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Patient-centered approach can backfire
...ristensen, who also holds appointments in internal medicine
in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and is a researcher with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Iowa City Healthcare System and the VA Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice (CRIISP), s...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
... James A. de Lemos, M.D., F.A.C.C., a professor of medicine
and director of the Coronary Care Unit at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Its a day-to-day, meal-to-meal battle, but its worth fighting. Even a small pot belly puts us at higher risk when compared to a flat tummy. For the study...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...an, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology and medicine
and chief of the Division of Health Behavior Research at Washington University. "And we found that housing conditions somehow contribute to the development of diabetes." The study looked at many risk factors for diabetes including weight, smoking, ...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
...r. James de Lemos, associate professor of internal medicine
and senior author of the study. The risk was the same for both men and women who develop abdominal fat. Prior studies examining the association between obesity and cardiovascular risk reported varied results for overweight subjects who eventually had...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...pen Vongpatanasin, associate professor of internal medicine
and senior author of a study appearing in the Aug....ine, said Dr. Ronald Victor, professor of internal medicine
and co-author of the study. Because this particular mutation is more common in African-Americans tha...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...mmography was the 'gold standard' of breast cancer medicine
It has been known for a long time that MRI is superior to mammography as far as the diagnosis of invasive breast cancer is concerned. However, the search for DCIS to date has been the preserve of mammography. It highlights small calcifications which...
Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
... Dr. Rhonda Souza, associate professor of internal medicine
at UT Southwestern and lead author of the paper wh...plained Dr. Stuart Spechler, professor of internal medicine
and senior author of the paper. Unfortunately, those acid-resistant cells are also more prone to can...
New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia
experts are setting out to conduct the first ever study to determine the true economic cost of persistent pain in Australia in a project being funded by the MBF Foundation. An estimated one in five Australians of working age suffers from relentless...
Reductive stress linked to heart disease
...he problem, according to Benjamin. This field of medicine
has not appreciated reductive stress and its influence on disease, he said. This is about balance needed in the environment of our cells, and it can have profound consequences on the treatments of heart disease and other serious disorders. ...
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
...ver the past few years, said Talan, a professor of medicine
at the Geffen School of Medicine and chief of emergency medicine
and professor of infectious diseases at Olive ViewUCLA. We are hopeful to be able to identify the mo...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
...t is an atypical (second generation) antipsychotic medicine
that offers dosing flexibility, proven efficacy and a favorable side-effect profile: Unlike many other atypical antipsychotics, Geodon does not cause weight gain on long-term therapy, which is a significant advantage. Also marketed under the trademar...
Indiana University Imaging Center receives $6M grant for kidney research
...cted by Kenneth Dunn, Ph.D., associateprofessor of medicine
and scientific director of the microscopy center;t...d by Simon Atkinson, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine
and of biochemistry and molecular biology; the Three Dimensional Quantitative Imaging Core, directed...
Geriatric health conditions have major effect on half of all seniors
...cation and Clinical Center (GRECC). The focus in medicine
has long been on diseases, and how to diagnose and treat them. But that focus often isnt helpful in regard to older adults; they tend to have one or more of these geriatric conditions, which are not considered diseases and can be missed by physicians...
Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds
...rom 50 to 95. The women visited a general internal medicine
clinic at a large, inner-city hospital in Atlanta over a period of 11 months in 2001 and 2002. To evaluate attitudes concerning lifetime HIV infection risk and interest in HIV testing, trained research assistants administered a 68-item questionnaire ...
Stem cell transplantation procedure results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients
...ishali Sanchorawala, MD, an associate professor of medicine
at Boston University School of Medicine, and clinical director of the Stem Cell Transplant Program, section of hematology/oncology at BUMC, high-dose intravenous melphalan and autologous stem cell transplantation has become a first-line treatment for...
Old McDonald's has a hold on kids' taste buds, Stanford/Packard study finds
...ren's and associate professor of pediatrics and of medicine
at the School of Medicine. "They actually believe that the chicken nugget they think is from McDonald's tastes better than an identical, unbranded nugget." The degree of preference expressed by the children correlated with the number of television ...
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
... the guidelines writing committee and professor of medicine
in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. This is a major educational document for health professionals, and I trust it will become part of the core teaching for medical students, residents and graduate physicia...
Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children
...or of the study and a senior scientist in vascular medicine
at the Academic Medical Centre.In 2004, the team r...r of the study and professor and chair of vascular medicine
at the Academic Medical Centre. However, each child will differ with respect to the family history,...
Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
..., M.D., MPH, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine
at the U-M Medical School. We hope our study highlights the opportunities to improve care and particularly some of the at-risk subgroups still less likely to receive reperfusion therapy despite eligibility, so that we can focus our clinical efforts o...
Shining light on pancreatic cancer
... see with a microscope. "Contemporary diagnostic medicine
frequently relies on invasive procedures, such as endoscopy, to detect disease. In the fictional world of Star Trek, a doctor is able to make a diagnosis without ever interrogating an organ. Biophotonics shows that this approach may be closer to real...
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