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Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly

...es by reducing this effect of Wnt signaling on the resident stem cells." In addition to helping the elderly heal faster and better from muscle injuries, Rando said, the potential benefits could include tissues such as skin, gut and bone marrow, or for that matter, potentially any tissue, such as liver and b...

Medical students respond positively to simulated patient experience

... group lecture settings. Fitch organized a team of resident physicians to help him implement the emergency medicine scenario. The clinical simulation containing basic science concepts was presented four times to large groups of 50 students for highly interactive 90-minute simulations. The project used SimMan...

Environmental inequality study finds no direct links to segregation, income

... finds that although the average black or Hispanic resident of a major U.S. city lives in a more polluted part of town than the average white person, the levels of inequality vary widely between cities and defy simple explanation. In a study of the 61 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, University of Colorado...

Herb shows potential to reduce cancer-related fatigue

...=4359&Abst=Abstract&UID= ) authored by Mayo Clinic resident Aditya Bardia, M.D., reports that two-thirds of people who use herbs do not use any scientific evidence-based information to guide their purchases. To aid consumers in their decision-making process, Mayo Clinic recently published a book addressing cu...

MRI detects cancers missed by mammography in breast cancer patients

...alateral breast studys lead investigator, oncology resident Johnny Bernard Jr., M.D., who works with Dr. Vallow. This result mirrors findings of a 969-patient study reported in April 2007 in the New England Journal of Medicine ( http://content.nejm.org/ ) (NEJM) which concluded that MRI detected contralateral...

Policy changes have direct effect on nursing home care

...ng home had 15 percent fewer registered nurses per resident than nationally recommended, Harrington said. That recommendation originated in a 2001 study for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A report by the Institute of Medicine two years later, titled "Keeping Patients Safe," recommended that n...

Boston University School of Medicine faculty member receives honorary degree from alma mater

...e at the former Boston City Hospital, an assistant resident in medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and a resident in neurology and neuropathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He trained in ep...

'Star Trek'-type scanning may reveal genetic activity of tumors, Stanford study shows

...eaded the project in 2001 while he was a radiology resident at Stanford. In some ways, the work brings to mind a device that science fiction fans may recall from the TV series, "Star Trek." "In almost every episode of 'Star Trek,' there is a device called a tricorder, which they used noninvasively to scan l...

Study: Chain-owned nursing homes hurt by too much standardization

...zation of clinical and facility processes improved resident care, but that corporate standardization of admini...ht be to implement guidelines for the treatment of resident bedsores throughout the chain. "Standardization is a way to think about changing service delivery...

Veterans exposed to Agent Orange have higher rates of prostate cancer recurrence

... more likely," says Dr. Sagar R. Shah, MCG urology resident who is presenting the data May 20 during the American Urological Association Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif. The study looked at 1,653 veterans who had prostate cancer surgery at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in five cities betw...

Approved medical resident hours still resulting in sleepy doctors

...at may have implications for both patient care and resident safety, according to a new study presented at the ...fall asleep. To assess subjective sleepiness, each resident was given a "sleepiness score." The residents sleepiness scores were significantly abnormal on the p...

Anxiety hikes risk of heart attack, death

...arch Foundation at the time of the study and now a resident in internal medicine at Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC. Dr. Blatt does not report any potential conflicts of interest regarding this topic. Also in this issue of JACC Study suggests heart failure patients with sleep apnea at gr...

Majority of herb users don't follow evidence-based indications, researchers find

...ditya Bardia, M.D., lead author of the study and a resident in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic, because herbal supplements can have adverse side effects and interact negatively with therapeutic drugs. Physicians should ask patients about herb use during every clinical visit and hospital adm...

UCLA surgeon honored with American Association for Thoracic Surgery's Achievement Award

...diothoracic surgery. Buckberg was an intern and resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He completed his general surgical residency and cardiothoracic training at UCLA, and his research training at the Cardiovascular Institute at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a member of...

Does a peptide affect the heart's response to social isolation?

... the heart rate response following the five-minute resident intruder social interaction test; for the isolated animals, oxytocin significantly improved parasympathetic regulation of the heart; and for the paired prairie voles (control group) oxytocin did not alter the cardiac responses. C...

Resident work hour restrictions may be costly for teaching hospitals

...del suggests that recent educational mandates that resident physicians work fewer hours may cost teaching hosp... "Teaching hospitals have relied heavily on their resident staff to meet their service needs," write the authors as background information in the article. "No...

Statins linked to lower risk of infection

..., the studys lead author, who was a senior medical resident at Hopkins when the study was conducted. Gupta says it remains unclear why or how statins work this way, but the consistency of the findings with laboratory studies adds a lot of credence to the idea that statins are doing something substantial to...

A remedy for what ails medicine

...estigator Linda Pololi, MD, a senior scientist and resident scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis. Many women physicians and scientists believe that the current organization and culture of academic medicine disadvantages them, preventing them from reaching key decision-making positions,...

Embargoed March/April Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...ice. The lawsuit occurred after a family medicine resident and a patient shared the decision about whether the patient would be screened for prostate cancer. The patient, who decided not to be screened, was later diagnosed with prostate cancer and successfully sued the practice. Most patients in the three ...

Jones to receive IADR Award in Geriatric Oral Research

...ogram in Ann Arbor (1972-1974), a general practice resident at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital (1978-80), and in the National Health Service Corps in Detroit (1980-83), and she completed a Fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry with the Department of Veterans Affairs (Boston/Bedford, MA, affiliated with Harva...

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