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Report finds new model of care can improve quality, lower costs and increase physician efficiency

...eir investment. The Academy's goal is to make this process as turn-key and financially attainable as possible." According to the report, the estimated cost of transitioning to the New Model ranges from $23,442 to $90,650 per physician, depending on the temporary productivity loss associated with implementing...

Endocrine Society calls for clinical guidelines on androgens for women

...Society President-Elect, Andrea Dunaif, M.D. "The process of female sexual arousal is quite complex. As a result, we need additional research to determine the best ways for doctors to treat female patients who suffer from sexual dysfunction." If approved for use by the FDA, Intrinsa would be the first drug...

UCSD researchers identify new role for drugs in prevention, treatment of atherosclerosis

...l" in the blood. The discovery that this transport process is stimulated by Rosiglitazone provides an important clue as to how PPAR-gamma might prevent the accumulation of cholesterol in the artery wall. "These findings define distinct biological roles for the PPAR subunits," said the paper's co-senior...

MRI-guided ultrasound therapy relieves symptoms in patients with uterine fibroids

...as an outpatient procedure. In addition the whole process is very safe with very few side effects," Dr. Gedroyc said. One patient had sciatic nerve damage with pain and mild weakness, but this resolved itself quickly. One patient was kept overnight because she had a reaction to the sedation she was given, ...

Jefferson scientists use gene therapy to rescue failing hearts in animals

...signaling in the heart cell a crucial part of the process that makes the heart beat....

Molecular tailoring of chemotherapy with novel imaging techniques

... as well as additional intracellular events in the process of cell death. In another study El-Deiry and coll...Because the KILLER/DR5 receptor is involved in the process of cell death by chemotherapy, El-Deiry is also gaining insight into which drugs use it and which dr...

NIAID seeks applicants to lead revamped HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks

...k leadership that will be established through this process will direct, coordinate and conduct NIAID-funded HIV/AIDS clinical research both domestically and internationally. NIAID, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), supports the world's largest portfolio of clinical research in HIV prevention, ...

Antibiotic rifampicin shows promise for fighting Parkinson's disease in lab tests

...er precursors of the fibrils formed earlier in the process are toxic and cause the neurons to die," he said. Fink's group found that rifampicin stabilized alpha-synuclein in a soluble form, both as single molecules and in small, soluble clumps of the protein, thereby preventing the formation of fibril...

Brain imaging with MRI could replace lie detector

... areas of the brain activated during the deception process compared to the truth-telling condition. Dr. Faro's study is the first to use polygraph correlation and a modified version of positive control questioning techniques in conjunction with fMRI. It is also the first to involve a real-life stimulus. "I b...

Brain remapping may be key to recovery from stroke

...dianapolis. "The brain must remap or relearn the process of matching visual input with sensory input. Our study demonstrated that individuals can learn to remap motor commands." When neurons--the primary cells of the nervous system that make all thought, feeling and movement possible--are damaged by a stro...

University of Utah study suggests cellular waste to blame for a form of blinding eye disease

...hang, M.D., Ph.D., the study's senior author. This process of converting light to electrical signals in the r...study each had a mutation in which a defect in the process responsible for handling carbon dioxide waste and maintaining acid and base balance led to photorece...

University of Manchester uses crystals to help battle deadly diseases

...ically increasing the number of visible atoms. The process especially reveals the hydrogen atoms, which hold the key to many chemical reactions, and because of their low mass, are rarely revealed by current methods like X-Ray Crystallography even if carried out at freezing temperatures. Professor Helliwell a...

More muscle means better regulation of blood pressure, study finds

...urn to normal levels through this sodium excretion process called natriuresis. Previous studies by Dr. Harshfield have shown that race also contributes to elevated pressures following stress because of blacks' reduced ability to excrete sodium. The new study shows that high body fat is another independent p...

Stem cells' repair skills might be link to cancer

...ng of the esophagus. That damage triggers a repair process that requires tissue-specific stem cells to gather, multiply and eventually replace the damaged cells. However, if recurring irritation and damage prevent the repair's completion, those helpful stem cells, in theory, could accumulate mutations th...

Rutgers-developed biomaterial drives a technology transfer story toward success

...be ideally suited for use in the REVA stent. This process is usually a long and costly research project. With methods of combinatorial synthesis and computer modeling, however, Kohn's group identified a promising polymer composition in an exceptionally short time. Based on both the rapid development fr...

Pharmacists want role in drug importation, study shows

...ould be diminished if U.S. pharmacists oversaw the process of importation. "By having the U.S. pharmacy impor...n-related problems if U.S. pharmacists oversaw the process and were available to provide patient monitoring and education. Pharmacists strongly favored regul...

Examination of possible conflicts of interest to influence look at suspected adverse drug reactions

...rug approvals are re-reviewed every 5 years. This process encourages companies to attend to outstanding issues, such as launching promised phase 4 trials, before the scheduled re-review, and occasionally, companies have withdrawn drugs from the market rather than participate in a re-review." The authors con...

JAMA editors call for major restructuring of postmarketing surveillance system

...monitoring process. However, the current approval process for drugs and biological agents in the United Stat...or the safety of marketed drugs, the drug approval process must be decoupled from the postmarketing safety and surveillance system. It is unreasonable to expe...

University seeks recruits for Parkinson's Disease study

... prevent or delay the appearance of these thinking process symptoms. The team, based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Edinburgh, seeks 20 people over the age of 45, fluent in English, to take part in the study. Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire and carry out a short ability test. Infor...

Study may lead to new means of increasing effectiveness of existing cancer treatments

...ntegral to regulation of cell differentiation the process by which a stem cell develops into a specific type of cell. Once differentiated, cell proliferation is limited. When activated the Wnt pathway tells cells not to differentiate allowing them to grow unchecked, which can lead to development of a cancer...

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