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Genomics researchers discover protein deficit that causes drug toxicity

...ith the genetic defect, instead of helping heal, a standard dose of thiopurine drugs can cause fatal bone marrow destruction. Though Mayo Clinic researchers described this genetically variable response and the danger it presents over 20 years ago, no one had been able to explain the cellular mechanism behind ...

Giving oxygen may do more harm than good, new report shows

...ects on blood flow; consequently it is not part of standard practice. "It's puzzling that a simple idea like this has received so little attention from clinicians," says Dr. Iscoe. Although there has been some concern about the possibility of patients receiving too much carbon dioxide (which can cause discomf...

Parkinson's medication appears to trigger excessive gambling

...dopamine levels; this is considered to be the gold standard therapy for Parkinson's disease. Dopamine agonists are also used in Parkinson's disease treatment; they mimic the effect of dopamine in the brain. They are not as potent as levodopa, but produce a longer-lasting response. Dopamine agonist treatment i...

Major heart failure quality of care variations found in US hospitals

...heart failure treatment based on adherence to four standard quality measures. The study points to the need fo...es of Internal Medicine, researchers compared four standard measures for heart failure treatment used by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Org...

Golden armor

...r serious infections now increasingly resistant to standard antibiotics. The research, which is featured on th...d of attempting to kill the bacteria directly with standard antibiotics, a treatment strategy to inhibit the Staph pigment would disarm the pathogen, making it ...

Patient navigation provide tools to address barriers to care but need standardization and assessment

...logies such as randomization. Although there is no standard definition of a navigation program in the literature, the authors suggest that navigation programs are distinct in that they specifically addresses barriers to care encountered by individual, disadvantaged patients. Programs have been developed to ad...

News tips from the journal of Neuroscience

...yridine (MPTP) treatment, a neurotoxin that is the standard animal model of this neurodegenrative disorder. This week, Choi et al. show that in both circumstances, myeloperoxidase (MPO) is active and potentially detrimental. Although MPO produces oxidants during inflammation, it was not previously considered ...

Low heart rate variability in depressed patients contributes to high mortality after heart attack

...several risk factors for heart disease. Unlike the standard omega-3 supplements found in health food stores, Carney and colleagues are using a special formula that they hope will affect both depression and cardiac risk factors. "Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid, which means we have to get it from the diet,"...

Northwestern Memorial named among '100 Most Wired Hospitals' for sixth consecutive year

...ss than 4 percent) to meet and exceed the LeapFrog standard for CPOE, which requires that physicians enter at least 75 percent of medication orders online. In addition, Northwestern Memorial remains a national leader in using bar coding and robotic technology for specimen processing. Nearly three million l...

New proton therapy, breast CT clinical trials, radiation-resistant tumors

... the garbanzo-sized tumors that can be caught with standard mammography, while not requiring painful breast compression. In addition, the 3D images can catch buried tumors that are ordinarily obscured by 2D mammograms. (Related Meeting Paper: SU-EE-A2-3, Sunday, 2:15 PM.) II. IMAGE-GUIDED RADIATION THERAPY ...

Decline in performance of candidates taking a postgraduate medical examination between 1997 and 2001

... knowledge based on individual questions. Thus the standard required to pass all components of the examination is now fixed and independent of the standard of the candidates sitting at that diet....

Hospital 'report cards' found not effective for quality improvement

...ltimodal interventions, such as team workshops and standard orders, may be effective, but a need remains to study these interventions and their cost-benefit ratios in well-controlled randomized trials." The researchers speculate that there could be several reasons for the lack of effectiveness of the study in...

Bone-protecting drugs reduce pain and fractures in metastatic breast cancer

...ancer spreads. "Bisphosphonates should be part of standard therapy in women with advanced breast cancer and clinically evident bone metastases," recommends lead author Dr. Nick Pavlakis, an oncologist at the University of Sydney in Australia. The report emphasizes that bisphosphonate treatment should be adde...

Fun foods and exercise may reduce childhood obesity

...ating clubs and interesting food preparation. "The standard boring vegetables, your boiled cabbage, is like circuit training. You need to think how a young mind thinks. A stir-fry and a dance class is great," reports Summerbell. The updated review, which appears in the July issue of The Cochrane Library, inc...

Cranberry usage common for urinary tract infections

... for therapeutic purposes occasionally in lieu of standard therapy," said Kathi Kemper, M.D., a pediatrician at Brenner Children's Hospital and author of The Holistic Pediatrician. "Research to address efficacy and safety issues is needed even more urgently than we originally thought." More than 115 parent...

Regular yoga practice may help prevent middle-age spread

...ndomized clinical trial to see if adding yoga to a standard weight-loss program can help people lose more weight or keep it off longer. The other message, particularly to people who might be overweight, is that yoga is a noncompetitive activity. It's something that everybody can do. It brings so many benefits...

UT Southwestern professor supports development of report cards on hospital infection rates

...tudy the issue. Every state is likely to have some standard within the next couple of years, predicted Dr. Siegel, a co-author of the journal's Perspective article. Consumers Union, which initiated public reporting of hospital infection rates, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and profess...

Emory researchers offer new approach for testing potential HIV vaccines in animals

...o what really matters epidemiologically." Using a standard statistical power analysis, the researchers simulated low challenge dose experiments more than 100,000 times. The outcome of these virtual experiments was statistically analyzed in the same way a real experiment would be. Infection with low doses h...

Efforts to improve hospital care

...r at documenting questionable contraindications to standard therapies, thereby excluding many patients who might have benefited from them." The studies also confirm that variation in hospital performance, at least for the three medical conditions monitored, has generally diminished in recent years. In additio...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 3

...perienced any differences when taking COC's in the standard pattern versus continuously. Their conclusion was that the two dosing regimens have similar participant satisfaction and similar discontinuation rates. They also found evidence suggesting that menstrual-associated symptoms were reduced in continuous ...

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