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Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
...th tumors greater than 2.0-cm and to have at least one
lymph node with disease. However, racial differences in lymph node involvement were apparent only in tumors smaller than 3.0 cm. After adjusting for tumor size and lymph node status as well as other known factors, such as age, African American wom...
A 'broader' look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart
...peratively. Of these 259 patients, 51 had at least one
unsuspected, potentially significant finding. Of these, 24 had a cardiac finding such as intracardiac thrombus, and 34 patients had a non cardiac finding such as: pulmonary embolism, lung cancer, or pneumonia. There was a fairly high rate of abnor...
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
...for Taiji Studies, Champaign. According to Yang, one
problem with the flu vaccine 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 group had much higher antibody responses to the vaccination than the co...
Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
...gust 13/27 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one
of the JAMA/Archives journals. Oxidative damageh...average study period of 9.4 years, 1,450 women had one
or more cardiovascular events, including 274 heart attacks, 298 strokes, 889 coronary revascularizat...
New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
...al EN101 antisense for four days and monitored for one
month. Four of the people later took the drug for a month. The study found that oral antisense reduced disease severity by an average of 46 percent, with patients experiencing improved muscle function, improved swallowing time and the disappearance ...
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
...ater print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one
of the JAMA/Archives journals. A meta-analysis of ...al, and they were assessed again after 28 days and one
and two years. Fifty-eight percent of patients died within 28 days. Patients who died: more oft...
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
...October 2007 print issue of Archives of Neurology, one
of the JAMA/Archives journals. In patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), the immune system attacks the myelin sheaths that protect nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, according to background information in the article. The nerve cells axon, w...
Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
...rt in the July issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one
of the JAMA/Archives journals. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) [a progressive eye disease that affects the central portion of the retina] is the leading cause of blindness in the Western world, according to background information in the art...
Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
... in the August issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one
of the JAMA/Archives journals. Prevention of fur...rage) in IOP, the eyes were split into two groups, one
with greater fluctuation and one
with less. Throughout the follow-up period, the two groups had th...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...ouse) and environs in two St. Louis neighborhoods one
a poor, inner-city area and the other a less impoverished, suburban area that included several pockets of residents from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Adjusting for previously recognized diabetes risk factors such as weight, smoking, exerc...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
...t -- an increase of only 50 percent. Diabetes is one
of the major health challenges faced across the Un... the illness, according to the study. Smith said one
troubling finding from the study was that people who were obese were more likely to have undiagnosed...
Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms
...hat the loss of two types of brain cells--not just one
as previously thought--may trigger the onset of symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. The evidence, based on mouse models, shows a link between the loss of both norepinephrine and dopamine neurons and the delayed onset of symptoms associate...
Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk
...It forms the bond between mother and infant and is one
of the true sustaining forces in life. Yihongs work showed us that this does not simply happen but it is the product of an intricate genetic program that ensures its purity, says Evans. ...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...g older people. Restless legs syndrome, where one
experiences uncomfortable feelings in the legs, af.... If you must snooze, limit the time to less than one
hour and no later than 3 p.m. Stick to rituals that help you relax each night before bed. This...
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...ric Nephrology at Childrens Research Institute. As one
of only two such Centers in the country, it will build on current groundbreaking research programs at the College and Childrens Research Institute, expediting new and exciting treatments for thousands of children with genetic, acquired or progressive...
Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
...of the cases were not considered serious; however, one
person required a permanent pacemaker due to the problem. A total of 37 percent of the participants had slower than normal heart rates while on the drug, but the condition was severe enough to warrant stopping the use of the drug in only four cases. ...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...ted for detecting intraductal carcinoma, which was one
of the main reasons for only using mammography for the early detection of breast cancer. With their results the Bonn researchers confounded this textbook wisdom. A total of 7319 women were investigated by Professor Kuhl and her colleagues in the last...
Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians
...st in Florida, said Malcolm Foster, Jr., MD, FACP, one
of the governors of the ACP Florida chapter. The PCMH model describes the environment in which internists want to practice. This pilot will provide additional payment and other practice-level assistance to help support that environment. The pilot p...
New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
... Each year, bThrombin is used to treat more than one
million patients who undergo surgical procedures in the United States. However, approximately 20 percent of these patients develop antibodies against bovine coagulation factors that can cross-react with human coagulation proteins and possibly lead to...
Reanalysis of controversial meta-analysis says writing off rosiglitazone may be premature
...the market. "The original meta-analysis employed one
statistical model, but there are other approaches that deserve consideration as well. Only when different methods give us the same answers should we be confident in the results," say Diamond and Kaul. In their study, Nissen and Wolski pulled togeth...
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