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A self-fulfilling prophecy in bleeding stroke?
...s those who had not. They were also more than four times
as likely to die in the hospital. And even when the researchers adjusted the data for those who had come to the hospital from a nursing home, the results did not change. Although it's impossible to know what would have happened if all the patient...
Stenting of abdominal arteries offers welcome relief for 'intestinal angina'
...oplasty and stenting are simple and safe, and many times
today can be done as an outpatient procedure." Chronic mesenteric ischemia can be tricky to diagnose. Patients may suffer nausea, vomiting, or pain after eatingsymptoms often mistaken for gallbladder disease or gastroenteritis. Eventually they may ...
Online education program better source of information for patients
...ia said. According to researchers, users were 1.58 times
more likely than controls to be aware of four or more AF treatments. And they were 1.56 times
more likely to ask their doctors about medications or treatments that they had heard about outside t...
Estrogen is important for bone health in men as well as women
Although women are four times
more likely than men to develop osteoporosis, or porous bone, one in 12 men also suffer from the disease, which can lead to debilitating - or even life-threatening - fractures, mainly of the spine, hip and wrist. The underlying causes of osteoporosis...
JCI table of contents: May 10, 2007
...ligand IL-33 work together to protect the heart in times
of cardiac stress. The authors showed that delet...es and cardiac fibroblasts signal to each other in times
of cardiac stress. TITLE: IL-33 and ST2 comprise a critical biomechanically induced and cardioprot...
Curb the pocket money, curb the problem drinking
... a third bought their own alcohol, making them six times
more likely to drink in public and more than twice as likely to binge and drink frequently than those who had alcohol bought for them. Amount of spending money, obtaining alcohol from friends, older siblings and adults outside shops were also predict...
HPV infection linked to throat cancers
...se who had evidence of prior HPV infection were 32 times
more likely to develop the cancer. This was much ...n six oral sex partners in their lifetime were 8.6 times
more likely to develop the HPV-linked cancer. In a surprising twist, Gillison says their data show ...
Comparison of patients' access to new and better cancer drugs reveals inequalities between countries
...ptake of bevacizumab for colorectal cancer was ten times
the uptake of the European average. In Europe, Aus...eden. For lung cancer, uptake of erlotinib was ten times
higher than the European average in the USA and three times
higher in Germany. Uptake in Australia, ...
$10M grant to VCU to develop new cancer treatments
...e information on tumor movement will be updated 10 times
per second. Clinical Studies In about six months, researchers will begin accruing patients with lung, cervical or prostate cancer to participate in the IGART project. They expect to enroll about 25 patients from each cancer type for the first two ...
Double the death rate from cirrhosis for 'blue collar' men
...osis rates among unskilled workers were about four times
those experienced by professionals. "The very low tax on wine means cask wine is often the beverage of choice for the poorest and most marginalised people." The study's findings dovetail with another paper recently published in the Bulletin of ...
US movies expose youth to billions of smoking images
...lescents, with high exposure adolescents being 1.8 times
more likely to have tried smoking and 1.7 times
more likely to be a current smoker. ...
Does amateur boxing cause brain damage?
...uronal damage, neurofilament light (NFL), was four times
higher in boxers within 10 days of the fight as co...15 high impact hits to the head had seven to eight times
higher NFL-levels post fight compared to their levels following a three-months rest. "Repeated hi...
Machine preservation may promote more organ sharing
...y placing kidneys on a portable pump, preservation times
can be safely extended to permit more time for sharing organs across the country," said Robert Stratta, M.D., lead researcher of the study, which is reported in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. In addition, Stratta ...
Monthly interpersonal psychotherapy prevents relapse of depression in many women
...depression than those who received IPT two or four times
a month. Maintenance IPT was found to be less effective for preventing recurrence in women who achieved remission through combination IPT and antidepressant therapy. Studies have shown that when a person recovers from depression by using medicatio...
Promising drug fails to improve COPD symptoms
...eceive the drug in doses of 3 mg/kg or 5 mg/kg six times
during a six-month period of time. At the end of six months, there was no meaningful difference in the quality of life among those taking the drug and those taking the placebo as measured by the Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire (CRQ). The question...
Urologic diseases cost Americans $11B a year
...spent on prescription drugs. Men are two to three times
more likely than women to develop a stone, but more people of all ages and races are getting them: an estimated 5 percent of adults between 1988 and 1994, up from nearly 4 percent between 1976 and 1980. Compared to whites, African Americans and Mexi...
Serious illness among children with sickle cell disease reduced with vaccine
...n with SCD. People with SCD are between 30 and 600 times
more likely to develop pneumococcal meningitis, bloodstream infections, and other serious infections, compared to individuals of comparable age and race without SCD. The new study, by Natasha Halasa, MD, MPH, of Vanderbilt Universitys School of Me...
Secondhand smoke increases risk of dementia
...ure to secondhand smoke were nearly two-and-a-half times
as likely to develop dementia as those with no secondhand smoke exposure and no indications of carotid artery disease. "This is one of the first studies to look at the risk of dementia in people who never smoked, but were exposed to secondhand smo...
Assessment model based on medical history gauges lung cancer risk
... Society. The risk of developing lung cancer is 23 times
higher in male smokers and 13 times
higher in female smokers, compared to lifelong non-smokers. The risk assessment tool was developed...
Inflammatory system genes linked to cognitive decline after heart surgery
...ss grafting surgery is performed more than 600,000 times
a year in the United States for the treatment of coronary artery disease. Typically, surgeons use pieces of blood vessels from other parts of the body to bypass clogs in coronary arteries, thereby restoring blood flow to the heart....
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