Tag: "scores" at medical news
Mediterranean diet lowers Alzheimer's risk in American cohort
...t. For each additional point to Mediterranean diet scores
(indicating increased adherence to the diet), Alzheimer's risk dropped by 9 to 10 percent. Compared with the subjects in the least adherent group that adhered to a Mediterranean diet the least, subjects in the middle tertile had 15 to 21 percent lowe...
Studies evaluate health effects of dental amalgam in children
...scientists detect a pattern of decline in the test scores
of individual children who received amalgam fillings. DeRouen noted that children who received amalgam fillings had slightly elevated levels of mercury in their urine, measuring on average 1.5 micrograms per liter of urine for the first two years and...
Forearm supports reduce upper body pain linked to computer use
...rt. Outcome measures included weekly pain severity scores
and diagnosis of a new musculoskeletal disorder in the upper extremities or the neck-shoulder region based on physical examination performed by a physician. The trackball intervention had no effect on right upper extremity disorders. "The trackball...
Blood sugar control before surgery associated with fewer infections afterward
...r surgery, as did those who were older, had higher scores
on physical status tests, had wounds that were classified as "nonclean" or had operations that took longer. There could be two reasons for the association between glycemic control and infections, the authors write. One is that patients with better p...
Older children not smarter than their younger sibs, study finds
...t as a child's birth order increased, intelligence scores
went down. But then the researchers analyzed the ...irst child, the lower we would expect intelligence scores
to be within a family," Wichman said. That's because younger mothers would tend to have less educat...
Age-related vision problems may be associated with cognitive impairment
... Those who had more severe AMD had poorer average scores
on the cognitive tests, an association that remain...ring medications and high blood pressure. Average scores
also decreased as vision decreased. There are several possible explanations for these associations, ...
Shire's DAYTRANA(TM) transdermal patch approved by FDA for treatment of ADHD
...pared to a placebo (P < .0001), as measured by scores
on the ADHD Rating Scale-IV (ADHD-RS-IV). By the study's end, mean ADHD-RS-IV scores
declined 56% (24.2 points) from baseline for children treated with DAYTRANA versus a decline of 25 %...
Commonly used blood pressure medication prevents aortic aneurysm in mice with Marfan syndrome
...le untreated mice and propranolol-treated mice had scores
greater than 3. The Hopkins team was led to investigate losartan after initial experiments, also part of the Science study, showed that many problems in Marfan syndrome are caused by excessive activity of a signaling protein called transforming growt...
Significant improvement noted in diabetes management using chronic care model
... 12 percent improvement in diabetes knowledge test scores
and a 28.5 percent increase in the number of patients reporting that they self-monitor blood glucose. According to Dr. Zgibor, the results confirm what many people in the field have suspected for some time, that optimal diabetes care requires compreh...
Transition to menopause associated with new onset of depressive symptoms
... diagnoses of depressive disorders. "High CES-D scores
were more than four times more likely to occur dur...vels were significantly associated with high CES-D scores
after adjusting for smoking, body mass index, premenstrual syndrome, hot flashes, poor sleep, health...
Awareness, analysis of tobacco advertising may go long way (baby) to prevent teen smoking
...udents who participated in the study were assigned scores
ranging from 0-10 based on their responses to an 1...d, agreed, disagreed or strongly disagreed. Higher scores
represented increased SML. After controlling for 17 variables such as peer smoking, self-esteem and ...
Smokers, drinkers and men appear to develop colorectal cancer at earlier ages
...In the future, we envision the development of risk scores
with exogenous (e.g., alcohol and tobacco use, age, body mass index, diet and calcium consumption) and hereditary factors to tailor an individual's colorectal cancer screening program," they conclude....
Cardiac examination skills appear similar among medical students, resident and faculty physicians
...een July 2000 and January 2004. Average competency scores
of third- and fourth-year medical students were significantly higher than those of first- and second-year medical students. However, there was no difference in average score between third- and fourth-year medical students, resident physicians and pr...
Colorectal cancer develops earlier in drinkers, smokers and men
...In the future, we envision the development of risk scores
with exogenous factors to tailor an individual's colorectal cancer screening program," said Roy....
Poor, ethnic children at greater risk for exposure to toxic pollutants
...hildhood lead exposure is associated with lower IQ scores
and higher restlessness, inattention and aggression. Specifically, while 9.3 percent of children in the overall population who are exposed to lead score below 80 IQ points, that figure jumps to 14.2 percent in African-American children. Further, nati...
Exercise reduces menopausal symptoms and improves quality of life
...women's quality of life and found that the average scores
for the exercise group improved while those for th... The exercise group also increased their average scores
on scales measuring physical and psychological functioning and positive state of mind, with the cont...
Medication plus oral contraceptive may improve female pattern hair loss
...nd one patient's condition worsened. Hair density scores
increased in 12 patients. On a questionnaire, 29 ...cal results using global photography, hair density scores
and patient self-assessment provide a basis for future work. Further studies are needed to establis...
Technologies diagnose coronary disease in one heartbeat
...e study was 6.5. The patients' CAD-specific index scores
varied, as 46 percent scored 0-1, 30 percent score...ospital. The combined MCRS and CAD-specific index scores
allowed for better prediction of mortality following PCI than the MCRS alone. "Taking into consider...
Corrective cosmetics may not boost quality of life for women with severe facial blemishes
...nd no difference in health-related quality of life scores
based on the type and size of a blemish. For example, a woman with bad acne did not feel any worse or any better than a woman with melasma. But the more fearful a woman was of being negatively evaluated in public, the lower she rated her health-relat...
Depressive symptoms in adolescent girls may be related to increased risk of partner violence later
...0.2 percent of participants had depressive symptom scores
that were above a threshold for "high" depressive symptoms. In the second interview, 18.6 percent of participants reported experiencing some form of violence or injury at the hands of their current partner. Among those who reported high levels of d...
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