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Measures to assess potential lung injury during ventilation inadequate

... injury. To determine whether measurement of plateau pressure is an accurate surrogate measure for ... that there was little correlation between plateau pressure and set tidal volume with the actual lung stress and strain in all four groups. While plateau pressures and tidal volumes may be reflective of ...

MULTAQ(R) (dronedarone) for Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter Now Available in the United States

... Serum creatinine levels increase by about 0.1mg/dL following MULTAQ treatment initiation. The elevation has a rapid onset, reaches a plateau after 7 days and is reversible after discontinuation. Hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia may occur with concomitant administration of ...

FDA Approves Multaq(R) for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter

... Serum creatinine levels increase by about 0.1mg/dL following Multaq(R) treatment initiation. The elevation has a rapid onset, reaches a plateau after 7 days and is reversible after discontinuation. Hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia may occur with concomitant administration of ...

Bentley University Presents Fifth Annual Bentley Leadership Forum, in Cooperation With TIME

... and her colleagues at PIH have worked together to bring health care to the destitute sick, beginning with a few small villages in Haiti's Central plateau and expanding to Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Russia, the urban United States, Rwanda, and most recently, Lesotho and Malawi. An impressive group of ...

Synthetic gene circuit allows precise dosing of gene expression

... When ATc was added to the culture, there was little or no response at low dosages, then a sudden, steep increase in yEGFP, which quickly hit a plateau at saturation. "This is called a sigmoidal response, which does not follow in a linear fashion the dose of ATc," Balzsi said. Similar to ...

Finalists Announced for American Heart Association's Paul 'Bear' Bryant College Football Coach of the Year Award

... separate programs to a Top Five national finish. A member of the Longhorn Hall of Honor, Brown is the second coach in UT history to reach the 100-win plateau at Texas with a record of 114-26. The Longhorns have been the only team in the nation to record at least 10 wins for eight consecutive years. Brown ...

Mayo Clinic on the Summer Olympic Games: Better Athletes, the Physiology of Performance, the Lactate Threshold, the Aging Athlete and Much More

... world's population participating to where we now have a huge pool of people in the Olympic Games," Dr. Joyner says. Does this mean we've reached a plateau in terms of speed? "At some level we've reached a physiological plateau. In general, the champions of today don't have dramatically better ...

Story ideas for health reporters covering the summer Olympic Games

... world's population participating to where we now have a huge pool of people in the Olympic Games," Dr. Joyner says. Does this mean we've reached a plateau in terms of speed? "At some level we've reached a physiological plateau. In general, the champions of today don't have dramatically better ...

Medical research on ice

... projects at the research base. The Antarctic station Concordia is located in one of the most hostile environments on the Earth. Built on an ice plateau at 3 200 m altitude, exposed to extreme isolation, temperatures, constant light in summer, constant darkness in winter and other stressors, a stay at ...

Childhood Obesity May Be Leveling Off

... we need improved insurance reimbursement for obesity prevention and treatment services," he said. "It's much too soon to tell if there's a true plateau or if this is just a temporary lull. Without major declines in prevalence, the health toll will continue to mount," Ludwig said. More ...

Keck Futures Initiative awards $1M for 15 research projects

... 2004 with data for linked Medicare Part B files for the same dates to see if the age trajectory of human mortality and disability processes reaches a plateau or even declines, above age 95. MAJA MATARIC and CALEB FINCH, University of Southern California, Los Angeles SOCIALLY ASSISTIVE ROBOTICS FOR ...

Chilean volcano captured blasting ash

... Chiles Chaiten Volcano is shown spewing ash and smoke (centre left of image) into the air for hundreds of km over Argentinas Patagonia plateau in this Envisat image acquired on 5 May 2008. The 1000 m-high volcano had been dormant for thousands of years before erupting on 2 May, causing ...

Less Money Means More Hurting

... And people felt more pain as they grew older, with the average pain rating increasing with the years. But there was a surprising temporary plateau between the ages of 45 and 75, after which pain increased, the study found. The fact that the pain imbalance persists after the working years ...

Covington, VA Man Wins $250,000 for Losing 125 Pounds

... work that earned him $1,000.00 as one of the 2007 winners in the Million Dollar Body Game. He continued his focused work to reach the $50,000 award plateau this week. He's presently at 185 pounds -- almost half his original weight. Thinking back on his journey, Earl remembers his shock when he once ...

Idaho Potato Commission Launches 'Recipes for Relief' in Celebration of the International Year of the Potato

... in developing countries, particularly in Asia. -- Potatoes are, or can be, grown in many countries around the world from China's Yunnan plateau and the subtropical lowlands of India, to Java's equatorial highlands and the steppes of Ukraine. "When compared to other foods, the potato ...

High-dose chemo and stem cell transplant shows little or no survival benefit for breast cancer

... some sort of dose effect. "What we are learning is that the doses used in standard chemotherapy regimens for advanced breast cancer have reached a plateau and that increasing beyond that dose is not delivering a greater benefit," says Berry. "It is likely that there are patients who respond to a ...

