Tag: "injection" at medical news
Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work
...ins to dissolve in the muscle immediately after an injection
and is eliminated from the body hundreds of times faster than presumed. "Aluminum hydroxide is used in vaccines to increase the body's production of antibodies, though no one knows how it works," says Hem, professor of industrial and physical pharmac...
TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests
...nt, TBinfection. Palpable swelling at the site of injection
occurs in mostTB-infected people with healthy immune systems. However, HIV-infected peoplewith suppressed immune systems often exhibit anergy, a reduced or absentreaction to skin tests for TB as well as other infections. In such persons, TBinfectio...
Declining National Rates Of HIV-Related Deaths And Illnesses Due To Combination Antiretroviral Therapy With Protease Inhibitors
...ients weregrouped by gender, race or age, although injection
drug users were slightly lesslikely to receive protease inhibitors. Further, the large declines in mortalityrates were seen regardless of gender, race, age or HIV transmission riskcategory. The researchers analyzed data over a 42-month perio...
New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors
... Other groups have attempted the same direct injection
technique withlittle success, said Bigner, but they used different radioactive isotopes,different antibodies and less effective surgical techniques to seal the cavitiesfrom the circulating cerebrospinal fluid. Antibodies are proteins produced...
One-Time Needles Don't Reduce HIV Among Addicts, Study Shows
...ug users have reported thatDTRs interfere with the injection
process and are less desirable than regularneedles. As a result, the authors recommend against difficult-to-reuse syringes, arguingthat regular needles are always superior in reducing the risk of HIVtransmission among addicts who take drugs intraven...
World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke
...g-needledsyringe, a surgeon uses CT to guide their injection
at three sites. The surgeoninjects these cells through an opening of the skull smaller than a pea. Afterinjection, the opening is closed with one stitch. The patient goes home the next morning. Follow-up assessments for safety and efficacy...
By Losing (Molecular) Weight, A Clot-Dissolving Drug May Be In Better Shape To
Help People Avoid A Repeat Heart Attack
...n ofanti-clotting therapy, sort of an insulin-like injection
for coronary arterydisease." By using enoxaparin, researchers were able to control von Willebrand factor, a"reactant" protein released into the bloodstream when blood vessels are inflamedor when a person has a heart attack or chest pain. The scienti...
AIDS Prevention: Does It Work? Paper Suggests New Way To Assess Prevention
... 12 groups based ongender, sexual orientation, and injection
drug behavior. Each of the 12 groupswas also divided into risk factors of high, medium, and low. The researchersadapted a theory about the way people change - the social theory of stages ofbehavior change -and focused on two stages - contemplation of...
Changing Drug Delivery For Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Increases Effectiveness, Lowers Costs
...nt of patients switched from the oral method tothe injection
because they were not satisfied with the way they were feeling.Two-thirds of those patients noticed improvement when they got the methotrexateby injection," says Barbara Ostrov, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics andmedicine at Penn State's Coll...
Differences In Brain Function Found For Attention Deficit Disorder
...sed in other studies of ADD, FMRI does not require injection
orinhalation of radioactive substances. It relies instead on naturally occurringchanges in brain function, which makes it appropriate for research and clinicalpurposes for children. Co-authors of the study are medical doctors Glenn Austin and Hugh R...
USC Researcher Lights Up The Immune System To Help Heart Transplant Recipients
...lls the cells. Each patient then received an injection
of their own inactivated cells were then re-injected into the patient. Photopheresis "changes the way the body views its own cells, so that the immune system will recognize the very cells that are attacking the transplanted organ," Barr said....
UNC Researchers Testing First In New Class Of AIDS Drugs
.... Eron says the new results definitively show that injection
can be an alternativeto infusion. Targeted blood l.... "This finding is important because twice-daily injection
is far more convenientfor patients than a continuous subcutaneous infusion pump," Eron explains. "I...
"Plugs" For Drugs Promise Mightier Medicines
...nsulin modified with themolecular "plug," a single injection
kept glucose levels at a normal level fortwo days. In contrast, a single injection
of unmodified insulinproduced the same effect for only 6-12 hours. The new "plug" is a small organic...
New Chemicals Could Lead To First Bone Growth Pill
...e big molecules which can usually be given only by injection
anddon'thold up well in the body. Even if such treatments worked, he adds, the proteinsaregenerally difficult to formulate and manufacture, tending to eventually makethemexpensive. Instead of using the proteins themselves, Dr. Baindur's laboratory...
New Three Year Follow-up Data Of Novantrone In Multiple Sclerosis
...is (MS) treated with NOVANTRONER (mitoxantrone for injection
concentrate)experienced sustained reduction in their number of attacks, and delay in theirdisability progression, compared to patients treated with placebo. The newresults, involving patients treated for two years and then followed for anadditional ...
Migraine Pain: Not Mainly In The Brain
...their headache on a diagram. Theythen received IV injection
of the common blood plasma protein, albumen, taggedwith a radioactive isotope. Radiologists took SPECT (single photon emission computerized tomography) scansof thehead at 10 minutes and 3 hours, and then several days later, after headachessubsided, ...
Misdiagnosis Looms As Demand Increases For New Breast Cancer Biopsy
..., sentinel lymph node biopsy candidates receive an injection
ofradioactive tracer material around the primary tumor. In the operating room,blue dye is injected into the same area. "So in the operating room, we have twomethods available to look for the sentinel node. We can visually identify thelymphatic path g...
New Clinical Data Indicates LEUKINE Maintains Viral Suppression And Extends Duration Of Antiretroviral Therapy Utility In People With AIDS
... morefrequently with LEUKINE than placebo included injection
site reactions andweight loss. Injection site reactions were mostly mild and did not requiretreatment; weight decreases were typically mild. The results described herein are based on investigational data analyzedby Immunex. These d...
Positive Results Of Pivotal Phase III Trial With ENBREL In Patients With Early, Active Rheumatoid Arthritis
... in patients receivingENBREL were mild to moderate injection
site reactions that did not complicatetreatment. ...events in studies with ENBREL weremild to moderate injection
site reactions. The long-term effects of ENBRELtreatment, on the development or course of an active...
Scientific Trials Of So-Called 'Wonder' Hormone Treatment For Autism Will Be Conducted In Seattle, Denver
... and Denver trials. Some children will be given an injection
of natural secretin produced by pigs that is almos... hormone. A control group will be given a placebo injection
of a saline solution. Prior to receiving an injection, children selected to participate in the tr...
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