Tag: "approach" at medical news
Acupuncture relieves pain and improves function in knee osteoarthritis
...ccessfully employed as part of a multidisciplinary approach
to treating the symptoms of osteoarthritis," said Dr. Berman. Acupuncture--the practice of inserting thin needles into specific body points to improve health and well-being--originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. In 2002, acupuncture ...
Timing appears essential to combining antiangiogenesis and radiation therapy
...radiation therapy. "The success of this treatment approach
depends on carefully scheduling when radiation is administered to take the greatest advantage of this window of vascular normalization," says Jain, who is Cook Professor of Tumor Biology at Harvard Medical School. His group plans further studies to d...
Youki spray curbs spread of superbug MRSA
...icillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus). This new approach
to wound care has been developed by UK laboratory Depeche Mode (which was set up in 1979 before the band of the same name launched). Research Director Sujata Jolly is available to discuss Depeche Mode's work. She describes the issue of wound care, an...
Democracy is good for your health
...extent of freedom of a country could provide a new approach
to decreasing national mortality, they say. Increasing democratisation may be a way to counteract the deleterious effect on health of the unequal distribution of economic resources on a global scale....
Safety of childbirth after C-section examined
...to opt for an attempted VBAC. The benefits of this approach
would be faster recovery, shorter hospital stay and avoiding the risks of major surgery." In the United States, the overall rate of cesarean delivery has risen dramatically, from 5 percent in 1970 to more than five times that (27 percent) in 2003. Du...
Success of experimental herpes vaccine builds momentum for human clinical trials
...ilure of previous candidate vaccines. The dominant approach
to herpes vaccine development over the past 20 years has been the delivery of one or two pure glycoproteins found in the outer envelope of the virus in order to induce an antibody response. But in trials of HSV-2 vaccines, a healthy antibody response...
Stanford study finds new method improves chemotherapy survival in mice
...nction in animals following such treatments. Their approach
involves increasing the pool of cells that give ri... but is particularly ravaged by chemotherapy. "Our approach
hadn't been studied before, which is interesting because it's a very straightforward concept," said ...
Kinder, gentler procedure gives superior results for stem cell transplants
...plant immune suppressing treatment. "We wanted an approach
that would effectively knock out the patient's immune system to let the transplanted cells engraft, but then allow immune function to recover quickly," says study leader Shalini Shenoy, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics and faculty member of th...
Little evidence to link mercury fillings to human health problems
...uch dental repair in stride. Regardless of how you approach
a trip to the dentist, you can take comfort in a new report, which concludes that the peer-reviewed scientific and medical literature published since 1996 reveals little evidence of a link between dental mercury and health problems, except in rare in...
Supporters of NIH policy see publishers' gambit as possible diversion
...s can be a positive move, but it does not begin to approach
the public benefit that comes from having an electronic archive of publicly funded research available at the National Library of Medicine. The NIH PubMed Central archive is and remains the gold standard for how to make trusted, taxpayer-supported re...
Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for Dec. 2004
...r in Los Angeles is rounding out its comprehensive approach
to the diagnosis and treatment of women's reproductive disorders. A team of physicians and researchers is combining expertise and resources to offer an array of specialty services not generally available in one location. Dr. Ricardo Azziz and Dr. Ma...
Aromatase inhibitors should be first-line treatment for certain type of breast cancer
...als associated with tamoxifen, lend support to the approach
of offering the most effective and well tolerated therapy at the earliest opportunity. 5 years of anastrozole should now be considered as the preferred initial adjuvant endocrine treatment for postmenopausal women with hormone-receptor-positive local...
Child health must become UNICEF's priority over next decade
...cate for the rights of children. This rights-based approach
to the future of children fits well with the zeitgeist of international development policy. But a preoccupation with rights ignores the fact that children will have no opportunity for development at all unless they survive. The language of rights mea...
Stem cell research: The new medicine of the future
...uctive cloning. In the United States, however, the approach
to stem-cell research is quite different. This contrast was evident during the contentious campaign to pass Prop. 71. In many ways, the campaign was seen as a symbol of the clash between socially liberal California and the conservative Bush administr...
Lab study: Protein delivered via genetically engineered virus slowed glioblasoma multiforme growth
...the herpes simplex virus to develop a gene therapy approach
that kills cancer cells, in the presence of the an...sing this combined immune and suicide gene therapy approach
within the next three years," said Dr Castro. Among rats treated with hsFlt3L, the investig...
Innovative take-off system could lead to safer, cleaner air travel
A new approach
to aircraft scheduling that uses computer models could allow a safe increase in airport throughput and reduce pollution. The system under development would, for the first time, provide runway controllers with advice, based on state-of-the-art compu...
Pitt research shows NASA sleep-wake scheduling guide may need to be changed
... first part, we shall be able to advise NASA which approach
gradual delays, gradual advances, all at once will lead to the least disruption of an astronaut's sleep and alertness," said Dr. Monk. Co-authors include Daniel J. Buysse, M.D., Bart D. Billy, M.S. and Jean M. DeGrazia, M.Ed. The National Institute...
Ongoing transfusions needed to avoid strokes in children with sickle cell disease
...e to find a stopping point for transfusions." One approach
might be comparing transfusion therapy to hydroxyu... of fetal hemoglobin, which cannot sickle. Another approach
is modifying the transfusion program to deliver less iron. Dr. McKie, Professor Emeritus of Pediatri...
Report finds new model of care can improve quality, lower costs and increase physician efficiency
...barriers to access; open access by patients Team approach
to care Whole-person orientation Focus on qual... management, Web-based patient information, a team approach
to care, the use of clinical practice guideline software and outcomes analysis. The New Model Pract...
How are we doing? Researchers aim to measure national well being
... the research. "In the future I predict that this approach
will become an essential part of national surveys ...Dr. Kahneman and his colleagues validated this new approach
by comparing the results to findings obtained using the experience sampling method, in which people ...
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