Tag: "improvements" at medical news
Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume
...ctioning [general mental functioning], and greater improvements
on PANSS total and negative subscales [a measure of disturbed thinking] with less increase in lateral ventricular volume indicate that treatment effects on brain volume and the behavioral pathology of the illness may be associated," the authors write...
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...hat patients in the exercise group had the largest improvements
in such measures as exercise duration and aerobic ...ded to reveal the biological mechanisms behind the improvements
seen. Other Duke members of the team were Andrew Sherwood, Ph.D., Michael Babyak, Ph.D., Lana Watkin...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
...ement training were also associated with favorable improvements
in certain cardiovascular risk markers, compared w...cised in interpreting the clinical significance of improvements
in intermediate end points. In the absence of clinical standards for these measures, the clinical si...
Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks
...ne, Atlanta, GA. "In fact, our study group showed improvements
in heart function in as little as two weeks." Researchers from Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, and Cuernavaca, Mexico, took the HRV of 58 elderly patients every other day for two months to establish an HRV baseline for each participant. For 11 weeks, half ...
New recommendation encourages more activist approach to lung cancer screening
...gn tumors, the paper notes. "There have been major improvements
in the methods used for finding lung cancer over the past 10 years. Both CT scanning and improved methods of chest radiographs enhance lung cancer detection, but they were not used in earlier studies. The best current methods can help radiologists de...
Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say
... of the SHAPE study, exercisers showed significant improvements
in overall fitness, as measured by their performan...osely related to reductions in blood pressure than improvements
in fitness. Overall, results for both improvements
in fitness and body composition were nearly iden...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
...nology has enormous potential to bring about major improvements
in the living standards of people in the developing world," says CPGGH co-director and JCB Director Dr. Peter Singer. "Science and technology alone are not going to magically solve all the problems of developing countries but they are critical compon...
Little answers to world's biggest problems
...nology has enormous potential to bring about major improvements
in the living standards of people in the developing world," said Dr. Peter Singer, one of the authors of the study. "Science and technology alone are not going to magically solve all the problems of developing countries but they are critical compone...
Early stage breast-cancer rates are rising as incidence of invasive cases are leveling
... that widespread mammography screening, along with improvements
in imaging technology and increased biopsy rates, among other factors, are catching breast cancer earlier, before it starts to spread and becomes more life-threatening, according to a new study by Christopher Li, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at Fred H...
Probable cause sequences for WTC collapses finalized
... technologies and guidelines. Recommendations for improvements
to building and fire codes, standards and practice... The NIST WTC investigation's goal is to recommend improvements
in the way people design, construct, maintain and use buildings, especially high-rises. Sunder's fu...
To boost efficiency, hospitals borrow principles from factory floor
... bottlenecks can be eliminated, resulting in major improvements
in efficiency, cost savings and patient care when hospitals borrow principles from production lines on the factory floor, according to researchers in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo. At UB's Center o...
Northwestern Memorial researchers release study on smart-pump technology
... medication system, they won't generate meaningful improvements
in patient safety until they are interfaced with other systems, such as the electronic health record, computerized provider order entry (CPOE), bar coded medication administration systems and pharmacy information systems. Smart pumps are intravenous...
Drug can reduce bodyweight and cardiovascular risk factors in obese people
...t loss. Patients on 20mg of rimonabant had greater improvements
than placebo in waist circumference (average reduc..., reduction in waist circumference, and associated improvements
in several cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors." In an accompanying comment Uberto Pagotto and...
Hormone aids recovery in rats with hemorrhagic stroke
... by 25 percent at three days after the stroke, and improvements
were seen in brain water content and decreases in damaged cells. The erythropoietin-treated rats also showed greater recovery in behavioral and functional tests. "Our result suggests that erythropoietin could be a novel drug for treatment of hemorrha...
Drug may help MS patients with laughing, crying spells
...t side effects." Panitch said the treatment showed improvements
as early as the first week of treatment....
Surgery for children with sleep apnea improves quality of life
... Children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have improvements
in their quality of life as well as their sleep di...n who underwent adenotonsillectomy had significant improvements
in QOL scores and PSG parameters," the researchers state. "We found significantly larger QOL change...
Being obese, underweight, associated with increased risk of death
...y may have decreased over time, perhaps because of improvements
in public health or medical care for obesity-relat...y be narrowing, and for blood pressure and smoking improvements
have been similar across BMI groups. Thus, obese and overweight persons may be at lower risk of CVD ...
Adolescents not receiving health counseling, Stanford study shows
...l practice. "The gaps are huge," Ma said. "And the improvements
over time are at best modest." In the first four years after the AMA recommendations, 1993 to 1996, teens showing up for a health exam left with no counseling about half the time. For 1997 to 2000, about six in ten adolescent medical checkups were co...
Breakthrough for kids with epilepsy
...ho underwent surgical treatment showed significant improvements
on overall cognitive development and left many sei...months post-surgery, 82% of children showed stable improvements
in development and three children showed gains of greater than 15 points in IQ. Gains in IQ were onl...
High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas
...greater risks of developing a new malignancy. With improvements
in cancer treatments over the last two decades, children with soft tissue sarcomas are living longer. Several investigations have reported that these children have an increased risk of second cancer, but estimates of the risk have varied widely, ran...
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