Tag: "evaluate" at medical news
Researchers examine why food tastes bad to chemotherapy recipients
...ifically iron and copper. Their research will also evaluate
the use of antioxidants to prevent the metallic flavor production. "If we can discover the cause of the production of metallic flavor, then preventive methods can be taken accordingly," Dietrich said. In correct amounts, metals in drinking water are...
'Safe' blood lead levels linked to risk of death
...dy investigated. "Our study had limited ability to evaluate
the risks of lead exposure associated with blood lead levels below 2 g/dL. Future research is needed to identify the level of lead exposure that is not associated with major health outcomes. Although markedly reduced, the current blood lead levels ...
Cardiologist's 'living chip' changes science of disease monitoring
...s and diagnostic tests are commonplace in order to evaluate
their condition. Often, though, chemical or physiologic changes silently cause damage that is not detected until much later. But what if in the future a tiny device, one the size of a nickel or significantly smaller, could be implanted in the patie...
Use of helical MDCT better at detecting abnormal airways
...n millimeter intervals through the chest, fails to evaluate
most of the lungs and the airways therein," said Dr. Muller. The study included 61 patients who were diagnosed with bronchiectasis by either MDCT or HRCT. Seven patients had positive MDCT scans only and two patients had positive HRCT scans only. MDC...
Work-family conflict common among registered nurses, study shows
...use it provides information for decision makers to evaluate
the significance of the problem. The researchers wrote that future studies should determine if flexible work arrangements, such as job sharing, reduce the frequency of conflict. Sixty-three percent of nurses responding worked in hospitals and 14 per...
Patients can report statins' adverse effects on new web site
...ompleting an NIH-funded study of 1,000 subjects to evaluate
the effects of statin drugs on cognition, behavior and serotonin biochemistry. According to Golomb, among people who have contacted the UCSD Statin Study to report adverse effects, nearly 60% of patients reported muscle weakness or fatigue, and abou...
Mediterranean neurosciences in Albania
...emiology research ever conducted in the country to evaluate
the preponderance of epilepsy in the child based population. The research, coordinated by Professor Jera Kruja of the University of Tirana, has even greater importance when considering that for every disease, epidemiologic research is the basis enabl...
Mayo Clinic finds what causes men pain in prostate biopsy and best method to alleviate it
... elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests to evaluate
the potential presence of cancer. "Prostate biopsy evokes significant anxiety for some men due to anticipated pain associated with the procedure," says Richard Ashley, M.D., Mayo Clinic urology resident and lead study investigator. "We also noted ...
VIRTUE clinical trial opens to primary immunodeficiency patients across the U.S.
...igator Research Trial on Use and Experience], will evaluate
patient satisfaction and annual rate of serious bacterial infection using Vivaglobin subcutaneous administration for one year after conversion from intravenous immunoglobulin therapy. VIRTUE will enroll 100 PI patients at 50 sites across the countr...
Anemia affects body ... and maybe the mind
...am gave three psychological tests commonly used to evaluate
executive function to 364 women, all between 70 and 80 years old, who were living in Baltimore, Md. Approximately 10 percent had anemia, which was of mild intensity. Some 15 percent of those with the worst results on all three of the tests were ane...
Allocating HIV drugs to South African cities would prevent the greatest number of infections
...time that city and village models had been used to evaluate
the epidemiological impact of treatment strategies...el and an allocation model for scarce resources to evaluate
ethical decision-making. Dr. James Kahn, professor of medicine at UCSF and co-author of the study, ...
Doctors warn: Do not rely only on what young athletes say when managing concussions
...rt groups, the UPMC study is the first to formally evaluate
the sensitivity and specificity of computer-based neurocognitive testing when used in combination with the athlete's report of symptoms. The current study involved 122 concussed high school athletes, all of whom had undergone pre-season neurocognit...
Live H5N1 avian flu virus vaccines show protection in animal studies
...s did not replicate in the lungs or the brain. To evaluate
the protective ability of the vaccines, the resear... animals," says Dr. Subbarao. "The next step is to evaluate
in people the safety and immune response induced by these vaccines to see if they produce cross-reac...
Pine tree bark reduces diabetic leg ulcers
...after six weeks. Direct questioning was used to evaluate
tolerability and compliance, particularly gastrointestinal problems, systematic and local skin alterations, signs of allergic reaction and any other manifestation. No side effects were reported. Over 35 years of research on Pycnogenol demonstrate ...
Determining the state of the human arterial system
...o put forward the importance of having a method to evaluate
the state of the artery walls and for the early de...oyed at the University of Mar de Plata in order to evaluate
the arterial system of all employees, who subsequently have a medical check-up by the University's m...
JRRD tipsheet: Focus on stroke
...is study began development of a standard method to evaluate
swallowing recovery after stroke based on a defini...rect supervision from a therapist. Our goal was to evaluate
the effectiveness of AutoCITE training when participants were supervised remotely by a therapist who...
USC research shows dogs and smog don't mix
...n addition to air pollution, would be important to evaluate
further our hypothesis. It could also be that something only indirectly related to dogs could explain these results, for example that kids with dogs exercise outside more so they have more exposure to air pollution." ...
Doctors know best when it comes to treating chronic coronary artery disease
...process to allocate patient treatment allows us to evaluate
whether there are differences in outcomes based on that judgment. "In other words, a physician may notice a lot of little things that add up to one big thing," Dr. Ben-Yehuda said. "This big thing may go against the scientific formula routinely use...
New device may improve vision and mobility for people with tunnel vision
... people with tunnel vision. In the first study to evaluate
this small high tech device, the research team saw...isplay. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate
how effective the device would be in helping people with tunnel vision when searching for objects. ...
American College of Physicians expresses support for executive order on health care transparency
... their total cost of care for complex illnesses or evaluate
the quality of service provided." said Dr. Kirk. "As a group that represents some 120,000 internal medicine physicians, related subspecialists and medical students, it is incumbent upon us to work with the administration to assure that any informati...
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