Intestinal cancer in spite of screening
Only every second patient with colorectal carcinoma had taken part in an early detection program within the last ten years. This is the result, at least for a group of 212 colorectal cancer patients whose screening behavior is examined in the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International ...
Little progress made in patient safety in spite of Institute of Medicine call to action
Despite increased emphasis on patient safety, little progress has been made in making hospitals safer, says Johns Hopkins critical care specialist Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., in an article in the Dec. 24 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association .
He identifies physician auton...
Insurance Job Opportunities Rise in Canada in Spite of Challenging Economy
Combined Insurance reports job opportunities for commissioned insurance sales agents in Canada are on the rise
Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) December 11, 2008 -- Despite recent reports by Statistics Canada that unemployment is growing and consumer spending is declining, Com...
High quality of life in spite of very severe disease
Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) experience an astonishingly high quality of life. This disease leads to progressive muscular weakness and the clinical course is always fatal. In spite
of the continuously increasing loss of control, studies performed by Birbaumer et al. (Tbingen) ...
Bond Exists Between Siblings In Spite Of Rivalries
A special bond exists among siblings, even though they compete with each other for a variety of things including recognition from their parents. The relationship which exists between siblings is very // different from that of with parents or partners. Most children do not welcome the birth of a new...
People Still Neglect To Use Sunscreen In Spite Of Cancer Warnings
People, like college athletes, use less or no sunscreen in spite
of staying under direct sunlight for long hours.
College athletes who participate in outdoor sports spend a significant amount of time practicing and competing in direct sun // , often during peak hours. Because they are spending s...
Photo: New Survey Results Show Most Moms Are Aware Their Pre-teens and Teens Need Vaccines
...f the recommended vaccinations.
"These results mirror what I see in my own practice - a lot of adolescents not up to date on their vaccines, in spite
of their parents awareness of the need for them," said Dr. Lolita McDavid, Board-Certified Pediatrician practicing at Rainbow Babies and Children's Ho...
Hill-Rom Reports Third Quarter Financial Results
...apidly emerging healthcare reform struck them. In spite
of this, our order trends and product trial activi... into health IT."
Soderberg continued, "In spite
of the softness in sales, we were particularly ple... adjusted earnings guidance. Soderberg stated, "In spite
of unprecedented economic turmoil affecting custom...
Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances
...on. Physician Satisfaction is up to 99.5%," added Klaustermeyer.
of efforts, interviews with outside physicians revealed the effect the slow...einforcement or indicated a need to improve. This all happened very fast in spite
of the Joint Commission coming, the holidays and the state Health Departmen...
Oclaro Reports Positive Adjusted EBITDA in First Post-Merger Quarter
...in our fourth fiscal quarter was a highlight for the year, we are also proud of having improved our annual gross margin and annual adjusted EBITDA, in spite
of the current economic downturn that began in September 2008," said Couder. "We will continue to execute and expect the related results to deliver e...
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Proteolix Presents Positive Clinical Data for Carfilzomib in Multiple Myeloma at the 2009 ASCO Annual Meeting
...ne during the "Lymphoma and Plasma Cell Disorders" poster session.
of advances in the treatment of multiple myeloma, new selective agents are ...sequent treatment. Few patients are ultimately cured of their disease. In spite
of advances in the treatment of multiple myeloma, this year alone, approxim...
Potentia Pharmaceuticals' POT-4 Drug Candidate for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Successfully Completes Phase I Clinical Trial - Prepares for Phase II
...). Activation of the complement system is an important part of the body's defensive immune response against pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. In spite
of its defensive function, inappropriate or excessive complement activation can have destructive consequences. Over the past three years, multiple sci...
Complications and Costs for Obesity Surgery Declining
...r age 65 who underwent obesity surgery at 652 hospitals between 2001 and 2002 and between 2005 and 2006. They found that the complication rate fell in spite
of an increase in the percentage of older and sicker patients having the operations. The proportion of patients over age 50 operated on by bariatric s...
Freezing Prostate Cancer Does a Man's Body Good
...ars, including testing the levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood. Of those patients, 112 (93 percent) had no evidence of cancer -- in spite
of 72 being labeled medium to high risk for cancer recurrence. "There were no local recurrences in the areas we treated, and with the ability to re-tr...
