Tag: "years" at medical news
Cartilage repair techniques shown to restore patient mobility and reduce pain
...ts in this study were examined at a minimum of two years
after their procedure to assess the short and long-term outcomes of their surgery. The research showed that, in the short-term, the procedure was more effective in patients with a lower body mass index. Also, the knees with "good fill," or tissue rep...
UCLA study shows that people drink less alcohol as they age
...-but drinking among those who were born in earlier years
showed a faster decline than among people born more recently. For instance, people born in 1925 decreased their drinking an average of 11 percent for each decade of aging while those born in 1935 reduced their drinking about 9 percent each decade. Th...
Hormone therapy increases risk of urinary incontinence
...erapy in 27,347 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79 years
enrolled between 1993 and 1998. Existence of any UI symptoms was known for 23,296 participants at baseline and 1 year. Women were randomized to receive estrogen alone (conjugated equine estrogen, [CEE]), estrogen plus progestin (CEE plus medroxyprog...
Study examines three-day antibiotic regimens for treating bladder infection in women
...nfections has been made more complicated in recent years
by increasing antimicrobial resistance, which has led to increased use of alternative antibiotics. There have been no published studies on the efficacy of one such antibiotic, amoxicillin-clavulanate, in the treatment of acute cystitis (inflammation ...
When the brain, not the ears, goes hard of hearing
...istort your speech and add to the confusion." Six years
ago the same team of researchers reported finding a closely related brain "timing" problem where people are not as adept as they once were at detecting slight gaps in speech. While the average person can hear sound gaps of about 2 milliseconds apart,...
Exercise therapy builds strength, mobility in MS patients
...ients in the reviewed studies ranged from 34 to 51 years
old, with varying types and severities of multiple sclerosis. The researchers suggest future studies should include a greater number of older individuals, severely disabled patients and patients who have been living with the disease for more than 18 ...
NYU Child Study Center receives grant from the American Red Cross September 11 recovery program
...ilies. "In our research and work during the past 3 years
it has become clear that the children in these families are often functioning much better than their caregivers," said Marylene Cloitre, Ph.D., Cathy and Stephen Graham Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Director of the Institute for Tr...
Researcher explores ways to make hypnosis a more effective therapeutic technique
...nding won't lead to an inappropriate response. Two years
into the three-year project, the research indicates that instruction does indeed help people respond better to hypnotic suggestions. By speaking with subjects and letting them watch how others perform under hypnosis, "we can get at least half of init...
Diagnosis of prions in patients should utilize novel strategy, team says
...or detecting prions in tissue, developed in recent years
by UCSF scientists, is significantly more sensitiv...nohistochemistry, developed in the DeArmond lab 20 years
ago, involves using an enzyme known as a protease, or a combination of harsh acid and high temperatu...
Resistance to chemotherapy
...spective article, the initial identification three years
ago of resistance mutations against imatinib led to the rapid development of alternative kinase inhibitors that work even against tumors with the resistance mutation. Similarly, the results by Pao and colleagues should help researchers develop second...
Antimicrobials to prevent infection in major surgery are used properly only about half the time
...development of systems in which the knowledge from years
of research and recommendation from clinical practice guidelines are routinely incorporated into practice."...
Similar results found in both older and younger patients undergoing weight-loss surgery
... bypass surgery in 110 patients younger than sixty years
with 20 patients 60 years
or older. The researchers examined patients' conditions and medications related to obesity both befo...
Physical activity linked to protection from Parkinson's disease
...n the study, strenuous activity in the early adult years
was also linked to a lower risk of Parkinson's, bu...ities beginning in 1986 and were updated every two years
through 2000. During the course of the study, 387 cases of Parkinson's disease (252 men and 135 wome...
Diabetes a bigger heart disease risk for women than for men
.... The trial, which will follow participants for 4 years
on average, will end in 2006....
How often should women get mammograms?
...unteers following a variety of schedules over many years
to demonstrate small mortality differences and wo...essive. If women underwent mammograms every two years
beginning at 40 and then annually starting at 50, there would still be a 33 percent reduction in mor...
Culture-specific exercise sparks interest of older women
...n tune with the group. Taylor-Piliae had spent 15 years
in Hong Kong, speaks Cantonese and is familiar with the culture. "Language was not a barrier to understanding in this study," she said. "This is important." The researchers looked at the effects of Tai Chi on blood pressure, balance, muscular stren...
Lead in the environment causes violent crime, reports University of Pittsburgh researcher at AAAS
... in children born today, compared to those born 30 years
ago. Yet, Dr. Needleman's latest research shows that even very low levels of lead found in bone, as measured by a technique called X-ray fluorescence, can affect brain development. In a 1996 Pitt study of 301 children, those with the highest concentr...
Natural selection as we speak
...terns, and their evolution over the past 7000-8000 years
allows linguists to quantify the important role of...reds of thousands of examples of them in the first years
of life. Where universal tendencies exist, they are emergent properties of language as a self-organi...
'Marital strain' increases women's risk of death, heart disease
...hers tracked the health of the participants for 10 years
to determine if they developed heart disease or di...on women developing heart disease or dying over 10 years
of follow up. However, when considering more contemporary measures, two types of marital strain wer...
Gene signature can predict breast cancer spread
...cer. Patients were followed up for an average of 8 years
and 93 (33%) were found to have cancer that had sp...ients who developed distant recurrence within five years
(93% sensitivity) but was less accurate at predicting patients whose disease did not return within 5...
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