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2010-09-14 07:31:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRSA Survivors Network announces that the second annual World MRSA Day kickoff event at Loyola University Chicago on October 1, 2010 will be broadcasting live by webstream on 3M's website and at www.worldmrsaday.org starting at 10:00am (CST). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090825/DC65136LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090825/DC65136LOGO) Jeanine Thomas, founder of World MRSA Day states, "We are very excited...

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2010-08-13 08:52:20

New long-term data from landmark ALLHAT study Expensive brand-name medications to lower blood pressure are no better at preventing cardiovascular disease than older, generic diuretics, according to new long-term data from a landmark study. Paul Whelton, MB, MD, MSc, reported the results on Aug. 13 at the plenary session of the China Heart Congress and International Heart Forum in Beijing. Whelton is president and CEO of Loyola University Health System and chairman of the Antihypertensive and...

2010-07-12 13:14:30

Lowly bacteria are turning out to be much more complex than previously thought. In the July, 2010 issue of the journal Molecular Microbiology, Loyola University Health System researchers describe an example of bacterial complexity, called "protein acetylation," which once was thought to be rare in bacteria. This discovery that protein acetylation is common in bacteria has led to the "dawning of a new age" in bacterial research, senior author Alan Wolfe, PhD. and colleagues wrote. Protein...

2010-06-15 15:12:16

Scientists have long known that certain types of bacteria boost the immune system. Now, Loyola University Health System researchers have discovered how bacteria perform this essential task. Senior author Katherine L. Knight, PhD. and colleagues report their discovery in a featured article in the June 15, 2010, issue of the Journal of Immunology, now available online. Knight is professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of...

2010-06-01 13:21:33

Use Marketing Techniques Employed by Pharmaceutical Companies Researchers often get frustrated when doctors fail to adopt treatment guidelines backed by the best evidence-based research. But a study published in the May 24, 2010, Archives of Internal Medicine found that using techniques similar to those employed by pharmaceutical sales reps can help persuade doctors to follow the guidelines. Like drug sales representatives, researchers in the study met with small groups of doctors, especially...

2010-05-18 14:25:14

Loyola physicians report findings that will guide care for women Two popular procedures for female stress incontinence were found to be equivalent in efficacy but differed in side effects, according to data published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' 58th Annual Clinical Meeting. These surgical techniques, called mid urethral slings, are increasingly common for the treatment of stress incontinence or urine loss...

2010-05-07 13:15:07

Impairments more severe than early-stage Alzheimer's disease More than half of patients who have cirrhosis of the liver also display neurocognitive impairments such as short term memory loss, a study led by a Loyola University Health System researcher has found. Loyola neuropsychologist Christopher Randolph, PhD, and colleagues found that 54 percent of 301 cirrhosis patients who were tested scored below the 10th percentile for their age and education on a test that measures neurocognitive...

2010-03-02 12:44:31

Loyola Study Finds the Hormone Inhibits a Protein that Causes Normal Cell Death MAYWOOD, Ill. -- A new study is providing insight into how estrogen fuels many breast cancers, and researchers say the findings could lead to new cancer-fighting drugs. Researchers found that estrogen inhibits a protein called MLK3 that causes normal cell death. Blocking MLK3 leads to uncontrolled growth of cancer cells and resistance to chemotherapy. Researchers from Loyola University Health System and three...

2010-03-01 08:06:46

Bone marrow transplant patients say two of the most debilitating side effects of the treatment are nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy and radiation. But a Loyola University Health System study has found the drug aprepitant can dramatically reduce both nausea and vomiting when combined with other anti-nausea drugs. Seventy-three percent of patients receiving aprepitant experienced no vomiting during the study period, compared with 23 percent of patients who received a placebo. (Both...

2010-02-28 08:18:30

Loyola Among Centers that Enrolled Patients in CREST Trial Loyola University Medical Center is among the hospitals that enrolled patients in a landmark trial that compared traditional surgery with less-invasive stenting to clear dangerously clogged carotid arteries. The study found that the safety and efficacy of both procedures are roughly equal. The nine-year Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. Stenting Trial is known as CREST. The trial, conducted throughout the United States and...


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