Tag: "enhance" at medical news
Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother
... knowledgeabout child development may help parents enhance
the developmental outcomesof infants born at risk....
Common Carbohydrates May Prove To Be Substitute For Dietary Fiber
...how fructooligosaccharidesand xylooligosaccharides enhance
digestion. Fahey found that in rats the pool of desirable short-chain fatty acidsincreased significantly in the large bowel and in the cecum, a cul-de-sacat the beginning of the large intestine. Organs where fermentation -- theenzymatic breakdown of...
UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
... Among them were that N.C. laws be changed to: enhance
accessibility to services. ensure that written materials for consumers are complete and understandable. track problems associated with HMOs over time. make data comparing selected aspects of competing health plans available to consumers. ...
Training Urged For Mothers Of Children With Cancer
...e authorswrite. "Problem-solving skill training to enhance
a mother's own coping mighthave a beneficial spillover effect on both her ill and her healthy child'scoping." They studied 170 mothers and healthy siblings of children with cancerfrom Houston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Rochester, and Salt Lake Ci...
Jefferson Researcher Finds New Digital X-Ray Technology May Cut Costs And Improve Patient Care
...e that would allow a radiologist to focus on or enhance
a specific area of interest on the digital X-ray. This new technology can result in reducing the cost of processing, storing and transporting images, so radiologists will be able to process and review more X-rays, Dr. Shaber said. Th...
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Enhances Short-Term Brain Plasticity
...rs might be able to use TMS or other strategies to enhance
plasticitywhen it is beneficial (as in the blind) and to decrease it when it is harmful(as with phantom pain). In the new study, researchers Leonardo G. Cohen, M.D., Ulf Ziemann,M.D., and Brian Corwell used a simple tourniquet around the elbo...
Combined Therapy Improved Care Of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Proper Use Of
New Oral Medications Evaluated
...production, while troglitazone worked primarily to enhance
theability of the patients' muscle to respond to insulin and take up glucose." The findings are reported in the March 26 issue of The New EnglandJournal of Medicine, published by the Massachusetts Medical Society. The studyitself was conduct...
BioNumerik Reports Preclinical Antitumor Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 89th Annual AACR Conference
...her toxicities. BioNumerik has designed BNP7787 to enhance
selective inactivation of toxicplatinum drug species and to produce a less toxic drug relative to otherprotecting agents. BioNumerik presented preclinical animal study data showing that BNP7787 cancompletely protect against cisplatin-induced renal, ...
"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region
...copter costs and service capacities, isunderway to enhance
the application of TRAMAH. The study was conducted by Dr. Charles C. Branas, University of California,Berkeley; Dr. Ellen Mackenzie, Johns Hopkins University; and Dr. CharlesReVelle, Johns Hopkins University. It was supported by a grant from the Agen...
New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors
...monoclonal antibodies. Then we use chemotherapy to enhance
thatlocal control, and to focus on controlling the disseminated disease. "With the monoclonal antibodies, it appears that we have been able tocontrol the local disease better than with other methods, although our resultswill need confirmation...
Filmless System Puts X-Ray Images On The Web
...stem. Radiologists can change the view, zoom inor enhance
the image. "We will be able to read scans within minutes and can help colleagues inother parts of the building or in outside offices make medical decisions. Forpatients, it reduces the time they must wait for medical results," adds Dr.Temple...
New Study Designed To Improve Outcomes In Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer
... secondinvolves the administration of a vaccine to enhance
the body's immunity againstcancer cells. High-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell rescue are the firsttreatment steps. Autologous stem cell rescue involves the use of the patient'sown blood to obtain stem cells, the precursors of all ...
Montana Fungus The First But Not The Best
...yers Squibb'sfermentation resources to potentially enhance
development of microbialfermentation of taxol, said Bollon. "Microbial fermentation is the mainstay for economic production of mostantibiotics and other important drugs," he said. If successful, it would be the first non-plant sour...
New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs
... practice, increased awareness and compliance help enhance
patientsafety in those settings. "With more and mo...ucts andservices that help the healthcare industry enhance
its performance and managerisks associated with the delivery of care. Through its operating subsidi...
Drug Prevents Hearing Loss Caused By Brain Tumor Therapy
...thods to open the"blood-brain barrier" in order to enhance
drugdelivery (Neurosurgery, May 1998). This natural barrier normally serves as awall between the blood and brain, helping protect braintissue.However, it also prevents large-molecule drugs such as carboplatin fromreaching a tumor inside the brain. ...
A Concentration Killer: Study Shows Brain Chemistry Defect Is Key To Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Adults
...occurs in thosewith ADHD. For example, drugs that enhance
dopamine function appear to quellthe disorder's sy...ts of choice are stimulants, such asRitalin, which enhance
dopamine throughout the brain." Thesewide-ranging actions can cause side effects such as irritabil...
The Problem With Fen-Phen
...ock serotonin uptake intoplatelets are designed to enhance
this effect. The serotonin in blood plasma,made by special cells in the intestines, is the only source of serotonin for theplatelets, which release the chemical when they form clots to stop bleeding butare unable to make it themselves. A rare...
Jefferson Physician Warns Further Study Of DHEA's Safety Needed
...-counter drugs in the unproved belief that it will enhance
their strength. DHEA can produce unpleasant side-effects in women as well. A 1994 study showed that blood testosterone measurements rose in most females given DHEA, and in some cases, doubled their male hormone levels. This, in turn, can result ...
Magnetic Hearing Aid Could Open New "Window" For Hearing Impaired
...in the inner ear," saidSpindel. The device could enhance
the sound of a person's voice, for example, bygenerating sound waves matching those of the voice as it reaches the ear. What ultimately reaches the brain and what the user actually hears is the neteffect of combining the natural sound patterns with t...
Patients are sought for a clinical study to determine
...nformation suggests hormonereplacement therapy can enhance
these effects. Dr. Aikaterini Kompoliti, a neurolo... work with the Mirapex and Levodopa toincrease and enhance
the effectiveness of both drugs," said Kompoliti.Each medical center in the trial will treat 18 pati...
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