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Extremely drug resistant TB a growing problem in India
...se which may become a global emergency." Dr. Jain says
that XDR-TB has long existed in India but has been under-recognized and under-treated. "Most labs in India are not equipped to perform drug susceptibility tests so exact prevalence is difficult to ascertain, and treatment in the absence of reliable s...
Patient's own platelets may speed up skin wound healing
... own blood platelets may result in faster healing, says
a researcher at the University of Cincinnati (UC)....ated wound sites healed two to three days faster," says
Hom. "That's a significant amount of time. This may be especially useful for patients who are prone ...
Electronic nose may help diagnose asthma
...VOCs that may be used as markers of lung disease," says
researcher Silvano Dragonieri, M.D., of Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. The electronic nose is a newer version of a sensor that has been used in the food, wine and perfume industries. It is also being used as an aid against terr...
Retinol lotion reduces the fine wrinkles from natural aging of skin
...the healing of wounds and the reduction of ulcers, says
senior author Sewon Kang, M.D., professor of derma...ind of aging photoaging as well as natural aging, says
co-author John J. Voorhees, M.D., the Duncan and Ella Poth Distinguished Professor and chair of the ...
HIV's effect on white blood cells questioned by new research
...ular theory has been the runaway hypothesis, which says
that T cells infected by HIV produce more HIV virus particles, which activate more T cells, that in turn become infected, leading to an uncontrolled cycle of T cell activation, infection, HIV production and cell destruction. However, todays new st...
To get blood pressure under control, combination of medicines may be best
...ood pressure control of over 38 million Americans, says
study leader and lead author Ken Jamerson, M.D. a ...f high-risk people is an accomplishment in itself, says
Jamerson. Currently, blood pressure treatment guidelines call for a single medicine to be tried f...
Asthmatx completes enrollment in pivotal study of bronchial thermoplasty
...iderable promise for patients with severe asthma," says
Gerard Cox, M.B., Professor of Medicine, McMaster University, Canada, lead author of the NEJM publication and a Principal Investigator in the AIR2 Trial. ...
Drug treatment slows decline in lung function in COPD patients, TORCH study finds
... decline in lung function for patients with COPD," says
one the study authors, Bartolome R. Celli, M.D., of St. Elizabeths Medical Center in Boston. "This is the first time that pharmacotherapy has been shown to change the rate of decline in lung function." Patients who received either the long-acting be...
Improving communication with families of dying patients reduces stress, anxiety and depression
...The huge effect of the intervention is surprising, says
lead researcher Elie Azoulay, M.D., of Hopital Saint-Louis in Paris. We cannot compare our levels of family symptoms of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome with those from other countries, he noted. We are looking forward to conduc...
Veterans exposed to Agent Orange have higher rates of prostate cancer recurrence
...d because they are at higher risk for recurrence," says
Dr. Martha Terris, chief of the Urology Department...istory of Agent Orange exposure were more likely," says
Dr. Sagar R. Shah, MCG urology resident who is presenting the data May 20 during the American Urolog...
Sleep apnea patients have greatly increased risk of severe car crashes
...sleep apnea and were still having serious crashes, says
Alan Mulgrew, M.D., of the UBC Sleep Disorders Program in Vancouver, British Columbia. Patients self-reported feeling of sleepiness was not found to be linked with an increased risk of car crashes, suggesting that patients are unaware of their driv...
Approved medical resident hours still resulting in sleepy doctors
...nd has a bearing on their safety in driving home," says
lead researcher Shyam Subramanian, M.D., Director ...ly there was a learning curve on a post-call day," says
co-author Raghu Reddy, M.D., who is presenting the findings at the ATS meeting. "In future we plan t...
The hepatitis C link: Diagnose, treat, transplant
...donor grafts compared to standard donor controls," says
Paul Kwo, M.D., of Indiana University in Indianapolis, Ind., and lead author of this study. "The use of HCV positive donors may be considered as a first line therapy to increase the available donor pool of organs in those undergoing OLT for HCV-rela...
Epidemiology of TB: Updates from CDC studies to be presented at ATS 2007
...the incidence of TB is declining much more slowly, says
Dolly Katz, Ph.D., M.P.H., who will present data from the CDCs study on the Epidemiology of TB in Foreign-Born Persons in the United States. The incidence of TB is nine times higher in foreign-born persons than in U.S-born persons, which indicates a ...
Hotter is better for removing allergens in laundry
... more effective in removing dog dander and pollen, says
lead researcher Jung-Won Park, M.D., Ph.D., of Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. There is an alternative to washing in hot water thats also effective, Dr. Park found: washing at a lower temperature (between 86-104 F, or 30-40 C), then rinsing the l...
House dust may protect against allergic disease early in life
...oxotin have lower levels of disease early in life, says
researcher Melisa Celaya, M.A., of the Arizona Respiratory Center in Tucson. Celaya found that certain environmental factors increased the levels of endotoxin in a home: having a home older than 30 years, substandard home conditions, carpeting, a m...
Study finds 'wake up and breathe' strategy allows patients to come off ventilator sooner
...tions that keep them comfortable or even comatose, says
the studys first author, Timothy Girard, M.D., M.S.C.I., also of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville. The spontaneous awakening trial (SAT) allows them to wake up, so we can find out if they are ready to proceed without sedation...
Sleep apnea increases risk of heart attack or death by 30 percent
... other traditional risk factors for heart disease, says
researcher Neomi Shah, M.D., of Yale University. We recommend that patients who experience symptoms of obstructive sleep apneaexcessive daytime sleepiness, or snoring along with breathing pausesconsult their physician, Dr. Shah says. There is some ...
Sleep apnea may increase risk of diabetes
...sequently the negative health effects of diabetes. says
researcher Nader Botros, M.D., of Yale University. Dr. Botros said that although it is not known exactly what the link is between sleep apnea and diabetes, it is thought that sleep apnea activates the bodys fight-or-flight response. This triggers a ...
'Healthy' children with smoking parents aren't really so healthy
...espiratory complaints or diagnosed lung problems," says
researcher Bert Arets, M.D., Ph.D., of University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands. The study included 244 children ages 4 to 12 without any history of lung or airway disease. They were divided into four groups according to the smoking patt...
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