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Patient’s perception of health status helps in better recover

..., of the University of Glasgow, UK, and colleagues recruited patients awaiting elective CABG. Approximately 1 month before surgery, patients were assessed for a variety of risk factors. "Assessment included severity of symptoms, coronary artery disease risk factors, short form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire, and soc...

New Drug ALT-711 decreases blood vessel stiffness

...study, investigators at nine U.S. clinical centers recruited 93 people over the age of 50 who showed evidence of vascular stiffening, including high systolic blood pressure and pulse pressure of at least 60 mm Hg. The participants were randomly divided into two groups-those who received daily doses of ALT-71...

Armpit odour enhances mood

... the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia recruited 30// volunteers in six different age categories - young girls and boys, young adult men and women, and men and women in their 70s. The volunteers were banned from using perfumes or deodorants, or eating strong smelling food for four days, although th...

Evidence supporting H.pylori eradication

...rthritis patients. Dr Francis Chan and colleagues recruited 100 arthritis patients who were receiving long-term NSAID treatment to participate in the investigation. The patients were randomly allocated to H.pylori eradication with omeprazole triple therapy or to placebo treatment with omeprazole for one week....

Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty

...ntion Prevention Study or LIPS, and his colleagues recruited 1,022 patients from 55 institutions in Brazil, Canada and Europe who had undergone angioplasties to open clogged coronary arteries. Patients were eligible if they had their first angioplasty procedure within the previous six months. In an angioplast...

Role of Diet in Oral Cancer

...ce of mouth cancer in the population. Researchers recruited more than 80 patients with newly diagnosed mouth cancer and an equal number of control subjects matched for age and gender, among other factors. They assessed dietary information for each of the study participants using an extensive food frequency qu...

Heart may pull Cells from Body to Self-repair

...rchers determined that the female donor hearts had recruited cells from the male recipients in an effort to rep...ged heart muscle by increasing the number of cells recruited by the heart....

Emotional intelligence in Cancer

...ow cancer patients cope with their condition. They recruited breast cancer patients to fill out an anonymous survey online. More than 550 women filled out the survey and 200 of the responses were usable for the study. The questions centered on emotional intelligence, social support and social constraints. Emo...

Early therapy aids eyesight

...nly in a detailed eye exam. In this study, doctors recruited 202 patients who had early stage glaucoma in one eye. Around half of the group was treated with medicine and laser to reduce the amount of internal pressure in the eye. The rest of the group was left untreated. Patients who later showed signs of deve...

Chinese herbal remedies aids in cancer treatment

... a conventional clinical trial. They have so far recruited 75 patients with either breast or colon cancer. Besides conventional anti-cancer drugs, the participants are receiving either a herbal extract or a placebo powder. Preliminary results show that the herbal remedy lead to a moderate reduction in sympto...

Meditation Works Medically

...e brain and has a healthy effect. The researchers recruited 25 people in a work environment with healthy employees. During an eight-week clinical training program on meditation, brain electrical activity was measured and the people were given the influenza vaccine. At the end of test period, the researchers c...

HRT: A Difficult Decision

...women between 50 and 64 years old from the UK were recruited for the study between 1996 and 2001. Half of the women had used HRT, more than 9,000 of them were diagnosed with breast cancer, and 637 deaths from breast cancer were reported. The study found women on all types of HRT including estrogen-only, combi...

Extra hormone found to cut appetite by a third

... fat from being absorbed. The British researchers recruited 24 people: 12 obese and 12 lean. Their food consumption was monitored twice, once after an intravenous dose of synthetic PYY and once after getting a harmless saline solution. Two hours later, they were given a large buffet lunch. After the PYY dose...

Drug might prevent Prostate Cancer Spread

...e bone in about 85 percent of men. The researchers recruited 311 men who were being given hormone therapy for bone metastases. The patients who received oral sodium clodronate had a 21-percent reduction in risk of bone metastases and a 20-percent reduction in their risk of death. The researchers write, "Our re...

HDL - Key to Longevity

...tors that determine long life in individuals. They recruited more than 200 people over age 98 and their children. They found these families have significantly larger HDL and LDL particle sizes. The sizes of the particles were not dependent on the levels of lipoproteins in the blood. In addition to living long...

Key to Long Life

...tors that determine long life in individuals. They recruited more than 200 people over age 98 and their children. They found these families have significantly larger HDL and LDL particle sizes. The sizes of the particles were not dependent on the levels of lipoproteins in the blood. In addition to living long...

Pain of Denial Compared to Physical Pain

...ical pain. To study this phenomenon, investigators recruited 13 students to play a computer-based game of catch with two other computer figures. Students' brain activities were monitored using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Though the figures were computer-generated, students believed the figures wer...

Lasers for Acne

...b and sometimes even suicide. Doctors from London recruited 41 adults with mild to moderate facial acne. Thirty-one of the patients received one treatment of the pulsed-dye laser. The other 10 served as the control group. Researchers say, at three months, the acne scale scores for the laser patients dropped i...

Epilepsy Drug May Relieve Chronic Headaches

...ance, called a placebo. For the study researchers recruited 133 patients who had headaches at least 15 days every month that lasted more than four hours at a time. The patients were randomly selected to receive gabapentin or a placebo for six weeks. After that period, none of the patients received either trea...

A Combination Of Drugs Effective In The Treatment Of Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer

...ho had advanced prostate cancer, the investigators recruited 12 for whom previous hormone therapy had failed in at least 3 lines of treatment. The investigators included patients who had undergone palliative radiotherapy at any point during their disease. The patient’s median age was 67 years, with a range o...

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