Data Overload May Complicate Insurance Choices
Trouble picking plans could be most troublesome for seniors, study finds
FRIDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- The wide array of available Medicare drug-coverage plans increases the risk that senior citizens will make poor choices and needlessly spend hundreds of dollars a year, warns a n...
Dense Breasts Complicate Testing and Treatment
Risk factor is one women can do little about, experts say
THURSDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- For years, researchers have known that breast density is almost as important as age in predicting who will develop breast cancer.
But now they're discovering how the density of a woman's...
Political borders, health-care issues complicate pandemic planning
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Panic, staffing issues and geographic boundaries are some of the challenges that public health experts need to address as they plan for a possible influenza pandemic, according to a new report from Purdue University.
"Most public health experts who are leading planning ef...
Study shows false memories complicate end-of-life treatment decisions
Irvine, Calif., April 25, 2008 -- Advance directives, or living wills, may not effectively honor end-of-life wishes because life-sustaining treatment preferences often change without people being aware of the changes, according to a new study co-authored by UC Irvine researchers Peter Ditto and El...
Anxiety In Children Prior To Surgery Might Complicate Recovery
Study finds that children who are anxious before surgery have a more complicated recovery process. According to the study that was conducted by the Yale School of Medicine// study published in this months edition of Journal Paediatrics, Children who are anxious before surgery experience a more pain...
Link Established—Assisted Fertilization Can Complicate Pregnanc
According to the current issue of the Human Reproduction, researchers have established the first direct evidence linking artificial reproductive techniques// , like in-vitro fertilization and Placenta Previa, a potentially dangerous complication of pregnancy.
Placenta previa is a condition i...
HCA Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results
...zed can vary significantly from period to period, do not
directly relate to the ongoing operations of our health care
facilities and complicate
period comparisons of our results of
operations and operations comparisons with other health care
Net income at...
UCLA scientists identify how immune cells may help predict Alzheimer's risk
...sts for Alzheimer's diagnosis measure factors such as inflammation and infection, which are also present in other diseases like atheroclerosis and may complicate
the interpretation of results.
The recently published study on the process identified by UCLA, which uses the "innate" immune system present at ...
The Max Cure Foundation Announces Its First Charity Benefit: The 'Roar for a Cure' Carnival to Be Held on Saturday, August 22, 2009
... nightmare. Max's cancer was so rare that doctors at MSKCC, one of the premier cancer treatment facilities in the world, had never seen it before. To complicate
matters, it wasn't a straight-forward case. The cancer had spread and the oncologists were blunt. Without the proper immediate treatment, the consequ...
Controlling Risk Mandates Health Insurance Reviews
...e investment value for use in your lifetime whether you use it for LTC or not, or that will pay to your beneficiaries as a death benefit." To further complicate
choosing a policy, insurance companies seem to introduce new riders on a daily basis and contract language is often ambiguous.
Cost has been the...
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American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009 Annual Meeting 'Highlights and Hot Topics'
...ritis. A new study of a large number of previously unreported cases examines the risk factors for chondrolysis. The study found that chondrolysis can complicate
a wider range of arthroscopic shoulder surgeries than previously thought and that this complication is not limited to young patients. Chondrolysis can...
Interview of the Vice President
...l, either highly-enriched uranium or
plutonium. In this case, they're embarked upon the program to develop
Q How badly does this complicate
your strategic objectives, given that
you were making some progress with the European allies, or other allies, to
put pressure on Iran? If you read, i...
In New Study, Duloxetine Reduced Non-specific Pain and Emotional
Symptoms Associated with Depression
only emotional symptoms of depression, we now know that the
presence of physical symptoms, specifically pain, can obscure the
diagnosis and complicate
the management of patients,” said
Professor Koen Demyttenaere, Department of Psychiatry at University
Hospital Gasthuisberg in Belgium and lead ...
