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Duke Study Suggests New Class Of Drugs Could Bypass Leptin Loop
DURHAM, N.C. -- Animal studies
at Duke University Medical Center show thatthe pro... humans, researchers found -- a theoryconfirmed by studies
showing that obese humans have elevated leptin levels yet remain obese.Researchers around the countr...
Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors
Results of Johns Hopkins animal studies
show that a natural shark substance nearly stops t...s' eyes by up to 43 percent after three weeks. The studies
are to be presented today at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons' annual meeting in Mi...
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
... function in men with low testosterone, while many studies
suggest that estrogen replacement therapy reduces the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis in women after menopause. It is unclear whether estrogen replacement therapy increases the risk of breast cancer. Hopkins scientists also are investigating w...
New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
...ug in the United States. "We know from preliminary studies
at our institution and others that CPT-11 is safe ...in the Phase III trial. Earlier recently published studies
conducted at Memorial Sloan-Kettering showed a 32 percent response rate in 41 patients with colorect...
Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...roved, we had difficulty recruiting for other drug studies
because everyone wanted to be on that drug," she s...'re now starting to get more interest in these new studies
as people realize that one drug doesn't work for everybody." The cause of Alzheimer's is still a my...
What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
...variation in brain function." Although previous studies
comparing unrelated Tourette patients with unaffec...on, say the researchers. Functional brain imaging studies
of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), which often occurs along with Tourette Syndrome, also implic...
Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants
...urgh that found nearly identical results. Previous studies
in liver transplant recipients have also demonstrated a similar results. Transplant centers participating in the study include the University of Chicago, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Johns Hopkins, Univ. of Calif. at San Francisco, Mount ...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...mproved overall control of asthma symptoms.Several studies
since then have suggested that regular beta-agonis...pitalization and death rates seenworld-wide. These studies
included patients with moderate, as well as mild,asthma who were using beta-agonists along with othe...
Rape Victims Find Relief From Posttraumatic Stress Using The Antidepressant Zoloft.
...c) and fluvoxomine(Luvox) as well as Zoloft. Other studies
of pharmacological agents for PTSDhave evaluated treatment primarily in war veterans. While PTSD symptoms aresimilar no matter the trauma, the researchers say that treatment of warveterans with PTSD is complicated by a high incidence of substance abu...
KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...pilepsy is about to have a seizure. In recent studies
of 125 seizures monitored and recorded at KU Medical Center, the technique has predicted seizures by up to three minutes in advance, according to Ivan Osorio, MD, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and associate professor of neurology. "Th...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...been held up as the most cost-efficient, but early studies
concentrated on the use of invasive cardiac procedures during the initial hospitalization. The picture changes when you look at what actually happens to a patient over the span of a year. "We found evidence of a patient management strategy on the ...
Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
..., Smith said. Researchers are conducting follow-up studies
to determine whetherthe postmature infants do, in fact, have elevated levels ofendorphins in their blood. Smith noted that not all babies born after 41 weeks are born withsymptoms of Clifford's syndrome. "It's difficult to tell whetherthe fetus is s...
Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother
..., SamuelMeisels and Margo Dicthellmiller. Previous studies
had found little differencein the quality of parent-infant attachment between premature infants ofless risk and normal infants. The researchers observed infant-mother interaction in homes and in a laboratory.All of the infants had spent an average o...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...ll University nutritionist who has examined the 40 studies
on long-term use of the diet pill. "People do lose...imilar drug for a long time, Levitsky analyzed the studies
from all the articles published in scientific, peer-reviewed journals in which patients remained on ...
Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
...is both excellent andcost-effective." Published studies
show that AIDS patients treated by experienced careproviders have shorter hospital stays, better outcomes and lower cost. "The AIDS capitation program focuses on what has been a flagship effortat Hopkins for high quality, cost-effective care for AI...
Hospital Noise Disrupts Sleep For Patients, In The Critical Care Setting
... how disrupted sleep affects elderly patients.Some studies
show that at least one-third of sleep-deprived hospital patientshave what is called "ICU psychosis," marked by symptoms of nighttimedisorientation and delusion. Sleep deprivation may also adversely affectrespiratory muscle function, possibly hinderin...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...s of Cleveland and Case Western University. Recent studies
indicate that peoplewho respond to highly active a...iving HAART. "ACTG 315 is the first of aseries of studies
developed by the new ACTG Immunology/Immune-BasedTherapies Research Agenda Committee," comments Dr. ...
Drug And Radiation Treatment May Shrink Pancreatic And Gastric Tumors
...Anderson Cancer Centerin Houston. Further clinical studies
of the paclitaxel-radiation treatment arebeing planned nationwide, to be conducted by the Radiation Therapy OncologyGroup, a collection of cancer researchers from across the country....
Study Shows Gum Disease Increases Risk Of Future Heart Disease
...ue risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but our studies
have been confounded by the presence of smoking," Genco said. "Smoking is rare in this community of Pima Indians, so it was not a factor," he added. "We found a powerful association between the existence of periodontal disease at the study ba...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...er and her colleagues are currently setting up two studies
to determine the sensitivity and specificity of the X-ray findings. In one study, they will conduct ultrasound and cholesterol screening on patients with and without carotid calcification findings. In another, conducted in collaboration with UB's ...
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