Tag: "propensity" at medical news

Delay in Alzheimer's disease onset seen for first time

...hose with Apolipoprotein E4 genotype have a higher propensity to develop Alzheimer's than the general population. The investigators are not recommending genotyping, or administering tests to determine genetic makeup of patients with mild cognitive impairment. In addition, while they are not recommending treatme...

American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers

...weighting was also used to adjust for respondents' propensity to be online. Though this online sample is not a probability sample, in theory, with samples of this size, Harris Interactive estimates with 95 percent certainty that the results for the overall sample have a sampling error of +/- 3 percentage points...

Witnessing gun violence increases likelihood that a child will also commit violent crime

...llowed the researchers to group the teens by their propensity to witness gun violence. Two years later, the subjects were interviewed to see which of them had actually seen someone being shot, or shot at. Finally, almost three years further on, they were interviewed again to determine who had participated in ga...

Recreational use of an erectile dysfunction drug can be risky for some

...ease the likelihood of STD transmission and/or the propensity for unsafe sex?" Dr. Alpert also questions whether the risk of STD and unsafe sex is also increased in male heterosexual patients who use Sildenafil. He points to the need for increased physician and patient education as well as further exploration ...

Tort reform associated with increase in physician supply

...y through retirements and entries than through the propensity of physicians to move between states. Direct reforms had similar effects on less experienced and more experienced physicians. (JAMA. 2005;293:2618-2625. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org )...

Researchers identify gene set linked to breast cancer's spread to lungs

...is line they identified cancer cells that showed a propensity for migrating to the lungs but not the bone when transplanted into mice. Using a microarray or "gene chip" the researchers were able to analyze the cells to see how their genetic activity differed from that of breast cancer cells that did not show...

A new analysis of a standard brain test may help predict dementia

...be used as one of the tools to evaluate a person's propensity for developing Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia affecting people over 65. But for now the results need to be replicated in and validated by much larger prospective studies before they can be applied to screen large populations. ...

Scientists pinpoint inflammation gene

...ike humans, has certain individuals with a greater propensity than others for obesity and diabetes, as well as the inflammation associated with those conditions. ChemGenex researchers found that the obese and diabetic sand rats exhibited a different pattern of a previously undiscovered gene, which is now known ...

Binghamton University psychologist honored by NIH for alcohol, developing brain research

...tify factors that might contribute to adolescents' propensity to experiment with alcohol and to determine why this age group seems to be at particular risk for alcohol's deleterious effects. Her findings are helping scientists understand how alcohol affects the developing brain and ultimately how drinking durin...

Nearly half of people with diabetes are not using aspirin to reduce risk of heart attack and stroke

..., education, household income, race/ethnicity, and propensity to be online. Participants were grouped as increased risk using a formula that is based in part on the Framingham Risk Calculator, a simplified measurement tool that assesses an individual's risk profile based upon a series of factors, including age,...

Heartfelt wake-up call sounded for heart attack survivors

...der, education, race/ethnicity, region, income and propensity to be online. In theory, with probability samples of this size, one can say with 95 percent certainty that the results have a sampling error of +/- 6.6 percentage points of what they would be if the entire population of U.S. adults aged 18 or older ...

Effect of diabetes on heart may differ by ethnicity, study finds

... that could be an early indication that you have a propensity for developing heart failure." MESA measured "subclinical" atherosclerosis atherosclerosis that has yet to produce symptoms through CT scans measuring the amount of calcium in the coronary arteries and ultrasound measuring the wall thickness of the...

PDT kills drug-resistant bacteria, fungus in lab tests

...nfections." Photodynamic therapy is based on the propensity of certain types of cells or organisms to absorb light-sensitive drugs. This selective retention allows researchers to direct a laser beam into the organism, which activates the drug and kills the organism but does not damage surrounding tissue. PDT...

Studies highlight global risks of vascular disease, probe creative new treatments

...ition in which atherosclerosis is complicated by a propensity to form blood clots-- have a surprisingly high risk of death or major cardiovascular illness, even in stable form, according to data from a large international registry. Within a year, one in eight patients will die, will have a heart attack or stro...

ASA announces 2006 Research Scholar Award winners

...he most common type of human malignancy has a high propensity for metastasis. His research is designed to enhance the current understanding of the pathogenesis of potentially fatal SCCs and lead to new treatment options in the future. Melanoma/Skin Cancer--Andy Chien, M.D., Ph.D., Acting Assistant Professor,...

Alcoholics with a borderline personality disorder are at greatest risk for suicidal behavior

...y an instability of interpersonal relationships, a propensity to experience negative emotions such as sadness or anger - both acutely and intensively, poor self-image, marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and presenting in a variety of contexts, and an uncertainty of one's values and goals. "Alcoho...

African American men paradoxically have fewer, less severe coronary obstructions than white males

...paradox. Different individuals may differ in their propensity for developing severe obstruction and also differ in their tendency to develop sudden clots. Dr. Whittle cautions that although this study shows that whites, on average, were more likely to have severe obstructions, many African Americans also have ...

Einstein's Dr. Michael Brownlee receives prestigious new scholar award from JDRF

...ons in all people with diabetes. Dr. Brownlee's propensity for creative, innovative exploration has already led to considerable contributions to the field of knowledge in understanding type 1 diabetes and its complications. In a paper published earlier this year a cover article of the journal Cell he descr...

Malignant melanoma cells secrete protein required for embryo formation

...brafish tissues. These results also highlight the propensity of tumor cells to communicate bi-directionally and survive within an embryonic microenvironment. Further, the findings illuminate the remarkable plasticity of melanoma cells and the utility of the developing zebrafish as a model for studying the epig...

Tumor necrosis factor blockers may not cause cancer after all

...tion, chemotherapy, or surgery. Using time-varying propensity scores to adjust for a wide range of possible factors and stratified proportional hazards regression, researchers estimated the effects of biological DMARDs on cancer. From their rigorous definition of cancer, researchers identified a total of 11 c...

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