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Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
...ealth policies that seek only to save money in the short
term ultimately may be both inferior toand more ex...ealth policies that seek only to save money in the short
term ultimately may be both inferior to and more expensive than a more comprehensive approach like D...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
...e surface of theheart is exposed, the doctors fire short
pulses of laser energy into theleft ventricle -- the heart's main pumping chamber -- while it is engorgedwith blood. A computer synchronizes the laser pulses with the pumping ofthe heart, and the blood in the chamber keeps the laser burst from trave...
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...Once the surface ofthe heart is exposed, they fire short
pulses of laser energy into the leftventricle -- the heart's main pumping chamber -- while it is engorged withblood. A computer synchronizes the laser pulses with the pumping of theheart, and the blood in the chamber keeps the laser burst from trave...
Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work
...d on the surface is being released within a fairly short
time." Though he does not have an alternative theory to explain how aluminum hydroxide works to boost antibody production, Hem says that his study may spur new interest into the mechanism behind this reaction. "The study also explains why aluminum hy...
Intralase Will Develop Laser Systems For Eye Surgery
...IntraLase ophthalmic lasers will deliver extremely short
pulses of light, which can cut within the delicate structures of the eye, such as the cornea, while avoiding damage to overlying or adjacent tissue---something not possible with current clinical laser technology," said Ron Kurtz , assistant professo...
Cattle: Latest Weapon In The War On Cancer?
...he US alone æ but, worldwide, sharks are in short
supply. Our marine scientists believe that shark fishing cannot support the predictedgrowth in demand for this product." However Dr Harper's work has established that similar factors occur inbovine cartilage æ and Australia produces thousands ...
A Good Night's Sleep Is Possible At High Altitudes
...of Mount Everest. The author found that 10mg of a short
acting benzodiazepine (in this case the sedative temazepam') improved the quality of sleep and reduced the changes in the saturation levels of oxygen in the body during sleep, without altering the overall mean oxygen saturation. Contact: Dr Gerald D...
Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests
...add them. We'vehad lots of patients come in on the short
end of the stick [after such aninquiry]." Hospitals also may use bureaucratic images designed to produce roadblocks thatoverwhelm consumers and invoke frustration, said the study. The goal is topersuade patients to give up on formal inquiry. One empl...
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
...of diabetes in laboratory animals, at least in the short
term. The researchers say CLA appears to work as well as a new class of diabetes-fighting drugs, the thiazolidinediones, or TZDs. Martha Belury, Purdue assistant professor of foods and nutrition, says: "If you inherit a genetic predisposition to adul...
American Heart Association Comment: Tirofiban -- The Platelet Receptor Blocker
For Heart Attack
...rofiban may help some patients avoid surgery for a short
time ortotally," says Fuster. "By postponing angioplasty, one can buy time duringwhich other treatments can be applied to lower blood cholesterol and bloodpressure." The treatment advance has resulted from a better understanding of the causes ofhea...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
...hemical messenger calledacetylcholine, which is in short
supply in the Alzheimer brain. Two AChEinhibitors already are on the market for treatment of Alzheimer's: tacrine(Cognex) and donepezil (Aricept). The 24 sites in the metrifonate study enrolled 408 mild-to-moderatelydemented patients. At this ...
Abstinence Reduces HIV For High-Risk Women - Even Those Who Relapse - Study
...nt reductions in riskbehaviors; even interventions short
of this ideal will provide benefits thatoutweigh their costs." Nevertheless, the authors caution, " Our study underscores the criticalimportance of developing behavioral interventions that produce sustainedreductions in risk behavior. Although the br...
Forum Urges Medicare Reform To Emphasize Health Promotion
... policy. It is an idea worth advancing as part of short
and long term Medicare reform."...
Study Captures Images Of Memories Being Formed Within The Human Brain
... subjects were asked to repeat a string of similar short
tasks so thatdata could be collected over a longer period. In 1996, when Buckner was at theHarvard Medical School, he and colleagues capitalized on the speed of fMRI tocollect brain image data from "individual trials," pioneering a research methodno...
Tiny Pellets Could Deliver Alzheimer's Drugs
...livery problem, says Saltzman, is that NGF "has a short
half life of the order of minutes in the blood, and very little of a dose, perhaps less than 0.1 percent, reaches the brain, and that amount goes all over the brain." Because NGF, which is a water-soluble protein, penetrates slowly through capillari...
Study Pinpoints Effectiveness Of Prostate Cancer Therapies To Patient Populations
...kpatients across all treatment modalities for this short
andlimited follow-up period. "These results suggest that a particular population ofpatients -- those we can pre-therapeutically determine to be"high risk" -- don't do as well with the seed therapy as judgedby prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels, a...
University Of Kentucky One Of First To Use New Technique To Treat Atrial Flutter
...ar," he said shortly before the surgery. "I was so short
of breath I almost didn't get through our homecoming parade. A few days later I went to the hospital, and they put me right in intensive care. It was pretty scary." Atrial flutter is one of several different heart arrhythmias. By some estimates, it...
Hormone Therapy Increases Survival Of High Risk Prostate Cancer Patients
... of 69 years were analyzed toassess the effects of short
and long-term hormonal therapy on a patient'ssurvi... be at a high risk. Roach reported the effects of short
and long-term hormonal therapy receivedin conjunction with radiotherapy on the four groups up to a t...
Hospital Stays Longer Than Three Days For 'Simple' Heart Attacks May Not Be Cost Effective
...she doubts many hospitalswill quickly adopt such a short
stay, since it means re-engineering hospitalproces... And she warned that quality of care in such a short
stay would only bemaintained if all vital procedures, such as diagnostic catheterizations,angioplast...
Discovery: Experiments Confirm Novel Eye Pigment Controls Circadian Rhythm
...r serious depression during the winter months with short
daylight.It may be that SAD patients have a defective gene that doesn't produce thepigment properly or simply suffer from a vitamin B-2 deficiency. Maybe we cantreat some patients with vitamin B-2." Second, industrial accidents such as those ...
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