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News Archives for April 2008
 

April 30, 2008
     
  In the Clinic - Dr. Steven Chang, MD, discusses diagnosing a ruptured cerebral aneurysm - Dr. Steven Chang
  Peanut Allergy Continues to Mystify Experts - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Experts Discuss Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergy - Dr. Susan Sharma
  New Method for Developing Monoclonal Antibodies, Aspirin May Lower Estrogen Positive Breast Cancer Risk, Cumin Recalled Due to Salmonella - Dr. Susan Sharma
  New Method for Developing Monoclonal Antibodies, Aspirin May Lower Estrogen Positive Breast Cancer Risk, Cumin Recalled Due to Salmonella - Allison Chow
April 29, 2008
     
  Genetic Testing Used to Refine Leukemia Treatment - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Specific Genotypes of Patients with AML Can Refine Treatment - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Genes Linked to Osteoporosis, Brain Pacemaker Helpful for Depression, 1 in 4 Toddlers Improperly Vaccinated - Allison Chow
  Flurizan Study Has Mixed Results, Daycare Lowers Leukemia Risk, Program Improves Safety of Final Stages of Labor - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Flurizan Study Has Mixed Results, Daycare Lowers Leukemia Risk, Program Improves Safety of Final Stages of Labor - Allison Chow
April 28, 2008
     
  Hemoglobin-Based Blood Substitutes Increase Risk of Heart Attack and Death (Interview with Dr. Charles Natanson, MD) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Significant Morbidity and Mortality Risk Associated with Hemoglobin-Based Blood Substitutes (Interview with Dr. Charles Natanson, MD) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Genes Linked to Osteoporosis, Brain Pacemaker Helpful for Depression, 1 in 4 Toddlers Improperly Vaccinated - Dr. Susan Sharma
April 27, 2008
     
  Avandia and Actos Increase Fracture Risk - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Thiazolidinediones Linked to Increased Fracture Risk - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Alendronate Raises Irregular Heart Beat Risk, Molecular Treatments Coming for Retinal Conditions, Diabetes Rates Increase in Pregnant Women - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Alendronate Raises Irregular Heart Beat Risk, Molecular Treatments Coming for Retinal Conditions, Diabetes Rates Increase in Pregnant Women - Essie Heinrich
April 24, 2008
     
  Monitoring of Clinical Condition Effective for Guiding Treatment in HIV Patients - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Clinical Monitoring Provides Similar Effects on Survival in HIV Patients - Dr. Susan Sharma
  OSCS Linked to Heparin Contamination - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Oversulphated Chondroitin Sulphate May be Contaminant in Heparin - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Cardiac Cells Created from Stem Cells, Colonoscopy Competency Reached After 150 Procedures, Tanning Beds Widely Used Despite Risk - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Menstrual Blood May be Source for Stem Cells, Potential Bird Flu Pandemic, Risks and Benefits of LASIK - Dr. Susan Sharma
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April 22, 2008
     
  Genetic Mutation Protects Against Malaria (Interview with Dr. Kevin Kain, MD, FRCPC) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency Offers Protection from Malaria (Interview with Dr. Kevin Kain, MD, FRCPC) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Baby Gender Linked to Diet, Ozone Exposure Leads to Premature Death, Cancer Survivors More Likely to be Obese - Dr. Susan Sharma
April 21, 2008
     
  Certican Better Than Taxol in Drug-Eluting Stents - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Cardiac Outcomes Improved With Everolimus-Eluting Stent - Dr. Susan Sharma
  OPALS Negative, Airway Surgery in Kandahar, Prone Intubation, Black Tongue, Geographical Mapping in Insidermedicine's Review of the CMAJ - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Nutrition and Blood Pressure, Heart Screenings for ADHD Patients, Male Heart Disease Risk Starts in Adolescence - Dr. Susan Sharma
April 20, 2008
     
  Lesions Over 6mm May Be Melanoma, Surgeon Shortage as Baby Boomers Age, Canada to Ban Bottles Made With Bisphenol A - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Pigmented Lesions Over 6mm More Likely Melanoma, Risk of Surgeon Shortage as Baby Boomers Age, Canadian Government to Ban Bottles Containing Bisphenol A - Essie Heinrich
  Advanced Life Support in Field Not Beneficial in Trauma Cases (April 22 CMAJ - Interview with Dr. Ian Stiell) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  OPALS Study Fails to Demonstrate Advanced Life Support in Field Better than Basic Support (April 22 CMAJ) - Dr. Susan Sharma
April 17, 2008
     
  MSCT Makes Ultrasound Unnecessary When Testing for Pulmonary Embolism - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Ultrasound Not Necessary to Detect Pulmonary Embolism When MSCT Used - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Latest Flu Vaccine Less Effective, Migraines Increase Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke, Nalgene Ceasing Production of Unbreakable Water Bottle - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Latest Flu Vaccine Less Effective, Migraines Increase Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke, Nalgene Ceasing Production of Unbreakable Water Bottle - Allison Chow
April 16, 2008
     
