Tag: "factor" at medical news
New blood thinner studied for patients with leg and lung clots
.... Cancer, particularly solid tumors, is a big risk factor
for clotting. Ironically its primary treatments, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can narrow blood vessels and add to the risk. An estimated 600,000 pulmonary embolisms occur each year in the United States and deep vein thrombosis is about twice...
Increased risk of stillbirth in older pregnant women
...gnancy at age 40 and beyond is an independent risk factor
for intrauterine fetal demise or stillbirth, accor.... To determine if AMA was an independent risk factor
for stillbirth, and when fetal testing would be most beneficial for reducing stillbirth rates, the a...
Growth factors given with chemotherapy associated with increased risk of blood diseases
...ocyte or granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor
(G-CSF or GM-CSF) have been used to reduce the ris...r MDS; among the 4,604 women who didn't get growth factor
treatment, 48 (1.04%) developed one of the diseases. The authors calculated that women who received ...
Exercise has no effect on risk of knee osteoarthritis
... what develops. Meanwhile, obesity is a major risk factor
for knee OA, and the question has been raised as to whether weight-bearing activity may be harmful to people who are overweight. A new study published in the February 2007 issue of Arthritis Care & Research ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal...
Erectile dysfunction influenced by race and ethnicity
...e has again been shown to be a very important risk factor
for ED," says Ed Laumann, lead author of the study. "We have also learned from this study that different lifestyle and health conditions appear to play significantly different roles in different racial/ethnic groups. Further research is needed to cla...
Spirituality plays role in breast cancer information processing for African-American women
...tuality has been found to be an important cultural factor
for African-American women thinking about their health, so we evaluated its impact on breast cancer information processing," said Glenn Leshner, associate professor of radio-television in MU's School of Journalism. "We found that spirituality positiv...
The problem with treating spondylarthritis with anti-TNF strategies
... unknown. Currently, inhibition of tumor necrosis factor
(TNF) is the most effective strategy for controlling the painful symptoms of SpA and slowing vertebral joint destruction. But does anti-TNF therapy do anything to reduce the incidence or severity of ankylosis? To answer this critical question, a ...
Predicting the risk of rheumatoid arthritis for early arthritis patients
...nt count, the C-reactive protein level, rheumatoid factor
positivity, and the presence of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies. Then, using the area under the curve (AUC), the diagnostic performance of the prediction rule was evaluated. A prediction score, ranging from 0 to 14, was calculated for e...
Important mechanism identified in the formation of blood vessels
...). All therapies have so far targeted the growth factor
VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor). VEGF co...mpany AngioGenetics AB have now shown that another factor
called Dll4 (Delta-like 4) has a similarly fundamental role in blood vessel formation as VEGF. The r...
Nutrition specialist says approach to treating severe malnutrition still fails millions of children
Severe malnutrition is a major contributing factor
in the deaths of 1.5 million children every year. The World Health Organization has said that, if its treatment guidelines are followed, the death rate in children admitted to hospital can be kept as low as 5%, but it is more common for 20% or over t...
Worldwide Parkinson's cases will double in next 25 years
... In terms of the rise in chronic diseases, the key factor
is not overall population growth but rather the number of people over age 65 and thus at risk of developing Parkinsons and other chronic conditions. Furthermore, as income grows, so too does health care spending which, in turn, increases the duration...
Can epilepsy patients predict their seizures?
...re younger and had a higher seizure rate, no other factor
stood out as a likely reason for their higher accuracy." If these results are confirmed in future studies, the ability to predict seizures could have significant implications for treatment of epilepsy. "Patients who can accurately predict an increas...
UIC receives grant to find new drugs for bipolar disorder
...ion of Abeta, a protein believed to be a causative factor
in Alzheimer's disease," Kozikowski said. "We anticipate that further research efforts may well lead to compounds that can be advanced to the clinic."...
New quartz references for workplace safety
...has identified calibration errors as a significant factor
in inconsistent results from different laboratories. To help environmental laboratories perform these demanding calibrations, NIST has developed a series of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) with precisely measured quantities of respirable quartz...
New angiogenesis inhibitor has promise for treating deadly brain tumor
...ee primary receptors for the powerful angiogenesis factor
VEGF, known be present on glioblastoma blood vessels. Manufactured by AstraZeneca, AZD2171 is currently available only to participants in clinical trials. The MGH trial, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, was designed to assess whether A...
Hospital death rate study reveals wide variations
...s are a complex issue and nursing care is just one factor
that influences survival rates. Future research should look at elements such as access to in-patient and out-patient care, the healthcare environment and the impact of hospital management and leadership on outcomes." Data sources for the study inclu...
Better review of new technology is needed to reduce health costs
Advances in medical technology are a main factor
driving the trend of increasing health-care costs,...ollars. Advances in medical technology are a main factor
driving the trend of increasing health care costs, and industry stakeholders agree that improved eva...
Risk factors for diabetes following liver transplant
...splantation has been implicated as a possible risk factor
of NODM and IFG emerged as a strong predictor of t... eventually be possible to derive a composite risk factor
equation for the development of NODM following liver transplantation with appropriate weighing for e...
Binge drinking, gender and clinical depression
...ession leads to alcohol consumption, or some third factor
associated with both alcohol consumption and depression accounts for the relationship. No clear pattern has emerged from these studies. Systematic consideration of the types of measures for alcohol consumption and depression and gender may lead...
Bottleneck in blood supply makes brain vulnerable to strokes
... damage may lead to memory loss, and may be a risk factor
for having a larger stroke, according to Pat Lyden, a professor of neurosciences at UCSD's School of Medicine and head of the UCSD Stroke Center. "This damage is an enormous problem," said Lyden, who collaborated with Kleinfeld on the study. "We t...
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