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"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science

...the optimum treatment, pinpointing its initiation, duration and dosage." Technology Background Knowing the daily production and destruction rates of T cells and HIV virons explains a lot about the causes of immune deficiency. How can we tell if an individual cell is an old one or a newly formed one? How...

BioNumerik Reports Preclinical Antitumor Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 89th Annual AACR Conference

...of BNP7787 could reduce the number of episodes and duration of vomiting by75% and 89%, respectively, in a model of cisplatin induced vomiting. Preclinical studies have also shown that a single dose of BNP7787 substantiallyprotects against cisplatin induced suppression of the bone marrow. It alsoshowed BNP778...

For Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer, Newly Evaluated Drug May Offer Pain Relief And Mild Delay In Disease Progression

...e with hydrocortisone and a placebo. Moreover,the duration of that pain reduction lasted an average of 240 days, in contrastto 69 days in those receiving just hydrocortisone and a placebo. "We observed a persistent and statistically significant advantage in patientsreceiving suramin plus hydrocortisone with ...

Walking Or Bed Rest OK For First Stage Of Labor, UT Southwestern Research Shows

...to sit up. The researchers compared suchfactors as duration of the first stage of labor, the need for laboraugmentation with medication, the use of analgesia for pain and the percentagesof forceps deliveries and Caesarean sections. "Labor and delivery outcomes were unrelated to walking, and infants'o...

Early Medical Abortion With Mifepristone (RU 486) And Misoprostol Is Highly Acceptable To American Women

...onal age. Among women withpregnancies of 49 days' duration or less since their last menstrual period, 92percent had successful medical abortions. These results are similar to theFrench experience. Efficacy declined with increasing gestational age. The mostprevalent side effects were similar to those exper...

Microwaves May Provide Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

...pical cellular phone," Bridges said. "Further, the duration ofmicrowave exposure during the breast scan will be shorter than many phone callsand much, much less frequent." The discomfort of X-ray mammography will also be eliminated, Hagness said."Instead of compressing the breast between two plates, the micr...

Combined Use Of New, Non-Invasive Screening Techniques In First Trimester May Yield Earlier Evidence Of Fetal Birth Defects

...g thecombined-risk assessment method, factoring in duration of pregnancy and maternalage at the time of screening, to determine the test's value in predicting fetalabnormalities. The National Institutes of Health-sponsored study also willassess if such a screening system could be implemented nationwide. ...

Faster Relief From Influenza Symptoms For 'High Risk' And Otherwise Healthy Patients With Inhaled Zanamivir

... by all patients, sozanamivir not only reduced the duration of illness, but also made it lessdebilitating. These results convincingly demonstrate the efficacy ofzanamivir." Compared with those receiving placebo, patients taking zanamivir experiencedfewer complications (9 per cent less, p=0.037) and returned ...

First Drug Shown Effective For Treating Chronic Forms Of Major Depression

...ression - a severe form of atleast two years duration - for more than 20 years. Other patients suffereddouble depression - an acute form of major depression - combined with dysthymia,a chronic, milder depression present for at least two years. The 19-month study appears in the current...

Maxim Phase II Clinical Trial Highlights Substantial Increase In Leukemia-FreeSurvival For Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Patients

...thesesubsequent remissions normally have a shorter duration than the prior CR (amedian of only 6 months in the...engthening of subsequent remission timesbeyond the duration of their previous remissions. However, 8 of 11 (73%) of theevaluable CR2+ patients treated with Max...

Forecasting Killer Heat: UD Systems Predict Deadly Weather Worldwide

... type and severity of apredicted hot air mass; the duration and timing of the heat wave; and the city'sspecific "threshold," or temperature known to boost the death rate. Southerners Stay Cool This heat threshold varies from city to city, Kalkstein says, because peopleliving in warmer regions adapt to the e...

Preliminary Study Proves Centuries Of Herbalists Right About Echinacea

... common cold. People have feltthat it shortens the duration of colds, makes them have fewer, mildersymptoms of illness, so it's a natural herb for me to study," Percivalsaid. "But echinacea is only one of thousands of botanicals that should bestudied." Consumers wanted the 1994 law because they wanted unrestr...

Heart Valve Abnormalities Examined In Relation To Duration Of Diet Drug Use

...prevalence of this valve problemwas related to the duration of time the drug was used. Among those who used th...ere included, and thestudy was designed to examine duration of drug use. To help them make theiranalyses, the researchers used an echocardiogram taken on all th...

Space Research May Accelerate Development Of Flu-Fighting Drug

...einhibitors offers the prospect for decreasing the duration and severity of theillness and may even prevent the development of symptoms in those exposed to thevirus. One of these neuraminidase inhibitors was developed through ground andspace research conducted in partnership by NASA and the Center forMacromo...

Sex And Survival: In Some Matters Of The Heart Women Have The Edge

...istics such asage, gender, race, weight, diabetes, duration of heart failure and high bloodpressure. Other characteristics included the distance the patients walked insix minutes and dobutamine (Dobutrex) use -- a drug used to increase the heart'sblood output in patients with CHF. The study found oth...

New Clinical Data Indicates LEUKINE Maintains Viral Suppression And Extends Duration Of Antiretroviral Therapy Utility In People With AIDS

...-CSF) maintained viralsuppression and extended the duration of antiretroviral therapy utility inpatients with AIDS whose viral loads were less than 30,000 copies/mL at studyentry. In addition, while LEUKINE did not decrease "AIDS clinical events"including opportunistic infections, bacterial pneumonia or deat...

Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy linked to increased risk for certain types of rarely occurring breast cancer

...ved a positive, dose-response relationship between duration ofpostmenopausal hormone use and incidence of breast cancer with a favorableprognosis; this relationship appeared to be stronger for current users comparedwith past users," the researchers said. Conversely, among the women studied, the incide...

Early to rise: Research offers clues to older people's sleep habits

...rcadian clock has a 25-hour periodthat shortens in duration with age. "The circadian period averages 24 hours...ding the use oflight. "Previous studies showed the duration of the human circadian period to be 25hours. Our study indicates that it is substantially closer to...

Novel drug therapy tackles third 'pathway' causing congestive heart failure

...use of the small number of patients and the short duration of theclinical trial. "The results indicate no significant side effects, a decreasein biologically active levels of TNF, and an increase in quality of life scores,six-minute walk distance and ejection fraction. The study offers further proofof prin...

Heart failure deaths reduced by 30 percent

...er method, which analyzes mortality in relation to duration oftreatment. Also observed during the trial were 336 placebo-treated and 260spironolactone-treated patients who had at least one non-fatal cardiachospitalization, representing 753 hospitalizations for the placebo group and 515for the spironolactone g...

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