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New BioTrends Report Explores Anticipated Treatment Pattern Shifts Expected with the Proposed Bundled Payment Structure Planned for 2011

EXTON, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. recently released its baseline report assessing awareness of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed dialysis bundled payment plan among Medical Directors and Renal Administrators in dialysis units across...

Ted Karkus Admits to Financial Relationship With Dr. Richard A. Rosenbloom; Demonstrates Pattern of Improper Influence, Unethical Behavior, Falsification and Distortion; Company Questions What Else Karkus May Be Hiding From Shareholders

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Quigley Corporation, (Nasdaq: QGLY ), www.quigleyco.com , today announced that it has uncovered additional facts with respect to the relationship between Ted Karkus and Dr. Richard Rosenbloom. The following are among the facts that we...

MRI shows brain atrophy pattern that predicts Alzheimer's

OAK BROOK, Ill. Using special MRI methods, researchers have identified a pattern of regional brain atrophy in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) that indicates a greater likelihood of progression to Alzheimer's disease. The findings are published in the online edition of Radiology . ...

Delusions associated with consistent pattern of brain injury

A new study provides a novel theory for how delusions arise and why they persist. NYU Langone Medical Center researcher Orrin Devinsky, MD, performed an in-depth analysis of patients with certain delusions and brain disorders revealing a consistent pattern of injury to the frontal lobe and right h...

Abuse Pattern Develops as Second Indiana Planned Parenthood Covers Up Statutory Rape of 13-Year-Old

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Undercover footage from a second Indiana Planned Parenthood clinic shows an emerging pattern of abuse, as more clinic counselors evade their legal responsibility to report the statutory rape of young girls. The new footage is the second video in Liv...

Data mining of inpatient records reveals the disease pattern of obstructive sleep apnea

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Dec. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine is the first to show the full clinical picture of comorbid conditions associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), quantify their frequency of occurrence and reveal their possible interrelationships. R...

Delayed Sleep Pattern Tied to Irregular Menstrual Cycles

Cramps, mood swings, other symptoms reported by more than two-thirds of women with disorder FRIDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- Having delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS) appears to be linked to irregular menstrual cycles and increased premenstrual symptoms in women, according to a n...

Dr. Robert Leonard First in New England to Offer Genetic Test for Male Pattern Baldness

CRANSTON, R.I., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Robert Leonard, Founder and Chief Surgeon of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates with offices in MA, RI and NH, announced today the availability of a new genetic test for male pattern baldness. Dr. Leonard is the only hair surgeon in New England to of...

Media availability: low-fat dietary pattern may lower risk of ovarian cancer

A diet low in fat could reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in healthy postmenopausal women, according to new results from the Womens Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification Trial. Researchers found that after four years, women who decreased the amount of dietary fat they consumed were 40 perce...

Maths Theory Shows Genetic Pattern of Tumour Growth

University of California, Irvine (UCI) researchers have shown how cancer cells can alter their own genetic makeup to accelerate tumour growth by using a mathematical theory. This is the first study to show why such alterations in the genetic makeup of cancer cells occur. It provides insigh...

Sensible Overall Dietary Pattern More Important than Individual Food Choices

Altering ones dietary pattern is often difficult and often the barrier to change is a preoccupation with specific choices: Can I have eggs for breakfast? Is oatmeal better// than raisin bran? Of course individual choices are important, provided they fit into a sound overall dietary pattern, accordi...

Alcohol Consumption Pattern Plays A Vital Role in Alcohol Related Injury

Gerhard Gmel at the Alcohol Treatment Center at the Lausanne University Hospital and the Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems, // and colleagues screened 8,736 emergency department patients who had been admitted to the hospital's surgical ward during an 18-month period. I...

A new study on meal pattern and eating habits

A study that appears in the March 2006(forthcoming) issue of the Journal of Consumer Research studied the eating patterns and habits of people revealed that eating habits are made different.// The main researchers were Adwait Khare (University of Houston) and J. Jeffrey Inman (University of Pit...

