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Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants
...ased risk for infections or for a form of lymphoma associated
with these drugs-are excessive. Tacrolimus, however, reversed rejection in 75 percent of patients with repeated or uncontrollable rejection. It halted kidney damage in another 11 percent. Only 11 percent of patients given tacrolimus experienced progr...
Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
...rson performed a detailed examination of the costs associated
withdoing an angioplasty alone, or an angioplasty ...es allow stenting to recoup some of the extracosts associated
with this form of therapy." Up to 25 percent of patients who had angioplasty will need a repeatpro...
Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
...y's naturalpain killers, to cope with the stresses associated
with remainingtoo long in the uterus, Smith said. Researchers are conducting follow-up studies to determine whetherthe postmature infants do, in fact, have elevated levels ofendorphins in their blood. Smith noted that not all babies born after 41 we...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
... of the journal, it is reported that Redux also is associated
with sleep problems, drowsiness, headaches, dizzi...though d-fenfluramine has an increased health risk associated
with it, the risks associated
with obesity are far greater. They argue that these risks can be redu...
Hospital Noise Disrupts Sleep For Patients, In The Critical Care Setting
...s, the researchers found 29 peak sound levels were associated
with 28sleep arousals in one patient during a one-hour period. In another patient, 34sound peaks were correlated with 42 arousals in one hour. Medical personnel aren't sure how disrupted sleep affects elderly patients.Some studies show that at leas...
Study Shows Gum Disease Increases Risk Of Future Heart Disease
...his population than other conditions traditionally associated
with heart disease risk, including hypertension, high cholesterol, age and gender. Robert J. Genco, SUNY Distinguished Professor and chair of the UB Department of Oral Biology, reported the results here today (Sunday, March 23) at the annual me...
UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
...are complete and understandable. track problems associated
with HMOs over time. make data comparing selected aspects of competing health plans available to consumers. improve the due process requirement. give the N.C. Department of Insurance broader power to ensure quality of services. The Rober...
Researchers Gain Insights Into Drugs Used For Manic-Depression
...DA receptor also elevates levels of IP3, which is associated
withcalcium, the substance that controls many physiological processes. "Lithium probably normalizes mood swings by helping shift the levelof calcium more toward normal when levels are either abnormally high duringmania or low during depressi...
Training Urged For Mothers Of Children With Cancer
... Behavioral Pediatrics. "Solving problems associated
with dealing with hospital personnel,therapy proto...ch support helpful when the diagnosis of cancerwas associated
with increased emotional or behavioral problems in healthysiblings. For them, special training in p...
"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty
...balloon angioplasty remain an important problem associated
with mortality. An intravenous "super aspirin" called abciximab (ReoPro™, Centocor, Inc., Malvern, PA) administered in the catheterization laboratory before an angioplasty can prevent platelets from sticking to arterial walls and...
NIH Honors Emory Researcher With Merit Award For Work On Renin-Angiotensin System
...lled"seven transmembrane receptors," or "G-protein associated
receptors." Whereas scientists previously ...d vessels throughoutthe body, is the form commonly associated
with control of blood pressure, butthe other form-testis ACE-is made exclusively by developing male ...
Researchers Finding May Boost Effectiveness Of Anti-HIV Drugs
...ebral spinal fluid byreducing the barrier function associated
with Pgp. "This work is exciting because the potential of Pgp as a factor in drugabsorption and tissue penetration has not been previously appreciated," Kimsaid. "We need to find out in humans how active this transporter is and whetherwe can ...
Chemists Closing In On Commercial Potential Of Alkanes
...oscopy should be applicable to many other problems associated
with thereactions of complex molecules." While the results of this study do not represent a quantum leap toward thegoal of converting alkanes into chemically useful products, a good "mechanisticunderstanding" of the alkane activation reaction bri...
Diuretic Drugs May Have Clot-Busting Effects
...of bloodpressure but, instead, to reduce the death associated
with high blood pressure(stroke and coronary thrombosis). Agents that specifically block choridetransport, such as diuretics, may decrease thrombosis (clotting) independent oftheir effect on blood pressure." Contact: Warren Lockette: ph.: (...
"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science
...g focus on medical and scientific technologies and associated
instrumentation. It manufactures nearly the entire range of magnetic sector mass spectrometers, as well as other analytical instruments and software packages. Using its expertise in analytical instrumentation, the Company is engaged in two research...
Diuretics And Beta-Blockers Are Best Drugs To Combat High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
...retrospectively examine the morbidityand mortality associated
with the various antihypertensive agents. A much l... willprospectively examine morbidity and mortality associated
with three of the "new" antihypertensive agents, comparing them to diuretics which are considered th...
Drug Is First In Decade To Show Promise Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder
...m earlier findings in which depressed patientswith associated
anxiety symptoms who took venlafaxine XR showed a ... who have depression. Thedirect and indirect costs associated
with anxiety disorders in the U.S. were$46.6 billion in 1990, nearly one-third of the nation's total...
BioNumerik Reports Preclinical Antitumor Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 89th Annual AACR Conference
...ears to completelyprotect against major toxicities associated
with widely used platinum anticancerdrugs such as ...ating that BNP7787 can protect against carboplatin associated
toxicity. Ifwe are able to safely administer higher and more effective doses of cisplatinand carbop...
First Trimester Screening For Down Syndrome Possible, NICHD-Funded Study Finds
...etal Down syndrome is feasible when serumpregnancy associated
protein A concentrations are used in combination with theconcentration of either hCG or its free beta subunit," the researchersconcluded. The study also found that in the first trimester, the rates fordetection of Down syndrome were low for ...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
...ti-cancer drugs and oral contraceptives, have been associated
with thesyndrome. TTP has been considered an extremely rare disorder -- less than fourcases per million persons, with an overall death rate that was originallyreported at 90 percent. With improvements in diagnosis and treatment, themortality...
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