Tag: "center" at medical news
New UNC center plans intensive studies of retired athletes suffering disabilities
... League players, Guskiewicz said. That will be the center
's first major initiative and will be followed eventually with a host of studies, including detailed medical examinations of former players. "Part of the survey will include a standardized health questionnaire so that we can compare our findings to n...
NHLBI researchers find long-acting beta-agonists not as effective as inhaled corticosteroids in treating persistent asthma
... California, San Francisco. The data coordinating center
is at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. The NHLBI Guidelines define mild-to-moderate persistent asthma as asthma that produces daily symptoms and/or nocturnal symptoms more than five times a month and/or requires medicines to reduce ...
Researchers to test skeletal muscle as replacement for damaged human heart muscle in humans
...s, it should become widely available, though every center
would not likely be able to handle all aspects of ..., it is likely that they will partner with another center
or company with that expertise."...
Novel therapy shows promise to prevent recurrance of head and neck cancer
...l Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center
in western Pennsylvania, UPCI is a recognized leader in providing innovative cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment; bio-medical research; compassionate patient care and support; and community outreach services. UPCI investigators are ...
Landmark dialysis study findings could greatly simplify treatment of kidney disease with peritoneal dialysis
...dergoing hemodialysis visit a hospital or dialysis center
three times a week for a several hour dialysis session. It is estimated that more than one million people worldwide suffering from chronic kidney failure are treated with some form of dialysis therapy, 10 to 15 percent of whom use peritoneal dialysi...
Cocaine use, hypertension major risk factors for brain hemorrhage in young African Americans, study finds
...s no effective treatment for ICH, prevention takes center
stage, but little information has been available on the factors that put this population at higher risk. This study is the first to use a case-control approach to tease out these risks. It assessed health and lifestyle histories of 122 African Ameri...
Study: N.C. educates only a quarter of physicians practicing in the state
...ocused on 1999 data and was conducted by assistant center
director Erin Fraher and N.C. Health Professions Data System staff. The study showed that among active, licensed N.C. physicians that year, 12.2 percent attended UNC, 7.1 percent went to Wake Forest University, 5.2 percent attended Duke University an...
Effective surgery fails to attract patients unless costs are low
...average, individuals getting surgery at a regional center
must wait an additional two hours because no appointment system is used. The researchers determined that, if left untreated, trichiasis will cost a patient and society an average of $89 in lost production over a lifetime (all monetary figures are rep...
New chemistry being developed for delivery of neuroprotective drugs
...nia Tech. He explains that he and Neal Castagnoli, center
director, have attached a "sidecar" to the parent compound that makes the entire drug water soluble and will facilitate its administration and distribution throughout the body. The sidecar a tetrahydropyridinyl moiety -- is a nontoxic carrier that d...
Biomolecule studied for medical uses
...rgery Service at the Duke Eye Center and a medical center
assistant professor of ophthalmology. Another pos... "The way we synthesize these is we start from the center
and we grow the shell outward," he said. The biodendrimer thus builds up in step by step increments...
Study on teen licensing: N.C. crashes involving 16-year-olds drop dramatically
... drivers. Dr. Robert D. Foss and colleagues at the center
compared crash rates from 1996-97 before 16-year-...being conducted at the UNC Highway Safety Research center
indicate that parents and teens alike endorse GDL. In telephone interviews with 600 families, more t...
Reducing the risk of medication errors: Announcing the Penn Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice
...althcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will fund the center
through its first five years of operation. The cen... said Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH, director of the new center
and chair of the Penn Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. "They account for more deaths ea...
UNC to share in $34 million study of what happens to cancer patients
...o will operate the studys statistical coordinating center
to gather and analyze all the data. First results of the study are expected to appear in five years, Sandler said....
Bangladesh flood and drought forecasting could bring farmers, cholera victims relief
...heir livelihoods. This project shows CU is at the center
of a major practical science effort, and demonstra...nts in his research. "Ideally, we would like our center
to be a non-governmental organization funded by private gifts from donors," he said. "Understandin...
Unique study to begin examination of whether treating periodontal disease cuts heart disease
... E. Chambless, also will serve as the coordinating center
for the entire study. Central to the work will be learning how heart patients who had their periodontal disease treated aggressively compared with heart patients who had not, Beck said. About 900 patients, all of whom have had a heart attack or a...
Smaller hospitals OK for heart bypass surgery - if your risk is small
...l bypass patients should go to the biggest medical center
they can, no matter how far away from home, to get...tricky, should be sure to seek out a major medical center
whose surgical teams do hundreds of bypasses a year, in order to lower their chance of dying. "It m...
New technology tested at Stanford offers unique view inside small intestines
...ly used the miniature camera on his second medical center
patient. The first two patients are part of a multi-center clinical trial of the device-called the M2A capsule-in people who need regular transfusions due to bleeding. In a separate trial, Stanford researchers will test the device in anemic patients...
New safety regulations reduced injuries requiring treatment for children, study suggests
...ions in 91 centers in August 2000 and surveyed 178 center
directors in the fall of 1999. Of the injuries, almost 91 percent happened in childcare centers, 3.5 percent occurred in homes offering care, and it was unknown where the remaining 5 percent took place, he said. Boys were injured most often and b...
Consortium aims to improve protection of human research subjects
... enrolled in such trials. The founding of the center
-- funded by an $830,000 grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation -- comes amidst a mounting demand for better procedures to inform research subjects of the risks of taking part in clinical trials of drugs and other treatments, said the center...
U-M Medical School complementary and alternative medicine curriculum an interdisciplinary model
...l programs." says Warber. "What distinguishes our center
is an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach t... school in the country to hold both a CAM research center
grant and a CAM curriculum grant from the NIH....
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