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Sleep Apnea: Take It to Heart, Loyola Advises

In celebration of National Sleep Awareness Week, March 5 – 11, Loyola University Health System’s Center for Sleep Disorders is encouraging people who snore loudly, hear// themselves (or are told that they) gasp for air at night or wake up groggy to be evaluated for sleep apnea, a potentially deadly...

National Medical Association Installs 110th President at Las Vegas Convention

...e 1984. Dr. Edwards received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and holds a Masters in Business Administration from loyola College of Baltimore. Her medical experience began with a 4-year tour with the US Navy at Annapolis and the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland...

Radiation Plus Chemo a Good Option in Lung Cancer

...erson starts smoking, the more often a person smokes and the more years a person smokes. For the study, a research team led by Dr. Kathy Albain of loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill., compared 202 patients who underwent chemotherapy plus radiotherapy followed by surgery...

Surgery remans an option for advanced lung cancer

...lobe) was removed, rather than the entire lung, lead author Dr. Kathy Albain and colleagues reported. Albain is a lung and breast cancer specialist at loyola University Health System's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. "This the first study conducted in this group of patients where the only difference in...

Amgen Scholars Discover Their Potential During Summer Science Research Program and National Symposium

...heir peers. "The Amgen Scholars Program gave me a realistic sense of what being a scientist is," said Janelle Ruiz, 2008 Amgen Scholar from loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles who participated in the program at the University of Washington. "I discovered that a career in science is somethi...

Promising medical trainees receive funding to pursue research in hematology

...Virginia Frederick Bartholomew, Duke University Medical Center Ilan Bernstein, MD, Keck School at University of Southern California Noah Birch, BS, loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Jocelyn Bosco, BS, Brigham and Women's Hospital Toni Burbidge, Queens University Sajiv Chandradas, BA...

Cepheid Receives FDA Clearance for First On-Demand Molecular Diagnostic Test for Clostridium difficile Infection

...ve their first diarrhea symptoms on a Monday and be dead by Thursday," said Dale Gerding, MD, professor of medicine, division of infectious diseases, loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. "Toxigenic culture offers high sensitivity, but laboratories find it burdensome and far too slow for p...

Health clinic conditions may be to blame for decrease in primary care physicians

...assistant professor in the department of medicine, loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. "Th...medical director of the general medicine clinic at loyola Outpatient Center, loyola University Health System. "These findings suggest...

Cancer Gap Between Whites, Blacks May Be Biological in Part

...ess of race. But this is not the case for breast, ovarian and prostate cancers," study author Dr. Kathy Albain, a breast and lung cancer specialist at loyola University's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center in Maywood, Ill., said in a school news release. Even with good treatment, black patients with one of...

New Clues to Race Gap in Breast Cancer Outcomes

...], but we cannot rule out that the biological differences also contribute to the disparity," Menashe said. In the second study, Dr. Kathy Albain of loyola University's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center in Maywood, Ill., and her colleagues evaluated nearly 20,000 adult cancer patients with a variety of can...
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Why Do African-Americans Fare Worse With Cancer? Access and Economics Are Only Part of the Story

... of race and cancer survival that's gone on over the years," says the paper's lead author, Kathy Albain, M.D., a breast and lung cancer specialist at loyola University's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, "it always seems to come down to general conclusions that African-Americans may in part have poorer ac...

Concomitant Treatment With Nebulized Formoterol Fumarate and Tiotropium Provides Clinically Significant Improvements for COPD Patients

...ety of Perforomist(TM) Inhalation Solution in 351 adults with moderate-to-severe COPD. Nicholas J. Gross, MD, PhD, Hines VA Hospital, Stricht loyola School of Medicine, was lead author and principal investigator of the study. -- In October 2007, Clinical Therapeutics published cardiac safety ...

Multiple Studies Presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Reinforce Clinical Utility of Oncotype DX(R)

...ile increasing patient confidence in their treatment selection. * A prospective, multi-institutional study presented Thursday, December 13 by loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine evaluated 89 patients to determine the psychological impact of Oncotype DX Recurrence Score resu...

Research Study Demonstrates Prolonged Benefit of Fitness Program for Bladder Control & Sexual Function in Women

...vement in symptoms of bladder control and strength of orgasms, according to loyola University Medical Center researchers. Women who completed an 11-week, twic...on the lives of women with pelvic symptoms like urinary incontinence," says loyola University Medical Center urogynecologist Dr. Linda Brubaker, a WHF Advisor...

Replidyne's Investigational Antibacterial Agent REP3123 Prevents Toxin Production in Clostridium difficile

...ing the bacteria may be very helpful and should be studied," stated Stuart Johnson, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Stritch School of Medicine, loyola University and the Hines VA Medical Center in Chicago. "The finding that REP3123 has a direct impact on inhibiting toxin production of C. difficile ba...

Replidyne's Investigational Antibacterial Agent REP3123 Prevents Sporulation in Clostridium difficile

...ostridium difficile and its spores from the environment," explained Stuart Johnson, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Stritch School of Medicine, loyola University and the Hines VA Medical Center in Chicago. "These results demonstrating that REP3123 has a direct impact on inhibiting spore-formation of ...

Phase 2 Clinical Results of Ganite Plus Standard Therapy in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Lymphoma Presented at ASCO

...showed preliminary evidence of clinical activity in patients with Hodgkin's disease and non- Hodgkin's lymphoma. Based on these data, investigators at loyola University Medical Center sought to incorporate gallium nitrate into a minimally myelosuppressive "salvage" regimen (called "GaRD") that was designed ...
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Genetic factors implicated in survival gap for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer

...er stages and may not have the same standard of care delivered as Caucasian patients, leading to a disparity in survival," says Kathy Albain, M.D., of loyola University's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, lead, and senior author of both the JNCI and JCO papers, respectively. "The good news is that for most ...

