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Extra pay does not improve hospital performance

...ts. The monetary incentive for the CMS study was relatively small. Over a two-year period, a total of $17.55 million was paid to 123 hospitals the first year and to 115 hospitals the second year. Medicares strategy of trying to use the payment system to improve performance of hospitals is certainly laudable...

Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia

...e long-term impact of antipsychotics on death. And relatively little information has been available on the harms...id Dr. Gill. The risk for an individual patient is relatively small. But our results are clinically important. I hope this study encourages discussion between ...

Exercise lowers insulin in breast cancer survivors

...dstream. Studies have found an association between relatively high levels of insulin often seen in obese and sedentary people and an increased risk of breast cancer recurrence and breast cancer-related death. We know that women who are overweight at the time of breast cancer diagnosis have a higher risk of ...

Gene variations point to why lung cancer drugs work better in Japanese vs. US patients

...or her genetic makeup, not simply ethnicity. The relatively small number of patients makes the results of the ...ifferently to EGFR inhibitors such as erlotinib, a relatively new targeted therapy that is another important class of drugs for lung cancer....

Fat protein cuts blood vessel inflammation, may help heart, Jefferson scientists find

...he says. "Since the Adiponectin globular domain is relatively easy to produce, it could eventually lead to clinical trials taking advantage of its effects in the vasculature in inflammation." "Whats novel about the work is that it's in animals, and involves a specialized technique in Dr. Scalia's laboratory i...

Bringing order to 'what if?'

... than $75 billion); and 3) the countermeasures are relatively inexpensive (less than $15 billion) to implement. This analysis by Von Winterfeldt was a widely admired achievement of CREATEs first years but the intensity of effort required to reach the conclusions raised an obvious question. Risk assessments h...

Mercury's link to heart disease begins in blood vessel walls

... mystery in many cases. New research focusing on a relatively obscure, misunderstood protein suggests mercury's link to heart disease can be traced to activation of this enzyme, which triggers a process leading to plaque buildup in blood vessel walls. The study examined three forms of mercury, matching its ch...

U of M teen sex and depression study finds most teens' mental health unaffected by nonmarital sex

...ental health problems from having sex as a teen is relatively low, but Meier said low risk still represents a large group of teens affected, as half the teen population is having sex. She cautioned that the study does not suggest that positive effects result from first-time sex among teens and said she hopes it...

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

...okers who had quit had elevated depression risk in relatively short term. The association of quitting smoking an...compared to the never smokers. "This may reflect a relatively long recovery process from the adverse effects of cigarette smoking" Dr. Korhonen continues. "The m...

Studies show role of age, gender, race and weight on cancer risk and treatment

... elderly people are increasing, but there has been relatively little study of this disease in the "oldest" of the old or very elderly patients. This study focused on outcomes data to determine how an aggressive surgical approach impacted the long-term survival of patients aged 85 and older. In the study, 2,2...

Sling surgery is more effective than Burch for bladder control in women

...NEJM. "For the first time, we have a meticulous, relatively long-term comparison of these common surgeries in women," said Leroy M. Nyberg Jr., Ph.D., M.D., director of urology research at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). "Women who participated in this study have...

Veterans exposed to Agent Orange have higher rates of prostate cancer recurrence

...nucleus and work as a tumor promoter. In the past, relatively higher mortality rates have been found in chemical plant workers and farmers with prostate cancer who were exposed to dioxin, the researchers write in their abstract. Dioxins impact is dose-related, and while the researchers did not measure levels ...

Quality improvement effort pays off in diabetes care

...sity of Chicago-based research team reports that a relatively inexpensive national effort to improve the process of care at selected clinics was able to make enough difference in its first four years that, if sustained, it could reduce patients' lifetime risk of blindness, end-stage kidney disease and coronary ...

NIH study tracks brain development in some 500 children across US

...ency, or on most measures of social adjustment. A relatively larger percentage of low income children were excluded by the study's rigorous selection criteria, but the healthy low income children who did participate performed above published norms for their demographic. This suggests that in previous studies,...

Blood transfusions from precancerous blood donors do not increase risk of cancer

..., although most infectious complications have been relatively easy to identify, possible transmission of chronic...ds: "With their thoughtful analysis of a large and relatively complete dataset, Edgren and colleagues have taken an important stride forward in evaluating one of ...

Innovative education scheme sees fewer rugby players suffering spinal injuries

...Mr Quarrie. This could be because compared to the relatively controlled environment of the scrum, the direction and size of forces applied to player's bodies in the tackle, ruck and maul are much less predictable. Furthermore, as the initiative was introduced country-wide there was no control group which mea...

Ulcerative colitis sufferers find UC quite disruptive to many aspects of daily life

...g the challenges for UC patients, their disease is relatively unknown among the general public. According to UC: NORMAL's survey of a cross section of the general public, 74 percent of Americans have either never heard of UC or have heard of it but know little about it, even though UC's prevalence approaches th...

Soft contacts designed for cone-shaped cornea

...sually in both eyes. The condition shows up in a relatively small population, but it causes huge optical problems, says Geunyoung Yoon, assistant professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering, the Center for Visual Science, and the Institute of Optics. These people have problems so ...

ACE inhibitors help preserve kidney function in IgA nephropathy

... young subjects. The patients in the study all had relatively mild disease, with normal or near-normal kidney function and only mildly elevated levels of protein in the urine. "Our trial focused on a subset of patients with a sort of 'pure' IgAN, without the confounding effects of aging or environmental toxic e...

Next generation of Latino drug abuse experts at UH to learn, teach

...number of researchers studying the problem remains relatively small. We need to prepare the next generation of drug researchers for the consequences of drug abuse in Latino populations." This is the sixth year UH has hosted the event, which will inform and train new scholars pursuing research on the factors t...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... the 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical ... the mechanisms of genomic instability and its implications for ... second alumnus to win the Rosenstiel Award; the first, ... Alt is the Charles A. Janeway Professor of Pediatrics ... an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... – Scientists have sequenced the house fly genome for ... might expect from an insect that thrives in pathogen-rich ... Oct. 14 in the journal Genome Biology , ... and of how flies quickly adapt to resist insecticides, ... house flies (Musca domestica) carry and transmit more than ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... of scientists led by researchers at the University ... of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) have ... underlying bipolar (manic depressive) disorder, a breakthrough that ... affective disorder, as well as depression and other ... online this week in Nature Molecular Psychiatry ...
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