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ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
...t and lung transplant medicine and the outlook for patients
living with heart or lung disease. "We urgently ne...he task forces are reviewing: criteria for placing patients
on a waiting list for a donor organs; pharmacological, surgical and device based intervention to suc...
Once-a-month naltrexone successfully used to treat alcohol dependence
...hotherapy, significantly reduced heavy drinking in patients
being treated for alcohol dependence, according to...use in clinical practice has been limited, in part patients
have to take the pill daily. In this trial conducted at 24 sites, 627 alcohol dependent patients
OHSU researchers demonstrate how Alzheimer's disease impacts important brain cell function
...ic proteins, decrease in the brains of Alzheimer's patients
when compared to healthy brains from people in the...in the frontal cortex of the brains of Alzheimer's patients
was more severe than in other portions of the brain," explained P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D., scienti...
Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Head injury patients
transferred to level I trauma centers are more lik...found that mortality risk dropped 10 percent among patients
with head injury transferred from rural trauma centers in Oregon and Washington to level I trauma ce...
Unchaperoned examinations risk misconduct allegations
... intimate examinations are routine. A total of 252 patients
took part in the survey during June and December 2...ed, or were not bothered. Significantly fewer male patients
accepted chaperones than female patients
and significantly more female patients
accepted chaperones ...
Depression overtakes back pain for incapacity benefit claims
...pared with the rest of Europe. Both employers and patients
require a speedier response than is currently delivered, as the longer an individual remains off work, the more difficult a return becomes. If the government is serious about tackling the consequences of common mental disorders then innovative polici...
The right to live gives us a right to die
...dividual's freedom to end their lives. Capable patients
refusing medical treatment or those who draw up...s sentiments may obscure the interests of the patients
in such cases." More problematic is an individual seeking medical help to end their lives. Doctors ...
Lupus and the role of Epstein-Barr virus
...ence of EBV antibodies in blood samples from lupus patients
with those from healthy controls. Published in th...ticipants in the Carolina Lupus Study included 230 patients
recently diagnosed with lupus. Ranging widely in age, the subjects were 90 percent women and 60 per...
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
...he lack of regular vigorous physical activity. All patients
in this study were diagnosed with having arthritis... of traditional retirement age. 64 percent of the patients
were female. The majority was also white, with 8.6 percent African Americans and 4.5 percent Hispan...
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
...he level of underreporting of adverse events among patients
receiving nevirapine versus those receiving zidovudine, a second AIDS drug that also was studied in HIVNET 012. The trial investigators' comparative findings on safety are valid, the committee said. Questions in previous audits about whether any adv...
ACP releases 5th Edition of its respected ethics manual
...ssues in medical ethics faced by doctors and their patients
and revisits older issues that are still pertinent." The fifth revision of the Ethics Manual was developed by the ACP ethics and human rights committee over the course of two years. Sections were reviewed by more than 24 experts. The manual was app...
OHSU develops instant, computerized notification system to communicate patients' end-of-life wishes
...ced directive. "In light of national media events, patients
more often ask, 'How can I be sure my wishes will ...as originated in Oregon. It allows chronically ill patients
to direct their end-of-life care by discussing a detailed care plan that is signed by their physicia...
Liver may be source of 'good' cholesterol
...ice also had higher levels of triglycerides, as do patients
with Tangier disease. Until now, scientists had thought that HDL formation occurred throughout the body rather than coming mainly from one organ. They know that some of it is manufactured in the walls of blood vessels, for example. "These results pr...
Data show cyclosporine inhalation solution improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients
...tly improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients
compared to placebo. The data, which include 10-month follow-up statistics on patients
originally enrolled in the pivotal study of CyIS, show that, with a median total follow-up of 53.3 m...
Neurology Now magazine launches at AAN meeting
...e American Academy of Neurology's new magazine for patients
and caregivers. It will officially launch during the AAN 57th Annual Meeting held in Miami Beach, Fla., April 9 16. When: Monday, April 11, 2:00 3:00 p.m. Where: Room A107 in the Miami Beach Convention Center Who: The Neurology Now press conf...
Breakthrough in national diseases
...matory effects. Statins have now been tested on MS patients
and have been demonstrated to be beneficial in this very way. The disease-associated gene variant leads to a reduction in the production of a number of immune defence proteins. Some viruses and bacteria have also been observed to influence the gene i...
Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks
...and Cuernavaca, Mexico, took the HRV of 58 elderly patients
every other day for two months to establish an HRV...predicts mortality and arrhythmic complications in patients
who have had a heart attack, as well as those who are considered healthy," said Dr. Holguin. "Taki...
Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome
...lombian Hugo Vega had noticed an unusual number of patients
with Roberts syndrome in the clinic at the University of Bogot. Fairly quickly, he tracked down seven families with Roberts syndrome in two villages outside Bogot. Four of the families share an 18th-century ancestor, he and Miriam Gordillo, then an u...
Two drugs combined more cost-effective safer for managing arthritis in high-risk patients
...or this patient group. According to the study, for patients
at low risk of gastrointestinal problems, a non-st...rchers tracked a hypothetical group of 60-year-old patients
with chronic arthritis who require long-term non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy for modera...
Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome
...pan, the new painless technique would require that patients
shed as little as a single teardrop, collected in ...yzed the protein content of tears obtained from 31 patients
diagnosed with Sjgrens syndrome (on the basis of conventional tests) and compared the results to pro...
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