Tag: "mortality" at medical news
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...nged tuberculosis from a disease with a 50 percent mortality
rate, which was treated by collapsing the affected lung and rest in a sanitarium, to a condition successfully cured by use of chemotherapy. The initial key step in the development of modern chemotherapy for tuberculosis was the demonstration in clin...
Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health
...edicaid," Barnes said. "If not, we will see higher mortality
rates and a decrease in people's quality of life." Additional health-care facilities also should be a priority for impoverished urban areas as should improving existing services and providing incentives for physicians to establish practices there, sh...
Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health
...er from asthma than their white counterparts. The mortality
rate for black infants is twice that of white infants. "Factors such as race, poverty, and education are among the most important determinants of the future health of an individual," said Andy Aligne, M.D., a URMC pediatrician and co-editor and contr...
Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise
...d the burden of HPV infection from cervical cancer mortality
to management of precancerous lesions. In these countries, in addition to further reduction in incidence of cervical cancer, universal HPV vaccination might decrease the medical, psychological, and economic costs associated with the management of abn...
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
...ppears to be a critical factor that confers higher mortality
risk in women," Lansky said. The study also noted that women waited longer by an average of 22 minutes to go to the hospital than men, and women had as much as a 15-minute longer delay once they arrived at the hospital until the time treatment was ...
Dr. Gutin selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist
...ologists would say it's more a predictor of future mortality
than anything else, including cholesterol level, blood pressure, or an abnormal electrocardiogram." Smoking likely knocks fitness and fatness as the top predictor but sheer numbers favor the latter. "About 25 percent of people smoke," Dr. Gutin says....
Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival
...of the journal Health Services Research found that mortality
risk dropped 10 percent among patients with head i...e concussions to fatal traumatic brain injury, and mortality
was based on death during hospitalization or within 30 days after discharge. The team "found a small...
Mediterranean diet leads to longer life
... increase was associated with a reduction of total mortality
by 11% or 14% respectively. So, for example, a healthy man aged 60 who adheres well to the diet (dietary score of 6-9) can expect to live about one year longer than a man of the same age who does not adhere to the diet. The association was strongest...
Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks
...nificant increase in SDNN. "Reduced HRV predicts mortality
and arrhythmic complications in patients who have had a heart attack, as well as those who are considered healthy," said Dr. Holguin. "Taking a daily supplement of fish or soy oil may help reduce the risk of suffering an adverse cardiovascular even...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005
...acin only significantly decreased a patient's late mortality
rate but had no effect on early mortality. Other factors that significantly influenced the mortality
rate in this population were pneumonia severity of illness score, site of care, and consultation by ...
Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients
...and lower blood pressure. Specifically, the 30-day mortality
rate for those who received a t-PA overdose was 9....an underdose. Those receiving a correct dose had a mortality
rate of 5.4 percent. Conversely, those who received an overdose of placebo had a 10 percent mortalit...
Traditional risk factors best predictor of CVD death in kidney patients
...waste from blood. The study defined cardiovascular mortality
as death from heart disease, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke. The Cardiovascular Health Study is a longitudinal study of traditional and emerging risk factors for death from cardiovascular diseases in over 5,800 men and women...
Adverse outcomes from blood clot therapy may be due to patient characteristics, not dosing errors
...t failure measurement) at presentation. Thirty-day mortality
was higher in patients who received an overdose (9.8 percent) or underdose (19.5 percent) of alteplase compared with those who received a correct dose (5.4 percent). The surprising finding was that the same pattern was observed in patients who receiv...
Anthrax treatments' cost effectiveness shown in Stanford study
...c." If inhalational anthrax is left untreated, the mortality
rate approaches 100 percent. A report from the World Health Organization estimated that the aircraft release of anthrax over a city of 5 million people (just over half the size of New York) would result in 250,000 deaths. Owens and his colleagues eva...
Being obese, underweight, associated with increased risk of death
...n the United States in 2000 by using all available mortality
data from the National Health and Nutrition Examin...NES). The researchers estimated relative risks of mortality
associated with different levels of BMI (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of ...
Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death
...heart transplant program, notes that the increased mortality
risk was seen even when the researchers focused on...ely," Sackner-Bernstein says. "In addition to this mortality
risk in patients with acutely decompensated heart failure, the meta-analysis we reported last month ...
Study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...e antibiotic treatment also had no effect on total mortality
or on incidence of stroke. Men and women were included in the study if they had stable coronary artery disease following a previous cardiac event such as a heart attack, angioplasty or cardiac bypass surgery. Azithromycin was selected because of its ...
New research reveals common beliefs about gender differences in health
...le disease' even though it is the leading cause of mortality
amongst women in the UK. (One study found that 30 year old women with chest pain were much less likely than 30 year old men to be given a cardiac diagnosis, much more likely to be given a psychiatric diagnosis, and around seven times more likely to ...
New study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...e antibiotic treatment also had no affect on total mortality
or on incidence of stroke. Men and women were included in the study if they had stable coronary artery disease following a previous cardiac event such as a heart attack, angioplasty, or cardiac bypass surgery. Azithromycin was selected because of it...
The Roll Back Malaria partnership has done more harm than good
...53 African heads of state pledged to halve malaria mortality
by 2010. But since its inception, malaria rates have increased, and the organisation has accumulated an expansive list of missed opportunities and dismal failures. The editorial states that RBM's organisational structure has contributed to its ineffe...
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