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Study concludes primary IGF-1 deficiency is a frequent cause of short stature

...ded, especially with the advent of new therapeutic strategies for growth disorders," said Cohen, director of pediatric endocrinology at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA. Short stature is a relatively common condition estimated to affect 2 percent of the population. These children undergo a series of tests to ...

UCLA study assesses cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis B drugs

...ost-effectiveness of five competing drug treatment strategies for chronic hepatitis B: 1) No treatment at all 2)...ccording to Kanwal, the study showed that only two strategies fell well within this accepted standard: Interferon cost an incremental $6,337 to gain an additiona...

Several factors can increase risk for recurrent blood clot

...duration of anticoagulant treatment, and treatment strategies in circumstances of increased risk. Sverre C. Christiansen, M.D., of the Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands, and colleagues conducted a follow-up study of 474 patients aged 18 to 70 years who had a thrombotic event to determine...

Procedure setting, technique and cost are key for effective colorectal cancer screening

...of the three imaging tests as potential monitoring strategies in this population. The researchers developed a model to evaluate the costs and health benefits for investigation of the colon. Patients were initially examined with one of three tests: colonoscopy, ACBE or CTC. Based on the results of the tests, ...

Research shows upbringing affects discipline choices

... across the country about their current discipline strategies and what influenced their choices for their preado..., only 60 percent of parents felt their discipline strategies were effective, and that means pediatricians have an opportunity to talk with parents on this import...

Nature as important as nurture in developing ability for flexible self-control

...e neural circuits that allow us to apply rules and strategies to new situations develop," Noelle, assistant prof...del became inflexible it could not apply rules or strategies to situations that differed from the ones present when it originally learned the rules or strategies...

Group-based education improves diabetes self-management, studies find

... cases are diagnosed each year. " Patient-centered strategies such as those in the review should be used. It's an inexpensive way to go and the effects as shown in the review are consistent and large enough to be meaningful," says Richard Surwit, Ph.D., chief of the Division of Medical Psychology and vice chair...

Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort

...s with inner ear impairment This study identifies strategies for improving gait in people with inner ear balanc... coupled to one another. Gait and balance training strategies for this population should consider each patient's potential for restoring a healthy decoupling of h...

World Bank and IMF preventing transfer of foreign aid to HIV/AIDS programmes

...World Bank with a poverty reduction strategy. Most strategies include spending targets or ceilings for various sectors of government activity. These ceilings exist because of concerns that rapid inflows of foreign exchange associated with increased aid can drive up the value of the recipient country's currency....

New partnership launched to accelerate and evaluate national malaria control program in Africa

... African governments can implement malaria control strategies most effectively. Malaria kills an African child every 30 seconds, 3,000 every day. The partnership was announced during the 58th World Health Assembly in Geneva. The Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa (MACEPA) is an in-country coll...

UCLA study tackles aging issues of adults with developmental disabilities

...ir health risks and strengths, and learn self-care strategies to promote and maintain wellness." Seventy members of the research sample received a thorough in-home health assessment by a nurse practitioner and an average of three follow-up visits. Each adult averaged five active health problems, with some havi...

Patients at high risk of stroke may need to continue warfarin after heart rhythm is controlled

..., a large multi-center comparison study of the two strategies for treatment of atrial fibrillation, rate control or sinus rhythm control therapy, found no difference in the risk of death for patients treated with either of the two therapies. Treatment with the anticoagulant, warfarin, was included in both thera...

Students who get drunk weekly have higher risk of injuries

...g, five-year research project to develop effective strategies for reducing problem drinking on college campuses,...ultures that promote drinking. The study uses such strategies as restricting alcohol at campus events, increasing enforcement, constraining marketing and educatin...

Personalized immunosuppression with leading organ transplant therapy may optimize patient care

...o that physicians can assess when to implement TDM strategies in their kidney transplant patients." Study Details: Personalized Dosing vs Fixed Dose of CellCept in Kidney Transplantation Prof. Le Meur and his colleagues reported results of a multicenter open-label study of 137 kidney transplant recipients ra...

Preliminary data suggest that soda and sweet drinks are the main source of calories in American diet

...k may contribute to the development of much-needed strategies to combat obesity in the American public." "These results are startling," she continued, "and indicate that we need a much better understanding of how the American diet has changed. Our paper will look more closely at the issue of sweet drink consump...

More needs to be done to tackle heart disease among South Asians

...re, religion, and languages of South Asians. These strategies have become more relevant, considering that the next wave of statistics is likely to mirror the last, they conclude....

Errors in intensive care units: medical staff report fewer unintended events than observers

...ltimate goal of incident reporting is to implement strategies to prevent recurrence. Therefore, to ensure that relevant targets for change are recognised, it is essential to know the reliability of staff reporting". This study demonstrated that ICU staff underestimate the occurrence and types of unintended ev...

Cancer as major cause of childhood death in developing countries not being adequately addressed

...ve traditionally focused on relatively inexpensive strategies for combating infectious diseases, said Ching-Hon ...ith limited resources is especially tragic because strategies exist that could be used to ensure wider access to effective cancer treatment, according to Raul C. ...

Tobacco companies designed cigarettes 'to addict women,' according to new study

...rnal. Previous studies demonstrated that marketing strategies have contributed to the association of smoking wit...nues to target female smokers today, their current strategies are more multi-faceted and less readily identifiable than they were decades ago," the authors note. ...

Statins underprescribed to patients at higher risk of heart disease, Stanford study says

...risk for future heart attacks as well as effective strategies for lowering that risk - mainly through smoking cessation, a healthier diet, more exercise and medications such as statins. "The problem is that we have not been effective at turning this evidence into practice," Stafford said. Although previous stud...

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