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Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure

...n the United States. Called the Rheos Trial, it is funded by CVRx Inc. of Minneapolis. Karl A. Illig, M.D., chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, is principal investigator for the Rochester trial site. Cardiologist John D. Bisognano, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine, who has been involved i...

Study finds radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles risk for rectal cancer

...ive years after treatment. This research study was funded by a University of Minnesota Academic Health Center Seed Grant. In addition to Baxter, the research team included Joel Tepper, Department of Radiation Oncology and UNC/Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina School ...

ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery

...elines on an evidence report and background papers funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The guidelines were developed by ACP's Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee and were passed by the ACP Board of Regents in October 2004....

Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored

...have this impact is the focus of another federally funded collaborative study with the University of Iowa being presented at the schizophrenia meeting. "In this study," says Buckley, "we discovered that a patient's genetic make-up of their serotonin receptors can predict whether a patient will gain weight ...

ALLHAT study findings for racial sub-groups show diuretics work better for high blood pressure

..., multi-center trial of antihypertensive therapies funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. This analysis by race confirms earlier findings on the effectiveness of diuretics and emphasizes that diuretics should be preferred as a first therapy for most pat...

Dr. Gutin selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist

...agues are in the middle of the MCG FitKid Project, funded by a $3.3 million NIH grant, looking at whether after-school hours filled with physical activity, healthy snacks, homework and academic enrichment skills can help turn the tide of the 'obesogenic' environment of inactivity and unhealthy eating in whi...

Scientists to study actions of botanical oils

...de selected for funding. Research conducted by the funded centers will explore the safety, effectiveness, and mechanisms of botanicals, which are plant-based dietary supplements. The Wake Forest center is a partnership with Harvard Medical Center and will be known as the Wake Forest and Harvard Center for ...

'Promiscuous' area of brain could explain role of antidepressants

...t BCM and lead author of the study. Dani's study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, offers an alternative explanation for the delayed effect of most antidepressants. "Some scientists thought that you had to take an antidepressant for weeks because as serotonin is elevated, some of its receptors ...

IOM report should end nevirapine controversy, HIVMA says

...e nevirapine conducted in Uganda in the late 1990s funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), IOM today found that the study was conducted appropriately and ethically, although there were some problems with data collection and record keeping. However, IOM said those errors did not bias the results...

Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study

... trial. This independent review was requested and funded by the National Institutes of Health, which also funded the original trial in Uganda. The committee did not evaluate the trial's oversight by the National I...

About 70 percent of older adults use alternative medicine

...urvey, conducted by the University of Michigan and funded mainly by the National Institute on Aging. The survey included 848 respondents aged 50 and over. The survey asked about the use of six types of alternative medicine: chiropractor, acupuncture, massage therapy, breathing exercises, herbal medicine, an...

Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome

...palate and other structures. The researchers were funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; the Instituto Colombiano para el Desarrollo de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia; the Smile Train Fellowship Award to the Center for Craniofacial Development and Disorders at Jo...

National trial shows older children benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder

...ren would be of little benefit. The study results, funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and coordinated by the Jaeb Center for Health Research in Tampa, FLA appears in the April issue of Archives of Ophthalmology . Amblyopia is a condition resulting in poor...

Older children can benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder

...ren would be of little benefit. The study results, funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), appear in the April issue of Archives of Ophthalmology. "Doctors can now feel confident that traditional treatments for amblyopia will work for many older children...

Early stage breast-cancer rates are rising as incidence of invasive cases are leveling

...ology, and End Results, or SEER, Program, which is funded by the National Cancer Institute. The registries r...Francisco-Oakland and Seattle-Puget Sound. The NCI funded the research....

Evaluating virtual reality therapy for treating acute post traumatic stress disorder

...current generation of warfighters." The program is funded through ONR's Medical and Biological Science and Technology Division. PTSD is of particular concern to the U.S. Department of Defense because its effects can be debilitating. It develops after very traumatic or life-threatening events and can cause f...

Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients

...ror occurring," Mehta said. The ASSENT-2 trial was funded by Boehringer Ingelheim and Genentech, Inc. Granger's analysis of the ASSENT-2 data was supported by theDCRI. Other members of the team, from the DCRI, were John Alexander, M.D., Karen Pieper, Jyotsna Garg, and Robert Califf, M.D. Other colleagues we...

Combination vaccine produces lower immune response than vaccines administered separately

...argo at JAMA.com ) Editor's Note: This study was funded by Wyeth Vaccines. For financial disclosure information, please see the JAMA article. Dr. Buttery is now with the Department of General Medicine, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, Royal Childre...

Adverse outcomes from blood clot therapy may be due to patient characteristics, not dosing errors

... JAMA.com ) Editor's Note: The ASSENT-2 trial was funded by Boehringer Ingelheim and Genentech Inc., but the sponsors did not provide specific funding for this analysis. For financial disclosure information, please see the JAMA article....

Being too clean could be hazardous to your health and the environment

...ough your skin or inhaled. Vikesland's research is funded by the American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AWWARF) and by a National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research fellowship to Krista Rule, the lead student on the project. Most of the consumer products that contain triclosan eventua...

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