Tag: "use" at medical news
Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
...were more likely to have more advanced disease and use
non-curative therapies. However, for all Asian ethnicities except South Asians, survival rates were equal to or better than whites. Japanese-Americans, for example, had significantly lower hazard ratio compared to non-Hispanic white Americans (34% ...
Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis
...treating the disease, particularly with respect to use
of NSAIDs, both non-selective and selective (so-ca...rticular concern about their impact on appropriate use
of these agents. The Editorial questions the recommendation made in the AHA statement which desc...
Patient-centered approach can backfire
...nd patients' attitudes toward healthcare roles and use
that information to match caregivers and patients. "When you see a physician, you are routinely asked a lot of background information already, often including patient preferences such as whether you prefer a male or female doctor," Christensen said...
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
... anecdotal. Yangs overarching research focus is to use
Western scientific practices to validate centuries... a disease that often afflicts older adults. The use
of Taiji as a behavioral intervention in older adults is particularly attractive due to age-related ...
Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
..., and exclusively licensed to Cochlear Limited for use
in evaluation of pediatric cochlear implant recipi...ediatric assessment tools and the audiologists who use
them is ever increasing, as the number of hearing impaired children identified through Chinas early ...
Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
...cularly for stroke, may be of interest, widespread use
of these individual agents for cardiovascular protection does not appear warranted....
Drug interactions with warfarin
...rointestinal bleeding associated with the combined use
of the anticoagulant warfarin and antiplatelet agents. This real-world study of prescription data from general practices observed much higher rates of bleeding than those derived from a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. The authors write t...
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...e United States and Greece, second-line antibiotic use
in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (AECB) is becoming greater, citing an increase in first-line drug resistance among the AECB population. In such instances, macrolides or quinolones are often administered as advanced or second...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...underutilization of spirometry, physicians need to use
all of the resources available to them, and patients need to actively inquire about their care. The National Lung Health Education Program suggests that current and former smokers aged 45 years and older, as well as any patient who experiences cou...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...ssive daytime sleepiness, more nighttime falls and use
more over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids. In addition, recent studies associate lack of sleep with serious health problems such as an increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Despite obstacles many older adults have...
Anemia and tropical diseases; Is pharmacogenomics ready for the clinic?
... Please mention PLoS Medicine in your report and use
the links below to take your readers straight to the online articles: FROM THE PLoS MEDICINE MAGAZINE SECTION: Could anemia be used to assess the burden and control of neglected tropical diseases" In this week's PLoS Medicine, a team of rese...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...n the cardiovascular system can be reversed by the use
of a drug called dexmedetomidine, which is current...e. Life-threatening emergencies related to cocaine use
include sudden cardiac death, high blood pressure, stroke and acute myocardial infarctions. We also ...
Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
...ondition was severe enough to warrant stopping the use
of the drug in only four cases. Goadsby noted t...ng, he said. Since this drug is relatively new for use
in cluster headaches, its possible that some health care providers are not aware of the problems tha...
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...us research on the effect of acculturation on drug use
has been conducted in states with larger Hispanic ...-acculturated, Spanish-speaking Hispanics reported use
in the same time period. Their percentage/general patterns of substance use
are very similar to wh...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...ial for early detection.' MRI is not yet ready for use
as a mass screening tool. 'Too little use
is made of the method in the field of breast imaging, so correspondingly there are too few radiologi...
Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians
..., will help determine how to refine and expand the use
of the PCMH. ACP this week commended UHG for its decision to use
an outside entity to help develop the metrics on which the pilot project will be evaluated and to ev...
New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
...risk of surgical complications associated with the use
of plasma-derived bovine thrombin (bThrombin), which is currently the only commercially available stand-alone thrombin used to improve clotting during surgical procedures and stop bleeding. Each year, bThrombin is used to treat more than one milli...
Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD
...mprovements in survival expectations and increased use
of fistulas for hemodialysis represent progress. I...less-severe stage of kidney disease. The increased use
of fistulas for dialysis access reduces problems associated with the use
of grafts or catheters. At ...
New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia
.... Professor Cousins said the projects aim is to use
the new data to identify priority actions to ease suffering, save healthcare dollars and to help patients get on with productive lives. Results are expected by the end of the year and are likely to recommend more government resources to deal with t...
Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance
...lass, but suggests that they be judicious in their use
of such dialogue. ...
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