Tag: "first" at medical news
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...e of nicotine patches, inhalers and gum during the first
trimester ofpregnancy. This strategy is contrary t...ndicates the advantage of suchtreatment during the first
trimester. "Nicotine works on a very specific set of proteins that, althoughthey're present ...
Treatment Of Distal Ureteral Stones: ESWL Versus URS: A Prospective Randomized Study
...e seen on Xrays. These investigators studied two first
line approaches to distal ureteralstone removal: extracorporal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and ureteroscopy orURS (passage of a viewing tube and crushing device up the ureter). They treated80 patients with distal ureteral stones. Forty had stones...
ACE-Inhibitors Score High In Reducing Heart Attack Deaths
...or therapy may be started immediately --during the first
few hours of a heart attack," she says. "Most of the benefitappears early, in the first
few days, when the risk of death is highest."In an accompanying editorial in the journal, Marc A. Pf...
Pioneer In Nuclear Medicine Wins Lifetime Award
...ing cyclotron isotopes, in 1963 his lab became the first
to trackclots in the lung, and then went on to use...ubject. In 1983, his lab accomplished the first
imaging of neuroreceptors in thebrain. Their pinpointing of the dopamine receptors inside the brain ...
States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children
...0 (prepaid) plus shipping charges of $4.00 for the first
copy and $.50for each additional copy. Pre-publication copies of Systems ofAccountability: Implementing Children's Health Insurance Programs areavailable free from the IOM's Division ofHealth Care Services ; tel. (202) 334-2184. Reporters may ...
Wired By Words
...startsout as a "language universalist," but by the first
year it becomes a "languagespecialist," in which its nerve cells wire themselves to perceive distinctionsbetween different types of sounds in its native language. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BEFORE JUNE 22 Please feel free to call Ben Stein of the Am...
New Study Designed To Improve Outcomes In Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer
...e treatment program to improve survival rates. The first
requires high-dose chemotherapy to kill the cancer cells. The 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 st...
Crystal Structure Of gp120 Reveals HIV In Action
...search scientist atColumbia and lead author on the first
Nature paper, "Knowing the structure downto the atomic details will provide valuable clues for vaccine design." X-ray crystallography is a technique that passes X-rays through acrystal from many angles, determines their pattern of diffract...
Montana Fungus The First But Not The Best
BOZEMAN--Taxomyces andreanae may be the world's first
fungus known tomake the anti-cancer drug taxol, bu..." he said. If successful, it would be the first
non-plant source of taxol, whichnow is extracted from the needles and bark of the endangered yew tre...
New Data Show Dangerous Interaction Between Blood Pressure Drugs
...oldipine. Within one to 12 hours after taking the first
doseof the new drugs, the patients went into shock or suffered other serious sideeffects and were rushed to hospital emergency departments. The four case studies demonstrate the potential hazard of beginning treatmentwith one of the older CCBs on pat...
Duke Physicians Find Intensive Radiation Therapy Can Save Lives, Improve Quality
Of Life For Patients With Head And Neck Cancers
...only used totreat head and neck cancer, during the first
and sixth weeks of irradiation. The researchers found the combined treatment was more successful incontrolling the cancer and in stopping recurrence of tumors. Sixty-one percentof the combined treatment patients were still disease-free after ...
Stopping High Blood Pressure Drugs May Start A Stroke
...an Heart Association. The study offers the first
evidence of a link between discontinuingdrugs to control high blood pressure and increased stroke risk, says lead authorAmanda G. Thrift, Ph.D., of the department of epidemiology and preventivemedicine at Monash Medical School in Australia's Victoria...
Drug Combination Including New "Super Aspirin" Drug Cuts Risk Of Death Or Second
...high risk for death or asecond heart attack in the first
year following the attack, with the mostcritical period being in the first
few weeks. His study is unique in that it suggests a long-term benefit rather thanan immedia...
Fact Sheet -- Rectal Administration Of Diazepam For Acute Repetitive Seizures (RADARS) Study
...ersonnel in non-acute care settings. RADARS is the first
controlled study ever undertaken to examine at-hometreatment of acute repetitive seizures (ARS), a serious cluster of seizures thatif untreated can cause brain injury. Rectal diazepam gel also appears toincrease quality-of-life and to be cost-effect...
OHSU Scientists Begin Human Trials Of A Drug Aimed At The Underlying Cause Of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
For the first
time, patients with a specific form of leukemia wi...recisely at the molecules causingtheir cancer. The first
patient, 68-year-old Bud Romine from Tillamook, Ore.,will take his first
dose of the experimental dr...
New Study Indicates Lightning Can Kill Without Leaving a Mark
...is underestimated, said Wachtel. New Mexico ranks first
in lightning fatalities with 1.88 deathsper million people annually, while Colorado ranks sixth with 1.04, according toa 1987 report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Lightning had been thought to affect victims in one o...
Voluntary HIV Counseling And Testing Reduce Risk Behavior In Developing Countries
...leted six months of counseling. The project is the first
randomized study to look at the developing world,encompassing three countries in Africa and the Caribbean, and more than 5000participants. The team set up free counseling centers easily accessible to local residents ofNairobi, Kenya; Dar Es Salaam, T...
Extreme Prematurity Brings Two-Fold Increase In Risk Of Repeating A Grade, Needing Special Education
...se kids and their families," Buck said. "For the first
time at our center, neonatologists have the data to tell parents the risk of having their kids do OK in school, not merely their risk of survival. That is powerful information." Buck noted that while prematurity is likely to result in educ...
Promising Results For Woman-Controlled Anti-HIV Product
...opment pipeline, called BufferGel,just cleared its first
hurdle, according to Phase I study results reported byKenneth Mayer, M.D., Jeffrey Peipert, M.D., and Susan Cu Uvin, M.D., at theBrown University AIDS program. Made by Reprotect LLC, the gel was non-toxic andwell-tolerated by 27 women who used it dai...
Timing Of Breast Cancer Surgery Doesn't Appear To Influence Survival Anymore
...revious studies have shown that surgery during the first
half of thecycle compared to the second half lengt...one levels, especially high estrogen levels in the first
half of themenstrual cycle, may alter populations of cancer and immune cells, making cancercells mor...
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