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University of Pittsburgh study finds that simple test spots early signs of heart disease in women

... lack any clinicalsigns of disease and who have no standard risk factors. The study, published in the September 1999 issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, suggests that more women should receive the test regardlessof their perceived risk of heart disease. "Heart disease is the number on...

'Revolutionary' treatment for birth defect improves survival of newborns

...that is to ventilate them very gently." Kays said standard hyperventilation often causes the lungs to "pop" l...public aware of the newtreatment's advantages over standard therapy would save lives. "Hyperventilation is still widely utilized in the management of diaphragma...

New test can better uncover hidden breast cancer

...oticed. The new test significantly improves on the standard methods to detect cancer inthe lymph nodes. It requires a mix of two substances, called antibodies. "Theseantibodies detect, with a high degree of accuracy, proteins that are present inbreast cancer cells, but not present in the normal cells of the l...

Study tests vitamins in recovery from trauma

... ICUs for aminimum of 48 hours will receive either standard amounts of the vitamins or IVsupplementation with vitamin C in combination with vitamin E within 24 hours ofadmission. Patients with head injuries, sickle cell anemia and those taking theanticoagulant Coumadin are excluded from study enrollment. So f...

Drug offers new hope for victims of cardiac arrest

...heir collapse, compared to those who receivedother standard treatments for cardiac arrest. This benefit was seen even when amiodarone was given late in the courseof resuscitation, and was especially evident in women compared to men. Kudenchuk noted that the clinical trial is the first of its k...

UB scientists discover role of melatonin in bone formation

...ly, to trigger celldifferentiation." Under standard growth conditions in vitro, mouse pre-osteoblasts undergocell differentiation to osteoblasts and mineralization in 21 days. Roth and Choshowed that in the presence of melatonin, cell differentiation was completed byday 12 and was equivalent or great...

You have to break a few (hundred) eggs to make a good crystal

...zyme's structure is well known and it has become a standard in manycrystallization studies on Earth and in space. Although lysozyme has an atomicmass of 14,300 Daltons - almost 92 times that of the ordinary sugar that many ofus crystallized in elementary school science - it's a relative lightweight inthe prot...

Stress and social support linked to prostate cancer

...ived a digitalrectal exam. The men also completed standard psychological scales assessingtheir feelings of anger, nervousness, and ability to cope with their dailylives, as well as their satisfaction with their contacts with family members andfriends. The results of the study appear in the September issue o...

Jefferson scientist sees drug profiles and tailor-made therapies as ways to beat HIV resistance

...each anti-HIV drug would actually have aprofile of standard viral resistance. "Eventually, you could say to a patient,'This is your virus, this is what drugs it's resistant to, and this is whatwe'll use against it.'" He suggests that "tailor-made, designer therapies" may eventually bemore common. ...

Study suggests some unruptured aneurysms do not need treatment

...t. Those receiving treatment either underwent the standard procedure in which a clip is placed on the neck of the aneurysm, or endovascular coil embolization, in which platinum coils are used to fill the aneurysm through a catheter inserted at the femoral artery. (The latter procedure is performed at only a...

Revived drug prevents malaria, skirts drug resistance

...leof preventing the disease. Paired with an older, standard drug, it providesprotection with an unusually smal...he four with the disease;they were promptly put on standard drug therapy and declared disease-free threedays later. Follow-up testing a year later showed no di...

Hit on the head? Hit the bench!-- New concussion guidelines urge caution for athletes, coaches, doctors

...ors and coaches a cautious, science-basedconsensus standard for dealing with one of the most common sports injuries. Theyare published in the current issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine bya team led by Edward Wojtys, M.D., professor of surgery in the University ofMichigan Health System. "Just be...

Even in an era of HAART Drugs, HIV patients are vulnerable to opportunistic infections

...sco General. In the pre-HAART era, macrolides were standard treatment as prevention therapyagainst MAC infection in AIDS patients whose CD4+ counts were below 75,according to Aberg. Now with HAART, many patients may have CD4+ counts thatare higher. The main conclusion from study findings, she said, is that ...

ICAAC highlight: MAC prophylaxis can be safely discontinued in HIV-infected patients who respond to HAART

...g manufacturer,Pfizer. Azithromycin is one of the standard drug regimens given patients toprevent MAC. Patients whose CD4+ T-cell counts later fell below 50 wereswitched to open-label azithromycin. An interim analysis of the data accrued through the end of July 1999 showed thatafter a median follow-up of 56...

New biomarker for cervical cancer

... represent invasive lesions." The current standard of medical care, notes Boggess, calls forassessment of two consecutive minimally abnormal Pap smears by colposcopy - atechnique where the cervix is examined with a magnifying instrument and biopsiesof suspicious lesions are taken to rule-out cancer. ...

Novel neural net recognizes spoken words better than human listeners

...ons were combined into a small neuralnetwork using standard architecture. While all the neurons shared the samehippocampus-mimicking general characteristics, each was randomly given slightlydifferent individual characteristics, in much the same way that individualhippocampus neurons would have slightly diffe...

Drinking study shows many young men at risk

...tre on Substance Abuse, suggest upper limits of 14 standard drinksper week for men and nine drinks per week for women. The recommended daily limitis two drinks for both men and women. "We're not saying that 25 per cent of men are alcoholics -- but they are puttingthemselves at risk of developing liver disease...

Researchers find elevated cholesterol is risk factor for preeclampsia

...lood pressure have been identified as riskfactors, standard treatments for those conditions have not been effective inreducing the risk. "We wanted to look at factors that could be modified before pregnancy or earlyon and may play an important role in the disorder," says Thadhani, "Otherstudies have shown th...

Raise eggs' vitamin D3 content sevenfold by adding more vitamin D to chicken feed

...f vitamin D3 in theirfeed. All of the hens ate a standard feed mixture containing 2,496 IU ofvitamin D3 per kilogram for a one-week balancing period prior to the study'scommencement. Hens that ate feed containing less vitamin D than present in the balancingperiod feed amounts produced eggs with decreased vi...

NIAID spearheads collaborative network for clinical research on immune tolerance

...organ, tissue andcell transplantation. Currently, standard treatment for the more than 19,000people receiving transplants each year in the United States involves drugs thatsuppress the entire immune system. Unfortunately, such medications have manyharmful side effects, including lowering resistance to infec...

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