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Exubera: So far no evidence available of an additional therapeutic benefit

...at this new way of administering insulin generally improves treatment satisfaction or quality of life in affected patients. On the one hand, these aspects were not or were only insufficiently described in the available publications, although the respective parameters were investigated. On the other hand, the ...

Collaborative care decreases some symptoms of dementia for patients with Alzheimer disease

...ssion. There was no evidence that the intervention improves or worsens cognition, activities of daily living, or rates of nursing home placement. "In summary, application of the current treatment guidelines for the care of older primary care patients with Alzheimer disease results in significant improvements ...

JRRD tipsheet: Focus on stroke, Parkinson's treatment, wheelchair durability

...g deficits. Constraint-induced movement therapy improves recovery of upper-limb function following traumati...ily living. Multidisciplinary treatment program improves long-term outcomes of individuals with Parkinson's disease , pg. 779 Over 75 percent of patients w...

Studies unclear whether spinal cement procedure improves back pain

...able to determine whether percutaneous kyphoplasty improves patients' pain, functional ability or quality life," the review authors conclude. The review is published by ECRI, a nonprofit health services research agency that produces technology assessments on medical devices, drugs, biotechnologies and procedu...

Poor ability to slow heart rate predicts death after heart attack

...hmidt states: "Deceleration capacity substantially improves risk prediction in survivors of acute myocardial infarction [heart attack]...Our findings show that this new measure can detect high-risk patients even if the current gold-standard measure fails." See also accompanying Comment....

New techniques ease colon cancer procedures for patients

...r clinical trials will confirm that the technology improves the comfort and success of the procedure." Pain during colonoscopies is often related to "looping" of the colonoscope, which stretches the colon and the surrounding tissue. The NeoGuide system is designed to avoid looping by following the natural s...

Study finds ways to improve detection of blood clots in the lung

...dding a standard clinical assessment significantly improves physicians' abilities to accurately diagnose pulmonary embolism. A sudden and potentially deadly blockage in a lung artery, pulmonary embolism affects an estimated 600,000 Americans each year, making it the fourth most commonly occurring cardiovascul...

It's never too late to 'hurry up' angioplasty treatment

...emergency angioplasty (the "door-to-balloon" time) improves the survival of appropriate heart attack patients,...rgency department into a catheterization lab still improves survival. The researchers used data from a national registry in which hospitals voluntarily enter in...

New combination therapy after surgery improves survival for pancreatic cancer patients

...ne to standard therapy after surgery significantly improves survival for patients with the most common form of pancreatic cancer, according to a new multicenter study led by a University of Maryland radiation oncologist. The results of the four-year Phase III clinical trial were presented June 4 at the Americ...

OHSU Cancer Institute physicians validate reclassification of breast cancer stages

..."The reclassification of Stage II and III patients improves our ability to predict prognosis in terms of disease-free survival." The study analyzed 4,810 patients who were treated at either St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington, or Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver. Each patient wa...

Serotonin, acting in a specific brain region, promotes sleep in fruit flies

..., as well as the quality, of sleep. Serotonin even improves sleep in certain mutant flies that normally sleep less or have fragmented sleep, suggesting that serotonin treatment can overcome some deficits caused by other sleep problems. The researchers also identified a serotonin receptor that affects sleep, a...

OHSU Cancer Institute scientists report more accurate prognosis of colon cancer survival

... study confirms that a patient's prognosis usually improves as he or she survives disease-free for longer periods of time from initial diagnosis," Wang said. "These new conditional survival tables will allow physicians to give patients more accurate survival estimates after they have already survived a period...

Media availability: Long-term survival of heart attack patients with shock

...th emergency angioplasty or bypass surgery greatly improves the long-term survival of these patients. New stud...ypass surgery for heart attack patients with shock improves 6-month survival; the new analysis found that this life-saving benefit was sustained over time in s...

Study compares treatment options for patients with brain metastases

...cy. It has been unclear whether adding WBRT to SRS improves survival or neurologic function compared with SRS alone. Hidefumi Aoyama, M.D., Ph.D., of Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan, and colleagues conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing WBRT plus SRS vs. SRS alone fo...

Drug banned by sports may be good for oldies

... helps the patients mobilise faster, which in turn improves their general overall health," he said....

Natural pine bark extract relieves muscle cramp and pain in athletes and diabetics

... the pine bark extract Pycnogenol (pic-noj-en-all) improves blood flow to the muscles which speeds recovery af...nefficient for reducing muscle cramps. "Pycnogenol improves the blood supply to muscle tissue creating a relief effect on muscle cramping and pain. Poor circula...

Delayed umbilical cord clamping boosts iron in infants

... to specifically evaluate whether delayed clamping improves iron status of full-term, normal-birth-weight infants during their first six months. The researchers also examined whether delayed clamping has greater impact among children who are already at increased risk of developing iron deficiency due to low b...

Sandia work launched on space shuttle shows live cells influence growth of nanostructures

...lica nanostructure, reduces stress, and ultimately improves the living conditions of the ensconced cellular tenants. The work was initially funded by Sandia's Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) office, and then by DOE's Basic Energy Sciences group for its fundamental implications, and then ...

Long-term ibuprofen regimen after brain injury worsens cognition in animal study

...n that long-term use of ibuprofen for inflammation improves outcome for Alzheimer's patients by reducing sympt...s disease reduces plaque build-up in the brain and improves function. However, finding that this same approach to treatment worsens the outcome in an animal mod...

Older, more rounded and artier applicants make better medical students

...evel in English Literature, on the grounds that it improves imagination and empathy, communication skills, and the ability to discuss complex ethical issues. A minimum age requirement of 23, but without the need for a first degree, so as not to disadvantage those from less affluent backgrounds. This wou...

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