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2012-09-11 06:23:56

JERICHO, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS) announced today that The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has selected the HCCS COI-SMART system to automate their conflict of interest disclosure process. The COI-SMART system will assist UCSF in complying with new National Institute of Health (NIH) conflict of interest disclosure regulations by managing and reporting on COI disclosures for nearly 5000 faculty, post-docs, and fellows....

2012-08-09 00:42:45

UCSF study suggests stress-amplifying 'TXNIP' protein may be powerful new drug target At its most fundamental level, diabetes is a disease characterized by stress -- microscopic stress that causes inflammation and the loss of insulin production in the pancreas, and system-wide stress due to the loss of that blood-sugar-regulating hormone. Now, researchers led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have uncovered a new key player in amplifying this stress in...

2012-08-07 22:08:39

Hospitals in areas with large minority populations are more likely to be overcrowded and to divert ambulances, delaying timely emergency care, according to a multi-institutional study focused on California. The researchers examined ambulance diversion in more than 200 hospitals around the state to assess whether overcrowding in emergency rooms disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minorities. They found that minorities are more at risk of being impacted by ER crowding and by...

2012-07-27 10:27:07

Adults with HIV in rural sub-Saharan Africa who receive antiretroviral drugs early in their infection may reap benefits in their ability to work and their children's ability to stay in school, according to a first-of-its-kind clinical study in Uganda that compared socioeconomic outcomes with CD4+ counts–a standard measure of health status for people with HIV. The study, to be presented at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, July 26, 2012 found that...

2012-07-26 01:08:51

UCSF study shows increased complications compared to non-diabetics Women with diabetes are just as likely to be interested in, and engage in, sexual activity as non-diabetic women, but they are much more likely to report low overall sexual satisfaction, according to a UCSF study. The researchers also found that diabetic women receiving insulin treatment were at higher risk for the specific complications of lubrication and orgasm. "Diabetes is a recognized risk factor for erectile...

2012-07-24 10:10:48

In January, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new guidelines on dosing of an HIV medication used to treat people infected with both HIV and tuberculosis (TB) because of a potential interaction between two of the main drugs used to treat each disease. The drug rifampin, used for treating TB, can lower levels of the HIV medicine efavirenz, so the FDA recommended that patients who weigh more than 50 kg (110 pounds) and who are taking both medications should get 30...

2012-07-24 02:24:40

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Inc. (OTCBB: ONCS), a company developing its advanced-stage OMS ElectroOncology therapies to treat solid tumor cancers, was spotlighted on Oakland television station KTVU-TV on July 20 and in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 18. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110314/MM64943LOGO) The KTVU segment aired during "Channel 2 News at 5." KTVU health and science editor, John Fowler, provided a report on the clinical trial for...

2012-07-23 20:45:26

A clinical study in a remote region of southwest Uganda has demonstrated the feasibility of using a health campaign to rapidly test a community for HIV and simultaneously offer prevention and diagnosis for a variety of other diseases in rural and resource-poor settings of sub-Saharan Africa. At the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., the first results of this study, called the "Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health (SEARCH) Collaboration," will be...

2012-07-23 20:43:37

UCSF-led SEARCH study suggests people with HIV/AIDS would take HIV medicines at early stages of HIV, before they were sick An ongoing clinical study in rural Uganda, begun in 2011, suggests that many people infected with HIV/AIDS would take antiretroviral drugs if they were available to them–even before they developed symptoms from the disease. Led by doctors at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) and...

2012-07-23 10:50:06

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Makerere University in Uganda have used hair and blood samples from three-month old infants born to HIV-positive mothers to measure the uninfected babies' exposure–both in the womb and from breast-feeding–to antiretroviral medications their mothers were taking. The results, they said, are surprising. "We found high levels of exposure to three antiretroviral medications in the hair samples of HIV uninfected...