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Officials simulate bioterrorist attack to test APL-developed disease surveillance

...rginia, with a central "regional integration node" operated by APL for performing surveillance across jurisdictional boundaries. It operates 365 days a year, providing information to local and state public health departments. This exercise culminates the network's first year of operation using ESSENCE. Since ...

Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells

...ght, one that is especiallypractical, as it can be operated over a wide range of wavelengths,including those useful for telecommunications. The method employs aphenomenon known as Brillouin scattering, in which the energy of theoptical wave is exchanged with acoustical waves, then re-convertedto a lightwave ...

Keyhole surgery set to become the new gold standard for colon cancer treatment

...ts that in appropriately selected patients who are operated on by experienced surgeons, keyhole surgery for colorectal cancer may be the new gold standard."...

Popular procedures evaluated for diagnostic accuracy and treatment effectiveness

... the EGP patients (86 percent) and all of the sham operated patients experienced a relapse within the first year, indicating no significant difference in time of relapse between the groups. Thus EGP appeared to provide no clinical benefit in rates of relapse for GERD patients or reduction in use of acid-redu...

Study shows non-children's hospitals serve majority of US children

...nd Related Institutions as primarily organized and operated for the care of children and youth), significantly more discharges in non-children's hospitals were for 15- to 17-year-old females, patients from low-income zip codes, and uninsured patients. "This study is the first detailed look at this set of issu...

UK receives $6 million for Appalachia Community Cancer Network

...). The Mid-South CIS is another NCI-funded program operated by the UK Markey Cancer Center. Other community networks across the country are addressing high cancer rates among African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Hawaiian Natives and other Pacific Islanders, Asians, Hispanics/Latinos, and unders...

Medical whistleblowers speak out

...oks account - unregistered, unmonitored, literally operated out of a drawer." The officials, he said, were responsible for writing guidelines for the treatment of patients in the state system and were receiving money from companies with a stake in these guidelines. The marketing tactics used by drug compan...

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

...ety of Heart and Lung Transplant Registry who were operated on between 1994 and 2000, researchers found that over 43 percent of those who died within 30 days after transplantation had primary graft dysfunction. The researchers were trying to test the association between primary graft dysfunction with individu...

Sunshine mapping from space means brighter solar energy future

...data from the Solar Energy Mining (Solemi) service operated by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) - leader of ENVISOLAR - have contributed to the quantification of the renewable energy potential within 14 developing countries, in the framework of the SWERA project of UNEP. Results of SWERA suggest the potentia...

Nutritional info helps teens make better choices

...rst six weeks of the fall semester, the cafeterias operated normally. These cafeterias were in schools that ran the gamut from traditional, straight-line cafeterias to those with a scramble system and many a la carte offerings. The next six weeks the second time through the menu cycle the cafeterias posted ...

Robotic technique shows promise in weight-loss surgery, Stanford study finds

... held in the surgeon's hand, the robotic tools are operated remotely from a control station. "It makes the surgery easier," said Curet, noting that the da Vinci robotic surgical system, manufactured by Intuitive Surgical Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif., offers several advantages over hand-held laparoscopic tools. F...

Northwestern Memorial named one of '100 Best Places for Working Mothers'

...rdable, accessible and on-site childcare services, operated in conjunction with Bright Horizons Family Solutions. The hospital's childcare services are available for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners, as well as summer camps for older children in addition to drop-in care. Lifestyle progr...

Radical surgery best option for most ovarian cancer patients with cancer in diaphragm

...tive patients with primary ovarian cancer who were operated on at Mayo Clinic from 1994 through 1998 and from Aug. 1, 2002, through Aug. 31, 2004. Dr. Cliby and his colleagues found that at Mayo Clinic, the rate of diaphragm procedures for affected patients increased from 22.5 percent in the first period com...

Work on cancer-killing compound nets FSU professor major grant

... Esther King Biomedical Research Program, which is operated by the Florida Department of Health. The program (www.floridabiomed.com) supports biomedical research on the prevention, diagnosis, treatments and cures for tobacco-related diseases, including cancer. Dudley and his doctoral students are doing resear...

UCLA study identifies $7 in societal savings for every $1 spent on drug abuse treatment

...e information was gathered via an automated system operated by the California Treatment Outcome Project. "Even without considering the health and quality-of-life benefits to drug treatment clients themselves, spending taxpayer dollars on substance abuse treatment appears to be a wise investment," said Susan E...

Promising advance in breast cancer research

...death," Dent said. "Three researchers in the group operated the same studies independently, and they all saw very similar results."...

Use of laparoscopic procedure for gallbladder removal varies widely

...ertain hospitals and among younger female patients operated on more recently, according to a study in the November issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC, removal of the gallbladder by laparoscopy) is a well-established technique for the management of...

Less-invasive ultrafiltration device may be practical alternative to diuretics

...e ultrafiltration device used in this study can be operated by standard hospital nurses outside the setting of the intensive care unit, does not require invasive central IV access and, in the RAPID-CHF trial, was used as an early treatment strategy rather than for rescue therapy," Dr. Bart said. Dr. Bart note...

Large-scale study proves volunteer operated defibrillators are life-savers

...e population, in addition to the existing manually operated defibrillators used by the county's 10 hospitals a...efibrillators can easily and safely be exclusively operated by lay people. "This is an unprecedented finding and we hope that our study will serve as a benchmar...

New study finds anabolic steroids may be addictive

...cess to two delivery mechanisms. When the hamster operated the active mechanism, he received 1 microgram of testosterone, or one of several commonly abused steroids: nandrolone, drostanolone, stanozolol, or oxymetholone. The inactive mechanism produced no response. A computer recorded the number of times e...

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