Tag: "been" at medical news
Community MRSA is re-emergence of 1950's pandemic
...arns an international team of researchers who have been
studying the bacteria. First isolated in Australia...clone of one of the most common CA MRSAs which has been
found in England and Scotland. They found that these key regions in nearly all of the 80/81 isolates...
Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable
...tor. Treatment of this type of prostate cancer has been
controversial, as it is a stage 3 cancer in which the malignancy has spread. Due to its advanced stage, some physicians have considered it inoperable via radical prostatectomy, according to Dr. Zincke. He explains that many patients come to him for a...
Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure
...., Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine, who has been
involved in development of this technology, and ne...y to lower blood pressure in patients who have not been
able to control their blood pressure with medications, and could conceivably reduce the need for pre...
New approach to eye training may significantly improve performance
...t not vice versa," Dosher said. Dosher and Lu have been
working in visual attention and perceptual learnin...g processes, their testing methods and models have been
used to evaluate the processing limitation of people with visual deficits....
Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone
...ms in adults. Administered orally, the agent has been
shown to work locally in the GI tract by activating specific chloride channels (a protein that carries chloride) on cells lining the small intestine, increasing intestinal fluid secretion. This increased fluid level softens the stool, promotes spont...
Study finds radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles risk for rectal cancer
...esotans. Radiation therapy for prostate cancer has been
associated with an increased rate of pelvic malignancies, particularly bladder cancer. Findings of this study suggest that direct radiation to the rectum increases the risk of developing rectal cancer, but does not affect the risk of cancer in other ...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...azid, and, as stated, rifampin. (Streptomycin has been
replaced with ethambutol in many settings.) The second treatment choice was an 8-month regimen of a combination of these drugs, which a recent randomized clinical trial has shown to be "distinctly inferior to the 6-month regimen with rifampin throug...
Radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles the risk of rectal cancer
...cancer risk associated with prostate radiation has been
quantified, and these findings may also have impli... study. Radiation therapy for prostate cancer has been
associated with an increased rate of pelvic malignancies, particularly bladder cancer. Findings of ...
Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies
..., depending on whether their white blood cells had been
obtained during a time when they were suffering from common season allergic rhinitis or when they were free of such allergic symptoms. The study was presented by Dr. Irene Leal-Berumen on Saturday, April 2, at The American Association of Immunologi...
Many parents fail to set rules to limit children's exposure to tobacco smoke, according to new study
...s middle ear diseases and worsening of asthma have been
attributed to environmental tobacco smoke. The results show the need for more public health efforts to ban smoking in public and other enclosed places, say the authors, in order to protect children form the effects of secondhand smoke....
Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings
... but a possible metabolic basis for autism has not been
well explored. Now Arkansas Children's Hospital 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...
Top anti-arthritis drugs cause skin disease
...nds, followed a population of 289 patients who had been
undergoing treatment for rheumatoid arthritis with...od of one to ten years. The drugs the patients had been
taking included two anti-TNF-alpha antibodies, infliximab and adalimumab, and the TNF-alpha receptor...
Study shows new antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia
...we have for schizophrenia can't cure people who've been
sick for years, but this study shows that the newe... of gray matter in patients with schizophrenia has been
linked to social withdrawal and progressive deterioration in cognition and emotion--which are among ...
AACR establishes new lectureship in honor of Dr. Jane C. Wright
...her an AACR member or nonmember, who is now or has been
affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related biomedical science. Candidates may not nominate themselves....
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
... Psychiatry in 1984. Since then, the treatment has been
tried in clinical and research programs for non-se...on in our meta-analysis was comparable to what has been
described in the clinical literature for conventional medications to treat depression," Golden said....
Study: obesity impairs immune response of mice, boosts chances of dying from influenza infection
...ral replication by killing infected cells and have been
shown to be important in the development of the T cell response to influenza." Natural killer cells in the obese animals had a 50 percent reduction in their killing capacity compared to lean animals, Beck said. Co-authors of the paper were medical st...
Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices
...gh study completion." Traditionally there has been
a void in clinical dentistry, explained Dr. Ship. "Many dentists are frustrated by having to make clinical decisions everyday in practice that do not have a sufficient scientific basis. For example, "What should be the appropriate follow-up interval ...
Carnegie Mellon researchers open window into the ability of humans to recognize faces
... and on occasion children with this condition have been
misdiagnosed as having autism. "The potential ram...e have had the opportunity to test: 'I have always been
a rather extreme introvert, uncomfortable in groups of people and in social activities. I sort of te...
Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
...ients with small clots who probably would not have been
treated in the past and may have done fine. 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....
BI-RADS lexicon for ultrasound useful for differentiating benign from malignant solid masses
...78% and "oval shape" in 84%. A BI-RADS lexicon has been
in use for mammography for a number of years and, according to the authors, has greatly improved the organization of mammography reports. The BI-RADS lexicon for ultrasound was published more recently, and radiologists are only now beginning to gain ...
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