Quantcast

Latest Mark Eckman Stories

2013-04-24 18:58:21

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found that targeted screening for populations with a higher estimated prevalence for hepatitis C may be cost-effective. These findings, published in the April 24, 2013, online edition of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, indicate that targeted screening for chronic hepatitis C virus infection is cost-effective when the prevalence of hepatitis C in a population exceeds 0.84 percent (84/10,000). The study further demonstrates how a...

2010-12-09 19:58:14

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati and Massachusetts General Hospital have found that warfarin, a known anticoagulation (blood-thinning) drug, may not be as beneficial to some patients with atrial fibrillation as previously thought. These findings were published online this week ahead of print in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Warfarin is commonly prescribed to prevent blood clotting, particularly for patients with atrial fibrillation"”a type of...

2009-01-20 10:07:10

New analyses led by the University of Cincinnati (UC) show that genetic testing used to guide initial dosing of the blood-thinner warfarin may not be cost-effective for typical patients with atrial fibrillation but may be for patients at higher risk for major bleeding. This study is being published in the Jan. 20, 2009, edition of Annals of Internal Medicine. Warfarin is commonly prescribed to prevent blood clotting, particularly for patients with atrial fibrillation"”a type of abnormal...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'