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New prognostic markers help identify risk of relapse
A recently completed clinical
study has found new prognostic markers that may he...mprove their chance of survival. The retrospective clinical
study, performed jointly by the Centre for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCC&BD)at Sydney C...
Risk of womb cancer varies according to the type of HRT used
...er Institute, Maryland, USA) state: "The important clinical
question is how hormones can be prescribed in a fashion that will allow women to receive the greatest benefits without commensurate risks. To minimise cancer and other risks, clinicians should prescribe the lowest possible dose of oestrogen for short...
Enrollment progress for European approval trial
... had received very strong interest from several US clinical
study sites. About Ventracor Ventracor (ASX:VCR) is an international medical technology company that has developed a life-saving heart pump, the VentrAssist TM left ventricular assist system (LVAS) for patients in cardiac failure. The company expe...
Perceived discrimination linked to coronary artery calcification
...nding that arterial calcification is predictive of clinical
events such as heart attack. The study included 181 African-American women, ages 45 to 58, from the Chicago, and Pittsburgh, Pa., areas. The women answered a nine-item Everyday Discrimination Questionnaire regarding their experience of discriminati...
May 2005 Ophthalmology journal
...dies from the May 2005 issue of Ophthalmology, the clinical
journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, are now available. These include: How Can We Insure That Neuro-ophthalmology Will Survive? Management of the Patient with Suspected Temporal Arteritis: A Decision-Analytic Approach The Diagnostic...
Journal study suggests many glaucoma patients don't take medication properly
...t appears in the May edition of Ophthalmology, the clinical
journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, shows that as many as 47 percent of patients receiving glaucoma therapy do not comply with their doctor's prescribed medicine regimen. This is in startling contrast to the 90 percent of doctors who be...
Tools for diagnosing heart attack could be inaccurate in some populations
...ACS is an umbrella term used to cover any group of clinical
symptoms compatible with chest pain due to insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle resulting from heart vessel disease. Out of 11,991 patients in the study, 1,120 were diagnosed with ACS. Other researchers were V. Anantharaman, M.D., from Sing...
Milk thistle does not reduce deaths from liver diseases, best studies find
...findings were not duplicated in the higher quality clinical
trials. However, milk thistle was found safe to us...y Hospital, led a team that reviewed 13 randomized clinical
trials involving 915 patients who were treated with milk thistle or its extracts. Participants had a...
Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells
...between similar types of tissue.With their initial clinical
successes, the researchers hope to helpfluorescence spectroscopy become a widespread clinical
technique.(Presentation CFJ3, "Applications of Time-Resolved FluorescenceSpectroscopy to Atheroscler...
Health-care ethics practical, smart: U of T study
... a central ethics resource usually the hospital's clinical
bioethicist who shares ethics knowledge and offer...nization," says MacRae. "Without local buy-in, the clinical
ethicist can be seen as the ethics police, rather than as a resource and a support." By committing t...
Giving children access to drug clinical trials is crucial, clofarabine approval shows
...ng children rapid access to new treatments through clinical
trials, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Refractory or relapsed ALL is a disease that resists treatment. Clofarabine was approved for use in the treatment of pediatric patients 1 to 21 years old who have relapsed ...
Excess oxygen worsens lung inflammation in mice
...nal PLoS Biology, believes the findings could have clinical
implications. Supplemental oxygen is a life-saving therapy for patients with breathing problems, but it can harm the lungs if it is used for long periods. While the problem of oxygen-induced lung damage is well known, the biochemical processes leadin...
UT Southwestern researchers show new drug may help treat certain forms of leukemia
...reatment. While PD166326 is not yet available for clinical
trials, investigators at Memorial Sloan-Kettering ...hat owns the patent for this class of drugs on its clinical
development, Dr. Ilaria said. Its relatively long half-life in mice indicates once-daily dosing migh...
Study reveals new data on how lyme disease is spread
... tell-tale bull's eye rash that is the most common clinical
feature of Lyme disease, to determine when does bl...sion impossible to predict with certainty based on clinical
features alone. Younger patients and those with a prior history of Lyme disease were somewhat protec...
Simple questions may determine children's exposure to smoke
...cotinine levels. "Based on our data, our practical clinical
recommendations are as follows: health care profes...for ETS exposure," the authors write. "Although in clinical
practice, mothers frequently report smoking few cigarettes per day and smoking outside, these factor...
3 questions may provide good clues to smoke exposure
...isk to the child, according to Judith A. Groner, a clinical
professor in the department of pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. The study was conducted at Columbus Children's Hospital where 291 mothers or primary caregivers, both self-reported smokers (120) and nonsm...
Too many doctors fail to follow guidelines and to prescribe best treatments for heart patients
... outcome in heart failure outpatients outside of a clinical
trial, Professor Michel Komajda and colleagues ...improve the management of chronic heart failure in clinical
practice." The researchers found there was plenty of room for improvement in the treatment of patien...
Burden of cardiovascular disease will shift to the developing world
...ving and with economic development and adoption of clinical
interventions for blood pressure and cholesterol in high-income countries mean that the burden of cardiovascular risk factors is being shifted to the developing world; as a result, low-income and middle-income countries will simultaneously face the b...
All low-fat diets are not equal, Stanford study shows
...turated fat and cholesterol intake. The randomized clinical
trial included 120 adults, ages 30 to 65. All were members of the target population for food-based approaches to lowering cholesterol: They had moderately high LDL levels, between 130 and 190 mg/dL. Researchers randomly divided the outpatients into t...
Mailman School shares new virus identification technologies
...on technologies as they are developed. Currently, clinical
samples must sometimes be sent great distances for analysis, and the sensitivity of the technologies and equipment in labs varies greatly. In an effort to address this, scientists from the Jerome L. and Dawn Greene Infectious Disease Laboratory in...
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