Tag: "veterans" at medical news
New evaluation tool reliably predicts recovery from coma
...tion management during coma recovery. Ninety-five veterans
and civilians over age 18 unconscious after a severe brain injury were evaluated with the DOCS weekly, for up to six weeks. Investigators measured social knowledge, taste and swallowing, olfactory, proprioceptive (perception of one's body in space) a...
New scale predicts recovery of consciousness from coma after brain injury
...Using the DOCS, the researchers evaluated military veterans
and civilians over age 18 years who were unconscious after a severe brain injury. The test stimuli were organized into eight subscales, including social knowledge; taste and swallowing; olfactory; proprioceptive (perception of one's body in space) an...
Rebuilding wounded veterans: Annual review of limb loss & prosthetics research
...ion practices, techniques, and devices that enable veterans
and others with limb loss to improve their health ...ations Investigators describe the extent to which veterans
with a nontraumatic, unilateral lower-limb amputation engage in foot care and smoking, and if health...
Veterans in better health than other residents of nursing homes, new test for evaluating tinnitus
Molecular study of osseointegration, comparison of veterans
to other residents of community nursing homes, new...ilitation medicine, including a comparison of male veterans
to other male residents of community nursing homes, a description of a new test for evaluating tinni...
UCLA-VA study names India dietary staple as potential Alzheimer's weapon
...o improve health care and quality of life to older veterans
through the advancement and integration of research, education and clinical achievements in geriatrics and gerontology into the total VA health care system and broader communities. A copy of the full paper can be found on the Journal of Biological ...
National Academies news: Gulf War and Health
...ealth problems that may be experienced by Gulf War veterans
could be associated with exposures to fuels for mi...ts of potentially harmful agents to which Gulf War veterans
might have been exposed. The first report focused on potential health effects from depleted uranium...
Federal forum reports Americans aging well, but gaps remain
...00, the proportion of men age 65 and over who were veterans
went up from 54 percent to 65 percent. Although the number of older veterans
is projected to decline slightly from 2000 to 2010, it is projected to increase thereafter due to th...
Implanted defibrillators cut heart patients death risk, some more than others
...vascular Center team that analyzed data from 7,000 veterans
treated for heart trouble in Veterans Affairs hosp...m after they've received the device. The veterans
in the study who received ICDs were classified into four groups, depending on the number of points t...
Study: Physical activity in middle age cuts risk of early death
...enter randomized controlled trial that will enroll veterans
with cardiovascular risk factors and follow them for six months of walking using a pedometer, and diet and exercise counseling. She's also planning a study funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute that will use enhanced pedometers to en...
Exercise for special populations, sensory research, factors impacting rehabilitation top issues
... function of sedentary and physically active older veterans
to the physical function of their civilian peers. ...ipants in an outpatient exercise program for older veterans
were evaluated for lower-body strength and cardiorespiratory endurance. Test results were then compa...
VA study finds rural veterans in poorer health
...RIVER JCT., Vermont - A study of more than 767,000 veterans
by Veterans Affairs researchers shows those in rur... care for rural patients. "We need to think about veterans
who live in rural settings as a special population, and we need to carefully consider their needs wh...
Certain components of the brain's 'executive functions' are compromised early in abstinence
...drinking. All of the study participants were male veterans
receiving treatment at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Researchers administered memory and executive-function tests to two groups, alcohol-dependent participants (n=27) receiving treatment at an outpatient substance-abuse clinic, and age...
VA beats managed care for diabetes, study finds
...itiated expansive improvements in how it cares for veterans
with chronic illnesses, a new multicenter study finds VA patients with diabetes are more likely to receive recommended tests and have better outcomes than managed care patients. Researchers looked at 1,285 patients with diabetes from five VA medical ...
Isolated soy protein shown to benefit type 2 diabetics, study indicates
...protein added to the diets of 14 men, all military veterans
under treatment for advanced stages of type 2 diabetes, significantly lowered unwanted proteins in their urine and slightly raised desired HDL cholesterol levels in their blood, researchers say. The two improved areas are linked to kidney disease and...
Chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War veterans
...e Syndrome (CFS) is nearly four times as common in veterans
of the first Persian Gulf War as in nonveterans, a...tic factors appear to play a role in both Gulf War veterans
and civilian populations. Partial defects in one or more genes combined with environmental factors c...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 56th Annual Meeting
...sy has surrounded the question of whether Gulf War veterans
have developed neurological diseases at higher rat...ir study of over half a million men indicated that veterans
had a 60 percent increased risk of death from ALS compared to non-veterans, independent of branch of...
Veterans have increased risk of ALS
...or Vietnam, although there were not enough Vietnam veterans
for the numbers to be statistically accurate Weisskopf said. "This study shows that the increased risk of ALS among military personnel does not appear to be specific to service during the Gulf War," Weisskopf said. "More research is needed to confirm...
Study finds little effects in patients who take prescription drugs and dietary supplements
...tpatients visiting general medicine clinics at two veterans
affairs medical centers located in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. Because herbal supplements are more frequently used in the western half of the United States, the researchers sought to sample one VA health care system on the West Coast and compare resu...
Are Gulf war veterans getting better?
Gulf war veterans
still have considerably poorer health than other m...litary personnel over a four-year period. Gulf war veterans
experienced a modest reduction in fatigue and psychological distress, but a slight worsening of phys...
Electrical stimulation in patients with paralysis and spinal cord injury
...nhances the health, wellbeing, and independence of veterans
with disabilities. Orthoses selection improves cl...re needs, pg # 511 Study determined the number of veterans
with spinal cord injury (SCI) who rely on informal assistance to provide for daily physical needs. S...
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