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Youki spray curbs spread of superbug MRSA

...or material contaminated from wounds. Depeche Mode believes that Youki goes beyond these requirements by not involving dressings. Youki is defined as a Class 1 Medical Device, the same category as bandages and other dressings. It can be used for the following types of slow healing wounds: diabetic ulcers, pre...

Magnetic resonance imaging helps detect breast cancer but does not eliminate need for biopsy

...complicates mammographic interpretations." Bluemky believes MRI will be most beneficial for patients with difficult to interpret mammograms....

Bulimic teens also likely to suffer from depression

...who only suffer from one disorder, Perez says. She believes that her findings can provide additional information to create more focused and effective treatments for teens with bulimia. Knowledge of the co-existence of bulimia and dysthymia in teens can help therapists assess specifically for dysthymia in buli...

Employees bring bad moods home, but they disappear by morning

...caffeine." Judge said he did the study because he believes the emotional experience at work is important to many employees and should be to employers as well, because research is showing that emotions experienced at work have repercussions for employee behavior on the job, such as helping other employees and...

Researcher breaks down cholesterol mystery

...nutritional scientist at the University of Alberta believes you will soon--especially if you care about preventing a stroke or heart attack. Dr. Spencer Proctor says chylomicrons gather on arterial walls and may be as dangerous or more dangerous than low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in causing strok...

LA BioMed Medical/Research Briefs December 2004

...Infectious Diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, believes significant inroads can be made toward reducing th... spent every year on these infections, Dr. Edwards believes it is time to focus on the future. According to Edwards, "There are nearly 90,000 preventable death...

Penn addictions expert, Charles P. O'Brien, MD, PhD, receives prestigious, international honor

... year. This is a society that values learning and believes everyone should have an equal chance in bettering themselves," says Dr. O'Brien. "Addiction is a modern problem facing the whole world. It's wonderful to have an opportunity like this to actively share what you know with people who want to learn it...

Satellite view highlights Europe's changing landscape

...Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the EEA, believes remote sensing from space opens plenty of new ground. She takes flooding as an example: "Based on satellite observations of actual floodings in recent years we will be able to see some trends. We can point out which areas are at higher risk of future...

Burning anxiety: New treatment targets smokers with panic disorder

...tment programs relapse within a year. Zvolensky believes that mental health professionals have largely ignored cigarette smoking. Little is understood of how smoking relates to anxiety disorders other than panic disorder, but studies indicate that a history of heavy smoking may increase the chance of devel...

Can we learn new tricks from an old drug in treating heart attacks?

...placed by other drugs. However, Dr. Bacaner now believes that bretylium may offer unique advantages in heart attack treatment, and that it can be given effectively orally. In a study of 110 patients with AMI, potentially deadly arrhythmias developed in just 8 percent of patients treated with bretylium, com...

Astronauts submit first medical research paper from space

... the experiment are unique to space flight, Fincke believes the results are relevant to medical care on the ground. "The ADUM project has begun to provide a great and useful capability onboard the ISS with direct implications to improve life on Earth in the fields of emergency, rural and remote medicine," he ...

Job-stressed women more vulnerable than men to 9/11 trauma

...acts of terrorist incidents and fear of terrorism, believes that her work will help officials allocate resources to handle crises. "To the extent that mental health resources are limited, this research will help professionals target those people most vulnerable to psychological distress following a major terr...

Will email consultations improve patient care?

...r choice but probably at the expense of access. He believes that full research into the impact of a new technology is needed before any steps are taken to adopt it as the norm. "Give the patient a choice," urges IT expert John Charnock in a second letter. All government departments, including the NHS, are req...

IDSA recommends ways to strengthen HHS's pandemic influenza plan

... current and evolve with science and policy. "IDSA believes it's important for the plan to emphasize internati...guaranteed federal purchase plan. Funding: IDSA believes that the Administration's request of $100 million for pandemic influenza activities in fiscal years ...

Fetal tissue restores lost sight

... on people with less advanced disease, and Aramant believes the results will be even better. There is a catch, of course. The sheets of retinal cells used by the team are harvested from aborted fetuses, which some people find objectionable. There is also a practical problem. Although millions of termination...

Outstanding efficacy of Crestor (TM) in treating range of patient populations at risk of CVD

...s (HDL-C or 'good' cholesterol) and expert opinion believes total apolipoprotein B (Apo B) to be a better predictor of relative risk for CHD than LDL-C, therefore providing a further logical therapeutic target in the fight against heart disease. 10 Results from COMETS, a study of 397 patients with dyslipidae...

LA BioMed research briefs

...S. government will be announced November 5. VaxGen believes it is the only company currently negotiating with the U.S. government to supply the vaccine. If awarded, this contract would constitute the first purchase of vaccine under the Project Bioshield Act of 2004, which was signed into law in July. VaxGen ...

How can we combat MRSA?

...licy to help combat the problem?" he asks. He also believes that patients themselves must shoulder some of the blame in bringing MRSA into hospitals. "It would be a mammoth task to screen the entire hospital population, but a staggered approach would be a start," he writes. In the long term, stopping MRSA bei...

IDSA offers policy Rx for influenza vaccine shortage

...tives to spur development of new antibiotics. IDSA believes that many of these incentives could also make the vaccine market more attractive to pharmaceutical companies, and that Bioshield II offers a means for putting policy into action. "Vaccines and antibiotics have been among our chief tools for preventi...

Parkinson's patients get bilateral benefits with unilateral brain stim

...ulation at the STN or GPi sites, a finding Alberts believes to be equally important as the bilateral effects of stimulation. "STN stimulation has been touted as the target of choice, but we found GPi stimulation to be equally effective in improving upper extremity motor function," said Alberts. "There...

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