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Important Data Presented on Independent Predictors of Mortality in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

- Change in Forced Vital Capacity is among strongest predictors of one-year mortality - SAN DIEGO, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN ) today reported that results of a study assessing the relationship between various measures of clinical status and the risk of d...

Researchers identify stroke predictors in black patients

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Predictors of atrial fibrillation (AF or afib) might offer physicians a better way to prevent stroke in blacks, according to a new study done by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. AF is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor...

Research Identifies Predictors for Successful IVF

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Presents Infertility Study Results at American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals presented the results of a number of studies in assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments at the 64th...

New Alzheimer's predictors advance earlier detection

NEW YORK, July 26, 2008 The following news tips are based on poster and oral presentations at the Alzheimer's Association 2008 International Conference to be held in Chicago from July 26 to July 31. Each presentation is embargoed for a specific date and time. Brain Atrophy and Biomarkers May ...

Meniscal damage and joint malalignment predictors of cartilage loss

Marked by cartilage and bone degradation, progressive knee osteoarthritis (OA) is believed to result in part from a combination of several local mechanical factors. Lack of joint stability, poor joint alignment and injuries to the disks of meniscal tissue that cushion the knee all affect load dis...

UT Southwestern researchers investigate predictors for sickle-cell-anemia complications

DALLAS Feb. 29, 2008 Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have determined that the level, or saturation, of oxygen in blood could be used to identify children with sickle cell anemia who are at an increased risk of stroke. In a related study, they have also found that a published me...

People With Genetic Predictors of Colorectal Cancer are Not Getting Screened

Even when diagnosed with a condition that is a strong genetic predictor of colorectal cancer, many patients do not seek out genetic counseling or cancer screening. //According to a recent study in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, counseling and screening rates could be improved if physicia...

Early Predictors Of Heart Disease

An inflammatory component of heart disease may be present early in life, say researchers. A new study shows a significant link between // body mass index and C-reactive protein levels in children. CRP has emerged as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in adults. Researchers analyzed data co...

Identifying Predictors Of Anthrax

Quick response to identify and treat people with inhalation anthrax is needed to minimize the effects of a terrorist attack , however distinguishing // someone who has anthrax from someone who just has the flu, pneumonia or another respiratory-related illness is the question that has remained unans...

Understanding The Predictors Of Prostate Cancer

A new study could change the way doctors treat certain prostate cancer patients.The three strongest predictors for the outcome for a prostate cancer patient are grade, PSA level and pathologic stage. //The summation of these three predictors is what determines the Gleason grading system or a Gleaso...

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ARRIVE Registry Analysis Identifies Predictors of Stent Thrombosis in Real-World Use of Drug-Eluting Stents

Study highlights importance of antiplatelet therapy compliance NATICK, Mass. and BARCELONA, Spain, May 22, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation today announced results from an analysis of more than 7,000 patients from its ARRIVE 1 and 2 registries, designed to assess the pe...

Video: FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

... References (1) Keith SJ, Kanke JM. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2003; 64:1308-15 (2) Robinson D, Woerner MG, Alvir JM, et al. predictors of relapse following response from a first episode of schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry 1999; 56:241-2...

Lupus Foundation of America Fosters the Next Generation of Lupus Researchers by Awarding Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowships to Five Students

...: Toxicity of Anti-DNA Anti-NMDAR Antibody" Maggie Bromberg, Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC ) "Psychological and Disease Related predictors of Sleep in Pediatric SLE" Tarak Trivedi, The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL) "Analysis of SLE Clinical Characteristics Using SLE Suscep...

Results and Additional Analyses From Study Show That Corthera's Relaxin for Acute Heart Failure is the Strongest Predictor of Improved Longer-Term Outcomes Following Hospital Discharge When Compared to Other Variables

...hospital discharge when compared to other variables. The new analyses of predictors of 60-day and 180-day outcomes, which included univariate and multivariate ...laxin administration, were included in the model to determine the important predictors of the two outcome measures: 60-day cardiovascular (CV) death or re-admissi...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2 Million for Research on Cognitive and Mood Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

...y with 120 people with PD and 70 controls, will now follow the remaining cohort of 90 patients and 60 controls with the objective of identifying early predictors of cognitive decline. Because preliminary data suggest that 20 percent of enrolled PD patients exhibited early cognitive impairment not observed in co...

TAXUS(R) Express(R) Stent Shows Similarly Low Re-Intervention Rates in Patients With Diabetes Compared to Non-Diabetics in Arrive Registry Program

...atients in the higher-risk subgroup actually had lower adjusted TLR rates than non-diabetic patients (7.2% vs. 8.6%, p=0.03). Analysis of multivariate predictors showed that diabetes is not a significant predictor of TLR at two years in patients treated with the TAXUS Stent. Safety outcomes at two years showe...

