Tag: "treating" at medical news
Spot on treatment for acne
...g currently on the marketplace could be useful for treating
acne, reports Chemistry & Industry, the magazine o... represents an entirely new class of compounds for treating
acne. At the doses we are looking at any side effects should be mild compared with those resulting f...
Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis
... remain a significant part of the tool kit used in treating
osteoarthritis (OA). The Editorial summarizes the ...xists as to the safest and most efficacious way of treating
the disease, particularly with respect to use of NSAIDs, both non-selective and selective (so-called...
Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms
...his study, it's quite possible that simultaneously treating
both the dopamine and norepinephrine loss could further ameliorate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, says Dr. Weinshenker. ...
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
...kin and soft tissue infections may be effective in treating
MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Off-patent medications are those whose patents have expired, allowing any manufacturer to produce them. The emergence of the new, potentially more infectious and virulent strain of S. aureus in...
Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals
...olleagues first caused imbalance in chinchillas by treating
them with a high dose of gentamicin, an antibiotic known to wipe out the tiny hairlike projections on cells in the inner ear canals that are normally key to sensory balance function. Treated animals displayed unsteady walking and wobbly eye movement...
Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
... and bad news. We have definitely made progress in treating
appropriate patients, but our findings indicate that we need to improve further to be sure that no patient who could benefit from this treatment is missed. Krumholz is the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine in the Section of Cardiovascular Me...
Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors
... this procedure, this is an alternative method for treating
small renal malignancies in patients who are not g...However, he said, I think this is a big advance in treating
renal tumors. The best candidates for RFA, he said, are patients with increased risk of compli...
Medical residents score poorly in diagnosing and managing tuberculosis
... a median score of 40 percent) for recognizing and treating
latent TB, the most common form of the infection. In latent TB, a person is infected with the tubercle bacterium but lacks symptoms and is not contagious, yet is still at risk for developing active disease later on. Just over half of the questio...
Medical residents unclear about TB guidelines
...ant that they are properly trained in spotting and treating
this infectious disease. We cannot be sure that lack of tuberculosis knowledge leads to poor management of patients, says Karakousis. Although trainees may score poorly, they may be quick to consult experts in Infection Control, Infectious Diseases...
W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research
...f aging, which may potentially lead to advances in treating
age-related illnesses, such as diabetes, immune deficiencies, muscle weakness, and cancer. Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Wehrens hopes to define the mechanisms of spe...
Lower mortality rates associated with hospitals that rank highest on quality of care indicators
...pital, a score was calculated for how it performed treating
patients with AMI, CHF and pneumonia. Examples of performance indicators included whether hospitals gave aspirin and beta-blockers at arrival and discharge for AMI and, for pneumonia, how quickly antibiotics were administered. The results showed t...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...sent a widespread, rather than limited, option for treating
cancer. (Thursday, July 26, 2007, 11:36 AM, Paper TH-C-AUD-9.) IV. HYBRID MRI-RADIATION THERAPY MACHINE MAY IMPROVE TREATMENT FOR MANY CANCERS Bringing together the high-quality 3D images of MRI with the intense tumor-killing x-rays of a lin...
Nepalese researchers identify cost-effective treatment for drug-resistant typhoid
...dable drug, Gatifloxacin, may be more effective at treating
typhoid fever than the drug currently recommended ... is an important study with major implications for treating
disease widespread in the developing world," says Professor Jeremy Farrar from the Oxford University...
Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care
...rience, says Wright. Anyone can overlook a step in treating
a condition at the end of a long shift because theyre tired. Physicians in the emergency departments at University, Christ and Jewish are not required to use the CPQE tools but are encouraged to do so, and even receive a scorecard based on their pe...
Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention
... approach is likely to be more cost-effective than treating
symptomatic patients alone and may be an effective...o that there is an unlimited supply of Tamiflu for treating
symptomatic patients and for preventing infection in people exposed to these patients (household con...
Millennium development goals: Are we on track?
...ese issues by improving protocols and products for treating
malnutrition, and preventing malnutrition by enhancing behaviors and choices that lead to improved nutrition throughout the lifecycle. Poverty and hunger are multidimensional problems requiring multidimensional solutions. To address the multidime...
How to market diet pills: Prescription and over-the-counter pills may increase unhealthy behavior
...h caution lest such products seduce consumers into treating
them as get-out-of-jail-free cards. ...
News briefs from the journal Chest, June 2007
...ion Guidelines recommends the use of sildenafil in treating
patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), reporting a substantial benefit. The drug, most commonly known as Viagra, is widely used to treat erectile dysfunction. The recommendation is based on several reports of studies of patients with PA...
CAM-oriented primary care providers result in cost savings, high patient satisfaction
...octors of chiropractic succeeded in diagnosing and treating
patients at alevel nearly equal to medical doctors. Researchers found that over the course of the seven-year study, patients visiting chiropractors and otherCAM-oriented PCPs had 60 percent fewer hospitalizations, 62 percent fewer outpatient surgic...
NIAID releases MDR/XDR Tuberculosis research agenda
...han 300 research projects worldwide. Diagnosing, treating
and controlling the spread of TB has become increasingly complicated because of the HIV/AIDS co-epidemic and the emergence of MDR and XDR TB, which threatens to set TB control efforts back to the pre-antibiotic era. According to NIAID Director Anthon...
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