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Bedside ultrasound becomes a reality

Clinicians have often referred to ultrasound technology as the "stethoscope of the future," predicting that as the equipment shrinks in size, it will one day be as common at the bedside as that trusty tool around every physician's neck. According to...

Study links hypoxia and inflammation in many diseases

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 18, 2011) -- When the body is deprived of oxygen during a major surgery, the kidneys, heart muscles or lungs can be injured as a result. The problem is that lack of oxygen can lead to inflammation. Yet some athletes d...

Drug therapy shows significant benefit in treating a leading cause of...

A readily available, inexpensive drug therapy showed a significant benefit in treating premature infants with the worst and historically most difficult-to-treat cases of retinopathy of prematurity. The results of a multicenter clinical trial...

Poor response to anti-anemia drug predicts higher risk of heart disease...

DALLAS -- Dec. 29, 2010 -- Patients with diabetes, kidney disease and anemia who don't respond to treatment with an anti-anemia drug have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease or death, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have foun...

Buprenorphine is better than methadone for opioid dependence in pregnant women,...

Using buprenorphine instead of methadone -- the current standard of care -- to treat opioid-dependent pregnant women may result in healthier babies, suggests new findings from an international team led by Johns Hopkins researchers and publish...

Buprenorphine treatment produces improved outcome for babies born addicted

Babies born into the world addicted to drugs because of their mother's dependence on pain medication, or opioids, may be weaned off the substance more comfortably, with a shorter hospital stay and at a reduced cost, if the mother receives a new ...

Hospital perks: How much should hospitals be rewarded for the patient...

From hotel-style room service to massage therapy to magnificent views, hospitals are increasingly touting their luxury services in a bid to gain market share, especially those in competitive urban markets. An important new article, published today i...

Use of HIV medications reduces risk of HIV infection in uninfected...

(San Francisco, CA) -- In a finding with the potential to fundamentally change strategies to slow the global HIV epidemic, a new study called iPrEx shows that individuals at high risk for HIV infection who took a single daily tablet containing two ...

CONRAD applauds results of global iPrEx study

ARLINGTON, VA-- NOVEMBER 23, 2010 - - CONRAD is pleased to join in congratulating the Global iPrEx study team for their successful trial of oral tenofovir (TDF) with emtricitabine (FTC) for HIV prevention. Results of the National Institutes of He...

AIDS drug shown to prevent HIV in multinational trial of HIV-negative...

Chicago, November 23, 2010 -- Results of the world's first efficacy trial of an HIV-prevention approach called oral pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, were released online in the New England Journal of Medicine today. Data from this trial, called i...

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