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Articles on Medicine, the science of diagnosing, treating and preventing disease. Please note that the material submitted to this section will be very closely monitored, please do not post online diagnosis.

Medicine and Diagnosis Articles

Young Physician-Scientists: Internal Medicine???s Challenge
In the past decade, many individuals and organizations have expressed concern about the future of clinical research

Date: 19 Aug 2007, Rating: 5.00

Release of new guidelines on the management of arterial hypertension
Arterial hypertension is a causal and modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular and renal diseases and an important and frequently encountered condition in Europe

Date: 18 Aug 2007, Rating: 7.00

Lumbar Fusion Has Long-term Benefits, Study Suggests
Lumbar fusion is becoming a progressively basic treatment for low-back pain...

Date: 8 Aug 2009, Rating: 5.00

A new method allows for the early diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
Researchers have developed an innovative system which will help doctors make the earliest diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension possible

Date: 24 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Evidence-based medicine among internal medicine residents in a community hospital program using smart phones
This study implemented and evaluated a point-of-care, wireless Internet access using smart phones for information retrieval during daily clinical rounds and academic activities of internal medicine residents in a community hospital.

Date: 19 Aug 2007, Rating: 5.00, 9 pages

Focus on atrial fibrillation recognizes growing importance of common arrhythmia
Special issue of JACC features intriguing link between statins and AF prevention, tools to ensure the highest-quality AF care, and more

Date: 24 Feb 2008, Rating: 5.00

Treatment of severe coronary artery disease with drug-eluting stents a viable alternative to CABG
Severe stenosis (blockage) to the left main coronary artery-a condition commonly called a "widow-maker"- can result in sudden death.

Date: 18 Aug 2007, Rating: 2.50

Women's mortality rates for cardiovascular disease differ widely among hospitals
Women treated for cardiovascular disease at the nation's best- performing hospitals have a 39 percent lower risk-adjusted mortality rate when compared with women at the nation's poorest-performing hospitals

Date: 18 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Regular Paracetamol Use Could Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk By Almost A Third
Using paracetamol regularly could reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by almost a third, according to a study...

Date: 10 Jul 2006, Rating: 3.00

Improved diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis thanks to new techniques
Dutch researcher Wendy van der Meide has developed and evaluated new techniques for a better diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis

Date: 23 Feb 2008, Rating: 1.00

Heart failure patients do better when treated according to guidelines, but too many doctors still fail to prescribe the best treatments
Heart failure patients who are treated in accordance with established European guidelines do better than patients who are not, yet many doctors are still not adhering to the guidelines

Date: 18 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Treating Acne: Two Different Peels Both Effective, SLU Study Finds
Chemical peels using either alpha-hydroxy acid or beta-hydroxy acid are both highly effective in treating mild to moderately severe facial acne

Date: 23 Feb 2008, Rating: 4.00

ESC Congress 2004: Trial shows benefits of new anti-arrhythmetic agent, dronedarone, in the management of cardiac arrhythmia
the new antiarrhythmic agent, dronedarone, is highly effective in the prevention of both symptomatic and asymptomatic recurrences of atrial fibrillation (AF)/atrial flutter (AFL)

Date: 18 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Study compares treatments for chronic plaque psoriasis
Oral psoralen - UV-A therapy was found to be more effective than narrowband UV-B therapy in treating patients with chronic plaque psoriasis

Date: 14 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Ultraviolet B light exposure associated with increased risk of skin cancer
A decreased ability to repair chromosomal damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet B (UV-B) radiation in test tubes may be associated with an increased risk of the common skin cancers basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma

Date: 14 Aug 2007, Rating: 1.00

Joining Forces: Scientists Use Peptides And Lipopeptides To Fight Bacteria
The "resistance movement" founded by bacteria to combat antibiotics may be losing ground.

Date: 3 Jan 2007, Rating: 1.00

New radiation technique can greatly reduce painful skin burns in women with breast cancer
Breast cancer patients who undergo a new radiation technique called IMRT after surgery are three times less likely to have severe skin reactions from the treatment compared to standard radiation therapy

Date: 23 Feb 2008, Rating: 5.00

Hope for patients with COPD
For the first time, a drug therapy appears to reduce lung function loss in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Date: 1 Sep 2008, Rating: not rated

Why are the best malaria drugs not being used in Africa?
Treatment of paediatric malaria during a period of drug transition to artemether-lumefantrine in Zambia

Date: 22 Feb 2008, Rating: 3.00

Cough medicine fights dyskinesias in Parkinson's
OHSU study also shows drug tested for schizophrenia reduces levodopa side effect

Date: 21 Feb 2008, Rating: 5.00