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Study: Device Prevents Epileptic Seizures, Doesn't Damage Hearts
...he device stops seizures. Drugs most often prescribed
for epilepsy include phenytoin,phenobarbital and carbamazepine, said Vaughn, who testified before the FDA panelthat recommended approving the stimulator. Others involved in the research at UNC-CH include Drs. JohnMessenheimer, Estrada J. Bern...
Oak Regeneration In Some Ohio Forests Is Failing, Researchers Find
...s over four sites in Ohio toevaluate the effect of prescribed
fire on the regeneration of oaks and otherhardwood tree species. "It's believed that fire differentially kills back thin-barked saplingsof species like maple, which is one of oak's competitors in the forests we arestudying," McCarthy says. "...
A Mutation In The CCR5 Coreceptor Slows HIV Disease Progression In Children Born To Seropositive Mothers
...ne the safety and efficacy of antiretroviral drugs prescribed
duringpregnancy and to the new-born child. This Cohort is supported by the French AIDS research organization ANRS For further information : "CCR5 chemokine receptor mutant allele in HIV-1 mother-to-child transmission anddisease progression in chil...
Short-Course TB Prophylaxis Effective In HIV-Infected Individuals
...ive to the year-long regimen currently prescribed
for persons co-infected with HIV and TB bacteria, a five-year international study has found. The study, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the Centers for Disease Cont...
Yale Announces New Biotech Firm
...Zerit recentlysurpassed AZT as the most frequently prescribed
medication in a class ofdrugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Zerit was the fastestgrowing product for this major pharmaceutical firm in 1997, achievinggrowth of more than 185 percent on its way to reaching worldwide sales of$398 million. ...
Researchers Discover How Ulcer Bug Becomes Antibiotic-Resistant
... drug sold as Flagyl, MetroGel and Protostat -- is prescribed
for dental abscesses, certain vaginal infections and conditions where anaerobic bacteria or protozoan parasites are suspected. It also is the key component in combination therapies for peptic ulcer disease. But between 10 percent and 30 percent of H....
Researchers Discover Existing Drugs May Prevent Enlarged Hearts
...asic Cancer Research. Cyclosporine A and FK506 are prescribed
to prevent transplantedorgan rejection and are known to inhibit calcineurin. Using calcineurin transgenic mice, the investigators were ableto prevent cardiac hypertrophy with cyclosporine A or FK506. After 16days of treatment, the hearts of t...
Clinical Trials Show That Bone Marrow Transplant And Vitamin A Derivative Both Improve Survival From Neuroblastoma
...-cis retinoicacid, a Vitamin A derivative commonly prescribed
for acne under the trade nameAccutane. Most dramatic of all were results for a combination of the two treatments: 55%of the children who received bone marrow transplants survived free of relapsefor three years after beginning follow-up treatment wi...
New Medication Means New Choices For Families Dealing With Alzheimers Disease
... progress of the disease. Donepezil has beenwidely prescribed
by physicians for about a year. "There were 28 people in the treatment group and 32 people in thenon-treatment group. We found there was no difference based on age or sex," saysKettl. "The difference in treatment decisions was determined more...
Ligand Scientists Discover Tissue-Selective Female Hormone Mimics
...nd tomedroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), a commonly prescribed
synthetic progestin. "Two in vivo assays--uterine weight measurements and the ability tomaintain pregnancy despite the administration of the progesterone blockermifepristone--confirmed that the Ligand compounds act like naturally occurringp...
HIV Patients Often Experience Viral "Breakthrough," But May Still Remain
Healthy, San Francisco Study Finds
...ents' therapy or check ontheir compliance with the prescribed
treatment but simply followed theirprogress, recor...cell counts,treatment histories, and the number of prescribed
drugs in a regimen--that mightpredict which patients would experience a breakthrough. The only fact...
Wake Forest Study: Dermatologists Provide Better, Cheaper Care For Fungal Skin Disease
...gists were to family orgeneral practitioners. They prescribed
combination agents in 29 percent of thevisits. Vis...t a sixth of the visits tonon-dermatologists. They prescribed
combination agents 51 percent of the time. Fleischer conjectured that the doctors prescribin...
Study Finds Shorter Period Of Drug Therapy Is Effective In Treating Stomach
Ulcers Caused By H. Pylori
...nt of stomach ulcers. Currently, the most commonly prescribed
treatmentsrun 14 to 28 days and involve multiple doses of pills each day. A research team led by the Division of Gastroenterology at Oregon HealthSciences University has shown that 10 days of treatment involving a combinationof three drugs is as eff...
Enzyme's Structure Yields Blueprint For Antibiotic Resistance
... group to compoundsknown as aminoglycosides-widely prescribed
antibiotics that include gentamicin,tobramycin and netilmicin. "The transfer inactivates these antibiotics, making them ineffective. This is anexample of emerging antibiotic resistance at work," says Burley. "Now that weknow the structure of the enz...
Multi Drug Resistant-TB: Russian Economic Collapse Will Lead To Global Spread Of
"Ebola With Wings"
...w MDR-TB cases becausemost people will discontinue prescribed
treatment as soon as symptoms subside. Our activities in several pilot projects in Russia convinced us that aneffective anti-TB program can be implemented nationwide, but only throughcooperation among foreign health agencies and Russian health author...
Possible Dangers Of Taking Over-The-Counter Medications For Hepatitis C Patients
...putation of causing liver damage. As long as it is prescribed
in the low doseswe have discussed it is definitely the best treatment," explains Riley, who isalso the medical director for the liver transplant program at The Milton S.Hershey Medical Center of the Penn State Geisinger Health System. He also sayswhe...
Mouse Model For Huntington's Disease Developed By NIH, Vanderbilt
...the person's ability to think ormove. Drugs may be prescribed
to control some of the emotional or movementproblems related to Huntington's disease, but there is no cure. In Nature Genetics, the authors describe the development of a line oftransgenic mice that express the complete human HD gene. Transgenic ...
Canine Cancer Survivor Is Pet Therapist Helping Kids With Cancer
... -- leukoran and predisone -- are the same asthose prescribed
for children with leukemia and produced similar side effects.Just like the youngsters she visited, Dani experienced increased hunger andweight gain. Her appointments to the vet began with the routine blood draws thechildren knew so well. She had to a...
How Super Are The "Super Aspirins"? -- New COX-2 Inhibitors May Elevate Cardiovascular Risk
...the reason that low-dose aspirin regimens areoften prescribed
by doctors for their cardiovascular disease patients to reducethe odds of thrombotic events. The COX-2 inhibitors do not offer this additionalprotective action while they do remove the body's inherent ability to controlplatelet aggregation through pr...
Encouraging Results In Preclinical Studies Of Parkinson's Disease Gene Therapy
...hout the observation period. L-dopa is a commonly prescribed
drug which is converted to dopamine, the neurotransmitter chemical missing in these mice and in patients with Parkinson's disease. This work was published in the journal, Neuron, by a team of scientists led by Mark Szczypka, Ph.D. and Richard Palmit...
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