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Alcohol use during pregnancy leads to greater risk of extreme preterm delivery

...ould be more susceptible later." Given that the patient population was 92 percent African American, added Sokol, the results will need to be confirmed elsewhere, using similar methodology. "The baseline risk for preterm delivery is higher among African Americans than whites in the United states," he said...

Resistance genes in our food supply

...tant Staphylococcus aureus infection in a hospital patient can cost thousands of dollars more to treat. In some cases, such as the new extensively resistant tuberculosis, antibiotics are no longer effective, forcing doctors to take extreme measures like removing an infected lung. The problem is not just c...

Flaws in colonoscopies may increase risk of colon cancer

...e level of technical competency that will minimize patient complications when undergoing colonoscopy," said S...safety and efficacy of colonoscopy in a vulnerable patient group." Dr. Patel will present this study on Wednesday, May 23, at 8:00 a.m. in Hall E. Process...

Stem cells may look malignant, not act it

...the cancer was coming from was it really from the patient or could it have been from the donor bone marrow t...e transplanted in the patient?" Cogle said. Each patient received infusions of bone marrow cells from a brother or an unrelated male donor. That enabled phys...

Sleep apnea increases risk of diabetes and hypertension in pregnant women

...ssure, which delivers air through a mask while the patient sleeps, keeping the airway open. The researchers analyzed data from all pregnancies associated with sleep apnea, gestational diabetes (women who developed diabetes during pregnancy) and pregnancy-induced high blood pressure nationwide in 2003. Out o...

A close-up on pancreatic disease: How do we improve the odds?

...graphic features for malignancy (30 patients), one patient had a malignant tumor. "Decision-making on the m...ve pancreatic cancer specimens and correlated with patient overall survival. The team found that higher pancreatic cancer ErbB3 levels correlated with impr...

Computer model maps efficient inoculation of hospital staff in pandemic outbreak

...oculate their own staff with minimal disruption to patient care. The study by the Division of Outcomes and ...t-times as long as an hour -- time spent away from patient care. "Just having everyone line up at the start or end of the day would require a lot of nurses to ...

ANA 2007 Quadrennial Policy Conference

...ence is to develop guidance dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of care during a crisis. Nu... forced to make difficult decisions with regard to patient care. Nurses and other conference attendees will have a significant voice in shaping the policies th...

Study of unexplained respiratory infections leads researchers to new virus

... coding of that material. They found signs in one patient of a virus with limited similarity to polyoma viru...eviously have been named after the initials of the patient in whom they were first discovered. Given enhanced patient privacy measures such as the United State...

ISN's Nexus Hypertension-Kidney debate

...ure directions and concrete solutions in research, patient treatment and care - the ultimate step toward addressing real day to day clinical challenges. These sessions will tackle: Guyton's Concept in 2007, Salt-Regulation Effectors, and New Methods and Directions....

Drylands are not the same as badlands

...uick results. "What managers need to do is be more patient and not try to understand a system based on short-term dynamics," Reynolds said. It argues that some slowly changing but key variables -- such as soil fertility -- have thresholds that, when crossed, can push systems into "a new state or condition,...

FDG-PET imaging clearly predicts lung cancer patients' response to chemotherapy

... therapeutic response has the potential to improve patient care by identifying those patients who do not bene... are enrolled with the intention of applying it in patient management, said Nahmias. He added, I am forever grateful to all the patients who came back week aft...

WHO data confirms low level of resistance to Tamiflu

... treatment dose (75 mg twice daily) was given to a patient already exhibiting clinical symptoms, thus under-dosing the patient and increasing the risk of resistance.3 Once the twice daily treatment dose was provided, the patien...

InfoSNM highlights advances in computer, information sciences for molecular imaging

...include the development of a PET/CT database of patient information and scanning parameters; clinical trial data collection and image analysis using hand-held technology; a tumor metrics measurement and tracking system; using simulation to research ideas in emission tomography; dementia evaluation us...

Study to probe how healthy younger adults make use of genetic tests

...study. The participants are being selected through patient lists from Health Alliance Plan, the largest manag...developments about the tested genes. To protect patient privacy, test results obtained during the Multiplex study will not automatically become a part of pa...

J&JPRD discovery may lead to new treatments for chronic sensitivity, pain caused by cold

...the development of innovative medicines to relieve patient suffering," said Christopher Flores, Ph.D., Biolog...get may be better for easing the chronic pain of a patient with advanced osteoarthritis. We are committed to the discovery and development of new medicines to...

Gene malfunctions cause schizophrenia, depression symptoms in mice

...t provide clues to effective medications for these patient groups. Indeed, these mice could represent a model system to explore novel treatment and preventative strategies for certain symptoms of major mental illness," they wrote. "We have shown that two independent missense mutations in mouse Disc1 elicit...

Researcher receives $1.8M AIDS-related grant

...discovered in 1971 and named for the initials of a patient who died of progressive multifocal leukoencephalop...-circuit. Aggressive and incurable, PML can kill a patient just a few months after the onset of symptoms. The brain-wasting disease can occur even in patients ...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...mpromised in each case. Unlike other subjects, the patient with the best-preserved Vc had a normal threshold for cold sensation. Heat pain thresholds were unaffected, revealing subnuclear modality specificity within the thalamus....

Data presented at ISHLT meeting confirm RNA analysis can identify rejection in lung transplant recip

...ility of molecular testing in post-transplant lung patient management. Fourteen centers from five countries and two continents are participating in this study to investigate the utility of gene expression testing for management of lung transplant recipients. Several thousand samples have been collected in...

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