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Immune responses to flu vaccine are diminished in lupus patients

Patients with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have an increased risk of infection, due to both disturbances in their immune responses and treatment with immunosuppressive drugs. Because morbidity and mortality related to influenza are increased in immunocompromised patien...

Premature babies have altered sensory responses in later life

Premature infants who need intensive care or surgery are less sensitive to thermal (hot and cold) sensations later in life, according to research conducted at UCL (University College London). The study, published in the journal Pain , suggests that pain and injury related to major medical interve...

Red Cross Announces Top Five Disaster Responses of 2008

Hurricane Dolly, Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Ike, Midwest Flooding, Indiana Tornadoes WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today announced the top five disasters of 2008, based on the number of people needing shelter, food, and comfort. They are: Hurrican...

iMedExchange Responses to Financial Crisis

Social Network for Physicians Conducting Teleconferences with Top-Ranked Money Managers SEATTLE, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- iMedExchange, the leading social network for physicians practicing in the U.S., is hosting a series of teleconferences for members featuring resp...

Monitoring immune responses in disease

Amsterdam, September 3, 2008 A recent study (doi:10.1016/j.clim.2008.06.009) published in Clinical Immunology, the official journal of the Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), describes a new method enabling the detection of multiple parameters of single human cells. The report demonstrates the c...

Study: Quick responses to influenza outbreaks reduces illness and death

Influenza outbreaks were shorter and resulted in fewer cases and fewer deaths at long-term care facilities that started residents on preventive antiviral medications within five days of the first case, compared to those that started later, according to a new study in the July 1 issue of Clinical ...

Aspen Institute to Release Presidential Candidates' Responses to Health Care Reform Questionnaire; New Zogby Poll Findings Also to be Released

WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, May 14th, the Aspen Institute Health Stewardship Project will release the responses from the presidential candidates, John McCain, Barack Obama, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, to a questionnaire on health care reform. The project's direct...

Undiagnosed OSA patients have altered cardiovascular responses during exercise recovery

WESTCHESTER, Ill. A study published in the January 1 issue of the journal SLEEP finds that people with untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have altered cardiovascular responses during recovery from maximal exercise. These results suggest an imbalance in the autonomic control of heart rate du...

Blind humans lacking rods and cones retain normal responses to non-visual effects of light

In addition to allowing us to see, the mammalian eye also detects light for a number of non-visual phenomena. A prime example of this is the timing of the sleep/wake cycle, which is synchronized by the effects of light on the circadian pacemaker in the hypothalamus. In a study published online...

Micromet and MedImmune to Present New Clinical Data for Anti-CD19 BiTE(R) Antibody at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting Showing Objective Clinical Responses in Relapsed Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Patients

BETHESDA and GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Micromet, Inc. (Nasdaq: MITI ) and MedImmune, Inc. today announced that new data from an ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial of MT103 in patients with late- stage non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) will be presented at the 2007 Annual Mee...

Antibody responses in patients with Lyme arthritis

Lyme disease in the U.S. is caused by a form of bacteria, the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, infecting humans by tick bites. It typically begins with a bulls-eye skin rash, accompanied by fever, muscle aches, or other flu-like symptoms. If diagnosed early, Lyme can be treated successfully with...

Study finds unique HIV vaccine formula elicits strong immune responses

WORCESTER, Mass.Today, Advanced BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (ABL) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) report that their unique HIV vaccine formulation was effective in eliciting strong and balanced immune responses in healthy human volunteers. The findings are published in...

Fires and Floods Lead the List of Largest Red Cross Disaster Responses

Home Fires account for 93 percent of all Red Cross disaster efforts WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a year predicted to be heavy with hurricanes, home fires, wildfires and flooding kept the Red Cross busy helping people whose lives were changed by disasters. Excessive r...

NIAID funds $51M contract to create comprehensive model of immune responses

A team of scientists is expanding efforts to develop a detailed picture of immune system function with a new $51 million, five-year contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The research builds on a project originall...

