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Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects

...bo, a pill with inactive ingredients. In addition, all participants took only placebo for one week prior to randomization to medication or placebo. Using "cordance," a quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) imaging technique developed at UCLA, the research team found changes in brain function in the ...

Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability

...treatment plan encompassing the recommendations of all specialists "and resolving conflicts among special...ell." These patients account for more than half of all medical spending. "They endure higher rates of avoidable complications and hospitalizations," Hall s...

March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... the collapse of the biological systems upon which all we all depend. Ecological Change and the Future of the Human Species: Can Physicians Make a Difference B...

Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium

...lk Foundation and the eldest of Salk's three sons, all of whom received one of the earliest test vaccines; John Troan, former editor of the Pittsburgh Press, who as a medical reporter, closely followed the developments made in the Pitt lab; and polio survivor James Sarkett, whose strain of the virus, err...

Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo

...ill out on the long-term safety and outcome. As in all such studies, we will need to wait years to follow...ent in patients who received only chemotherapy. Of all 42 patients who had enrolled in the study, including the eight who continued to receive treatment af...

OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss

...ne edition of the journal Endocrinology . "We've all seen AIDS and cancer patients who lose their appetites and suffer from involuntary weight loss. They lose muscle mass and become very frail as their disease progresses -- this is what we refer to as cachexia," explains Daniel Marks, M.D., Ph.D., a me...

Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment

...n important predictor of treatment: married men in all three groups were much more likely than unmarried men to receive curative treatment over watchful waiting, and they were also more likely than their unmarried counterparts to receive prostatectomy compared with radiation. The authors summarize, "Th...

Uric acid and heart disease

... acid - 9,458 cases of CHD and 155,084 controls in all - answers the question of the role of uric acid in prediction of CHD. Using all studies, they show that there is a very small role for uric acid in the prediction of disease but in...

Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates

...l participation rates. While survival rates among all ages overall as well as among younger and older patients have shown vast improvements over the past 25 years, the same has not been shown for patients between 15-45 years, among whom survival has improved little over the same time period. Explanation...

Suppressing the cells that trigger cat allergy

... Asthma and allergy have become more frequent in all industrialized countries during recent decades, and there is much debate about exposure to pets in early life and later development of asthma and allergy. Some studies have suggested that keeping pets actually protects against later allergy - i.e., t...

Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine

...tion, Vt., and colleagues, systematically analyzed all 2002 non-research print ads for the 17 medical centers named to the U.S. News & World Report 2002 honor roll of "America's Best Hospitals." Of the 127 unique non-research-related print ads identified by the study, three promoted community events, two...

Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study

...l of "America's Best Hospitals." The researchers, all DMS faculty and members of the VA Outcomes Group i...ed each center's marketing department and obtained all non-research-related print advertisements distributed by the honor roll centers during 2002. They ...

Economist: Cuba's state-run baseball doesn't go to bat for players

...deal" standard deviation that would be expected if all teams were evenly matched and winning or losing was the equivalent of flipping a coin. Thus, a higher ratio shows greater imbalance wins are more concentrated in certain teams. And so while another study shows that Major League Baseball's balance sc...

Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing

...rsing offers a broad range of academic programs on all three Rutgers campuses. The college offers a master's program with unique practitioner specialties and the only doctoral (Ph.D) nursing degree in New Jersey....

Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests

...minogen activator inhibitor 1). These proteins are all manufactured by fat tissue and involved in atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty deposits in the linings of blood vessels. In addition, the scientists also looked at two "good" proteins, leptin, which regulates energy metabolism, and adiponectin, whi...

Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds

...health, physical health and school achievement are all interrelated," Juvonen said. Many children are re... Juvonen said. She advocates policies that target all forms of harassment as inappropriate. "It's unwise to expect kids to understand that they can't refe...

Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies

...he cat protein that triggers allergic reactions to all the blood cell cultures. "We measured more than 9...d then injected cat allergen into the windpipes of all the mice, including a control group that was not allergic to cats. GFD damped asthma-like and other ...

Hepatitis C and health-related quality of life

...fferences. A panel of experts convened to consider all the data focused on patient-reported vitality as m... caution, the vitality scale alone may not capture all the key aspects of HRQOL in HCV. Still, their findings offer a number of important revelations abou...

Hospital acquired infections present major problem for infants in developing countries

... in many areas, especially south Asia where 56% of all isolates were reported to be meticillin-resistant, is also of concern. Dr Zaidi comments: "Infections in neonates in hospitals have another, unrecognised detrimental effect on neonatal survival. When hospitals are seen as institutions where children...

Vaccine against childhood pneumonia shows promise

...coccus pneumoniae is responsible for up to half of all cases of severe childhood pneumonia in developing countries. It also causes serious bloodstream infections, meningitis, and otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear). Felicity Cutts (Medical Research Council, UK and WHO) and colleagues recruited...

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