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First Trimester Screening For Down Syndrome Possible, NICHD-Funded Study Finds

...esis involves inserting a needle into theuterus to withdraw fetal cells from the amniotic fluid, for later chromosomalanalysis. The procedure carries with it a 0.5 percent risk of miscarriage. Because of the invasiveness, risk, and cost of cvs and amniocentesis,scientists have sought ways to screen p...

Personal story aims to improve 'connections' between hard of hearing and the hearing world

...aring loss is exhaustion, along with the desire to withdraw and be quiet and not have to worry about listening." She is positive about her own future. "I've often wondered to myself had I not been sensitized to the issue of hearing loss, would I have noted on my 50th year physical exam that maybe my hearing w...

Costs of treating patients on clinical trials are not higher than costs of standard treatment, study suggests

...ts decide not to participate in clinical trials or withdraw before completion of a new therapy that may offer the best hope of improved outcome or survival." To confirm the results of the study, investigators currently are discussing a collaboration with a recently initiated RAND/National Cancer Institute (NC...

Animal model shows pain and tissue injury in newborns alters nerve circuitry and reaction to pain later in life

...paw was exposed to heat, they were much quicker to withdraw it than normal rats. The changes that occurred because of tissue injury and pain are likely not limited to the spinal cord but could also involve higher centers of the brain that are part of pain pathways, suggest the researchers. "Our study...

Mouse provides clues about chronic pain

...no response, the NR2B mice injected with CFA would withdraw their paw and escape. The results can be interpre...n your skin when youre cooking, so you can quickly withdraw your hand if you need to," Zhuo says. "Our study has provided a target for the development of drugs ...

Common heart failure drugs can be safely used at higher, more effective doses, study says

...at higher doses would have caused more patients to withdraw from the trial. Instead, a higher percentage of low dose patients (31 percent) withdrew compared with 27 percent in the high dose group, the researchers found. Furthermore, an analysis of patients who might be considered to have a higher risk of si...

Lidocaine patch shown in large trial to relieve post-herpetic neuralgia

...en causes sleep loss and depression. Many patients withdraw from social activity because of the pain, and these consequences of PHN can affect the spouse or caregiver as well as the patient."...

New software helps design multi-task, jaw-like, surgical mini-tools

... function instruments, the surgeon must constantly withdraw and re-insert new tools. Continually switching instruments can lengthen time in operation and compromise safety. To find common patterns of instrument exchange, the Penn State team studied videotapes of 29 surgical procedures and identified sequenc...

First pregnancies reported using a new, needle-free device for administering hormones to IVF women

...incorrect J-Tip injections, and two women asked to withdraw from the study. As a result of successful egg collection, four of the women then became pregnant. Dr Lavery said: "The results in this small study were reassuringly comparable with conventional techniques in terms of number of eggs collected and pre...

New drug may help recovering cocaine addicts, study shows

...'s Drug Discovery Program may help cocaine addicts withdraw from their habit in much the same way that methado...stinence, enabling addicts to gradually and safely withdraw from the drug," said Alan P. Kozikowski, PhD, professor of neurology and director of Georgetown's Dr...

People are unlikely to withdraw consent for genetic research

People are unlikely to withdraw consent for genetic research even when samples were taken many years ago, research in this week's BMJ suggests. In 1990 1583 randomly selected people in Sweden donated blood to a World Health Organisation project researching cardiovascular disorders ...

Competition among Medicare health plans not a cure-all

...ns, however, the federal government caused them to withdraw from many markets, as well as increase premiums and trim benefits. Medicare+Choice also suffered from the same market backlash as commercial managed care. As a result, in 2002 there were fewer Medicare+Choice enrollees than when the Balanced Budget A...

Secret documents reveal how tobacco industry targeted gay men

...ion to Unleash Power) to persuade Philip Morris to withdraw support from Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC). Reviewing previously secret internal company documents, the researchers found that, ultimately, the boycott inspired the tobacco company to use philanthropy to gain the gay community's support. "Philip Morris...

European study highlights frequency of medical end-of-life decisions in terminally ill pts

...-of-life decisions include: whether to withhold or withdraw potentially life-prolonging treatment-eg, mechanical ventilation, tube-feeding, and dialysis; whether to alleviate pain or other symptoms with, for example, opioids, benzodiazepines, or barbiturates in doses large enough to hasten death as a possible...

Study raises prospect of practical vaccine for metastatic melanoma

...all but one of the patients. Eight patients had to withdraw from the study because their disease progressed rapidly. Side effects of the treatment were generally minimal, usually amounting to no more than irritation around the injection site. Researchers removed tumor samples from 16 patients following vacci...

Natural plant oil does not improve eczema

...ent decision of the UK Medicines Control Agency to withdraw the product licence for evening primrose oil, suggests that GLA supplementation for atopic dermatitis has had its day, writes a skin specialist in an accompanying editorial....

National vaccine advisory committee issues recommendations to strengthen supply of routine vaccines

...rers to provide advance notice regarding intent to withdraw from marketplace; improve communications among leaders and consumers - provide accurate information about vaccine supply; initiate a national campaign to emphasize the safety and benefits of recommended vaccines for the public good. Several strategie...

Placebo-controlled clinical trials put children with asthma at risk

...ice as likely to be harmed -- defined as forced to withdraw from the trial due to asthma exacerbation -- if they did not receive standard asthma therapy compared to children who received standard treatment. Although established guidelines recommend anti-inflammatory medications for all children and adults ...

Epilepsy presents unique problems for women

...e the medication and monitor its effectiveness, or withdraw medication altogether. It is best if we can get expectant mothers on a single medication that works to minimize side effects and risk." Women planning to conceive should consult closely with their physicians so their treatment plan can be determined ...

Elan and Biogen Idec announce results from Phase III maintenance trial of Antegren

...lso on chronic corticosteroid therapy were able to withdraw from corticosteroids and maintain response in contrast to those patients on placebo. The findings of ENACT-2 (Evaluation of Natalizumab As Continuous Therapy) will be presented for the first time at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) annual meeting in...

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