Taxus Atlas Studies Reinforce Safety and Efficacy of Boston Scientific's Next-Generation Taxus Liberte Stent
...g patients with de novo coronary lesions treated with the TAXUS
Liberte Stent to a historical case-matched TAXUS Express(TM) Stent control
of more complex patients treated with the TAXUS Liberte Stent,
the adjusted data demonstrated that the safety and efficacy benefits of the
Potentia Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Safety Data and Study Expansion in Phase I Trial for Lead Drug Candidate POT-4
...). Activation of the complement system is an
important part of the body's defensive immune response against pathogens
such as bacteria and viruses. In spite
of its defensive function,
inappropriate or excessive complement activation can have destructive
consequences if left unchecked. Over the past three y...
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Critical to Infants, Mothers and the Seriously Ill
...nitive development related to their
mothers' exposure to high levels of mercury, PCBs and omega-3 fatty acids
from eating seafood during pregnancy. In spite
of their exposure to these
contaminants, the infants' high level of prenatal DHA was linked to better
outcomes, such as greater birth weight, gestatio...
US Oncology Affiliated Physicians Make a Strong Showing in ASCO Proceedings
... (ALTTO) study.
"More complete HER2 blockade with lapatinib and trastuzumab benefits
patients whose metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is progressing in spite
trastuzumab therapy," said Dr. O'Shaughnessy. "This combination is an
important new therapeutic strategy for HER2+ MBC patients, one that does
GlaxoSmithKline Announces New Drug Application and Phase III Results for Rezonic(TM)/Zunrisa(TM) (Casopitant)
(ASCO) in Chicago.
"There are many patients who still suffer from the unfortunate side
effects of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in spite
dual therapy. Since it is important to make patients as comfortable as
possible, I consider these results for casopitant as a very excitin...
Agennix Initiates A Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase 2 Study of Oral Talactoferrin in Severe Sepsis
...toferrin in patients with severe sepsis.
Results from the trial are anticipated in mid-2009.
"The number of sepsis-related deaths is on the rise, in spite
available treatment options," said Kalpalatha K. Guntupalli, M.D.,
Professor of Medicine, Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep
Medicine at ...
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Description:...components are connected securely and sturdily to MARS through a special, absolutely precise coupling system. And if there should ever be a problem in spite
of the solid and safe construction and workmanship, TRUMPF technicians are able to help immediately via remote diagnosis in most cases....
Company:TRUMPF Medical Systems, Inc.
Description:...ch allows the fast, high-quality production of optical sections through fluorochromed biological specimens, e.g. for the 3D display of nerve cells. In spite
of reduced costs and a less complex instrument setup, the quality of the micrographs provided by ApoTome is just as high as that from traditional tech...
Company:Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, Inc.
Intense Pulsed Light GP Flash 1
Features:... The unit allows to treat large areas very quickly. In spite
of the high energy (38 J/cm2) the unit is able to release, thanks to its special Patented handpiece no skin cooling is required, as well no interfacin...
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121 breeding tigers estimated to be found in Nepal
...tiger numbers have increased in Chitwan but decreased in Bardia and Shuklaphanta," said Mr. Anil Manandhar, Country Representative, WWF Nepal.
of the decade long insurgency, encroachment, poaching and illegal trade, the present numbers is a positive sign, but we can't remain unworried. The de...
1-finger exercise reveals unexpected limits to dexterity
...y bring together basic research and clinical reality by helping explain the high vulnerability of dexterous everyday function to disease and injury in spite
of the many muscles and joints we have.
"In addition, they suggest to engineers that adding redundant motors to robots may actually be the key to ...
Study finds role for parasites in evolution of sex
...esults suggest that sexual reproduction provides an evolutionary advantage in parasite rich environments."
So we may well have to thank parasitesin spite
of their nasty reputationfor the joy of sex.
Jeepers creepers: Climate change threatens endangered honeycreepers
...oud development between 5,900 and 7,900 feet (1,800 and 2,400 meters). Over the past 24 years, the height of this layer has remained fairly stable in spite
of warming trends but has increased in how often it occurs.
"This could have a tremendous adverse effect on the continued existence of high-eleva...
Tumor growth and chemo response may be predicted by mathematical model
...o chemotherapy may become easier to predict based on a mathematical model developed at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
of extensive experimental and clinical studies, the process of cancer growth is not well understood. Tumors are complex systems, with changes at the m...
Jefferson researcher awarded Landenberger Foundation grant for ALS research
...with the hope of advancing drug development for ALS. The grant totals $300,000 and will be issued in $100,000 disbursements over three years.
of recent progress toward understanding the origination of ALS, finding an effective treatment has remained elusive. Our hypothesis is that one reaso...
