Tag: "centers" at medical news
Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure
...ial to be conducted by a limited number of medical centers
in the United States. Called the Rheos Trial, it is funded by CVRx Inc. of Minneapolis. Karl A. Illig, M.D., chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, is principal investigator for the Rochester trial site. Cardiologist John D. Bisognano, M.D., Ph.D...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...tient survival at the seven French transplantation centers
which were involved in the study ran 84.2 percent at day 30, 63.3 percent at 1 year, 45.9 percent at 3 years, and 38.1 percent at 5 years. The research study appears in the first issue for April 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed ...
ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery
...gery seek highly experienced surgeons and surgical centers
whenever feasible. "There are differences among the surgeries, so patients need to understand the risks of complications from surgery as well as complications further down the road, such as gall bladder disease and sometimes re-operation," said Snow....
ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
...ly need to revisit the current criteria that organ centers
are using and provide new, clear guidelines to help these centers
update their policies in regard to waiting lists and management of potential transplant recipients,"...
Scientists to study actions of botanical oils
... University Baptist Medical Center, is one of five centers
nationwide selected for funding. Research conducted by the funded centers
will explore the safety, effectiveness, and mechanisms of botanicals, which are plant-based dietary ...
Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival
...Head injury patients transferred to level I trauma centers
are more likely to survive than if they're transfe...nts with head injury transferred from rural trauma centers
in Oregon and Washington to level I trauma centers
in both states. Researchers from the Center for P...
National trial shows older children benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...07 older children with amblyopia studied at 49 eye centers
nationwide. Previously, many eye care professional...as many other clinical studies of amblyopia at eye centers
Hopkins study shows older children also benefit from 'lazy eye' treatment
... at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and 48 eye centers
across North America report that many children between the ages of 7 and 17 with amblyopia, or "lazy eye," may benefit from treatments usually prescribed for younger children. "Previously, many eye specialists thought treating amblyopia in older chi...
Older children can benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...as many other clinical studies of amblyopia at eye centers
nationwide. Dr. Sieving also commented that the c...ealth Research in Tampa, Florida. A list of study centers
Heart valve ring reverses damage from congestive heart failure, easing symptoms
...volving more patients, is now under way, and other centers
are beginning to explore the use of the GeoForm ring in their heart failure patients. Patients interested in learning more about mitral valve surgery options at the U-M may call 734-936-1900. The GeoForm ring may complement another device now under s...
Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma
...data on new therapeutic approaches." Participating centers
in the trial, in addition to UCSF and Harvard, were: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Harlem Lung Center, New York; National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver; University of Wisconsin, Madison; and Thomas Jefferson Medical College, P...
Jefferson researchers find timing of post-epilepsy surgery seizures predicts outcome
... Center, and their colleagues at six other medical centers
studied 387 patients who had epilepsy surgery, fol...well patients do. The study involved seven medical centers
participating in the Multicenter Study of Epilepsy Surgery. These include Yale University, the Unive...
Delay in Alzheimer's disease onset seen for first time
...This study involved 769 participants at 69 medical centers
in the United States and Canada. The National Institute on Aging funded this study with additional support from Pfizer, Eisai and DSM Nutritional Products....
Anxious and pessimistic personalities linked to Parkinson's disease later in life
...ious work done at Mayo Clinic and at other medical centers
had given Dr. Bower's team hints that there might be psychiatric conditions or personality types that might put some people at increased risk for Parkinson's disease. From an initial group of 7,216 people who took the Minnesota Multiphasic Personali...
Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma
... means to treat their symptoms quickly." Clinical centers
for the Improving Asthma Control Trial were Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Harlem Lung Center, New York, NY National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver, CO Unive...
Public leadership in neurology award honors Leeza Gibbons for Alzheimer's awareness efforts
...mory disorders and their caregivers. Leeza's Place centers
are designed to develop continuums of care within communities. Three centers
are open now, and many others are in various stages of development. The Memory Foundation's goal is ...
NMDP welcomes IOM recommendation for fully integrated cord blood system
...ords on the NMDP Registry. Member U.S. transplant centers
have electronic access to the NMDP search databases, which shortens the average search time for donors and cord blood units to seconds. "We commend the IOM for calling for the inclusion of many important elements in a national program such as uniform...
NY Academy of Sciences reveals how scientists plan to combat bioterrorism & deadly pathogens
...al Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). These centers
have inaugurated the Trans-RCE Biodefense Seminars. This 13-part lecture series uses video and web conferencing to present information on major pathogens for clinical and basic research professionals (including graduate students, laboratory and hosp...
Independent voice rises to help consumers navigate health care
... care system, and the establishment of independent centers
to provide that assistance is key to improving hea...Keck School's Department of Family Medicine. "The centers
may also reduce costs, morbidity and litigation that could occur if consumers' problems were not oth...
Northwestern's cancer genetics program finds gene variants that greatly increase breast cancer risk
...ing Cancer Center in New York are the only medical centers
in the country performing clinical studies of the TGFBR1*6A gene. "In the near future, it will be commonplace for people to know what genes make them more susceptible to cancer, and we'll have many more options for preventing those cancers," says Dr....
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