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Nitric oxide can prevent lung disease and death for premature infants

...ts per million for the first day and 5 PPM for the rest of the week. Eighty-five percent of the 105 infants in the nitric oxide group survived, compared to 78 percent of the 102 infants who received oxygen alone. Furthermore, 61 percent of the 89 surviving nitric oxide patients were free of chronic lung ...

HRT and breast cancer: better prognosis more likely due to frequent screening than hormone use

...some form of HRT for six months or more, while the rest had no history of hormone use. In addition to tumor size, the researchers evaluated the effects of HRT on other markers of prognosis such as tumor stage (how far the cancer has spread), the hormonal sensitivity of the breast tumors (estrogen- and pro...

New guidelines set standard on test to diagnose acid reflux, heartburn and other diseases

...rious parts of the esophagus when the muscle is at rest and during swallowing. The pressures are then transmitted to a computer analyzer where they are recorded. The doctor then analyzes the various wave patterns and determines whether they are abnormal. "Although esophageal manometry has been around fo...

New study in Pediatrics shows nitric oxide therapy for newborns effective and cost saving

...properly oxygenate the blood and provide it to the rest of the body. This study was supported in part by a grant from INO Therapeutics, Inc., which manufactures INOmax....

New study in Pediatrics shows nitric oxide therapy for newborns effective and cost saving

...properly oxygenate the blood and provide it to the rest of the body. As with all pharmaceuticals, inhaled nitric oxide has side effects. The treating physician needs to assess the risk versus the benefit for the individual patient. This study was supported in part by a grant from INO Therapeutics, Inc., w...

Database study yields new insights into arthritis drug

...itial treatment, the new findings also help put to rest lingering concerns about whether leflunomide's toxicity was adequately assessed in phase III FDA clinical trials that ended in 1998. "As far as we could tell there were no surprises in terms of toxicity," Eisen says. "Sometimes it takes a lot more pa...

ACP and AAFP release joint clinical guidelines to manage common heart condition

...blood to the lungs for oxygen refueling and to the rest of the body -- is much more serious. Irregular ventricular rhythms must be immediately converted into normal rhythm or the heart collapses, resulting in sudden cardiac death. The conversion is done with an electrical defibrillator that shocks the hea...

EUROCARE3 publishes new childhood cancer survival figures

...r registries in 20 countries. The report, like the rest of EUROCARE3, was co-ordinated by the Epidemiology Unit of the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan, Italy. Lead author Dr Gemma Gatta, medical doctor and epidemiologist, said: "We found large variations in overall cancer survival for children, ranging...

First link found in humans between common gene and artery-clogging disease

...s and more n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. In the rest of the population, eating these fatty acids seems to have little impact on atherosclerosis, Dwyer adds-although there is substantial evidence that consuming a lot of n-3 fatty acids from fish oils prevents arrhythmias involved in sudden cardiac death...

Urban areas organized in well developed partnering 'markets'

...on average are married for about 18 years. For the rest of that time, people cohabit for 3.7 years and are either dating or unattached the rest of the time, said Laumann, the George Herbert Mead Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology at t...

Doctors at Northwestern Memorial are studying next generation surgery for back pain sufferers

...ticipants will receive the artificial disc and the rest will receive spinal fusion. Northwestern Memorial is enrolling participants who have failed conservative treatments such as medications and local injections for at least six months and who have pain originating from the disc itself. To learn more, ...

7-month-old is youngest recipient of artificial corneal transplant

...onths. Patients required careful follow-up for the rest of their lives in an attempt to reduce the ever-present danger of serious complications. But there have been great improvements over the past 40 years, he says, making possible new procedures like the one performed on young Lukas. Aquavella began l...

Evidence that memories are consolidated during sleep

... sleep. The researchers said their findings lay to rest previous doubts that sleep enables consolidation of newly acquired memories, and also establishes roles for both slow-wave sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep in memory consolidation. Slow-wave sleep is a deep dreamless sleep, and REM sleep is a...

Trouble sleeping in the hospital? Maybe it's that jackhammer

...cibels can improve sleep and help patients get the rest they need to heal." Co-authors of the paper include Dana Karr, Dawn Gasser, Loretta Oliphant and Amy Neveau. The original leader of the sleep promotion team was Jean Henderson, now at Innovis Health in Fargo, N.D....

Cooling helmets may provide innovative stroke treatment

...ly and maintain such preferential cooling over the rest of the body, said Huan Wang, M.D., assistant and r...ing fevers. However, the same is not true for the rest of the body, including the heart and immune system, which do better at normal temperatures, Wang sai...

Rectal cancer treatment gaps, especially for African Americans, seen in new study

...e to wear a waste-collecting colostomy bag for the rest of their lives. African-Americans were also less likely than whites to get radiation before or after surgery. But in fact, only half of patients received such radiation, no matter what their race -- despite the fact that radiation after surgery has b...

Survey shows impact of psoriasis is more than skin deep

...nterpersonal relationships that will influence the rest of their lives. Women, single people and those who have visible psoriasis (usually on their face and/or scalp) were most impacted. Over half (58%) of women compared with 45% of men experienced lower self-confidence because of their psoriasis Self ...

Combining surgery with novel treatment may improve survival rates

...site of the tumor while minimizing toxicity to the rest of the body. Experimental evidence suggests that tumor tissue is more sensitive to heat than normal tissue and has less resistance to chemotherapy when the temperature of the drug is raised. Since IPHC is essentially a palliative procedure, allevi...

Significant disparities still exist in screening mammography rates; minorities underestimated

...raphy screenings at a markedly lower rate than the rest of the population. "We also found that there is evidence that the actual magnitude of these disparities, particularly among low-income racial/ethnic minorities, is underestimated and that disparities persist for some subpopulations of Asian Americ...

Long-term use of antibiotics possibly linked with increased risk of breast cancer

...il the scheduled timeof lifting the embargo). The rest of the February 18 issue remainsembargoed until 3 p.m. central time, Tuesday, February 17. The JAMA editors thank all of the journalists who abide by theJAMA/Archives embargoes each week. Please call or email theJAMA/Archives media relations depart...

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