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ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)

Sophia Antipolis, France, 22 March 2005: The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI), pre-published and accessible on the ESC Web Site(1). According to these Guidelines, PCI can now be regarded as the first option for a larger group of patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) than before. Recent technical and...

The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart

Sophia Antipolis, France, 17 March 2005: The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) today launches its new initiative Women at Heart at the Spring Meeting of its 49 National Cardiac Societies. Women at Heart is aimed at medical professionals, to highlight the growing burden and under-appreciation of women's heart disease and promote improved handling of women at risk of cardiovascular disease in c...

Use of potentially inappropriate medications among elderly common in some European countries

There are substantial differences between European countries in the potentially inappropriate use of medications among elderly home care patients, according to a study in the March 16 issue of JAMA....... Use of potentially inappropriate medications in elderly patients is a major health care concern, according to background information in the article. It is likely to increase the risk of adverse...

European folic acid policies are not effective enough

The prevalence of neural tube defects in Europe has not declined substantially in the past decade, despite national policies of folic acid supplementation in half the countries, finds a study in this week's BMJ....... Each year, more than 4500 pregnancies in the European Union are affected by neural tube defects....... Researchers examined trends in the prevalence of neural tube defects in 16 Eur...

New European cancer figures for 2004 major efforts needed against the big four killers

There were nearly 2.9 million new cases of cancer and more than 1.7 million cancer deaths in Europe last year, according to new estimates in a report published (Thursday 17 February) in Annals of Oncology. The authors warn that the ageing of the European population means that these figures will continue to rise, even if incidence and mortality rates for specific age groups remain constant. .........

Third of European cancer patients use complementary and alternative therapies

More than a third of cancer patients in Europe make use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to one of the largest surveys undertaken of CAM in cancer. ......In the first Europe-wide study of CAM, a team of international researchers found that its use varied from a low of just under 15% of cancer patients in Greece to a high of nearly three-quarters of patients in Italy. ......

A new service from the European Patent Office

The Hague, 3 January 2005 - The European Patent Office is pleased to announce the addition to its epoline range of products and services of a new online service called Register Plus. ...... A "one-stop shop" for access to bibliographical, procedural, legal status and file information, Register Plus will make patent information in the public domain more transparent and easier to access, which in t...

European study highlights persistent 3 decade increase in childhood cancer incidence

This release is also available in <a href="http://www.eurekalert.org/staticrel.php?view=LancetSZd...">German. Research from 19 European countries in this week's issue of THE LANCET documents how childhood cancer, while still rare, has been slowly increasing over the past 3 decades....... ...Cancer is rare before age 20 years. Eva Steliarova-Foucher (International Agency for Research on Cancer, L...

European nations urged to ratify international treaty on tobacco control

European oncologists and cancer organizations should urge their governments to ratify an international treaty on tobacco control, the World Health Organization and the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) said on Monday, 1 November 2004....... At ESMO's 29th Congress in Vienna, Austria, WHO tobacco control expert Dr. Andreas Ullrich said European countries had been too slow at ratifying t...

Increased investment in radiotherapy will improve cure rates for European cancer patients

The scenarios where radiotherapy can be used for curative (and palliative) treatment of cancer have steadily increased, and radiotherapy now forms a part of the treatment of more than 50% of all cancer patients. However, in many countries, treatment capacity is exceeded and access to treatment is a major problem. This was the conclusion of three leading European radiation oncologists who were joi...

ESA looking for more European women to volunteer for WISE bed-rest study in Toulouse next year

In preparation for the Women International Space Simulation for Exploration (WISE) study, which starts on 22 February next year, an official call for candidates to participate as test subjects was issued on 3 August....... Over 700 women have responded in the 10 weeks since then, demonstrating strong interest in the study among potential participants. However, most of the applications are from Fr...

The 23rd Congress of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO)

From 24-28 October 2004 the 23rd International Congress of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) will be held in the RAI Congress Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. More than 3,000 participants from around the world are expected to attend this bi-annual meeting of the ESTRO....... It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the official Press Conference at 12:30CET...

Hebrew University one of 25 institutions involved in new European Vascular Genomics Network

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is one of only 25 institutions represented in the European Vascular Genomics Network (EVGN), whose operational launch was announced this week by Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. EVGN is the first European Union-funded network in the field of cardiovascular diseases. ... ...The project is intended to integrate post-genomic res...

VELCADE (Bortezomib) receives European marketing authorisation

Brussels, Belgium, {27 April 2004} Ortho Biotech, the biopharmaceutical division of Janssen-Cilag, today announced that the European Commission has issued a positive decision for VELCADE, a new treatment for multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. The novel drug is indicated to treat multiple myeloma patients who have received at least two prior therapies and demonstrated disease progression...

