Tag: "scores" at medical news
Neurological effects of childhood sleep apnea
...aging. Children with OSA had significantly lower scores
than matched controls on full scale IQ tests and significantly lower performance on measures of executive function, including verbal working memory (sentence span) and word fluency. The special brain imaging (proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic i...
Botox injections may improve facial-wound healing, minimize scars
... the best result. The researchers averaged the two scores
for each patient to arrive at a final rating. Results showed that the median scores
for wounds injected with botulinum toxin were 8.9, compared to median scores
of 7.1 for those inject...
TV effective 'painkiller' for kids
... scores. The children recording the highest pain scores
were in the group for whom no distraction had been provided. These scores
were around three times as high as those recorded by children allowed to watch the TV cartoons. Mi...
Schools should take the lead in increasing kids' activity
... are under increasing pressure to increase student scores
on standardized tests, the recent dramatic rise in the prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents in the United States suggests that there is a pressing need for the nation's schools to systematically and effectively promote behaviors that wil...
Medication may promote opening of arteries following stroke
...curred in three of those individuals. The average scores
of all the patients on scales used to measure the severity of strokes improved after treatment. Argatroban and other similar agents have not been shown to be effective on their own, but these promising early results with combination therapy warrant...
Botulinum toxin helps facial scars heal better, Mayo Clinic finds
...rably than the wounds injected with saline. Median scores
for wounds injected with botulinum toxin were 8.9, versus a median score of 7.1 for those injected with saline, a significant difference in appearance, according to the researchers. Although injections with botulinum toxin would be available at lo...
Researchers develop risk predictor for dementia
...ay August 3, 2006) in The Lancet Neurology. Risk scores
have already been developed to predict the risk of cardiovascular events, diabetes, and mortality. They enable preventive measures to be targeted to those most at risk of the disease and can be used to distribute easily understandable information abo...
Commonwealth Fund commission says the US health care system needs thorough transformation
...e released this fall, will be the first to provide scores
on all key dimensions of health care system performance as well as specific achievable benchmarks for improvement. The framework report highlights the most crucial failings of the current health system, one the Commission describes as rife with ine...
Placebo study frames depression treatment puzzle
...period were associated with lower depression-scale scores
after eight weeks of antidepressant treatment. In subjects randomly assigned to medication, prefrontal changes during placebo lead-in explained 19 percent of the variance in final depression scores....
Carotid stenting the new anti-depressant?
... based on the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). BDI scores
of 10 or above indicate substantial depressive symptoms. Patients with a high level of carotid stenosis (greater than 80 percent) more frequently exhibited substantial depressive symptoms compared to controls. Forty-eight (33.6 percent) of the patie...
Measuring proteins in spinal fluid may provide early clue to Alzheimer's disease
... 60 years. Levels of A42 were not associated with scores
on any cognitive or memory tests. "In persons with the APOE*4 allele, decline in cerebrospinal fluid A42 concentration possibly begins in young adulthood, followed by marked acceleration of this decline beginning in midlife--decades before clinical ...
UCLA leads national effort to address New Orleans' mental health needs
...th needs by the Centers for Disease Control. While scores
of "3" or more on serious mental health indicators represent the need for mental health services, more than 45 percent of those who participated scored 45 and were in need of mental health services and 25 percent scored 7 or more, indicating a seriou...
Steroid abuse harms gingival tissues
...ies are required to find out if increased gingival scores
in the user group are a direct effect of AAS or if the inflammation is a result of compromised oral hygiene due to gingival enlargement," said Ozcelik. "It is not surprising that gingival tissue is a target for the actions of steroid hormones," sai...
Oral conditions, dental caries worldwide
...mokers accounting for a greater proportion of high scores
than their rural counterparts, and with female teen smokers leading the pack. (United States)...
New evidence shows MabThera inhibits joint damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
... compared to patients receiving MTX alone (erosion scores
of 0.59 and 1.32 respectively; joint space narrowing scores
of 0.41 and 0.99 respectively). Damage to the structure of the joints ultimately causes destruction ...
Cherry juice may prevent muscle damage pain
... less in those drinking cherry juice. Average pain scores
came in at 3.2 for those drinking the placebo juice and 2.4 for those drinking cherry juice. Pain also peaked at 24 hours for those drinking cherry juice, but continued to increase for those on the placebo juice for the subsequent 48 hours. According...
Cherry juice reduces muscle pain induced by exercise
...ess in those drinking cherry juice. Average pain scores
came in at 3.2 for those drinking the dummy mixture and 2.4 for those drinking cherry juice. Pain also peaked at 24 hours for those drinking cherry juice, but continued to increase for those on the dummy mixture for the subsequent 48 hours....
Preparation may help patients cope with nausea
...vity that typically accompanies nausea. The nausea scores
of the "placebo-control group," those participants who were told the pills would have no effect, were about 2.5 times higher than the group that was warned the experience would be particularly unpleasant. In addition, the abnormal stomach activity th...
Newsbriefs from the journal CHEST, June 2006
...eatment was not changed for either group. Baseline scores
for sleep apnea, as well as comorbidities, blood pressure, and CPAP compliance, were similar between the groups. Results showed that there were no significant changes in systolic, diastolic, daytime, or nighttime blood pressure for either group. Rese...
Small naps a big help for young docs on long shifts
...ndard schedule. (Lower is better.) They had lower scores
while on call, 1.59 versus 2.06, and much lower scores
the day after being on call, 2.23 versus 3.16. "A rating of one or even two is consistent with peak ...
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