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UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service

...y shows that nearly all family physicians reported participating in community service at some time in their profess... and community practice family physicians reported participating in volunteer service in the previous year." On average, family medicine faculty members gave almost ...

International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada

...ore information about the ExCel research study and participating study centers in their community can visit www.excelstudy.com or call toll-free: In the U.S. 1-800-4-CANCER In Canada 1 888 939-3333 About Exemestane Exemestane (Aromasin) was approved in the United States late in 1999 for the treatment ...

Physicians may not be accurate in their confidence levels of their diagnoses, says Pitt study

...ht and attended to when it is really needed." Also participating in the study were Guido G. Gatti, M.S., center for Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh; Timothy M. Franz, Ph.D., department of psychology, St. John Fisher College; Gwendolyn C. Murphy, Ph.D., Division of Community Health, Duke University...

Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease

...target of this clinical trial. Those interested in participating may contact the research coordinators of the Division of Interventional Radiology at 650-725-9810. This is the first phase of clinical trials for the drug-eluting stent. If proven safe and effective in this phase - expected to be completed in a littl...

Teenage highs and lows

...out the USA (aged 11-21 years). The students were participating in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health in the USA twice (in 1995 and in 1996) over a one year period. Over half of the students in the study who indicated use of marijuana in 1995 were still using it one year later. Twenty-one well...

Other highlights in the March 16 JNCI

...r incidence and outcome in more than 150,000 women participating in the Women's Health Initiative. They found that ...onducted a nested casecontrol study of 1,062 women participating in the Nurses' Health Study. They found that among the women with variant polymorphisms, regular asp...

AACC and The Endocrine Society partner to promote patient education

...oard comprised of representatives from each of the participating partner associations, representing a range of expertise, reviews and approves content before it is added to the site. The board also regularly reviews existing pages and updates them as necessary. Currently, the site includes more than 200 test des...

Finances, not having a dentist are primary barriers to seniors receiving needed dental care

... UB dental school, is lead author. Seniors participating in the study, accessed through senior-citizen centers and nutrition centers across the eight counties of Western New York, were 71 percent female, 88 percent Caucasian and 66 percent rural. The data revealed that barriers affect different age groups...

Drug that hinders blood vessel growth under study in ovarian cancer

...r cells in patients with advanced disease. MCG is participating in a separate trial of a monoclonal antibody that targets CA 125 as a different approach to forestalling cancer recurrence. Despite initial success, ovarian cancer often recurs within two years, with increasing CA 125 levels typically as the ...

Beta-blockers may help broader group of patients with heart problems

...ral regurgitation. In the study, 32 percent of 869 participating mitral regurgitation patients were on a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the heart rate and the force of muscle contraction, thereby reducing oxygen demand on heart muscle. The researchers found that beta-blockers increased patients' survival, inde...

Other highlights in the March 2 JNCI

...ornia, San Francisco, and colleagues studied women participating in the San Francisco Mammography Registry. They found that bone density was not related to either mammographic breast density or breast cancer risk. However, breast density was a strong risk factor for breast cancer even after taking into account rep...

Patient knows best when it comes to ulcerative colitis, U-M study finds

...isease, a range that is representative of patients participating in clinical trials. Prior to their scheduled endoscopy, patients completed a 50-question survey and provided a blood sample to collect data to compare the invasive indices (the St. Marks's Index and the Ulcerative Colitis Disease Activity Index) and ...

Penn study will compare heart failure management technologies

...lving procedure. The heart failure patients participating in the study will be randomized to: 1. Home technology including a scale, blood pressure cuff, heart rate monitor (and glucometer, if diabetic) with the information going to a nurse to evaluate and triage. 2. Home technology including a scale, b...

NYU Child Study Center receives grant from the American Red Cross September 11 recovery program

... Child Study Center. "In fact, the mothers who are participating in the program are experiencing levels of distress two times higher than national norms." Cloitre added, "Studies show that symptom severity in children is strongly associated with maternal mental health problems. This September 11 recovery grant f...

No increase in sexual risk taking among gay men in HIV-study

Canadian gay men participating in the world's first test of a vaccine to prevent HIV did not appear to become more risky sexually out of false hope that the vaccine being tested would protect them from infection. The study, authored by the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS i...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program

...ersity's Feinberg School of Medicine, is currently participating in about 50 clinical trials and is greatly expanding its clinical research infrastructure. Ongoing research in the clinical application of new drugs and devices, in the genetic basis of cardiovascular disease, and in the outcomes of all of the v...

Stroke patients receive better care when hospitals 'get with the guidelines'

...ame group of 21,563 ischemic stroke patients at 99 participating hospitals. One study, which was led by Kenneth A. LaBresh, M.D., vice president of Medical Affairs and Quality Improvement at MassPRO in Waltham, Mass., the health care quality improvement organization for Massachusetts, focused on a broad range o...

Clinicians report missing patient information is common

..., a consortium of practice-based research networks participating in the Applied Strategies for Improving Patient Safety medical error reporting study. Two hundred fifty-three clinicians were surveyed about 1,614 patient visits between May and December 2003. For every visit during 1 half-day session, each clinician...

Testosterone supplements for elderly men

...fit the eligibility criteria and are interested in participating in the trial should contact Recruitment Officer Sister Emma Phillips on 44-161-906-7522 or emma.phillips@wtcrf.nhs.uk , or Clinical Research Fellow Dr. Upendram Srinivas-Shankar on 0161-276-6295 or usrinivas@manchester.ac.uk . ...

Screening for osteoporosis prevents hip fractures in older adults

...ed 3,107 men and women, age 65 and older, who were participating in CHS from 1994 to 1995. Participants already diagnosed with osteoporosis or a previous hip fracture, and those taking bisphosphonate drugs were excluded. The study included people from four states: California, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Car...

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