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ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function

...r Michael M. Lederman,M.D., plans to discuss these interim results in a late-breakersession at the Fourth Conference on Retroviruses and OpportunisticInfections in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, January 26 at 9:30a.m. Dr. Lederman is director of the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit(ACTU) at University Hospitals of C...

ONYX Pharmaceuticals Reports Phase II Clinical Trial Results At ASCO Meeting

...ology(ASCO) meeting in Los Angeles, Onyx presented interim results from a Phase IItrial combining ONYX-015 with Cisplatin and 5-FU, two standard chemotherapeuticagents used in the treatment of head and neck cancers.In addition to the two patients who had complete responses, seven patientsexperienced between ...

New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures

...treatment,according to data presented today. These interim data were reported by BruceEttinger, M.D., senior ...ent, science and technology. "The results fromthis interim analysis provide further support that Evista protects a woman'sbones and may address other health co...

Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal WomenWith Two Years Of Therapy

...ession of osteoporosis." Ettinger will present his interim data today (September 14) at the EuropeanCongress ...from 180 sites in 25countries. "These are two-year interim results of the trial and this study will continuefor five years to determine the long term effects o...

Study Shows Efavirenz Promising In Treating Pediatric HIV Infection: Leads To Approval Of New Drug For Testing HIV-Infected Children

...ICHD), have announced results of an interim analysis of the first pediatric study of efavirenz, a new non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) that can be taken once daily. The purpose of the study, known as PACTG 382, i...

Scientists Discover How Aspirin Reduces Inflammation

...ti-inflammatory drugs. Dr. Richard Gaynor, interim director of the Harold C. SimmonsComprehensive Cancer Center and professor of internal medicine, and colleaguesdescribe the molecular action of aspirin and salicylate (from which aspirin isderived) in the Nov. 5 issue of the journal Nature. I...

National Pilot Study To Test Whether Soy Can Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk

...iousresearch by Gregory Burke, M.D., professor and interim chair of public healthsciences and associate professor of neurology, and J. Mark Cline, D.V.M., Ph.D.,assistant professor of pathology (comparative medicine) on soy supplementationand chronic disease, which have been widely reported. Both Burke and C...

Postpartum Help Needed To Keep Recent Mothers From Resuming Smoking Habit

... had to extend intopostpartum," explained McBride, interim director of Duke Comprehensive CancerCenter Cancer Control Program. "We got the best results by continuingintervention after the baby was born." But while postpartum contact delayed relapse back to smoking habits, itdidn't prevent relapse en...

Researchers identify a simple, affordable drug regimen that is highly effective in preventing HIV infection in infants of mothers with the disease

... Health andCommunity medicine in Seattle. For the interim analysis, the study team looked at data from 618 mothers (308receiving AZT and 310 receiving nevirapine) and their infants. Nevirapine was markedly more effective. At 14 to 16 weeks of age, 13.1 percentof infants who received nevirapine were infect...

ICAAC highlight: MAC prophylaxis can be safely discontinued in HIV-infected patients who respond to HAART

...onse to potentantiretroviral therapy, according to interim results of a study supported by theNational Instit...low 50 wereswitched to open-label azithromycin. An interim analysis of the data accrued through the end of July 1999 showed thatafter a median follow-up of 56 ...

Study compares efficacy and adherence to triple nucleoside therapy Ziagen + Combivir with protease inhibitor plus Combivir regimens in therapy-nave

Toronto - Sept. 18, 2000 - An interim analysis of an ongoing study comparing efficacy, safety, and patient adherence to the triple nucleoside regimen of Ziagen® (abacavir sulfate) plus Combivir® (lamivudine/zidovudine) with a triple-drug regimen containing a protease inhibitor (P...

Interferon Alfa 2b extends overall survival and relapse-free survival in patients with high-risk melanoma, reports University of Pittsburgh-led U.S. I

...cs, Inc. E1694 was closed in April 2000, when an interim data analysis showed compelling evidence that interferon alfa 2b was significantly superior to GMK in prolonging both overall and relapse-free survival. Dr. Kirkwood's presentation in Hamburg provides the full, final analysis of this overall survival...

Heart attack help: Program helps boost use of key therapies in hospitals

...most heart attack patients," says Kim Eagle, M.D., interim chief of cardiology. "In the past four years, we have 'field tested' various strategies to optimize guideline-based treatment of heart attack. We've learned that using tools directed at patients, physicians, nurses and referring physicians provides f...

McCaw/Muscular Dystrophy Association fund supports UW recruitment of internationally noted gene therapy researcher

...an, where he was a professor of human genetics and interim director of the Center for Gene Therapy. A 1978 graduate of Rice University, he earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the UW. He did his postdoctoral research at the Baylor College of Medicines Institute for Molecular Genetics. Chamberlain has served...

Ultrasonic microprobe may rapidly detect, identify cancer

...pattern, said James F. Zachary, a UI professor and interim department head of veterinary pathobiology. By examining the size and shape of the cells, and how they interact with surrounding tissue, a determination can be made whether the tumor is malignant or benign. The ultrasonic microprobe would allow a pa...

Risk of lung damage from ultrasound greater than once thought

...achary, a UI professor of veterinary pathology and interim department head of veterinary pathobiology. This barrier is of similar thickness in humans, also so people may be just as susceptible to this type of lung damage.The air-blood barrier the membrane through which oxygen diffuses in the lung is very...

Limiting adolescents' exposure to R-rated movies may help prevent early use of alcohol and tobacco

...smoke ("Rate Movies with Smoking 'R'," p. 31). The interim editors discuss the controversy in an editorial, "Smoke-Free Movies: Sense or Censorship?," on p. 29. Effective Clinical Practice, the journal for quality improvement in health care delivery systems, seeks to answer how much, how often, and how best...

Effective Clinical Practice, Jan/Feb. 2002 Highlights

...smoke ("Rate Movies with Smoking 'R'," p. 31). The interim editors discuss the controversy in an editorial, "Smoke-Free Movies: Sense or Censorship?," on p. 29. (NOTE TO EDITOR: An ACP-ASIM video news release will be available on Mon., Feb. 18, to be held for release until 5 p.m. ET. Coordinates below.*) (Se...

At 2 years, cocaine babies suffer cognitive development effects

...inger, professor of pediatrics and psychiatry, and interim provost and CWRU vice president, said the study was unique because it had measures of both the mothers self report of their drug use prenatally, as well as infant meconium, which provided a physical measure of the amount of drug exposure. The study a...

Drug reduces risk of acute rejection in kidney transplantation

... the investigation halfway through the study. The interim analysis required that the data and safety monitor... the most appropriate course of action. The studys interim findings are based on the outcomes of 212 patients (average age 49) who received kidneys from cadave...

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