Bronchiolo-alveolar Carcinoma Shows Sonographic Pattern Of Pneumonia

Recent research conducted in Germany indicates that bronchiolo–alveolar carcinoma frequently shows a sonographic pattern of ‘pneumonia’//. The acoustic–physical conditions of the thorax produces the most serious limitations for the sonographic diagnosis of pulmonary diseases. ...

Dietary pattern of Soy consumption among women at risk for breast cancer

Recent advances in understanding the role of diet in the development and progression of cancer has increased the awareness// among the medical fraternity about the importance of a healthy diet to avert the same. Soy is being touted as the next wonder food that can perform miracles for health ...

Differences in brain pattern among liars and cheats in comparison to honest people

Neuroscientists have now identified different patterns of brain organization between normal people and people who cheat or lie constantly. Liars have been found to have less gray matter// and more white matter in their prefrontal cortex and certain abnormalities have been revealed in area that cont...

The Future Pattern Of Weight Gain Is Laid As Early As Three Years Of Age

The road to obesity starts early for kids in the United Kingdom, finds a new study by Scottish researchers who measured activity levels among preschoolers. The study involved 78 children who were 3 years old //at the beginning of the research.Investigators measured their total energy expenditure,...

Sleep pattern to lead to depression

People who enter dream sleep, or rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep within a short time are more prone to depression. Giles and her colleagues from the University of Rochester Medical Center, doing a research on depression found that people with this type of sleep pattern and a family history ...

Case for dietary pattern and pancreatic cancer

In a study trying to find out the relationship between dietary pattern and pancreatic cancer, scientists// had conducted observations of 585 confirmed cases of pancreatic cancer and 4779 healthy people in Canada. The cancer that starts in the pancreas is pancreatic cancer and it spreads throu...

Emphasis on eating pattern

A study of middle-aged women suggests that those who eat the healthiest diets also eat a lot of fruit and a wide variety of foods. The Healthy Eating Index (HEI) is a measure that US nutritionists have developed to assess the quality of someone's diet. This emphasises your eating pattern rather tha...

An insight in to the memory pattern

Shaping of memory is a dynamic process. It helps us to retrieve information from different areas of the brain. Dr. Ron L. Davis, professor of Molecular and Cellular biology at Baylor college of Medicine (BCM) // , reports in the journal Cell that memory trace (It is a chemical change in the ti...

Signs of Depression Noted in Second Graders

...held at this level until middle school, the researchers found. The study authors noted that behavior and attention problems tended to predict what pattern of depression a boy would develop, while anxiety at an early age was a risk factor for girls. The team also confirmed previous findings that girls ten...

Labopharm Reports Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2009

...lion compared with $3.9 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2008. The decrease was the result of lower sales volumes due to the variable ordering pattern of the Company's licensing and distribution partners from period to period, which were partially offset by higher average selling prices per tablet in...

100+ Nurses to Rally in SF Wed. to Demand Stronger Swine Flu Safety Protections: California Hospitals Remain Unprepared Despite First Nurse Death

...hospitals has uncovered, including systemic problems with safety gear for nurses and infection control procedures for patients, as well as an emerging pattern of retribution against nurses who speak out about unsafe care. WHAT: 100+ nurses in scrubs and masks protest swine flu dangers WHEN: ...

Consumer Reports Launches Online Hospital Ratings for More Than 3,400 U.S. Hospitals

...ifically, those teaching hospitals that are rated significantly above the national average and those that are significantly below average -- a similar pattern emerged. "Some of the teaching hospitals that got high marks were also among the ones with more conservative care," said Santa. Consumer ...

Unlocking the key to human fertility

...ly compact fashion, some is packaged less tightly. "There is a definite pattern to the way DNA is packaged in sperm cells and we can see that this pattern is the same in unrelated fertile men. It is different in the sperm of infer...

Robotics insights through flies' eyes

... before the fly's eyes appear to move generate, moment by moment, a typical pattern of motion vectors, the flux field, which in a second step is assessed by th...ble for this; each reacts with particular intensity when presented with the pattern appropriate to it. For the analysis of the optical flux fields, it's import...

