Tag: "month" at medical news
New study shows SARS can infect brain tissue
...raphy scan indicated brain damage. He died about a month
after being hospitalized, and his brain tissue was examined and found to contain the SARS coronavirus. The researchers also discovered a high level of Mig, a type of immune system regulator called a chemokine, in the man's bloodstream and brain, whic...
Penn researchers discover a molecular pathway that leads to recurrence of breast cancer
... lie in a dormant state and later grow out after a month
to a year in the mice. Using microarrays, Chodosh's team compared recurrent tumors with the original tumors from which they arose. They found that a variety of genes were turned on in recurrent tumors that were not on in the original tumors, includi...
Smoking seems to increase brain damage in alcoholics
...and 13 non-smokers) averaged around 400 drinks per month
for three years prior to the study; the light drin...n-smokers) averaged between four and 11 drinks per month
before the study and had no history of alcohol abuse or dependence. The alcoholics were sober for ap...
Survey of poultry workers shows high rate of injuries
...ed pain in their hands or arms during the previous month
and one in five of those workers was unable to work for at least a day in the previous year because of the pain." The survey was based on a representative sample of Latino workers in six counties in western North Carolina: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell,...
Cars, computer chips and heart attacks?
...eral, the chance that a patient would die within a month
or a year of going home from the hospital was 21 p...ent of patients in the pre-GAP group died within a month
of leaving the hospital, as documented on their Medicare records. That percentage dropped to 16.7 pe...
Novartis MS drug shows promising results
...nflammation on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at month
twelve irrespective of their FTY720 treatment dose...ons showing active inflammation on MRI at the 12th month
irrespective of their FTY720 treatment dose (1.25 mg or 5 mg). FTY720 appeared to be well tolerated,...
Biomarkers used to predict recurrent disease in hepatitis C transplant patients
...t HSC activation was significantly higher in the 4 month
biopsies for those who developed advanced fibrosis within 2 years. The authors note that alpha-SMA "is an attractive biomarker because it is determined from the organ of interest and there is biological plausibility for why increased stellate cell ac...
International study finds one in five heart patients continue to smoke
...ey had ever smoked, whether they had smoked in the month
prior to hospital admission and whether they currently smoked, with smokers who denied currently smoking being tested for carbon monoxide in their breath. The survey was a follow-up to EUROASPIRE I five years earlier and found similar results. Of the...
Federal grant to expand MCG pipeline programs for minorities
...l take two to three six-hour Saturday classes each month
for two years. "We are looking for motivated students," Ms. James said. Their efforts will yield them a small stipend and great preparation, she said. It won't take long to start measuring success because the first students start this January and sho...
UK foot and mouth epidemic was a human tragedy, not just an animal one
...tinued to feature in the diaries throughout the 18 month
period. But the team also found that suffering was alleviated by trusted informal and formal support networks. This implies that statutory and voluntary organisations have a more complex and enduring role after a disaster than has been understood. ...
Merck investigational vaccine GARDASIL prevented 100 percent of cervical pre- & non-invasive cancers
...ned free of HPV 16 and/or HPV 18 infection through month
7; this analysis started 30 days after completion of the vaccination regimen, and followed women for an average of 17 months after completion of the regimen. In this group, GARDASIL prevented 100 percent of cases of high-grade pre-cancer and non-inv...
EBCT scans trump angiography at detecting killer heart defect
... Saint Louis University radiologist published last month
in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions: Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.Esat Memisoglu (AY-sot May-me-show-loo), M.D., assistant professor of radiology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine,...
US kidney failure rates stabilize, ending a 20-year climb
... (USRDS) at www.usrds.org and being presented next month
at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. Diabetes and high blood pressure remain the leading causes of kidney failure, accounting for 44 percent and 28 percent of all new cases, respectively. The most striking trend...
Practice makes perfect when implanting cardioverter-defibrillator devices
...d. "If so, then implanting fewer than two ICDs per month
would be associated with a higher complication rate," Dr. Curtis wrote. Stephen C. Hammill, M.D., F.A.C.C. from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who was not connected with this study said the results highlight the importance of efforts to tra...
Largest single-institution study demonstrates Mammosite is a safe breast cancer treatment
...treatment, patients were assessed at one week, one month
and at three-month intervals. While 14 percent of women had to have the catheter removed because of various reasons, the majority of the patients (86 percent) underwent treatment. Post-treatment complications included balloon rupture, infections, ski...
'Big picture' of brain changes may be crucial to recovery from stroke injury
...rs scanned patients' brains during these tasks one month
after injury and again six months later, when many...ents in this study had right-side injuries, at one month
post-injury we found increases in activity in attention-controlling centers of the brain's left hemi...
HIV mortality in India drops with introduction of generic antiretroviral therapy
...in 2000, the price of HIV drugs fell from $778 per month
to $100 per month, and eventually declined even further to just $33 per month
in 2003. The drastically lower cost of ART sparked a rise in the number of people seeking--and obta...
Hopkins emergency physician warns of post-hurricane disease and illness
...ricane has passed. In an editorial published this month
in The New England Journal of Medicine, Thomas Kirsch, M.D., M.P.H., an assistant professor and director of emergency operations at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, reports that large numbers of displaced people are at increased risk ...
Side-effects cause some breast cancer patients to skip hormone treatment
...clude: If daily tablets and a double injection a month
had equal efficacy and side-effects, 63% preferred...In an imagined scenario where a double injection a month
produced fewer hot flushes, 27.4% opted for tablets, 60.6% for injections, 12% had no preference; I...
Rapid restoration of immunity in immune-suppressed cancer patients using T-cell vaccines
...eed, protection developed in the patients within a month
after the transplantation. Their clinical trial is...study were all given two pneumococcal vaccines one month
and three months after their stem-cell transplants; whereas normally they would have to wait up to a...
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