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Keep the baby, toss the bathwater: How kidneys retain proteins, discard waste

...ed another structure, the slit diaphragm, into the position of prime suspect. They showed that a mutation in one of the proteins that make up the slit diaphragm caused a form of kidney disease that led to protein in the urine. Both the slit diaphragm and the GBM are found in the glomeruli, small structures ...

BIDMC's Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center receives American College of Surgeons accreditation

..."The SASC is a prime example of how our leadership position in education improves the capabilities of our physicians to deliver high quality, compassionate, safe care for our patients, and enables BIDMC to create new knowledge regarding the best methods for training the doctors of tomorrow," says Richard Schw...

Examination not sensitive enough to detect breech babies

...improvement by all pregnancy care providers. The position of a baby in the womb in late pregnancy is importa...because if it is not lying in the normal head-down position (known as cephalic presentation) vaginal delivery may be difficult or impossible. Diagnosis of non-c...

Nurses should play larger role in helping smokers quit

... affected by tobacco use. Nurses are in the unique position to act as agents of change when it comes to preventing and treating tobacco dependence," Dougherty said. Nurses -- the largest group of health care professionals - can have an expanded impact on tobacco cessation, the report says. To treat tobacco ...

Childhood obesity caused by 'toxic environment' of Western diets, study says

...ool children, in whom obesity is rampant, are in a position to accept personal responsibility." "If we don't fix this, our children will continue to lose," he emphasizes. ...

Jefferson radiation oncologists among first to use cone beam CT to improve treatment accuracy

...ocused the radiation set-up is. They can then make position adjustments if necessary to deliver a more targeted therapy to the patient. The hope is that this technology will lead to more highly customized radiation treatments, where higher doses are directed at the tumor while sparing the patient's normal bod...

NOVA documentary honors pioneering African American chemist Percy Julian

...ks/landmarks/plj/index.html ). Denied a faculty position at DePauw, Julian turned to industry, accepting a position as director of research for the Soya Products Division at the Glidden Co. in Chicago. Over the next ...

Overweight in early childhood increases chances for obesity at age 12

... weight, Dr. Nader added, they are in an excellent position to proactively advise parents if they see signs of unhealthful weight gain. "Pediatricians can be confident in counseling parents to begin to address the at-risk child's eating and activity patterns rather than delaying in hopes that overweight and ...

ESA experiments with spaceflight participant Ansari to ISS

... the vertebrae, the sacral bone, has to be kept in position between the two hipbones. And a deep 'muscle corset' plays an important role in this process, with the tonic postural muscles being activated when getting up in the morning and deactivated when resting. It is hypothesised that this protective mech...

MRI can track survival of pancreatic islets after transplantation

...e comprehensive information about the presence and position within the body of entities as small as islets and can be performed repeatedly without subjecting patients to radiation or any invasive procedure, we think it is the most appropriate imaging modality to monitor islet survival," says Moore. "Feridex ...

Studies provide new evidence on risks associated with Cox-2 inhibitors and NSAIDs

...r's own, and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Food and Drug Administration....

Diabetics see dramatic increase in lower limb amputations

...standard guidewires (small, flexible wires used to position catheters) in leg and foot arteries, restoring straightline blood flow, which promotes healing. Developed by Spectranetics Corp. (NASDAQ: SPNC), the minimally invasive CLiRpath procedure often enables patients to leave the hospital the day after the ...

Lancet's coverage of the World Health Organization Director-General election

...The 13 candidates nominated for the most prominent position in global health--Director-General of WHO--were finally revealed last week, just over 3 months after the tragic and unexpected death of the previous WHO Director-General, Lee Jong-wook. The Lancet comments: "The Lancet will be closely following the...

New international guidelines for heart transplant candidates standardize patient care

...ur international membership, ISHLT is in the ideal position to advocate comprehensive guidelines for the global medical community." A Comprehensive International Approach To develop the new guidelines, ISHLT convened three international task forces to examine particular areas of consideration in heart fai...

Is there a relationship between a mother prompting her child to eat and obesity?

...o childhood obesity; however, parents are in a key position to help shape children's eating behaviors and eating environments. A study in the September issue of The Journal of Pediatrics evaluates the role of mothers prompting their child to eat, the child's compliance with those prompts, and the potential c...

Wiley to assume publication of Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine

...ne and look forward to working with Mount Sinai to position Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine as a leading forum for the publication of clinical research highly relevant to clinical practice." Each issue of the journal will contain review articles invited and submitted from distinguished guest authors from U...

Marc Levine, M.D., of Penn, wins Eminent Scientist of the Year award from the IRPC

...e University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, a position in which he is responsible for advising and mentoring one-fourth of each medical school class. Levine has been a prolific researcher in all areas of gastrointestinal radiology, co-authoring 189 original scientific articles and 108 chapters, review a...

58 percent of older hospital patients have problems eating, 31 percent leave most of their meal

...y from their food and 18 percent said their eating position was uncomfortable or they had problems pouring drinks. Although nurses were good at describing the food and encouraging patients to eat it, practical support was only given to a small percentage of patients.For example only six percent were made mo...

AACR CEO Margaret Foti receives cancer service award

...oles at the AACR, she was appointed to her current position of CEO in 1982 by the AACR's Board of Directors. In addition, she serves as Secretary-Treasurer and CEO of the AACR Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer and Managing Editor of Cancer Research. During Foti's tenure, AACR membership has gro...

Robot wheelchair may give patients more independence

...e new position. The chair frame can even remain in position to continue supporting the patient from potential side, back or front fall. In addition, the proof-of-concept prototype HLPR Chair would allow stroke victims and others to keep their legs active without supporting their entire body weight. Retractab...

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