Pre- and Post-menopausal Women Responses Equally to Most Sexual Desire Cues

A new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine examines differences in sexual desire, as well as the triggers that cause them, in pre- and post-menopausal women . Participants in the study included both women who had expressed concerns regarding their own feelings of sexual desire and thos...

Esophageal Cancer Patients' Positive Responses to Chemotherapy Accurately Identified by PET

WASHINGTON, D.C. At the 54th Annual Meeting of SNM, the world's largest society for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine professionals, German researchers stated that early metabolic imaging with positron emission tomography (PET), accurately identifies patients responding to chemotherapy for es...

Brain Tumor Patients Survival Depends on Predicting Treatment Responses Earlier

WASHINGTON, D.C. A first-of-its-kind study presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of SNM, the world's largest society for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine professionals , declares that use of metabolic or molecular imaging to measure brain tumor patients' response to treatment is a powerful pre...

International Study Finds Ways to Maximize Effective Responses After Terrorism Incidents

A multi-disciplinary panel of blast-related injury experts from eight countries that have recently experienced terrorist attacks examined// and discussed their emergency medical response to blast events and identified common issues that could be used by others to enhance preparedness. The represe...

Adult stem cells are sensitive to responses from the environment

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have disclosed that a specific variety of adult stem cell is capable of changing into bone, muscle, neurons or other// types of tissue depending on the response from the physical environment. The researchers found that mesenchymal stem cells, ...

Placing a Finger on Responses to Placebo Types

The placebo effect has been a raging topic for several years, gaining momentum over the past one year with lab trials being conducted to // analyze physiological responses to them. A new study, published in the Feb1 issue of the British Medical Journal examines the perceptible effect of types of p...

Reflecting On Personal Values Can Lower Stress Responses

Recent research findings suggest that reflecting on personal values can keep neuroendocrine and psychological responses to stress at low levels. Stress is implicated in the development //and progression of a broad array of mental and physical health disorders. Theory and research on the self s...

School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

... Disease Control and Prevention; Aug. 7, 2009, CDC Guidance for State and Local Public Health Officials and School Administrators for School (K-12) responses to Influenza during the 2009-2010 School Year ...

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of Phase I/II Clinical Trial of Novel Vaccine for Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer

...state cancer (also known as castrate resistant prostate cancer or CRPC). Six doses will be administered on a weekly or every other week schedule, with responses assessed at week 13. Patients whose disease has not progressed at the end of this acute phase will be eligible to receive booster vaccinations every ...

1957-58 Flu Pandemic Can Provide Clues to Planning for h1n1

... the course that H1N1 will take, planning for it can be informed by the experiences of the recent past. The article, "Public Health and Medical responses to the 1957-58 Influenza Pandemic," was published in Biosecurity and Bioterrorism ahead of print at: http://www.liebertonline.com/toc/bsp/0/0 ....

Pilot study: Workplace yoga and meditation can lower feelings of stress

...es and music provided on compact discs that Klatt designed and recorded. The entire intervention lasted six weeks. The study analyzed participants' responses to the intervention using data from established research questionnaires that measured perceived stress, or the degree to which situations in life are ...

New Kodak Training Facility Showcases the Latest in Dental Technology, Solutions from Advanced Automation: Networking Solutions, Dental Practice Management and Dental X-Ray Integration

... was able to design exactly what we called for," says Nathan Paldrmann, Kodak Dental Imaging Representative. "We are receiving very positive responses from the dental professionals that have visited this state-of-the-art training facility for continuing education." About Advanced Automation ...

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Says Only Trained Dental and Medical Practitioners Should Administer and Monitor Anesthesia

... trained in the provision of general anesthesia. Though the drug is often used for procedures requiring sedation, patients can have extremely variable responses to the drug and some patients can become completely anesthetized, including losing the ability to breathe. Diprivan should never be used outside of a ...

