Tag: "could" at medical news
Chronic fatigue patients show lower response to placebos
...e symptoms, some medical professionals believed it could
be as high as 50 percent among CFS patients. The r...sionals, and the overall outcome of the treatments could
be enhanced." Dr. Lucinda Bateman, an internist who specializes in CFS and fibromyalgia and serves ...
Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients
...ng with his or her alcohol, drug and caffeine use, could
affect insomnia risks....
UNH launches 2nd spinout company with NIH grants
...ch cannot be seen with conventional techniques. It could
benefit millions who suffer from chronic obstructi...all enough so that every hospital with an MRI unit could
have one," said Hersman. "The challenge is to bring everything together into a small space without ...
Targeting mutant B-Raf protein reduces melanoma development
... inhibit the function of mutant v599EB-Raf protein could
prevent the spread of melanoma and halt tumor grow...at we continue to look for important proteins that could
be targeted therapeutically. Studies like this one that identify how inhibiting important melanoma r...
Infant vernier acuity is comparable to that of adults
... from this study also suggest that vernier testing could
be a substitute for the traditional Snellen eye ch...to establish a "benchmark" to which vernier acuity could
be compared. The benchmark they chose was the ability to see small differences in contrast. Adults (...
Recovered king of beasts returns to his home, thanks to unique operation
...egs. Even on the first day after the operation one could
already see an observable improvement in his situa...began to walk steadily, without stumbling, and one could
hardy see traces of his previous illness. During the following ten days he received intensive care f...
Flu pandemic coming, US not prepared
...d Prevention (CDC) predicts even a "mild" pandemic could
kill at least 100,000 people if the nation is not prepared. "This year's serious problems with flu vaccine supply showed us just how unprepared we are," says Andrew T. Pavia, chair of IDSA's Pandemic Influenza Task Force. "If this had been a pandem...
Why asthma sufferers struggle with the common cold
...e Journal of Experimental Medicine. These results could
help explain why respiratory viral infections are ...ma sufferers, although unable to produce IFN-beta, could
still secrete pro-inflammatory molecules, that can recruit asthma-inducing cells into the lungs. Fu...
Success of liver transplantation may be most influenced by three risk factors
...he most impact on patient and graft survival rates could
help increase the donor pool and shorten the wait ...t postransplant and patient survival. Such a model could
be used to make recipient-specific organ allocation decisions at the time of graft procurement."...
Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors
...of the JAMA/Archives journals. Although most cases could
be prevented, the incidence of new skin cancer, including the most deadly form, melanoma, is increasing more rapidly than that of any other type of cancer, according to background information in the article. Public education has been successful in ra...
Tracking trends in cochlear implant complications using a federal database
... for medical devices, including cochlear implants, could
make it a valuable resource, according to an artic...e suggested improvements to the MAUDE database, it could
become a powerful, sophisticated analytical tool for health care providers and patients alike," the ...
Energy and sports drinks attack enamel
...ks that claim to recharge the body after a workout could
cause more irreversible damage to teeth than soft drinks. A study of the effects some of these beverages had on enamel, appearing in the January/February 2005 issue of General Dentistry , the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-revi...
Alcohol relapse adversely affects 10-year liver transplant survival
...t in the abstinent group. "This unexpected finding could
be explained by the higher mortality rate observed in the first group, mainly due to cancer and different cardiovascular events," state the authors. They note that alcoholism is associated with an increased risk for several malignancies in the non-im...
Chemical decoy shows promise for slowing Alzheimer's by acting as decoy
...&M University. If successful in future studies, it could
lead to new, more effective drugs for treating the... a brain cell, with its abundance of sialic acids, could
lure toxic beta amyloid out of circulation and prevent its accumulation and binding to actual brain ...
Diagnostic test for range of blood disorders on the horizon
...authors suggest the detection of the JAK2 mutation could
become a widely used diagnostic test. Professor Green concludes: "For more than a quarter of a century, the myeloproliferative disorders have been known to be clonal haematological malignancies, but the identity of underlying target genes has remain...
Protein that helps skin cancer spread identified by Stanford researchers
...us. They failed. Without that fragment, the cancer could
not spread. Khavari noted that cells behave differ... that knowledge to treat patients. Khavari said he could
imagine a drug that blocks the collagen VII fragment being used pre-emptively to prevent skin cancer...
Costs of antidepressants could have funded effective alternatives
...scribing antidepressant drugs over the last decade could
have been used to deliver psychological treatments...y of Bristol estimated the number of patients that could
have been treated with cognitive behavioural therapy in 2002, had the rise in prescribing not occurr...
Medically supervised drug injection facilities safer for users
...de medical supervision for illicit drug injections could
reduce syringe sharing among users, concludes a Ca...haring before the facility's opening. Our findings could
help inform discussions in the UK and elsewhere, where potential public-health benefits of such faci...
Genes for alcohol consumption identified
How much alcohol we drink could
be influenced by our genes, scientists reveal in a study published today [March 17 2005]. Researchers from the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Oxford, found t...
Waist size linked to diabetes risk in adult men
...e men in this cohort who developed type 2 diabetes could
be identified using a BMI of 25--the cutoff for overweight--only half (50.5 percent) had a waist circumference greater than or equal to 40 inches--the cutoff recommended by the National Institutes of Health. Men with waist circumference of 40 inches ...
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