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Two drugs combined more cost-effective safer for managing arthritis in high-risk patients
...or gastrointestinal problems who traditionally may have
used a drug like Vioxx, the most cost-effective an...ebrex. The study marks the first time researchers have
looked at the cost-effectiveness of a popular combination of two drugs and also included other facto...
Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome
...obtained from the tears of 57 subjects who did not have
the syndrome. Using a new analytical technique called surface enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF-MS), the researchers identified about 10 protein biomarkers that appear to be specific for Sjgrens. In addi...
Case finds dental patients agreeable to tobacco interventions
...need for dentists to overcome any hesitations they have
about introducing tobacco cessation information and advice during dental visits. Victoroff added that public health guidelines encourage doctors and dentists to inquire about tobacco use and to urge patients to give up and break their tobacco use by ...
Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients
...necessary treatment. "To date, the way physicians have
traditionally evaluated potential heart failure pa...shortness of breath these physicians also did not have
access to the NT-proBNP results. When they reviewed NT-proBNP levels, the researchers found that t...
Tissue engineering experts discuss orthopaedics applications
...ugh which urine is excreted from the bladder, that have
been successfully implanted in humans. He has also...vessels, muscle, bladders, wombs, and vaginas that have
been successfully tested in large animals and are close to being ready to test in humans. Atala's t...
Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive
...the College of Forestry at Oregon State University have
developed a new group of adhesives that may revolu...a large portion of the wood products industry, and have
important environmental and economic benefits. The discovery has already resulted in three pending p...
ACHRI study finds CellCept improves survival in pediatric heart transplant patients
...nt recipients." More than 26,000 American children have
received an organ transplant. However, organ rejection remains one of the leading causes of death in transplant recipients, with only half of recipients living longer than nine years. Morrow and his colleagues in the Pediatric Heart Transplant Stu...
In years preceding medicare eligibility, many older adults at risk of being uninsured
...ournals. "Uninsured individuals are less likely to have
a regular source of care, to use preventive servic...on in the article. As a result, uninsured patients have
higher rates of illness and death. Because of their higher prevalence of chronic disease, uninsured ...
New recommendation encourages more activist approach to lung cancer screening
...ng cancer detection. Instead, policy organizations have
advised cigarette smokers to quit smoking, and the...mized trials from the 1970s and early 1980s, which have
been widely interpreted as showing that screening for lung cancer is ineffective. In fact, these stu...
Location of body fat associated with cardiovascular risk even at normal body weight
...this type of fat made an individual less likely to have
metabolic syndrome. "In conclusion, excess accumulation of either visceral abdominal or muscle AT [adipose tissue or fat] is associated with a higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome in older adults, particularly in those who are of normal body weigh...
Restless legs syndrome has complex genetic involvement
...e. Genetic contributions to restless legs syndrome have
been consistently supported by population, family and twin studies. To identify genetic risk factors, the current study used information from French Canadian families, where, according to the researchers, prevalence of restless legs syndrome is highe...
Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson disease reduces uncontrolled movements
...ation in the article. Although a number of studies have
shown that stimulation of two different areas of t...ulnerable during surgery and that STN patients may have
more postoperative problems. Valerie C. Anderson, Ph.D., of the Oregon Health and Science Universit...
National trial shows older children benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
... results are important. Dr. Hertle and colleagues have
shown conclusively that traditional treatments for...nce, with 2 to 3 percent of the general population have
having amblyopia. Dr. Hertle and colleagues have
demonstrated the effectiveness of treatment in a po...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005
... are unable to walk when admitted to the hospital, have
a greater risk of death while in the hospital. In...iated asthma symptoms and 55 percent were found to have
GERD, as measured by an abnormal pH profile. Findings show that the therapy-responsive and therapy-...
Study finds no link between cell phone use and brain tumors
...of the Danish Cancer Society in Copenhagen. "There have
been a few studies that found an increased risk of...rain tumors with cell phone use, but those studies have
been criticized for problems with the study design." For 27 people with brain tumors and 47 people w...
Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say
...n Heart Association, in 2002, 65 million Americans have
high blood pressure. Normal blood pressure was most recently defined in 2003 by a national advisory committee to the United States Department of Health and Human Services as systolic pressure of 120 mm/Hg or greater, and/or a diastolic pressure of 8...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
... the 10 nanotechnology applications most likely to have
an impact in the developing world. The study team ...onal bacterial and viral filters. Researchers also have
developed a method of large-scale production of carbon nano-tube filters for water quality improveme...
Older children can benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
... as three percent of children in the United States have
some degree of vision impairment due to amblyopia. Many of these children do not receive treatment while they are young," he said. Amblyopia is a leading cause of vision impairment in children and usually begins in infancy or childhood. It is a con...
Abnormal lung cancer screening results may help smokers quit
... screening say they want to quit, many researchers have
been interested in using cancer screening results ...nity to motivate smokers to quit. Previous studies have
found smokers recently diagnosed with medical conditions are more interested in, and successful at, ...
Little answers to world's biggest problems
...uthors point out that several developing countries have
launched their own nanotechnology initiatives in order to strengthen their capacity and sustain economic growth. For example, India's Department of Science and Technology will invest $20 million over 2004-2009 for their Nanomaterials Science and Tech...
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