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Physicians need to be advocates for prisoners' health

...ce abuse programs while in prison. Federal prisons echo this trend with reports stating that of the 63 percent of inmates being held for drug offenses, only 15 percent participated in prison-based drug treatment programs. The authors also support programs for non-violent offenders that would place them...

Two-slice-touch rule reliable when diagnosing meniscal tears

... to determine whether our accuracy using fast-spin echo imaging was comparable to that previously reported, said Arthur A. De Smet, MD, lead author of the study. The positive predictive value increased from 91% to 94% in meniscal tears and from 83% to 96% for lateral meniscal tears. The ...

Hormone-replacement therapy hurts hearing, study finds

...sound was sent into each woman's ear, and then the echo coming back out was measured. These tests tell scientists how healthy a person's inner ear is, particularly the hair cells that convert noise to electrical signals that the brain interprets as sound. Finally, each woman underwent a "hearing in noise"...

Parental cigarette use is 'double whammy' for children

.... The benefits of successful interventions "may echo across generation" the researchers wrote, noting the negative effects of substance use by grandparents are observed not only in their children but also in their grandchildren. ...

Early drinking linked to higher lifetime alcoholism risk

...e vulnerability to dependence." In results that echo earlier studies, of those individuals who began drinking before age 14, 47 percent experienced dependence at some point, vs. 9 percent of those who began drinking at age 21 or older. In general, each additional year earlier than 21 that a respondent...

Korean breast cancer patterns reflect those of Western countries

In trends that echo those of Western countries, more Korean women are developing breast cancer; there is a larger proportion of young patients, asymptomatic cancers, breast-conserving surgery and immediate reconstruction after mastectomy in Korea; and more individuals t...

Exposure to military trauma related to post-war disease and death in Civil War veterans

...ng editorial. "Their central findings strikingly echo the results of research into the mental health status of Vietnam veterans, including posttraumatic stress disorder," Dr. Pitman writes. The finding that the youngest veterans sustained the greatest damage also corroborates research from other wars. ...

Nursing home quality stagnates, says HealthGrades

...t of the complaint investigations. The findings echo the conclusions of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Then known as the General Accounting Office, the GAO issued a report in 2002 that found a high proportion of nursing homes with serious quality problems. HealthGrades' analysis supports t...

Fewer heart failure patients die when hospitals make efforts to improve care

... 1 million hospital stays each year. The new data echo the significant drops in mortality and complications that were achieved in a similar project in heart attack patients, a project also co-led by U-M heart specialists. Both projects are sponsored by the American College of Cardiology as part of its Gu...

Stress echo tests shown to predict cardiac death, illness in higher-risk women

...se or die from it," says Dolan. "Dobutamine stress echo tests serve an important role in predicting heart ...l predictors in those cases, the dobutamine stress echo tests were also beneficial in predicting them, Dolan says. "The rate at which the patients experien...

New studies gauge knowledge, attitudes and preferences of patients with irritable bowel syndrome

...merican College of Gastroenterology, these studies echo findings presented at ACG by Dr. Albena Halpert of Boston Medical Center and colleagues at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on patient perceptions of IBS and their preferences about patient education. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Study Finds S...

Determining prognosis in patients with chest pain now easier and more accurate

...than wall motion analysis during dobutamine stress echo for detecting coronary artery disease and predicting patient outcome. This study suggests that by using this non-invasive method of determining the prognosis for patients with unexplained chest pain, patients can be set on the proper course for long-...

A probe, not an echo

...n transmission mode, rather than the commonly used echo mode, to create the 3-D image. He explains that i...ny fraction of the transmitted sound comes back as echo on soft tissues, while a much larger fraction (about 2000 times bigger) is transmitted through the s...

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