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Projected Clinical Outcomes of Glaucoma Screening in African American Individuals [Socioeconomics and Health Services]

from ArchOpht - 12 Mar 12

Objectives  To project the clinical impact of routine glaucoma screening on visual outcomes in middle-aged African American individuals and help guide glaucoma screening policy. Methods  Using data from the Eye Diseases Prevalence Research Group and Baltimore Eye Study, we developed a microsimulation model to project visual outcomes in African American individuals screened for glaucoma under a national screening policy using frequency-doubling technology. We projected the impact of un



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New Design For Mechanical Heart Valves

from MNTcvs - 26 Nov 11

The heart's valves, which guarantee the unidirectional flow of blood from one chamber to another, are asymmetrical. For example, the two flaps of the heart's mitral valve - which regulates blood flow between the left atrium and the left ventricle - vary in size by up to 70 percent...



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MRI gives a 'better' view of heart disease

from Anaesthesia UK - 03 Jan 12

A major clinical trial has shown that an MRI scan is a better tool for diagnosing suspected coronary heart disease than the most commonly used alternative.



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Tackling Diabetes Care Challenges - Expert Groups Collaborate

from MNTdiabetes - 23 Feb 12

The Endocrine Society, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and Opus Science, announce the launch of their new program in an effort to assess and improve care for those suffering from diabetes. The program called "Improving Quality in Type 2 Diabetes: A National Initiative to Assess Guideline Adherence and Physician/Pharmacist Coordination," is part of a new U.S...



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Revising The 'Textbook' On Liver Metabolism Offers New Targets For Diabetes Drugs

from MNTdiabetes - 23 Feb 12

A team led by researchers from the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism (IDOM) at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, has overturned a "textbook" view of what the body does after a meal. The study appears online this week in Nature Medicine, in advance of print publication...



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Effects of Statins on Energy and Fatigue With Exertion: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial

from ArchInte - 13 Aug 12

No drug is without adverse effect potential, and fatigue and exertional intolerance are adverse effects reported by patients receiving statins. Little direct information is available regarding the typical or average impact of statins on energy or exertional fatigue.



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Discovery Could Reduce Chemo's Side Effects

from MNToncology - 13 Mar 12

A team of researchers at Duke University has determined the structure of a key molecule that can carry chemotherapy and anti-viral drugs into cells, which could help to create more effective drugs with fewer effects to healthy tissue...



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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...



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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]



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Heart stem cell studies get under way

from Anaesthesia UK - 05 Dec 11

Two clinical studies investigating whether stem cell therapy can save the lives of heart attack patients are now under way.



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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



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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.



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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...



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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




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Colorectal Cancer For Under 50s On The Rise

from MNToncology - 13 Mar 12

Whilst colorectal cancer cases are generally on the decline since the beginning of the millennium, there seems to be an alarming rise in those under 50 hit by the disease. Since 1992, the number of people diagnosed with colorectal cancer has risen by two percent per year...



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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...



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Menstrual cycle 'affects asthma'

from BBC - 09 Nov 12

A woman's menstrual cycle affects the severity of respiratory symptoms, potentially worsening conditions such as asthma, a study suggests.



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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...



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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...



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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.



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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...



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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.



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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]



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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


 

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