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Polio vaccination strategies assessed as eradication nears

...dding when exposed to OPV, "and therefore probably represent minimal risk of re-introducing vaccine virus into the population after poliovirus has been eradicated," the authors concluded. The alternative to OPV, a live virus vaccine, is an inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). IPV is safer because the inactivated ...

State board-disciplined physicians more likely to have shown unprofessional behavior in med school

...ee schools because they're geographically diverse, represent both public and private institutions, and have very thorough records of their own students," said Papadakis. The study looked at a broad range of unprofessional behaviors in medical students. The strongest association with disciplinary action was se...

Blocking previously unrecognized links between inflammatory systems could make COX-2 inhibitors safe

...gs which block the binding of iNOS and COX-2 might represent novel anti-inflammatory agents or reduce the dosag...s that the synergism between these two drugs would represent a highly effective and safer form of therapy. "Blocking iNOS-COX-2 binding might salvage the value o...

Doctors at UVA health system search for new treatments for diabetic kidney disease

...ion. The real excitement is that these new studies represent a novel approach to combat the most common cause of chronic kidney disease and could rapidly translate into human clinical trials." Over the last seven years, Okusa's lab, in collaboration with Dr. Joel Linden in UVa's Department of Medicine and Ti...

Clinical performance measures raise bar in heart attack care

...zations to measure healthcare quality and, indeed, represent an endorsement of those measures. The ACC/AHA Clinical Performance Measures go a step further, however, calling for: Assessment of blood levels of low-density-lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol--so-called bad cholesterol, Initiation of cholesterol-lowe...

Study: Exercise helps speed wound healing in older adults

... Emery said. "This increase in cortisol levels may represent a biological pathway by which exercise helps wounds heal." There were no changes in perceived stress in either group but none of the adults in this study reported any significant distress in their lives at the beginning of the study. The current stud...

Understanding fatigue in chronic liver disease

...ervous system, specifically the brain, which could represent a novel and potentially important pathway. Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is available online via Wiley InterScience at http://www.interscien...

News Briefs from the January issue of CHEST

...archers conclude that fish oil supplementation may represent a potentially beneficial nonpharmacologic intervention for asthmatic patients with EIB. The study appears in the January issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians....

Epsilon4 allele carriers show altered brain activity before onset of Alzheimer's symptoms

...lthy epsilon4 carriers, this group of subjects may represent a good study population for novel treatments designed to delay the onset or to prevent the development of AD"....

Medicaid matters to children: How Medicaid can help drive quality improvement in pediatrics

... of Medicaid recipients are children yet children represent only 20 percent of Medicaid utilization. As Medicaid funding is reduced, children bear the brunt of those cuts." Recent federal budget cuts "give states the flexibility to cut benefits but not expand them," said Professor Sara Rosenbaum, J.D., from T...

Early release article from Annals of Internal Medicine

...als/annals/hepatotoxicity.htm . "These cases could represent an unusual clustering of a rare, idiosyncratic drug reaction at one medical center," said John S. Hanson, MD, an author and hepatologist with the liver transplant center at Carolinas Medical Center. "However, the severity of liver injury in two of o...

Tufts University receives federal grant to address occupational risks among immigrants

...tal exposure risk to workers. The assessments will represent a joint effort by Tufts faculty skilled in the areas of sociology, risk assessment and epidemiology acting in concert with students and the community partners. Armed with in-depth knowledge of risk and health issues, such as respiratory and dermal e...

Treatment of Down syndrome in mice restores nerve growth in cerebellum

...s say, because the cells rescued by this treatment represent potential targets for future therapy in human babies with DS. And it suggests that similar success for other DS-related disruptions of brain growth, such as occurs in the hippocampus, could lead to additional treatments - perhaps prenatally - that r...

First two research awards from university-industry partnership

...of chemical messages through the body and that may represent a new way to treat heart failure, cancer and addiction. The partnership comes at a time when most research institutions face increased funding challenges. While the University of Rochester Medical Center doubled its funding in the last seven years to...

International breast health guidelines

... more than 1.1 million women annually; these cases represent 10 percent of all new cancer cases. Breast cancer deaths, at more than 410,000 annually, represent about 1.6 percent of all female deaths worldwide. "Breast cancer is an urgent public-health problem ...

AANP and UpToDate partner to improve patient care

...e United States and worldwide. Nurse practitioners represent a rapidly growing segment of users as they recognize UpToDate's usefulness in helping them answer questions that arise in the course of patient care. In a recent UpToDate usage study, NPs reported that they found the information they were looking for...

Scientists discover genetic profile of an often-misdiagnosed chronic allergic disease of children

...ut the disease. These individuals were selected to represent a diverse sample with respect to age, sex and disease state. Dr. Rothenberg and his colleagues found that a particular set of 574 genes were expressed differently in people with EE from people without the illness. This transcript signature, as they c...

Prescription painkillers effective in patients with dormant inflammatory bowel disease

...indications for prescribing NSAIDs. These studies represent an important advance for patients with inflammator...ever, the findings of our placebo-controlled study represent the first concrete evidence that short-term therapy with celecoxib does not lead to increased diseas...

Historic records shed light on soldiers' lifelong war scars

...al long-term health effects. "These Civil War data represent a rare opportunity to look at medical records of war veterans over the life course, from a very young age until death," said Judith Pizarro, a graduate student in psychology and social behavior and lead author of the paper. "Not only are the data com...

Medication shows modest benefit in reducing weight, improving HDL, triglyceride levels

...ions collectively suggest that rimonabant may well represent an innovative approach to the management of multiple cardiometabolic risk factors, facilitating and maintaining improvements through weight lossdependent and independent pathways," the authors conclude....

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