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First do no harm? UH prof taking opposite approach to treat asthma

HOUSTON, April 9, 2008 One month of tough breathing may help asthma sufferers breathe easier in the long run, according to research from one University of Houston professor. In a move that challenges one of the most basic tenets of the Hippocratic Oath first do no harm Richard Bond, associ...

New Web site launches $1.7 million project to improve European cancer communications

...ofessionals, patients, consumer groups and industry writing policies for promoting the best ways of disseminating cancer science across Europe. prof Sullivan, who also heads the European Cancer Managers' Forum which examines cancer research and funding in Europe, said: "I think this is a unique opp...

World's First Deep Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Treatment of Psychiatric Condition in Europe

...tation. The studies also highlighted the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to treating OCD with deep brain stimulation therapy. prof Nuttin, neurosurgeon at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium comments: "It is clear that for the best results a multidisciplinary team consi...

Polycystic ovarian syndrome: New light on its causes and its effect on brothers

...er increases the risk of PCOS in the daughter." prof Davies, co-director of the Research Centre for the...eir parents. So far, 998 (63%) have responded, and prof Davies reported preliminary data up to mid-1975 to... diabetes in either parent was not significant. prof Davies said: "These findings suggest a new pathway...

NTU and Sembcorp to jointly explore novel waste water treatment technology

...Industries' Executive Vice President for Group Business & Strategic Development and Head for Water, Energy and Middle East & North Africa, as well as prof Ng Wun Jern, Executive Director of NTU-NEWRI. The signing was also witnessed by the Economic Development Board's Director for Cleantech Goh Chee Kiong...

Implanted defibrillators: New recommendations for drivers with ICDs

...ommendations. It should be emphasized that the risk is mainly a consequence of the underlying condition and not of the presence of the ICD", explained prof Vijgen. The consensus statement will be published in the June issue of Europace, the official journal of the European Heart Rhythm Association. ...

Big disparities in the treatment of arrhythmias across Europe

...d transmit their records." Explaining the data, prof Wolpert highlighted certain trends, such as the fa...tal of 360 ICD implanting institutions" highlights prof Wolpert. "Within the Non-EU ESC member countrie...ts, regardless of their country origin", concluded prof Wolpert. ...

St. Gallen consensus 2009: A radically different approach to treating early breast cancer

...tions which have not yet been answered by randomized clinical trials," said prof Gelber. A third author, Professor Alan Coates (Clinical Professor at the...care and patient preference in the treatment decision-making process," said prof Coates. ...

Novel biomarkers in heart failure

... conference at Heart Failure 2009 in Nice, France, prof Piotr Ponikowski, spokesperson for the European So...markers continues to grow exponentially", explains prof Ponikowski from Military Hospital in Wroclaw, Pola...wing is a new classification, recently proposed by prof Eugene Braunwald, according to which biomarkers ca...

European Society for Pediatric Urology to organize anniversary congress in Amsterdam

...Defects Involving the Genito-Urinary System' is the subject of a lecture by prof K. Jones. On Friday morning 8 May, Prof. D. Swaab focuses the attention on...of the human brain: relation to gender identity and sexual orientation'. prof Wout Feitz, Congress Chairman, is looking forward to welcoming eminent expe...

ASPETAR - Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital Named FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence

...l medicine needs to be practically implemented so that players can fully benefit form state-of-the-art prevention, treatment and rehabilitation," said prof Dvorak. "FIFA Medical Centres of Excellence like ASPETAR ensure this. In addition, they educate and train the next generation of clinical specialists ...

IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference

...ts that will help patients," said meeting co-chair prof Martine Piccart, Head of the Department of Medicin...treatment of breast cancer," said meeting co-chair prof Jose Baselga, Director of the Division of Medical ...he laboratory to the patient and back again," said prof Piccart. Other meeting highlights: New th...

Singapore Gives New Sight to the Blind

...mal visual potential has been achieved," said prof Tan. SJS is a life-threatening condition which...k and insert this into the cornea," explained prof Tan. Since all the "hardware" - tis...r optic nerve disease will not qualify," said prof Tan. Patients with glaucoma will not be able t...

PSA screening cuts deaths by 20 percent

...s with a mean follow-up over nine years. The cut-off value was a PSA level of 3.0 ng/ml or more. Men with this reading were then offered a biopsy. prof Fritz Schrder, international coordinator of the ERSPC study explained: "The study shows that PSA screening delivers a 20% reduction in mortality from ...

