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Prentiss Foundation awards $5 million to University Hospitals

...to Rainbow with general medical illnesses that are complicated by psychological and emotional difficulties. Serve as a "Zero Tolerance" evaluation resource for parents whose children are suspended from school for making violent or threatening remarks while at school. "This gift recognizes the outstanding wo...

Blocking molecules protects health of implants

...nth in The American Journal of Pathology. The more complicated the function of the implant, the more likely it is to be rendered non-functional due to damage induced by the body, said the lead author, Themis Kyriakides, assistant professor of pathology and a member of the interdepartmental program in Vascular Bi...

Birth simulator helps physicians I.D. least forceful way to manage problem deliveries

... produced only 1 centimeter of extra space. "Since complicated deliveries comprise a small percentage of vaginal ...ch tool, we may be able to glean new insights into complicated births and develop new ways to resolve them." The device won top prize in a student design competiti...

Doctors must consider potentially inappropriate medications when treating elderly

...r the elderly is the only one that works. It is a complicated issue that requires all health professionals to communicate better and work together." The researchers want to see physicians reevaluate the drugs their elderly patients take to determine if they are appropriate, if alternative drugs would be better...

Simple sputum test for confirmation of childhood tuberculosis

...difficult in infants and young children and can be complicated by HIV infection. Heather Zar (School of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa) and colleagues studied 250 children aged 1 month to 5 years who were admitted for suspected pulmonary tuberculosis in Cape Town. Sputum indu...

Health report-card fears make doctors forgo potential life-saving heart treatment

...e emergency room with a large heart attack that is complicated by shock. Attempting to unplug the patient's blocked artery with an angioplasty procedure has been shown to save heart muscle and reduce the patient's chance of dying, but even if the cardiologist decides to perform angioplasty, some patients will no...

Diet, exercise, stimulating environment helps old dogs learn

...ge in complex cognitive strategies and have a more complicated brain structure than many other animals. Dogs also process dietary nutrients in ways similar to humans. And like people, dogs are susceptible to age-related declines in learning and memory, and can develop neuropathology similar to Alzheimer's diseas...

Generation gap found in chronic pain

...mptoms in people being treated for chronic pain is complicated by a sort of "chicken and egg" problem: depression itself can cause or exacerbate vague pain, but it can also be triggered by a stressful event such as an injury or illness that itself causes pain. It is important to note, they say, that when a perso...

Diffusion-weighted MRI can diagnose 'mad cow'-related disease in humans before symptoms show

...nosis of CJD is notoriously difficult and is often complicated by its frequent confusion with other causes of dementia, although its diagnosis is a critical one. "Although no cure for CJD exists, early detection of the disease may become more important when effective therapeutic measures are available. Also, sin...

No magic pill for treating dementia symptoms

...iveness. "However, the effects are modest and are complicated by an increased risk of stroke," the authors write. "Physicians considering prescribing these drugs should discuss the potential risks and benefits with patients and their caregivers." Because federal expenditures for dementia are expected to triple ...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2005 (first issue)

...e patients developed delayed septic shock that was complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome in four. One additional control patient developed septic shock after Day 8. In contrast, in the hydrocortisone group, the two patients who were admitted with septic shock were weaned off agents to increase the...

A Family's Guide to Living with HIV

...y could understand," Dr. Cox says. "This is a very complicated illness and makes for a complicated lifestyle." Every family with a patient having HIV who visits the Ryan White Center receives a free ...

Computer model being developed at Stanford may help surgeons better predict patient outcomes

...s for simplicity. "The physics of blood flow is so complicated that it is impossible to guess what will happen during a surgery," Taylor said. Medical professionals now have access to powerful tools for acquiring and visualizing data, Taylor noted. "It is incredible what we can see, but what we need to be able t...

Study examines three-day antibiotic regimens for treating bladder infection in women

... Management of these infections has been made more complicated in recent years by increasing antimicrobial resistance, which has led to increased use of alternative antibiotics. There have been no published studies on the efficacy of one such antibiotic, amoxicillin-clavulanate, in the treatment of acute cystiti...

Most advanced CT scanner improves imaging of heart, avoids need for surgical inspection

... it takes to perform the scan. This lengthy, more complicated test really restricted use of CT to experimental purposes."...

Dealing with conflict in caring for the dying patient

... conflict can improve relationships, shed light on complicated clinical situations and the rewards include a grateful family and a sense of both personal and professional satisfaction."...

Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations

...dy is that report cards work in ways that are more complicated than we assumed, and some physicians may respond to them inappropriately." The researchers reviewed physician-specific report card data in New York. New Jersey and Pennsylvania also publish physician-specific CABG report cards. All three states als...

Mechanism of RNA recoding: New twists in brain protein production

...ting," according to Reenan, who notes that, "these complicated structures actually tie up--literally--splicing signals." By making small alterations in introns during evolution, different insects conserved the basic RNA code for making important proteins, but developed a way to tweak the resulting nerve cell pr...

Specialist care gives better rate of survival

...ist had the lowest mortality rates, even with more complicated conditions. Outpatient care involving both a specialist and a family physician was associated with a 66 per cent drop in the risk of one-year mortality. "Unfortunately, we found that patients who were elderly and living in rural areas had less access...

TB Alliance announces new drug discovery program with GlaxoSmithKline

...ith HIV/AIDS, but simultaneous TB-HIV treatment is complicated by drug-drug interactions between some anti-HIV and existing TB drugs. The TB Alliance has united leading researchers, industry actors, and public health advocates to realize the first, most comprehensive TB drug pipeline since the 1960s. Contac...

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