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Lupus discovery may pave way to better-designed COX-2 inhibitors

...itors have a beneficial effect in lupus, which may depend on their structural peculiarity and not because they inhibit prostaglandin production and reduce inflammation -- something all COX-2 inhibitors do. COX-2 inhibitors also have been used, with limited success, to treat patients with lupus and in labor...

Be picky when served large portions

...our sandwich or in your snack pack. And you can't depend on your appetite to tell you when to stop eating, either, since our experiments show that the study participants often didn't notice changes in portion size even when they were given 50 percent or 100 percent more food. "Those who want to reduce the...

Increasing the risk of cancer

...ne. "However, its effects, depend on whether the tumor expresses COX-2 or not," he added. Depending on the study, roughly 10-40 percent of all pancreatic tumor cells are considered COX-2 negative, while all others express COX-2. "These studies suggest that pa...

Keyhole surgery for colorectal cancer offers same prognosis as conventional surgery

...ation for adoption of laparoscopic technique would depend on the perceived value of its effectiveness in improving short-term post-operative outcomes"....

First epileptic seizures in old age suggest high risk of subsequent stroke

...rugs, are appropriate for individual patients will depend on their absolute risk of stroke and of other vascular events rather than on the existence or extent of any particular risk factor"....

Guideline: Heart condition does not increase risk of second stroke

... important because the prognosis and treatment may depend on this relationship." Studies should also be done comparing the results from the use of medications to the use of procedures to close PFOs, the guideline stated. The first author of the guideline, Steven Mess, MD, also of the University of Pennsylva...

UCLA study shows Medicaid costs can shrink

...lies served by Head Start. Most Head Start parents depend on Medicaid for their health-care needs. (See chart A .) Parents who participated in the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Institute's pilot and follow-up training sessions became better informed about their children's health, reducing by 48 percen...

Community screenings uncover hidden diabetes risk

...er common diabetes tests, hemoglobin levels do not depend on how recently a person ate. Hemoglobin A1c levels are also more predictive of cardiovascular disease risks....

AAN 2004 Public Leadership Award goes to Leon Fleisher, musician who overcame dystonia

...y among dentists, surgeons, writers and others who depend on using their fine motor skills. Fleisher's latest involvement on behalf of dystonia patients is in the launch of the Freedom to Play campaign, an effort by the Musicians with Dystonia program and sponsored by the Dystonia Medical Research Founda...

Scientists uncover how brain retrieves and stores older memories

...ially, memories for everyday life events appear to depend on networks in the region of the brain called the hippocampus. However, over time, these memories become increasingly dependent upon networks in the region of the brain called the cortex. "We believe there is active interaction between the hippocampu...

Carotid artery surgery could substantially reduce stroke among high-risk patients

...arotid artery. How much this changes practice will depend on how long the benefits last, so we are going to follow up these patients for another 5 years to find this out." (quote by e-mail, does not appear in published study). In an accompanying Commentary (p 1486), Henry Barnett from the John Roberts Resea...

The human brain responds to receiving rewards 'the old fashioned way'

...ther or not the participant received the money did depend on their performance, which made the appearance of the money bill more salient to them. In yet another version, participants played the same computer game except the bag on the screen did not appear to have money in it and a blank "blob" drop!ped in...

Novel vitamin discovery offers clues for cancer chemotherapy and lipid disorders

...apeutic approaches for cancer or heart disease may depend on the enzymes discovered. NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is one of the most well-known small molecules in the cell, said Dr. Charles Brenner, associate professor of genetics and of biochemistry, author of the study with Dr. Pawel Bieganowsk...

Full recovery after cell transplantation for treating leukemia or lymphoma can take 3-5 years

... cautionary. Patients, families, and medical teams depend on accurate recovery data when planning for posttransplant needs. Expectations that contradict actual experience cause stress for survivors and potential conflicts with family, work, and the medical team. To facilitate realistic planning, clinicians ...

Full recovery after cell transplantation for treating leukemia or lymphoma can take 3-5 years

... cautionary. Patients, families, and medical teams depend on accurate recovery data when planning for posttransplant needs. Expectations that contradict actual experience cause stress for survivors and potential conflicts with family, work, and the medical team. To facilitate realistic planning, clinicians ...

Adrenaline packs a powerful punch in the use of antidepressants

...ngs showed that the effects of most SSRIs can also depend on responses from the noradrenergic system. "This study is the first to use this unique animal model to test whether the drugs are still effective in animals that lack norepinephrine, a key neurotransmitter in the brain," Lucki adds. The researcher...

EDCTP welcomes G8 support for HIV/AIDS vaccine development

...ely the outcome of this initiative and others will depend on the ownership and commitment to this vision by the partners, and by having the concerned countries play a central role. Adapted interventions are essential to reduce the burden caused by these diseases. Current approaches to vaccine development s...

3D neutron-based medical imaging, 4D lung scans, and hitting a moving tumor

...t gamma-ray photons with distinctive energies that depend on the specific chemical identities of the atoms and molecules to which the nuclei belong. At the AAPM meeting, Carey Floyd ( cef@deckard.duhs.duke.edu ) will present the first 3-D images ever reconstructed from the emission of characteristic gamma...

Medical database agreement to enhance ACG risk adjustment system

...efficiency, of care being delivered by payors that depend on our ACG System across the country. The PharMetrics Database is the ideal resource for our ACG research and development efforts, not only because of the robustness of its data, but also because of its exemplary data quality assurance process," said...

Riverbank filtration pulls pollutants from drinking water

...ally dry up in the summer. But in communities that depend on rivers for a year-round supply of drinking water, Weiss expects riverbank filtration to become more common in the coming years. "We definitely think riverbank filtration is worthwhile," he said. "We're letting nature maintain the system, minimizin...

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