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New Alzheimer's treatment Reminyl(galantamine) completes EU mutual recognition procedure
...ge and memory and preserves the ability to perform daily
tasks. These improvements are crucial to physicians, patients and caregivers alike. We are hopeful that this approval will make this new option treatment option accessible to many more patients in need," said Dr Alain Raoult, Vice President, Global P...
Some autistic people have memory advantage for certain tasks
...ay impair their performance in daily
life. "Context is crucial for some forms of learning, problem solving and determining appropriate responses in a particular social setting," Beversdorf said. "Even so, high-functioning auti...
Testosterone skin patch improves sexual functioning in surgically menopausal women
... in comparison to healthy young women, and despite daily
oral estrogen replacement therapy, all reported h...binations of skin patches. The patches delivered daily
doses of either 300 micrograms of testosterone, 150 micrograms of testosterone, or a placebo. Neith...
Mechanism found behind drug-free acceptance of transplants
...t organs transplanted into them. It is only with a daily
dose of drugs -- often several pills taken together -- that transplant recipients keep their immune systems from reacting violently to the foreign organ. When patients d...
Clinical trial results show single-dose Zithromax® as effective as 10 days of Augmentin® in treating children's ear infections
...174 product label currently includes a 5-day, once daily
dosing schedule that may make finishing medication easier than with conventional 10-day antibiotic regimens. This randomized, double-blind trial conducted at nine U.S. centers evaluated 350 children between the ages of six months and 12 years with ac...
BU receives Knight Foundation grant
.... Brothers John and Jim Knight, who owned several daily
newspapers and later acquired Ridder newspapers to create Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc., created the foundation in 1950. The foundation is separate from and independent of the newspapers. William B. Ketter, chairman of Boston University's Journalis...
ARICEPT better tolerated than Exelon in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimers disease
...s many patients were able to remain at the maximum daily
dose of ARICEPT, 10 mg once a day, than the maximum daily
dose of Exelon, 12 mg daily
(6 mg twice a day) (87.5% vs 47.3%). Physicians were surveyed about th...
Novartis receives FDA approval for LESCOL XL 80 mg
...ctions with drugs that patients commonly take on a daily
basis that are metabolized through this pathway. ...drickson Type IIb). These trials confirmed that a daily
dose regimen of LESCOL XL 80 mg provides significantly improved efficacy with a similar safety profi...
Minimally invasive surgery for morbid obesity has favorable outcomes, according to University of Pittsburgh study
...he morbidly obese patient, who often is limited in daily
living activities before surgery and thus may have significant difficulty after surgery as well. "The important outcomes relating to the goal of open bariatric surgery such as weight loss and improvement of comorbidities and quality of life appear to...
Effective Clinical Practice, Sept/Oct 2000 highlights
...ow quickly the patients became ambulatory, resumed daily
activities, or returned to community living. Patients in the group/staff model HMO had fewer physician visits and more visits with physical therapists and nurses. The study took place in five group/staff HMOs and six fee-for-service facilities with g...
New research shows major sleep disturbances overlooked in management of patients with Parkinson's disease
...gnificantly improved motor function, activities of daily
living and fluctuations of response to long-term l...es the therapeutic behaviour of cabergoline in the daily
clinical routine use was reviewed in patients with advanced PD. All studies were looking at adverse ...
High success rates for variety of heroin addiction treatment medications
...ek, and patients in both methadone groups received daily
doses. Dr. Johnson said that not having to administer LAAM or buprenorphine on a daily
basis gives these drugs a clinical advantage. Less-than-daily dosing, he says, reduces the need for ...
GL701 (prasterone) significantly reduces lupus flares
...ouble-blind comparison of GL701, 200 mg or placebo daily
for 24 weeks. Investigators evaluated efficacy based on change in Systemic Lupus Activity Measure (SLAM) and change in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI), which measure disease activity; physician and patient visual analog ...
Smoking among teen-agers increases risk for anxiety disorders
...oking seemed to keep anxiety levels high, and that daily
smoking was associated with panic attacks in young adults. Consistent with this evidence, the current study suggests that heavy cigarette smoking may contribute to the development of certain types of anxiety disorders. According to the study, how ...
Survey finds chronic pain sufferers unsatisfied with pain treatments
...nt say it can be isolating. While many aspects of daily
living are affected by pain, interference with sleeping ranked first with a majority of surveyed patients (56 percent). They also report that pain affects their overall mood, (51 percent), ability to drive (30 percent), ability to have sexual relati...
Penn chemist Ralph F. Hirschmann among 12 scientists selected to receive the 2000 National Medal of Science
...ineers have transformed our world and enhanced our daily
lives," the President said. "Their imagination and ingenuity will continue to inspire future generations of American scientists to remain at the cutting edge of scientific discovery and technological innovation." A half-dozen widely used medications...
There are a few 'safe' days in menstrual cycle
...e study required that the women volunteers provide daily
urine samples that the researchers could test for estrogen and progesterone. An abrupt change in the ratio of these hormones marks the event of ovulation. This signal was used to identify days of ovulation during 696 menstrual cycles. In previo...
North Carolina researcher receives award for new ant-HIV drug that simplifies treatment regime
...ed in a single pill (Trizivir) that is taken twice daily
instead of as 10 to 20 separate pills. "Ziagen is the first carbocyclic nucleoside to be approved as a drug," says Daluge, noting that many other compounds in the same class have been studied for more than 30 years by anti-viral and anti-cancer resea...
Stress levels can affect success of pneumonia vaccinations
...ntrol group. Dealing with the daily
needs of dementia patients is known to cause chronic stress and changes in caregivers' immune systems. All participants completed psychological tests to determine their current stress level ...
More nurses need better training to care for older Americans, according to director of new UCSF center
...en need nursing care and have limitations in their daily
activities, she explained. Some are unable to walk...have some limitations in their usual activities of daily
living is expected to triple. The number of days that older people spend in the hospital will also t...
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