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Atypical pathogen treatment vital in hospitalized CAP patients

...t, although the incidence of atypical pathogens is relatively similar in all regions of the world, there are significant differences in the proportion of patients who are treated with an empiric regimen that cover for atypical pathogens," said Dr. Arnold. Guidelines from the U.S., Canada, Germany, Japan and p...

Full-term, low-birth-weight babies at significantly greater risk for early respiratory symptoms

... a disturbed lung development is associated with a relatively small airway caliber. This can cause decreased lung function and more respiratory symptoms later in life." According to the investigators, the effect of birth weight on respiratory symptoms was significantly greater among children exposed to tobacc...

Screening men over 65 for abdominal aortic aneurysms could save lives

...ch is to be expected given that aortic aneurysm is relatively infrequent as a cause of death. "The overall pop... indicates that screening may be cost effective in relatively developed countries, but that this needs further expert analysis particularly given the lack of info...

Drugs users are increasingly more cautious with needles

...coinfections. Due to the increased life expectancy relatively more HIV patients have died from other causes in recent years. Infections as a consequence of a reduced immunity (AIDS) remained the number one cause, but the study also revealed an increase in hepatitis and liver-related death. The cause of this was...

Mammography rates declining in the United States

...aphy for women over 40 years old, while rates were relatively flat from 2000 to 2003. However, in 2005 screening fell by four percent compared to rates observed in 2000. This decline was significant for women over age 50. Some of the sharpest declines were seen among women who previously reported high screening...

Mailman School of Public Health researchers analyze air quality and weather changes by 2050

...escribed here for sensitivity simulations even for relatively small areas may be of interest to planning organizations that focus on the state, county, or municipal level." While this study was focused mainly on land-use change, earlier research by the team examined the potential impacts of climate change on ...

Quick, innovative procedure helps men minimize incontinence after prostatectomy

... cases," Dr. Vaughan says. "But those cases are relatively uncommon, so most patients who undergo prostatectomy stand to benefit from the procedure," says co-author Dr. Alexis Te, director of the Brady Prostate Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and associate professor of urology at Weill Cornell M...

Most young women don't recognize heart attack warning signs

...y aged men. While these statistics are startling, relatively little is known about the clinical presentation, care or outcomes of young women with heart disease." In a pilot study, Lichtman and colleagues studied 24 women (55 and younger) who had heart attacks and were admitted to one of two Connecticut hospit...

Patients with 'bleeding' strokes less likely to get prevention treatment

..., as well as some cholesterol-lowering drugs, is a relatively established risk, Smith said. By contrast, having a low cholesterol level is protective against heart attacks and ischemic strokes. "For people with high cholesterol who are at risk for heart attacks and ischemic stroke, physicians have to weigh whe...

New research helps overcome major CPAP problem

...aid. "Our CBT intervention was fairly simple and relatively inexpensive as it was administered in a group setting. Yet it resulted in marked improvement in CPAP adherence and use compared with standard care." Dr Bartlett said importantly the study also found only 8% of participants in the CBT group refused...

HPV infection linked to throat cancers

...e should be reassured that oropharyngeal cancer is relatively uncommon, and the overwhelming majority of people with an oral HPV infection probably will not get throat cancer," says Gillison. Consistent condom use may reduce risk. In Gillisons study of 100 men and women newly diagnosed with oropharyngeal can...

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

... rate of substantiated child abuse and neglect was relatively stable for non-military families, said Danielle Rentz, Ph.D., lead author of the study, which was part of her doctoral dissertation at the UNC School of Public Health. "Among soldiers with at least one dependent, for every one percent increase in t...

Double the death rate from cirrhosis for 'blue collar' men

... Najman said. "In Australia, alcohol has become relatively cheaper and more available. "It is already known that socio-economic inequalities in alcohol-related diseases are among the largest of any cause of death. For example, in Britain, between 1991 and 1993, liver cirrhosis rates among unskilled worker...

Off-label and untested use of drug-coated stents appears widespread

... in hospital and at 12 months following PCI remain relatively low." (JAMA. 2007;297:1992-2000. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org .) Editor's Note: Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosur...

Home improvement warning -- Ladder-related injuries increasing in the US

... the annual number of ladder-related injuries, the relatively high hospital admission rate, and the predominance of injuries in non-occupational settings, increased efforts are needed to prevent ladder-related injuries in and around the home," said co-author Gary Smith, MD, DrPH, director of CIRP at Columbus Ch...

Forensic pathologists tell physiologists what they know about death and what puzzles them

...such as methadone, which remains in the body for a relatively long time. Recent research suggests that up to 60 percent of methadone deaths may be related to genetic variations that result in varied metabolic rates. Pharmacogenomic testing at autopsy could become a major tool in explaining some of these sudden ...

Early onset of poor bone mineralization revealed in children with cystic fibrosis

...mon hereditary problem that can lead to death at a relatively early age. The illness causes certain glands to produce abnormal secretions that affect the digestive tract and plug the lungs with mucus. About 1 in every 2,500 white babies is born with this difficulty. The disease is much less common in Blacks and...

Research demonstrates link between domestic violence and asthma

...and asthma in India, where domestic violence is at relatively high levels, and where the World Health Organization estimates 15-20 million asthmatics live. Subramanian adds, Our study suggests a new method for identifying stress-induced episodes and also reveals another terrible health risk of domestic violenc...

Acrux completes enrollment in key phase 2 trial

...ts to get this compellingproduct on the market are relatively straightforward. Confidence in thevalue of our Testosterone MD-Lotion has been further boosted by theinterest shown in this product by potential licensing partners." About Acrux's Testosterone MD-Lotion Market research in the USAamongst both patien...

Older, lower income patients least likely to see a specialist for lupus

...see a rheumatologist, the authors suggest that the relatively low prevalence of SLE among men may play a role. "Both physician referral patterns for men with SLE and male patients perceptions of disease warrant further study in this predominantly female disease," they state. The authors point out that althoug...

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