Tag: "units" at medical news
Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
...vitamin C) or placebo every day; 600 international units
of vitamin E or placebo every other day; and 50 milligrams of beta carotene or placebo every other day. Participants were followed up for the occurrence of heart events (including stroke, heart attack and bypass surgery) or death through 2005. Duri...
Chromatin remodeling complex connected to DNA damage control
...ins known as histones and assembled in histone/DNA units
called nucleosomes along the connecting length of a string of DNA. "This structure is often referred to as beads on a string," Shen says, and is collectively known as chromatin. "Chromatin creates barriers to DNA against anything that wants acces...
Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers
...dimensional puzzle, with fat divided into distinct units
around the forehead, eyes, cheeks and mouth. Facial aging is, in part, characterized by how these separate compartments change as we grow older. A youthful face is characterized by a smooth transition between these compartments. As people age, cont...
Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease
...s of structures could be assembled from individual units
of amino acids. "We found that we could build lots...sk what other types of structures these individual units
can make, what exactly happens when the units
bind to one another, and whether these individual unit...
ACP commends proposed changes to payments for physician work at nursing facilities
...ecent decision to increase the work relative value units
(RVUs) for codes used in the nursing home setting. These increases in value are a testament to the extraordinary level of work required of physicians that work in nursing facilities, said David C. Dale, MD, FACP, president of ACP said. This incr...
Decision aid tool could cut the number of Caesarean sections by 4000 a year
...l and Dundee recruited 742 women at four maternity units
in the UK where the rates of caesarean section ranged from 22%-25% - approximately the UK average. Each woman had had one previous caesarean section. They were split into three randomised groups. The first group were given the usual care a woma...
JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management
...ted separate trials to examine concordance between units
when worn concurrently at the same and different body sites and to compare the AW-S with a validated optical three-dimensional motion-tracking system. The data indicate that the AW-S has excellent interunit reliability and good criterion validity, bu...
Most pediatric chemotherapy mistakes reach patients
...ns for inpatient and outpatient pediatric oncology units
ICU nurse working conditions linked to increase in patient infections
...er and the study's first author. "However, nursing units
that are understaffed and that have overworked nur...ts who cannot move regularly, were also reduced in units
with high staffing levels. Patients were also less likely to die within 30 days in these higher-staf...
Small infants have greater survival rate in high level intensive care facilities
... hospitals with high-level neonatal intensive care units
that care for more than 100 such newborns annually...and Journal of Medicine. Neonatal intensive care units
(NICUs) are specialized hospital facilities offering medical care for newborn infants. NICUs are cl...
Tiny newborns face higher risk of death at community hospitals, Stanford/VA study finds
...hospitals with lower-level neonatal intensive care units
are shouldering an increasing number of complex patients. "We can do better," said Ciaran Phibbs, PhD, a health economist at the Health Economics Resource Center at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and an associate professor of ped...
ACE inhibitors help preserve kidney function in IgA nephropathy
...n IgAan immune system antibodywithin the filtering units
of the kidney (glomeruli). The abnormal IgA deposits damage the glomeruli, leading to blood and protein in the urine. The disease can progress over time, eventually requiring dialysis or transplantation to replace lost kidney function. Favorable e...
Calcium plus vitamin D supplements may help prevent weight gain in postmenopausal women
...1,000 milligrams of calcium plus 400 international units
of vitamin D (18,176 women) or placebo (18,106 women) daily. They were weighed each year for approximately seven years. At the beginning of the study, 39.63 percent of the women met current recommended daily intake of 1,200 milligrams of calcium, ...
New accreditation program for radiation detector labs
...personal radiation detectors the size of pagers to units
large enough to scan trucks and trains, emergency responders can choose from a wide variety of radiation detection equipment for homeland security applications. To make informed decisions when buying equipment, they must have confidence that instrume...
Statins linked to lower risk of infection
...ding cause of death in non-coronary intensive care units
in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. It also poses serious risk for kidney patients undergoing regular dialysis treatments. The Hopkins researchers cautioned that kidney dialysis patients should not necessarily ...
Sustainability of energy, food and water theme of ACS national meeting
...sh. At least 150 simple, low-cost arsenic removal units
have been installed in existing wells in these areas, which serve about 200,000 people. This presentation, by Arup SenGupta of Lehigh, highlights how the systems use chemical principles for efficient high arsenic removal with minimum impact on the e...
Study details catastrophic impact of nuclear attack on US cities
... to stay put." Dallas said today's hospital burn units
provide exemplary but time consuming care to burn victims, who typically arrive sporadically and in small numbers. A nuclear attack would bring a sudden surge of patients, but the medical system could dramatically minimize fatalities by training staf...
NIH names Clinical Trial Units for the Microbicide Trials Network
...itutes of Health (NIH), as HIV/AIDS clinical trial units
(CTUs) for the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN), a...s an aggressive agenda in which the clinical trial units
and clinical research sites play an essential role. By virtue of being selected by NIH, our CTUs hav...
RAND study finds walking more likely in neighborhoods with more 4-way intersections
...on walking was mixed. Only when density reached 14 units
per acre or more did the number of walking trips increase, according to the study. Business diversity increased walking until there were four types of businesses in a neighborhood, and then the impact plateaued. While there was a consistent link...
Prematurity more accurately predicted by advances in proteomic technology
...mitted to the Labor and Birth Unit or the prenatal units
at Yale-New Haven Hospital. They found a direct relationship between the degree of amniotic fluid inflammation as indicated by the MR score, and the severity of infection in the placenta and umbilical cord. "Our data suggest that at the time of am...
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