Tag: "center" at medical news

Internet program launched to prevent blindness in diabetic patients

...tted over the Internet and read at a new screening center at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Vele...a Lions Foundation. A diabetic retinopathy reading center is being established at the School of Medicine in cooperation with the Department of Ophthalmology. ...

Autism conference reports advances in early diagnosis, role of immune system and more

...tal Disorders) Institute is a unique collaborative center for research into the causes and treatments of autism, bringing together parents, scientists, clinicians and educators. For further information, go to http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute...

Scientists report strong evidence of alterations in blood samples of children with autism

...tal Disorders) Institute is a unique collaborative center for research into the causes and treatments of autism, bringing together parents, scientists, clinicians and educators. For further information, go to http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute...

Children with autism have distinctly different immune system reactions compared to typical children

...tal Disorders) Institute is a unique collaborative center for research into the causes and treatments of autism, bringing together parents, scientists, clinicians and educators. For further information, go to http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute...

Two studies offer clues about how alcoholic behavior is 'switched' on

...ivering the D2 gene directly to the brain's reward center decreased drinking behavior in rats trained (see: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/pubaf/pr/2001/bnlpr090501.htm ) or genetically predisposed ( http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/pubaf/pr/PR_display.asp?prID=04-47 ) to drink large quantities of alcohol. The Life Sc...

Green laser pointer can cause eye damage

...than five milliwatts: 60 seconds to the fovea, the center of acute vision; five minutes to a site 5 degrees below the fovea; and 15 minutes to a site 5 degrees above the fovea. Dr. Robertson had color photographs taken of the eye before and after exposure to the laser. Dr. Robertson examined the patient's...

PENN researchers use robotic surgery

... with three multi-jointed arms; a computer command center several feet from the patient, where the doctor sits, and a 3-D computer monitor similar to a "viewfinder" that affords a magnified view of the surgical site inside the patient. Equipped with a special, double-telescopic endoscope, the viewfinder all...

Molecular testing in patients with rare cancer predicts response to Gleevec

...er centers in the nation and remains the only such center between Sacramento and Seattle. It comprises some 120 clinical researchers and basic scientists who are working together to translate scientific understanding into longer and better lives for cancer patients....

Study finds ADHD improves with sensory intervention

...ho are clients at the OT4Kids occupational therapy center in Crystal River, Fla., were taking medication for ADHD. Of the 88, 63 children each underwent 40 one-hour sensory intervention therapy sessions, while 25 did not. Therapy techniques appeal to the three basic sensory systems: The tactile system con...

Digital mammography decreases 'call-back' appointments, reducing patient anxiety and cost

...imaging," said Dr. Raza. The screening mammography center at Dr. Raza's institution recently changed over from conventional to digital mammography. For the study, Dr. Raza compared mammograms from six-month time periods prior to and after that switch, and all interpreted by the same radiologists. She found ...

Pilot studies to look at how mind drives or prevents disease

...Aging (NIA), part of NIH, to create RCMBR. The new center is focused on mind-body interactions and aging because people may be less likely as they age to respond to blanket treatments meant to protect against the diseases of aging. Tailored treatments are urgently needed, and mind-body approaches may be par...

Infants with rare genetic disease saved by cord blood stem cells

...h cancers and rare genetic diseases than any other center in the world 147 children in all. The oldest Duke patient transplanted for a lysosomal storage disease is now seven years old and has developed and progressed normally, according to Kurtzberg. Kurtzberg said their treatment successes provide a stro...

Medication errors continue even in highly computerized hospital

... selection, dosage, and monitoring in a VA medical center after the adoption of computerized systems that offered minimal decision support for these specific aspects of the medication process," the authors write. "our findings do imply that purchasers of CPOE systems should not rely on generic CPOE and bar ...

Men with spouses, partners, fare better after prostate cancer treatment

...he Jonsson Cancer Center was named the best cancer center in the western United States by U.S. News & World Report, a ranking it has held for five consecutive years....

UK receives $6 million for Appalachia Community Cancer Network

...te Appalachia Community Cancer Network (ACCN). The center will receive $1.2 million a year for five years from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the nation's leader in cancer research. The ACCN is one of 25 grantees in the Community Networks Program, a national NCI research initiative to reduce cancer di...

Boston University psychologists find neurological mechanism for subliminal learning

...icipants watched for gray letters to appear in the center of the screen, the imperceptible dots moved coherently just outside their field of vision. Participants were exposed again and again to the imperceptible, moving dots as they signaled the gray letters and were later tested to see if their recognitio...

Location, access to trauma centers often inadequate, inefficient

...icans do not have access to a level I or II trauma center within an hour if they were to be seriously injure...nd stabilization, with transfer to a level I or II center when indicated." The researchers found that an estimated 69.2 percent and 84.1 percent of U.S. r...

Penn study documents access to trauma centers in the United States

...Medical Association . "Quickly getting to a trauma center will very likely save your life if you are serious...herwise would not have been able to reach a trauma center within an hour. The authors concluded that more, well-placed medical helicopter bases would be a pra...

New NHLBI-sponsored study shows programs can teach children to eat healthier

...ve to be available to them." The six DISC clinical center sites were Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, J...sity, and the University of Iowa. The coordinating center was the Maryland Medical Research Institute....

Loyola employs high-tech software to target irregular heartbeat more accurately

...enter campus. Loyola is nationally recognized as a center of excellence for heart and heart surgery, as affirmed by the U.S. News & World Report listing of "America's Best Hospitals," (ranked 28th nationally in 2003; and 25th in 2004). U.S. News & World Report ranked Loyola as the best heart and heart surge...

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