Tag: "ideal" at medical news
DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs
... used primarily to treat leukemia. APF offered an ideal
test of the new method because it is anexperimental drug whose mode-of-binding was ambiguous. First synthesizedat Georgia State University , the drugis not yet commercially available but has shown early promise intreating Pneumocystis carinii pneumo...
Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
.... Becausetheenvironment in the uterus is no longer ideal
to support thefetus, it begins living off of its own body fat. Therefore, the babies are often born with an old-wizenedappearance, compared to normal infants, and the skin is loose,dry and sometimes cracked and bleeding, due to dehydration.Psychologi...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
...5th of the month. "Aspirin is not the most ideal
agent, but it is one of the best we haveand it is the most economical. The goal of our work is to improve therapeuticresponsiveness to aspirin," says one of the study's authors Aaron Marcus, M.D.,chief, hematology and medical oncology at the Veteran...
Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
...ly admitted byinternists or family physicians. The ideal
monitoring system, they say, shouldfocus on the doctors who have the greatest influence on outcome, which for heartattack is the first physician involved, since early intervention is crucial inheart attack treatment. The Pennsylvania study didn't rep...
New Study Designed To Improve Outcomes In Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer
...esidual tumor cells is relatively low - may be the ideal
situation. However, an inevitable period of severe suppression in the patient'simmune system is seen following a stem cell transplant. Until the immune systemfully recovers, the vaccine likely would not stimulate the patient's re-emergingimm...
Abstinence Reduces HIV For High-Risk Women - Even Those Who Relapse - Study
...in riskbehaviors; even interventions short of this ideal
will provide benefits thatoutweigh their costs." Nevertheless, the authors caution, " Our study underscores the criticalimportance of developing behavioral interventions that produce sustainedreductions in risk behavior. Although the break-even level...
Now Is Time To Design Brain-Saving Drugs Specifically For Children, UCSF Neurologist Says
...designed to avoid damaging the developingbrain. An ideal
drug would succeed by saving a child's brain cells, withouthindering further stages of brain organization and development. And differentstages might require different therapies -- one type of drug for prematureinfants, something else for a newborn or...
Insurance Restrictions On Acne Drug Are Outmoded And Costly
...r eachauthorization. "Even if you pick the ideal
age for prior authorization, our study showsthat the insurance companies are saving only a small amount," Feldman said. "Sothe insurers are not gaining much of anything, and the patients and thephysicians are going through a lot of inconvenience. ...
UI Researchers Identify Possible Reason For Rare, Accelerated Aging Condition
... the study's lead investigator. Progeria cells are ideal
for the study of aging because they mimic the agingprocess without the time it would take in normal models. Investigating theprocess would require three years in mice and 40 years in monkeys, Oberley said.The progeria research, by contrast, took thre...
Study shows combining antiplatelet drug Abciximab with clot-buster is effective in treating heart-attack patients
...m the TIMI 14 study bring us closer to finding the ideal
treatment regimen for restoring blood flow in heart-attack patients, and may help set new standards of care for treating these patients. We know from many previous studies that there is a correlation between improving blood flow in the coronary arte...
Emory University researchers say cholinergic agents may offer relief from tics in adults with Tourette syndrome
..." Dr. Juncos says. "Nonetheless, Tacrine isnot an ideal
drug since it is short acting and needs to be taken four times aday. It can also cause liver damage, thus requiring periodic monitoring of theliver profile. The findings with Tacrine, however, provide hope that perhapsother agents in this category ...
Sound of silence: "Quiet Curtains" combine audio privacy and aesthetics for
nursing homes, hospitals, hotels and offices
...Because they're so easy towash, Quiet Curtains are ideal
for rugged industrial settings,"said Ahuja. Specific costs haven't been determined yet. "Obviously they are going to bemore expensive than conventional curtains," said Ahuja, but he is confidentQuiet Curtains can be cost-efficient for a broad ra...
Wake Forest researchers develop new technique to diagnose narrowed heart
...tressed, or beating close to capacity. This is the ideal
time to assesswhether a blockage requires treatment. Patients take a drug to temporarily speedup their heart rate for the test. As the heart rate increases, blood flow shouldalso increase. When the results show that flow isn't increasing to meet theh...
Transmitting infertility from father to son
...resulting embryos intothe fallopian tube. ICSI is ideal
for men with Y chromosome deletions becauseit requires only a few sperm, which usually can be retrieved from the patient'ssemen or testes. "Once only an experimental procedure, ICSI is now a standard part of therepertoire of assisted reproduction," e...
Weizmann Institute scientists develop a potential future treatment for myasthenia gravis
...t these drugs may have undesirable sideeffects. An ideal
treatment would suppress only the immune mechanism that goesawry in myasthenia gravis, without affecting the rest of the immune system. For more than 20 years, Prof. Fuchs has worked with the animal model formyasthenia gravis, attempting to develop a...
Duke/Novalon researchers identify potential mechanism behind tamoxifen resistance in breast cancers
...que tothe estrogen receptor," McDonnell said. "The ideal
outcome would be to develop adrug to treat breast cancer and one that high-risk women could take to preventbreast cancer." McDonnell said his next step is to further test his new SERM todetermine its safety and efficacy in animals and humans....
Study shows obesity adds years to real age
... until age 75. "We found no differences in ideal
body weight before that age," saidStevens, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the UNC-CH schoolsof public health and medicine. "In other words, optimal weight was the same fora 60-year-old as it is for a 30-year-old." Now, t...
New studies of a liquid of life -- Lung surfactant
...ected at determining basic physical measures of an ideal
replacement surfactant, and relating these measure... in New Orleans, on Sunday, August 22. "An ideal
replacement formulation would be a mixture of syntheticlipids, in a ratio based on a good understand...
You have to break a few (hundred) eggs to make a good crystal
... University at EastLansing, report that even under ideal
conditions, crystals exhibit a variationin crystal...ray diffraction analysis.Judge hoped that when the ideal
conditions were found and then applied tosubsequent batches, he would be able to grow consistently l...
New alternative medicine center opens at OHSU
...the Oregon College of OrientalMedicine. "Often the ideal
treatment may indeed be a combination of acupunctu...t alternative medicine community makes Portland an ideal
setting for thistype of research and collaboration. "People in Oregon and along the West Coastare kn...
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