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Crystal Structure Of gp120 Reveals HIV In Action

... philosophy of "know the enemy" has guided basic research. Specifically, investigators havesought a viral Achilles heel by dissecting the precise molecular choreographythat unfolds as HIV penetrates the linchpin-like T cells of the immune system.Now, an unprecedented peek at that process -- ...

Physicians Slow To Adopt Newer Drugs For Atrial Fibrillation

...y be too low. "Physician's practices appear to be guided more by tradition than by the latestscience," says Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, of the MGH Institute for Health Policyand General Medicine Division, who led the study. "We think our study pointsout the need for better treatment guidelines and physicia...

For High-Volume Chest Pain Centers, Aggressive Use Of Nuclear Imaging Technology Saves Money, Shortens Hospital Says

...,054; for those who underwent the perfusionimaging guided care, the cost was $4,620. In terms of total leng...s spent 3.8 days in the hospital;perfusion imaging guided patients spent 1.4 days in hospital. Eisenstein pointed out that this strategy is not approp...

Radically New Type Of Surgery Tested On First Patient

...er. Sitting at the computer console, Dacey guided the small magnet to thetumor. As the magnet moved ...netic Surgery Backgrounder How is the small magnet guided through the brain? The MSS generates a magnetic field whose contours are determined by the strengtho...

Knife-Less Brain 'Surgery' Offers New Treatment Options

...is brain. Through this tube, Pearse Morris, M.D., guided the equipment to open Swestyn's artery. First, he inflated small balloons in the artery to crush the blockage. Then, he inserted a metal, scaffold-like device called a stent to help keep the artery open. Morris, a specialist in an emerging field...

OSU Medical Center uses robotic heart surgery technique

...led surgical instruments guided by a surgeon at a computer keyboard. The surgery was successful and the 48-year-old patient from Columbus is in good condition following the heart bypass procedure. ...

Doppler ultrasound can reduce hospital stays

... Specifically, those patients whose treatment was guided by Dopplerultrasound left the hospital in five days, compared to seven days forconventionally treated patients. These patients also started eating solid food-- a key indicator of recovery -- in three days, compared to five days. Once patient...

UI study shows classification system for evaluating childhood hip disease may be unreliable

...memorize the Stulberg system and because they were guided by rating sheets, they probably were more knowledgeable about the system than the average orthopaedic surgeon is." Although Weinstein questions the reliability of the current Stulberg system, he noted that it should not be entirely discounted. "You d...

Chronic disease: the overlooked & understudied epidemic

... should be the primary manager of chronic disease, guided and coached by a doctor or other practitioner to devise the best therapeutic regimen. 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 promise...

Hypnosis reduces surgical pain and time, improves safety

...atients in the self-hypnotic relaxation group were guided through deep breathing exercises and imagery of their choice to help them focus on a safe and pleasant experience. Patients controlled their experience. At any time, they could focus on the surgery and ask the doctor questions about what was happenin...

More nurses need better training to care for older Americans, according to director of new UCSF center

... University of Pennsylvania. The UCSF Center is guided by advisory committee members Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, chair of the UCSF department of physiological nursing; Caroll Estes, PhD, professor in the UCSF Institute for Health and Aging; Dorothy Rice, ScD, professor in the UCSF Institute for Healt...

Bridging the language barrier

... illiterate patients, who will be verbally guided to the correct symbol on the computer screen. Charles M. Clark Jr., M.D., professor of medicine and pharmacology at the IU School of Medicine and director of the DRTC, said the project is ideal for diabetic patients....

Nutrition education with a food label focus helps diabetics over 65 meet treatment goals

...iples they learned. Participants were also offered guided activities throughout the program to strengthen their knowledge and skills. At each group session, participants set a weekly goal and reward to help reinforce behavior changes. They were also encouraged to monitor and record their dietary intake an...

Yale-designed protocol addresses problems that are often overlooked in the elderly

...on and hearing loss and driving safety issues. The guided care protocol provides a standard approach for eva...rove the evaluation of these problems, such as the guided geriatric care protocol, are urgently needed." The 13 targeted issues covered by the quality improve...

Colic in infants linked to inability to digest apple juice, but not white grape juice

... a babys diet, my advice is that parents should be guided by scientific research when they select a juice for their baby, and the research clearly points towards white grape juice as the best choice, particularly if their babies have had colic."...

Pregnancy prevention programmes are ineffective

...y prevention programmes for young people should be guided by further research that examines: social determinants of unintended pregnancy among young people characteristics of countries with low pregnancy rates in young people characteristics of effective programmes to prevent high risk behaviours in young ...

CWRU/University Hospitals of Cleveland researchers investigate new cancer treatment

... needle electrode is inserted through the skin and guided into a tumor by an imaging method such as computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An electric current is then introduced through the electrode to elevate the tissue temperature to 80-90 °C to destroy the tumors. Radiofrequen...

Self-taught stress management techniques most effective in relieving stress of chemotherapy

...cluded progressive muscle relaxation training with guided imagery, systematic desensitization, and biofeedback. An audiotape was made of the training session for patients to use when practicing these techniques on their own. Still another group of patients, after receiving the initial evaluation with the...

University of Washington developing AI caretakers for Alzheimer's sufferers

... prompt when needed." It's a recollection that has guided Kautz in initiating a research effort at the UW to explore ways in which computer science can compensate for diminished mental capacity. The Assisted Cognition Project is a collaborative effort by the UW, Intel Computers and Elite Care, a private co...

Changing Life, Challenging Cancer conference

...ological therapies such as relaxation, massage and guided imagery." Other issues to be addressed include: "Cancer Survivorship: Looking Beyond Cure" -- Julia Rowland, Ph.D. Director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at the National Cancer Institute. "Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conven...

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