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Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure

...s slightly more involved, the general principle is quite similar to the implantation of cardiac pacemakers. Following the Phase II trial, if results continue to be good, a larger, nationwide trial will begin. Trial patients receive the device as part of a minimally invasive surgical procedure, followed typ...

Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome

...eally collaborated with us, they've worked with us quite closely to help us uncover the gene behind the syndrome," says Gordillo. "Now we have about 10 affected families from outside Bogot, and we can offer a genetic test to families at risk of Roberts syndrome." Vega and Gordillo, a husband-and-wife team,...

Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive

...ling to rocks despite wave forces," Li said. "It's quite remarkable, just an incredibly unique natural feature." The mussel protein is a superior adhesive, but not readily available. In trying to identify a protein that could be adapted for this purpose, Li had another inspiration at lunch - while eating t...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (second issue)

...f SARS from other atypical pneumonias that require quite different approaches to the management of patients. The study was published in the second issue for April 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine....

'Virtual colonoscopy' effective in finding most polyps but may miss small ones

...ting increase in follow-up colonoscopies "could be quite substantial," according to the report. "Patients must already wait months for an available appointment for routine colonoscopy, and in some areas of the United States, screening colonoscopy is unavailable at all because there are not sufficient perso...

High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas

...e relative risk appears high, the absolute risk is quite low. The NCI study found that approximately 3 percent of children with soft tissue sarcoma would be expected to develop a second malignancy by 20 years after their initial diagnosis. The relative risk was highest within the first five years of post-t...

Guava and AHF Global Immunity bring low cost AIDS diagnosis to resource-limited countries

...ow maintenance. Performance of the Guava assays is quite simple, with even novice users learning to use the EasyCD4 method in just a day or two. Testing requires only 10 microliters of whole blood per patient, making the method suitable for use in pediatric as well as adult patients. The Guava EasyCD4 assa...

Burden of parasitic worm infection greater than previous estimates

...rrent estimates suggest the effect of infection is quite small. But many health workers believe the disabling effects of schistosomiasis have not been adequately quantified. Charles King and colleagues reviewed 135 published and unpublished reports from March 1921 to July 2002 on disability-associated outc...

Health-care ethics practical, smart: U of T study

...oral distress brought about by ethical dilemmas is quite a concern in hospitals," says clinical ethicist Karen Faith, director of the Clinical Ethics Centre at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre and a study co-author. "Whatever we can do to give people the language and the skills to talk...

Treat depression and chronic pain separately, U-M researchers say

... provides further evidence that these pathways are quite independent." While this study looked at fibromyalgia patients, it is possible that the results may apply to people who have other chronic pain conditions, such as low-back pain, irritable bowel syndrome and vulvodynia, the researchers say....

Green laser pointer can cause eye damage

...Previously, he determined red laser pointers to be quite safe. "I tested different powers up to five milliwatts and could not create recognizable damage in the human eye with the red laser pointers," he explains. "So, at least a transient exposure to red laser pointers' light is only of trivial concern." ...

Mayo Clinic study determines surgery is best remedy for hammer hand

...a little longer to heal," he says. "Most people do quite well and get back to work quickly." Patients with this condition have a damaged ulnar artery, a key means of blood flow to the hand. In addition to the sensory damage, they also can develop small ulcers in their fingertips resulting in blackened fin...

Study finds Herceptin may have role in bladder cancer treatment

...oor features of bladder cancer in general. We were quite encouraged to see in this study good responses to treatment. This lays the foundation for a future phase III trial to compare Herceptin and chemotherapy to standard chemotherapy," Hussain says. This phase II trial found Herceptin could be used safely...

Changes in brain receptors linked to seizures and anxiety during the menstrual cycle

...sceptibility to seizures and anxiety. "This may be quite relevant to the way nerve cells respond to stimuli in the human brain during the menstrual cycle," Mody said. The changes may spark seizures in women with catamenial epilepsy and may lead to the increased anxiety women experience during PMDD, accordi...

New therapy may give options to those with neuroendocrine tumors

...cancer gene called c-kit. "I've never seen a drug quite like this one," says Lenz, director of gastrointestinal oncology at USC/Norris. For comparison, he explains, the cancer drug Gleevec has one pathway of action rather than three. Oncologists hope that the more mechanisms a drug uses to inactivate a ca...

Cancer like colonisation for Aboriginal women

... that is there to help them. I think that's really quite special." She said hospitals should offer culturally appropriate healthcare which was more than displaying cultural artefacts or images such as having family rooms to keep families together and prevent loneliness. "If staff in cancer areas in parti...

Children of incarcerated mothers exhibit poor attachment to caregivers, mothers

...have suggested that such disruptions would make it quite difficult for children to develop healthy attachment relationships, this is the first study to empirically investigate the quality of such relationships. The researchers found that 63 percent of the children had insecure relationships with their moth...

Study shows grapefruit extract can heal stomach ulcers

... (ALI) can involve damage that ranges from mild to quite severe: fatty liver (fat buildup in liver cells), alcoholic hepatitis (an inflammatory condition) or cirrhosis (replacement of normal tissue with fibrous scar tissue). Male and female rats were divided into groups and given either no alcohol (IC) ...

Clinical trial proves link between chiropractic and migraines

...at sort of magnitude in a really chronic group was quite amazing. "Another 50 per cent had quite noticeable improvement. They either found that the frequency of the migraines was less, the length o...

Women rising to the challenge of weightlessness

...nscious of the importance of the experiment: "It's quite amazing when you stop to think about it: what we have achieved has never been done before". "We really feel like we have taken part in a space programme", says Dorotha. "There's been talk about it everywhere and that's something we are aware of at a...

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