Tag: "score" at medical news
Better mobility keeps seniors healthier
...ose factors that affected HRQOL. The mean QWB-SA score
for a sample of older adults considered at risk for disability was 0.634, below the 0.704 score
found for healthy older adults. According to Erik J. Groessl, PhD, of the VA San Diego Healthcare Sy...
Parents' depression can weigh on children
...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 pathways to poor quality of life seems to be childhood depres...
Medical residents score poorly in diagnosing and managing tuberculosis
... According to researchers, the overall median test score
for the training physicians, with one-half scoring...t three-fifths of the answers wrong (with a median score
of 40 percent) for recognizing and treating latent TB, the most common form of the infection. In la...
Medical residents unclear about TB guidelines
...f patients, says Karakousis. Although trainees may score
poorly, they may be quick to consult experts in Infection Control, Infectious Diseases, or Pulmonary Medicine to assist in diagnosis, isolation, and treatment. However, the authors conclude that residents knowledge gaps may have important implication...
Lower mortality rates associated with hospitals that rank highest on quality of care indicators
...3,720 hospitals in 2004-2005. For each hospital, a score
was calculated for how it performed treating patients with AMI, CHF and pneumonia. Examples of performance indicators included whether hospitals gave aspirin and beta-blockers at arrival and discharge for AMI and, for pneumonia, how quickly antibioti...
New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities
A new score
for predicting the risk of heart disease gives a m...smoking, blood pressure and cholesterol. This risk score
is typically based on equations derived from the US Framingham cohort study. But the Framingham eq...
Poor sleep hygiene in children associated with behavioral problems
...orrelations between the CSHS overall sleep hygiene score
and CPRS-R total externalizing behaviors. The CSHS total was also negatively correlated with the CPRS-R cognitive/inattention problems, hyperactivity, perfectionism, ADHD index, and restless and impulsivity total scores among others. Further, the C...
Simple test predicts 6-year risk of dementia
...d current non-consumption of alcohol. People who score
0 to 3 on the bedside test have a 6 percent chance of developing dementia within six years. A score
of 4 to 6 indicates a 25 percent chance. People with a score
of 7 or higher have a 54 percent cha...
Metabolic syndrome points to heart health
... risk of coronary heart disease by Framingham risk score
for indirect indices of diastolic dysfunction, but not systolic dysfunction. Unlike in previous studies, the association between metabolic syndrome and heart disease found in this research is not fully explained by blood pressure levels, the author...
Performance-related financial incentives for hospitals not linked with improved quality of care
...erence in the rate of improvement in the composite score
between the two hospital groups. Two of the six CMS measures, aspirin prescription at discharge and smoking cessation counseling, had slightly higher rates of improvement at pay-for-performance hospitals than control hospitals. For composite measures...
Born to lose: How birth weight affects adult health and success
...ellent or very good health in childhood. They also score
significantly lower on reading, passage comprehension, and math achievement tests. Low birth-weight children are roughly one-third more likely to drop out of high school relative other children. Low birth weight has significant negative effects ...
Low doses of ecstasy associated with decline in verbal memory
...viduals who had the same age, sex and intelligence score
but who did not use Ecstasy during the follow-up period. All participants took tests that assessed various types of memoryincluding attention, verbal memory for words and language, and visual memory for imagesat the beginning and end of the study. Ve...
Nonhormonal drug reduces hot flashes in men treated for prostate cancer
...earchers found that median hot flash frequency and score
decreased between 22 percent to 27 percent in the placebo group, 23 percent to 30 percent in the 300 mg/d group, 32 percent to 34 percent in the 600 mg/d group, and 44 percent to 46 percent in the 900 mg/d gabapentin arm. The highest dose used in ...
OHSU Cancer Institute, VA researchers find way to identify which men need a second biopsy
...ntigen (PSA) adjusted for prostate size. A Gleason score
of 7 or above was indicative that life-threatening...esent and a repeat biopsy is advised. A Gleason score
is a system of grading prostate cancer tissue based on how it looks under a microscope. Gleason scor...
Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients
...ailure." Previous research has shown that a test score
of 34 is a threshold for increased risk of death. ...y, patients with systolic heart failure had a mean score
of 37, which suggests an increased risk of mortality. Patients with diastolic heart failure had a me...
The general public lacks basic medical knowledge
...tack"" It was tested on 185 adults. The average score
was just 32%, and no one scored 100%. The fact that having a university degree, a medical background or personal experience of an illness only slightly improved individual scores is a particular cause for concern, the authors say, and may occur becau...
High pretreatment PSA velocity predicts worse outcome
...ngle high-risk indicator, such as a biopsy Gleason score
greater than 7, a PSA level of 10 ng/ml or an advanced disease category. Prostate cancer is expected to be diagnosed in more than 200,000 American men in the U.S. this year and cause more than 27,000 deaths, the leading cause of cancer death after ...
12-month study demonstrated tolerability and efficacy of Daytrana
...total score. When the study began, the mean total score
on the ADHD-RS-IV was 25.0. When using Daytrana, ... end. The overall mean change in ADHD-RS-IV total score
from study start to end was -9.3 (+/- 16.29) and was statistically significant (p Investigators ev...
Daytrana provides significant effectiveness in both boys and girls with ADHD
...averaged a significant 56 percent ADHD-RS-IV total score
reduction (-24.2815.66 points, P ADHD-RS-IV assesses 18 individual symptoms of ADHD as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR), a publication of the American Psychiatric Associ...
Erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms
...with vardenafil resulted in an improved total IPSS score
compared to placebo, as well as improvements in the sub-scores for obstruction and irritation. UROLIFE QoL scores were significantly increased in the vardenafil group, particularly in the perceived sexual life and interference with activities sub-sco...
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