Tag: "system" at medical news
Older children can benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...ul example of the adaptability of the human visual system
and brain. The NIH is exploring ways to take advantage of this adaptability in order to better understand and treat vision problems and other neurological conditions." The study described in this release was conducted by the NEI-funded Pediatric Ey...
Grandmothers' smoking linked to grandchildren's asthma decades later
... the damage that occurs affects the child's immune system
and increases her susceptibility to asthma, which is then passed down to her children." Researchers suggest that when a pregnant woman smokes, chemicals from the tobacco may biologically damage her fetus. They hypothesize that smoke can affect the c...
Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery
... the United States - to benefit from a new imaging system
that lets doctors see the blood pathways they have...ronto. Fitzgerald was instrumental in bringing the system
to the United States. Both he and Robbins are on Novadaq's scientific board. Coronary artery bypa...
Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage
...that allow us to model degradation of the delivery system
by enzymes," Sakiyama-Elbert said. "Specifically, ... happen if there is a cell in part of the delivery system
and how that would affect release throughout the delivery system. "Before you only could address ...
Institute of Medicine advisory: Cord blood stem cells
...sed to treat a number of diseases, but the current system
for collecting, storing, and allocating donated cord blood is fragmented and less efficient than it could be. ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL CORD BLOOD BANK PROGRAM, a new congressionally mandated report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Acade...
Columbia research suggests need to rethink causes of heart failure
...art, but a one-of-a-kind three-dimensional imaging system
developed by Columbia University Medical Center's ...d heart width, but Dr. King's 3-D echocardiography system
also measured heart length, proving that these patients did not have smaller hearts, as previously b...
To boost efficiency, hospitals borrow principles from factory floor
... there in under four hours," said Lin. "The system
is just not set up right," he said. "No one is actively seeking to get patients through efficiently. It has to be built into the process."...
The world's leading researchers in clinical immunology to gather for FOCIS 2005
...ry methods Antigen specific control of the immune system
Gene therapy Susceptibility gene for allergy and asthma Members of the media may register without charge and have complete access to the educational sessions occurring at the 2005 Annual Meeting. A press room with interview space, computers, mode...
Bugs in the gut could help doctors develop individualised healthcare
..., which influence both the biochemistry and immune system
of the host, could play a key role in modulating how medicines can affect the body. As the community of microbes varies greatly between individuals this could have important implications for the development of personalised treatments, and for drug di...
Northwestern Memorial researchers release study on smart-pump technology
... and administration. An effective error reduction system
must include a robust two-way communication so tha... the pump can inform the hospital's medical record system
how much medication the patient has received. "As Northwestern Memorial completes its rollout of th...
NMDP welcomes IOM recommendation for fully integrated cord blood system
... The bottom line is, we have already developed the system
that the IOM is recommending. We look forward to working with all parties involved to make the system
even better." "Patients and their physicians are the biggest beneficiaries of an integrated nat...
Steady rise in allergic diseases over quarter of a century
...re re-tested for levels of specific IgE (an immune system
response) to three inhaled allergens grass and tree pollen, and cat dander. The samples were also tested for antibodies to hepatitis A and to H. Pylori infections. The team found highly significant increases over time in the proportion of men testin...
New treatment for hereditary breast cancer
...e to grow and eventually dies. The beauty of this system
is that only the tumour cells lack BRCA genes and ... -- Since normal cells don't need the PARP backup system
to survive we could use PARP inhibitors as a prophylactic treatment to kill BRCA deficient cells bef...
New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm
...order. The researchers developed a classification system
of six different types of thrombotic aneurysms and the best way to treat each type. At UCSF Medical Center, surgeons perform more than 400 brain aneurysm procedures a year, and while all are not thrombotic, when this type does arise it presents parti...
Measuring enzymes at end of cancer pathway predicts outcome of Tarceva, Taxol
...ple," he says. "Our hope is to be able to use this system
as a molecular marker to assess whether an anti-cancer therapy is working." ABSTRACT # 1670 Sensitivity to Tarceva Depends on CDK2 In the first study, M. D. Anderson researchers found that loss of the CDK2 enzyme strongly correlated with a cancer...
NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers
...are and health disparities arise when the delivery system
does not provide access to timely, standard care t...ess and then chart a course through the healthcare system
and overcome any barriers to quality care. A patient navigator can be a registered nurse or a social...
Anthrax treatments' cost effectiveness shown in Stanford study
... an important question: how should the health-care system
respond to a bioterrorist anthrax attack? Nearly f...s emphasized that without an adequate distribution system
no strategy can be effective. "There must be a way to get antibiotics to a very large number of peop...
Number and quality of kidney transplants much greater if national matching program adopted
...an optimized national KPD program, the health care system
could save as much as $750 million," said Segev. More than 60,000 people await kidney donation and are listed on the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) recipient registry, and nearly one-third of patients with willing donors are excluded from kid...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...ne option is to target the part of central nervous system
activity driven by the neurotransmitter L-glutamate. This amino acid plays a key role in normal brain function, especially the formation and reinforcement of memories. In Alzheimer's disease, nerve cells can become overactive to the point where they ...
Kidney donation program may provide more matches for previously incompatible recipients and donors
...an optimized national KPD program, the health care system
could save as much as $750 million," the authors w...he United States and the prevention of a haphazard system
that diminishes the impact of this promising approach to the organ shortage," the researchers write....
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10