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May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...d use many of the same improvement strategies, the way
the improvements are organized define three distin...O CHRONIC CARE This essay suggests an alternative way
of thinking about the structure and delivery of chronic care. The author suggests that the central ...
Exploring better ways to determine when to change the course of treatment
...change in treatment is warranted. "If we had a way
to know early on that a tumor isn't responding to a particular drug, we could switch to a different treatment before growth of the cancer is seen on a CAT scan," said Neal J. Meropol, director of the gastrointestinal cancer program at Fox Chase Cance...
Phase II study shows combination improves survival of metastatic melanoma patients
...reatment strategy for these patients. But the only way
to know this for certain is a head to head comparison with the standard course of treatment," Dr. Perez says. Melanoma that has metastasized (spread) to other parts of the body is one of the most difficult cancers to treat. Though rare, it is also ...
Tumor cell activity may provide clues for treating breast cancer in young women
...ly even curing them. Research is currently under way
to determine what therapies might be effective in targeting the cellular activity in young womens tumors, with the hope of shutting it down and halting tumor growth. More than 200,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, and about 22 p...
OHSU Cancer Institute, VA researchers find way to identify which men need a second biopsy
...rtland Veterans Affairs Medical Center has found a way
to identify which men need a second prostate biopsy because they may be harboring life-threatening prostate cancer even though they were given a clean bill of health after their first biopsy. Shane Rogosin, M.D., principal investigator, resident, in...
MRI detects cancers missed by mammography in breast cancer patients
... Vallow. Studies like these are needed to pave the way
toward greater use of MRI breast cancer screening ...ving mastectomies because physicians there have no way
to investigate the findings seen on the scan. New guidelines, issued in April by the American Canc...
Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders
...rch, where discoveries in the laboratory provide a way
forward to aid patients dealing with a frustrating and debilitating inherited disorder. HIBM is a genetic disease with non life-threatening symptoms that emerge in adulthood and lead to slowly progressive muscle weakness. Most patients develop sym...
Agent slows aging in mice
...is advised to bulk up on creosote bush leaves as a way
to defy old age. If NDGA pushes the aging envelope in the final results of this study, other labs will likely try to repeat the results in animals. Much more research is needed before any possible human anti-aging drug could emerge, Miller says. E...
Study tests oral insulin to prevent type 1 diabetes
...normal as possible. Other diabetes studies under way
at UF include a trial aimed at preserving insulin ...nosed within the previous three months. Also under way
is a study testing whether a combination of two drugs approved by the FDA to prevent rejection after...
Bringing order to 'what if?'
... In an interview, Von Winterfeldt illustrated the way
that the analysis proceeds by pointing to a specific CREATE study he himself completed, about the dangers posed by a small, man-portable anti- aircraft rockets being used to bring down a passenger airline, tracking consequences out a "decision trees"...
Targeted initiatives can encourage people to walk more
...ation (SPARColl). Walking is a free and convenient way
to be active, and most people can continue walking into old age. Promoting walking could therefore help tackle the health problems linked to today's inactive lifestyles. The authors reviewed 48 studies of different approaches to promoting walking. ...
Study: Directly observed HIV therapy for children is promising
..., yet there is little evidence of what is the best way
to deliver these drugs to children living in these...ly observed therapy is an effective and economical way
to go. Without antiretroviral treatment, half of all HIV-infected children die by age 2. With ther...
TV ads may spur more stroke victims to get help sooner
...e awareness. It has profound implications for the way
we develop and implement stroke awareness initiatives....
Society for Prevention Research meeting May 30-June 1, Washington, D.C.
... as early as age 6. School-based prevention is one way
to deal with obesity, but researchers are learning more about how family involvement can also affect obesity rates. Prevention research shows that kids who have difficulty paying attention and who have negative attitudes in earlier grades maybe at h...
New system for reporting toxicity burden of cancer treatment
...enerated in cancer treatment programs. Thus, a new way
to look at risk that is more relevant to oncology ...ivery of treatment. TAME values are presented in a way
that makes it easier to directly compare overall safety among treatment options. Patients have a gro...
Leading prevention researchers meeting in Washington, D.C., May 30-June 1, 2007
... as early as age 6. School-based prevention is one way
to deal with obesity, but researchers are learning more about how family involvement can also affect obesity rates. Prevention research shows that kids who have difficulty paying attention and who have negative attitudes in earlier grades maybe a...
Limiting stroke damage is focus of study
... short simulated stroke. He believes by finding a way
to inhibit anoxic depolarization in a slice of living brain, he can protect neurons by stopping structural and functional damage and promoting recovery. His previous work has shown that cold also inhibits the sodium-potassium pump, resulting in dendr...
Study questions risks of anti-bleeding drug during heart surgery
...re important, because they clearly showed that the way
aprotinin was used around the world, by and large, was hurting patients more than helping them," said Dr. White. "By using aprotinin selectively and avoiding the celite-ACT test, surgical teams can reduce the risk of bleeding problems during surgery...
Help for pediatricians in treating behavioral health problems only partially successful
...des were only partially successful in changing the way
that pediatricians handled behavioral health problems, according to a follow-up study at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. But external factors, especially "black box warnings" from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration "exerted a powerful...
Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux
...because of the catheter, you cant eat or drink the way
you normally would. The test results can be biased because you change the way
you eat, explained Dr. Tang. No catheter is required with the RFID system, so doctors are hopeful ...
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