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Who gets heart failure? Race takes back seat to diabetes and high blood pressure
...ng off heart failure in African Americans requires aggressive
treatment of diabetes and hypertension. Whether through increased screening or greater emphasis on drug therapies, these are two risk factors that must be brought under control. Bahrami, a senior cardiology research fellow at Hopkins, says removin...
MRI contrast agent can detect heart attack in the making
... patients with a heavy plaque burden, we can start aggressive
treatment to lower low-density lipoproteins and then do a repeat scan to see if the plaque is regressing, says Fisher, who is Leon H. Charney Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at New York University School of Medicine. Though the procedure requi...
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at risk for alcohol problems
... subset of kids with ADHD namely, those with more aggressive
or antisocial behavior patterns are at risk by young adulthood." Molina says her findings support this theory. "For example, 42 percent of those children with ADHD who also had serious, persistent behavior problems [later] had alcohol abuse or d...
Embargoed March/April Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...rs suggest that these findings indicate a need for aggressive
management strategies for depressed patients in both the primary and specialty care settings.Major Depression Symptoms in Primary Care and Psychiatric Care Settings: A Cross-Sectional Analysis By Bradley N. Gaynes, M.D., M.P.H., et al. GOOD PERF...
Loperamide therapy for acute diarrhea in children
...ing which patients are likely to benefit from more aggressive
therapy. Citation: Brena RM, Morrison C, Liyanarachchi S, Jarjoura D, Davuluri RV, et al. (2007) Aberrant DNA Methylation of OLIG1, a Novel Prognostic Factor in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. PLoS Med 4(3): e108. PLEASE ADD THE LINK TO THE PUBLISHED...
Crestor effective at halting early atherosclerosis
...s beneficial," said Crouse. "This study shows that aggressive
cholesterol management arrests the progress of even small changes in the arteries." The study used ultrasound to assess whether Crestor was effective at halting progressive thickening of the carotid arteries. Vessel thickening is an early sign of ...
Emergency responses greatly increase risk to firefighters of dying on duty from heart disease
... nature of this occupation and get them to be more aggressive
with regard to cardiovascular risk reduction," said Kales. ...
Study of leukemia survivors gives hints for better care
...n cancer). However, a substantial number were more aggressive
tumors such as soft tissue sarcomas (e.g., cancers of the muscle or blood vessels), and carcinomas (cancers that start in the linings of organs). "Even though they are low-grade tumors and are considered curable, they may cause significant health ...
USC professor at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles receives $2.5M for stem cell research
...ed for the USC campus, continuing the university's aggressive
recruitment efforts for the new program. Krzysztof Kobielak, M.D., Ph.D., comes from Rockefeller University with a focus on the microenvironment that controls the stem cells of the hair and skin. Gregor Adams, Ph.D., arriving from Harvard University...
Genetic pathways to curable and incurable forms of pancreatic cancer identified
...stic lesions that can be detected earlier, is less aggressive
and has a 50 percent long-term survival rate. Why ...ing properties of TGFb and thereby manifest a more aggressive
behavior. "With accurate animal models of both forms of pancreatic ductal cancers now in hand, it s...
Molecular differences between early and advanced melanomas could provide new drug targets
... immunocompromised (nude) mice, the mice developed aggressive
tumors that expressed high levels of VEGF, whereas...mitochondrial mutations were not essential for the aggressive
growth of melanomas induced by Akt. "Our research shows that Akt overexpression on its own is suf...
NIH names Clinical Trial Units for the Microbicide Trials Network
...rophylaxis. "The scope of the crisis requires an aggressive
agenda in which the clinical trial units and clinical research sites play an essential role. By virtue of being selected by NIH, our CTUs have proved themselves as the most qualified and the most committed to take part in an endeavor of such great gl...
PET imaging identifies aggressive kidney cancers that require surgery
...as clear cell renal carcinoma the most common and aggressive
type of renal tumor and arms the urologist with c...the PET scan which is highly predictive of a less aggressive
cancer resulting in a specificity of 100 percent. "Antibody PET could end up changing the standa...
Aspirin reduces esophageal-cancer risk in people with most-aggressive form of Barrett's esophagus
...velop esophageal cancer and therefore benefit from aggressive
cancer surveillance via endoscopy and chemoprevention with aspirin and other NSAIDs. Galipeau and colleagues are in the process of developing such a standardized, biomarker-based screening test. The test would evaluate DNA from esophageal-tissue biop...
Cancer drug can extend survival in patients with deadly brain tumors
...s is a significant advance when dealing with these aggressive
tumors, Vredenburgh said; common current treatment...y after diagnosis of a stage IV glioma -- the most aggressive
kind of the cancer -- is eight to 15 months, Vredenburgh said. Individuals diagnosed with a stage II...
Updated guidelines advise focusing on women's lifetime heart risk
...risk factors. These women are candidates for more aggressive
preventive therapy and we define them as high risk... what not to do, as well. "Therefore, we have more aggressive
recommendations for high-risk women, and strongly emphasize lifestyle strategies to reduce risk in a...
Benchmark fetal surgery study finds timeliness to be critical factor in success of treatment
... in the progression of the syndrome and being more aggressive
about intervention. We can't conclude that one therapy is better than another, but it's apparent that we're going to compromise survival if treatment isn't initiated before it gets to be severe." In TTTS, the way in which blood flows through the co...
Prematurity more accurately predicted by advances in proteomic technology
...tient with an MR score of 0.' Or they can initiate aggressive
therapy immediately following delivery when there is an MR score of 3 or 4," said first author on the abstracts Irina Buhimschi, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine....
Predicting the risk of rheumatoid arthritis for early arthritis patients
...mune disease. A wealth of research supports early aggressive
treatment with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) as the best course for preventing joint damage and avoiding the fate of a wheelchair. Still, the use of DMARDs, even the widely prescribed and generally safe methotrexate, brings the risk...
Risk for stroke, death not higher for sickle cell children with early complications
...low-up for those children and perhaps justify more aggressive
treatment strategies. Children hospitalized for acute chest syndrome and early painful events in the first three years also were at slightly higher risk for later painful episodes. "Some doctors would think that if they have early pain, they are ...
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