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Botox Treats Excessive Sweating, According To UCSF Study

... underarm sweating can be treated effectively with botulinum Aneurotoxin (Botox®), a toxin derived from bacteria. "The finding offers patients with this condition a significant alternative tosurgery," said Richard Glogau, MD, UCSF clinical professor of dermatology. "This treatment can be completed in an of...

Emory University researchers say cholinergic agents may offer relief from tics in adults with Tourette syndrome

...ood pressure medications likeclonidine (Catapres), botulinum toxin injections occasionally used to relievefacial tics and stimulants such as methylphenidate (Ritalin) used to relieveADHD symptoms. "Low doses of Tacrine seemed to address not only the tic symptoms butother symptoms like inattention, imp...

New medication effective against muscle disorder

...houlders called cervical dystonia.This new type of botulinum toxin -- a medication frequently used to relievemu...th the abilityto lead a normal life. Injection of botulinum toxin type A into affected muscles has been the primarytherapy for cervical dystonia. Botulinum toxi...

Botox proving successful at preventing headaches

...ss rates as high as 92 percent using injections of botulinum toxin to treat patients who didn't respond to headache medications. "Botox is becoming one of the main preventive therapies for headache," says Troost, professor and chairman of neurology at Wake Forest, who has treated more than 350 patients with Bo...

Toxin injections prove useful for spasticity after stroke

...and Journal of Medicine. The report indicates that botulinum toxin type A, also known as Botox, reduces disabil...al to assess the benefit of one-time injections of botulinum toxin type A. Allison Brashear, M.D., principal investigator and first author of the article, said t...

HHS announces new regional centers for biodefense research

... new approaches to blocking the action of anthrax, botulinum and cholera toxins Developing new vaccines against anthrax, plague, tularemia, smallpox and Ebola Developing new antibiotics and other therapeutic strategies Studying bacterial and viral disease processes Designing new advanced diagnostic ap...

The evolving management of migraine

...ther new type of treatment involves injection with botulinum toxin. This treatment is used for dystonia (involuntary movements) and spasticity, and has recently been shown to be an effective migraine preventive therapy. "The problem of headache is extraordinarily common--about 4 percent of the world populatio...

New data show botulinum toxin type A to be highly effective treatment for excessive sweating

...OUIS - Results of a Phase III clinical study using botulinum toxin type A to treat primary axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, show that botulinum toxin type A is safe and effective for treatment of hyperhidrosis and that it markedly improves qual...

AAN 2004 Public Leadership Award goes to Leon Fleisher, musician who overcame dystonia

...research revealing the beneficial effects of using botulinum toxin to treat dystonia among musicians will also be presented at the AAN annual meeting this year. "Mr. Fleisher's perseverance over the decades is an inspiration to all of us in the neurological field," says Kenneth Viste, MD, chair of the AAN F...

Botulinum toxin can help musicians with dystonia

SAN FRANCISCO Injections of the drug botulinum toxin can help musicians with focal task-specific ...Music Medicine Center in Hanover, who had received botulinum toxin injections and responded to an outcome survey. The musicians described a significant improveme...

Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist use Botox to treat CP

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Botox, or botulinum toxin, offers a new, non-surgical option for improving the upper extremity function of children with cerebral palsy (CP), report researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. L. Andrew Koman, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Brenner Chil...

Botox helps ease symptoms of enlarged prostate according to Univ. of Pittsburgh study

SAN FRANCISCO, May 11 Injections of botulinum toxin A (botox) into the prostate are a promising alternative treatment for the millions of men who have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition commonly referred to as enlarged prostate, according to a study conducted by the University of Pi...

NIAID launches program to improve medical tools against emerging infectious diseases

..., CA, Kim Janda, Ph.D. Focus: antibody epitopes of botulinum toxin. Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Seattle, WA, William Kwok, Ph.D. Focus: T-cell epitopes of influenza viruses as well as anthrax and tetanus bacteria. La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, San Diego, CA, Alessandro Se...

Studies from the November issue of The Archives of Dermatology, a theme issue on facial rejuvenation

...um Exotoxin A Matters Higher volume injections of botulinum exotoxin A at lower concentrations affects a large... add another level of sophistication to the use of botulinum exotoxin A by varying levels of precision. To treat larger, confluent areas, such as the forehead, ...

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