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Artery Temperatures Identify Hot Spots On Plaque That May Rupture And Trigger Heart Attack

...vasive and noninvasive -- being developed that are based on the new knowledgethat plaque rupture is one of the major triggers of a heart attack." Other similar methods are intravascular ultrasound and magnetic resonanceimaging. Measuring the heart's temperature might also prove useful for diagnosingconditi...

New Three Year Follow-up Data Of Novantrone In Multiple Sclerosis

...ion in MS clinical trials. It measures disability based on the level ofneurologic impairment by rating a patient's level of function from zero (normalneurological exam) to 10 (death due to MS), with every half-point increase onthe scale representing a progressive deterioration of ability. Over the...

USC Historian Sifts World's Oldest Printed Medical Books For Clues To Riddle Of Gender

... gender rests." That foundation, Furth argues, was based on cosmology that linked humanreproduction and the creative powers of the universe at large. By appealing tocosmology as the source of bodily truth, Chinese medicine challenges ourmodernist belief that the body alone must be the basis of gender diffe...

Better Integration Of Long-Term And Acute Care Of Elderly Needed

...ay researchers in this week's BMJ. Their claim is based on an analysis of the Medical Research Council's cognitive function and ageing study. They found that disabled elderly people both use acute hospitals extensively and a large proportion of them live outside institutions, depending on formal and info...

New Book Looks At Those Who Examine Our Sex Lives

... surveys,some of the shape they give to reality is based on empirical fact. But evenhere the knowledge they provide is limited. Sex surveys cannot reveal theessential nature of sexuality." "Kiss and Tell" offers a variety of reform suggestions. Social scientists mustacknowledge their own role in setting ...

New Model Shows How To Eradicate World's Leading Infectious Cause Of Blindness

A new mathematical model, based on known disease transmission rates, predictsthat plans to eliminate the leading cause of preventable blindness cannotsucceed unless the worst pockets of infection receive special treatment. Trachoma, a bacterial eye infection, affects some 150 milli...

Postpartum Help Needed To Keep Recent Mothers From Resuming Smoking Habit

...enlisting women's partners for help in a new study based at Ft.Bragg. She hopes this intervention will both prevent partners from smoking andgive cessation support that will stick around. The final results are expectedin a few years. "Our first study relied on telephone counseling by a trained he...

Study Finds Lymph Node Surgery Unnecessary For Many Breast Cancer Patients

...t. Physicians used the findings to plan treatments based on whether the cancer hadspread to the nodes, and to how many of the nodes. In fact, a patient's "stage"of disease depends in part on the findings. But the Duke researchers found that information gained from this surgery, whichoften leaves a patient...

Heart Experts Call For Action Against Missed Opportunities To Prevent Heart Disease In Women

...e consensusrecommendations are both scientifically based and practical, they are animportant step towards closing that gap." Coauthors of the consensus panel statement are Scott M. Grundy, M.D.,Ph.D.; Debra Judelson, M.D.; Kathleen King, Ph.D., R.N.; Marian Limacher, M.D.;Suzanne Oparil, M.D.; Rich...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Specialist Addresses Neonatal Issues At Annual Meeting Of The Pediatric Academic Societies

...nition, they found no previously published studies based on randomized,controlled, large samples or randomized small samples. Therefore, they used"lower-quality" evidence. Their new proposed working definition of neonatal hypoglycemia uses higherplasma glucose levels than the "historic definition" allowed ...

UCSF Study Finds Latina Women Have Greater Risk Of Premature Birth With Short Interpregnancy Interval

...ception of another baby," she said. The study was based on 1991 birth information from the database of the U.S.National Center for Health Statistics. Data for a group of 150,000 Latina womenof Mexican-origin was compared to a corresponding group of white women. Womenranged in age from 11 to 49 years. ...

New Clinical Data Indicates LEUKINE Maintains Viral Suppression And Extends Duration Of Antiretroviral Therapy Utility In People With AIDS

...fection). Patients were stratified into two groups based on baseline viral loads of belowor above 30,000 co... The results described herein are based on investigational data analyzedby Immunex. These data have not been reviewed by the U.S. Food and ...

Newly Updated HIV Treatment Guidelines For Adults And Adolescents Available On The World Wide Web

...anServices. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, based in Menlo Park, Calif., is anindependent health care philanthropy and is not associated with KaiserPermanente or Kaiser Industries....

Study Shows Dermatologists Are Best At Removing Skin Cancers

...ibb Center. The study did find differences based on the sex and age of the patientand the tumor location. "Those things are beyond the patient's control," saidFeldman, associate professor of dermatology. "The only thing patients havecontrol over is what doctor they go to, and patients should be awa...

From Cow Brains To Surgical Scrubs: Selected Students Will Get A Close-Up Look At Neurosurgery At 'Brainworks'

...ers. Teachers at the schools selected the students based on interestand excellence in science. The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will receive Frisbees,T-shirts and even little rubber brains to take home....

Clogged Neck Artery May Warn Of Heart Attack As Well As Stroke

.... The coronary artery classifications were based on the number of bloodvessels that had obstructions. Coronary heart disease was defined as greaterthan 50 percent obstruction in at least one major artery. Study findings showed that 18 percent of the 225 patients with heartdisease had 50 pe...

Positive Results Of Pivotal Phase III Trial With ENBREL In Patients With Early, Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

...ng in the future. The resultsdescribed herein are based on investigational data analyzed by Immunex. Thesedata have not been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aspart of an application for regulatory approval. "The completion of this major study represents another significa...

Women May React To General Anesthesia Differently Than Men

...gist Dr. Peter Glass. Currently, doses are based on body size, which means that women aretypically given less anesthesia than men, although drug levels are oftenadjusted during the operation if a patient shows signs of returningconsciousness. Anesthesiologists participating in this study, however, ...

Students Show Restraint Could Cut School Bus Injuries

.../CIRP/">Center for Injury Researchand Policy , based at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Andrew E. Lincoln, an injury epidemiologist at the center, pointed out that thecurrent strategyof protecting school bus riders through "compartmentalization," surroundingchildren with paddedseats, has its...

Near-Sightedness In Children Linked To Light Exposure During Sleep Before Age Two

...arch andtraining ranks second in the United States based on grant support from theNational Institutes of Health, the primary funder of biomedical research andtraining in the nation -- $201 million in federal fiscal year 1998. In addition,the institution continued to maintain the largest absolute growth in ...

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