Soliris Effective in PNH Patients With History of Aplastic Anemia
and Myelodysplastic Syndromes
...en identified more commonly among patients with
disorders of the bone marrow, including AA and MDS.(3)(4)(5)(6)
Underlying bone marrow dysfunction can complicate
course of PNH, contributing to anemia, a greater dependence on
transfusion support, an increased risk of infection and
Pivotal Phase III Trial Showed Promacta (eltrombopag olamine)
Raised Platelet Counts and Reduced Bleeding in Patients With
patients with hepatitis C infection from receiving interferon
therapy or lead to dose reductions or discontinuation of therapy,
surgical or dental procedures.(11,12)
GlaxoSmithKline -- one of the world's leading research-based
pharmaceutical and health...
Complicate in Medical Dictionary
...e people call "the stomach flu. ... The common causes of stomach ache are immoderate eating and drinking, emotional ... Abdominal pain may complicate
with stomach ache , and the two disorders can be ... Stomach pain has many varied causes and can be difficult to diagnose and treat. ... ...
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matters further, a racing heart and shortness of breath ... My Racing Heart based in Louisville, Kentucky is a non-profit organization ......
... Management of impacted teeth in the orthodontic practice is of paramount importance, as the existence of one (or more) impacted teeth may complicate
orthodontic ... Impacted wisdom teeth — Comprehensive overview covers description of wisdom teeth , complications and treatment o...
...: (H) hemolysis, (EL) ... HELLP Syndrome . Hydramnios (too much amniotic fluid) ... HELLP Syndrome can be one of those experiences that can complicate
pregnancy. ... If you have a HELLP Syndrome story please take a moment to share it with us. ... Edema may occur but its absence does not exclu...
Central sleep apnea
...inished or absent in ... Patients with central sleep apnea (CSA) fall into 2 categories. ... This type of central sleep apnea may also complicate
neuromuscular diseases (eg, ... ...
Complicate in Biological News
Scattered nature of Wisconsin's woodlands could complicate forests' response to climate change
MADISON - If a warmer Wisconsin climate causes some northern tree species to disappear in the future, it's easy to imagine that southern species will just expand their range northward as soon as the conditions suit them.
The reality, though, may not be nearly so simple. A model developed by Uni...
Results of national assessment of first responder location systems to be announced Aug. 3
...ile working in the extreme environment of a burning building or while responding to crimes such as hostage-takings. They will show how those realities complicate
the challenge of developing systems that can provide useful location, tracking, and physiological status information in real time to first responders ...
Researchers create freestanding nanoparticle films without fillers
...ng or mixed with molecules called chemical "cross-linkers" that act like glue to stick the nanoparticles together.
"Adding this extra material can complicate
the fabrication of nanoparticle films and make them more expensive. In addition, the added material, usually a polymer, can modify the physical proper...
Time series identify population responses to climate change
... species' range often seem to be more directly affected by climate than do populations near the southern edge, where biological interactions typically complicate
responses to climate change.
The time series approach described by Post and colleagues is intended to supplement simpler methods rather than replace ...
DNA repair mechanisms relocate in response to stress
...t, radiation and oxygen. Cells have an extensive set of repair enzymes that comb through DNA, continually excising and re-copying damaged segments. To complicate
matters, mitochondria (cells' miniature power plants) have their own DNA.
Working with Doetsch, Emory graduate students Lyra Griffiths and Dan Swar...
Female mammals follow their noses to the right mates
...are likely to be just as important in mammals, though they may not be as obvious to human observers.
The researchers point out several factors that complicate
the study of mammalian mate choice. One factor is the very nature of mammalian mating systems. Males compete fiercely with each other for access to fe...
AGU journal highlights -- March 12, 2009
...e revealed systematic compositional variations within skeletons that are much too large to be explained by anything but biological activity. Such data complicate
the use of corals as proxies for paleoenvironmental change and form a strong basis for fundamental questions about the dynamics of the skeletal format...
Study finds MRSA in Midwestern swine, workers
... of MRSA.
"Iowa ranks first in the nation in swine production," Smith said. "Transmission of MRSA on swine farms or in veterinary facilities could complicate
efforts to reduce MRSA transmission statewide and beyond."
