Tag: "analysis" at medical news

Blood transfusions from precancerous blood donors do not increase risk of cancer

...is rudimentary." He adds: "With their thoughtful analysis of a large and relatively complete dataset, Edgren and colleagues have taken an important stride forward in evaluating one of these potential long-term risks of blood transfusion."...

Screening men over 65 for abdominal aortic aneurysms could save lives

...of England Strategic Health Authority. "Resource analysis indicates that screening may be cost effective in ...oped countries, but that this needs further expert analysis particularly given the lack of information on life expectancy, complications of surgery or quality o...

Genetic markers in surrounding tissues linked to breast cancer tumor grade, presence of metastases

...nosis. The researchers conducted a cross-sectional analysis of DNA from the epithelium (membrane tissue) and stroma of 220 primary sporadic invasive breast carcinomas for genomic alterations. Data were collected from October 2003 through June 2006. "Eight significant associations were found between compartm...

Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease

...in to appear in the bloodstream. The latest Duke analysis followed the first 54 children with DiGeorge anomaly referred to Duke for possible thymus transplantation. Of those, 44 received the procedure. So far, 32 of the children who received the transplant are alive, with a follow up of as long as 13 years....

Study shows dramatic increase in Caesarean sections

...mergency caesareans," Ms O'Leary said. "From the analysis it is clear that both maternal age and affluence are factors in the increasing rates of caesareans. "When we included private medical insurance into the analysis, we found that women who had medical insurance were more than three times as likely to...

Smoking, growing private hospital care for poor and US flu vaccine policies

... unprotected, that did not happen, according to an analysis by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's...groups, should receive priority vaccination. In an analysis of vaccination rates among 288 patients 50 years old and older who used four inner city health cente...

High-dose anticlotting drug cuts heart attack, death risk in half

...respectively). Findings remained the same when the analysis was restricted to 7 randomized controlled trials only. Further analysis showed that the higher the underlying risk of complications related to blood clotting, the greater t...

An aspirin a day keeps colorectal cancer away

...after treatment was started. In an accompanying analysis of observational studies, the risk of colorectal c...m-high doses of aspirin for 10 years or more. This analysis also showed that the effects of aspirin were consistent regardless of age, sex, race or country of o...

Study finds decline in nursing faculty primary barrier to nursing program expansion

...o become educators." The Study A longitudinal analysis of data was gathered as part of North Carolina's licensing renewal process, studying the educational mobility of newly graduated RNs with a variety of entry degrees in North Carolina. The study followed one cohort of 3,384 new graduates who were lic...

Study confirms health benefits of whole grains

...ncluding heart disease and stroke, according to an analysis conducted by researchers at Wake Forest University...future print issue. The findings are based on an analysis of seven studies involving more than 285,000 people. By combining the data from these seven studies,...

$10M grant to VCU to develop new cancer treatments

...by incorporating quantitative and predictive image analysis into treatment planning. "Anyone can acquire treatment technology, but knowing how to maximize its potential by layering on advances in imaging science, biostatistics and biology is what will really improve cancer outcomes in patients," said Williams...

Employers who recognize the impact of migraine may help to improve workplace productivity

...formance and leading to missed workdays. The third analysis examined the impact of preventive treatment on wor...ed Results from Three Trials Results of this data analysis conducted by Philadelphias Thomas Jefferson University, suggested that 100 mg per day of TOPAMAX, ap...

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

... the American Cancer Society conducted statistical analysis to examine patterns in invasive and in situ breast cancer incidence in relation to age, tumour size at diagnosis and disease stage. Regular mammography screening starts at 40 and HRT is most common in women aged 50 or older, so the study focussed on ...

Alpharma presents positive pharmacokinetic study results

... later. Blood samples for morphine pharmacokinetic analysis were drawn prior to dosing and at intervals from 0...rs post-dose. The results of the pharmacokinetic analysis demonstrated, for both the fasted and fed states that the release characteristics of morphine were c...

HCV patients survival after liver transplantation is not improving

...16,116 non-HCV patients and performed multivariate analysis to determine the impact of confounding factors on survival. The proportion of liver transplant patients with HCV increased dramatically over the study time period, from 16.4 percent in 1991 to 54.7 percent in 2001. However, patients with HCV had a...

TWAS, illycaff announce Trieste Science Prize winners 2007

...ding asparagus, maize and papaya. In addition, his analysis of the molecular mechanisms of toxins, produced by the disease-causing bacterium Pseudomonas syringae pv phaseolicola, has led to the development of transgenic beans resistant to the disease. Herrera-Estrella has recently turned his attention to u...

Doctors ill equipped to confront parent smoking

...cco intervention resources. A recent large scale analysis from the Cochrane Collaboration showed that brief ...ately 2.5 percent compared to no advice. While the analysis called this a a small effect on cessation rates, a 2.5 percent annual improvement in promoting paren...

Higher calcium and vitamin D intakes positively associated with brain lesions in older men and women

...sions - were taken into account during statistical analysis (were controlled for) and were found not to account for the strong relationship between total lesion volume and high intake of calcium and vitamin D. Since the calcium/vitamin D research was part of a longitudinal study of late-life depression, almos...

Culture sculpts neural response to visual stimuli, new research indicates

...terners process visual information differently. An analysis published in 1972 noted that East Asians are more ...udy subjects contemplated various images. A 2006 analysis published by Park, Illinois postdoctoral fellow Angela Gutchess and colleagues at the University of ...

Other highlights in the May 2 JNCI

...ease, and smoking history. "The purpose of this analysis was to create a parsimonious model for assessing lung cancer risk with a minimal number of risk predictors that is realistic to use in clinical practice and to validate the model in an independent sample from the same population. In our experience, p...

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(Date:7/31/2014)... the National Science Foundation (NSF), counters a widely-held ... warming, indicating instead that certain Arctic lakes store ... atmosphere. , The study, published this week ... thermokarst lakes, which occur as permafrost thaws and ... water, converting what was previously frozen land into ...
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(Date:7/31/2014)... hidden hazard lurks beneath many of the roughly ... The hazard is corrosion in parts of underground ... leaks and contamination of groundwater, a source of ... nine states have reported many rapidly corroding gas ... incidents are generally associated with use of gasoline-ethanol ...
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