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454 sequencing identifies HIV drug resistance at early stage

... patient. Thus, the current technology used in the clinic may miss many low-level resistant HIV strains which can grow rapidly under drug selection pressure and lead to therapy failure. This retrospective study clearly shows that even resistance mutations present at the 1% level lead to premature failure o...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...der the care of MSF. One patient, followed in the clinic since May 2003, and on ART since December 2003, says: "I heard gun fire all through the night. When I had only five pills left I lost my appetite and felt desperate…but despite the uncertainty I continued to take my treatment at the correct hour… ...

Gene expression patterns predict rapid decline in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

...t a lung transplant. Based on observations in the clinic that some IPF patients display a more rapidly progressing disease course, researchers at the Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, collaborating with pulmonary scientists in Mexico and Califo...

HIV survival improves if patients stay in care

...re diagnosed between 1997-1998 at a VA hospital or clinic and began treatment after Jan. 1, 1997. Researchers divided the men into four groups based on the number of quarters in the first year after starting treatment that they visited their HIV physicians or health care provider. Sixty-four percent of ...

Get a whiff of this: Smell test could sniff out serious health problems

...model of the SMT is being tested in a high-profile clinic in Germany as well as at the University of Pennsylvania. Frank says the SMT customer base would be primarily otolaryngologists and neurologists. “The whole test is based on the very simple observation that when you sniff and you detect a smell, yo...

Allergy to hair dye increasing

... doubling in frequency over six years to 7.1% in a clinic for adults with contact dermatitis. This trend has also been observed in other countries. Market research also indicates that more people are dyeing their hair and are doing so at a younger age. A survey in 1992 by the Japan Soap and Detergent Ass...

Putting an old drug to a new use

... An important step on the way from laboratory to clinic will be targeted pharmacological modifications of the compound to separate nifedipine's effect on iron metabolism from its established action on blood pressure. "Our discovery is an excellent example of how the combination of basic research and t...

Canadian study shows bilingualism has protective effect in delaying onset of dementia by four years

...mined by the interviewing neurologist at the first clinic visit who asked patients and their families or caregivers when symptoms were first noticed. The researchers determined that the mean age of onset of dementia symptoms in the monolingual group was 71.4 years, while the bilingual group was 75.5 year...

Carnegie Mellon University research shows how sensory-deprived brain compensates

... of "forced use" therapy is already applied in the clinic for patients with motor deficits. For example, a patient who suffers a brain injury is made to use a poorly performing arm with the expectation that the brain may be plastic enough to assist that arm in recovering motion. "We think that our w...

Light-based probe 'sees' early cancers in first tests on human tissue

... new and improved endoscope might be ready for the clinic in three to five years, he said. ...

Scientists crack genetic secrets of human egg

...tained from women seeking fertility treatment at a clinic in Santiago, Chile. Women at the clinic must be reproductively healthy, no older than 35, and the cause of infertility must lie within the m...

Male circumcision reduces HIV risk, study stopped early

...d the safety of circumcision in a community health clinic with specially trained practitioners. There were no severe or lasting complications from circumcision. However, 1.7 percent of surgeries resulted in mild complications, such as bleeding or infection. Bailey said that promoting circumcision in Afri...

Therapeutic role found for carbon monoxide

...on. "Our hope is that CO will find a place in the clinic as a therapeutic option for the treatment of disease," concludes Otterbein. "CO has been around since before life began on earth and, in fact, it is thought to have contributed to the origin of life. Perhaps this was a sign of its necessary role in b...

Highly concentrated botulinum preparation for cosmetic injections can result in severe illness

...ges for clinical use. The physician working at the clinic administered 4 case-patients (including himself) 4 to 6 injections of this toxin solution in the facial area. All the patients eventually reported symptoms of progressive weakness and cranial neuropathies (abnormality of the nerves that control a nu...

Pilot study successful in taming allergic reactions to food

...with other foods. The children returned to the clinic every two weeks. At each visit, the researchers increased the subjects?dosages until they reached the equivalent of one-tenth of an egg, Burks said. The children then continued to take this “maintenance dose?daily for the duration of the study. Ov...

Search on for treatment of slow-healing wounds

...onal Wound Care Center in Lubbock, Texas. With his clinic treating up to 100 patients daily, Wolcott suspect... Tissue samples analyzed by the CBE from Wolcott's clinic revealed that 60 percent contained biofilms, compared with a mere 6 percent in acute wounds, such as...

Computer-based 'games' enhance mental function in patients with Alzheimer's

... conducted at an adult daycare center and referral clinic for community-dwelling persons with dementia in Barcelona, enrolled 46 people who were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. All were being treated with cholinesterase inhibitors, the most common pharmacological treatment for Alzheimer's, for at least ...

Researcher studies, treats military with 'silent disease'

...ho have it have no symptoms. While working at her clinic at the military hospital, Sjogren noted that at le...es Information Clearinghouse Web site. Sjogren's clinic provided treatment to "just about everybody unless they have very minimal disease or liver damage," ...

New egg freezing technique offers hope to hundreds of women

...tically the same as the rate we can achieve in our clinic using fresh oocytes." The Cryotop method involves very rapid freezing in a tiny amount (less than 0.1 microlitres) of a special vitrification solution, before storing in liquid nitrogen. This process prevents ice crystals forming, which do so much d...

In-home sensors spot dementia signs in elderly

... - and it often takes years to see that trend in a clinic setting," said Tamara Hayes, Ph.D., assistant prof..., and the study's lead author. She noted that most clinic visits by elders are spaced over months or even years, and their memory and motor skills performance...

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