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Extra pay does not improve hospital performance

...ates, which is obviously good. However, we did not find that pay for performance alone will be the sole means of improving care. In fact, it all comes down to hard work by individual caregivers and institutions. Here, it appears that a voluntary effort to do good and improve care was equally as powerful...

Trial shows circulating tumor cells predict how prostate cancer patients do with chemotherapy

...irulence. Yet, one limitation is that we didnt find as many circulating cells as we thought we would. In the study, circulating tumor cells werent found in 38 percent of the men. That might mean a better prognosis, but in fact their prognosis still isnt very good, he points out. There are some limita...

Genetic variations may predispose some men to suicidal thoughts during treatment for depression

...city, nearly all antidepressant medication studies find that some patients experience suicidality [suicidal thoughts and behaviors] after treatment initiation, the authors write. Identification of this subpopulation before treatment would have tremendous clinical utility. Roy H. Perlis, M.D., of Massach...

Stanford researchers track human stem cells transplanted into rat brain

...tured into the types of cells they would expect to find in that part of the brain. The only problem was that in order to find out where the cells ended up, they had to kill the rats - not an approach that can be used for human...

Adding radioimmunotherapy to chemo may help patients with lymphoma

...one have relapsed to-date. We were surprised to find that PET was a useful tool in determining those patients who were at highest risk for their diseases to relapse. Our next step is to compare the tumor characteristics of the patients who relapsed to those who had an early complete response, said Dr. ...

Study finds difference in survival rates among white and black women with advanced breast cancer

...tients treated in the community to see if we would find similar results," says Shaheena Dawood, M.D., a Su...l Oncology at M. D. Anderson. "We thought we would find that there was improvement in women with Stage IV breast cancer regardless if patients were white or...

MUHC-led international team identifies gene responsible for blindness in infants and children

...A5. In the past, large families were necessary to find genes, but in this study only samples from one Quebec and one American patient were used to accomplish this. The SNP micro array technology accelerated the process of locating the gene and enabled the investigators to isolate it within a few months i...

Gene variations point to why lung cancer drugs work better in Japanese vs. US patients

...ly Caucasian; 2 percent were Asian-Americans. To find clues to the differences, the scientists examined six genes in DNA samples from the patients. They found differences in four. In patients with certain variations in the CYP3A4 gene, it took 2.75 times longer for their lung cancer to progress than in ...

Shark cartilage shows no benefit as a therapeutic agent for lung cancer

...median follow-up of 3.7 years, researchers did not find a statistical difference in survival between patients who received the shark cartilage, 14.4 months, and those who received the placebo, 15.6 months. "Clearly, these results demonstrate that AE-941 is not an effective therapeutic agent for lung can...

Targeted, oral agent Enzastaurin shows favorable results

...ross multiple tumor types, we believe that we will find appropriate and innovative uses for this targeted therapy to help benefit patients....

Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders

...f mice. However, the researchers were surprised to find that, instead of developing adult-onset muscle disease as expected, the transgenic mice developed a kidney condition that caused them to die just a few days after birth. When the researchers supplemented the diets of pregnant transgenic mice with Man...

Agent slows aging in mice

...w a front- runner in ongoing animal experiments to find out if certain chemicals, known to inhibit inflamm... Harbor, Maine. The scientists were surprised to find so quickly that one agent showed promise: NDGA, a compound derived from creosote bushes. These commo...

Highlights from the June 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...ion contains articles and research studies you may find of interest. Below is a summary of some of this months articles. For more information or to receive a copy of a Journal article, e-mail media@eatright.org . Effects of Drinking Sugar-Sweetened Beverages between Meals on Pre-School Children: Rese...

VA tops private hospitals in infection-control study

...interviews of hospital personnel. "We're trying to find out more about why hospitals are, or are not, using some of these practices," she said. "We hope those results will provide guidance for hospitals and let them know about ways to overcome barriers or problems they might encounter."...

Treatment outcomes of patients with HIV and tuberculosis

...ding was in contrast to other studies that did not find any significant difference between HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected/unknown patients. However, this finding was corroborated by a similar study that also used molecular genotyping as a relapse indicator. HIV-infected patients who received 6 months...

International studies show high efficacy for HPV vaccine

...al. We spend about 3 billion dollars each year to find and treat these pre-cancerous stages caused by some type of HPV." Gardasil was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last year for use in females 9 to 26 years of age. While controversy has been raised about giving pre-adolescent girls...

Study: Directly observed HIV therapy for children is promising

...lped combat AIDS in Cambodia for years, decided to find out. They evaluated the outcomes of HIV-infected children receiving directly observed therapy, a method that calls for health care workers to either watch patients take every drug dose or deliver those doses themselves. This method, widely used to ...

Study: Who claims to be a pediatrician?

...on and Research (CHEAR) Unit may prompt parents to find out if their child's physician really is who he cl...tified by the ABP should encourage more parents to find out if their child's physician really has been board certified as a pediatrician, and that he or she...

How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages

...refore, it might take months of trial and error to find the optimal setting." Grill's new model promises to streamline the process. ...

Research shows aerobic exercise helps maintain muscle in elderly

...been shown in the past to improve vasodilation, to find out whether we can get insulin to stimulate muscle synthesis in older people," said UTMB professor Elena Volpi, senior author of a paper on the experiments appearing in the June issue of the journal Diabetes. "It turned out that a fast walk restored ...

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