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UNC Researchers Testing First In New Class Of AIDS Drugs

...inical trial is extremely difficult to treat." The infectious disease specialist notes that the average number of anti-HIVmedications taken by the 78 HIV-infected patients prior to the Trimeris Phase IIClinical Trial was nine. None of the agents, including an average of threeprotease inhibitors per patient, had...

Immunex's TRAIL Molecule Shows Potential As Anti-Tumor Agent

...ffer hope to patientswith cancer, inflammatory and infectious diseases. American Home Products owns a majority interest in Immunex. AHP is one of theworld's largest research-based pharmaceutical and health care productscompanies. It is a leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing andmarketing of pre...

Far Few Drugs Are Tested On Children

...sis," says Vas Novelli, a consultant in paediatric infectious diseasesat Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. "Each is expected to weigh up thepros and cons of using an unlicensed medication, knowing full well that they aretaking on the responsibility themselves for any major problems that may occur." ...

Management Academy To Boost Training For Local, State Public Health Departments

...ographic and ethnic shifts incommunities, emerging infectious diseases and environmental health threatsincluding bioterrorism, and pressure to be more accountable and efficient.Roper pointed to the following hypothetical examples to show how trainingprovided by the academy could help public health managers: I...

Antibiotics Reduce Inflammation In Heart Disease But Effect On Heart Attacks Remains Unproven

...cause of heart attacks," says Anderson. "Ifcommon infectious agents such as Chlamydia pneuomoniae 'rev up' theatherosclerotic inflammatory process, antibiotic therapy could become a majorbreakthrough treatment against a disease that kills more Americans each yearthan any other disease. "We once though...

Trial Begins For First Artificial Liver Device Using Human Cells

... may function slightlydifferently and could harbor infectious agents. This trial should determinewhether a device that incorporates human rather than pig-livercells can reduce those risks and perhaps function more like a normal humanorgan." A second advantage is that this device can be used continuously by ch...

ENBREL (Etanercept) Patient And Physician Support Web Site Launched

...r hope to patientswith cancer and inflammatory and infectious diseases. Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, a division of American Home Products Corporation(AHP), is a major research-oriented pharmaceutical company with leading productsin the areas of women's health care, cardiovascular disease therapies, centralnerv...

IOM Report Offers New Look At U.S. Vaccine Priorities

...project. First, it includes vaccines not only for infectious diseases,but also therapeutic and preventive vacci...roup maybe sexually active and at risk for certain infectious diseases. Vaccines are one of the few health care measures that save money, and thecost-effectivenes...

Sex Can Boost The Immune System

..."Sexually active people may be exposed tomany more infectious agents than sexually non-active people," Lowell says. "Theimmune system would respond to these foreign antigens by producing and releasingmore IgA." This could give them better protection against colds and flu.Why there was no IgA rise in the most se...

Clemson Scientists Refining Natural Immune System Booster

CLEMSON -- Vaccines and antibiotics help control infectious diseases, butsome experts say they can have serious side effects or limited effectiveness. In response, Clemson University researchers are collaborating with abiotechnology company to help the body itself fight disease. The company, Animune, ...

Holding Policy Is Cost-Effective Way To Further Protect Blood Plasma Supply From HIV And Other Infections

...ldingperiods to reduce the chance of a potentially infectious unit being passed onfor further processing. If do...a units for 21 days reduces the probabilitythat an infectious donation escapes detection by 50% at a cost of 29 cents. Incontrast, they found, using PCR has the s...

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

...id Jonathan Angel, M.D., principalinvestigator and infectious disease specialist at Ottawa General Hospital inOntario, Canada. "Patients are failing existing antiretroviral regimens for atleast two reasons. One is a lack of patient adherence to the strict dosingregimens of antiretroviral drugs. Another reaso...

Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs

...e to pay. They make the patient moresusceptible to infectious complications because most of the medications areg...press it, and it doesn't predispose the patient to infectious complications.We think that it is able to "turn off" deleterious immune responses withoutdamaging th...

Newly Updated HIV Treatment Guidelines For Adults And Adolescents Available On The World Wide Web

...ys John G. Bartlett, M.D., chief of the divisionof infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center andco-chair of the Panel. In addition, abacavir has been associated with a hypersensitivity syndromethat can be life-threatening. In clinical trials, the hypersensitivity syndromeassociated w...

International Meeting To Reduce Neonatal Mortaltiy

...ernal malnutrition, reproductive tract infections, infectious diseases(pneumonia and diarrhea), malaria and exposure to toxic substances. An international meeting funded by USAID's Child Health Research Project andhosted by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, May 10-12, 1999 willsystematically examine th...

Positive Results Of Pivotal Phase III Trial With ENBREL In Patients With Early, Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

...ffer hope topatients with cancer, inflammatory and infectious diseases. American Home Products Corporation's Wyeth-Ayerst division is a majorresearch-oriented pharmaceutical company with leading products in the areas ofwomen's health care, cardiovascular disease therapies, central nervous systemdrugs, a...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome The Focus Of Three UNC-CH Reports At Digestive Diseases Conference

...ng. IBS is not caused bystructural, biochemical or infectious abnormalities. Rather, it is considered adysregulation, or abnormality, of brain-bowel function. Ten to 20 percent of alladults experience IBS symptoms. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The Impact Of Urgency And Incontinence CHAPEL HILL - A study headed...

Research Shows Religion Plays A Major Role In Health, Longevity

...likelyto die from respiratory disease, diabetes or infectious diseases. Rogers said this research established the importance of religious involvement asa fundamental cause of mortality. It also opened the door to further researchperhaps examining religious attendance by denomination and looking at the lesstang...

Immunex Advances CD40 Ligand To Phase II Clinical Trial In People With Metastatic Kidney Cancer

...fer hope to patients with cancer, inflammatory and infectious diseases. American Home Products owns a majority interest in Immunex. AHP is oneof the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical and health care productscompanies. It is a leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing andmarketing o...

Ordinary Touches Multiply Into Severe Pain For Fibromyalgia Patients

... that an injury to the central nervous system oran infectious agent might be responsible for triggering it in people whohave inherited susceptibility. Symptoms include persistent and widespreadmusculoskeletal pain, fatigue and tenderness in the neck, spine, shouldersand hips. Staud and colleagues found the cent...

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