Tag: "simple" at medical news
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center on the forefront of the fight against multiple myeloma
...ant. "The treatment of multiple myeloma is not as simple
as just finding an initial therapy that works," said Dr. Rajkumar. "We continue to work towards improvements in therapeutic options that will lessen side effects and prolong survival. At Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, while our goal is the cure, we con...
Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis falls shortnon adherence compounds issue
...their fracture. A bone density scan is a quick and simple
test for osteoporosis. The majority of patients in this sample, whether they had previously been diagnosed with osteoporosis or not, also reported not receiving any information on the disease or its management. They were not told, for example, to in...
Study of obesity in prostate cancer screening uncovers new predictor of disease for overweight men
...iversity Cancer Institute researchers shows that a simple
adjustment in how clinical measurements are interpreted in the diagnosis of prostate cancer can accurately predict the presence of prostate cancer in obese men. "Some studies have shown that obese men are more likely to have deadly prostate cancer...
Age-related structural change may contribute to fracture risk
...of maintaining adequate nutrition and suggest that simple
weight cut-offs for men and women could be used to...t-off in postmenopausal women and men over 50 is a simple
way of determining if they are likely to have osteoporosis or not," said Whelan. Those cut-offs are ...
Mowing the lawn is not child's play
...these injuries can be prevented by following a few simple
safety tips." The ASRM, ASPS, AAP and AAOS offer t...ent of the American Academy of Pediatrics. "A few simple
precautions can protect thousands of children."...
Studies find cognitive therapy benefits IBS
...stant to medical treatments by learning relatively simple
self-care skills and tools," said Jeffrey Lackner, Psy.D., University at Buffalo SUNY and lead study author. "Not only has this proven to be a cost-effective option, but it appears no less effective than the more time-consuming, therapist administer...
New techniques ease colon cancer procedures for patients
... sedation options."A letter cancellation test is a simple
test used to assess the psychomotor awareness of t...ssment and patient satisfaction were determined by simple
visual analogue scales -- a straight line from 0-100. For pain, 0 equals no pain and 100 equals int...
MIT 'seeing machine' offers hope to blind
...moscope, or SLO. With the machine they projected a simple
image directly onto the retina of one eye, past th...of going to new places. "There's a fear of missing simple
visual cues, steps and not being able to decipher elevator buttons." (She noted that less than 10 pe...
Penn researcher uses computer-based screening to help identify domestic violence victims
...aff. Now, a new study indicates that the use of a simple
and inexpensive computer-based questionnaire increases the odds, but did not guarantee that domestic violence would be addressed during emergency department encounters. Results of the study are published in the May 22 issue of Archives of Internal Me...
UCLA study finds that simple lifestyle changes may improve cognitive function and brain efficiency
... cognitive function and brain efficiency by making simple
lifestyle changes such as incorporating memory exe.... "The research demonstrates that in just 14 days, simple
lifestyle changes can not only help overall health, but also improve memory and brain function," Sma...
NIAID study finds higher dose of flu vaccine improves immune response in the elderly
There may be a simple
way to provide elderly Americans with extra protection against the annual flu virus: give them a higher dose of seasonal flu vaccine. This idea is suggested by the results of a newly reported clinical trial supported by the National Institute of Alle...
More than just genetics: Lifestyle choices impact GI health
...ors may be difficult for patients to change, other simple
adjustments such as eating a healthy breakfast can result in a striking improvement in GI health," said Lee Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School and director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center....
Fraternity/sorority members who get drunk weekly at higher risk of injuries
... School of Medicine. The research suggests that a simple
screening question "In a typical week, how many days do you get drunk?" may help identify students at highest risk of injury from drinking. Greek pledges who reported getting drunk at least weekly had five times the risk of falling from a height an...
Emergency departments carry heavy loads
...or injuring someone else. Research suggests that a simple
screening question - "In a typical week, how many days do you get drunk?" - may help identify students at highest risk of injury from drinking. The question was asked of 10,635 college students chosen randomly from ten North Carolina universities. Of...
A simple protocol avoids unnecessary invasive procedures
... and 6.4% had a final diagnosis of SAH. By using 4 simple
clinical observations, the authors were able to pr...ere also strong predictors of SAH. By using these simple
observations, the authors developed a clinical rule that any patient showing 1 or more of these symp...
Conference to focus on healthcare systems' response to disasters and overloads
...scientific parameters of surge capacity and avoids simple
reviews of current practices. The Chair of the Consensus Conference, Gabe Kelen MD, comments on the importance of the conference. "Surge capacity and management of limited resources, or limited access, is one of the greatest medical/public health i...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 16, 2006
... in women, a new study shows that answers to three simple
questions can reliably determine whether a woman has stress incontinence or urge incontinence (Article, p. 715). This issue is important because many older women have urinary incontinence, and the treatment of urge incontinence is different from tha...
Studies unclear whether spinal cement procedure improves back pain
... of studies directly comparing kyphoplasty to more simple
treatments such as bed rest "prevented us from being able to determine whether percutaneous kyphoplasty improves patients' pain, functional ability or quality life," the review authors conclude. The review is published by ECRI, a nonprofit health ser...
Large NCI grant will test the effect of Tibetan yoga on women with breast cancer
...omized trial that will compare Tibetan yoga versus simple
stretching or usual care in women who will be unde...er a Tibetan yoga group, a control group that does simple
stretching or to a group that receives standard care. The participants will practice their assigned ...
U. Iowa research improves health care delivery for children
...gella Dow, helped to implement the solution into a simple
Web-based system that allows UI schedulers to more accurately schedule diagnostic scans with anesthesia and minimize the necessary pre-anesthesia fasting times for very young patients. "Doing a better job predicting start times not only means less in...
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