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Test identifies patients at risk for severe organ rejection, say Univ. of Pittsburgh researchers
... the first 100 days of transplantation compared to nine
of 61 (15 percent) who were negative. Similar results were obtained at follow-up periods up to a year. "Screening with ELISA is a reliable, cost-effective method that may allow the identification of lung transplant recipients at high risk for persist...
Other highlights in the April 17 issue of JNCI
...oup at the University of Oxford analyzed data from nine
previous prospective studies on sex hormone levels in 663 women who developed breast cancer and 1765 women who did not develop breast cancer. None of the women were taking hormone replacement therapy at the time of analysis. Key and his coworkers fo...
Urgent action needed to improve maternal care in Latin America
...iewed, they conclude. The second study found that nine
in every 10 women who gave birth spontaneously in hospitals in Latin America between 1995 and 1998 had an episiotomy, despite evidence that the procedure is not justified. This situation is inadmissible in the light of the current evidence, and the ...
Tired and angry? Both emotions may predict heart attacks
... It assessed the occurrence of heart attacks over nine
years, a longer observation period than reported in previous studies. Participants were members of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. ARIC is a large prospective study of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors conducted in fo...
UT Southwestern gerontologist offers ways to find the right nursing home
...Department of Health and Human Services found that nine
out of 10 nursing homes in the United States lacked adequate staffing to properly care for patients. Such findings may alarm Americans, but a gerontology specialist at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas said consumers who conduct research on p...
Pitt study: Chronic rejection rare for pediatric liver transplant patients on tacrolimus
...ages were resumed. Overall at a mean follow-up of nine
years, 85 percent of the 166 children are still alive (25 children died), with graft survival at 80 percent (15 required retransplantation), reported Dr. Jain. There was a total absence of chronic rejection in the pediatric population who were maint...
Successful measles vaccination feasible in low-income countries
...es. In addition to routine measles immunisation at nine
months of age, these included nationwide catch-up ...w-up campaigns every 3-4 years among children aged nine
months to five years. Nearly 24 million children aged nine
months to 14 years were vaccinated, with ...
Faster detection of bacteria in water, food
...m an identity card," Kashi said. "Only instead of nine
digits per identity number, imagine thousands." The technology will allow accurate, systematic comparison of bacteria across the world. Since the database will be computerized and updated, the identity card will enable the user to access all the info...
Insulin pump effective for infants, children
...in pump effectively and safely. The study involved nine
children between the ages of 20 and 58 months who ...ump therapy, hemoglobin A1c levels declined in all nine
patients. The mean value at the time of the last clinic visit was 7.9 percent," Freemark said. "Impo...
Waiting to have a baby
...tal. In the model, the women are born into one of nine
socioeconomic levels, and throughout their lives, may find themselves in one of more than 900 different conditions. In each round of the model, roughly analogous to a five-year period, women die or move to the next older age level. At each age leve...
Seat belts as effective in children as in adults
...children in the front passenger seat was more than nine
times higher for unbelted children than for belted ones, and for those in the rear left seat was more than two times higher for unbelted than for belted children. These results consistently show that school age children involved in motor vehicle cras...
New radioimmunotherapy drug proves highly effective for killing off B cell non-Hodgkins lymphoma
...al trials on the drug conducted by Mayo Clinic and nine
other cancer centers in the United States. The cumulative results led to the recent approval of Zevalin by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of patients with relapsed B cell non-Hodgkins lymphoma....
Asian immigrants likely to see blood pressure rise
...immigrants who had lived in the West five years to nine
years. Ten or more years of residence related to more than 13 percent prevalence of hypertension, the researchers report. The study included data on nearly 2,000 Asian immigrants surveyed as part of the 1996-1997 Canadian National Population Health S...
Yale researchers find potential target for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis
...spine, the hip, and throughout their bodies, while nine
of the family members had entirely normal bone den...ensity. These were then compared with results from nine
healthy control subjects. "What we found is that the high bone density in this family behaved as...
Special Fulbright awarded to Vanderbilt ethnomusicologist
...holars (CIES). The Fulbright grant will fund up to nine
months of additional field research beginning this summer. The Fulbright is considered the flagship of the U.S. governments international educational exchange programs. What began three years ago as a traditional research trip documenting indigenous,...
Cancer drug proves effective in treating sickle cell disease
...oses of decitabine (0.15 to 0.30 mg/kg/day). After nine
months of treatment, the therapy succeeded in maintaining fetal hemoglobin levels at close to 20 percent of all hemoglobin circulating in the patients' blood -- levels considered sufficient for optimal therapeutic effects. While hydroxyurea causes a ...
USPSTF urges primary care doctors to screen all adults for depression
...s of interventions for depression. Five percent to nine
percent of adult patients in primary care settings suffer from depression, the task force found, and up to 50 percent of these cases go undetected and therefore, untreated. Those at increased risk for depression include women, those with a family his...
More preventive tuberculosis treatment should reduce cases in non-US-born
...ditional protocol to treat latent infections lasts nine
months and requires the patient to take 270 doses of the antibiotic isoniazid, a regimen that patients have difficulty complying with. In a study sponsored by the Tuberculosis Trial Consortium, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded orga...
Columbia dental students chosen for three out of nine NIH summer fellowships in national competition
...ives. "The fact that we have received three out of nine
awards in a prestigious national competition--out of an applicant pool that represents over 50 dental schools from across the United States--is an extraordinary achievement on the part of our students and our school," said Dr. Ira Lamster, dean of th...
Venlafaxine significantly effective for children and teens with generalized anxiety disorder
...acebo (p <0.001). The scale used was based on nine
delineated items of the Columbia KIDDIE Schedule o...established before study start. In addition to the nine
delineated items of the C-KIDDIE-SADS GAD and CGI-I rating scales, the investigators also used the e...
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