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International study finds ways to maximize effective responses after terrorism incidents

...cks examined and discussed their emergency medical response to blast events and identified common issues that ...such as Turkey and Indonesia. This complicates the response since hospitals in tourist communities do not typically have the resources to attend to many severel...

Actigraphy is a useful way to assess and manage sleep disorders

...and sleep patterns and disturbances. In assessing response to therapy, actigraphy has proven useful as an outcome measure in patients with circadian rhythms and insomnia. In older adults, actigraphy characterizes sleep and circadian patterns and documents treatment responses. Similarly, in normal infants ...

London asthma sufferers get space-based help

...ation, since July 2005 and has received a positive response with 80 percent of users saying it has helped them manage their symptoms better and reduce their exposure to air pollution. Subscribers can choose whether they want airTEXT alerts delivered through SMS text messages, voicemail or e-mail and whethe...

New treatment possibilities for fatal genetic disease

...hrinking striatum as D1 neurons were dying and the response of the brain by making glial cells. The Florey is taking two different approaches to its Huntington's disease research with this investigation and also Dr Anthony Hannan's environmental enrichment research, which has shown that physical and mental ...

Study sheds light on medication treatment options for bipolar disorder

...ssants to each other, both showed similar rates of response and manic switch. "Results of STEP-BD indicate that careful management of mood stabilizer medications is a reasonable alternative to adding an antidepressant medication for treating bipolar depression," said Dr. Sachs. Future STEP-BD results wil...

Children's Hospital Boston presents at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions

...new research suggests that the transplanted hearts response to exercise gradually improves. Researchers at Childrens Hospital Boston analyzed 182 maximal treadmill exercise tests performed serially (usually annually) in 51 children who had received a heart transplant. The tests showed a steady improvement in ...

Blocking immune cell action increases Alzheimer's-associated protein deposits

The immune system's response against amyloid-beta, the protein that forms plaqu...st amyloid-beta in the brain, the relation of that response to the pathology of Alzheimer's disease has not been clear. Within the brain and central nervous sy...

'Smart' sunglasses and goggles let users adjust shade and color

...already are recommending sunglasses that darken in response to the lighting conditions, known as photochromic lenses. These use incoming UV rays to trigger a chemical reaction that darkens the lens, but users can't adjust the shade. Also, the lenses may stay bright under strong midday light or get too dark in...

MRI contrast agent can detect heart attack in the making

... technique also could be used to follow a patients response to therapy. Details of the new technique were described today at the 233rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the worlds largest scientific society, by David Cormode, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher at the Mount Sinai School of Med...

Studies highlight 'real world' use, safety of drug-eluting stents

... the results, the researchers found that a lack of response to clopidogrel tripled the risk of late stent thrombosis. Dr. Antoniucci said that testing for clopidogrel responsiveness before stenting might have an important influence on the treatment plan. "Nonresponders might need alternative antiplatelet dru...

Drug does not reduce risk of death for heart attack patients with refractory shock

...rdiogenic shock. The increase in blood pressure in response to NOS inhibition suggests that excess nitric oxide may play a role in the pathophysiology of cardiogenic shock. Additional innovations in therapy and improved health care delivery systems are needed to establish earlier reperfusion to prevent shock...

Drug/intervention combinations offer benefit in severe CVD

...significant rise in blood pressure at two hours in response to Tilarginine compared to placebo (12 vs. 7 mmHg average rise in SBP). However, the primary endpoint at 30 days showed no difference in mortality rates among those treated with TAI versus placebo (48% vs. 42%, risk ratio=1.14). At six months the...

Sutent achieves first line EAU approval for kidney cancer

...inib malate demonstrated a 5-fold higher objective response rate (ORR)compared with IFNα in first-line mRCC treatment (31% vs. 6%).2 Sunitinib malate is generally well tolerated with fewer discontinuations than IFNα.Fewer patients discontinued the medicine because of treatment-related adverseeve...

MIT brace aids stroke recovery

...ecognized ability of the brain to rewire itself in response to experience and training. The robotic therapy device, which is awaiting FDA approval, was tested on stroke patients at MIT's Clinical Research Center and at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. According to the researchers, the results s...

Schmalz to receive major IADR Pulp Biology Research Award

...nding program of research on pulp cell behavior in response to dental materials. This program of research has extended over 30 years, during which time he has held many positions of leadership, both within his own academic institutions and within the broader academic and research community. Dr. Schmalzs contr...

Darveau receives Periodontal Disease Research Award

...r paradigm shifts in the understanding of the host response to periodontal bacteria. As early as 1995, Dr. Dar...lis lipopolysaccharide can dampen the local immune response and potentially set the stage for infection and destruction of the periodontal apparatus have been s...

Stephen receives Trendley Dean Memorial Award

...vement in oral cancer screening and prevention. In response to the opening of a US-based smokeless-tobacco factory in Scotland, he initiated the campaign which resulted in Parliament banning the manufacture, promotion, and sale of its Skoal Bandit products. His oral cancer prevention work has continued with a...

Educational video increases knowledge but not behavior

... and techniques, it did not change their emotional response to their disease or motivate them to make changes ...ape. However, there was little change in emotional response to their disease and no significant change in their actual use of adaptive techniques in their homes...

Researchers hot on the trail of brain cell degeneration

...g to map how cells generate destruction signals in response to the calcium, in the hope of finding new targets for drug design. The object of the study, the Rho protein, belongs to a family of proteins able to influence signals that had been linked to cell degeneration. The two teams' analysis demonstrated...

Tracing broken wiring in stroke patients

...ses stroke patients to show a lack of awareness or response to the side of the body opposite to the side of the stroke lesion in the brain. The researchers said their findings shed new light on the neurological details of this "spatial neglect." Their findings also demonstrate the value of the magnetic resona...

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