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Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting

...n men, and women had as much as a 15-minute longer delay once they arrived at the hospital until the time treatment was started. Lansky called on women to go to the hospital as soon as they suspect the symptoms of heart attack. She urged the medical profession to speed evaluations and the time to treatme...

UK approval procedures will drive research overseas

... obtain ethical approval, this resulted in a total delay of 150 days. Research studies requiring multiple NHS sites should build in substantial lag times before research processes can be initiated, say the authors. "We anticipate that failure to address this new obstacle to health service research will blo...

Rats with migraines provide Jefferson scientists insights to improved drug strategy

...treatment. Since most migraine sufferers typically delay treatment until the pounding in their head has spread to their forehead or around their eyes, at this stage they don't respond well to most treatments. These data suggest that treatment with DHE can reverse this sensitization." Dr. Oshinsky would lik...

Clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's may be delayed, says major clinical trial

...Study, are the first to suggest than any agent can delay the clinical diagnosis of AD in people with MCI. T...epartment of Health and Human Services. "While the delay in progressing to Alzheimer's disease had a limited effect in this case, it comes at an early stage ...

Delay in Alzheimer's disease onset seen for first time

...il, an Alzheimer's treatment drug; and placebo for delay or prevention of progression to Alzheimer's disease in mild cognitive impairment patients. These patients had the amnesic (memory-related) variety of mild cognitive impairment, a transitional stage between the forgetfulness of normal aging and the mo...

Doing a spin with DNA

...ases as cell division progresses. These forces can delay the process of cell division and under certain conditions even stop it. Topoisomerase IB can reduce these torsional forces. The enzyme releases the torsion from the DNA as follows: The enzyme surrounds the double-stranded DNA like a clamp and then t...

Ibuprofen may lower risk of Parkinson's disease

...-the-counter pain relievers may help to prevent or delay the onset of Parkinson's disease, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., April 9 16, 2005. Researchers caution that the results are preliminary and further study is...

NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers

...ers where irrational fears lead to cancellation or delay of medical services. The patient navigator offers disadvantaged cancer patients someone with whom they can feel comfortable; someone who has the knowledge base and confidence the patient might not possess. 5. Is the patient navigator concept in exi...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2

...studies has still not been published. This sort of delay usually means that the results were not so good, and if that study found a very different result from the others it could change our conclusions." "Whether the drug is good enough for health services to buy is a moot point. The National Institute for...

Some Alzheimer's patients can benefit from drug memantine

...t the Medical College of Wisconsin. "It produces a delay in the progression of the disease for some time." Memantine and other treatments for severe Alzheimer's disease "raise ethical issues," McShane says. "It is possible that the drug only extends the total time of deterioration without reducing the pers...

Study links cigarette smoking with progression of multiple sclerosis

...), suggesting that quitting smoking could limit or delay central nervous system deterioration. This is the first time that a modifiable risk factor for MS progression has been identified, providing a new strategy for patients hoping to control neurological damage from the disease. Study results appear in...

Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds

...ysically or cognitively stimulating activity might delay the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease. In this study, scientists have now shown in an animal model system that one simple behavioral intervention--exercise--could delay, or even prevent, development of AD-like pathology by decreasing beta-...

Study finds moderate hypothermia a safe treatment for traumatic brain injury in kids

...ose patients who were excluded because there was a delay in transfer of greater than six hours following injury but within 24 hours of admission, or unknown time when the injury occurred (i.e. child abuse) or were an adolescent (1318 years old). Assessments of safety included mortality, infection, coagulo...

Nation's leading researchers, scientists reveal findings at occupational therapy conference

...duce the need for personal care services, and even delay institutionalization. The Value of Occupational Therapy in Disaster Response Terrorist attacks, hurricanes, earthquakes and industrial accidents require OT practitioners to help citizens deal with occupational performance deficits immediately follo...

Human eggs can develop from ovarian surface cells in vitro

...ary follicles. This may result in a 10- to 12-year delay of the onset of natural menopause. Also, these ovarian stem cells could be used to generate several cell types used in stem cell research, and fertilized eggs produced in this way could produce cells capable of giving rise to embryonic stem cells for...

Lack of sleep can affect athletic performance in teens

...athletes may return with a significant sleep-phase delay that is difficult to correct," Carskadon says. Lack of sleep doesn't just affect athletics in teenagers. Studies repeatedly show that reaction time, vigilance, learning and alertness are impaired by insufficient sleep; so students with short nights a...

Active vaccine prevents mice from developing prion disease

...ed the first active vaccine that can significantly delay and possibly prevent the onset of a brain disease in mice that is similar to mad cow disease. The new findings, published online this week in the journal Neuroscience, could provide a platform for the development of a vaccine to prevent a group of fa...

Targeted cancer drug combined with low-dose chemotherapy shrinks tumors, slows ovarian cancer

...eniently taken in pill-form shrank tumors and may delay progression of the disease in a significant number of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer," Garcia said. "These early results may lead to a new use of this monoclonal antibody in the treatment of ovarian cancer." Ovarian cancer is the seventh mo...

Jefferson researcher's results show promise for metastatic eye melanoma

...vival. "If we're right," Dr. Sato says, "we could delay metastases." Dr. Sato also found a response in other tumors in the body besides the liver a potentially important finding, he says. Patients in the study lived on average about twice as long compared to those who received chemoembolization in an ear...

Group-based education improves diabetes self-management, studies find

...Studies have shown that such lifestyle changes can delay or prevent the onset of diabetes in patients who are high risk. However, getting patients to comply with treatment recommendations has been a longstanding challenge for health-care practitioners. According to the World Health Organization, about 3.2 ...

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