Tag: "volunteers" at medical news
Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
...al professionals, laboratory staff, caregivers and volunteers
who during those years devoted their lives to the effort. Together, their involvement paved the way for the largest U.S. clinical trial ever to be conducted, with 1.8 million children from 44 states taking part. Making a special appearance will be M...
Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users
...AIDS but no NEP. Dallas has a program run by four volunteers
who reportedly distribute 250,000 needles a year from a pickup truck mainly in African-American neighborhoods. "Limited as it is, this effort surely plays some role in an AIDS rate 57 percent lower than that of Houston's," Martin said. Although NEPS...
NIAID initiates trial of experimental avian flu vaccine
...due for another one. The VTEUs now enrolling adult volunteers
are University of California at Los Angeles (Joel Ward, M.D., Principal Investigator) University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (James Campbell, M.D., Principal Investigator) University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry...
WISE study starts in Toulouse: 60 days of bed-rest for terrestrial female astronauts
...ged gravitational unloading by bed-rest. The first volunteers
arrived at the MEDES Space Clinic in Toulouse on 2...y period lasted 20 days, after which the first two volunteers
went to bed; the last two, who arrived on 27 February, did so on 19 March. More than 1600 women res...
Mountaineering doctors hike medicine to new heights with Xtreme Everest
...tive called Project Everest will recruit over 1000 volunteers
to take part in cardiovascular fitness research at UCL in the run up to the expedition. Participants will undergo Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPEX) which will measure their heart rate and breathing to determine their maximum exercise potential ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 15, 2005
...es A new three-week in-hospital study of ten obese volunteers
with mild type 2 diabetes mellitus compared a usual diet with a very low-carbohydrate diet (Article, p. 403). During the first study week, participants ate about 3,000 calories and 300 grams of carbohydrates per day and remained at entry weight. In ...
New study shows how very low-carb diets take off the pounds
...5, 2005) A new three-week in-hospital study of 10 volunteers
found that during the two-week period on a strictly controlled very-low carbohydrate diet, participants lost an average of 3.6 pounds, voluntarily reduced their calorie intake from 3,111 calories per day to 2,164 calories per day, and did not eat mor...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...r-limb function to lower-limb function. Fifty-five volunteers
were evaluated within 10 days post stroke and reev...ation. Over the first five weeks following stroke, volunteers
showed significant improvement in upper- and lower-limb function. Upper-limb impairment measured at ...
Orchestra pit no danger to hearing
...g performances and rehearsals. They then tested 67 volunteers
who were requested to wear a noise dosimeter a small cigarette-sized instrument used to measure sound during 18 sessions of an activity that was either a rehearsal, a dress rehearsal or an actual performance, all of them in the pit. The duration of...
Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis
...esia and Pain Medicine. The researchers found that volunteers
under hypnosis experienced significant pain reduct...e pain, was reduced under hypnosis. Initially, 12 volunteers
at the Technical University of Aachen had a heating device placed on their skin to determine the tem...
Put culture in your life and reduce bad breath: Eat yogurt!
... namely, hydrogen sulfide, decreased in 80% of the volunteers
after six weeks. Further, the plaque and gingival indices in the yoghurt-eating volunteers
were significantly lower than in the non-yoghurt-eating group with bad breath. The results suggest t...
Laughter helps blood vessels function better
...e blood flow. When the same group of study volunteers
was shown a movie that produced mental stress, the...emotional extreme. Prior to seeing a movie, the volunteers
fasted overnight and were given a baseline blood vessel reactivity test to measure what is known as ...
St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix
...participants were selected from a pool of screened volunteers
for their low response to 450 milligrams of clopidogrel, as measured using a platelet-aggregation test. First, the participants received only clopidogrel, and platelet aggregation tests to confirm they had less than a 30 percent relative decrease in ...
Penn study will compare heart failure management technologies
...and southern New Jersey. Saint Vincent Healthcare volunteers
will be enrolled from the urban, remote and rural catchment areas of southern Montana and northern Wyoming, including the Indian Health Service. Volunteers must be documented heart failure patients. Participants must have had two symptomatic heart ...
How often should women get mammograms?
...ical trials would require hundreds of thousands of volunteers
following a variety of schedules over many years to demonstrate small mortality differences and would be prohibitively expensive. Moreover, adds Lee, such trials would be ethically questionable because of the need for unscreened control groups. At p...
'EuroVacc 02' HIV vaccine trial begins in February 2005
...rime-boost regimen to NYVAC-HIV-C alone in healthy volunteers
at low risk of acquiring HIV infection. The study will recruit 40 healthy volunteers: 20 at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) in Lausanne, and 20 at St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College London. All volunteers, male or female, should...
International trial of two microbicides begins
...the HIV/AIDS epidemic," Dr. Fauci adds. The first volunteers
were enrolled this week at sites in Durban, South Africa, and at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Enrollment will begin shortly at sites in four additional African countries--Malawi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Approximately 3,220 w...
Special imaging study shows failing hearts are 'energy starved'
...us tissues. They first performed MRS on 14 healthy volunteers
to measure cardiac CK flux at rest and with pharmaceutically induced stress to determine whether increased energy demand during stress increases the rate of ATP synthesis through CK. Then, 17 patients with histories of heart failure were similarly ...
HIV vaccine trial breaks ground for future research
...articipants who did not use intravenous drugs. The volunteers
were men who have sex with men or women at high ri...4 months after the initial diagnosis. Of the 5,417 volunteers
who were enrolled, 368 became infected during the study. The vaccine was found not to be effective i...
Testosterone supplements for elderly men
...l and elderly." Professor Wu's team is seeking 260 volunteers
from across Greater Manchester for a twelve-month ...and have their testosterone levels measured. Only volunteers
found to have low testosterone levels can be included in the trial. Participants will make five visi...
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