Tag: "varied" at medical news

Most comprehensive USA clinical trial to date shows competing medicated stents work equally well

...ronary procedures annually, and study results have varied on whether one brand was more effective than the o...by the FDA in May 2003, follow up comparisons have varied for Taxus, manufactured by Boston Scientific, and Cypher, manufactured by Cordis Corp., a subdivisio...

Little evidence behind bronchodilator therapy for cystic fibrosis

...ted. The reviewers noted that the trials were too varied in design to allow for a pooling of data for a strict meta-analysis. "[B]efore embarking on what might become lifelong bronchodilator therapy, bronchodilator responsiveness should be assessed by measuring lung function both before and after a test do...

Largest survey on depression suggests higher prevalence in U.S., reports Mailman school

...ty disorders, but the magnitude of the association varied considerably between the different personality disorder types. "Given the seriousness of MDD, the importance of information on its prevalence, demographic correlates, and psychiatric comorbidity cannot be overstated," notes Dr. Goodwin. "This stud...

Growth patterns into childhood reveal risk of coronary heart disease later in life

...r said. "First, mothers should have a balanced and varied diet before conception and during pregnancy. Second, infant growth after birth should be protected. Third, rapid weight gain after two years of age should be avoided in children who were small at birth or thin at 2 years." Data for the study was c...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for November 2005 (first issue)

...the authors, the age range at onset of the disease varied greatly from slightly over 30 to over age 75. TUBERCULOSIS BLOOD TEST BELIEVED SUPERIOR TO SKIN TEST Researchers who tested the traditional tuberculin skin test against a new tuberculin blood test in persons who had been exposed to a diagnosed tube...

Fatherhood possible for many testicular cancer survivors, study finds

...) and 76% were successful within 20 years. Success varied by type of treatment, ranging from just 48% among ...th of the first child was 6.6 years, but this also varied with treatment type. About 22% of couples who attempted post-treatment conception reported that they...

Prescribed walking can improve physical fitness

... the effects of exercise counseling prescriptions, varied in intensity and frequency. A total of 492 sedentary adults (177 men, 315 women) were randomized to one of four exercise counseling conditions, or to a physician advice comparison group. The duration of exercise (30 minutes) and type of exercise (w...

Tamoxifen reduces risk of breast cancer, follow-up study confirms

...stically significant. The net benefit of tamoxifen varied by age, race, and level of breast cancer risk. The authors conclude that cohorts of women at increased risk for breast cancer who could derive a net benefit from receiving tamoxifen have been clearly identified. "The P-1 trial should be viewed as th...

Pain research using electronic diaries helps identify who responds to 'placebo effect'

...at fairly constant levels. Those whose pain levels varied widely were more likely to respond to the placebo. They were not, the researchers found, necessarily more likely to respond to milnacipran, which suggests that high pain variability may be a predictor of a placebo response. "These results have direct...

Computer aided evaluation may improve accuracy in breast MRI interpretation

...these results are validated in larger studies with varied imaging protocols, the number of unnecessary MRI-guided biopsies may be reduced. Our study shows that computer aided evaluation can significantly assist radiologists in more accurately interpreting breast MRI studies, said Wendy B. DeMartini, M.D., a...

Percentage of North Carolinians lacking health insurance rises, UNC study shows

... of non-elderly residents without health insurance varied widely across the state, from a low of 13.9 percent in Wake County to a high of 28.3 percent in Tyrrell County, researchers say. Lack of health insurance is a particularly acute problem in eastern North Carolina, they found. Eight of the 10 counties ...

High intake of dietary fiber not associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer

...24 g/d in women. The major source of dietary fiber varied across studies with cereals as a major contributor to dietary fiber intake in the European studies, and fruits and vegetables as the main sources in the North American studies. In the age-adjusted model, dietary fiber intake was significantly assoc...

Penn researchers call for new paradigm in clinical trials

...rovide a rational basis for treating patients with varied risk profiles as physicians await further informat...tudy was that factors in our environment result in varied response of the same individual to the same dose of a drug, even when we try to standardize as many ...

89 percent of men with penile implants are able to have sex says new study

...nical failure of the device. Complication rates varied depending on the type of prosthesis fitted and the nature of the patient's health problem. For example, men who had suffered pelvic trauma experienced a higher than average rate of prosthesis infection. 80 per cent of the procedures carried out...

Treating glaucoma early lowers economic burden

...o determine whether the costs of managing glaucoma varied as the disease progressed in order to understand the relationship of patients' use of health resources to severity of disease. They analyzed 151 randomly selected records of adult patients (average age was 66.3 years) with different severities of pr...

Half of active children pursue non-traditional physical activities

...al activity for boys, and on participating in more varied activities for girls, Bhat said. The study also revealed that not all ethnic groups participated in physical activity to the same more extent or in the same way. Overall, children of Asian origin participated the least in physical activity, primarily...

Race/ethnicity predict lipids, heart-disease risk in HIV-1 patients on protease inhibitors

...id abnormalities stemming from protease inhibitors varied by race/ethnicity and were associated with variant forms of apoC-III. The researchers cautioned that much larger, controlled studies would be needed before findings from this initial study could be used by physicians to help tailor antiretroviral r...

Fitness counteracts cognitive decline from hormone-replacement therapy

...parahippocampal gyrus and left subgenual cortex -- varied with duration of hormone treatment. Longer hormone usage resulted in significantly less tissue volume in these areas. However, higher fitness scores were tied to greater tissue volume. While there were no significant effects of the interaction of hor...

Chinese, Tibetan and Indian herbal medicines may help people with irritable bowel syndrome

...d found 75 different randomised trials. The trials varied in quality, and investigated a wide range of different preparations. Most of the trials had been conducted in China and published in Chinese. "Many of the trials were small, so it is premature to recommend herbal medicines for routine use in IBS, but...

Supplemental radiation therapy beneficial for stage I endometrial cancer

...ent and account for disparities in outcome between varied subsets of patients," the researchers conclude....

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