Tag: "often" at medical news
A 'broader' look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart
...ing those for bypass grafting, and we wondered how often
we would find unrelated but clinically significant...e to suspect that cardiac surgery patients who are often
immobilized after their procedure might have these problems; but this connection is certainly not we...
Patient-centered approach can backfire
...ely asked a lot of background information already, often
including patient preferences such as whether you prefer a male or female doctor," Christensen said. "Our research shows that taking this a step further and considering a few straightforward questions about patient preferences or attitudes could go a...
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
... problem with the flu vaccine is that older adults often
do not reach what are considered to be protective ... to the virus that causes shingles, a disease that often
afflicts older adults. The use of Taiji as a behavioral intervention in older adults is particular...
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
...ts died within 28 days. Patients who died: more often
came from an institution for the elderly (24 of 48 non-survivors vs. seven of 35 survivors) were more likely to have used antihypertensive medications long-term (33 of 48 who died vs. 13 of 35 survivors) had a higher average body temperature ...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
...abetes prevalence is not as high or as dramatic as often
projected. Smith found that during the period stud...alence of the disease is not growing as rapidly as often
claimed, Smith said. The study examined reasons for the rising rate of diabetes over time. The thr...
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...n. In such instances, macrolides or quinolones are often
administered as advanced or second-line antibiotics. To compare the effectiveness of first- and second-line antibiotics, researchers evaluated patients with AECB from 12 randomized control trials. They found that second-line antibiotics were more eff...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...to worry about. In our thirties and forties, we often
gain three to four inches in the midsection, said James A. de Lemos, M.D., F.A.C.C., a professor of medicine and director of the Coronary Care Unit at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Its a day-to-day, meal-to-meal battle, but its...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...he billions of dollars but, despite this, it is so often
underdiagnosed or misclassified, said Dr. Han. Prior to this study, I did not truly appreciate the magnitude of spirometry underutilization, but my hope is that this study will lead to more correct diagnoses and better care of patients. Spirometry...
Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms
...vement; and postural instability. The disease most often
occurs in those over 50. "People don't start showing symptoms of Parkinson's disease until about 80 percent of their dopamine neurons are gone, which is when you cross some sort of threshold. Our study looked at what happens while the dopamine neu...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...out seven to eight hours of sleep each night, many often
get less sleep, which may make them more susceptib...eep Medicine (AASM). Underlying health issues are often
the cause of these disturbances. Arthritis and pain can cause frequent awakenings and interfere wit...
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...ase also is a progressive childhood disease, it is often
a harbinger of cardiovascular disease in adults. The grant will focus on three major areas: polycystic kidney disease, which is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous fluid filled cysts in the kidneys; hypertension and diabetes-i...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
...y had clinical cardiovascular events. The patients often
were evaluated for obesity on the sole measurement of body mass index (BMI), a weight-to-height ratio commonly used in doctors offices to gauge obesity. The UT Southwestern findings, however, suggest that BMI alone might not give a clear enough pictu...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...owering the elevated heart rate and blood pressure often
found in cocaine users. We have found that cocaines effects on the cardiovascular system can be reversed by the use of a drug called dexmedetomidine, which is currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for anesthetic purposes in operatin...
Disability payments may spur drug abuse
...ly lump sum appears to fuel a spate of harmful and often
fatal drug binges, according to a new study in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Public Economics that links the monthly arrival of disability checks with a sharp rise in drug related hospitalizations and deaths. The findings by researchers at th...
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...ion and social skills by an immigrant group, which often
replaces traditional cultural beliefs, practices and social patterns. In general, recent Hispanic immigrants are more family-oriented and have less tolerant views of drug and alcohol use, Akins said. Although acculturation and assimilation will pr...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...ay we prevent the development of a disease that is often
life-threatening.' However, there are different fo...han mammography.' The second prejudice is that MRT often
leads to 'false positives', i.e. often
causes 'false alarms'. 'Among our patients that was even less...
New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia
...ralians of working age suffers from relentless and often
disabling pain but as few as 10 per cent of those affected are getting adequate treatment. The Foundation is backing a $115,000 research project led by pain management pioneer Professor Michael Cousins AM and Dr Fiona Blyth at Sydneys Pain Manageme...
Chromatin remodeling complex connected to DNA damage control
...ng length of a string of DNA. "This structure is often
referred to as beads on a string," Shen says, and is collectively known as chromatin. "Chromatin creates barriers to DNA against anything that wants access to DNA, such as a transcription factor or DNA repair machinery," Shen says. "Chromatin rem...
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
...rted research. Community-associated MRSA most often
manifests itself on the skin as a boil or pimple that can be swollen, red and painful and can have discharge. Most MRSA cases are mild, and having the infection drained and keeping it clean generally resolves the problem. But when antibiotics are nee...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
... is given once-daily as a drink. Iron chelation is often
necessary to prevent potentially life-threatening complications of excess iron in patients who receive regular blood transfusions for diseases such as thalassemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, sickle cell disease and other anemias. Tens of thousands of...
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