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Case finds dental patients agreeable to tobacco interventions
don't mind if their dentists give them a nudge to ...s, a second-year dental student at Case, asked 594 patients
to answer 22 questions about their tobacco use and also thoughts about having their doctor or dentis...
Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients
...to diagnose or exclude congestive heart failure in patients
with shortness of breath who come to hospital emer...curate way to identify or exclude heart failure in patients
with shortness of breath," says James Januzzi Jr., MD, of the MGH Cardiology Division, the paper's l...
ACHRI study finds CellCept improves survival in pediatric heart transplant patients
...cidence of rejection and survival in 395 pediatric patients
surviving greater than two weeks post-transplant, ... with those treated with CellCept (63% of CellCept patients
versus 53% of AZA patients). The study also determined that the one-year survival rate was signific...
In years preceding medicare eligibility, many older adults at risk of being uninsured
...information in the article. As a result, uninsured patients
have higher rates of illness and death. Because of...ement Study (HRS) in order to assess the number of patients
whose health is at risk from being uninsured. Study participants aged 51 to 57 years (n = 6,065) wer...
New recommendation encourages more activist approach to lung cancer screening
...er should assume responsibility of informing their patients
about options for screening for lung cancer, accor...owever, if such clinical trials are not available, patients
should be informed about options for lung cancer screening, which currently include chest X-ray (or ...
Location of body fat associated with cardiovascular risk even at normal body weight
...ount the risk of metabolic syndrome in their older patients
entirely on the basis of body weight or BMI. Indeed, generalized body composition, in terms of both BMI and the proportion of body fat, does not clearly distinguish older subjects with the metabolic syndrome."...
Older children may benefit from treatment for lazy eye
...ldren with amblyopia at 49 clinical sites. All the patients
were provided with optimal optical correction (chi...urred every six weeks for up to 24 weeks until the patients
were classified as a responder or non-responder. A patient in the study was classified as a responde...
Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson disease reduces uncontrolled movements
...oblems with uncontrolled movements (dyskinesia) in patients
with Parkinson disease (PD), according to an artic...STN is more vulnerable during surgery and that STN patients
may have more postoperative problems. Valerie C. Anderson, Ph.D., of the Oregon Health and Science ...
National trial shows older children benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...ages for amblyopia." said Dr. Hertle. "Previously, patients
were told there was nothing that could be done to help them. Now, there is something we can do and it has immediate results." Children in the study were divided randomly into two groups. One group was fitted with new prescription glasses only. The ot...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005
...s With CAP In a new study, researchers found that patients
with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), who are u... death while in the hospital. In a study of 3,043 patients
with CAP admitted to six hospitals in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, researchers from the University of ...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
...for drawing blood in a hospital setting. This way, patients
suffering from diabetes would know at any given ti... concentration of sugar in their blood; similarly, patients
with heart diseases would be able to monitor their cholesterol levels constantly. 10. Disease vector...
Early stage breast-cancer rates are rising as incidence of invasive cases are leveling
...tools that improve our abilities to stratify these patients
based on their risk of invasive cancer are needed," Li and colleagues wrote. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 58,400 new cases of in situ breast cancer are expected to occur among women this year. Of these, approximately 85 percent...
Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery
...eart surgery in the country with more than 300,000 patients
undergoing the procedure every year. The system, made by Novadaq Technologies, has been used successfully for several years in Asia, Europe and Canada, where Pelletier had used it on a number of occasions as a cardiac surgeon at the University of Tor...
University of Kentucky physician publishes fibromyalgia study in Arthritis & Rheumatism journal
...ms. Fibromyalgia is difficult to treat, with most patients
continuing to have persistent symptoms even after ...he cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. In the study, patients
treated with Lyrica experienced a greater reduction in pain compared to those who received placebo. ...
Columbia research suggests need to rethink causes of heart failure
... called diastolic heart failure. The study of 145 patients
at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Pavilio...ly the number one reason for hospital admission in patients
over the age of 65. With the growing elderly population this condition is expected to increase expo...
Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients
...e deaths or clinical complications in heart attack patients
given potent drugs to re-open clogged arteries is ...searchers said, because approximately one in three patients
rushed to emergency rooms with heart attack symptoms do not receive these potentially life-saving dr...
Late-breaking science presented at 57th AAN Annual Meeting
...ional anti-seizure medications. In this trial, 138 patients
with treatment-resistant LGS received either the n...cent for placebo, and was especially beneficial in patients
with so-called tonic-atonic seizures. Sleepiness and vomiting were important drug side effects. This...
Rats with migraines provide Jefferson scientists insights to improved drug strategy
...e used intravenous DHE as a standard treatment for patients
admitted to the hospital for their migraines," Dr....tes. "The data in this new study suggest that more patients
can benefit from this treatment. Since most migraine sufferers typically delay treatment until the p...
Adverse outcomes from blood clot therapy may be due to patient characteristics, not dosing errors
...ough incorrect dosing occurs in about 5 percent of patients
with heart attack who receive a certain blood clot...eath, stroke, and major hemorrhagic event rates in patients
who received incorrect doses of fibrinolytic (clot-busting) agents, according to background informat...
Study shows statin use before or after stroke improves recovery
...ore likely to have a favorable outcome compared to patients
never exposed to statins, according to the study. ...xciting and suggest that, unless contradicted, all patients
at risk for ischemic stroke or recurrent ischemic stroke should probably be treated with statins to ...
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