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Study confirms persistence of diversity problems in academic medicine

A survey study believed to be one of the first efforts to put hard numbers around long-held beliefs about diversity in medical school faculties has affirmed that awareness and sensitivity to racial and ethnic diversity are believed by most faculty to be poor and even poorer among faculty who are m...

Health Tips for the New Year; Patience and Persistence will Payoff; Key Advice from the Wellness Team at D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center

New Year’s resolutions are filled with thoughts of getting in shape and improving our health, yet without proper preparation and realistic goal setting, many of these worthy aspirations will fall by the wayside rather quickly. With a team approach, the wellness team of physicians from D.I....

Pursuing parenthood: Discourses of persistence

People harbor many cherished goals that may prove elusive even with the aid of market offerings, such as pursuit of an ideal of beauty or fame. Despite repeated setbacks, some individuals persist in their efforts, often making extraordinary investments of time, emotion, and money. A new study in t...

Is RTA a new potential option for the treatment of hydatid cysts?

...nlike PAIR, the existence of cysto-biliary communication would no longer be a contraindication to percutaneous treatment of hydatid cysts; and (3) the persistence of endocyst attachment to the pericystium should help avoid, or greatly decrease, post-RTA fistula occurrence and consequent overlapping complications...

Can pen and paper help make electronic medical records better?

...edical record system may help make electronic medical records even more useful to health-care providers and the patients they serve. "Exploring the persistence of Paper with the Electronic Health Record" appears in the September 2009 issue of the International Journal of Medical Informatics . Observing ...

Amgen Announces KRAS Safety Update to U.S. Prescribing Information for Vectibix(R) (Panitumumab)

... reactions have occurred with other monoclonal antibody products. Stop infusion if a severe infusion reaction occurs. Depending on the severity and/or persistence of the reaction, permanently discontinue Vectibix. About Amgen Amgen discovers, develops, manufactures and delivers innovative human th...

Independence Blue Cross Expands Its Preventive Health Efforts With Focus on Heart Disease and Diabetes

...in an intensive weight management or smoking cessation program to help him better manage the condition. IBC's second new program, the Medication persistence program, targets members who are not consistently taking certain prescribed medications for coronary heart disease, heart failure, diabetes, and hyper...

Overweight kids experience more loneliness, anxiety, MU study finds

... continue to use the ECLS-K to study the implications of being overweight for children's development. The study, "Implications of Overweight Onset and persistence for Social and Behavioral Development between Kindergarten Entry and Third Grade," was published in Applied Developmental Science , and was funded by...

Sightseeing helicopter crashes in Hawaii decrease following FAA regulations

...of power, most often caused by improper maintenance. Forty-six tourists and 9 pilots died in 16 fatal crashes during the 28-year study period. "The persistence of mechanical problems and malfunctions is noteworthy, since they were related to the majority of crashes and not addressed by the FAA's 1994 Rule," s...

Children's National Medical Center Honors The Children's Cancer Foundation for Commitment to Area Kids

...ership between the Children's Cancer Foundation and Children's National. We thank Shirley and the Children's Cancer Foundation board members for their persistence and commitment to making life better for children with cancer." Howard said, "The Children's Cancer Foundation is proud to have been a s...
Persistence in Medical Technology

Vectibix(R) in Combination With Chemotherapy Significantly Improved Progression-Free Survival in First-Line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

... reactions have occurred with other monoclonal antibody products. Stop infusion if a severe infusion reaction occurs. Depending on the severity and/or persistence of the reaction, permanently discontinue Vectibix. About Amgen Amgen discovers, develops, manufactures and delivers innovative human therap...

Shire Presented Results of a New Database Analysis on Lialda(R) (Mesalamine) and Other 5-ASAs for Ulcerative Colitis at Digestive Disease Week

... 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) persistency analysis entitled, "Twelve-month persistence with 5-aminosalicylic Acid Therapy: Results from a Large Pharmacy Database,...rmaceuticals, Inc. Reference Kane, Sunanda V. et al. "Twelve-Month persistence With 5-Aminosalicylic Acid Therapy: Results From A Large Pharmacy Database....

CVS Caremark Data Confirms Improved Outcomes for Women with Osteoporosis Who are Adherent to Therapy

...ture of this relationship cannot be strictly determined. "The National Osteoporosis Foundation emphasizes the importance of patient adherence and persistence to a prescribed treatment regimen in order to get the maximum benefit from a medication," said Robert Recker, M.D., president of the National Osteopor...

