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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...patients will receivea transplant of thymus tissue taken
from infants, an innovative therapythat has not been tried in this way before (see accompanying backgrounder),according to immunologist Dr. Louise Markert, head of the General ClinicalResearch Center. The thymus tissue swatches will be implanted into...
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
... and passages of connectedsentences. Samples were taken
when participants were sober, moderatelyintoxicate...affic stop, then analyze it later against a sample taken
at adifferent time. "If I can come up with a small set of parameters that differentiatesober and in...
Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body
...p a frontier. We've opened the door, but wehaven't taken
too many steps yet." In fact, all of the preliminary research has been done usingrhenium complexes instead of technetium to avoid the difficultiesof working with radioactive materials. Rhenium is chemicallysimilar to technetium, but does not carry th...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...entage are forthcoming. Based on government action taken
in 1983, the normalretirement age would begin to rise to 67 after the turn of the century.In addition, the Kerry-Danforth commission has studied a proposal that wouldhike the retirement age to 70, and Manton said he's even heard talk of raisingit to ...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...ary hypertension were 23 times more likely to have taken
d-fenfluramine than their matched controls and tha...igh the modest weight loss they achieve, even when taken
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...a general population, that a standard dental X-ray taken
on new patients to establish a baseline picture of...panoramic radiograph is a wide-angle frontal X-ray taken
during a patient's first visit to establish the initial condition of the teeth and surrounding bone ...
Learning From Experience: New Pattern Recognition & Detection Helps Radiologists Analyze Digital Mammograms
...arnes began the project in 1991, andfew people had taken
time to digitize what they had. Dr. DebraMonticciolo, director of breast imaging at <AHREF="http://www.emory.edu/WHSC/">Emory University School ofMedicine's Department of Radiology, provided initial data; the dataBarnes later used was from N...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
... Association. An estimated 50 million people have taken
the drugs, often in combination with phentermine (hence "fen/phen"), an amphetamine-like diet drug that counteracts the fenfluramines' tendency to induce drowsiness. The study cautions that if the animal findings apply to humans, the brain damage...
Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy
...at recombinantenzyme injected into infants will be taken
up by their muscle cells andrestore normal glycogen levels. This treatment, known as an enzyme replacementtherapy, would be required for the rest of these patients' lives. He said he hopes to expand the treatment to additional Pompe diseasepatients ...
UT Southwestern Receives FDA Grant To Continue Studies Of Cancer-Fighting Drug Not Used For Past 50 Years
...pediatrics and pharmacology at UTSouthwestern, has taken
a new look at the drug to see if it might proveeffective in treating patients -- particularly children with leukemia -- whosecancer does not respond to methotrexate. The pediatrician doesn't usually treat adults, but Ingrid Cofield, a49-year-...
American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report
...l in the brain) occurred in 15 individuals who had taken
warfarincompared to three who had not. Most of the individuals with stroke had highblood pressure. "Physicians must first make sure that before prescribing thecombination, patients must have their high blood pressure controlled," saysFuster. Resea...
Organ Rejection Drug Also Shows Promise For The Treatment Of Kidney Disease
...with no evidence of serious toxicity, and patients taken
off steroids did notrelapse while takingMMF." Physicians evaluated treatment responses in eight patients with variousdiseases of theglomerulus, a network of blood capillaries in the kidney that filters wasteproducts from theblood. Patients too...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
...py can work more effectivelyif a 325-mg booster is taken
in place of the lower dose aspirin on the first and15th of the month. "Aspirin is not the most ideal agent, but it is one of the best we haveand it is the most economical. The goal of our work is to improve therapeuticresponsiveness to aspir...
Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer
...e, which he began several years ago. "We've simply taken
what we've learned about vision, perception and color and applied those things to other areas," says Rawicz, whose company is a founding member of the Optical Processing and Computing Consortium of Canada. Rawicz has also been instrumental in the cre...
Yale Medical Students Use Artwork To Sharpen Diagnostic Skills; Innovative Teaching Method Aims To Improve Observation Of Patients
...W HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 23, 1998-Medical training has taken
an artistic turn forsome students at Yale University School of Medicine. Irwin M. Braverman, M.D.,professor of dermatology and in the Cancer Center at Yale, has introducedstudents to a method of learning that takes them out of the traditionalclassro...
Drug Is First In Decade To Show Promise Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder
...on. Until recently, venlafaxine had to be taken
twice daily. Davidson saidthe new "XR" extended release formulation, taken
only once a day, is both moreconvenient to patients and provides a more sustained level of the drug,...
Poor Heart Disease Patients Pay More For Medications, Get Less Preventative Care
...f-pocket medication costs and whether they had not taken
their medicationsbecause of cost. After six months, doctors followed up with patients todetermine what preventive or emergency visits they had. The study revealed that heart disease patients with an income of lessthan $10,000 per year and le...
Fat: It's Not For Breakfast Anymore; Study Finds Fat Linked To Clotting
...calculated by subtracting the levels of factorVIIa taken
before the meal and levels taken
at 1 and 3 p.m. The Factor VIIa responses rose significantly -- about 11 to 16 milliunit (mU...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
..., Grundy stresses that these reports should not be taken
as the final word on the issue. "For the present, the guidelines by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP), endorsed by the American Heart Association, offer the most reliable basis for physicians' decisions regardless of the optimal lowe...
Beware Of Adverse Drug Reactions
...rse drug reactions) "Adverse drug reactions have taken
over from syphilis and tuberculosis as the great mimics of other diseases" and yet the importance of adverse drug reactions is often underestimated, say Dr Munir Pirmohamed et al from the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University ...
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