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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University researchers and physicians
are set to launcha multi-pronged attack against HI...gnesi has assembled a team of basic scientists and physicians
fromacross the medical center campus to treat volunteer patients. The four-year grant is kn...
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...identification of bone failure precursorsto enable physicians
to identify when patients need more aggressive tre...l," Hall says.The constant surveillance will alert physicians
as soon as a patient becomesat risk so that they will be able to intervene in "the golden 20 minutes...
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
...nd Journal of Medicine, Emory University emergency physicians
comment on lessons learned from the Chicago heat wave of 1995. "Although heat stroke is amenable to medical treatment, control can be best achieved by applying the principles of public health," say authors Arthur Kellermann, M.D., and Knox Todd, M.D...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
...cotics for the management of pain." Grossman says physicians
in India seem eager to offer patients the polymer,...w drug delivery system is also appealing to Indian physicians
because it reduces concerns about illegal sales of these drugs. Following the successful completion ...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...n 7 million Americans with mildasthma -- and their physicians
-- about the safety and effectiveness ofinhaled beta-agonists, according to NHLBI director Claude Lenfant, M.D.Patients with only occasional asthma symptoms need not take medication regularly,he said. "Since more than half of the asthma patients in ...
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
...unicating results, because it's so much easier for physicians
toconceptualize the anatomy with the extended field of view provided by thissystem." Yongmin Kim's research group received seed funding for the projectfrom the Washington Technology Center, a state-funded technology-developmentagency that supports r...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...ource utilization," said Eisenstein. Hospitals and physicians
in these states offered a moderate use of aggressive procedures, and the shortest length of stay in the hospital (7.6 days, compared to 11.2 days in the Mid-Atlantic). The detailed cost data used in the analysis came from a random sample of the 22...
Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women
...hial or private schools. Vigilante andFlanigan are physicians
in the Brown University School of Medicine based at TheMiriam Hospital....
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...ederman concludes. "Our findings also suggest that physicians
should becautious about backing off from OI prophylaxis once it is indicated,despite early increases in CD4 counts." In the three-month analysis, Dr. Lederman's group found that the increase in CD4+ T cells couldbe attributed to both more memory cell...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...the oral cavity," she added. "Dentists are really physicians
of the head and neck areas; that is their training. We are responsible for everything on a panoramic dental film, not just the teeth." . Carter and her colleagues are currently setting up two studies to determine the sensitivity and specificity o...
MRI-Guided Cancer Surgery
...e malignancy while avoiding healthy tissue. As the physicians
work, they can actually see the tumor die. Hines' previous surgeries had sidelined him for weeks at a time. After repeated trips to the operating room, doctors said there was nothing more they could do. For the experimental procedure, he res...
New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds
...ndthe Division of Experimental Therapeutics, where physicians
aretrained to design and interpret studies of potential newtreatments to neurodegenerative diseases....
TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests
... hepatitis. The CPCRA is a network of primary care physicians
and nurses who work with NIAIDstaff to design and conduct community-based clinical trials in patients with HIVdisease and AIDS. NIAID currently funds 15 CPCRA units in 14 cities throughoutthe United States. NIAID is a component of the National Insti...
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
...benefits thataccompany breastfeeding, according to physicians
and scientists. Although thereare times when formula is preferable to breastfeeding -- such as when the motheris HIV-positive but the child is not -- such cases are rare, they say. In thegreat majority of situations, mothers should be strongly encour...
Condemnation May Be Driving Circumcised Women From Health Care
are right to condemn the practice of femalecircumc... The guidelines include sample questions American physicians
should usewhen examining female patients. "Blanket condemnation by health workers will not ...
3D Ultrasound Gives Better View Of Brain's Arteries
...e imaging procedures such as cerebral angiography, physicians
who useultrasound can wheel a scanner bedside and obtain 3D images of the brain'sarteries. Abnormalities measured on 3D reconstructions of ultrasound images aremore reliable and easier to reproduce than on two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound,rese...
New Test May Improve Treatment Of Kidney Disease
...ht treatment is often a frustrating experience for physicians
andtheir patients. Now, research at Johns Hop...erefore, theyconcluded that such testsmight assist physicians
in developing a treatment strategy for their individualpatients. Further work in this area by t...
Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.
...ited medical resources. The article asserts that physicians
have a responsibility to inform patients of the limitations and risks of screening tests---and to refuse to order tests that would violate their medical and ethical judgment. Physicians can counsel patients about the lack of scientific evidence rega...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...ded in the estimate is thecost of care provided by physicians
and other professionals, hospital andnursing home services, medications, and home health and other medical durables.Also included is lost productivity resulting from the number of people who areill or have died as a result of heart disease and stroke...
Physicians' Opinions Influenced By Drug Industry
... "This study emphasizes why it is important for physicians
to clearlydisclose their financial relationships with manufacturers to ensure that readersand journalists can determine for themselves if there is any potential bias inan author's position," says Detsky. "Editors of journals also need to be morespeci...
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