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Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
... significant differences between the two groups in measures
of lungfunction, asthma symptoms, or quality of life that could be attributed tothe treatment. Although a few differences between the two groups could beattributed to the treatment, the effects were small and deemed to be clinicallyunimportant. Asth...
KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...when a seizure is imminent. "The algorithm measures
brain activity and separates the signals into seizure and non-seizure components. This creates a ratio of seizure to non-seizure elements," Osorio said. While seizure and non-seizure components are present in the brain of a patient with epilepsy at a...
Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother
... premature infants performed significantlylower on measures
of cognitive development through age 3 than did full-termchildren, they still scored in the average range. In an earlier paper, theresearchers suggested that parental education programs to increase knowledgeabout child development may help parents en...
Childhood Sex Abuse Impacts Adult Relationships
...duate women at Cornell. The researchers looked at measures
of childhood sexual abuse, childhood attachment to...nces." Specifically, the researchers found that on measures
of how safe and secure women feel in an intimate relationship, sexually abused women scored about ha...
Guidelines Offer Ways To Curb Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
...spitals, Hoffmann said, but the new N.C. statewide measures
target facilities such as nursing homes and doctors' offices. The approach we took is very reasonable, Hoffmann said. It wouldn't make any sense, for example, to treat a patient at home the same way the CDC recommends treating a p...
Combination Of Interventions Are Found To Be Most Effective In Improving Driving Behavior Among Teenagers
...om the University of Memphis, "is thatpreventative measures
like driver education, curfews and raisingthe drinking age are not enough to change bad driving behaviorswithout also including the threat of getting a ticket or losingyour license. What really improves driving behaviors and trafficsafety among youth...
Scientists Track Effectiveness Of Migraine Drugs With Ultrasound
...months treatment. The transcranial Doppler measures
the speed at which the blood flowsthrough their arteries in the brain. Migraine patients usually have a highvelocity of blood flow, even without a headache, because their blood vesselsare constricted and the blood moves at a faster rate, Chung said....
Penn Researchers Initiate Ground-Breaking New Trials To Treat
...osensitizer, and a pioneering Dosimetry systemthat measures
the light exposure to ensure correct dosage. Thistype of treatment is now available for the first time in theUnited States exclusively at Penn. Stephen Hahn, MD, co-principal investigator and director of thePenn's Photodynamic Therapy Program, is a ...
Targon And Duke Cancer Center Sign $3.75 Million Agreement To Produce Advanced Anti-Cancer Drugs
...linical testing of new drugs requires morespecific measures
of performance. "For example, Duke researchers will work to develop `surrogate markers' for more precise testing of new drugs. Since traditional anti-tumor drugs kill tumor cells, we expect to see them killing cancer cells fairly rapidly," Co...
Penn Researchers Create Drug To Help Target Attack On Cancerous Tumors
...o measure the oxygen content. The needle electrode measures
the amount of oxygen along the track of the needle. "Using the needle electrode is currently considered the standard method for measuring the tumor's oxygen content. However, by using EF5 with the needle electrode, we will have more precise informati...
Personality, Thought To Be Stable Over Time, Changes In Healthy People Who Take A Widely Used Anti-Depressant
...t drugs can act on the brain to change once-stable measures
ofpersonality is published in the March issue of t...ng shyness or gregariousness, patterns ofthinking, measures
of negative emotionality and measures
of positiveemotionality. Previous research has led personalit...
Extreme Fatigue Increases Risk Of Blood Clot Formation
... people with this kind of exhaustion have elevated measures
of blood clot formation. The blood-clotting process plays an important role in heart attacks. This study indicates that an increased tendency to develop blood clots may be a link by which exhaustion relates to a future heart attack. ...
States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children
...nedabout how to evaluate the results. Performance measures
should be establishedby HHS to provide comparable information for all approaches used to implementthe programs, and a new national survey is needed to track these measures, thecommittee said. Moreover, the agency should develop systems to improve th...
Abstinence Reduces HIV For High-Risk Women - Even Those Who Relapse - Study
... both in preventing thespread of HIV and in dollar measures
of medical bills and earnings. Inparticular, it helps policy makers who are devising programs determine abreak-even success rate, given that a percentage of women who initially reducetheir high-risk behavior eventually relapse partially or completely...
Forum Urges Medicare Reform To Emphasize Health Promotion
...said, "By emphasizing the importance of preventive measures
and providing instruction, training, and monitoring facilities for maintaining physical function and preventing major illness and disability, we could reduce the need for Medicare to pay for more expensive medical procedures for beneficiaries who bec...
International Panel Evaluates Testing For Drug Resistance In HIV
... in treatment regimens should beguided by standard measures
of the progress of infection--blood tests thatmeasure the levels of HIV or of CD-4 cells, the immune cells primarily targetedby the virus--not by resistance testing. Drug resistance is a significant cause, but not the only cause of treatmentfailure...
Only Eight Percent Of San Francisco HIV-Positive Urban Poor Receive Protease
...rotease inhibitors, theresearchers looked at three measures
of adherence: self-report, random pillcounts, and a digital cap that registered whenever the pill bottle was opened.Looking at 151 HIV-infected urban poor in San Francisco, the researchers found: Only about 28 percent received any anti-retroviral d...
Remembering Your Medications: Older Are Wiser
...e of testsassessing their memory, recall and other measures
of mental functioning. Park and her colleagues developed the "Busy Life Style Questionnaire," tomeasure the chaos and unpredictability in the daily lives of participants. Among the items were questions asking how often you have too many things to doe...
Researchers Begin Drug Trial In Hope Of Finding New Ways To Treat Acute Kidney
...n days or even hours. "This new procedure measures
kidney function in 45 minutes and allowsthe patient to receive results within one or two hours," Star said. Researchers collaborating with Star on the alpha-MSH trial from UTSouthwestern include: Dr. Khashayar Sakhaee, professor of inte...
Brain Regions Identified That Influence What We Remember Or Forget
... in functional magnetic resonanceimaging to obtain measures
of the neural activity of volunteers as they viewedwords or photographs, one at a time. (Only recently has the temporal resolutionof imaging been sufficient to allow brain activity to be measured separately foreach picture or word.) Previous studies ...
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