Tag: "then" at medical news
Antibiotic might fight HIV-induced neurological problems
...fection-fighting cells known as macrophages, which then
enter the brain. The influx of these cells contributes to swelling and inflammation known as encephalitis. The other protein, p38, helps trigger a series of events that result in a cell's programmed death, called apoptosis. Only one of the five treat...
Patients swallow 'camera-in-a-pill' to help doctors check for diseases of esophagus, GERD
...y thought the esophagus in about three minutes. It then
glides down the esophageal tract taking about 2,600 color digital pictures (14 per second), which are transmitted, to a recording device worn around the patients waist, as a belt. After 20 minutes, the physician has sufficient video images to make an...
Journal study suggests many glaucoma patients don't take medication properly
... same single glaucoma medication for one year, but then
a second glaucoma medication is added for an addit...p their pills. "Non-compliance is a bigger problem then
we imagined, and glaucoma therapy is only the tip of the iceberg," added Dr. Robin. "It becomes a li...
Social connections: Could heartwarming be heart-saving?
...cipation in groups such as senior centers. They then
assigned a social network index of 1 to 4, based on participants' response, with the lowest number corresponding to social isolation and the highest to high social connection. After considering major known risk factors for heart disease, men with the...
Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells
...ng diodes and silicondetectors for triggering, and then
monitoring fluorescence from,passing cells to dete...heoptical wave is exchanged with acoustical waves, then
re-convertedto a lightwave of lower frequency. The researchers use this effectto construct an optic...
Treating children with chronic hepatitis C
...otype, mode of infection, and liver enzyme levels, then
initiated the therapy that included a weekly subcutaneous dose of peginterferon-alfa-2b and a daily oral dose of ribavirin. All 62 completed the therapy according to the study protocol, save one who dropped out after developing an allergic reaction a...
Simple questions may determine children's exposure to smoke
...bed nicotine, which is metabolized to cotinine and then
deposited in growing hair. The researchers conside...d high exposure. The child's level of exposure was then
compared to caregiver's answers to questions about smoking factors in the home. The questions includ...
Medication or psychotherapy effective in treating depressed patients when the other is not
...sions twice weekly during the first four weeks and then
once weekly until week 12. If unresponsive to either the nefazodone or CBASP, patients were switched to the other treatment. Of the 156 nonresponders, 140 (89.7 percent) agreed to the crossover therapy. Both the switch from nefazodone to CBASP, and...
Burden of cardiovascular disease will shift to the developing world
... increased rapidly in relation to national income, then
flattened, and eventually declined. Cholesterol showed a similar pattern, but with some delay. The authors also found that as the proportion of people living in cities increased so did BMI and cholesterol, which may be due to changes in patterns of d...
UCI eye doctors invent laser-assisted cornea-transplant surgery
...e than six months to provide good vision, and even then
strong glasses or contact lenses are needed. In ad...is team performed simulated transplant surgery and then
tested for the mechanical strength of the incisions and for induced distortion. They found that the...
Mayo Clinic first to use pharmacogenomics to treat inherited kidney disorder of children
...e located in the liver, and this enzymatic deficit then
allows the liver to produce too much oxalate, which is excreted in the urine. High concentrations of oxalate in the urine can cause kidney stones and injury to the kidney, leading to kidney failure. "While there are still questions to resolve -- such...
Three NYU faculty named to the National Academy of Sciences
...Diego in 1975, becoming an associate professor and then
a full professor in 1977. He was chair of the Department of Economics from 1990 to 1994. He now lectures widely to both academic and practitioner audiences. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, the Ame...
Internet program launched to prevent blindness in diabetic patients
...ist Hospital, where Velez is medical director, and then
will be offered to two rural networks of Community Care of North Carolina. One is Central Piedmont Access II, the other is Access III of the Lower Cape Fear. About 2,000 Medicaid adults with diabetes will be asked to participate. The other networks ...
Drug safety in the doctor's office: Nearly half of patients have lapses in monitoring
... to monitor side effects are needed and how often, then
call their physician for a laboratory referral when the time comes to be tested....
WHO's HIV initiative at risk of failing
...where the necessary infrastructure largely exists, then
the 3 million target would be more likely to be attained. Without South Africa on board, with its 837 000 people affected by HIV/AIDS and its leadership position within Africa, 3 by 5 is but a pipe dream."...
Scientists report strong evidence of alterations in blood samples of children with autism
...age who didn't have the disorder. The samples were then
analyzed by a biotech company, SurroMed, LLC, Menl...archers might take blood samples from newborns and then
see if the results predicting autism are later confirmed by a behavioral diagnosis. Other studies wo...
Children with autism have distinctly different immune system reactions compared to typical children
...five years of age. The cells from both groups were then
exposed to bacterial and viral agents that usually provoke T-cells, B cells and macrophages - primary players in the immune system. Of the agents tested in the study - tetanus toxoid, lippopolysaccharide derived from E. coli cell walls, a plant lect...
CPR instructions should focus on continuous chest compressions, UT Southwestern physicians recommend
...d, the person performing chest compressions should then
give two mouth-to-mouth breaths, followed by 100 chest compressions, then
two more breaths, and so on. "People are more likely and more able to perform CPR if they only have...
Recombinant DNA technology may enable oral, rather than injectable, delivery of protein drugs
...ourney through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and then
able to cross over into the bloodstream to be used by the body, according to research from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. This technology may allow for oral administration of drugs that previously could only be given by in...
Obese workers' pay lower due to health costs, Stanford study finds
...employment-based health insurance. The researchers then
compared the hourly wages of obese and non-obese workers without on-the-job health insurance. This time, they found no significant difference in pay. This finding - that an obesity-related wage difference existed only for those with employer-sponsore...
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