Tag: "intermediate" at medical news
World Trade Center dust cuts lung function capability in rescue workers
...h and South Towers. About 67.8 percent (8,185) had intermediate
intensity exposure by arriving on the two days following the collapse. Nearly 16 percent (1,921) had low intensity exposure by arriving at the site on or after the third day. "The percentage of FDNY rescue workers with lung function test measurem...
Pigments in corn, squash and other vegetables may help protect against age-related vision loss
...s of broader dietary patterns, can protect against intermediate
AMD or delay progression in individuals who have early stages of the disease." (Arch Ophthalmol. 2006;124:1151-1162. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org .) ...
Boosting key protein in brain could improve seizure treatment, Stanford study finds
...is still a puzzle. Brill said there are probably intermediate
steps, a cascade of signals, leading to the boost in the neuropeptide. "If you can identify the pathway that valproic acid uses to increase the neuropeptide Y, then maybe you can figure out a different way to stimulate that same pathway and get neuro...
Doctor urges health-care workers to be alert to suicide risk amongst cancer patients
... higher suicide rate being detectable for men with intermediate
stages. Another difference between the sexes was that the highest suicide rate among men was immediately after diagnosis, whereas among women it appeared more or less constant over time. Both sexes had an increased risk if they were divorced, but t...
VCR -- FDA approves home discharge for US patients
...nts have been required to remain in hospital or an intermediate
care facility until heart transplant. "Removing this requirement makes participation in the US Feasibility Trial more attractive to patients because they are able to return to their home once they are discharged by their physician." "We expect t...
Exercise helps elderly regain physical function and avoid major disability
... and death. The LIFE-P study looked at people with intermediate
scores from 4 to 9 to see if exercise could improve or prevent a decline in their scores. According to Anne B. Newman, M.D., M.P.H., professor of epidemiology and medicine and director of the Center for Aging and Population Health, GSPH, and the p...
Statin users risk heart attacks by dropping treatment or taking low doses
...s those at high risk of heart attack and those at intermediate
or low risk, with over a fifth of patients (12,762... third (20,883) were persistent users on a high or intermediate
dose. Among persistent users, hospital admission for heart attacks fell by nearly a third (30%) com...
New research explores limits of non-invasive coronary imaging tests
...echniques in the clinical setting in patients with intermediate
likelihood of CAD," he added. Sharmila Dorbala, ...ng our decisions about management of patients with intermediate
likelihood of CAD." "In the future, it will be of interest to find out whether specific characteri...
Older men treated for early prostate cancer live longer than those who are not
... 65 to 80, with small tumors that were at a low or intermediate
risk of spreading," said senior author Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, who worked on the study with colleagues from Penn's Abramson Cancer Center, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Leonard Davis Institute of Health and Economics, and D...
Analysis: Older men treated for early prostate cancer live longer than those not treated
...utcomes of elderly men whose cancer was at low and intermediate
risk of spreading. After accounting for all of the observed differences between the groups, we found that men who had either a radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy within six months of their prostate cancer diagnosis were 30 percent less likel...
Genomic tests improve prediction of breast cancer response to chemotherapy, hormonal therapy
...n to more likely benefit from chemotherapy. An intermediate
group, who scored in the 50th-65th percentile, ini... At five years, about 92 percent of both high and intermediate
SET index scorers had relapse-free survival, compared with 70 percent for the low SET scorers. At 1...
Youth are receiving shorter inpatient stays for mental health treatment
...severity and self-harm, and declining transfers to intermediate
and inpatient care within the same population. Lead author, Brady Case, MD, with the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center, the Brown Medical School Division of Child and Psychiatry Fellowship Program, and the New York University School of Medic...
Improved adherence to certain medications associated with longer survival following heart attack
...roportion of days covered, 80 percent or greater), intermediate
(proportion of days covered, 40 percent - 79 perce...deaths in 261/1,071; 24 percent), intermediary for intermediate
adherers (deaths in 472/2,407; 20 percent), and lower for high adherers (2,310/14,345; 16 percent). ...
Embargoed Jan./Feb. Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...an be done with ease and is associated with better intermediate
outcomes of diabetes care. This study of 90 clinicians and 886 patients found that clinician-reported use of CCM elements was significantly associated with lower glycosylated hemoglobin levels (the standard measure of the degree of control of diabet...
QUT scientists on the way to sifting out a cure for HIV
...s a compound found in beach sand and alumina is an intermediate
product of aluminium which is the third most abundant element in the earth's crust. "Australia is the largest producer of alumina and titania in the world meaning we can make nano-mesh relatively easily and cheaply." But Dr Zhu said the future of...
Chronic disease management quality improvement efforts yield better care delivery
...s of care for these conditions but did not improve intermediate
clinical outcomes, according to results of a study...ations, which in turn will lead to improvements in intermediate
outcomes, such as control of high blood pressure. Improvements in outcomes are more difficult to ac...
Metacognition: Faced with a test, rats can check their knowledge first
...fficult choice if the noise happened to be of more intermediate
length (for example, 4.4 seconds). But prior to the time-discrimination test, rats were given a choice of whether to take the test at all by poking their nose into one of two apertures. If the rat opted out of the test, it received a small food rewar...
Sutent achieves first line EAU approval for kidney cancer
...ts with metastatic renal cellcarcinoma of good and intermediate
risk, just two months after gaining EU marketingauthorization for first line use in all patients with advanced and/or metastatic renal cellcarcinoma (mRCC).1 These new EAU guidelines, issued today in Berlin, put Sutent,the first multi-targeted tyrosi...
The plague as a weapon?
...ment, one of which has reached phase II trials (an intermediate
stage in the clinical trials process). Plague control aims to reduce the likelihood of people being bitten by infected fleas or being exposed to infected droplets from people or animals with plague pneumonia. Thus monitoring and controlling local p...
Jefferson pharmacologist says biomarker discovery bodes well for better cancer diagnostics
...ll run," says Dr. Waldman. "No one knew about this intermediate
level of regulation in every cell in the body. Its part of the cells normal machinery that regulates in part how cells become specialized." The Ohio State team found that preliminary evidence suggesting that the expression pattern of microRNA (miRN...
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