Tag: "using" at medical news
Many postmenopausal women with cardiovascular disease don't use lifesaving aspirin therapy
...documented heart attacks, only 54 percent reported using
aspirin. "Ideally, the percentage of women with a...were on Medicaid were 40 percent less likely to be using
aspirin therapy than those who were not on Medicaid. And black women were 33 percent less likely to...
Americans support most uses of reproductive genetic testing, report on US attitudes reveals
...urprising level of concordance among Americans for using
genetic testing to identify risks of disease," say...ut we also found that Americans fear a world where using
genetic technologies may compromise many of the values our society holds sacred." The results of wha...
Component of green tea protects injured livers in mice
...aiting lists are forcing practitioners to consider using
these organs. A previous study found that rinsing ...reen tea extract prevented failures in transplants using
fatty livers. The current study examined whether (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the major fl...
Stem-cell research hints at better looking cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
... month. These results demonstrate the potential of using
such an approach in medical applications. But more, longer term studies will be needed and many questions remain to be answered. Further research is needed on the density of cells used in the culture, the rate at which the scaffold degrades, the rela...
Viagra used in stroke recovery study
... - Henry Ford Hospital has launched a safety study using
the drug Viagra to determine if it can help patien...rs Henry Ford has been researching stroke recovery using
Viagra in laboratory animals with good outcomes. In this case what had been learned in the lab would...
Brain activity of men and women during hostile or impulsive acts differs less on nicotine
...igarettes than men. Women also are less successful using
the nicotine patch or gum therapies when trying to...mpulsive responses. Potkin conducted the research using
brain-imaging technology. This study included 42 females and 77 males, 64 of whom were non-smokers. ...
Medication helps alcoholics control drinking
...ing or self-help groups, and the authors recommend using
this approach in everyday practice. The review's c...e for them. And, he adds, the possible benefits of using
the medications in combination should be studied. The review also notes that other areas ripe for fu...
International gathering of experts to share retinoblastoma breakthroughs
...uss challenges that developing countries face when using
limited resources to confront the disease. The afternoon session, which will focus on mouse models and the genetic basis of retinoblastoma, includes a presentation by Anton Berns, Ph.D. (The Netherlands Cancer Institute), a pioneer in the developmen...
Florida Tech scientist wins patent for device to deliver X-ray irradiation
... The patented process delivers x-ray irradiation using
hollow waveguides to an artery to mitigate plaque reoccurrence. The energy can be precisely delivered, reducing potential damage to nearby normal tissue during exposure. Moreover, x-rays have higher penetrating power than optical waves, as in laser t...
Changing chemistry helps explain estrogen threat to the heart
... grant from the NHLBI to pursue his findings. But using
a porcine heart that is very similar to the human heart, he and Dr. Barman, along with Dr. David J. Fulton, a pharmacologist in the MCG Vascular Biology Center, found that every time they blocked nitric oxide production, estrogen became a vasoconstri...
New test improves detection of bladder cancer
...r to cystoscopy (visual examination of the bladder using
a special instrument that is passed through the urethra). Bladder cancer was diagnosed in 79 patients. "We found that the NMP22 test is a useful adjunctive tool in the evaluation of patients at risk for bladder cancer and that it identified several ...
Single-donor islet transplantation procedure shows promise for patients with type 1 diabetes
...fficacy. We not only achieved insulin independence using
islets from only 1 donor pancreas [as compared wit... 5 recipients with sustained insulin independence) using
significantly fewer islets," the authors write. "These findings may have implications for the ongoin...
Small increases or 'blips' in HIV levels do not signal mutations leading to drug-resistant HIV
...e virus. Measures of viral load were confirmed by using
two independent laboratories to test each sample. No new mutations were found in an analysis of nearly 1,000 viral clones for mutations in HIV's two key enzymes which are blocked by drug therapy, protease and reverse transcriptase. The authors also ...
Another look finds promising proteomics test is not biologically plausible
...t a "cautionary tale" about what may go wrong when using
the fledgling science of proteomics to devise a di...earchers worldwide are excited about the notion of using
protein "barcodes" to identify individual cancers before symptoms appear, but Baggerly and others ma...
Using the internet's power and anonymity to reduce problem drinking
...he original face-to-face DCU. Outcomes of a study using
the computer-based DCU compared favorably to earli...[in the control group]. Persistent heavy drinkers using
MSB [showed a] rapid decrease in average and peak consumption and composite alcohol scores. [Low-mo...
Test could improve detection of prion disease in humans
...ple who had died of CJD. They tested these samples using
CDI, which uses highly specific antibodies that bi...er and colleagues are exploring the possibility of using
CDI in living tissue, like blood or muscle, to detect and diagnose prion diseases, such as CJD or bo...
Women with thyroid problem have lower risk of breast cancer
... biology. Over a century ago physicians described using
thyroid extract to treat breast cancer. Later, studies found that one of the circulating thyroid hormones actually sustained breast cancer cells, while animal studies found mammary gland cells responded to thyroid hormones. Population studies have sh...
Changing trends in herbal supplement use
...the preceding seven days. The percentage of people using
dietary supplements increased from 14.2 percent in 1998 1999 to 18.8 percent 2002, with a low of 12.3 percent in 2000 and a high of 19.8 percent in 2001. The percentage of people aged 45 to 64 years who took supplements increased by about half betwe...
Study finds new designer drug is potent treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia
... next task will be to determine the optimal way of using
it whether alone or in combination with Gleevec or as a follow-up to Gleevec. Studies are also under way to learn whether AMN107 is effective against other diseases, such as gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), for which Gleevec has become a relia...
Social Security reform proposals raise concerns for older women
...the three different designs. The analysis was made using
data from the 1992 Health and Retirement Study. The minimum benefit accompanying privatization proposals, which requires 40 earnings years for a poverty-level benefit, fails to cover significant numbers of vulnerable women. Also, benefits distributed...
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