Tag: "continued" at medical news
Vaccine may complement conventional treatment for chronic leukaemia
...s) of the protein vaccine every 2 weeks while they continued
their conventional treatment. Patients were assessed before vaccination and after three and six doses for evidence of the disease. Nine patients on imatinib showed progressive reduction of their residual disease after three and six doses of the vacc...
Hormone therapy controversy raises drug safety issues
...rescribed drugs in the United States) and fuel the continued
controversy. They examine the issue from the perspectives of the various stakeholders. For women in the United States, who can expect to live a third or more of their lives after menopause, the stakes are a higher quality of life through their later ...
Prestigious 2004 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize honors Maxine Singer
...ed with hemophilia. Singer and her colleagues have continued
to concentrate on explaining the precise mechanism of LINE-1 transposition, which may have broad significance for understanding genetic diseases. Her lifelong efforts to promote responsible science first began to take shape in 1967, when she prepared...
Breast cancer treatment reduces risk of heart disease
...o had completed less than two years of therapy and continued
throughout the duration of the five years of recommended therapy. The authors conclude, "These data are consistent with the proposition that treatment with tamoxifen for women with breast cancer may additionally lower a woman's risk of developing isc...
NHLBI study shows smoking cessation programs improve survival
...ad nearly half the overall death rate of those who continued
to smoke. In particular, death rates of sustained quitters compared to smokers were nearly one-third lower for coronary heart disease and for cardiovascular disease, and less than half for lung cancer. In an accompanying editorial, Jonathan Samet, M...
14-year study finds that quitting smoking adds years to life
...mpletely had lower death rates than the people who continued
to smoke throughout. "One might have thought that ...s of time, they had better outcomes than those who continued
to smoke." ...
New highly active agents against sandfly fever
...of their antiretroviral activity (HTLV-1) is being continued
in a joint scientific project set up between the scientists and a research laboratory of the FIOCRUZ (Fondation Oswaldo Cruz, Salvador)....
Simpler blood thinning medication effective for preventing blood clots and stroke
...ugs, and can be affected by changes in diet; thus, continued
coagulation monitoring and dose adjustment are necessary. Ximelagatran is administered orally and is rapidly absorbed and quickly converted to its active form. The trial (Thrombin Inhibitor in Venous Thromboembolism [THRIVE] Treatment Study) included...
States find alternate routes to health coverage
state financial pressure, rising insurance premium...t began in 2001 remains palpable. "State officials continued
to foster debate on strategies to expand health insurance" says Alice Burton, SCI program director. ...
Guidelines restricting endoscopy referrals put patients at risk
...sessed, GPs should continue to refer patients with continued
severe indigestion for endoscopy, argue the authors....
Stroke patients receive better care when hospitals 'get with the guidelines'
...tein (LDL) cholesterol levels of 100 or higher, or continued
therapy for those already on cholesterol-lowering ... had a high baseline compliance (90.7 percent) and continued
to improve by the fourth quarter (97 percent). Others, such as treatment with tPA, had low baseline...
Small steps toward coverage
state financial pressure, rising insurance premiums, and increasing numbers of uninsured, states continued
to develop innovative strategies to expand health insurance coverage in 2004, according to a new rep...
Good medicine, good economics: African-Americans need equal treatment for pain, SLU study finds
... with the Workers' Compensation process stimulates continued
legal activity and prolongs disability, including failure to return to work. Claimants with unresolved disability may turn to the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) system and never return to work, Chibnall says. In fact, Chibnall and Tait f...
National Academies News: William H. Foege to receive Public Welfare Medal, Academy's highest honor
...ve director of its Global 2000 initiative -- Foege continued
his efforts to improve the lives of the world's poor, working on programs to eradicate Guinea worm disease and river blindness. Though he resigned in 1992, Foege remains involved with the center's activities as a fellow and director of the Global 200...
Sildenafil effectively treats enlarged hearts, mouse study shows
...peared. In mice that did not have therapy, hearts continued
to get bigger. In a surprising result, the resea...s, the functional gains lasted despite the heart's continued
exposure to high blood pressure. Improvements were seen in more than 10 measures of heart function,...
Vioxx went mostly to patients who didn't need it, Stanford researcher says
...and 2002 and the types of medications being either continued
or prescribed. Additionally, they used a tool developed at Stanford in the 1990s to categorize patients according to their risk of gastrointestinal bleeding from NSAIDs. According to the study, 73 percent of the patients had either a very low or low ...
Researchers hope monkeys can provide new insights into depression
...essed monkeys had suppressed ovarian function, but continued
to have menstrual periods. Irregular ovulation can lead to low estrogen levels, which have been associated in both women and monkeys with increased risk of disease in the arteries leading to the heart. "This suggests the possibility that depressed...
Complementary & alternative medicine use
...respectively) used at least one form of CAM. The continued
widespread use of individual and multiple CAM therapies underscores the need to rigorously evaluate the safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of these approaches, according to the study's lead author Hilary Tindle, Harvard Medical School (HMS) res...
New treatment guidelines for pregnant women with asthma
...regnancy, and other inhaled corticosteroids may be continued
if they effectively control a patient's asthma. Alternative daily medications are leukotriene receptor antagonists, cromolyn, or theophylline. For patients whose persistent asthma is not well controlled on low doses of inhaled corticosteroids alo...
Penn study may lead the way for first medication to treat cocaine addiction
...il (400 mg), or matching placebo tablets, that was continued
for eight weeks along with twice-weekly cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Thirty participants were treated with Modafinil; and 32 were given placebo. The primary efficacy measure was cocaine abstinence, measured by urine toxicity testing. Second...
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