Tag: "morbidity" at medical news

Post-traumatic stress disorder common among refugees in western countries

...e. Refugees could be at excess risk of psychiatric morbidity because of forced migration, traumatic events, and resettlement in unfamiliar environments. However, the prevalence of mental disorder in these individuals has been unclear. Mina Fazel (University of Oxford, UK) and colleagues reviewed psychiatric s...

Independent voice rises to help consumers navigate health care

...ily Medicine. "The centers may also reduce costs, morbidity and litigation that could occur if consumers' problems were not otherwise resolved." Interviewers surveyed 1,291 HCA users from 2000 to 2002. The surveys, done over the phone in English or Spanish, assessed consumer satisfaction, health insurance sta...

Male combat veterans rank high in heart disease risk

...lationship between cardiovascular risk factors and morbidity and mortality....

FDA approves Boostrix a new US vaccine for adolescents against pertussis

...the disease is usually less severe in adolescents, morbidity can be considerable. In interviews with 314 adolescents with confirmed pertussis, a total of 83 percent of the adolescents missed a mean of 5.5 days from school, and 38 percent of the adolescents were still coughing at the time of the interview, whi...

Nutritional advice improves health of children in developing countries

...ny states: "Malnutrition is a major cause of child morbidity and mortality, and effective interventions are urgently needed to prevent growth faltering in young children. Our educational intervention prevented stunting, a form of chronic malnutrition that occurs in more than 15% of infants in this population. ...

Those at high-risk for skin cancer burnt by own behaviour

...is). "Malignant melanoma is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide," says Dr. Wang. "Prevention is the key to reducing deaths, as such it is vital that we continually assess and improve our education and awareness campaigns."...

Other highlights in the May 18 JNCI

...rams aim to improve patient mortality and decrease morbidity by detecting high numbers of early-stage cancers without increasing the number of false positives--women recalled for additional assessment who do not have cancer. There is a relationship between the recall rate and the false-positive rate, but it ha...

Tobacco use persists after liver transplant for alcoholic liver disease

...ions between tobacco use and post-liver-transplant morbidity and mortality. Compared to statistics that show ju...gh alcohol use for impact on post-liver transplant morbidity and mortality," they conclude. "Tobacco use has become the next compelling issue for liver transplan...

Is robotic technology reducing health care costs for cardiac patients?

...l benefits of robotic technology include decreased morbidity and improved recovery, some have suggested a prohibitively high cost. A recent study in Journal of Cardiac Surgery compared actual hospital costs of robotically assisted cardiac procedures with conventional techniques. The research looked at finan...

Many patients at risk of cardiovascular disease not receiving statin treatment

...s. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries, and identifying and treating patients with high cholesterol has an essential role in the prevention of CHD. Therapeutic lifestyle changes are important for general reduction of risk overall, but patients who are ...

May/June 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...ist visits in the context of the patients' overall morbidity burdens. They found that a higher morbidity burden is associated with more visits to specialists, but not to primary care physicians. Those pati...

Skin infections caused by MRSA are cured more often when treated with Pfizer's ZYVOX

...n and soft tissue infections are a common cause of morbidity in the community and hospital. Those at risk for cSSTIs include surgical patients, patients with diabetes and those who are immunocompromised, such as patients with cancer. These infections are increasingly caused by resistant bacteria such as MRSA...

Booster vaccine for adolescents and adults that includes protection against pertussis shows promise

...acellular pertussis vaccines might reduce both the morbidity (complications) associated with the disease in these populations and transmission to their household and other contacts, especially infants." Michael E. Pichichero, M.D., from the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y., and colleague...

Study supports whooping cough booster shot for adolescents

...f alternative vaccine policies on reducing disease morbidity and improving quality of life, we can optimize decision making regarding vaccine use in the US."...

Treatment helps in preventing TB among those at high risk

...rce] are required to reduce the very high residual morbidity attributable to TB in this community. Further work...best to use available interventions to minimize TB morbidity in areas where both HIV and TB are highly prevalent," the researchers conclude....

US specialists call for heart patients to be screened for psychological distress

...nstrated a link between psychological distress and morbidity and mortality. All these findings provide the impetus for future investigations that assess the role that a medical and mental health care professional may have in altering these outcomes if they target distress." Dr Binkley concluded: "Further inves...

Exercise, weight control may help reduce risk of breast cancer, Meharry-Vanderbilt study suggests

...at reducing the disproportionate cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality among minorities and underserved groups....

Information on child illness and death lacking in poor countries

...ncet comments: "Identifying and tracking trends in morbidity and mortality and other health indicators are essential functions if the health of people living in the developing world is to be improved. Without such data, we will continue to stumble around in the dark, making bad decisions on the basis of bad in...

News briefs from the journal CHEST June 2005

...g function is a strong predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and ischemic heart disease. In an analysis of 1,861 participants of the first National Health and Examination Survey Epidemiologic Follow-up Study, researchers from Canada found that people with the most reduced lung function (measured...

Sleep therapy may protect against death from heart disease

...decreasing the overall incidence of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality." "Sleep apnea is associated with several modifiable risk factors, including obesity, smoking, and excessive alcohol use," said Paul A. Kvale, MD, FCCP, President of the American College of Chest Physicians. "Although it is important t...

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