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McCoy's syndrome: a new medical entity.

from Lancet - 07 Feb 12

McCoy's syndrome: a new medical entity. Lancet. 2012 Feb 4;379(9814):e32 Authors: Martinez JB, de Padua AI PMID: 22305231 [PubMed - in process]


Making Personalized Cancer Therapies More Cost Effective

from MNToncology - 13 Mar 12

As scientists continue making breakthroughs in personalized cancer treatment, delivering those therapies in the most cost effective manner has become increasingly important. Now researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have identified new ways of doing just that, allowing more patients to benefit from this revolution in cancer care...


Infants As Young As 15 Months Display A Sense Of Fairness, Altruism

from MNTpaeds - 10 Oct 11

A new study presents the first evidence that a basic sense of fairness and altruism appears in infancy. Babies as young as 15 months perceived the difference between equal and unequal distribution of food, and their awareness of equal rations was linked to their willingness to share a toy...


Temporal Trends in the Treatment and Outcomes of Patients With Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Poland from 2004-2010 (from the Polish Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes).

from Am J Cardiol - 23 Dec 11

Temporal Trends in the Treatment and Outcomes of Patients With Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Poland from 2004-2010 (from the Polish Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes). Am J Cardiol. 2011 Dec 19; Authors: Gierlotka M, Gasior M, Wilczek K, Wasilewski J, Hawranek M, Tajstra M, Osadnik T, Banasiak W, Polonski L Abstract The aim of this work was to analyze temporal trends in clinical presentation, treatment methods, and outcomes of pati


Pediatricians aim to end childhood obesity within a generation

from Eurekalert - 14 Oct 11

(American Academy of Pediatrics) Childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels, and pediatricians are on the front lines. Pediatricians will confront these issues during a special pre-conference session at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, before the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Boston.


Discovery Of Protective Gene In Fat Cells May Lead To A Therapeutic For Type 2 Diabetes

from MNTdiabetes - 02 Apr 12

In a finding that may challenge popular notions of body fat and health, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have shown how fat cells can protect the body against diabetes. The results may lead to a new therapeutic strategy for preventing and treating type 2 diabetes and obesity-related metabolic diseases, the authors say...


Menstrual cycles and infertility

from Dr and Patient - 23 Dec 11

There is lots of variation in menstrual periods even in normal fertile women. Sometimes the period maybe heavy; sometimes it maybe light; sometimes there may be clots or spotting ; and sometimes there maybe more cramping than usual. These are common variants, and most fertile women don't even notice them.Infertile women, on the other hand, obsess over every minor variation. Was the period too heavy ? Was there clotting ? Could that have been an early pregnancy which miscarried early because I l


A Firmer Understanding Of Muscle Fibrosis In Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

from MNTbone - 03 Jan 12

Researchers describe how increased production of a microRNA promotes progressive muscle deterioration in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), according to a study published online on January 2 in the Journal of Cell Biology*. As DMD patients age, their damaged muscle cells are gradually replaced by collagen-rich, fibrous tissue...


Scientists Discover New Pathway Critical To Heart Arrhythmia

from MNTcvs - 27 Oct 11

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have uncovered a previously unknown molecular pathway that is critical to understanding cardiac arrhythmia and other heart muscle problems. Understanding the basic science of heart and muscle function could open the door to new treatments...


Endogenous Cushing's Syndrome - FDA Approves Korlym (Mifepristone)

from MNTdiabetes - 22 Feb 12

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Korlym (mifepristone) to control hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels) in adults with endogenous Cushing's syndrome, who have type 2 diabetes or glucose intolerance, who remained unresponsive to previous surgery or are not eligible candidates for surgery. Pregnant women should never take Korlym (contraindicated)...


Pediatric emergency department visits for psychiatric care on the rise

from Eurekalert - 14 Oct 11

(American Academy of Pediatrics) Pediatric patients, primarily those who are underinsured (either without insurance or receiving Medicaid), are increasingly receiving psychiatric care in hospital emergency departments, according to an abstract presented Friday, Oct. 14, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Boston.


Minority children less likely to receive CT scans following head trauma

from Eurekalert - 14 Oct 11

(American Academy of Pediatrics) African-American and Hispanic children are less likely to receive a cranial computed tomography scan in an emergency department following minor head trauma than white children, according to an abstract presented Friday, Oct. 14 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Boston.


