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Prostate cancer screening practices examined

... University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. "Our study follows about 75,000 men, half of whom we are screening, and half of whom are getting conventional care. By comparing groups over the long term, we will see what difference screening makes in survival rates." Begun in 1993, the PLCO study has screened 34,244...

When the brain, not the ears, goes hard of hearing

...know that in the English alphabet, the letter that follows "K" is "L," not "Elamenopee." To a person with a timing problem, short pauses are imperceptible, blurring words together. The problem has the most effect on a listener's ability to hear the first consonant of a word cat, hat, bat, fat, and rat may s...

Researcher explores ways to make hypnosis a more effective therapeutic technique

...ypnosis falls into a trance. The subject slavishly follows the hypnotist's commands, perhaps to squawk like a chicken, re-enact events from childhood or develop a lasting aversion to cigarettes. When the subject "awakens," he or she forgets everything that happened during the session. Actually, hypnosis is n...

Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member is funded to develop an interactive computer system

...behaviors." The National Library of Medicine grant follows a two-year $155,500 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health which Jones received earlier this year. That grant allowed Jones to conduct several focus groups with men and women and develop a series of digit...

Overseas junior doctors warned to expect unemployment in the UK

...ysicians in this week's BMJ Career Focus. The move follows a recent survey by the College working group on international medical graduates showing that junior doctors from outside the European Union were coming to the UK in larger numbers than ever but many are unable to find posts. The NHS is totally depen...

Rheumatoid arthritis patients have double the risk of heart failure

...the onset of arthritis and that this elevated risk follows them throughout the course of the arthritis, a chronic disease. The researchers also found that the factors putting them at this increased risk for heart failure seem to be unrelated to heart attacks and to the traditional cardiovascular risk factors...

Infection in breast implants

...ntraction--the leading long-term complication that follows breast implantation, involving the formation and contraction of a collagenous sheath around the implant, thus forming hard, spherical masses in the breasts--may be caused by subclinical infection, and could be prevented by antibiotics. Brigitte Pitte...

Diffusion-weighted MRI can diagnose 'mad cow'-related disease in humans before symptoms show

...-weighted MRI in all cases. Diffusion-weighted MRI follows the random motion of water molecules throughout the brain. According to Ryutarou Ukisu, MD, lead author of the study, diffusion-weighted MRI is useful for many conditions, and it is widely used for early detection of stroke-related conditions. Accord...

Study links racial and ethnic gap in youth violence to social factors

... longstanding gap in the racial burden of violence follows a social anatomy and is not immutable. The odds of committing violence are almost double for blacks as compared to whites and homicide is consistently ranked as the leading cause of death among young black men. "The study shows that this disparity is...

Likelihood of a large vCJD epidemic remains small claim researchers

...h the researchers feel this is unlikely. This work follows on from a study in 2003 at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, which looked at tissue from appendectomies. The researchers found a higher prevalence of vCJD than expected from clinical data alone, indicating that around 3,800 individuals in the UK could te...

Decreased sensitivity in the brain to estrogen may help explain menopausal changes

...he Department of Health and Human Services. SWAN follows more than 3,300 women, ages 42-52 at the beginning of the study in 1995, as they experience the changes associated with approaching menopause. The data for this report came from the Daily Hormone Study, a substudy that involves the daily collection ...

Stanford study finds new method improves chemotherapy survival in mice

... third of the ones without it did. The study follows on the heels of earlier work by Brown and her team on the effectiveness of this strategy following radiation treatment. That earlier research also showed that the use of myeloid progenitors improved the ability of the mice to survive exposure to a fu...

Stanford study questions accuracy of ads for body scans

...constrained, not enhanced." The research follows up on earlier work by Illes and colleagues, published in the July 2003 issue of Radiology. That article called attention to the lack of medical profession guidelines for appropriate scanning, while documenting the rapid growth of the direct-to-consum...

Updated adjuvant data presented at SABCS show 30 percent reduction in recurrence

...ared to tamoxifen." Pfizer's announcement closely follows newly released American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recommendations on the use of aromatase inhibitors as adjuvant therapy for postmenopausal women with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer and coincides with the presentation of an update ...

More than half of relapsed CLL patients respond to two biologics with chemotherapy

...ad limited treatment options," he says. This study follows one reported by Wierda at last year's ASH meeting in which 143 less heavily pretreated patients were treated with rituximab, cyclophosphamide and fludarabine. This combination produced a response rate of 72 percent, of which 28 percent of patients ac...

Prialt receives positive CHMP recommendation for intrathecal treatment of severe chronic pain

...he European Commission. Final approval customarily follows the CHMP's recommendation in approximately three months. Today's recommendation is based in part on the Phase III clinical trial, Study 301, which evaluated the efficacy and safety of IT Prialt in patients with severe chronic pain who were inadequate...

FDA buys technology that identifies drug toxicity to heart

...sity keeps an international registry for LQTS, and follows thousands of families who have this inherited condition. The genetic form of the QT prolongation syndrome is similar to the drug-induced syndrome, and Couderc's work focuses on developing the tools to identify individuals with either form....

FDA approves Fosrenol(R) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients

...a for patients and physicians." The U.S. approval follows Swedish regulatory approval for FOSRENOL granted in March this year. Shire is pursuing further European approvals for this product via the Mutual Recognition Process. "Effective reduction of phosphate levels in patients with kidney disease could make...

Not all beers are created equal

...Stockwell. "It is noteworthy that the method used follows guidelines first outlined by a World Health Organization expert-working group and published in 2000. The research also highlights the relatively limited range of beer strengths in the U.S.A. compared with other countries. Most of the beer consumpti...

U-M team treating mouth wounds by engineering tissue grafts

... University Hospital, an ultra-clean facility that follows the FDA's strict regulations for keeping out potential contaminants. Everyone who enters must wear elaborate protective gear, and before Izumi works with growing tissue samples, he must sterilize the work area and his gloves. Every precaution protect...

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