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Society of Hospital Medicine to launch new medical journal

...ionwide, and this number is projected to more than triple by the end of the decade....

Milk, fruits and vegetables may help reduce disability risk

...ause the number of disabled elderly is expected to triple between 1985 and 2050. About half of people over age 65 will become disabled enough to require some nursing home care. "We know that obesity, lack of physical exercise, alcohol consumption and smoking are modifiable risk factors for disability, but l...

No magic pill for treating dementia symptoms

... federal expenditures for dementia are expected to triple in the next 10 years, the authors said it is essential to find more effective treatments. They said non-drug therapies should always be considered first, and that some small studies have shown that music therapy, aromatherapy, pet therapy and caregiv...

Study identifies predictors of HIV drug resistance in patients beginning triple therapy

...mpromised. "We have a lot of studies showing that triple therapy works, as well as a lot of good information on the problem of resistance developing in triple antiretroviral therapy," said Richard Harrigan, Ph.D., director of the British Columbia Centre for E...

Antibiotics protect nerves in mice by turning on genes

...at received daily ceftriaxone for up to a week had triple the usual amount of the transporter, known as GLT1, in their brain cells, an effect that lasted for up to three months after treatment. "Glutamate is just one of many messengers brain cells use to communicate with one another, and this is just one of...

Repeated unexpected infant deaths most likely to be from natural causes

... families in which there were two CONI deaths--one triple SIDS and one triple filicide." He adds: "This study is the largest follow-up of families who have had a sudden unexpecte...

Novel antibiotic shows promise in shortening treatment duration of tuberculosis

...clearing infection from the lungs of mice than the triple cocktail regimen currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Also, cocktail regimens containing R207910 cleared infection in mice in half the time than the currently used regimen. "The drug acts through a novel mechanism of action,...

Multi-center study finds therapy boosts kidney transplants in 'highly sensitized' patients

... another one the IVIG group's transplant rate was triple that of patients on placebo," said Stanley C. Jordan, MD, director of Pediatric Nephrology & Transplant Immunology and medical director of the Renal Transplant Program at Cedars-Sinai. "Most other anti-rejection drugs can make the patient more suscep...

Obesity hinders imaging quality, diagnosis

...exams at approximately $100,000 in 2003, more than triple the 1995 cost of $28,000. "Although the direct cost impact of obesity on imaging is still relatively small today, it has grown at an alarming rate over the past 15 years," he said. He said future studies should also measure medical and psy...

4 million more health workers required to improve global health

...ty: the authors estimate that this region needs to triple its current human resources infrastructure by creating one million extra workers to deliver health services, most of them at the community level. Dr. Chen comments: "It is impossible to underestimate the importance of a response to this call for ...

Jefferson neuroscientists studying new type of Alzheimer's drug to halt disease progression

...e in the United States alone, a figure expected to triple as the population ages. The disease gradually destroys memory and the ability to think. Current U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs called cholinesterase inhibitors don't work on the amyloid protein, Dr. Rovner explains. They block enzym...

Pediatricians can help immigrant mothers by explaining child development, NICHD study suggests

...o populations in the United States are expected to triple by mid-century, making it increasingly important that clinicians better understand Asian and Latino parents," the authors wrote. The researchers recruited 114 mothers of 20-month-old children for the study. Of these, 38 were Japanese immigrants, 36 ...

4 out of 5 eligible patients missing opportunity to benefit from latest HIV breakthrough

...tial that, as physicians, we present FUZEON to all triple class experienced patients, balancing the remarkable improvements in viral load, CD4 count and quality of life, with the need for self-injection. Our challenge is to identify ways in which we can improve the offer of FUZEON to help patients understa...

New data supports CellCept's position as a world leader in solid organ transplantation

...ts Lake R, Chu AH, Steffen BJ, et al. Efficacy of triple therapy with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), tacrolimus (TACRO) and corticosteroids (CS) compared to TACRO and CS immunosuppression in liver transplantation: an analysis of the US liver transplant experience. Abstract 395, ATC 2004.CellCept reduced acut...

CellCept(R) registry data demonstrated superior long-term organ transplant outcomes

...ransplant Experience, examined the hypothesis that triple therapy with MMF + Tacro + CS was associated with improved patient survival and graft survival. Investigators analyzed data from 11,670 adult primary liver transplant recipients 18 80 years old (7,204 Tacro + CS; 4,466 MMF + Tacro + CS) reported t...

Tacrolimus + mycophenolate mofetil & steroids: Safe, effective in preventing acute cardiac rejection

...be able to determine the safest and most effective triple therapy regimen for cardiac transplant recipients." The efficacy and safety endpoints will be assessed again upon conclusion of the 12-month study....

Study will identify best treatment for type 2 diabetes in youth

... young people ages 6 to 19 are overweight-- nearly triple the 1980 rate. Genetic susceptibility as well as lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating patterns all play important roles in determining a child's weight, the risk for type 2 diabetes, and other complications of being overweight. The TODAY...

Lack of awareness about stroke hinders use of life-saving drugs, precludes testing of new therapies

...n anticoagulant. "Here we have this opportunity to triple the window of time in which we can treat patients with an effective, fast-acting drug, and we haven't been able to use it in this study largely because people don't know the signs of stroke, and they don't treat it like an emergency," Dr. Unwin said...

Nevirapine plus zidovudine to prevent perinatal HIV in Thailand

...s likely to achieve maximal viral suppression with triple antiretroviral combination containing NVP. However, if the therapy was initiated more than 6 months after exposure to NVP, the virological response was improved. With the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand, further studies are underway to reduce...

Gene therapy technique could aid islet transplants for diabetes, says Pittsburgh study

...ts had become insulin resistant as a result of the triple drug treatment. (Insulin resistance is the cause of Type 2 diabetes, commonly encountered in adults.) In the second, longer study, the control rats all remained diabetic throughout the study and died by week 18 with blood glucose levels in the 400 m...

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