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Novel candidate biomarker for heart failure also strongly predicts risk of death

...oved understanding of how ST2 and other biomarkers reflect aspects of the hearts hormonal environment someday may allow clinicians to develop more effective, individualized treatment plans. While we are now able to diagnose heart failure with great sensitivity using natriuretic peptide tests, we have miles...

Physician and congressional leaders convene on Capitol Hill

...iple years of positive annual payment updates that reflect their costs of providing care. Today, we pledged our support to use all resources available to accomplish this important policy objective. The groups agree that Medicare should reimburse physicians in a manner that reflects the costs of providing c...

Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism

...n different ways. The differences in weight gain reflect differences in metabolic rates, she explains. These, in turn, result in hormonal changes that lead to different disposition of the calories. In this latest paper, Maratos-Flier and colleagues studied mice that had been fed a ketogenic diet high in ...

Nursing home placement associated with accelerated cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease

...the increased cognitive decline upon placement may reflect difficulty adapting to an unfamiliar environment, consistent with clinical reports of increased confusion and behavior problems in those with dementia during acute hospitalization or trips away from home. Patients who had prior adult day care service...

Choice is a key element in success for smokers who want to quit

...were counseled in a manner that encouraged them to reflect on whether they wanted to smoke or not, and if not why they were trying to quit, were more likely to maintain their abstinence for two years than those who received usual care. Participants in the control group were simply given a list of qui...

Binge drinking leads to neurocognitive deficits among college students

...ding author for the study. These choices tend to reflect more serious problems with executive functioning, added Jenny Larkins, a graduate student in clinical psychology at the University of Missouri. "Executive functioning involves skills such as planning for the future, abstract reasoning, inhibiting or...

Persistent smokers may have higher risk to become depressed than never smokers

...sion risk compared to the never smokers. "This may reflect a relatively long recovery process from the adverse effects of cigarette smoking" Dr. Korhonen continues. "The mechanisms underlying the association between smoking and depression are very complicated. Although nicotine as such may have short term p...

International cooperation boosts EarthCARE

... the Earth's radiation budget, while aerosols both reflect and trap radiation and furthermore strongly influence the life cycle of clouds. A thorough quantitative understanding of clouds, aerosols and their coupling to radiation is therefore of paramount importance for the understanding of our climate system...

SCAI highlights study using wireless technology to speed care of heart attack patients

...tion timean alternative term used in this study to reflect the full range of catheter techniques available to interventional cardiologistswas nearly 146 minutes in 2005. Under the guidance of Marc Klapholz, M.D., director of the Division of Cardiology at UMDNJ, the wireless system went live in June 2006. I...

Study shows dramatic increase in Caesarean sections

... " The reasons are likely to be multifactorial and reflect a complex social process affected by clinical status, obstetric practice and training, family and social pressures, the legal system, availability of technology, women's requests and women's role models, such as celebrity elective caesarean delivery,...

Pediatricians and pathologists see traumatic brain injury differently

...m as inflicted, unintentional, or undetermined. To reflect actual experience, some of the scenarios contained incomplete or potentially conflicting information. There was an overwhelming agreement among the pediatricians and pathologists when the case involved a confession, traumatic birth history, or a wi...

Smoking, growing private hospital care for poor and US flu vaccine policies

...igher smoking rates among pregnant black women may reflect less stringent tobacco control policies, exposure ...her smoking rates in highly integrated areas may reflect how exposure to harmful behaviors of the majority population can dilute the normally salutatory no-s...

Estrogen is important for bone health in men as well as women

...illareal thinks the health-care system may need to reflect what research is now revealing about estrogen in men. "It would be a good idea to measure estrogen levels in older men who present with low bone mineral density or osteoporosis," Villareal says. "Not only does estrogen and its metabolism affect bone ...

Childhood obesity intervention shows promising results

...ration with the community. The first year results reflect efforts of children, parents, teachers, school food service providers, health care providers and policy makers, as well as city departments, before-and-after school programs, restaurants, and local media outlets to provide and promote healthy eating ...

Stress of deployment increases risk of child abuse, neglect in military families, UNC study shows

...ucted only among active duty personnel. It doesn't reflect what may be occurring in families of National Guard and inactive reserves. These families may have less access to support services than families of active duty personnel have." The primary data source for information on child maltreatment were file...

Chronic fatigue syndrome impairs a person's slow wave activity during sleep

...th altered amounts of slow wave sleep, which could reflect reduced electroencephalograph (EEG) activity and impaired sleep regulation. A study published in the May 1st issue of the journal SLEEP finds that CFS is also associated with a blunted slow wave activity (SWA) response to sleep challenge, suggesting...

Molecular marker may help identify pancreatic cancer, and possibly predict survival time

...glimpse into the future of clinical oncology, they reflect the beginning of the continuum integrating discovery, development, regulatory review, and the evidence basis of medicine required to translate advanced technology into clinical practice, a framework that has largely been ignored in the field of bioma...

Medicaid patients with lupus travel farther to see specialists

...y to have been seen by a specialist. But this may reflect the fact that university centers are more willing to accept patients with Medicaid, and that patients face barriers in accessing care closer to home. Future studies may investigate the potential downstream effects of limited access on healthcare q...

Outdated policies are impediment for Americans with disabilities

...w and outdated medical necessity rules that do not reflect the current emphasis on promoting independence and community integration for people with disabilities. In addition, government at all levels should support continued research to evaluate and improve the methods used for determining fair payments fo...

Obesity increases workers' compensation costs

...as a whole, since the demographics of Duke closely reflect the local area," said study co-author John Dement, Ph.D., professor of occupational and environmental medicine, who is the principal investigator for development of the workplace safety surveillance program at Duke." We can use the Duke population to...

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