Tag: "value" at medical news

Trust-building hormone short-circuits fear in humans

...acting analogue of oxytocin could have therapeutic value in disorders characterized by social avoidance," added Insel. Inspired by Swiss scientists who last summer reported [1] that oxytocin increased trust in humans, Meyer-Lindenberg and colleagues quickly mounted a brain imaging study that would explore...

Mathematics used to discern immune response to infectious diseases

...ces. An educational program that will focus on the value of using mathematical approaches to the understanding of immunological processes will be developed by Drs. Ta'asan, Kirschner and Penelope Morel. The other institutions receiving NIAID contracts to support Immune Modeling Centers are Duke University,...

Lowering blood pressure more important than drug class in preventing kidney disease

...sidual uncertainty still exists about the inherent value of these drugs in other renal disorders. In view of the present analysis, treatment decisions for hypertension in renal disease should be based on the blood-pressure-lowering effect, comparative tolerability, and cost of antihypertensive treatment."...

New studies identify advances in treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia

...ed as a log reduction from a standardized baseline value for untreated patients. This means they are expressed as transcript copy numbers, with a one-log reduction equivalent to a fall from 100 to 10, and a two-log reduction a fall from 100 to one. At one year, BCR-ABL transcript levels fell by at leas...

Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in patients with kidney dysfunction

...urn identical information." Besides the diagnostic value of NT-proBNP, the analysis evaluated the prospective value of NT-proBNP testing for predicting death within 60 days. "In fact, NT-proBNP measurement was an ev...

Age does not predict hearing outcomes for elderly recipients of cochlear implants

... implantation carried relatively little predictive value for postoperative performance in subjects 65 years...s study illustrated that age has little predictive value in determining postoperative performance with a cochlear implant, as increasing age seems to have a ...

Yoga is more effective than conventional exercise for back pain, Group Health study finds

...ga for relief of back pain, questions about yoga's value for this condition have persisted. Sherman's study, which is the largest randomized controlled trial to date, helps to prove its effectiveness. The yoga students in Sherman's study learned 17 poses from viniyoga, a style that's easy to learn and typi...

Neuroscientist takes issue with antidepressants for children

...of the reasons behind the current dispute over the value of SSRI antidepressants for treating depressed children and adolescents. "The recent history of SSRIs is replete with inconsistent verdicts about their safety," he says. For example, despite issuing a "black box" warning label on antidepressants...

Mom and dad are key to how we handle stress

...ll into the secure or insecure category. Did they value their parents, limit the influence of them, and/or answer the questions in a vague or aggressive fashion? "Whereas the adaptive coping style in secure individuals may result in long-term positive outcome, insecure individuals are at risk for maladap...

MSG-2 will advance long-term monitoring of Earth's energy balance

...ply be derived by subtracting the short wavelength value from the total. While the incoming energy of the ...s. The sensor has a spatial resolution of 50 km a value which can be reduced to 10 km after data processing - so even small-scale spatial or temporal radiat...

Virtual microscopy project wins educational technology award

...l slides. Virtual microscopy can be of educational value in all fields were microscopy is being used. The researchers are confident that virtual microscopy in the near future will become a key teaching aid, especially within pathology and hematology. Educational material produced by the research group has ...

CYPHER Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent benefits from clinical success, worldwide growth in 2005

...focused on providing ongoing clinical and economic value to the physicians and patients who depend on our medical technology."...

Failure to resolve budget reconciliation leaves patients and doctors uncertain

...cies with a system that rewards and recognizes the value of high quality, patient-centered care by a personal physician." Just last week, ACP released a sweeping set of recommendations on tying physician payments to quality. This paper, which is available at http://www.acponline.org/hpp/link_pay.pdf , ...

Researchers investigate the case of the disappearing teaspoons

... rate of loss was not influenced by the teaspoons' value and the overall incidence of teaspoon loss was 360.62 per 100 teaspoon years. At this rate, an estimated 250 teaspoons would need to be purchased annually to maintain a workable population of 70 teaspoons, say the authors. The questionnaire showed th...

Blocking previously unrecognized links between inflammatory systems could make COX-2 inhibitors safe

...py. "Blocking iNOS-COX-2 binding might salvage the value of COX-2 inhibitors by permitting the use of lower doses of these drugs, which have been shown to have troublesome potential side effects when used at their originally prescribed levels," Snyder added. Researchers already knew that COX-2 can produce ...

New method for examining cost-effectiveness of new drugs for chronic illnesses

...e problems. These methods, they argue, will be of value for evaluating the effectiveness and cost of drug therapies for other chronic conditions. Epilepsy affects almost 3,000,000 people in the US and UK alone. The study by Hawkins et al compared three situations: monotherapy for newly diagnosed patient...

MDCT angiography for cardiac imaging: Reliable tool, less invasive, fewer complications

...the study. "Conventional angiography is of limited value for some interventional cardiac procedures," said the authors of the study, because it is technically challenging and requires access to the central venous system. Because the coronary veins are variable in number, caliber and course, detailed knowle...

Internal medicine organizations survey internists on maintenance of certification

...rnal medicine and its subspecialties) perceive the value of the program. The impetus for this study was that ABIM estimated that about 77 percent of internal medicine generalist physicians and 86 percent of internal medicine subspecialty physicians with time-limited certificates participate in MOC. Specif...

NCI issues clinical announcement for preferred method of treatment for advanced ovarian cancer

...including this most recent study, clearly show the value of IP chemotherapy--an extended life for women with advanced ovarian cancer," said Philip DiSaia, M.D., chairman of the GOG. "For most women who have had successful surgical removal of tumors to less than one centimeter in size, we now know that the...

Where your brain wires itself to like (name your favorite brand)

... that food with a predictive representation of the value of that food. Sometimes, those predictive associations can be with something as arbitrary as a name brand. Now, John O'Doherty and his colleagues have traced where in the reward-processing regions of the brain such associations are developed. They de...

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