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Treatment Of Irregular Heartbeat Saves Money And Prevents Stroke In Older People
...fibrillation -- thoseover 75 -- it was nearly five times
more expensive not to treat patients withblood-thinning drugs. In the group treated with warfarin, the estimated cost oftreatment -- even considering hospitalization stemming from bleeding in thebrain -- would have cost just over $540,000 over a 10-...
UCSF Study Shows For The First Time That A Drug May Reduce Risk Of Hip Fractures
By More Than Half In Women Who Have Never Had A Spine Fracture
...re shown toincrease the relative risk of death 6.7 times
and painful spine fractures 8.6times. The prevalence of "silent" spine fractures, defined as those that increase awoman's risk of subsequent fractures but are only detected by X-ray, increasedthe incidence of future hospitalization by 29 percent and ...
University Of Texas Southwestern One-Of-A-Kind Video-Laparoscopic Lab May Change The Way Surgery Is Taught
...emainder are not. During the pre-test, a stopwatch times
them on five skill drills, includingdropping a bea...nt who has just finished her post-test. "Before,my times
would fluctuate in relation to the task. It took me a while tolearn how to use the endostitch, so my...
Neurotransmission Machinery Visualized For The First Time
...thesynapse. Such vesicle fusion occurs millions of times
daily in each of the humanbrain's 100 billion neurons. So understanding vesicle fusion promises to shedlight on processes like learning and memory, and may lead to improved treatmentsfor brain disorders. "It's sort of like merging two soap bubbles in...
Study Shows Efavirenz Promising In Treating Pediatric HIV Infection: Leads To Approval Of New Drug For Testing HIV-Infected Children
... approved dose of 20-30 mg/kg three times
per day. To date, this combination has been well tolerated by most subjects. The most common side effects were: rash (28.1 percent), which was seen more commonly in children t...
Study Ties Cerebral Palsy To Inflammation And Blood-Clotting Abnormalities
... who were exposed to infection in thewomb had nine times
the normal risk of developing CP. Other recent studies havelinked prenatal infection to premature birth, which increases the risk of CP. However, the lengthy time needed to confirm a diagnosis of CP has made it verydifficult to identify what causes ...
Penn State Chemist Identifies New Lime Aroma Component
...e Key limes. Chisholm says, "There is five times
as much 7-methoxycoumarin in Persianlime as Key lime oil, which means that it has five times
the impact in Persianlime. In Key lime it is not a major odorant, but rather one of many secondaryo...
Exercise Can Help To Exorcise Stroke Risk
... The researchers defined moderate intensity as 4.5 times
greater than aperson's normal resting metabolic rate, which is one kilocalorie per kilogram ofbody weight per hour. "Walking, stair-climbing and participating in moderately intense activitiessuch as dancing, bicycling and gardening were shown to red...
Hormone Therapy Increases Survival Of High Risk Prostate Cancer Patients
...ent or less. Such a patient would be three of four times
more likely to dieof another condition other than prostate cancer, such as a heart attack. Conversely, he said, a man belonging to risk group four has a much higherrisk of dying of prostate cancer than a man in group one and therefore shouldconsider ...
Cure Rate Soars For Some AML Patients Receiving High-Dose Drug
...her than the standard dose can cure nearly five times
as many patients who have a certain type of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), new research shows. The study revealed that 78 percent of patients with core binding factor AML who received the drug cytarabine at high dose were ...
Restaurant Meats Higher In Suspected Carcinogens
... restaurant-prepared meats at levels as muchas ten times
higher than similar fast food items previously ana...trated that hotter temperatures and longer cooking times
areimportant to the formation of heterocyclic amines. This is the first time that measuremen...
Perceived Risks Of Breast Cancer Are Vastly Overestimated
...nstance, the risk of dying of lung cancer is three times
as great as dying of breast cancer. Contact: Dr John Bunker, Visiting Professor, Cancer Research Campaign and UCL Cancer Trials Centre, University College London Medical School, London...
For High-Volume Chest Pain Centers, Aggressive Use Of Nuclear Imaging Technology Saves Money, Shortens Hospital Says
...t enzymes in the blood. However, there are times
when the results of these tests areinconclusive, leaving physicians with little guidance as to what should be donenext. Often, not wanting to take unnecessary risks, physicians admit thesepatients to the hospital for observation or further testing. ...
Commercial Scale Cultivation Of Pharmaceutical-Producing Tobacco Possible, Virginia Tech Scientists Find
...ind, the transgenic tobacco was harvested multiple times
during the summer at a point far earlier than tobacco is harvested for traditional uses. In 1995, a team consisting of Cramer and her associates at Virginia Tech and CropTech, a biotechnology company located in Blacksburg, was the first to induce a...
HIV Patients Treated With Protease Inhibitors Are More Likely To Engage In Risky Sex, Emory Researchers Report
...otease inhibitors wereapproximately two and a half times
more likely to engage in risky sex (usecondoms les...ere being treatedwith protease inhibitors were 3.8 times
more likely to report condom use lessthan half the times
they engaged in sexual intercourse compared...
New Drug Boosts The Power Of Traditional Cancer Therapies, UF Animal Studies Show
...lling power of radiation therapy by as much as 500 times
in laboratory animals, University of Florida researchers reported today (11/23). "We are always pursuing new avenues to enhance our conventional cancer therapies, radiation and chemotherapy," said Dietmar Siemann, a professor of radiation oncology i...
Clinical Trial Demonstrates Experimental Growth Factor Increases Eligibility For Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation
...but not optimal stem cell dose have longerrecovery times
and a greater need for transfusions.) In the patient population evaluated, said Linker, no neutralizing antibodies toTPO have been observed. In the study, TPO was well tolerated and caused noserious side effects. In addition to Linker, co-authors of...
Science Is On The Trail Of Sexual Predators That Dope Women
...enzodiazepines, whichincludes Valium. But it is 10 times
as potent as other drugs in the class, andso is used in much smaller quantities, making it very difficult to detect.Existing antibody tests, developed for other benzodiazepines, often missRohypnol. Kieran Walshe and his colleagues at Univers...
USC Researcher Lights Up The Immune System To Help Heart Transplant Recipients
...tandard therapy alone were over two-and-a-half times
more likely to have multiple rejections after transplantation. The photopheresis group had 0.9 acute rejection episodes per patient, while the control group had 1.4, a statistically significant difference. Researchers found no difference in...
Intensive Program Can Help Premature Babies Learn At the Start
...and were placed in special education classes three times
asoften as their normal birth-weight peers. While the early intervention significantly improved the short-termachievements of children with low birth-weight, long-term outcomes need furtherinvestigation, the researchers say, because by age 9 ...
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