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

...el Antivirals Among Payers and Prescribers is based on a U.S. survey of 84 gastroenterologists, 16 hepatologists and 20 MCO pharmacy directors. Their responses were compared to assess similarities and differences of opinion regarding clinical, economic and scientific factors. Webinar Members of the...

Why anorexic patients cling to their eating disorder

...tch them. After one test run, the matching principle was changed. "In this study, we confirmed that anorexic patients cling to familiar behavioral responses more frequently than healthy subjects, thus suppressing alternative behavior," explained Dr. Hans-Christoph Friederich, head of the working group for ...

Increasing Regulation and Economic Volatility Key Catalysts for Risk Management in the Food System, Agribusiness and Beverage Industry, Says Report from Aon Analytics

...sight Platform(SM ) and additional proprietary databases. Results shown in this report based on the Global Risk Management Survey represent 53 global responses from the agribusiness, food processing and distribution and beverages industry and are not limited to the United States. Aon GRIP(SM ) is the world...

Fox Chase finds all-biologic regimen efficacious and well-tolerated in elderly lung cancer patients

...l and 14 are evaluable for response. The median age of the 14 evaluable patients is 78, with a range of 71 to 84 years. Four patients have had partial responses with demonstrable tumor shrinkage and three patients had stable disease by RECIST criteria. The combination appears safe and well tolerated in this...

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

...R mutations," said Tony Mok, M.D., lead author and professor of clinical oncology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. "Most notably, we found that responses to both gefitinib and chemotherapy were observed in the small group of patients with T790M mutations, which have previously been reported to be associ...

Plastic Surgery Technique Might Ease Migraines

...ne-free rates," Lipton said. "The other thing that was impressive is they did a year of follow-up. Usually, everything is placebo-responsive but those responses are usually short-lived. A year is really impressive." Guyuron believes the procedure, which he has already performed on more than 400 individuals,...

Flu Shot May Be Less Effective in Those With Lupus

...hose T-cells key to immunization were diminished in lupus patients who received the flu shot vs. immunized healthy controls. This dip in cell-mediated responses was linked to the use of the medications prednisone and/or azathioprine, the researchers added. Flu vaccination did not impact lupus disease activi...

Learning Takes Place When You Get Things Right

...and were rewarded depending on whether they shifted their gaze to the right or the left. The monkeys used trial-and-error to determine the appropriate responses to the individual images. "If the monkey just got a correct answer, a signal lingered in its brain that said, 'You did the right thing.' Right afte...

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

...ith the other half operating in small-to-medium sized dialysis chains, independent units, and hospital based units. The report, based on survey responses from 160 Medical Directors and 117 Renal Administrators and supplemented with qualitative interviews conducted with key stakeholders (dialysis organiz...

Eleven Veterinary Students Win Top Awards at Morris Animal Foundation's Annual Research Competition

...anine Hemangiosarcomas" Ballard Award for Wildlife, $5,000 each (tie) Samantha Haskins, University of Illinois D07ZO-647 : "Do Immune responses to Helicobacter Change Over Time in Captivity in Wild-Caught Namibian Cheetahs?" Michelle Madonia, University of Illinois D07ZO-610 : "W...

MSA Announces Second Quarter Results

...oximately $0.9 million. "In these uncertain economic times, our global teams are closely monitoring the markets we serve and are adjusting our responses to meet market realities. We must continue to be diligent in our efforts to reduce costs and manage our business in ways that allow us to not only we...

More Than Half of Emergency Department Nurses Have Been Physically Assaulted at Work, New Study Finds

...e. The risk of experiencing workplace violence was lower for nurses who worked in facilities that had policies for reporting violence, facility responses to incidents, and hospital and emergency department administrations who were committed to eliminating workplace violence against emergency nurses. ...

Inverness Medical Innovations Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...l, the Company may answer questions concerning business and financial developments and trends and other business and financial matters. The Company's responses to these questions, as well as other matters discussed during the conference call, may contain or constitute information that has not been previously ...
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