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Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals

...have been hospital staples for years; however, the emergence of similar teams tohelp patients suffering from an equally deadly problem -- stroke -- is only anemerging phenomenon. It is also a trend that should have started years earlier, according toa Duke University Medical Center neurologist. ...

Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy

...Japan over the last severaldecades. "However, the emergence of the cardiovascular disease epidemic in thedeveloping countries during those same decades has received little attention,"says Reddy. People in developing countries die from cardiovascular disease at younger agesthan those in industrialized societi...

UCSF To Establish Formal Hospitalists Training Program

...y managed their care in non-teaching hospitals.The emergence of hospitalists is based on the idea that inpatient carespecialists will be better skilled, more efficient and more available tohospitalized patients than primary care physicians or residents. UCSF's hospitalist-track residents will receive special ...

Rigorous Evaluation Of "Hospitalist" Model Needed To Determine Impact Of This New Medical Specialty, According To UCSF Health Policy Researchers

...ly manage their care in non-teachinghospitals. The emergence of hospitalists is based on the idea that inpatient carespecialists will be better skilled, more efficient and more available tohospitalized patients than primary care physicians or residents. The hospitalist model, said Showstack, has generated con...

USC Historian Sifts World's Oldest Printed Medical Books For Clues To Riddle Of Gender

...n-- emerged as a separate medical discipline. This emergence was spurred, according to Furth, by the spread of printing tocreate books, so that procedures that had been transmitted directly from masterto disciple or by private manuscripts came to be widely circulated, and evensubjected to official standardizat...

UCSF-Harvard Team Reports Encouraging Results In Drug Study Of Mice With Cancer

...xperimental drugs. Second, there was a relentless emergence and progression ofnew spontaneous pancreatic tumors due to the characteristics of the model,wherein tumor development is set in motion by an oncogene in virtually all ofthe 500,000 pancreatic islet ß cells. "Our findings are encouraging about t...

Do Neurons Learn By Growing Thorns? Emergence Of Dendritic Spines Is Associated With Long-Term Synaptic Plasticity

... of functional synapticchanges goes along with the emergence of new spines. The most attractiveexplanation for this phenomenon is the formation of new synapses that appearwithin an hour after the initiating stimulus. Although more experiments on theprecise nature of these changes are necessary, the data provid...

WHO issues wake up call against microbial threats

...demicsmight soon disappear as drug resistance, the emergence of new diseases, andincreased travel make control efforts increasingly difficult. As a result of increasing drug-resistance, TB medicines are no longer effectivein up to 20 percent of patients in some parts of the world. Two leadinganti-malaria medic...

Hospitalists should work with patients' primary care physicians, according to UCSF researchers

... member in the UCSF programin medical ethics. The emergence of hospitalists is based on the idea that inpatient carespecialists will improve the quality of care, increase the efficiency of care,and be more available to hospitalized patients than primary care physicians,said Pantilat. Currently there are 3,00...

Unprotected anal sex increasing in San Francisco

...sult in terrible side effects, said Ekstrand. The emergence and spreadof resistant strains of HIV is also a danger. Although rates of new HIV infection in San Francisco have remained stable at twopercent a year among 18 to 29 year-old gay men, the researchers worry that anincrease in risky sexual behavior wil...

Harvard Med. School report warns of world health threat

...ct observation of each dose, will help prevent the emergence of more drug-resistance. But new drugs must be developed." The report will be presented at a meeting called by the Open Society Institute. The meeting will be attended by representatives of the US government, European, Canadian and Japanese goverm...

Oregon Health Sciences University researchers study benefits of treatments offered within hours of a stroke

...nt," said Clark. "This research accompanied by the emergence ofpromising new treatments, should help increase the chances that stroke patients undergo a completerecovery." The Oregon Stroke Center is recognized as a national leader in research and patient care. Thecenter is home to a mobile stroke team availa...

Chronic disease: the overlooked & understudied epidemic

...British and U.S. authors in this issue compare the emergence and current role of for-profit companies that sell programs to manage chronic disease. Although promised cost savings are typically the selling point for these services, it is important to know whether they also improve outcome and patient satisfacti...

Canada's leading arthritis investigators and practitioners meeting to discuss latest developments in arthritis research

...d a non-invasive alternative to arthroscopy - the emergence of new pharmacological developments that modify the disease rather than treat the symptoms - innovative strategies to repair cartilage defects associated with arthritis, using bioengineering techniques - the growing importance of arthritis patient re...

Weekly Taxol (paclitaxel) plus Paraplatin (carboplatin) is safe and effective in patients with advanced lung cancer

...ent. "Increasing the dose intensity may limit the emergence of malignant cell populations that are resistant to chemotherapy and may inhibit tumor regrowth between cycles," explained Dr. Belani. The study presented today enrolled 214 patients with previously untreated advanced and metastatic NSCLC to determ...

Noni plant may yield new drugs to fight tuberculosis

...s. Tuberculosis has resurfaced recently due to the emergence of drug-resistant strains, and is particularly pre...ulosis is increasing worldwide, due largely to the emergence of drug- resistant bacteria. In 1999, Hawaii had the highest rate of TB in the nation, according to ...

Most children with acute sinusitis recover without antibiotics

...oncern is that they are an important factor in the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria." The researchers studied 180 pediatric patients aged 1 to 18 whose sinus symptoms had persisted for 10 to 28 days. Once the patients were clinically diagnosed with acute sinusitis, they were assigned rand...

Data show new Alzheimer's drug offers hope for broad spectrum of dementia Reminyl shown to be effective in patients with 'mixed'or vascular dementia

...acing and agitation. In the study, Reminyl delayed emergence of these behavioural symptoms in patients receiving active treatment for the entire study period, and alleviated such disturbances in individuals who were switched to Reminyl after six months' of placebo. In the overall study, Reminyl was generally w...

'Bird brains' take heart-our feathered friends are no slouch at cognition

...nkeys, according to Pepperberg. "The simultaneous emergence of both vocal and physical combinatorial behavior was thought to be a purely primate trait, derived from primate brain area. The fact that we are finding this in animals so far removed from primates is exciting," Pepperberg said. Children begin to or...

Primate bushmeat : Populations exposed to simian immunodeficiency viruses

...l conditions that would be expected to support the emergence of new zoonotic infections. Studies have shown that several types of SIV could replicate in human lymphocytes, thus suggesting that a potential for human contamination exists, or even for an HIV-3 to appear. Recombination between newly introduced SI...

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