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes 2009: Six young researchers recognized for outstanding achievements
... the conditions for the formation of black shale, through to palaeoclimate research. His theory that glaciation was possible during the Cretaceous, in spite
of the high concentrations of greenhouse gases that existed at that time, which he developed in close cooperation with renowned scientists and researc...
No consistent advantage for planting soybean early
...arly April in the Deep South) to July. The experiments included several varieties and several row spacings, but none were irrigated.
of the differences in environmental conditions and varieties from the Midwest to the Deep South, the response of yield to planting date was remarkably...
Freezing prostate cancer does a man's body good
...2 years, including testing the levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood. Of those patients, 112 (93 percent) had no evidence of cancerin spite
of 72 being labeled medium to high risk for cancer recurrence. "There were no local recurrences in the areas we treated, and with the ability to re-tr...
European satellites provide new insight into ozone-depleting species
...ects life on Earth from harmful ultraviolet rays is vulnerable to the presence of certain chemicals in the atmosphere such as chlorine and bromine. In spite
of its much smaller concentrations, bromine is actually, after chlorine, the second most important halogen species destroying ozone in the stratospher...
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BASF Podcast - Better Harvest in Spite of Climate Stress
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In this Podcast you
will learn about how plant biotechnology can help to make crops more
tolerant against climate stress.
Climatic conditions such as heat or cold and rain or drought can
determine whether a harvest turns out well or badly. Beca...
GenVec Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
...d $11.0 million for the 12 months ending June 30, 2010," commented Douglas J. Swirsky, GenVec's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "In spite
of the difficult economic times, GenVec continues to make strides in its therapeutic and vaccine programs. We look forward to sharing additional data ...
ACT Announces Partnership With Gilead Sciences Inc.
... tremendous growth since its inception in 2000. The company has grown 400% in the last four years while retaining over 90% percent of its clientele in spite
of a significant industry recession. The addition of Gilead Sciences Inc. to ACT's family of clients ensures ACT's continued growth and financial succ...
Proteolix Presents Clinical Data from Two Clinical Studies of Carfilzomib in Multiple Myeloma at the 14th Congress of the European Hematology Association
...many patients respond to treatment, most eventually relapse and require subsequent treatment. Few patients are ultimately cured of their disease. In spite
of advances in the treatment of multiple myeloma, this year alone, approximately 10,500 patients are expected to die of the disease.
Frost & Sullivan: Lower Import Duties and Rising Customer Demand to Boost Russian Electronics Manufacturing Market
...ed upon as an unfavourable market for electronics manufacturing by foreign electronics manufacturers in the past. This negative perception has been in spite
of the country's cost-competitive advantages as well as its growing domestic market. However, liberalisation coupled with heightened demand from key e...
Nanophysicists find unexpected magnetic effect
...o flip its spin and therefore get deflected from its path. This explains why even tiny magnetic impurities can cause electrical resistance to rise, in spite
of further cooling.
Based on decades of experimental evidence, physicists would not ordinarily expect the Kondo effect to play a role in wires and ...
Kibow Biotech, Inc. Launches Breakthrough Probiotic Dietary Supplement for Kidney Health in USA and Canada
...n with words like 'disease,' 'drug,' 'therapy,' 'prevent,' 'cure,' 'delay,' 'eliminate,' 'remove' or 'mitigate' any symptoms or illnesses. However, in spite
of the stipulations we encounter in communicating their benefits, probiotics are increasingly well-accepted. In fact, there are hundreds of dietary su...
Frost & Sullivan Applauds SHL Telemedicine for Excellence in Product Innovation
...al rates of SHL telemedicine subscribers against ACSIS participants who survived hospitalisation after sustaining an acute MI. Results showed that in spite
of having more risk factors than ACSIS subjects, SHL telemedicine subscribers had significantly higher survival rates at one-year compared to ACSIS pa...
HIKMA - 2008 Preliminary Results Interview With CEO
businesses. CEO, Said Darwazah, said "The US operations, in 2007, reported
operating profit of about $30m and in 2008 we had a loss there so in spite
this $30m plus loss the other divisions, the Branded and the Injectables,
performed so well, grew so much that they were able to offset that."
Caliper Life Sciences Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Results
... to achieve the high end of our revenue guidance for the quarter and establish positive momentum in cash-based earnings. We achieved these results in spite
of severe market conditions and earnings loss from the divested businesses," said Kevin Hrusovsky, president and CEO of Caliper. "Most importantly, e...
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