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Sleep apnea and death association point to need to examine treatments, modify devices

...inic cardiologist. The first study, on the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for patients with central sleep apnea and heart failure, was led by T. Douglas Bradley, M.D., of Toronto General Hospital. The other study on obstructive sleep apnea as a risk factor for stroke and death was led by H. ...

Positive study results for methylphenidate transdermal system

...patented DOT Matrix system was designed to provide continuous medication release throughout the day. The transdermal system releases medication that passes through the skin and directly into the blood stream. The patch is water-resistant. Data from phase II and phase III clinical trials presented this week in ...

Get With The Guidelines program dramatically improves care

...esCoronary Artery Disease (GWTGCAD) is a Web-based continuous quality improvement program that: Provides care teams with instant access to data to guide their treatment decisions. Prints American Heart Association pamphlets on CAD care so patients get educational materials immediately. Sends quarterly rep...

Riding roller coasters may actually be 'death-defying' for people with heart disease

... maximum heart rates than men, researchers said. A continuous 12-channel Holter electrocardiogram was placed on participants. It recorded heart rates before, during and after the roller coaster ride. Thirty of the participants had never ridden a roller coaster before, while eight had a little experience and 17...

Toddlers with sleep apnea suffer more respiratory problems while sleeping on their backs

... The children underwent polysomnography (PSG, the continuous recording of physiologic variables during sleep) to evaluate OSAS, and later had their tonsils and adenoid tissue removed. The PSGs were analyzed for data on the respiratory disturbance index (RDI, an index measuring respiratory events that disturb ...

Body position affects sleep apnea among young children

...0 children who underwent polysomnography (PSG, the continuous recording of physiologic variables during sleep) to evaluate OSAS, and later had surgery to remove their tonsils and adenoid tissue, between December 1, 2000, and November 30, 2003. The PSGs were analyzed for data on the respiratory disturbance inde...

Radiation treatment prolonged liver cancer patients' lives, U-M study finds

... radiation twice daily for two weeks, along with a continuous infusion of the chemotherapy drug floxuridine. The patients then had a two-week break before repeating the radiation and chemotherapy regimen for another two weeks. The chemotherapy was delivered through a catheter into the artery that directly feeds...

Hopkins study shows 30-day soft contact lenses pose very small risk of vision loss

...earing the contact lenses for less than three-week continuous periods. "The incidence of vision loss as a result...Vision's silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses for continuous wear up to 30 nights. These silicone hydogel lenses allow greater than four times more oxygen throu...

News briefs from the journal Chest, December 2005

...ompared outcomes between traditional long hours of continuous care, with a 14-hour work-shift model in a medical...ix days a week and were on in-house call (28 to 30 continuous hours) once every fourth night, averaging 73.3 duty hours weekly. During the pilot program, resident...

Adherence to pneumonia treatment guidelines results in better outcomes, Pitt study shows

...level and intensity of feedback, reinforcement and continuous quality improvement activities that each emergency department would carry out relevant to its pneumonia patients. All emergency departments agreed to follow uniform practice guidelines, which were based on expert consensus of national experts in pneu...

MSG-2 will advance long-term monitoring of Earth's energy balance

...s a new measurement every 15 minutes, working on a continuous basis. The sensor has a spatial resolution of 50 km a value which can be reduced to 10 km after data processing - so even small-scale spatial or temporal radiation fluxes can be identified. Prof. Harries adds: "The initial GERB has now been operat...

Research clarifies how brain replenishes memory-making molecules

... on the neuron surface. Researchers then could use continuous electrophysiological recordings to measure the "recovery" - or replacement -- of these inactive AMPA receptors with fresh ones, as evidence by restored electric current through the receptors. The use of a light-activated silencer allowed the team to ...

MSG-2 in position for tonight's launch

...ting Meteosat fleet. Four satellites will provide continuous meteorological coverage until 2018. Since the launch of the first MSG satellite in 2002, meteorological images have been delivered every 15 minutes (instead of 30 with the first-generation Meteosat satellites) on 12 spectral channels (instead of 3) a...

Internal medicine organizations survey internists on maintenance of certification

...o provide periodic surveys assessing the impact of continuous MOC enhancements for diplomates....

Raising alcohol prices can lead to more drinking instead of less

...ng made available in the market in order to ensure continuous growth in the consumer base. Alcohol taxes may have no effects upon the prices of these beverages and, therefore, little effect on use and problems. Our findings suggest that a simple form of regulation, minimum price posting [that retailers cannot...

New generation clinical trials could save time and money, improve patient care

... "Using the Bayesian approach, it is natural to do continuous updating as information accrues," says Berry. "This characteristic makes it possible for us to build adaptive designs in clinical trials." He argues that the Bayesian approach is better for doctors, patients who participate in clinical trials and for...

Risky sex in Miami, racial influence on children's care in latest Journal of Urban Health

..."family-centered care," in which a physician has a continuous relationship with the child and parents and therefore knows and understands them. African Americans and Latinos were most likely to lack a family pediatrician, the researchers found. "Efforts to improve these aspects of well-child care might focus l...

One million people in medical gamble

...uch as rings, bracelets and body patches to keep a continuous check on volunteers' heart rate and blood oxygen levels. Participants' cellphones could be rigged up to transmit data on physiology and diet, and microchip-based sensors could be placed around the body to record other data such as exposure to radiati...

International HIV/AIDS trial finds continuous antiretroviral therapy superior to episodic therapy

...nto a large international HIV/AIDS trial comparing continuous antiretroviral therapy with episodic drug treatmen...of disease progression relative to participants on continuous ART. Furthermore, there was an increase in major complications such as cardiovascular, kidney and li...

Low-level heat wrap therapy safely reduces low back pain and improves mobility in the workplace

The use of continuous low-level heat wrap therapy (CLHT) significantly r...ver a low level of topical heat for at least eight continuous hours. All groups were assessed for measures of pain intensity and pain relief levels four times a d...

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