Tag: "compared" at medical news
Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
...the American Cancer Society, the study showed that compared
to white men, most Asian ethnic groups except Sout...rocess. Interestingly, the data to date show that compared
to non-Hispanic white Americans, some Asian ethnicities, such as Japanese-Americans, have higher sur...
Spot on treatment for acne
... we are looking at any side effects should be mild compared
with those resulting from Roaccutane treatment, Blackburn commented. The company hopes to begin critical Phase 2 trials to assess the efficacy of the drug in acne sufferers next year. Depending on the results, the drug could either be formulated as...
Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
...ldren in China using measures that can be directly compared
to published results from studies in North America. The need for these pediatric assessment tools and the audiologists who use them is ever increasing, as the number of hearing impaired children identified through Chinas early screening and interve...
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
...ion (41.3 degrees Celsius/106.3 degrees Fahrenheit compared
with 40.7 degrees Celsius/105.3 degrees Fahrenheit...at waverelated deaths. All of the studies selected compared
risk factors between those who died during heat waves and a control group of those who did not. Be...
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
... MRI] lesions on brain MRI with BHT-3009 treatment compared
with placebo, the authors write. In fact, there wa...ons in the brain in patients treated with BHT-3009 compared
with placebo. Based on these results, a phase 2b triala randomized clinical trial in approximately...
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...ere was no difference in mortality or safety, when compared
with first-line antibiotics. This study appears in the August issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians. Gender Difference in CT-Measured Emphysema Identified A new study reveals that in men with chroni...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...Even a small pot belly puts us at higher risk when compared
to a flat tummy. For the study, Dr. de Lemos and...ree times as high in those with the largest WHR as compared
to the smallest. The relationship between WHR and arterial plaque remained strong even after other...
Anemia and tropical diseases; Is pharmacogenomics ready for the clinic?
...blood sample, soaked into chromatography paper, is compared
with the colour of blood of known haemoglobin content depicted on the scale in 2 g/dl increments from 4 g/dl to 14 g/dl. CONTACT: Imelda Bates Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Disease Control Strategy Group Liverpool School of Tropical Medicin...
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
...ent was almost three times as likely to be damaged compared
to the same protein in healthy people. As a result...the compound also had improved learning and memory compared
to mice that did not receive LRP-IV, and they had 65 percent more blood flow in their brains in resp...
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...eported using illicit drugs in the previous month, compared
to 7.2 percent of acculturated Hispanics. However, less than 1 percent of non-acculturated, Spanish-speaking Hispanics reported use in the same time period. Their percentage/general patterns of substance use are very similar to white patterns of us...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...g mammography only 93 cases of DCIS could be seen, compared
with 153 cases detected by MRT,' is how Professor ... positive predictive value of MRT was 59 per cent, compared
to 55 per cent for mammography.' The third point was that until now it was assumed that MRI was only...
Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
...a major challenge for investigators. Researchers compared
telomere length and telomerase activity in biopsy specimens from 38 patients with GERD and 16 control patients. This new line of research suggests that the continuous acid bath affecting esophageal cells causes them to divide more frequently in order...
New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
...ficantly lower in patients treated with rhThrombin compared
with bThrombin (1.5 percent versus 21.5 percent, respectively)....
Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD
... one percent decline in renal replacement therapy, compared
with the previous year. The decline is especially encouraging at a time when type 2 diabetes mellitus, one of the major risk factors for kidney disease, has reached epidemic proportions. The data suggest that improvements in preventive care may be ...
Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance
...that they would try a similar class in the future, compared
to the women who were taught by an instructor who emphasized appearance by making comments about how the exercise would tone their legs or other body parts. We want to design the most beneficial exercise programs for different groups of people, and...
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
...rapid aging in mice, which end up dying very young compared
with normal mice. In seeking to understand why that happens, the NIH researchers discovered that klotho inhibits Wnt activity. The hypothesis is that klotho production declines with age, and thus its effectiveness against Wnt decreases, allowing Wnt ...
Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk
...toms (or aura) may be at increased risk for stroke compared
to women who do not have migraines, researchers re...re almost seven times more likely to have a stroke compared
to women with no history of migraine, said Steven Kittner, M.D., M.P.H., senior author of the study ...
NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza
...ations help the virus shift its adaptability. They compared
the structural proteins on the surface of bird-adapted H5N1 influenza virus with those on the surface of the human-adapted strain that caused the 1918 pandemic. They focused specifically on genetic changes to one portion of the H5 protein--a portion ...
Using MRI for diagnosis could help prevent breast cancer progression
...diagnosis of DCIS, 153 (92%) were diagnosed by MRI compared
with 93 (56%) diagnosed by mammography. Whereas the sensitivity of MRI for diagnosing DCIS increased with nuclear grade, that of mammography decreased. Of 89 women diagnosed with high grade DCIS, 87 (98%) were diagnosed by MRI, but only 46 (52%) by m...
Most seniors now have drug coverage, U-M study shows
... 65 and older now have prescription drug coverage, compared
to more than 75 percent who were covered in 2004, ...d prescription drug coverage, Levy and Weir found, compared
with fewer than 10 percent in 2006. The overall enrollment figures found in this study were quite...
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