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Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease

...rapeutic implications." The study was based on a database of 496 U.S. veterans with moderate to severe CKD who were not yet on dialysis. The database allowed the researchers to test the association between body weight and PTH levels, while accounting...

Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment

...concerted national efforts to improve care. The database used for the study, called the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction, includes detailed information about each patients condition that can be used to determine if they would meet the criteria to receive emergency angioplasty or treatment with fi...

Cancer research summaries

...ta from Sweden and Denmark , the authors created a database from which they identified a group of exposed individuals, who had received donated blood from a person who was diagnosed with cancer less than 5 years after giving blood. The study population comprised all individuals with no history of malignant ...

Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers

...used the Florida cancer data system, a prospective database of all cancer cases in the state of Florida since 1981, to identify all records of soft tissue sarcomas up to 2001. A total of 6259 cases were extracted and, after duplicates were removed, the researchers arrived at a total of 5564 unique cases. A fi...

New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities

...ducted using data from a general practice research database called QRESEARCH, which is a joint partnership between the University of Nottingham and EMIS, a leading provider of IT systems to GPs. The researchers tracked the progress of 1.28 million healthy men and women, registered at 318 general practices o...

Intensive-care patients with alcohol problems are more likely to require mechanical ventilation

...ide Inpatient Sample, a large, all-payer inpatient database representing approximately 1,000 hospitals. For this particular study, researchers analyzed all adult patients with one of the six most common diagnoses associated with admission to the intensive-care unit pneumonia, sepsis (severe infections), gas...

Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases

... criteria needed to serve as a pediatric reference database for normal bone density in children: 1) the most current measurement technology with standardized data acquisition, 2) a well-characterized, healthy and ethnically diverse sample large enough to capture normal bone mass variability and, 3) statistica...

Study finds difference in survival rates among white and black women with advanced breast cancer

...s Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database to identify 15,438 women who were newly diagnosed with advanced breast cancer between 1988 and 2003. Adjustment factors included: patient age; estrogen receptor status; and tumor grade. Patients were divided into three subgroups: those diagnosed fr...

Treatment for early prostate cancer associated with type of specialist seen

...ce, Epidemiology, and End Results) Medicare-linked database to determine the type of specialist they saw and the therapy they received. The treatments included radical prostatectomy (surgery to remove the prostate), radiation therapy, primary androgen deprivation (hormone) therapy, and expectant management (w...

Bringing order to 'what if?'

...d the "semantic web," -- systematic structuring of database information to make it more accessible over the Internet -- are a major part of the system, which is also incorporating efforts by ISIs Robert Neches and Tatiana Kichkaylo. RAW grows directly out of work by CREATE director Detlof von Winterfeldt, a...

Most pediatric chemotherapy mistakes reach patients

...prehensive review of a nationwide medication error database of inpatient facilities and outpatient clinics to characterize the patterns of errors and their causes for children receiving chemotherapy. Between 1999 and 2004, 829,492 errors were reported, of which 29,802 involved patients under 18 years old and ...

COX inhibitors may weaken protective qualities of estrogen hormone therapy

...sity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found in a database study of women heart patients that COX inhibitors such as traditional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may undermine any purported protection against heart disease in participants taking estrogen therapy. The results were described this...

Studies show role of age, gender, race and weight on cancer risk and treatment

... Surveillance, Epidemiology and End-Results (SEER) database of the National Cancer Institute and identified all patients with confirmed, invasive primary colorectal cancer between 1973 and 2003. Gender, race and sub-site specific, age-adjusted incidence rates were calculated. Overall colon cancer and proxi...

Researchers investigate impact of lifestyle on GI health

...is study, researchers used a prospectively created database of 8,877 Indian patients managed in a clinical nut...ee groups of controls were generated from the same database for separate comparison with the CRC cohort. These included all patients with non-CRC cancers (cont...

Genetic marker linked to aggressive prostate cancer

...perform this study because Dr. Catalona has a rich database and follow-up on all of his patients," noted Helfand. The 8q24 genetic variation was originally discovered by deCODE genetics, a biopharmaceutical company in Iceland, in collaboration with Catalona of Northwestern and two other research groups. ...

NIH study tracks brain development in some 500 children across US

...ey see. "This study will provide a comprehensive database for clinicians and scientists alike," said NIH Dir...s something unusual in a child's MRI could use the database to help determine if the anomaly is within the normal range of variation, or if it is cause for conc...

Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat

... that uses interactive Web-based games to create a database of high-quality, consistent song annotations (pairs of songs and descriptive words). The annotated database is used to drive both a "musical search engine" and a "musical recommendation system." This technolo...

Fingerprint instead of blood sample

... investigator unless it can be matched to one in a database or can be directly compared with that of a suspect. Russell and his team expect that we will soon be able to gain information about the lifestyle of the person who made the fingerprints, which could shrink the pool of suspects. In this way, it should...

Decrease in breast cancer rates likely reflect HRT reduction and saturation of mammography

...stitutes Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results database from 1975 to 2003. The database includes women from 5 US States (Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, New Mexico, and Utah) and 5 metropolitan...

Early onset of poor bone mineralization revealed in children with cystic fibrosis

... statural age, sex and puberty status. Our control database included 317 children and adolescents aged 1 to 20 years. . ." According to the researchers, this is the first study to focus on bone status in patients with CF less than 6 years old, including those as young as 2 years. "In our study, 60 perce...

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