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Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
...n the U.S. In the U.S. in 2007, over 218,000 men are
expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and over 27,000 will die. Established prognostic factors include age, summary stage, primary treatment, histologic grade, socioeconomic status, and year of diagnosis. Epidemiologic studies have identifi...
Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
...gnosis than white women. Whether these disparities are
due to a difference between races in tumor biology.... However, the authors conclude, these differences are
not clinically important with respect to survival over and above the standard AJCC stage categories....
Spot on treatment for acne
...olving 18 healthy human volunteers and the results are
expected to be announced later this year. In an ea... development, by up to 70%. The Phase I results are
startlingly good, said Nigel Blackburn, director of clinical development at the company, Summit, whi...
Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis
... has been estimated that over 20 million Americans are
afflicted with OA, and that number will rise to 40...reatment of OA.1 A number of these recommendations are
challenged in the Editorial2 in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, with particular concern about their im...
A 'broader' look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart
...There was a fairly high rate of abnormalities that are
found incidentally outside the coronary arteries a...se examinations require physician interpreters who are
trained to read the entire CT, not just the coronary vessels, he said. One of the issues that we ...
Patient-centered approach can backfire
Today's doctors are
trained to take a more "patient-centered" approach...doesn't work for everybody. In fact, some patients are
significantly less likely to follow doctors' orders and feel satisfied with their care when physicia...
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
...nd Woods helped design the study. Other co-authors are
former U. of I. graduate students Rachel A. Marian...ccine is that older adults often do not reach what are
considered to be protective levels after receiving the vaccination. On average, he said, the Taiji...
Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
...n tests being developed through our collaboration, are
essential tools in the emerging field of Chinese a...ting in a license of intellectual property, and we are
excited to be a part of this achievement. The MESP test will allow, for the first time, objective as...
Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
...ase and stroke. Vitamins C and E and beta carotene are
potential mediators of the apparent protective effect of a plant-based diet on cardiovascular disease. Nancy R. Cook, Sc.D., of Brigham & Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues tested the effects of these compounds in th...
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
...ome daily or being unable to care for oneself also are
associated with death from heatstroke. A severe ...high temperatures. During heat waves, most victims are
found dead at home, and 60 percent of those who reach the hospital are
likely to die. Laurent Arga...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
INDIANAPOLIS Fair or poor housing conditions are
associated with the risk of developing diabetes in...k but its not clear exactly how housing conditions are
exerting this influence, says study senior author Douglas K. Miller, M.D., Richard M. Fairbanks Prof...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
...pon education levels. Less educated American males are
now less likely to have their diabetes diagnosed than those men with more schooling. If we only target disparities by race and ethnicity, we run the risk of missing other equally important health disparities that affect those least able to deal wit...
Drug interactions with warfarin
...nd antiplatelet drugs (e.g., acetylsalicylic acid) are
key therapeutic agents in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In this study, Joseph Delaney MSc, Dr. James Brophy and colleagues looked for drugdrug interactions in 4,028 cases with a diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleeding and 40,171 matched co...
Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients' own obstetricians
....9%) in the rate of cesarean deliveries when women are
cared for by an on-call obstetrician rather than their regular-care obstetrician. In a related commentary, Dr. Chaim M. Bell PhD and Dr. Joel G. Ray MSc, highlight the importance of ensuring smooth hand-offs of patient care between physicians....
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...ation. In such instances, macrolides or quinolones are
often administered as advanced or second-line antibiotics. To compare the effectiveness of first- and second-line antibiotics, researchers evaluated patients with AECB from 12 randomized control trials. They found that second-line antibiotics were mo...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...ional risk factors, whereas WHR did. The results are
most astonishing and may be influenced by the age distribution of the study, Dr. Erbel added. During life, the likelihood of coronary artery calcium increases more in men than in women. It may be that in an older population, in which the duration of ...
Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms
...e until about 80 percent of their dopamine neurons are
gone, which is when you cross some sort of thresho... looked at what happens while the dopamine neurons are
dying and people still appear fine, says Dr. Weinshenker. "The lack of symptoms until the death of ...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...f Sleep Medicine (AASM). Underlying health issues are
often the cause of these disturbances. Arthritis ... take more than 30 minutes to fall asleep. There are
many other possible explanations for changes in older adults sleep patterns, says Dr. Krainson. Old...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...der stress as a function of where they live. There are
known links between stress and diabetes that could.... "It's not clear exactly how housing conditions are
exerting this influence," says senior author Douglas K. Miller, M.D., the Richard M. Fairbanks Profe...
Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure
...ommunity Health. To stave off ill health, adults are
currently recommended to indulge in 30 minutes of ...f a few centimetres in hip and waist circumference are
enough to make a difference to an individuals risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease, say the a...
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