Tag: "late" at medical news
Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, Miss America 2005 Deidre Downs and Dan Haney receive public service awards
...tor for the Associated Press (AP) until he retired late
last year after 34 years with the world's oldest and largest news service. After two decades as a science writer and medical editor of AP's Boston bureau, he was named an AP Special Correspondent, a title given to only a handful of AP reporters. Am...
Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection
... early in infection, then dropped, then rose again late
in infection. Wawer and colleagues followed a coho...ted by study participants. In addition to early or late
infection, other factors associated with increased transmission from the HIV-infected partner were y...
Bacterial infection associated with heart attack in young men
..., and once C. pneumoniae has set in, it may be too late
to ward off heart attacks related to the infection. Further studies are being conducted to gather more information about the organism. Eventually, researchers may discover how to prevent C. pneumoniae infection altogether....
IOM report should end nevirapine controversy, HIVMA says
... single-dose nevirapine conducted in Uganda in the late
1990s funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), IOM today found that the study was conducted appropriately and ethically, although there were some problems with data collection and record keeping. However, IOM said those errors did not bia...
Data show cyclosporine inhalation solution improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients
...mately 45 percent, essentially unchanged since the late
1980s and early 1990s, and is significantly lower than survival rates following other solid organ transplants. About Lung Transplant Rejection Following transplantation there is an inherent risk of rejection, where the recipient's immune system w...
In years preceding medicare eligibility, many older adults at risk of being uninsured
...lence of chronic disease, uninsured individuals in late
middle age may be especially vulnerable to the adv...r risk of death. "The proportion of U.S. adults in late
middle age at risk from being uninsured over a ten-year follow-up period was two to three times high...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005
...ofloxacin only significantly decreased a patient's late
mortality rate but had no effect on early mortality. Other factors that significantly influenced the mortality rate in this population were pneumonia severity of illness score, site of care, and consultation by a respirologist or infectious disease ...
University of Kentucky physician publishes fibromyalgia study in Arthritis & Rheumatism journal
...average, patients in the study were women in their late
40s who had a long history of fibromyalgia, with average duration nine years, and had experienced moderate to severe pain and diminished quality of life. Prior to the trial, study participants discontinued all medications for pain and sleep disorder...
Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children
... in children ranging from premature infants to the late
teens, is often not discovered until the autopsy stage. PTE most frequently exists in children who suffer from underlying conditions such as heart disease or cancer. Blood clots can be brought on by several risk factors and causes including burns, he...
Alternate view for pathology of AD
...ndings showing that NFTs are not only a relatively late
event in the chronology of the disease, occurring decades after oxidative stress, but might also represent a response aimed at reducing oxidative damage." There is growing evidence that oxidative stress is a significant factor in the development of ...
Combination chemotherapy shows small survival benefit in advanced stomach cancer
...rity of stomach cancer patients are diagnosed at a late
stage of the disease when tumors are inoperable. A...edicine. "Weight loss and abdominal pain often are late
signs of tumor progression," In the next Cochrane review of advanced stomach cancer treatments, sch...
Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
...epression," Spiegel says. ECT came into use in the late
1930s, but it waned in developed nations with the introduction of antipsychotics and antidepressants in the 1950s. Tharyan says that in countries with few state-funded social services, ECT can be useful as the more rapid treatment because the impact ...
Early detection of lung cancer
... (CAT). Currently, 85% of cases are diagnosed at a late
stage, which considerably reduces the rate of cure. Lung cancer is the most common carcinoma in western countries and the one that causes most deaths; more than those caused by breast cancer, cancer of the colon and prostate cancer put together. T...
Study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...lusive evidence against using antibiotics to treat late
stages of cardiovascular disease, but since the trial was not designed to study the role of C. pneumoniae in causing coronary heart disease, the ACES results do not tell us anything about a possible role of C. pneumoniae in the early development or a...
New research pinpoints best treatment for stroke
...in death, instead of relying solely on how soon or late
a patient comes to the hospital after having stroke symptoms. Under NIH stroke guidelines, hospitals typically administer tPA (a clot-busting drug) to patients within a three-hour window of stroke onset. After six hours, it's generally considered to...
Data suggest bypass surgery free of long-term brain effects
...ects, the procedure itself probably does not cause late
or permanent neurological effects. In an article p...iley.com/journal/ana ), the authors argue that the late
cognitive declines seen in some long-term studies are likely associated with progression of underlyi...
No wisdom in routinely pulling wisdom teeth, study says
...oval of impacted third molars to reduce or prevent late
incisor crowding cannot be justified," say the review authors. However, crowding is not the problem, according to Dr. Richard Haug, of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and coinvestigator on two current studies on wisdom te...
Obesity in middle age increases risk of dementia in later life
...s of the presence of existing illnesses in mid and late
life, say the authors. Obesity and overweight in m... of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in mid and late
life, say the authors. To date, this is the first study to determine the contribution of mid-life ad...
Patients with pituitary gland tumors are often misdiagnosed
...ago Pituitary Education Association was founded in late
2004 and is underwritten by a grant from The CINN Foundation. Each quarterly meeting of the Association provides an educational presentation from a member of the Chicago medical community involved in the treatment of pituitary disease. The Associat...
CONRAD receives $24 million from Gates Foundation and USAID for HIV microbicide trials
...oundation and USAID. The other trial, initiated in late
2004 in Nigeria in collaboration with Family Health International (FHI), is entirely supported by USAID. Previous funding from the Gates Foundation and USAID provided support for studies that demonstrated an excellent safety profile for CS. Henry G...
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