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Panel calls for a new look at treatments commonly used for chronic insomnia

...nificantly contribute to the process of critically examining scientific evidence on insomnia. The panel included educators, researchers, statisticians, and practitioners in neuroscience, anesthesiology, sleep disorders, geriatric medicine, psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, health services research, nursing...

UCI researchers create method for predicting most effective use of cancer-fighting drugs

...ells at different stages of cancer progression and examining the fate of individual mutant colonies during therapy. It then pinpoints under what circumstances these mutant cells become a problem and the therapy stops being effective. The finding will help physicians determine when a combination of drugs will ...

4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images

...ll affect patient care. Hence there is a need for examining how the radiologist views images and what factors influence the interpretation process. IV. TREATING LUNG CANCER WITH 4D PROTONS Compared to the x rays traditionally used in radiation therapy, protons offer the ability to destroy lung tumors just a...

Mood lighting: Penn researchers determine role of serotonin in modulating circadian rhythm

...al's lab, fruit flies provide the model system for examining entrainment, the synchronization of the internal clock to the environment. "In humans, a light pulse in the early evening delays rhythmif it stays light later, you stay up later," says Sehgal. "Disturbances in the late evening advance the body clocka...

Fear of lawsuits affects emergency physicians' heart care decisions

...e in focusing on a single clinical scenario and in examining documented physicians' decisions, instead of just asking physicians to report how concern over lawsuits affects what they do. Through a survey of the emergency physicians, the researchers used a "malpractice fear scale" to rank the doctors into high-...

Other highlights in the July 20 JNCI

...risk in women with cervical abnormalities, a study examining the risk of contralateral testicular cancer, a stu...latonin levels and breast cancer risk, and a study examining how accurately Medicare claims data reflect chemotherapy use in elderly beneficiaries. Identifying ...

Antidepressants should be first-line approach for nerve tissue pain

...ears, mostly for neuropathic pain treatment. After examining 15 studies of gabapentin that consisted of nearly 1,500 participants, the researchers found its effectiveness to be comparable to carbamazepine. Gabapentin has fewer side effects than carbamazepine so it may be a good choice for some, but it's more e...

Prenatal exposure to famine increases risk of schizophrenia

...ncrease the rate of schizophrenia in adult life by examining people who lived through a massive famine in China from 1959-1961. The risk of schizophrenia was examined in the Wuhu region of Anhui, one of the most affected provinces. Rates were compared among those born before, during, and after the famine years...

More is better, at least in angioplasty

... College of Cardiology committee that is currently examining and revising the ACC's credentialing criteria for PCI providers. In the meantime, he says, patients who have been told they need an angioplasty or stent on a non-emergency basis should consider asking the doctor how many procedures he or she does in ...

New research on closer health relationships

New research examining the delivery of health services and models to bring State and Federal funding and health workers together has received funding from the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI), based at ANU. The head of general practice at the Univ...

Surprising new study shows periodontal disease affects young adults, boosts pregnancy problems

...ians and other physicians assess wisdom teeth when examining young adults, he said. "Although most people eventually will develop pathology with wisdom teeth, periodontal disease, pericoronitis or tooth decay, it is too early to recommend strongly that everyone has their wisdom teeth removed," White said. "It ...

Scientists show that tick-borne flaviviruses use a novel mechanism to evade host defenses

... will continue to study tick-borne flaviviruses by examining the role and location of NS5 in Powassan virus. Powassan virus, found in North America, Russia, China and Southeast Asia, rarely infects people but is potentially fatal. If the research group can track the movement of NS5 in Powassan-infected cells a...

Biomarkers used to predict recurrent disease in hepatitis C transplant patients

...w it might explain the mechanism of liver disease, examining risk factors for recurrent HCV that might offer clues, as well as substances such as viral proteins and proteins secreted by liver cells. In particular, they cite their research on p21, a protein made in the liver, which showed that progression of fi...

Study provides guidelines for treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis

...r treating the various subtypes of the disease. By examining a patients' symptoms physicians can determine the type of arthritis they have and what approach is most appropriate for treating their condition."...

NCI grants $12.1 million for USC center to study obesity and cancer

...nent. Bernstein is known for her extensive studies examining links between hormone exposure, obesity and physical activity and cancer risk. "We know that being overweight or obese raises risk for several types of cancer-including breast, kidney, colon, esophageal and endometrial cancers-and that physical activ...

Fox Chase study: Radiation then tamoxifen after lumpectomy for early-stage breast cancer pts

...gs of this study, the largest known series of data examining the sequencing of tamoxifen and radiation, were presented today at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology in Denver, Colo. "Prior to this study, the sequencing of radiation and tamoxifen following lump...

Antipsychotic treatment of dementia leads to small increase in risk of death

...ncrease in risk "could not have been recognized by examining any individual trial. The events were too sparse and the trials too small to be able to meaningfully assess for a dose response that might make attribution even more compelling." The results of this meta-analysis agree with an April 2005 Food and Dru...

Patients have increased hospitalization rate after gastric bypass surgery

...sed the impact of RYGB on use of inpatient care by examining rates of inpatient hospitalization before and after RYGB performed in California between 1995 and 2004. In California from 1995-2004, a total of 60,077 California residents underwent RYGB for obesity, with 11,659 in 2004. The average age was 42.2 y...

Study finds defibrillators available in many high schools

...ed a total of four cardiac arrests. In addition to examining where defibrillators might be placed, the study also raises the question of whether schools or the civic organizations that often cover the costs of defibrillators should use the money for that purchase or other needs. In addition to the 37 percent ...

Dementia research: Hope for the future

...arly diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease PhD project examining consequences of inflammation in the brain in Alzheimer's disease Management of early memory loss with training and intervention strategies Analysis of best practice in end of life care for people with dementia These projects add to AAR's portfolio...

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