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Genetics important in age-related macular degeneration

... of AMD to date and the only population based twin registry in the United States among elderly individuals, we quantified substantial genetic influences on AMD, contributed new information about the heritability of advanced AMD, and established an important environmental contribution," the authors conclude. "...

Study finds drug eluting stents as effective as vascular brachytherapy in preventing restenosis

...ed the U.S. nationwide post marketing surveillance registry maintained by Cordis (maker of the Cypher SES) whi... cardiac symptoms and outcomes. Using the Cypher registry surveillance data and the Emory databank questionnaires, the researchers compared the baseline demog...

Study says rare allergic reactions to drug-eluting stents may raise risk for heart attack

...ry researchers examined data collected from a U.S. registry of patients implanted with the Cypher SES. Out of 2067 patients who received the Cypher stents between August and December of 2003, 39 patients (1.9%) had what appeared to be allergic reactions. Although non-Cypher stent causes were found in 28 patie...

New bedside tool gauges mortality risk in heart failure patients

...ardiomyopathy Center. Using data from a national registry of over 100,000 heart failure patients called the Acute Decompensated Heart Failure National Registry (ADHERE), researchers developed a risk model after analyzing 33,046 hospitalizations. The model was developed using a relatively new statistical tec...

Activity not out of the question for people with chronic pain

...inds of chronic-pain conditions. They've started a registry of people who would be willing to take part in suc...ons and those without. For more information on the registry and the studies underway at U-M, visit www.med.umich.edu/painresearch or call 866-288-0046. The lea...

OHSU researcher says FDA could broaden access to results of clinical drug trials

...d work in conjunction with other national clinical registry and results database efforts already under way, sa...t we increase public access to the clinical trials registry and results database that has long existed within the FDA," said Turner. "This would provide a lot o...

Leukemia patients survive with stem cell transplant

...-who are forced to seek donors from a marrow donor registry in hopes of finding a match from donors who aren't related to them," Dr. Laughlin says. "But only a small percentage of patients are lucky enough to find a transplant match at the registry, which is why the cord blood transplant is so important." ...

The NIH funds network to study drug-induced liver injury (DILIN)

... NIH. Another objective of DILIN is to establish a registry of patients who have experienced severe drug induc...disease. The retrospective study will establish a registry of patients who have taken one of four specific drugs since 1994 and developed liver injury later. ...

Infection in ELBW infants linked with poor neurodevelopmental, growth outcomes

...2001, who were enrolled in a very low-birth-weight registry at academic medical centers participating in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Neurodevelopmental and growth outcomes were assessed at a comprehensive follow-up visit at 18 to 22 months (from conc...

Infections in low-birth-weight infants are associated with impaired neurodevelopment and growth

...eurodevelopmental outcome. The registry data were used to classify infants by type of infection, including uninfected (2,161); clinical infection alone (1,538); sepsis (1,922); sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis (279); or meningitis with or without sepsis (193). Sepsis is an infection o...

Morphine for chest pain increases death risk

...ican College of Cardiology and AHA Guidelines) The registry continually collects data from more than 400 hospitals on outcomes and on the use of proven drugs and procedures used to restore blood flow to the heart. From this registry, the researchers identified 57,039 high-risk patients with non-ST-segment ele...

Following heart care guidelines saves lives

... and AHA Guidelines). CRUSADE maintains a national registry of data collected from more than 400 hospitals nationwide and then reports back to each hospital every three months on their adherence to the guidelines. The current analysis focused on the quarterly changes in guideline adherence and mortal...

Women with arrhythmias may also benefit from an ICD

...l reasons for not being enrolled, were placed on a registry to be followed. All were followed for 2.5 years. ... and only approximately one-fourth of those in the registry were women. "This indicates that the disease may be more common in men," Kadish said. The researche...

Heart surgery patients receive less aggressive discharge care

...team found in its analysis of data from a national registry of heart attack patients that those who received s... Implementation of the ACC and AHA Guidelines) The registry continually collects data from more than 400 hospitals on outcomes and on the use of proven drugs an...

FDA buys technology that identifies drug toxicity to heart

...rome (LQTS). The university keeps an international registry for LQTS, and follows thousands of families who have this inherited condition. The genetic form of the QT prolongation syndrome is similar to the drug-induced syndrome, and Couderc's work focuses on developing the tools to identify individuals with e...

Twenty-Year prospective study of pregnant women with inflammatory bowel disease finds healthy babies

...es in IBD is scant and based on cohort studies and registry data. Moreover, the safety of medications in pregnancy has been substantiated only in retrospective and cohort studies," explained Flavio Habal, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Habal and his colleague Dr. Samir Grover matched 138 women with IBD who gave birth with...

Skin sterol provides new information about heart disease risk

...ual clinic visits as part of the PRACTICE clinical registry (Prospective Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk and Treatment in Canadians of Varying Ethnicity), which is ongoing. Other novel markers of risk measured in the study included hs-CRP, lipoprotein (a), apolipoprotein B and measures of insulin sensitivit...

Mobile phone use and acoustic neuroma

...disease were randomly selected from the population registry (controls). A nurse contacted all patients and controls and asked them if they wanted to participate in the study. All who agreed participated in a personal interview where detailed questions were asked about their mobile phone use and other issues o...

Register early for the AIUM regional course, Sonography: A Broad Sweep, and Save

...equirement for practice accreditation and/or ARDMS registry requirements. The complete faculty and course list is available online at www.aium.org . Come network with colleagues from all over the country in a comfortable, practice-based course, in a city known for fun and entertainment! "This c...

When it comes to cancer prognosis, it's not just the tumor that matters

... to incorporate comorbidity statistics into cancer registry records to make our data more accurate and, by ext...,700 patients in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital cancer registry whose comorbidity information was recorded between 1995 and 2001. Patients had one of several types ...

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