Tag: "results" at medical news
Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure
...rdiac pacemakers. Following the Phase II trial, if results
continue to be good, a larger, nationwide trial will begin. Trial patients receive the device as part of a minimally invasive surgical procedure, followed typically by a one- or two-night stay in the hospital. The device initially will be tested for ...
Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone
...he drug. For the NDA application, Sucampo provided results
from two Phase III pivotal efficacy studies, results
of a randomized withdrawal (RW) study and three long-term safety studies, including two 12-month saf...
Study finds radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles risk for rectal cancer
...ancer in other parts of the colon. Since the study results
are based on men who were treated for prostate cancer before 1995, the risk of developing cancer may be reduced by the evolution of radiation delivery techniques. However, researchers say that even with today's technology, some portions of the rectum...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...mycin might be a viable drug for the disease. The results
of early British trials showed a substantial benef... In 1956, researchers in Madras, India, found that results
from those who were treated with tuberculosis drugs at home compared equally well with those treated...
Radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles the risk of rectal cancer
...ith prostate cancer," said Baxter. Since the study results
are based on men who were treated for prostate cancer prior to 1995, the risk of developing cancer may be reduced by the evolution of radiation delivery techniques. However, researchers say that even with today's technology, some portions of the rec...
Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats
...of Dr. Robert W. Caldwell, presented the promising results
on April 2 at Experimental Biology 2005, in San Diego, at the scientific sessions of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Endothelial cells make up the inner lining of blood vessels. The stimulation of intact endothe...
Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies
...nother cytokine, during the symptoms season. These results
indicate that leucocytes from the same patient present different susceptibility to IL-5 and IL-13 production depending on the presence or absence of allergic rhinitis symptoms. Dr. Leal-Berumen says the group now plans to study cell response to mor...
Many parents fail to set rules to limit children's exposure to tobacco smoke, according to new study
...en attributed to environmental tobacco smoke. The results
show the need for more public health efforts to ban smoking in public and other enclosed places, say the authors, in order to protect children form the effects of secondhand smoke....
Top anti-arthritis drugs cause skin disease
...TNF-alpha receptors etanercept and lenercept. The results
of the study show that 25% of patients on therapy suffered from a dermatological condition that led them to visit a skin specialist. In a control group of patients who were not undergoing TNF-alpha blocking therapy and had less severe disease only 13...
Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health
...pend days home from work or in the hospital. These results
illustrate that, because of economic hardship, some poor people cannot afford to become sick." Barnes attributes this largely to a lack of affordable services and health-care coverage, especially for some minority groups. Barnes found that African-Am...
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
... researchers at the University of California. The results
highlight the problem of "self-pollution," or exha...ven close was shocking." The researchers analyzed results
from tracer-gas experiments conducted by scientists at UCLA and UC Riverside. They measured the air ...
Carnegie Mellon researchers open window into the ability of humans to recognize faces
...nosia (CP). Behrmann and Avidan will summarize the results
of their findings in the April issue of the journa..." Unlike the acquired form of prosopagnosia--which results
from brain damage such as that suffered in a stroke--congenital prosopagnosia can go undetected, as ...
BI-RADS lexicon for ultrasound useful for differentiating benign from malignant solid masses
...tures from the BI-RADS lexicon for ultrasound. The results
were then compared to the biopsy findings. The researchers found that the descriptors were highly predictive for both malignant and benign masses. For malignant lesions, descriptors such as "spiculated margin" were accurate in 86% of the instances, ...
Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume
...be associated," the authors write. "Although these results
must be confirmed, they suggest that a significant difference exists between a typical antipsychotic (haloperidol) and an atypical agent (olanzapine) that is due to either a safety or efficacy advantage and reflected by a differential pattern of brai...
Early home environment and television watching influence bullying behavior
...child's mother at ages six through 11 years." "Our results
have some important implications," the authors conclude. "First, we have provided some empirical support to theories that suggest that bullying might arise out of cognitive deficits as well as emotional ones. Second, we have added bullying to the lis...
Angiogenesis factor may help tumors prepare the way for spread to lymph nodes
... to organs that are optimally suited for them. Our results
indicate that the 'seeds' can actively modify the 'soil' and prepare it for later metastatic arrival." While it is now accepted that tumors can stimulate development of their own blood supply, a process called angiogenesis, similar growth of new lym...
Sex hormones hold key to higher rates of abdominal aortic aneurysms in males
...rlipidemic mice the peptide hormone angiotensin II results
in the development of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Not surprisingly, considering the gender differences in humans, male mice have a three-fold higher susceptibility to developing the angiotensin-induced aneurysms than age-matched females receiving the...
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
... competition allows procurement specialists to get results
in seconds, not months, and explore more alternatives. The process helps drive out unnecessary costs, find new savings opportunities, and build long-term supplier relationships. The technology provides a win-win, with suppliers benefiting, as well. ...
ALLHAT findings are 'color blind' in showing diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...can Medical Association. The article reports study results
suggesting older, cheaper diuretics remain the dru...ls at the UT School of Public Health. "However the results
showed diuretics were as good or better than the newer drugs regardless of race." The study conclud...
A probe, not an echo
...s to be displayed alone and studied. "Preliminary results
on a sheep kidney show exquisite anatomic and tissue detail," commented radiologist Ralls....
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