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For one Stanford doctor, the beat goes on during open-heart surgery

...eries. The pump lets the surgeon stop the heart by keeping blood circulating throughout the body, which keeps the patient alive, while the doctor sews on new vessels. It's easier for surgeons to perform because they have a stable target. The heart is not moving. In beating-heart surgeries - currently used in...

Heart attack patients do better at hospitals following guidelines

...to standard practice," Peterson continued. "Again, keeping up with the latest is another indicator of a hospital's overall culture of providing the best possible care." CRUSADE maintains a national registry of data collected from participating hospitals, and it reports back to each hospital every three month...

Survey suggests parents' perceptions about children's access to household guns are often inaccurate

...ers. Of the 314 parents, 201 (64 percent) reported keeping at least one firearm in the home, and 91 percent of those had discussed gun safety with their children. A total of 141 of the parents with guns in the home reported that their children knew where the guns were stored, and 61 said that they thought t...

H5N1 threat puts human flu back in spotlight

...d NA proteins of these viruses continually mutate, keeping a step ahead of the posse of antibodies that seek to bring them down. This molecular strategy, which forces scientists to redesign the flu vaccine each year, is called antigenic drift. An antigen is a molecule that triggers an immune system attack. ...

Antidepressant drug may prevent recurrence of depression in patients with diabetes

...igators regularly measured blood glucose levels by keeping track of hemoglobin A1C, which reflects an individual's control of blood glucose over two to three months. At one year, more than 65 percent of those still taking sertraline remained in remission from their depression. Only about 48 percent of those ...

Mothers use evasive action to protect sick children from smoking fathers

... to protect the health of their child and husband, keeping harmony is sometimes considered more important in Chinese culture. "Although the mothers openly acknowledged the health risks their husband's passive smoking posed to their child, they were also very keen to maintain a harmonious relationship with th...

Electronic medical record boosts quality, efficiency

...what we learned, to analyzing data for quality, to keeping track of the supplies we used and what we need," Dr. Morrison said. "The potential of the electronic medical record to improve health care is huge."...

More than just genetics: Lifestyle choices impact GI health

...rs found that LGI-LGL breakfast is associated with keeping the metabolic response active at a higher rate for a longer period of time than other breakfast options with less of an increase in glucose or insulin levels. The LGI-LGL breakfast increased levels of the hormone peptide YY on the morning after the ...

Diets with group support may help keep weight off longer

...hose based on group support seem to fare better at keeping the weight off in the long term, finds a study in ...al sample) returned data. Only 58 (45%) were still keeping to their allocated diets (nine to Atkins, 20 to Weight Watchers, nine to Slim-Fast, 20 to Rosemary C...

Terminally ill patients continue to receive aggressive treatment at end of life

...portant part of the care continuum that focuses on keeping patients comfortable and free of pain."...

Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis falls shortnon adherence compounds issue

...m Canada reported that patients are pretty poor at keeping up with their medication. Sylvie Perreault and colleagues from the University of Montreal, Quebec, reported that persistence--the proportion of patients who keep taking their medication--can be less than 50 percent. The good news is that patients are...

Exercise in childhood and adolescence may stave off osteoporosis

...Brazilian study shows benefits of exercise And in keeping with current theories that bone built up during ones youth puts one in good stead when older, Fernando Siqueira and colleagues from the Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil, reported that exercise in childhood and adolescence can reduce the risk for...

Penn researchers question change in 'gold standard' for assessing heart failure treatment

...onsider the risk of the therapy versus the risk of keeping what the patient already has. Of all the things we do, the maximal VO2 is the most potent predictor. We decided to look at what happened to these patients, both men and women, after they had the VO2 stress test done, to see how many of them went on t...

Funding right through to the prototype

...nowledge transfer between science and business. In keeping with this objective, the DFG's Joint Committee decided to implement changes to the funding scheme for temporary positions for principal investigators and the Emmy Noether Programme in order to increase the ties between academic research and industry....

Transporter is possible target for safer pain medicine

...ngers, called neurotransmitters, working longer by keeping them from being taken back up into the neuron by transport systems. Chemical messengers are supposed to have limited action, he says. But depressed patients have insufficient levels of chemicals for adequate communication between neurons. Antidepress...

Is expensive new heart rhythm treatment 'worth it'?

... stroke besides atrial fibrillation, compared with keeping them on traditional drug therapy to control heart rate. The advantage isn't so clear in older patients, nor in those who don't have other risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure or prior strokes. "Before LACA is more general...

Eating habits of successful weight losers shift

...eded these requirements, losing over 70 pounds and keeping the weight off for nearly six years. "Our findings suggest that to successfully maintain weight loss, dieters may be able to vary their diet over time," says Suzanne Phelan, PhD, lead author of the study, staff psychologist at The Miriam Hospital ...

Multi-tasking adversely affects brain's learning, UCLA psychologists report

...ening to high and low beeps through headphones and keeping a mental count of the high-pitch beeps. While the distraction of the beeps did not reduce the accuracy of the predictions -- people could learn the task either way -- it did reduce the participants' subsequent knowledge about the task during a follow...

MIT researchers watch brain in action

...ll "tuned" to vertical and horizontal lines, while keeping neurons with high orientation selectivity. "Consequently, with the help of Arc, the overall orientation selectivity in the visual cortex is sharpened by visual experience," like a camera that learns to focus better over time, Wang said. What's mor...

Keep the baby, toss the bathwater: How kidneys retain proteins, discard waste

...ement membrane (GBM), normally plays a key role in keeping blood proteins out of the urine. The finding, reported in the August issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, will help doctors understand nephrotic syndrome, a condition with symptoms that include blood proteins in the urine. The syndrome c...

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