Tag: "clinical" at medical news
ACP and ACP Foundation launch 3-year effort to improve diabetes care
...es, MD, the company's associate vice president for clinical
research and medical affairs in endocrinology. He ...formats, such as PIER, the Web-based point-of-care clinical
decision support tool; MKSAP, the medical knowledge self-assessment program; and ACPOnline, the Coll...
APA applauds new California regulations for inpatient psychological services
...lifornia enacted a law granting psychologists full clinical
privileges in hospitals and the authority to direct patient care as members of hospital medical staffs. In 1990, the California Supreme Court affirmed the law in CAPP v. Rank and ruled that psychologists have the legal authority to practice independe...
Scientists discover how Ebola virus infects cells
...rmined. Inhibitors of cathepsins are already under clinical
development as anti-cancer drugs. The authors write, "Further investigation of the antiviral efficacy of [enzyme] inhibitors maybe warranted. The wealth of existing knowledge regarding the design and in vivo pharmacology of these inhibitors may facil...
NY Academy of Sciences reveals how scientists plan to combat bioterrorism & deadly pathogens
...cing to present information on major pathogens for clinical
and basic research professionals (including gradua...t lectures focus on smallpox and anthrax from both clinical
and research perspectives. Dr. Gregory Poland of the Mayo Clinic provides the introduction. Future r...
Cost-effectiveness of drugs may vary across borders
...ss of new pharmaceuticals. While health results of clinical
studies of drugs tend to be transferable from one ...ography and epidemiology of disease, difference in clinical
practice patterns, and differences in relative prices cross-country. This variability is a particul...
Exercise variety - not intensity - appears to reduce some Alzheimer's disease risk
...ournal Cell) provide a good picture from basic and clinical
science of how activity and exercise work to reduce the risk of dementia," says Lyketsos. According to the Alzheimer's Association, dementia is a group of diseases that all gradually destroy brain cells and lead to progressive decline in mental func...
Can hospital data detect poor performing doctors?
...day extends this theme to more general measures of clinical
quality where death may not be the outcome. The authors investigated whether routinely collected data from hospital episode statistics could be used to identify the gynaecologist Rodney Ledward, who was suspended in 1996 and was the subject of the Ri...
Cancer research could lead to improved detection methods
...sions that are virtually undetectable with current clinical
methods carry molecular changes or mistakes that may commit cells to develop into a tumour." "Our study emphasizes the need to develop molecular tests for detecting cancer at its pre-clinical stages, when chemoprevention regimes can be effective with...
Doing a spin with DNA
...the functioning of topoisomerase IB are already in clinical
use, but can possibly be improved using the knowledge from this study....
Obesity common among Chinese adults
...00 people completed a survey on their health and a clinical
examination. Increased blood pressure, bodyweight, body-mass index, waist circumference, cholesterol, and blood glucose concentrations were found among people from northern China than from the south of the country, and among urban residents compared ...
Drug can reduce bodyweight and cardiovascular risk factors in obese people
...ate: "These data, and those from the other ongoing clinical
trials with rimonabant, might presumably help us to better tackle obesity and related metabolic and cardiovascular disease. When additional drugs are available, we will also have the possibility to individually target the therapeutic strategies accor...
Prostate cancer therapy - study suggests new molecular screening theory
...h (LICR). "Although the 2-ME compound is in early clinical
trials, no-one has fully understood the molecular mechanisms of how it causes the death of cancer cells, but not normal cells," says Dr. Marne Landstrm, the senior author of the paper published in the prestigious Journal of Biological Chemistry. "We ...
Medical journal editors condemn ghostwriting
...ute research scientist. "Advancements in science, clinical
care and medical education require a discourse among and between basic and clinical
scientists, clinicians and medical educators," wrote the authors of the editorial, Dr. Tierney and c...
New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm
...Center neurosurgeon Michael Lawton, MD, headed the clinical
research team. The findings are reported in the March 2005 issue of Neurosurgery. Approximately 5 percent of the U.S. population develops a brain aneurysm at some time, and an even smaller percentage -- about 0.5 percent -- is diagnosed with a thromb...
Seattle inventor to receive Henry Heimlich Award
...ine, especially good nutrition. PCRM also conducts clinical
research studies, opposes unethical human experimentation, and promotes alternatives to animal research....
Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children
...aller catheters for pediatric patients, as well as clinical
trials in using blood-thinners as preventive therapy. Currently, thinners are used only after a child develops clots. Traditionally, researching more invasive treatment options for children has been regarded with reluctance, Dr. Massicotte said. "Bec...
Shape-altering genes linked to ovarian cancer
...s. "Each form of ovarian cancer has its own unique clinical
behavior. If we understand what causes these different forms, we have taken the first step toward early diagnosis and therapy tailored to each of the various subtypes." The American Cancer Society estimates that about 22,220 new cases of ovarian canc...
Northwestern's cancer genetics program finds gene variants that greatly increase breast cancer risk
...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. Pasche. Northwestern's Cancer Gene...
Scottish health minister launches major new clinical trials project to boost business and health
...e Glasgow, is set to boost research and facilitate clinical
trials in the city. It will attract commercial business to Glasgow and create a one-stop-shop for clinical
expertise. The trials are set to help sufferers of common diseases such as cardiovascular disease, d...
MR spectroscopy may be superior for determining prostate cancer prognosis
... the disease. But increased detection has led to a clinical
dilemma, since standard histologic evaluation, bas...e's potential for providing information useful for clinical
decision-making in prostate cancer. The researchers used MR spectroscopy to analyze tissue samples ...
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