The Kids in Dependency System (K.I.D.S.) Clinic has been chosen as one of the top three 2015 charities to receive support from Las Candalistas, a local philanthropic organization that fundraises to support the health and well-being of children and the environment. Please consider attending their “Wildside to the Table” event on Thursday, April 30 to support their efforts in assisting the K.I.D.S. Clinic. Click here for more information.
Analysis of the longer-term influence of menopausal hormone therapy on breast cancer incidence in two Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) clinical trials suggests a pattern of changing influences over time on breast cancer, according to an article published online by JAMA Oncology.
Pediatric emergency care coordinators in the nation’s emergency departments are strongly linked with improved readiness to care for children, according to a new study in . Nearly 50 percent of the nation’s emergency departments have a physician or nurse dedicated to address staff training, equipment availability and policies for the care of children—a three-fold increase since 2003. This is an important finding because the presence of a pediatric emergency care coordinator is strongly correlated with improved pediatric readiness, independent of other factors.
LA BioMed Researcher Co-authors “Practical Strategies for Clinical Management of Bullying”
LOS ANGELES – “Practical Strategies for Clinical Management of Bullying,” a new book co-authored by Rashmi Shetgiri, MD, a Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) lead researcher, provides the latest findings about bullying and workable approaches for combating this social epidemic.
ATS Foundation and Breathe California Award Grant to Harry Rossiter, PhD
LOS ANGELES – April 1, 2015 –The ATS Foundation and Breathe California of Los Angeles have awarded $80,000 to Harry Rossiter, PhD, a lead researcher at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed), to study the effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation in reducing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptoms in an underserved population in Los Angeles.
NEJM Study is First to Compare Medications Prescribed for Cellulitis
LOS ANGELES – (March 18, 2015) – Two antibiotics frequently prescribed to treat serious skin infections – clindamycin and trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) – had similar rates of nejm-logo1success in curing uncomplicated infections in outpatients, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Study is first to Reverse Lung Damage Caused by Prenatal Nicotine Exposure.
LOS ANGELES – (Feb. 17, 2015) – A new study from Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) holds hope for reversing asthma caused by smoking during pregnancy.
The study, published online by the American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, reported that a medication that stimulates certain proteins in the body reversed airway damage in disease models of asthma caused by prenatal exposure to nicotine.