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Patient-centered approach can backfire
...o weeks of the last doctor's appointment, patients reported
their satisfaction with the care and how well they had followed doctors' orders. Christensen, who also holds appointments in internal medicine in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and is a researcher with the Department of Vetera...
New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
...e disappearance of a drooping eyelid. Side effects reported
during the study were dryness of eyes and mouth. Experts say this discovery may have implications beyond myasthenia gravis. Oral antisense may become another mode of therapy in neuromuscular disease and further study is needed, said Argov. Howeve...
Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
...round information in the article. Previous studies reported
that lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) slowed the advancement of visual field damage in patients with glaucoma. However, even if the IOP can be substantially lowered, reduction of mean [average] and peak IOP does not always prevent progressive visu...
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...and an increase in upper airway caliber. They also reported
a substantial decrease in patients body weight and blood pressure. This study appears in the August issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians. Which Line of Antibiotics Is Best for Chronic Bronchitis? F...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
... previous findings in which over 70% of physicians reported
using spirometry for establishing a COPD diagnosis. Given the contrast, Dr. Han suggests a possible difference between what physicians say and what they actually do. Also of particular concern was that, according to this study, spirometry testing in ...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...ts may pose a risk for falls. Older adults who reported
engaging in shorter and less frequent naps during the day also reported
spending more time asleep at night. Such older individuals also experienced more sleep time and sle...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
...ssociation between obesity and cardiovascular risk reported
varied results for overweight subjects who eventually had clinical cardiovascular events. The patients often were evaluated for obesity on the sole measurement of body mass index (BMI), a weight-to-height ratio commonly used in doctors offices to gau...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
... study examined results from 22 healthy adults who reported
to have never used cocaine. The investigators administered a small, medically approved dose of cocaine nose drops to the study participants, which doubled their sympathetic nerve activity, part of the bodys automatic response system that becomes more...
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...well. The study shows that 6.4 percent of whites reported
using illicit drugs in the previous month, compare...nt of non-acculturated, Spanish-speaking Hispanics reported
use in the same time period. Their percentage/general patterns of substance use are very similar t...
Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance
...ion at Ohio State University. Women in the study reported
that they enjoyed a step-aerobics class more when ...is within the ideal range for body size. The women reported
that they worked out at moderate or vigorous intensity about 3.3 times a week. The women participa...
Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk
...ed to women who do not have migraines, researchers reported
in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Associati...ine with visual aura. Kittner and colleagues also reported
that, compared to women with no history of migraine, women with probable migraine with visual sympto...
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
... these infections. Last year, the research team reported
in The New England Journal of Medicine that CA-MRSA had become the most common cause of skin and soft tissue infections among patients presenting to a geographically diverse group of 11 emergency departments across the nation. Researchers tested MRSA...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...ffects of disability). Iron deficiency has many reported
consequences children deficient in iron have higher susceptibility to upper respiratory tract infections, and anaemia which can affect their brain, motor activity and general performance in school, whilst adult manual laborers in developing countrie...
Most seniors now have drug coverage, U-M study shows
...es found in this study were quite similar to those reported
by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service...d made a good choice. Only about one in six people reported
that their decision about whether to sign up for Part D was very or somewhat difficult. The vast maj...
To gain muscle and lose fat, drink milk: study
...e fat as a result of working out, drink milk. As reported
in the first phase of the study, the milk drinking group came out on top in terms of muscle gain with an estimated 40 per cent or 2.5 pounds more muscle mass than the soy beverage drinkers. In addition, this group gained 63 per cent or 3.3 pounds, m...
Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly
...esearchers found that 16 percent of these patients reported
refusing one or more medical or surgical interventions recommended by their physician. The most frequently refused interventions were cardiac catheterization and surgery, with refusal rates of over 10 percent. Other interventions refused included che...
Wireless technology shows promise in diagnosing pediatric intestinal disease
... includes the largest number of pediatric patients reported
in literature, confirms that this technology is a very useful system for the clinical work in suspected small-bowel diseases in infancy, he says. However, the high rate of positive examination is due to the very careful selection of the patients. ...
Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds
...l the women who were not interested in HIV testing reported
lifetime risk factors for the disease, but we found that they tended to point to those people when talking about the danger of HIV rather than at themselves or their partners. In short, women with little HIV knowledge and low perceived personal ris...
Stem cell transplantation procedure results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients
...e and death. Between 1,200 and 3,200 new cases are reported
each year in the United States, although researchers believe the disease is highly underdiagnosed. The researchers reviewed the records of 80 patients who received high-dose chemotherapy and blood stem cell transplantation from July 1994 through J...
Parents' depression can weigh on children
...s. Children whose parents were struggling or who reported
more problems with peers tended to have a lower overall score for quality of life. Both bullying and parent distress were linked to more depressive symptoms in children, and these symptoms seemed to be related to poorer quality of life. One of the...
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