Tag: "pediatric" at medical news
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...rch. Duke hasan adult AIDS clinical trial group, a pediatric
clinical trial group, anda National Cooperative Vaccine Development Groups (NCVDG) grant to testnovel AIDS preventive vaccines. Duke is also home to the Central ImmunologyLaboratory (CIL), the only NIH-funded laboratory that assesses the successof fe...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...s... "Thus, the bimodal pattern of progression in pediatric
AIDS may largely be explained by differences in the potential of (certain) HIV strains (with particular affinity to the thymus and which can cross the placenta during gestation) to cause early thymic disruption... "In addition to their pathogenetic i...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
...en worldwide. As of December 1996, 7,629 cases of pediatric
AIDS have been reported in the U.S.; of these children, 4,406 have died. AIDS is currently the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. for children between one and fourteen years of age; in New York State, it is the leading cause of death for Afr...
X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers
...alchanges than adults, said Jon Williams, chief of pediatric
radiology atShands. Because children's ce...the same X-ray, fluoroscopy or CTmachines used for pediatric
patients at Shands. Tiny detectors implanted atplaces marked with felt-tip marker labels such as "li...
Extreme Prematurity Brings Two-Fold Increase In Risk Of Repeating A Grade, Needing Special Education
...ents also brought their children to the hospital's pediatric
development center for evaluation. After excluding children with major neurological impairments, such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation, blindness and/or deafness, the children born extremely premature were found to be at more than two time...
Black Teen-Agers With Severe Asthma Are Three Times More Likely Than White Teens To Be Steroid Resistant
...ntrol of their asthma," said Joseph Spahn, M.D., a pediatric
allergist anddirector of the Immunopharmacology Lab at National Jewish. Other recent epidemiological studies have shown that blacks with asthma aresicker and have a higher mortality rate than whites with asthma.Doctors at National Jewish now are tryi...
Study Shows Efavirenz Promising In Treating Pediatric HIV Infection: Leads To Approval Of New Drug For Testing HIV-Infected Children
...of an interim analysis of the first pediatric
study of efavirenz, a new non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) that can be taken once daily. The purpose of the study, known as PACTG 382, is to determine the safety, dosin...
Liver Rejection Can Be Managed Long-Term In Children Switched To Tacrolimus
...E. Starzl Transplantation Instituteand director of pediatric
transplantation at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh,will report Sunday, Nov. 8. Patient and graft survival six years after beingconverted to tacrolimus was 91 and 87 percent, respectively, for those withacute rejection. But for children with chron...
Changing Drug Delivery For Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Increases Effectiveness, Lowers Costs
...fer from rheumatoid arthritis. Ostrov is a pediatric
and adult rheumatologist at the Milton S. HersheyMedical Center in Hershey, Pa. She and her colleagues at Hershey, State Collegeand the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., hope to eventually work witha larger group of patients to confirm these...
Cedars-Sinai Surgeons Present TeleSurgery
...s equipment," said Dr.Fontana, attending adult and pediatric
cardiothoracic surgeon at Cedars-Sinaiand assistant professor of surgery at UCLA. The custom-made, hand-crafted tools can make a big difference in surgicaloutcomes. "I think what's unique about this is that in most places in thecountry, kids end up ...
Now Is Time To Design Brain-Saving Drugs Specifically For Children, UCSF Neurologist Says
... is upside down, says Donna Ferriero, MD, chief of pediatric
neurologyat Lucile Packard Children's Health Services at UCSF. New drug therapiestypically are designed for adults and tested on them. Studies to find out if thedrug can be used for children usually are limited to finding the right,scaled-down child-...
A Trip To The Dentist Could Cause Symptoms In Asthmatic Kids
...-author of the study and professor and chair of pediatric
dentistry at Ohio State University. Asthma... James Preisch, clinical assistant professor of pediatric
dentistry at Ohio State and Childrens Hospital; Stephen Wilson, associate professor of pedi...
Intensive Program Can Help Premature Babies Learn At the Start
...heir cognitive, motor, and linguistic skills, plus pediatric
follow-up andsocial support services. Their perfo...ematurely and with low weight who received onlythe pediatric
care and social support services, but still ran below achievementlevels of those born with normal we...
Visual Environment Can Affect Even Healthy Eyes --- Nature Works With Nuture For Good Vision
..., a vision research scientist and Dr. Fernandes, a pediatric
ophthalmologist, use monkeys as models for conditions affecting the visual system in children. Their findings suggest that infants should have their eyes checked in the first year of life so that a problem in one eye can be detected early and preve...
Duke Doctors Can Now Cure Most Babies Born With Fatal Immune Disease
...id Dr. RebeccaBuckley, chief of Duke's division of pediatric
allergy and immunology. Giving them a bone... "This once-fatal disease should be seen as a pediatric
emergency thatrequires immediate diagnosis and treatment because now there is a proven therapythat c...
Young Patients Get State-Of-The-Art "TLC" In Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's New Pediatric Emergency Facility
...or renovation effort and a progressive approach to pediatric
emergency carehas resulted in some special service...The difference is apparent assoon as you enter the pediatric
waiting room, where all but the most criticallyill or injured youngsters (and their families) wait t...
Early Dental Exams For Children Can Avert Problems Posed By Bottled Water And "Bottle Caries"
...l problems, according to DenisWeintraub, D.D.S., a pediatric
dentist, orthodontist and dental anesthesiologistw...n't necessarily mean brushing," hedescribed. "Most pediatric
dentists are cautious about children's use oftoothpaste, which has a relatively high fluoride conten...
Pediatric Tip Sheet
...l problems,according to Denis Weintraub, D.D.S., a pediatric
dentist, orthodontist anddental anesthesiologist w...jor renovation effort and a progressiveapproach to pediatric
emergency care has resulted in special services andsurroundings for the nearly 9,000 children treate...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Prenatal Program Pushes the Frontiers of Diagnosis From the Second Trimester Into the First
...with abnormalities, the medical center also offers pediatric
geneticistsfor follow-up. In addition to its involvement in the study comparing early amniocentesis toCVS, Cedars-Sinai's prenatal program is the Los Angeles area's training site foran NIH-funded study looking at a noninvasive Down syndrome screening...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Physicians Perform First Known Pediatric Laser Surgery For Farsightedness
...er ophthalmologist specializingin the treatment of pediatric
patients, performed the operation on Feb. 11. Hewas assisted by James Salz, M.D., an ophthalmologist who specializes in lasersurgery. The patient, Kiley Bedwell, has from birth battled an unusual condition in whichthe vision in one eye is normal but ...
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