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Study finds race and ethnicity affect use of hospice services among patients with advanced cancer

BOSTON -- Race and ethnicity appear to have an effect on whether a patient with terminal cancer uses hospice care services, according to a study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Published in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Societ...

USC study finds sex, age and ethnicity assciated with colorectal cancer survival

Chicago, Ill.--The interaction of sex, age and ethnicity has a significant impact on overall survival in metastatic colorectal cancer (MCRC) patients, a study led by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) and USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center suggests. While age and e...

New Study Shows Facial Plastic Surgery Helps African American's Perserve Ethnicity

In a landmark paper just published in the prestigious Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, an innovative technique in African American rhinoplasty proves to preserve ethnicity and increase self esteem. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 18, 2008 -- In a ground-breaking study invo...

Women's Awareness of Cancer Risk Linked to Race, Ethnicity

Study finds these factors influence how likely they are to undergo screenings TUESDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Racial and ethnic variations in how women perceive their cancer risk may influence how likely they are to get screened for cancer, particularly colon cancer, says a Univ...

Study Links Tooth Decay and Gum Infections to Ethnicity and Country of Origin

A New York University College of Dentistry research team has found that immigrants’ ethnicity and country of origin predispose them to caries (tooth decay) and periodontal (gum) disease.// The team leader, Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Dir...

Death Wishes Influenced By Ethnicity and Racial Background

A new study published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society says that the dying wishes of people are based on their ethnicity and racial backgrounds. // The study found that Arab Americans did not want to spend their last days at a nursing home, while African Americ...

New DeKaye Article Identifies 'Hierarchy of Greed' in Healthcare Fraud

...itate generating false claims. He also describes how these schemes operate as they move from one geographic area to another to avoid being detected. ethnicity and barriers to employment entry are also presented as contributing factors to this type of greed. The entry of organized crime into healthcare is por...

Understanding the process of homosexual identity formation among Asian and Pacific Islander youth

... ethnic identity. Still others sublimate their sexual identify and appear asexual until they are able to synthesize an identity that incorporates both ethnicity and sexuality. The researchers developed an API sexual minority model that simultaneously explores sexual development and cultural identity devel...

Lupus Foundation of America Accepting Letters of Intent for Research Grants on Adult Stem Cell Research and Health-Related Quality of Life in Pediatric Lupus

...quality of life, determination of risk factors, development and testing of clinical interventions, and studying the impact of age, gender, race and or ethnicity on the various aspects of quality of life in pediatric lupus. Both grants have the potential for second year funding. Full applications are due...

New Report Just Published: World Hepatitis C Virus And Therapeutics Market Report

...Sexual Contact, Transfusions, Occupation - Related Exposure, and Others and Unknown (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42 HCV Infection - ethnicity II-43 Table 17: HCV Prevalence in the US (1999-2002): Prevalence Rate by Age and Race (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43 African-A...
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AHRQ-Funded Study Finds Lower Risk of Death and Heart Attack in Patients With Drug-Coated Stent Implants Compared to Those With Bare Metal Stents

... patients who suffered strokes or major bleeding (about 3 percent and 3.5 percent, respectively). The results were not affected by age, gender, race, ethnicity or other factors. According to AHRQ's Art Sedrakyan, M.D., Ph.D., a co-author of the study, the better outcomes found for patients with drug-elu...

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Survey: Americans With Memory Concerns Fall Short of Talking to Doctors

...rcent had an appointment within the last six months. Failure to report memory symptoms to the respondent's physician was independent of gender, age, ethnicity or educational background. In addition, 21 percent said they kept the concerns entirely to themselves. Those who shared their complaints did so with...

BioNumerik Pharmaceuticals Observes Evidence of a Survival Increase in Lung Cancer Patients Participating in Tavocept(TM) Clinical Trial

...rved in both the U.S. and Japan Tavocept trials appears to involve the novel pharmacological mechanisms of Tavocept, which appear to be insensitive to ethnicity or region. In addition, both trials showed a reduction in chemotherapy-induced toxicities in the Tavocept group with no dose limiting toxicity observe...

Azor(TM) Reduces Blood Pressure in Difficult to Treat Special Populations

...y patient populations.(11)(12)(13) Of the 1,940 patients who entered the eight week pivotal study, 1,459 were non-Black and 481 were Black. Further, ethnicity was asked separately from race: 245 patients were Hispanic/Latino. All subgroups were matched for baseline BP of 164/102 mm Hg. AZOR 10/40 mg demonstr...

Major Deficiencies in Design; Funding of Clinical Trials Affects Future of Scientific Innovation

...ated to date show that more than 90 percent of the observed genetic variations occur within rather than between groups. This underscores the fact that ethnicity -- which incorporates multiple variables including genetics, economic, social, dietary, religious, and linguistic background -- has biomedical consequ...

New MIRCERA(R) Data Analyses to be Featured at the American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting

...ng agents (ESAs). P. Barany et al. (SU-PO795. November 4: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST. Exhibit Hall, Moscone Center) -- Diabetes status and ethnicity do not alter efficacy of C.E.R.A. in patients with chronic kidney disease: analysis of 3 phase III trials. T. Golper et al. (SU-PO1019. Novemb...

