Tag: "outcome" at medical news

Sequence of therapies not associated with improved survival from inflammatory breast cancer

...ombined-modality regimen clearly provides the best outcome for patients with inflammatory breast cancer, further research is necessary to delineate subsets of patients who may benefit from alterations in the approach to improve survival from this aggressive disease."...

Alberta develops world's first electronic surgical reporting

...ebSMR was designed to provide clear guidelines and outcome indicators across health regions. It was first imp...he technology allows readily available data on the outcome of surgeries that can be compared with other surgeries and techniques. It can also be used to compar...

Mixed results comparing use of manual vs. automated chest compression following cardiac arrest

...ice (n = 554) or manual CPR (n = 517). The primary outcome measure included survival to 4 hours after the 911 call, with secondary measures being survival to hospital discharge and neurological status among survivors. There was no significant difference in survival at 4 hours after the 911 call between the m...

Manual vs device-assisted CPR

...in the design of the studies and whether anomalous outcome patterns occurred by chance. The editorial concludes that the degree of benefit or harm associated with use of the LBD-CPR device is influenced by the details of its use perhaps including selection of the patient population with respect to presenti...

Organ transplants just as successful in those with mental retardation

...ansplantation. This study is the first to compile outcome results from around the world among mentally retarded transplant patients. The results help answer concerns about whether transplants would be successful in people with mental retardation, Martens said. "Many people in the medical community have bee...

New results from the landmark PROactive trial

...tandard measures for comparing treatments in large outcome studies and are referred to as major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). Patients with type 2 diabetes are at particularly high risk for these events. In this analysis of the PROactive study, there were pre-specified and post-hoc MACE endpoints, w...

Study aims to cut deaths from severe infection in hospital wards

...gns to reduce rates of severe sepsis or to improve outcome ultimately to cut the death rates."...

St. Jude helps Brazil improve outcomes of children with leukemia

...n Atlanta, Georgian on June 4, 2006. The improved outcome in Brazil is significant because it is a model program for reducing the disparity in cure rates between high- and low-income countries, Ribeiro explained. While the cure rate for ALL is 80 percent in high-income countries, the rate in low-income coun...

Penn researchers question change in 'gold standard' for assessing heart failure treatment

...enn. "There have been other studies suggesting the outcome for women with heart failure is better than men. W... watched what happened to them. Women had a better outcome with a lower VO2 level, and better survival at all levels of exercise capacity, signaling less of a ...

Targeted therapy shows significant benefits over standard treatment for advanced kidney cancer

... with 5 months following treatment with IFN-. This outcome was statistically significant and met the primary question asked by investigators in the trial. In addition, 31 percent of the patients in the sunitinib arm of the study experienced substantial tumor shrinkage compared with 6 percent of the patients ...

Vitamin D targets thrombosis in cancer patients

...cts was detected. The drug demonstrated a positive outcome on both survival and reduction of side effects. The effect on thrombosis that unexpectedly emerged from the study will be tested and confirmed in a recently activated phase III clinical trial. The study was chaired by Dr. Tomasz M. Beer of Oregon He...

It's never too late to 'hurry up' angioplasty treatment

...ients with at least one risk factor for an adverse outcome of their heart attack appeared to gain the most ab...lated to subsequent hospital care, influencing the outcome of primary PCI for acute heart attack. A shorter door-to-balloon time might imply better overall hos...

Female genital mutilation harmful for mothers and babies

...y group on female genital mutilation and obstetric outcome analysed data from 28, 373 women giving birth to a single baby between November 2001 to March 2003 at 28 obstetric centres in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sudan. The investigators examined the women for the presence of, and seve...

May/June 2006 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet

...s organize themselves is associated with different outcome profiles. This comparative case study of leaders of four practice-based research networks with very different ways of organizing demonstrates how different initial conditions and processes for running a network (such as shared project and learning s...

Results of clipping and coiling of aneurysms are similar over time

... report is validation of the anticipated favorable outcome of coiling, a result that compares in critical respects with the established outcomes of surgical clipping. I congratulate the authors and their collaborators." In addition to UCSF Medical Center, study sites were Barrow Neurological Institute of St....

Disparities among children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

...ation between patient insurance status and disease outcome in JRA," the authors conclude. Further studies are needed to determine the mechanisms that lead to the differences observed in the two groups, and to determine whether access to and utilization of health care resources are truly equitable in patients...

Mixed amphetamine salts most effective in the treatment of ADHD in youths

... The analysis included 15 drugs using 17 different outcome measures of ADHD symptoms, including hyperactive, inattentive, impulsive or oppositional behavior. The most commonly identified treatments included both methylphenidate and amphetamine compounds. Nonstimulant drugs included in the analysis were ato...

The Public Library of Science launches the new open access journal PLoS Clinical Trials

...ll such trials for publication irrespective of the outcome of the results, the journal aims to increase the accuracy and completeness of the evidence available for clinical decision-making by practitioners, policy makers, and patients. All trials considered for publication are rigorously peer-reviewed by exp...

Mapping 'self' and 'other' in the brain

...p" that keeps track of "who" is responsible for an outcome during a social exchange between two interacting partners. The group found the map in an area of the brain called the cingulate cortex, which is known to be involved in bonding and social interactions. Like the brain's sensory mechanisms that interpr...

Study indicates widely-used nutritional supplement does not improve cholesterol levels

...and placebo was observed. In none of the secondary outcome measures, namely total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C; known as "good" cholesterol), very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, lipoprotein(a) (a family of lipoprotein particles varying in density and size), an...

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(Date:4/15/2014)... Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in ... hormone responsible for growth and resistance to drought. ... studies to determine how the hormone helps plants ... by the continuing increase in the atmosphere,s carbon ... achievement appears in the April 15 issue of ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... Looking at the question of how social behavior has ... universities in Mainz and Basel have gained new insights ... simply compete for food. Rather the siblings share what ... absent," explained Dr. Jol Meunier of the Evolutionary Biology ... University of Mainz (JGU). The team of biologists from ...
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