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Americans Skip Dialysis; Swedes And Japanese Don't, Wake Forest Study Shows
...atients are far more likely toskip kidney dialysis treatments
than patients in either Sweden or Japan, a WakeFor...a markedly increased incidence ofskipping dialysis treatments
in United States patients compared to patients fromSweden and Japan," Bleyer said. While data ...
Vaccine Against Melanoma Proves Successful For Patients With Disease Spread To Two Lymph Node Areas
...Clinical Oncology, Dr. Berdreported the results of treatments
on patients with melanoma spread to a singlelymph node site (stage III disease). The vaccine treatments
were started afterthe lymph nodes had been removed. Of 62 patients, 36 were still alive after amedia...
Brain Resolves Sensory Contradictions By Creating Its Own Reality
...t step towards understandingthe causes and finding treatments
for some balance disorders. "The NationalInstitutes of Health recently reported that 50 percent of Americans will have abalance problem at some time in their lives. It's a hidden medical problemthat's often misdiagnosed," said Daniel Merfeld, Ph.D., ...
Anabolic Steroids May Help Dialysis Patients Fight Fatigue And Gain Lean Body Mass
...riod. All of the patients were receiving dialysis treatments
at San FranciscoGeneral Hospital. At the end of the trial, patients receiving the anabolicsteroid gained an average of 5.7 pounds more lean body mass than the patientswho got the placebo. Also, the patients who received the steroid reported lessfat...
Oregon's Terminally Ill Patients More Likely to Have End-Of-Life Choices Respected, Study Finds
...easures . "In four-fifths of the cases, aggressive treatments
were neverbegun," said Tolle. "That means dying pa...ns about whether patients and families were denied treatments
theywanted. Yet the Barriers study suggests families remain satisfied with theamount of are their lo...
New Three Year Follow-up Data Of Novantrone In Multiple Sclerosis
...usion once everythree months for two years. Other treatments
currently approved for therelapsing-remitting form...ery is incomplete. There arecurrently no approved treatments
in the United States for people with secondaryprogressive MS. NOVANTRONE has been studied in...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Researcher To Present Five Scientific Sessions At 51st Annual Meeting Of American Academy Of Neurology
...SCA2 functions, researchershope to eventually find treatments
and cures not only for SCA2 but for theseother neurogenerative diseases as well. Wednesday, April 21, 10:15 a.m. "Mapping of a New Autosomal DominantSpinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA10) to a 15 cM Region on Chromosome 22." Thursday, April 22, 2:45 p.m. "Th...
New Model Shows How To Eradicate World's Leading Infectious Cause Of Blindness
...y, plans most often aired involve annualantibiotic treatments
for people in the affected regions, along with cleaningwater supplies and encouraging improved face washing. But while annual antibiotic treatment will eliminate the disease in mostregions, it will not be sufficient to do so in the areas where tracho...
Study Finds Lymph Node Surgery Unnecessary For Many Breast Cancer Patients
...er treatment. Physicians used the findings to plan treatments
based on whether the cancer hadspread to the nodes, and to how many of the nodes. In fact, a patient's "stage"of disease depends in part on the findings. But the Duke researchers found that information gained from this surgery, whichoften leaves a p...
UT Southwestern Study To Test Efficacy Of St. John's Wort For Treatment Of Depression
...point. "The more we know about depression and its treatments
the better," he said. "Many people believe that this supplement, easily obtained in health-food storesand neighborhood pharmacies, is helpful in improving their sad, low moods. Butit has not been studied in this country, and the European studies wer...
New Type Of Artificial Surfactant Shows Promise In Treating Lung Disease
...h explained. "Artificial surfactant is one of the treatments
we have for these kinds ofdisorders, but the results have been very uneven. The goal in our research wasto develop an 'inactivation proof' artificial surfactant," said Taeusch. In studies with rats, the researchers compared the effectiveness of S...
Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs
...ible immune response. According to studyprotocols, treatments
are given once a month for four months beforetrans...tion option only in difficult cases and when other treatments
fail,partly because immunoglobulin is a limited commodity. The product of apainstaking and time-cons...
Biochemical Marker Targets Brain Injury Leading To Movement Problems After Stroke
...rovides scientists witha target site for designing treatments
that could halt or slow the progressionof such cell damage in stroke patients. To locate this brain region, the scientists measured levels of a biochemicalsubstance found almost exclusively in adult brain cells. They used magneticresonance spectrosco...
Clogged Neck Artery May Warn Of Heart Attack As Well As Stroke
... surgery. If carotid arteryobstruction is found, treatments
such as endarterectomy as well asanticoagulants or blood-thinning drugs, can be given to reduce the risk of astroke following the heart surgery, adds Kallikazoros. Kallikazaros and his colleagues assigned patients to one of five groupscategor...
New book on osteoporosis covers preventing and treating 'The Aging Disease' in consumer language
...anning techniques suchas ultrasound. Current drug treatments
for the disease focus on reducing boneloss by slowing the change in bone mass. The most common bone fractures of osteoporosis occur in the vertebrae, back,hip, forearm, or wrist. One of the most serious is a hip fracture, whichusually results from ...
Treatment-Resistant Depression: Results of Latest Electromagnetic Stimulation Study Show Promise
...ee for one week prior to rTMS andreceived 10 daily treatments
(10 trains of five seconds each, 25 seconds apart)at a frequency of 10 Hz. Seventy-eight percent of patients experiencedmild-moderate discomfort at the site of stimulation, two patients whoexperienced severe pain in the treatment site dropped out of...
Mayo Clinic Study Finds Costs For Cancer Clinical Trials Comparable To Costs For Standard Treatment
...the way cancer patients receive the most promising treatments
today andwhich lead to promising new treatments
for the future, are comparable to costsfor standard treatment. "The widely held view by third-party ...
Evidence Shows Drug-Psychotherapy Combo Effective For Chronic Depression
...that chronic depression is resistant to drug treatments
and psychotherapy." Keller is professor andchairma...iatry and psychology being trained in proven treatments
and more chronically depressed people receiving thesetreatments so response rates will be high...
Kidney Transplants From Living Donors Reduce Long-Term Costs Of Care
...lant surgery is roughly $47,000 less than dialysis treatments
would be forfive years. Giving people kidneys from deceased donors, the most plentifulcurrent source, also saves about $19,000 over the same period. "If people think that a transplant is an incredibly expensive thing,they should know that its...
Stress Speeds Progression To AIDS
... understanding theprogression of AIDS and possible treatments
for HIV, according to Dr. JaneLeserman, research associate professor of psychiatry at the UNC-CH School ofMedicine. "This is perhaps among the most compelling evidence to date linkingpsychosocial variables with HIV progression," she says. "A...
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