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Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program

...stitute team is also focused on improving not just early mortality for coronary artery bypass grafts, but also on improving 20-year outcomes. Recent studies demonstrate that bypass patients receiving mammary artery grafts (from the chest) are more resistant to a late failure and are more likely to offer l...

Induction at 32 weeks possible action for expectant moms with premature membrane rupture

...Mayo Clinic study of pregnant women who experience early membrane rupture has found induction of labor at 3...rence in how the babies do?" In cases of prolonged early membrane rupture, obstetricians must do a careful dance to get the unborn baby as close as possible ...

Boosting HIV screening can increase survival and is cost effective

...y effective, inexpensive tests. Most importantly, early detection speeds linkage to proven, life-prolonging care and effective counseling to prevent further transmission." Rochelle Walensky, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard and a co-author of the study, added, "The HIV epidemic is no longer conf...

Routine HIV screening should be expanded, study finds

...opportunities to reduce risk behaviors or initiate early treatment had been missed," Sanders said. Sander also cited a recent study of blood samples from outpatient clinics from six different Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMC) systems that found a range of 0.13 to 2.9 percent of patients with undiagn...

Early HIV screening prolongs life and is affordable, Stanford study shows

...f screening due to reduced transmission of HIV and early identification of HIV. The researchers found a 21 percent reduction in annual transmission with the use of a screening strategy, as compared with the absence of screening. They also found that earlier identification through screening would lengthen l...

NYU psychology researchers show how attention enhances visual perception

...ansient, attention improves performance in simple, early visual processing tasks--it actually helps us see things better. The NYU study in Neuron shows the neural basis of this effect. It identifies an increase in neural activity in areas of the brain that respond to the attended stimulus--that is, to the ...

News briefs from the journal CHEST, February 2005

...link to asthma, a predisposition for being atopic, early exposure to tobacco smoke, and recurrent chest infections in infancy. The only differing risk factor of significance was that males were more likely to have asthma. In sharp contrast, having a higher social class at birth and atopic sensitization a...

Study explores risks of obesity in children with kidney transplants

...op hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes at an early age. We are doing transplants so these children can survive, but if they are overweight, that is going to cut into their life expectancy." She notes that while most children with kidney failure are not overweight, the numbers are increasing: 8 percen...

New breast cancer test could save lives

...volutionary new test to detect breast cancer at an early stage. If successful, this test will be effective...tests. Currently, in order to detect cancer at an early stage which is extremely important for successful treatment - many women are dependent on self-exam...

Rice's CNST awards Smalley/Curl funds for innovation

...xpressing specific molecular markers indicative of early precancerous changes. With the seed money from the Smalley/Curl Fund for Innovation, Drezek and Hafner will evaluate targeted nanorods as molecular probes for reflectance confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography--two real-time, high-resol...

UCI study uncovers how plaque in neck artery leads to stroke-inducing blood clots

...brain. The findings suggest an increased need for early identification and treatment of this plaque growth...and ultimately form into clots. This suggests that early detection and treatment of carotid-artery plaques before these ulcerations grow can benefit people w...

Aetiology of congenital heart disease explained

...ment techniques. This is particularly important as early intervention has proved to restrict the extent of the damage, thus preventing pacemaker dependence or foetal death. "We believe that the antibody we've identified can be used as a marker for identifying the mothers who are at a high risk of developin...

Auditory test to help identify learning impaired

...d with learning impairments in many children. With early detection, these children have a high likelihood of benefiting from remediation strategies involving auditory training. The University recently licensed the technology, called BioMAP (Biological Marker of Auditory Processing), to Bio-logic Systems C...

New survey finds red dress symbol prompts women to take action to care for their hearts

...ose that cannot be changed are a family history of early heart disease and age. The risk factors that can ...ity of life and quality of health care, to include early detection, accurate diagnosis, and proper treatment. The Red Dress Collection 2005 Fashion Show is m...

Non-lethal weapons focus of research study

...stigator in the study, which is scheduled to begin early this year. As many as 12 qualifying law-enforcement agencies across the nation that utilize less-lethal weapons will participate as study sites. Bozeman prefers to use the term "less lethal" to "non lethal" when describing these weapons because there...

Optimal treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome

...ortant implications for the effective, affordable, early treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, an unfortunately common condition of our times....

Rheumatoid arthritis patients have double the risk of heart failure

...r. "We thought heart failure could be a reason for early mortality in these patients. However, we were not expecting that the incidence of heart failure would be so high." The study found that patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at an increased risk for heart failure soon after the onset of arthritis a...

Anti-depressants used during pregnancy linked to neonatal withdrawal syndrome

...sholds, especially during pregnancy, lactation, or early childhood, and hope that the next wave of revolutionary new compounds is right around the corner."...

Rheumatoid arthritis patients at higher risk for unrecognized heart disease and cardiac sudden death

...heumatoid arthritis patients have a higher risk of early death than others and that these deaths are mostly due to cardiovascular disease. The Mayo Clinic research team conducted this study to discover exactly why. "We suspect that the systemic inflammation that characterizes rheumatoid arthritis also pro...

Early supported discharge services can reduce long term dependency for stroke patients

Stroke patients who are discharged early from hospital to home and given community support ...ed stroke patients to receive conventional care or early supported discharge (ESD). Trials were selected if ESD provided rehabilitation and support in a comm...

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