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New Survey Finds Physicians Seek More Clarity In MS Diagnosis And Management

...ists and other MS experts designed to reassess and redefine the naturalhistory -- or classification -- of the various stages of the debilitatingdisease. Of those physicians surveyed, 36 percent said the definitions used to classifyMS patients, based on symptoms and progression of disease, were too vague. As...

'Biochemical storm' following brain trauma, an important factor in treatment

...that can repair damage. "We may have to completely redefine our approach to therapy, because if you try to get in there too early and for too brief a time with a treatment, you might not block the damage that lies ahead," Hayes said. "But if you give a treatment for too long, you might block some of the self-...

12 UNC institutions to examine how N.C. counties handle welfare reform

...id. "This is part of an important larger effort to redefine the focus of governmental responsibilities away from the model it began adopting in the 1930s. Our work should enable us to tease out which counties are responding in creative ways that might be useful to other counties here or in other states." Th...

New medical school model sets out to create more competent, caring doctors

...f the School of Medicine and Dentistry, set out to redefine the very meaning of what makes a good doctor, beyond technical skill and knowledge. Epstein studied the philosophy of medicine, from the earliest writings from Greece and India to modern discussions of ethics and professionalism. He also drew on his ...

Cancer patients may lower their expectations

...isease like cancer may inspire patients to sharply redefine their goals and roles in order maintain a sense of life satisfaction, suggest the results of a study. These findings may help explain previous research that cancer patients are not significantly more anxious and are only slightly more depressed than...

Talented Hokies research brain impacts while battling Aggies

...nce we collect and evaluate a body of data, we can redefine injury limits for the human brain," Duma said. "In order to design better sports headgear, we need data on what types of mechanical loads and accelerations actually cause injuries."...

A picture perfect test of well-being: Graphic assessment tool tunes into life satisfaction

...ol to collect research data that can begin to help redefine societal notions of wellness and spur human service and health care policy changes that will allow people to live more enriched lives, for all the days of their lives. Her own parents set a good example of how to do that, she said. By being a part of...

Stages of memory described in new study

...ime, there may be the chance for these patients to redefine their memories and make them less traumatic."...

Understanding how lymph nodes respond to infection may redefine how immune system functions

...when the body fights infection. Their findings may redefine how the immune system functions, they said. Their research, published in the December 2003 issue of Nature Immunology, centered on the role of mast cells. Mast cells are immune cells that are typically found just under the skin and in the lining of t...

Overweight and obesity thresholds may be misleading for Asian populations

...m2 to 31 kg/m2. No attempt was made, therefore, to redefine cut-off points for each population separately. The consultation also agreed that the WHO BMI cut-off points - * 25 kg/m2 (overweight), 25-29.9 kg/m2 (pre-obese), * 30 kg/m2 (obesity), 30- 34.9 kg/m2 (obese class I), 35-39.9 kg/m2 (obese class II), * ...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, April 20, 2004

...icine, a task force makes eight recommendations to redefine the domain of general internal medicine (Perspective, p. 639). Among these are that the field should stay both broad (working with the basic primary care needs of adults) and deep (maintaining the traditional role as experts in care of adults with mu...

Should medical students have earlier contact with patients?

...ll serve, and the profession they will join helps redefine the task of medical education in the 21st century, conclude the authors....

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