Tag: "delivered" at medical news
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
...ndt, Ph.D., of Hopkins. A new form of testosterone delivered
in a tablet may improve sexual function in men with low testosterone without side effects, a Johns Hopkins study shows. "This is an easy way to administer a drug, and it was found to be safe and effective," says Dobs, the lead author. Results of the ...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
...efficacy analysis, 445 women had enrolled, 394 had delivered
402 liveborn infants, and one or more diagnostic HIV test results were available in 379 infants. The estimated overall rate of mother-to-infant HIV transmission was an unexpectedly low 4.8%, and did not differ between HIVIG and IVIG recipients (4.7% ...
"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region
...depots. The results are presented in a paper being delivered
at theMontreal conference of the Institute for Ope...ations. More than 1,600 papers are scheduled to be delivered
at thefour-day conference. Operations researchers and management scientists are little known butind...
New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors
...ayload. "We found that the 81C6 treatments delivered
a very high radiation doseto the margins of the re... a radiation dose to tumors the equivalent of that delivered
by 100millicuries of Iodine-131, said the researchers. According to Henry Friedman, both Iod...
New Radiation Procedure Targets Liver Malignancies
... "If you can safely increase the dose of radiation delivered
along with chemotherapy, you improve the patient's...of focal liver irradiation along with chemotherapy delivered
directly to the tumor via the hepatic artery. As a result of that research, they have developed a d...
New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs
...sociated with closed claims inperinatal care (care delivered
just before and after birth), perioperativeservices (surgery and anesthesia combined) and emergency services. Fullcompliance with MMI's core risk modification programs for these three areasresulted in an average cost per claim that was almost $70,00...
Drug Prevents Hearing Loss Caused By Brain Tumor Therapy
...tientsreceiving the chemotherapy agent carboplatin delivered
by opening theblood-brain barrier. "These findings are very encouraging," said study leader Edward A.Neuwelt, M.D., a neurosurgeon and professor of neurology andneurosurgery at the Portland VA Medical Center and OHSU. He also directs theBlo...
'Mutual Insurance Pool' Could Improve Transplant Organ Shortage
...duals could sell the rights to their organs, to be delivered
at death, wasits emphasis on monetary incentives. ...individual's commitment to having his or herorgans delivered
at death is a form of insurance premium," explains Vining. "The insurance benefit is the pri...
Alzheimers Disease Could Soon Be Treated With Nose Drops
... and his colleagues decided to see if NGF could be delivered
innose drops. After anaesthetising 12 rats, the researchers gave half the animalsdrops in their noses over 30 minutes and injected the rest with NGF. They foundthat within an hour, a significant amount of NGF had made its way not only intothe olfacto...
Ablatherm: An Ultrasound Device For Prostate Cancer Therapy
...usedUltrasound (HIFU) via an endorectal probe. The delivered
ultrasound causes anabrupt rise in temperature tha...hboring healthy tissues are respected (noenergy is delivered
to non target tissues). Ablatherm is already being tested in the clinical setting. Preliminary treat...
Penn Researchers Find Chemoembolization Effective For Liver Tumors
...ver are identified and three chemotherapy drugsare delivered
directly to the hepatic artery leading to the tumor-- thus sparing healthier liver tissue. The hepatic artery isthen blocked off, or embolized, with a mixture of oil and tinyparticles. This technique deprives the tumor of fortifying oxygenand nutrien...
Clemson Scientists Refining Natural Immune System Booster
.... Specific transfer factors are then purified and delivered
as adietary supplement, or nutraceutical, in the form of a gel cap. Because these transfer factors are naturally occurring compounds andwork by elevating the body's own immune response, they are non-toxic and have noknown side effects. This ...
Women May React To General Anesthesia Differently Than Men
...dy, however, used anew standardized technique that delivered
the same concentration of ananesthetic drug to patients -- enough to ensure they were asleep during theoperation -- and then monitored their level of consciousness and how quicklythey awoke after the drug was stopped. The phenomenon of patients bei...
Mayo Clinic Study Finds Costs For Cancer Clinical Trials Comparable To Costs For Standard Treatment
...cy, Medicare does not pay for routine patient care delivered
in a clinicaltrial unless that care would be necessary without the trial. This study was conducted as a matched-case comparison of the incremental medicalcosts for participation in cancer treatment trials from the date of trial entryuntil either de...
NIH study to evaluate role of MRI in emergency diagnosis of heart attack & stroke
...e stroke,t-PA, a clot-dissolving drug that must be delivered
to a patient in the hospitalwithin 3 hours of the onset of stroke symptoms. In order to determine whether patients are eligible for t-PA treatment, theymust first have a CT scan, to see whether the stroke is ischemic (caused by ablockage) or hemorrha...
Effects of nicotine influenced by housing and gender
... male laboratory rats implanted withminipumps that delivered
continuous doses of nicotine to some of the rats and asaline solution to others serving as a comparison group. Some rats lived inindividual housing, others in groups. The animals' overall activity,exploration, and time spent in the center of an ope...
Hospital study shows more patients could qualify for free care coverage
...ound that a lot of care written off to bad debt is delivered
to patientswho are actually quite poor, which has potentially serious implications, sincethese patients may be reluctant to obtain treatment in the future if they fearbeing billed for services they cannot afford," says Weissman, a member of theMGH In...
Synchronise clocks to find the real millennium baby!
...study of their labour ward, where 2,600 babies are delivered
each year, all six clocks in the delivery rooms were slow by a median of 93.6 seconds. The authors also surveyed the clocks in the labour ward of a large teaching hospital and found that the median of eleven clocks was 15 seconds slow, but they rang...
Breaking the worst possible news in the best possible manner
...stating news one might ever hear. How this news is delivered
has an immenseimpact on how people will later reflect on those initial moments of loss. "You have to know that you're creating a lifelong memory -- people will likelyremember every detail of the conversation. Even if they don't remember thewords, t...
UNC-CH nutrition expert says nation should regulate some diet supplements
...ood example is genistein purified from soybeansand delivered
in a pill in doses greater than could be consumed in soy." Nonfood matrixes include powders, capsules, softgels and gelcaps. Zeisel's proposals for regulation and testing would benefitmanufacturers in the long run as well as the publi...
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