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ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted

...23, 1996, the date on which the study database was closed for the first efficacy analysis, 445 women had enrolled, 394 had delivered 402 liveborn infants, and one or more diagnostic HIV test results were available in 379 infants. The estimated overall rate of mother-to-infant HIV transmission was an unexpec...

New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs

...s report looks at liability losses associated with closed claims inperinatal care (care delivered just before and after birth), perioperativeservices (surgery and anesthesia combined) and emergency services. Fullcompliance with MMI's core risk modification programs for these three areasresulted in an avera...

World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke

...maller than a pea. Afterinjection, the opening is closed with one stitch. The patient goes home the next morning. Follow-up assessments for safety and efficacy will be done at 1, 2, 4,8, 12, 16, 24, and 36 weeks. Beginning with the 12-month visit, a yearlyneurological examination will evaluate th...

Drug Prevents Hearing Loss Caused By Brain Tumor Therapy

... to let the drug in and then wait until thegate is closed to give STS," Neuwelt said. Studies have shown that STS can causeseizures if given to animals when the blood-brain barrier is open. STS apparently protects hearing by binding to the platinum incarboplatin before it has a chance to harm the in...

Radically New Type Of Surgery Tested On First Patient

...tumor, heremoved the catheter and cranial bolt and closed the small hole in the skull. "This is the first time magnetic surgery has been done anywhere in theworld," Dacey says. "It eventually should allow us to be much more innovative indelivering electrodes or drugs for direct therapy of a variety ...

Brain Activity Differs In Introverts And Extroverts, UI Study Shows

...ers laterhad the subjects lie down with their eyes closed while the PET scan measuredbrain activity. "Lying quietly allows the mind to be free and do what it naturally does,"Johnson explained. "When a part of the brain becomes active, there is increasedblood flow to that region, which shows up on the PET s...

New outpatient surgery is helping women with stress incontinence

...upports the weak sphincter muscle, helping it stay closed during coughing orstraining. The sling can be made of a patient's own connective tissue, cadaver tissue orsynthetic material. But until now, slings have been permanently anchored aroundthe urethra, usually by attachment to thepubic bone. "Often, that...

Robotic technology to help Ohio State University heart surgeons

... instruments inside of the closed chest, reducingthe trauma to the patient. The surgeon controls the arms and their instruments while peering through a computer console. Video ...

Young children who are in regular contact with farm animals are less likely to develop allergies later in life

... lived in. The gap between townand country in fact closed substantially, highlighting rather the decisiveinfluence of regular contact with farm animals. The reason why some children develop protection has not been established,although-as the Austrian doctor explained in Madrid-- "a possible explanationmight...

Interferon Alfa 2b extends overall survival and relapse-free survival in patients with high-risk melanoma, reports University of Pittsburgh-led U.S. I

...GMK is manufactured by Progenics, Inc. E1694 was closed in April 2000, when an interim data analysis showed compelling evidence that interferon alfa 2b was significantly superior to GMK in prolonging both overall and relapse-free survival. Dr. Kirkwood's presentation in Hamburg provides the full, final an...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February (second issue)

...ngsthrough reducing length of stay unless beds are closed and personnel fired. The results of various studies show that the most expensive ICU patients (those with the greatest length of stay)cannot easily be predicted. Although many elderly patients show estimates of survival of from 40 to 80 percent on ...

Not working alone at night, outside lights can cut workplace homicides, study shows

...vented workers being alone at night. Keeping doors closed during working hours also was associated with redu...rs by up to 70 percent, Loomis said. Keeping doors closed and using bright exterior lighting or combinations of administrative interventions also appear to be...

Study succeeds in closing gaps in heart attack care

...er drugs and advice on stopping smoking. They also closed the gap for other treatments. Fittingly, the ACC-sponsored study is called GAP, for Guidelines Applied in Practice. And even as the results from its first multi-center test are published, UMHS and other GAP hospitals are using the studys tools in eve...

Researchers say trees could affect land use, reduce skin cancer

...rians is likely unless the tree cover has a nearly closed canopy. We have considered here only the UV-B exposure under clear skies resulting from the existing vegetation cover," the researchers write, adding that even planting some trees in an open area provides protection against the rays. However, they wr...

Buszaki neuroscience research published in current journals 'Science' & 'Nature'

...at patterns secure this?" Since the rat pups have closed eyes and ears, their brain filters the outside information, and "during the second week of life, the adult-type patterns emerge," Buzsaki said. This research was made possible by using new techniques for measuring cellular activity in the hippocampus...

Should people with diabetes sleep with the lights on?

...Drasdo comments: "Since light transmission through closed lids is adequate to suppress dark adaptation, our findings strengthen the suggestion that diabetic patients might benefit from a modified cycle of night-time illumination during sleep, to reduce oxygen consumption in the retina."...

Researchers identify brain pathway to explain how Fenfluramine causes weight loss

...ion of body weight. Describing how the researchers closed in on the melanocortin pathway as the source of d-FEN's anorexic effect, Elmquist explains, "We knew that activation of POMC neurons could stimulate the release of the alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone." This hormone, he explains, acts on neurons ...

The majority of hand cuts don't need stitches

... laceration anesthetized and cleansed and the skin closed with 4-0 or 5-0 monofilament suture and standard s...uthors do not dispute that large wounds need to be closed with sutures after meticulous wound care, and they emphasize that their results cannot be generalize...

DARPA to support development of human brain-machine interfaces

...tion in the brain is dynamic. So, if you created a closed feedback loop in which the brain controls a device and the device provides feedback to the brain, I would predict that as people or animals learn to use the device, their brains will basically dedicate neuronal space to represent that device." Develo...

Emergency physicians to convene in Seattle in October

...ore than 1,000 hospital emergency departments have closed in the past decade while the number of emergency patients has increased dramatically to over 108 million annually. Emergency medicine is an essential community service, but we are facing many challenges, including a lack of resources, staffing shorta...

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