Tag: "stages" at medical news
Fertilization Protein Structure To AID in Leukemia Treatment
...38, which in normal cells is only present in early stages
of their development. Because a CD38 molecule has a remarkable similarity to the cyclase protein, Stout and his collaborators think that CD38 molecules also pair up to create an internal cavity. However, unlike cyclase, CD38 has a tail reaching acr...
New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds
...udy of the drug's effects on patients in the early stages
of Parkinson's disease. The drug was approved last week by the Food and Drug Administration and will be available in pharmacies around the nation beginning next week under the brand name Mirapex, developed by Pharmacia & Upjohn and Boehringer In...
New Math, High-Tech Imaging Solving Old Riddle: How Does The Brain Operate When We Think?
...w the new technique can be used to study the early stages
of stroke. "Our new mathematical formulas let us figure out how much more work isinvolvedwhen a particular area of the brain is being used for thinking," van Zijl adds."This is a majoradvance in fMRI that will lead to applications in the study...
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
... research has documented that it signals the first stages
ofatherosclerosis," he says. In atherosclerosis, blood vessels narrow due to blockages fromcholesterol or blood clots, setting the stage for a heart attack or stroke. Previous studies have found that women taking estrogen lowered the...
UCSF Hospitalists May Be Key To Shorter, Less Costly Hospital Stays
...ents, who are medical school graduates in the late stages
oftraining, manage inpatient care in teaching hospitals. The role of the hospitalist is a departure from the way faculty doctorstraditionally have functioned in academic hospitals. Under the traditionalmodel, faculty members serve as advisors to the...
American Heart Association Comment: Tirofiban -- The Platelet Receptor Blocker
For Heart Attack
...l open the door to new treatments for thepreceding stages
of heart attack or the heart attack itself," says ValentinFuster, M.D., Ph.D., president-elect of the American Heart Association,commenting on two studies. Tirofiban is a member of a class of drugs called "platelet glycoprotein receptorblockers." ...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
...asa treatment for patients in the mild to moderate stages
of the condition. "There have been anecdot...ered for Alzheimer patients inthe mild or moderate stages
of the disease." He stresses that the drugs do not reverse Alzheimer symptoms or keeppatient...
OHSU Scientists Begin Human Trials Of A Drug Aimed At The Underlying Cause Of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
...A blood test revealed that Bud was in thebeginning stages
of CML. He underwent chemotherapy for the next four years, butnever went into remission. "For the past four years, leukemia has been the first thing on Bud'smind when he wakes up in the morning and the last thing on his mind when he goesto b...
Thousands Of AIDS Deaths Could Be Prevented With Expanded Medicaid Coverage,
UCSF Study Concludes
... were projected to be HIV positive and inthe early stages
of infection and one-third to have AIDS. The analysis took into account the savings that would occur in other federal andincome support programs, such as the AIDS Drug Assistance Program that providesmedications to persons who do not have access thro...
Many Gay Men Infected With HIV Are Opting To Delay Treatment, Despite
Availability Of Drugs
...hat CD4 T cellcounts--which are lower in the later stages
of infection because the virusenters these immune cells and kills them--were a very good predictor of whowould be on combination therapy, according to Stall. Findings showed 80 percentof persons with CD4 T cell counts of less than 200 were following...
New Survey Finds Physicians Seek More Clarity In MS Diagnosis And Management
...uralhistory -- or classification -- of the various stages
of the debilitatingdisease. Of those physicians surveyed, 36 percent said the definitions used to classifyMS patients, based on symptoms and progression of disease, were too vague. As aresult, many people with MS may not be diagnosed or treated app...
UCSF To Establish Formal Hospitalists Training Program
...dents, whoare medical school graduates in the late stages
of training, in academic medicalcenters. Residents work under the supervision of faculty members who rotate inthat role infrequently, often just for one month each year. Patients' primarycare doctors traditionally managed their care in non-teaching h...
Novel Imaging Agent Developed By Penn Researchers Provides Insight Into Brain's Message Delivery System
...inechanges. Research continues into more advanced stages
with goals to ultimatelytranslate findings into clinical applications for patients. Recently, researchhas progressed to human studies using Trodat. The University of Pennsylvania Health System is dedicated to developing leadersin science and medicin...
AIDS Prevention: Does It Work? Paper Suggests New Way To Assess Prevention
...about the way people change - the social theory of stages
ofbehavior change -and focused on two stages
- contemplation of change and action- to evaluate the degree to which prevention programs influence ...
Hormone Therapy Increases Survival Of High Risk Prostate Cancer Patients
...ment regimen. Roach found that patients with early stages
of prostate cancer and a lowGleason score, a grading system that measures the deviation of cancer cells fromnormal cells based upon their appearance, should also take hormonal therapies iftheir PSA level, a common marker for prostate cancer, was 20 n...
Now Is Time To Design Brain-Saving Drugs Specifically For Children, UCSF Neurologist Says
...ng a child's brain cells, withouthindering further stages
of brain organization and development. And differentstages might require different therapies -- one type of drug for prematureinfants, something else for a newborn or a toddler. This is where science comes in. "To develop appropriate therapies for th...
Signal Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results In Preclinical Study Of Novel Drug Leads For Treatment Of Osteoporosis
...mals lose bone mass andeventually develop advanced stages
of osteoporosis due to the loss of estrogenfunction. In the study, two series of drug leads were tested in parallel withestrogen and raloxifene for their ability to inhibit bone resorption. The studyconcluded that Signal's drug leads were twice as ...
Children Of The Great Depression By Glen H. Elder, Jr.
...nd old enough tohave passed through critical early stages
of development and to have assumedpre-adult awareness: "If one were to select an optimum age at which to passthrough the Depression decade, it would not differ much from that of the Oakland sample." As is so often the case in social research,...
Factors Other Than Race Explain Whether Men In Study Had Health Insurance And Received Health Care
... The authors speculated that black men at early stages
of infection mayhave chosen to forego discretionary services because they wished to hide theirinfection from peers, did not feel the need to seek services as readily aswhites, trusted less in biomedical institutions, or felt less welcomed by thehealt...
Soy May Decrease Cancer Risks, Wake Forest Researcher Says
... related to differing developmental and functional stages
of the breast,"Cline said. Cline also talked about the differences between people with apparentlysimilar genetic heritage, particularly Asians. "Asian diets typically containless fat and a higher proportion of vegetables, including soy protei...
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