Tag: "reducing" at medical news
Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure
...he Rheos System provides a physiologic approach to reducing
high blood pressure by allowing the brain to direct the body's own control mechanisms." "This device, if found effective, would offer a way to lower blood pressure in patients who have not been able to control their blood pressure with medications, a...
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
...icy matter, it seems clear from this analysis that reducing
emissions from school buses should be a very high ...ion. "Because so many children ride school buses, reducing
the emissions of a school bus would give policymakers more bang for their buck than the same reducti...
Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome
...d shows that the education program is effective in reducing
shaken baby syndrome," Dias said. "Although many parents we spoke with had heard of shaken baby syndrome, providing parents with this information at that special time, just after the birth of their children, appeared to provide a critical reminder t...
ALLHAT findings are 'color blind' in showing diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...black patients in treating high blood pressure and reducing
risk of heart disease. The analysis by race of the...l participants and significantly more effective in reducing
high blood pressure and preventing stroke in blacks. "These findings confirm ALLHAT's original concl...
ALLHAT study findings for racial sub-groups show diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...ewer therapies in treating high blood pressure and reducing
risk of heart disease in both black and non-black ...l participants and significantly more effective in reducing
high blood pressure and preventing stroke in blacks. Based on this study finding, the authors concl...
Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients
... tumor hypoxia. Researchers have hypothesized that reducing
the anemia with the use of recombinant human erythropoietin may be able to improve tumor response and improve survival, but trials testing this hypothesis have had conflicting results. To determine the association between erythropoietin treatment and...
Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure
... or CCB is superior to a thiazide-type diuretic in reducing
CVD incidence in racial subgroups. ALLHAT was con...eatment was superior to ACE inhibitors and CCBs in reducing
Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find
...k music and five that had been found effective for reducing
postoperative pain in research conducted by Good. Good, one of the country's leading researchers of drug-free methods to reduce postoperative pain, has found in previous studies that the combination of relaxation and music relieved postoperative abd...
Nutritional supplement reduces need for traditional ulcerative colitis treatment
...r studies have shown that fish oil is effective in reducing
the need for corticosteroids in ulcerative colitis patients. The current study combines fish oil with soluble fiber to diminish the inflammation associated with ulcerative colitis symptoms and positively affect nutrition. "The need to find new treat...
Competition in health care may not result in better quality
...as been touted as the way to curb rising prices by reducing
inefficient practices and improving quality and safety. But a study of 341 HMOs suggests that more competition may not automatically solve price and quality-of-care problems as hoped for by legislators, regulators and employers. "Our findings show th...
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
...orted on the efficacy and safety of nevirapine for reducing
mother-to-child transmission of HIV based on the HIVNET 012 trial. The Institute of Medicine is a private, nonprofit institution that provides health policy advice under a congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences. A commit...
Data show cyclosporine inhalation solution improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients
...unosuppressive regimens have not been effective in reducing
the incidence of chronic rejection or prolonging survival in lung-transplant patients. CyIS could be a breakthrough therapy to address this unmet need." The randomized double-blinded, placebo-controlled pivotal study of CyIS was conducted at the Uni...
Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks
...iding greater variability between beats, therefore reducing
the risk of arrhythmia and/or sudden death. Heart rate variability is measured by high-frequency (HF) and low-frequency (LF) domain components and standard deviation of normal RR intervals (SDNN). Those who received fish oil experienced a significa...
Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome
...omosugi says. Early diagnosis is considered key to reducing
the severity of disease symptoms and its complications, which can include debilitating fatigue and joint pain. Although the disease has no cure, its symptoms can be minimized with a variety of medications, including anti-inflammatory drugs and specia...
Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say
...ury (mm/Hg). "Exercise is highly recommended for reducing
blood pressure and is part of prevention and treat...ood pressure, and older people may be resistant to reducing
their systolic blood pressure even though they made substantial gains in fitness with exercise train...
Few women at risk for breast cancer willing to use drug to prevent the disease
...n drug for women. It also has the added benefit of reducing
the risk of osteoporotic fractures. A recent metanalysis of existing trials calculated a dramatic 38 percent reduction in the incidence of breast cancer in women who used tamoxifen. However, the medication is not without significant side effects, inc...
Traditional risk factors best predictor of CVD death in kidney patients
... proven, effective interventions are available for reducing
these risk factors including adequate control of high blood glucose and high blood pressure, increasing physical activity, and stopping smoking. Chronic kidney disease is a known, controllable risk factor for heart disease and its incidence is on th...
Bugs in the gut could help doctors develop individualised healthcare
...isely to the individual, maximising efficacy while reducing
the risk of an adverse reaction. According to an article published this month in Nature Reviews Microbiology the researchers believe that gut microbes, which influence both the biochemistry and immune system of the host, could play a key role in modu...
Clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's may be delayed, says major clinical trial
...OE-e4 subset was beneficial for up to 36 months in reducing
the risk of an AD diagnosis. The researchers did not recommend APOE-e4 genotyping for people with MCI, suggesting more research would be needed to understand the mechanism of action of the drug and other factors. Additional important factors in the s...
Northwestern Memorial researchers release study on smart-pump technology
...hnology has little potential of improving care and reducing
harm but by integrating the smart pump software with other information technology components, hospitals will have checks and balances in place to reduce the number of errors and further increase patient safety." According to the study, errors occur ...
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