Tag: "analysis" at medical news
New details on how the immune system recognizes influenza
..., scientists have completed the most comprehensive analysis
to date of published influenza A virus epitopes--t...icates where we need to focus our attention." The analysis
drew upon a much larger effort called the Immune Epitope Database and Analysis Resources Program, wh...
Psychological treatments improve outcomes for back pain sufferers
...uce patients' experience of pain. "Because this analysis
was both more inclusive and more conservative than previous reviews, we have the best evidence to date that these interventions are helpful," said psychologist and review lead author Robert Kerns, Ph.D., of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. The...
Health-care delivery contributes to racial disparity in colorectal cancer
...tment for their tumors compared to Caucasians. The analysis
demonstrated that earlier detection and higher utilization of surgery would each, independently, improve mortality risk. "Despite the availability of health care insurance," the authors identified significant "racial differences in survival from col...
Why are Danes the world's happiest nation?
... health and a prosperous economy. However, their analysis
points to two explanatory factors. Firstly, winning the 1992 European Football Championship put Danes in such a state of euphoria that the country has not been the same since. This may explain the high level of life satisfaction in Denmark after 1992...
Unbelted backseat passengers produce deadly results
...s by Mayrose and co-researchers that were based on analysis
of data from nearly 300,000 fatal crashes over seven years and on preliminary sled tests. Mayrose points out that seat-belt use has increased significantly over the years, reaching 82 percent compliance in 2005, according to the U.S. Department of ...
Costs of long-course palliative radiotherapy acceptable in late-stage lung cancer
...an den Hout and colleagues conducted a costutility analysis
of the two treatments to see which offers the best value for the money. Using data from a patient questionnaire on factors such as their mobility, ability to perform usual activities, and pain and anxiety levels, the authors calculated that quality o...
Blood transfusions raise heart patients' infection and death risk -- especially women
...merican Heart Journal. It builds on a previous U-M analysis
that found that a difference in infection rates ac...sal, in the United States. The study is based on analysis
of data from all Medicare beneficiaries ages 65 and older who had coronary artery bypass operations ...
Brains can recover from alcoholic damage but patients should stop drinking as soon as possible
...brain regeneration in substance and function. Data analysis
is crucial to these endeavours, and modern software such as the tools delivered by the Image Analysis Group at the FMRIB centre in Oxford provides us with the utilities necessary for such studies. For instance, I am able to inform a specific patient ...
Reduced dietary fat intake may decrease breast cancer recurrence
...or a control group (60%). The new study reports an analysis
of all information collected as of October 31, 2003 with an average of 5 years of follow-up, when funding for the intervention ceased. The goal of the dietary intervention was to reduce dietary fat to 15% of total calories. Women in the interventio...
Decline in breast cancer cases likely linked to reduced use of hormone replacement
...lacement therapy (HRT) in 2002, according to a new analysis
led by researchers at The University of Texas M. D...ar." But the researchers stress that because the analysis
is based solely on population statistics, they cannot know for certain the reasons why incidence dec...
Effect of tobacco ads may backfire
... In analyzing the data, researchers adjusted their analysis
for factors other than tobacco company prevention ads that might have had an effect on levels of youth smoking. Those additional factors include smoking laws, cigarette prices and other televised advertising about not smoking. The National Cancer Ins...
Binghamton University researcher to study declining US fertility rates
... quite rich," he said. "I am employing a method of analysis
called Own Child Fertility Methods, which allows me to look at women's childbearing experience and correlate that with individual and household-level data that's available in the population census and with county-level data available in the agricultu...
Protein 'fingerprint' in spinal fluid could spot Alzheimer's disease
..., several of the 23 markers that emerged from this analysis
proved to be proteins with known links to the pathological mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease," said Relkin. For example, some of the biomarkers are associated with proteins that clog the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Others molecules were linked ...
Analysis: Older men treated for early prostate cancer live longer than those not treated
of Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEE...aracteristics. Since the study was a retrospective analysis
of existing data (observational) rather than a randomized controlled trial, the authors noted that t...
Folic acid supplementation does not appear to reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases
of previous studies suggests that for people with ... percent, respectively. "The findings of this analysis
suggest that folic acid supplementation is ineffective in the secondary prevention of CVD among pers...
Natural, soy-based substance might help fight MS, Jefferson neuroscientists find
...pound from soybean and is given orally. Further analysis
revealed that the central nervous systems of animals that received BBIC showed significantly less inflammation and demyelination than those that didnt receive the therapy. Its the first time that BBIC has been used in an EAE model and has shown signi...
Drug combination slows progression of treatment resistant bone marrow cancer
...iposomes, or microscopic fat bubbles. An interim analysis
of study participants who received the combination...pe for patients and their families." The interim analysis
also showed an early trend toward increased survival for patients taking the combination treatment, ...
Older men treated for early prostate cancer live longer than those who are not
...a randomized, controlled study but a retrospective analysis
of existing data, the researches had to perform extensive statistical adjustments to account for study participants differences. Even with all these differences taken into account, there was still a significant improvement in the overall survival of ...
Bank on a Cure researchers identify pathways mediating myeloma treatment side effects
...nostic markers to predict survival outcomes. Early analysis
of this research, also presented at ASH,3 is showing there may be detectable genetic differences between short and long term survivors. From these findings it may be possible to better predict which patients will need more aggressive therapies when ...
Nonprofit hospitals, more nurses and greater availability of technology equal better patient care
...ports a comprehensive Harvard Medical School (HMS) analysis
published in the Dec. 11 Archives of Internal Medi...onships between the various quality measures. This analysis
suggests that rather than examining quality by disease (e.g., AMI, CHF, or pneumonia), it might be m...
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