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Patient-centered approach can backfire

...r the effects of physicians' and patients' age and gender because past studies have shown that symmetry in those characteristics may also improve satisfaction and treatment plan compliance. Limitations of the study included the small number of participants and the fact that patients self-reported how well t...

News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007

...females. Researchers hope this may help to explain gender differences in the presentation and natural history of COPD. This study appears in the August issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians. ...

Vicente Fox Center and RAND launch joint program to find policies to combat poverty

...ed to promote democracy, leadership, transparency, gender equality and strategies to fight poverty. The first study arising out of the new collaboration is scheduled to be completed by fall 2008 and will be titled: Fighting Poverty and Improving Health for the Elderly in Mexico. RAND Associate Economist...

HealthGrades study: Bariatric surgery patients have fewer complications at high-volume hospitals

...istic regression-based ratings to account for age, gender and underlying medical conditions that could increase the patients risk of mortality or complication. ...

Catastrophic events can affect a person's sleep

... presenting to the sleep center, a reversal of the gender distribution occurred after Hurricane Katrina. Prior to the storm, males in Group A and Group C accounted for 47 percent and 44 percent, respectively. After the storm, males in Group B and Group D accounted for 62 percent and 55 percent, respective...

Conference to investigate basis of parental behavior

...ings on several species, including humans. Leading gender biologist David R. Rubinow, M.D., Chair of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver the conferences keynote lecture, Postpartum depression: Context-Dependent Effects of Reproductive Steroids. Most mammals, includ...

Low libido in menopause linked to trouble sleeping

...linic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. But gender differences may complicate matters. For women, greater intimacy tends to open the door to more sexual desire, she said. Thats not always true for men. Our work reinforces the difficult time some women have during the menopause transition, and the i...

Gender impacts colorectal cancer progression

...y of Southern California (USC) suggests. Taking gender into account when examining the genetic profile of...pecific. There has been increasing evidence that gender plays a significant role in the development and progression of colorectal cancer, Lenz explains. Col...

E/Tablet technology may provide benefits to patients, researchers

...d every time, and some of that information -- like gender and what your grandma died of -- never changes," said Amy Abernethy, M.D., an oncologist and lead investigator on the study. "E/Tablets allow patient information to be stored permanently and confidentially. We also found that patients are satisfied w...

Gene variations point to why lung cancer drugs work better in Japanese vs. US patients

...y that Japanese and U.S. patients, matched in age, gender and other respects, had differences in key metabolism-related genes is the latest result from a seven-year collaboration between the Southwest Oncology Group and two clinical trials groups in Japan. Gandara, who leads lung cancer trial efforts for th...

Both alcohol and neighborhood characteristics can affect intimate partner violence

...gaging in IPV," he said. "The fact that there are gender differences in terms of how a neighborhood influences the relationship between drinking and violence suggests that, indeed, alcohol and intoxication have different effects on men versus women in terms of IPV." Cunradi plans to continue with her re...

Advances in screening and markers improve early detection of colorectal cancer

... an indicator of colorectal cancer and examine the gender differences found in our study." Dr. Chiu will present this study on Sunday, May 20, at 8:00 a.m. in Hall E. ...

Daytrana provides significant effectiveness in both boys and girls with ADHD

...n San Diego. "Few clinical studies have examined gender differences in the response to ADHD treatments. O...study provides a platform to open a dialogue about gender and ADHD." Approximately 4.4 million U.S. children aged 4 to 17 years -- about 7.8 percent of al...

Studies show role of age, gender, race and weight on cancer risk and treatment

...called polyps. This study evaluated the effect of gender and obesity on the prevalence of colorectal polyps in a diverse population. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated for 581 patients enrolled in the study and classified as normal (BMI 18-24.0), overweight (BMI 25-29.9) or obese (BMI greater than or...

Cure for hepatitis C announced by VCU researcher

...se eight patients exhibited no consistency in age, gender or HCV genotype, and it has not yet been determined if these patients experienced a relapse or if they were re-infected with HCV. Hepatitis C is a blood-borne infectious disease of the liver and a leading cause of cirrhosis, liver cancer and the ne...

A first glimpse at healthy brain and behavioral development

Yes, there are gender differences in cognitive function, but they're mor... predicted few aspects of cognitive function, with gender effects less prevalent than in some previous studies. Boys performed better on perceptual analysis, ...

Study finds women less likely than men to have their cholesterol controlled

...June edition of Womens Health Issues, investigated gender differences in cardiovascular disease prevention, ...eed for more focused research to understand better gender disparities. The results of the study will be shared at a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill on ...

RAND study finds women with heart disease and diabetes less likely to receive proper care

...asty for heart disease, few studies have evaluated gender disparities in managed care settings. All the pa...earch needs to be done to understand why there are gender differences in outpatient care. "As we become a nation with an older population, the type of rout...

Study evaluates why blacks do not successfully donate kidneys

...re all identified by documented information race, gender and cause of donor exclusion. In some cases, disqualified donors had more than one reason for exclusion. About 30 percent of blacks were excluded because of obesity, compared to 16.6 percent of whites. Obesity was defined by body mass index (BMI) g...

Cause of gender differences in blood pressure, kidney damage under study

...hing in my animal model." She's looking at these gender differences to find what protects females, at least for much of their life, work that led to her selection for the 2007 New Investigator Award of the American Physiological Society's Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Section. She presented her work M...

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