Tag: "first" at medical news
Lewin Study Confirms Diabetes Treatment Centers of Americas Diabetes NetCareSM Program Improves Health Status, Reduces Medical Costs
... of $600,000 per 1,000members with diabetes in the first
year of operation. This is the first
set ofmultisite, population management outcomes integrating both health status andfinancial data for...
A Concentration Killer: Study Shows Brain Chemistry Defect Is Key To Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Adults
WASHINGTON, D.C. August 3 -- For the first
time, research directly points to adopamine produc...isorder's symptoms. "Our finding, however, is the first
direct evidence ofa targeted dopamine deficit in adults with ADHD," says the study's lead author,Mon...
Repairing Cranio-Facial Deformities From The Inside Out
...urgeonsat Temple University Hospital are among the first
to offer patients adistraction device implanted co...Hospital and School of Dentistry, will implant the first
internaloral distraction device, called DynaForm, into a patient on Monday, August 10. Joan Dugan, a...
Controlling Collagen Levels May Be Key To Fighting Organ Failure Caused By High
...t withACE-inhibitors. Diez's study is the first
to measure collagen using blood samplesinstead of the more invasive and complicated testing of heart tissue samples. Researchers studied blood samples from 26 people with untreated highblood pressure who received lisinopril, an ACE-inhibitor...
Beta-Blockers Underused In Older Patients After Heart Attacks, Major Study Of 45,000 Patients 65 Years Or Older Reveals
...k is at increased risk toexperience another in the first
few years following his or her initial heartattack. Beta-blockers often reduce the risk of further damage to the heartmuscle and thereby the risk of another, and potentially fatal, heart attack,Krumholz said. The importance of beta-blockers ...
Study Captures Images Of Memories Being Formed Within The Human Brain
... retained in memory. "This study marks the first
time we've been able to peer insidesomeone's brain...later remembering andforgetting, this study is the first
to capture images of specific memories asthey are being formed within the brain. "This study...
Novel Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer Patients Enrolling Patients At UCSF Cancer
...ed by Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is one of the first
agentsin a new class of therapies that have been shown to inhibit the actions of anatural body chemical, called Matrix Metalloproteases (MMPs), that breaks downthe material between cells to make room for new cellular growth. There is good reason fo...
Brain Regions Identified That Influence What We Remember Or Forget
...experience isencoded into the brain. These are the first
studies to show which parts of thebrain determine ...itial encoding -- the memory is never formedin the first
place -- or later difficulties of storing or using the memories," hesaid. In the Stanford study heal...
History In The Making: The Discovery And Clinical Trials Of Viagra
...ought about the development of Viagra, the world's first
oral therapy for maleerectile dysfunction (MED). Over 30 million men suffer from MED in the U.S.alone. Perspectives on the history and future of Viagra research will bepresented by a key member of the Pfizer Central Research team, at the nationalme...
New "Body-Friendly" Fat Substitute Can Help To Transform
... have been linked to heartdisease. Nu-Trim is the first
fat substitute designed specifically to meet U.S. Food andDrug Administration requirements for food products that can be advertised asgood for the heart, said chemist George E. Inglett, Ph.D., of the AgriculturalResearch Service (ARS) of the U.S. Dep...
The Problem With Fen-Phen
...en though scientific papers published in the 1970s first
demonstratedit, because the drug's label doesn't s...mine's label to beupdated 20 years ago when it was first
shown to be an MAO inhibitor," he said. "The new findings also probably explain why only a h...
Call To Needle Times After Acute Myocardial Infarction In Urban And Rural Areas In Northeast Scotland: Prospective Observational Study
...areas in northeast Scotland. They found that the first
contact that a patient had with a medically qualif...rban and rural areas, contact with their GP in the first
instance is the optimum means of receiving the essential thrombolytic treatment within 90 minutes. ...
University Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Study: Parents' Wishes, Uncertainty Determine Resuscitation Of Premature Infants
...f Pediatrics, amedical journal. Besides Doron, the first
author, UNC-CH contributors were Drs.Kathleen A. Veness-Meehan and Alan D. Stiles, associate professors ofpediatrics, nurse practitioner Elizabeth M. Holoman and Dr. Lewis H. Margolis,associate professor of maternal and child health. "There i...
Magnetic Hearing Aid Could Open New "Window" For Hearing Impaired
...lls used in normal hearing. The new device is the first
touse an electromagnet to stimulate the inner ear via the round window. A major feature of Spindel's approach is that the device doesn't obstruct thenormal hearing process. "Leaving the middle ear system intact and establishinga second independent i...
New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures
...teoporosis in Berlin, Germany. "These data are the first
to show that a selective estrogen receptor modulat...nto the study were52 percent less likely to have a first
spinal fracture and women with a previousspinal fracture were 38 percent less likely to have new spi...
UCSF Study Shows For The First Time That A Drug May Reduce Risk Of Hip Fractures
By More Than Half In Women Who Have Never Had A Spine Fracture
...tage of women who did not gain bone density in the first
year oftreatment with alendronate, almost all gain...uedregardless of change in bone density during the first
year," said Cummings. "For the few women who do not have increases in bone mineral density during th...
The Visible Humans: Coming Of Age
...d, "Next week, the public will see how the world's first
'computerized cadavers'--referred to as the Visible Human Project--are changing how anatomy is taught and medicine is practiced in the U.S. and throughout the world," at a conference on October 1 and 2, 1998 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. Press...
UCSF AIDS Expert Warns Against Early Treatment For HIV Infection
...vy, MD, aUCSF professor of medicine and one of the first
to discover HIV, outlines hisconcerns about the current strategy advocated by the clinical community forprescribing combination drug therapy, often called the AIDS drug cocktail. Hisarticle is titled, "Caution: Should We Be Treating HIV Infection Ea...
University Of Kentucky One Of First To Use New Technique To Treat Atrial Flutter
...rn to his Matewan, W.Va., home today. It was the first
time that microwave ablation -- approved by the FD...ust -- has been used outside California, where the first
10 or 12 procedures were performed. UK is one of five U.S. medical centers studying the technique. ...
University Of Texas Southwestern One-Of-A-Kind Video-Laparoscopic Lab May Change The Way Surgery Is Taught
...the equipment after the pre-test, conducted in the first
weekof the rotation, the remainder are not. During the pre-test, a stopwatch times them on five skill drills, includingdropping a bean in a dish and moving a small wood block by hooking a metalloop on top of the block. For two weeks after that, the p...
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