Tag: "sites" at medical news
Possible new breast cancer gene
...onsequently BRCA1 is unable to identify DNA damage sites
in the genome. When BRCA1 fails to fix DNA damage,... the molecular mechanism by which BRCA1 recognizes sites
of DNA damage that breast-cancer-causing mutated forms of BRCA1 cannot recognize," says co-senior au...
UW study to clarify safety, effectiveness of hormone therapy during menopause
...20 healthy perimenopausal women at eight different sites
across the country. The main objective of KEEPS is to answer questions at the center of the hormone therapy debate. Originally, it was believed with certainty that the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) proved that women should not use estrogen beca...
Sling surgery is more effective than Burch for bladder control in women
...inical evaluations, and surgical procedures at all sites
and by using "composite outcome measures and a more rigid definition of success compared to other studies," according to the study. SISTEr defined two levels of treatment success. Stress-specific success required that women have no symptoms of leak...
Cure for hepatitis C announced by VCU researcher
...ference in Washington, D.C. VCU was among about 40 sites
worldwide studying pegylated interferon alfa-2a, manufactured by Roche Inc. Nearly all -- 99 percent of patients with hepatitis C who were treated successfully with peginterferon alone, or in combination with ribavirin, had no detectable virus up ...
Extremely drug resistant TB a growing problem in India
...which 8% were XDR-TB. Tuberculosis can infect many sites
in the body but most commonly affects the lungs. All XDR-TB cases were in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, or TB found in the lungs, which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, laughing or singing. Repeated exposure to someone with TB disease is...
Patient's own platelets may speed up skin wound healing
...each thigh. APG was applied topically to the punch sites
(one to two times) on one thigh and antibiotic oin...rchives of Facial Plastic Surgery, the APG-treated sites
had a closure rate of 73.9 percent, while the control, antibiotic-treated sites
closed at 49.6 perce...
Gel derived from a patient's own blood may help promote wound healing
... 42-day period, the autologous platelet geltreated sites
had statistically increased wound closure compared...1.1 percent for the autologous platelet geltreated sites
and 57.2 percent for the control sites." Examination of biopsy specimens revealed that the histolo...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2007
...vings . . . A DOE study of 200 U.S. industrial sites
has found these facilities could reduce their annu...industrial setting, Wright said. A number of these sites
are already implementing energy savings recommendations from the study. The funding source is DOEs I...
Epidemiology of TB: Updates from CDC studies to be presented at ATS 2007
...ng this population. The study was conducted at 22 sites
in the United States and Canada, and included about 1,700 foreign-born people with TB, including 200 children. The researchers interviewed subjects for an hour, asking questions including: What kind of symptoms did you have before you came to ...
NIH study tracks brain development in some 500 children across US
...nic backgrounds. They recruited children from six sites
across the U.S.: Children's Hospital in Boston; Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati; Children's Hospital in Philadelphia; University of California at Los Angeles; University of Texas, Houston; and Washington University, St. Louis. They ...
Children's Hospital and Pitt lead national trial of hypothermia to treat pediatric brain injury
...gh School of Medicine, will lead researchers at 12 sites
throughout the country. Researchers plan to enroll 340 children up to age 16 in the five-year, Phase III randomized trial, which is being funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. In Pittsburgh, Children's will serve a...
JCI table of contents -- May 17, 2007
... in arthritis. Aggrecanases cleave aggrecan at two sites
within the protein at a site within the CS-2 doma... fact that few of the injected cells accumulate at sites
of tissue damage. In a study appearing online on May 17 in advance of publication in the June print ...
Exposure to mercury preservatives before birth is no higher in children with autism
...pecially sensitive can be toxic. Numerous internet sites
and one research study assert that RhIg causes autism and that a high percentage of mothers of children with autism are Rh negative, neither of which was shown to be true in the current study. In addition, a recent study hypothesized that Rh incompat...
Hexavalent chromium in drinking water causes cancer in lab animals
... report finding significant increases in tumors at sites
where tumors are rarely seen in laboratory animals. Male and female rats had malignant tumors in the oral cavity. The studies conducted in mice found increases in the number of benign and malignant tumors in the small intestine, which increased wit...
Web-based program could ease treatment decisions for prostate cancer patients
...the University of Washington in Seattle, the other sites
are Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Nearly 500 patients will be included in the study nationwide. In Augusta, Dr. Bennett and his research team will recruit 72 prostate cance...
Food and drink, and what it says about us
...f food. It can also be used to date archaeological sites
by carbon remains, pottery fragments and associated architecture. It indicates social behaviours such as feasting and religious acts such as sacrifice, and provides important evidence for how the consumption of food was an integral part of cultural a...
Psychosocial support for cancer survivors needs strengthening
...edictors of use were similar across various cancer sites
and included female gender, Caucasian race, higher education level, and symptoms of depression or anxiety. Younger age and urban residence did not predict support group use. While physical functional status did not predict use among cancer patients, ...
Online education program better source of information for patients
...p-to-date information," Pia said. "Other Internet sites
may be replete with misinformation. It may be difficult for the average patient to separate accurate education from false information. The trust in the American Heart Association allows them to be confident in what education they receive and access...
Can an omega-3 fatty acid slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease?
...fornia, San Diego. The trial will take place at 51 sites
across the United States and seeks 400 participant...cebo. Doctors and nurses at the 51 research clinic sites
will monitor the participants in regular visits throughout the trial. To ensure unbiased results, ne...
Gender, ethnic differences may hamper eating disorder diagnosis
...nnaire to survey a variety of people who visit Web sites
that promote eating disorders about their experiences with the condition. Then she examined differences between ethnic groups, which included Caucasians, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans. She found that American Indians and...
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