Gene Therapy Corrects Sickle Cell Disease in Laboratory Study

...ransplants are rare because of the lack of compatible donors. Researchers have long known that symptoms of the disease could be alleviated by persistence in the blood of an immature fetal form of hemoglobin in red blood cells. This immature hemoglobin, which usually disappears after birth, does not cont...

Medarex Announces Initiation of Phase 1b Clinical Development Program with MDX-1106 for the Treatment of Cancer

...ies suggest that the PD-1 signaling pathway may play an important role in tumor evasion and escape from host immune responses and may also promote the persistence of certain chronic viral infections. The Phase 1b clinical trial is designed to primarily evaluate the safety and tolerability of repeated d...

Quigley Anti-Viral Compound QR448(a) Successfully Prevents Transmission of Infectious Bronchitis in Chickens

...virus, this experiment directly addresses an extremely important problem of persistence of this isolate in commercial broiler flocks and the potential for managing a real industry problem by limiting persistence and reducing outbreaks. This work also shows that QR448(a) is effective aga...

Repligen Announces Plans to Initiate a Phase 2b Trial for RG2417 in Bipolar Disorder

...llness. The lifetime financial burden of bipolar disorder in the United States is about $625,000 per patient, depending on resistance to treatment and persistence of symptoms. Although lithium and anticonvulsants such as valproic acid have substantially improved the prognosis of bipolar disorder, many individual...

New Analysis Shows Efficacy of REMICADE(R) in Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis in Patients with Recent Disease Onset or Long-Standing Disease

...ue for sick leave days (4.8 vs. 2.3; P = 0.44) and short-term disability days (17.6 vs. 8.0; P = 0.67). Investigators concluded from the analysis that persistence with anti-TNF therapies is associated with a trend toward reduced work absence, including sick leave and short-term disability, and that these indirec...

Indevus Reports Additional Positive Phase III Trial Data for NEBIDO(R)

...in the key secondary clinical outcome variables. NEBIDO was well-tolerated as indicated by the analysis of the safety measurements collected and the persistence with study treatment. Further, the spectrum of adverse events reported were comparable to other injectable hypogonadism treatments reported in the lit...

Repligen Reports Positive Phase 2a Clinical Trial Results of RG2417 for Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

...llness. The lifetime financial burden of bipolar disorder in the United States is about $625,000 per patient, depending on resistance to treatment and persistence of symptoms. Although lithium and anticonvulsants such as valproic acid have substantially improved the prognosis of bipolar disorder, many individual...
Persistence in Medical Products

Scrub Care® Brand Exidine® 2% CHG Brushless Surgical Scrub

Description:... Exidine® 2% CHG Brushless Surgical Scrub offers exceptional persistence and broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity....
Company:Cardinal Health, Inc.

3M™ DuraPrep™ Surgical Solution

Description:...ontained applicator combining two proven broad-spectrum antimicrobials: alcohol for fast kill and fast drying (3 minutes on skin), and an iodophor for persistence that dries to a water-insoluble film....
Company:3M Worldwide

VerdaSee Navigator™ Tracking and Tracing Software

Features:... VerdaSee Navigator Server™ has three primary uses: collection, processing, and persistence of real-time data about tracked items, whether these items are assets, consumables or even people. All products developed by VerdaSee are designed to...
Company:VerdaSee Solutions, Inc.
Persistence in Medical Dictionary

Proximal

... renal tubular acidosis is a condition that occurs when the kidneys don't properly remove acids in the urine, ... ... derived from an abnormal persistence of the proximal part of the vitelline duct. It is situated 80cm proximal to the ileocaecal junction on the antimesenteric ... Proximal bice...

Infantile reflexes

...te ... Absent or abnormal reflexes in an infant, persistence of a reflex past the age ... Images. Infantil...te ... Absent or abnormal reflexes in an infant, persistence of a reflex past the age ... Many of the infa...te ... Absent or abnormal reflexes in an infant, persistence of a reflex past the age ... Infantile refl...

Alpha fetoprotein

...otein ' Review date: October 15, 2007 ... Alpha - Fetoprotein (AFP) is normally produced by the fetal gut, yolk sac, and liver. ... Hereditary persistence of alpha - fetoprotein (HPAFP) should be ... Alpha - fetoprotein information including symptoms, causes, diseases, symptoms, treatments, and o...
Persistence in Biological News

Bacterial persistence in streams

MADISON, WI, AUGUST 4, 2008 A research team from the University of Tennessee (UT) has completed a study on an East Tennessee river to determine the connection between watershed hydrology and fecal bacteria statistical time series analysis. Shesh Koirala and colleagues report their findings in the ...

