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Kids With Eye Condition at Risk for Poor Mental Health

... healthy U.S. children are diagnosed with intermittent exotropia, in which the eyes do not line up and ... in Olmsted County, Minn., who were diagnosed with intermittent exotropia between 1975 and 1994. The ... study period, 53 percent of the youths with intermittent exotropia were diagnosed with a mental health ...

Rochester Medical Reports Second Quarter Results

... basis, branded sales of our Rochester Medical intermittent Catheters were up an encouraging 52% for the quarter compared to last year. The intermittent Catheter figures were driven by very strong ... are now planning a U.S. introduction this summer. intermittent and Foley catheters together represent over a ...

Researchers Profile the 'Light' Smoker

... in the United States. The examination of intermittent or occasional smokers, which the U.S. Centers for ... Pacific Islanders were more likely to be light or intermittent smokers than whites. Adults younger than 35 ... among Americans aged 30 or older, light and intermittent smoking rose among adults younger than 30. ...

New Analysis: Light and Intermittent Smokers Overlooked in Traditional Tobacco Research

... Research is focused on examining light and intermittent smoking. Several of the nation's preeminent ... who smoke less than 10-15 cigarettes per day and intermittent or occasional smokers, those who may not smoke ... to the CDC, one-fifth of U.S. smokers are intermittent or occasional smokers. Yet, existing research and ...

Intermittent Catheter Market to Surpass 40% CAGR Between 2008 and 2012

... Reimbursement will have Significant Impact on the intermittent Catheter Market, according to Millennium Research ... report to reflect momentous shifts in the US intermittent catheter market. Due mainly to a favorable upgrade in Medicare reimbursement, the US intermittent catheter market, comprising reusable straight ...

Exercise improves leg pain caused by arterial disease

... in the February issue of Radiology . intermittent claudication is a painful leg condition affecting ... that after six and 12 months, patients with intermittent claudication benefited equally from either ... For the study, 151 patients with intermittent claudication were randomly assigned to undergo ...

Sleep disordered breathing and obesity: Independent effects, causes

... Bariatric Surgery Clinic found that the chronic intermittent hypoxia that often characterizes OSA, a common ... steatosis, whereas the presence of the chronic intermittent hypoxemia that often characterizes OSA acts as a ... Polotsky. "We have developed a mouse model of intermittent hypoxia and have demonstrated that a combination ...

Treatments after prostate surgery reported in the Journal of Urology

... investigated the addition of thalidomide to intermittent ADT in a double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter study. intermittent ADT is increasingly being used in patients with ... biochemically recurrent prostate cancer after intermittent ADT. These effects were independent of any ...

Exelixis Reports Phase 1 and Phase 2 Data For XL647 at ASCO

... anti-tumor activity of XL647 administered on an intermittent dosing schedule or a continuous daily dosing ... patients were treated with 350 mg of XL647 on an intermittent (5 days on/9 days off) dosing schedule, while 8 ... that 27 of 38 evaluable patients (71%) on the intermittent dosing schedule experienced disease control ...

Common Drug Eases Leg Pain From Walking

... of 1,266 people with the painful condition called intermittent claudication. Patients who took the typical ... the type of leg cramping that's a symptom of intermittent claudication, but not the cause of the condition, ... diabetes have an especially high risk of PAD and intermittent claudication. While naftidrofuryl can help ...

Rochester Medical Applauds Improved U.S. Medicare Coverage Policy for Intermittent Catheters

... U.S. Medicare coverage policy that now allows intermittent catheter users to benefit from not needing to ... Catheters. The main policy change now allows an intermittent catheter user a maximum of 200 catheters per ... infections and improving the quality of life for intermittent Catheter users. Rochester Medical manufactures ...

No Difference Found in Treatments for Acute Kidney Failure

... Continuous vs. intermittent dialysis produced same results, analysis shows ... that removes impurities from the blood, and intermittent hemodialysis, in which the purifying treatment is ... "It sometimes is just not practicable to give intermittent dialysis," he said. "It requires more nursing and ...

Periodic Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

... In lab studies, intermittent calorie restriction led to dramatic decrease in tumors ... percent, or permanently reducing caloric intake 25 percent. Those on the intermittent diet fared best, with only 9 percent developing mammary tumors compared to ...

