Tag: "significant" at medical news
Eight aspects of early life put UK children at risk of obesity
...r night at age 3 years A further four factors were significant
for the children in the additional sample: Size in early life Rapid weight gain in the first year Rapid catch-up growth between birth and two years Early development of body fatness in the pre-school years, before the age at which body fat should...
Narcotic drugs effective for severe, chronic pain in older patients
...m using opioids for pain management, actually gain significant
long-term relief with minimal risk of excessive do... with less than half the dose escalation, reported significant
relief from pain, the scientists found. The researchers speculate that the difference between the ol...
Biomarkers for interstitial cystitis identified, could lead to the first test
...to rule out other diseases, all while experiencing significant
pain and discomfort. Only after these tests come back negative, can a doctor make the diagnosis of IC," said Michael Chancellor, M.D., professor, department of urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "Finding a marker for IC can not onl...
Study finds benefits, less organ rejection using immunosuppressive combination for heart transplants
... combination using tacrolimus (TAC or Prograf) had significant
anti-rejection benefits for heart transplant patie...ing non-cellular and humoral rejection and this is significant
step forward for heart transplant patients." The study results, presented at the 6th American Tran...
Depression common in people with chronic cough
... and found that those whose cough had improved had significant
reduction in depressive symptoms, while those whose cough did not improve did not have any corresponding improvement in their depressive symptoms. "A lot of people don't realize that cough is the single most common complaint for which patients seek ...
Surgery no better than rehabilitation for low back pain
...gery group and 4526 in the rehabilitation group, a significant
difference of 3304. The authors conclude that a policy of spinal fusion surgery as first line therapy for chronic low back pain seems not to be a cost effective use of healthcare resources at two year follow-up. However, this could alter if the numb...
Steroid-free regimen with CellCept found comparable to standard therapy in liver transplantation
...0 years. However, long-term steroid use has shown significant
side effects, which can include bone and muscle pr...). Primary endpoints in the study were clinically significant
differences in acute cellular rejection (ACR) and/or clinically significant
differences in hepatitis...
Cognitive function and compliance with Seroquel examined in separate studies in schizophrenia
...tive functioning often is impaired, which can be a significant
barrier to long-term recovery. 1 To date, few studies have directly compared atypical antipsychotics for the treatment of cognitive function. 1 Data presented today, drawn from an 8-week, double-blind, flexible-dose, parallel study of 673 schizop...
Ramelteon demonstrates no abuse potential according to study results
...e treatment of insomnia, drug abuse potential is a significant
concern to patients as well as to prescribing phys...to that of placebo. Ramelteon did not produce any significant
changes in task performance comparative to that of placebo at any dose. "Obtaining abuse potential r...
Lifestyle, rather than fetal or childhood factors, critical for adult bone health
...the thigh bone (femur). For men, birthweight was a significant
factor for bone size, while birthweight was a significant
factor for BMD. For women, the size of the head of the thigh bone was associated with increasing soc...
Study finds drug works against scleroderma lung disease
...aking a placebo. Patients taking the drug also had significant
reductions in breathlessness and reported feeling ...included 162 patients whose scleroderma had caused significant
impairment of their lung function as well as shortness of breath. Patients had scleroderma for an av...
Moderate to severe sleep apnea significantly raises stroke risk, study finds
...ng the next four years. The study did not find any significant
increase in the odds of having a stroke for people...ry Young, Ph.D., found that the risk of stroke was significant
even after other risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure and obesity, were taken into a...
Medication errors continue even in highly computerized hospital
...ts. Among 937 hospital admissions, 483 clinically significant
inpatient adverse drug events were identified. An adverse drug event was considered clinically significant
when a change in the patient's treatment plan was required. There were 52 adverse drug events per 10...
Muscle-derived stem cell culture doesn't need to be pure for incontinence treatment
...e urethra. Prior to injection, the models showed a significant
decrease in leak point pressure, the point where the bladder leaks passively. Post-injection, all three groups showed an improved leak point pressure of the surrounding urethral tissue. Four weeks post-injection, MDC, fibroblasts and the combination ...
Risks outweigh benefits of shark cartilage as anti-cancer treatment
...r. Toxicity related to shark cartilage resulted in significant
trial drop out after one month. There was no sugge...caused any improvement in overall survival nor any significant
improvement in quality of life. In fact, some quality of life measurements tended to worsen among pa...
In less dense neighborhoods
...d density, schools, commuting time and price, were significant
to homeowners. "After 9/11, nothing else but housing density and parks mattered to people when they considered moving," said Hazel Morrow-Jones, co-author of the study and associate professor of city and regional planning at Ohio State University . ...
Tobacco use persists after liver transplant for alcoholic liver disease
...end in our ALD population," the authors report. "A significant
percent (39-58 percent across time points) use tobacco post-liver transplant." They found that most smokers resumed their habit quickly and their consumption increased over the first post-transplant year. Nearly 50 percent of those who smoked at all ...
Data further examines Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate) treatment for bipolar depression
...es as often as the manic phase, is associated with significant
impairment in quality of life. Quality of life is of critical importance for patients with bipolar disorder because they often experience relationship and work problems," said Jean Endicott, Ph.D., professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department o...
Facial trauma may cause significant social and behavioral problems
... study included only 20 subjects, the findings are significant
and address an issue that has not been widely stud...scientific literature and suggests that there is a significant
number of patients who are experiencing social and psychological deficits which are not currently be...
New Seroquel data support benefits in bipolar disorder
...cludes an ability to reduce suicidal thinking is a significant
benefit and is encouraging news for clinicians who..., suicidal thoughts, and pessimistic thoughts) A significant
improvement in anxiety symptoms occurred as early as week one and was maintained to study end (P<...
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