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New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified

...hough impressive, it should be noted that the data apply solely to a small number of children with initially normal renal function who developed acute renal failure after cardiothoracic surgery in a single centre."...

US attempting to flout ethical practice for patient trials abroad

...reaty. For the first time, this attitude would now apply to research ethics. Dr Lurie concludes: "The Declaration of Helsinki is the standard-bearer for international research ethics and enjoys particular respect in the developing world. It would be tragic if the US tendency to arrogantly flout internation...

Protecting human subjects focus of national FDA conference at UH

...ects. Additional benefits include the ability to apply ethical principles and regulations to research inv...dies conducted by academia and the private sector, apply examples and definitions provided to complex and difficult research issues, and demonstrate knowledg...

Massive weight loss patients create mass appeal for body contouring procedures

...cedures as awareness grows and as plastic surgeons apply improved surgical techniques. Body contouring procedures include breast (76,000), buttock (3,500), lower body (9,000), thigh (8,000) and upper arm lifts (10,000). There were 43 times more lower body lifts and 30 times more upper arm lifts in 2004 ve...

Scientists replicate hepatitis C virus in laboratory

...s of virus replication," says Liang. "We can also apply this technique to develop model systems for other similar viruses." HCV is a small, enveloped, single-stranded RNA virus in the family Flaviviridae. HCV is a major cause of liver disease in the United States and the world. One in a series of hepati...

Diagnosis of prions in patients should utilize novel strategy, team says

...tous in brain tissue. Once this occurs, scientists apply fluorescently lit antibodies that react with residues of the relatively resistant abnormal prion protein (PrPSc), thereby highlighting it. The limitation of this technique is that scientists have since learned that there is a large part of the abnorm...

Allocating antiretrovirals

...n optimal equitable allocation strategy. They then apply this approach to a practical example--the equitable allocation of antiretrovirals to patients with HIV/AIDS in the South African province of KwaZuluNatal. Using data from a rollout plan for antiretrovirals designed by the South African government, th...

Hyperactive kids three times as likely to be removed from their families

...likely to influence the results, and are likely to apply to all hyperactive children seen by general paediatricians as well, say the authors. Family disruption/break-down might be avoided if the hyperactivity were recognised sooner and treated, they suggest. But an accompanying editorial says that the cut-...

USC dental researchers develop first test for predicting cavities in children

...rly, when something can be done about it. "When we apply this to young children, it allows us to predict what might be their future caries history - the number of cavities that they'll get by, say, their late twenties or early thirties," Denny said. The Caries Assessment and Risk Evaluation (CARE) test mea...

Brain activity of men and women during hostile or impulsive acts differs less on nicotine

...st one year. Thus, these brain metabolism findings apply to most smokers. Nicotine was administered by a patch. Potkin, who holds the Robert R. Sprague Chair in Brain Imaging, is director of the Brain Imaging Center, and Fallon is a professor of neurobiology and anatomy. David Keator, James Mbogori and Der...

Impact of scientific advances on drug studies and membrane research to be explored

How to apply scientific advances to drug research, particularly on the structure and function of cell membranes, is among the topics to be addressed during the De Lange Conference at Rice University in Houston March 7-9. Titled "Frontiers of Medicine: Society, ...

HIV patients may be at risk of heart problems when taking protease inhibitor drugs

...blems linked to their use. They urge physicians to apply this new finding by following their patients more closely over the long term, and by looking specifically for heart rhythm irregularities in vulnerable individuals. They encourage physicians to be especially thorough when performing medical exams, an...

Immediate access to antibiotics stems spread of sexually transmitted diseases

...ydia remain persistent problems despite efforts to apply standard health approaches." Baltimore, Md., has among the nation's highest numbers for STDs. Recent statistics from 2002 show that the city had the third highest incidence (new cases per year) for Chlamydia (at 6,267 cases, behind Detroit, Mich., ...

Overseas junior doctors warned to expect unemployment in the UK

...al clearing house to which international graduates apply before leaving their posts at home....

Mailman School of Public Health researchers develop infectious disease diagnostic tool

...ecise in identification, as well as the ability to apply current diagnostics to more than one pathogen at a time, thereby reducing the time needed for differential diagnosis. "We focused first on respiratory diseases because differential diagnosis is a common clinical problem with implications for outbre...

Tiny superconductors withstand stronger magnetic fields

...t theories developed for bulk superconductors also apply to molecular-scale superconductors. "Our experimen...e presence of a magnetic field. "Usually, when you apply a magnetic field to a superconductor, the field suppresses or even destroys the superconductivity," ...

Poverty in Northern Ireland

...evel do not receive mainstream funding and have to apply for funds annually. Many are going to the wall for lack of funds. Area based or individual/group distribution of resources. Does focusing on the former generate problems because poverty within the Catholic community is more concentrated than that w...

Stroke patients receive better care when hospitals 'get with the guidelines'

...es is particularly exciting because these measures apply to a broad range of patients. Their use will help prevent future strokes and cardiovascular events and are most effective when started in the hospital." The second study, led by Schwamm, examined clot-buster and early aspirin use in patients presen...

Association publishes blueprint to strengthen stroke care from prevention through recovery

...providers to determine what is working and seek to apply those findings across the region to improve each patient's experience, said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and chairman of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association committee that draf...

Cholesterol under-treated in high-risk women in managed care study

...We wanted to determine what opportunities exist to apply the 2004 American Heart Association guidelines for...men remains uncertain; however, the need to better apply the new guidelines and educate physicians and consumers is clear. "Because heart disease is at leas...

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