Tag: "mcg" at medical news
Growing new blood vessels with a timed-release capsule of growth factor is a promising treatment for heart bypass patients, finds NHLBI study
...tients received either a 10 microgram (mcg) or 100 mcg
dose of the substance. Other patients received a harmless placebo capsule at the time of surgery. The relatively small study (24 patients total) was designed to test the safety and effectiveness of the procedure. The study, published in the Novemb...
Low-dose oral contraceptives are as protective against ovarian cancer as are older, high-dose pills, find University of Pittsburgh researchers
...ngredients and doses. Formulations containing 100 mcg
or less of mestranol or 50 mcg
or less of ethinyl estradiol were considered low-estrogen. Those with more than 100 mcg
High-dose interferon beta-1b for multiple sclerosis patients
...ive in reducing MS symptoms: interferon beta-1a 30 mcg
administered intramuscularly once a week; interferon beta-1a 22 mcg
or 44 mcg
given subcutaneously three times a week; and interferon beta-1b 250 mcg
Foods rich in folate may reduce risk of stroke
...ascular disease than those consuming less than 136 mcg
of folate per day. The findings accounted for oth... synthetic form of folate, to add an estimated 100 mcg
per day to the average diet. "Our data support the existing recommendation to consume 400 mcg
Treatment helped reduce dose of inhaled corticosteroids while maintaining asthma control
...a control compared with fluticasone propionate 250 mcg
BID alone, at 60 percent reduction in inhaled cort...ompared Advair Diskus 100/50 -- which contains 100 mcg
of fluticasone propionate (an inhaled corticosteroid) and 50 mcg
of salmeterol (an inhaled long-acti...
Nutrition 21 seeks FDA approval of diabetes-related health claims
...ve shown that daily supplementation of up to 1,000 mcg
of chromium, as chromium picolinate alone or in combination with other therapies helps reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and other health conditions associated with insulin resistance. These results have been validated by leading independent intern...
Study findings offer new hope for the estimated 300,000 Americans infected with HIV and Hepatitis C
...ree times a week plus 800 mg/day of ribavirin, 180 mcg
of Pegasys once weekly plus placebo, or 180 mcg
of Pegasys once weekly with 800 mg/day of Copegus. Sustained virological response (SVR) was accessed...