Tag: "below" at medical news
Synthetic version of scorpion venom delivers radioactive iodine to malignant brain tumors
... low dose of TM-601 and radiation levels that were below
expected therapeutic levels. Analyses also showed that most of the radioactivity delivered by the drug left the region within 24 hours of administration. That which lingered was "tightly localized to the tumor cavity and surrounding regions, sugges...
Hispanic and African American adults are uninsured at rates 1 1/2 to three times higher than whites
...ree-quarters (76%) of Hispanic adults with incomes below
200% of the federal poverty level had a time uninsured, compared to 44% of African Americans and 46% of whites with low incomes. Disparities persist across income levels--forty percent of Hispanic adults with incomes over 200% of poverty were uninsur...
World Trade Center dust cuts lung function capability in rescue workers
...escue workers with lung function test measurements below
the lower limit of normal increased by at least twofold within each exposure group from before to after 9/11," noted Dr. Banauch. However, the investigators explained that the rescue workers who had exposure to early- and intermediate-arrival time-...
TB relapse due to low weight gain after initial treatment
... classified as underweight if they were 10 percent below
their ideal body weight.) The authors pointed to an 18.5 percent relapse rate in persons with greater than 5 percent body weight gain and a 50.5 percent relapse rate in persons who gained less than 5 percent in weight. The researchers said that t...
Routine use of Hib vaccine could lead to virtual elimination of killer disease in Africa
... significantly reduced invasive Hib disease to 88% below
baseline. The paper, entitled: Effectiveness of Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib) Conjugate Vaccine Introduction into Routine Childhood Immunization in Kenya, was authored by a team led by Oxford University's Dr. Anthony Scott. Three years afte...
Study shows promise for simplified treatment of HIV infection
...concentrations in the blood at failure were low or below
detection in 2 of 3 participants experiencing fail...e efficacious in maintaining HIV-1 RNA suppression below
200 copies/mL for 24 weeks after discontinuing NRTIs," the authors write. "Maintenance therapy with ...
Panel updates guidelines for treatment of adult HIV infection
...symptomatic persons after the CD4 cell count falls below
350/L and before it declines to 200/L. The pane... treatment failure is now a plasma HIV-1 RNA level below
50 copies/mL, a goal that is now achievable in a substantial proportion of patients. Once antiretrov...
Rapid expansion of HIV treatment services in Africa feasible, with good patient outcomes
...months of treatment or a return of CD4 cell counts below
pretreatment levels. Of 11,714 patients at risk, 861 failed therapy. The rapid expansion of the program and its success can be largely attributed to four factors, the researchers report. The leadership and advocacy provided by the Zambian governm...
Location, location, location!
...t one quarter of the rats we use are significantly below
average in learning. Their motivation levels also vary quite a bit, which might be interesting to explore as well."...
Alcohol increases sleep intensity in young women
...ka tonics), in the hour before bedtime, or 0.5 g/% below
the legal limit for driving while intoxicated in many states. Appearing in the June 2006 issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, this study looked at the sleep habits of young women (between ages 22 to 25) who drank a...
PSA predicts treatment success in advanced prostate cancer
.... The researchers found that men whose PSA dropped below
4.0 ng/ml had a quarter the risk of dying compared...rvived 13 months, while patients whose PSA dropped below
4.0 but above 0.2 lived 44 months and those whose PSA was undetectable, below
0.2 ng/ml, lived 75 mo...
Sunscreens can damage skin, researchers find
...ime, though, these filters penetrate into the skin below
the surface of the epidermis, the outermost layer ...allowed them to visualize ROS generation occurring below
the skin surface. The ROS activity was detected using a probe molecule whose fluorescent properties...
Increase in severe poverty in the US has serious implications for public health
...ize were those whose earnings were at least $8,000 below
the poverty threshold, who grew by approximately 50% between 2000 and 2004. All other income tiers decreased during these years. The poverty threshold in 2004 for a family of four was $19,307. "The rise in severe poverty is striking children th...
Scientist-astronaut sends T-cells into space
...ses them. When an HIV patient's T-cell count falls below
200, he or she is susceptible to the dangerous infections that are the symptoms of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The problem of immunosuppression in microgravity was first noted during the Apollo moon mission series in the 1960s and 1...
Overweight in early childhood increases chances for obesity at age 12
...kely to be overweight at age 12 than were children below
the 50th percentile at age 4 . Children in these ... also found that no children in the study who were below
the 50th percentile at preschool or elementary school age were overweight at age 12....
Methamphetamine use restricts fetal growth, study finds
...be "small for gestational age" born full-term but below
the 10th percentile for weight. Growth-restricted newborns in the study weighed less than 5 pounds. The long-term effects of growth restriction can be serious. These children are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, a coll...
Identifying risk for obesity in early childhood
...ely to be overweight at age 12 than those who were below
the 85th percentile for body mass index (BMI) during the same period. BMI is a standard measure calculated from a person's height and weight Philip R. Nader, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) ...
Mexico's health-system reforms showing encouraging results
...s suffered catastrophic expenditure or were forced below
the poverty line by the cost of health care and medicines. This was directly related to health insurance being limited to salaried employees in private firms or in public-sector institutions. To address this problem the Seguro Popular scheme made it ...
Study finds healthcare usage significantly altered after September 11 attacks
...1 terrorist attacks, mental health claims remained below
expected levels for six months following the attacks on the WTC. Dr. Buehler says, "One possible explanation is that people took advantage of free mental health services. Another is that in the wake of the disaster, many may not have recognized their...
AAFP, ACP and AOA meet with Congress on Medicare reimbursements to physicians
...he aggregate payment rate has decreased 20 percent below
the government's conservative measure of inflation for medical practice costs. These cuts run the risk of destabilizing the Medicare program and may risk Medicare beneficiary access to physicians. "Our organizations, representing nearly 275,000 pr...
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