Tag: "question" at medical news
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
... Although the study will not be able to answer the question
of whether HIVIG is effective in reducing perinata... a more practical option, it is possible that this question
could be addressed. It is still unknown whether passive immunization by administration of immunoglo...
"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty
... drug should bring significant attention to the question
of who should receive it," said Dr. Fischman. "The issue of cost-effectiveness is vital to understanding whether or not ReoPro™ should be used in lower risk patient populations." Dr. Fischman suggests that further investig...
NIH Honors Emory Researcher With Merit Award For Work On Renin-Angiotensin System
...in malereproductive biology? He answered the first question
through his discovery thatthe transcription of testis ACE in the mouse is initiated by a testis-specificpromoter located within a certain portion of the somatic ACE gene-a findinglater confirmed in the human gene. To determine whether testis A...
American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report
...rther study. "The study still does not answer the question
of whether warfarin and aspirinshould be given to healthy individuals without known risk factors," says Fuster. Policy and clinical decisions cannot be based on one study, and physiciansstill must make individual judgments and weigh the risk and bene...
Researchers Show That Stroke Awareness Programs Are Effective; Also Find That Women Are More Likely To Get The Message
...al Illinois. The survey consisted of anopen-ended question
asking people if they could name any warning signs forstroke. Researchers found that 43 percent of those surveyed could not name onewarning sign. Slightly more than half (52.9 percent) of men were stumped, butonly 33.1 percent of women coul...
Acceptability Of Alternative Health Care Growing In U.S.
...biomedicine in this era of health reform isan open question
and one that should be studied by geographers and other social scientists,"Gordon said. "The question
of equity has an ambiguous answer. We can see gains in overallavailability and accessibility, but th...
Successful Cancer Therapy May Doom Later Treatments To Failure
... able to grow enough kinds of tumors to tackle the question
of blood vessel pores systematically. He and hiscolleagues injected fluorescently labeled particles of increasing size in to theblood vessels of the six tumors at various locations and watched to see which ones got out. They used the same approach to...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
...l of the American Heart Association. "An important question
is how much additional benefit do individuals who have had a heart attack get from reducing their low-density lipoprotein, (LDL), or 'bad' cholesterol levels from low to very low levels, (below the recommended 100 milligrams/deciliter)? Is it consid...
Area of Research Outlined For Promising New Cancer Drugs
...s. Castellino, whose laboratory is without question
one of the top handfulstudying blood clotting mechanisms, is Kleiderer-Pezold professor ofbiochemistry, dean of Notre Dame's College of Science, and director of theCenter for Transgene Research and the Walther Cancer Center, which are also atthe Univ...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...carefully circumscribed. "It's no longer a question
of just blindly applying the patch to quitsmoking," he said. "It's now a question
of whether a pregnant woman smokesenough so that the transdermal patch will increase or decrease the...
Voluntary HIV Counseling And Testing Reduce Risk Behavior In Developing Countries
...uple groups. "These findings definitely answer the question
that counseling and testing isnot only effective, but also cost-effective in these countries," Coates said."And the money that would be spent is small compared to the magnitude of theproblem." In addition to Coates and Sangiwa, study co-investigator...
Anti-Depressants: Miracle Drugs Or Placebos With A Buzz?
...lytic studies of these drugs, raise an interesting question
about whyand how public enthusiasm and faith is maintained in thesetreatments. This is a research question
whose importance may even exceed thatof the specific effects of the drugs themselves." Article: "'L...
Medicine Becomes Monetized
...llege of Business Administration. The old question
asked of patients entering a hospital emergency ro...s it hurt?" followed by "Are you insured?" Today's question
is"What type of insurance do you have?" "Doctors are being transformed from physical profess...
Guidelines Not Necessarily Guiding Physician Behavior, Study Says
..." Frolkis says. "Additionally, our data call into question
whetherphysicians are following the logical orderly progression of clinicaldecision-making inherent in the guidelines. They seemed to be influenced bytotal and LDL, 'bad,' cholesterol levels, which are questionable surrogates forNCEP-directed care."...
Managed Care Symposium Sponsored By Society Of Actuaries Examines HEDIS, Stakeholders' Views
...ut) that can be said of every stakeholder. ... The question
we areasking is, are all the changes and challenges facing stakeholders ultimatelyresulting in high-quality, low-cost medical care that improves the overallhealth of the population? We (are offering) some ideas for looking at managedcare with an ove...
Cedars-Sinai Surgeons Present TeleSurgery
...cedure. He said there still are some skeptics who question
whether the thoracoscopicapproach is a standard, complete lobectomy, and he hopes his involvement in theTeleSurgery conference will help resolve the issue. Though the therapeuticresults are similar, recovery time is not, according to Dr. McKenna. At...
Pairing Two Drugs With Angioplasty May Offer Best Success In Treating Heart Attacks
...essels if we use this combination, but it begs the question
of whether it willeventually improve outcomes, and that needs to be tested in larger trials," hesaid....
Advisory: Researchers Present Work At Annual Meeting
...ceptive use patterns. "We are trying to answer the question
of how ECP users may differ from non-users," Brown said. He is also looking at how many patients have used ECPs more than once in the two-year period and why. Did they fail to use other contraceptive methods? Condom failure? Forced sexual interco...
Duke Physicians: Clinicians Have Ethical Obligation To Consider Alternative Medicine
...ve," Drs. JeremySugarman and Larry Burk tackle the question
of the traditional clinician's rolein a patient's use of alternative medical treatment. The issue focuses onalternative medicine. "We have taken a hard look at the current role of the clinician -- thedoctor practicing conventional medicine...
New approach supercharges immunotherapy
...r no response. "This discovery addresses the basic question
facing cancer immunotherapy," saidLiebowitz: "Why are the T cells that should attack tumors content to sit idlyby? Previous efforts to jump start an immune response have not been ableeffectively to reverse the immune tolerance that develops between a...
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