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2012-04-17 10:31:34

Loyola study sheds light on obstacles to walking following gynecologic surgery Despite the well-documented benefits of walking after surgery, some patients are reluctant to make an attempt even with the encouragement of medical staff. Loyola University Health System researchers reported these findings at the prestigious 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons in Baltimore. Loyola researchers set out to determine if a program that encourages patients to walk...

2012-03-24 04:36:10

Does not have the side effects of fentanyl and other narcotics Patients who have undergone sinus surgery can safely take an alternative pain medication that does not cause the side effects of narcotics such as fentanyl and Vicodin, a Loyola University Health System study has found. The alternative medication is ketorolac (brand name, Toradol). It is in the same class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as Advil and Aleve. Ketorolac does not cause the side effects that narcotic drugs...

2012-03-19 23:02:41

The Loyola University New Orleans scholarship awards program, commemorating the school´s 33-year history of providing top-notch education for nurses in America, is open for prospective students to apply with a fast approaching deadline of March 23, 2012. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 The Loyola University New Orleans Nursing Scholarship Program is open for application until March 23rd. It offers students access to a higher education that prepares them for work in a healthcare...

2012-03-19 04:52:10

Loyola was major enroller in landmark clinical trial Loyola University Medical Center is one of the major enrollers in a landmark clinical trial that found that plugging a hole in the heart works no better than drugs in preventing strokes. The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Loyola enrolled 24 patients, one of the highest patient enrolments in the multicenter trial, and more than any other Chicago-area hospital. Principal investigators at the Loyola site are...

2012-03-08 18:00:00

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing was recently awarded a national scholarship by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, which will pay tuition for a deserving new student to attend the Doctor of Nursing Practice program starting this year. New Orleans, La. (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 The Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing was recently awarded a national scholarship by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, which will pay tuition for a deserving new student to...

2012-02-27 07:24:19

Study in Nature Medicine could lead to novel therapy for cancer In a study published in Nature Medicine, Loyola researchers report on a promising new technique that potentially could turn immune system killer T cells into more effective weapons against infections and possibly cancer. The technique involves delivering DNA into the immune system's instructor cells. The DNA directs these cells to overproduce a specific protein that jumpstarts important killer T cells. These killer cells...

2012-01-17 15:05:00

The 2012 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Top Online Education Programs rankings guide singled out the Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing as one of the best online graduate programs in the country. Loyola was one of only five nursing schools in the country and the only Jesuit institution to receive the honor roll designation from U.S. News & World Report. New Orleans, La. (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 The 2012 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Top Online...

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2011-12-12 10:29:14

What do Rumaisa Rahmam, a healthy and normal first-grader and Madeline Mann, a college honors student have in common? Both are examples of extremely premature infants growing up to be normal, healthy, productive people. Madeline, born in 1989, became the world´s smallest surviving baby at the time after she was born at Loyola University Medical Center, her birth weight was 9.9 oz., about the size of an iPhone. Rumaisa, born in 2004 came into the world even smaller at 9.2 oz. Both...

2011-12-07 22:20:09

Experimental drug targets cancer stem cells In a novel therapeutic approach to treating breast cancer, Loyola University Medical Center researchers are reporting positive results from a clinical trial of a drug that targets tumor stem cells. Existing cancer drugs are effective in killing mature cancer cells. But a handful of cancer stem cells are resistant to such drugs. They survive and go on to develop into new tumor cells. A pilot study at Loyola found that an experimental drug...

2011-10-26 17:15:00

Two national publications recently recognized Loyola University New Orleans as being a best value private college and as having a top-rated business school. New Orleans, La. (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 l publications recently recognized Loyola University New Orleans as being a best value private college and as having a top-rated business school. Kiplingerâs Personal Finance has named Loyola University New Orleans one of the best values in private colleges. Kiplinger ranked 100...