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Popular herbal remedy fails effectiveness test for tinnitus

. . . .. . A popular herbal remedy, Ginkgo biloba is no better than a placebo in treating tinnitus (ringing in the ears) according to results of the largest trial of Ginkgo biloba for treatment of tinnitus in this week's BMJ.. . Researchers at the University of Birmingham identified 1,121 healthy people with tinnitus. 559 received 12 weeks treatment with Ginkgo biloba extract and 562 received...

Researchers Finding May Boost Effectiveness Of Anti-HIV Drugs

A naturally occurring protein may provide a safe harbor to the virus...that causes AIDS by acting as a barrier to prevent the newest medications from...reaching the virus, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have found.... The finding raises hope that the effectiveness of protease inhibitors...could be boosted by combining the anti-HIV drugs with medication to block the...

Technology that could double the effectiveness of cancer drugs studied at Yale

To identify the best treatment for recurrent ovarian cancer, researchers at Yale School of Medicine are studying a technology called the Yale apoptosis assay in combination with another technology called the ChemoFX assay, which could double the response rate to existing drugs....... In patients with recurrent ovarian cancer, it is often difficult to select an effective treatment because the tumo...

Study sheds light on effectiveness of acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis

A telephone briefing to release results of the largest, phase III, randomized, controlled clinical trial ever conducted regarding effectiveness of acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee. During the briefing, study investigators will share results of the trial and answer questions during a moderated question and answer session. The study was funded by the National Center for Complementary...

MRC study reinforces effectiveness of spinal manipulation

Arlington, Va. (Nov. 29, 2004) -- The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is applauding a new study from the Medical Research Council (MRC) that shows that spinal manipulation the primary form of care performed by doctors of chiropractic combined with an exercise program offers effective treatment for those suffering from back pain. The study, published in the Nov. 19 issue of the British...

Study may lead to new means of increasing effectiveness of existing cancer treatments

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered a new mechanism of activation of a pathway known to be implicated in many cancers. Additionally, the researchers found that when this mechanism is blocked cells may become more sensitive to radiation and chemotherapeutic agents, thus making them easier to destroy. The research was published in the November issue of Cancer Cell....... T...

Limitations of current evaluation techniques for the cost-effectiveness of treatments

Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders. Pharmaceutical and surgical therapies for PD are available and can alleviate the symptoms and complications. Unfortunately, despite these therapies, the disease relentlessly progresses. A new study in the journal Value in Health presents a detailed overview of the current decision-analytic models used to evaluate th...

Short term memory's effectiveness influenced by sight, sound

For decades scientists have believed that people can only remember an ordered list of about seven items at a time--such as seven grocery items or seven digits of a phone number--but new research from the University of Rochester has shown that this magic number varies depending on whether the language used is spoken or signed. The results in the cover story of the latest issue of Nature Neuroscien...

Ongoing study evaluates pediatricians' effectivenes at violence prevention

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Although 95 percent of parents think it's important to control their children's exposure to television, videos and computers, more than 60 percent have allowed their children to view these media as long as they want, and 30 percent have a television in their child's bedroom, according to research from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. ... At the Pediatric Acad...

SMASH imaging increases effectiveness of MRI for musculoskeletal imaging

Using simultaneous acquisition of spatial harmonics (SMASH) T2-weighted imaging for knee MRI results in a significant decrease in imaging time, as compared to conventional fat-saturated T2-weighted imaging, without any negative effects on MRI interpretation or patient clinical outcome, says a new study by researchers from the Neuroskeletal Imaging Institute in Melbourne, FL.... ...According to th...

Presence of gene mutation tightly linked to drug effectiveness in lung cancer

Mutation of a gene involved in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) increases the likelihood that the drug gefitinib (Iressa ) will show a beneficial response, researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) part of the National Institutes of Health and two other institutions announced today in the online version of Science*. Previously, gefitinib had been sh...

Effectiveness of safer smallpox vaccine demonstrated against monkeypox

A mild, experimental smallpox vaccine known as modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) is nearly as effective as the standard smallpox vaccine in protecting monkeys against monkeypox, a study by researchers of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health, has found. Monkeypox is used to test the effectiveness of a smallpox vaccine because of i...

Effectiveness of chickenpox vaccine decreases after one year

CHICAGO The effectiveness of the chickenpox vaccine decreases significantly in the first year after vaccination, and also appears lower if the vaccine is administered to children younger than 15 months of age, according to a study in the February 18 issue of (JAMA).... ...According to background information in the article, chickenpox (varicella) vaccine is recommended for routine administratio...

Study findings question COX-2 drug cost effectiveness

ST. LOUIS, December 12, 2003 Findings reported in a study published today by The American Journal of Managed Care call into question the cost effectiveness of the new, more expensive COX-2 anti-inflammatory drugs. Using data representing actual clinical practice, researchers sought to validate the rate of co-prescribing of agents used to protect the gastrointestinal tract -- a key assumption ma...

