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CABG in elderly patients
...retrospective cohort study, Baskett and colleagues found
that people over the age of 80 represented 5% of p...ronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The authors found
that, while the mortality decreased over the study period for both older and younger patients, the r...
Age is not a limiting factor in combined therapy for lung cancer
...es have provided encouraging results. Studies have found
chemotherapy combined with radiotherapy improves s...rvival following combined modality therapy. They found
that two- and five-year survival rates and disease progression rates were not significantly differen...
High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas
...ry cancer diagnosis, and gender. The investigators found
that survivors of pediatric soft tissue sarcomas h...igh, the absolute risk is quite low. The NCI study found
that approximately 3 percent of children with soft tissue sarcoma would be expected to develop a sec...
How can we use a human rights approach to help improve the lives of those with mental disabilities?
...ian relief workers. In Hungary and Paraguay, MDRI found
people locked in cages. In Turkey, Peru, and Bulg... Although seemingly obvious, in practice MDRI has found
that the implications of these premises challenge predominant biomedical approaches to mental illnes...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
...POE-4 allele. In the same study, vitamin E was not found
to slow cognitive decline. [plenary session] A pot...ing killers of adults. Researchers from Cincinnati found
the risk for ischemic stroke, the type caused by a blocked blood vessel in the brain, is higher in p...
Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds
...ragments, and amyloid precursor protein, a protein found
throughout the body and from which the beta-amyloi... in the March 11, 2005, issue of the journal Cell, found
that beta-amyloid levels decreased in the brains of another kind of transgenic mice when they were h...
Managed care organizations evaluate trends in epilepsy to provide better care
... accurate identification of patients. Researchers found
that determining incidence in an MCO is particularly challenging due to the constant ebb and flow of members. Preexisting diagnoses were often missed in new patient members and often pertinent data for epilepsy cases were not collected....
Abnormal liver tests in a Mediterranean population
...tion-based study in a small town in Southern Italy found
that one in eight residents had abnormal liver tests. While alcohol consumption was the most common causative factor, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an increasingly prevalent source of the problem. The study is published in the May 2005 ...
A new look at genes that cause testicular cancer
...nly affected in patients with testicular cancer we found
that 76% of these key susceptibility genes are act...ponent. To date, over 80 different genes have been found
to be defective in tumour samples taken from patients with this disease. Professor Koopman's team u...
Revised Bethesda guidelines effective at identifying patients at risk of colorectal cancer
... had a mismatch repair deficiency. The researchers found
that strategies based on either microsatellite instability testing or immunostaining patients according to the revised Bethesda guidelines were the most effective (sensitivity, 81.8 percent and 81.8 percent; specificity, 98.0 percent and 98.2 percent...
Access to mammography may worsen
...ee states (Washington, New Hampshire and Colorado) found
that 44 percent did not have enough radiologists o...intaining qualified technologists. The survey also found
that 85 percent of the facilities reported being able to schedule diagnostic mammograms (performed t...
Substituting nurses for doctors results in high quality care, few savings
...ention. In the first two categories, the reviewers found
no appreciable differences between doctors and nur... and others, which was not included in the review, found
that adding nurses to doctors' teams did not reduce physician workload. Further research on physicia...
Children do well with shorter fast before surgery
...vely," Brady and colleagues write. The researchers found
very few studies on milk drinking before surgery, which was "especially surprising given the reliance of younger children on this form of nutritional intake," Brady says. More studies could help researchers determine how milk contributes to stomach v...
Costs of medical institutional review boards' greater than previously estimated
...s to assess the costs for running their IRBs. They found
that the annual operating costs ranged from $171,014 to $4,705,333, with a median cost of $741,920. "Previous reports tended to understate the true costs of IRBs," says Sugarman. "Our study demonstrates that institutions and policy makers need to re...
'Surprising' findings reported about iron overload
...prevalence of the particular gene mutation that is found
in Caucasians with the typical form of hemochromat...t they affect only older men. A previous UAB study found
that primary care physicians provided fewer than 70 percent correct responses about screening at-ris...
Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission
...babwe and Harare (Zimbabwe) City Health Department found
that exclusive breastfeeding substantially reduces... breastfeeding. In their analysis, the researchers found
that mixed breast feeding quadrupled mother-to-infant HIV transmission and was associated with a thr...
The World Congress on Cornelia de Lange Syndrome in Italy
...arm of chromosome 5, the mutations of which can be found
in approximately 40-50% of the subjects suffering from the syndrome. Therefore, the conference is an important opportunity for professionals and parents to refresh and update their knowledge about this specific syndrome. In fact, on the one hand, th...
Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression
...), part of the National Institutes of Health, have found
that requests from patients for medications have a...." In addition to prescribing practices, the study found
that those who made a request for medication were more likely to receive minimally acceptable initia...
Study finds moderate hypothermia a safe treatment for traumatic brain injury in kids
...atric patients down to 32 degrees Celsius, doctors found
that hypothermia tended to reduce mortality, lower the severity of intracranial hypertension during the cooling phase and has the potential to improve the functional outcome of young patients. Therefore, it was determined that hypothermia is likely a...
UBC-U of S research offers hope for treatment of age-related blindness
...gist Dr. John Sibley of the U of S. The scientists found
that that rheumatoid arthritis patients being trea...d drusen acting like amyloid deposits in the brain found
in Alzheimer's," says McGeer, a UBC professor emeritus in the Kinsmen Laboratory of Neurological Res...
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