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Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
...b-specialty care required by the patients." It is especially
important for AIDS patients because such patientsusually have complex problems that are most effectively managed by experiencedphysician specialists, Bartlett adds. "Because of our expertise in AIDS care, we are confident we can provide care that is ...
Duke Study Uses Tiny Temperature Changes To Probe Water-Exclusion At Protein Binding Sites
...binding site might arrange its atoms suchthat it's especially
hydrophobic, much more so than you might have gues... "Certainly if you could find some motifs that are especially
hydrophobic,to the extent that you could incorporate them into the structure of a candidatedrug shou...
UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
...reatments or services. This information is especially
useful for individuals with special health-care needs who need to choose from competing health plans, Silberman said. Now, for example, lots of plans say they will cover services if they consider the services medically necessary, but they...
Researchers Gain Insights Into Drugs Used For Manic-Depression
...ften occurred by using a combination of bothdrugs, especially
in patients who have a form of the disease that recursfrequently. "Lithium can be very effective but it can cause gastrointestinaland kidney problems, weight gain and grogginess, making many people want tostop using it. At higher levels the ...
The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?
...sues and the consequences of risky behavior. It is especially
hard, she notes, for a parent to talk to a child of the opposite sex. She believes that if Americans want their children to learn safe and positive sexual behavior, parents have to teach these things just as they should tell their children about the ...
3D Ultrasound Gives Better View Of Brain's Arteries
...ad researcher, reliability andreproducibility were especially
valuable because patients in the study underwentmore than one imaging examination. While techniques like cerebral angiography remain the diagnostic goldstandard, ultrasound is being applied in ways that were only dreams a few yearsago. ...
Intralase Will Develop Laser Systems For Eye Surgery
...the U-M's many strengths as a research university, especially
its capacity to integrate new technology with basic research and turn it into a life-enhancing medical intervention ," said Marvin G. Parnes, U-M assistant vice president for research. "Combining U-M intellectual property with complementary patents...
Mammography Messages Need To Be Tailored For Older Women
... who are65 years of age or older. Yet older women, especially
minorities,get the fewest mammograms. A new study at Washington UniversitySchool of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that doctors may helpturn this trend around by addressing women's fears of findinga lump and other barriers to being tested. "Telling ...
Medicare Approves UM Medical Center For Lung Transplants
..."The designation enables us to help more patients, especially
those wholive in the Baltimore-Washington area who otherwise would have to travel severalhours away from home for their transplant," says John V. Conte, M.D., directorof heart-lung transplant surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. ...
Organ Rejection Drug Also Shows Promise For The Treatment Of Kidney Disease
...essor of medicine. "MMF showsconsiderablepromise, especially
for patients who are having problems with steroids. It waswell-toleratedwith no evidence of serious toxicity, and patients taken off steroids did notrelapse while takingMMF." Physicians evaluated treatment responses in eight patients with vari...
Diuretics And Beta-Blockers Are Best Drugs To Combat High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
...c, the staff recorded items ofclinical importance, especially
blood pressure and medication data. Somepatients were taking no antihypertensive drug, while others were taking one or more drugs from the list of common agents: diuretics, beta-blockers, ACEinhibitors, calcium channel blockers or sympatholytic agen...
Drug Is First In Decade To Show Promise Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder
...r to the placebo in itsability to reduce symptoms, especially
feelings of worry, tension and being onedge. Both doses of venlafaxine XR -- 75 mg and 150 mg -- were more effectivethan the placebo. Nausea was the most commonly reported side effect. Buspirone,however, was not more effective than the placebo, a...
Prospects For Surviving Heart Attack Emergency Improve When Clot-Busting Drugs
Are Combined With Balloon Pump Inserted In Aorta
... Chou notes, "Many hospitals in the United States, especially
inrural areas, do not offer angioplasties as an option. On a nationwidebasis, the use of the intra-aortic balloon pump in combination withclot-busting drugs at these hospitals has the potential to save thousandsof lives each year." The pump ...
"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region
...bothtypes of resources in tandem. The results were especially
interesting forMaryland, a state with an already well-developed trauma system. Holding in place the nine trauma centers of the existing system, approximatelythe same percent coverage as the existing system - 70.3% - potentially could beachieved withi...
Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms
...d for more extensive public education aboutstroke, especially
in the most vulnerable population of the very old...., weakness, or paralysis of the face, arm, or leg, especially
on one side of the body; sudden confusion or trouble talking or understanding speech; sudden trouble...
Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke
... newer agents also carry risks,primarily bleeding, especially
in the area of the brain where the strokeoccurred. In the TOAST trial, patients receiving the LMW heparinoid had ahigher rate of bleeding than did patients who received conventional treatmentalone. The NINDS, one of the National Institutes of Health...
Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows
... like the Mountain and Pacific regions, which have especially
lean health services systems, it is possible and e...bundant new jobs for relatively unskilled workers, especially
important for minority women. If that income declines and there is no apparent substitute, major por...
Extreme Fatigue Increases Risk Of Blood Clot Formation
...tect patients at risk for impending heart attacks, especially
among individuals who already have a high-risk profile for heart disease....
Teen Marijuana Use Is Fueled By Change In Attitudes
...ation about therisks and consequences of drug use, especially
when it is presented in arealistic and credible fashion. "The implication," Bachman concludes, "is that prevention efforts should includerealistic information about the risks and consequences of marijuana use andshould present this kind of informatio...
Educational Intervention Can Reduce Sexual Behaviors Known To Transmit HIV
...igher among racial andethnic minority populations, especially
African Americas, who represented 41percent of new...Heterosexual transmission of HIV is risingrapidly, especially
among ethnic minority women. In addition to Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, the sites...
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