Tag: "better" at medical news
Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
...hnic groups except South Asians paradoxically have better
outcomes despite having worse prognostic profiles ...cept South Asians, survival rates were equal to or better
than whites. Japanese-Americans, for example, had significantly lower hazard ratio compared to non-...
Patient-centered approach can backfire
... with care and following doctor's orders. They did better
than doctor-centered patients with patient-centered doctors, but not as well as patients who saw a doctor with attitudes similar to theirs. "A more passive patient who wants the doctor to take the reins is probably not as adaptable to an unwelcome ...
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
...asing social contact were strongly associated with better
outcomes. Taking extra showers or baths and using fans were associated with a trend toward lower risk of death. Although further studies are needed to provide specific guidance on each intervention, such as fans and air-conditioning, these results ...
Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
...ssures. Specific guidelines, however, must await a better
understanding of the pathophysiologic consequences of IOP fluctuation in glaucoma....
Drug interactions with warfarin
... that physicians should be aware of these risks to better
assess their patients therapeutic riskbenefit profiles. In a related commentary, David Juurlink PhD explains the main drug interactions with the anticoagulant warfarin....
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...le-aged spread is getting out of hand. It might be better
to keep a tape measure at the ready. New research ... Lemos said. We dont have to clean our plates. Its better
to throw food out than add it to our waists. Using the waist-to-hip measurement to gauge cardiovas...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...this study will lead to more correct diagnoses and better
care of patients. Spirometry testing is an inexpensive, quick, and painless procedure, which is necessary to confirm a COPD diagnosis, said Mark J. Rosen, MD, FCCP, President of the American College of Chest Physicians. In order to make a shift in...
Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk
... the journal Genes & Development. They hope that a better
understanding of PPAR could help explain the role lipids and inflammation play in hair loss and other skin disorders and facilitate the development of new treatments for these diseases. PPAR acts as a genetic switch, sensitizing the body to insulin...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...hout major medical or psychiatric illnesses report better
sleep. Several studies that outline the negative consequences of bad sleep among older adults were presented at SLEEP 2007, the 21st Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, this past June: Cognitive behavioral therapy su...
New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi
...athway. XBP1 may give us a much-needed clue for better
predicting response to anti-estrogen therapies like Tamoxifen, explained Clarke. The presence of the activated protein at high levels should predict estrogen independence and thus resistance to these therapies. In the future, Clarke also hopes to d...
Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
...at remains true; however, in this study, BMI was a better
indicator of poor classroom attendance than these traditional factors or any others. Researchers attempted to control for the socioeconomic differences among students by selecting inner-city schools that were homogeneously among the citys poorest. ...
New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia
...nd medical and public education programs to ensure better
diagnosis and treatment, said Professor Cousins. MBF Chief Medical Officer and chair of the MBF Foundation Steering Committee, Dr Christine Bennett, said persistent pain is one of the three biggest health problems of the new millennium, along with ...
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
...In addition to helping the elderly heal faster and better
from muscle injuries, Rando said, the potential benefits could include tissues such as skin, gut and bone marrow, or for that matter, potentially any tissue, such as liver and brain, in which stem cells contribute to normal cellular turnover. Rando...
NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza
...ing narrowly on mutations that render H5N1 viruses better
able to recognize and enter human cells. Bird-adap... to Dr. Nabel, their findings should contribute to better
surveillance of naturally occurring avian flu outbreaks by making it easier to recognize dangerous m...
Diet foods for children may lead to obesity
...nal Obesity. "Based on what we've learned, it is better
for children to eat healthy, well-balanced diets with sufficient calories for their daily activities rather than low-calorie snacks or meals," said Dr. David Pierce, a University of Alberta sociologist and lead author of the paper. The researchers ...
Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly
...ysicians need to offer treatment alternatives that better
fit their patients goals and preferences, said first author Marc Rothman, M.D., postdoctoral fellow in geriatrics in the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale. Published in the July Journal of General Internal Medicine, the study explored the tr...
Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease
... findings will trigger further studies in order to better
explain the reasons underlying our results, and to determine if the association between obesity and hyperparathyroidism has implications for the treatment or outcomes of CKD," Dr. Kovesdy concludes. ...
Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds
...n were more likely to be younger, sexually active, better
educated about HIV and tested at the suggestion of a health care provider. Most women, however, felt little need for testing. Those who lacked interest were more likely to be older, African-American and not sexually active, said Dr. Akers, who also...
Parents' depression can weigh on children
...ds well-being could help health-care professionals better
treat these kids, said David Janicke, a UF assista...g affect a childs well-being, giving researchers a better
understanding of how to help overweight children. UF researchers surveyed 96 overweight or obese c...
Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics
...ducing the crush on essential infrastructure. By better
understanding what worked in the past, we can better
prepare for the future, says senior author Martin Cetron, M.D., director of the CDCs Division of Glo...
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