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Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients

...eatment, he concludes. This would not only lead to robust IOP reduction in patients with advancing disease but also establish the goal of reducing IOP fluctuation, particularly in patients with disease progression even at lower pressures. Specific guidelines, however, must await a better understanding of th...

AstraZeneca announces SYMBICORT is now available in the US

...T. The safety profile of SYMBICORT is based on a robust U.S. development program, which evaluated safety i...y data from long-term studies up to one year and a robust cardiac safety profile....

NIAID releases MDR/XDR Tuberculosis research agenda

..., while reaffirming the Institutes commitment to a robust program of research focused on all aspects of TB. NIAID is well prepared to foster the development of new TB diagnostics, drugs and vaccines, but given the realities of MDR/XDR TB, the research agenda outlines those areas that need additional attenti...

Extra pay does not improve hospital performance

...uke and study co-author. However, we really need a robust research base to inform the design of the program and clearly we need to continuously monitor performance to ensure that we are achieving our clinical goals through these efforts. Glickman noted that additional studies are underway to identify hosp...

Nursing home placement associated with accelerated cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease

...the nursing home; further evidence that there is a robust association between day care experience and cognition during the transition to a nursing home. The authors considered the possibility that nursing home placement is simply a sign of increased severity of Alzheimer's disease. Yet, the nursing-home-r...

Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats

...ed. A post-mortem study of those animals showed a robust maturation of neurons and an increase in the expression of inhibitory neurotransmitters in the spinal cords of rats that received transplanted neuronal cells. Current treatment for debilitating muscle spasticity is continuous systemic or spinal dru...

Human antibodies protect mice from avian flu

...reated mice survived. All four H5N1 mAbs conferred robust protection. Most surprisingly, says Dr. Subbarao, the survival rate was excellent even when treatment was delayed for three days. Spurred by these results, the NIAID investigators next tested whether the H5N1 mAbs might be used to treat mice infec...

New reforms could cut the number of unexplained infant deaths

...sor Fleming believes the protocol will ensure more robust and reliable investigations and it could lead to a substantial reduction in the number of deaths from sudden infant death syndrome. When he and his colleagues introduced structured arrangements in Avon in 1984 the benefits soon became apparent ever...

Data showed improved quality of life and patient satisfaction with SYMBICORT

... in long-term studies of up to one year, and has a robust cardiac safety profile. "The studies presented at this year's ATS conference provided valuable data on asthma control and asthma-related quality of life with SYMBICORT," said Chris O'Brien, Senior Director, Medical Science, AstraZeneca. "Asthma suff...

MIT reports key pathway in synaptic plasticity

...occur suddenly, appearing in short intervals after robust stimulation. It is as if there is a single important trigger and then a functional circuit rapidly comes online."...

Clinical trial data for Perforomist Inhalation Solution presented at International ATS Conference

...ds to have many serious co-morbidities. What this robust clinical trial established was that nebulized formoterol fumarate, given at 20 mcg/2 mL twice daily, was well tolerated for maintenance treatment over the full 12 weeks of the trial. The side effect profile of Perforomist Inhalation Solution was sim...

Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat

...oxide nanotubes, the geometry of which facilitates robust and long-term culture of highly functional, normal (i.e. primary) mouse and human hepatocytes. The technology can be used as a stand-alone chip, carrying human hepatocytes cultured in appropriately defined biological fluid and incubator systems, t...

American College of Physicians commends introduction of Bipartisan Health CARE Act

...ls have failed," Dr. Dale concluded. "By offering robust incentives and choices to states, employers, and consumers, the Health Care Act has the potential of unifying, instead of dividing, key stakeholders."...

'Marked departure' in Medicare practice of paying physicians in Geriatric Care Improvement Act

...a care planning process driven by a compassionate, robust partnership between physicians, patients, and the patient's family. Evidence-based medicine and clinical decision-support tools guide decision making Physicians in the practice accept accountability for continuous quality improvement through ...

Global integration package welcome news

...an medical science to support the development of a robust industry based on medical research." "Health research and development can find solutions to help contain the growth in health costs, and ensure a healthy Australia into the future," Ms James said. Ms James welcomed the proposed tax changes as e...

More research needed to involve families in psychosocial interventions

...and their family members, but the results arent as robust as researchers had hoped. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh say more research is needed to improve such interventions in a study published in the April issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science. Prior studies have found that ...

Decision making by the growing elderly population is uncharted territory

... how they feel their way through it. "There were robust differences in these systems," Peters said. "Thinking capacity declines with time. We learn less easily. We process information more slowly." However, from the emotional side of processing, "We may show improvements over time. We may tend to feel our...

Revolutionizing prosthetics 2009 team delivers first DARPA limb prototype

... of Proto 1, and the team is working to identify a robust set of grasps that can be controlled by a second patient later this year. Another exciting development is the functional demonstration of Injectable MyoElectric Sensor (IMES) devicesvery small injectable or surgically implantable devices used to me...

INTERMACS group reveals recent successes to international transplant community

...edicaid Services (CMS) on an effort to obtain more robust data for the registry. In March 2007, CMS announced support for the INTERMACS initiative to attain a national inventory of VAD and recipient information by issuing a statement requiring all U.S. hospitals to participate in the INTERMACS registry in ...

MacroChem completes patient enrollment for Phase II trial of EcoNail for treatment of onychomycosis

...es: to assess early signs of efficacy, to maintain robust clinical endpoints in the full study, and, if successful, to facilitate advancement to Phase III as soon as possible. "Full enrollment in this Phase II study is an important milestone in advance of our planned interim assessment later this year. A...

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