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Low education predicts lower quality of life for prostate cancer patients

...cal centers, additional research will be needed to determine if the results can be generalized to all VA patients or to men in general....

Mayo Clinic solves painful puzzle of UT ligament split tear in wrist

... patients' wrists (the side opposite the thumb) to determine tenderness. The researchers found a positive ulnar fovea test was 95 percent sensitive in revealing patients with a rupture or a UT split tear. The test's specificity was 86.5 percent. Richard Berger, M.D., Ph.D., who led the study, says the UT spl...

Use of hydrocortisone reduces incidence of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery

... trials will be needed to confirm our findings and determine short- and long-term safety of corticosteroids to prevent postoperative AF and other arrhythmias," the authors write....

Carnegie Mellon professors question advice for nuclear attacks

... but provide no information that might help people determine how much time they have to react before a fallout cloud arrives," said Florig. We advocate a more nuanced message with simple rules for minimizing risk based on how far people are from the blast. If you are within several miles of the blast, there wi...

Drugs for Parkinson's disease may ease stroke-related disability

...oscience, as part of a broader effort to precisely determine how strokes in different parts of the brain's right hemisphere affect patients. She and others want to closely link damage in a given right brain region to a particular set of symptoms. "This approach has been applied to strokes affecting the left ...

Tai Chi boosts immunity to shingles virus in older adults, NIH-sponsored study reports

...h education programs, with periodic blood tests to determine levels of VZV immunity, people in both groups received a single injection of VARIVAX, the chickenpox vaccine that was approved for use in the United States in 1995. Nine weeks later, the investigators did blood tests to assess each participant's leve...

Opportunistic chlamydia screening 'not underpinned by sound evidence'

...nal chlamydia screening should conduct research to determine if such screening programmes do more good than harm at reasonable cost, she concludes. "Despite multiple campaigns in the media, the diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections continues to increase," write two senior doctors in an accompanying e...

New standards could cut number of malnourished children on feeding programs

...median. Most aid agencies use the median method to determine a child's eligibility for admission on to a therapeutic feeding programme although the z score method is also used infrequently for this purpose. The research team used both methods and found marked differences between the cut-offs used for definin...

Washington University surgeon develops treatment for foot deformity

... period, Dobbs and his colleagues take an X-ray to determine the success of the correction. "Much of the correction is achieved with casting alone," says Dobbs, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the School of Medicine. "In the cases where we are not able to reach full correction with casting, we ...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

...sults of systematic analyses of historical data to determine the effectiveness of public health measures in 1918--are described in two articles published online this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. These important papers suggest that a primary lesson of the 1918 influenza...

Sleep quantity affects morning testosterone levels in older men

...ivity monitoring for six-to-nine days were used to determine the amount of nighttime sleep of the participants ... signals in the body, future studies are needed to determine the importance of these relationships for the health of older adults." Recent studies associate la...

Healthy schools project gets an 'A'

...cardiovascular risk factors in the students and to determine the programs effect on those risk factors. The researchers found that 40 percent of the 287 students assessed were considered "at-risk" for at least one of the six major risk factor categories, which included body mass index (BMI), systolic blood ...

Study sheds light on medication treatment options for bipolar disorder

... NIMH Director Thomas R. Insel. "STEP-BD sought to determine if adding an antidepressant to a mood stabilizer is effective and safe in treating depressive episodes. The results suggest that antidepressants are safe but not more effective than placebo as assessed in a large number of people with bipolar disord...

MRI detects most missed opposite breast cancers in women

...e National Cancer Institute, researchers wanted to determine whether MRI could improve doctors ability to ident...s and mammography. "This study wasnt designed to determine whether mammography or MRI is a better screening test for breast cancer in women at average risk," G...

Biopsy may underestimate prostate cancer in obese and overweight men

...rham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. "If we can determine through additional biopsies that an obese or overw... said. "Performing more biopsy samples will help determine the true aggressiveness of the prostate cancer and will allow treatment to be better tailored to the...

Stem cells speed growth of healthy liver tissue

...performed before and up to five weeks after PVE to determine the degree of liver growth. Patients who received the combination of PVE and stem cell injection had double the liver growth rate and gain in liver volume, compared with those who underwent PVE alone. As a result, the patients who received the com...

Novel anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent shows effectiveness on key endpoints in trial

...s followed the patients an average of 24 months to determine rates of cardiovascular death, resuscitated cardiac arrest, heart attack, stroke, use of coronary revascularization and hospitalization for unstable angina diagnosed with blocked coronary artery. Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif will present the results o...

Who gets heart failure? Race takes back seat to diabetes and high blood pressure

...year. Bahrami says the teams next steps are to determine why different rates exist for these risk factors and the role played by biological and environmental factors....

Clevidipine during heart surgery improves blood pressure control

...atment regimens. Researchers in Denmark sought to determine the usefulness of measuring pro-B-type natriuretic peptide levels in screening the general public for an accurate diagnosis of dyspnea. Using data from nearly 3,000 patients who participated in the Copenhagen City Heart Study, researchers found th...

Implant device effectively maintains heart function for transplant-listed patients

...and LVSD. In this study, researchers looked to determine the effect of the aldosterone antagonist eplerenone on patients with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and mild to moderate heart failure, a group not previously well studied with this class of agents. The multi-center, randomized study was conducte...

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