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Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs

...low levels, such as below 100 mg/dL, but thisneeds confirmation in new trials. In another journal report, Chris Pa...ryheart disease, the WOSCOPS study provides strong confirmation of the beneficialeffect of cholesterol-lowering drugs," he adds. In WOSCOPS, pravastatin drugs signi...

New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors

... with other methods, although our resultswill need confirmation in randomized trials," said Henry Friedman. The current study included only patients with recurrent cancers or thosewith refractory disease. However, applying the treatment to patients newlydiagnosed with GBM will likely significantly improve...

Experts To Discuss Findings From New Lewin Group Study In Conference Call Briefing

...study To Access: Call 1-800-289-0436 and give confirmation code 497690 or ask forthe Diabetes Treatment Centers of America conference call.Call will be recorded and replayed through August 10, 1998. To access thereplay, call1-800-964-4370. Transcripts of the call also will be available. To receive a media ...

Bone Marrow With Organ Transplants Reduces Rejection Of Transplanted Organs, Reports University Of Pittsburgh

... transplantedorgans. Such an observation provided confirmation that in organtransplantation, surgeons are not only replacing organ function but they arealso exposing the recipient to the donor's immune system. Augmenting this process with donor bone marrow cells seems to be paying clinicaldividends, their curren...

Estrogen shows potential as stroke treatment, UF animal studies show

...rotect against its harmful effects. "Here we have confirmation that it has potential for treating a patient who comes into the emergency room with stroke symptoms," said Simpkins, who also is affiliated with UF's Brain Institute and collaborated on the research with UF neurosurgeons Shao-Hua Yang and Arthur Day....

Toward a better burger: "Where's the selenium?"

... area to another. But the researchers warned that confirmation of specific health benefits from selenium-rich beef will depend on further experimentation and require complete and accurate determination of the precise chemical forms of selenium in beef, since not every form of the mineral affects humans in the sa...

Georgetown researchers to present evidence of biological cause of dyslexia

...It was quite exciting to be able to see such clear confirmation of our hypothesis in the fMRI scans," Eden said. "This is a great step towards better understanding the neural mechanisms involved in reading and learning." Zeffiro and Eden and their colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh, Wake Forest Universi...

High-tech scan for blocked arteries matches conventional tests in finding root of symptoms

... patients, found the accuracy is indeed good. That confirmation may help hospitals and imaging centers decide whether or not to invest in EBCT machines in order to diagnose obstructed coronary arteries in patients who, for example, come to the emergency room or a checkup with chest pain, shortness of breath or ar...

Researchers find better way to predict childhood brain tumor outcomes

...on of genomics-based outcome predictors must await confirmation in independent data sets, and the models may need to be modified as treatment regimens evolve," says Pomeroy. "Nevertheless, this work illustrates how genomic technologies have the potential to advance treatment planning beyond the empiric, toward a ...

Gene discovery shows heart failure cause, suggests treatments and screening potential

... patient example from the study provided important confirmation of the laboratory findings and also opened a window to how this discovery could prevent or slow the advancement of the disease. "One patient received a transplant, and so we were able to examine the structure of the diseased heart. We found irregula...

Scientific society offers development sessions for industrial members

...ques that have led to the ground-breaking chemical confirmation of early instances of Royal Purple dye (ca. 1300-1200 B.C.), wine (ca. 5400-5000 B.C.), beer (ca. 3500-3100 B.C.), and the organic remains of funerary feast of King Midas in ancient vessels. Greg Loehr, president, Resin Research and Greg Loehr Surf...

CONVINCE trial results unveiled at annual hypertension meeting

...t the size and scope of this study would result in confirmation of the hypothesis that all treatment regimens would provide a similar positive impact in preventing cardiovascular events. The standard of care arm has been shown in previous trials to provide benefit in reduction of cardiovascular events. CONVINCE...

Study confirms air pollution linked to slowed lung function growth in children

...ungs are working. "These findings are an important confirmation of our earlier studies," says W. James Gauderman, Ph.D., associate professor of preventive medicine at USC and the study?s lead author. "The results further strengthen the evidence that breathing polluted air has a negative effect on the developing l...

High-volume hospitals equal higher survival rates for bleeding strokes

... Such policies may be cost-effective, but further confirmation of the benefit of transfer is required....

New test predicts pregnancy problems long before they happen

...pressure and preeclampsia 23 weeks before clinical confirmation of the disease," says Hermida.Hermida plans to make the software for the THT available to the scientific community this fall. The software application developed by Hermida and Ayala calculates blood pressure excess as an indication of disease. Many...

Major breakthroughs offer hope to 1.5 million Americans suffering from peanut allergy

...15th, and can be accessed by calling 888-203-1112, confirmation code: 709541 For more information on the replay of the press conference or for copies of the studies, contact John Gardner at 414-272-6071 or jgardner@aaaai.org...

Other highlights in the August 6 issue of JNCI

...tion). The authors note that these results require confirmation in a larger study. Contact: Kim Irwin, UCLA, 310-206-2805, kirwin@mednet.ucla.edu Also in the August 6 JNCI: Topical Drug Imiquimod Shown to Induce Apoptosis: Imiquimod is a topical drug that has shown effectiveness in the treatment of basa...

Some autistic children make remarkable progress with intensive behavioral program, study suggests

TORONTO A new study provides confirmation that some young autistic children can make remarkable progress when they participate in a specially designed intensive behavioral intervention program. The study by Ohio State University researchers is one of few that have rigorously examined the suc...

UCLA study examines origins of fatigue in breast cancer survivors

...tion). The authors note that these results require confirmation in a larger study....

First relapsing fever outbreak in Montana identified

...f tick-borne relapsing fever in Montana--the first confirmation of relapsing fever in the state--has led to the discovery of a bacterium and species of tick not known previously to exist in Montana. In the September 2003 issue of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, investigators at Rocky Mountain Laborator...

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