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Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
...l of the American Cancer Society, the study showed that
compared to white men, most Asian ethnic groups ex... racial category, ignoring the diverse ethnicities that
make up Asia. The few that
have tried to analyze by Asian ethnicity have typically analyzed only a ...
Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
...trospective analysis of survival data demonstrates that
within each stage, African American women had larger tumors and were more likely to have disease that
had spread to nearby lymph nodes. After controlling for those clinical factors the racial disparitie...
Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis
...anel of arthritis research experts has recommended that
coxibs and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (N...tudy Group, held 2425 March 2007. The authors urge that
an evidence-based approach must be taken when making recommendations to patients. OA, the most com...
A 'broader' look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart
.... There was a fairly high rate of abnormalities that
are found incidentally outside the coronary arteri...s grafts, said Dr. White. The take home message is that
these examinations require physician interpreters who are trained to read the entire CT, not just th...
Patient-centered approach can backfire
...nts in treatment decisions. Some patients prefer that
style and respond very well to it. But new research at the University of Iowa suggests that
it doesn't work for everybody. In fact, some patients are significantly less likely to follow doctor...
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
...nesiologists at the University of Illinois suggest that
older adults who adopt an exercise regimen combini... boost from their annual flu shot. We have found that
20 weeks of Taiji can increase the antibody response to influenza vaccine in older adults, said the ...
Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
...chlear implant to children in China using measures that
can be directly compared to published results from...ical Rehabilitation (CAAR). She further points out that
audiological assessment tools like the MESP are essential for all interventions, including hearing a...
New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
...s. Antisense is a synthetic, short segment of DNA that
locks onto a strand of mRNA and blocks production ...s. This is the first time weve been able to show that
antisense is effective and safe when taken orally for a neurological disease, said study author Zoha...
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
...atstroke, according to a study posted online today that
will appear in a later print issue of Archives of ...previous studies also published online today found that
being confined to bed, not leaving home daily or being unable to care for oneself also are associate...
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
...rosis, according to an article posted online today that
will appear in the October 2007 print issue of Arc...(MS), the immune system attacks the myelin sheaths that
protect nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, according to background information in the article...
Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
...ular degeneration (AMD) [a progressive eye disease that
affects the central portion of the retina] is the ...D, the authors conclude. This supports speculation that
AMD is a condition with multiple etiologic factors, and such joint effects contributing to the patho...
Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
...ormation in the article. Previous studies reported that
lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) slowed the adv... procedure to treat glaucoma: phacoemulsification, that
involves dissolving and removing the lens; posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation; and trab...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...a and the other a less impoverished, suburban area that
included several pockets of residents from a varie...arital status and education, the researchers found that
housing conditions influenced the risk of developing diabetes, although there was no direct associat...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
... issued today. Study author James P. Smith found that
in 1999-2002 about 20 percent of American men who ...ntially disappeared during the same period, a sign that
diabetes programs targeting minority groups have encouraged more people to get tested, according to ...
Drug interactions with warfarin
...s 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 explains the main drug interactions with the anticoagulant warfarin....
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...AECB from 12 randomized control trials. They found that
second-line antibiotics were more effective, and that
there was no difference in mortality or safety, when compared with first-line antibiotics. This stud...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...ep a tape measure at the ready. New research shows that
adding several inches to the waisteven if body wei...pe and early signs of arterial disease. They found that
the likelihood of calcium being found in the arteries of the heart grew in direct proportion to incr...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...e pulmonary disease (COPD), but new research shows that
it is not used nearly enough. The study appears in...can College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and reports that
only one-third of patients with a COPD diagnosis ever received spirometry testing. Without proper...
Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms
New evidence indicates that
the loss of two types of brain cells--not just one...ith Parkinson's disease. It was originally thought that
the loss of only dopamine neurons triggered symptoms. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter critical for co...
Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk
...mmary glands deficient in PPAR, a nuclear receptor that
regulates the storage of fat, produce toxic milk that
causes inflammation and baldness in suckling pups, report scientists at the Salk Institute for Biolo...
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