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Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
...ctive than antipsychotics alone in producing rapid clinical
improvement in people with schizophrenia," Tharyan said. Rapid improvement of symptoms is potentially lifesaving, for instance, when a person with schizophrenia is suicidal. The review also refutes a public perception that ECT is dangerous and cause...
Study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...s purpose had not been tested through a randomized clinical
trial. The investigation of whether antibiotics could be used to treat the bacteria, and therefore reduce the risk of cardiac events, was conducted at 27 different sites in the United States. All U.S. adults have been exposed to C. pneumoniae, which ...
Child health teacher numbers at worrying levels
... being raised as new research shows the numbers of clinical
teachers in this field have dropped dramatically i...tion in the number of lecturers and a 7.2% fall in clinical
academic staff overall working in this area, according to a survey published this week in the Archi...
Trusts perform better on chemical incidents but protective suits and tents still imperfect
...e trust, estates personnel erected the shelter for clinical
staff to then prepare it, while at the other trust, clinical
staff had to perform both roles and felt overstretched. Tests showed that staff failed to decontami...
New study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...s. "Although antibiotic treatment of patients with clinical
coronary heart disease is not helpful, the ACES study was not designed to find the role of C. pneumoniae in the cause or progression of coronary heart disease. Different studies will be needed to determine the role of C. pneumoniae in the early, asym...
Brain imaging study explains Williams syndrome language gifts
...rol development of the human cortex, and also aids clinical
prognosis and understanding of the syndrome's underlying genetic trigger. Background: Williams Syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by heart defects, abnormalities in the outer layer of the brain, or cerebral cortex, and mild to moderate ...
Pregnant women with epilepsy face dilemma
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and research results on all aspects of epilepsy. A... presents subscribers with scientific evidence and clinical
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neurology, neurophysiology, molecular biology, neuroimaging, neurochemistry...
ANNA awards Nurse Researcher of the Year to Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member
... majority of the association members are nurses in clinical
practice, and I think it is important for them to ... work and to value the use of research findings in clinical
practice," she said. Thomas-Hawkins is currently focusing her research on the study of illness ...
Anti-malarial drugs given to infants can protect them for two years
... this period. They found the opposite: the rate of clinical
malaria was 36% lower in recipients of sulfadoxine...reduction in the risk of first or only episodes of clinical
malaria in children aged 10 months to 2 years from intermittent preventative malarial treatment for ...
10 years before malaria vaccine is ready for widespread use
...AS02 vaccine gave 30% protection against the first clinical
episode of malaria and 58% protection against seve...1411-20) Other promising candidates are undergoing clinical
trials. Professor Greenwood states: "Malaria vaccine research has progressed rapidly over the past f...
Adolescents not receiving health counseling, Stanford study shows
... prevention, and it issued specific guidelines for clinical
practice. It recommended, for example, that teens receive yearly guidance on diet and exercise, sexual behaviors, substance abuse, and injury reduction. To help implement the guidelines, it issued questionnaires for clinicians to use with teens: "Do ...
Breakthrough for kids with epilepsy
...d their Surgical Treatment and are continuing with clinical
research on their outcome data which now spans 10 years. Their interests include quality of life studies and both are in the process of performing a long-term quality of life study of children who have had severe epilepsy treated at the Pediatric Epi...
Nanoparticles offer new hope for detection and treatment
... diagnosis and therapy in humans will be tested in clinical
trials in about one and a half to two years. The spherical nanoparticles are a few thousand times smaller than the dot above this "i," yet each can carry about 100,000 molecules of the metal used to provide contrast in MRI images. This creates a high...
High levels of immunosuppressant may lead to tumor recurrence
...was determined by the clinician in charge based on clinical
and biochemical indications, but without regard to blood levels achieved by the drug after it was administered. HCC recurred in 7 of the patients between 2 and 40 months after transplant. The researchers found that the absence of recurrence was signi...
New grants to Georgetown to help build national cancer biomedical informatics grid
...ring new information gleaned from the thousands of clinical
and basic cancer studies that are in progress at any one time. Because of that, the way data is shared and results are published will likely become more rapid and more accessible via the grid. Clarke describes Georgetown as one of the "most activ...
Relatively few US adults report having a healthy lifestyle
...is combination to a level remotely consistent with clinical
or public health recommendations," the authors conclude. "These data, along with those that illustrate the benefit of following a healthy lifestyle, support the need for comprehensive primary prevention activities to increase healthy lifestyles and t...
CABG in elderly patients
...own deter a decision to perform CABG if there is a clinical
need for it and that older patients undergoing elective procedures may experience outcomes equivalent to those of younger patients....
Age is not a limiting factor in combined therapy for lung cancer
...e North Central Cancer Treatment Group conducted a clinical
trial using two different approaches to combined t...o receive combined modality therapy, preferably on clinical
High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas
...motherapy for rhabdomyosarcoma. In addition, both clinical
and registry-based surveys have reported that these children have an increased risk of second bone or soft tissue sarcoma, many of which were related to high dose radiation and chemotherapy or, in some cases, to genetic predisposition. In the curren...
Fatal brain disease holds clues to dementia
...ng brain research centre. Its scientists undertake clinical
and applied research that can be developed into treatments to combat brain disorders, and into new medical practices. Their discoveries will improve the lives of those directly, and indirectly, affected by brain and mind disorders in Australia, and a...
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