Concern for European public health as EU border extends to the east

Public-health experts writing in this week's issue of THE LANCET caution that the widening of the European Union (EU) to the east could have potentially adverse effects on public health-both for the new member countries, many of whom have poor health-care infrastructure, and for existing EU members. ... ...In May, 2004, ten new member states (Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland...

MEP calls for European strategy in the fight against breast cancer

Hamburg, Germany: The conditions necessary to lead to a 25% reduction in breast cancer mortality must be in place across Europe by 2008, an MEP said today (Tuesday 16 March) at the opening of the 4th European Breast Cancer Conference. Karin Jns, the European Parliament's standing rapporteur for breast cancer, said that all European countries should introduce mammography screening for women age...

ESC in partnership with EU to strive for European consensus on CVD treatment and prevention

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has long called for concerted action on a European Union (EU) level to curb the growing epidemic of cardiovascular disease across Europe. Now the ESC is delighted to announce that the Irish Presidency of the EU has taken up the challenge by placing cardiovascular disease top of its health agenda and working with the ESC to strive for European consensus on...

Media invitation - European Society of Cardiology Congress 2004

The Annual ESC Congress is Europe's largest medical meeting, receiving more than 25,000 attendees each year.... ...The ESC Congress 2004 is swiftly approaching and will be held from Saturday 28 August - Wednesday 1 September 2004 in Munich, Germany.... ...Ensure you pre-register and book your hotel accommodation as soon as possible, so that you can be sure to represent your publication at th...

Unnecessary hospital stay after heart attack common in European countries

A study investigating inconsistencies in the time patients spend in hospital after heart attack is detailed in this week's issue of . Despite a decade of research suggesting that low-risk patients can be discharged from hospital after four days, many countries-especially in Europe-could be keeping patients in hospital for an unnecessary length of time.... ...Previous research has outlined how ea...

Reduced risk for developing type 2 diabetes recommended for inclusion in Xenical's European label

Roche announced today that the European Union's Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products (CPMP) has given a positive recommendation to extend the European label for its weight loss medication Xenical to include: ...... ... ... ......The decision is based on the results of the landmark XENDOS (XENical in the prevention of Diabetes in Obese Subjects) study, which showed for the first time tha...

Roche files marketing application for Avastin with European health authorities

Roche today announced the submission of a Marketing Authorisation application to the European Union for Avastin (bevacizumab, rhuMAb-VEGF) as a treatment for first-line metastatic colorectal cancer in combination with chemotherapy. The application is based on data from a pivotal clinical study of over 900 patients on Avastin who experienced improved survival benefit compared to chemotherapy trea...

Low infection rate in Arrow Lionheart* European trial

The results of the first study of the Arrow LionHeart*, a heart assist device conceived of and developed at Penn State College of Medicine in cooperation with Arrow International, Inc., show low incidence of infection and few device failures....... ...Results of the study, which took place in Europe from October 1999 to December 2002, were presented Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at the American Heart Ass...

Astrazeneca receives European approval for Seroquel; in bipolar mania

Sodertalje, Sweden, 13 October 2003 - AstraZeneca announced today that it has successfully completed the Mutual Recognition Procedure (MRP) involving 14 European countries to extend the use of SEROQUEL (quetiapine) to the treatment of mania associated with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). SEROQUEL is also under review for bipolar mania in the United States with the FDA and in the UK...

EUROCARE 3 - new European cancer survival figures

Survival figures for cancer in Europe show large differences between countries more than can reasonably be accounted for by artefact, bias or chance, according to the authors of the EUROCARE-3 study "Cancer survival in Europe at the end of the 20th century".... ...A preview of some highlights of the study, which was co-ordinated by the Epidemiology Unit of the Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, I...

The European Cancer Patient Coalition - challenges for the future

The emergence of cross-Europe policies on health and related issues mean that cancer patients need a voice at European level, said a leading patient advocate at ECCO 12 The European Cancer Conference in Copenhagen today (Tuesday 23 September). But, according to Kathy Redmond, Editor, Cancer Futures, from Milan, Italy, there are many challenges to be faced in building an effective patient organ...

U.S. pedestrians, cyclists at greater danger than European counterparts

American pedestrians and cyclists beware: You are two to six times more likely to be killed on the road than your German or Dutch counterparts....... Even if Americans were to heed calls to park their cars and make their journeys on foot, they are hindered in this healthy endeavor by "a range of other public policies that make these activities inconvenient, unpleasant and above all, unsafe," acco...

European study highlights frequency of medical end-of-life decisions in terminally ill pts

Authors of a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET illustrate how medical end-of-life decisions frequently precede dying in a range of European countries. ... ...There are few data about the frequency of end-of-life decisions made involving doctors and terminally ill patients. Medical decision-making for patients with life-threatening diseases entails a balanced consideration of medical, ethic...

