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Measurements fail to identify TB patients who could benefit from shorter treatment course

Tuberculosis (TB) is a difficult infection to treat and requires six months of multiple antibiotics to cure it. To combat the TB pandemic, a shorter and simpler drug treatment would be a huge advance since most TB occurs in resource-limited settings with poor public health infrastructures. T...

Younger men with advanced prostate cancer have shorter survival times

While young men with prostate cancer have a low risk of dying early, those with advanced forms of cancer do not live as long as older men with similar forms of the disease. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the July 1, 2009 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the America...

New Procedure To Correct Pelvic Prolapse Has Faster Recovery, Shorter Hospital Stay

Maybe you've been too embarrassed to talk about it with your doctor, but if childbirth left you with a very unpleasant rearrangement of your pelvic organs, you need to know help is possible. Urogynecologists Robert Harris, MD, and Steven Speights, MD, at Southeast Urogynecology at Women's Special...

First in the World Live Case Using New Technology Demonstrates Shorter Procedure Time

Ablation Frontiers, Inc. Participates in the Heart Rhythm Congress 2007 Live EP Cases in Birmingham, UK CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Ablation Frontiers, Inc., a privately-held medical device company, announced today its successful first public broadcast of a proc...

Sedentary Lives Equal Shorter ‘sweeter’ Livs

Being a couch potato can do more than making you look like one. It steers you towards a life of diabetes, and more so if you are a woman//, say researchers. The report published in the journal Diabetes Care, was based on research carried out by lead author Dr. David W. Dunstan and team from th...

New Research May Pave the Way for Shorter Hospital Stays for Diabetes Patients

Protocol-driven insulin therapy on the medical-surgical wards resulted in better glucose control, as compared to individualized management// in patients with diabetic foot ulcers. As a result, shorter hospital stay may be possible. “This is the first randomized pilot trial to showcase how i...

Longer Sleep Could Mean Shorter Life Span

Adults who sleep eight hours or more may have shorter life spans than those who sleep less, says a new research. But experts say the study is flawed//. Based on a nationwide survey of 1.1 million adults, the study by Daniel Kripke of the University of California and others found that those who...

People With More Kids may Have Shorter Life Span

People who have more children may have a shorter life span than those with few kids and the risks are particularly high for mothers, says a new study.// Researchers led by Dustin Penn and Ken Smith of University of Utah looked at case studies of 21,000 couples living in Utah between 1860 and 1...

Making operation and recovery time shorter

Surgeons have come up with a new technique of removing cancerous kidneys through a small incision with the help of their hands and a special camera and instuments. This is the hand-assisted Laproscopic technique, which can be done in significantly less time than the standard laproscopic procedur...

Eye Disorders, A Predictor Of A Shorter Lifespan

People with age-related eye problems, such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts may not live as long as those without them, // says a new study. A cataract involves the lens of the eye becoming cloudy and can cause partial blindness. In a study of 4,753 people aged 55 to 81, people ...

GeoVax Labs, Inc. Announces Six Month 2009 Financial Results and Provides Operational Update

...tiated a secondary clinical pathway to develop our HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate as a therapeutic vaccine. The approval path for this project has a much shorter duration than our current program for the development of a preventative vaccine. We have already commenced protocol development for our first Phase 1 ...

Stereotaxis Names Daniel Johnston as Chief Financial Officer

...ntrolled, externally applied magnetic fields that govern the motion of the working tip of the catheter or guidewire, resulting in improved navigation, shorter procedure time and reduced x-ray exposure. The core components of the Stereotaxis System have received regulatory clearance in the U.S., Europe, and C...

Stereotaxis Reports 19% Second Quarter Revenue Growth

...ntrolled, externally applied magnetic fields that govern the motion of the working tip of the catheter or guidewire, resulting in improved navigation, shorter procedure time and reduced x-ray exposure. The core components of the Stereotaxis system have received regulatory clearance in the U.S., Europe, Canad...

Outsourcing of IT Requirements by Healthcare Organisations Promotes All-Round Benefits, Says Frost & Sullivan

...ikolopoulos. "It promotes better and efficient use of hospital resources and, with a wide range of advantages like low up-front capital investment and shorter implementation life-cycles, allows hospitals and healthcare agencies to focus exclusively on their core competencies of providing patient care." ...

