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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...st HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and willemploy clinical
strategies never before tested. Using a...plasma and peripheral blood cells. While clinical
trials are underway at other centers to test the effectsof such a combination of drugs, the Duke tri...
Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors
...nt tumors in people. Pending further lab research, clinical
studies with malignant gliomas, the most common and deadly brain tumor, may begin in 1997, according to Michael A. Zasloff, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president of Magainin. Brain cancer causes a substance known as vascular endothelial growth factor...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...enewborn death rates once it became widely used in clinical
practice," saidAaron Hamvas, M.D., lead author of ...ery lowbirth-weight infants born in St. Louis with clinical
data from the four St.Louis-area neonatal intensive care units during 1987-89 and 1991-92, beforeand...
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
.... Discovery of this third class has broad clinical
implications, said DonaldMcDonnell, an associate professor of pharmacology in the Duke medical center. The finding extends earlier work in his laboratory showing that the estrogenreceptor, a distinctly different kind of steroid receptor, also shows s...
Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...eimer's," said Dr. Myron Weiner, vice chairman for clinical
services in psychiatry, assistant professor of neu... S. Ard Chair in Brain Science and director of the clinical
core of the National Institutes of Health-funded Alzheimer's Disease Center. "We are hopeful that th...
What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
... suggests that environmental influences modify the clinical
expression of the disorder," he explained. "We st...rea appear to explain rather large differences in clinical
presentation, say the researchers. Functional brain imaging studies of OCD (obsessive compulsive di...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...o their pathogenetic importance, our findings have clinical
implications that include the need for prompt identification of patients in whom AIDS progresses early and who have the thymic-defect profile," the authors report. High-risk infants may be identified currently by blood test measurements of the joint...
Rape Victims Find Relief From Posttraumatic Stress Using The Antidepressant Zoloft.
..., four out of thefive women who completed the open clinical
study responded positively totreatment. "Sertralin... patients with PTSD from any cause for acontrolled clinical
trial of Zoloft treatment. Interested persons may call404-727-8968. For more general information on ...
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
...lop new diagnostic applications. Theresult will be clinical
applications developed more quickly and costeffect...a for a new ultrasound imaging applicationinto the clinical
setting where it can help in the diagnosis and treatmentof patients. This is a fundamental shift for...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...blication intended for professional dietitians and clinical
weight loss personnel. Levitsky concluded that Redux not only produces a relative small weight loss but also may carry health risks. "Although conclusive evidence of possible health risks from chronically taking fenfluramine or any other weight los...
NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival
...y and Infectious Diseases has stopped an AIDS drug clinical
trial early because researchers have found a three...hat this approach to treatment will offer patients clinical
benefits. These very exciting results renew our enthusiasm for this approach, which now clearly is t...
Drug And Radiation Treatment May Shrink Pancreatic And Gastric Tumors
...k and MD Anderson Cancer Centerin Houston. Further clinical
studies of the paclitaxel-radiation treatment arebeing planned nationwide, to be conducted by the Radiation Therapy OncologyGroup, a collection of cancer researchers from across the country....
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
...o the results of a recently completed multi-center clinical
trial. A study of 198 patients, randomized t...d, Mass. Results of the 12-center, Phase III clinical
trial were prepared forpresentation Tuesday (March 18) by Duke cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. JamesE. Lo...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
Enrollment has been stopped in a clinical
trial of mother to child HIV transmission, Pediatr...ric ACTG Protocol 185 was a randomized, controlled clinical
trial designed to test whether HIVIG (an immune globulin containing high levels of antibodies to HI...
Common Carbohydrates May Prove To Be Substitute For Dietary Fiber
...aduate student Joy M. Campbelland Bryan W. Wolf, a clinical
research monitor with Ross Products Divisionof Abbot Laboratories; Fahey was joined on the pig study by Campbell, veterinarypathobiologist Carol A. Lichtensteiger and Stephen J. Demichele of RossProducts, which funded both projects....
MRI-Guided Cancer Surgery
...ayor of North Canton, Ohio, took part in a Phase I clinical
trail being conducted at Case Western Reserve Univ... Lewin are presenting their scientific methods and clinical
results this week at the Fifth Scientific Meeting and Exhibition of the International Society for Ma...
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...e and 12 other U.S. medical centers are conducting clinical
trials ofThe Heart Laser, which was developed by PLC Medical Systems Inc., Milford,Mass. The company recently was granted expedited review of its premarketapproval application for the Heart Laser by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA). To da...
UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
...e of experimental or investigational procedures or clinical
criteria used to review the need for certain treatments or services. This information is especially useful for individuals with special health-care needs who need to choose from competing health plans, Silberman said. Now, for exa...
Researchers Gain Insights Into Drugs Used For Manic-Depression
...ct. "This additive effect may explain the clinical
observation that insome patients the use of the two drugs together can produce the bestresults," he said....
Guidelines Offer Ways To Curb Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
... Karen Hoffmann, co-author of the guidelines and a clinical
instructor at the medical school. The guidelines offer practices designed to reduce transmission between patients. Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published rigorous Isolation-Precaution g...
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