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  • May 26, 2010
    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charlene Li, founder of the Altimeter Group and author of the new book Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead (Jossey-Bass/May 2010), is among "The 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2010," according to a new list compiled by Fast Company magazine. The list of 100, announced this week, appears as a feature story in the June issue of Fast Company. It represents a wide range of...
  • May 25, 2010
    A novel study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco found that nearly one-third of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients differed from their physicians in assessment of their disease severity. The disagreement between patient and doctor evaluation of RA activity was most prevalent in patients with depressive symptoms, and those who had poor overall function. Details of the study, the first to examine discordance in an ethnically diverse population, are published in the...
  • May 25, 2010
    Patients researching health conditions on the internet should use reputable and frequently updated websites and not see online research as a replacement for consulting healthcare professionals, according to a paper in the May issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing.A research review carried out by a team from the University of Florida, USA, found that 86 per cent of adult patients use the internet to get answers to health-related questions, but only 28 to 41 per cent consult primary...
  • May 25, 2010
    Italian researchers have discovered that antiviral treatment and sustained virologic response (SVR) prevents esophageal varices in patients with compensated hepatitis C (HCV)-induced cirrhosis, indicating that endoscopic surveillance can be safely delayed or avoided in these patients. Full findings are published in the June issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (...
  • May 25, 2010
    A study conducted by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic finds that patients suffering from cirrhosis preceded by nonalcoholic steatohepatitis are at an equal risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma than those who develop cirrhosis resulting from hepatitis C virus (HCV). Results of this study appear in the June issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (...
  • May 24, 2010
    African-Americans and women are less likely than Caucasians and men to undergo bone marrow transplantation to treat cancers of the blood. That is the conclusion of a new analysis published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study’s results indicate that additional research is needed to determine why disparities exist in access to bone marrow transplantation and also that the medical community should work to eliminate these inequities.Bone marrow...
  • May 24, 2010
    Adult survivors of childhood cancer experience poorer health, more medical illnesses, greater limitations in daily functioning, and decreased productivity compared with adults who did not have cancer as children. Those are the findings of a study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The results suggest that the effects of childhood cancer are long-lasting and that survivors deserve special attention from the medical community throughout...
  • May 20, 2010
    Eight-five per cent of patients who took part in a survey shortly after day surgery said that they had been anxious about receiving a general anaesthetic, according to research in the May issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.Seventeen per cent of respondents said they were very or extremely anxious, 22 per cent said they were quite anxious, 46 per cent said they were a little anxious and 15 per cent experienced no anxiety at all.Key concerns included dying while asleep, not waking up after...
  • May 19, 2010
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“Berkshire is where it is today because of the all-stars running our various operating businesses. This book captures what makes them special,” wrote Warren Buffett, in praise of Ronald W. Chan’s new book, BEHIND THE BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY CURTAIN: Lessons from Warren Buffett’s Top Business Leaders (Wiley; May 2010; $24.95). Further praise for the book comes from Donald Keough, Chairman of the Board of Allen &...
  • May 19, 2010
    A newly published study reported that children with new/recent onset epilepsy have significantly slowed expansion of white matter volume compared to healthy children over a two year interval. The reduced white matter volume may affect brain connectivity and influence cognition. Results of this study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are now available online and will appear in the July issue of Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley-...