Researchers identify stroke predictors in black patients

... author of the study. "The limitations stem from the fact that AF is intermittent in at least 30 percent of patients, and most patients are not aware if ... to do a long-term ECG study to confirm the hypothesis that AF, especially intermittent AF, has been under-diagnosed in blacks. "We need further studies using ...

American Academy of Dermatology Issues New Guidelines For The Management of Psoriasis With Topical Therapies

... that can be very difficult to achieve and maintain. Others may prefer only intermittent treatment with little interest in spending considerable time managing ... Length of Use The use of topical therapies can be both intermittent and long-term. For example, it is generally recommended that more potent ...

Walking Program May Relieve Peripheral Artery Pain

... 272 people with the type of leg pain that occurs while walking, known as intermittent claudication. They were enrolled in a program in which they walked on an ... "Supervised exercise therapy represents a viable treatment of intermittent claudication with no known complications, which cannot be said of invasive ...

Problems Tied to Obesity Also Seem to Affect Sleep

... release. Another Hopkins study found that obese people with chronic intermittent hypoxia, the lack of oxygen that occurs during obstructive sleep apnea ... disease, inducing hepatic steatosis, whereas the presence of the chronic intermittent hypoxemia that often characterizes OSA acts as a second hit," lead ...

Rochester Medical Reports Record Fourth Quarter Sales and Record Annual Sales

... in our Infection Control Catheters and with the solid growth in our intermittent Catheter Sales. As we have previously stated, we look forward to exciting ... fee paid by Hollister for marketing rights to our hydorphilic intermittent catheter in September 2003. The fee paid by Hollister was fully ...

International health experts to enlist the public in war on African malaria

... level and how access can be improved for poor people in rural areas. intermittent Preventive Treatment for pregnant women Pregnant women and their ... to 15% of the 10,000 deaths from maternal anaemia in Africa each year. intermittent preventive treatment (IPT) giving pregnant women preventive treatment ...

Heart Failure Drugs Linked to Hip Bone Loss in Older Men

... hip bone mineral density was -0.78 among continuous users, -0.58 among intermittent users, and -0.33 among non-users. "Compared with rates of hip bone loss ... of diuretics, adjusted rates of loss were about twofold greater among intermittent loop diuretic users and about 2.5-fold greater among continuous loop ...

OHSU Cancer Institute research gives hope for chemo holidays for men with advanced prostate cancer

... This is the first multi-institutional trial to examine outcomes from intermittent chemotherapy. A total of 250 men participated. Of those, 18 percent entered the intermittent arm of the study. These men previously had responded well to chemotherapy. ...

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Announces Results of Phase I Human Trial of Lead Drug Candidate, Trans Sodium Crocetinate (TSC) and Completion of a $4.5 Million Private Placement

... a clinical trial in peripheral vascular disease patients suffering from intermittent claudication (i.e., intense leg pain while walking) to evaluate the effect ... therapy and in peripheral vascular disease patients suffering from intermittent claudication. Diffusion Pharmaceuticals, which is privately held, is ...

Sokolove Law Launches Chinese Drywall Consumer Advocacy Hotline

... to a sulfur or rotten egg smell inside the house, as well as blacked and corroded metal, premature failure of central air conditioning units, and intermittent operation or failure of many household appliances. Health concerns such as itchy eyes, difficulty breathing, asthma attacks, persistent coughing, ...

AbbeyMoor Medical Receives FDA Approval for Design Improvements to The Spanner(TM) Prostatic Stent

... in a physician office and does not require cystoscopy or anesthesia for placement. The Spanner is an alternative to indwelling catheterization, intermittent catheterization, or the use of a suprapubic tube in some patients. About AbbeyMoor Medical AbbeyMoor Medical is a privately held company ...

Moles and melanoma -- researchers find genetic links to skin cancer

... such as increased exposure to the sun, partly caused by the availability of cheaper foreign holidays. Sunny holidays increase the risk because it is intermittent sun exposure which causes melanoma rather than daily exposure over longer periods of time. Even so, the process by which sunlight and genetics ...

Constipation May Lead to Other Problems

... said that few people appreciate the seriousness of constipation because symptoms can vary greatly, from mild to severe. "Most people have mild intermittent symptoms, and they should not worry, although some do become excessively concerned," said Talley, who is also a professor of medicine and ...

