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Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure

...one to three days after the initial injury, but by testing for high concentrations of NGAL, Dr. Devarajan and colleagues at Cincinnati Children's found they could get definitive test results within hours. (These results were independently confirmed by collaborators at Columbia University in New York - Jonath...

New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified

...e to three days after the initial injury. However, testing for high concentrations of NGAL could diagnose kidney failure in two hours. Professor Devarajan concludes: "Effective therapeutic measures for kidney failure are available but are often administered late because early biomarkers for kidney failure a...

Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma

... is questionable, the UI experts recommend further testing to identify the true cause of exercise-induced sho...gnosis of asthma. Under these conditions, exercise testing reproduced the symptoms troubling the patient in 117 cases, Although EID had previously been attribu...

Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches

...acceptance." She points out that reformulation and testing with children could also result in development of more satisfactory products for both nuggets and ravioli. "From a nutritional standpoint, the spaghetti made with soy products had 22 percent fewer calories and 43 percent less fat than the meat versio...

UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms

...4A enzyme causes FASPS. It also offers a model for testing promising compounds directed at the enzyme to trea...the human circadian gene variant will allow direct testing of this fascinating and important hypothesis," says Fu. Other hypotheses are also on the horizon: Th...

HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active

...uld incorporate human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing into routine patient care for all sexually active ...ol, and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. HIV testing also should be offered routinely in emergency departments, jails and substance abuse centers, the re...

Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo

... than chemotherapy alone - that the clinical trial testing of this new treatment plan was halted early, the researchers report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology . "This is a far better result than we had anticipated and seems to suggest that simultaneous use of chemotherapy and Herceptin offers a much mor...

OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss

...d molecule into the first stages of human clinical testing later this year." "While a lot of attention is paid to the country's obesity epidemic, researchers at OHSU also investigate the other side of weight regulation which is not as well-publicized -- extreme weight loss," said Roger Cone, Ph.D., directo...

Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment

...dergo "developmental neurotoxicity testing." Such testing uses animal experiments to provide information on ...wledge that the existing requirements for toxicity testing and regulations are inadequate to safeguard pregnant women and children," they say. "Until a formal...

Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening

...linicians face a complicated series of recommended testing strategies for CRC screening. Esther K. Wei, Sc.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues studied the efficacy of an office systems method in improving CRC screening behaviors. An office systems approach...

Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure

...ments." Longhurst and his colleagues currently are testing this electroacupuncture treatment method in an ongoing human study....

Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies

...Saxon says. However, further research and clinical testing would be required before it might be used in humans. He also is interested in applying this approach to develop a preventive treatment for serious food allergies. NIAID is a component of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Depart...

Three-year cervical cancer screening recommendations may be applicable for certain women with HIV

...sults of our study, we believe that the use of HPV testing in HIV-seropositive women warrants evaluation in a formal clinical trial."...

Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related

...the test results are easy to interpret. Instead of testing for allergies, most family physicians are likely to prescribe medications or suggest that their patients use over-the-counter drugs to help control suspected allergy symptoms, said Sheryl Szeinbach, the study's lead author and a professor of pharmacy...

UNH launches 2nd spinout company with NIH grants

...al to test polarized xenon with MRI in humans. The testing is scheduled for later this year with Sam Patz, a collaborator at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. "The pressure is on now," said Hersman. "The world has been waiting long enough for a diagnostic procedure for lung health, so we're scrambling ...

Infant vernier acuity is comparable to that of adults

...The data from this study also suggest that vernier testing could be a substitute for the traditional Snellen ...The data from this study also suggest that vernier testing could be a substitute for eye chart testing for children and others who cannot read an eye chart," s...

College alcohol problems exceed previous estimates

...lege drinking. For example, they call for alcohol testing in every injury death in the United States. "The ... they note. "Unfortunately, without comprehensive testing for alcohol and determination of college student status of all persons who die from falls, drownings...

Other highlights in the March 16 JNCI

...ual screening with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing and digital rectal exam on mortality from prostate cancer by comparing one group of men who receive screening with a control group of men undergoing routine medical care. In a new study, Gerald L. Andriole, M.D., of the Washington University School o...

Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans

... and kitchen, and contained an exercise center for testing that participants used regularly. The center also had flexible scheduling, allowing participants to phone in for checkups and counseling, or to schedule appointments with as little as 24 to 48 hours' notice....

Earlier use of prostate cancer vaccines urged by Hopkins scientists

...s with specially tailored vaccines, say scientists testing the drugs in mice at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. "The window of opportunity is narrow for vaccination, designed to reinvigorate the immune system's attack on cancer cells, and it occurs right after hormonal therapy begins to wipe out the...

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