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Study Ties Cerebral Palsy To Inflammation And Blood-Clotting Abnormalities

... blood taken from infants shortly afterbirth. The results were dramatic. All of the babies who later develo... University Medical Center inWashington, D.C. The results are published in the October 1998 issue of Annals of Neurology(1). "We've applied state-of-the-art ...

BioNumerik Reports The Supercomputer Supported Discovery Of New, Non-Toxic Chemotherapy Protecting Agent

...nistration of cisplatin and carboplatin frequently results in clinicallyimportant toxicities, including kidney toxicity, vomiting, and bone marrowtoxicity, that pose certain risks and adversely affect the quality of life ofpatients. BioNumerik investigators began their discovery efforts in this areawith the...

Beyond Pharmaceuticals: Business And Academic Leaders Forecast The Future Of "Combinatorial Chemistry"

...thods will yield even more important, far-reaching results whenapplied to discovering and improving non-drug materials such as polymers andcatalysts. "This is the first conference devoted entirely to this emergingtechnology," he adds. Weinberg--who also is a professor of chemistry, chemical and materialsengi...

Reduced Heart Disease Risk In Middle Age Lowers Eventual Medicare Costs

...gher-risk counterparts. Daviglus said the results of the study underscore the soundness of anational health policy that emphasizes primary prevention and control of allthree major risk factors for cardiovascular disease -- adverse cholesterollevels, adverse blood pressure and cigarette smoking. Such...

Elderly Patients May Be Undertreated For High Cholesterol, Wake Forest Doctor Says

... -- with a reduced risk of mortality. The results demonstrated a stepwise progression, with CHS participantsusing at least 1,800 calories a week during moderate or vigorous exercise havinga five-year death rate of 15.5 per thousand, with death rates rising as level ofactivity fell. The most sedentar...

Clinical Trials Announced Using Non-Invasive Innovative MRI To Diagnose Breast Tumors

...e were very favorably impressed with the excellent results obtained using Prof. Degani's new method of breast imaging. This method shows promise as a consistent, reliable approach to MRI breast diagnosis, perhaps providing for thedetection of smaller tumors than is currently possible. We look forward to exte...

Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Leads To Lower Child IQ Scores, Language Skills

...sure lowers IQ and language performance scores and results in thousands of children each year whoenter ...nown risk factorsthat depress IQ scores, the results are dramatic. To measure the effect on society, the researchers used two statistics forthe ...

Physicians Slow To Adopt Newer Drugs For Atrial Fibrillation

...o be cautious about adopting new medications,these results imply an inherent inertia in physician practices that does notreflect the most recent scientific information," Stafford says. "It'sinteresting to note that the drop in usage of class IA sinus rhythm agents afterproblems were reported was much more d...

Study Shows Three-Drug "Cocktail" Needed To Keep AIDS Virus Curbed

...ing cellsthat the virus slowly destroys. "Our new results are something of a disappointment," said Dr. Joseph Eron,associate professor of medicine and associate director of UNC-CH’s AIDS ClinicalTrials Unit. "The idea was that because patients have to take a complicated therapy that isexpensive and so...

Microwaves May Provide Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

...s at least two inches deepcould be detected. These results were consistent with those developed by thesupercomputer simulations. The results also suggest that microwaves can detectsome early-stage tumors that are invisible to X-ray mammograp...

New Study Finds Anonymous HIV Testing Linked To Earlier Participation In Testing And Follow-Up Medical Care

...ity of California San Francisco researchers. Study results appear in the October 28 issue of The Journal of t...were small and usually limited to one stateand the results varied, Bindman said. The UCSF study included data on a random sample of 835 persons diagn...

Study Finds Less Intensive Treatments May Not Maintain HIV Suppression

...n may result in viral load rebound. "Although the results of this trial are somewhat disappointing," notes Dr.Havlir, "they should not discourage future attempts to simplify therapies forHIV. Data from this trial and from other recently completed trials argue thatinduction therapy, maintenance therapy, or ...

Cure Rate Soars For Some AML Patients Receiving High-Dose Drug

...ly with those patients who will benefit. These results tell us which patients we can cure, and which o... number by nearly five times. Because of these results and this astronomical difference, we now routinely treat CBF patients using high-dose cytarabine....

Encapsulating Insulin-Producing Cells For Possible Diabetes Therapy

...-peritoneal cavity of diabetic rats. In their best results so far, highblood sugar levels were reduced for eight days in one rat, but have not droppedto normal. "We have been able to do a transplant and see a reduction in bloodglucose, and that was very encouraging," Grinstaff said. "It leaves...

Cedars-Sinai Surgeons Present TeleSurgery

...es and tools allowssurgeons to accomplish the same results through smaller incisions. Dr. McKennasaid thoraci... the traditional"open" operation, thoracotomy. The results were essentially the same. "It's thesame operation, accomplishing the same thing on the inside, only...

This Week's Forecast May Be A Heart Attack

...ack that day by 13 percent. Amouyel says the study results reflect similar trends in heart attack risk forwomen, but to a lesser extent because of the much lower risk for heart attackobserved in general for women than for men in these age classes. The French team noted a possible relationship between atmosp...

'Alternative' Medicine Becoming Mainstream, UF Study Finds

... of its own," Neims said."One of the things I hope results from this interest in integrativemedicine is that we all reaffirm that the relationship between patient andphysician is very, very important."...

Beta Blocker Significantly Improves Heart Failure Survival

...eatment increases survivalby about 35 percent. The results are so positive that the study was stoppedthree ye...ith about400,000 new cases diagnosed each year. It results in almost one millionhospitalizations each year and is the most common discharge diagnosis inpatient...

For High-Volume Chest Pain Centers, Aggressive Use Of Nuclear Imaging Technology Saves Money, Shortens Hospital Says

... Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), said the results are dramaticenough to warrant a larger clinical tr...r their patients." Eisenstein prepared the results of his economic analysis forpresentation Tuesday (Nov. 10) at the 71st scientific sessions of the Am...

Drip And Ship: Start Drug Early, Especially If Plan To Transfer Heart Patient To Larger Hospital

...heart attack within 30 days. Based on the results of their so-called "Drip and Ship" study,researche...he international 11,000-patient PURSUIT trial, the results of whichwere published this summer in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstratedthat eptifiba...

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