Scientist's persistence sheds light on marine science riddle

When he started compiling an online database of seashells 15 years ago, Dr. Gary Rosenberg did not envision that his meticulous record-keeping would eventually shed light on a 40-year-old evolutionary debate. The debate involves the mechanism underlying the island rule: that small animals isolat...

Our 'caveman logic' embraces ESP over evolution

...re funny, the condition itself is no laughing matter. In CAVEMAN LOGIC: THE persistence OF PRIMITIVE THINKING IN A MODERN WORLD (Prometheus Books, $19.98), Davis e...y Origins of Religious Ethics and Violence. Davis says CAVEMAN LOGIC: THE persistence OF PRIMITIVE THINKING IN A MODERN WORLD is the product of more than two dec...

US-Mexico border wall could threaten wildlife species

.... Flesch, a biologist from the University of Arizona they may be critical. "Movement of pygmy owls from Mexico to Arizona may be necessary for the persistence of the Arizona population," Flesch pointed out. The security wall could have a bigger impact on the movement of bighorn sheep, which range widely a...

UT San Antonio researcher wins $917,000 from NIH to study memory

...g to Derrick, the key lies in the difference between learning and memory. "Learning is the acquisition of new knowledge," he notes. "Memory is the persistence of learning over time. This kind of memory does not simply involve 'what' and 'where' events occurred; 'when' is also a crucial variable. We believe...

'Shock and kill' research gives new hope for HIV-1 eradication

...rier of latency" which has been the main obstacle to HIV eradication from the body. Cells harbouring a quiescent HIV genome are responsible for HIV persistence during therapy. In other words, HIV-1 genes become pieces of the human organism, and many scientists have simply thought there is nothing we can do. D...

Changing climate likely to make 'super weed' even more powerful

...biological concentrations of mesoxalic acid in Delaware wetlands, in stands of both exotic and native Phragmites australis . The study highlights the persistence of the photo-degraded phytotoxin, particularly potent in the exotic species of the plant, and its enhanced effects against the native species of Phra...

Reef boom beats doom

...hanisms of resilience is critical for reef management under climate change. "Diversity in processes may well be critical to the overall resilience and persistence of coral reef ecosystems globally," Dr Laurence McCook, from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, says. The research was partially funded ...

Mass Biologic Labs/UMass Med School and Medarex license C. difficile monoclonal antibody to Merck

...on and/or death. Treatment of severe disease requires administration of additional antibiotics to kill the C. difficile bacteria, but because of the persistence of spores, as well as the difficulty for the intestinal flora to re-normalize in the setting of antibiotics, relapse/recurrence of CDI is common, and ...

April 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... continental self to the more mountainous area of present-day Wrangel Island. Renewed glacial activity during the Antarctic cold reversal and persistence of cold conditions until 11.5 ka in southwestern Patagonia P.I. Moreno et al., Dept. of Ecological Sciences and Institute of Ecology and Biodiversit...
Persistence in Biological Technology

A billion-year ultra-dense memory chip

... property of an entire memory system, the first requirement is that the underlying mechanism of information storage for individual bits must exhibit a persistence time much longer than the envisioned lifetime of the resulting device," he said. "A single bit lifetime in excess of a billion years demonstrates that...

Successful Field-Trial Remediation of 1,2-DCA and VC Contaminated Groundwater in Northern Italy

... site is impacted by 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCA) and vinyl chloride (VC) about 300,000 and 500 ?g/L in groundwater, respectively. Knowing the general persistence of 1,2-DCA in the environment, initial laboratory tests evaluated various remedial technologies: two different chemical oxidants (ISCO) and biochemica...

New Pleio Medication Adherence Service Increases Prescription Refills Up To 53%

... Pleio GoodStart(tm) improves compliance and persistence with chronic medications. Prescription refills increase up to 53% during patients' first 100 days of therapy. New free service offers coaching, remind...

Pharmacyclics Announces Appointment of New Management Team and Board Director to Accelerate Its Future Growth

...al University in France. She is fluent in French, German, Persian & English. Mr. Duggan added, "Maky is a gifted communicator and negotiator. Her persistence on a given course has few equals. She adds a great deal to our potential success." Rainer (Ramses) Erdtmann has been appointed to head the Fina...

