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Elderly, burn, Paraplegic, Wheelchair, Diabetic, Pressure, Ulcers, Wounds

Improved Oxygen Bath to Heal Wounds

Sandia researchers are developing inexpensive sensors and pumps to make possible the home use of an inexpensive oxygen bath, carefully calibrated, for the large number of elderly, paraplegics, diabetics, and burn and trauma victims, who suffer pressure ulcers or sores.

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AIDS, Vaccine, HIV, Hiv 1, Gp120

Researchers Derive First Detailed, Three-Dimensional Image of Surface Protein of AIDS Virus

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Columbia University have obtained the first detailed, three-dimensional picture of the lock-and-key mechanism by which HIV-1 binds to blood cells -- a milestone in the effort to develop AIDS vaccines that are effective against many strains of the virus.

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WHO, Incontinence, Overactive, Bladder Health, ICs, ICUD, Pharmacotherapy, Medical, Meeting

WHO First International Consultation on Incontinence

Accompanying this memo is detailed information about the First International Consultation on Incontinence slated for June 28 - July 1 at the Convention Center - Monaco. Among the materials included with this memo are a news release providing detailed information about the meeting, a description of key topics to be presented and an overview of the program for this international scientific forum.

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Health Care Costs, Patient Safety, Medical Errors, Liability

Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices and Reduces Medical Liability Claims

Following risk modification guidelines has significant impact on improving quality of care and lowering costs. Dr. Eric Knox and Pam Lockowitz will discuss a new report, Transforming Insights into Clinical Practice Improvements, and answer questions during a conference call on Wednesday, June 24, 10 a.m. CDT. To participate, call 1-800-482-5543 and give confirmation number 322114.

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Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Driving

Mild Hypoglycemia Impairs Driving in People with Type I Diabetes

For people with Type I diabetes, episodes of even mild hypoglycemia can make driving dangerous, according to researchers at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center.

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lung, Spectrometer, Diagnoses, Gases, Penn, Baumgardner, Marshall

World's First Device to Rapidly Assess Lung Function

Penn Scientists have developed an unprecedented method to quickly and accurately assess lung function in less than 10 minutes with a new mass spectrometer. This technique measures trace gas tensions in small blood and breath samples to determine if the lungs are working properly to pinpoint pulmonary disease and target therapy.

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Left Ventricular Assist Device, LVAD, Heart Cells

Circulatory device -- a bridge to recovery for heart failure?

The dying heart cells of individuals with heart failure were brought back to life with the help of a mechanical circulation device, report researchers in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Diabetes, Insulin, Blood Sugar, Glucose, Smith Kline, Beecham, Avandia, Rosiglitazone

Rosiglitazone Protects Insulin-Producing Cells

Pre-clinical Studies Show Compound Reduces Pancreatic Exhaustion and Prevents Progression to Diabetes

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Rosiglitazone, Insulin, Glucose, Blood Sugar, Smith Kline Beecham, Diabetes, Avandia

Study Demonstrates Smithkline Beecham's Rosiglitazone Lowers Blood Sugar Levels in Type 2 Diabetes

Novel Diabetes Drug Attacks an Underlying Cause of the Disease.

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African, Healers, Kidney, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Clostridium, Difficile, Clindamycin

June 15, 1998 Annals of Internal Medicine TipSheet from the American College of Physicians

1. Modern doctors can learn from traditional African healers. 2. ACE inhibitors slow kidney decline in type 2 diabetes. 3. Restriction of antibiotic for hospital-acquired diarrhea improves efficacy and saves money.







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