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Hospital Noise Disrupts Sleep For Patients, In The Critical Care Setting

...cessive noise need to be better identified so that attempts can be made toreduce the sound to more acceptable levels, he said. Millman suggests that hospitals redesigning or constructing critical caresettings use the study's findings to create sites that minimize noise pollutionsuch as arranging patients in ...

NIH Honors Emory Researcher With Merit Award For Work On Renin-Angiotensin System

...89). When blood pressure drops, the kidney attempts to counterbalance thedrop by releasing the enzyme, renin. Renin in turn catalyzes the production ofangiotensin, a hormone circulating in the blood. The ACE enzyme converts theinactive form of angiotensin-'antiotensin I' to angiotensin II, which is ap...

Some Good News In Treating Infection Common To HIV Patients

...tor of the HIV/AIDS Program at U-M, says previous attempts to desensitize HIV patients have reported similar efficacies, but this study differs because patients were followed over a much longer period of time. Of the 19 patients who were successfully desensitized, 12 were still taking the medication without ...

UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over

...eveloping a primate model for the condition. Their attempts to get external funding followed a typical course. In their first attempt to get external funding, they scored well, but not high enough to get support, and were in the process of revising their proposal. With money running out, they were in danger ...

How Can Parents Treat Colic In Their Babies?

...Dr Lucassen et al from the Netherlands report that attempts to treat infantile colic should begin by substituting cow's milk with hypoallergenic formula milks. This combined with behavioural interventions, such as teaching parents to be more appropriately responsive to their infants and more effectively soot...

Study Finds Less Intensive Treatments May Not Maintain HIV Suppression

...otes Dr.Havlir, "they should not discourage future attempts to simplify therapies forHIV. Data from this trial and from other recently completed trials argue thatinduction therapy, maintenance therapy, or both must have greater virologicpotency than the regimens used in these trials if they are to sustain vi...

Hospital Stays Longer Than Three Days For 'Simple' Heart Attacks May Not Be Cost Effective

...italday as medical therapy. It is one of the first attempts to quantify what is thereal clinical benefit of a day in the hospital." The research team studied detailed records of more than 40,000 patientswho had participated in the GUSTO-I clinical trial between 1990 and 1993. Theprimary purpose of...

New approach supercharges immunotherapy

...erent population of T cells," saidLiebowitz. Prior attempts have produced large numbers of cytotoxic T cells,which are the end product of an immune response. Growth in the presence of CD3and CD28, however, produces primarily T-helper cells, so called because theycoordinate the actions of the entire immune sys...

Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs

... determinedto be a form of lupus. Despite repeated attempts with a variety of medicationsto treat the disease and arrest its progress, Elaine required a full kneereplacement and a partial knee replacement at age 16. Eventually, the toxicity of the various medications began to damage Elaine'skidneys. In Novemb...

New Technique Induces Growth Across Spinal Cord Injury

...g the branches, which are very different. Previous attempts to repairsevered spinal cords focused on implants of peripheral nerve-tissue "bridges,"reproducing cellular environments similar to that of peripheral nerves, orgrafts made from embryonic spinal cords, which have the capacity to regenerate. The succe...

Wake Forest first to apply innovative brain cancer treatment

...plish this," said Tatter. "Unfortunately,previous attempts at brachytherapy were extremely inconvenient for patients, andhad a high rate of complications such as infection and the need for anotheroperation. The Proxima GliaSite RTS is an investigational device designed toaddress these issues, making brachyt...

Very low energy diets together with nicotine gum boosts smoking cessation rates

...ing smoking in women who gained weight in previous attempts to quit) (Commentary: results are unlikely to be as good in routine practice) Combining smoking cessation programme with an intervention to control weight can help women to stop smoking without putting on weight, report researchers from Swede...

Study finds parental influence still important during adolescence

...ts," Jang said. "Parental attempts to provide support maynot always be welcomed by teens. But even when they appear to reject their parents' support, teens seem to stillbe listening to what their parents say." ...

Study suggests why estrogen not helpful against heart disease

... explain the results of earlier attempts to understand estrogen's role in cardiovascular disease. Like other researchers investigating heart disease, hewas surprised last year by a report in the Journal of the ...

Brain chemical mellows male mice, but makes mouse moms tough

...cking other males and ignoring female rejection of attempts tomate. The latest research sought to expand that finding by determining theeffect of a lack of nitric oxide on females' aggressiveness. "Male mice are aggressive in a variety of contexts, but the female mousenormally only attacks other mice when she...

New treatment for type 2 diabetes puts insulin back to work

...-month study. (3) In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas attempts to compensate for insulin resistance by producing extra insulin. Years of maintaining high levels of insulin resulting from insulin resistance may leave the beta cells exhausted. This exhaustion ultimately leaves many people with type 2 diabetes need...

Sub-saharan African music, visibly stressed E. coli, and the sounds of Mars at National Acoustics meeting

...undsof the carnyx approximately 2,000 years ago in attempts to scare off hostileRoman troops (4pAA3). -- Sensing Aircraft Ice with "Love Waves." Vasundara V. Varadan( vvvesm@engr.psu.edu ) and colleagues at Penn State have come up with a newdevice for detecting the freezing of water on surfaces. The dev...

Decreased pain perception may help to identify hypertension risk

...Psychophysiology. "From a theoretical perspective, attempts to understand the biological basis ofhypoalgesia may lead to new insights into understanding the mechanisms ofhypertension," said France. "From a practical perspective, hypoalgesia mayserve as a valuable method of identifying those at greatest risk ...

Engineering pits beneath London Underground tracks are helping to save lives

...e of a pit was unknown). The authors say that many attempts have been made to reduce the number of deaths on the London Underground. Pits were introduced for engineering reasons and it is purely "fortuitous" that they seem to be contributing to an increased chance of survival for people going under trains, t...

Scientist show how viruses co-opt cell defenses to cause chronic infections likethose from HIV and Hepatitis B and C

...ell's last-ditch defense mechanism, which normally attempts to stop the viralinvasion by a process of programmed destruction called apoptosis -- cellsuicide. In the initial experiments that led to this model, Lau said, the scientistsexpected that suppressing cell suicide would allow the virus to produce more...

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