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USC study identifies factors attributed to later stage cancer diagnosis

... larger studies to investigate these situations in greater depth." ...

Low education predicts lower quality of life for prostate cancer patients

... that men without high school diplomas experienced greater decline and less recovery during the first year af...e generally, the lower your educational level, the greater the likelihood that you would have a lower quality of life after diagnosis and treatment, says Knigh...

OHSU surgeon implants donated tissue allografts

... Services, which has been serving Portland and the greater Oregon community for decades, and the tissue preparation and coordination resources of the Joint Restoration Foundation has already proven valuable. Several OHSU patients have recently benefited directly from the increased availability of fresh tissu...

Latest IPCC report highlights need for integrated climate/human behavior models

...implemented. The larger the adaptation scheme, the greater care needs to be taken in considering its application. "The science needed to support decision making about adaptation requires a sophisticated understanding about how the Earth system works, but goes well beyond just that. We need new tools to hel...

Penn researchers show how nanocylinders deliver medicine better than nanospheres

...re cancer cells and shrinking the tumors to a much greater extent. Spherical nanoparticles typically only stay in circulation for a few hours. The research team used nanoparticles that contained one water-loving chain of a common polymer called polyethyleneglycol (PEG). PEGs are commonly found in everyday ...

Call for greater use of comparative effectiveness studies to help advance disease management

...ere seen, with Actonel resulting in a 46% (p=0.02) greater reduction in risk of hip fracture versus alendronate. The two treatments were not compared on the basis of side effects in this study. "In osteoporosis, it is unlikely that prospective, head-to-head clinical fracture trials will be conducted due to...

Pediatricians rarely provide translation services for patients with little English proficiency

... professional interpreters. Instead, they reported greater reliance on bilingual staff members to relay information. In addition, doctors in states where translation services were covered by public health insurance were more likely to use professional interpreters. There is an urgent need to promote approp...

Teens get needed access to care with state health insurance

...surance programs is a good investment because with greater access to preventative care, these children will be more likely to learn ways to grow into healthy, productive adults." Child Health Plus New Yorks child health insurance program, Child Health Plus, was created in 1991 and uses managed care pla...

Study finds lack of health insurance may be associated with increased rates of stroke

...lammation, cholesterol and inherited traits may of greater relative importance in the development of myocardi...were more often male and white with family incomes greater than $25,000 and having at least a high school education. The study found a significant statistical ...

Healthy schools project gets an 'A'

... for height) and 9.6 percent had total cholesterol greater than 200mg/dl pre-intervention. "The program allows us to identify students who are at risk," says Eagle. "We found that of the 40 percent of students at risk, 10 percent were a major concern. As a result, we contacted their parents and advised the...

Scientists identify cells responsible for relapse after treatment in common childhood cancer

...ve shown, for the first time, that children with a greater number of these cells at diagnosis are more likely to experience relapse much sooner after treatment. "Without new strategies to identify and attack these cells early in treatment, relapse appears inevitable for these patients," said Prof Norris. "O...

Biopsy may underestimate prostate cancer in obese and overweight men

..., Freedland said. Men with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 are considered obese. BMI is a measurement of weight adjusted for height. On this scale, a five-foot, 11-inch man weighing more than 215 pounds would be obese. The researchers also found that men who were overweight but not obese were 44 pe...

Who gets heart failure? Race takes back seat to diabetes and high blood pressure

...netics and environmental surroundings, play a much greater role than race alone in determining who is mostly ...ertension. Whether through increased screening or greater emphasis on drug therapies, these are two risk factors that must be brought under control. Bahrami...

Implant device effectively maintains heart function for transplant-listed patients

...this therapy with other interventions to provide a greater benefit to patients suffering from heart failure." Dr. Udelson will present his study on Tuesday, March 27, at 11:45 a.m. in Hall H....

EVEREST data on use of tolvaptan published in JAMA and featured at ACC

...ted that tolvaptan treatment yielded significantly greater improvements than placebo based on the primary end...odium less than 134 mEq/L) exhibited significantly greater corrections in serum sodium at day seven or discharge, if earlier, (p less than 0.001) and the effec...

Long-term aspirin use associated with reduced risk of dying in women

...ed to low and moderate doses and was significantly greater in older participants and those with more cardiac risk factors." There are several mechanisms by which aspirin could reduce the risk of death, the authors note. "Aspirin therapy may influence cardiovascular disease and cancer through its effect o...

'Shrug off' shoulder surgery myth, study suggests

...eplacement of arthritic shoulder joints carries no greater risk of complications than replacement of other major joints, a Johns Hopkins study suggests. In fact, the Johns Hopkins researchers say, their study shows that patients who undergo shoulder arthroplasty to relieve chronic and significant pain can...

Drug does not reduce risk of death for heart attack patients with refractory shock

...patients with very low blood pressure, there was a greater early rise in blood pressure in those treated with tilarginine, but resolution and duration of shock were similar. "Tilarginine, at the dose and duration studied, had no effect on mortality in patients with MI complicated by refractory cardiogenic...

Jefferson scientists find that drug-eluting stents are disappointing in bypass grafts -- sometimes

...t the artery is much more clogged and therefore at greater risk of re-clogging. Thirty nine percent of the patients had diffuse disease. After one year, the researchers found that 84 percent of these patients were free of clinical restenosis (re-clogging) or disease in the drug-eluted stent bypasses. In pa...

Embargoed March/April Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... care settings with limited on-site resources, but greater numbers of patients should have access to buprenorphine-naloxone treatment. In a study of 99 patients enrolled in buprenorphine-naloxone treatment for opioid dependence at two urban primary care practices, 54 percent were sober at six months. There...

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