Tag: "analysis" at medical news
Who gets heart failure? Race takes back seat to diabetes and high blood pressure
...ure and who does not. It is the first large-scale analysis
of racial or ethnic differences in heart function. So far, 79 study participants have developed congestive heart failure. Other results presented at the meeting showed differences among races in heart strain, or contraction, which may contribute ...
Drug/intervention combinations offer benefit in severe CVD
...cent increased risk of death. A second, separate analysis
showed that median perioperative blood pressure excursions were significantly lower for clevidipine than nitroglycerin and nitroprusside (p "The results of this study show that blood pressure control is a significant predictor of increased 30- day ...
Use of oral fluids to diagnose and treat disease
...s, and certain cancers can be detected through the analysis
of oral fluids. In the past, it has been difficult...ch smaller scale than was previously possible. The analysis
of oral fluids using proteomics has opened new doors for the study of oral diseases and links betwee...
The root of dyscalculia found
...ep to the ultimate goal of early diagnosis through analysis
of neural tissue, which in turn will lead to earlier treatments and more effective remedial teaching. Using neuronavigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to stimulate the brain, scientists were able to bring about dyscalculia in normal sub...
Colon cancer survival linked to number of lymph nodes examined
HOUSTON - An analysis
of 17 studies from nine countries has found that the more lymph nodes that are removed and examined during surgical treatment of colon cancer, the better the outcome appears to be for patients. The study suggests that removal of the nodes takes away ...
Congressional proposals would cover all uninsured, reduce US health spending by up to $61B
New York, NY, March 19, 2007A new analysis
of health reform bills in Congress prepared for th...surance administration and prescription drugs. The analysis
finds that while the plans put forth in Congress vary greatly in their scope, many of them would do ...
Biosand filter reduces diarrheal disease in Dominican Republic villages
...nitored for another six months. The team's initial analysis
showed the filter reduced diarrheal disease among household members by an estimated 30 percent to 40 percent, including in highly vulnerable young children less than 5 years old. At the end of the study, filters were given to all participating homes....
Researchers hot on the trail of brain cell degeneration
...d been linked to cell degeneration. The two teams' analysis
demonstrated that over-stimulation causes activation of Rho as well as cell destruction signals. Blocking Rho activity by genetic modification keeps the protein in an inactive state, and the nerve cells thus survive a previously toxic level of over-s...
Apple consumers reap heart-health benefits thanks to flavonoid content, says new research
...the study groupSubjects selected for this research analysis
were postmenopausal and part of the ongoing Iowa W...or nearly 20 years. As a result of the extensive analysis
that considered what the women ate, the types of cardiovascular-related diseases they experienced, a...
Report reveals human face of Pennsylvania's Medicaid program
...ations as an independent source of information and analysis
about Pennsylvania Medical Assistance. The PMPC, thus, will play an important role in informing policy discussions about the role of Medicaid in providing health care in Pennsylvania. "Our hope is that anyone with a question about the Pennsylvania...
National experts and nonprofit organizations call to end FDA user fees and to improve drug safety
...w flexibility and adequate time for evaluation and analysis
by reviewers. New performance goals must be linked with safety or other public health outcomes, not just speedy approval decisions. Adequate resources must be made available for scientific research and training for FDA scientific and medical staf...
Infection detectives use disease 'fingerprints' to track common infections in children
... next step will be to study whether the microarray analysis
can be applied in a more challenging clinical sett...o that." While pediatricians couldnt perform the analysis
in their offices, researchers are already thinking about a possible way they could send in the resul...
New Washington study shows OB anesthesia equally safe when provided by CRNAs or anesthesiologists
...w.nursingresearchonline.com ), was a retrospective analysis
undertaken by Daniel Simonson, CRNA, MHPA, chief a...tals had a rate of 0.76 percent. Regression analysis
was used to adjust for independent variables such as hospital characteristics (geographic location, ...
Emergency Medicaid for immigrants goes to childbirth
CHAPEL HILL -- An analysis
of state Emergency Medicaid spending contradicts assumptions about emergency care provided to recent immigrants, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence have found. The study ...
Uninsured often receive less medical care, take longer to improve after sudden health change
...status," Dr. Hadley writes. "The results of this analysis
imply that the failure to address the problem of no insurance for U.S. individuals will have adverse health consequences. Moreover, the fact that these consequences apply to uninsured individuals who experienced unintentional injuries or new chronic ...
Expert centers prove cost-effective in managing ovarian cancer
...(5.12 QALYs versus 2.33 QALYs). Cost effectiveness analysis
further demonstrated that an expert facility was more cost-effective at only $9,893/QALY at an expert center compared to $17,149/QALY at a less experienced center. Clearly a strategy utilizing a centralized expert referral center, "with a high prop...
Study questions 'cancer stem cell' hypothesis in breast cancer
...n, also of Dana-Farber and HMS, used gene activity analysis
to clarify the relationship of the two cell types. They generated gene libraries from CD24+ and CD44+ cells purified from normal mammary epithelium and fluids within the chest, and from primary invasive tumor samples collected from breast cancer pati...
A year of added life more valuable for the young, study suggests
...rate these values into standard cost-effectiveness analysis
methods, then interventions for young people, such... often economic methods such as cost-effectiveness analysis
are actually used to allocate health care dollars---many other factors contribute to the decision ma...
Study takes next step -- Why women suffer more knee injuries
...recorded using three dimensional high-speed motion analysis
techniques to examine lower-limb-joint kinematics and kinetics during 10 drop jumps, both before and after fatigue. Gary Calabrese, director, Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Rehabilitation and the study's co-author said the findings open the door f...
Conference honoring UH professor attracts researchers from United States, abroad
...l engineering professor, is an expert on numerical analysis
and variational methods. The Department of Mathematics, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM), the College of Technology and the Texas Learning and Computation Center (TLC2) are sponsoring the event. Much of Glowinski's work invol...
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