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New Type Of Artificial Surfactant Shows Promise In Treating Lung Disease

...hester and the KarolinskaInstitute in Sweden. The standard medication is artificial surfactant, a detergent-like liquid thatis administered directly into the lungs. Studies in animal models showed theextra molecular chain--made of a compound bio-compatible with mammaliantissue--appears to act as a protectiv...

Knife-Less Brain 'Surgery' Offers New Treatment Options

...everely clogged carotid arteries in the neck. The standard procedure is surgery, called endarterectomy, to remove the lining of the vessels. For patients who aren't good candidates for the surgery, micro-catheters can be used to perform angioplasty and insert a stent....

Combination Therapy Improves Chances Of Surviving Esophageal Cancer

...olleagues from many other institutions. The standard treatment for esophageal cancer is surgery or radi... "This study strongly suggests that one acceptable standard of care foradvanced esophageal cancer should be radiation and chemotherapy given at thesame time," s...

Compound That Mimics Insulin Might Lead To Pill For Diabetes, As Reported In The 7 May Issue Of Science

... by mouth to twodifferent strains of mice that are standard animal models for human diabetes andfound that it significantly lowered the mice's blood sugar. The development of a pill that can be used in human diabetics will require muchmore research. Scientists must now tinker with the molecule to see if they...

Margin Width The Key To Control Of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Of The Breast

...te margin using a single wire,which is the current standard throughout the U.S." "The balance between adequate margins and a good cosmetic result is a difficultone to achieve," says Silverstein. "Although most of these technologies areavailable in the community they are not often well integrated. For now, th...

Sex Differences Found In Proportions Of Gray And White Matter In The Brain: Links To Differences In Cognitive Performance Seen

...sks in our study -those performing better than one standard deviation above the average - therewere nine men and only one woman," Ruben Gur says. "Of these nine men, seven hadgreater white-matter volumes than any of the women in the study. This suggeststhat, in order to be a super performer in that area, one ...

Biological Markers Found That Correlate To Esophageal Cancer Treatment Success

...py and250 will receive surgery alone, which is the standard treatment. The markerswill be linked again to response to treatment and survival in both groups....

Retrospective Statistical Analysis Corroborates Early Results Of Randomized Breast Cancer Trials

...e of four clinical trialsand were all treated with standard doses of chemotherapy. The other half weretreated... metastatic breast cancer patients. As the standard for evaluating new treatments, randomized clinicaltrials usually pit a new cancer treatment against ...

Breakthrough New Therapy Uses Antibody-Targeted Chemotherapy To Fight Leukemia

...yinggood as well as bad cells - patients receiving standard chemotherapy tend tobecome very sick. Researchers...6 percentof patients- a rate comparable to that of standard combination chemotherapyregimens. The data also indicate that CMA-676 has several important advanta...

New Anti-Inflammatory Drug Is Easy On The Stomach

...of NSAIDscauses significantly fewer ulcers than do standard non-steroidalanti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, according to data to be presented by aUSC scientist today at the plenary session of the American GastroenterologicalAssociation. In a study of more than 1,500 patients with osteoarthritis who had n...

Sniffing Out The Promise Of Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy

...d to IM862 (thevessel-rich embryonic membrane is a standard tool for testing anti-angiogenicactivity), blood vessel formation was blocked. Later they found that the bloodvessel count in tumors implanted in mice was reduced when the tumor was treatedwith IM862. Its main effect, says Gill, appears to be in redu...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Costs For Cancer Clinical Trials Comparable To Costs For Standard Treatment

...atments for the future, are comparable to costsfor standard treatment. "The widely held view by third-party pa...s that clinical trials are muchmore expensive than standard treatment," says Steve Alberts, M.D., Mayo Cliniconcologist and the study's principal investigator. ...

American Psychiatric Association Plans First Comprehensive Guidelines For HIV/AIDS Treatment

...ill mark the firstnational effort to establish the standard of psychiatric care for personsaffected by HIV and AIDS. The workgroup comprises national experts from institutions includingEmory University, Brown University, Columbia University, Harvard Medical School,University of Miami School of Medicin...

Media Advisory: News Conference / Video And Audio Feed

...cancerclinical trials are much more expensive than standard treatment. In some cases,this view prevents patients from receiving life-saving treatment. On Tuesday,May 18, Mayo Clinic will announce results of a study that challenges this view. Possibilities for broadcast and print news media include: a live ...

Cholesterol Carriers Better Predictors Than Cholesterol For Second Heart Attack

...vity. The protein tests, which can be performed in standard clinical laboratories, maybecome routine in the future, Moss says. Co-authors are Robert Goldstein, M.D.; Victor Marder, M.D.; Charles Sparks,M.D.; David Oakes, Ph.D.; Henry Greenberg, M.D.; Harvey Weiss, M.D.; WojciechZareba, M.D., Ph.D.; Mary Brown...

DDW Studies Present Evidence That Thalomid (Thalidomide) Is Active In Treating Crohn's Disease

...with Crohn's disease, which had been refractory to standard therapies,"says Dr. Vasiliauskas. "In addition, these scores were maintained in mostpatients, even after steroids were tapered. Decreased fistula drainage andfistula closure was also observed in some patients. The data suggest that aPhase III stud...

Less Toxic Bone Marrow Transplant Technique May Have More Powerful Anti-Cancer Effect

...'re very encouraged by the results we'veseen." In standard bone marrow transplantation, patients undergo a pre-transplantprocess called ablation in which their diseased bone marrow is destroyed byeither intense radiation or chemotherapy, essentially wiping out their immunesystem. Depending on the patient's ...

Quality Parenting Helps Kids Cope With Inner-City Stress

..."resilient" - welladjusted according to ratings on standard scales by their parents andteachers - despite having experienced four or more traumatic events orcircumstances, such as the death of a family member, family alcoholproblems, or neighborhood violence. The remaining students (74) were judged poorly adj...

Stress Patterns In Adolescence Differ Between Boys And Girls

..., or a move to a new home. The teens alsocompleted standard questionnaires probing their symptoms of depression andanxiety. Girls and boys experienced about the same levels of stress, which tended toincrease with age. Adolescent girls experienced higher levels of stress relatedto their relationships with the...

Mother's depression impedes baby's development

...equently perform more poorly than otherchildren on standard tests of child development. Kaplan, along with Jo-Anne Bachorowski of Vanderbilt University and PatriciaZarlengo-Strouse of the University of Colorado at Denver, reported theirfindings in the current issue of Child Development. In their study of 225 ...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., ... at Houston (UTHealth) has identified a new superbug that ... report appeared in the April 17 issue of ... new superbug is part of a class of highly-resistant ... MRSA, which is a major cause of hospital and ...
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(Date:4/16/2014)... SAN ANTONIO, Texas (April 16, 2014) A team that ... of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Johns Hopkins ... protein that helps a common fungus to infect the body. ... infections, diaper rashes and oral thrush, and is the most ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery and in the ... fungal infections, which kill about 1.5 million people a year. The ... an antifungal drug that has been in use for more than ... human cells as it is to the microbes it attacks. , ...
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