Tag: "report" at medical news
Access to mammography may worsen
... of data. "The fact that this is a community-based report
that fits the profile of the rest of the country indicates that our results are reflective of national trends," Dr. D'Orsi said. Situation May Get Worse The researchers reported that staffing shortages could have significant clinical implications i...
Children do well with shorter fast before surgery
... in this area would be to encourage researchers to report
the incidence of aspiration, regurgitation or any adverse events related to fasting regimes," Brady says. The American Society of Anesthesiologists 1999 guidelines recommend a two-hour fast from clear liquids, a four-hour fast from breast milk and a ...
Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program
WASHINGTON -- A new report
from the Institute of Medicine of the National Aca...e P. Murphy, chair of the committee that wrote the report
and research professor, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. "We now k...
'Surprising' findings reported about iron overload
...sorption by the small intestine. The first major report
of findings in the five-year, 100,000-person study...f iron." He said that the NEJM paper is the first report
from analysis of the massive data arising from the study, called the Hemochromatosis and Iron Overlo...
Menopause and African-American women
...nce many of the same symptoms as white women, they report
more vasomotor symptoms such as dizziness and bloating, according to a study by a Yale School of Nursing researcher. The study included 43 African-American women in two cities who identified themselves as experiencing menopause or change of life sym...
Study of iron overload yields surprising results
... blood. Men with this genotype were more likely to report
a history of liver disease than participants without HFE mutations. "Our findings help us better understand the prevalence of these conditions in other ethnic groups," said David Reboussin, Ph.D., associate professor of biostatistics at Wake Forest'...
Antibiotic might fight HIV-induced neurological problems
...onkeys that received no treatment, the researchers report
in the April 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. "In people, antiretroviral treatments do a great job of controlling HIV in blood, but most of the drugs don't cross the blood-brain barrier very well," says Christine Zink, D.V...
Community efforts can reduce alcohol fatalities
...part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A report
of the study appears in the April, 2005 issue of the journal Injury Prevention. "These results show that concentrated, community-wide interventions can save lives," notes NIAAA Director Ting-Kai Li, M.D. "This is the first study to explore the effect...
New insights into HIV immunity suggest alternative approach to vaccines
...ke University Medical Center. The researchers will report
their findings in a forthcoming issue of Science . The results were published online April 28, 2005, in Science Express. The antibody-producing portion of the human immune system is broadly divided into two categories. The first, innate B cell immun...
Nation's leading researchers, scientists reveal findings at occupational therapy conference
...without vision loss, older adults with vision loss report
more difficulty walking, getting outside, getting into and out of a bed or a chair, managing medication, and preparing meals, as well as isolation, depression, and poor social relationships. With the aging population, occupational therapy practitione...
Treating children with chronic hepatitis C
...reatment with peginterferon-alfa-2b and ribavirin, report
the authors of a new study published in the May 2005 issue of Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the journal is available online via Wiley InterS...
Simple questions may determine children's exposure to smoke
..."Although in clinical practice, mothers frequently report
smoking few cigarettes per day and smoking outside, these factors did not prove to be significant determinants of their child's exposure. Further research is needed to test and refine this tool in the practice setting."...
Parents who don't vaccinate their children may believe vaccines cause harm
... exempt children were significantly more likely to report
low perceived vaccine safety and effectiveness and... exempt children were significantly less likely to report
confidence in medical, public health and government sources for vaccines information and were more l...
3 questions may provide good clues to smoke exposure
...y a few cigarettes per day. We found that parental report
of these factors did not impact on the child's actual exposure as measured by hair cotinine," said Groner, who is on the medical staff at Columbus Children's Hospital. "Our interpretation of this finding is that parents tell pediatricians what they ...
Attention full-time workers: Get off the computer and out to exercise in your free time!
...g on heart-healthy physical activities, scientists report
at the American Heart Association's 45th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention. In their study of nearly 4,500 men and women, a subset of full-time workers who spent more of their down time engaged in sedentary acti...
Jefferson scientists create plant factories churning out antibodies against tumor cells
...n turn, become factories churning out antibody.The report
appears online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Standard mouse-made monoclonals recognize a particular type of protein antigen on human colorectal cancer cells and have been used in treating metastatic disease and in ...
Drug-releasing stents showing higher complication rate than clinical trials indicated
In a report
in the May 4 JAMA, "real-world" use of drug-releasing coronary artery stents reveals higher rates of stent thrombosis (narrowing due to blood clots) 9 months after stent implantation than were indicated in clinical trials. Physicians are now using dr...
Fracture risk lower for black women than white women at all bone mineral density levels
...MA. "The recently released U.S. surgeon general's report
on bone health and osteoporosis noted that one in ...espite lower fracture rates among black women, the report
stressed that osteoporosis is a risk for any aging man or woman, with low bone mineral density (BMD)...
Latest research and emerging treatments for osteoporosis focus of NYAS conference
Recently, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a report
emphasizing the need to recognize osteoporosis as a public health hazard. It is fortuitous that, in recent years, the use of advanced molecular technologies, including transgenesis, gene knockout, and gene array have greatly expanded our understandi...
Scalpel-free surgery could reduce risk of HIV and hepatitis exposure for health care workers
...ublic health at Johns Hopkins and lead author of a report
in the May 2005 issue of the Annals of Surgery. ...to primary care clinics. Furthermore, the authors report
that blood-borne pathogens are associated with certain types of operations. The researchers al...
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