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48-week results for the SOLO trial comparing GW433908/r QD to nelfinavir BID

...cluded abacavir (ABC) and lamivudine (3TC). In the final analysis of this 48-week trial data, 68 percent of HIV+ patients achieved undetectable viral load with 908/r compared to 65 percent of patients taking NFV BID in this open label study. The 908 compound was co-discovered by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and ...

Surface treatments could make ready-to-eat products safer

...e program will consist of increased testing of the final product, and testing of food contact surfaces and plant environment....

From overdose to organ donor

...st the doctors at transplantation centres make the final decisions on which organs should be used. Both groups of doctors were asked whether patients from four hypothetical scenarios should be candidates for donating a variety of organs. The scenarios included a cocaine overdose, a suicide from drinking me...

High estrogen/progestin levels may reduce asthma severity, say Pittsburgh researchers

... reaching their greatest concentrations during the final trimester. In some women, improvements in asthma symptoms from preconception to pregnancy parallel these changes in hormonal levels, with the lowest rate of symptoms occurring during the last four weeks," Dr. Haggerty said. According to the authors, ...

Study showed the number one prescribed Alzheimer's treatment beneficial in vascular dementia (VaD)

... are based on observed cases of patients who had a final evaluation at Week 24. A greater proportion of ARICEPT-treated patients showed improvement in cognition, behavior, and activities of daily living compared to those taking placebo, both in VaD (placebo, 29%; ARICEPT 5 mg/day, 41%, p=0.003; ARICEPT ...

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to manufacture investigative drugs and vaccines

...ies can then take these vaccines and drugs through final development and bring them to market so children can benefit from them. Any royalties from such products would be put back into research that will help us develop more cures for childhood diseases." The facility has a modular design that allows it to...

Children achieve sustained ADHD symptom improvement with long-term, once-daily use of Adderall XR

...ent) from their initial average CGIS-P score their final average score (P 35 percent, P <0.001.) The 228 children already receiving the drug during the short-term clinical trials and during the extension trial maintained ADHD symptom control. This last subset had already experienced an average of at l...

Children's Hospital Boston finds capacity can be increased by smoothing scheduled patient flow

...uded the nature of each request and each patient's final disposition. The daily variability of requests was then analyzed and related to the unit's ability to accommodate new admissions. "Due to the increasing trend of overcrowding at hospitals nationwide, we have become interested in the variability of ...

Meeting emotional needs of family makes a difference in the ICU

...h care that the patient actually received. In the final hours of life, 34.8 percent of respondents reported that the patient was "totally comfortable," while 55.8 percent reported the patient was "very" or "mostly" comfortable. The majority of families considered the symptom management to be "excellent,"...

Physics and medicine in San Diego

...on-incident victims in their emergency rooms. The final speaker, Orhan Suleiman of the Food and Drug Administration, has been involved with federal counter-terrorism initiatives. He will focus on medical countermeasures for radiological hazards, including newly emerging areas of research, National Instit...

UIC researchers pinpoint genes involved in cancer growth

...fibroblasts, which make up connective tissue. This final experiment, Roninson said, confirmed the value of his team's study. "One of the main reasons for sequencing the human genome was the hope that this knowledge would help scientists find molecular targets for new and better medicines," Roninson said. "...

Taking control: Lab testing you order for yourself

...nter. (Web-based test ordering and reporting is in final development.) Results Direct will not send a customer's results to the physician. Results are guaranteed in two to five days, but are usually available the next day. A brief narrative about the test's clinical application accompanies e...

Over half of Zimbabwean women believe wife beating is justified

...was justified when their husbands/partners had the final say in more household decisions. In contrast, when women reported more decisions being made jointly than individually, they were significantly less likely to say that wife beating was justified. Dr. Hindin reviewed data from the 1999 Zimbabwe Demogra...

FDA approves Baxters ADVATE for the treatment of hemophilia A

...umin in the cell culture process, purification and final formulation, thereby eliminating the risk of infections caused by viruses that may be carried in these proteins. Developed by Baxter through its innovative technology and many years in hemophilia research, ADVATE is a genetically engineered, or re...

Good news on cancer for most EU countries but tobacco still a big problem

...phic reasons, but the new research shows that when final statistics are available, the figure is likely to be nearer to 940,500. Although the EU's Europe Against Cancer Programme failed to meet the ambitious target it set in the mid 1980s of cutting deaths by 15% by the year 2000, the programme does appear...

Study compares three weekly regimens of chemotherapy for lung cancer

...atin weekly for three of four weeks. The third and final group received 150mg/m2 to 100mg/m2 of paclitaxel and carboplatin weekly for six of eight weeks. Results indicated that group one was associated with overall improved efficacy and the most favorable toxicity profile. Patients assigned to this group ...

Physicians' emotional responses to patients' deaths increase with care length, says Pitt

... (82 percent) had not known the patient before the final hospital admission. At the time of death, 36 percent knew the patient for three days or less, and 36 knew the patient for four to seven days. Only 28 percent of surveyed physicians cared for the patient longer than a week. As a result, 62 percent cl...

Vitamins C and E improve cardiovascular health in children with high cholesterol, study says

...ot neither vitamin nor placebo supplements. In the final six weeks, the participants received whichever treatment they had not received during the randomized portion of the study. A single investigator who was blinded to each participant's assigned group measured endothelial function in the brachial artery...

Three Abbott chemists honored as Heroes for development of HIV therapy for children

...hs old. Protease is an enzyme that HIV uses in the final stages of its reproduction process. The drug has stopped progression of the virus and strengthened the immune systems of HIV-infected children, many of whom have not responded to other antiretroviral therapy. The Heroes of Chemistry program will be h...

UCSD researchers ID peptides that bind to Alzheimer's plaques

...kdown of plaques, or inhibit them from forming. A final application would be coupling the peptides to other markers that would highlight the abnormal plaque in imaging diagnostic tests. Currently, Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed by cognitive tests involving patient interview, and a conclusive diagnosis r...

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