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Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...ll alert physicians as soon as a patient becomesat risk
so that they will be able to intervene in "the golden 20 minutes"when drug therapy can be most effective. Penn State's ARL, a Navy-oriented facility, was chosen to lead the PredictiveDiagnostics Team because of its success in transferring military ...
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
...gest that estrogen replacement therapy reduces the risk
of heart disease and osteoporosis in women after m...whether estrogen replacement therapy increases the risk
of breast cancer. Hopkins scientists also are investigating whether estrogen has a role in brain fun...
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
... living alone and in the inner-city are at highest risk
for heat stroke, as are persons who are infirm or shut-in, the authors say. Conventional practices like opening shelters or giving fans to poor citizens during heat waves are "not enough," they say. "Unfortunately, the most well-intentioned effor...
Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants
...rses of standard antirejection therapies-increased risk
for infections or for a form of lymphoma associated with these drugs-are excessive. Tacrolimus, however, reversed rejection in 75 percent of patients with repeated or uncontrollable rejection. It halted kidney damage in another 11 percent. Only 11 pe...
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...led to respond to conventional therapy and were at risk
of dying. Carbon-dioxide levels improved in all patients while on PLV and lung functioning improved in 11 infants. Seven of the 13 critically ill infants survived. Of those who died, three succumbed to their acute lung disease, and one from ...
Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
... (DOT), cures more people sooner and decreases the risk
of developing TB germs resistant to treatment, says Richard E. Chaisson, M.D., associate professor of medicine. The researchers found that using DOT throughout the United States would save $25 million compared with conventional therapy, save 240 addi...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
... a way to single out those HIV+ infants at highest risk
for the rapid and aggressive development of AIDS means that doctors may now target these babies for early, powerful therapies, report Emory University researchers in this week's New England Journal of Medicine . Infants who test positive for HIV ca...
Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother
...infant attachment between premature infants ofless risk
and normal infants. The researchers observed infant-mother interaction in homes and in a laboratory.All of the infants had spent an average of three months in intensive careat the University of Michigan Hospital and had survived without seriousphysi...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
... had been taking the medication, the greater their risk
of developing this serious condition. In an artic...even though d-fenfluramine has an increased health risk
associated with it, the risks associated with obesity are far greater. They argue that these risks ...
Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
...in Moore Options.Hopkins will assume the financial risk
for care that exceeds the amount perperson paid by the state Medicaid program. Moore Options is named for the Moore Clinic at Johns Hopkins, anoutpatient infectious disease treatment facility, which was named in honor ofJoseph Earle Moore, M.D. Moor...
Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women
...ance-abuse treatment to HIV-negative women at high risk
of contracting thevirus. He and Flanigan run a program that helps children of incarcerated womenand substance abusers attend parochial or private schools. Vigilante andFlanigan are physicians in the Brown University School of Medicine based at TheMi...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...increased circulating CD4+ T cellcounts, decreased risk
of opportunistic infections and decreasedshort-term mortality. However, ACTG 315 is the first studyto probe the immunologic consequences of such therapy. This becamepossible last spring after the recompetition for ACTG fundingincluded an award to e...
Study Shows Gum Disease Increases Risk Of Future Heart Disease
...ANDO, FLA. -- Persons with gum disease are at high risk
of developing heart disease in the future, particu...es, showed that periodontal disease was a stronger risk
factor in this population than other conditions traditionally associated with heart disease risk, in...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
... a powerful tool for detecting patients who are at risk
but don't know it." Of the 550,000 people who...schemic attacks, or mini-strokes, many had several risk
factors for atherosclerosis. Interviews with patients who had carotid calcifications determined tha...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
...that it is now possible to dramatically reduce the risk
of HIV transmission to the infants born to these women....
Antimicrobial "Bug Spray" Found In Human Lung Cells
...ersen speculates that cells in other areas at high risk
for infection, such as the eyes, the gut or the mouth, may secrete similar germ-fighting compounds. Their results were published recently in the journal FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies) Letters. The other study author was ...
TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests
HIV-infected patients at high risk
for tuberculosis (TB) but without confirmedTB infe...c isoniazid (INH) significantly reduces TB disease risk
in personsknown to be co-infected with HIV and TB. The tuberculin skin test, which involves injectin...
"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty
...ts of ReoPro™ are greatest in the highest risk
patients with acute heart attack or medically u...er or not ReoPro™ should be used in lower risk
patient populations." Dr. Fischman suggests that further investigation is necessary to ...
New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography
...onse that may form blood clots, leavingpatients at risk
of stroke not only during the procedure but for several hoursafterward. And, said Hirsch, "the risk
is exponential depending on their age andtheir history of stroke." Hirsch and other studied ...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
... concern that people who take fenfluramines are at risk
for a host of problems," said McCann, chief of anx...ble for someone who is morbidly obese and hence at risk
for serious health problems, but not for a person who just wants to lose a few pounds for cosmetic r...
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