Tag: "two" at medical news
Substituting nurses for doctors results in high quality care, few savings
...or patients seeking urgent attention. In the first two
categories, the reviewers found no appreciable differences between doctors and nurses in health outcomes, process of care, resource utilization or cost. Among urgent-care patients, health outcomes were similar for nurses and doctors. Moreover, nurses...
Children do well with shorter fast before surgery
...isk by allowing them to have certain liquids up to two
hours before the operation, a new review of recent...no evidence to suggest that children given liquids two
hours before surgery have higher stomach volumes or more acidic stomach contents than those who unde...
Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program
...month per child. The amount corresponds to one to two
servings of fruits and vegetables a day. When access to fresh produce is limited, WIC state agencies can specify that participating women may choose processed items, such as canned fruits and vegetables, in comparable amounts, the report says. The...
'Surprising' findings reported about iron overload
...ians had the highest prevalence of persons who had two
copies of the C282Y mutation of the HFE gene (4.4 per 1,000 people). Prevalence of two
copies of the C282Y mutation of the HFE gene in other racial/ethnic groups were: Native Americans (1...
Menopause and African-American women
.... The study included 43 African-American women in two
cities who identified themselves as experiencing menopause or change of life symptoms unrelated to surgical or medicinal intervention. A series of focus groups were audio taped and analyzed. The first author of the study was Ivy Alexander of Yale, wh...
Herbal medicine may alter cell response to cancer therapeutic agents
...ll said the black cohosh increased cell killing by two
of the drugs, decreased the effectiveness of one drug, and did not alter the effects of radiation or a fourth drug. Why each agent responded differently needs to be studied further, she said, but enough is known about the herb's effects on cancer cel...
The World Congress on Cornelia de Lange Syndrome in Italy
...tion presents. Therefore, the Conference foresees two
participation levels: in fact, the Conference will be divided in Professional Days organised from 16th to 17th June and in the Families Conference from 17th to 19th June (already communicated to the press to find volunteers). The Professional days, ...
Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression
... mental health referral, or follow-up visit within two
weeks). And physicians were more likely to consider and record a mental health diagnosis (depression 88 percent compared to 65 percent and adjustment disorder 50 percent compared to 18 percent) if the actor-patient made a request for medication. Also...
UBC-U of S research offers hope for treatment of age-related blindness
...causes permanent loss of central vision. There are two
forms of AMD wet and dry with more than 85 per cent of cases being the dry form, for which there is no effective treatment....
No wisdom in routinely pulling wisdom teeth, study says
...routine wisdom tooth removal in adults. They found two
studies of the practice in adolescents, yet togeth... and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and coinvestigator on two
current studies on wisdom teeth. Haug, executive associate dean of the University of Kentucky Colleg...
OHSU study finds ginkgo beneficial for MS symptoms
...d there were no differences in results between the two
groups in the areas of gender, education, type of MS, years since onset, or baseline performance on a battery of neuropsychological tests. But the ginkgo group was four seconds about 13 percent faster than the placebo group on a timed color and wor...
Little evidence found for IVF as most effective infertility treatment
...re pregnant after three months of no treatment. In two
studies comparing IVF with GIFT treatment, 39 of 84 women became pregnant with IVF, compared with 24 out of 85 women with GIFT. The researchers note, however, that the studies in the review were small and varied considerably in their quality, definit...
Antibiotic might fight HIV-induced neurological problems
... as yet undefined biological pathways that involve two
specific proteins -- MCP-1 and p38 -- implicated in damage in neurodegenerative diseases. The MCP-1 protein, when secreted from brain cells under attack from HIV or SIV, attracts infection-fighting cells known as macrophages, which then enter the bra...
Patients swallow 'camera-in-a-pill' to help doctors check for diseases of esophagus, GERD
...effectively," he said Brown says patients fast for two
hours before swallowing the camera. The smooth pla.... The patient is raised by a 30-degree angle every two
minutes over a six-minute period until he is sitting upright. The capsule makes its way thought the ...
Rush University Medical Center studies advanced 3D imaging system for radiation therapy
...nt of radiation oncology. "Compared to a standard two
dimensional display, the true 3D image enables physicians to work more precisely and efficiently." The effectiveness of radiation therapy depends on the medical team's ability to concentrate high radiation doses to the tumors while minimizing the do...
Community efforts can reduce alcohol fatalities
...ther Fighting Back communities implemented between two
and six actions. The researchers found that Fighting Back communities that undertook concentrated alcohol interventions experienced significant declines in alcohol related fatal crashes during the 10 years of the program compared with the 10 years b...
New prostate cancer studies look at hormone and protein connection
...n, progression and metastases. Beta-catenin plays two
important roles inside cells: it functions to glue cells to each other and it promotes cell growth and survival. Beta--catenin can be modified by having sugar molecules attached to its structure. Persad's team will investigate whether modifying bet...
Specific behaviors seen in infants can predict autism, new research shows
... the children who are diagnosed with autism by age two
years have seven or more of these markers by the t..." Jessica Brian, who with Wendy Roberts is one of two
investigators at The Hospital for Sick Children working on the study, has already developed and begu...
VELCADE for injection receives EU marketing authorisation for second-line use in multiple myeloma
...nting approximately one percent of all cancers and two
percent of all cancer deaths.(ref 1) In 2002 there...ultiple myeloma patients who had received at least two
prior therapies, VELCADE was the first treatment in more than a decade to be approved for this group...
New insights into HIV immunity suggest alternative approach to vaccines
...of the human immune system is broadly divided into two
categories. The first, innate B cell immunity, com...alizing antibodies in animals. "Recently, we spent two
years making an experimental outer coat vaccine candidate that had the correct areas on the outer co...
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