Tag: "risk" at medical news
Study reveals new data on how lyme disease is spread
... high rate, early onset, and prolonged duration of risk
for blood stream invasion probably explain why untreated patients with erythema migrans often develop complications distant from the tick bite location. Older patients without a past episode of Lyme disease are at particular risk."...
Simple questions may determine children's exposure to smoke
...O Pediatricians can reliably identify children at risk
for environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure (se...en's respiratory health, putting them at increased risk
of pneumonia, bronchiolitis, asthma and ear infections with greater rates of hospitalization and lon...
Parents who don't vaccinate their children may believe vaccines cause harm
...article. Children with exemptions are at a greater risk
for contracting vaccine-preventable diseases and may transmit those diseases to children who are too young to yet be vaccinated, people who can't be vaccinated for medical reasons and people who fail to develop protective responses to vaccines. Furt...
3 questions may provide good clues to smoke exposure
... to determine which of their young patients are at risk
for exposure to second-hand smoke in their homes. ...nformation health care professionals need to gauge risk
to the child, according to Judith A. Groner, a clinical professor in the department of pediatrics at...
Response of New York City public school children to September 11
...sure to trauma prior to the WTC attack was a major risk
factor for a post-September 11 probable mental disorder," the researchers found. "Thinking prospectively, this finding is of considerable public health significance since a significant proportion of New York City children have now experienced a major...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for May 2005 (first issue)
... acetaminophen use can cause an increase in asthma risk
with potential effects on the onset, progression, ...vels on a test that demonstrated moderate to major risk
of post-traumatic stress reaction. Using the impact of events test, investigators saw even higher ra...
Burden of cardiovascular disease will shift to the developing world
...tries should be the focus for intervention against risk
factors for cardiovascular disease because major cardiovascular risk
factors will increasingly be concentrated in these populations. Together with an aging population, t...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 3, 2005
...nia or those with previous fractures are at higher risk
for bone fractures than those with no fracture risk
factor, (Editorial, p. 796.). For this group, alendronate therapy may be "justified and cost-effecti...
Medical-errors gap widens between best and worst hospitals: Healthgrades study
...tals be compared to their peer group. All data was risk
adjusted, so that hospitals with sicker patient populations could be compared equally with others. The 13 AHRQ indicators are: Death in low mortality Diagnostic Related Groupings (DRGs) Decubitus ulcer Failure to rescue Foreign body left ...
Transcendental Meditation extends lifespan
...ound the Transcendental Meditation program reduces risk
factors in heart disease and other chronic disorders, such as high blood pressure, smoking, psychological stress, stress hormones, harmful cholesterol, and atherosclerosis," said Robert Schneider, M.D., FACC, principal author of the study and directo...
FDA approves Boostrix a new US vaccine for adolescents against pertussis
... 10 years. Infants of unvaccinated mothers are at risk
for neonatal tetanus. Early symptoms are lockjaw, stiffness in the neck and abdomen, and difficulty swallowing. Later symptoms may include fever, elevated blood pressure and severe muscle spasms....
Diabetes and pizza: Slow and steady insulin delivery wins the race
...too high or dipping too low may help to reduce the risk
of cardiovascular disease, which has been connected to erratic glucose levels in those with diabetes," said Robert Gabbay, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and ...
Babies show ripple effects of mothers stress from 9/11 trauma
...strengthen the evidence for in utero or early life risk
factors for the later development of adult mental ...o effects as contributors to a putative biological risk
factor for PTSD. "The findings suggest that mechanisms for transgenerational transmission of biolo...
Fracture risk lower for black women than white women at all bone mineral density levels
Black women have a lower risk
of fracture than white women at every level of bon... in two individuals older than 50 years will be at risk
for fractures from osteoporosis," according to background information in the article. Despite lower ...
Other highlights in the May 4 JNCI
...amin B6 intake may be associated with lower future risk
of colorectal tumors in women, according to a new ...doxal 5'-phosphate, or PLP, is associated with the risk
of colorectal cancer and colorectal adenoma in women by performing a nested casecontrol study of 32,...
Long-term outcomes promising for patients with localized, low-grade prostate cancer
...rade prostate cancer, with data indicating a small risk
of progression of this grade of cancer, according ...rchers found: "Extended follow-up of our competing risk
analysis suggests that prostate cancer progression rates do not increase after 15 years of follow-up...
More effort needed to prevent pattern of child abuse developing in families
Children who have been abused are at high risk
of recurrence and effective prevention strategies ...ude routine follow-up by CPA caseworkers to assess risk
of recurrence and provide education about parenting. However, investigators found after 3-years foll...
Scalpel-free surgery could reduce risk of HIV and hepatitis exposure for health care workers
...d that the operations associated with the greatest risk
of infection - lymph-node biopsy, soft-tissue-mass...trainees are the most practical ways to reduce the risk
of infection to health care workers," said Makary. The researchers studied 709 consecutive adul...
Internet program launched to prevent blindness in diabetic patients
... "Medicaid patients are rarely screened and are at risk
of becoming blind," said Ramon Velez, M.D., M. Sc., the principal investigator. Diabetes is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the United States and Velez said the study will determine if early referral to ophthalmologists will help. The ...
Routine procedure during childbirth provides no benefits, study review finds
...n with faster resolution, and no greater or lesser risk
of wound healing complications. In addition, the evidence showed that episiotomy did not protect women against urinary or fecal incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse in the first three months to five years following delivery. "The literature we revi...
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