Early detection of second breast cancers halves women's risk of death

...ancer events improves prognosis in this ever-increasing group of women." prof Houssami said: "Periodic surveillance of women with BC is currently under s...ating questionable findings from the mammogram or clinical examination." prof Houssami concluded: "The next step is to determine how to maximise early de...

Meet the expert sessions at the 24th Annual EAU Congress

... March from 15:00 to 15:30 hours. It is chaired by prof Paul Abrams who will discuss the latest developmen...nternational WHO Consultations on Incontinence. prof Kurt Naber will be chairing the second session abo...Professor of Urology at Dsseldorf University (GE), prof Peter Albers, will be chairing the third and last ...

Gaza strip families give first clue to condition causing blindness and tooth decay

...s present in the cells that lay down tooth enamel and also in the various layers of the retina, the light sensitive 'film' at the back of the eye." prof Inglehearn added that little is yet known about the role of this vital protein but it is possible that it is involved in transporting magnesium or cal...

New criteria for measuring tumor size and progression will help ease workloads in clinical trials

...ection of new lesions and the interpretation of FDG-PET scan assessment. prof Eisenhauer stressed that the recommendations are evidence-based: "They are ...and we found that it will have no impact on described study outcomes," said prof Eisenhauer. "This change can be made without any loss of information." P...

Singapore is First in Asia to Use Limb-lengthening Technology for Those Wanting to be Taller

...ncreasingly popular in cosmetic leg lengthening . prof Sarbjit reports that 60 per cent of the Fitbone su... Whether it is for medical or cosmetic reasons, prof Sarbjit would only perform Fitbone surgery after m...rtest patient was a 152 cm tall male," shares prof Sarbjit, who has done over 60 such surgeries. ...

Decreased activity of basal ganglia is the main cause of abnormal muscle constrictions in dystonia

...trictions has not been well understood. Here, Japanese research team led by prof Atsushi Nambu and Dr Satomi Chiken of National Institute for Physiological ...l muscle constrictions in dystonia patients could be well controlled", said prof Nambu and Dr Chiken. ...

The ESC launches a new release of HeartScore

...etter counselling even in the younger groups" says prof Joep Perk National Coordinator for CVD Prevention ...Score Spain and HeartScore Cyprus.* As explains prof Mirza Dilic, National Coordinator for CVD Preventi...ave been translated into our local languages" says prof Dusko Vulic, National coordinator for CVD Preventi...

Singapore Medicine - First in South East Asia to Offer Robotic Surgery for Gynaecologic Cancers

...lems associated with traditional endometrial cancer surgery. The GRACES @ NUH surgical team involved in this surgery comprised Dr Jeffrey Low and prof Ilancheran (both Senior Consultants), Dr Joseph Ng (Consultant), Dr Fong Yoke Fai (Consultant) and Dr Suresh Nair (Visiting Consultant) from the Depar...

New evidence for homeopathy

...cluding the definition of 'higher quality'. The Lancet review, led by prof Matthias Egger of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the U...ry tract infections and 'flu, but more research is desperately needed. prof Egger has declined to comment on these findings. ...

International Osteoporosis Foundation supports UK charity call for NICE guidance changes

... health is important for personal quality of life and preventing fractures is an important cost saving issue in any healthcare system," she said. prof Juliet Compston, Chair of the EU Osteoporosis Consultation Panel, said "there are still major gaps in care, around the world, that deny many people th...

Researcher say that ICSI may be over-used in some countries

...y are older in their late 30s or early 40s," said prof Nyboe Andersen. "Nor is it the case that perfo...s between 10% and 30% more expensive than IVF. prof Nyboe Andersen said: "Huge differences in the rate...equent use of ICSI in some of these countries." prof Nyboe Andersen said that one possible explanation ...

Analysis of cancer incidence, mortality and survival combined reveals encouraging European trends

...tes since the 1990s", one of ten papers published in the EJC special issue, prof Coebergh and his team obtained data on incidence, mortality and five-year s...ncer registries in 21 European countries, and used it to analyse trends. prof Coebergh, of Erasmus MC University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlan...

Mental and physical exercise improves genetic mental impairment

...id. Developer of the Rett syndrome mouse model, prof Patrick Tam of the Children's Medical Research Ins...ay be linked to the development of Rett syndrome," prof Tam said. "More research in this area is urgent...bility in girls after Down syndrome in Australia," prof Tam added. ...

