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Water method for unsedated colonoscopy; interval between prep and colonoscopy predicts prep quality

... of bowel preparation and the start of colonoscopy that is a major determinant of bowel preparation quality and a better determinant than the time of day when the colonoscopy is performed. Colonoscopy should ...

Kansas Delegation: GAO Report Short on Expertise, Long on Errors; NBAF Critical to Protect Nation's Food Supply

... corridor and the Biosecurity Research Institute, was ranked as meeting or exceeding all of the criteria related to existing research. This was a key determinant in the selection process. For GAO to work on this report for months and still not get this important fact right calls into question its entire ....

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Holds Metabolic Surgery Scientific Forum Featuring Research By Top Scientists

... bowel may contribute to the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes. He raised the question if BMI alone in Type 2 diabetes patients should not be a determinant for who has access to metabolic surgery, as BMI may not enable consideration of other critical patient specific health factors (e.g., ...

Mathematical modeling predicts response to Herceptin

... messengers. Researchers worked with 122 breast cancers treated with Herceptin and found that quantitative PTEN protein expression was a key determinant of who would be resistant or sensitive to Herceptin. Furthermore, using the mathematical modeling techniques, the absence of PTEN was more ...

AstraZeneca Studies Show Relief of Nighttime Heartburn and Reduction in GERD-Related Sleep Disturbances

... INR and prothrombin time. Like other proton pump inhibitors, esomeprazole may interfere with the absorption of drugs where gastric pH is an important determinant of bioavailability (e.g., ketoconazole, iron salts, and digoxin). Concomitant use of NEXIUM and atazanavir or nelfinavir is not recommended ...

New study finds continued abstinence is key to increased survival from alcohol-related liver disease

... do not exist in many parts of the UK. "This study clearly confirms the common sense knowledge amongst hepatologists that the single most important determinant of long-term prognosis in alcohol-induced cirrhosis is for the patient to stop drinking. "At the most simplistic level the successful management ...

Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span

... as "provocative." "The question is how much of it is the meat and how much is the extra calories," Brooks said. "Calories per se are a strong determinant for death from cancer and heart disease. This should make us think about our calorie intake." More information The American Dietetic ...

Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Lifespan

... as "provocative." "The question is how much of it is the meat and how much is the extra calories," Brooks said. "Calories per se are a strong determinant for death from cancer and heart disease. This should make us think about our calorie intake." More information The American Dietetic ...

Kids Who Live Near Green Spaces Seem to Walk More

... television and computers," she said. "In addition, children are spending more time inside, yet we know that spending time outdoors is an important determinant of activity. In future urban improvements, consideration must be given to parks, outdoor recreational areas and walking or cycling infrastructure in ...

Cell pathway on overdrive prevents cancer response to dietary restriction

... of the paper and a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Whitehead Member David Sabatini. "We think that mutations in the PI3K pathway are a major determinant of the sensitivity of tumors to dietary restriction." The connection between food consumption and tumor growth is not new. In the early 20th ...

Want to Lose Weight? Just Eat Less, Diet Study Suggests

... tended to gain the weight back. "Losing weight and keeping it off can be as tough as kicking a drug habit," Katan said. "The most important determinant of success might not be the composition of the diet. It might be whether your community promotes exercise and curbs high-calorie foods." More ...

Pomeroy, Berkley, Capito, Brown-Waite Urge Obama Administration to Protect Seniors' Care

... and Brown-Waite for pointing out the growing and dangerous interdependence between Medicare and Medicaid financing. As funding stability is the key determinant when it comes to preserving care access and sustaining quality gains, we look forward to working constructively with the Administration and Congress ...

National Quality Forum Endorses Guidelines to Reduce Disparities in Healthcare and Make Care Patient-Centered and Culturally Appropriate

... NQF is both the convener and a member of this coalition that was formed to transform healthcare from the inside out. "Cultural competency is a determinant of quality and a powerful tool to address the patient, provider and organizational factors that underlie health care disparities," said Carrillo. ...

