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Three deadly parasite genomes sequenced

...ng projects is that these parasites--despite major differences in how they are spread and how they cause disease--nevertheless have a core of 6,200 genes in common," says Martin John Rogers, Ph.D., of NIAID's Parasitology and International Programs Branch. At a genetic level, the similarities among these parasit...

Creating a new questionnaire to assess alcohol problems among college students

...d appears to provide good resolution of individual differences in drinking problems along the entire continuum of problems assessed by the scale. On the other hand, limitations include the relatively little work done on it to date for example, the scale properties should be examined in more diverse samples of ...

Paramedic training challenges highlighted by University of Pittsburgh study

...osed to slightly more intubation procedures, these differences were small. "Rapid airway management is a skill that paramedics can learn and master, however, many paramedics get little chance to master the skill because they see so few cases. Almost half of paramedics don't perform an intubation procedure in one...

Golfers with low-back pain may be helped by University of Pittsburgh research

... prevention and rehabilitation without knowing the differences in the kinematics and spinal loads of the golf swi...d to the non-LBP group," reported Dr. Tsai. "These differences may hinder dissipation of the tremendous spinal forces and movements generated by the golf swing ove...

UT Southwestern professor supports development of report cards on hospital infection rates

... systems need to account for, among other factors, differences in patient populations and ensure that hospitals are using similar methods to report the data. "A hospital that doesn't have very many patients and does not perform high-risk procedures has fewer patients at risk for developing infections and, there...

Healthy weight means healthier blood lipid profile in children, study finds

...atter, she says. The study also indicates dramatic differences in the impact of fatness on the lipid profile of black and white teens. There is some evidence black adults tend to have a better lipid profile than white adults as well as a lower incidence of early heart attack, notes Dr. Gutin. A bad lipid profile...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 3

...ew Authors set out to see if women experienced any differences when taking COC's in the standard pattern versus c...ver, not enough data to draw any conclusions about differences in the long-term safety or contraceptive effectiveness between the two dosing regimens. "Overall, or...

Immigrants spend half as much on health care as native-born Americans

...ong immigrants and non-immigrants by adjusting for differences between the two groups in age, income, health status and insurance status. According to the study, immigrants comprised more than 10 percent of the U.S. population but accounted for less than 8 percent of total health spending and only 8 percent of g...

Virtual colonoscopy reveals diseases outside the colon, as well

...ding to the researchers. There were no significant differences in outcome between average- and high-risk patients. The study did not specifically address findings in the colon; however, in a 2001 study of 300 patients published in Radiology (219:685-692), Yee found that virtual colonoscopy identified every patie...

Delivery of routine preventive services suboptimal for medicare beneficiaries

...ce-level characteristics were both associated with differences in the delivery of services. The strongest associations were with practice type and the percentage of practice revenue derived from Medicaid. For instance, beneficiaries receiving usual care in practices with less than 6 percent of revenue from Medic...

Right-brain stroke could be underdiagnosed

... Dr Foerch states: "In summary, our study suggests differences in medical attention and subsequent management between patients with right and left hemispheric stroke. Difficulties in recognition of symptoms due to right hemisphere stroke pose specific challenges for the effort to further optimise stroke manageme...

Do free drug samples influence residents' prescribing decisions?

...ations existed, the authors looked for prescribing differences between physicians who had access to free samples and those who agreed before the study to not use the samples. There was no contact between pharmaceutical company representatives and residents all samples were stocked in a cabinet in the clinic a...

Hey doc, do I still need this catheter?

.... The data were then analyzed and adjusted for the differences in age, sex and length of hospital stay among the patients on the different wards. In all, the proportion of each patient's hospital stay that involved a catheter went down by 7.6 percent on the reminder wards compared with baseline, and went up by ...

Early warning signs of Alzheimer's show up across cognitive areas years before official diagnosis

...ia. He explains, "There are no clear qualitative differences in patterns of cognitive impairment between the normal old 75-year old and the preclinical AD counterpart. Rather, we think of the normal elderly person, the preclinical AD person, and the early clinical AD patient as representing three instances on ...

Dialysis treatment choice affects risk of death in patients with end-stage kidney disease

...had jobs than those on hemodialysis. When these differences were taken into account, the researchers discovered that while healthy patients did well on either form of dialysis, hemodialysis was of greater benefit for those patients with coexisting illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease. The risk of death ...

Women missing out in heart treatment more needed in clinical trials

...aspects, possible effects of drug dosage and known differences in biochemical and physiological responses between...Although they concluded that there are only slight differences in implications for treatment, they highlighted several key examples of differing response between m...

Preschoolers who take responsibility do better later on

... dynamics, personality development, and individual differences in the cognitive, affective, and interpersonal domains. Mireille Joussemet is an assistant professor in Child Clinical Psychology at the University of Montreal. She has extensively examined the role of parents and teachers in promoting children's i...

Cognitive therapy reduces repeat suicide attempts by 50 percent

...o achieve a large enough sample to reliably detect differences in the effectiveness of interventions, the researchers first screened hundreds of potential suicide attempters admitted to the emergency room of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, ultimately recruiting 120 patients into t...

Largest study of unrelated bone marrow transplantation for leukemia serves as benchmark

...ead author of the study. "Overall, we observed no differences in survival at three years and no appreciable differences in cost or quality of life." These results counter what investigators might have guessed and reflect...

Family environment is a significant predictor of adolescent obesity

...dults. In addition, she found that race and ethnic differences are insignificant. The prevalence of excessive weight among American adolescents has increased dramatically over the past 25 years. Approximately 15 percent of children age 12 to 19 are currently overweight or obese, a one-third increase since the la...

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