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Tests reveal subtle signs of Alzheimer's before clinical symptoms appear

...t that "paper-and-pencil" neuropsychological tests administered to normal subjects averaging 75 years of age contained early signs of cognitive decline in those subjects who later developed Alzheimers disease. In an analysis of cognitive performance test data from 40 participants enrolled in a long-term study at ...

At 2 years, cocaine babies suffer cognitive development effects

...e research laboratory at 6.5, 12 and 24 months and administered the widely used Bayley Mental and Motor Scales of Infant Development (BSID II) standardized assessments. The scales assigned infants a standard score reflecting memory, language and problem-solving abilities, as well as measurements of gross and fine...

Effectiveness of drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease in early, later stages measured

...treatment with the drugs pramipexole and levodopa, administered to 82 early Parkinsons patients, was compared using brain imaging. Our data suggest that patients initially treated with pramipexole experience a significantly slower rate of loss of dopaminergic neuronal functioning compared to those treated with ...

Initial chemotherapy treatment reduces relapses in MS patients

...with mitoxantrone combined with methylprednisolone administered intravenously on a monthly schedule. The annual r...activity supports our belief that mitoxantrone, as administered in this study, may be an effective induction treatment before initiating other long-term disease mod...

Choline prevents liver failure in patients on IV nutrition

...ation of the nutrient that was stable and could be administered through TPN solutions. "When we gave choline intravenously, we were able to get the blood levels of choline to normal and all the fat in the liver went away," said Buchman. Buchman is currently the principal investigator of a study, funded by the F...

High-dose interferon beta-1b for multiple sclerosis patients

... LANCET suggests that high-dose interferon beta-1b administered every other day is more effective than interferon ...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 ...

Smoking cessation success equally good with over-the-counter or prescription nicotine replacement

...ld smoking cessation success rates as good as when administered under a physicians prescription, according to study results in the current issue of Addiction. The study analyzed data collected from smokers prior to the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) switch of nicotine gum and the nicotine patch from pr...

Drug cocktail prevents hepatitis B virus from recurring after liver transplant

...that, as mentioned, showed a survival benefit when administered long-term, but recurrence was still common. In 1996 lamivudine became available and was shown to prevent the hepatitis B virus from replicating. However, its effectiveness when used alone has been limited by the rise of resistant viral strains of HBV...

Drug reduces risk of acute rejection in kidney transplantation

...dneys also can dramatically prevent rejection when administered during surgery. These findings are important because avoiding acute rejection helps patients keep the graft longer and live longer, says the studys principal investigator Daniel C.Brennan, M.D., associate professor of medicine and director of transp...

New drug holds promise to block clots in people with artery disease

... received one of four different doses of DX-9065a, administered continuously over 72 hours. Incidence of bleeding was minor and usually around the infusion site, and there was no statistically significant difference in bleeding complications between the five groups. Also, there were no adverse changes in kidney...

Researchers show beneficial role of bacterial DNA in fighting inflammatory bowel disease

A synthetic form of bacterial DNA, when administered to mice bred to model Inflammatory Bowel Disease (...al colitis, the mouse model of human IBD. Whether administered systemically or orally, the ISS-ODN ameliorated the colitis. The researchers then determined that si...

Early intercourse and self-esteem linked in adolescent behavior

... data. Students completed a questionnaire and were administered a standardized test measuring self-esteem at the beginning of seventh grade. A second questionnaire was completed by the students at the beginning of their ninth-grade year. In the seventh grade, all 188 students included in the study reported no his...

Electricity can pump medicine in implanted medical devices

... chemotherapy to be more effective if it was administered at night, while a patient was sleepingaccording to the patient's sleep cycle. With traditional chemotherapy, the patient would have to be awakened several times in the night. But an implant ...

Stroke survivors have brittler bones, more likely to fracture

...ents. Poole says the drugs may be most helpful if administered early in rehabilitation.Bisphosphonates inhibit cells in the bone called osteoclasts from breaking down bone tissue. The drugs, given intravenously or taken orally, have been used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Poole says the intr...

Mayo Clinic researchers develop 'cancer snitch'

... a cancer-killing form of measles vaccine virus is administered intravenously to mice -- without inducing the trauma of operating on the animal to examine the tumor. What is needed is information from within the cancer cell through an inexpensive, noninvasive means....

Study finds intraocular pressure improved when switched to XALATAN from other monotherapy

...nter, prospective, open-label study. All patients administered XALATAN once daily into their affected eye(s) for six weeks. IOP was measured before the switch to XALATAN and after six weeks of therapy with XALATAN. The most common adverse events among the 27 patients who discontinued the study due to adverse ev...

Emory vaccine study in South Africa achieves significant reductions in pneumonia

...umococcal disease and bacterial meningitis, and is administered in infancy. The vaccine targets 7 strains of pneumococcal disease, but its impact on pneumonia in developing countries was heretofore unknown. The vaccine used in South Africa includes two additional strains of pneumococcus that are prevalent in de...

Outstanding scholars set to improve geriatric social work in U.S.

...ip and research career development. The program is administered by The Gerontological Society of America and directed by Dr. Barbara Berkman, Helen Rehr/Ruth Fizdale Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work. It is estimated that there are over 600,000 practicing social workers in the United States. W...

The Lancet Neurology press release

... have been transplanted directly into the brain or administered intra-arterially or intravenously. The authors conclude: "Given the robust therapeutic benefit of these cells in the treatment of neural injury, and the fact that marrow stromal cells have been used in the treatment of other human disease, there is j...

Viagra significantly effective, well-tolerated for men taking multiple blood pressure treatments

...a blocker doxazosin (4 mg) and Viagra (25 mg) were administered to patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, mea...n higher doses of Viagra and doxazosin (4 mg) were administered simultaneously, there were infrequent reports of patients who experienced symptomatic postural hypot...

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