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'Watch and wait' - a shift in approach to kids' ear infections

...n of initially observingear infections. This study shows there is a range of opinions aboutthis practice," Finkelstein said, "and good communication betweenparents and doctors is essential to ensure it is used appropriately." This observation method was included as a treatment option forselected patients i...

Mayo Clinic case series illuminates connection between welding, brain damage

...alk' -- a staggering, strutting gait. Our analysis shows that symptoms are often more subtle. Damage from manganese exposure is also more common than we think." Risk Factors A common factor with all eight welders studied, according to Dr. Josephs, was inadequate fume-protective measures. This provides f...

UIC developing drug for SARS

...searchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago shows promise in slowing replication of the virus responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. Currently, there are no effective antiviral agents or vaccines for SARS, which killed almost 800 people in an epidemic in 2002-2003. On the basis ...

HIV treatment programs in poor countries as effective as in developed countries

...afford it in the long term," said Dr. Ivers. "This shows that we have to try to find a way to provide free antiretrovirals." She hopes that the results showing a link between free ART and successful treatment of HIV will encourage governments in resource-limited countries to fund antiretroviral clinics for...

New strategy for protecting brain against Alzheimer's disease: Enhancing the innate immune system

... disease and Gaucher's disease. "If further study shows that this defective macrophage function is present in most Alzheimer's disease patients, new hormonal or immune-boosting approaches may offer new approaches to treating the disease," adds Fiala. Researchers add that this new approach differs from th...

Research linking obesity and asthma shows weight reduction may provide therapy for asthma sufferers

...obesity can modulate systemic eotaxin levels. This shows that eotaxin and other inflammatory mediators may link obesity to asthma, and targeting adiposity/eotaxin may have benefit in obese asthmatics....

Lowering resistance to insulin may delay or prevent onset of type 2 diabetes

...eat insulin resistance, Buchanan says. "This study shows that our initial findings for diabetes prevention with troglitazone apply not only to this class of drugs-thiazolidinediones-but to the general mechanisms of reducing stress on beta cells by treating insulin resistance," Buchanan says. "Theoretically...

Variations in four inflammatory genes may predispose Mexican Americans to insulin resistance

...y through excess body fat. "Essentially, our study shows that these inflammatory genes cause insulin resistance," Rotter said. "In other words, it appears that low grade inflammation causes insulin resistance and is not just a consequence of insulin resistance." To be doubly certain that these gene varia...

True cancer-causing genes revealed by new technique, say Stanford researchers

...t theVeterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System, shows a novel and moreeffective way of testing which mut...ri said. A mutation ina gene for the protein B-Raf shows up in the majority of all melanomacases. "This suggests that it must be doing something," Khavari sa...

Flight stockings significantly reduce DVT risk, says research review

...than at the knee" she says. "Our research review shows that the modern-day equivalent is a useful way of reducing the risk of DVT when flying, particularly on long-haul flights. They are also easy to use and have no side effects. "However, travellers should not see wearing the stockings as a substitute f...

30 years later, epilepsy surgery shows good results

ST. PAUL, Minn. A new study shows that the prognosis is good for people who have epilepsy surgery, even 30 years after the surgery. The study is published in the June 14 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Few studies have looked at the l...

News briefs from the journal CHEST June 2005

...CTION INCREASES CARDIOVASCULAR RISK New research shows that reduced lung function is a strong predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and ischemic heart disease. In an analysis of 1,861 participants of the first National Health and Examination Survey Epidemiologic Follow-up Study, researcher...

Promising new TB drug enters clinical trial

...ively dividing and slow-growing M. tb, PA-824 also shows evidence of being active against both drug-sensitive and multi-drug-resistant TB. Also, in animal testing, single doses of the compound administered orally traveled rapidly to such target organs as the lung and spleen. With support from both the TB A...

Better early diagnosis of relapsed prostate cancer

...d a predictive negative value of 100%, 11C-Choline shows a sensitivity of 65% in the detection of relapses with low PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level, compared to 28% of FDG. Thus, it is shown to be a radiopharmaceutical especially useful for the early detection of relapsed prostate carcinoma. What is ...

Fish oil supplements may be harmful to patients with abnormal heart rhythms

... the risk of sudden cardiac death, but a new study shows the oil may actually increase life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms in patients with implanted defibrillators. The study, led by heart researchers at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University will be publ...

Design of neonatal intensive care units critical to infant health

... nurses' time. What's more, research shows that routine activities, management roles and lack of knowledge are often perceived as the most stressful by NICU nurses. Variation in the form of window views and differing lighting levels can energize routine activities, and technology that support...

Key milestone in antifungal treatment for severe asthma

...ave ABPA. Volunteers are screened and, if testing shows allergy to one or more fungi, allocated itraconazole capsules or matching dummy capsules for 8 months. So far 26 patients (25% of the total required) have been enrolled. Allergy to fungi is relatively common, affecting asthmatics, those with cystic...

National Service Framework for heart failure urgently needed

...sity of East Anglia, also published in this issue, shows that multidisciplinary treatment can cut both hospital admissions and deaths from heart failure. The current framework on coronary heart disease, while laudable in its aims, is failong patients with heart failure, say the authors. "What is needed is ...

A vaccine approach to treating Parkinson's disease

... studies are a step in the right direction. "This shows the first demonstration of a vaccine for this family of disease," Masliah said....

MRI can help predict breast cancer recurrence

... tumor's diameter, said Dr. Partridge. "This study shows that while measuring tumor diameter is useful for staging, volume is preferable for monitoring treatment because 3D volume measurements can more accurately capture the extent of irregularly shaped tumors, multifocality and diffuse shrinkage of lesion...

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