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Vol. 42, No. 5 JRRD tipsheet: Focus on spinal cord injury and prosthetics

... of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) increased slightly while taking Hectorol, a synthetic derivative of vitamin D. People with SCI have severe osteoporosis of the paralyzed limbs. Vitamin D has been shown to increase BMD and reduce fractures in osteoporosis. A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was c...

Newer diabetic meds cost more, but users have fewer hospital visits

...gests that patients on the newer medications had a slightly lower risk of hospitalization because of diabetes-related complications. They also spent between $920 and $1,760 less on annual total healthcare costs. The researchers analyzed more than three years' worth of medical records' data on patients who too...

Hopkins study shows low-dose aspirin suppresses clumping of blood platelets in both sexes

...aseline level of platelet aggregation and remained slightly higher even after taking aspirin. So, it remains ...s a heart attack, but all were considered to be at slightly increased risk of heart disease because of a family history. Fifty percent of women participants we...

Increased age, certain procedures associated with increased complications after bariatric surgery

... which surgeons remove part of stomach but leave a slightly larger pouch and then also perform an intestinal bypass-like procedure by attaching the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) to the lower part of the small intestine. Researchers examined several variables, including patients' age, BMI (...

Transplantation Report 2005

...urvived for at least three years, in comparison to slightly more than 55 percent of individuals operated on between 1988 and 1994. These statistics appear in a report on the state of organ transplantation in 2005 in the second issue for March 2006 of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medi...

Minimally invasive approach can work for many thyroid patients

...incision gets smaller, surgery time typically gets slightly longer and the surgery team gets larger, including someone to operate the camera with the endoscopic approach....

Early blood pressure treatment may postpone true hypertension

...g the 59 million Americans whose blood pressure is slightly high. If confirmed, the concept may offer a chance to keep many people from facing the high risk of heart disease and stroke that currently confronts the 65 million Americans with hypertension. But for now, the researchers call it a "proof of princip...

Medications that lower blood pressure linked to reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease

...wn as dihydropyridine agents also were linked to a slightly protective effect against AD, while those called ACE inhibitors did not appear to be associated with the risk of developing the condition. Although the exact reasons for the link between potassium-sparing diuretics and reduced risk of AD is unclear, ...

Faxed alerts to physicians may not improve patient antidepressant adherence

...depressants before the fax alert program began and slightly more than half (6,741) began afterward. Over the two-year period of the study, there was no significant change in prescription adherence rates; 1,159 (18 percent) of patients were adherent before the fax alert program began and 1,171 (17 percent) we...

Fluoridated beverage consumption and dental fluorosis: There's a connection

...e showed that children with fluorosis had consumed slightly more 100% juice than had children without fluorosis. More importantly, children with fluorosis consumed more fluoride from their beverages than did children without fluorosis. At 6, 9, 12, 16, 24, and 36 months, children with fluorosis had higher flu...

Elderly have higher risk for cardiovascular, respiratory disease

...period was 13.4 micrograms per cubic meter of air, slightly below the national air quality standard of 15 micrograms per cubic meter for an annual average. "When we analyzed the data for heart failure, we observed a 1.28 percent increase in admissions for each 10 microgram per cubic meter increase in fine par...

Obesity and risk for death due to motor vehicle crashes

...redence to the theory of a "cushioning effect" for slightly overweight men that might protect them from fatal injury in a crash, according to Dr. Zhu. The team studied more than 22,000 drivers, ages 16 and older, using data collected from 1997 to 2001 by the National Automotive Sampling System, Crashworthine...

New anti-drug program shows 'phenomenal' success by focusing on positives

... campaign and curriculum the percentages were just slightly more than 10 percent. Each of the different treatments media and curriculum appeared to have independent effects on lowering drug and alcohol use, Slater said. As expected, substance use was lowest in schools where both the media and the curriculum ...

Shift in feeding behavior of mosquitoes sheds light on West Nile virus outbreaks

..., declined toward the end of August, and then rose slightly at the end of September. The actual human cases in the area that year, the authors point out, "showed a strikingly similar pattern." This same pattern was seen in California and Colorado, with numbers of infected Culex tarsalis mosquitoes (the main ...

North Central Cancer Treatment Group finding ways to make treatment easier

...urvival also were similar. Hemoglobin levels were slightly greater throughout the study for the patients enrolled in the 40K group, but those receiving 120K every three weeks still maintained a level that did not require transfusions. At the end of the study, patients in each group reported a similar qualit...

Stanford researcher says new data confirms they help women avoid hip fractures

Taking calcium and Vitamin D slightly decreased the risk of hip fractures in older women...s Health Initiative. Additionally, the supplements slightly increased the incidence of kidney stones. A researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine...

Diuretics reduce risk of death from congestive heart failure

...iology found that although those on the drug had a slightly higher risk of developing diabetes, the death rate from heart attack or stroke was significantly reduced....

UCLA researches heart disease-glucose connection

...Their death rate over a two-year period soars from slightly more than 4 percent at a glucose level of 70 (mg/dl) to more than 12 percent at 100 (mg/dl) -- an enormous increase." Surprisingly, however, and contrary to conventional belief, above 100 (mg/dl), their risk does not seem to change -- it stays at the...

IU School of Medicine scientists testing stem cells for peripheral artery disease

... IU trial, researchers are using stem cells -- and slightly more specialized descendants called progenitor cells -- that can create the cells that make up the lining of blood vessels. In the clinical trial at IU School of Medicine, Dr. Murphy and his colleagues extract bone marrow from the patient's hip whil...

Common reflux treatment linked to life threatening bowel infection in premature infants

...n-prescription drugs used to treat acid reflux are slightly more likely to develop a potentially fatal bowel d...found that premature infants fed human milk with a slightly higher acidity level than normal had lower levels of gram negative bacteria and were less likely to ...

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