Tag: "first" at medical news
Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable
...urgery." The problem with radiation therapy as the first
line of treatment for cT3 prostate cancer, accordi...te-Specific Antigen Testing: 15-Year Outcome." The first
author is a former Mayo Clinic urology fellow, John F. Ward, M.D., Division of Urology, Naval Medica...
Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment
...werful mechanism for change." The intervention was first
used in the addiction field in the mid-60s with al... the contingency management program was one of the first
chosen to study. At a conference sponsored by NIDA, Kellogg, who is the scientific director for the ...
Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure
...the University of Rochester Medical Center are the first
in the nation to implant an investigational medical device that lowers blood pressure by activating the body's natural blood pressure regulation systems. The landmark procedure, performed yesterday, is part of a Phase II clinical research trial to be...
New approach to eye training may significantly improve performance
...f Sciences . "This research demonstrates, for the first
time, the independence of these two learning mecha...with normal vision. Half of the volunteers trained first
on clear, or low-clutter, displays, identifying targets or patterns ranging from dim to strong using...
Study finds radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles risk for rectal cancer
...aving a family history of the disease. This is the first
study to quantify rectal cancer risk associated with prostate radiation. The entire study will be published April 1, 2005 in the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) journal Gastroenterology . Nancy Baxter, M.D., Ph.D., colon and rectal s...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...n the relative risk of death seemed to peak in the first
year after transplantation, and to wear off quickl...ent 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 Respirato...
Radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles the risk of rectal cancer
...iversity of Minnesota Cancer Center. "This is the first
time rectal cancer risk associated with prostate radiation has been quantified, and these findings may also have implications for patients treated with radiation for other pelvic cancers." Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in...
Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats
... simvastatin over five years reduced the risk of a first
nonlethal heart attack by 37 percent and risk of a first
nonfatal or fatal stroke by 24 percent, regardless of their cholesterol or glucose levels. That is ...
Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies
...San Diego. She says the findings are an important first
step to personalizing treatments for allergy and asthma, both worldwide diseases that interfere with life quality and generate high economic burden. Asthma is a chronic obstructive inflammatory lung disease with symptoms including wheezing, coughing,...
Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings
...ital Research Institute researchers report for the first
time that children with autism have a severely abnormal metabolic profile indicating increased vulnerability to oxidative stress. The scientists also identified a significant increase in the frequency of several genetic polymorphisms that they belie...
Top anti-arthritis drugs cause skin disease
... patients with severe arthritis conditions. In the first
study of the kind Marcel Flendrie and colleagues, from Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands, followed a population of 289 patients who had been undergoing treatment for rheumatoid arthritis with TNF-alpha blocking drugs for a...
Study shows new antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia
...iagnosed schizophrenia patients has found, for the first
time, that the loss of gray matter typically experienced by patients can be prevented by one of the new atypical antipsychotic drugs, olanzapine, but not by haloperidol, an older, conventional drug. The study, published in today's Archives of General...
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
..., particularly among older buses. This also is the first
study to specifically look at how much exhaust is breathed in on school buses. "Although environmental regulators focus on controlling the amount of exhaust emitted by vehicles and other sources, knowing how much of a pollutant is inhaled is a bette...
AACR establishes new lectureship in honor of Dr. Jane C. Wright
...inistering cancer chemotherapy. She was among the first
researchers to test chemotherapeutic drugs in huma...ates medical institution. In 1971, she became the first
woman elected president of the New York Cancer Society. She has held numerous appointments in hospit...
Last call for Annual World of Children award nominations
...t Island Hospice and Bereavement Service, Africa's first
hospice. Marie de la Soudiere, New York, USA , established emergency care for children in war torn countries. She has directly impacted nearly 1 million children by providing care, family tracing, reunification and community reintegration servi...
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...ntaneously disappears during spring or summer, was first
described in the Archives of General Psychiatry in 1984. Since then, the treatment has been tried in clinical and research programs for non-seasonal mood disorders, Alzheimer's disease, jet lag, insomnia, eating disorders and other behavioral problem...
Study: obesity impairs immune response of mice, boosts chances of dying from influenza infection
...t of a larger experimental biology meeting, is the first
of its kind to examine the effects of obesity on the immune response to infection with influenza. Nutrition doctoral student Alexia Smith and Dr. Melinda A. Beck, associate professor of pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine, led the research and r...
Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices
...ance to the profession and the public. This is the first
time that the NIH has allocated funding for clinical research that directly involves dental practitioners from study concept initiation through study completion." Traditionally there has been a void in clinical dentistry, explained Dr. Ship. "Ma...
AACR awards scholarships for minority and underrepresented scientists
...Cancer Research who are scientists-in-training and first
authors of meritorious scientific papers selected for presentation at the AACR Annual Meeting. They are full-time graduate students, medical students, residents, clinical fellows or the equivalent, or postdoctoral fellows. The awards are named for Dr...
Teens believe oral sex is safer, more acceptable to peers
...y diverse Northern California ninth-graders in the first
study to investigate adolescents' perceptions of the consequences of having oral sex as opposed to vaginal sex. The survey showed that these young teens considered oral sex to be significantly less risky to their health than vaginal sex. The adolesce...
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