Hot flash drug may hinder effectiveness of tamoxifen

An antidepressant used to ease a common side effect of the drug tamoxifen for breast cancer may conceivably reduce the effectiveness of tamoxifen by interfering with the breakdown of the drug into its active metabolites, according a new study in the December 3 issue of the . ... ...Hot flashes are the most common side effect of tamoxifen. New antidepressant drugs, such as the selective serotonin...

CMS-funded research will assess effectiveness of ESRD disease management models

Ann Arbor, MI -- URREA will evaluate the impact of enrolling patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in disease management systems.... ...This research, funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), evaluates opportunities for Medicare patients to join integrated care management systems. It focuses on the disease management program structure, processes of care, provider acc...

Further evidence for effectiveness of nevirapine in reducing mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission

A follow-up study among mothers with HIV-1 and their infants in this week's issue of THE LANCET provides further evidence for the sustained efficacy of nevirapine as a low-cost option to help prevent vertical HIV-1 transmission from mothers to newborn children in less-developed countries.... ...The provision of antiretroviral therapy to women at the onset of labour and for a short period postnata...

Cervical cancer vaccine may lose effectiveness during ovulation

A new study has found that a vaccine against human papillomavirus 16 (HPV16), the virus that causes cervical cancer, produces antibodies against HPV16 at the site where cervical cancer develops--a promising indication of the vaccine's effectiveness. However, antibody levels appear to decrease around ovulation, raising the possibility that the vaccine may be less effective during that time. The fi...

Vitamins C and E may enhance effectiveness of insulin for diabetes

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 29, 2003 -- Boosting insulin with vitamins C and E may improve the drug's effectiveness for treating diabetes....... A UC Irvine College of Medicine study has found that the popular antioxidant supplements not only enhance insulin's ability to reduce blood sugar, but also lower the risks of organ damage that can occur despite insulin treatments. The study appears in the Janua...

New HIV vaccine holds promise of global effectiveness

Clinical tests began today of a novel vaccine directed at the three most globally important HIV subtypes, or clades. Developed by scientists at the Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center (VRC), part of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the vaccine incorporates HIV genetic material from clades A, B and C, which cause about 90 percent of all HIV infections...

Aspirin does not reduce effectiveness of ACE inhibitors

A systematic review in this week's issue of THE LANCET provides clarification for the debate about the use of angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors in combination with aspirin for the treatment of cardiovascular disease-combination therapy does not reduce the effect of ACE inhibition. ...... Previous research has suggested that ACE inhibitors may be less effective in patients who also r...

Men with prostate cancer want screening despite doubts over effectiveness of treatment

Most men with prostate cancer strongly advocate routine testing for prostate specific antigen (PSA), despite evidence that aggressive screening and treatment does not reduce deaths, according to two studies in this week's BMJ....... In the first study, researchers at the University of Oxford interviewed 52 men with suspected or confirmed prostate cancer....... All but four men were keen to see ot...

Study estimates cost-effectiveness of cervical cancer screening strategies

A formal cost-effectiveness analysis of three cervical cancer screening tests in Thailand has found that all three tests, alone and in combination, could save lives at a reasonable cost. The study appears in the October 2 issue of the . ...... About 80% of all cervical cancers occur in developing countries, including Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia. In these countries, cerv...

OTC sales of smoking cessation aids up, effectiveness down

Cancer researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine report in the September 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association that nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) such as the nicotine patch and nicotine gum are no longer effective in helping smokers quit for the long term. They cite over-the-counter availability of these products starting in mid-...

Kidney disease in diabetics relates to insulins effectiveness, say Pittsburgh researchers

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 1 Insulin resistance, a condition commonly associated with the development of type 2 diabetes, is likely a major cause of kidney disease, or nephropathy, in people with type 1 diabetes, according to study results published by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) researchers in the September issue of Kidney International, a journal of the Internationa...

Leader of Florida's screening program for type 1 diabetes supports program's effectiveness

Orlando, FL -- Type 1 diabetes occurs when cells of the immune system attack insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Because all of their beta cells are destroyed, type 1 diabetics are dependent on insulin injections to control their blood sugar levels. The peak time for developing type 1 diabetes is during puberty, although it can occur at any age. The incidence of type 1 diabetes is incr...

UCLA researchers check brain waves to predict effectiveness of antidepressants

A new UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute study shows for the first time that measurable changes in the front of the brain can predict the effectiveness of an antidepressant within days of treatment weeks before a patient begins to feel better....... Using quantitative EEG, a non-invasive computerized measurement of brain wave patterns, the researchers discovered that specific changes in brain-wave...

