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Baxter introduces Baxject needleless transfer device at International Haemophilia Congress

... placing of the second spike creates a vacuum that sets in motion the mixing, or reconstitution, process. A handle on the device allows the user to control flow. The final steps are filling the syringe for infusion. ABOUT HAEMOPHILIA Haemophilia A is caused by the absence or severe deficiency of Facto...

'I think I can' helps shed pounds after giving birth

...reports a new study from Cornell University. What sets the exercisers apart from the nonexercisers, the Cornell nutritionists say, is their "can do" attitude toward exercise during pregnancy. "A woman's intention during pregnancy to exercise after delivery, as well as her confidence in her ability to exe...

UCSD's Victor Nizet, M.D., receives Pediatric Infectious Diseases Award

...methods, Nizet and colleagues discovered different sets of genes in each bacteria that produce potent toxins capable of injuring human cells. "Our goal was to prove that specific genes were necessary and sufficient for the production of these toxins," Nizet said. "We did this by removing the genes fro...

Eastern Washington hospitals deploy new Bridge technology to enhance patient safety

...atients safe from preventable medical errors. What sets the 623-bed Providence Services Eastern Washington (PSEW) hospital apart is its willingness to explore new patient safety technology and share lessons learned with other hospitals. Since 1999, Sacred Heart has been testing a patient safety system fro...

A strong primary care system is good for a nation's health

...almost across the board." Using international data sets from the early and mid-1990s, the researchers characterized 13 industrialized nations, all with populations of at least five million, by the relative strength of their primary care infrastructures. Countries were also ranked as to smoking levels with...

'Power nap' prevents burnout; morning sleep perfects a skill

...tration and poorer performance on a mental task -- sets in as a day of training wears on. Subjects performed a visual task, reporting the horizontal or vertical orientation of three diagonal bars against a background of horizontal bars in the lower left corner of a computer screen. Their scores on the t...

Self-taught stress management techniques most effective in relieving stress of chemotherapy

...o better than those receiving standard care. Both sets of patients using stress-management techniquesthose receiving professionally-administered training and self-guided patients using the booklet and tape-- had similar expectations regarding the success of therapy and used the techniques with the same f...

Aspirin's target, the COX-2 enzyme, linked to cancer of the uterus

... said. "By encouraging the production of COX-2, it sets in motion a continuous cycle whereby the tumor can thrive and grow." In two additional articles published in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Bulun demonstrates that two other molecules also increase production ...

Preventing misuse of performance-enhancing substances a growing and difficult task

...jor sports to take a stand by turning off their TV sets or not buying a ticket to sports events before adult athletes, coaches and team owners stop trying to cheat. And, that's probably not going to happen."...

Findings support shorter course of radiation therapy after breast lumpectomy

...arolina School of Medicine, ask whether this study sets a new standard for adjuvant radiation for early-stage breast cancer. It may for some women, they say, but they caution that these results only apply to women who have small tumors that have been completely removed. For these women, they say, it may b...

Study finds Medicare overbilling may be caused by government's faulty reimbursement

...e their level of agreement in assigning codes. Two sets of charts were sent to multiple specialists at four different coding agencies (inter-agency) and a third set was sent to several coding specialists within the same coding agency (intra-agency). The records were blinded so coders were unaware of what ...

Radiologists interpretation of mammograms varies widely

...s that examined radiologist variability using test sets of mammograms. In this study, Joann G. Elmore, M.D., of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, and her coworkers examined results from 24 community radiologists' interpretations of 8,734 screening mammograms from ...

Antipsychotic drug has few side effects in Alzheimer's patients

... study suggests. What sets this drug called quetiapine apart from its contemporary counterparts is its apparent lack of serious side effects, such as confusion, muscle stiffness and imbalance in the joints, said ...

Home injury found to be a major cause of deaths, largest study of its kind finds

...," Runyan said. "In almost all but one of the data sets we looked at, in some 30 percent of fatalities, people could not determine -- or did not record -- whether the unintentional deaths happened at home. That means we just don't know the answers to some important questions." The Home Safety Council comm...

New compound holds promise for lupus and related diseases

...ound, a 1,4-benzodiazepine (designated as Bz-423), sets off a chain of events that results in apoptosis, a natural cell-suicide process by which the body rids itself of cells it no longer needs. In autoimmune disorders such as lupus, something interferes with apoptosis, and immune system cells survive and...

UT Southwestern researchers, Nobel Prize winners share 2003 Albany Medical Center Prize

...hal, president of UT Southwestern. "Their research sets an example for future scientists and physicians around the world. It also shows the increasing importance of basic biomedical research to the treatment and care of patients." The Albany Medical Center Prize was established in November 2000 following ...

Kids who get prescription asthma drugs visit ER less often

...lectively known as asthma triggers. When a trigger sets off a rapid narrowing of the airways, asthmatics cough, wheeze, feel short of breath and experience tightness in their chests -- the symptoms of an asthma attack. Without immediate help, an attack can be fatal, so many people with asthma seek emergen...

Kids' backpacks may not cause back pain after all

.... California lawmakers required schools to buy two sets of books one for use in the classroom, another for use at home so students were not carrying books back and forth. Samsonite even sells a specially designed backpack meant to minimize strain on the back. Because students in the study primarily carr...

Is a picture worth a thousand words? Not for young children

...time they were tested on four sets -- the correct image and the correct ... They also did very well at rejecting sets with different sounds but the correct image (more than 80 percent right). Howev...

9/11 boosted trust in government, temporary distress, research shows

...n." Results of analyses of earlier ADD Health data sets have made national headlines several times, including in 1997 when researchers showed, among other things, that feeling connected with family, schools and religious organizations helped steer adolescents away from unhealthy acts such as drug and toba...

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