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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...t think it's realistic to say that we can wipe the disease
out, butby boosting the health and ability of the ...ight, we maybe able to convert AIDS into a chronic disease
that doesn't progress." Protocol 2 For some patients, AIDS is double jeopardy. Not only is ...
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
...ogen replacement therapy reduces the risk of heart disease
and osteoporosis in women after menopause. It is unclear whether estrogen replacement therapy increases the risk of breast cancer. Hopkins scientists also are investigating whether estrogen has a role in brain function, including preventing or delayi...
New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
...r use as a second line treatment in patients whose disease
has recurred or progressed after standard therapy.... the next year who have newly diagnosed metastatic disease
and have not been treated with chemotherapy or those who may have received adjuvant chemotherapy but...
Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...tor Doris Svetlik. The most common symptoms of the disease
are memory loss, confusion, difficulty in finding ...ate during the course of the disease. Alzheimer's disease
affects approximately 4 million Americans. The UT Southwestern clinic currently sees about 300 patie...
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...ause permanent lung damage and result in a chronic disease
called bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Partial liquid ventilation involves introducing an oxygen-rich liquid called perflubron into the baby's lungs. The liquid allows the lungs to inflate with less pressure than air, and permits oxygen and carbon dioxi...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...ency, severity of illness, and death rate from the disease
have beenincreasing steadily for more than a decade. Asthma also is a major causeof lost wages and school absenteeism, resulting in estimated annual healthcare costs of more than $4.6 billion. Prior to 1990 most asthma experts believed that prescrib...
Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...compounds that show promise in fighting malaria, a disease
thatkills 2 million people a year. Chemists were a...s spreading progressivelythroughout the world. The disease
is spread by a genus of mosquitos called Anopheles,which pick up the parasite when they bite an infe...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...t. "Our findings suggest that the pathogenesis of disease
in this group of infants may involve HIV-induced dysfunction of the thymus... "Thus, the bimodal pattern of progression in pediatric AIDS may largely be explained by differences in the potential of (certain) HIV strains (with particular affinity to ...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...eterization is given to assess the extent of heart disease
in a patient and to help a physician tailor further treatment. The percentage of patients who were readmitted for a catheterization during the six months following their initial admission. This includes patients who received a catheterization durin...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
... weight but also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
and cancer as well. "Yet, Americans have a love affair with the idea of a 'magic bullet,' and this is inflamed by the advertising and pharmaceutical industries," Levitsky said. "However, enough evidence is in for me to conclude: the perils of weigh...
Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
...e Clinic at Johns Hopkins, anoutpatient infectious disease
treatment facility, which was named in honor ofJoseph Earle Moore, M.D. Moore, an authority on syphilis, ran an outpatienttreatment and research clnic at Hopkins from 1929 to 1954. The AIDS care program initially will be available through PriorityPa...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...une function in people with moderately advancedHIV disease
who were treated for three months with an antiretr... expansion experiencemore rapid progression of HIV disease
than other patients. InACTG 315, V repertoires were highly perturbed at baseline andremained so at ...
Early Menopause Stress Related In Developing Countries
...t of their adult lives and have a relatively high disease
load," Holman told attendees today (Feb. 15) at t...n menopause." Because of their low body weight, disease
load, the stress of nursing and general under nutrition, their bodies stopped cycling. However, jus...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
... not be as effective for those patientswhose heart disease
has progressed to unstable angina, a severe form o...TMR shouldbe offered only to patients before their disease
progresses to unstableangina." It is expected that the federal Food and Drug Administration (F...
Study Shows Gum Disease Increases Risk Of Future Heart Disease
ORLANDO, FLA. -- Persons with gum disease
are at high risk of developing heart disease
in the future, particularly if they also are diabetic, researchers in the University at Buffalo Scho...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
...nrollment of HIV-infected women with more advanced disease
and lower CD4+ T cell count than had Pediatric ACT...igher than that observed in women with less severe disease
receiving AZT (in Pediatric ACTG Protocol 076, the transmission rate was 7.6% from AZT-receiving wom...
Common Carbohydrates May Prove To Be Substitute For Dietary Fiber
... Fahey suggests that peoplehospitalized with bowel disease
might benefit from their results. In a third study, yet to be published, Fahey's lab will report that artichoke,chicory, onion, garlic, leek, shallot, chives and asparagus contain highlevels of desirable oligosaccharides. Also offering high levels a...
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...ising new therapy for patients with coronaryartery disease
who have exhausted all other conventional forms of treatment. Duke is the only medical center in the Southeast using the laser system,which has demonstrated promising results for the eight patients treatedat the medical center since October....
Researchers Gain Insights Into Drugs Used For Manic-Depression
...ugs, especially in patients who have a form of the disease
that recursfrequently. "Lithium can be very effective but it can cause gastrointestinaland kidney problems, weight gain and grogginess, making many people want tostop using it. At higher levels the drug can be highly toxic," said UWMedical S...
New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds
A new drug to combat Parkinson's disease
is surprisingly effective and may cause fewer side...specific dopamine receptor involved in Parkinson's disease
more precisely. "Pramipexole dihydrochloride had a very good tolerability and safety profile," ...
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