Tag: "increase" at medical news
Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
Racial differences in breast cancer survival increase
according to stage of disease, a new study finds. Published in the September 15, 2007 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, a retrospective analysis of survival data demonstrates that within each stage, African Amer...
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
...u shot. We have found that 20 weeks of Taiji can increase
the antibody response to influenza vaccine in older adults, said the studys lead author Yang Yang, an adjunct professor of kinesiology and community health, and a Taiji master with 30-plus years of experience as a practitioner and instructor. In th...
Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
...e pills vs. placebo, with the exception of a small increase
in reports of upset stomach among those taking active beta carotene. Overall, we found no benefit on the primary combined end point for any of the antioxidant agents tested, alone or in combination, the authors conclude. We also found no evidence f...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
...nce rose overall from 6 percent to 9 percent -- an increase
of only 50 percent. Diabetes is one of the major health challenges faced across the United States, but these findings suggest that the prevalence of the disease is not growing as rapidly as often claimed, Smith said. The study examined reasons fo...
Drug interactions with warfarin
...s in the United Kingdom. They documented a 46-fold increase
in the rate of gastrointestinal bleeding associated with the combined use of the anticoagulant warfarin and antiplatelet agents. This real-world study of prescription data from general practices observed much higher rates of bleeding than those deriv...
Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients' own obstetricians
...trician. The authors noted a small but significant increase
(11.4% v. 11.9%) in the rate of cesarean deliveries when women are cared for by an on-call obstetrician rather than their regular-care obstetrician. In a related commentary, Dr. Chaim M. Bell PhD and Dr. Joel G. Ray MSc, highlight the importance o...
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...t improvement in sleep-disordered breathing and an increase
in upper airway caliber. They also reported a subs...c bronchitis (AECB) is becoming greater, citing an increase
in first-line drug resistance among the AECB population. In such instances, macrolides or quinolones...
Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms
...aling the surviving dopamine cells to dramatically increase
their activity and the output of dopamine. Eventually, the norepineprhine neurons die, the surviving dopamine neurons lose their ability to release extra dopamine, and symptoms start to appear." To test their hypothesis, the researchers gave health...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
... with the largest waist-to-hip ratio had a twofold increase
in the incidence of calcium deposits a strong ind...dup, whereas fat around your hips doesnt appear to increase
risk for cardiovascular disease at all, Dr. de Lemos said. We think the key message for people is to...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...skin by interfering with the ability of cocaine to increase
nerve activity. Typically, patients with cocaine overdoses in the emergency room are treated with nitroglycerin, sedatives such as Valium, and some blood-pressure medications such as calcium channel blockers and some beta blockers, Dr. Vongpatanasin ...
Disability payments may spur drug abuse
... analysis found that in California, the 23 percent increase
in drug-related hospital admissions that occurs in...n particular, hospital deaths among SSI recipients increase
22 percent at the beginning of the month. This research was funded by the Substance Abuse Policy Re...
Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
...tarted taking verapamil and then had an EKG and an increase
in the dosage of the drug every two weeks until the headaches were stopped or they started having side effects. A total of 21 patients, or 19 percent, had problems with the electrical activity of the heart, or irregular heartbeats, while taking th...
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
...ded as harmless. The scientists found that if they increase
the bodys ability to soak up amyloid, the brain responds, causing levels of the substance in the brain the real target to plummet. There is a dynamic equilibrium between the levels of amyloid-beta in the blood and in the brain, said neuroscientis...
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...eir patterns of illegal drug use and alcohol abuse increase
over time, Akins said. In states such as California, you have large Hispanic enclaves that have a protective buffering effect for new residents. But we wanted to find out what was happening in Washington, a state with a relatively small Hispanic popu...
Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
... rapidly rising cancer in the U.S., with a sixfold increase
in cases during the past 30 years, according to the National Cancer Institute. Understanding how and why the cells change in some cases and not others has been a major challenge for investigators. Researchers compared telomere length and telomera...
New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi
...to endocrine therapy to being resistant, we saw an increase
in spliced XBP1 inside the cell. So then we took sensitive cells and added spliced XBP1, which made them resistant to the therapy, explained Clarke, who is interim director of Georgetowns Biomedical Graduate Research Organization and co-leader of the...
Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians
... to manage patient populations, which in turn will increase
the ability to provide timely clinical interventio...e the methodology used to evaluate the project and increase
stakeholder confidence in the results. David Dale, MD, FACP, ACP president, said, The UHG test p...
Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
...ferent cell types. When a cell receives signals to increase
metabolism, it increases mitochondrial activity and energy production. That leads to the production of more energy than the cell can deal with, and consequently, the release of ROS. It is the release of reactive oxygen species by the mitochondria tha...
Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD
... crisis," according to the new report. An apparent increase
in kidney disease caused by atherosclerosis (narrowing or "hardening" of the arteries) among older adults is another area of concern. The USRDS data show improvement in several indicators of the quality of dialysis care, including evidence that pat...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...t could also be solved by introducing genes which increase
the activity of phytase enzymes to break down the ...however a major challenge is to show that they can increase
iron content to nutritionally useful levels and that the additional iron is bioavailable....
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