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Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment
...ormation within the system, says Kellogg, who is a clinical
psychologist in Kreek's laboratory "We are hoping this study, which describes the experience of using contingency management from the vantage point of each group of participants, will inspire other people to think that this is something that they mig...
Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure
...cedure, performed yesterday, is part of a Phase II clinical
research trial to be conducted by a limited number of medical centers in the United States. Called the Rheos Trial, it is funded by CVRx Inc. of Minneapolis. Karl A. Illig, M.D., chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, is principal investigator fo...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...otherapy for tuberculosis was the demonstration in clinical
trials, starting in 1946, that the antibiotic stre...ug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. By 1955, clinical
trials in Great Britain showed that almost all tuberculosis strains had primary resistance to only o...
Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies
...ing allergies. The study involved 10 patients with clinical
diagnosis for allergic rhinitis, who also have or had had asthma. Peripheral blood leucocytes were obtained both during rhinitis symptoms and during a period when the patients were not experiencing rhinitis symptoms, then cultured with a type of pros...
AACR establishes new lectureship in honor of Dr. Jane C. Wright
...med in honor of Jane C. Wright, M.D., a pioneer in clinical
cancer chemotherapy and an exceptional scientist who is African-American and who has made important contributions to research in this field. Dr. Wright made her mark in cancer research analyzing a wide range of anti-cancer agents, exploring the relat...
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...hototherapy, are comparable to those found in many clinical
studies of antidepressant drug therapy for these d... 1984. Since then, the treatment has been tried in clinical
and research programs for non-seasonal mood disorders, Alzheimer's disease, jet lag, insomnia, eatin...
Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices
...ed network of support systems that help facilitate clinical
research in medicine. "That is where the gen... first time that the NIH has allocated funding for clinical
research that directly involves dental practitioners from study concept initiation through study com...
Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
...ine. Improved technology is forcing us to face new clinical
questions such as whether or not every small clot diagnosed with CT warrants the risks of treatment," he said....
Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
...nstream effectors. "Indeed, many such drugs are in clinical
trials for cancer and are expected to also find us...ize world-class accomplishments in basic research, clinical
care, therapeutics and prevention. ...
AACR awards scholarships for minority and underrepresented scientists
...d. The AACR Annual Meeting draws more than 15,000 clinical
oncologists, basic scientists, epidemiologists and...icant information in laboratory, translational and clinical
cancer research. More than 6,200 scientific abstracts will be presented this year. "The AACR mainta...
Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume
... a differential pattern of brain volume change and clinical
response," the authors conclude. "Future clinical
studies should attempt to verify whether the early stage of psychosis is associated with brain volum...
It takes a village to improve the health of children
...i, Sarah Stelzner, M.D., IU assistant professor of clinical
pediatrics, and other co-authors provided examples of training programs and strategies for involving pediatricians in community health issues. No single best-practice training model exists, nor should it, for each community and each residency trainin...
ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery
...r vital sign," says Vincenza Snow, MD, director of clinical
programs at ACP. "Patients should know their BMIs ... ACP identifies six drugs that according to valid clinical
studies aid weight loss: sibutramine, orlistat, phentermine, diethylproprion, and fluxotine. When pa...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 5, 2005
... ACP identifies six drugs that, according to valid clinical
studies, aid weight loss, but says that the drugs have potential side effects and do not have long-term studies of effectiveness and safety. Moreover, the average weight loss at one year is small to moderate. ACP discusses several types of obesity (...
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
...ions and point to the need for further study. "The clinical
implications of the study lend credence to the notion that renal transplantation can be performed safely in patients with advanced stages of heart failure due to left ventricular dysfunction," says the editorial. The editorial was written by Hector ...
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
...s can result in death. Eli Lily was forced to halt clinical
development of its antifolate ALIMTA, despite obse...resume testing. In addition to collecting standard clinical
data, Eli Lilly researchers in the phase 2 clinical
development of ALIMTA began collecting patient v...
A probe, not an echo
...es promise to make the technology a scientific and clinical
tool of great power: *Robust algorithmic tool...special pre-scan procedures and appears likely, in clinical
use, to be more comfortable for patients than alternatives. "The HUTT imaging system is a novel and ...
Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence
...s, for treating alcohol dependence. Although many clinical
trials have shown that oral naltrexone can be effective in treating alcohol dependence, its use in clinical
practice has been limited, in part because the drug was given as a pill that patients have to take d...
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...o-markers of risk that may translate into improved clinical
outcomes," he said. The Duke trial enrolled 134 pa...tients with heart disease--improvement may produce clinical
benefits," Blumenthal said. Additionally, the researchers measured changes in the left ventricle -- ...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
...t "caution should be exercised in interpreting the clinical
significance of improvements in intermediate end points. In the absence of clinical
standards for these measures, the clinical
significance of these changes is uncertain. Ultimately, t...
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