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Even mild depression increases long-term mortality in heart failure
...y correlated in heart failure patients, depression alone
predicts a significantly worse progrnosis after one year. Jiang is currently investigating whether the use of anti-depressant medication has an effect on the outcomes of depressed heart failure patients. Joining Jiang in the study were Duke colleague...
New treatment options for some difficult cancers improve survival and quality of life
...h in patients with cancers in the abdomen. Surgery alone
has proven to have limited effectiveness, as has radiation therapy and systemic chemotherapy. These new studies show that the combination of surgery and IPHC improves overall survival and quality of life in these selected patients. "Patients with p...
Mayo Clinic develops first genomic-based test to predict stroke from ruptured brain aneurysm
...astrophic disease, every year in the United States alone
there are potentially 30,000 people who could be affected by this." Background Biology Physicians and researchers have long been puzzled by the discrepancy between the large numbers of people with brain aneurysms -- 10 to 15 million people in the U...
Mayo Clinic study sets threshold for valve repair surgery
... when the risk of continuing to rely on medication alone
exceeded the risk of surgery. Now we have a threshold established through this large study, where continuing medical management carries a much higher risk and surgery can restore normal life expectancy." Dr. Sarano says the study has important implic...
Immersion in virtual world alleviates pain from injury
... pain score when the children received painkillers alone
was 4.1/10. It decreased to 1.3/10 when the children had played a game and been given painkillers. Because the sample size was so small the researchers analysed their results per child, and they found that all but one child lost at least 2 points on ...
Both inherited traits and tumor mutations affect response to treatment of leukemia
...ood cells at diagnosis. The polymorphisms in GSTM1 alone
or in combination with TYMS 3/3 independently increased the risk of relapse, regardless of these other risk factors for relapse, the researchers report. The researchers made their discovery in a study of genes in both normal and leukemic cells from ...
Older women can benefit from chemotherapy to treat breast cancer
should not prohibit the use of chemotherapy regimens in older women with breast cancer who are otherwise in good general health, according to a study in the March 2 issue of JAMA. "The incidence of breast cancer increases with increasing age, and a...
'Smart' immune cells kill more cancer
...loma patients to test the activated marrow T-cells alone
and in combination with a myeloma vaccine. "While T-cells from circulating blood traditionally are used in immunotherapy strategies because they are easy to obtain and grow, they often don't recognize the tumor," says Borrello. "In the case of myelo...
Marijuana ingredient may stall decline from Alzheimer's
...nd the platform. Rats treated with amyloid protein alone
did not learn how to find the platform. The resea...mune cells. Rats that received the control protein alone
or cannabinoid and a control protein did not show activation of microglia. Using cell cultures, the ...
Hormone therapy increases risk of urinary incontinence
...red a treatment for urinary incontinence--estrogen alone
or with progestin--has been found to increase the ...isting of oral estrogen plus progestin or estrogen alone
has long been used to treat postmenopausal women and, until recently, was credited with many benefit...
Assessing obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in snorers
...orted medical history and/or anatomical parameters alone
or in combination could be used to distinguish patients with OSAS from snoring patients," the authors write. "In our opinion, all patients seeking treatment for snoring should be screened overnight using a device measuring at least oxygen saturation ...
Study: Young adults can be motivated to eat fruits, veggies
...any people fall short of the more modest goal, let alone
the new standards. And with obesity quickly becoming one of the biggest health problems in America and elsewhere in the world, the question of how to change behavior becomes critical, she says. "People who don't eat many fruits and vegetables often ...
Folic acid recommendations have had little impact on birth defects
... flour is effective, the impact of recommendations alone
is not known. Researchers examined data from over ...rding folic acid were ascertained. Recommendations alone
did not seem to influence trends in neural tube defects, despite the proved effectiveness of folic a...
'EuroVacc 02' HIV vaccine trial begins in February 2005
...he sponsor, will evaluate the safety of DNA-HIV-C alone
and of the prime-boost regimen of DNA-HIV-C+NYVAC-...genicity of the prime-boost regimen to NYVAC-HIV-C alone
in healthy volunteers at low risk of acquiring HIV infection. The study will recruit 40 healthy volu...
Faster, less expensive test proven more effective in detecting bladder cancer
...e cautions, however, that NMP22 should not be used alone
to detect bladder cancer, but should be combined with bladder examination (cystoscopy) to provide an accurate diagnosis. "No single procedure is 100 percent sensitive, so a combination of procedures is recommended," Grossman says. The findings are se...
Study finds new designer drug is potent treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia
... to determine the optimal way of using it whether alone
or in combination with Gleevec or as a follow-up to Gleevec. Studies are also under way to learn whether AMN107 is effective against other diseases, such as gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), for which Gleevec has become a reliable treatment. "W...
Simple treatment could prevent many child malaria deaths
...orial. Although a single trial of this size cannot alone
be the basis for policy change, rectal artemisinins might be one safe and effective way to reduce the risk of children dying before reaching hospital. Providing effective antimalarial treatment close to home to reduce delay has the potential to save...
Sex hormone metabolite reduces stress, anxiety in female rats
...ctomized females were tested with allopregnanolone alone
it also reduced CRF-enahnced startle. In a final experiment, the scientists compared the effects on females that received progesterone with those that received medroxy-progesterone, an artificial progestin that binds to progesterone receptors but doe...
Calcium and vitamin D most effective for treatment of Crohn's-related bone loss
...e study shows that calcium and vitamin D treatment alone
can improve bone mineral density (BMD) in Crohn's ...osteroid therapy. "Calcium and vitamin D therapy alone
provide benefit to Crohn's patients who suffer from osteoporosis and osteopenia," said Richard Fedor...
Privacy rule cuts research recruitment by more than half
...d, adding that the University of Pittsburgh is not alone
in its more conservative interpretation of the HIPAA rule. "The post-HIPAA era brought an unwillingness on the part of the University of California system to continue its 16-year-long rapid cancer case reporting relationship with the California State...
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