Markers in Blood and Spinal Fluid, and a New Imaging Agent, Show Promise for Early Detection of Alzheimer's

...ollow-up interval of 2.3 years. Analysis showed that BACE1 protein levels and ApoE genotype (a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's) were the strongest predictors of conversion to Alzheimer's, after controlling for age and gender. The classification accuracy was 78%, the sensitivity was 80%, and the specificity ...

Bradmer reports progression free survival data from previous Phase II glioblastoma multiforme trials

...ted by the North American Brain Tumor Consortium between 1998 and 2002. The study concluded that progression status at 9, 18, and 26 weeks were strong predictors of survival and that progression free survival is a valid endpoint for trials of therapies for recurrent malignant glioma. Bradmer's PFS analysis is...

CV Therapeutics Announces Archives of Internal Medicine Publication of Study Showing 20 Percent of Heart Attack Patients in Premier Registry Experienced Angina at One Year

...goal of treatment is to minimize their angina and optimize their quality of life. The PREMIER study explicitly sought to illuminate the prevalence and predictors of angina after an MI. We found one in five heart attack survivors still suffered angina, and many of them suffered it daily or weekly," said John Spe...

Multiple Clinical Trials of VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Therapies Demonstrate High Complete Remission Rates in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

...therapies that showed consistently high complete remission(1) (CR) rates in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM). CR is one of the best predictors of long-term survival. These three studies were selected for oral presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in C...
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Body shaping

...lliam B. Inabnet, Marlowe & Company. Washington, D.C. References ^ Dietz; Health Consequences of Obesity in Youth: Childhood predictors of Adult Disease; PEDIATRICS Vol. 101 No.3 Supplement March 1998, pp 518-525 ^ David Thompson, PhD; John Edelsberg, MD, MPH; Graham A. Colditz, ...
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Sexual intercourse

...rea during or soon after sexual intercourse . ... The second was parental disapproval of teen sexual intercourse . ... 3. Robinson KL et al. predictors of sixth graders engaging in sexual intercourse . ... ... students reported ever having sexual intercourse , representing a slight increase ...

Bioterrorism

...tive feature on how vaccines are made. ... Preventive vaccines against bioterrorism : evaluation of efficacy and ... Kyriacou DN, et al. Clinical predictors of bioterrorism -related inhalational anthrax. ... Bioterrorism is the intentional use of micro-organisms to bring about ill ... The following ...
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2 reproductive factors are important predictors of death from ovarian cancer

PHILADELPHIA Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that survival among women with ovarian cancer is influenced by age of menarche and total number of lifetime ovulatory cycles. This finding suggests that hormonal activity over the course of a woman's lifet...

Genetic predictors of esophageal cancer identified

PHILADELPHIA Researchers have identified 11 genotypes that may increase esophageal cancer risk, according to research published in the November issue of Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "We observed a significantly increased risk of esoph...

Rainfall and river networks prove accurate predictors of fish biodiversity

Princeton researchers have invented a method for turning simple data about rainfall and river networks into accurate assessments of fish biodiversity, allowing better prediction of the effects of climate change and the ecological impact of man-made structures like dams. The mathematics behind t...

Study identifies predictors of HIV drug resistance in patients beginning triple therapy

A scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has published the results of an EPA-funded clam embryo study that supports her hypothesis that, when combined, the pollutants bromoform, chloroform, and tetrachloroethylene--a chemical cocktail known as BCE--can act synergistically to alter a ke...

More than half of Texas physicians do not always recommend HPV vaccine to girls

...ent agreed with mandated vaccination. When the researchers assessed the predictors of vaccine recommendation, they found that those in an academic vs. non-aca... for this vaccine and the studies have shown that one of the most important predictors of health behavior is what your physician recommends," said Vernon, who is ...

UTMB study identifies women at risk of gaining excessive weight with injectable birth control

...ugust issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology , followed 240 women ages 16-33 who used DMPA for up to three years. Researchers looked at several potential predictors of weight gain, including age, race, baseline obesity prior to DMPA use, lifestyle variables such as smoking and exercise level, and weight gain at si...

Genetic factors implicated in survival gap for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer

...ts, but no increase in infections complications. While Dr. Hershman and her team adjusted for these specific treatment related factors and other known predictors of outcome, such as age, hormone receptor status, stage, and treatment, African-American women still faced a lower rate of survival. "The findings ...

