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Lottery funding to aid research into superbugs

...n does help to contain the problem, it also places considerable social and personal strain on families and individuals who are denied the friendship and support of others with the same illness. We hope that this three year collaborative research programme, employing state-of-the-art microbiology, will bring major...

Early supported discharge services can reduce long term dependency for stroke patients

...eatment that cannot be provided at home; live at a considerable distance from the hospital or rehabilitation services and for whom the combination of travelling to an outdoor service with exercise could be too tiring; or patients who would benefit most from situational learning instead of trying to generalise lea...

Optimal treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome

... Despite the prevalence of CTS and its considerable economic impact in terms of both worker absenteeism and compensation claims there is no universally accepted therapy. Mild cases are usually left untreated. Moderate cases may be treated with local injections of corticosteroids, if patients fail ...

Simpler blood thinning medication effective for preventing blood clots and stroke

...lly through the veins) and administration requires considerable health care resources. Warfarin is given orally, but has an unpredictable dose response, interacts with many drugs, and can be affected by changes in diet; thus, continued coagulation monitoring and dose adjustment are necessary. Ximelagatran is admi...

Drugs used to treat Alzheimer's in nursing homes are worsening sufferers' illness

...ke, say the authors. The current study highlights considerable concern regarding the safety of quetiapine, and suggest that quetipaine is not a viable alternative to these medications. This study has vital implications for the treatment of patients with dementia, argue the authors. Quetiapine should ...

Regular cannabis may increase risk of stroke in young users

... The first incident occurred after he had smoked a considerable amount of cannabis combined with three or four drinks at a party. He lost his ability to speak, which was followed, a few hours later, by convulsions. A brain scan revealed one patch of bleeding and another blood clot, but no evidence of narrowed/fur...

Similar results found in both older and younger patients undergoing weight-loss surgery

...ons. However, the older patients still demonstrate considerable improvement of their comorbidities, as evidenced by the greater overall reduction in medications seen at follow-up."...

New substance that improves the photodetection of bladder cancer gains market approval

...rience of the individual urologist or surgeon is a considerable variable factor in successful detection. The recurrence rate under this treatment is quite high, and is thought to be due in part to superficial lesions or small tumors that are overlooked during the initial screening and diagnosis. The use of hexami...

Cognitive behavioral therapy and medication is effective in the treatment of panic disorder

...ogram, even though it was brief and delivered with considerable flexibility of scheduling," the authors conclude. "This finding suggests the need for qualitative research to elucidate the reasons for nonadherence in these patients. A major goal of future work in this area should be to develop, implement, and diss...

New system for the analysis of facial movement in three dimensions

...no or the wide dorsal muscle is used as these have considerable contractile power and achieve a highly acceptable spreading movement at the mouth corners. The patient may move her or his face spontaneously with highly acceptable symmetry, despite having been affected by the paralysis over a long period....

Openness is key to winning the war over MMR

...on between MMR and autism, the United Kingdom lost considerable ground. One of the lowest levels of coverage of MMR is now found in London, at around 75%. Parents who refused MMR vaccination for their children were not necessarily irrational, writes Professor Paul Bellaby. The high level of coverage achieved befo...

Employees with diabetes are not more tired

...ation of illness and work. Patients who experience considerable inconvenience because of the symptoms of the disease are more frequently tired, as well as those who perceive performing important self-management activities as a burden. A decrease in the work pressure and in particular the support of colleagues and...

Protecting human subjects focus of national FDA conference at UH

...rotecting the rights of those subjects can present considerable challenges for researchers. A national conference devoted to exploring the FDA critical pathway for approval of new medical products while protecting human subjects, co-sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration and the University of Houston, wil...

Envisat enables first global check of regional methane emissions

... "However in large parts of the tropics there is a considerable difference. It cannot yet be concluded which source category or combination of source categories is responsible for the discrepancy. Potential candidates include wetlands, biomass burning, termites, ruminants or a hitherto unknown source." These res...

New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders

...l treatment time of 12 hours. The intervention has considerable potential for use in primary care and other settings as a first step in BN treatment....

Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients

...uent complaint in people living with HIV, there is considerable uncertainty about its cause and significance," Reid says. Earlier studies suggested that patients with HIV had changes in periods of REM (rapid eye movement) and non-REM sleep, along with other sleep rhythm changes, that may have led to insomnia. Whe...

Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic

... can be released the same day, thus giving rise to considerable savings in health costs. Suitability There are a number of methods used in the percutaneous treatment of congenital cardiac defects. Specifically, a number of years ago, the Cardiological Intervention Unit incorporated the "Amplatzer" occluder syst...

Not enough evidence that multivitamins prevent infections in the elderly

...further and more expansive studies in this area of considerable public health importance....

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