Congressional Leaders, Public Health Experts Announce New Framework to Promote Women's Health

... and Health Care Reform: The Key Role of Comprehensive Reproductive Care, " makes a scientific, data-driven case that reproductive health is a key determinant of women's overall health and, as a result, the treatments and services that promote reproductive health must be part of any national health plan. ...

Experts Urge Limits on Use of Cardiac CT Scans

... According to the AHA, medical imaging is the largest controllable source of radiation exposure to people in the United States, and its most important determinant is the ordering health-care provider. In 2006, CT scans accounted for about half of the medical radiation dose of the U.S. population. The use of ...

Mesh-like network of arteries adjusts to restore blood flow to stroke-injured brain

... permanently as a result of stroke damage, wider lanes allowed the network to deliver red blood cells at the same rate. "Diameter is the major determinant to how blood actually flows through vessels. Open up a blood vessel a little bit and you'll have a huge change in the amount of blood that goes ...

Studies examine quality of care for hospitalized sickle cell disease patients

... overt stroke, six with other neurological events, and one who had an indeterminate event. Daytime Steady-State Hemoglobin Saturation Is a determinant of Cerebral Artery Blood Flow Velocity in Children With Sickle Cell Anemia [Abstract #1424] Charles T. Quinn, MD, MS, The University of Texas ...

'Fresh' Transfusions Improve Odds for Cancer Patients After Surgery

... by the journal's publisher. "But our study also yielded two surprising findings. First, the storage time of the transfused blood was the critical determinant of harmful effects: fresh blood had no harmful effects. Second, and even more surprising, we found that red blood cells, not white blood cells, ...

Therapy may block expansion of breast cancer cells

... arises as a result of the accumulation of multiple genetic lesions that ultimately result in unregulated cell cycle, and Notch activity is a key determinant of the cellular development and differentiation related to this process. As Notch signaling is activated in human breast cancer, (and a negative ...

Older Caregivers Prone to Worse Sleep Patterns

... Academy of Sleep Medicine news release. "Using the sleep diary data that subjects kept at the same time, however, depression was the primary determinant of poor sleep, with depressed subjects reporting less time asleep and more wake time over the week," she said. Rowe and colleagues were surprised ...

Study shows that surgical weight loss does not eliminate obstructive sleep apnea

... lost weight. The baseline apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), a measure used to identify the presence of OSA and define its severity, is the most important determinant of whether or not an individual will be cured of the disease. Individuals with a lower AHI may experience complete resolution of their OSA. ...

Study shows that older adult caregivers of people with dementia have worse sleep than noncaregivers

... professor at the University of Florida. "Using the sleep diary data that subjects kept at the same time, however, depression was the primary determinant of poor sleep with depressed subjects reporting less time asleep and more wake time over the week." According to Rowe, the most surprising ...

Overweight Hispanic children at significant risk for pre-diabetes, according to new USC study

... linked to metabolic disturbances and increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Increased obesity has been identified as a major determinant of insulin resistance. Lower beta-cell function is a key component in the development of type 2 diabetes, as the cells are unable to produce enough ...

General Anesthesia Boosts Post-Op Pain

... by general anesthesia drugs that target the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). "The choice of anesthetic appears to be an important determinant of post-operative pain. We hope these findings are ultimately helpful in providing more comfort to patients," lead investigator Gerard Ahern, an ...

Serum sodium predicts mortality 10 times higher in PAH patients

... to pump blood into the lungs for reoxygenation. "The ability of the right ventricle to adapt to this increasing workload is the single most important determinant of survival in these patients." "Given the prevalence of RHF in these patients, we sought to determine whether HN is associated with more ...

JCI table of contents: May 22, 2008

... increased again as the number of proliferating CD4+ T cells rebounded. So, it was concluded that availability of proliferating CD4+ T cells is a key determinant of how many SIVsmm particles can be detected in the blood of naturally infected sooty mangabeys, rather than CD4+ T cells providing immune control of ...

BWF awards $11.2 million to support physician-scientists

... in the colon Jeffrey Parker Henderson, M.D., Ph.D. Washington University Iron acquisition by bacterial siderophores as a pathogenic determinant in urinary tract infections Lu Quang Le, M.D., Ph.D. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Dallas Cell of origin and tumor ...

