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Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test

... The MESP is the first norm-referenced, objective, standardized and recorded speech test in Mandarin for assessment of hearing impaired children 2-5 years of age. The House Ear Institute and West China Hospital jointly hold international copyrights on the MESP materials. The MESP, as well as other Mandarin tes...

Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children

...e artery wall. Carotid IMT is widely accepted as a standardized and validated surrogate marker for atherosclerotic vascular disease, said Maud N. Vissers, Ph.D., co-author of the study and a senior scientist in vascular medicine at the Academic Medical Centre.In 2004, the team reported that two years of therapy h...

Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care

...tment is critical to developing easily accessible, standardized guidelines and protocols, allowing us to provide care that is high quality and uniform at all three hospitals. The committee began developing and implementing guidelines with a disease that has been well studiedasthma. They took existing guidelines...

Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases

...g what is normal. The study focused on gathering standardized data about accumulation of bone mass during childh...The research findings will allow physicians to use standardized data on bone mass categorized by sex, age, and race and formatted similar to a growth chart as a s...

Adding medication improves recovery for elderly with depression, says Pitt School of Medicine study

...jor depressive disorder and who did not respond to standardized treatment of paroxetine and interpersonal psychotherapy or who did respond but experienced an early recurrence of depressive symptoms. Participants were given one of three augmenting agents: sustained-release bupropion, nortriptyline or lithium. Rese...

Bringing order to 'what if?'

...ysts all over the nation, at all the centers, in a standardized but flexible format. RAW is still in development. The current version is RAW 2.0, which according to Orosz will be distributed in July an alpha or research version, rather than a beta - ready for trial use in the field. As an example problem, th...

Brain activity reflects differences in types of anxiety

...al," or neither. Other psychological assessments standardized the pool of participants by removing those with mood disorders or other complicating factors. The researchers used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to map the brain areas with heightened neural activity during a variety of psychological...

Investigational nonstimulant Guanfacine XR significantly improved child, adolescent ADHD symptoms

...iously diagnosed with ADHD, as measured by several standardized tests when compared to placebo treatment. In the two short-term trials, the primary endpoint was a reduction in ADHD symptoms as measured by the ADHD Rating Scale (ADHD-RS-IV). ADHD-RS-IV is a standardized, validated test for assessing symptoms o...

Data showed improved quality of life and patient satisfaction with SYMBICORT

...or placebo, each bid. HRQL was assessed using the standardized Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire [AQLQ(S)] a validated survey that measures how asthma affects a person's daily activities, emotional functioning, and symptoms and using patient and physician global assessments. Results showed that SYMBICORT le...

Electronic nose may help diagnose asthma

...eath of a sick patient with those of patients with standardized readings. It is also being studied as a diagnostic tool for lung cancer. In the new study, the researchers compared the "smell prints" of 20 people with diagnosed asthma (half with severe asthma and half with mild disease) and 20 people without asthm...

Anxiety hikes risk of heart attack, death

...the study and again each year patients completed a standardized questionnaire about their feelings during the previous week, for example, whether they felt peaceful, felt something bad would happen, took a long time to fall asleep at night, or had upset bowels or stomach. Patients were followed-up for an avera...

$2.6M grant awarded to New York University College of Nursing

...nurses are taught how to assess older adults using standardized evidence-based geriatric assessment procedures. These improvements in care can result in lowering healthcare costs associated with complications, admissions, or re-admissions to hospitals, prolonged length of stay or admission to nursing homes due t...

Spanish project 'AmIVital' creates intelligent communication devices for elderly and disabled people

... comprising device, network and computer programme standardized components allowing for a simple creation of services adapted to different needs and environments. In simpler words, this cooperation between companies and research centres will represent "a breakthrough in the field of remote assistance", thanks to ...

VA should revise its methods for evaluating and rating PTSD in veterans

...er a traumatic event PTSD can manifest and whether standardized tests could detect dissembling if someone tried to make a fraudulent claim. The committee found abundant evidence that PTSD can develop at any time after exposure to trauma. It also can manifest as a relapsing condition or flare up after being supp...

Racial disparities in treatment of patients with cirrhosis and complications of portal hypertension

... good practice and quality of care to develop more standardized protocols in the management of portal hypertension to ensure equitable care regardless of race, health insurance coverage, or socioeconomic status."...

Pistachios may calm acute stress reaction

...lleagues investigated the effects of pistachios on standardized stressors on subjects who had high cholesterol, but normal blood pressure. They used a randomized, crossover controlled feeding study design and all three diets all contained the same number of calories. After a two-week run-in diet containing 35 per...

Free weight training gets workers with rotator cuff injuries back on the job

... says "We are at a new era in which we can develop standardized exercise prescriptions that produce desired, achie...r to demonstrate increased outcome efficacy with a standardized prescription and concurrently measure cost-benefit to the worker's compensation system....

Premiere cancer organizations partner to reduce disparities, prevent incidences

...ddressing cancer disparities and ensuring ethical, standardized tissue sample storage and access for patients and researchers. Komen for the Cure has granted more than $2 million to AACR to apply its scientific expertise and its ability to translate scientific concepts to lay-friendly language in order to buil...

Change in neuroticism tied to mortality rates, researcher says

...he trait. Neuroticism levels were measured using a standardized personality test. Results of the study will be published in the print edition of the journal Psychological Science in late May. The study is available online at http://www.psychologicalscience.org . In the study, researchers tracked the change i...

Embargoed March/April Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...han studying real patients. In comparing real and standardized patient ratings for 96 physicians, this study found that unannounced standardized patient ratings have better psychometric properties than real patient ratings of physicians' communi...

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