Meckel's diverticulum masked by intermittent recurrent subocclusive episodes

... such as bleeding, intestinal obstruction, and inflammation. Daniela Codrich et al presents a case of Meckel's diverticulum masked by a long period of intermittent recurrent subocclusive episodes. Their foundings will be published on June 14, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology . In this case, a ...

MiP Consortium awarded €11 million by EDCTP

... research to optimise the use of a particular antimalarial drug, sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine or SP, given to prevent malaria in pregnancy in Africa. intermittent preventive treatment (IPTp) has proven highly effective in reducing the adverse effects of malaria infection in pregnant women and improving birth ...

Ohio Medical Corporation(R) Launches MoblVac(R), a Portable Pump System for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

... Wound Care Program. MoblVac(R) features easy to use push button navigation and an intuitive design. Some of the stand-out features include: intermittent and continuous modes, a battery optimization mode which delivers up to 24 hours of continuous operation, a lightweight design for easy portability ...

Consumer Alert: Dermatologists Warn Skin Cancer is an Equal-Opportunity Health Threat

... low, it is disturbing that we noticed a consistent increase in these numbers given that this type of non-melanoma skin cancer is a result of intermittent damage from ultraviolet radiation early in life," explained Dr. Rivers. "This means that young people are getting enough ultraviolet exposure at a ...

National Long Term Care Leaders Praise Overall Baucus Health Reform Effort, Express Specific Concerns Moving Forward

... long-term care delivery system. Now is the time to recognize and act upon the fact that patients, especially older Americans, have both chronic and intermittent health care needs. The options paper begins to address chronic care needs and care coordination, but remains incomplete until it also encompasses ...

U.S. Malaria Initiative Releases Third Annual Report

... a package of high impact interventions that includes: insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs), indoor residual spraying (IRS) with insecticides, intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women (IPTp), and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) for malaria infections. In 2008, PMI procured ...

Avalere Health Finds New Plan to Reform Medicare Post-Acute and Long Term Care System Could Save U.S. Approximately $35 Billion Over Ten Years

... national goal of health care reform, it is central to achieving it. It is crucial that we recognize that older Americans have both chronic and intermittent health care needs. Failing to do so does a disservice to those who need care and undermines efforts to bring costs under control. This plan ...

Test allows early detection of vision problems in infants with hemangiomas of eyelids

... in children with eyelid hemangiomas, who can then be targeted for treatment. "This study has implications for the management of children with intermittent occlusion, who may develop amblyopia even when the clinical assessment is negative," added Dr. Good. "It is likely that these findings extend to ...

Derma Sciences Reports Fourth Quarter, Year-End Results for 2008

... stated. "Our proprietary lines now include the TCC-EZ(TM) Total Contact Casting system, XTRASORB(TM) Super Absorbent Dressings and the MOBILITY1(TM) intermittent Pneumatic Compression Therapy system for ambulatory patients. Last month we received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for the ...

Continuous Vigilance Monitoring Technology Benefits Nurses & Patients

... so they can respond appropriately. It's good for nurses and patients." In most hospitals, where there is a shortage of RNs, patients undergo intermittent monitoring with periodic vital signs and observations taken about every four hours. However, if a change is not detected in a timely manner it can ...

University Medical Center at Princeton to Enhance Pediatric Care Through Agreement with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

... provide PHCS with consultation on timely pediatric issues (i.e., the development of pediatric facilities, enhancing family-centered care, etc.) on an intermittent basis. Updates on this new partnership will be available over the next few months online at www.princetonhcs.org/pediatrics or by calling ...

University of Washington scientists one step closer to stopping bone loss during spaceflight

... space due to the lack of gravity, which accelerates bone loss. Half of the study participants are randomized to perform individually prescribed intermittent treadmill exercise similar to workouts by astronauts in space but with one important difference: they are pulled towards the treadmill surface by a ...

Kaiser Permanente Pasadena Marathon is Ready and Set to Go Sunday

... for 8,000 Plus Participants PASADENA, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The weather forecast is calling for cool temperatures and intermittent showers for this Sunday's Inaugural Pasadena Marathon presented by Kaiser Permanente. This is in stark contrast to November of last year when the ...

Alexza's Corporate Presentation to be Webcast at the Cowen & Company 29th Annual Health Care Conference

... specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, proprietary products for the treatment of acute and intermittent conditions. The Company's technology, the Staccato(R) system, vaporizes unformulated drug to form a condensation aerosol that allows rapid systemic ...
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