Tag: "rapid" at medical news
Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone
...al studies demonstrated that lubiprostone produced rapid
and sustained effects in treating the symptoms of constipation, performing significantly better than placebo in men and women over age 18 for all constipation variables tested. Further, results from the RW study indicated no rebound effect after trea...
'Promiscuous' area of brain could explain role of antidepressants
... of sense to us since desensitization is usually a rapid
mechanism." Serotonin and dopamine neurotransmitter systems, which factor heavily in regulating mood, emotional balance, and psychosis, are released and reabsorbed in the striatum, an area of the brain which affects motivation and reward-based learni...
Charter activation brings space dimension to European emergency exercise
... planning responses to a disaster and carrying out rapid
damage assessment. The EURATECH 2005 exercise beg...minar on setting-up of a European civil protection rapid
reaction force. France's Minister of the Interior Dominique de Villepin will attend the exercise an...
Newborn's first week may be critical period for developing obesity in adulthood
...ican Heart Association. "Our main finding was that rapid
weight gain during the first week of life in this ... by Dr. Stettler and his collaborators focusing on rapid
weight gain in infancy. They found that rapid
weight gain during the first four months increased the...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...al, cultural and dietary factors have all led to a rapid
increase in the number of people who are clinically overweight or obese. But there are major gaps in our understanding of the ways that diet, exercise and psychological therapies can help an individual lose weight. The Cochrane Review Authors therefo...
Findings about anti-cancer agent could make it more effective
...ymidylate synthase) that plays a major role in the rapid
growth and division of cancer cells. But his recent research shows that the agent also acts on another enzyme (topoisomerase) that helps cancer cells replicate. "Inhibiting topoisomerase causes DNA strands to break, which is an important mechanism t...
Short sugar chains-a future drug for Alzheimer's?
... stimulated with a treatment that usually leads to rapid
build-up of amyloid (AA amyloidosis) in several internal organs, including the liver, the kidneys, and the spleen. The heparanase-producing mice proved to be completely resistant to amyloidosis of the liver and kidneys, organs with pronounced overpro...
Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
...e effective than antipsychotics alone in producing rapid
clinical improvement in people with schizophrenia,...ded social services, ECT can be useful as the more rapid
treatment because the impact of long-running schizophrenia can cause both patients and family caregi...
World-leading scientific databases now accessible via handhelds
...e platforms and through the tools gaining the most rapid
and widespread use," said Bergner. "We know the pace of scientific research demands instant access to the best research data, and this advancement will give researchers the ability to log in even when they are away from their desktop workstations du...
Anti-malaria drug combination could help address treatment crisis in Africa
...option for most countries in Africa because of the rapid
emergence of drug resistance. The parasite that causes the most severe form of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, is resistant to the anti-malaria drug chloroquine in nearly all the areas where the disease is rife. This, along with the fact that resista...
New grants to Georgetown to help build national cancer biomedical informatics grid
... and results are published will likely become more rapid
and more accessible via the grid. Clarke describes Georgetown as one of the "most active and visible of the cancer centers" now involved in caBIG, saying the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center team was the first proposed caBIG site to be visited...
Significant fall in serious violence in England and Wales
...ut more in preventing injury through detection and rapid
intervention by the police thereby reducing burdens on A&E departments."...
Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells
...scientists' basic knowledge of what happens during rapid
melting.Raising the temperature of solid aluminum to approximately 1000degrees in less than 1 picosecond (a heating rate of more than amillion billion degrees per second), the researchers found that thealuminum atoms, initially arranged like oranges ...
Giving children access to drug clinical trials is crucial, clofarabine approval shows
...) demonstrates the importance of offering children rapid
access to new treatments through clinical trials, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Refractory or relapsed ALL is a disease that resists treatment. Clofarabine was approved for use in the treatment of pediatric pat...
Medical-errors gap widens between best and worst hospitals: Healthgrades study
...uthored the study. "A 'culture of safety' requires rapid
identification of errors and root causes and the successful implementation of improvement strategies, which can only be achieved with strong leadership, critical thinking, and commitment to excellence. For patients, it's important to know which hospi...
Mailman School shares new virus identification technologies
...bers using newly developed technologies that allow rapid
identification of known and unknown pathogens. "...nue to improve and that increasingly sensitive and rapid
diagnostics will result." Funding for the development of these technologies was received from the Na...
Politicians bury their heads in the sand while global flu threat mounts
...act with diseased birds. Governments must fund the rapid
development of vaccines against H5N1, and build up sufficient stocks of anti-viral drugs such as zanamivir or olsetamivir, the best treatment for anyone infected, says Dr Higson. Pharmaceutical companies should also expand the manufacture and supply ...
CPR instructions should focus on continuous chest compressions, UT Southwestern physicians recommend
...ols for emergency dispatchers who may need to give rapid
telephone instructions on how to perform CPR. The council's recommendations were based largely on experimental data and a supportive clinical trial that found improved survival with a "compressions-only" approach. The council's recommendations were ...
Two studies document rise of superbugs in the environment
... these children were admitted to the hospital. The rapid
rise in pediatric community-acquired MRSA infections in Texas should raise red flags for health care workers everywhere. "There have been deaths related to this organism, although the vast number are skin and soft tissue infections," said Sheldon Kap...
Keyhole surgery set to become the new gold standard for colon cancer treatment
...primary tumour. Keyhole surgery may lead to a more rapid
recovery, less pain, fewer complications and a shorter hospital stay. However, it has been widely adopted for colorectal cancer without data from large clinical trials to support its use. Pierre Guillou (St. James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK) an...
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