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American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...ich were involved in the study ran 84.2 percent at day
30, 63.3 percent at 1 year, 45.9 percent at 3 years, and 38.1 percent at 5 years. The research study appears in the first issue for April 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medici...
Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored
...lism, Dr. Buckley says. Whether genetics will one day
help a physician identify which drugs are most likely to have this impact is the focus of another federally funded collaborative study with the University of Iowa being presented at the schizophrenia meeting. "In this study," says Buckley, "we disco...
Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise
...o. They received given intramuscular injections on day
1, month 2 and month 6. Participants were followed up for 36 months and underwent regular gynaecological examinations, sampling for HPV DNA and cervical smears. The incidence of persistent infection or disease with HPV 6, 11, 16, or 18 fell by 90% in...
Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter
... fat. Adolescents averaged just five minutes per day
of vigorous physical activity across the five days, with black males having the highest average at 8.6 minutes and black females the lowest at 2.8 minutes. They averaged nearly 40 minutes of moderate activity daily. Not surprisingly, boys had less bo...
Liver may be source of 'good' cholesterol
... cholesterol, an unexpected finding that might one day
help scientists develop new treatments to raise levels of this heart-protecting molecule in humans. In the May issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues will report on a...
Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks
...o, took the HRV of 58 elderly patients every other day
for two months to establish an HRV baseline for each participant. For 11 weeks, half of the study participants took a daily 2 g supplement of fish oil, which contains marine-derived omega-3 fatty acids, and the other half took a daily 2 g supplement...
Tissue engineering experts discuss orthopaedics applications
...edicine, said that laboratory-grown organs may one day
help alleviate the shortage of donated organs for ...Georgia Institute of Technology predicted that one day
tissue engineering and regenerative medicine will result in a revolution in the medical implant indu...
Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive
...ssistant professor, who was harvesting mussels one day
from their rocky home at the ocean's edge. Li observed mussels being pounded by ocean waves, and wondered how they could cling so tenaciously to rocks by their thread-like tentacles. "I was amazed at the ability of these small mollusks to attach them...
ACHRI study finds CellCept improves survival in pediatric heart transplant patients
...two weeks post-transplant, ranging in age from one day
to 17.9 years, with initial immunosuppression of cyclosporine and either CellCept or azathioprine (AZA). They found that freedom from rejection after 12 months was 10 percent higher with those treated with CellCept (63% of CellCept patients versus 5...
Older children may benefit from treatment for lazy eye
...eatment group were treated with two to six hours a day
of patching over the sound eye combined with near visual activities such as playing with a GameBoy, homework, or reading, and one drop daily of atropine for the sound eye. Patients in the older treatment group (aged 13 to 17 years) were treated with ...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005
... in bronchoscopic and IP equipment, including half day
of lectures and questions-and-answers and a half day
of hands-on lab work. Following the educational program, repair costs dropped 84 percent, to $8 per...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
soon, in a remote village in the developing world, a health worker will put a drop of a patient's blood on a piece of plastic about the size of a coin. Within minutes, a full diagnostic examination will be complete including the usual battery of bloo...
Little answers to world's biggest problems
soon, in a remote village in the developing world, a health worker will put a drop of a patient's blood on a piece of plastic about the size of a coin. Within minutes, a full diagnostic examination will be complete including the usual battery of "blo...
Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage
...rary of many different protein sequences that some day
might help her and her colleagues develop a successful timed drug delivery system. Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has screened a large number of molecules t...
Tamoxifen can reduce breast pain in prostate cancer patients
...ly per day, 50 patients to 150 mg bicalutamide per day
and 10 mg tamoxifen per day
for 24 weeks, and 50 patients to 150 mg bicalutamide per day
and one dose of radiotherapy at the sta...
Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma
...out as well whether they take a steroid drug every day
or only during asthma attacks. Changes in lung fun...tient less -- than if they took the steroids every day
as current NIH guidelines recommend. The multi-center study, known as the Improving Asthma Control T...
Scientists identify protein that controls cancer cells
...med in 2003, is to find better treatments and one day
a cure for malignant brain tumors. In addition to its focus on research, the center provides a comprehensive program for patient care, and is the first center in the state to offer Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery, a knifeless approach to brain...
Prostate cancer therapy - study suggests new molecular screening theory
...fects but no benefit. More importantly, we may one day
be able to effectively target each individual patient with the therapy-type best for him."...
College students likely drink much more alcohol than they think they do
...r benefits have been associated with one drink per day
for females and one to two drinks per day
for males. It is critical for people to understand that when these messages say 'a drink,' they do ...
Alcohol magnifies the rewarding effects of smoking, even for light smokers
...test people who smoke just half a pack or less per day
to see if alcohol would increase smoking urges. We also wanted to see if their desire to smoke while they drink is related to the amount of alcohol they consume during a drinking episode." Researchers recruited 16 (11 males, 5 females) non-alcoholic...
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