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Treating multiple brain tumors with radiosurgery results in improved survival

...0 to destroy tumors and vascular malformations and requires no surgical incisions. The average number of brain tumors for patients in the study was five, with a range from four to 18. Radiosurgery was used alone, in combination with whole brain radiation or after failure of whole brain radiation. Radiosurgery...

Exercise vital to build strong bones

...iving tissue, which renews itself continuously, it requires regular stimulation from physical activity. Like muscles, bones should be used regularly or they will deteriorate. In girls, the bone tissue accumulated during the ages of 11-13 approximately equals the amount lost during the 30 years following men...

Keck School of Medicine pediatric endocrinologist elected to Institute of Medicine

...mbers is assured by the Institute's charter, which requires that at least one-quarter be selected from fields outside the health professions - such as the social and behavioral sciences, law, engineering, and the humanities....

Camryn Manheim speaks out about rheumatoid arthritis

...dditional joint destruction. "Rheumatoid arthritis requires early and aggressive treatment to relieve the pain and inflammation as well as to stop the joint destruction that may lead to permanent disability," says Dr. Abramson. "I encourage people with RA to have a meaningful dialogue with their rheumatologi...

Institute of Medicine elects Gladstone Director Warner Greene

...mbers is assured by the Institute's charter, which requires that at least one-quarter be selected from fields outside the health professions--such as the social and behavioral sciences, law, engineering, and the humanities. With their election, members make a commitment to involve themselves in the work of t...

AAAAI, ACAAI recommend continual assessment of asthma control

...sthma symptoms," Li said. "Assessing these changes requires strong communication between the doctor and patien...herapy and take less medicine. Uncontrolled asthma requires a step-up in therapy, which may consist of increased medication use and more frequent visit to the d...

Despite rarity of errors in chemotherapy orders, improvements still needed, study finds

... that are usually given in tandem, the program now requires physicians to order both at the same time. Co-authors of the study are Lawrence Shulman, MD, Deborah Verrier, RN, Angela Cleary, RN, of Dana-Farber; Elisabeth Burdick, MS, Jeffrey Rothschild, MD, MPH, and David Bates, MD, MSc, of Brigham and Women's;...

Be a control freak: Allergists outline new focus for asthmatics

... similarly to medication. This customized approach requires regular visits to the doctor. Asthmatics who have not attained well or completely controlled asthma should see their doctors for a detailed assessment of asthma control (including lung function tests), confirmation of the diagnosis of asthma, assessm...

Study reveals $20 billion in untapped generic drug savings

...nificant. Best of all, using more generics simply requires better education and awareness of alternatives, not a big-dollar up-front investment." "Consider that $20 billion in generic drug savings in just six therapy classes is the same amount America's community hospitals spend each year on uncompensated ca...

Measuring certain enzyme activity in urine shows promise for detection of bladder cancer

... 1, 2, and 3, respectively. "The test we developed requires a small amount of urine; is noninvasive, inexpensive, and easy to perform; and permits a quantitative evaluation of telomerase activity in cellular extracts from urine. Furthermore, it is objective, reproducible, and specific and is not reliant on th...

Satellite survey of Elbe flood helps Swiss Re insure for disaster

...termath of events such as the 2002 Elbe flood this requires an intense effort, very expensive for routine application. "Instead Earth Observation gives us a view of the whole extent of the flood, not only within the heavily-insured urban centres like Dresden but we can also zoom out across 400 kilometres of...

Restless legs syndrome linked to psychiatric conditions

...irplane, to undergo dialysis, or any activity that requires immobility," added Dr. Phillips. "Diagnosing and treating RLS is important because it improves quality of life." To cope with RLS, researchers suggest losing weight, quitting smoking, avoiding taking medications that are not necessary, reducing or e...

Characteristic cardiac scar pattern predicts risk of fatal arrhythmias

...ophysiology test is used to determine if a patient requires a defibrillator. In this test, a thin catheter is inserted into the heart to try to induce an arrhythmia, something that will fail if the heart is healthy and not at risk. However, if it happens once, it is known to be two to four times more likely...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for November 2005 (first issue)

...test has many shortcomings. For example, the test requires two office visits and skilled personnel are essential to properly place and interpret the test. Also, the skin test reacts to bacilli Calmette-Gurin (BCG) tuberculosis vaccination which had been given to 201 (88 percent) of the 228 foreign-born pers...

Tryptophan no turkey in boosting immune system, Stanford study shows

... of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis requires something that can suppress the attack. In their studies, the team discovered that a drug chemically similar to metabolized tryptophan is suppressive to the immune system. This drug, marketed as tranilast, has been used abroad in clinical trials for ...

New TB test scoops top prize at Medical Futures competition

...ed out using cheap and readily available tools and requires relatively little training or expertise. This is particularly important in developing countries which may not have the infrastructure we take for granted in the developed world." Each year around 8 million new cases of TB are diagnosed, and 1.7 mi...

Small-bowel obstruction

...s painful, results in vomiting and dehydration and requires urgent medical and often surgical intervention. Typical management requires placement of a nasogastric tube (a small plastic tube inserted to drain the contents of the stomach ...

Ads for SSRI antidepressants are misleading, say researchers

...nsible for regulating consumer advertisements, and requires that they be based on scientific evidence. Yet, according to Lacasse and Leo, the mismatch between the scientific literature and the SSRI advertisements is "remarkable, and possibly unparalleled." And while the Irish equivalent of the FDA, the Irish...

Minimally invasive surgery may increase options for octogenarians with some lung cancers

...vasive approach in 89 percent of their cases. VATS requires only several small incisions through which instruments and a thoracoscope are inserted. A camera lens at the tip of the scope feeds high-resolution images to a video monitor, giving the surgeon a detailed, magnified view. "We have been doing minimall...

Hopkins study finds no 'cognitive decline' after use of heart-lung machine during bypass surgery

...homotor speed (the time to complete an action that requires some planning) and executive function (the ability to plan ahead and make judgments). The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CESD) and Functional Status Questionnaire (FSQ) were also administered at baseline and follow-up and all sub...

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