Internal radiotherapy better than external for quality of life in endometrial cancer patients

... not differ significantly between the two treatment groups. Between 6 and 12 months, quality of life increased gradually in both groups, to reach a plateau at between 12 and 24 months. But from six months onwards, quality of life scores were significantly higher in the brachytherapy group. We found ...

Rivers in China Shrinking Due to Climate Change

... pictures, that the wetlands on the Tibetan plateau had shrunk by over 10 percent over the past four ... saying that the "shrinking of the wetland on the plateau is closely connected with global warming, adding ... and rivers to dry up. The Qinghai-Tibet plateau used to boast of 36,000 glaciers covering an area ...

Some Common Human Injuries Also Common in Dogs

... The most common surgery Roush uses to repair cruciate ruptures is tibial plateau leveling osteotomy, or TPLO. The TPLO surgery levels the tibial plateau and eliminates the need for the ruptured cranial cruciate ligament. ...

Global Warming Threatens Tibet

... are four stages in the disappearance of a glacier. Sadly, this glacier is already in the last stage," Li said. The Qinghai-Tibet plateau used to boast 36,000 glaciers with an area of 50,000 sq km which feed several of the major rivers in China and Southeast Asia. In the past 100 years, ...

Late Nights may Make Preteens Antisocial and Aggressive

... activity that are connected to sensory acuity and aspects of learning and memory. Cortisol normally spikes in the morning and falls to a plateau by afternoon and evening. Readings taken in the morning and afternoon usually show a significant drop, and scientists associate small differences in ...

This is Why DNA Has Its Famous Helix Shape

... no plateau," Marszalek explained. "Based on the known structure of the single stranded DNA molecules, they had expected to see only one such plateau as the stacking forces severed. Exactly what happens at the molecular level at each of the two plateaus will be the subject of continued ...

HIV Drug Combo can Boost Immune Marker in Long-term Patients: Study

... to fight off opportunistic disease and death. Previous research in this field has been more pessimistic, suggesting that CD4 counts tend to plateau after several years of treatment. But those studies used less strict criteria for determining whether the drugs were working. Their ...

Experts Identify Vaccine Target for HIV

... that the researchers studied. The CHAVI investigators wanted to study those patients who had many sequential blood samples taken during this plateau in viral load. Before their analyses began collaborators in the EuroChavi consortium, coordinated by Amalio Telenti at the University of Lausanne, ...

Desert Droughts Shorten Mountain Snow Cover, Reveals Study

... of the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado disappeared by about 30 days earlier in 2006 because of heavy dust deposition from the Colorado plateau roughly 200 miles away. The dust, which probably came from northeast Arizona and northwest New Mexico deserts, reduced the snows ...

Climate Change Reorganized Tibetan Culture 700 Years Ago: Study

... the Tibetan plateau, according to Aldenderfer. Aldenderfer says that his Tibet project is beginning to reveal how the culture high up on the plateau responded. He and his colleagues say they also have some evidence of large-scale abandonment of agricultural fields. The team will return to ...

Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivors at Risk for Secondary Cancer

... "In conclusion, the cumulative incidence of secondary neoplasm after treatment for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia does not attain a plateau at 15 to 20 years but continues to increase over 30 years. Although the majority of these late-occurring secondary neoplasms are low-grade tumors ...

MRI Can Monitor Transplanted Islets

... time and reveal how many were surviving. For both groups of mice, the number of islets began to drop immediately after transplantation and reached a plateau at 10 to 14 days. The researchers note that much of the early islet death probably was caused by factors other than rejection, such as damage during ...

Deadly Lung Disease Sends Patients on ‘Quest for Breath

... kind of discovery won’t help Chris Galvin, though he remains hopeful about the future. His IPF progressed rapidly in the first year but has reached a plateau more recently. He had 60 to 70 percent lung capacity when he was first diagnosed, and a year and a half later was down to 33 percent capacity. He now ...

Human Body Designed To Resist Weight Loss

... consultants recommend longer exercise times, higher intensity or cross training to combat it," Dr King said. "But these studies show that a plateau in body weight occurs even in the face of a continued negative energy balance." In the first study, 30 obese men and women took part in a ...

Bird Flu Virus Reported In Remote Nigerian State

... have identified it in three places in Taraba, one commercial farm and two places where there are backyard poultry.” "There are a few places in plateau and Kaduna where we are still getting new outbreaks. Elsewhere all the samples we're getting are negative," he added. Within the first few weeks ...

Bird Flu Detected In Remote Nigerian State

... poultry," said Lami Lombin, director of the National Veterinary Research Institute which tests for bird flu. "There are a few places in plateau and Kaduna where we are still getting new outbreaks. Elsewhere all the samples we're getting are negative," he added. Plateau and Kaduna were ...

S. Africa AIDS in 'death phase'

... AIDS drug called nevirapine to prevent newborn children from contracting the HIV infection from their mothers. As the incidence of HIVAIDS starts to plateau at about 33 percent, sickness and deaths are on the increase. Activists say AIDS kills about 600 South Africans each day -- a number that seems ...
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