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Even health-conscious women going without colonoscopy

...g them in the door for their first colonoscopy may hold even more life-saving value, adds Mark Fendrick, M.D., M.S., Carlos's co-author on the AJMC editorial and a professor of internal medicine. "Many women undergo repeated testing for one disease, and completely neglect screening tests for other treata...

Promoting the brain image bank

...rabytes (for comparison, about ten terabytes could hold the entire printed collection of the Library of Congress). "We persevered in spite of the reception we received at first," says Van Horn, who serves as Operations Director for the fMRI Data Center. "We have created a repository of valuable informati...

American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 56th Annual Meeting

...owed that after two to three years, the percentage hold steady at approximately 70 percent. This means that if a patient remains seizure-free for two to three years after surgery, they are likely to remain so afterward. "This is a reassuring finding for our patients," said Dr. Noseworthy. [S14.001] Despit...

Tissue involved in brain development may offer new approach to stroke treatment

...l, including whether the findings in animal models hold true for humans and the best way to deliver that protection. "We found that these animals that got transplanted choroid plexus had very small stroke areas," Dr. Borlongan says. "This is the first indication that choroid plexus is important tissue for...

Louisiana enacts prescription privileges law for psychologists

...iana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists and hold a current certificate of responsibility from the board. The law requires that medical psychologists engage in coursework that includes anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, biochemistry, clinical medicine, general pharmacology and clinical psychopharmac...

Cord blood stem cells save children with Hurler's syndrome

...ients, meaning the donor bone marrow does not take hold and begin to grow in the patient. As an alternative treatment, Duke physician Joanne Kurtzberg, M.D., director of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Duke and senior author of the paper, tested the ability of cord blood stem cells to...

Medical residents report sleep loss and fatigue take toll on learning, work and personal lives

...e single believe personal relationships are put on hold during residency. According to the questionnaire filled out, four out of five residents score in the range of sleepiness for which clinical intervention is usually required (125 participants, or 84 percent). Only two participants (one percent) sco...

HHS launches diabetes prevention campaign

...ctive steps that people can take for themselves to hold off the progression of type 2 diabetes. We need to reach Americans with the words and pictures that they understand to help them promote and protect their good health." In response to the diabetes epidemic, HHS' NDEP is taking the lead on delivering...

Understanding epilepsy

...ve life. A person with epilepsy can't drive a car, hold certain jobs, or participate fully in recreational activities." "This is a disease that strikes the young, often children," Dr. Engel said. "This means years and years of disability, lost years of good quality of life and lost earnings. When these e...

LSUHSC microsurgeon performs 1st ever eyelid reattachment

...y (LSU) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans will hold a press conference on Monday, April 26, 2004 at 11...eal of swelling that makes it difficult for her to hold it open. The eyeball itself was not damaged, and she still has 100% vision in it. The eyelid perform...

Fertility herbal supplement sprouts promising results in Stanford pilot study

..."This was a small, pilot study but if the findings hold up in a larger trial, the supplement may be a feasible treatment for some women," said Lynn Westphal, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, whose study results appear in the April issue of the Journal of Reproductive Medicine. One in ...

Prescription of opioids for back pain needs improvement

...ugs for their back pain if they live in the South, hold public insurance, are less educated and have low income. Moreover, the use of a powerful opioid drug, oxycodone, doubled from 1996 to 1999, found the researchers. The study, published in the April 15, 2004, issue of the journal Spine , constitutes t...

Work on promising inorganic blood substitute to move forward with $1.5 million grant from NIH

... Ph.D., UB professor of physiology and biophysics, hold the patent on the product's use as a blood substitute. The key to this product's ability to prevent hemorrhagic shock lies in the capacity of the emulsion's invisible droplets to expand at body temperature into microbubbles small enough to pass thro...

Storage limits on our visual hard drive

...tex represents how much of that information we can hold in mind. "The results suggest that the posterior ...n area associated with our impoverished ability to hold a representation of a visual scene in our mind once the scene is out of sight," Marois said. Marois...

New light shed on atrial fibrillation after bypass surgery

...r use," Mathew said. "This same assumption used to hold true for heart failure patients. However, studies have since shown that heart failure patients actually benefited, especially the high-risk ones. So based on the results of this study, the discontinuation of beta blockers and ACE inhibitors would be ...

World's Alzheimer's disease experts to showcase latest research

..., July 17, the Alzheimer's Imaging Consortium will hold a one-day meeting focusing on the use of all types of imaging (including MRI, PET, SPECT, CT, and others) for diagnosis, therapy, monitoring, early detection, and basic research. Other sponsored satellite symposia and official ancillary events held ...

Reading test may validly estimate pre-dementia functioning

...y does not decline much with age and is thought to hold quite well, compared with other mental skills, in the early stages of dementia. Until now, though, no one had compared the NART scores of demented people and non-demented people with their cognitive function from youth. "Our study posed two questions...

Researchers say stenting the best treatment for blocked leg arteries

...en by a tiny balloon, and the stent is inserted to hold open the blood vessel. "The early results of stent placement suggested that it offered excellent short-term results for treating this condition," said lead researcher Timothy P. Murphy, M.D., associate professor of diagnostic imaging at Brown Medical...

AIUM to host 2004 annual convention June 19-22, in Phoenix, Arizona

...an Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) will hold its 2004 Annual Preconvention Program and Convention at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, June 1922, 2004. More than 2,000 sonographers, physicians, engineers, scientists, physicists, manufacturers, medical students, and ...

Study: Carbon dioxide may find new use in producing medical implants

...c and create voids that may enable the material to hold larger quantities of medicine than might normally be possible. Tomasko and John Lannutti, associate professor of materials science and engineering, their graduate students Taryn Sproule and Hongbo Li, and undergraduate student J. Alex Lee, published ...

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