Tag: "value" at medical news
Airbags associated with increased automobile accident deaths, according to new UGA study
...e 1998 model year in the United States. While the value
of airbags seems dubious in the new study, the value
of seatbelts is not. The analysis found that proper use of a seatbelt reduces the odds of death by 6...
Skin infections caused by MRSA are cured more often when treated with Pfizer's ZYVOX
...lege of Wisconsin. "These data also reinforce the value
of having a pill for patients which may allow patients to leave the hospital sooner on oral therapy." Because of the oral availability of ZYVOX, patients in the ZYVOX arm had up to five fewer days on IV therapy than patients treated with vancomycin...
Researchers demonstrate use of gold nanoparticles for cancer detection
...also have strong implications for this technique's value
to cancer research," Ivan added. "By watching the particle change colors in living cells we can identify molecular interactions within the cells. This may help us unravel the inner workings of a cancer cell and produce better treatments. The fact t...
Housing subsidies may help prevent children's undernutrition
...e importance of this measure derives both from its value
as a public health indicator of nutritional and health status in populations of young children and from evidence that undernutrition in early childhood causes increased susceptibility to infectious disease as well as concurrent delayed mental develop...
New benefits of soy revealed
...healthful when snack foods are high in nutritional value
and low in calories, Anderson provides a quantitat...re is a reliable method for calculating the health value
of snack foods. He calls upon manufacturers and government to make this information more readily ava...
Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting
...ncer detector performed with a positive predictive value
of about 93%, which the researchers describe as a ...oup defined normal-length telomeres as having a TC value
of 70% to 136% of a standard control. Telomeres with a TC value
of less than 70% are considered tum...
Promising new TB drug enters clinical trial
...elebration in the TB community. It underscores the value
of public-private partnerships and the crucial role of NIAID's TB drug development contract mechanism in preparing PA-824 for this stage," says Dr. Laughon. Adds Maria C. Freire, Ph.D, president and chief executive officer of the TB Alliance, "We wor...
Case finds oral health of residents in nursing homes needs more attention
...-term facility directors about the perceptions and value
of oral health care in nursing homes. Currently 1.6 million people reside in long-term care facilities. As baby boomers age that number should dramatically increase. What sets baby boomers apart from their parents' generation is that they have ...
Better early diagnosis of relapsed prostate cancer
...icals have a specificity and a predictive negative value
of 100%, 11C-Choline shows a sensitivity of 65% in... of Macarena Rodrguez who is to concentrate on the value
of the choline in the pre-surgical diagnosis of prostate cancer. This involves analysing the degree ...
Doctors argue for new ways to resolve health treatment choices
...case for finding new and fairer ways to assess the value
of treatments for patients who will eventually die...uld prolong their life by a few months, should the value
of that treatment be considered the same regardless of whether the individual had six months or six ...
MRI can help predict breast cancer recurrence
...n with larger tumors. This speaks strongly for the value
of early detection," said Savannah C. Partridge, PhD, now an assistant professor of radiology at the University of Washington, Seattle. "The change in tumor volume with treatment was also a valuable predictor," said Dr. Partridge. "We found that the ...
Tight glucose control lowers CVD by about 50 percent in diabetes
... (HbA1c) levels as close as possible to the normal value
of 6 percent or less. (The HbA1c blood test reflects a person's average blood sugar over the past 2 to 3 months.) Conventional treatment at the time consisted of one or two insulin injections a day with daily urine or blood glucose testing. In 199...
Chiropractors aim to slash waiting times
...iropractic care for patients. "This company's core value
is bringing turnkey teleradiology solutions so a patient is not inconvenienced when they need immediate management care," says Hayek. "For example, a patient who comes in with a wry neck or acute lower back pain may currently be referred to another m...
Value of IVF children to society outweighs their cost to healthcare systems
...er, according to official figures from Sweden, the value
of a human life is 2m, and the cost to society per...r child, and subtract this from the figure for the value
of a human life, you will see that IVF is not just valuable for people suffering from infertility, b...
Conflicts pitting doctors vs. patients / kin is #1 issue in medical ethics, Canadian experts say
... At the root of such conflicts is often a clash of value
systems in Canada and elsewhere as nations become more culturally diverse. JCB director Dr. Peter A. Singer said he hopes the study will help focus attention on the top challenges and build public support for action to address the problem of conflict...
Most primary care physicians believe annual physical examinations are valuable
...h examinations and PCPs continue to believe in the value
of these examinations," the authors write. "Howeve... possibility is that patients and their physicians value
something about what the annual physical provides that the evidence has failed to address," they wri...
Does vitamin C help prevent or treat the common cold?
...a bestseller and led many people to believe in the value
of the vitamin for cold prevention and treatment. But an article in this month's PLoS Medicine reviewing all of the best clinical research on this topic, suggests that the public's enthusiasm for the vitamin may be unjustified. Robert M Douglas of...
The promise of a tetracycline antibiotic for treating osteoarthritis
...ees with established OA. Whether this drug has any value
in the early treatment and symptomatic management of OA, however, will require further investigation....
Weight-loss surgery produces unexpected drop in heart disease risk, Stanford researchers find
...d. The researchers say the finding underscores the value
of the surgery for extremely overweight people, whose obesity puts them in danger of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular illness. The researchers measured biochemical cardiovascular risk factors in 371 patients before surgery and again 12 m...
TV has negative impact on very young children's learning abilities
...that there is no programming of proven educational value
for children this young. A substantial portion of television actually watched by children does not meet the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation of no screen time for children younger than two and only high quality, age-appropriate viewing t...
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