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Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications
... an honor and testament to the high caliber of the physicians
and researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine that we are among the select group of recipients of these vitally important grants," says Dr. Arthur H. Rubenstein, Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for th...
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...y Problems, Record Fewer on Bill Visits to family physicians
frequently involve the concurrent care of multiple...rom 572 patient encounters, researchers found that physicians
report managing an average of 3.05 problems per encounter but record only 2.82 in the chart and 1.97...
Does a time delay between prostate cancer diagnosis and start of radiation treatment matter?
...or delay, Andrews said, include the belief by many physicians
that all prostate cancer is slow-growing, consider... time delay is a real concern for the patient, and physicians
have limited data to guide them regarding the urgency of treatment. "The purpose of this study was t...
The PSA bounce Does it have clinical significance?
...ady rise in PSA can mean that cancer has recurred, physicians
often interpret a bounce as the possibility that t...Cancer Center and lead author of the study. "Some physicians
prescribe hormonal therapy in this situation, but hormones can have significant side effects for the...
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
...ost, handheld device could be used by primary care physicians
globally, including in the developing world, to ro...e fracture is one of the more difficult things for physicians
to determine. Currently, they must subjectively judge the rate at which temporary bone (the "callus...
Johns Hopkins team wins British biotech business plan competition
...to image the retina which would allow primary care physicians
to diagnose potentially blinding diseases before patients lose their sight. "Our team found the workshop and competition offered a fun platform to learn basic business planning and were very effective in conveying the challenges faced by modern en...
Delay in cutting the cord helps premature babies
...t 24 to 37 weeks) often have trouble breathing, so physicians
prefer moving them immediately to intensive care u... to think about the details of cord-clamping time, physicians
and midwives should familiarize themselves with the review's conclusions, Raju says. The Cochrane C...
Medical geneticists elected to Institute of Medicine
...ervice. Along with many others at NHGRI, these two physicians
have been at the forefront of efforts to translate the findings of the Human Genome Project into new strategies for improving human health. The IOM surely will benefit from their membership," said NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., who h...
Hormone therapy's effect on breast density is not the same for all women, Group Health study finds
...s to various risk factors may help women and their physicians
to better evaluate whether HT is the right choice for them." Aiello's study is the largest population-based study of its kind, using data from 46,436 women who had received more than 100,000 screening mammograms at Group Health Cooperative betwee...
Psychologist finds instance where 'two wrongs do make a right'
...ic Library of Science, a nonprofit organization of physicians
and scientists dedicated to widespread, free access to scientific and medical literature....
Stimulating nerve cells with laser precision
Biomedical engineers and physicians
at Vanderbilt University have brought the day when artificial limbs will be controlled directly by the brain considerably closer by discovering a method that uses laser light, rather than electricity, to stimulate and control nerve cells. The res...
Novartis receives European marketing authorization for Emselex(R)
...system and cardiovascular safety profile, offering physicians
a new choice for treating people with overactive bladder." Emselex is a once-daily M3 selective receptive antagonist (M3 SRA) oral treatment that works by selectively inhibiting the detrusor muscle that controls bladder contraction while sparing the ...
VYTORIN (TM) superior again to Lipitor at lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol
...ion and the absorption of cholesterol, provides to physicians
in the treatment of high LDL cholesterol." VYTORIN was approved by the FDA on July 23, 2004 for the treatment of high LDL cholesterol in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed hyperlipidemia as adjunctive th...
Gut microbes can open gates in fat cells
...to promote health." As a result of such research, physicians
may one day opt to make specific changes in the mixture of a person's gut microorganisms to improve heath or use the natural products that gut microbes manufacture as therapeutic agents. "With our research, we take a broad view of our genetic landsc...
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria increased after clindamycin use for common vaginal infection
...isions, however, remain the province of individual physicians
and patients, Dr. Hillier added. In addition to Drs. Beigi and Hillier, other study authors include Michele Austin, B.S.; Leslie Meyn, M.S.; and Marijane Krohn, Ph.D., all of the University of Pittsburgh. The study was funded by an unrestricted gran...
ORNL project earns top honor from Southeast tech transfer group
...-252 neutron source for cancer therapy will enable physicians
to insert a tiny radiation source through a catheter, delivering high-intensity neutron radiation directly to a tumor site with more impact than existing technology. Isotron, of Norcross, Ga., funded the research through a cooperative research and de...
UNC Lineberger researchers identify molecular markers of aging
...wing the molecular age of a tissue may also enable physicians
to select the "youngest" most viable tissues and organs for transplantation, to predict how well a patient will heal after surgery and, by being able to characterize the regenerative ability of a patient's bone marrow, predict future toxicity of chem...
Link between immune protein and longer survival in melanoma patients identified
... against melanoma. In the past, Mullins explained, physicians
have delivered vaccines that can get lost in the circulatory system. But, researchers can now target vaccines to certain lymph nodes in the body that they know will generate T cells with the appropriate chemokine receptor like CXCR3- a 'homing' featu...
NJIT stem cell researcher to receive research award from biomedical group
...s wide open and has the potential to influence how physicians
treat patients with severely damaged or diseased tissues."...
National Eye Institute funds search for genetic key to corneal disease
...ies -- and perhaps help with diagnosis."Interested physicians
may call 713-704-1839 for further information. Corneal dystrophies are relatively rare, but studying them will provide insight into genetic disease mechanisms. "They offer a unique opportunity to look at disease mechanisms in a tissue that is simple...
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