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JCI table of contents -- May 17, 2007

...fferentiation status determines transient receptor potential melastatin member 8 channel subcellular localizati...t that increasing muscle DGAT activity may offer a potential new approach to prevent and treat insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes. TITLE: Acute exercise in...

Blood transfusions from precancerous blood donors do not increase risk of cancer

...ex and biologically active substance. Although the potential for standard allogeneic blood transfusion to save ...mportant stride forward in evaluating one of these potential long-term risks of blood transfusion."...

Scientists develop method to track immune system enzyme in live animals

.... M.D., Ph.D., believes these new tools have great potential to help solve some mysteries of the immune system, such as the causes of B-cell tumors and autoimmunity. "The better we understand these problems," he says, "the closer we come to better treatments for them and eventually, perhaps, ways to prevent th...

Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat

...ades, better tests are needed. HPV genotyping is a potential replacement for the Pap test. The team has developed a novel platform that can be used for high throughput HPV typing. The technology incorporates HPV type-specific coded nanoparticles into cell-like micro-reactors where polymerase chain reaction ...

Protocol for treatment of sepsis can reduce hospital deaths

...ication and aggressive treatment of sepsis has the potential to improve outcomes and contain costs. EGDT can be implemented in a routine Emergency Department setting." The presentation is entitled "Clinical Effectiveness of Implementing Early Goal Directed Therapy in the Emergency Department Care of Severe S...

Ruling out pulmonary embolism with a simple bedside protocol

... false positives. The CT scan costs $2500, has the potential for kidney damage in 1 in 12 patients, and has a heavy radiation dose that increases lifetime risk of cancer. Yet, doctors are ordering these tests for 2-3% of all Emergency Department patients or 3.5 million cases per year. According to the author, ...

How will responders respond?

...k under crisis conditions," said Kruus. Given the potential for gaps in staffing, hospital crisis planners must prepare for possible shortfalls. The researchers recommend that hospital disaster plans address HCWs perceptions and expectations about their role in disaster response. This study is the first to s...

Better health twice as likely for nonsmokers who live and work with smoking restrictions

...mote household smoking policies. "By highlighting potential health benefits of promoting workplace legislation and voluntary household smoking restrictions, this research provides additional rationale for more aggressively promoting voluntary household smoking bans," notes Dr. Shelley. The data also confir...

Aspirin use during pregnancy could reduce risk of pre-eclampsia

... The Lancet. But an accompanying comment says that potential risks of aspirin use must be considered by individual mothers before embarking on treatment. Pre-eclampsia is a multisystem disorder of pregnancy that is usually associated with high blood pressure and proteinuria (excess of serum proteins in the u...

American College of Physicians commends introduction of Bipartisan Health CARE Act

...loyers, and consumers, the Health Care Act has the potential of unifying, instead of dividing, key stakeholders."...

Reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors when discontinuing hormone replacement therapy

...nd effective means to reduce CVD risk factors. One potential consequence of diminished HRT use is increased use of pharmacological agents, such as statins and aspirin; however, both are associated with side effects. Based on the findings of the current investigation, special attention should be paid to encoura...

Chemical maps hint at drug's effects on schizophrenia

...at explore metabolism at the global level have the potential to greatly impact medical practice. Future experiments focused on correlating these lipid signatures with the clinical outcomes of patients could yield an important tool for designing the best treatment for each patient, Kaddurah-Daouk said....

Conference to focus on transfer of knowledge from research to practice in emergency medicine

...unding agencies. The conference will also identify potential funding sources already known to be interested in this area. This years conference is supported in part by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). In addition nineteen agencies an...

Smokeless cannabis delivery device efficient and less toxic

...nt as opposed to pill forms, this device has great potential for improving the therapeutic utility of THC," said study co-author Neal L. Benowitz, MD, UCSF professor of medicine, psychiatry and biopharmaceutical sciences. He added that pills tend to provide patients with more THC than they need for optimal t...

New update of international health system comparisons: US continues to lag on most measures

... two and a half times the OECD median for years of potential life lost due to diabetes101 per 1,000 people compared with 39 per 1,000 (U.S. data is for 2002)....

Pediatricians and pathologists see traumatic brain injury differently

... time whether the deaths should be investigated as potential child abuse, researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine found. The study demonstrates the need for improved, uniform definitions if research is to prevent such abuse, said Antoinette Laskey, M.D., M.P.H., a forensic pediatrician and assis...

Students devise oral quick-dissolve strips for rotavirus vaccine

... The student inventors are pleased about the potential public health benefits. They also found the hands-on assignment to be a valuable part of their engineering education. "This was a really good experience," said Yu, the student co-team leader. "When you run into problems in a project like this, you ha...

AGA Institute takes leadership role in exploring obesity and its complications

...titute Obesity Task Force examined the current and potential roles of the gastroenterology community in address... Harvard Medical School and colleagues discuss the potential roles for inflammation in the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The Role of Obe...

Glucosamine-like supplement inhibits multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes

...of Biological Chemistry. This finding shows the potential of using a dietary supplement to help treat autoim...his study comes on the heels of others showing the potential of GlcNAc in humans. One previous clinical study reported that 8 of 12 children with treatment-resis...

Log-on to shape-up

...ods, such as the mail and the Internet, can reduce potential barriers, such as lack of access to fitness facili...fectiveness of web-based channels because of their potential to be available to larger populations at minimal cost. Prior studies have shown that direct mail p...

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