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Do specialty heart hospitals drive up heart care use? Study suggests the answer is yes

...care use in their local area. The data differ from previous findings which suggested an uncertain relationship between heart hospitals and heart care use. Specifically, the study, which was performed in Medicare beneficiaries 65 years or older, shows that the opening of a new specialty cardiac hospital is a...

Women need expanded musculoskeletal care during pregnancy, study finds

...JMPT). Moreover, researchers found that pain in a previous pregnancy may predict a high risk for musculoskele...uthors also found a relationship between pain in a previous pregnancy and pain in the current pregnancy. Similar to the results of other studies, researchers f...

Sunny days pose risk of 'flicker illness' for a few airlifted patients

... the hospital examination, the patient reported no previous head injury or family history of seizures; he also...that can be produced even in some patients without previous seizure history Cushman now instructs flight paramedics to routinely shield patients eyes while en ...

National addiction treatment leaders to meet at first NIATx Summit

...ATx Change Project, compared to the same month the previous year. This improvement in admissions translated into a $272,000 gain in revenue." At the NIATx Summit, nearly 600 attendees will take part in learning sessions about improving client access and retention while lowering their costs and staff turnove...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 28, 2007

...nalyses of rice purchased at U. S. supermarkets. A previous study found that U. S. rice purchased in the Unite... In the report, Gow-Chin Yen and Chin-Lin Hsu cite previous research suggesting that obesity can be reduced by preventing immature fat cells (adipocytes) from d...

Most children in US hospitals receive medicines off-label

...ospitalized children receiving those drugs." All previous studies of off-label drug use in hospitalized children were performed outside the United States, often limited to specific conditions or to patients in single medical centers. This current study focused on 90 drugs that were either administered frequ...

Hot tubs hurt fertility, UCSF study shows

...if they had received infertility treatments in the previous year, or if female infertility was a co-existing factor. The only previously published study to examine this link was performed in 1965, according to the research paper. In that study, 20 men were exposed to direct scrotal wet heat for 30 minutes ...

Outcomes for patients with hepatitis B who need liver transplants

...irst place," the authors write. Furthermore, since previous studies have shown that 5-year survival for HCC patients without treatment is unusual, "the accuracy of the diagnosis of HCC in these is questionable," they say. The Wong study does show that UNOS policy helps patients with high MELD scores get a l...

Transcendental meditation reduces congestive heart failure, new study shows

...ollow-up. "This present finding is consistent with previous research demonstrating that the Transcendental Meditation program reduces factors that contribute to the cause or progression of heart failure, such as high blood pressure, stress, metabolic syndrome, left ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of the ...

Antidepressants improve post-stroke 'thinking outside the box'

...n with 47 patients who had had a stroke during the previous six months. These individuals were divided into three groups and randomly assigned (with the exception of those with certain medical conditions) to take the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac), the antidepressant nortriptyline (Aventyl or Pamelor) or ...

New details in schizophrenia treatment trial emerge

...ntinue treatment early in the process. As noted in previous CATIE reports, many patients discontinued their initial treatments because of intolerable side effects or ineffectiveness. "Over the long run patients are more likely to function better in the community if they are able to stay on their initial tr...

Addiction breakthrough may lead to new treatments

...een linked with drug addiction in humans. However, previous studies were unable to conclude whether individuals were predisposed to drug addiction because of these chemical changes or if chronic drug use itself caused the chemical changes in the brain. Dr Jeff Dalley and colleagues, at the Behavioural and C...

Positive results more likely from industry-funded breast cancer trials

...ng budget of the National Institutes of Health and previous studies have examined the impact on other areas of clinical medicine, but not breast cancer. Our study shines a flashlight on the issue of the rising role and potential impact of the pharmaceutical industry on breast cancer research and highlights ...

Depression increases health risks in heart failure patients

...art, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, previous heart attacks and a malfunctioning heart valve. An estimated 4.7 million Americans have heart failure, with 400,000 new cases reported each year, and it is the only cardiovascular disease that is rising in incidence, according to the researchers. Abo...

CIHR-funded research: Antidepressants help men decrease alcohol consumption, but not women

...) on February 27, 2007. "Our results agree with previous clinical research that suggests that the use of antidepressants is associated with lower alcohol consumption among men suffering from depression," said Dr. Graham. "But this does not appear to be true for women." Overall, participants in the survey...

Batten down the hatches against HIV

...could significantly slow down an HIV infection, as previous work have shown. But how to get the RNA fragments into the T-cells? The shells of nonpathogenic viruses can be used to smuggle genetic material into cells, but this is dangerous in therapeutic applications because they can trigger allergies. Liposom...

Plant-derived omega-3s may aid in bone health

...essor of nutrition at Penn Stsate; Kirsten Hilper, previous doctoral recipient, registered dietitian, Sodoexho USA; Guixiang Zhao, previous doctoral recipient, senior service fellow, Centers for Disease Control; and Sheila G. West, associat...

Multiple low-energy plasma skin treatments may help diminish facial wrinkles

...as based on rated photos of other patients and not previous photos of the same patient; patients also rated the treatments' effectiveness. Skin biopsies were also taken from six patients before and 90 days after all three procedures. Three months after treatment, the participants had 37 percent fewer wrinkl...

Diabetes risk factors develop earlier in women than men

...d glucose levels to pre-diabetic status during the previous six years. Donahue said the question of what explains the sex difference remains to be determined, and he plans to study this in the future. Meanwhile, he suggested that women whose blood glucose increases over time, even if it doesnt reach diab...

Spearmint tea -- A possible treatment for mild hirsutism

...y the effects of spearmint on hirsutism because of previous reports that extracts of the spearmint plant (Mentha spicata Labiatae) could reduce libido in men. A possible reason for this reduced libido could have been that spearmint was reducing their androgen level. Other research had shown that these extract...

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