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Surgical Experience Improves Thyroidectomy Outcome

...e hospital charges. Death wasnot considered as an outcome because it is rare following thyroidectomy. To assess the role of surgical experience in patient results,investigators grouped the surgeons into three categories according to the numberof thyroidectomies performed over the six-year study per...

UCSF Team Identifies Two Key Molecules In Asthma; Important Finding For New Therapies That Treat Disease At Cell Level

...pulate these molecules at the outset to change the outcome of thedisease," said David B. Corry, MD, an assistant professor of medicine with theUCSF Lung Biology Center at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center. Corry is senior investigator of the study, which is reported in thecurrent issue ...

Wistar Institute Professor Named First Koprowski Professor

...troyinfected and cancerous cells and influence the outcome of adaptive immunity. In1989, his laboratory discovered IL-12, which is produced within a few hours ofinfection. IL-12 activates NK cells and plays a key role in regulating humanresistance and the immune response to various infections, including HI...

Gene Variant May Hasten Silent Strokes, Debilitating Stroke Or Alzheimer's

...E-4, therefore, mayincrease ones chances of a poor outcome following any brain injury." Scientists studied 414 men participating in the National Heart, Lung,and Blood Institutes Twin Study. Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) to determine the study participants who had silent strokes, a...

Aluminum Wastes Could Soon Be Converted To Commercial Use

...both theUniversity and industry to ensure that the outcome is technically, economically,and environmentally sound and applicable to industry needs. Several MichiganTech departments will be involved, along with industry representatives fromAlcan, IMCO Recycling, Marport Smelting, TIMCO, Master Builders Inc., ...

New Drug Shown Effective Against Vancomycin-Resistant Bacteria

...ons for patients who develop these infections. The outcome in patientsinfected with this bacteria is generally poor due to a lack of effectiveantibiotics, said Gary A. Noskin, M.D., an infectious disease specialist whoheaded the study at Northwestern. Noskin, an associate professor of medicine, and his colle...

Genetic, Familial Factors Influence ADHD, Not Necessarily Sex Of Child

...ing high blood pressure as an example, in terms of outcome or risk, adiastolic blood pressure reading of 90, where physicians usually prescribemedication, is not significantly different than a pressure of 88. At some point,however, a physician has to decide who to treat. Ninety is the usually acceptedguideli...

Study Suggests Vaccine Increases Survival In Ovarian And Breast Cancer Patients Following High-Dose Chemotherapy And Autologous Stem Cell Transplant

...nated patients was retrospectively compared to the outcome ofpatients not vaccinated. Investigators found that the chance of death was more than 2 times greater amongpatients in the control group compared to patients vaccinated with THERATOPEOvaccine. The chance of relapse was approximately 1.7 times greate...

Center For Future Health Aims To Bring High-Tech, Low-Cost Health Care To The Home

...n. "Whatis his temperature?" "Has he vomited?" The outcome might be: "The last fourtimes your son had these symptoms, it turned out to be nothing. Let him sleepthrough the night, then check his symptoms again in the morning." A communication aid equipped with artificial-intelligence software thatrecognizes ...

Dinosaur fossils reveal evolution's big picture, says Paul Sereno

...rld essentially by accident-not as the inevitable outcome of natural selection. Of course, dinosaurs didn't disappear completely. Some evolved into birds, andthe stages of this transformation are recorded in the fossil record. Accordingto Sereno, recent discoveries have been particularly useful in sheddin...

Maternal nutrition does not affect size of babies in industrialised countries

(Influence of maternal nutrition on outcome of pregnancy: prospective cohort study) Concern over the impact of maternal nutrition on the health of an infant has been premature, say researchers in this week's BMJ. Fiona Mathews and colleagues from the University of Oxford report that materna...

Genome tools pass big test in fruit flies

...ograms worked better thanothers, but the important outcome is that people will be able to take theseresults and improve their software," said Rubin. "We will have a better set ofcomputational tools as a result."...

Major grant to aid McGill University professor's efforts to improve school science teaching

... 80,000 students," he explained. "The anticipated outcome is an improvementof K-12 teaching that will excite students about learning science." In addition to leading the new, highly ambitious project, Professor Alters serves as Director of arecently created McGill centre dedicated to evolution education re...

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia play major role in genetic milestone - first full sequencing of a human chromosome

...ing a physical map of chromosome 22. That map, one outcome of a five-year, $10 million federalgrant, established the locations of genes and other DNA markers along the chromosome. It laid afoundation for today's far more detailed findings: the specific order of the nucleotides, the fourchemical units that ma...

Video review comes to the operating room: Videotaping surgeries offers opportunities to improve outcomes

...that videotaping also can help doctors improve the outcome of prostate surgeries and possibly others. "To the best of my knowledge, the use of videotaping to improve outcomes has not been done before in any surgical field," says Patrick Walsh, M.D., director of the Brady Urological Institute and lead auth...

Side effects of prostate cancer surgery far less when performed by specialist

...fects of radical prostatectomy are minimal and the outcome is quite good." In the early 1980s, Walsh discovered that the nerves that run to the corpora cavernosa, the spongy, erectile bodies in the penis, sit outside the capsule of the prostate. This led Walsh to develop nerve-sparing radical prostatecto...

UF research suggests widely used models may under predict pollution

...rban regions use air quality models to predict the outcome of pollution control efforts such as requiring vehicle inspections or providing special lanes for carpooling, said Roger Atkinson, a professor in the departments of environmental sciences and chemistry and director of the Air Pollution Research Cente...

Licensing procedure for genetically modified organisms turns out to be fallible

...d party is therefore in aposition to influence the outcome of the approval procedure by deciding that certaininformation is irrelevant to the risk assessment. The explanatory notes accompanying the questions on the current (Dutch) applicationform show that the governments decision whether or not to grant a ...

Test provides accurate, noninvasive method to determine fetal lung development, UF researchers find

...station and tests indicate mature fetal lungs, the outcome of both mother and baby will be improved with immediate delivery rather than waiting for labor," Edwards said. "With this more active management, infections are less likely for both mother and baby, hospitalization is shorter for the mother and the n...

Three Americans win top international prizes for science and medicine

...through the insulin receptor system. The important outcome of Professor Kenyon's research is that aging is now amenable to the possibility of hormone-based, therapeutic intervention. Professor Kenyon, born in Chicago, Illinois, holds the Herbert Boyer Distinguished Professorship of Biochemistry and Biophysic...

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