Tag: "antiviral" at medical news
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...ggressive among these infants, with earlier use of antiviral
agents and perhaps even immune reconstitution with thymic transplantation (currently being explored by the Emory group)." Other Emory authors of the study included Christian Ibegbu, Ph.D.; Francis K. Lee, Ph.D.; Mary K. Sawyer, M.D.; and Steven Nesh...
Targeted Protein Toxin Effective Against Persistent Brain Tumors
...ene that increases tumor cells' sensitivity to the antiviral
drug ganciclovir. The patients were later treated with ganciclovir to kill the tumor cells. However, this therapy worked only against very small tumors in four of the 15patients who were evaluated. The NINDS, one of the National Institutes of Health ...
Declining National Rates Of HIV-Related Deaths And Illnesses Due To Combination Antiretroviral Therapy With Protease Inhibitors
..., includingthe availability of new and more potent antiviral
drugs and widespread use ofviral load testing to b...ver, precise information as to the extent to which antiviral
medication ingeneral, and type of antiviral
combination regimens specifically, may havecontributed t...
Cost-Effective Treatment Possible In Africa For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women If Drug Prices Lowered
...ission in Sub-Saharan Africathrough treatment with antiviral
drugs can be cost-effective if drug prices arelowe...l in Thailand have shown that ashort-course of the antiviral
drug AZT alone can cut vertical transmission byabout half," he added. Glaxo Wellcome also has anno...
First Patients Enrolled In NIH Clinical Trial On Effects Of Marijuana In HIV Patients
...body, as well as on its potentialinteractions with antiviral
drugs such as protease inhibitors. Named the "Shor...dition to studying the pharmacokinetics of THC and antiviral
druginteractions, the research team will monitor caloric intake of patients andconduct tests of body...
International Panel Evaluates Testing For Drug Resistance In HIV
...strains of HIV infecting a patient are resistentto antiviral
drugs may be useful in helping plan treatment stra...ns ofHIV that can escape the effects of particular antiviral
drugs, is an importantreason why drug treatment fails some patients," Hirsch says. "While there isn...
UCSF AIDS Expert Warns Against Early Treatment For HIV Infection
Treatment with antiviral
drugs for HIV infection that begins too early can ...nsidered." In his view, he writes, "treatment with antiviral
drugs starts the clock tickingtoo soon, limiting future options and making therapy a necessity for t...
Study Shows Efavirenz Promising In Treating Pediatric HIV Infection: Leads To Approval Of New Drug For Testing HIV-Infected Children
...to determine the safety, dosing and antiviral
effect of efavirenz in combination ...her antiretrovirals can have potent antiviral
effects in children," comments Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., NIAID director. "It ...
UNC Researchers Find Drug-Resistant HIV In Semen
...n immunodeficiencyvirus in the semen of men taking antiviral
medications for HIV infection. A r...with a strain of HIVthat was resistant to multiple antiviral
medications. "Our study shows how thiscan happen," he says. "It is also the first to demonstrate tha...
Faster Relief From Influenza Symptoms For 'High Risk' And Otherwise Healthy Patients With Inhaled Zanamivir
...en treating influenza with the currently available antiviral
agents, such asamantadine and rimantadine, resistant virus emerges readily; however, resistancehas not been detected in the treatment studies with zanamivir. Zanamivir is thefirst orally inhaled drug in a new generation of specific treatments agains...
How HIV Evades AZT
...w HIV mutations render the retrovirus resistant to antiviral
drugs such as AZT. Once HIV invades a human cell,... to the DNA nucleotide or to the nucleotide analog antiviral
drugs such as AZT. Harrison's group shows that these mutations prevent the nucleotide analog drugs ...
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center And Targeted Genetics Corp. Publish Data On Adoptive Immunotherapy For HIV
...hes to improve the survival and theduration of the antiviral
activity." Cytotoxic, or killer, T cells (CTLs) th... themajor reservoir of HIV infection. However, the antiviral
effects were temporarydue to the gradual decline of the transferred CTLs. The demonstration that inf...
Researchers At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Develop Method To Detect A Deadly Complication Of Pediatric Transplantation
...ess immuneresponse, along with the introduction of antiviral
drugs and those that supportthe immune system, such as intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy. Patients who will develop PTLD - a complication that affects less than onepercent of adult transplant recipients - generally do so within six to 12 mont...
Space plays havoc with your immune system
... The solution might be for the astronauts to take antiviral
drugs beforeand during missions, or to give saliva samples during the flight so thatstressed crew members can be identified and told to take a break....
New strategy recommended to combat hepatitis
...on may beeven more potent when combined with other antiviral
agents, and he predicts that"with this approach we hope to ultimately control the hepatitis B virus in mostpatients."...
Researchers identify a simple, affordable drug regimen that is highly effective in preventing HIV infection in infants of mothers with the disease
... efficacy of twodifferent short-course regimens of antiviral
drugs administered late inpregnancy. The women were assigned at random to receive either a 200-mg dose oforal nevirapine at the onset of labor, followed by a 2-mg/kg oral dose given totheir babies within three days of birth; or a 600-mg dose of AZT ...
New HIV drug intervention cheap and effective
...ate the cost-effectiveness of using nevirapine, an antiviral
drug that recently showed remarkable reductions of... in Africa. Although long-term treatment with the antiviral
drug AZT is the most effective way to prevent HIV transmission in industrial countries like the Unit...
Some HIV patients show no viral rebound after stopping drugs
... group of HIV-infected patients who stopped taking antiviral
drugs yetcontinued to suppress HIV replication may have somehow boosted their immuneresponse against the virus by temporary therapy interruptions, researchers fromthe Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center at Rockefeller University report. Although scien...
HIV's deep pocket may reveal vulnerability
...e virus before it enters host cells. Thusfar, most antiviral
drugs designed to thwart HIV attack viral enzymes andprevent the virus from reproducing only after HIV has already entered a hostcell. HIV is also adept at developing resistance to these enzyme-attackingdrugs, making them effective for only a limited...
Scientist show how viruses co-opt cell defenses to cause chronic infections likethose from HIV and Hepatitis B and C
...t. The discovery could lead to methods to find new antiviral
agents, to boost theeffectiveness of antiviral
drugs - and possibly to end Hepatitis C and otherpersistent viral infections. Most viral infections...
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