Karmanos Physician-Scientists Examine Racial Disparities in Patients with Gynecologic Cancer

...f 150 Caucasian and African American patients using a number of known molecular markers. The tumors' expression of these markers was compared based on ethnicity and tumor type (Type I = endometrioid carcinomas, hormone-related tumors and Type II = non-endometrioid carcinomas, non-hormone related tumors which a...
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Healthy People 2010

... eliminate health disparities. The campaign identifies 6 major factors that contribute to disparities in the health of Americans. gender race or ethnicity education or income disability geographic location sexual orientation [1] ^ Health People 2010, 2nd ed. Sources ...
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Genetic variant predicts antipsychotic response for schizophrenia patients by ethnicity

Philadelphia, PA, January 8, 2008 Schizophrenia is a developmental disorder with a large genetic component contributing to increased risk. Available antipsychotic medications treat some of the symptoms of schizophrenia, but are typically effective in only a subset of patients. Unfortunately, it...

Scots and Irish at greater risk of drink-related death, study shows

...e study, said: "Deaths from alcohol-related conditions, liver disease and liver cancer are increasing in the UK, but little is known about the role of ethnicity or country of birth. Some ethnic groups appear to be setting an example for the population as a whole with very low rates of liver disease, almost ce...

Genome Medicine: Bridging the gap between research and clinical practice

...scuss the practical and ethical challenges of using information relating to ethnicity and ancestry in medical research and warn 'Given the potential for misinter...ions', noting that 'such rigor is often absent in the reporting of race and ethnicity in the biomedical literature'. All disciplines of medical research are l...

Children's gardening programs grow environmental stewards

... impact on their environmental outlook as involvement in formal school-based programs. Results from the study also found that there were gender and ethnicity differences among children, with girls and Caucasians appearing to benefit more from the gardening curriculum. Researchers suggested that future resea...

Highlights from the February 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... One-Year after Diagnosis of Coronary Heart Disease The Relationship among Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Dietary Patterns, Alcohol Consumption and ethnicity among Women Aged 50 Years and Greater Characteristics of the Dietary Patterns Tested in the Omniheart Trial to Prevent Heart Disease (Omniheart):...

Gene variation may elevate risk of liver tumor in patients with cirrhosis

...vels in cirrhotic patients, to see if elevated levels will correlate with a greater risk of developing HCC, and look at factors such as diet, drugs or ethnicity that may modulate EGF levels, Tanabe says. I think this is a terrific opportunity to see if targeting a specific pathway will prevent HCC in this gro...

Genetic ancestral testing cannot deliver on its promise, study warns

...nefits; patients asking doctors to take ancestry tests into consideration when making medical decisions; and skewed census data due to people changing ethnicity on government forms. Moreover, many Americans are emotionally invested in finding an ancestral homeland, and thus vulnerable to a test that can pro...

Low vitamin D linked to higher risk of hip fracture

...n indicator of vitamin D status, in the bloodstream were measured for these patients and compared with those of a control group matched for age, race, ethnicity and the date of relevant blood work. As vitamin D concentrations decreased, the risk of hip fractures climbed. The risk of hip fractures was 77 per...

Low vitamin D during pregnancy linked to pre-eclampsia

...iated Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI). Data showed this increase risk persisted even after adjusting for other known risk factors such as race, ethnicity and pre-pregnancy body weight. Also troubling was the fact that many of the women reported taking prenatal vitamins, which typically contain 200 to 40...

Breakthrough developments in rheumatoid arthritis reported

...tain the database and make it available to scientists. The data will not include personal identifiers but scientists will have information on age and ethnicity to best match their groups to study. ...
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New Data Reveal Ethnicity May Play Role in Weight Loss Decisions

NEW ORLEANS and PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new analysis of a landmark weight loss survey suggests that Hispanics and African Americans are more likely than whites to use unproven dietary supplements for weight loss. The data, presented today at the 2007 Annual Scientific M...

New Report Just Published: World Prostate Cancer Therapeutics Market Report

...8 Table 17: Prostate Cancer Incidence/Mortality Rate by Race & ethnicity in US, 1999-2003 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29 Prevent...8 Table 34: Prostate Cancer Incidence/Mortality Rate by Race & ethnicity in US, 1999-2003 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9 Clinica...

Study Finds Broadband Access Key to Empowerment of Minority Communities

...benefits of broadband usage. This national effort will continue in cities across the country to ensure that all Americans -- regardless of their race, ethnicity or income -- are empowered to join the digital revolution. About The Alliance for Digital Equality-Founded in 2007, The Alliance for Digital Equalit...

Misperceptions About Smoking Cessation Aids May Hinder Smokers From Using Effective Treatment for Quitting

...kers currently understand about their risks of smoking, effects of nicotine and smoking cessation treatments. The data was weighted to adjust for age, ethnicity and gender using estimates from the 2006 National Health Interview Survey. The "average" respondent in the survey was 48 years of age and started smok...

FDA Approves Diovan(R) for Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children

...tries around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.pharma.us.novartis.com . (1) Sorof J, Lai D, Turner J, et al. Overweight, ethnicity and the prevalence of hypertension in school-aged children. Pediatrics 2004;113:475-482. (2) Ford ES, et al. Trends in Risk Factors for Car...

Huge cyber-tsunami developing in Asia

...ting Western products. There is an undercurrent of pride seriously influencing the markets in Asia, a rise in a subculture based on embracing local ethnicity and nationalistic values. Western branding practices when marketing pushed gaudily packaged, overpriced Western-style products and services were mostl...

CPM contributes marketing program to Michigan hospital

...ssages, each of the 108,000 postcards sent out was converted with CPM's printing technology. Messages and photos were customized around the gender and ethnicity of the recipient, building off 20 variations in the server. ...
Ethnicity in Biological Definition

Diabetes mellitus

...metimes occasionally thereafter. Earlier screening is recommended for those with risk factors such as obesity , family history of diabetes, high risk ethnicity (Hispanic [Latin American], American Indian, African American, Pacific Island, and South Asian ancestry). Many medical conditions are associated w...
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