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Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea

... are more likely to die suddenly during sleep, the early waking hours are even more dangerous for the rest than we had previously realized," Dr. Gami explains. "We clearly have two distinct populations, with opposite times of highest cardiac death risk." Dr. Somers cautioned that the study could not determ...

Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease

...f, her favorite pastime. An ultrasound and CT scan early this year showed that an artery in Erickson's thigh was almost completely blocked, confirming that her troubles were caused by peripheral arterial disease, or PAD - a condition in which arteries to the arms, legs or internal organs are hardened and n...

ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)

...te thrombotic complications. A clear benefit from early angiography (<48 hours) and, when needed, PCI ... may be life-saving and should be considered at an early stage. 9. Randomised trials that transfer the patients for primary PCI to a 'heart attack centre' ...

Kandel pays tribute to Hubel's and Wiesel's 25-year partnership and work in neurobiology & vision

...nate or do they develop through experience via the early life of an animal or human? In celebration of their unusually long collaboration and the publication of a new book on their careers, Brain and Visual Perception: The Story of a 25-Year Collaboration, fellow Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel (2000 Nobel La...

New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders

...his is important, as research has revealed that an early reduction in vomiting is a good predictor of positive longer-term outcomes in the treatment of bulimia. Many patients with bulimia nervosa find it hard to access evidence based treatment such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). Although it is on...

Employment prospects good for most cancer survivors -- but not all

...s clearly had a positive effect. People diagnosed early with these cancers usually have a good quality of life four to five years after treatment -- including being fully employed. "However, there is a minority of cancer survivors who have on-going problems and the challenge is to help them with a compre...

WISE study starts in Toulouse: 60 days of bed-rest for terrestrial female astronauts

...sting recovery by bedridden patients. Studying the early effects of reduced activity on a molecular level is expected to provide further evidence of the benefits of regular exercise in the prevention of conditions like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure....

Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma

...stigator in the study. The study assessed whether early controller medications, such as the nebulized ICS Pulmicort Respules (budesonide inhalation suspension), were associated with improved outcomes for children with asthma. The trial evaluated a total of 11,407 patients aged 12 months to four years who...

Donor age has no affect on long-term liver transplant survival

...Donor age did affect survival, but only during the early critical post-operative period, but not survival a...ne) prevalent in recent years, may have allowed an early reconstitution of the immune system and its exposure to a large number of HCV [hepatitis C] infected...

Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier

... western) side to a shallow section of seabed. In early March local tides and currents lifted B-15A free from its temporary resting place, an event coinciding with numerous fragments of ice seen breaking off from the centre of its coastward side as the iceberg was worked loose. Now prevailing currents ar...

Costs of antidepressants could have funded effective alternatives

...risen dramatically in the United Kingdom since the early 1990s. Cognitive behaviour therapy is an effective alternative to drugs, but has not been developed for widespread use. Using Department of Health prescribing data, researchers at the University of Bristol estimated the number of patients that could ...

NHS stop-smoking services are insufficient to deliver national smoking targets

... in England. In California, says the author, heavy early investment in smoking cessation services produced disappointing population results. Nicotine replacement therapy and buproprion are among the most cost-effective treatments for individuals, but "comprehensive restriction of smoking in all workplaces...

Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense 'Innovator Award'

...ion of breast cancer lies much earlier in life, as early as in utero or in the first years of life." Since ...tary studies designed to investigate links between early life exposures, mammary gland stem cells, mammary gland mass, and adult breast cancer. The studies w...

Brain imaging study may hold clues to onset of schizophrenia in people at high risk

..., is present in high-risk individuals experiencing early symptoms of schizophrenia and may reflect biologic...ool became established, perhaps we could intervene early on in some way to improve whatever pathology it showed." Belger is an associate professor of psychia...

Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments

...recommend that patients with this syndrome undergo early heart catheterization and, if indicated, either angioplasty or bypass surgery. While hospitalized, these patients should also receive aspirin, beta-blockers, newer antiplatelet drugs (including glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor blockers and clopidogrel...

Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems

...o a study in the March 16 issue of JAMA. Since the early 1990s, much has been learned about medical errors in health care settings, and about their impact on illness, death, and costs, according to background information in the article. Although a number of approaches to reduce errors were proposed, a key ...

Risk of cardiac death after radiotherapy for breast cancer has declined, study finds

...dality appears to be emerging, but it is still too early to declare an absolute victory. We owe it to women with breast cancer to remain vigilant and continue follow-up of this and related cohorts for at least another decade."...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...pioneer" neurons in invertebrates or the transient early neurons in several mammalian species. 2. Goals and Habits in the Overtrained Rat Alexis Faure, Ulrike Haberland,Franoise Cond, and Nicole El Massioui While learning a task, goal-directed performance is dictated by associations between an action and...

Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans

... success of the Hopkins model of community care to early input from the local black community in East Baltimore. Prior to the start of the study, two local pastors, a community health worker and local residents helped design the types of services and activities offered. Specific requests included a welco...

Epstein-Barr virus protein crucial to its role in blood cancers

...udent Jason Knight, published their results in the early March issue of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Using human cell cultures infected with the Epstein-Barr virus, the investigators found that a specific viral protein targets a molecule that normally regulates the cell-cycle progression, or duplicatio...

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