Citrus Fruits May Help Women Reduce Risk Of Stroke

from MNTobsgyn - 24 Feb 12

Eating citrus fruits, especially oranges and grapefruit, because of the flavonone they contain, may lower women's risk of developing clot-associated or ischemic stroke, according to a new study led by Norwich Medical School of the University of East Anglia in the UK that was published online in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association on Thursday...


Tenfold Increase In Stroke Risk Following Traumatic Brain Injury

from MNTneuro - 31 Jul 11

If you suffer traumatic brain injury, your risk of having a stroke within three months may increase tenfold, according to a new study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association...


Vaginal progesterone for asymptomatic cervical shortening and the case for universal screening of cervical length.

from Am J Obstet Gynecol - 31 Jan 12

Vaginal progesterone for asymptomatic cervical shortening and the case for universal screening of cervical length. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Feb;206(2):101-3 Authors: Combs CA PMID: 22284154 [PubMed - in process]


Parents who go online for pediatric health information are open to doctors' website recommendations

from Eurekalert - 14 Oct 11

(American Academy of Pediatrics) In the research abstract, ?Internet Usage by Parents Prior to Seeking Care at a Pediatric Emergency Department,? presented Friday, Oct. 14, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Boston, researchers interviewed 262 parents or guardians who brought their child to an urban emergency department about whether they used the Internet as a resource for medical information about their child?s illness or injury before making the decisi


Medical emergencies on board commercial airlines: is documentation as expected?

from Critical Care Forum - 07 Mar 12

IntroductionThe purpose of this study was to perform a descriptive, content-based analysis on the different forms of documentation for in-flight medical emergencies that are currently provided in the emergency medical kits on board commercial airlines. Methods: Passenger airlines in the World Airline Directory were contacted between March and May 2011. For each participating airline, sample in-flight medical emergency documentation forms were obtained. All items in the sample documentation forms


Prader-Willi Syndrome - Challenge To Stop Over-Eating In Children

from MNTpaeds - 24 Jan 12

A Challenge to find new research methods for hyperphagia, or unregulated appetite, a condition prevalent in children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) - a genetic disorder of chromosome 15, has been announced by InnoCentive. Inc., and the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research. Around 6,500 children are born with the genetic disorder each year...


Characteristics Of Fathers With Depressive Symptoms

from MNTdepress - 27 Feb 12

Voluminous research literature attests to the multiple negative consequences of maternal depression and depressive symptoms for the health and development of children...


Apps On "Prescription" From Your GP

from MNTdiabetes - 22 Feb 12

General practitioners in the UK could soon be "prescribing" cheap or free smartphone apps to help their patients manage their health and medical conditions, according to news released on Wednesday by the Department of Health...


Intra-arrest hypothermia during cardiac arrest: a systematic review

from Critical Care Forum - 07 Mar 12

IntroductionTherapeutic hypothermia is largely used to protect the brain following return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after cardiac arrest (CA), but it is unclear whether we should start therapeutic hypothermia earlier, i.e., before ROSC. Methods: We performed a systematic search of PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library and Ovid/Medline databases using "arrest" OR "cardiac arrest" OR "heart arrest" AND "hypothermia" OR "therapeutic hypothermia" OR "cooling" as keywords. Only studies


How Indian Doctors Loot Patients.

from Dr and Patient - 22 Sep 11

There's this email which is doing the rounds in India today." It is by Dr. B M Hegde. 1) 40-60% kickbacks for lab tests. When a doctor (whether family doctor / general physician, consultant or surgeon) prescribes tests - pathology, radiology, X-rays, MRIs etc. - the laboratory conducting those tests gives commissions. In South and Central Mumbai -- 40%. In the suburbs north of Bandra -- a whopping 60 per cent! He probably earns a lot more in this way thanthe consulting fees that you pay.2)


High Fluid Intake Appears To Reduce Bladder Cancer Risk

from MNToncology - 25 Oct 11

Drinking plenty of fluids may provide men with some protection against bladder cancer, according to a study presented at the 10th AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held Oct. 22-25, 2011. Although the study did not determine why increased fluid intake might be protective, Jiachen Zhou, M.B.B.S., M.P.H...


Non-oral Contraceptives Have Higher Venous Thromboembolism Risk Than Oral Ones

from MNTobsgyn - 15 May 12

Some non-oral hormonal contraceptives, such as vaginal rings, implants and skin patches carry a higher risk of venous thromboembolism - blood clots - when compared to oral contraceptive pills, researchers from the University of Copenhagen revealed in the BMJ (British Medical Journal)...


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