Cost-effectiveness assessments important for HIV response in Africa

A systematic review in this weeks issue of THE LANCET highlights the importance of cost-effectiveness evaluation to identify realistic intervention programmes to tackle HIV/AIDS in Africa. ...... HIV/AIDS accounts for around 20% of all deaths in Africa. The cost-effectiveness of interventions is important as African governments face difficult choices in striking the right balance between prevent...

Effectiveness of drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease in early, later stages measured

DENVER, CO The use of different medications during early versus later stages of Parkinsons disease is critical to managing symptoms and perhaps the progression of the disease, according to a study presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. ...The main pathologic and biochemical characteristic of Parkinsons disease is the selective cell death of dopaminergic neurons...

Stanford study investigates treatment cost effectiveness after heart attack

STANFORD, Calif. - Two treatments - the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and the drug amiodarone - are both cost-effective ways to protect heart attack survivors against further cardiac complications, including sudden death, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford University Medical Center and the Palo Alto VA Health Care System. ICDs - which received a flurry of attentio...

Study at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center investigates effectiveness of two popular dietary supplements to improve symptoms of osteoarthritis

.LOS ANGELES (January 17, 2001) -- Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are now enrolling patients in a large multi-center clinical trial to determine whether two popular dietary supplements - glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate - reduce the knee pain associated with osteoarthritis (OA). The disease causes pain, deformity and enlargement of the joints and is diagnosed in almost twice as m...

New cost-effectiveness data may transform the prescribing for schizophrenia treatments around the world

. Schizophrenia -- The Real Cost. . Exploring the Cost Equation. . Renacimiento II Room, Miguel Angel Hotel, . Madrid, Spain . 27 April 2000, 11:30am local time. . . P R E S S B R I E F I N G. . . 11.30 Welcome & Introduction Professor Siegfried Kasper (Chairman). . . 11.35 The Human Cost of Schizophrenia . Gary Hogman, National Schizophrenia Fellowship...

New study underscores effectiveness of methadone maintenance as treatment for heroin addiction

. New research clearly shows that 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 psychosocial therapy. The study is published in this week'...

UI researchers find way to possibly improve effectiveness of gene transfers

.IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Gene transfer is a promising strategy that may eventually help to reverse or prevent many diseases, but in some cases there are glitches that must first be worked out. . .A University of Iowa Health Care research team has found one possible way to eliminate a gene transfer hang-up related to cystic fibrosis. The researchers, led by Michael Welsh, M.D., UI professor of inter...

New data provide further evidence of effectiveness of targeted delivery of Relenza and efficacy in both A&B strains

.San Francisco, 28 September, 1999: The targeted delivery of Relenza results in.high concentrations of the drug in the primary site of viral replication, the.lungs, up to 24 hours after inhalation. It is also effective against A& B strain.influenza, and reduces complications requiring antibiotics. These are the.conclusions from three studies of Relenza (zanamivir), the new anti-flu.treatment, b...

University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Defines First Immunologic Markers Of Interferon Effectiveness Against Melanoma

.PITTSBURGH, May 17 -- For the first time, investigators have correlated the use.of interferon alfa 2b (IFNa2b) with specific immune responses in patients.treated with high doses of this agent to prevent the recurrence of melanoma. .These findings, part of a landmark multi-center study based at the University of.Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), begin to account for the impact of.IFNa2b on rel...

Interleukin-2 Boosts Cancer Vaccine Effectiveness In Mice

. . .ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Interleukin-2, a well-known weapon in the fight against.cancer, has proven to be a powerful new addition to a University of Michigan.cancer vaccine that mobilizes the body's own immune system to attack and destroy.malignant cells.. .In a study published in the March 2 issue of the Proceedings of the National.Academy of Sciences, U-M researchers present the results of expe...

Discovery May Boost Effectiveness Of Chemotherapy

. Researchers at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center have.made a discovery that may explain why some cases of breast cancer and other.forms of cancer are resistant to chemotherapy. Their findings, published in the.December 22, 1998, issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,.may lead to better ways to target chemotherapy to individual patients and may.open...

National Clinical Trial To Test Effectiveness Of Antibiotic Treatment For Coronary Artery Disease

. Can heart disease -- the nation's number-one killer -- be effectively.treated with antibiotics? A national clinical trial directed by the University.of Washington and funded through an $11 million grant from the National.Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) and Pfizer.Corporation will examine the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment for patients.with coronary...

Changing Drug Delivery For Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Increases Effectiveness, Lowers Costs

.Hershey, Pa. --- Researchers show that giving the medication, methotrexate, to.patients who suffer from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.by injection, rather than orally, significantly improved the patients' health.and at a dramatically reduced cost.. . "We found that 73 percent of patients switched from the oral method to.the injection because they were not satisfie...
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