Tag: "expected" at medical news
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
... other anti-viral compounds. The three drugs are expected
to reduce the "viral load" or theamount of HIV in patients' bodies, by 99 percent, said Dr. John Bartlett,who heads Duke's Infectious Diseases Clinic. "But what we need to dois eliminate that last 1 percent of the virus, which is hiding, and to under...
Childhood Sex Abuse Impacts Adult Relationships
...ttachment styles tend to be trait-like and are not expected
to change much as the women grow older," Feerick said. On measures of trust, sexually abused women scored 10 points lower than non-abused women on a 108-point scale. Through statistical analyses, the researchers found this difference to be largely e...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
...disease progresses to unstableangina." It is expected
that the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) willdecide later this year on whether to approve the laser for clinical use. "At this point, we do not know exactly why this procedure works,"Lowe said. "We do know that there is new capillary...
MRI-Guided Cancer Surgery
...obe in a patient using an amount of energy that is expected
to treat the tumor. Then they follow up with some kind of imaging to see if it was successful. "In our protocol, we can interactively vary the energy and position of the probe with MRI guidance and monitor cell death as it happens," he said. ...
The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?
...aren't smart about sex and they are confused about expected
sexual behavior. "Our society is saturated with sex, but primarily the negative side of sex. The idea of sex being something you do with someone you care about is not being taught. You would expect parents to talk to their children about the positi...
Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work
...ot create a wall around the particles, as would be expected
when a particle remained in the muscle for a long period of time. "Generally, if you have particles in your muscles for a long time, the body will wall them off and make a nodule or lump," Hem says. "You would expect to see a lot of lumps and nodules...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...ndings apply to humans, the brain damage "would be expected
to occur in almost everyone taking a dose sufficient to achieve weight loss." "I think there is cause for concern that people who take fenfluramines are at risk for a host of problems," said McCann, chief of anxiety disorders research in the NIMH Bi...
Society Of Actuaries Surveys Experts On Longer Life Spans And Forecasting Mortality For Social Security
..., thehuman life span in the NAFTA countries can be expected
to increase. The expertssaid lifestyle changes and...l report said. A final survey analysis is expected
early in 1998. The preliminaryreport was authored by Marjorie Rosenberg, Fellow, Society of Actuarie...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...he total cost of cardiovascular disease in 1998 is expected
to reach$274.2 billion, up from $259.1 billion in 1997. Included in the estimate is thecost of care provided by physicians and other professionals, hospital andnursing home services, medications, and home health and other medical durables.Also includ...
Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
... that for blacks inGreater Cincinnati, meaning the expected
incidence rate of total stroke forwhites in Rochester would be 256 per 100,000 population. Applying that rate of total stroke in Greater Cincinnati/NorthernKentucky to the remainder of the 1996 United States population would indicatethat the...
SOA Study Says Social Security Financing Would Be Relatively Unaffected By Largest Expected Mortality Improvements, But Uncertainty Persists
...hose attending. The surveyincluded questions about expected
mortality improvements, and the results servedas a basis for Phase 3, a test of the impact of these mortality improvementrates on social security financing by each NAFTA country's social securityadministration. (Mexico's projections were not complete...
Enhancing Night Visibility Using UV Technology To Be Tested On Virginia Tech's Smart Road
...roadways," Schroeder says. The research is expected
to take 42 months. In addition to the VirginiaTech Center for Transportation Research and the Virginia Transportation ResearchCouncil, research partners include University of Iowa researchers CaroleSimmons, a lighting/visibility expert, and Daniel Mc...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
...erning lower limit of benefit, but results are not expected
for another five years. NCEP guidelines call for i...dicted results," according to the researchers, who expected
continued lowering of LDL to produce a corresponding reduction in heart attack risk. According to G...
Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows
...tic Product (GDP) devoted to health services, once expected
to soar to one-fifth or even higher by the end of this century, has now held steady at 13.6% for four years in a row. As recently as 1995, the Health Care Financing Administration predicted that health expenditures would reach 17.9% of GDP by the yea...
Area of Research Outlined For Promising New Cancer Drugs
...asminogen. Results from this in vivo research are expected
to yieldgreater understanding of the angiostatin-plasminogen relationship in cancer,Castellino says. For more information, contact Frances J. Castellino, Kleiderer-Pezoldprofessor of biochemistry and dean of the College of Science, at (219) 6...
National Office Of Drug Safety Is Needed, Experts Say In JAMA
...sicians and oneepidemiologist. In a reorganization expected
later this year, the office willbecome the Office ...nclude surveillance of the most importantknown and expected
risks and regular public reporting on the response of thepublic and prescribing physicians." ...
Wistar Scientist Awarded American Cancer Society Grant For Study Of Tumor
...he structural properties of theP16INK4 protein are expected
to provide a framework for the design of P16INK4imitations that can be used in the treatment of cancers caused by abnormal CDK4activity. The Wistar Institute, established in 1892, was the first independent medicalresearch facility in the country. Fo...
Scientists To Prepare Advisory Report On What's Been Learned About The Possible
Adverse Health Effects of Electric Fields
...the advisory working group are not binding but are expected
to be given a gooddeal of weight. Research on EMF-related issues is likely to continue at some level. Thefuture focus of the research may depend on the views expressed by the workinggroup and the Director's report to Congress....
New Study Designed To Improve Outcomes In Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer
...among women in the United States,breast cancer was expected
to kill more than 40,000 women in 1997. Decades of research with traditional anti-cancer therapies, such as conventionalchemotherapy and hormone manipulation, have improved outcomes only marginally,although many women do live longer as a result. "Wom...
Duke Physicians Find Intensive Radiation Therapy Can Save Lives, Improve Quality
Of Life For Patients With Head And Neck Cancers
...percent to 30 percent survival that wouldhave been expected
with standard once-a-day radiation treatment. Theresearchers found no increased long-term complications from the addition of thechemotherapy to the radiation. "We are encouraged by these results," Brizel added. "However, it isimportant to r...
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