Sangamo BioSciences Initiates Phase 1 Trial of CCR5-ZFP Therapeutic to Treat HIV/AIDS

...ive of the study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of SB-728-T. In addition to safety monitoring, data will be collected on the expansion and persistence of ZFN-modified cells, CD4+ cell counts and viral load. Individuals interested in participating in this trial should visit http://www.clinicaltrials....

Oncology Biomarker KRAS to be Discussed at FDA Panel Meeting

... reactions have occurred with other monoclonal antibody products. Stop infusion if a severe infusion reaction occurs. Depending on the severity and/or persistence of the reaction, permanently discontinue Vectibix. About Amgen Amgen discovers, develops, manufactures and delivers innovative human th...

Medarex and Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories Announce Primary Objective Achieved in Phase 2 Trial of Monoclonal Antibody Combination for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile Associated Diarrhea (CDAD)

...olon and/or death. Treatment of severe disease requires administration of additional antibiotics to kill the C. difficile bacteria, but because of the persistence of spores, as well as the difficulty for the intestinal flora to re-normalize in the setting of antibiotics, relapse/recurrence of CDAD is common, and...

Sinovac Reports Record Second Quarter 2008 Unaudited Financial Results

...000 in the same period of 2007. The R&D expenses were mainly incurred for the Japanese encephalitis vaccine program and pandemic influenza immunogenic persistence research of Panflu. Operating income was $7.0 million for the second quarter of 2008, compared to $4.7 million in the same period of 2007. The year-...

HemoGenix(R), Inc. Receives Issued Patent for its HALO(R) Technology Platform From the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

...or David's interest and belief in HemoGenix and Donna's exuberance in learning and obtaining a thorough understanding of our work and products and her persistence and communication with the USPTO, we would certainly not be in this position today," said Ivan Rich, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of HemoGenix(R). "For a sm...

Lethal Human H5N1 Influenza Virus Replikin Gene Still Upregulated

...he first country in which this would occur would be Indonesia. In 2007, both of these predictions made in 2006 were shown to be correct. The current persistence of the upregulation of the H5N1 replikin peak gene in Indonesia, and its additional increase in China, support continuing efforts to organize public h...
Persistence in Biological Definition

Apoptosis

... immune responses. On the other side of the spectrum, failure to die, as exemplified in MRL/1pr mice and human lymphoproliferative disorder, may allow persistence of autoreactive cells and prevent the resolution of inflammation. When combined, we may conclude that dying properly is essential for living properly....

Biodiversity

...ariety of genes. Since it cannot always be said which genes are more likely to prove beneficial, the best choice for conservation is to assure the persistence of as many genes as possible. For ecologists, this approach is sometimes considered inadequate and too restricted. Biodiversity: time and space...

Eye

...ct Eye tracking Eyeglass prescription Macropsia Micropsia Nictating membrane Ocular tremor Optometry Ophthalmology persistence of vision Saccade Snellen chart Staring contest Tears Visual acuity Visual perception External links Evolution of t...

Long-term potentiation

...deas, and further proposed that cells may grow new connections between each other to enhance their ability to communicate: Let us assume that the persistence or repetition of a reverberatory activity (or "trace") tends to induce lasting cellular changes that add to its stability.... When an axon of cell A i...

Red Queen

...ty of ways. Two consecutive generations might be faced with very different selective pressures. If this change is rapid enough, it might explain the persistence of sex. References Matt Ridley ( 1995 ) The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature , Penguin Books, ISBN 0140245480 Lewis ...
Persistence in Biological Dictionary

Persistence

Persistence in computer science refers to the characteristic of data that outlives the execution of the program that created it. Without this capability, data would only exist in RAM, and would be lost when this RAM loses power, such as on computer shutdown. Persistence (virology) Persi...

Superior vena cava

...rsistent left superior vena cava is the. most common form of anomalous venous. drainage involving the superior vena . cava , and represents persistence of the ... Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Blood Test Abnormalities. Cold or Flu Illness ... What are the signs and symptoms of superior vena...

Residue

...idues . residue , residues ... ... determine surface residue cover. Identify crop effects on residue remaining after ... Observe residue persistence (sorghum versus cotton, wheat, or soybeans) ... Shop for Residue and Music at Shop.com. Release Date 2004-03-11 Audio CD Other Minds Music|Rock ...

Antigenic variation

...oa, poses a challenge in the development of ... of antigenic variation and virulence ... Antigenic variation is the primary cause of the persistence and lethality of ... This process is called Antigenic Variation , and has been most extensively ... Antigenic Variation information includi...
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