Tag: "different" at medical news
Magnetic stimulation may improve stroke recovery
...ain that had not been affected by the stroke using different
parameters, including sham (mock) stimulation. A sham is the application of the procedure excluding the actual treatment being studied and is intended to address the question of a placebo effect. The six healthy participants were tested with the same...
New national effort seeks a more rational organ allocation system for kidney transplants
...tion formula is to consider that each kidney has a different
biological life expectation that may better biologically suit it to one person than another. Three-pronged Allocation Approach A major concern of patients who need liver transplants is that many die while on the waiting list for a donated liver. W...
Scientists observe infectious prion proteins invade and move within brain cells
...n in Alzheimer's disease, which is not a TSE but a different
type of degenerative brain disease, according to G...aking job of analyzing and deciphering about 1,000 different
images primarily belonged to Dr. Magalhes--who filled a file cabinet drawer with CDs containing micr...
Psychologist: Make culture part of the new collaborative science
...A), Ryff wants to learn how varied cultures harbor different
notions of well-being, and how those notions might...rk of a healthy individual, [we want to show] that different
components of well-being will still be linked with biology." Where independence and individualism ar...
Is robotic technology reducing health care costs for cardiac patients?
...at financial data of 20 patients who underwent two different
cardiac procedures using robotic and conventional approaches. It was determined that although actual hospital cost to conduct the procedure was not higher, when considering the capital investment for the robot, costs were just $300.00 higher. Dr. ...
Risk factors associated with elderly hospital deaths: Dependence on others and being too thin
...s important to look at the interaction among these different
variables." Functional status is a person's ability to take care of his own basic needs, such as feeding and dressing himself, bathing, using the restroom, moving from a bed to a chair or walking. "We discovered that the combination of functional ...
Penn study points to how COX-2 inhibitors can eventually lead to heart disease
...d vessel that had been transplanted into mice of a different
genetic make-up; in fact, the model mimicks the events of human organ transplant rejection. Here, they found that they had, in effect, removed a brake on the response of the blood vessel to the challenge of transplantation by deactivating prostacycli...
What types of physicians are best to treat patients with HIV?
...ves of Internal Medicine. The paper examined eight different
areas of quality of care in the areas of antiretroviral drug use, screening and prophylaxis, and delivery of routine services for more than 5,200 patients with active HIV. They found that infectious disease (ID) physicians and general medicine physic...
Study shows even limited training improves communication with patients from other cultures
Simple classroom lectures about different
religious holidays, such as the Muslim tradition o...p physicians and nurses connect with patients from different
cultures and improve patient satisfaction, according to a pair of reports from Johns Hopkins researc...
Errors in intensive care units: medical staff report fewer unintended events than observers
... that of a neutral observer. ICU staff also report different
types of UEs compared to observers. In intensive c...ensive care. UEs were classified according to six different
types and four levels of severity. The rate of UEs per 100 days (the total number of hours spent b...
Short on time, long on feeling: Study suggests deadlines intensify emotions
...65 young subjects to imagine themselves in several different
scenarios. Half of the scenarios included an expl...ly (on a scale of 1 to 5) they would experience 31 different
emotions. "Given time limits, people showed more extreme emotions on both the positive and negativ...
Medical whistleblowers speak out
...account that each of these whistleblowers, in very different
ways - from making a satiric film to speaking out in Congress - has shone light on how the "synchrony" between the pharmaceutical industry and the medical enterprise may be compromising the integrity of American medicine. "We should not have to rely ...
Fluorescence device to diagnose atherosclerosis and tumors described at optics conference
...e emissions overlap on the light spectrum but have different
"decay" characteristics. Currently, experiments ar... stroke. The lipid content of vulnerable plaque is different
from that of stable plaque, and areas containing vulnerable plaque are infiltrated by immune system ...
Many patients at risk of cardiovascular disease not receiving statin treatment
...wed inequities in use of statins for patients with different
social and clinical characteristics, with lower usage in younger patients, females, African-Americans, and patients cared for by doctors who are not cardiologists. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed c...
Study examines NSAID use and breast cancer risk
...ological mechanisms involved in the development of different
cancers, is also needed."...
In those genetically predisposed, 'developmental reprogramming' could explain cancer risk
...or genes that make them susceptible to a number of different
cancers. It could explain, for example, why some women who inherited BRCA1/2 gene defects develop breast cancer as adults while other women with the same genes remain disease-free, they say. "The kind of developmental reprogramming we see from this w...
African HIV subtypes identified in Minnesota population
... of these were infected with non-B subtypes. Seven different
subtypes were identified, all consistent with strains endemic to the patients' regions of birth. Of the non-African HIV-1-infected patients, 25 were successfully subtyped and all were infected with subtype B. The researchers believe that their result...
Richer nations at more risk of schizophrenia
... the mix of illnesses we see here in Australia are different
to the mix they get in Mumbai or Zambia or Tokyo." He said to explain the results his team would try to match up new cases with current case data from the same sites and same times to help answer prognosis and illness duration questions. The report...
Children in foster care may be underaccounted for in the Medicaid program
...ere's no reason to suspect those findings would be different
today. As such, policymakers risk underestimating the burden of needs and service use among children in foster care. They may also underestimate potential implications for foster care children from large rollbacks in the Medicaid program."...
Newly developed treatment for severe grief shown more effective than standard therapy
... grief also occurs in the aftermath of loss but is different
from depression. Key features of complicated grief, persisting more than 6 months after the death of a loved one, include (1) a sense of disbelief regarding the death; (2) anger and bitterness over the death; (3) recurrent pangs of painful emotions, ...
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