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2009-11-09 15:29:57

A new study by Mount Sinai researchers has for the first time found that patients with more difficult to treat forms of hepatitis C are half as likely to initiate treatment for the disease, when compared to patients with hepatitis C that is easier to treat. Marital status also affected whether patients chose treatment, as did whether or not they had other diseases. The study is published in the November 1 issue of Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. "Overall, only about 30...

2009-11-09 14:38:15

Article in December issue focuses on health infertile men The December issue of European Urology, the official journal of the European Association of Urology, features an article entitled 'Are Infertile Men Less Healthy than Fertile Men? Results of a Prospective Case-Control Survey' by Dr. Andrea Salonia et al. The conclusion is that male factor infertility is associated with a number of medical comorbidities, as objectively scored with the hospital-based Charlson Comorbidity Index. Dr....

2009-09-10 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that in the U.S., out of six million cases of major depressive disorder with comorbid panic attack, three million are untreated. Comorbid mental disorders are influential factors impacting the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. With this type of information drug developers can expand their markets by showing...

2009-07-23 10:00:00

Rhode Island Hospital researchers propose change for consideration in fifth edition DSMResearchers from Rhode Island Hospital's department of psychiatry propose that the definition for major depressive disorder (MDD) should be shortened to include only the mood and cognitive symptoms that have been part of the definition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) for the past 35 years. Their recommendation would exclude those symptoms that are currently part of the...

2009-05-29 07:00:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: VION) today announced that an analysis of clinical data of its lead anticancer agent Onrigin (laromustine) Injection in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) would be presented in a poster at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. The poster (Abstract #7050) entitled "Comorbidity Description Using the Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation-Specific...

2009-05-07 07:00:00

Rich Data Set and Easy-to-Use Web Interface Allows Users to Manipulate Data to Create Custom Epidemiological Projections PatientBase Also Offers Treatable Pools for Its Cancer Indications WALTHAM, Mass., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, announces the completion of PatientBase's forecast period and disease indication updates. The forecast period now reflects 2008 to 2018 data....

2009-05-05 08:00:00

New Study Published in the Journal of Rheumatology Examines Quality of Life and Disability in Treatment Failure Gout Patients EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT) announced today the print publication of the Savient-supported longitudinal observational (non-interventional) study of patients with treatment failure gout (TFG). The objective of the study was to determine the baseline characteristics and natural history of the disease...

2009-04-08 10:47:00

JAMA commentary highlights startling lack of focus on costly problem NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- MedSolutions (www.medsolutions.com), a provider of medical cost management services that help health plans control diagnostic imaging costs while improving quality of care, today commended a recent Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) commentary that calls for the medical community to address the growing issue of diagnostic errors. In their report ("Diagnostic Errors...

2009-03-18 09:58:22

A new study may help doctors determine who is a good candidate for an implanted defibrillator -- and who is not. Data collected from more than 14,000 patients over five years show heart failure patients under age 65, or those over 65 without kidney disease, cancer or dementia could be protected from sudden death with the assistance of an implanted defibrillator. However, older patients with several comorbidities, including other cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic pulmonary disease and...

2009-03-17 11:04:22

A U.S. study suggests older people with comorbidities or multiple hospital admissions for heart failure receive little benefit from implanted defibrillators. The cohort study was conducted among more than 14,000 patients with heart failure using an administrative five-year data base. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard Medical School in Boston said the patients, with a mean age of 77 years, had a high level of comorbidities such as other cardiovascular disease,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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