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Heart attack death rates found higher in hospitals treating larger share of African Americans

... the study findings, the investigators assert that targeted quality improvements at hospitals serving large shares of African Americans could enhance AMI care for all patients in those hospitals as well as potentially reduce black-white differences in AMI outcomes overall. The analysis, published in the Octo...

Molecular Profiling Institute secures $7.5 million in Series B funding

...te populations of patients who may best respond to targeted cancer therapies. Among the testing offered, Molecular Profiling has an exclusive license to provide the MammaPrint 70 gene breast cancer prognostic in the United States and also provides tissue banking and analysis services for a number of pharmace...

Volunteers sought for avian flu vaccine study

...ar flu vaccine that people getevery year, but it's targeted to this novel type of flu," Edwards said. Because the study is beginning at the start of this year's influenzaseason, all participants will be given this year's licensed influenzavaccine if desired. Participants will then be given three doses ofeithe...

Clinical trials with immunotherapy for breast and colorectal cancer

...vering the IL12 gene to cancer cells can trigger a targeted immune response that destroys tumor cells. Their impressive results along with extensive pharmacological and toxicology studies they conducted were sufficient evidence to convince the FDA, NIH and Mount Sinai's Institutional Review Board that the pro...

Novel treatment target for deadly brain tumors identified

...s them attractive for such treatment approaches as targeted drug delivery. EphA2 may also show promise for treating other types of cancer. It has been shown to be present at high levels in several other tumors, such as pancreas, colon and breast. And recently other researchers have shown that EphA2 is a pote...

Research unveils new, reliable approach to drug delivery for cancer patients

...er cancer patients may be offered a new, stauncher targeted drug delivery system to treat their diseases in th... interaction of multivalent molecules designed for targeted drug delivery in cancer treatment. The Livermore team used atomic force microscopy (AFM) to measur...

Focus on lung cancer: How to prevent and treat it

...p innovative strategies to target lung cancer with targeted medicines and new vaccines, but we have a long way...ion in a variety of lung cells. Newer molecularly targeted drugs, which are potent anti-cancer drugs in mice, are struggling in lung cancer prevention trials d...

Headlines about Herceptin show equality of access to costly drugs must be tackled

... of women are currently tested for the cancer gene targeted by the new treatment. Healthcare systems around the world must no longer be left scrambling when effective new treatments come on the market. Transparent, timely and appropriately funded processes must be in place if patients are to get equal acces...

Scientists show how thinking can harm brain cells

...at the University of Rochester Medical Center have targeted a new culprit and method of attack on neurologic functions in diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia associated with HIV. In an article in the Nov. 1 issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation, the Rochester scientists describe a new mechanism...

Five questions that need to be addressed at international flu meeting

...ase among birds is crucial. Poultry farming can be targeted by mass culling but such farming is an economic necessity in many low-to-middle income countries. 2) How to improve surveillance and reporting? There is currently no reliable early warning system in place across large parts of the world. This vacuum ...

Clinical decision system helps reduce inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing

...eceived community intervention plus CDSS that were targeted toward primary care clinicians. Community-wide antimicrobial usage was assessed using retail pharmacy data. Diagnosis-specific antimicrobial use was compared by chart review. Within CDSS communities, 71 percent of primary care clinicians participate...

IBS study shows that targeted antibiotics lead to long-lasting improvement in symptoms

...portant as it is the first to show that the use of targeted antibiotics results in a more significant and long... study, which suggest that people can benefit from targeted antibiotic treatment for their IBS." Irritable Bowel Syndrome is an intestinal disorder that cau...

Government spin on success of NHS cataract privatisation criticised

...ce on the effect of the policy. Kelly states that targeted capital to construct new NHS ophthalmic facilities and improved practice arising from Action on Cataracts (an NHS scheme run along with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists) not IS-TCs increased the rate of cataract surgery from 170,000 operations i...

New 'eye movement' test may help treat fetal alcohol syndrome

...e the eye movement test mobile and transport it to targeted areas, such as northern and rural parts of Ontario, where FASD is believed to be more prevalent. The researchers envision this as a multi-centre project, in which other participants will work from the same set of pooled data. "There is a clear need t...

Pretreating vein graft does not help prevent graft failure in coronary artery bypass surgery

...raft prior to implantation. This type of specific, targeted application of a therapy to a specific tissue or organ may limit systemic toxicity and be a future direction of surgical intervention. Second, PREVENT IV includes and was powered to both a surrogate end point (angiographic vein graft failure) and a l...

Multilateral initiative on malaria seeks international effort

...laria across Africa," he said. So a new initiative targeted at building capacity would be taking advantage of an existing momentum that has brought tangible progress to Africa-based malaria work. But Wilfred Mbacham, coordinator of the Fourth MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference, said unless there is a long-te...

Support system helps overcome barriers for nursing home residents in need of cataract surgery

... within each pair were randomized to usual care or targeted intervention. Eligible residents in both groups underwent visual acuity screening, and those with visual impairment underwent a full ophthalmologic examination. In the intervention group, the project staff facilitated access to new eyeglasses, cata...

The dangerous legacy of lead

...Medicine, who established that T cell function was targeted by lead, performed the laboratory work. Farrer also has shown that another crucial immune system cell myeloid suppressor cells, which control runaway immune responses may also be disrupted by lead exposure in mice. The next step is to understand ho...

Amgen investigational therapy for bone loss, denosumab, show increased bone mineral density

...f medical officer, Amgen. "We believe its unique, targeted approach to regulating bone loss may have the ability to transform how we treat these conditions." Researchers also reported twice-yearly injections of denosumab (60 mg) increased total hip BMD by 5.1 percent after 24 months. Fosamax 70 mg weekly pro...

Study shows success and less risk in treating kids with heart rhythm problems

...delivering the electrical energy, doctors test the targeted area to determine if it is critical for supporting abnormal electrical activity in the heart that leads to fast heart rates, also known as tachycardia. Both the X-ray and 3-D systems allow doctors to see exactly where the catheter is positioned durin...

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