Tag: "weeks" at medical news
Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats
...of the diabetic rats with simvastatin. After four weeks
the untreated rats had high levels of cholesterol and various indicators of endothelial dysfunction in the vessels of the heart, eye, and kidney. The rats that received 5 mg of simvastatin daily showed no or little such damage. Their plasma levels we...
Cognitive therapy works as well as antidepressants, but with lasting effect after therapy ends
...ipramine was also given, as necessary. After 16 weeks
of treatment, patients in both the medication and cognitive therapy groups showed improvement at about the same rate; however, cognitive therapy patients were less likely to relapse in the two years following the end of treatment. According to the r...
Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume
...sments at baseline, and then at 12, 24, 52 and 104 weeks
of treatment in a five-year longitudinal study conducted at 14 academic medical centers. A matched sample of 58 healthy volunteers underwent MRI and were compared on brain volume measures. "The principle new finding of this study is the significant ...
In treatment of depression, cognitive therapy and medication both effective
...s, with doses increasing as tolerated. After eight weeks
of treatment, for those unresponsive to paroxetine...en once weekly for the final four weeks. At eight weeks
of treatment, response rates were 50 percent in the medication group, 43 percent in the cognitive th...
Maternal iron deficiency disrupts mother/child interaction
...ldbirth and 31 who were not iron deficient. At 10 weeks
after childbirth, the women and their babies were videotaped interacting. Half of the iron-deficient women were then given iron supplements. After nine months, all of the women, those who received supplements and those who did not, as well as the g...
A possible new phase for rheumatoid arthritis treatment
...ology of rheumatoid arthritis within the first few weeks
after the onset of symptoms. Karim Raza and colleagues, from the University of Birmingham, U.K., investigated the processes occurring in the joints of patients within 3 months of the onset of clinical symptoms. They assessed a panel of T cell, macro...
Dr. Gutin selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist
...ion Institute, left April 1 for Spain to spend six weeks
helping health care providers at six public universities develop intervention strategies. Dr. Louis Moreno, pediatrician at the University of Zaragoza, is coordinating his country's initiative to reverse increasing obesity rates as well as a 20-natio...
'Promiscuous' area of brain could explain role of antidepressants
...thought that you had to take an antidepressant for weeks
because as serotonin is elevated, some of its receptors had to turn off and become desensitized rather than be stimulated," Dani said. "That didn't make a lot of sense to us since desensitization is usually a rapid mechanism." Serotonin and dopamine ...
Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks
...RV within the first 2.7 weeks, whereas it took 8.1 weeks
for a significant increase in HRV to be seen in the group taking soy oil. None of the study participants experienced significant negative side effects, but 41% of participants in the fish oil group reported belching, compared to 16% in the soy oil ...
ACHRI study finds CellCept improves survival in pediatric heart transplant patients
...dy of nearly 400 pediatric patients, beginning two weeks
post-transplant. The study was led by researchers... 395 pediatric patients surviving greater than two weeks
post-transplant, ranging in age from one day to 17.9 years, with initial immunosuppression of cyclos...
Older children may benefit from treatment for lazy eye
...vities alone. Follow up visits occurred every six weeks
for up to 24 weeks
until the patients were classified as a responder or non-responder. A patient in the study was class...
Combination vaccine produces lower immune response than vaccines administered separately
...2002 and enrolled 240 healthy infants aged 7 to 11 weeks
from 2 U.K. centers, with home follow-up visits at ages 2, 3, 4, and 5 months. Infants received Pnc9-MenC (n = 120) or monovalent group C meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenC) (n = 120) administered in addition to routine immunizations (diphtheria a...
Special physical therapy technique successful for chronic back pain
... 85 percent, the improvement was noted after three weeks
of treatment. After an average of almost two years, the pain has not recurred for these people. Four people had significant improvement, but still had slight discomfort with strenuous exercise. Six people had no improvement. Of those, four had previo...
Easing the anxiety of pregnancy after miscarriage
...pisode told by a woman who had a miscarriage at 19 weeks
and now was pregnant again. "Second time, I didn...didn't think that I was going to have a baby. Six weeks
before the due date someone sent me a baby present and I said, 'They think I'm having a baby.' And m...
NIAID begins clinical trial of West Nile virus vaccine
...he start of the trial, a second approximately four weeks
later, and a third approximately four weeks
after that. To help force the DNA plasmid into muscle cells, the vaccine will be administered by a n...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
...ials, which need to be taken beginning up to three weeks
prior to a trip and continued for one month after, Malarone is a medication taken daily starting 1-2 days before the trip and continued through one week after the return. The most common side effects include headache, abdominal pain in adults, and a...
Researchers identify marker of heart disease in low-birthweight babies
...lical cord blood of 163 infants born at 28 or more weeks
of gestational age at Johns Hopkins Hospital betwe...nts were born on average 1.3 pounds less and three weeks
earlier than those who had normal HDL levels of the suspect particles. Results are published in th...
Press registration reminder ESC Congress 2005, 3-7 September 2005
...le and press release topics will be posted several weeks
prior to the Congress. No press materials are released pre-embargo. For Your Heart's Sake 2005 The ESC Congress will be accompanied by For Your Heart's Sake, the ESC public event on prevention messages, to be held in central Stockholm during the w...
Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
...ne. "However," authors noted, "when re-tested nine weeks
later, memory function had improved in both groups and no significant differences were detected." A very small trial showed a decline in visual memory after ECT compared with those who were given anesthesia and nothing else. Dr. David Spiegel, profe...
Better referral training for emergency doctors helps improve patient care
...ot allowed to refer on their own for the first two weeks
in post and are given intense support and supervision. The authors say: ''Education about how to refer appropriately and how to accept referrals sets clear markers enabling the team working practices for which we strive. 'Communication difficulti...
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