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Leukemia drug breakthrough study in New England Journal of Medicine

Tampa, FL (Feb. 9, 2005) - Alan List, M.D., leader of the Hematologic Malignancies Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, recently conducted a phase I/II trial of the experimental drug Revlimid showing promise as an innovative way to treat patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a form of pre-leukemia. Given in pill form, Revlimid simultaneously blocks the growth...

SLU research in New England Journal of Medicine shows new drug helps with chronic kidney disease

ST. LOUIS - Research led by Saint Louis University physicians has shown that a new drug can help control one of the most common side effects of kidney disease. ......The research, led by Dr. Kevin Martin, director of the division of nephrology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, showed a new drug called Cinacalcet was more successful than a placebo in treating hyperparathyroidism, a pot...

England may be thriving on World Cup pressure, but how are their joints bearing up?

Coinciding with the start of the Rugby World Cup and the England vs. Turkey Euro 2004 qualifier, World Arthritis Day, 12th October 2003, is an opportunity for many ex-sportsmen from around the world to teach aspiring young hopefuls about the importance of looking after themselves now to protect them from a debilitating condition in the future. ......Many studies have proven the relationship bet...

New research projects major increase in Alzheimer's care costs for England

New research shows that unless more effective treatments are developed for Alzheimer's disease and other causes of cognitive impairment, there will be a substantial rise in the demand for long-term care services in England. The research also concludes that if treatments developed were to reduce the percentage of older people with severe cognitive impairment by only 1% per year, this would broadly...

Concern over rising rates of syphilis in England

Syphilis is on the increase again. In this week's BMJ, Lorraine Doherty and colleagues report on four recent outbreaks in England and discuss the public health measures needed to contain it....... Between 1998 and 2000, the number of cases of infectious syphilis in England more than doubled - from 172 to 372 in men and 102 to 156 in women. Rates were highest in London and in north west England......

Cedars-Sinai part of study published in Sept. 30 New England Journal of Medicine on laser procedure to relieve severe angina in cardiac patients

.LOS ANGELES (Sept. 29, 1999) -- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center was one of 12 U.S..medical centers participating in a study on Transmyocardial Revascularization.(TMR) -- a procedure designed to reduce severe angina in cardiac patients.unsuitable for angioplasty or coronary bypass surgery -- published in the New.England Journal of Medicine's Sept. 30 issue. Study results indicated.significant declin...

Ratio of doctors to patients is good predictor of hospital death rates in England

. . In this week's BMJ Professor Brian Jarman and colleagues from Imperial College School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School report that one of the key determinants of hospital death rates is the number of hospital doctors per bed and the number of general practitioners per head of population in the localities from which hospital admissions were drawn.. Based on a study of over 7.5 million d...

Cancer Rates In Children Of Nuclear Industry Employees No Higher Than General Population In England And Wales

. . The incidence of cancer and leukaemia among children of nuclear industry employees is similar to that of the general population in England and Wales, find researchers in a study published in this week's BMJ. Dr Eve Roman from the Leukaemia Research Fund based at the University of Leeds, along with colleagues from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Imperial Cancer Res...

Cancer Patients From Deprived Areas of South East England Aren't Receiving Optimum Treatment

. ... A major reorganisation of cancer services is underway in England and Wales in response to the Calman-Hine Report (1994), with the aim of improving access to and quality of cancer treatment. In this week's BMJ Dr Allyson Pollock and Neil Vickers from St George's Hospital Medical School in London report their findings in the first study in the UK to consider sociodemographic differences in...

American Heart Association Comment On New England Journal Of Medicine Report OnCalcium Antagonist Nisoldipine (March 5 issue)

.A study in the NEJM titled "The effect of nisoldipine as compared with enalapril.on.cardiovascular outcomes in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes and.hypertension," finds an increased risk of fatal and non-fatal heart attacks.among individuals taking the calcium antagonist nisoldipine compared to.individuals taking enalapril, which is a member of a class of drugs called.ACE-inhibitors...
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