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Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns

...ate. Afterthe Food and Drug Administration in 1990 approved the use of surfactant totreat potentially fatal breathing problems, the death rate of prematureinfants dropped significantly. But a new study of 1,563 premature births in St. Louis byresearchers at Washington University School of Medicine shows that ...

New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available

...there is a promising new drug in the United States approved by the FDA for the treatment of colorectal cancer. The drug, called CPT-11 or Camptosar, was cleared on June 14 by the FDA, under its accelerated approval regulations, for use as a second line treatment in patients whose disease has recurred or prog...

NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival

...into more virus. The Food and Drug Administration approved use of the combined ZDV and 3TC in November 1995, ...ew England Journal of Medicine. Indinavir has been approved for about a year. "The people who should be thanked and congratulated for this study and others lik...

Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives

...patients." Specifically, the procedure is approved for patients who have not respondedto the two standard therapies for blocked or diseased coronary arteries:coronary artery bypass surgery or balloon angioplasty. In a bypass procedure,veins from the leg are used to redirect oxygen-rich blood around ...

Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work

... from vaccines. Currently, it is the only adjuvant approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in human vaccines. The FDA limits the dosage to 0.85 milligrams per vaccine to minimize exposure to aluminum. "There's been some interest in other materials, but no one has proven them safe enough," Hem say...

New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds

...y stages of Parkinson's disease. The drug was approved last week by the Food and Drug Administration and will be available in pharmacies around the nation beginning next week under the brand name Mirapex, developed by Pharmacia & Upjohn and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. The study of pram...

Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy

... N.C. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved DukeUniversity's application for Orphan Drug Designation for a new therapy forPompe disease, an inherited and usually lethal glycogen storage diseasethat often afflicts children, Duke officials announced. This designation makes Duke eligible for FDA...

Intralase Will Develop Laser Systems For Eye Surgery

...he University of Michigan's Board of Regents has approved a license agreement for a new U-M company---IntraL...e Center under a sponsored research agreement also approved by the Board of Regents. Future human clinical trials also are planned pending review and approvals...

Rats Receiving Ginkgo Biloba Learn Quicker, Live 20 Percent Longer Than Controls, UB Study Finds

...le in the U.S. as a dietary supplement, but is not approved by the FDA as a medical treatment. It is prescribed widely by physicians in Germany and France in the form of EGb 761 -- a complex mixture of chemicals obtained from ginkgo leaves -- to treat age-related deterioration in brain function. Several hum...

Penn Researchers Create Drug To Help Target Attack On Cancerous Tumors

...hD, Professor of Radiation Oncology, was recently approved by the FDA for a Phase I clinical trial at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Patients with early stage cervix tumors, located at the neck of the uterus, and soft tissue sarcomas, are given EF5 intravenously two days before thei...

Research Trial To Test New Drug For Diabetic Neuropathy

... pain and numbness." This drug has not yet been approved by the FDA. There is no charge to patients to par...dinator, at (717)531-8692. This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at Penn State's College of Medicine following FDA regulations. If...

Radio Frequencies Used To Kill Inoperable Liver Tumors At Penn's Cancer Center

...ctionof the tumor is needed. In a recently approved protocol, Penn's cancer specialists are studying the effectiveness of radio frequency ablation in destroying tumors. "We hope that the study results will indicate that the technique completely destroys tumors so that patients who, at this time, aren'...

Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers

...ngs are particularly relevant in light of the bill approved by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee last week that would raise cigarette prices by $1.10 a pack over the next five years with hopes of cutting teen-age smoking by 40 percent over the next 10 years. Also, President Clinton has said he favors price ...

Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs

...ard urokinase, marketed asAbbokinase by Abbott, is approved to clear blood clots in theheart and lungs and is often used by physicians to treat bloodclots in the legs. The overall cost of surgery and the cost ofthe medication are about the same, says Ouriel, noting that atypical supply of the drug for one pat...

International Study Raises Hopes For Heart Transplant Patients

...ts. In 1995, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Neoral for theprevention of organ rejection. Based upon scientific registry data from theUnited Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), there are currently about 3,945patients waiting for a heart transplant. "Due to the shortage of organ donors, we need ...

Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms

...partment. Althought-PA is the only drug currently approved by the FDA for treatment of acutestroke, other therapies being developed may also work better when given as soonas possible. In December, 1996 the NINDS hosted a historic Symposium on Rapid Identificationand Treatment of Acute Stroke, attended by rep...

UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction

...ars and tried dozens of time to quit. When the FDA approved the drug, he decided to make another go at it. He has not smoked in nearly a year and a half. "This time I had no cravings, gained no weight and had no mood swings," Eaton said. "Previously, I noticed I'd become very angry and irritab...

New Drug Prevents Breast Cancer In Postmenopausal Women, UCSF Researchers Report

...ay reduce her risk of heart disease.Raloxifene was approved for the prevention of osteoporosis by the Food and DrugAdministration in December 1997. It is marketed as Vista by Eli Lilly and Co.,the sponsors of the clinical trials of the treatment as a method of preventingbreast cancer. Note To The Media: To ...

American Heart Association Comment: Tirofiban -- The Platelet Receptor Blocker For Heart Attack

...m. But last week the Food and Drug Administration approved tirofiban forindividuals with unstable angina (chest pain at rest) and non-Q-wave myocardialinfarction (limited heart attack). These conditions result from blood clotsthat have not totally or persistently blocked the blood vessel feeding theheart, b...

National Office Of Drug Safety Is Needed, Experts Say In JAMA

...the United States. "Overall, 52 percent of approved drugs have serious adverse effects notdetected prior to approval" by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), saysa commentary in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association by CurtD. Furberg, M.D., Ph.D., of Wake Forest University Ba...

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