Tag: "methods" at medical news
$30 million boost to dementia research
...ionalcomponent through the development of improved methods
for rehabilitation and health outcomes inpatients. Vice Chancellor of UNSW, Professor Fred Hilmer said, "We welcome the government's significantinvestment in what will be a world-class centre for research in this very important field. UNSW is aleader...
Health officials renew Indo-US Vaccine Action Program
...y important because currently available diagnostic methods
that are reasonably effective in the United States have shown low specificity in India. Recently, three VAP scientific missions to India discussed cooperation on HIV/AIDS, rabies and malaria. Since rabid animal bites and rabies-related human death...
Off-label and untested use of drug-coated stents appears widespread
...by working toward common data standards, efficient methods
of data aggregation, and systems that allow rapid performance of clinical trials that can be integrated into clinical practice and that can provide a true reflection of the patients receiving these sometimes enigmatically evolving intervention." (J...
Meditation may fine-tune control over attention
...g can affect attention. "Meditation is a family of methods
designed to facilitate regulation of emotion and attention," says Davidson. The new study, which appears online May 8 in the journal PLoS Biology, examined the effects of three months of intensive training in Vipassana meditation, which focuses on...
Machine preservation may promote more organ sharing
... explaining why it is important to compare the two methods
of preservation. With machine preservation, dona...hrough the organs until transplantation. With both methods
of preservation, a cooling solution is pumped into the organs during organ recovery. However, with ...
Sleep deprivation can threaten competent decision-making
...tes of decision making but the first to apply such methods
to sleep deprived individuals." Experts recommend that adults get between seven and eight hours of sleep each night to maintain good health and optimum performance. Those who think they might have a sleep disorder are urged to discuss their probl...
Eating soup will help cut calories at meals
...ato, cauliflower, carrots and butter. However, the methods
used to blend the ingredients varied, so that the form of the soup changed. Soups tested included separate broth and vegetables, chunky vegetable soup, chunky-pureed vegetable soup, and pureed vegetable soup. While researchers thought that increasin...
Secondhand smoke increases risk of dementia
...sease." The study investigators used statistical methods
to assess the associated risk of exposure to secondhand smoke independent of its known effects on clinically diagnosed cardiovascular disease. "The fact that there were more people in this study population who were not diagnosed, but had underlyin...
New prostate cancer treatment wins operations research award for Sloan-Kettering
...al. These data demonstrate that real-time planning methods
can consistently and reliably deliver the intended... and people's lives. O.R. uses advanced analytical methods
to help make better decisions and is a disciplined way by which management can improve organizationa...
Exercise can cut coronary artery disease risk for some with MS
...on of the training program. Enzymatic colorimetric methods
were used to analyze serum total cholesterol, high-density and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose. Anthropometric (body weight, BMI, body fat percentage) measures and blood pressure were also taken at the same time. R...
More research needed to involve families in psychosocial interventions
...ions can help. We just need to figure out the best methods
to truly make a difference in the health of both the patients and their families....
Resistant HIV quickly hides in infants' cells
...There is also a need for new and widely accessible methods
for detecting HIV infection in infants, whether resistant or not," he pointed out, "since transplacental transfer of maternal antibodies precludes the use of antibody detection methods." Affordable techniques also are necessary to reliably detect re...
Outdated policies are impediment for Americans with disabilities
...ort continued research to evaluate and improve the methods
used for determining fair payments for health services. These methods
should not provide incentives for health plans to avoid people with disabilities, and they should en...
No data to support leaving small colon polyps in place
...ncer. There are a variety of established screening methods
that are widely available, and emerging technologies, such as computed tomography colonography (CT colonography), that are under investigation. As the medical community evaluates CT colonography, the AGA Institute offers the following comments regard...
SNM's 54th Annual Meeting speakers address state of molecular imaging/nuclear medicine technologies
... A major theme of Gores work is the development of methods
for studying human brain structure and function us...he development and application of advanced imaging methods
for clinical and basic science applications. James H. Thrall, one of the nations foremost thoug...
Are higher doses of cholesterol drugs worth the extra money? Only sometimes, study says
...rm benefits of using that treatment are small. Our methods
of analyzing these results begin to address the question of where we really get value from medical care," says Sandeep Vijan, the senior author and an associate professor of general internal medicine at U-M. He adds, "In this study, we found that ...
Speeding 'fingertip' discovery -- 20 years of protein info in 1 place
...like phosphorylation intact. Previous spectrometry methods
were just too rough on the delicate protein alterations and sheared them right off, he says. We had to guess where they might be and nobody wants to chase false leads based on wrong guesses. Pandey says the original goal of the research was to id...
Physicians should be able to review performance rates before release
...aded upon which measures are based; the analytical methods
used to aggregate, rate, and report data; the phys...dence base; the appropriateness of the statistical methods
used to aggregate the data, including the size of the sample; the effectiveness of statistical adjus...
Scientists and polar explorers brave the elements in support of CryoSat-2
...using existing climate models as well as inputs to methods
for improving the accuracy of CryoSat-2 maps of se...measurements scientists will test and verify novel methods
for retrieving ice-thickness change from the CryoSat-2 satellite mission ahead of the launch. "Th...
Tennessee researcher earns Komen grant to study depression and breast cancer
...d pain. Hopko's study will look at two different methods
of treating depression, problem-solving therapy and brief behavior activation therapy (BATD). Hopko and a colleague from the University of Maryland designed BATD in 2001. The study will examine the relative effectiveness of both treatments for depr...
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