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Immune factor GM-CSF significantly improves Crohn's disease symptoms

...severe Crohn's disease enrolled in the study at 28 centers across the U.S. Of the 94 participants who completed the 56-day treatment cycle, 57 received daily injections of GM-CSF, while 37 received placebo injections. Participants were evaluated every two weeks during the study period and 30 days after tre...

UNC launches study of liver injury caused by drugs

...th Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of five clinical centers nationwide to receive funds from the National Inst...e liver injury associated with drugs. Other DILIN centers along with UNC are at the Indiana University at Indianapolis, University of California at San Franci...

Location, access to trauma centers often inadequate, inefficient

...ue of JAMA . Despite the growing number of trauma centers over the past decade, studies indicate that their ...of the country are without timely access to trauma centers that could save their lives. In other parts of the country, there are possibly too many trauma cente...

Penn study documents access to trauma centers in the United States

...s, for the first time, determined access to trauma centers at the national level. The study found that about ...s, and how quickly, has been unsolved since trauma centers were created in the 1970s. Researchers and policymakers were thus eager to know the effect of locati...

New NIAID grants strengthen national biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research network

...k the completion of a national network of academic centers that conducts research to counter threats from bio...esearch needs. For example, researchers in the new centers have expertise in equine encephalitis and other viral diseases that can be transmitted to people by ...

Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study

...22 study sites nationwide, including 16 VA medical centers and six clinical research sites outside the VA system coordinated through NIAID. Between November 1998 and September 2001, the multicenter research team enrolled more than 38,500 men and women age 60 or older into the study. Half of the participants ...

Day care settings are a significant source of indoor allergens

...Both licensed family day care homes and child care centers are represented in the study. The researchers used...milarities in allergen levels between the day care centers and Southern home living rooms means children and the day care workers may be getting prolonged expo...

Fungal contamination in breast implant surgery: A rare, preventable complication

... concluded that "ambulatory or outpatient surgical centers need to: (1) follow hospital recommendations for regular maintenance of HVAC systems and balancing of airflow in operating rooms; (2) follow infection control guidelines; and (3) include infection control staff in all stages of planning, construction...

JAMA study finds whooping cough vaccine effective, safe for teens and adults

...pants between the ages of 11 and 64 at 39 clinical centers across the U.S. Participants received a single 0.5mL intramuscular dose of either Tdap or Td vaccine; antibody titers (concentrations) were measured before injection and at 28 days. Pertussis antibody titers were compared to infants who received an e...

One-a-day tablet treats common infection among head and neck cancer patients

...d international colleagues, studied patients in 36 centers who had completed radiotherapy for head and neck cancer and had oropharyngeal candidiasis confirmed by examination or fungal culture. One group of 141 patients were given daily a bioadhesive tablet containing 50mg of miconazole, developed by BioAlli...

Possible treatment found for 'chemobrain'

...l Oncology. The 154 cancer survivors at 21 medical centers showed significant reduction in fatigue and improvement in memory when treated with dosages of 10 mg to 50 mg of d-MPH per day, Dr. Lower said, when compared with a control group receiving a placebo. All the patients, who had a median age of 53 year...

Multi-drug resistant TB persists in California

...tional resources (e.g., additional staff, regional centers of excellence, and 'warm lines' that provide clinical consultations) are needed because an increasingly large proportion of MDR cases appear to be arising in rural or smaller health jurisdictions with limited resources and expertise; the threat of MD...

Veterans of first Gulf War have more chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia

...ternal Medicine. It was conducted at 16 VA medical centers across the nation over a period of approximately 3 years. For the study, researchers performed a detailed series of medical and psychiatric assessments on approximately 1100 veterans deployed to the Gulf War region and 1100 veterans who were not dep...

Patients with disease, cancer of the esophagus benefit from new technique developed by OHSU surgeons

...ginal procedure has been used in a few specialized centers around the world to remove cancer as well as other diseased tissue of the esophagus laparoscopically, that is by inserting fiber-optic instruments into a small, quarter-sized incision in the abdomen and maneuvering them to the affected portion of the...

Large multinational general population study shows restless legs syndrome is common, under-diagnosed

...gathered from patients and doctors at primary care centers in the U.S. and Europe. After obtaining background information from 15,391 study participants, researchers collected details from the respondents that reported experiencing RLS symptoms at any time in the past year, about the frequency and nature o...

Study examines reasons for suboptimal outcomes following deep brain stimulation surgery

...movement), there has been a surge in the number of centers offering this surgical procedure, which involves i...who came to one of two specialty movement disorder centers over a two year period complaining of unsatisfactory results from deep brain stimulation surgery per...

Study explains why up to eight percent of cancers go undetected

... been testing will become the standard for all PET centers because of its noninvasive nature, large field of view, accuracy, ease of use, speed and patient comfort." PET highlights chemical and physiological changes related to metabolism that often occur before structural damage is evident. PET is the leadin...

Fish oil supplements may be harmful to patients with abnormal heart rhythms

...ecifically looked at 200 patients from six medical centers between February 1999 to January 2003. All the patients had implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) that protected them against these life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms by automatically detecting and treating VT and VF with pacing and/or s...

Fish oil does not lower risk of heart problems for patients with implantable defibrillators

...o-controlled trial was performed at 6 U.S. medical centers with enrollment from February 1999 until January 2003. The study included 200 patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and a recent episode of sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF). Patients wer...

Pitt receives $9 million to develop research tools that may aid drug discovery

...drug development, all information collected by the centers will be freely available to the entire scientific ...). NIH selected nine outside institutions as pilot centers to be included in the network, as well as NIH's Chemical Genomics Center. Each center will work to d...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... Asteroid and comet impacts can cause widespread ecological ... even global scales. But new research from Brown University ... ancient life at the time of an impact. , ... has found fragments of leaves and preserved organic compounds ... in Argentina. The material could provide a snapshot of ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... A drug under clinical trials to treat tuberculosis ... drugs that act against various bacteria, fungal infections and ... University of Illinois chemists and collaborators. , Led by ... determined the different ways the drug SQ109 attacks the ... target other pathogens from yeast to malaria and ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... of stem cell therapies to cure a variety of ... populations based on cell surface markers. Researchers from the ... is highly expressed in a type of stem cells ... in an article in BioResearch Open Access , ... The article is available free on the ...
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