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U Penn researchers combating blindness from diabetic retionopathy in local community with 4 Sight program

...depending on the severity of the condition. These measures range from the simple, regular monitoring of ones blood glucose level, where the changes in the eyes have been minor, to laser treatment in more severe cases. Blindness can be prevented altogether or limited significantly, if the eyes are checked on ...

Prevention of eye attacks

...porting is essential as evidence now suggests that measures designed to limit further damage are most likely to succeed if intervention occurs within the first several hours. In addition, evidence exists that an attack in the other eye occurs up to 15 % of the time, over the following five years. Currently, ...

Getting older and feeling weaker?

...ts experience. "We need to see if there are simple measures that can be developed for companies to use in alle... has created a computer program that simulates and measures the effects of various motions and stresses on the spine and supporting muscles. "The assumption is ...

Hand size counts in safe handgun use

...rigger reach. However, as defined by Atkins, these measures do not match, so an individual cannot choose a specific handgun for proper ergonomic fit using these measures. Radwin and Oh (1991; Oh & Radwin, 1993) researched handle and trigger size effects in handheld, trigger-operated power tools. Among their...

Pharmacologist tip sheet: Migraine patches, nicotine therapies, allergy medication interference...

... cortex are increased. These results are objective measures of the findings of studies looking at the impact of nicotine on behavior. (Poster PI-110) Lidocaine Cream Can Help With Migraine Pain Preliminary research with 40 subjects shows that lidocaine cream on the forehead can significantly reduce the pa...

New definition may make number of heart attack cases soar

...n enzyme found only in heart muscle tissue, to the measures already used to determine whether or not a myocardial infarction has occurred. Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System, including Rajendra Mehta, M.D., clinical assistant professor of cardiology in the UMHS Cardiovascular Center, re...

Research improves treatment of bladder cancer

...two hours. The new therapy, however, took special measures to maintain a high drug concentration in the bladder. "We compared the usual way of giving the drug to a new approach, said Jessie L-S Au, distinguished university professor and Dorothy M. Davis Chair in Cancer Research at the College of Pharmacy a...

Drugs and stress management together best manage chronic tension headache: Clinical trial proves benefit of combined therapies

...and study medications in a daily diary, as well as measures of disability caused by headaches. According to Dr. Holroyd and his colleagues, three of the four treatments — tricyclic drugs alone, tricyclics plus stress management, and stress management plus placebo — reduced chronic tension-type hea...

Are people with HIV sticking to their medication treatment regimens? New method measures patient adherence

...measure. Each of the currently available adherence measures has its own problems either over- or underestimating a patients true adherence. Thisstudy is one of the first with a very rigorous design, aimed to measure adherence in multiple ways over an extended period of time, Liu said. We then link the adhere...

NCEP issues major new cholesterol guidelines

...est for high cholesterol. A lipoprotein profile measures levels of LDL, total cholesterol, HDL, and triglycerides, another fatty substance in the blood. The prior recommendation called for initial screening with a test for only total cholesterol and HDL. The guidelines advise healthy adults to have a lip...

NHLBI researchers find long-acting beta-agonists not as effective as inhaled corticosteroids in treating persistent asthma

...cerbations, and significantly greater increases in measures of airway inflammation. In the Salmeterol + or...y also showed the importance of reviewing multiple measures of asthma outcomes to determine the most effective therapy. Although LABs alone were highly effecti...

Physicians miss opportunities to improve care for oldest asthmatics

...ple, did not have a peak-flow meter, a device that measures lung capacity and is used to adjust anti-asthma drugs and avoid severe episodes. Sixty percent of patients did not know which allergens triggered their attacks. Wolfenden embarked on her investigation because asthmatics 70 and over are hospitaliz...

Listening to music of choice during outpatient eye surgery lowers patients cardiovascular, emotional stress

... in this population than commonly believed. These measures of cardiovascular stress dropped significantly in ...showed. Only in the music group did cardiovascular measures nearly reach baseline, Allen said. Music patients also rated the stress of surgery lower and their ...

PET scans identify breast-cancer patients who will respond to hormone therapy

...cted using positron emission tomography (PET). PET measures the functional activity of normal and diseased tissues in the body. Mortimers study involved 40 women (average age 58) with advanced breast cancer and estrogen-receptor-positive tumors. Estrogen receptors must be present in breast tumor cells for ho...

Data show new Alzheimer's drug offers hope for broad spectrum of dementia Reminyl shown to be effective in patients with 'mixed'or vascular dementia

...eimer's Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS-cog), which measures patients' memory, orientation, reasoning and language. At 12 months, the cognitive abilities of patients who had received Reminyl for the entire study period were better than when the individuals had commenced treatment. The cognitive performance o...

Landmark dialysis study findings could greatly simplify treatment of kidney disease with peritoneal dialysis

...), as well as blood tests and physical examination measures (e.g., blood pressure, weight, height). The clinical study design was successful in achieving the intended separation in peritoneal creatinine clearance measurements, which were higher in the intervention group, and in sustaining this separation thro...

Study discovers a way to keep infants safe from second-hand smoke

...reduction in healthy kids exposure using objective measures of exposure, says Emmons. Young children exposed to passive, or second-hand, smoke have a higher risk of ear infections, asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia than children of non-smokers. In the United States, surveys show that almost 40 percent of chil...

Study: quality of neighborhood tied to coronary heart disease

...ences persisted, Roux said. Then we controlled for measures such as smoking and some measures of diet and physical activity, and the differences were still there. Smoking was more prevalent in d...

Children lead the way when it comes to asthma management

...h mothers in the control groups and with their own measures before the start of the program. It also showed that the more children in the program talked about asthma with their mothers, the more steps their mothers took to manage asthma. The researchers note that the overall change in parents' self-management...

COOL AID safe after stroke, may deter side effect of clot-busters

...nt) of nonhypothermia patients. On a scale that measures the range of disability, scores were better in cooled patients at three months but not statistically significant. The scale sets normal function at 0 and death at 6. The average score cooled patients was 3.1 compared with an average score of 4.2 in...

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