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Month: May 2011

Persistent HPV Leaves Women More Vulnerable

Women with long-term persistence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection appear to be generally more susceptible to other HPV infections, especially longer-lasting infections, than women who have these infections cleared,...

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A Web-Based Depression Treatment

A web-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) depression treatment appears to be effective in reducing depressive symptoms in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, according to a study from the Netherlands. In a randomized...

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CHD, Heart Transplantation, & Survival

Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) appear to have high 30-day mortality rates after heart transplantation but also have better late survival after their transplant procedure. Researchers in the United States found that...

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Managing VCFs in Cancer Patients

An international randomized control trial has found that kyphoplasty appears to be an effective and safe treatment that rapidly reduces pain and improves function for patients with cancer who have painful vertebral compression...

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Collaboration Helps When Managing CKD

Most primary care physicians (PCPs) and nephrologists appear to favor utilizing collaborative care for patients with progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a nationwide analysis. Most PCPs and nephrologists in...

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Non-Compliance High With Work-Hour Regulations

Non-compliance with work-hour regulations appears to be prevalent among surgical residents, according to survey findings from a Mount Sinai School of Medicine study. Non-compliance with the work-hour regulations was 64.6%, with...

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Home Dialysis Machine Approved

The FDA has approved a home dialysis machine (2008K@home, Fresenius Medical Care) to facilitate hemodialysis treatment in the home environment. The machine offers a broad range of dialysis pre

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A Look at Online Health Users

Findings from the Bupa Health Pulse survey suggest that there are more ways to access health information on the internet than ever before, but few people check the source of this information. The report, available at...

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