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Medicaid matters to children: How Medicaid can help drive quality improvement in pediatrics

... at the state and federal level, "so that Medicaid becomes a major positive force" in children's healthcare, he concluded. At the end of the conference, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia called for the commission of a task force comprised of national pediatric leaders to make recommendations towards ...

Researchers identify target for therapeutic drugs to fight most common adult brain cancer

...can infiltrate the brain extensively and sometimes becomes enormous before turning symptomatic. Researchers have known for years that tumor cells proliferate out of control by a mechanism characterized by an abnormally high number of copies of the epidermal growth factor receptor gene (EGFR). This overexpres...

New model may help identify patients with pulmonary embolism who are at low risk of death

...ot that develops in the veins of the leg or pelvis becomes dislodged and results in sudden blockage of an artery in the lung. It is a major health problem in the United States, causing more than 100,000 hospitalizations in 2002, according to background information in the article. The condition can be fatal,...

Viagra, unlikely tool for vision research, slows the visual response to flickering light

... of PDE6 by Viagra--the integrated visual response becomes too large and the eye's temporal resolution too low. Thanks to these detrimental effects, Viagra represents a unique tool for the scientist to manipulate the activity of PDE6 pharmacologically in humans in vivo, and thus to investigate the role of th...

UNC scientists discover 'gatekeeper' protein in blood clotting

...l blood flow. However, during clotting, GPIIb/IIIa becomes active, binds platelets to one another and attaches them to the blood vessel wall, thus forming a clot. GPIIb/IIIa also is the target of several anti-coagulation drug therapies used in the clinic today, but the study suggests that knowledge of how ...

Web model of influenza-host lifecycles will aid scientists in creating anti-viral drugs

...life cycle, which will be updated as more research becomes available. "In the future, the goal is to build out all of the host-pathogen reactions," Dr. Scheuermann said. UT Southwestern's participation was part of the BioHealthBase Bioinformatics Resource Center project, a collaboration between Dr. Scheuerm...

Scientists discover genetic profile of an often-misdiagnosed chronic allergic disease of children

...end of the throat with the opening of the stomach) becomes inflamed--often, but not always, due to allergic reactions to food. This inflammation causes nausea, heartburn, vomiting and difficulty swallowing. In advanced cases, children may suffer from malnutrition, often require special liquid diets, and may ...

Prescription painkillers effective in patients with dormant inflammatory bowel disease

...ndition in which the lining of the large intestine becomes inflamed and ulcerated, most commonly affects people between 15 and 40 years of age. Common symptoms include abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, fever, weight loss and rectal bleeding. People with chronic, severe ulcerative colitis are at an increas...

Mayo Clinic researchers challenge sepsis theory

... poison," explains Dr. Platt. "The importance then becomes clear. If we really do now have the first cause of sepsis -- not the bacteria, but the unconstrained receptors -- then we can therapeutically interfere with that receptor release mechanism by designing new treatments and possibly, and at long last, d...

Common reflux treatment linked to life threatening bowel infection in premature infants

...wall of the intestines dies. The surviving tissue becomes swollen and inflamed, and the digestive tract is unable to digest or transport food. In some cases, damage to the intestines may require that portions of the intestines be removed. In other cases, the damage is so severe that the infant dies. The c...

Hormone linked to good hearing as we age

...ice problems in their 40s and 50s, but the process becomes very noticeable for most people in their 60s and older. Frisina said that until the biology of the problem is better understood, the best advice for people concerned about hearing loss is to limit exposure to loud, damaging noise and to medications t...

Neuronal receptor response may help explain Alzheimer's memory loss

...happen, Rebeck says. In one scenario, the receptor becomes over-stimulated due to the accumulating presence of APOE, which could trigger a process called excitotoxicity that results in death of the neruons. Or, in the presence of damage and secreted APOE, the receptor "turns down" its activity -- thus, hampe...

Counseling children about skin cancer important, but rarely done

...specially as they reach adolescence and appearance becomes a larger issue," said Kaur. Other co-researchers were Farah Abdulla, B.S., Phillip Williford, M.D., and Daniel Krowchuk, M.D., all with Wake Forest's Center for Dermatology Research....

Older asthmatics have increased cancer risk

... likelihood of developing other chronic conditions becomes greater," said study co-author Richard E. Ruffin, MD, FCCP, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of Adelaide, South Australia. "Clinicians caring for older adults with asthma need to consider comorbid chronic conditions when developing asthma act...

Risk takers may have lower rates of Parkinson's disease

...ase is a degenerative neurological disorder, which becomes more common with older age. But its cause is still unclear. The research team compared 106 patients with confirmed Parkinson's disease with 106 healthy people of the same age and sex. Both groups completed a validated questionnaire designed to clarif...

Spousal illness can trigger partner death

... associated with the illness or death of a partner becomes a problem, and health risks in the partner increase again. "Our work suggests that interventions might decrease the mortality of caregivers," says Christakis. "Interventions are likely to be useful in certain diseases, such as stroke and dementia, an...

Progeria progress: Studies show how mutant protein hurts hearts

...vessels. As a result of this build-up, the nucleus becomes deformed and these cells stop growing, moving and multiplying. Some cells die. Blood vessel cells most affected were those in smooth muscle. The result is support for a direct relationship between progerin and atherosclerosis. The results of this stu...

Anabolic steroid use increases heart attack risk and causes liver damage

...igrams. "Add smoking or hypertension, and the risk becomes really serious," he says. The ability to promote gains in both muscle and fat makes these drugs unique among the medications used for HIV wasting disease, notes Grunfeld. He says that among patients with serious wasting illnesses, the benefits of imm...

Researchers find molecule that may hold key to learning and memory

...oving the modification, known as sumoylation, MEF2 becomes an activator. MEF2 was first identified in neurons in the 1990s. In 1999, Zixu Mao, then an HMS research fellow, working with Bonni, Greenberg, and colleagues showed that MEF2 promotes neuronal survival but little else was known about the protein. T...

Cigarette smoking nearly doubles risk for root canal treatment

...ining nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue, becomes inflamed. A general dentist or an endodontist, a root canal specialist, removes the infected tissue, cleanses the space and fills the tooth to prevent the bacterial infection from recolonizing. With the help of two endodontic residents, who re-examin...

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