Tag: "impact" at medical news

Environmental factors, particularly air pollution, increases risk of myocardial infarction

...nts caused by motor traffic. However, there was no impact on the risk of suffering incapacitating or non-fatal MI. To obtain the necessary pollution data, each subject's home address was converted to geographical coordinates, which were then cross-referenced with data on all known sources of pollutant emiss...

New portable device developed by Georgia Tech and Emory checks for concussions on the sidelines

...ad to additional life long problems or even second impact syndrome, which has a mortality rate of up to 50 percent. But the injury is difficult to diagnose, even with a quiet room and a several-hour-long test. Michelle LaPlaca, an assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engine...

Managed care organizations evaluate trends in epilepsy to provide better care

... to develop and focus interventions and assess the impact of quality-improvement programs. The best model correctly classified 90% of the cases in the study. Mortality rates are significantly higher for individuals with epilepsy, about 2-3 times that of the average population. A crucial step in administer...

UQ develops West Nile virus treatment

...res but hopefully my research will help reduce the impact of the disease."...

Substituting nurses for doctors results in high quality care, few savings

... reviewers. The single study that investigated the impact of nurses on doctors' workload confirmed reductions in demand for doctors when nurses responded to patients needing after-hours care. While such substitution may save time for physicians, note the authors, it is also possible that doctors' workloads ...

Program for abdominal and pelvic health offered at Rush University Medical Center

...esses of living with a physical condition that can impact relationships and self-image. Appointments with specialists are typically clustered in one afternoon or morning, with patients' cases reviewed among the whole team to develop an individualized treatment plan," said Dugan. The team of specialists incl...

Rush University Medical Center studies advanced 3D imaging system for radiation therapy

...ce. "We believe Perspecta could have a significant impact on a physician's ability to review a treatment plan for radiotherapy," said Dr. James Chu, professor and director of medical physics for the department of radiation oncology. "Compared to a standard two dimensional display, the true 3D image enables...

M. D. Anderson announces collaboration with India's largest yoga research institution

...ief that mind-body interventions have a beneficial impact on the health of cancer patients. The effort builds on a cooperative, cross-cultural relationship between researchers, representing a shared mission to increase integration of yoga-based therapies into cancer treatment regimens to enhance quality of ...

Burden of parasitic worm infection greater than previous estimates

...trigger a better quantification of the development impact of schistosomiasis. Beyond this, King and colleagues' analysis should encourage a comprehensive re-evaluation of the burden on human and economic development of a group of highly prevalent but still concealed communicable diseases of the poor."...

Perceived discrimination linked to coronary artery calcification

...imination and unfair treatment may have a negative impact on a variety of risk factors for heart disease, sh...fest disease, which may actually underestimate the impact of discrimination on cardiovascular outcomes." This research, which used a subset of the Study of Wo...

A common bacterium leads to serious blood infection in many seniors, new study finds

...igh-risk groups, could have an important, positive impact on public health. The bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli), which grows naturally in the human digestive tract, is a leading cause of urinary tract infections. Medical researchers have long known that E. coli is also a cause of bloodstream infection....

3 questions may provide good clues to smoke exposure

...ound that parental report of these factors did not impact on the child's actual exposure as measured by hair cotinine," said Groner, who is on the medical staff at Columbus Children's Hospital. "Our interpretation of this finding is that parents tell pediatricians what they perceive is the 'socially desira...

Response of New York City public school children to September 11

...est some children may experience greater emotional impact from having a family member exposed than from being directly exposed themselves. "The fifth main finding was that going to a school near the place of the near the place of the attack was associated with lower rates of probable mental disorder," the ...

Too many doctors fail to follow guidelines and to prescribe best treatments for heart patients

...spironolactone. When the researchers looked at the impact on outcome of the "big three" drugs (ACE-inhibitors, beta-blockers and spironolactone) they found that amongst patients who were treated with perfect adherence to the guidelines 6.7% and 11.2% were admitted to hospital with chronic heart failure (CHF...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for May 2005 (first issue)

... risk of post-traumatic stress reaction. Using the impact of events test, investigators saw even higher rates among family members who felt that they were getting incomplete information from ICU staff (48.4 percent), who had to share in surrogate decision-making (47.4 percent), who had a relative die in the...

Study examines influence of celebrity endorsements of cancer screening

...ttle question that celebrities can have a powerful impact on the public and that their influence can be put to good use. However, when it comes to public health endorsements, we feel that celebrities should be judicious in using their powers of persuasion. [W]hen it comes to communicating about complex deci...

More effort needed to prevent pattern of child abuse developing in families

...o reduce the recurrence of abuse, and to limit the impact that such abuse has on children's health."...

New GP contract may not improve treatment for heart failure patients

...al services (GMS) contract and how guidelines will impact on CHF services. Changes to the GMS contract are intended to put more emphasis on management of cardiovascular disease still a large cause of death in the UK but the contract only has three specific performance indicators for patients with left...

Health and environmental sciences director named DuPont 'Distinguished Scientist'

...tanding of how environmental chemicals can have an impact on human health. Rickard also serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Health and Environmental Science Institute. Past DuPont Distinguished Scientists are: Howard W. Jacobson in 19...

Treat depression and chronic pain separately, U-M researchers say

...ic (pain-killing) properties may have little or no impact on their pain. The study, in the May issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, notes that doctors often lump together the two conditions when they treat patients experiencing both of them. Some 30 to 54 percent of people with chronic pain also have a major de...

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