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X-ray Microscope Designed To Study Jet Engine Components Now Probes Tooth Dentin
...etal alloys create a more durable restoration than newer
plastic-based andceramic materials used for filling tooth cavities, but the ability to match thecolor of these materials to the natural color of a tooth makes the newermaterials much more popular choices. "We want to make the polymer (plastic-b...
Diuretics And Beta-Blockers Are Best Drugs To Combat High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
... older agents and higher treated pressure with the newer
ones was reflected in the percentages of patients whose blood pressure was controlled. A second part of this study will retrospectively examine the morbidityand mortality associated with the various antihypertensive agents. A much larger tra...
Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke
...edheparin, an older form of heparin. Still, these newer
agents also carry risks,primarily bleeding, especially in the area of the brain where the strokeoccurred. In the TOAST trial, patients receiving the LMW heparinoid had ahigher rate of bleeding than did patients who received conventional treatmentalo...
New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs
...n the blood. With the increasing prevalence of the newer
intravenous (IV) conscious sedationtechnique used across clinical settings, MMI began aggressively encouraging theuse of pulse oximetry with this type of anesthesia across all settings. Over athree-year period, from 1994 through 1996, the percentage...
Anti-Migraine Drugs Might Cause More Pain Than Relief For Those With Heart
... migraine headaches. Manufacturers of some of the newer
drugs havesuggested their drugs are less likely to...ide and its metabolitemethylergometrine as well as newer
drugs such as sumatriptan, naratriptan,zolmitriptan and rizatriptan. Compared to sumatriptan, all dr...
Mostly In The Mind
...essants and sedatives-including tricyclics and the newer
Prozac-typedrugs-involving 2318 patients. In each ...illisers, which adds fuel to thesuspicion that the newer
antidepressants are not as specific in their actions astheir manufacturers claim. Simon Wes...
Lack Of Data For New Heart Drugs Is Causing Concern
...icines, agrees that the lack ofcontrolled data for newer
heart drugs is "a cause for concern". But Lawrence Ramsay, a specialist in heart drugs at SheffieldUniversity, suggests it is unreasonable to expect drugs companies, which mayhave invested hundreds of millions of pounds developing a single d...
Schizophrenia-Like Behavior In Rats Blocked Via Glutamate
...ymptoms with fewerside effects. However, even the newer
antipsychotics act on brain dopaminereceptors, albeit more selectively, and often fail to have much effect on the"negative" cognitive and emotional symptoms of the disorder. Hence, there is aneed to develop medications, such the novel glutamate comp...
New Short-Acting Anesthetics Cut Recovery Time
...hospitals or surgi-centerstrained to implement the newer
forms of anesthesia, using short-acting,fast-emerg...relief up to 36 hours after surgery. Combined with newer
non-steroidalanti-inflammatory analgesics to relieve pain after surgery, the techniqueimproves patie...
Physicians Slow To Adopt Newer Drugs For Atrial Fibrillation
...at that can lead to stroke, are slow toincorporate newer
medications into their practice, according to a st...s continue tobe used in most patients, even though newer
options may be more effective andhave fewer side-effects. They also found that overall usage of thes...
New Treatment Under Investigation At University Of Maryland Could Dramatically Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths
...ravenous administration of two standard drugsand a newer
drug in a different combination than the standard treatment. Earlyresults from a similar study showed complete or partial remission in 96 percentof patients. "Things are beginning to dramatically change in the way we treat coloncancer," says...
New Research Identifies Outcomes And Future Trends Based On Past Behaviors, Experience
At the frontier of better diagnosis and newer
treatments for mental illnesses,psychiatric researchers are successfully using knowledge from the past todetermine patient outcomes and future trends. Four studies* in the April issueof the American Journal of Psychiatry, show how new uses of long-te...
Trial Begins For First Artificial Liver Device Using Human Cells
... safety of an earlier version of this approach.The newer
device has been enhanced to increase the liver cell mass and improvecell viability. The trial will involve 24 patients. The first six to enter the study willreceive standard therapy plus treatment with the ELAD. The next 18 patients willbe divided ra...
Advertising May Influence Physicians' Choice Of Blood Pressure Drugs
...may changeas more studies are completed with these newer
medications, but until that timeit is reasonable t...ducedeaths from cardiovascular disease. Two of the newer
classes of drugs are ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme)inhibitors, which interfere with production ...
'Silent' HIV Infection Lasts A Lifetime
...g cocktails") of older anti-HIV drugs like AZT and newer
proteaseinhibitors (PIs) or non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs),reduces the amount of circulating virus to undetectable levels in most patients.The immune system remains relatively healthy and the collection of diseases thatsigna...
Study Finds Lymph Node Surgery Unnecessary For Many Breast Cancer Patients
...ccount quality of life aswell. They found that the newer
ways of treating breast cancer, such as recommendingchemotherapy for early as well as late stage disease, superceded informationgained from removing and analyzing lymph nodes in most cases. Physicians alsonow routinely prescribe the drug tamoxifen to...
Immune system rebounds for some children with AIDS, finds UF study
...s AIDS in children. "Further studies are lookingat newer
and even more potent medication regimens and their effects on theimmune system. Over the next year or so, we should begin to know the resultsof these studies." The Pediatric AIDS Foundation recently awarded Sleasman a $192,000 grant tocontinue his re...
New, less invasive repair of major artery defect
... If clinical trials continue to show promise, the newer
repair methodcould offer an alternative to the sta...ix weeks for recovery. Inearly experience with the newer
procedure, patients were able to leave thehospital in about two days and were back to normal activit...
Obesity drugs not a quick fix for achieving weight loss
...s future obesity drugs will be moreeffective. "The newer
approaches will involve a better understanding ofchemicals in our brain that regulate food intake as well as chemicals involvedin burning up calories," he says. In spite of the many molecular and behavioral contributors to obesity, a simpleformula s...
Alcohol researchers identify new medication that lessens relapse risk
...ration in 1994 for use in alcoholismtreatment. The newer
nalmefene is a "universal" opioid antagonist that works onall opioid receptors. Men and women aged 18-65 years who met Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, ThirdEdition, Revised criteria for alcohol dependence participated in the study. Dr.Mason and h...
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