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Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
...y, with African-American men being at greater risk than
other races. Asian-American men as a single, ethn...uth Asians, survival rates were equal to or better than
whites. Japanese-Americans, for example, had significantly lower hazard ratio compared to non-Hispa...
Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
...and more advanced disease at the time of diagnosis than
white women. Whether these disparities are due to ...frican American women have worse clinical outcomes than
white women. However, staging disease is complex, taking into account tumor size and regional or dis...
Patient-centered approach can backfire
...are and following doctor's orders. They did better than
doctor-centered patients with patient-centered doctors, but not as well as patients who saw a doctor with attitudes similar to theirs. "A more passive patient who wants the doctor to take the reins is probably not as adaptable to an unwelcome role,...
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
... much higher antibody responses to the vaccination than
the control group, and the percentage of persons who achieved protective levels also was higher in the Taiji group. However, because of the small sample size, the percentage of persons from the Taiji group that achieved protective levels was not stat...
Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
...China and SYDNEY, Australia August 13, 2007 More than
4,000 children in China who have received cochlear implants and other devices will soon benefit from a speech perception test offered in Mandarin. The Mandarin Early Speech Perception (MESP) test was developed in collaboration between Sigfrid D. Sol...
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
...h death toll estimates ranging from 22,000 to more than
70,000, according to background information in the...respiratory, cardiovascular or kidney dysfunctions than
survivors were more likely to come to the hospital in a coma (39 or 81 percent of non-survivors ...
Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
...f developing late age-related macular degeneration than
those who have never smoked, according to a report...ographic atrophy, an advanced form of the disease, than
those who had never smoked. Joint exposure to current smoking and (1) the lowest level of high-densi...
Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
...opose for your consideration IOP modulation rather than
IOP reduction as appropriate treatment, he concludes. This would not only lead to robust IOP reduction in patients with advancing disease but also establish the goal of reducing IOP fluctuation, particularly in patients with disease progression even ...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...s already was very common in this population. More than
25 percent had the disease at the time initial int... with the group who had diabetes at baseline, more than
one-half of the population will be diabetic after 10 years. With all the adverse health effects of ...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
...panics and African-Americans no longer more likely than
whites to unknowingly have the disease, according ...e now less likely to have their diabetes diagnosed than
those men with more schooling. If we only target disparities by race and ethnicity, we run the ris...
Drug interactions with warfarin
...l practices observed much higher rates of bleeding than
those derived from a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. The authors write that physicians should be aware of these risks to better assess their patients therapeutic riskbenefit profiles. In a related commentary, David Juurlink PhD explain...
Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients' own obstetricians
...en are cared for by an on-call obstetrician rather than
their regular-care obstetrician. In a related commentary, Dr. Chaim M. Bell PhD and Dr. Joel G. Ray MSc, highlight the importance of ensuring smooth hand-offs of patient care between physicians....
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...of severity, men have more CT-measurable emphysema than
women with COPD. The study, conducted by researche...ive CT emphysema at all levels of disease severity than
females. Researchers hope this may help to explain gender differences in the presentation and natura...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...osely tied to early, hidden signs of heart disease than
other common measures of obesity, such as body mas... to clean our plates. Its better to throw food out than
add it to our waists. Using the waist-to-hip measurement to gauge cardiovascular risk has certain ...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...lder adults often have more trouble falling asleep than
persons in other age groups. A study of adults ov...3 percent of men and 36 percent of women take more than
30 minutes to fall asleep. There are many other possible explanations for changes in older adults ...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...neighborhood conditions, sub-standard housing more than
doubled diabetes risk. The two neighborhoods studi...s already was very common in this population. More than
25 percent had the disease at the time initial interviews were conducted. The new study found that o...
Stomach cancer rate set to fall further 25 percent over next decade
...s diagnosed in just over 23,000, both fell by more than
8% a year. The fall in new cases of intestinal metaplasia and atrophic gastritis was even sharper after 1996, the figures showed. On the basis of these trends, the authors calculate that new cases of gastric cancer will fall by at least 24% over ...
Langerhans cell histiocytosis
...ns cell histiocytosis results from survival rather than
uncontrolled proliferation, and is associated with the expansion of regulatory T cells....
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...e two conditions account for medical costs of more than
$19 billion per year in the U.S. alone. This information could lead to diagnostic tests to identify individuals more susceptible to the development of hypertension and diabetic induced kidney disease and perhaps new therapies for the prevention of en...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
...around the middle have more atherosclerotic plaque than
those who have smaller waist-to-hip ratios, said D... was used as the primary measure of obesity rather than
alternative measures such as waist circumference or waist-to-hip ratio, said Dr. de Lemos. The latte...
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