New study in JCSM finds that obesity can predict upper airway obstruction amongst children

... obstruction during sleep. These findings suggest that, while the increasing rate of obesity amongst children is alarming, it may be a more critical determinant of upper airway obstruction amongst certain races only. In addition, central respiratory events are important to consider amongst overweight ...

New study finds adverse effects of estrogen replacement therapy are related to the dose

... study found that moderate and high doses of ERT increased problems in the kidney and heart. These results suggest that ERT dosage may be an important determinant in a womans overall health. The study, Dose-Response Effect of Estrogen on the Kidney and Heart, was conducted by Xiaomei Meng, Martin Antonio ...

Health risks after cessation of postmenopausal hormone therapy

... E + P compared with placebo. After such long and painful debates over the results of the WHI study and the perception that age is a very important determinant of the benefitrisk evaluation, it is really a pity that once again the current information on the extended follow-up period is presented in an ...

Sticky blood protein yields clues to autism

... SSRIs or genetic deletion of SERT in animals prevents serotonin uptake in the platelet. Prior research had fingered the integrin beta3 gene as a determinant of blood serotonin levels and, independently, as a risk factor for autism, Blakely said. In the current study, Carneiro identified a large set of ...

Lumping different countries together -- why the 2008 EPI is of limited use

... different country rankings." This somewhat questions the claim in the EPI press release of 23 January 2008 which states that wealth is a major determinant of environmental success. Another difficulty is the legitimacy of the targets set for each indicator. The EPI employs a distance-to-target method ...

Kidney donor age linked to aortic siffening

... worse in patients who received kidneys from the oldest donors (53- to 70-years old). "We found that donor age emerged as a strong and independent determinant of recipient aortic stiffness one year post-transplantation," comments Dr Delahousse. In contrast, for patients receiving kidneys from younger ...

Global Analysis of Human DNA Tracks Migration, Identity

... possible, with a high degree of accuracy, [to tell] which continent, in which population, the individual comes from." In addition, the primary determinant of genetic similarities and differences seems to be geographic location, said Rosenberg, who is an assistant professor of human genetics at the ...

DNA Findings Reveal Genetic History of Humans

... possible, with a high degree of accuracy, [to tell] which continent, in which population, the individual comes from." In addition, the primary determinant of genetic similarities and differences seems to be geographic location, said Rosenberg, who is an assistant professor of human genetics at the ...

2 Mutations Were Critical to Spread of 1918 Flu

... a high affinity to the umbrella-shaped receptors. "The affinity between the influenza virus HA and the glycan receptors appears to be a critical determinant for viral transmission," Sasisekharan said. The researchers compared the influenza virus that caused the 1918 pandemic with two similar strains ...

Scientific poster abstracts from the 24th annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine

... more depression, the current investigation found education and income completely explained the race effect on disability among men. Race was also a determinant of pain severity, depression, and PTSD in men. We additionally identified modifiable socio-demographic and behavioral factors that can improve the ...

Body image is stronger predictor of health than obesity, says Mailman School of PH study

... Whites than among African-Americans or Hispanics, and among women than among men. The paper, I Think Therefore I Am: Perceived Ideal Weight as a determinant of Health, will be published in the March issue of the American Journal of Public Health. After controlling for actual BMI and age, the ...

NIAID scientists identify new cellular receptor for HIV

... 4 beta 7 may determine whether it will have a major impact in targeting the gut lymphoid tissue, says Dr. Fauci. This finding could be a significant determinant in the pathogenic mechanisms that lead to AIDS. As part of the natural homing process, integrin alpha 4 beta 7 binds to its natural ligands and ...

Novel small molecule therapy shows benefit for anemic patients via hydration of red blood cells

... that dehydration of the RBCs is one of the key contributors to the deformed shape and affects the levels of circulating hemoglobin, an important determinant of oxygen delivery throughout the body. The dehydration appears to result from loss of potassium via two pathways, one of which is known as the ...
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