Tag: "contacts" at medical news
Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention
...ow them to provide Tamiflu preventatively to close contacts
of infected individuals. The disease modelling r...ion in people exposed to these patients (household contacts
and school/work contacts), illness attack rates and deaths could potentially be reduced by more than...
Aussie research goes global through new grants
...tunity to learn more and make useful international contacts
with established research centres and academics. Primary health care research is an important and developing discipline in health care research. Its vital that we give new researchers in this area an opportunity to develop their careers, he said. ...
Soft contacts designed for cone-shaped cornea
improved vision for subjects with keratoconic eyes and offer hope of nonsurgical treatment instead of corneal transplants. University of Rochester researchers describe the custom design techniques and results of visual acuity tests in a paper publish...
Disease management programs improve long-term outcomes
...agement indicated above, plus education, telephone contacts
and additional visits to heart failure nurse every...eling oulined above, involves home visits, monthly contacts
with the heart failure nurse and multidisciplinary advice. At baseline, 50 percent of patients ...
First-time mothers at increased risk for postpartum mental disorders
...hers was also increased for psychiatric outpatient contacts
through the first 3 months after childbirth, also with the highest risk occurring 10 to 19 days following the birth. Unlike motherhood, fatherhood was not associated with any increased risk of hospital admission or outpatient contact. "This may ind...
A medical micropump
...essure device or vacuum that powers the pump never contacts
blood or other medical samples. "Most of these biological fluids are very sensitive," Gale says. "If you have a medical sample, you don't want to contaminate it. We've removed the complexity of the pump from the microdevice to an external location...
Vision and hearing loss often occur together in older age
...isual impairment (worse than 20/40 vision) without contacts
or glasses and 56 (2.9 percent) had best-corrected...ng that their best vision while wearing glasses or contacts
was worse than 20/40. In addition, 766 (40 percent) had hearing impairment, including 599 with mild...
A world first in the treatment of a young patient with a completely blocked yet vital heart artery
...e technology on a child. At the time these initial contacts
were made last spring, the CROSSER hadn't yet been commercialized, and had only been used on about 300 patients throughout the world during the last stage of clinical validation. Several telephone conversations later, and after necessary information ...
Study documents outbreak of fungal eye infections among contact lens wearers in Singapore
... poor lens hygiene habits, including wearing daily contacts
overnight, wearing expired lenses and wearing contacts
while swimming. The authors suggest that these habits, however, cannot fully account for the outbrea...
HIV Testing Day: Missed opportunities at the doctor's office
...Brigham and Women's Hospital. "Even after years of contacts
with the health care system, far too many people will not discover they are HIV positive until they are already showing clinical signs of AIDS. We would identify people with HIV a lot sooner--and connect them with the care they need to extend their l...
Alcoholics with a borderline personality disorder are at greatest risk for suicidal behavior
...euss. "Clinicians and personnel who have frequent contacts
with these patients in outpatient clinics or community clinics should be able to offer long-term suicide prevention strategies to subjects with known risk factors. I also hope that members of the public will realize that alcohol dependence is a psyc...
Inadequate housing may contribute to poor health in immigrant farmworker families
...with at least one young child. Most of the primary contacts
were female, and the majority of the occupants of the households were from Mexico. The researchers looked at three aspects of housing that could affect family health: dwelling characteristics, household characteristics and household behavior. They f...
One in three adults are lonely, especially people in their forties
...ief that retirement is linked to diminished social contacts
and that people get lonelier as they get older." Key findings from the research, co-authored by Professor Kerry Mummery from Central Queensland University and nursing lecturer Siobhan Sharkey from the University of Stirling in Scotland, include: ...
Update on tuberculosis -- 2005
... for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in contacts
of patients with tuberculosis and is likely to be more specific than the TST in bacilli Calmette-Gurin (BCG) vaccine," said Dr. Yew. (The BCG vaccine, which is not 100 percent effective, is used most often in developing countries.) The most common an...
Tool developed to silence genes in specific tissues using RNAi
...rmation of adherens junctions, or the cell-to-cell contacts
between nurse cells and the germ cells that ultimately become sperm. Using RNAi to silence WT1, therefore, led to the discovery that WT1 is the first transcription factor shown to regulate the formations of these junctions, Wilkinson says. "It is a t...
New insight into machinery of immune cells' 'tentacles'
...ls with a "superantigen," they detected Abi at the contacts
between T cells and B cells. Their experiments also revealed that the binding of Abi to Wave was required for Abi to reach the contact point. The researchers' experiments also revealed that the Abi/Wave complex was naturally present in T cells. And w...
Details of the first case of avian flu in mainland China
...ee. The researchers found that the patients' close contacts
totalling 191 persons were all healthy. They also report that the family had 22 chickens and five ducks in cages in a confined area adjacent to the bathroom and toilets within the house, and that between Oct 6 and Oct 12 up to six birds died per da...
Telephone-based care improves quality of life for those with anxiety disorders
...vention patients received a median of 12 telephone contacts
from their care managers over the course of twelve months. At 12-month follow-up, those who participated in the telephone intervention were more likely to experience a decline in anxiety and depressive symptoms, less likely to visit the emergency roo...
Ophthalmologist directs honor to Southwestern Medical Foundation
...le wearing lenses. Thirty five million people wear contacts
in the United States, and 100 million wear them worldwide....
Synaptic connections need nurturing to retain their structure and keep outsiders at bay
...rain and then recognize and make specific synaptic contacts
with the correct type of nerve cells," said James ...hese climbing fibers had established many synaptic contacts
on each Purkinje cell at sites previously occupied by parallel fibers. "Nerves are territorial and...