Tag: "new" at medical news
Study finds drug eluting stents as effective as vascular brachytherapy in preventing restenosis
...t despite stenting, scar tissue can form to create new
blockages -- a process called in-stent restenosis (ISR). At present, vascular brachytherapy (catheter-based delivery of intracoronary radiation) is the only therapeutic modality proven to effectively reduce in-stent restenosis. But a team of Emory ca...
University of Manchester awarded 826k for brain science and mental health research
...nd build increased capacity for clinical trials of new
treatments. Of 326 applications received national...his initiative is to improve support for trials of new
treatments and other high quality research, to help find the most effective ways of caring for patie...
Portable system offers dialysis patients 'liberating' changes
...o is receiving in-center therapy at IU Hospital, a new
lease on life. "I work full time night shifts. I would leave work in the morning, come into the hospital for dialysis three times a week, go home and rest and after that I would crawl into work. "No pep, no get up and go whatsoever," says Bunch a pos...
Common schizophrenia symptoms often overlooked by physicians, according to expert panel
...oked by physicians, according to the findings of a new
national consumer survey and the authors of a new
consensus statement aimed at raising the bar for the treatment of the brain disease. Comprehensive t...
Proteins found in urine of pregnant women could help diagnose preeclampsia
...Medicine. Buhimschi and his colleagues developed a new
algorithm to calculate the ratio for the presence ...clampsia. "It will take several years to develop a new
diagnostic test," said Buhimschi. "Many factors are present in the serum and blood, but only the rel...
Breast implant Website launched by leading plastic surgery societies
...onal Web site, www.breastimplantsafety.org . The new
Web site offers objective and medically-grounded information for women and other concerned parties on this important topic. It presents the pros and cons of the only devices currently approved for all uses by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FD...
Curious female rats survive tumors longer
...h symptoms than their more outgoing age-mates. Our new
results with rats are consistent with those findin...were also measured after being placed briefly in a new
tunnel.The cautious females had lower stress hormone responses than the curious ones. This finding i...
St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix
...thinning drug clopidogrel, sold as Plavix, a small new
clinical study finds. The effect could increase t...ardiovascular Center who made the finding. But the new
finding could also help determine why clopidogrel does not work in some people, and aid the search f...
Studies underscore genetic involvement in nicotine addiction & aggressive hostility
WASHINGTON -- Two new
studies in the current issue of Behavioral Neuroscience present new
evidence of how genes may foster two potentially harmful proclivities: one, to nicotine addiction; ...
Study: Eye contact triggers threat signals in autistic children's brains
...n autistic brain's function and may one day inform new
treatment approaches and augment how teachers interact with their autistic students. Tracking the correlation between eye movements and brain activity, the researchers found that in autistic subjects, the amygdala - an emotion center in the brain ass...
New treatment options for some difficult cancers improve survival and quality of life
...adiation therapy and systemic chemotherapy. These new
studies show that the combination of surgery and IPHC improves overall survival and quality of life in these selected patients. "Patients with peritoneal cancer that has spread from the small bowel represent both a unique diagnostic and treatment ch...
New trials for counseling caregivers and patients with Alzheimer's begin
... landmark study was only for spouse caregivers. A new
study, a replication of the original, is designed ...sly in New York City and rural Kentucky. A second new
study will focus on helping people who are caring for a parent in the middle stage of the disease, w...
Columbia researchers receive $3 million to combat genetic killer of infants & toddlers
...ected to yield drug candidates for investigational new
drug application filings by 2007. The SMA Foundat...ibuting to the translational research process, the new
center will facilitate transfer of screening techniques, active chemical molecules and knowledge of ...
CAD detects breast cancers that are most challenging to detect
...ers a radiologist is more apt to initially miss, a new
study shows. Small lesions are very challenging for the radiologist to detect, said Rachel F. Brem, MD, director of breast imaging at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and lead author of the study. The study of 201 women found that CAD ...
Study reveals frequent non-guideline treatment of late-life depression
study documenting the treatment of late-life depression by Canadian health professionals will be presented today at the American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. The study is the first to assess whether people diagnosed with...
Telemedicine revolution is 'disappearing' from the NHS
...he organisational problems involved in integrating new
technology into everyday NHS activity. Telemedici...ountries. But while "telemedicine" is on the wane, new
portable "telecare" systems for monitoring people with illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, and respi...
Honorary doctors, 2005
...sciplines. The first stage of the creation of this new
interventional unit involved the purchase of a surgical robot, which allowed surgeons and patients alike to benefit from this access to hypermodern medical technology. The robot has enabled surgeons at Karolinska Institutet to develop pioneering keyh...
Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved
...eries address a major gap in knowledge and provide new
evidence detailing the causes of these deaths and the simple, effective interventions that are available to prevent them. The deaths of 10,000 newborn children everyday, largely ignored in global policy, demands immediate and sustained action from in...
MRI proves useful in assessment of suspected breast cancer patients
...so, what are the woman's best treatment options, a new
study shows. The study, done in a large community hospital, found that MR images, which were acquired and analyzed in a specific way, can help identify if a lesion is benign or malignant and can show cancers that would otherwise be missed. "This is...
Medical technologies may hinder rather than help newborn survival
...proved care of neonates. This information presents new
challenges for the local and national policymakers, because in order to reach the Millennium Development Goal for child survival, strategies will have to be implemented to improve birthweight and reduce preterm deliveries." In an accompanying comment...
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