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Article ID: 6235

News Briefs from Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic

News Briefs from Mayo Clinic; 1) Endoscopic surgery for adrenal tumors is better for patients 2) Simple test predicts survival in heart failure 3) Study finds good ice hockey goalies have high heart rates and share feelings

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4-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6231

New Heart-Attack Indicator Improves ER Diagnostic Accuracy

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center have shown that diagnostic accuracy of chest pain can be dramatically increased by using a clinical approach that combines the results of an echocardiogram with a simple blood test that measures a patient's troponin T, a protein released during cardiac cell injury.

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4-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6230

Cross-resistance dulls promise of new AIDS drugs; 'rescue therapies' sought

Stanford University School of Medicine

STANFORD ó HIV strains that have developed resistance to a wide range of antiviral drugs constitute the gravest challenge now facing AIDS researchers in the battle against this deadly virus.

Released:
4-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6195

Physicians Announce New Specialty Referral Guidelines

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New specialty referral guidelines for people with diabetes developed, approved and adopted by a consensus conference of more than 100 practicing primary care and specialty physicians representing private practice, hospital and managed care settings were announced today by Diabetes Treatment Centers of America (DTCA).

Released:
4-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6225

Folate and Vitamin B6 from diet and supplements in relation to risk of coronary heart disease among women

American Heart Association (AHA)

A study of 80,082 female nurses over a 14-year period has indicated that increased intake of two vitamins, folate and vitamin B-6, is predictive of reduced risk of coronary heart disease (heart attack or death from coronary heart disease).

Released:
3-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6222

Aviron Announces Avian Influenza Vaccine Collaboration

Fleishman-Hillard, New York

Aviron announced today that it is working with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prepare two vaccine candidates for potential use in the event of a pandemic of the "Hong Kong flu" resulting from the avian A/Hong Kong/97 (H5N1) influenza virus.

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3-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6221

February 1, 1998 Annals of Internal Medicine TipSheet from the American College of Physicians

American College of Physicians (ACP)

1) For newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients initial therapy with oral medications is better and results in less reactions. 2) Heart surgery often leads to kidney problems or kidney failure. 3) Initial medical therapy is good for low-risk angina patients; angioplasty or bypass surgery is good for moderate-risk patients; and bypass surgery is reasonable for high-risk patients. 4) Firearm injury prevention should be a major public health issue for internists and other physicians.

Released:
3-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6220

Journalists Seeking Psychiatric Experts On Clinton

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

In light of recent allegations about public figures, APA's Division of Public Affairs has been receiving calls from journalists asking for psychiatrists to speculate on alleged addictions or disorders.

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3-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6219

World's First "Blood Substitute" Receives FDA Approval For Treatment Of Canine Anemia

Burson-Marsteller, NYC

World'S First "Blood Substitute" Receives FDA approval For Treatment For Canine Treatment Of Canine Anemia. First in a New Category called "Oxygen Therapeutics"

Released:
3-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6218

Common Cold Caused by Multiple Viruses

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

A recent study investigating causes of the common cold affirms that most colds are caused by viruses, but only half are a result of infection with the rhinovirus.

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3-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST

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