Tag: "equal" at medical news
Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
...hnicities except South Asians, survival rates were equal
to or better than whites. Japanese-Americans, for example, had significantly lower hazard ratio compared to non-Hispanic white Americans (34% lower). In contrast, South Asian-Americans had significantly higher hazard ratio compared to non-Hispanic ...
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
... for the same time period. Each class consisted of equal
parts Qigong and Taiji, which included movements emphasizing mobility skills such as weight shifting, range of motion and coordination, and sitting and standing meditation. Although the study had certain limitations including its small subject sam...
Mapping mountains from space with GOCE
...ined by the Earth's gravity field is a surface of equal
gravitational potential and serves as a reference point from which to map all topographical features on the planet. GOCE will provide a model of the geoid with unprecedented accuracy and will not only be of importance in the field of geodesy, but wil...
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals submits supplemental new drug application for Lubiprostone to treat IBS-C
... treatment-related adverse events (greater than or equal
to 5% of patients) were nausea (8% vs. 4%, respectively), diarrhea (6% vs. 4%, respectively) and abdominal pain (4% vs. 5%, respectively). The incidence of these adverse reactions was lower in the IBS-C clinical trials. As a result of the suppleme...
Organic farming can feed the world, U-M study shows
...nd that in developed countries, yields were almost equal
on organic and conventional farms. In developing c...anic agriculture," Perfecto said. In addition to equal
or greater yields, the authors found that those yields could be accomplished using existing quantiti...
Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers
...r, survival of patients with extremity tumours was equal
among the two groups of institutions. There was a slight selection bias in favour of the low volume centres because tumours managed at high volume places were higher grade and larger in size but despite this, higher volume centres achieved superior ...
Extended duration work shifts risky to the safety, well-being of medical interns, patients
... of extended duration work shifts (greater than or equal
to 24 hours in length), reported medical errors and a self-reported measure of stress. It was discovered that the reporting of medical errors and the number of extended duration shifts worked in a month were both significant predictors of stress. ...
CAM-oriented primary care providers result in cost savings, high patient satisfaction
... diagnosing and treating patients at alevel nearly equal
to medical doctors. Researchers found that over the course of the seven-year study, patients visiting chiropractors and otherCAM-oriented PCPs had 60 percent fewer hospitalizations, 62 percent fewer outpatient surgical cases, and85 percent lower ph...
Colonoscopy up in NYC
...2003, the three groups screening rates were nearly equal
in 2006, just four years later. More people are ge...2003, the three groups screening rates were nearly equal
in 2006, just four years later. More people are getting colonoscopies to prevent or find early colon...
Study shows Diachrome improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes
... the poorest glycemic control (baseline A1C levels equal
to or greater than 10%). These patients saw an ad...(-0.34%). The highest risk patients (baseline A1C equal
to or greater than 10%) showed an even greater improvement in A1C when compared to placebo (-1.76% v...
Advances in screening and markers improve early detection of colorectal cancer
... size and three percent for tumors greater than or equal
to six millimeters. No lesion larger than one centimeter was missed and all missed tumors were tubular adenomas, or non-cancerous tumors. Based on these results, researchers established the colorectal tumor miss rate as zero percent (up to 2%) for ...
Study evaluates the effectiveness of Aripiprazole in adolescents with schizophrenia
...e of patients on aripiprazole with greater than or equal
to 7 percent increase in baseline body weight was 4 percent for aripiprazole 10 mg, 5.2 percent for aripiprazole 30 mg, and 1 percent for placebo. The mean change from baseline in weight was zero for aripiprazole 10 mg group; 0.2 kg (about 0.4 lbs) ...
Efficacy and safety of Aripiprazole as adjunctive therapy in major depressive disorder
...-on placebo groups, respectively, (greater than or equal
to 5 percent and at least twice the incidence of placebo) were akathisia (23.1 percent vs. 4.5 percent), insomnia (7.7 percent vs. 2.3 percent), restlessness (14.3 percent vs. 3.4 percent), upper respiratory tract infection (8.2 percent vs. 4 percent...
Erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms
...ternational Prostate Symptom Score greater than or equal
to 12) ranging from 45-64 years in age. Subjects in the active study group were given 10 mg vardenafil twice daily for eight weeks; the control arm received placebo for that period. Evaluation was performed using the IPSS and the UROLIFE QoL 9. Inv...
New long-term data analyses for Bifeprunox show favorable effects vs. placebo
...rted with bifeprunox (incidence of greater than or equal
to 5 percent and twice the placebo rate) included nausea, vomiting, dizziness, anorexia, akathisia, dyskinesia and asthenia. "We are encouraged by these additional analyses of clinical data, which underscore bifeprunox's favorable weight and lipid ...
Muscle stem cells effectively treat urinary incontinence long term
... surrounding the urethra. Each patient received an equal
dose of stem cell injections using three different injection techniques a transurethral injection with either an 8-mm or 10-mm needle or a periurethral injection. Five of the eight women who participated in the study reported improvement in blad...
Studies show role of age, gender, race and weight on cancer risk and treatment
...weight (BMI 25-29.9) or obese (BMI greater than or equal
to 30). Fifty-two percent of patients were Hisp...omen, the prevalence of polyps increased to nearly equal
to that of men (13.0 vs. 14.6% and 18.6 vs. 18.0%, respectively). The number of advanced neoplasms ...
Erectile dysfunction -- the canary in the mineshaft?
...s with ED and LUTS. Men with scores less than or equal
to 25 on the Erectile Function domain of the Inter...an International Prostate Symptom Score greater or equal
to 12 were given 50 mg of sildenafil (or matching placebo) nightly or one hour before sexual activit...
Quality improvement effort pays off in diabetes care
...the delivery of existing diabetes care was roughly equal
to the benefits of developing a new treatment, such as a novel diagnostic technology or a better drug," said study author Elbert Huang, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago. "A small investment in upgrading the delivery o...
NIH study tracks brain development in some 500 children across US
...on ability, suggesting that boys and girls have an equal
aptitude for math. Regardless of income or sex, children appeared to improve rapidly on many tasks between ages 6 and 10, with much less dramatic cognitive growth in adolescence. This result fits with previous research suggesting that in adolesc...
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