News tagged with randomized trial

Encouraging early results for redesigned Sapien valve

The new Sapien XT aortic valve showed a non-significantly lower rate of death and strokes at 30 days than the original model, and both valves demonstrated notably better short-term outcomes than seen with the Sapien system ...

Mar 11, 2013
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Colon cancer screening doubles with new e-health record use

Researchers used electronic health records to identify Group Health patients who weren't screened regularly for cancer of the colon and rectum—and to encourage them to be screened. This centralized, automated approach doubled ...

Mar 04, 2013
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'Where you're treated matters' in terms of cancer survival

A study of older patients with advanced head and neck cancers has found that where they were treated significantly influenced their survival. The study, led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and published ...

Mar 01, 2013
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Prenatal DHA reduces early preterm birth, low birth weight

(Medical Xpress)—University of Kansas researchers have found that the infants of mothers who were given 600 milligrams of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA during pregnancy weighed more at birth and were less likely to be very ...

Feb 25, 2013
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Is there a link between coffee drinking and mortality?

(Medical Xpress)—A large study of nearly half a million older adults followed for about 12 years revealed a clear trend: as coffee drinking increased, the risk of death decreased. Study author Neal Freedman, PhD, MPH, National ...

Feb 19, 2013
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