FDA Approves Sculptra(R)Aesthetic, a Facial Injectable for Correction of Nasolabial Folds and Other Facial Wrinkles

...ree week intervals, for up to 4 treatment sessions for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies using a deep dermal grid pattern (cross-hatch) injection technique. The Sculptra(R)Aesthetic patients were followed for an additional 12 months. Sculptra(R)Aesthetic treatment effects...

Questcor and Child Neurology Foundation Announce Creation of Infantile Spasms Awareness Week

...n, in the beginning, the attacks are brief, infrequent and not typical, so it is quite common for the diagnosis to be delayed. Frequently, due to the pattern of the attacks and the cry that a child gives during or after an attack, the attacks are initially thought to be due to colic or gastric distress. ...

Young Adults Unaware of Threat of Infectious Disease and the Availability of Preventive Vaccines

...any other vaccine-preventable disease. By contrast, 59 percent of adults over the age of 50 are aware of that fact, the survey found. "This pattern is not surprising," said Dr. Rehm. "Our childhood vaccination program is so successful that adolescents cross into young adulthood having been extreme...

Eating Habits in the Obese May Echo Drug Addicts' Patterns

... a decrease, but we didn't expect to see an increase." In some cases, women reported still wanting the food even though they didn't like it. The pattern is strikingly similar to that seen in drug addicts. "We're exploring this idea of sensitization, which happens with drug use," Temple said. "Respo...

PARI Granted US Patent for Vortex Holding Chamber

... not attract medication as plastic devices do, thereby reducing medication loss in the holding chamber. It also features a cyclonic, inspiratory flow pattern that further enhances aerosol delivery. Patients can breathe normally while the Vortex Holding Chamber's one piece, dual-valve system enhances medica...

Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine to Face Tough Scrutiny

...th success story. That outbreak, which emerged in Asia, was detected and contained in relatively short order, although not without casualties. The pattern of today's swine flu is already vastly different than that in 1976, with experts basing decisions on entirely different factors. "Although the nam...

-Contrave(R) Obesity Research Phase 3 Program Meets Co-Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints; Exceeds FDA Efficacy Benchmark for Obesity Treatments-

..., who tended to experience a slight decrease (approximately 2 mm Hg) from baseline. Contrave treatment did not appear to disrupt the normal circadian pattern of blood pressure. There was a slight increase in pulse (approximately 1 beat per minute) in Contrave patients compared to placebo patients, whose pu...

Easy Baby or Fussy -- It May Be Out of Mom's Control

...parenting skills because the combination of a certain gene and a particular pattern of brain activity may determine a child's temperament, a new study has foun...for worse) in child temperament," the researchers said. They added that the pattern of frontal cortex activity may influence how DRD4 affects a child's tempera...

Personal Injury Attorneys Contemplate Toxic Evidence in the Death of 3 Men in New York

... dangerous and, in the most unfortunate personal injury cases, fatal consequences," says Perecman, a New York personal injury attorney who sees a pattern becoming all too familiar. About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC: For the past 25 years, the New York personal injury attorneys, const...

Mathematics taking guesswork out of plastic surgery tissue transfer

...tire operation. More work lies ahead to make the model truly useful in a surgical setting, Miller and Friedman agreed. In live human tissue, the pattern of blood vessels and capillaries is not uniformly spread throughout the flap. In many cases, there is a gap in the presence of branching vessels at th...

A 'Heart Healthy' Diet and Ongoing, Moderate Physical Activity May Protect Against Cognitive Decline as We Age

...am Thies, PhD, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer at the Alzheimer's Association. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Eating pattern May Reduce Age-Related Cognitive Decline The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is often recommended by physicians to...

Researchers map how staph infections alter immune system

... lead author of the study available online in PLoS One , the Public Library of Science's online journal. "We have provided the first description of a pattern of response within an individual's immune system that is very consistent, very reproducible and very intense." The immune system consists of two co...

Queen's University study aims at early diagnosis for ADHD and Parkinson's disease

...veness of new ADHD medication." The same holds true for Parkinson's disease. In preliminary experiments, patients with the disease had a consistent pattern of eye movement time and brain activity. Introducing the tests in clinics as part of regular health exams could result in earlier diagnosis of Parkins...
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