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Columbia researchers receive $3 million to combat genetic killer of infants & toddlers

... clinical research efforts at leading institutions into coordinated efforts aimed at facilitating drug dis... in how information in the chromosome is converted into messenger RNA to produce the SMN protein and is trying to understand the defect in that process that...

Hopkins convenes 'consensus' conference to develop blueprint for nationwide matching program

...y from such a donor is matched to and transplanted into the recipient of a second donor-patient pair, and vice versa. The transplants are performed simultaneously. "The shortage of donor kidneys for patients who need kidney transplantation is a national public health problem," says conference organizer R...

Heart surgeons publish death rates

...ery, they say. The Bristol Royal Infirmary inquiry into child heart surgery deaths recommended that patien...rch 2004. The data was then risk-adjusted, to take into account the complexity and severity of the patients' illness, and the figures were compared with nat...

Telemedicine revolution is 'disappearing' from the NHS

...al problems involved in integrating new technology into everyday NHS activity. Telemedicine lets doctors ...m the NHS. And there has been little investigation into how useful these systems really are to users. Professor May said: "The economic benefits have been ...

Honorary doctors, 2005

...d the experiential know-how of the health services into affirmative action. Nelson Mandela has not only been a powerful voice in his home country, he has also influenced global opinion and government policy on one of the most feared infectious diseases of our time. South Africa, like many other countries ...

Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved

... The paper emphasises that combining interventions into packages, which are delivered within existing mate...individual solutions need to be designed that take into account local obstacles and opportunities. "To save the lives of newborn children and their mothers...

Orthodontists must brace against back pain

...n the lower back and neck--burdens that translated into weights of up to 138 kilograms in males and 93 kg in females. The total duration of daily work would amount to an hour's continuous load on the spine of 450 kg for men and 275 kg for women. Results of the study appear in the February issue of Clini...

York study tests enhanced care for depression patients

...re mental health workers, who have been introduced into the NHS in the last two years. The trial will establish the pattern and nature of contact between case manager and patient. Case managers will use the telephone as the principal means of contact, though only after an initial face-to-face meeting. Pr...

Mayo Clinic develops first genomic-based test to predict stroke from ruptured brain aneurysm

...isability due to rupturing and subsequent bleeding into the brain. Sporadic brain aneurysm is a different ...hinning of blood vessel walls in the brain -- fall into the "sporadic" category. While development of sporadic brain aneurysm is relatively common (as autop...

Study examines racial differences among children to environmental tobacco smoke exposure

...hildren. This pattern held true even after taking into account tobacco smoke exposure, size of home and other sociodemographic characteristics, according to Dr. Wilson. "These differences in cotinine could provide clues to the racial differences in tobacco-associate morbidity and mortality," says Dr. Wil...

Mayo Clinic study sets threshold for valve repair surgery

...lose properly, which causes some blood to backwash into the heart from the left ventricle instead of being...tional size of the jet stream of blood backwashing into the atrium was the strongest determinant of outcome. Patients with a regurgitant orifice larger th...

New substance that improves the photodetection of bladder cancer gains market approval

...ent, have invested more than ten years of research into the development of a fluorescence-inducing compoun...here it is selectively metabolized by cancer cells into a fluorescent compound. About a half hour later, the physician examines the inside of the bladder wi...

Chest radiographs can predict risk of death in SARS patients

...313 SARS patients from the time of their admission into the hospital until death (in 48 of the patients) or discharge from the hospital. The researchers found that by looking at the amount of lung opacification (white shadows in the lungs on the radiographs where black areas denoting air should be), they ...

Cryoablation is effective in treating cancer patients' pain

...aneous cryoablation. Cryoapplicators were inserted into the tumor area, and the tumor and adjacent areas were frozen. The freezing process kills cancer cells, small sensory nerves cells and inflammatory tissue, thus easing the patient's pain, Dr. Dupuy said. "We can watch the ice ball form on CT as it is...

Job satisfaction? Not much for Britain's hard slog 'robot' workers

...rs. After 1994, however, East Germans settled also into a decline, in line with the rest of the country. The study found a modest downward movement in the Netherlands over 1994-2000 and in Finland over 1996-2000, yet in neither case is it significant, nor is there any notable trend elsewhere in Europe. In...

Men more likely to get screened for prostate cancer than colon cancer, U-M study finds

...ntinues to be debated. If we can turn the PSA test into an opportunity to encourage men to get their colons checked too, it would take advantage of the public demand for PSA testing," says lead study author Ruth Carlos, M.D., assistant professor of radiology at the University of Michigan Medical School. ...

$4 million grant boosts University of Michigan campaign for a new children's hospital

...ity will give Mott the space it needs to grow well into the 21st century of medical care and research, and to best care for its growing patient population....

Both inherited traits and tumor mutations affect response to treatment of leukemia

...were modified to take these inherited risk factors into account. Other authors of this paper are Cheng Cheng, Wei Liu, Shinji Kishi, John T. Sandlund, Jeffrey Rubnitz, Raul Ribeiro, Dario Campana, Ching-Hon Pui and William E. Evans (St. Jude) and Soma Das and Edwin H. Cook (University of Chicago)....

Other highlights in the March 2 JNCI

...ng risk factor for breast cancer even after taking into account reproductive and hormonal risk factors. The authors conclude that a component of breast density that is independent of estrogen-mediated effects may contribute to breast cancer risk. Contact: Eve Harris, Public Affairs, University of Californ...

New laparoscopic hysterectomy offers quicker recovery time than traditional surgery

...States at a cost of $5 billion, which doesn't take into account the 144 million work hours lost to the average six-week recovery time. Billie Williams of Grapevine had been considering having one for years, but major surgery and a long convalescence didn't fit with her plans. She eventually opted, howev...

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