Tag: "investigational" at medical news
UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
...f specific conditions, coverage 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 s...
OHSU Scientists Begin Human Trials Of A Drug Aimed At The Underlying Cause Of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
...ts with a specific form of leukemia willreceive an investigational
drug therapy aimed precisely at the molecules caus...re no brakesto stop the proliferation. The investigational
drug inhibits the enzymatic activity of the renegadeBCR-ABL protein. Called a tyrosine kinase inhibi...
University Of Texas Southwestern Studies Excimer Laser For Treating Farsightedness With Combined
... first to begincorrecting the condition using this investigational
outpatient procedure.Although UT Southwestern ophthalmologists have been using PhotorefractiveKeratectomy (PRK) laser to correct farsightedness (hyperopia) for several years,this is the first surgery of its kind to also treat astigmatism. "Th...
Physicians Study Whether "Super-Aspirin" Prevents Alzheimer's
...udy to see if adrug known as a super-aspirin -- an investigational
compound madepossible in part by basic medical research during the last decadeat the university -- helps prevent Alzheimer's disease. Twenty Rochester-area patients will be part of a group ofabout 1,300 people nationwide who will be treated with...
NIA Launches National Study To Treat Mild Cognitive Impairment
...ill evaluate placebo, vitamin E, and donepezil, an investigational
agentapproved by the Food and Drug Administration for another use. Vitamin E(alpha-tocopherol) is thought to have antioxidant properties, and was shown in a1997 study to delay important dementia milestones, such as patients'institutionalization or p...
Revolutionary New Procedure That Creates 'Controlled' Heart Attack Performed For
First Time In Southern California At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...when he learned about a revolutionary,non-surgical investigational
cardiac procedure available at Cedars-Sinai MedicalCenter. Armando suffered from hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, alsoknown as IHSS (Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis), an overgrowth ofmuscle on the inside center wall of the heart th...
New Clinical Data Indicates LEUKINE Maintains Viral Suppression And Extends Duration Of Antiretroviral Therapy Utility In People With AIDS
... The results described herein are based on investigational
data analyzedby Immunex. These data have not been reviewed by the U.S. Food and DrugAdministration (FDA) as part of an application for regulatory approval. LEUKINEis not indicated for use in HIV, however, the company has been workingaggressively si...
Positive Results Of Pivotal Phase III Trial With ENBREL In Patients With Early, Active Rheumatoid Arthritis
... future. The resultsdescribed herein are based on investigational
data analyzed by Immunex. Thesedata have not been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aspart of an application for regulatory approval. "The completion of this major study represents another significantmilestone in the ...
Immunex Advances CD40 Ligand To Phase II Clinical Trial In People With Metastatic Kidney Cancer
... today that it haslaunched a Phase II trial of the investigational
agent CD40 Ligand (CD40L) inthe most common form of kidney cancer, renal cell carcinoma. The company iscontinuing the development of CD40L based on results of a multi-dose Phase Itrial of the drug in advanced cancer patients. The Phase I stu...
Treatment-Resistant Depression: Results of Latest Electromagnetic Stimulation Study Show Promise
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An investigational
treatment employing electromagneticstimulation relieved depression in 25 patients whose depression failed torespond to conventional treatment, report Emory University researchers at thisweek's American Psychiatric Association meeting. Scor...
ENBREL application for early, active rheumatoid arthritis filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
...meeting. Theresults described herein are based on investigational
data analyzed by Immunex. These data have not yet been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA), but are included as part of the application for regulatory approvalsubmitted today. The Phase III pivotal study evaluated 632 RA patients...
Wake Forest first to apply innovative brain cancer treatment
... anotheroperation. The Proxima GliaSite RTS is an investigational
device designed toaddress these issues, making brachytherapy more convenient and safe." The American Cancer Society projects 18,000 Americans will be diagnosedthis year with malignant brain tumors. Nearly all experience tumor regrowthafter i...
UNC studying new drug against ovarian and endometrial cancers
...ve estrogen receptormodulator (SERM), known by its investigational
number LY353381. Unliketraditional chemotherapy, side effects associated with the drug are minimal.Moreover, the drug is given orally rather than administered through intravenousinfusion. "Traditional chemotherapy is usually cytotoxic; it kil...
UCSF breast cancer expert collaborates with Dalai Lama's doctor in Tibetan medicine study: Women needed to participate in trial
...rancisco Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. "The investigational
therapywill be individualized to a certain extent, with Dr. Dhonden choosing one ofseven Formula for each woman based on his diagnosis and assessment." UCSF is currently recruiting women for the Tibetan medicine trial, which isapproved by the UCSF in...
Results of NUVANCE phase I/II asthma trial presented
... I/II trial of NUVANCE (soluble IL-4 receptor), an investigational
once-a-week inhaled asthma treatment, suggest the ... a naturally occurring protein, represents a novel investigational
approach to treating asthma. NUVANCE acts by binding to Interleukin-4 (IL-4), a protein that is pre...
Osteoporosis drug rapidly reduces risk of bone fractures: one year of treatmentsignificantly decreases occurence of spinal fractures
...ate,researchers at UC San Francisco are calling an investigational
drug forpostmenopausal women an excellent new weapon in the fight against osteoporosis. In a placebo-controlled study of 2,458 post-menopausal women with osteoporosis,researchers found that after three years of treatment with the drug, calledrisedron...
Mayo Clinic investigates new device to regulate beating of the heart and improve pump function
...r entry criteria. The study will involve up to 35 investigational
centers in the U.S. and will enroll 300 participants nationwide. The device, which is the size of a small pager (66 cc), is implanted under the skin in the chest area, and three thin wires (called leads) are run through veins from the device to the l...
Growing blood vessels around clots in leg arteries may treat painful walking
...logist Dr. Brian Annex. "Potentially, this investigational
drug may increase blood flow to the legs, which would increase exercise capacity and improve patients' quality of life," Annex said. He added that use of such angiogenesis factors in the legs "may even be more straightforward than in the heart where...
Lescol® XL effectively manages all major lipid parameters
The Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation investigational
compound Lescol® XL (fluvastatin sodium extended release tablets) shows significant reductions in LDL-C and excellent increases in HDL-C, according to study results presented today at the 12th International Symposium on Atherosclerosis in Stockho...
Investigational drug study may determine if lung cancer is preventable in cigarette smokers
...versity are seeking participants for a study of an investigational
drug that may prevent cigarette smokers from devel...rcher at the Cancer Center. To qualify for the investigational
drug study, participants must be at least 18 years old and have no medical problems. Participants cu...
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