Tag: "recorded" at medical news
Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome
...002. A total of 64,205 commitment statements were recorded
out of 94,409 live births during the study period. During the six years before the study began, 49 cases of abusive head injury were identified, or 41.5 cases per 100,000 live births. During the study period, only 21 cases of abusive head injury were...
West Africa: meningitis epidemics driven by the wind
...l variability of the number of cases of meningitis recorded
in Mali and the climate dynamics on the scale of this zone. The Harmattan winds are the dominant feature of the winter climate of Sahelo-Sudanian Africa. The research team therefore sought to assess the influence of these winds on the epidemics. In ...
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
...ined, noting that the trial researchers accurately recorded
that information in the database created for the s...rse events observed during clinic visits also were recorded
accurately in the trial database. In some instances, however, not all serious adverse events that o...
University of Kentucky physician publishes fibromyalgia study in Arthritis & Rheumatism journal
...duction in the severity of pain. Pain scores were recorded
in daily diaries. On average, patients in the study were women in their late 40s who had a long history of fibromyalgia, with average duration nine years, and had experienced moderate to severe pain and diminished quality of life. Prior to the tria...
Dermatologists use knowledge of patterns to recognize melanoma
...e, France, and colleagues assessed dermatologists' recorded
immediate perceptions as well as their intuitive d...hom were community physicians in private practice, recorded
their overall impression of the lesion, based on their past experience; assessed the lesion using th...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...oth diseases memantine was well tolerated with few recorded
adverse events. Rupert McShane, one of the co-authors said: "This is the only treatment licensed for more severe Alzheimer's disease, so there is little doubt that it is a useful advance. The problem is that its effect is small. And we're worried tha...
Feeling safe and secure? CUMC scientists find it's all in the caudoputamen
...hocks) when they heard a particular sound. He then recorded
what happened in the mice brains before and after they heard the safety sound. As expected, in accordance with previous theories, information about the safety sound traveled through the brain's fear circuits and reduced the amount of activity in the ...
Different consultants mean different lengths of stay in hospitals
...a on discharges from the city's St James' Hospital recorded
in the hospital in-patient enquiry (HIPE) system b...The lowest length of stay a median five days was recorded
in cases where a patient was admitted by a general internal medicine consultant and both GIM and res...
Type 2 diabetes is increasing among children all over the world
...ndians in Central Arizona have the world's highest recorded
rate of type 2 diabetes in adults, in addition to high rates of obesity. The authors observe that there is a close tie between the rate of type 2 diabetes among adults in a specific population and the appearance of it in children and adolescents. Th...
Two-thirds of patients brush off their dentist's advice, study suggests
...n electronic 'data logger' powered toothbrush that recorded
brushing time. The brush had a light on the handl...s detailing their brushing habits. The experiment recorded
brushing times for two periods of four weeks. When researchers analysed the data, the data logger to...
Digital mammography decreases 'call-back' appointments, reducing patient anxiety and cost
... recorded. In digital mammography, it is digitally recorded
and stored, whereas with conventional mammography a hardcopy of the image is printed. "With digital mammography, we have the advantages of being able to manipulate the image for optimal visualization and magnification. Archiving and storage of digita...
Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort
...ns. Prosthetic-orthotic practitioners and students recorded
typical measurements such as residual-limb length and circumference on foam models of below-knee amputated limbs. Investigators identified effective instruments and techniques for measuring the residual limb, which have implications for improving amp...
Long-term outcomes studied for stem cell transplant recipients
...sened each year thereafter. Only eight deaths were recorded
for those who underwent a transplant 10 years prior, and none were recorded
after 15 years. In fact, for some patients including those who had a transplant for acute myeloid l...
Physiotherapists cure incontinence
...ive with success rates as low as 50 to 60 per cent recorded
in a recent study and with the potential of complications. This led to recommendations that physiotherapy be tried first, which carries no risks, and keep the surgery option open to people who fail pelvic floor muscle training. "To find out how effec...
The anatomy of sarcasm: Researchers reveal how the brain handles this complex communication
...lthy controls. All participants listened to brief recorded
stories, some sarcastic, some neutral, that had been taped by actors reading in a corresponding manner. Here is an example of sarcasm: "Joe came to work, and instead of beginning to work, he sat down to rest. His boss noticed his behavior and said...
Errors in intensive care units: medical staff report fewer unintended events than observers
...he quality of care provided. In hospitals, UEs are recorded
and assessed using a uniform, international system... over a fourteen-day period were compared to those recorded
by observers, over a consecutive fourteen-day period. The observers had no duties other than to obse...
Airbags associated with increased automobile accident deaths, according to new UGA study
...ncreased probability of death in accidents. "NHTSA recorded
238 deaths due to airbags between 1990 and 2002, according to information about these deaths on their Web site," said Meyer. "They all occurred at very low speeds, with injuries that could not have been caused by anything else. But is it reasonable t...
Alcohol may lower risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
...risk did vary by NHL subtype, with the lowest risk recorded
for Burkitt's lymphoma. Compared with non-drinkers, ever drinkers had about half the risk of developing Burkitt's lymphoma. Age, sex, family history of NHL, or history of cigarette smoking did not modify the effect of alcohol consumption on risk of N...
UVa Health System doctors study surgery to stop epileptic seizures
...UVa's Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, where seizures are recorded
during scalp video-electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring. Sophisticated tests are done, including brain imagining with high-resolution MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and PET (positron emission topography.) Patients also undergo neuropsychological ...
Housing subsidies may help prevent children's undernutrition
...nesota and Washington, D.C. The child's weight was recorded
at the time of the interview, which collected data including information on the family, the child's health, the U.S. Household Food Security Scale and public assistance participation. Using data for 11,723 children of families who lived in rented hou...
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