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Oregon's Terminally Ill Patients More Likely to Have End-Of-Life Choices Respected, Study Finds
...so evaluated whether the POLST formhelped patients receive
the amount of medical treatment the wanted at the end oflife. Of 91 persons from the sample group who died during the year, only 5 diedin the hospital. The other 86 died in nursing homes in accordance with theirwishes. Patients with POLST forms who l...
Fetal Cell Therapy Benefits Some Parkinson's Patients
...0 patients in this study were randomly selected to receive
either the celltherapy or the placebo. Patients i...e placebo group were then given the opportunity to receive
the celltransplants. After 1 year, the treated patients under age 60 (9 of the total patients in the...
Patient Characteristics And The Way Patients Are Treated Have Impact On Hospital Costs Of Liver Transplants
...ss of patients, and the types of services patients receive
havea major impact on hospital resource use for liver transplantation. Thesefindings, according to the researchers, suggest that guidelines to standardizeresource use may lower costs of liver transplants. "This is the first study to address the rel...
Bone Marrow With Organ Transplants Reduces Rejection Of Transplanted Organs, Reports University Of Pittsburgh
...ccurs less often and is lesssevere in patients who receive
infusions of bone marrow from the same donor,researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Thomas E. Starzl TransplantationInstitute report today at Experimental Biology '99. Their findings, whichrepresent six years of study of patients who receiv...
Bone Marrow With Heart And Lung Transplants Reduces Rejection Of Transplanted Organs, Reports University Of Pittsburgh
...ss severein heart and lung transplant patients who receive
infusions of bone marrow fromthe same donor, resea...to moderate to severe in therecipients who did not receive
bone marrow. There were no differences in theincidence of chronic rejection for the two groups of h...
Repeated Exposure To Cocaine Alters Brain Structure
...endrites, the branched portions ofnerve cells that receive
the majority of signals from other neurons. Suchstructural changes probably enhance synaptic connectivity, improving theefficiency with which messages are transmitted between nerve cells, he said. The scientists also saw that drug-induced changes wer...
New Model Shows How To Eradicate World's Leading Infectious Cause Of Blindness
...annotsucceed unless the worst pockets of infection receive
special treatment. Trachoma, a bacterial eye infection, affects some 150 million people worldwide.Children are particularly vulnerable. Reinfection causes scarring that can leadto blindness, and currently, some six million people have been left sight...
Misdiagnosis Looms As Demand Increases For New Breast Cancer Biopsy
... At UNC-CH, sentinel lymph node biopsy candidates receive
an injection ofradioactive tracer material around the primary tumor. In the operating room,blue dye is injected into the same area. "So in the operating room, we have twomethods available to look for the sentinel node. We can visually identify thelym...
ALA/ATS Meeting Explores Gender Differences In Smoking And Lung Transplant Outcomes And Heart Attack Risk From Asthma Medication
...onfound that in comparison to patients who did not receive
a beta-agonistprescription, patients who had received a prescription for a beta-agonistdelivered through a device called a metered dose inhaler in the previous threemonths had a 67% increased risk of having a heart attack. Those patients withheart d...
Circumcisions In Doctors' Offices As Safe As Those In Hospitals
...ircumcised atbirth do not receive
anesthesia. A study in the Dec. 24, 1997issue ... compared with those who did not receive
anesthesia. About 60 to 80 percent of all boys born each year inthe ...
Growth-Hormone Deficient Babies Are Normal Length At Birth, UB Study Finds
...erns were not different from the babies who didn't receive
early growthhormone treatment. "This study shows that birth length is not helpful in detecting infantswho have congenital hypopituitarism," MacGillivray said. "Instead, persistenceof hypoglycemia and jaundice are clues that should prompt an ...
Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs
...our months beforetransplantation. For patients who receive
a transplanted kidney, four additionaldoses are administered. Those who do not receive
a transplant are given anotherdose of IVIG at one year and again at two years after the initial infu...
Patients Treated Successfully For Hodgkin's Disease Are At 9 Times The Risk For Developing Second Cancer
... of developing non-melanomaskin cancer, and should receive
thorough examinations of the skin and bewell-schooled regarding safe sun exposure," Green said. Additional researchers on the studies were Maurice P. Barcos, M.D.,Ph.D., and Michael Zevon, Ph.D., both of UB and RPCI; and R. Jeffrey Lee, M.D...
From Cow Brains To Surgical Scrubs: Selected Students Will Get A Close-Up Look At Neurosurgery At 'Brainworks'
... will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will receive
Frisbees,T-shirts and even little rubber brains to take home....
Second Annual AIDS Vaccine Day Honors Volunteers Nationwide
...teers whohave literally rolled up their sleeves to receive
one of 27 differentexperimental AIDS vaccines. The activities are also designed to help peopleunderstand why a vaccine is the best way to stop the spread of HIV, what it willtake to develop an effective vaccine and how ordinary people in theircommun...
Biological Markers Found That Correlate To Esophageal Cancer Treatment Success
...-centerrandomized study in which 250 patients will receive
the tri-modality therapy and250 will receive
surgery alone, which is the standard treatment. The markerswill be linked again to response to trea...
Livers From Children Are Going To Adults, University Of Pittsburgh Review Of National Data Reveals
...echnique to divideadult cadaveric livers; children receive
the smaller segment while the largerpiece is transplanted into adults. Survival for patients who receive
splitlivers is no different than for those who receive
whole grafts. Yet while theuse of these cada...
Organ Transplants Helped By Donor Bone Marrow, University Of Pittsburgh Researchers Report At National Transplant Meetings
...splanted Organs Contact: Lisa Rossi Patients who receive
donor bone marrow, a rich source of donor immune s...indings also suggest. Moreover, those patients who receive
multiple infusions of bone marrow have thelowest risk of acute rejection. There were 402 organ trans...
Mayo Clinic Study Finds Costs For Cancer Clinical Trials Comparable To Costs For Standard Treatment
... costs for clinicaltrials, the way cancer patients receive
the most promising treatments today andwhich lead to promising new treatments for the future, are comparable to costsfor standard treatment. "The widely held view by third-party payers is that clinical trials are muchmore expensive than standard trea...
New Procedure Makes A Successful Transplant Possible
...ly ill people on kidney dialysis have been able to receive
a kidneytransplant and a new chance at life thanks...It cansignificantly increase their waiting time to receive
a suitable donated kidney. For example, a person with a PRA of 50 means that half of the possible ki...
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