Tag: "different" at medical news
MR spectroscopy may be superior for determining prostate cancer prognosis
...to collaborate with other institutions to identify different
metabolic profiles that could provide additional information." Cheng is an assistant professor of Radiology and Pathology at Harvard Medical School....
Rice, NC State win NAS/Keck Futures funding
...e the transport nature of specific fullerenes with different
substituted amino acids and their interactions wit...rron. The researchers are interested in a range of different
fullerene-amino acid sequences that could allow uptake into keratinocytes without adverse effect. Th...
Measuring enzymes at end of cancer pathway predicts outcome of Tarceva, Taxol
...y others, within days of beginning therapy. In two different
studies being presented at the annual meeting of t...ssessed. In this study, the researchers exposed 10 different
human breast cancer cell lines to varied doses of Tarceva and then measured activity of the CDK enzy...
NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers
...cept has been utilized in several communities with different
variations and is being implemented in some form or fashion across the country. The Patient Navigator Program is part of a much larger framework of NCI initiatives focused on overcoming cancer health disparities. NCI supports three Patient Navigator ...
Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia
...nd likely involves biochemical mechanisms that are different
from those linked to single-drug resistance. The investigators sought to identify the specific pattern of gene expression in ALL cells that is linked to de novo cross-resistance to four widely used antileukemic agents, and to determine how those gen...
Research reveals emotional trauma parents face when a child is diagnosed with diabetes
...rcumstances reminded them that their children were different
from others and that they had a chronic and unpred...on with it and let's look forward to a life that's different
to how it used to be." - Mother of a two year-old boy, nine days after diagnosis. "I've settled i...
Dermatologists use knowledge of patterns to recognize melanoma
...tic ABC criteria; recorded their impression of how different
the lesion was from the patient's other skin moles...hought they might be precursors to melanoma. These different
reasons accounted for two (1.3 percent), nine (6.0 percent), 141 (94.6 percent) and 14 (9.4 percent)...
Anthrax treatments' cost effectiveness shown in Stanford study
...his colleagues evaluated the cost-effectiveness of different
methods of defending against such an attack. For their study, they simulated a large-scale aerosolized anthrax attack over a U.S. metropolitan area. They then developed a decision model to compare costs, harms and benefits of four post-attack strateg...
Variant in gene associated with telomeres predicts longer survival of deadly brain tumor
...can stratify glioblastoma multiforme patients into different
treatment outcome groups like this," says Bondy. "...re taken into account. "We have looked at a lot of different
genes associated with cancer, such as DNA repair genes and p53, but this is the first time we have f...
U of T research examines nursing home quality of care
...care. At their worst, not-for-profit homes were no different
than their for-profit counterparts. Patients in for-profit homes tended to have higher rates of pressure ulcers, says Hillmer. There was also generally more use of psychoactive medications to subdue patients and greater use of physical restraints. "...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...ult participants. The trials employed a variety of different
psychological interventions. People, who want to l...dition, some doctors have tried using a variety of different
methods of chest physiotherapy to help clear secretions from the trachea and bronchial passages in t...
Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs
...istress that compared the benefits of a variety of different
positions, including stomach, back and side-lying positions and elevated head and sitting positions. The studies included 436 patients, 74 percent of whom were premature infants. About 70 percent of the premature infants were breathing with the help ...
NSAIDS okay for tonsillectomy, new study finds
...ows narcotic use, many in the United States prefer different
surgical techniques that avoid discomfort and different
drugs for the pain. Dr. Mary Cardwell of North Manchester General Hospital in England led a team th...
Mercury levels and cognitive function investigated in adults
...as a lack of consistency of mercury effects in the different
aspects of brain function, the researchers concluded that overall the data did not provide strong evidence that mercury at these levels had an adverse impact on cognitive function. "Mercury is a major global public health challenge. Global emissions ...
No strong evidence linking mercury levels with worse neurobehavioral performance in older adults
...hat statistically significant associations were in different
directions (i.e., worse performance on a test of visual memory and better performance on tests of manual dexterity), we cannot exclude the possibility that associations were due to chance," the authors write. "Since the aging population may be parti...
Being obese, underweight, associated with increased risk of death
...imated relative risks of mortality associated with different
levels of BMI (calculated as weight in kilograms d...evels of key cardiovascular risk factors have been different
in overweight or obese persons compared with lean persons. The risk factors included prevalence of h...
Researchers develop 'genetic blueprint' to predict response to esophageal cancer treatments
...Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report that six different
gene variants can predict an improved outcome in patients treated with two different
chemotherapy drugs and/or with radiation therapy. For example, the researchers say that a combinatio...
Study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...ce 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 spreads through the air and causes pneumonia or mild repiratory disease, at some point in their lives. This study, called the Azithromycin coronary events study, or...
New study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...New England Journal of Medicine. PROVE-IT tested a different
antibiotic, a fluoroquinolone, and used a different
treatment schedule with participants who were somewhat younger than those in ACES and who had an acu...
Pregnant women with epilepsy face dilemma
...unsolved whether risks for birth defects vary with different
drugs. One drug, valproate, has been associated with a higher risk of birth defects than some others although the reasons for this have not been completely clarified. However, for some patients, valproate is the most effective medication for control...
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