Tag: "expert" at medical news
UCF clinic diagnoses rare Foreign Accent Syndrome
... 19, 2003 - A University of Central Florida speech expert
has diagnosed an extremely rare disorder in a Sara...ntacted Gurd, who referred her to UCF's Ryalls, an expert
on neurologically based speech and language disorders who had previously studied the syndrome. Ryal...
WHO accused of huge HIV blunder
...art of the epidemic," says Ernest Drucker, an AIDS expert
at Yeshiva University in New York. "We've run into...usions. Instead, the press release proclaimed: "An expert
group has reaffirmed that unsafe sexual practices are responsible for the vast majority of HIV infec...
Keeping grandma safe and healthy with biosensors
...facilities as opposed to institutions. Pavel is an expert
in signal processing, statistical pattern recognition and model-based information fusion. His co-investigators include: Katherine Wild, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology in the OHSU School of Medicine, who will lead the cognitive testing and ev...
Beers criteria for medications to avoid in the elderly updated
...age 65 or older have been identified by a national expert
panel charged with updating widely used criteria f...m W. Jackson, MCG geriatrician and a member of the expert
panel that updated the Beers Criteria. "These drugs tend to calm people down and relax them but they...
Specialty medical societies offer evidence-based conclusions on inhaled steroid treatment for asthma
...herapy decidedly outweighs the proven risks." An expert
panel with representatives from the ACCP, the AAAAI, and the ACAAI identified critical questions that impact decisions regarding the use of ICS therapy in relation to the five adult and pediatric risk areas of bone mineral density (BMD), cataracts, g...
How harmful are additives and preservatives in childhood vaccines?
...ng dozens of scientific studies, a leading vaccine expert
concludes that preservatives, additives and other substances contained in vaccines pose very little risk to children receiving those vaccines. In addition to the primary ingredient that stimulates a protective immune response, various vaccines may c...
Online support for people with depression
...alth. Internet communities enable users to obtain expert
advice and to communicate to one another about particular conditions via chat rooms and message boards. Despite their widespread use, there has been little research into the health status of users of these communities. Three researchers from the Lon...
Many parents, teens unaware of an 'optional' but valuable vaccine
...ften unaware of it. A nationally prominent vaccine expert
proposes that physicians and public health officia...tal of Philadelphia. An internationally recognized expert
in virology, immunology and vaccine safety, he is a former member of the Advisory Committee on Immun...
Joslin announces first international affiliate in Bahrain
...plications. Research has clearly demonstrated that expert
diabetes care that keeps blood glucose near normal can reduce the risks of developing complications, and can markedly slow the rate at which complications progress. Studies at Joslin and elsewhere in the U.S. have shown that people at risk for diabet...
Study findings question COX-2 drug cost effectiveness
...ates of COX-2 cost effectiveness assumed based on expert
opinion that most physicians prescribing COX-2 dr...18%. "These findings call into question the use of expert
opinion in estimating practice pattern model inputs prior to a product's use in clinical practice, w...
ACP and AAFP release joint clinical guidelines to manage common heart condition
... reviewed evidence instead of on the opinion of an expert
Air pollution increases risk of death from heart disease more than respiratory disease
...ger risk factor than air pollution," said Pope, an expert
in the economic effects of disease. "We don't know precisely how the two relate, but there is some evidence in our study that the mechanisms are similar or complementary." Co-authors are Richard T. Burnett, Ph.D.; George D. Thurston, Sc. D.; M...
Stevens' Cattabiani helps link doctors, hospitals worldwide
...tware and hardware, timely telecommunications, and expert
personnel." During the period of 1991-1997, observations were made on health care practices and outcomes in both Asia and South America. The extent and severity of the cholera epidemic of 1991 in Peru was clearly the result of a shortage of common...
Patients recovering from depression with talk therapy show a 'distinct' pattern of brain changes
...metabolism occur -- Dr. Mayberg's team, led by CBT expert
Zindel Segal, PhD, and graduate student Kimberly Goldapple, generated a detailed picture of what this self-correction looks like. CBT has theoretically been considered a top-down approach because it focuses on the cortical (top) area of the brain -- ...
Overweight and obesity thresholds may be misleading for Asian populations
... article in this week's issue of THE LANCET. A WHO expert
consultation, chaired by Professor Shiriki Kumanyika from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA, discussed the merits of BMI as an indicator of health outcomes across different ethnic populations. The increased body-fat proportions o...
Scientists restore crucial myelin in brains of mice
...at getting the job done," Goldman says. An expert
on the brain's stem and progenitor cells, Goldman in 1999 isolated the cell that produces the oligodendrocyte, becoming the first person to isolate a progenitor cell in the brain (both stem cells and progenitor cells can develop into different types ...
Why is this year's flu so severe?
...ering the vaccine less effective, according to flu expert
John Treanor, M.D., director of the Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit at the University of Rochester. Treanor provides an update on this year's flu and explains the reasons for its unusual severity in an article in the January 15, 2004 issue o...
New method of distinguishing Alzheimer's from Lewy body dementia
...urology, co-authored by Tanis J. Ferman, Ph.D., an expert
on DLB. Lewy bodies are round collections of proteins in the brain that are considered the pathological hallmark of Parkinson's disease. Lewy bodies are never found in healthy normal brains. In Parkinson's disease the Lewy bodies are largely locali...
Advice for designing reliable nanomaterials
...anuary issue of Journal of Materials Research.* An expert
on brittle materials, Lawn advises that past experience is not always a useful guide for predicting material properties and performance when film thicknesses, grain sizes and other characteristic dimensions shrink toward molecular proportions. At thi...
Nonprofit pharmaceutical seeks drug approval next year
...DS, and developing world diseases." Dr. Hale is an expert
on developing new treatments for tropical infectious diseases and brings extensive pharmaceutical experience from public and private sectors, including the FDA and Genentech. In recent months, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Genev...
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