  If I Had - Leg Swelling and Pain - Dr. Lawrence Hofmann, MD, Chief of Interventional Radiology at Stanford Hospital & Clinics - Dr. Lawrence Hofmann
  New Drug Reduces Symptoms of Psoriasis - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Experimental Calcineurin Inhibitor Appears Effective in Treatment of Psoriasis - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Vitamins May Not Increase Longevity, Loop Diuretics May Reduce Bone Mineral Density, Self-Monitoring of Glucose Levels May Not be Cost-Effective - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Vitamins May Not Increase Longevity, Loop Diuretics May Reduce Bone Mineral Density, Self-Monitoring of Glucose Levels May Not be Cost-Effective - Allison Chow
April 15, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Syma Iqbal, MD, Discusses the Field of Oncology - Dr. Syma Iqbal
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Ann Partridge, MD, MPH - Dr. Ann Partridge
  Ghostwriting and Guest Authorship Common in Vioxx Studies - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Weekly Taxol Therapy for Breast Cancer More Effective Than Current Schedule - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Intensive Weekly Paclitaxel Therapy May Improve Survival in Women with Breast Cancer - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Smoking and Drinking Leads to Earlier Alzheimer's Diagnosis, Moderate Alcohol Intake Increases Breast Cancer Risk, Gene Mutation May Explain Link Between Alcohol and Breast Cancer - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Smoking and Drinking Leads to Earlier Alzheimer's Diagnosis, Moderate Alcohol Intake Increases Breast Cancer Risk, Gene Mutation May Explain Link Between Alcohol and Breast Cancer - Allison Chow
April 14, 2008
     
  Medical Publishing Ethics Need Review - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Healthcare Crisis Looms as Baby Boomers Turn 65, Marijuana Use on the Rise, High Blood Pressure Reduces Migraine Risk - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Healthcare Crisis Looms as Baby Boomers Turn 65, Marijuana Use on the Rise, High Blood Pressure Reduces Migraine Risk - Allison Chow
April 13, 2008
     
  In the Clinic - Dr. Anthony Sandler, MD, Discusses Procedures for Pyloric Stenosis and Inguinal Hernias - Dr. Anthony Sandler
  Blood Pressure Friendly Diet Also Reduces Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke - Dr. Susan Sharma
  DASH Diet Reduces Risk for Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Hormones May Prevent Macular Degeneration, Statins Good for Blood Pressure, Urate Lowers Parkinson's Progression - Dr. Susan Sharma
April 11, 2008
     
  In the Clinic - Dr. Niall Galloway, MD, FRCS, Discusses Understanding Individual Patients' Structures - Dr. Niall Galloway
  New Stem Cell Research Shows Promise for Parkinson's Sufferers - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Mature Cells Reprogrammed to Act Like Stem Cells in Parkinson's Study - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Physical Activity Reduces Stress, Academics Using Prescription Drugs for Non-Medical Purposes, New Drug Protects Tissue During Radiation Treatment - Dr. Susan Sharma
April 9, 2008
     
  Suicide Promotion More Common Than Prevention in Web Searches - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Suicide Promotion More Common Than Prevention in Internet Search Results - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Gymnastics Injury Rate Same as Hockey, Alligator Blood May Have Medicinal Value, Diabetes in Middle Age Raises Alzheimer's Risk - Dr. Susan Sharma
April 8, 2008
     
  Similar Outcomes from Stent or Surgery in Patients with Carotid Artery Stenosis - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Long-Term Outcomes Similar for Stenting or Endarterectomy in Patients with Carotid Artery Stenosis - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Aggressive LDL Targets in Diabetics Reverses Atherosclerosis, Mumps Vaccine Losing Effectiveness, Heparin Fatality Count Increases - Dr. Susan Sharma
April 7, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Sanjeev Dutta, MD, MA, FRSC(C), FACS, Discusses Pursuing an Area of Interest - Dr. Sanjeev Dutta
  New Combined Treatment for Liver Cancer Saves Lives - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Combination TACE and RFA Therapy Prolongs Survival in Hepatocellular Cancer - Dr. Susan Sharma
April 6, 2008
     
  Sleep Problems Common in Children with ADHD - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Prevalence of Sleep Problems 73% in ADHD Children - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Sleep May Affect Weight in Preschoolers, Parental Behavior at Bedtime Affects Sleep Problems, Genetic Factors Influence Fear - Dr. Susan Sharma
April 4, 2008
     
  In the Clinic - Dr. Larry Sperling, MD, Discusses the Use of the Stethoscope - Dr. Larry Sperling
April 3, 2008
     
  In the Clinic - Dr. Howard Hodis, MD, Discusses the Prevention of Heart Disease - Dr. Howard Hodis
  New Bill Would Give FDA Power to Regulate Tobacco, Fasting Before Chemotherapy May Reduce Side Effects, CMA Launches Mydoctor.ca - Dr. Susan Sharma
April 2, 2008
     
  If I Had - Joint Symptoms Indicative of Arthritis - Dr. Teresa Brady, PhD - Dr. Teresa Brady
  Domestic Violence Has Lasting Physical and Mental Health Effects - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Violence Against Women Has Long-Term Negative Health Effects - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Gene Mutation Linked to Cigarette Addiction, Premature Birth May Raise Risk of Autism, 8 Glasses of Water Per Day May Not Have Health Benefits - Dr. Susan Sharma
April 1, 2008
     
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Charles Rupprecht, VMD, MS, PhD - Dr. Charles Rupprecht
  At-Home Defibrillator Does Not Improve Survival Chances for Anterior-Wall Heart Attack Survivors - Dr. Susan Sharma
  At-Home AED Does Not Improve Mortality for Anterior-Wall MI Survivors - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Weight Gain Linked to Sleep Habits, AIDS Drug May Raise Heart Attack Risk, Age of Donor Tissue Does Not Impact Corneal Transplant Survival - Dr. Susan Sharma