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Eye drops to treat childhood eye disorder work as well as patching the eye

...g researchers to learn whether there is any longer term advantage to treating amblyopia with either patchi...ched. Background Amblyopia Treatment Study The term amblyopia derives from the Greek word for dullness of vision. It is estimated that amblyopia affects...

Examining the effects of managed care on alcohol and other drug treatment

...patients to their appropriate level of care. The term managed care continues to evoke strong opinions from patients, health-care providers, employers and insurers. Many managed care organizations (MCOs) tend to provide some degree of mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment as part of b...

Myocarditis plus pulmonary hypertension means transplant sooner

...years, with new cardiomyopathy, which is a general term for serious primary noninflammatory disease of the heart muscle. Participants were followed for an average of 4.4 years. At the beginning of the study, participants underwent right heart catheterization. Researchers then measured average pulmonary ...

Undersize infants score higher on IQ tests if breast fed exclusively

...tor, Malla Rao, the researchers evaluated 220 full term SGA children and 299 full-term, appropriate for gestational age (AGA) children. The scientists conducted the study in Norway and Sweden, because mothers in those countries exclusively breast feed their infants for longer durations than women in the ...

Doctors investigating one stop shop radiotherapy at time of surgery

...pheral tissue may induce new cancers in the longer term or that concentrated high dose radiotherapy may le...ntly have mastectomies because conventional longer term radiotherapy is not available or because they cannot make multiple visits for treatment, may for the...

Bone loss resumes when hormone replacement therapy stops, but at normal rate

...I helped establish that estrogen can lead to short term increases in bone mineral density in postmenopausal women," Espeland said. But several other studies had raised questions whether bone loss may accelerate when hormone replacement therapy stops. Instead, the PEPI results showed that when hormone ...

Guidelines lacking for patients hospitalized for heart failure

...significant is that we found over the intermediate term that milrinone not only didnt appear to help these patients, but also was associated with additional problems," Cuffe said. "The difference between this study and the studies that led to milnirones approval was that we looked at how the patients...

Bethesda 2001: A revised system for reporting pap test results aims to improve cervical cancer

...llection method now used by many doctors. New term (ASC-H) to denote atypical cells at higher-risk of...ecancerous lesions more rapidly. In addition, the term "atypical squamous cells favor reactive" has been eliminated in order to focus attention on women at...

Firstborn: First risk for heart disease?

...by coronary heart disease (CHD). Primogeniture, a term for the eldest child, has been considered a possible determinant of various diseases but, to the best of our knowledge, its association with CHD has never been investigated, says Maurizio Ferratini, M.D., head of the cardiovascular rehabilitation uni...

Drug cocktail prevents hepatitis B virus from recurring after liver transplant

...60 percent of patients after transplant. With long term HBIg monotherapy, which is defined as greater than six months, 40 percent of the patients suffered HBV recurrence. But patients receiving long-term HBIg and lamivudine therapy had a dramatic reduction in the recurrence rate with an HBV infection rate...

Hope for kidney transplant patients of improved graft survival

...duce the use of drugs toxic to the kidney the long term survival of the transplanted organ can be improved... and patients the possibility of an effective long term immunosuppressive regimen with low toxicity, Zenapax prevents the acute rejection of the newly trans...

Placebo, antidepressant may lift depression via common mechanism

...ditional advantage in sustaining the response long term and preventing relapse. The researchers report on their Positron Emission Tomography (PET scan) study in the May 2002 American Journal of Psychiatry. "Our findings do not support the notion that antidepressants work merely via a placebo effect," ca...

Depressed brains get better on placebo!

...apacity to heal itself -- but it is likely a short term effect," says Dr. Mayberg. As shown in other systematic studies of maintenance placebo versus active drug treatment, placebo patients tend to relapse sooner while those on active drug stay well longer. In this study, all patients were put on active d...

Steroid pill prolongs survival in patients with multiple myeloma

...atients who received oral prednisone over the long term following treatment with chemotherapy maintained t.... This is the first clear demonstration that long term treatment following an initial response to chemotherapy improves the survival of patients with multi...

Infliximab could offer long-term benefits to people with Crohns disease

...ucing the symptoms of Crohns disease in the longer term compared with a single infusion of the drug. 355 patients with severe Crohns disease from the USA, Europe, and Israel who responded within two weeks to an initial 5 mg/kg intravenous infusion of infliximab took part in the study. They were randoml...

Repeat stenting not always durable

...s analysis, bare stents do not achieve a good long term outcome. And regardless of supplementary radiation, repeat stenting strategies provided little long-term advantage. Radiation is best reserved for those lesions that are not restented. Morino theorized that the same problem that causes initial stent...

Pitt researchers find gender differences in the mental health care of children

...(PCCs) were more likely to identify boys using the term my patient. The researchers suggest this may be the case because boys were more likely to be seen by male clinicians, who are more likely to work in settings that support continuity of care. According to the researchers, clinicians who saw their own ...

Continued disruption of movement among alcoholics despite abstinence

...larity of their movement is disrupted. "We use the term 'uncomplicated alcoholism' to refer to individuals who meet diagnostic criteria for alcohol dependence but are apparently free of medical, cognitive, or motor abnormalities that can accompany alcoholism," said Edith Sullivan, associate professor of p...

Impaired sodium excretion after stress contributes to hypertension in blacks

...mediately by constricting blood vessels and longer term by directing the kidneys to retain more sodium and so increase blood volume, said Dr. Gregory A. Harshfield, first author on the presentation, Impaired Stress-Induced Pressure Natriuresis Increases Cardiovascular Load in Black Youths. Many previous s...

Hush little baby

...negative impact on development when the baby is at term age. Obviously more research is needed in this area. Hush Little Baby Source: Gaia Remerowski, gremer@po-box.mcgill.ca Along with her research on preterm infants, Dr. Johnston also coaches pediatric nurses in ways of dealing with infant pain. "It...

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