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Anabolic Steroids May Help Dialysis Patients Fight Fatigue And Gain Lean Body Mass

... the past, anabolic steroids had been used totreat anemia in patients with severe kidney disease but their ability to buildlean body mass in dialysis patients had never been tested. According to Johansen, the number of patients requiring dialysis increasesapproximately seven to nine percent every year and ...

Study tests vitamins in recovery from trauma

...dmission. Patients with head injuries, sickle cell anemia and those taking theanticoagulant Coumadin are excluded from study enrollment. So far more than 100 patients out of an expected total of 300 patients havetaken part. As patients enter the study at the time of ICU admission, anyindividual may be with...

Annals Of Internal Medicine - tip sheet for November 2, 1999

...ients A study of 30 people with iron deficiency anemia and Helicobacterpylori-associated gastritis, a com...ation, found that curing the H.pylori reversed the anemia (Brief, p. 668). Elderly Heart Attack Patients Are Not Getting Early Beta-Blockers Studying medi...

New cancer classification brings quicker treatment to some

...egorized as having 'refractory anemia with excess blasts in transformation,' and as a result, they received minimal treatment. "That has now been eliminated," said Bloomfield. "Many of us felt that these patients really had leu...

From smoking to sumatriptan, researchers present important new findings on the impacts of drug metabolism

...longer. The findings are good news for sickle cell anemia patients, as few treatment drugs are available. (Poster PI-55). Quick Relief for Adolescents with Migraine Adults plagued by migraine headache have been able to obtain quick relief with a nasal spray of the drug sumatriptan since 1997. But that ...

Two studies compare triple nucleoside therapy Ziagen® + Combivir® with protease inhibitorplus Combivir® regimens in therapy-naive patients

... in Retrovir and Combivir has been associated with anemia and neutropenia, especially in patients with advanced disease, and with symptomatic myopathy after prolonged use. The most serious adverse event associated with Ziagen is a hypersensitivity reaction that can be life threatening and has been fatal in...

Study compares efficacy and adherence to triple nucleoside therapy Ziagen + Combivir with protease inhibitor plus Combivir regimens in therapy-nave

... in Retrovir and Combivir has been associated with anemia and neutropenia, especially in patients with advanced disease, and with symptomatic myopathy after prolonged use. The most serious adverse event associated with Ziagen® is a hypersensitivity reaction that can be life threatening and has been fat...

Study evaluates dosage adjustments of Agenerase

... diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia, acute hemolytic anemia and redistribution/ accumulation of fat have been reported. Severe and life-threatening drug interactions could be associated with therapy with Agenerase (see full prescribing information for specific drug interactions). Severe and life-threatening...

Maret Pharmaceuticals presents promising Phase I/II clinical MARstem™ results at international symposium on new drugs in cancer therapy

...rease in the number of blood platelets), grade 2-4 anemia (deficiency in red blood cells), and grade 3-4 lym...nical trials to evaluate the effects in correcting anemia in chronic renal failure patients....

European commission grants "orphan" status for new acute myeloid leukaemia treatment

...eeding. Patients treated with Mylotarg experienced anemia (47%), severe neutropenia (98%), and severe thrombocytopenia (99%). Careful hematologic monitoring is required. Mylotarg can produce a postinfusion symptom complex of fever and chills, and less commonly hypotension and dyspnea during the first 24 ho...

Annals of Internal Medicine, Tip Sheet, October 2, 2001

...ired surgery. Anti-cancer drug may treat aplastic anemia Researchers treated 19 patients with severe aplastic anemia with high doses of the anti-cancer drug cyclophosphamide (Article, p. 477). In aplastic anemia, anti...

Iron supplementation enhances aerobic training in iron-depleted women

Iron deficiency without anemia occurs in about 12% of premenopausal women in the United States, and may negatively affect adaptation to aerobic training in women by reducing their endurance capacity. Brownlie et al., publishing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, invest...

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recognizes National Cancer Fatigue Awareness Day

... particular, these guidelines focus on the type of anemia associated with chronic disease and review the ava...low serum erythropoietin production. Symptoms of anemia in patients range from shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, and dizziness to inability to concentra...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for May (first issue)

...y was published that showed women with sickle cell anemia can safely perform maximal cardiopulmonary exercis...rstested 17 women, ages 20 to 45, with sickle cell anemia to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of physical training for patients with this disease. Sickl...

Immune system supressor drug found effective in treating precancerous blood disorder

...stic anemia. There was good evidence that aplastic anemia is probably an immune-mediated effect, so we reaso...of the syndrome and that those with the refractory anemia subtype respond best. M. D. Anderson researchers are currently following-up these results with a st...

Anemia drug reduces transfusions and chemotherapy-related fatigue

...bepoetin alfa (AranespTM) for chemotherapy-induced anemia may require fewer blood transfusions and feel less...e National Cancer Institute . Chemotherapy-related anemia often results from decreased production of the hormone erythropoietin, a hormone that stimulates the...

Researchers find trigger for devastating digestive disease, propose treatment

...d, symptoms can also include fatigue, weight loss, anemia and neurological symptoms. Over time, celiac sprue can lead to overall sickness and even intestinal cancer. In the small intestine, enzymes from the pancreas initially digest gluten by breaking it into a number of fragments called peptides. In most...

Stanford researcher to find cure for widespread Celiac disease

...ss due to malabsorption of nutrients and vitamins, anemia and neurological symptoms. This is a lifelong disease, and if untreated, patients have a substantially enhanced risk for the development of complications such as infertility, osteoporosis, intestinal cancer and lymphoma. There is no therapeutic optio...

Elderly getting left out of critical cancer research

...rland) presentation on the guidelines for treating anemia in elderly cancer patients. When discussing patient care, Dr. Aapro states there is a clear need to continue the pioneering work of the U.S. National Cancer Network, demonstrating that all elderly patients need to be treated appropriately in order to...

Fortified orange drink eases 'hidden hunger' in 3rd world

...o did not consume the fortified drink. The risk of anemia dropped by 51 percent in pregnant women who consumed the drink. "A simple powdered drink, which is very well liked and taken regularly when available, is convenient, simple to use and could be easily manufactured locally and widely distributed," not...

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