January 2010 NIH Audio Reports Archive
January 28, 2010
This seasonal release is intended to alert older people to the dangers of hypothermia during the winter months, provide them with basic information about the condition and what to do if they suspect it in someone they know.
January 21, 2010
A common lung condition, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) diminishes the heart's ability to pump effectively even when the disease has no or mild symptoms, according to research published in the Jan. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study is the first time researchers have shown strong links between heart function and mild COPD. The research was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.
January 15, 2010
Previous blood stem-cell transplantation regimens using chemotherapy to completely destroy bone marrow have successfully cured children of sickle cell disease, but those regimens are too toxic for adults. This new simplified blood stem-cell transplant regimen, which does not use chemotherapy, has eliminated sickle cell disease in nine of 10 adults who were severely affected by the disease. This regimen will likely be applicable to other nonmalignant diseases and can be performed at most transplant centers.
January 13, 2010
Enrollment has ended early in a large, multicenter clinical trial comparing two distinct resuscitation strategies delivered by emergency medical service (EMS) providers to increase blood flow during cardiac arrest.
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