Tag: "therapy" at medical news
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...the second and the third arms, 16 patients on drug therapy
will undergoexperimental restoration of their immu...ells, and thattechnological advance would make the therapy
cheaper and more available. Progress in fighting the virus, as well as producing immunity, will be ...
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...e to intervene in "the golden 20 minutes"when drug therapy
can be most effective. Penn State's ARL, a Navy-oriented facility, was chosen to lead the PredictiveDiagnostics Team because of its success in transferring military technologyto civilian applications. ARL, which was 50 years old last year, has made...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...y and assistant professor ofpediatrics. Surfactant therapy
is given to premature infants with respiratorydist...ere significantly more likelyto receive surfactant therapy
than their black counterparts. That's becausethe lungs of black fetuses mature more quickly than tho...
Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body
...rmation is important to doctors planning follow-up therapy
and rehabilitation. "Doctors can get very good images this way," saidDistinguished Research Professor William Heineman who has studiedthe fundamental chemistry of several heart, skeletal and brainimaging agents at UC. "You see bright regions where mu...
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
...pkins scientists studying testosterone-replacement therapy
report that the primary male sex hormone may affec...here are studying whether testosterone-replacement therapy
may improve men's muscle mass and strength, bone density, cholesterol level, sense of well-being, co...
New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
...l evaluate the use of the new drug as a first line therapy
for colorectal cancer patients with metastatic dis.... Until now, we have had no effective second line therapy
to offer these patients, so we are very excited to have a more effective treatment option," said Dr....
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
...addicts in the United States. Current addiction therapy
requires daily visits to a clinic for an oral dose of methadone, which occupies opiate receptors in the brain and eliminates narcotic craving and withdrawal symptoms. "In essence, these people become addicted to the clinic. They cannot travel or see...
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
...receptor could leadto improved hormone replacement therapy
for post-menopausal women. Currently, women receiving estrogen replacement therapy
also take progesteroneto reduce the likelihood of uterine cancer. The progesterones availablenow, ho...
Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants
...y. These results indicate that overall, tacrolimus therapy
may reduce the 10 to 15 percent of kidneys that are lost to repeated or uncontrollable rejection to only two to four percent, a significant advance. This multi-center report confirms an earlier kidney study from the University of Pittsburgh that foun...
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...vents the air sacs from collapsing. Conventional therapy
for this condition -- increasing the pressure and ...tation. All had failed to respond to conventional therapy
and were at risk of dying. Carbon-dioxide levels improved in all patients while on PLV and lung f...
Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
... cost-effective strategy, called directly observed therapy
(DOT), cures more people sooner and decreases the ...two other strategies, conventional individual drug therapy
and fixed-dose combination individual drug therapy. In conventional individual drug therapy, patien...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
... peoplewho respond to highly active antiretroviral therapy
(HAART) --drug combinations that include protease ... tolerated at least three consecutive monthsof AZT therapy
but never have received 3TC or a protease inhibitor. After a 35-day washout period duringwhich they ...
NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival
...y arm of the study vs. eight deaths in the triple- therapy
arm," he said. "No major differences were found in...ients afterwards. "Treatment with the triple-drug therapy
is not easy because of the large number of pills patients have to take and the commitment they have ...
Drug And Radiation Treatment May Shrink Pancreatic And Gastric Tumors
...ch. The finding may be an important step toward a therapy
for pancreatic andstomach malignancies. No effective treatments for these cancers currentlyexist. Indeed, the five-year survival rate for patients with pancreatic canceris less than five percent. The treatment was developed by the Brown University ...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
...annelsinto ailing heart muscle is an effective new therapy
for coronary arterydisease patients who have exhau...ot functioning properly. "TMR is a promising therapy
for a group of patients who have exhaustedall other revascularization therapies," Lowe said. "Most ...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
...the United States will be receiving antiretroviral therapy
during pregnancy, it will not be possible to address the role of HIVIG in reducing perinatal transmission in a timely fashion. However, in areas of the world in which HIVIG may be a more practical option, it is possible that this question could be a...
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...l Center heartsurgeons are testing a promising new therapy
for patients with coronaryartery disease who have ...sustained over time, this will be anotherimportant therapy
for a very sick group of patients." Specifically, the procedure is approved for patients wh...
TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests
...and Prevention (CDC) suggested that INH preventive therapy
be given toanergic HIV-infected individuals at hig...would be more appropriate to reserve INHpreventive therapy
for HIV-infected persons who have a prior history of apositive TB skin test or who have been in rece...
Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy
... application for Orphan Drug Designation for a new therapy
forPompe disease, an inherited and usually lethal ... due to respiratory insufficiency. Initially, the therapy
developed at Duke will be tested in infants withthe most severe symptoms and for whom the disease is...
Study Demonstrates The Benefits Of Mammography In Women Under 50
...s are to advance the scientific basis of radiation therapy
and to extend thebenefits of radiation therapy
to those with cancer....
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