Tag: "improve" at medical news
Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices
...College of Dentistry in the vanguard of efforts to improve
the practice of healthcare in the United States. " Dr. Jonathan Ship, the PEARL Network's principal investigator and chair, said, "The PEARL Network seeks to organize, train, inspire, and facilitate a network of dental practitioners to conduct rese...
Bone SPECT superior to FDG PET for detecting bone metastases in breast cancer
...y diagnosis and treatment of bone metastases might improve
outcomes in breast cancer patients, and the appropriate imaging method is able to assist in the early detection of bone metastases," said Dr. Uematsu....
AACR awards scholarships for minority and underrepresented scientists
...ure of cancer," Foti added. "These awards seek to improve
the inclusiveness of cancer research, so that no pool of potential talent goes untapped." The AACR-Minority Scholar Awards in Cancer Research go to full-time graduate or medical students, residents, clinical or postdoctoral fellows, or junior facul...
Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health
...ocal government, schools, churches and families to improve
the delivery of health care. Pediatricians are be...partnerships with community-based organizations to improve
the delivery of care. The program has received national recognition and in 2001 received the Ambulat...
Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome
... save the lives of many children and significantly improve
the lives of many others." The study titled, "Preventing Abusive Head Trauma Among Infants and Young Children: A Hospital-Based, Parent Education Program," was published April 4, 2005 in Pediatrics , the official journal of the American Academy of ...
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
...al thinking, a kidney transplant can significantly improve
the heart function of people on dialysis with a serious form of heart failure. In a study published in the April 5, 2005 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , the researchers found that a majority of patients who had systolic ...
Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored
...ognition while the newer atypicals are believed to improve
it. Dr. Terry is principal investigator on a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health examining the impact of long-term use of atypicals. "We are still finding in most of our cognition studies that the older drugs are worse than the...
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...ssion and distress in heart patients, but can also improve
physiological markers of cardiovascular health, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial conducted by Duke University Medical Center researchers. According to the research team, this may be the first randomized trial to demonstrate ...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
...s of depression and emotional distress, as well as improve
markers of cardiovascular risk in patients with heart disease, according to a study in the April 6 issue of JAMA. Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States and is rapidly becoming the leading cause of death in de...
Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence
... with a once-a-month injection of naltrexone could improve
long-term treatment outcomes, according to a study.... The long-acting formulation has the potential to improve
intervention strategies for alcohol dependence by providing a predictable pharmacological foundation...
Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients
...mia may reduce the risk for blood transfusions and improve
hematologic response in cancer patients, but evide...of recombinant human erythropoietin may be able to improve
tumor response and improve
survival, but trials testing this hypothesis have had conflicting results...
Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence
...ctive strategies to manage menopausal symptoms and improve
the quality of life for patients with breast cancer." In an editorial, Rowan T. Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D., of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., and Garnet L. Anderson, Ph.D., of the Fred Hu...
Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find
...tion during the day. The only element that did not improve
after listening to music was sleep disturbance. "Music is pleasant and safe and the technique we used in our study is quick and easy to learn is low cost, and could be used readily by nurses," Good said. "It is easy to use and does not cause side eff...
...the community and we believe that our research can improve
their care and quality of life." Dr. McAdams already has his eye on the next stage of development for Impedimap, which will be to incorporate a wound healing system into the bandage. "There's a market for monitoring, but there's a bigger market for s...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
... purposes but now usable for understanding ways to improve
the care in our nation's nursing homes," says Brant Fries, Ph.D., a professor at the U-M School of Public Health and Institute of Gerontology, who was both a study author and helped develop the Minimum Data Set for the federal government. The study i...
Study reveals drinking alcohol reduces breast milk supply in women
...lla, PhD. "If a mother is drinking alcohol just to improve
the quality or quantity of her milk, she needs to know that there is no evidence to support this claim. In fact, the hormones underlying lactation and her milk production will be altered in the short term."...
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
... a higher risk of death than men, but stenting may improve
their outcomes, according to a study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. A new analysis of the CADILLAC (Controlled Abciximab and Device Investigation to Lower Late Angioplasty Complications) trial examined gender dif...
Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks
...) Taking daily supplements of fish or soy oil may improve
cardiac function and protect against heart attacks...ived omega-3 fatty acids. The omega-3 fatty acids improve
heart function by providing greater variability between beats, therefore reducing the risk of arrhyt...
Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients
...particular marker of cardiac distress can markedly improve
the ability to diagnose or exclude congestive heart failure in patients with shortness of breath who come to hospital emergency departments. The report from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) finds that measuring levels of a protein...
Tissue engineering experts discuss orthopaedics applications
...ssibility of use stem cells derived from muscle to improve
bone healing. These advances could provide better treatments for sports injuries, cleft palate and osteoporosis, the researchers said. "The potential in orthopaedics is not only to manage devastating congenital or traumatic problems but also to preve...
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