Cutting salt isn't the only way to reduce blood pressure

...on, senior author of the study in the January 2009 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine . Whelton is an epidemiologist and president and CEO of loyola University Health System. Researchers determined average sodium and potassium intake during two phases of a study known as the Trials of Hypertensi...

Physical activity may not be key to obesity epidemic

...or in rising rates of obesity. Researchers from loyola University Health System and other centers compare... the primary driver of the obesity epidemic," said loyola nutritionist Amy Luke, Ph.D., corresponding author...artment of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. ...

Purdue researcher invents molecule that stops SARS

...Coughlin and Bellur S. Prabhakar from the University of Illinois; Jun Takayama from Purdue University; and Katrina Sleeman and Srendranath Baliji from loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. The team is evaluating the potential to design similar inhibitors for cancer and continues to work w...

Soil Science Society of America presents awards in Houston

...scher is a soil science researcher with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Coastal Plains Research Center in Florence, SC. He received a B.S. from loyola University, Chicago and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Penn State. His research focuses on soil strength, tillage management, and water availability/manageme...

Why binge drinking is bad for your bones

... bone mass and bone strength, increasing the risk of osteoporosis. Now a loyola University Stritch School of Medicine study has found a possible mechanism:...taining bone integrity are disturbed by alcohol exposure," Callaci said. loyola scientists and doctors are conducting extensive research on the effects of ...

NIAID announces 25 new awards to develop radiation countermeasures

...essee Health Science Center, Memphis Juliann G. Kiang, Ph.D., Armed Forced Radiobiology Research Institute, Bethesda, MD Elizabeth J. Kovacs, Ph.D., loyola University Chicago, IL James A. Lederer, Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA David M. Rocke, Ph.D., and R. Rivkah Isseroff, M.D., Univer...

Vitiligo skin disorder could yield clues in fight against melanoma

... the face, hands and other parts of the body. A loyola University Hospital researcher has won a five-year...nd kills pigment cells, which give skin its color. loyola researcher Caroline Le Poole, PhD, is studying how...n associate professor in the Oncology Institute of loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. ...

Research forecasts increased chances for stormy weather

...fic counties, while a global model would have one set of average data for the entire state," said Pal, who also is a professor of civil engineering at loyola Marymount University and a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in...

Genetic ancestral testing cannot deliver on its promise, study warns

... University, New York University, Yale University, Wellesley College, Arizona State University, University of North Carolina, University of Wisconsin, loyola University, Hamline University Law School and UC Santa Cruz. Last year, Harvard historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosted a four-part Public Broadcast...
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TED Conferences Announces 25 TED Fellows for TEDGlobal in Oxford

...eastYouth.com, an interfaith online network for Middle Eastern youth Xavier Alpasa, SJ (Philippines) -- Social entrepreneur; pastor; director, loyola College Culion; founder, Rags2Riches, a business bridging the marginalized and fashion worlds Rachel Armstrong, MD (UK) -- Physician; science-...

Dr. Paul Korner Promoted to Senior Vice President of Ferring International PharmaScience Center U.S.

...nt, Women's Health and Bone Repair for Wyeth Research. Dr. Korner is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist. He received his M.D. from loyola University , Stritch School of Medicine near Chicago. He also holds an M.B.A. from the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State Univer...

Clostridium difficile Infection: Current Challenges and Controversies

...ting. The chairperson for this program is international expert in infectious diseases, Dale N. Gerding, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Professor of Medicine at loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois, and Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development at Hines Veterans Aff...

Purdue researcher invents molecule that stops SARS

...Coughlin and Bellur S. Prabhakar from the University of Illinois; Jun Takayama from Purdue University; and Katrina Sleeman and Srendranath Baliji from loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. The team is evaluating the potential to design similar inhibitors for cancer and continues to work w...

UCB Scholarship Program Awards $300,000 to Students Living with Crohn's Disease

...ast University -- Tocombamaria Murphy, Cleveland State University -- Allison Netzer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill -- Megan O'Neill, loyola College -- Elizabeth Peck, Grove City College -- Adam Pepperman, Tulane University -- Kelly Robards, Spalding University -- Leslie Shrager, Bi...

Dr. Paul Korner Joins Ferring Pharmaceuticals as Vice President, Medical Affairs

...lopment, Women's Health and Bone Repair for Wyeth Research. Dr. Korner is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist. He received his M.D. from loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine near Chicago. He also holds an M.B.A. from the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State Universit...

Scientists call for more access to biotech crop data

...erside; Paul Gepts of the University of California at Davis; Peter Kareiva of Santa Clara University and The Nature Conservancy; Emma Rosi-Marshall of loyola University in Chicago; and L. LaReesa Wolfenbarger of the University of Nebraska in Omaha. The article, Harvesting Data from Genetically Enginee...

MedImmune Announces Seven Key Promotions and New Hires

...rance as treasury manager; and at First National Bank of Maryland as a commercial lending officer. He holds a master of science degree in finance from loyola College; a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Maryland; and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from ...

List of Key Midwest Biotech Women Grows

...he University of Michigan in 1963 and her Ph.D. in biology (genetics) in 1969 from Case Western Reserve University. She received her J.D. the from loyola University School of Law in Chicago in 1989. Prior to practicing law, Martin was a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Northwestern Universi...

Midwest called next 'biotech hotbed'

...institutions in the United States: the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Illinois-Chicago, loyola Medical School, Finch University-Chicago Medical School, and the Fermi National Accelerator Lab (operating the world's highest energy particle acceler...
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