No child should ever suffer a stroke, which is why it was so important for the NHLBI
to support the TWiTCH trial," said Gary Gibbons, MD, director of the NHLBI
What to do: "Patients who were not in the AIM-HIGH trial should not stop taking high-dose, extended-release niacin without talking to their doctor first," said NHLBI
acting director Susan Shurin.
These results have led to the start of a phase II study with ATIR by the NHLBI
has also joined forces with the COPD Foundation and will offer information and spirometry screening to at-risk patients around the country this year.
1 billion dollars (American Lung Association 2005; NHLBI
Do Well" campaign, For more information log onto the NHLBI
Sleep Web Site at http://www.
Andrey Komissarov, and colleagues on an ongoing NIH CADET grant from the NHLBI
He will work closely with NHLBI
scientific, medical, and technology transfer staff members to identify, evaluate, and support the advancement of early-stage biomedical technologies within the NHLBI
mission to practical application and public benefit.
The Specialized Centers for Cell-Based Therapy for Heart, Lung and Blood Diseases will involve both basic and clinical research but is heavily focused on clinical applications, NHLBI
said in a press release.
gov; Ruth Johnsson Hegyeli, Office of the Director, NHLBI
, NIH, 31 Center Dr, Rm 4A07, Bethesda, MD 20892-2490 USA, 301-496-5375, fax: 301-496-2734, e-mail: hegyelir@ nih.
While crediting the trial data as interesting and strong, these critics argue that the study's authors and NHLBI
are suggesting benefits beyond what the data can support.
Whereas earlier estimates put the number of people with MVP at 5 to 35 percent of the population, the new NHLBI
study showed the number is closer to 2 percent.