists outside of the collaboration. "It is my contention that great new ideas are as likely to ...
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