50 percent of recent onset RA patients become free of signs and symptoms within 36 weeks

...were allowed to take NSAIDs, and prednisolone ≤10mg/day and intra-articular corticosteroid injections could be administered Dr. H. Kuper and prof M. van de Laar of Medisch Spectrum Twente & University Twente, the Netherlands, who led the study, said; "In many large clinical trials, remission can...

Experts highlight gaps in knowledge on caring for survivors of teenage and young adult cancers

...wkins." Speaking before the conference started, prof Mike Hawkins, director of the Centre for Childhood...ghted by the cancer czar, Professor Mike Richards. prof Hawkins and his colleagues plan to follow-up appro...ce and some centres issuing patient passports. But prof Hawkins believes it needs to happen in a much more...

Cancer incidence and mortality in young people decreases with increasing deprivation

...g younger people: cervical cancer and melanoma. prof Birch, Director of the Cancer Research UK Paediatr...on and an upward trend in incidence over time." prof Birch's team showed that the incidence of cervical... and 32 per mpyr were seen in Northern regions. prof Birch said: "It is important that public health me...

Teenagers and young adults with cancer can face long delays before finally being diagnosed

...imes before they were referred to a specialist. prof Eden said: "It would appear that when we compare t...biology." In the study of bone tumour patients, prof Eden said: "The delay was longer if the patient wa... with symptoms before referral," said Ms Smith. prof Eden said: "A small number of patients may delay i...

Sour comes after a lemon has gone

... stimulation but only after the acid stimulus was washed out. The off-response property was also confirmed by whole cell patch-clamp configuration. prof Tominaga and Dr. Inada said "The PKD1L3-PKD2L1 channels exist on the taste bud in the side and the inner part of tongue, where the salivary glands are...

Leeds medics solve an ancient riddle -- and offer new tool for diagnosis

...s who have had their lungs drained. It suggested that impaired lung function was somehow crucial to finger clubbing but we didn't understand how." prof Bonthron, Dr Chris Bennett of the Yorkshire Regional Genetics Service and their colleagues studied a group of patients suffering from inherited primar...

Cancer survivors are living 'in limbo' with unmet needs for care

... To highlight these large gaps in patient care, prof Fallon and John Smyth, Professor of Medical Oncolo...nal of ECCO the European CanCer Organisation and prof Smyth is its editor-in-chief as well as being a pa...rage integration between the two disciplines, says prof Fallon. Collaborations and systems need to be deve...

Research sheds new light on heroin addiction

...cifically bred without the adenosine A2A receptor, prof Andrew Lawrence and his team showed that these mic...orcing and motivational properties of opiates. prof Lawrence said this was the first study to show tha... require a combination of drugs and psychotherapy, prof Lawrence said. Drugs alone will not be the answ...

University of Leicester to lead audit of adults with autism

...vernment strategy on adults with autism and Asperger's syndrome. The number of children with autism is as high as 1 in 100 (according to studies by prof Howard Meltzer of the University of Leicester and Prof. Baird's 2006 study). The new prevalence study now underway will give the first ever accurate p...

Healthy lifestyles become a political affair

... concerning Cardiovascular Disease Prevention says prof Alain Cohen-Solal, FESC, of the Hpital Lariboisier...mportant rendezvous for the medical world explains prof Cohen-Solal. Despite repeated campaigns calling...ontribution to cardiovascular prevention, explains prof David Wood, FESC, from Imperial College London, ch...

European Cancer Resolution will benefit patients and all those who treat and care for them

...hol, unhealthy diets and lack of exercise; calling on the Commission and Member States to encourage and promote guidelines on palliative care. prof Eggermont said: The European Parliaments vote on the Cancer Resolution is sending an important message to the Commission and Member States that more n...

Heart stem cell scientist to honor pioneering woman scientist in keynote speech

...ent of IVF treatments and stem cell techniques. prof Mummery from the Netherlands is a leading expert i...n IVF treatment. Speaking ahead of her lecture, prof Mummery said: Anne McLaren was one of the most tho...ge advances in todays stem cell research field. prof Mummerys lab in The Netherlands is a world leader ...

Joining efforts to tackle heart disease

...besity, diabetes, lung diseases and cancer as well as less CVD," emphasizes prof Ian Graham, Chairperson of the ESC Fourth Joint Task Force on Cardiovascula...se Prevention3 is an alliance of organisations concerned with heart health. prof Guy De Backer of the European Society of Cardiology, Chairperson of this gr...
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