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Nasal Cannula Treatment for Sleep Apnea Patients

...adherence, wrote the researchers. We developed a simplified method for increasing pharyngeal pressure by delivering warm and humidified air at a continuous high flow rate through the open nasal cannula. While patients with severe sleep apneas may be more highly motivated to adhere to treatment with CPAP or s...

High Nonfasting Triglyceride Levels Linked With Cardiovascular Risks

...our findings are confirmed, clinical care might be simplified by using nonfasting lipid profiles for atherosclerosis risk prediction, the researchers conclude. Contact the JAMA/Archives Media Relations Department at 312-464-JAMA or email: mediarelations@jama-archives.org....

Decoding Protein Structures Helps Illuminate Cause of Diabetes

...red laser beams with a computer. The team has now simplified and speeded up the process with an automated version of the 2-D IR technique. As described in the current study, they obtained a single structural scan of hIAPP in less than a second - more than 500 times faster than previously possible. The speed ...

Forsyth Scientists Wiping Out Tooth Decay Through School-based Cavities Prevention Program

... containing toothpaste 3. Occlusal sealants 4. A simplified and modified filling that requires no drilling Analysis of collected data showed that a reduction in new decay in primary teeth of 51% was achieved after a single preventative treatment. A second treatment reduced new decay to almost zero. There we...

New Cardiovascular Risk Prediction Models Developed for Women

... called the Reynolds Risk Score and the clinically simplified model for non-diabetic women includes age, systolic blood pressure, current smoking, total and HDL cholesterol, high sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) and parental history of myocardial infarction before age 60. "In these analyses, large proport...

Surgeons Develop Simpler Way to Cure Atrial Fibrillation

...ure rate for persistent atrial fibrillation. The simplified procedure is termed Cox-maze IV, and the surgeons believe it can replace the older "cut and sew" Cox-maze III in which ten precisely placed incisions in the heart muscle created a "maze" to redirect errant electrical impulses. "This technology has ...

Health Claim from FDA Promotes Dairy Products to Fight Osteoporosis Risk

...lcium and vitamin D in bone health,". "We hope the simplified language will help consumers better understand the importance of three daily servings of dairy to obtain these nutrients and reduce the risk of osteoporosis." Together, milk, cheese and yogurt provide excellent sources of calcium and vitamin D. In ...

First Gene Chip Discovered by Cincinnati Researchers

... With the jaundice chip, however, diagnosis can be simplified by surveying the genetic code for mutations in specific diseases. The jaundice chip was designed as a "five-in-one" gene chip to screen mutations (a permanent change in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene) in five genes using only one milliliter,...

Nobel Prize for Gene ‘Silencing

....These scientists, who have a PhD in biology, have simplified the understanding of the mechanism involved in the flow of genetic information besides clarifying several complicated experimental observations. The scientists have proposed that very little double stranded RNA is required to produce RNAi, which can...

Cancer-Killing Compound From A Fungus

...t until we have enough to test." Even Boeckman's simplified process is notably complex, employing sophisticated organic reactions. Instead of the original method's 23 steps, Boeckman's has just 16--but finding them took five years of his team's hard work, skill and intuition. Boeckman's paper, published in ...

Study Shows Promise For Simplified Treatment of HIV Infection

...enance (a few months of triple therapy followed by simplified therapy) regimens have been evaluated with mostly ...olleagues conducted a study to determine whether a simplified maintenance therapy with the antiretroviral medication “boosted” atazanavir alone after virologic su...

Risk of Death Greater With Low Literacy Levels

...that only 28 percent of adults understood a highly simplified medical consent form the first time they encountered it, even after extensive modification of the consent process in order to improve understanding. The form, written at a sixth-grade reading level, was read aloud to subjects in English or Spanish as...

HIV Vaccine for Monkeys Increases Survival Rates

... SIV vaccine regimen used in the two studies was a simplified version of a preventive human HIV vaccine strategy developed by VRC scientists and currently undergoing Phase II human clinical trials in the United States, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa. Current plans call for testing the efficacy of the vacc...

NHS Dentistry Would Worsen After the New Reforms

...system. The current 400 separate payments will be simplified into three price bands. The lowest will be £15 for an examination and report which was previously £5. The highest charge will be £189, around £200 less than the current top charge. The middle band charge of £40 will cover one to six fillings which ...

Extension Education for Blood Pressure advice!

...and ALLHAT project director said, “Guidelines were simplified and strengthened to emphasize the most effective ways to control blood pressure - starting with lifestyle changes and including diuretics when medication is needed," <br...

A Novel Method For Measuring Interstitial Fluid Pressure In Cancer Tissues

...lifornia San Diego, USA, have recently developed a simplified procedure using a transducer-tipped catheter and a...rates that IFP is elevated in skin melanoma. The simplified IFP measurement procedure described in this report will allow the basic researchers and clinicians t...

Use of a fast-acting insulin analog to control diabetic ketoacidosis in Children

...analog represents a cost-effective and technically simplified procedure that precludes intensive care unit admission....

Molecule aids fight E. Coli Infections

...told UPI. "This work provides a method for using a simplified system in flies to work out how bacteria interact with the cell and then to devise ways to intervene on behalf of the cell and the infected host."...

How do patients benefit of clinical trials

...ful to have received the National Cancer Institute simplified consent form. Some doctors were also unaware that it is future patients who benefit more from a clinical trial. This misunderstanding could be communicated to patients. According to the researchers, doctors have a conflict of interest they want the...

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