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American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)

...atients developed antibiotic resistant strains and little ultimate benefit came to those treated. The next big movement forward came with the introduction of a combination of drugs, including streptomycin, to prevent the emergence of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. By 1955, clinical trials in G...

Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats

...at received 5 mg of simvastatin daily showed no or little such damage. Their plasma levels were normal, compared to a 67 percent rise of total cholesterol and 7.5 fold increase of triglycerides in the untreated rats. Unlike the untreated rats, treated rats had no elevation of nitrotyrosine in the retina o...

Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment

...lots not previously seen, but seeing more may have little impact on the patient's outcome, a new study suggests. The study included 198 patients with suspected pulmonary embolism. About half of the patients (98) had a multidetector CT (MDCT) examination; 100 patients had a single-detector CT examination. T...

Teens believe oral sex is safer, more acceptable to peers

...ption that oral sex entails no risk at all or very little risk. When oral sex is more frequent, sexually transmitted infection rates could rise if those who engage in oral sex do not use barrier protection, they pointed out. "There is not much data about the chances of sexually transmitted infections due to...

Consumers not getting accurate information about smokeless tobacco

... a strategy called 'harm reduction', but they have little chance of learning this. Similarly, authoritative organizations are telling smokeless tobacco users, in effect, 'you might as well smoke,' a public health message that actually encourages people to switch to a much more dangerous product." Phillips a...

Pediatric use of complementary and alternative medicine

...ding to background information in the article. But little is known about the use of complementary and alternative medicine by children and adolescents. Allen Bellas, Ph.D., of Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, and colleagues analyzed 2002 claims data from two large private health insurers in Wash...

AACR celebrates 20th anniversary of minority scholar awards

PHILADELPHIA -- A little over twenty years ago, members of the American Association for Cancer Research began an important dialogue about the advancement of minority investigators in the field of cancer research. The result of this discussion was the creation of a new award...

Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure

...e white population in the United States. There is little cardiovascular outcome data for blacks with hypertension treated with the common therapies of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or calcium channel blockers (CCBs). Jackson T. Wright, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., of Case Western Reserve University, ...

Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter

...aistlines and fitness levels would benefit from as little as a daily half-hour walk at a moderate pace....

'Promiscuous' area of brain could explain role of antidepressants

...perfect 1-to-1signalers that we assumed they're a little promiscuous. That is, rather than transporting one...a dopamine signal, they're actually also sending a little bit of a serotonin signal," Dani said. "This kind of interaction among neurotransmitter systems alte...

Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks

... group showed improvements in heart function in as little as two weeks." Researchers from Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, and Cuernavaca, Mexico, took the HRV of 58 elderly patients every other day for two months to establish an HRV baseline for each participant. For 11 weeks, half of the study participants took ...

Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome

...less technique would require that patients shed as little as a single teardrop, collected in a doctors offic...otein biomarkers and results can be obtained in as little as one hour, Tomosugi says. The test, which is being refined, could be available to consumers in two...

Controversy in dyslipidemia guidelines

...ribed statin therapy, which will increase cost for little overall benefit. Jacques Genest and colleagues, members of the Working Group on Hypercholesterolemia and Other Dyslipidemias, comment on the data used by Manuel and colleagues and question their approach. A rebuttal from the challengers concludes th...

National trial shows older children benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder

...t treating amblyopia in older children would be of little benefit. The study results, funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and coordinated by the Jaeb Center for Health Research in Tampa, FLA appears in the April issue of Archives of Ophthalmology . Amblyop...

Older children can benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder

...t treating amblyopia in older children would be of little benefit. The study results, funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), appear in the April issue of Archives of Ophthalmology. "Doctors can now feel confident that traditional treatments for amblyopi...

Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients

...much can cause unwanted bleeding events, while too little will not dissolve the blood clot. "Many physicians have assumed that modest errors in dosing errors of these fibrinolytic drugs can cause harm, which made them afraid to give the drugs altogether," said Duke University Medical Center cardiologist Chr...

University of Chicago receives grant to study connections between religious beliefs and health

...ng white participants in the study, there was very little impact of religious belief and reported depression. In order to determine why African Americans were more likely to have depression reduced by religious belief, the team measured feelings of alienation, which they hypothesized may have an impact o...

Bugs in the gut could help doctors develop individualised healthcare

...he moment, when developing a new drug we take very little account of factors such as the microflora and this may need to change."...

Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma

...NIH guidelines for treating asthma may have gone a little too far in requiring patients with truly mild asthma to take these anti-inflammatory drugs every day," said Homer Boushey, MD, professor of medicine at UCSF and study co-leader. "This study will need confirmation before the findings should change the...

Public leadership in neurology award honors Leeza Gibbons for Alzheimer's awareness efforts

...y grandmother to Alzheimer's disease, and I lose a little more of my mom to this thief of memories everyday. Because of that, I am deeply invested in the American Academy of Neurology's powerful work." Her advocacy has aimed to take the shame and stigma out of memory disorders. She began by working with var...

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