Germgard's New Room-Temperature Surgical Instrument Sterilizer Achieves Total Cycle Time of Three Minutes

...cessary equipment operators -- critical considerations for efficiency and ongoing cost savings. The total cycle time for the process is so much shorter than for steam sterilization or any room-temperature, gas-based sterilizer process that Germgard expects that current technologies will become obsolet...

Surveyed Physicians Will Treat Over 50 Percent of Hepatitis C Genotype 1-Infected Patients With the Protease Inhibitor Telaprevir

...ese patients. Although surveyed physicians perceive both telaprevir and boceprevir as efficacious drugs, they value (among other factors) telaprevir's shorter duration of treatment as compared to treatment duration using boceprevir. The new Physician & Payer Forum report entitled Hepatitis C: Imp...

Anti-growth factor drugs raise hope and concern for treatment of children's eye diseases

... ophthalmology. A study is being performed to compare the two anti-VEGF antibodies in adults with AMD. Because ranibizumab stays in the body for a shorter time than bevacizumab, it might be a better choice for use in treating eye diseases. However, the upcoming study may not be large enough to detect sm...

Advanced targeted therapies effective as first-line treatment for lung cancer

...less common in the gefitinib group than in the chemotherapy group. Additionally, in the gefitinib group, PFS in the mutation-negative subgroup was shorter than that of the mutation-positive group (with a median of 2.1 vs. 8.4 months). There was no difference between these two subgroups in the chemotherap...

High Calcium Level in Arteries May Signal Serious Heart Attack Risk

...dentify patients with known CAD who are at highest risk for serious or fatal heart attacks. "In these patients, intensified medical therapy, shorter follow-up intervals and, if necessary, bypass procedures may be required to prevent future severe cardiac events." AT A GLANCE  ...

High calcium level in arteries may signal serious heart attack risk

...p to identify patients with known CAD who are at highest risk for serious or fatal heart attacks. "In these patients, intensified medical therapy, shorter follow-up intervals and, if necessary, bypass procedures may be required to prevent future severe cardiac events." ...

First Customer Installs CyberKnife System in Existing Radiation Therapy Vault

...ve on construction and shielding costs, and enables an accelerated go-live schedule, allowing sites to start patient treatments within a significantly shorter period of time. This is particularly beneficial for sites that are interested in securing a CyberKnife System to replace an aging gantry-based radiati...

President Obama's Visit to Cleveland Clinic Provides Look at High-Quality, Cost-Effective Healthcare Delivery Model

...ic heart surgeries - more than any facility in the country - with 0 percent hospital mortality and 99 percent success. Robotic valve repair results in shorter hospital stays and costs less when compared with non-robotic valve repair. Innovation at Cleveland Clinic doesn't just happen in the clinical...

Sedentary Kids May Take Longer to Fall Asleep

...conditions as hypertension, diabetes and obesity, Vorona said. "This article demonstrates an association between increased levels of activity and a shorter time to sleep onset as well as the converse," he said. "The information is potentially important, and I do not find the association between activity a...

125,000 Solutions to the Primary Care Shortage - Nurse Practitioners (NPs)

...ower the cost of healthcare for patients. For example, patients with NPs as their primary care provider have fewer instances of emergency room visits, shorter hospital stays and often have lower medication costs. This can be attributed to the fact that NPs partner with patients for their health and provide t...

First CyberKnife System in Rhode Island Installed

...nter of Rhode Island, LLC. "CyberKnife's non-invasive design provides maximum benefit for the patient through focused radiation while also providing a shorter radiation cycle and a more comfortable experience with fewer side effects that affect quality of life." CyberKnife radiosurgery offers a non-...

Nation's Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedure is a Way for One Houston Plastic Surgeon to Renew Body Contours and Self-Esteem

... safe by years of rigorous study and new approval by the FDA. However, Dr. Straka says saline implants also have advantages, including the creation of shorter incisions to place them and a lower rate of capsular contracture (internal scar tissue forming around the implant). During his initial consultatio...

