Tag: "used" at medical news
Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
Prognostic factors commonly used
by clinicians to assess men with prostate cancer do not adequately predict survival outcomes in Asian men living in America, according to the first comprehensive ethnic analysis of Asian-American men with prostate cancer. Published in the September ...
Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
...exacerbated by the more complex treatment regimens used
for more advanced breast cancer. ...
Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis
...Ds) must remain a significant part of the tool kit used
in treating osteoarthritis (OA). The Editorial sum...o patients, in the use of these important commonly used
Patient-centered approach can backfire
...tic patients. They believe the research could be used
in two ways. Christensen and colleagues are studying whether doctors could be trained to recognize a patient's style and adapt their own style to match it. Another idea: assess doctors' and patients' attitudes toward healthcare roles and use that inf...
Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
...P parallels the Early Speech Perception (ESP) test used
to assess English-speaking pediatric cochlear implant users throughout North America. The MESP is the first norm-referenced, objective, standardized and recorded speech test in Mandarin for assessment of hearing impaired children 2-5 years of age. ...
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
...even of 35 survivors) were more likely to have used
antihypertensive medications long-term (33 of 48 who died vs. 13 of 35 survivors) had a higher average body temperature on hospital admission (41.3 degrees Celsius/106.3 degrees Fahrenheit compared with 40.7 degrees Celsius/105.3 degrees Fahrenhe...
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...ed twice daily for 3 days, and polysomnography was used
to assess apnea severity before and after diuretic treatment. After 3 days, researchers found significant improvement in sleep-disordered breathing and an increase in upper airway caliber. They also reported a substantial decrease in patients body we...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...e. Electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT) was used
to identify calcium deposits in the arteries of th...heart attack. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used
to look for early signs of atherosclerosis in the walls of the aorta. Researchers then examined th...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...ease (COPD), but new research shows that it is not used
nearly enough. The study appears in the August issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and reports that only one-third of patients with a COPD diagnosis ever received spirometry testing. Without...
Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure
... change their current lifestyle. Pedometers were used
to help participants monitor their walking and every participant recorded how long they walked for. Blood pressure, blood cholesterol, weight, hip and waist girth, and overall fitness (functional capacity) were all measured at the start and finish ...
Anemia and tropical diseases; Is pharmacogenomics ready for the clinic?
In this weeks press release: Could anemia be used
to assess the burden and control of neglected trop...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 ...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
...ass index (BMI), a weight-to-height ratio commonly used
in doctors offices to gauge obesity. The UT Southw... clear enough picture of heart disease riskBMI was used
as the primary measure of obesity rather than alternative measures such as waist circumference or wa...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers used
dexmedetomidine to test whether cocaines effect on... from 22 healthy adults who reported to have never used
cocaine. The investigators administered a small, medically approved dose of cocaine nose drops to th...
Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A drug increasingly used
to prevent cluster headaches can cause heart problems, according to a study published in the August 14, 2007, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Those taking the drug verapamil for cluster headaches should b...
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
... of them has long been a focus of scientists. We used
to think that Alzheimers disease was a problem with the production of too much amyloid-beta, but its become clear in recent years that the problem is with faulty clearance of amyloid-beta, said Zlokovic, professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology and di...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...rofessor Kuhl does not want the Bonn results to be used
as an argument against current mammography screening programmes. 'Mammography is a basic examination that is essential 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 ...
Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians
...an external evaluator will enhance the methodology used
to evaluate the project and increase stakeholder confidence in the results. David Dale, MD, FACP, ACP president, said, The UHG test project provides a vehicle to apply the PCMH concept in the real-world environment and to determine how practices ...
New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
...e 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 million patients who undergo surgical procedures in the United States. Howeve...
Reanalysis of controversial meta-analysis says writing off rosiglitazone may be premature
...e was prescribed. Now, a re-analysis of the data used
in the Nissen and Wolski analysis - using different statistical models - suggests that the earlier methodology may have resulted in inflated risk estimates. The new analysis, conducted by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,concludes "that onl...
Chromatin remodeling complex connected to DNA damage control
...oints to work properly. When Shen and colleagues used
a mutant version of Ies4 to mimic constant phosphorylation, more cells were stuck in a checkpoint pause, blocking cell division. When phosphorylation was blocked, the cells' response to replication stress was impaired, greatly slowing down replicatio...
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