Will IVF work for a particular patient? The answer may be found in her blood

... Amsterdam, The Netherlands: For the first time, researchers have been able to identify genetic predictors of the potential success or failure of IVF treatment in blood. Dr. Cathy Allen, from the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, told the 25th annual confe...

Tips from the American Journal of Pathology

...iomarkers identified by Dr. Bttinger, Dr. Kretzler, and colleagues "predict progressive renal fibrosis in mice and may [therefore] be useful molecular predictors of [chronic kidney disease] progression in humans." Ju W, Eichinger F, Bitzer M, Oh J, McWeeney S, Berthier CC, Shedden K, Cohen CD, Henger A, Kri...

Treatment for extreme nausea, vomiting during pregnancy

...n throughout their pregnancy. About the study: "Metoclopramide and diphenhydramine in the treatment of hyperemisis gravidarum: Effectiveness and predictors of rehospitalization," published in European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology , was authored by Anais Lacasse, Ema Ferre...
Predictors in Biological Technology

Results From Phase 3 CAPACITY Program of Pirfenidone in IPF and Study of Predictors of Mortality in IPF to be Presented at ATS

- Phase 3 CAPACITY results poster presentation Sunday, May 17, 8:15 a.m. PDT - - Phase 3 CAPACITY results oral presentation, Tuesday, May 19, 3:35 p.m. PDT - - Conference call and webcast Tuesday, May 19, 6 p.m. PDT - BRISBANE, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterMun...

REMERON(R) Now Approved in Japan for the Treatment of Depression in Adult Patients

...cant remission occurs. Suicide is a known risk of depression and certain other psychiatric disorders, and these disorders themselves are the strongest predictors of suicide. There has been a long-standing concern, however, that antidepressants may have a role in inducing worsening of depression and the emergenc...

OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Announces OGX-011 Treatment Provides Survival Benefit in Randomized Phase 2 Trial in Advanced Metastatic Prostate Cancer

... rate of death for patients treated with OGX-011. 3) A prospectively defined multivariate analysis indicated that the significant predictors of overall survival were treatment arm, performance status, and presence of metastases other than in bone or lymph nodes. Patients tre...

Boston Scientific Announces Company Schedule for Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions

...., will then lead a panel discussion, including Arthur Moss, M.D., Michael Ackerman, M.D., and Frederic Sacher, M.D., regarding the latest data on the predictors of sudden cardiac death. Thursday, May 14 Survival after ICD and CRT-D Implant. Leslie Saxon, M.D., will pres...

For nano, religion in US dictates a wary view

..."The level of 'religiosity' in a particular country is one of the strongest predictors of whether or not people see nanotechnology as morally acceptable," says Di...heufele explains. "But we found that religion is still one of the strongest predictors of whether or not nanotechnology is morally acceptable and whether or not i...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2 Million Grant From EMD Serono to Research Projects on Cognitive Deficits in Parkinson's Disease

...y with 120 people with PD and 70 controls, will now follow the remaining cohort of 90 patients and 60 controls with the objective of identifying early predictors of cognitive decline. Because preliminary data suggest that 20 percent of enrolled PD patients exhibited early cognitive impairment not observed in co...

MammaPrint(R) Breast Cancer Test Provides Valuable Insight for Personalized Treatment Decisions

...sk for cancer recurrence, were predominantly predicted chemo-sensitive (>51%). The abstract (Combined use of genomic prognostic and treatment response predictors in breast cancer) will be presented by Lajos Pusztai, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center on June 2 at 8:00 am...

Ipsogen Launches MapQuant Dx(TM) Genomic Grade Test to Identify Breast Cancer Patients who Benefit From Chemotherapy

...motherapy response in breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research 2008, 10:R37 - L. Pusztai et al. Combined use of genomic prognostic and treatment response predictors in breast cancer. J Clin Oncol 26: 2008 (May 20 suppl; abstr 527). ...

Gen-Probe Launches in Europe CE-Marked APTIMA(R) HPV Assay for Detection of Human Papillomavirus

...alse positive results -- is important so women are not subjected to the anxiety and expense of unnecessary medical procedures," he said. Data from the predictors study were presented by Prof. Cuzick and other independent European researchers at the 24th International Papillomavirus Conference and Clinical Works...

Pharmacyclics Announces Multiple Presentations at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

...5 Abstract #2396: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Presenter: Joseph Buggy, Ph.D., Pharmacyclics, Inc. Tuesday, April 15, 2008 -- Session: Molecular predictors of Drug Sensitivity and Resistance Oral presentation: Multiple mechanisms of apoptosis induction by the histone deacetylase inhibitor PCI-2478...
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