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Penn researchers add more evidence to demonstrate role of COX inhibitors in heart-disease risk

...y, the researchers used a conventional statistical approach called meta-analysis to combine the findings of two trials to obtain a stronger estimate of the risk of heart attack plus stroke than is possible from looking at either trial alone. Their analysis suggests that the COX-2 inhibitor Bextra elevated the...

Mayo Clinic recommends broadening treatment to battle recurrence of endometrial cancer

...he new target-based therapeutic approach." The new approach for treatment would be based on the inclusion of risk factors identified in previous studies and categorization of patients according to their risks for different patterns of recurrence, such as in the lungs, abdomen or lymph nodes. In doing this, ph...

Authors warn of inaccuracies concerning use of race in health & social science research

...nic identity for race or racial group, saying this approach would "consider such factors as values, customs, a...rther, he suggests that the appropriate scientific approach to studying race differences is to give environmental and geneticexplanations equal prior weights. ...

New insight into link between homocysteine and stroke

... trials to examine the efficacy and safety of this approach are still awaited. Aroon Hingorani (University College London, UK) and colleagues used an approach known as Mendelian randomisation to overcome some of the problems of confounding factors seen in obs...

More efficient ways of managing patient flow may benefit Los Angeles County/USC hospital

...w chart of hospital operations. "The engineering approach makes this study unique," said David Altman, assis...ns for care when they leave," she said. "A systems approach to the problem is really like a new way of thinking about things." For instance, there might be a be...

New treatment guidelines for pregnant women with asthma

...r the healthy development of the fetus. A stepwise approach to asthma care similar to that used in the NAEPP general asthma treatment guidelines for children and nonpregnant adults is recommended. Under this approach, medication is stepped up in intensity if needed, and stepped down when possible, depending ...

National Academies advisory: Report assesses health implications of perchlorate exposure

...tee called this a "conservative, health-protective approach to perchlorate risk assessment." It also suggested studies that have the potential to more precisely define "safe" perchlorate exposures. Future findings could result in the need to adjust the reference dose recommended in the report, the committee...

Carefree people care less about cancer symptoms, endanger health

...ical help. Ristvedt's findings suggest a different approach will be needed to ensure that carefree people pay attention to signs of disease. "We would like to figure out how to reach these people and get them to understand that their positive attitude may actually interfere with healthy behaviors," Ristvedt s...

New guidelines conclude all aerosol therapy devices equally effective

...clinicians will have a more current and consistent approach to selecting aerosol therapy for patients." "Use of inhaled aerosols has revolutionized the care of obstructive respiratory disease by allowing the selective delivery of optimal concentrations of drugs to the airway without creating the undesirable s...

Entrepreneurism Center at UC San Diego funds commercialization of lung, shock, other devices

...ed bending displacement profile for the beam. This approach has the advantages of minimal intrusivity, high sensitivity, insensitivity to electromagnetic interference, and easy sensor multiplexing for greater spatial profile resolution. Todd now wants to go several steps further. The Center funds will allow h...

Study suggests isolation of patients with MRSA does not reduce cross-infection in ICUs

... 7 January 2005) suggest that the widely practised approach of isolating intensive-care patients infected with MRSA does not reduce cross-infection. Authors of the study caution that this finding should not be extended to general hospital wards, and needs further confirmation from larger studies. Hospital-acq...

More precise radiation therapy lets prostate cancer patients avoid erectile dysfunction

...on't have much doubt from what I've seen that this approach is likely to have huge impact." About one in two men who undergoes radiation therapy for prostate cancer is unable to have sex five years later unless Viagra or similar medications are used. In addition, the vessels involved in erectile function also...

Antibiotics protect nerves in mice by turning on genes

...at disease, but this is much bigger than ALS. This approach has potential applications in numerous neurologic and psychiatric conditions that arise from abnormal control of glutamate." A large, multi-center clinical trial planned for the spring will help determine the best dose of and schedule for ceftriaxone...

Jefferson virologists coax HIV out of hiding

...T to stop replication," he says, referring to this approach . "We may have to combine IL-2 with IL-7 and other agents to get to the reservoirs of virus."...

Poor response to chemotherapy does not mean poor outcome for patients with rare breast cancer

... "Now we need to think about revising our clinical approach and, more importantly, the way we communicate prog...se to chemotherapy." Such a change in the clinical approach may involve use of hormonal therapies, Cristofanilli says, because the team previously found that wh...

Endoscopic sinus surgery is safe, effective in older patients

... surgery, which uses small cameras and monitors to approach sinuses through the nose and minimize trauma. The...sturize and clean the sinuses, is always the first approach to treatment, Dr. Kountakis says. But after about a month, if the condition is no better, a surgical...

UCLA-VA study names India dietary staple as potential Alzheimer's weapon

... "The prospect of finding a safe and effective new approach to both prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease is tremendously exciting," said principal investigator Gregory Cole. He is professor of medicine and neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, associate director of the UCLA Alzh...

Do cigarette additives pose additional risk to smokers?

...ical cigarettes lacking the same ingredient. This approach allows researchers to factor out the adverse healt...vealing the effects of the additive, if any. This approach focuses on inhalation testing within a smoke matrix, instead of ingestion testing of purified additi...

Country's first 'simplified maze' using new ultrasound technology is done at Northwestern Memorial

...am, make them the ideal team to introduce this new approach to surgical cardiac ablation." The Maze procedure is the most effective cure for AF, eliminating irregular heartbeats a primary reason for stroke, heart attacks and heart failure in 97 percent of patients. While considered the gold standard in sur...

Animal studies show stem cells might make biological pacemaker

...'t adequately specialized. The stem cell approach isn't the first Hopkins research to create a biological pacemaker, but it is likely to be a better choice if the heart is very damaged. In 2002, Hopkins scientists reported that inserting a particular gene into existing heart muscle cells in a guinea...

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