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Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
...g testosterone-replacement therapy report that the primary
male sex hormone may affect some learning skills, including improving visual and perceptual abilities. The findings may provide additional insight into testosterone's role in the brain. "This is an interesting, early finding and it highlights the imp...
New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
...tients when used in a second line setting -- after primary
treatment has failed," said Dr. Saltz who is the lead investigator of the study. "But we also need to know more about the usefulness of CPT-11 when used for first line treatment, either alone, or in combination with standard chemotherapy," he added....
Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants
...al Center. "Since uncontrolled rejection remains a primary
cause of organ loss, this is a significant advance for our patients," he added. Although about half of kidney transplant patients will experience at least one episode of rejection, a temporary boost in their medications-increased doses of corticoster...
Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
...cesand the procedure have been perfected. But the primary
reason is that moneywasn't such an issue in the past. "Now, with the onset of managed careand diminishing reimbursement from all payers, hospitals need to be verycost conscious." In looking at medical records, Peterson found out that the extra cost...
Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
...r capitation programs, we use AIDS specialists as primary
care providersand coordinators for all sub-special...zations in Maryland.Moore Options will provide all primary
and specialty care required by thepatients, such as diagnostic services, inpatient and emergency car...
Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women
...se from prison, HIV-positive women frequently lack primary
medicaland gynecological care, substance abuse treatment and psychological and socialsupport. The Brown University AIDS program, with the Rhode Island departmentsof health and corrections, designed the prison release program. It relies on aseven-memb...
Childhood Sex Abuse Impacts Adult Relationships
...and responsive relationships with their mothers or primary
caregivers during childhood. "In other words, our ...ationship in childhood with their mothers or other primary
caregivers have some protection against the long-term negative effects that sexual abuse has on othe...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
... "The mortality rate for the group that received primary
TMR was3.0 percent, while the rate for those who crossed over from the medicalgroup was 40.0 percent," Lowe said. "For this reason, TMR shouldbe offered only to patients before their disease progresses to unstableangina." It is expected that t...
TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests
...e INH develop 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 th...
Condemnation May Be Driving Circumcised Women From Health Care
...shes original articleson research and education in primary
care. Dr. Carol R. Horowitz may be contacted at (212) 241-6868...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...f 90 animal studies on serotonin neurotoxicity and primary
pulmonary hypertension from fenfluramine and its c...hat fenfluramines increase the risk for developing primary
pulmonary hypertension, a rare, but incurable and life threatening illness. The researchers advise ...
Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy
...egradescellular stores of glycogen into glucose, a primary
energy source. Patientssuffering from Pompe disease lack sufficient enzyme for that chemical conversion.As a result, glycogen accumulates and destroys skeletal, heart, and lungmuscles. Pompe disease is rare, affecting approximately one child out of ...
Antioxidant-Enhancing Drug Partly Rescues Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
...or health problem in industrializedsocieties, is a primary
research focus of UB's Center for Hearing and Deafness,which Henderson co-directs with fellow scientist Richard J. Salvi, Ph.D. The new study, conducted by Henderson and colleagues Sandra McFadden,Ph.D., and Bo-Hua Hu, Ph.D., along with Ri...
Jefferson Researcher Finds New Digital X-Ray Technology May Cut Costs And Improve Patient Care
...day, Dec. 1. Dr. Shaber, who has been the primary
investigator of the technology, said the images...he results can quickly be communicated to their primary
care physician, often while the patient is in the doctors office, Dr. Shaber said. ...
Mammography Messages Need To Be Tailored For Older Women
...first step shouldbe to find out why." Skinner was primary
investigator in a study of 253 women livingin two high-rise complexes in urban St. Louis. A 1995 phone surveyof these women, who were 65 years of age or older, explored theerroneous beliefs, fears and practical issues that deter womenfrom getting mam...
Chemists Closing In On Commercial Potential Of Alkanes
...s. The simplest and most abundant is methane, the primary
constituent ofnatural gas. Chemists have long coveted the use of alkanes as environmentallybenign feedstock for clean-burning fuels and a host of petrochemicals, includingplastics, solvents, synthetic fibers, and pharmaceutical drugs. The problem h...
Cost, Use Of Health Services Is Not Affected By Physician Compensation: A StudyOf Washington State Medical Groups/Managed Care Organizations
...her by productivity or by salary, the way in which primary
care physiciansare compensated in medical groups d...e study. "It's been thought that paying individual primary
health-carephysicians on a fee-for-service basis would drive up the amount and costs ofmedical servi...
Radio Frequencies Used To Kill Inoperable Liver Tumors At Penn's Cancer Center
... radio frequency sound waves to destroy inoperable primary
and metastatic liver tumors. The powerful procedure -- called radio frequency ablation -- is available exclusively in the Delaware Valley region at Penn's Cancer Center... and available at only a few select hospitals across the nation. This ...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
... School and Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the primary
author ofthe study, published in the April 1 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Bennett said that most neurologists and cardiologists who prescribeticlopidine are generally unaware of this side effect, which is described as"having a r...
"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region
...he theory and practice of operations research. Its primary
purpose isto stimulate and promote contacts between those interested in operationsresearch. CORS members are employed across Canada in various industries,government, and academia....
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