Tag: "outcomes" at medical news
Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
... "our study found no significant difference in the outcomes
of patients ruled out for pulmonary embolism with ...r CT examination, but at three and six months, the outcomes
were similar," he said. Seeing more can have drawbacks as well, Dr. Prologo said. "If we see the ...
Bone SPECT superior to FDG PET for detecting bone metastases in breast cancer
...sis and treatment of bone metastases might improve outcomes
in breast cancer patients, and the appropriate imaging method is able to assist in the early detection of bone metastases," said Dr. Uematsu....
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...itivity has been shown to be associated with worse outcomes
for patients with heart disease--improvement may produce clinical benefits," Blumenthal said. Additionally, the researchers measured changes in the left ventricle -- the pumping chamber of the heart -- during periods of both mental and physical stres...
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
...omplications) trial examined gender differences in outcomes
after treatment with angioplasty compared to stenting, with and without the antiplatelet agent abciximab, when women and men arrive at the hospital after a heart attack. The trial investigated the safety and efficacy of stents compared to angioplast...
Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival
...dies. Hence, earlier studies have reported patient outcomes
for both types of centers as being fairly even. OHSU researchers used detailed data and innovative statistical techniques, borrowing from the field of economics, to adjust for these differences. As a result, the researchers were able to "make the obs...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005
...s who were identified as having GERD, their asthma outcomes
did not improve as a result of GERD therapy. The study's results challenge the existing notion that treating patients with asthma for GERD will improve their symptoms, and raise the possibility that asthma and GERD may be two common conditions in th...
Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients
...relationship between small dosing errors and worse outcomes
for patients," Granger continued. "These findings ... that the patients at the highest risk for adverse outcomes
should be closely monitored while they are receiving fibrinolytic therapy. Mehta believes that the r...
Adverse outcomes from blood clot therapy may be due to patient characteristics, not dosing errors
...rse outcomes. It has been assumed that the adverse outcomes
are caused by incorrect dosing. However, it is also possible that the adverse outcomes
may be due to confounding factors, such that sicker patients with an unstable early clinical course ...
Pathological gambling associated with brain impairments
...olves assessment of possible reward and punishment outcomes
from the various response options, and the selection of the option that one thinks will be best." Dr. Roca's study examined 11 pathological gamblers and 10 control subjects, using decision-making tasks, inhibitory control and attention tasks, and oth...
NMDP welcomes IOM recommendation for fully integrated cord blood system
...en must be driven by patient needs and anticipated outcomes
on the basis of the best available evidence,' whic...eripheral blood) simultaneously, the NMDP collects outcomes
data from all cord blood transplants facilitated in its network. This important data is used to fur...
Women not given same tests for stroke
...s lower in women than in men, but women have worse outcomes
than men they are more likely to die or be disabled in the long term than men are," said study author Melinda Smith Cox, MPH, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. "Our results may give us one reason for that disparity." Smith said the results...
New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm
...d to a treatment "roadmap" that should mean better outcomes
for patients with this unusual medical problem. UCSF Medical Center neurosurgeon Michael Lawton, MD, headed the clinical research team. The findings are reported in the March 2005 issue of Neurosurgery. Approximately 5 percent of the U.S. population ...
Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia
... Cross-resistant patients had significantly worse outcomes
as a group. Among patients whose ALL cells were cross-resistant, only 53 percent had a five-year, relapse-free survival compared to 91 percent of those whose ALL cells were cross-sensitive to all the drugs. Among patients whose ALL cells were ASP-se...
Gastric bypass patients fare better as surgical programs' experience increases
...[of the staple line], often result in catastrophic outcomes
for these patients." Scott A. Shikora, M.D., of Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, and colleagues analyzed the medical records of 750 consecutive morbidly obese patients who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery at Tufts-New ...
Long term outcomes for children who undergo ear tube placement surgery
..., for a history of repeat procedures, for abnormal outcomes
and on whether they required more extensive ear su...ve years following surgery. The number of abnormal outcomes
decreased from 81 (34.2 percent) at five years to 60 (25.3 percent) at 14 years. Abnormal outcomes
Some Alzheimer's patients can benefit from drug memantine
...es then calculated how the best and worst possible outcomes
of each unpublished study might affect the overall evidence for memantine use. Even if the one relevant unpublished study was to find no effect of memantine on moderate to severe Alzheimer's dementia, the overall evidence from all studies would still...
No strong evidence linking mercury levels with worse neurobehavioral performance in older adults
...tions between mercury exposure and neurobehavioral outcomes
in a representative sample of older adults in the United States. The research included 474 randomly selected participants in the Baltimore Memory Study, a longitudinal study of cognitive decline involving 1,140 Baltimore residents aged 50 to 70 year...
Researchers develop 'genetic blueprint' to predict response to esophageal cancer treatments
...t, they compared differences in gene variants with outcomes
in patients. "This was like putting together a rec...," Wu says. They found that patients with the best outcomes
were those who had gene variants that were less effective at neutralizing the killing power of the c...
Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
...ances in cadaveric islet cell transplantation made outcomes
Class effect of statins in elderly patients
...h care system while still achieving optimal health outcomes
for their patients....
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