Tag: "scores" at medical news
Long-term outcomes for prostate cancer show IMRT Curative: 89 percent disease-free 8 years later
...aggressive form of their disease with high Gleason scores
and PSA (prostate specific antigen) levels, the overwhelming majority of patients had good tumor control with neither recurrence of their original cancer nor development of second cancers, which one might have expected from the high doses of radiatio...
Very low birth weight linked to reduced quality of life in pre-school children
...ow birth-weight children scored consistently lower scores
on a scale designed to measure quality of life among pre-school children. Their parents were also much more likely to say that their child had health issues, with 29 per cent reporting a current problem, compared with 18 per cent in the control gro...
Can a vitamin alleviate chronic, progressive multiple sclerosis?
...g the highest doses of nicotinamide had neurologic scores
between 1 and 2, while control mice had scores
between 3 and 4. All differences between treated groups and controls were statistically significant....
First evidence that musical training affects brain development in young children
...given music lessons had greater improvements in IQ scores
than children given drama lessons, this is the first study to identify these effects in brain-based measurements in young children. Dr Laurel Trainor, Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University and Director of the Mc...
Insufficient sleep associated with poorer blood glucose control in African Americans with diabetes
...ep quality score that ranged from zero to 21, with scores
of greater than five indicating poor sleep quality. In addition, the researchers calculated a perceived sleep debt for each individual, described as the difference between the number of hours of sleep participants said they got on a typical weekday ...
Nasal plastic surgery improves airway function
...e each given a score from zero to 100, with higher scores
indicating more severe nasal obstructions. The average score decreased significantly after surgery, from 58.4 to 15.7 after an average of 227 days. The researcher also examined groups of patients according to the specific procedure performed--inclu...
Transfusion-free surgical program reduced use of blood products for all liver transplant patients
... patient with end-stage liver disease, with higher scores
indicating sicker patients. "The number of preoperative and postoperative PRBC, FFP and platelet transfusions between the two groups was not statistically different." "The development of a transfusion-free surgical program for Jehovah's Witness pat...
Concussion in athletes: Can they accurately evaluate their own condition?
...ccuracy of diagnosis) of 19%. The use of both PCS scores
and ImPACT scores
resulted in an increased sensitivity of 29% over reliance on PCS scores
alone. In contrast, none of...
Mayo Clinic finds what causes men pain in prostate biopsy and best method to alleviate it
...rienced a moderate or higher level of pain -- pain scores
of 5 or more on a scale from 1 to 10. The injectio...n of biopsy was the most predictive of higher pain scores
-- not age, body mass index, family history, presence of cancer, inflammation, whether a lump was pa...
Acupuncture relieves low back pain and is cost-effective
...e acupuncture group showed a small benefit in pain scores
compared to patients receiving usual care. Stronge...past 12 months. Although the differences in pain scores
between groups were small, they represent a clinically worthwhile benefit and can be viewed as a 'mo...
tNOX serves as a serum marker for detection and monitoring of disease progression in prostate cancer
...are usually associated with worsening disease, PSA scores
can be erratic, he said. Individuals with substantial disease can still have a low PSA score, and those with moderate or even non-existent disease can show a high PSA. "We think our marker may be more closely aligned to tumor burden than PSA," Morr...
Dieting danger: Female athletes limiting calories more likely to get stress fractures
...s who developed stress fractures had more abnormal scores
on the eating behavior questionnaire and also show... type of sport played was not correlated with high scores
on the eating behaviors survey. Long a leader in health professions education, Saint Louis Univers...
Drug improves memory loss for traumatic brain injury patients
...ted States, found attention and verbal memory test scores
significantly improved among severely impaired patients who took rivastigmine for 12 weeks compared to placebo-treated patients. In one test, 30-percent of patients taking rivastigmine remembered five or more additional words, compared to 10-percent ...
Doctors warn: Do not rely only on what young athletes say when managing concussions
...t. The use of both symptom and neurocognitive test scores
resulted in an increased sensitivity of 29 percent...be cleared for return to play until neurocognitive scores
on tests such as ImPACT match pre-injury baseline scores
and all reported symptoms have resolved bot...
Mayo Clinic finds effective test to determine treatment for chronic cough
...five times over the course of 10 minutes. Abnormal scores
indicate that the patient has asthma or possibly non-asthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis. Both can be effectively treated with inhaled corticosteroids. In these patients, inflammation irritates the airway and prompts coughing. Corticosteroids help redu...
BC catalyst discovery promises faster, cheaper drug production
...at will make it possible for scientists to produce scores
of pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in a faster, less expensive way. In a letter published in the Sept. 7 issue of the journal Nature, a team led by professors Amir Hoveyda and Marc Snapper of the Boston College Chemistry Department said they had...
Recent study confirms warning signs of painkiller abuse
...hat the hypothesis was correct. Higher PMQ (H-PMQ) scores
correlate with higher levels of substance abuse, p... completed the program experienced diminishing PMQ scores
over time compared to those who dropped out or were unsuccessfully discharged. This represents the s...
Tumor necrosis factor blockers may not cause cancer after all
...therapy, or surgery. Using time-varying propensity scores
to adjust for a wide range of possible factors and stratified proportional hazards regression, researchers estimated the effects of biological DMARDs on cancer. From their rigorous definition of cancer, researchers identified a total of 11 cancers ...
JRRD tipsheet: Focus on stroke
...versus disordered swallowing based on the range of scores
in a sample of healthy adults. We designed Experim...roke clinical trial. Our results suggest that high scores
on tests cannot be used as proxies for full recovery of everyday UL use on the affected side. Instea...
Childhood sleep apnea linked to brain damage, lower IQ
... says. Children with OSA had lower mean IQ test scores
(85) than children without OSA (101). Children with OSA also performed worse on standardized tests measuring executive functions, such as verbal working memory (8 versus 15) and word fluency (9.7 versus 12). Using magnetic resonance spectroscopic ...
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