Tag: "associated" at medical news
Journal Sleep: Longer CPAP use at night can normalize one's daytime functioning
...lities of normalization show that more CPAP use is associated
with greater relief of sleepiness, no matter how it's measured," said Weaver. According to Dr. Weaver, there are also patients who normalize on therapy with somewhat limited CPAP use. "The actual need for CPAP in terms of reversing sleepiness is ...
VA tops private hospitals in infection-control study
...ommendations for preventing bloodstream infections associated
with central venous catheters, says a survey of more than 500 U.S. health care centers. The results appear in the June issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The recommendations were published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quali...
Treatment outcomes of patients with HIV and tuberculosis
...retroviral therapy (HAART) during TB treatment was associated
with a faster Mycobacterium tuberculosis negative culture conversion, and an improved survival rate. Prior studies by others have shown HAART treatment beneficial in preventing TB in HIV-infected individuals, but reported no beneficial TB treatment o...
Liver cancer patients with high serum levels of hepatitis B virus face poorer outcomes
... increased incidence of severe hepatitis which was associated
with the worst survival. The article is also avail...erscience.wiley.com/journal/hepatology ). HBV is associated
with a more than 200-fold increase in risk of liver cancer. In areas where HBV is endemic, like Chin...
OHSU Cancer Institute researcher identifies protein marker for prostate cancer survival
...ion," Beer said. The finding that higher CRP is associated
with shorter survival and a lower probability of response to chemotherapy is a result of a secondary analysis of inflammatory markers in subjects enrolled in the ASCENT study, a large Phase 2 clinical trial that evaluated treatment with docetaxel and...
Decision aid tool could cut the number of Caesarean sections by 4000 a year
...mme. They were given descriptions of the outcomes associated
with a planned normal birth, elective caesarean section and emergency caesarean section. They were then asked to consider the value they attached to each possible outcome using a ratings system. From that the programme produced a recommended prefer...
Cedars-Sinai endocrine researchers to discuss gene that may be linked to polycystic ovary syndrome
...es, hypertension and heart disease. PCOS also is associated
with excessive levels of androgens male hormones that normally exist at low levels in women. The effects on androgen production by hormones secreted by fat tissue (adipokines) are being studied at Cedars-Sinai, and several researchers will present r...
Survey shows asthma not controlled in majority of patients
... prevalence of uncontrolled asthma and the factors associated
with the lack of control. Participants answered qu...r asthma patients." Uncontrolled asthma has been associated
with significant costs. In 2003, reports show that asthma caused about 24.5 million missed days of w...
Study: Who claims to be a pediatrician?
...n with major medical center. Pediatricians who are associated
with a major medical center, such as U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, are able to easily refer patients for specialty medical care services rheumatology, cardiology, oncology and neurology when needed. 5. Health care philosophy. Does the pediat...
Research shows aerobic exercise helps maintain muscle in elderly
...ers screened the muscle biopsy samples for signals associated
with insulin's ability to stimulate the assembly of muscle protein from amino acids. This test also showed that exercise boosted insulin's role as a muscle protein growth factor. "We already know that moderate aerobic exercise reduces cardiovascula...
Doctors conclude temsirolimus is effective new treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma
...yspnea, and rash were the most common side effects associated
with temsirolimus. Temsirolimus (formerly known as CCI-779) blocks the function of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), a key protein within cells that regulates cell proliferation, growth and survival. Temsirolimus may also block angiogenesi...
Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases
...rns out that most neovascular eye diseases have an associated
gliosis (proliferation of glial cells) and we can exploit this affinity by targeting the injected cells to these sites. Glioblastoma multiforme, a highly malignant brain tumor, is another CNS disease to which we can target these cells. In collaborati...
Mercury's link to heart disease begins in blood vessel walls
...radicals. This is the form of mercury most closely associated
with the food supply. "Chelators overall did a better job than antioxidants at protecting against mercury activation of the enzyme," said Thomas Hagele, first author of the study and an undergraduate researcher in Parinandi's lab. "This shows that ...
Risk of Parkinson's disease increases with pesticide exposure and head trauma
...ld identify more specifically which pesticides are associated
with this effect, so that these agents can be substituted. People who had been exposed to low levels of pesticides were found to be 1.13 times as likely to have Parkinson's disease compared with those who had never been exposed. Those who had been ...
Help for pediatricians in treating behavioral health problems only partially successful
...isorder (ADHD)." She said the interventions were associated
with: A significant increase in the use of community social workers for mental health referrals. Collaboration with mental health providers concerning patient care. Use of a common measure for the diagnosis of ADHD. ADHD remained the b...
Brain activity reflects differences in types of anxiety
...ence that differing patterns of brain activity are associated
with each of two types of anxiety: anxious apprehe...a region of the left inferior frontal lobe that is associated
with speech production. The anxious arousal group had more activity in a region of the right-hemisph...
Researchers find deadly prescription drug effects 6 years before FDA
... Bennett compared RADARs reports on serious events associated
with 14 drugs and drug-coated cardiac stents to FDA and drug company reports. The FDA had more reports than RADAR, but RADARs reports were more complete. Pharmaceutical companies sent out safety notifications two years earlier than RADAR reported it...
Intake of vitamin D and calcium associated with lower risk of breast cancer before menopause
...ncer. Calcium and vitamin D intake were moderately associated
with a lower risk of breast cancer before but not after menopause. The inverse associated
in premenopausal women appeared more pronounced for more aggressive breast tumors. "A possible exp...
Exercise may slightly boost 'good' cholesterol levels
...iliter increment in HDL-C level was reported to be associated
with a 2 percent and 3 percent decreased risk of c...cise duration, and not frequency or intensity, was associated
with a change in HDL-C levels in the analysis. When the participants exercised for 23 to 74 minutes ...
Community-associated staph infections involving antibiotic-resistant bacteria increase
...incidence of antibiotic-resistant staph infections associated
with being acquired in the community and not in he...nd to standard antibiotic treatments-are typically associated
with hospitals and other health care environments. Beginning in 1998, a community-associated form of...
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