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Investigational drug brings new hope to kidney cancer patients

...t and to immunotherapy around 15 percent, but with considerable toxicity. Faced with those dismal statistics, Onyx and Bayer now have a drug producing a preliminary response rate of 42 percent in patients with advanced cancer who had already failed standard or investigational therapy. "This drug is too good for ...

Only one more case of vCJD in Ireland - probably

...itious route (e.g. via different animals) it is of considerable importance that the Irish CJD Surveillance Unit continue to be notified of all possible cases of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies."...

Nov/Dec 2003 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...sentations, and to provide care that addresses the considerable threat they perceive. Based on their findings, th...s of this study are especially important given the considerable patient impairment and increased health care costs associated with treating somatization, a common a...

How harmful are additives and preservatives in childhood vaccines?

...ontamination by bacteria or fungi. It has received considerable scrutiny by Congress and the news media since its removal from most U.S. childhood vaccines in 2001. Thimerosal was removed from vaccines as a precaution, even though there has never been scientific evidence of a link between thimerosal and adverse e...

Many parents, teens unaware of an 'optional' but valuable vaccine

...mitories, schools and child-care centers may cause considerable anxiety in a community. The meningococcal vaccine is routinely given to military recruits. The Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that students entering college be informed of the risks of the disease and be...

MUHC researchers develop new way to test for sleep apnea in children

...ition usually requires a detailed evaluation and a considerable waiting time. However, clinicians at the Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) have identified a method to detect the worst cases of OSA and fast-track these patients for operative treatment. Using pulse oximetry,...

Cobblestone mat walking shows health benefits for elderly

...sts. Elderly participants in the study experienced considerable improvements in their ability to perform "activiti...stone paths are common in China. Although there is considerable anecdotal evidence indicating the health benefits of cobblestone walking, (e.g., pain relief, sleep ...

Carnegie Mellon uses AFM to discover effects of experimental drugs on Alzheimer's plaques

... years, scientists in the field have been focusing considerable efforts on developing molecules that would inhibit A aggregation or perhaps even break up existing plaques. In this quest, they have recently turned their attention to antibodies that bind to different portions of the A peptide. In their study, Kowal...

Issues in medical ethics: 2004 Special challenges for pediatrics

...rowth Hormones in Children." A topic that received considerable media attention in July 2003 when the FDA approved its use for children who are much shorter than their peers. John Lantos, MD of the University of Chicago and a panel of experts from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and elsewhere will discuss the diff...

Jan/Feb 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... that long-term survivors of childhood cancer face considerable risk for mortality, morbidity and adverse health status resulting from their previous cancer therapy and can benefit from early diagnosis and intervention or preventive care targeted at reducing risk for late effects. However, a study by Oeffinger an...

Home-based therapy beneficial for stroke patients

...disability in developed countries and accounts for considerable costs for health and social services. Organised inpatient care in multidisciplinary stroke units can reduce adverse health outcomes compared with less organised inpatient care; however, there is no widespread agreement concerning the effects of rehab...

UK study quantifies cancer risk from diagnostic X-rays

...r of assumptions, and so are inevitably subject to considerable uncertainty. The possibility that we have overestimated the risks cannot be ruled out, but it seems unlikely that we have underestimated them substantially.' In an accompanying Commentary (p 340), Peter Herzog and Christina Rieger from Ludwig-Maximi...

Study questions premise of impending US physician shortage

...s of doctors that serve the members of these HMOs, considerable light has been shed on this topic," said Dr. Weiner. Prepaid group practices (PGPs) are well-organized multi-specialty medical groups that are reimbursed by capitation to serve the enrollees of HMOs. They were among the first to establish coordinate...

Cool brain opens stroke treatment window, say Stanford researchers

...ster additional treatment. "We think this work has considerable potential," Steinberg said. The study is published in the February issue of the journal Stroke. In past experiments, Steinberg's and Sapolsky's groups have shown that giving rats a form of gene therapy within 90 minutes after a stroke can help brain ...

Blood transfusion poses CJD risk

...onclude: "Public-health authorities are faced with considerable insecurity about the prevalence of subclinical prion carriers, and any human-to-human transmission will complicate estimation of the size of the vCJD epidemic. Although cross-sectional studies to assess the prevalence of prion carriers pose organisat...

Brief mail- and computer-generated interventions work best for problem drinking among young people

... trial (n=1,638), "individualized feedback" showed considerable success in terms of recruitment, retention and intervention. "Clinical experience suggests that to be effective in producing behavioral change, motivational feedback has to be individualized," said Kypri. "In the context of computerized brief interv...

Neurons so excited that they just can't hide it

... disruption in this region results in ataxia is of considerable interest. A report by K. George Chandy and colleagues from the University of California Irvine in the February 16 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation links ataxia to enhanced hyperexcitability of neurons in the deep cerebellar nuclei (DC...

Fiber intake from fruits and cereals may reduce risk of coronary heart disease

...how much the participants ate. Although there was considerable variation in the level of dietary detail across the studies, all studies had some measurement of dietary fiber. Dr. Pereira is now at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Among the total participants from the studies, there were 5,249 inci...

Teens present research findings at major international meeting

... by the fact that this research project could have considerable influence in fields such as cardiology, dermatology, oncology, etc. He spent the summer of 2003 at Stony Brook, working in conjunction with Dr. Golub and Dr. Hsi-Ming Lee. Like Tina, Jeremy is extremely active in his school. He currently takes six Ad...

UCSF study: Pediatrician's judgment often better than clinical guidelines for treating infant fever

...mendations, with the potential benefit of reducing considerable costs and iatrogenic morbidity (unfavorable outcomes). While guidelines have an important role in ensuring the quality of care for many clinical issues, their performance in complex clinical situations, such as the management of febrile illnesses, sh...

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