Young Physician-Scientists: Internal Medicine???s Challenge

In the past decade, many individuals and organizations have expressed concern about the future of clinical research

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

Lumbar Fusion Has Long-term Benefits, Study Suggests

Lumbar fusion is becoming a progressively basic treatment for low-back pain...

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

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.

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

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.

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

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...

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

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

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

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)

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

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

Joining Forces: Scientists Use Peptides And Lipopeptides To Fight Bacteria

The "resistance movement" founded by bacteria to combat antibiotics may be losing ground.

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

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.

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

Cough medicine fights dyskinesias in Parkinson's

OHSU study also shows drug tested for schizophrenia reduces levodopa side effect