Tag: "weeks" at medical news
Cells derived from heart stem cells can repair heart attack damage
...micals until they formed cardiospheres. After two weeks
of growth, the cardiospheres organized into structures consisting of at least two distinct, partially overlapping layers of cells. Cells in the center of the cluster had properties most like cardiac stem cells, while cells on the surface had propert...
Neurons generated in the adult brain learn to respond to novel stimuli
...unusual odors or to a normal environment. Several weeks
later, the response of the adult-born neurons was evaluated by measuring the activity of genes known to be expressed when olfactory neurons respond to odors. They found that the adult-born olfactory neurons of mice exposed to the panel of odors sub...
Jefferson scientists uncover more evidence for protein's role in artery blockage
... in the artery was dramatically reduced, even four weeks
after the injury compared to control mice treated with a different virus. "This gives us insight that it's probably not only the vascular smooth muscle cells that are contributing to the formation of restenosis," says Dr. Eckhart. "It's probably so...
Drug compound restores youth to aging arterial cells in elderly hypertensives, Hopkins study shows
...ily doses of alagebrium (210 milligrams) for eight weeks
or a look-alike pill (placebo), containing no active drug. AGE and collagen levels were monitored through blood tests. Stiffness was measured using a small pressure-sensor device called a tonometer. Ultrasound readings, taken before and after dru...
Substituting carbohydrates in diet with protein or unsaturated fats may reduce cardiovascular risk
...e 1 hypertension. Participants ate each diet for 6 weeks
and body weight was kept constant. The study was conducted from April 2003 to June 2005. The researchers found that blood pressure, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and estimated coronary heart disease risk were lower on each diet in comparison ...
Early results using therapeutic pancreatic cancer vaccine show promise
...e. Patients get one vaccine injection eight to ten weeks
after surgery, then four booster shots after chemotherapy and radiation. Laheru and his team completed enrolling patients in the study this past January. The average follow-up time is 32 months. "It is important that we continue to follow these pat...
Early experience may shape our sensory perceptions
...king the ability to amplify their signals. Several weeks
later, these neurons began to acquire this multisensory capability. Next, the researchers examined development in animals raised in an abnormal sensory environment in which lights and sounds were always presented at the same time, but from different ...
Pregnant women need HIV testing to protect themselves and their babies
...ancy and again in the third trimester, at about 32 weeks
gestation, because of the potential for becoming HIV- positive during pregnancy. "We actually have picked up women who tested negative early in pregnancy and subsequently tested positive," he says, noting the virus has a long incubation period of thr...
Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development tipsheet
...tion efficacy. Patients completed the VA-13 at six weeks
post- discharge to rate current functioning and functioning prior to blind rehabilitation training. Investigators found that the FAST reliably identifies veterans' training needs and achievements, while the VA-13 probably under- estimated patient imp...
Growing health effects of global warming outlined on regional scale
...." The UW-Madison and WHO assessment appears only weeks
before global leaders convene in Montreal during the first meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, which came into effect in February 2005. Patz will also deliver the keynote address at a parallel WHO/Health Canada event. The Uni...
Study finds lifestyle modification and weight loss medication superior to either approach used alone
...e treated by sibutramine alone during the first 18 weeks
(18.7 vs 13.6 lb, respectively), suggesting that primary care providers can provide effective lifestyle counseling during routine office visits. Examining all 224 participants, weight loss at the end of the year was associated with a 14.7% reduction ...
MabThera A unique approach providing lasting benefits for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
...s was achieved following just 2 administrations, 2 weeks
apart, providing a highly convenient regimen. Pres... difference in the two groups was apparent after 8 weeks
and sustained for the duration of the study after only 2 infusions of MabThera, two weeks
Periodontal therapy may reduce the incidence of preterm births and low birthweight infants
...tment group received periodontal therapy before 28 weeks
of gestation and maintenance therapy was provided every two to three weeks
until delivery. The periodontal therapy consisted of plaque control instructions, supragingival and...
Two studies find ways to block the 'freshman 15'
...ls -- gained more than four pounds in the first 12 weeks
of college. "Preventing weight gain requires knowledge," Levitsky said. "What we're finding is that some knowledge about portion size and regular feedback about people's weight may be enough to people prevent a gradual but typical weight gain that o...
Drug may combat weight loss during radiation treatments
...mong these patients is about 12 pounds after eight weeks
of radiation therapy and that weight loss is a sig...ents received megestrol acetate daily during eight weeks
of radiation treatment and for 12 weeks
afterwards. The remaining 18 patients received an inactive p...
New vaccine platform may fight infections with causes from influenza to bioterrorism
...0L-kexin vaccine in three doses administered three weeks
apart. Three weeks
later, they were infected with pneumocystis. Upon examination, the vaccinated mice had significantly...
Research published in the NEJM challenges 30-year-old standard of care for lupus patients
...iling to improve in at least one key area after 12 weeks
were converted to the other regimen. A total of 24 patients were withdrawn from the study; nine in the MMF group and 15 in the IVC group. There were 16 complete remissions; that is, the disease became inactive, on MMF and four complete remissions o...
Swimming with dolphins can alleviate depression
...ntidepressant drugs or psychotherapy at least four weeks
before entering the study, and were not allowed to take drugs during the study. Depression scores were measured before the study and at the end of treatment. Although some participants dropped out of the study, the average severity of the depressive ...
Higher dose formulation of FOSRENOL approved to reduce serum phosphorus in esrd patients
... higher level of "overall satisfaction" after four weeks
of treatment with the new, higher dose formulation of FOSRENOL(R) compared to 63 percent with their previous phosphate binders (p Overall, patients and physicians (n=351) are much more likely to prefer FOSRENOL(R) compared to previous phosphate ...
AAAAI, ACAAI identify new recommendations for sinusitis diagnosis and management
...llows: Acute sinusitis: symptoms for less than 4 weeks
consisting of some or all of the following: persis...ight weeks. Chronic sinusitis: symptoms for eight weeks
or longer of varying severity consisting of the same symptoms as seen in acute sinusitis. In chronic...
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