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Patient-centered approach can backfire
...ectrum - highly engaged, patient-centered patients treated
by doctor-centered providers who prefer less patient involvement -- fell in the middle in terms of satisfaction with care and following doctor's orders. They did better than doctor-centered patients with patient-centered doctors, but not as well as p...
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
...ontrast-enhancing lesions in the brain in patients treated
with BHT-3009 compared with placebo. Based on these results, a phase 2b triala randomized clinical trial in approximately 290 patientsof BHT-3009 is already under way. If successful in MS, antigen-specific DNA vaccines can be developed for preventi...
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...ics, according to a new study. Italian researchers treated
15 patients hospitalized with severe OSA, hyperten...failure, with intravenous diuretics. Patients were treated
twice daily for 3 days, and polysomnography was used to assess apnea severity before and after diure...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...s with cocaine overdoses in the emergency room are treated
with nitroglycerin, sedatives such as Valium, and ... of intranasal cocaine. Research subjects who were treated
with dexmedetomidine had a decrease in sympathetic nerve activity as well as in all three cardiovasc...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...ctually like a benign disease, which can always be treated
successfully by operating on it. Only when the tumour grows out of the milk ducts into the breasts glandular tissue can it spread via blood and lymph vessels in the body. 'If we find DCIS and remove it we can prevent the formation of real breast canc...
New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
...oss the country. One group of patients (n=206) was treated
with bThrombin and a second group (n=205) was treated
with rhThrombin, both of which were applied topically to the bleeding site(s) in combination with an...
Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees
...infection or active tuberculosis disease should be treated
in accordance with the North American tuberculosis standards. If the child was previously in an orphanage or childrens home, the state tuberculosis program should, in consultation with the adoptive family, notify the orphanage or home, as well as the...
A woman who heard voices with her own speech impairments
...in this weeks edition of The Lancet. The woman was treated
by Dr Daniela Hubl, University Hospital of Psychia...graphy (EEG) indicated she had epilepsy, which was treated
with levetiracetam. Her speech improved to the point where she could again use short sentences. She ...
Hormone regulates fondness for food
...rding emotions and desires. When the patients were treated
with leptin, responses to food pictures in these areas were reduced. One of the striatal regions - the nucleus accumbens - was especially responsive to pictures of foods that people find more appetising. For example, its activity was higher in res...
Stem cell transplantation procedure results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients
...ment. By comparison, only two percent of patients treated
with oral melphalan and prednisone have survived more than 10 years. According to lead researcher, Vaishali Sanchorawala, MD, an associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, and clinical director of the Stem Cell Trans...
Chemotherapy with bevacizumab increases risk of blood clots in arteries
...t, or nonsmall-cell lung cancer. Among patients treated
with the combination therapy, 3.8 percent experienced blood clots in their arteries, compared with 1.7 percent of patients on chemotherapy alone.There was no statistically significant difference in the incidence of blood clots in veins. Risk factors ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 7, 2007, issue
...th disability. Most geriatric conditions can be treated
or at least alleviated. Authors note that current models of care that focus on a single disease that dominates health care, or the care management model directed toward patients with multiple illnesses and disability, do not recognize the importan...
Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds
...be harmful. In the study, half the infants were treated
with nitric oxide and half received a placebo. Fluid from their lungs was then collected and examined for surfactant levels and properties. Findings showed that there were no significant differences between the two groups in surfactant amount and tha...
Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases
...flammation and overproduction of skin cells. Those treated
with green tea showed slower growth of skin cells ... and the resulting lesions form. Animal models treated
with green tea also showed reduced levels of proliferating cell nuclear antigen, a gene expressed wh...
It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
...re was only a 1 percentage point difference in the treated
group. Its as if, in hearing about a baseball game between the Orioles and the Yankees, youre told that the Orioles scored twice as many runs as the Yankees, Rifkin said. But if you dont know the actual numbers involved, you dont know whether this...
Why women get more migraines than men
.... In the retrospective study, 54 patients who were treated
with memantine for at least two months were asked to fill out a survey describing their experience with the medication. The majority, 36, reported a substantial reduction in estimated headache frequency. These were all patients who had previously tri...
Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
...asty, and studies have shown that patients who are treated
within an hour or two of arrival at the hospital d...nal 30 lives for every 1,000 heart attack patients treated
when performed in a timely manner. In fact, the authors state that hospitals should be judged in ...
Electric fields have potential as a cancer treatment
...al rate. All the patients had their earlier tumors treated
by other methods, but the cancer had started to recur in all cases. Fitting the patients with electrodes that applied 200 kHz electric fields to the scalp at regular intervals for up to 18 hours per day, the researchers observed that the brain tumors...
Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors
...8.8 cm. A total of 125 tumors in 104 patients were treated
over the period 2000 to 2006. In all of the patients, a biopsy had confirmed the presence of renal cell carcinomas (RCC), a common type of renal malignancy. Of 95 tumors that were smaller than 3.7 cm (about 1.5 in.), all were completely eradic...
New grant fulfills wish of late Baltimore Orioles team photographer
... awareness of this disease, MCC patients are often treated
as though they have a different type of cancer and do not receive adequate or proper treatment, said Dr. Nghiem. This grant will make it possible for us to help close a critical gap in understanding of this deadly disease, allowing us to educate phys...
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