Studies shed light on preserving fertility among cancer patients

...omal level, they found that the structures needed to make the embryo's chromosomes align and divide were in place after only an hour. This indicates a shorter thawing time frame could have greater potential for success. Restoring Fertility From the Bottom Up Researchers at Stanford University, led b...

Reed Group Will Debut New Predictive Modeling Tool at DMEC Conference

... more accurate prediction of disability return-to-work durations. The tool can help employers save millions by guiding disability case managers toward shorter recovery times. Employees on medical disability leave typically receive case management services from their employer, a third-party administrator ...

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

...children who had more left frontal cortex activity and had the long version of the DRD4 gene were more easily soothed at 48 months than those with the shorter version of the gene. Children with the long version of the gene and with more activity in the right frontal cortex were the least soothable and had mo...

FDA Approves NovoLog(R) Labeling Update

...he stability of NovoLog((R)) in the pump for up to six days. NovoLog((R)) is a rapid-acting insulin analog, meaning it works faster and for a shorter period of time compared with regular human insulin. NovoLog((R)) is also available in FlexPen((R)), the world's #1 selling prefilled insulin pen. Diab...

Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist Sam Muslin's Breakthrough Procedure: Face Lift Dentistry

... or severe face collapse. The teeth play a big role in the shape and length of a patient's face, so when the teeth get shorter, the face gets shorter too. Patients who have short faces, narrow cheeks, aging lips, and facial wrinkles usually have worn down teeth and a form of bite collapse. Sometimes...

105-Day Mars Simulation: U.S. Studies Focus on Improving Work Performance

...leep and work logs, and submitting urine and saliva samples. "Based on previous laboratory studies, we anticipate that during exposure to the shorter wavelength green light that melatonin will be significantly suppressed, resulting in better performance during overnight work," Czeisler said. "The fi...

105-day Mars simulation: US studies focus on improving work performance

...ting sleep and work logs, and submitting urine and saliva samples. "Based on previous laboratory studies, we anticipate that during exposure to the shorter wavelength green light that melatonin will be significantly suppressed, resulting in better performance during overnight work," Czeisler said. "The fi...

Type of Knee Surgery Makes Difference in Football Career

... National Football League's St. Louis Rams. "Although meniscectomy has a shorter recovery time than ACL reconstruction, these surgeries appear to lead to a significantly shorter career with fewer games played in the long term," he stated in a news relea...

Canonsburg Woman Undergoes Robot-Assisted Weight Loss Procedure at AGH

...,” he said. “With this technology, we are better able to afford patients a proven surgical treatment that results in fewer complications, shorter recovery time and less post-operative pain.” In normal digestion, food passes through the stomach and enters the small intestine where nutr...

Big Cuts in Family Budgets Usually Means Insurance Gets the Ax

...g the term length. Typically, the longer the term the better; however, when money is tight it is better than dropping coverage all together. Usually a shorter term will mean lower premiums but will maintain the same death benefit protection. Be sure to get qualified for a new plan and note whether health has...

Stereotaxis Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

...ntrolled, externally applied magnetic fields that govern the motion of the working tip of the catheter or guidewire, resulting in improved navigation, shorter procedure time and reduced x-ray exposure. The core components of the Stereotaxis system have received regulatory clearance in the U.S., Europe, Canad...

Refurbished and Used Industrial Parts Washers Grow in Popularity

... can cost more,” said Business Development Director James Crowley. “A rebuild, of your own or one of our used units, can be completed in a shorter time frame.” Midbrook can rebuild a parts washer that a company already owns, no matter who the original manufacturer is, or they can help...

NIA Says Health Care Will Cause U.S. Dollar Collapse

...encies. If they wanted to see the doctor for something minor, they could pay for it out of pocket. With less people abusing the system, waits would be shorter and doctors would be encouraged to charge the least. Today, with doctors getting paid by a handful of third-party corporations, they are encouraged to...

Operation for aneurysm yields nearly normal longevity

...ic aneurysm in Sweden between 1987 and 2005. The study shows that on average patients live nine years after the operation, which is only marginally shorter than the normal longevity of Swedes of the same age and sex. Men and patients over the age of 80 had better so-called relative survival than women and...
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