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Other highlights in the May 2 JNCI
... models would be of great value for determining an individuals
likelihood of developing lung cancer and his or her potential benefit from preventive treatment or clinical trials. However, existing models focus primarily on long-term smokers. Margaret Spitz, M.D., of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cance...
Assessment model based on medical history gauges lung cancer risk
...rson with the same data from 2,001 matched healthy individuals
(controls). With a population so large, the resear...st time a lung cancer assessment tool has included individuals
who have never smoked. Based on the model, clinicians can compute a patient's ordinal risk score a...
OCT1 required for therapeutic effects of diabetes drug Metformin
...s, respectively, discuss how the identification of individuals
that possess specific mutations in certain genes, which are known to affect the action of a particular drug, may eventually help clinicians devise personalized treatment regimes that ensure administration of the right drug for the right person at the...
JCI table of contents: May 1, 2007
...s, respectively, discuss how the identification of individuals
that possess specific mutations in certain genes, ...bility of applying revertant cell therapy to other individuals
with EB caused by LAMB3 mutations. In an accompanying commentary, Jorge Frank and Rudolf Happle fr...
Older, lower income patients least likely to see a specialist for lupus
...s have shown that racial and ethnic minorities and individuals
with low socioeconomic status may have poorer outc... SLE physician. The authors suggest that elderly individuals
or those with lower incomes face barriers to accessing care that may include a lack of rheumatology ...
Your brain and hormones may conspire to make you fat
... environment of the womb in late pregnancy and the individuals
activity level in early life. These early factors may alter development of brain pathways which regulate energy homeostasis (balance). Once the tendency to obesity develops, it can be nearly impossible to reverse weight gains. However, these early fa...
Exercise can cut coronary artery disease risk for some with MS
...f those with MS, a team of researchers worked with individuals
diagnosed with mild to moderate disability in an eight week aerobic cycling regimen. The investigators found that people with MS improved their aerobic fitness and reduced their level of CAD risk. These findings are drawn from a study entitled Aero...
Biofeedback on abnormal mechanics lowers risk for stress fractures, pain under kneecap
...iss earlier gait mechanics research had found that individuals
with tibial stress fractures tend to land harder w...avis earlier gait mechanics studies had found that individuals
with kneecap pain (patellofemoral pain syndrome) demonstrate poor hip stability, hips rotating inwar...
Outdated policies are impediment for Americans with disabilities
...ter assistive technologies that make it easier for individuals
to lead productive, independent lives, outdated re...ver and to eliminate waiting periods for qualified individuals
to receive Medicare coverage. The federal government should find ways to ease restrictions that pre...
No data to support leaving small colon polyps in place
...te, underscore the importance of screening for all individuals
50 years of age and older (younger for certain groups known to be at higher risk). Currently, there are several tests that may be used to screen for colorectal cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Recommended tests ...
$7.5 million NIH grant to Yale for Autism Center of Excellence
...g mechanisms of brain growth and specialization of individuals
with autism. A fifth project focuses on a family of genes and linked proteins found to be associated with forms of autism. Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a persons ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and it i...
The Gerontological Society of America chooses 2007 Hartford Faculty Scholars
... America, and directed by Dr. Barbara Berkman. The individuals
who receive this distinction are provided with opportunities for professional development and $100,000 in funding over the next two years. Now in its eighth year, the award aims to improve the well-being of older adults by increasing the number of ...
SNM's 54th Annual Meeting speakers address state of molecular imaging/nuclear medicine technologies
...nducted more than 2,500 programs to nearly 150,000 individuals
from companies such as General Electric, 3M, Mayo Clinic, Federal Reserve Bank, Ocean Spray Cranberry and Michelin. A trained mediator, he has authored numerous articles and two books. Henry N. Wagner Jr., director of the division of radiation he...
Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member co-edits book for teens with special needs
...s. Each chapter contains real life examples from individuals
with health care needs and disabilities, family members and health professionals. The experts writing in this book provide their opinions and expertise on how to manage this transition successfully....
NeuroArm: Navigating the future of surgery
...m and to have worked with such a dedicated team of individuals
and funding partners." NeuroArm, one of the most advanced robotic systems ever developed, was designed and built in collaboration with MDA, known for creating Canadarm and Canadarm2. Bringing neuroArm to life required a unique partnership between m...
Confidentiality and privacy of personal health information is critical to acceptance of NHIN
...ttee by phone. "Control of content and access by individuals
to clinical information are critical issues that w...ical implications of policy decisions regarding an individuals
right to control access to his or her personal health record through the NHIN. "Individuals shou...
Eating cured meats frequently can lead to lower lung function and potential COPD
...ed that the "odds ratio" for developing COPD among individuals
who consumed cured meat products 14 times or more ... breathing. The study cohort consisted of 7,352 individuals
who participated in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, conducted from 1988 ...
UCSF brain tumor vaccine trial shows promising results
...tudy is planned for late 2007. Derived from each individuals
tumor, vitespen contains the fingerprint of the patients particular cancer and is designed to reprogram the bodys immune system to target only cancer cells bearing this fingerprint. The vaccine is intended to leave healthy tissue unaffected and limit...
MS patients not receiving medications to slow disease progression, research shows
...ed for the treatment of MS," O'Donovan said. "Some individuals
may have mild symptoms at first and decide to defer treatment. Other factors may be that physicians are not as familiar with the newer drugs on the market and the risk-to-benefit ratio. Some patients may not even be aware of the pros and cons of IMAs...
Clinical studies evaluate potential treatments for mouth ulcers
...ted a 60-day, randomized, double-blind trial in 26 individuals
(average age 33) with recurrent apthous stomatitis. In a 60-day pre-trial phase, participants kept a daily ulcer diary in which they recorded the number and size of ulcers if any were present, and also the pain associated with them on a scale of one...
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