Tag: "combined" at medical news
Chemotherapy plus radiation therapy for head and neck cancer increases survival rates of some patients
...year survival rate among patients who received the combined
therapy. The results will be presented at the 41s...eatment. In 70 percent of the patients who had the combined
treatment, there was complete remission of the disease. Patients were able to tolerate the combined...
Research challenges conventional thinking on ways to treat prostate cancer
...rmone stimulation. They found that Herceptin® combined
with Taxol® caused a marked regression of tumors in both androgen-dependent and independent disease. This work, conducted by Memorial Sloan-Kettering researchers, was published in the October 1 issue of Cancer Research. In addition, the investig...
Vitamin A compound may help protect younger women against breast and ovarian cancers
...is a prevention trial testing fenretinide (200 mg) combined
daily with low-dose tamoxifen (5 mg) on premenopau...cer fighter, a second trial is testing fenretinide combined
with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on healthy postmenopausal women who are candidates for estrog...
Recipients of well-matched kidneys received locally require less long-term care
...nd more money is spent," Schnitzler says. "When we combined
the question of matching and the issue of cold time, we found local allocation is the best economically." ...
New drug shows promise for saving lives from heart failure
...sopeptidase inhibitors. The results of this study, combined
with others, suggest that the use of omapatrilat may reduce deaths and hospitalizations from congestive heart failure by as much as 30 percent, says Jean-Lucien Rouleau, M.D., director of cardiology, Mount Sinai Hospital Association at the University...
Traditional Chinese diet helps ward off heart disease
...swered questions about their dietary habits. The combined
thickness of the intima (lining) and media (middle muscle) layers of the carotid artery are considered a good indicator of heart disease. In healthy adults 65 or older, increased thickness correlates with a higher risk of heart attack and stroke, wh...
Wake Forest study finds both prevention and treatment needed to control heart disease
... doctors turn to drugs to reduce cholesterol. The combined
strategies seem to be working. Cholesterol reducti...larger decrease in the upper range may reflect the combined
effects of prevention and treatment." In looking across the four surveys, Goff found that cholester...
Seattle researchers uncover structure of blood-clotting protein involved in most common form of hemophilia
... says Davie, UW professor of biochemistry. "It has combined
the efforts of scientists in X-ray crystallography and molecular biology to provide insight into a medical problem with a long and interesting history," he says, referring to the impact of the disease throughout the royal families of Europe - the gen...
Club drugs take center stage in new national education and prevention initiative by NIDA and national partners
...y function and motor skills. When these drugs are combined
with alcohol, they become even more dangerous and potentially life-threatening, said Dr. Alan I. Leshner, NIDA Director. Joining forces with NIDA are the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the Community Anti-Drug Coalit...
AmericasDoctor.com & Affiliated Research Centers announce merger that revolutionizes clinical trial recruitment, expedites pharmaceutical research
...and a clinical trials management organization have combined
resources on a large scale to meet a common object...l trials under management. The merged companies' combined
strategic assets a popular consumer Web site, growing clinical trials business, and extensive relat...
Protein predicts prognosis for breast cancer patients
...essel count (MVC). However, patients with high MVC combined
with high protective levels of nm23 also do quite ...ent for patients who have a high microvessel count combined
with low nm23, but still have high or moderate E-cadherin levels. The loss of E-cadherin is a an add...
Researchers view gallstones forming: May lead to earlier diagnosis of digestive disease affecting 10% of Americans
...miles above earth." The team discovered that the combined
use of VELM and cryo-TEM enabled them to see the gallstone microstructures from the moment of creation through subsequent growth into cholesterol crystals, which later form gallstones. And, they were able to observe crystals forming in human bile fr...
New study underscores effectiveness of methadone maintenance as treatment for heroin addiction
...t longer-term methadone maintenance therapy (MMT), combined
with some pyschosocial counseling, is a far more effective treatment for heroin addiction than is simply the temporary use of methadone to detoxify patients and reduce drug craving, even when the detoxification is coupled with much more intensive psy...
Computerized analysis of heart arteries shows no benefits of hormone therapy
...earchers found that neither estrogen, nor estrogen combined
with a progestin, slowed disease progression in 30...ssigned to take estrogen (Premarin®), estrogen combined
with a progestin (Prempro®), or a dummy pill (placebo). Sophisticated computer techniques were u...
Nobel Laureate creates potent anticancer weapons
...ated with the DNA, Corey said. Laboratory studies, combined
with research conducted on ecteinascidin through the National Institutes of Health, have found the drug prevents tumor cell division without killing off the cells, unlike chemotherapy. Ecteinascidin is currently undergoing phase two human testing a...
New study finds multiple myeloma linked to radiation exposures of nuclear workers
...ltiple myeloma and 391 age-matched controls from a combined
roster of 115,143 people hired before 1979 at the Hanford (Wash.), Los Alamos National Laboratory (N.M.), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Tenn.) and the Savannah River (S.C.) nuclear facilities, he said. Information on work history, smoking, medical X...
Map makers can avoid confusing the color blind
...modate those who are red/green color blind because combined
they are the most common forms of color blindness," says Brewer. "It would be a different and more difficult task to accommodate everyone on the same map." The reason one solution will not work for all types of color blindness is that color confusi...
Alternative therapy at state expense: Study looks at Medicaid coverage of nonconventional care for children
...outcomes of alternative therapy, particularly when combined
with conventional medicine," says Steyer. "Although this study shows the current spending is small, we hope it opens the door for further research on both reimbursed and out-of-pocket spending on such treatments." Studies by other researchers have ...
Patients with social phobia benefit from long-term treatment with sertraline HCl
...erapy with sertraline to placebo. The two studies combined
followed patients through their treatment with sertraline or placebo for a total of 44 weeks. At the beginning of the 24-week continuation study, investigators randomly assigned 50 patients who received sertraline during the initial trial to either c...
Study: crime, lack of PE, recreation programs lead U.S. adolescents to couch-potato lifestyles
...n and videos and electronic game playing that were combined
into what they termed "inactivity," Gordon-Larsen said. The two categories often are related but are not necessarily opposites. Other findings were that: only 21.3 percent of adolescents studied participated in one or more days of physical edu...
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