The investigators recommended that future studies assess the risk of MRSA disease among ...
A fisheries catch-22
...ty needed to adapt and survive in the wild, and that the rate of loss of diversity can both vary across breeding programs and be species specific. To complicate
matters further, Fraser points out that that we simply do not know how captive-bred fish will perform once released back into the wild.
Aberrations in region of chromosome 1q21.1 associated with broad range of disorders in children
The authors recognize that the diversity of disorders and the lack of a distinct syndrome accompanying 1q21.1 rearrangements will complicate
genetic diagnosing and counseling. They suggest that clinicians caring for patients who have unexplained developmental abnormalities consider the iden...
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First Use in Coronary Patients of a Combined Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Ultrasound Imaging Catheter
...s a novel technique recently cleared by the FDA for the identification of lipid core plaques, the structures suspected to cause most heart attacks and complicate
Prof. Serruys stated that, "The composition of atherosclerotic plaques is important in assessing the likelihood that they wi...
Noninvasive Medical Technologies Helps Make Young Tennessee Woman's Wishes Come True
...ristin would complain to her
mother that she felt like she could not quench her intense thirst, despite
drinking an extraordinary amount of fluids. To complicate
matters, she had
lost the ability to recognize when her body was overhydrated and when it was
time to urinate. To treat Kristin, her doctors prescribe...
First 3-D processor runs at 1.4 Ghz on new architecture
... traffic from any point on any level to its destination on any other levelwhile simultaneously coordinating the traffic of millions of other drivers.
that by changing the two United States layers to something like China and India where the driving laws and roads are quite different, and the complexi...
University of Pennsylvania scientists move optical computing closer to reality
... devices in which achieving a small overall size is important.
Markel and Govyadinov's theory may prove useful in overcoming sizing obstacles that complicate
optics. Light cannot travel through an optical fiber if the fiber's diameter is smaller than a micron. A particle chain like the one proposed by Pen...
New technique measures ultrashort laser pulses at focus
...se the power of the laser, increasing the possibility of damaging the sample. Aberrations can also yield odd pulse and beam shapes at the focus, which complicate
the interpretation of the experiment or application.
Our system tells researchers what types of aberrations are present in instrumentation, which t...
Guided Surgery Technology Gaining Popularity in the Dental Implant Market
... Analyst at Millennium
Research Group. "Using guided surgery, implantologists can more carefully
identify anatomical structures that could potentially complicate
implant placement procedure. Accordingly, clinicians can better plan the
The US Markets for Dental Implants 2008 report is the ...
Michael Rosencrance deals with medical overload through human-centric IT
...at the Digital Healthcare Conference 2005 on the topic of electronic health records. With all of the new medical discoveries and treatments that can complicate
patient records, how can individual doctors master enough information to give the best care?
Its very difficult, says Michael Rosencrance.
Declaring independence from technology (sort of)
...watching the last of our sparklers fade, I felt pretty grumpy about technology. All this stuff that is supposed to make our lives easier just seems to complicate
matters. I decided that this week's column would be a Declaration of Independence from the tyranny of technology. Besides being a cheap device to deri...
Cities unsure about voter registration software
...ormation on voter deaths, and the Department of Corrections and the Department of Justice for information on the status of convicted felons.
matters, Wisconsin has no pre-existing structure for dealing electronically with the registration information of the 1,850 municipal and 72 county ele...
Flat panel displays
...s of emissions were required, the SPEX FLUOROLOG-τ steady-state and lifetime spectrofluorometer was chosen for this investigation. To further complicate
matters, the lifetime of the phosphor had to be obtained in a short period (three to five minutes) because of the rapidly changing character of the ma...
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Autofluorescence Eliminator Reagent from CHEMICON
Description:...ge, the autofluorescent pigment lipofuscin accumulates in the cytoplasm of many cell types, including neurons. The presence of lipofuscin granules can complicate
the use of fluorescence microscopy in the central nervous system because of its broad excitation and emission spectra, which overlaps with those of mo...