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Tiny newborns face higher risk of death at community hospitals, Stanford/VA study finds

..., although sufficient for many infants, may not be optimal for very small newborns. "Most of the babies admitted to the neonatal ICU have very little risk of death," said Phibbs. "Clearly, a 35-week-gestation newborn who doesn't need mechanical ventilation doesn't need to be in a big tertiary center. The e...

Long-term treatment with VYVANSE, first prodrug stimulant, demonstrates significant efficacy in ADHD

...ntervals during three subsequent visits to achieve optimal efficacy and tolerability. Participants continued treatment for the remaining 11 months. The maximum daily dose was 70 mg. Safety was also evaluated during the study and VYVANSE was generally well tolerated. Most treatment-associated adverse even...

Certain combination therapy found more effective for treating malaria in African children

...rica. Continued research into malaria diagnostics, optimal antimalarial regimens, sustainable methods of drug delivery, and integration of treatment with prevention strategies will be necessary to establish effective and sustainable malaria control policies," the authors conclude....

Muscle stem cells effectively treat urinary incontinence long term

...ive treatment option." "The technique to achieve optimal efficacy is evolving, but we are pleased with what...derway and will allow researchers to determine the optimal dose of muscle stem cells needed to effectively treat SUI. Women with SUI involuntarily leak urin...

High-quality child care for poor children found to offset the risk of later depression

... treated children from the adverse effects of less optimal early home environments on depressive symptoms. Evidence indicating that good early childhood experiences can make a positive difference in the mental health of individuals born into poverty underscores the importance of investing in high quality ear...

Smokeless cannabis delivery device efficient and less toxic

... provide patients with more THC than they need for optimal therapeutic effect and increase side effects. Patients rated the "high" they experienced from both smoking and vaporization and there was no difference between the two methods by patient self-report of the effect, according to study findings. In ...

'Marked departure' in Medicare practice of paying physicians in Geriatric Care Improvement Act

...on technology is utilized appropriately to support optimal patient care, performance measurement, patient education, and enhanced communication Practices go through a voluntary recognition process by an appropriate non-governmental entity to demonstrate that they have the capabilities to provide patient...

Combination treatment stymies breast cancer growth

...ts of estrogen on the tumor was also necessary for optimal treatment, said Schiff. Completely blocking the HER pathway is critical, she said. Leaving out just one of the three drugs was much less effective. A clinical study using drug combinations in newly diagnosed patients with HER-2 positive breast can...

New prostate cancer treatment wins operations research award for Sloan-Kettering

...time intraoperative planning consistently achieved optimal coverage of the prostate with the prescription dos...liver the intended dose distribution to achieve an optimal therapeutic ratio between the target and normal tissue structures." Resulting reduction of compl...

DOE commits $27.5M for uranium contaminant transport field studies

...nd that bioremediation of uranium is possible, but optimal control and manipulation of the process is still unknown. Understanding this process for controlling uranium mobility is critical in designing an effective bioremediation effort, according to Long. "We hope to understand the microbial factors an...

Having elevated risk factors in young adulthood raises risk of coronary calcium later on

Having above optimal levels of risk factors for heart disease between t...an elevated body mass index (BMI), or having above optimal levels of blood pressure, LDL bad cholesterol, and blood sugar in early adulthood are linked to the ...

Study sheds light on medication treatment options for bipolar disorder

...er adjusted participants' mood stabilizer doses to optimal levels, ensuring that they were receiving the most appropriate amount. After about 26 weeks, Sachs and colleagues found that 24 percent of those who had been randomized to the antidepressants stayed well for at least eight consecutive weeksthe stud...

Lung cancer screening regimen provides opportunity for cure

...screened understand the importance of following an optimal screening regimen, Dr. Henschke said. Delay in the recommended diagnostic work-up detracted from the full benefit of CT screening, as it resulted in progression of the cancer in size, and sometimes resulted in a higher stage of the disease. While a...

Novel anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent shows effectiveness on key endpoints in trial

...th antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to optimal medical therapy would reduce coronary events and d...e prognosis of patients that are already receiving optimal care, said Marc A. Pfeffer, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physi...

Study finds coronary procedure adds no benefit over 'optimal medical therapy' alone

..., 2007) -- Percutaneous coronary intervention plus optimal medical therapy does not improve outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease, compared with optimal medical therapy alone, according to study results presented yesterday at the 56th Annual Scientific ...

Pairing medical therapy with coronary intervention fails to reduce heart disease deaths

... of PCI to improve outcomes over and above modern, optimal medical therapy (OMT) in patients with stable coronary disease. Results of research presented today at the American College of Cardiologys 56th Annual Scientific Session showed that PCI combined with OMT was no more effective than OMT alone in prev...

Expert centers prove cost-effective in managing ovarian cancer

...er, "with a high proportion of patients undergoing optimal primary cytoreduction and receiving combined IP/IV chemotherapy, is cost-effective from the perspective of society compared to referral of patients to a less-experienced center," conclude the authors. ...

Sleep apnea common, but undiagnosed, among pacemaker patients

...cing. But additional studies are needed to define optimal treatment strategy for pacemaker patients who have obstructive or central sleep apnea....

Erectile dysfunction drugs may trump nitroglycerin for heart protection

...ock. "Preserving heart function is critical to optimal cardiac outcomes," said George W. Vetrovec, M.D., chair of cardiology at the VCU Pauley Heart Center. "These agents have significant potential to enhance patient outcomes, particularly in high risk circumstances, such as acute heart attacks." For s...

Emory algorithm improves kidney transplant chances for sensitized patients

...ng a transplant. "Kidney transplantation is the optimal treatment for end-stage renal disease, and being able to offer transplantation to this population is a significant advance," says Dr. Pearson. Based on results of the Emory study, a UNOS committee is looking at the algorithm as UNOS reevaluates its...

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