Tag: "centers" at medical news
Gastric bypass patients fare better as surgical programs' experience increases
...ially when the surgery is performed at high volume centers
and the surgeons have reached the 100 case experie...patient population mandates limiting this field to centers
that specialize in it and perform it on a regular basis," the authors write. Theoretically, high vol...
Number and quality of kidney transplants much greater if national matching program adopted
...d algorithm with the scheme currently used in some centers
and regions. The model included simulated patients from the general community with characteristics drawn from distributions describing end-stage kidney disease patients eligible for kidney transplantation and live donors. The researchers found that a...
Kidney donation program may provide more matches for previously incompatible recipients and donors
...d algorithm with the scheme currently used in some centers
and regions. The model included simulated patients from the general community with characteristics drawn from distributions describing end-stage kidney disease patients eligible for kidney transplantation and their willing and eligible live donors. T...
New study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...weekly dosing. ACES enrolled men and women at 28 centers
across the country between 1999 and 2000. Pfizer, Inc., co-sponsored the study and supplied study medications. "Although antibiotic treatment of patients with clinical coronary heart disease is not helpful, the ACES study was not designed to find the...
Study finds possible mechanism for link between sleep disturbances and metabolic syndrome
...rocesses), hunger, and satiety are all regulatedby centers
within a brain structure called the hypothalamus. And previousstudies in humans have suggested that disrupted sleep patterns maycontribute to the development of obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. In this latest work, Turek and his colleagues ...
Child sex abuse policy recommendations published in Science magazine
...Stress Network, a federally funded coalition of 54 centers
providing community-based treatment to children and their families, to address the enormous public health consequences of child trauma creation of an Institute of Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence within the National Institutes of Health Davi...
Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
...ge surgery known to be performed at only two other centers
in the U.S., doctors at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) on Tuesday returned a patient's own insulin-producing cells to him after surgically removing his pancreas to eliminate constant, severe pain from chronic pancreatitis. ...
Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays under study
... Medical College of Georgia. MCG is one of some 20 centers
across the world studying impedance scanning, a technique based on evidence that electrical current passes through cancerous tissue more easily than normal tissue. Preliminary studies have shown the technique, which takes about 10 minutes and doesn't...
New grants to Georgetown to help build national cancer biomedical informatics grid
...t Georgetown is helping to create, cancer research centers
will be linked to each other in real time, using c... network. caBIG now involves over 50 funded cancer centers
across the nation. Of the $20 million slated for caBIG development in year one, Georgetown researche...
Increased risk associated with combining carotid artery, coronary artery surgeries
... without stenting has replaced CEA-CABG at several centers
in the U.S., leaving the burden on surgeons who perform CEA-CABG to show that it can be performed with acceptable risks," noted Pullicino....
Orqis Medical receives unconditional FDA approval for pivotal trial of percutaneous CHF therapy
... researchers to treat up to 200 CHF patients at 40 centers
participating in the company's MOMENTUM pivotal cl...ENTUM clinical investigation from 8 to 40 research centers
nationwide. "The Cancion CRS offers the promise of an exciting new percutaneous therapeutic modalit...
Costs of medical institutional review boards' greater than previously estimated
... Institute, examined data from 63 academic medical centers
in the United States to assess the costs for runni... on average six IRB staff members, and high-volume centers
(700 or more new protocols per year) had 14. The mean number of IRB panels in low-volume institutio...
Guava and AHF Global Immunity bring low cost AIDS diagnosis to resource-limited countries
...ethods especially in areas outside of major urban centers
very low," said Jeff Harvey, vice president of customer solutions at Guava Technologies. "Multi-site clinical studies suggest that CD4 T cell enumeration conducted on the Guava EasyCD4 TM represents a good, significantly lower cost alternative to a...
Study of iron overload yields surprising results
.... The HEIRS study is being conducted at five field centers
in the United States and Canada: Howard University (Washington, D.C.), Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Northwest and Hawaii (Portland, Ore., and Honolulu, Hawaii), London Health Sciences Centre (London and Toronto, Ontario), University ...
Officials simulate bioterrorist attack to test APL-developed disease surveillance
...ompiling data from emergency rooms, poison control centers
and other sources, disease surveillance can serve ... The NCR network consists of independent operation centers
- known as surveillance nodes - in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, with a central "...
Tools for diagnosing heart attack could be inaccurate in some populations
...to the emergency departments of eight U.S. medical centers
and one medical center in Singapore. Any patient who came in with symptoms that might be cardiac chest pain, shortness of breath, etc. was included in the study. The researchers looked at the accuracy of ACI-TIPI in predicting acute coronary syndrom...
Acupuncture treatment no more effective than sham treatment in reducing migraine headaches
...ure points. Patients were treated at 18 outpatient centers
in Germany. Patients completed headache diaries from 4 weeks before to 12 weeks after randomization and from week 21 to 24 after randomization. The researchers found that between baseline and weeks 9 to 12, the average number of days with headache ...
Stroke drug still meets resistance from doctors wary of its risks
...rganization, JCAHO; U-M is one of the nation's 113 centers
certified so far. "This survey shows that there's still major resistance to tPA use in the emergency medicine community, but we shouldn't blame ED physicians or ask them to handle this decision alone," says lead author Devin Brown, M.D., a U-M strok...
Girl juvenile offenders exhibit more problems, risks than boys
...emale offenders, he explained. Juvenile detention centers
were designed to handle people who have committed crimes and these are usually boys. But girls are often in trouble for issues related to family issues, and need programs that deal with the whole family. "Juvenile institutions aren't geared to do w...
US Latinos may develop Alzheimer's disease symptoms at earlier age than white, non-Latinos
...glo patients and was consistent for the east coast centers
(individuals of predominately Caribbean origin) and the west coast centers
(individuals of predominately Mexican origin). In the second phase of the study, 119 Latinos and 55 ...
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