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Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery

...els. In the latest study, scientists looked at the records of 1,288 subjects over the age of 40 -- 380 black women and 241 white women over 45; and 381 black men and 286 white men over 40 -- whose coronary calcium levels had been determined via electron beam computer tomography and whose Lp(a) levels were de...

Lupus and the role of Epstein-Barr virus

... geographic study area. Blood samples and medical records were obtained for all participants. Among both lupus patients and controls, African Americans had a higher prevalence of EBV-IgG antibodies the telltale sign of having a history of EBV infection than white subjects. However, another antibody, EBV-...

Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study

... the trial's reporting through a review of medical records and other primary source documents for a subset of 49 infants involved in the trial. In addition, the committee reviewed information provided by NIH, the original investigators, previous audits of the trial, and other information brought to its atte...

OHSU develops instant, computerized notification system to communicate patients' end-of-life wishes

...system is part of OHSU's secure electronic medical records database and provides clinicians with near-immedia...pital would be informed when the patient's medical records are obtained. The end-of-life documents could then be sent to the treating hospital electronically....

Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients

...nt, contacting them personally and reviewing their records to identify any subsequent clinical events. Parti...e reviewed all the participants' relevant hospital records from the initial emergency visit through the 60-day follow up. In assigning the final diagnosis ei...

Study finds no link between cell phone use and brain tumors

...e without brain tumors, researchers obtained phone records from cell phone companies to document the amount and length of calls and compare the actual calls to what participants reported. Those results found that people accurately remembered the number of calls they made, but did not accurately remember the ...

NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers

...ces among medical personnel; ensuring that medical records are available at each scheduled appointment; and coordinating other services to overcome access barriers encountered during the cancer care process. The Patient Navigator will link patients and families with appropriate follow-up services. 2. When...

Gastric bypass patients fare better as surgical programs' experience increases

...enter, 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 England Medical Center from March 1998 to April 2004 to evaluate the role of experience and patient volume in reducing the rate of com...

World-leading scientific databases now accessible via handhelds

...and CAS RegistrySM. The Registry database contains records for more than 25 million organic and inorganic substances, including small molecules, and more than 56 million sequences. In addition, CAplus contains more than 23 million chemistry-related literature and patent references back to 1900. CAS will be...

Study links cigarette smoking with progression of multiple sclerosis

...f progression of MS." Analyzing over 2,000 medical records in the General Practice Research Database (GPRD), researchers identified 179 British patients who were originally diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS, a form of the disease in which symptoms fade and recur in unpredictable patterns. Patients who w...

New portable device developed by Georgia Tech and Emory checks for concussions on the sidelines

...provide the verbal instructions and the controller records the wearer's response. In addition to the advantages of its speed and portability, DETECT can also be administered by a non-medical personnel such as a coach or parent rather than a trained neurophysiologist. While the device has already been tested ...

Comprehensive treatment improves cognitive impairment in heart failure patients

...University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina examined records from 16,913 patients. Of these, 1511 suffered heart failure and 526 (35%) also exhibited cognitive dysfunction. Low serum albumin, sodium and potassium levels, hyperglycemia, anemia, and systolic blood pressure levels were independently associated wi...

Medical-errors gap widens between best and worst hospitals: Healthgrades study

...ls, according to a new study of 37 million patient records released today by HealthGrades, an organization th... was designed to highlight hospitals with the best records of patient safety in the nation and to encourage consumers to research their local hospitals' patien...

Other highlights in the May 4 JNCI

...kland, Calif., and colleagues examined the medical records of 833 women enrolled in one of seven comprehensive health care plans who were diagnosed with cervical cancer despite having access to cancer screening and treatment services. They found that 56% of cases were in women who had not had a Pap test dur...

Black children more likely to die from traumatic injury than white children

...'s Hospital. The study sample included the medical records of 5,973 children who received emergency inpatient treatment at one of six pediatric trauma centers in Ohio . (Trauma centers were located in Columbus , Cleveland , Cincinnati , Dayton , Toledo and Akron .) The researchers also gathered information f...

Two-thirds of patients brush off their dentist's advice, study suggests

...id they had followed the dentist's advice when our records proved they had not, has implications for the profession, especially in our increasingly litigious society." "Patients must understand their health is mainly their responsibility, and if they are not going to comply with the advice of health provider...

Anti-depressant use linked to increased GI bleeding

... In the retrospective study, the team reviewed the records of hospital inpatients admitted with acute GI bleeding between June and December 2003 (549 patients) and compared them to similar patients admitted at the same time period with a non-bleeding diagnosis (939 patients). Patients were excluded if they ...

Changing medication packages could help patients follow prescriptions, study suggests

...The researchers gathered information from pharmacy records that showed how often participants refilled their prescriptions. The researchers also collected blood pressure readings and information about the onset of diseases associated with hypertension from the patients' medical records. Results showed that 1...

Are CT angiograms overused?

...tion of this procedure. Researchers reviewed 1,384 records of patient who underwent a CTA for suspected pulmonary embolism during a seven-month period (March-September) in 2002, 2003 and 2004. "The total number of CTAs performed during the study interval in 2004 was 43% higher than in 2002 and 47% higher tha...

Smoking increases risk for liver, pancreatic and colorectal cancers

... never smoked or used alcohol. Researchers studied records from 18,872 patients diagnosed with pancreatic ade...e risk of liver cancer. Investigators compared the records of patients diagnosed with HCC to chronic liver disease patients who did not have HCC. Results show...

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(Date:2/13/2015)... Feb. 13, 2015 ACT Genomics Co., ... aims to transform cancer genomic information into precision ... company has raised US$ 8 million in the its ... Taipei, Taiwan , ACT Genomics ... With the aim to implement next generation sequencing ...
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(Date:2/5/2015)... , Jan. 26, 2015   Epic Sciences , ... cancer, today announced that Murali Prahalad , Ph.D., president ... Medicine World Conference (PMWC) 2015: Silicon Valley, which is ... Mountain View, Calif. on January 26-28, 2015. ... Come of Age as Biomarkers." Last year, Epic Sciences was ...
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