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"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty
...eatment with ReoPro™ is highly effective, its
average cost is estimated at $1,350 per patient dose. "The cost of this drug should bring significant attention to the question of who should receive it," said Dr. Fischman. "The issue of cost-effectiveness is vital to understanding wheth...
3D Ultrasound Gives Better View Of Brain's Arteries
...y, and recentlyavailable in Europe, is so new that its
use in the United States has yet toreceive formal approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Suchapproval is pending and will probably occur during the fall of 1997.) When analyzing the 3D images of transcranial ultrasound from 20pa...
Ultrasound Detects Pathology In Patients With Whiplash
...ies." Another benefit to the ultrasound is its
ability to get aroundobstacles, such as surgical hardware, which can severely degrade image qualitywith conventional MRI and CT studies of the spine. In a separate presentation, the investigators will report on the ultrasoundobservation of m...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...imary pulmonary hypertension from fenfluramine and its
chemical cousin dexfenfluramine, in the August 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. An estimated 50 million people have taken the drugs, often in combination with phentermine (hence "fen/phen"), an amphetamine-like diet ...
Common Drug-Capsule Coating Not As Inert As Previously Thought
...ct correlation between a material's properties and its
biocompatibility,Leckband said. "Because of its
apparent low toxicity and apparentinertness, PEG has served as a working model for the design of oth...
Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan
...tive system is the first health-related project of its
kind in the nation. The Michigan Interactive Heal...nels in the next year. "This type of program with its
television format," he says, "allows us to easily generate new channels, new risk factors, add them ...
Bringing Clinicians Up To Speed On Stats And Business Is Goal Of Nih Grant To Emory University Center For Clinical Evaluation Sciences
...icians an overview of population-based researchand its
value in answering research questions that may be applied to their ownpatients and practices. The federally funded workshop is being planned forSpring 1998. "Today's medical students are learning to speak the new language ofhealth care, but m...
NIH Honors Emory Researcher With Merit Award For Work On Renin-Angiotensin System
...h scientists view the renin-angiotensin system and its
effects oncardiovascular function. In 1989 they be... of blood vessels). Through its
vasopressor action, angiotensin II raises blood pressureand, through a variety of physiologic effect...
Affordable, Hand-Held Biosensor For Diagnostics
...ch tinyconcentrations of specific DNA sequences to its
complementary strand, suggestinga potential role f...er-square of this silicon forest is stretched out, its
surface area would be about as large as a standard desktop.ediscovery of some "new physics" inside t...
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory collaborates with USDA in development of pasteurization process
...ceton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is focusing its
attention on an innovative pasteurization process through a collaboration with the Agriculture Department. PPPL, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by Princeton University, is a collaborative national center for plasma scien...
Some Good News In Treating Infection Common To HIV Patients
...ate themedication. In the longest running trial of its
kind, doctors from the University of Michigan Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that 86 percent of their HIV study patients were able to tolerate trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (also called Bactrim) after a previous all...
Intralase Will Develop Laser Systems For Eye Surgery
...t Optical Sciences (CUOS), IntraLase will develop its
first products for refractive surgical procedures,...any strengths as a research university, especially its
capacity to integrate new technology with basic research and turn it into a life-enhancing medical ...
Jefferson Researcher Finds New Digital X-Ray Technology May Cut Costs And Improve Patient Care
... conventional film-based radiography because of its
functionality and high image quality. Film-based systems, however, can be indirect because fluorescent materials must first absorb the X-ray energy and convert it into light during the exposure process, Dr. Shaber explained. Then the l...
Women Say Overwhelming Yes To Ultrasound In New Study
...om seeing a baby that is moving, where you can see its
fingers and toes and limbs," says Ella Kazerooni, M.D., assistant professor of radiology at the U-M Medical Center. The research team surveyed 318 pregnant women between the ages of 15 and 44 who were at U-M for their first obstetrical visit. ...
Drug Regimen Reduces Atrial Fibrillation After Heart Surgery
...equired week-long treatment with amiodarone limits its
widespread use for the prevention of atrial fibrillation following heart surgery. The U-M research team included Morady, Adam Strickberger , M.D.; K. Ching Man , D.O.; Rajiva Goyal , M.D.; G. Michael Deeb , M.D.; Steven F. Bolling , M.D.; F...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...released today by the American Heart Associationin its
1998 Heart and Stroke Statistical Update. The annual toll in lives also continues to rise, with final stroke andheart disease deaths up nearly 11,000 from 1994 to 1995, the most recent yearfor which such totals are available, the AHA reporte...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundationas part of its
Research Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health....
Researchers Finding May Boost Effectiveness Of Anti-HIV Drugs
...tive this transporter is and whetherwe can inhibit its
activity. "HIV probably has multiple ways to hide out, and the one we'resuggesting is that Pgp protects it from drug exposure. Ultimately, the hope isthat if we can remove HIV's sanctuaries, we can begin to hope that we've killedall of the vi...
Targon And Duke Cancer Center Sign $3.75 Million Agreement To Produce Advanced Anti-Cancer Drugs
...y for the treatment of all types of cancer and for its
groundbreaking research into the genetic and molecular basis of cancer and for developing innovative cancer vaccines and drugs. More than 6,000 cancer patients are admitted to Duke each year, and cancer patients make more than 100,000 visits to outpa...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
... every two weeks," Marcus says. In its
latest statement, the AHA recommends a daily dosage of between 75to 325 mg for such individuals. The study included 62 individuals from Valencia, Spain who had a heartattack, suffered intractable chest pain, called angina, or had cong...
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