Tag: "interest" at medical news

Smokers welcome help in quitting when offered at clinic visits

...d sites for tobacco cessation treatment. "Lack of interest among patients has been cited as a reason for not ...an were white smokers, despite the greater initial interest in treatment among African American smokers. On average, participants reported using patches for 5....

$5 million NIH contract to fund development of pediatric heart assist device

...nHeart TM ," Weiss said. "That has sparked renewed interest in funding research and development of a pediatric version of a heart assist device." Children in need of heart support typically are suffering with congenital heart diseases like hypoplastic left heart syndrome, in which the left part of the heart ...

Who wants to talk about premature ejaculation?

...w satisfaction with sexual relationship (30%), low interest in actually having sexual intercourse (28%), difficulty in becoming sexually aroused (34%), and difficulty relaxing during intercourse (31%). These findings highlight the negative impact of premature ejaculation on quality of life, sexual performance...

Patients happy with robo-doc

...kins University in accordance with its conflict of interest policies....

Rx pain medicines hard to find in pharmacies serving minority neighborhoods

...in, and chairs the American Pain Society's special interest group on Pain and Disparities in Pain Management. The study she will describe at the APS meeting used data from the 2000 Census, including race, median age and median income by ZIP code. While the researchers did not find an influence on medication a...

First multi-center trial shows cryosurgery successful at treating some early-stage breast cancer

...all. Progress in detection has led to an increased interest in developing alternatives to traditional surgery for early-stage cancer. "This trial shows that cryoablation is a safe, well-tolerated office-based procedure that holds real promise for treating early stage breast cancer," says Michael Sabel, M.D.,...

Cancer gene therapy news backgrounder: New ideas fuel next generation gene therapy research

...al benefit, and because of its novelty and lack of interest by major pharmaceutical companies, the only way to make it available to patients was to start a biotech company. But it has been a long road." Introgen conducted phase II studies on the therapy, which it calls Advexin, and found that lung tumors shra...

Radiologists back judicious use of CT pulmonary angio in women because of radiation dose to breast

...echniquesthat employ overlapped scanned regions of interest (i.e., nonenhanced and enhanced scans), and 30-50% greater with the newer multidetector CT (MDCT) scanners, Dr. Parker added. One millisievert (mSv) of radiation exposure may be associated with five additional cancers in 100,000 exposed patients, he ...

Testosterone gel (AndroGel(R)) study first to show long-term benefits and safety

.... Symptoms of low testosterone include diminished interest in sex, erectile dysfunction (ED), reduced lean body mass, decreased bone mineral density, depressed mood and fatigue. Researchers studied 163 hypogonadal men (mean age = 51) who received continuous replacement with testosterone gel for up to 42 mont...

North Shore-LIJ attains accreditation of human research protections processes

...g their ability to identify potential conflicts of interest as well as better communicate potential conflicts to the public. North Shore-LIJ and BRANY opted to use PHRP among the available accrediting bodies because of PHRP's affiliation with the well-respected JCAHO. They knew they were ensured a high quali...

Highlights summarized for movement disorders research at 56th annual meeting

...oup of patients has created a very large amount of interest among movement disorder specialists. The treatment delivered GDNF (glial-cell derived neurotrophic factor) directly into the brains of five PD patients, using a pump implanted in the abdomen and a tube that carried the GDNF up over the skull and dow...

Moving the mind's eye depends upon an intact eye movement system

...movement (saccade) intended to bring the object of interest into central vision. In their new work, researchers Daniel Smith, Chris Rorden and Stephen Jackson of the University of Nottingham, UK, aaddress an important question concerning the precise relationship between eye movements and the covert orient...

Preliminary results are promising in Alzheimer's gene therapy trial

...nia and some of its investigators have a financial interest in Ceregene....

Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Girl Scouts partner to promote oncology nursing careers

...." End of the day evaluations showed an increased interest in pursuing the profession of nursing. Fox Chase Cancer Center was the first institution in the Philadelphia area to complete this program. "Through our partnership with the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Pennsylvania, we were able to provide a closer,...

New research to address early lung cancer detection

...ch funds for medical imaging, share Dr. Henschke's interest in determining if participation in early detection programs would lead more smokers to quit. "The American Legacy Foundation knows that science eventually will find far better ways to detect and treat lung cancer," said Cheryl G. Healton, Dr. P.H, a...

Research study profiles indoor tanners

...ve become more well known, we have seen additional interest in indoor tanning among health-conscious men and women," he said. These are some of the highlights of the Wolff study: Tanners Understand the Health Basics of Indoor Tanning: Some critics of indoor tanning suggest tha...

Some infertile couples unaware of multiple birth risks

...e of the risk of preterm delivery. "The underlying interest for the study was that the number of multiple births has rapidly expanded. Although some of this is driven by physician practice, some of the increase is due to patient preference. We wanted to better understand that desire," said study co-author Bra...

2004 Spring Allergy Capitals(TM) identified

..., you should see your doctor." "In response to the interest in last year's Allergy Capitals TM , we decided to map out the 2004 Spring Allergy Capitals TM to show how cities can rank differently every year based on certain factors," says Mike Tringale, director of marketing communications for AAFA. "We look...

A non-invasive treatment for angina does not lead to enhanced athletic performance

...ercise intensity. Other measures of physiological interest were maximum ventilation for exhausting exercise and maximum heart rate during exhausting exercise. Results The effect of 35 EECP treatments on the physiological parameters studied are summarized as follows: % Change fro...

Trans fat linked to increase in cholesterol

... D.C. Convention Center. Methodology The primary interest of this research lab is the cardiovascular system and the beneficial effects of exercise training. For some of their studies, these investigators use a swine (pig) model. Swine are an excellent vehicle for understanding the cardiovascular system as ...

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