European seal plague may threaten population survival

Scientists from Gteborg University in Sweden and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) report in an upcoming issue of the journal Ecology Letters that the 2002 outbreak of phocine distemper virus, or PDV, in European harbor seals may reduce the population by more than half and that future outbreaks with similar characteristics would significantly increase the risk of population declines...

European trial finds old lung cancer treatment may still be best

The first clinical trial to compare directly two of the most widely-used drugs in advanced lung cancer, cisplatinin and carboplatin (both in combination with paclitaxel) have concluded that the older drug, cisplatin, is the better treatment....... Patients given cisplatin and paclitaxel had better survival rates and their quality of life was just as good as patients receiving carboplatin and pac...

Reproductive tourism: Italy faces 'womb drain' as ART becomes better in other European countries

Vienna, Austria: Fertility experts meeting in Vienna are warning that Italy risks facing a "womb drain" as Italian women start going to other countries for safer and more effective assisted reproduction. ...... At present "reproductive tourists" travel to Italy to take advantage of its lack of regulations for IVF techniques, but this could be reversed if the Italian senate ratifies proposals th...

Largest ever study on European cancer prevalence shows large differences between countries

The largest study on the prevalence of cancer in Europe is published in the latest issue of Annals of Oncology, journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology. ... ... Thirty-eight cancer registries in 17 countries provided data on 3 million cancer patients for EUROPREVAL. An objective of the study was to provide health systems with essential information for health planning and resource al...

Tobacco industry strategies for influencing European community tobacco advertising legislation

A public-health article in this weeks issue of THE LANCET highlights how the tobacco industry lobbied individual member states of the European Community to prevent the introduction of a total ban on tobacco advertising in 1998. ... ...Restrictions on tobacco company advertising and sponsorship are effective parts of tobacco control programmes worldwide. Through Council Directive 98/43/EC, the Eur...

First European trial for new breast cancer vaccine

European clinical trials are under way in Denmark and the UK testing a new breast cancer vaccine targeted against the HER-2 growth factor.* ... ...HER-2 is overexpressed in about a quarter of all breast cancers and has become a key target for new treatments, such as the monoclonal antibody therapy Herceptin.......But, the development of a vaccine by Danish pharmaceutical company Pharmexa represen...

Guidelines needed to prevent spread of infection in European hospitals

National and European guidelines to control the spread of vancomycin resistant enterococci should be drawn up before these bacteria become endemic in European hospitals, argue researchers in this weeks BMJ.... ...Vancomycin resistant bacteria have a low virulence but can cause serious infections in transplant patients or those in intensive care units. Infections are becoming increasingly common i...

Concerta approved for ADHD in first European market

...... ...25 FEBRUARY 2002 London, UK -- A new, once-daily treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Concerta XL (methylphenidate HCl), has been approved in the United Kingdom, the first European Union country to license the product. Other regulatory reviews of the Janssen-Cilag medication are planned in the remainder of the European Union, and are in process in Latin Ameri...

European survey exposes poor patient awareness of new breast cancer treatments

.........11th European Cancer Conference, Lisbon, Portugal Patient awareness of potentially life-saving new breast cancer tests and treatments is woefully low among the majority of women with breast cancer across Europe, according to the results of a new survey of breast cancer patients revealed today.1 ... ...Although doctors and nurses were rated as among the prime sources of breast cancer i...

Risk of ill health from seawater in resorts meeting European Union standard

. Recreation in coastal waters: health risks associated with bathing in sea water.2001: 55: 442-7 ... Even in resorts where seawater quality meets the European Union standard, bathers run a risk of infection, suggests research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.. The bacterial levels in seawater were measured three times a week at four beaches in Santander, northern Spain. The...

European commission grants "orphan" status for new acute myeloid leukaemia treatment

.Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, the pharmaceutical division of American Home Products Corporation (NYSE:AHP),announced today that the European Commission has designated Mylotarg(gemtuzumab ozogamicin)as an "orphan medicinal product." The Commission decision follows a positive opinion adopted on 13 September 2000 by the Committee on Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) of the European Agency for the...

Each hour while they sleep, more than 26% of all Europeans stop breathing at least five times during ten seconds

.(Madrid, 13 October 1999) A medical team at the Txagorritxu Hospital in Vitoria.(Spain), led by Dr Joaquín Durán, carried out a detailed study of the sleep.patterns of 1050 men and 1098 women over a period of four years.. .Out of this population, chosen to be representative of the 200 000 inhabitants.of this Basque town in Spain, it was found that 26.2% of the men and 28% of the.w...

9th European Congress on Lung Disease

.The 9th annual meeting of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) will be held in.Madrid, Spain, this fall. This is the leading gathering of respiratory.specialists in Europe. Presentations will be given of the unpublished results of.over 3000 studies covering the extremely broad-ranging field of respiratory and.lung diseases.. .Lung cancer, asthma, chronic bronchitis and sleep apnoea are just s...
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