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Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety

...lations." The analysis would be done by computer, based on a mathematicalformula that would yield a percentage probability as to whether thespeaker was intoxicated. The only stumbling blocks could be recording quality and legalissues, such as a person's refusal to give two samples for comparison. "Now, ...

Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug

...earch Network (ACRN)Data Coordinating Center (DCC) based at Hershey's Center for Biostatistics.ACRN is funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The results of the study were reported in the article, "Comparisonof Regularly Scheduled with As-Needed Use of Albuterol in Mild Asthma,"in ...

Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?

...not made decisions on whether to use a stentor not based on how much money their hospitals make or lose, Peterson said.In part, that's because the costs of stenting have fluctuated as the devicesand the procedure have been perfected. But the primary reason is that moneywasn't such an issue in the past. "N...

It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack

...uke Clinical Research Institute. He said that, based on the new data, the Mid-Atlantic region was the most expensive region in treating heart attacks through one year of follow-up, and that the Mountain and Pacific states, where managed care was reputedly more widespread during the study period, rated ...

Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women

...sicians in the Brown University School of Medicine based at TheMiriam Hospital....

Drug And Radiation Treatment May Shrink Pancreatic And Gastric Tumors

...edicine in the Brown University Schoolof Medicine, based at The Miriam Hospital and at Rhode Island Hospital. "The new treatment can be used to shrink localized tumors," Safran said."The idea is to get an effective treatment for these local cancers beforesurgery is attempted. Once the tumors shrink, they...

Learning From Experience: New Pattern Recognition & Detection Helps Radiologists Analyze Digital Mammograms

...r other data that should be given closerattention, based on past observations. Furthermore, the system providesconfidence information related to the similarity between the imagerythat is being analyzed and the past data archived in the database. One of the advantages of GTRI's new approach is that as digi...

Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy

...he recombinant enzyme treatment.Enrollment will be based on strict FDA-approved clinical criteria. Chen, who will lead the clinical trial, anticipates that recombinantenzyme injected into infants will be taken up by their muscle cells andrestore normal glycogen levels. This treatment, known as an enzyme r...

Common Drug-Capsule Coating Not As Inert As Previously Thought

...ions. Its popularity as a surface coating has been based -- in part -- on thebelief that the material forms an inert, steric barrier that prevents proteinsand other biological materials from sticking to foreign or man-made materials. Recent work at the University of Illinois, however, has revealed that thi...

A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart

...ow that a person's perceived needs maysometimes be based upon their degree of illness, they suggest that determining apatient's or friend's prognosis may be as simple as asking, "Are you getting thesupport you need?"...

Affordable, Hand-Held Biosensor For Diagnostics

...e see a huge change." The new biosensor is based on work conducted during the past few yearsin Sailor's laboratory with porous silicon, small chips of silicon sculptedthrough a chemical etching process into a forest of tiny trees. When a one centimeter-square of this silicon forest is stretched out...

Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer

...y radiation." Dr. Feig estimated that based on results from multiple screening trials conducted around the world, annual mammography screening would reduce death due to breast cancer by at least 35 percent in women aged 40 to 49 compared to at least 24 percent when mammograms are g...

Targon And Duke Cancer Center Sign $3.75 Million Agreement To Produce Advanced Anti-Cancer Drugs

...ood and Drug Administration grants IND designation based on results of pre-clinical research findings; an IND designation permitscommencement of human clinical trials. As part of the agreement, Targon will be granted an option to license products and technology from directly funded programs. Addi...

American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report

...ys Fuster. Policy and clinical decisions cannot be based on one study, and physiciansstill must make individual judgments and weigh the risk and benefits. In a study published in Lancet last year by Fuster and other researchersinvolved in the Coumadin Aspirin Reinfarction Study, warfarin in a dose of 3mill...

Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer

...ucent. "Our impression of color is not only based on the reflection of light,but on the process that occurs when light enters the tooth it bounces andonly partially comes out. We found a way to measure only the light which exits.In the same way, we can precisely measure the pigmentation of the skin...

Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures

...he American Heart Association. The study, based on a population more representative of the UnitedS...om the NationalCenter for Health Statistics and is based on the Atherosclerotic Risk inCommunities study of the National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NH...

Survey Finds Acute Stroke Teams Gaining Prevalence

...rs. The National Acute Stroke Team Group, based in Belle Mead, N.J., todayannounced the results of its survey at the American Heart Association's 23rdInternational Joint Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation. Researchers examined acute stroke teams at 47 medical centers andacademi...

Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says

... in1996 reported a 31 percent reduction in stroke, based on the reports of studyinvestigators. The new stroke analysis presented at the American Heart Associationmeeting involved a far-more detailed examination of the CARE data. The recordsof any patient who might have suffered a stroke were exami...

SOA Study Says Social Security Financing Would Be Relatively Unaffected By Largest Expected Mortality Improvements, But Uncertainty Persists

...nadian officials created new mortality projections based on theexperts' 95th percentile of highest and lowest projections and starting from themortality figures for 1997. The new projected financial picture of the CanadaPension Plan (CPP) was very similar to that of existing projections. Officialsthen look...

Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy

... men and 90 percent in women between 1985and 2015, based solely on demographic trends rather than lifestyle changes. Deaths from cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attack and stroke, fellin Australia, Canada, France, the United States and Japan over the last severaldecades. "However, the emerge...

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