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Study Pinpoints Effectiveness Of Prostate Cancer Therapies To Patient Populations
...ancer staging (AJCC) T-stage. As background, PSA blood
tests measure the level ofprstate-specific antigens in the blood: the results arereported as nanograms per milliliter, or ng/ml. The higher thePSA level, the more likely that cancer is present. The Gleasonscore rates the aggressiveness of a tumor; f...
UCSF AIDS Expert Warns Against Early Treatment For HIV Infection
... copies of viral genetic materialper milliliter of blood
on two separate tests. "Administering drugs at thisselected time seems the best strategy because the virus can be controlled andthe immune system can recover...," he writes. He adds that instead of subjecting infected people to antiviral therapyear...
University Of Kentucky One Of First To Use New Technique To Treat Atrial Flutter
...In both techniques, a catheter is threaded through blood
vessels from the groin into the heart. In the older method, radio-frequency radiation was passed through the catheter, causing its tip to heat up. By touching the heated tip to appropriate areas in the heart, doctors could "turn off" any misfiring ...
Study Shows Efavirenz Promising In Treating Pediatric HIV Infection: Leads To Approval Of New Drug For Testing HIV-Infected Children
...udy was designed to closely monitor blood
levels of efavirenz and nelfinavir....hils (8.8 percent), a type of white blood
cell. The percentage of participants whose HIV RNA was less than 400 copies/ml was 3....
Study Ties Cerebral Palsy To Inflammation And Blood-Clotting Abnormalities
...es, and ofcoagulation (blood-clotting) factors, in blood
taken from infants shortly afterbirth. The result...oncentrations of five different cytokines in their blood
than any babieswho did not go on to develop the disorder. Many of these babies also hadgreater-than...
Candles with lead wicks emit lead into the air
...ccurring in thecentral nervous, cardiovascular and blood
systems," Nriagu said. Nriagu's findings are consistent with an Australian study due to be published inthe journal, Science of the Total Environment. In that study, Mike van Alphenof Lead Sense, an independent consultancy in Australia involved in en...
Changes In Care Lower Costs Of Surgery To Prevent Stroke
...essels to the brain. These obstructions can block blood
flow to thebrain, causing a stroke. "Our data clea...before a person has symptoms of a strokeor blocked blood
vessels, generally fewer complications occur and the hospitalstay is shorter, resulting in lower cos...
Exercise Can Help To Exorcise Stroke Risk
...ate other common strokerisk factors including high blood
pressure, high levels of blood
cholesterol,obesity and diabetes.She and her co-author, Ralph Paffenbarger, Jr., M.D., an internatio...
BioNumerik Reports The Supercomputer Supported Discovery Of New, Non-Toxic Chemotherapy Protecting Agent
...groups that can interact withplatinum drugs in the blood
plasma and can cause toxicity. BioNumerik haspursued the discovery and development of new second-generation platinumprotecting compounds that are not highly reactive in the plasma, yet can undergoconversion inside normal cells to form a highly react...
UNC Researchers Find Drug-Resistant HIV In Semen
...isassociated with suppression of the virus both in blood
and semen to belowdetectable levels. "But the men ...ort continued to havedetectable virus within their blood
and semen, even in the face of what weintended to be effective therapy. These men shed resistant vir...
Altered Brain Chemistry In Bulimia Nervosa Patients Persists After Recovery, According To UPMC Researchers
...ns or problems. These relative pairs will provide blood
samples forgenetic analysis and will be interviewed about their disorder. These sites areseeking people with bulimia nervosa who have a relative with an eating disorderto participate in this study. Because these procedures can be performed where ap...
Reduced Heart Disease Risk In Middle Age Lowers Eventual Medicare Costs
...disease risk factors, such as high cholesterol and blood
pressure levels andcigarette smoking, during young...r disease had aserum cholesterol of less than 200; blood
pressure of 120 systolic/80 diastolicor lower; no current smoking; a normal electrocardiogram; and n...
Elderly Patients May Be Undertreated For High Cholesterol, Wake Forest Doctor Says
...osis or hardening of the arteries and itseffect on blood
supply to the brain), spirometry to measure lung function,fasting glucose levels to look for diabetes, and objective measures of loss ofmemory and brain function. The goal of the study is to learn as much as possible about thelifestyles and t...
UCSF Recruting Breast Cancer Patients For Herbal Therapy Study
... including fatigue, nausea,vomiting, lowered white blood
cell counts, hair loss, psychological distress anda decrease in quality of life. In the San Francisco Bay area alone, it is estimated that 64 percent ofwomen with breast cancer use at least one type of complementary therapy toreduce the side ef...
Study Finds Less Intensive Treatments May Not Maintain HIV Suppression
...terthan 1,000 copies of RNA per milliliter (ml) of blood
and at least 200 CD4+ Tcells per cubic millimeter ...een reducedto 200 or fewer copies of HIV RNA/ml of blood
were randomized to receive eitherthe same triple-drug therapy as before, a two-drug combination of A...
Combined Use Of New, Non-Invasive Screening Techniques In First Trimester May Yield Earlier Evidence Of Fetal Birth Defects
... --- First-trimester tests for two proteins in the blood
ofpregnant women, combined with ultrasonography me... said. Pregnant women under 35 can have a blood
test in the second trimesterthat screens for spina bifida, Down syndrome and other chromosome and st...
Ovarian Hormone Could Play Key Role In Easier, Safer Childbirth
...fter determining that relaxin is secreted into the blood
in thelast half of pregnancy in both species, heid...ant women, relaxin isfound in lower amounts in the blood
than inrats and pigs. "In the human, it may be that relaxin doesn't play the vital role in remodeli...
Encapsulating Insulin-Producing Cells For Possible Diabetes Therapy
...l of Engineering, has alreadyreduced the excessive blood
sugar levels of experimental diabetic rats for asl...em is that removing islets separates them from the blood
supplythat normally keeps them healthy, Hatchell added. "We don't understand how muchinjury we do to...
Hypertension: Getting Pharmacists Involved Can Help
...rt. In a study of 95 men and women whose blood
pressure remaineduncontrolled after three physicia...vice from a pharmacist were more likely to achieve blood
pressurecontrol than were patients who received medical care alone. "A team approach betwee...
Cedars-Sinai Surgeons Present TeleSurgery
...ion of patent ductus arteriosus. "We're closing a blood
vessel that's important during a baby's developmen...ntana. "If not, it ends up pushing a great deal of blood
back to the lungsafter it has gone through them, flooding the lungs." Until about five yearsago, th...
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