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Clinical Trial Demonstrates Experimental Growth Factor Increases Eligibility For Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation
...n used in conjunction with G-CSF, according to the lead
authorof the study, Charles Linker, MD, a clinical professor of medicine and directorof the UCSF-Stanford Health Care Adult Leukemia and Bone Marrow TransplantProgram at UCSF. The current phase II clinical trial, conducted in 134 patients, establish...
Maxim Phase II Clinical Trial Highlights Substantial Increase In Leukemia-FreeSurvival For Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Patients
...ated three Phase III cancerclinical trials for its lead
product Maxamine in the U.S., Europe and Australiafor malignant melanoma and acute myelogenous leukemia. Phase II trials ofMaxamine Therapy are ongoing or planned for other cancer indications such asrenal cell carcinoma and prostate adenocarcinoma. ...
Hopkins Researchers Develop New Therapy For Autoimmune Disorders Such As Rheumatoid Arthritis And Lupus
...D., assistantprofessor ofoncology and medicine and lead
author of the study. "High-dosecyclophosphamide, withoutstem cell or bone marrow reinfusion, appears to be safer for the patient andavoids reinfusion ofdiseased immune cells," adds Brodsky, an American Society of Hematology JuniorFacultyScholar. ...
Dynavax Demonstrates Ability Of Immunostimulatory DNA Sequences To Inhibit Symptoms Of Allergic Asthma In Animal Model
... chief executive officer of Dynavax. "In fact, our lead
ISS-DNAmolecule has proven active in every animal species that Dynavax scientists andtheir collaborators have tested to date, including primates. Based on theirresearch, we believe that ISS-DNA therapy may provide a totally novel, highlyeffective the...
Discovery May Boost Effectiveness Of Chemotherapy
...oceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,may lead
to better ways to target chemotherapy to individua...iversity of Maryland School ofMedicine who is the lead
author of the article. The researchers call the newly-discovered pump Breast Cancer Resista...
"Super" Aspirin Does Super Job In Fighting Heart Attacks
...a sign of impending heart attack," says thestudy's lead
author, David F. Kong, M.D., fellow at the Duke Clinical ResearchInstitute in Durham, N.C. "This new family of drugs works harder at making platelets less sticky, and theydo it to a far greater degree than many other blood-thinners we've tried in th...
UCSF Study Shows Drug Reduces Risk Of Spine And Hip Fractures By Half In Women With Osteoporosis
...MD, UCSFprofessor of medicine and epidemiology and lead
author of the study. "Women whodo test positive f...kening condition, if not treated appropriately,can lead
to painful fractures that may greatly impact a woman's health andquality of life. In fact, osteopo...
Want To Eat Less Fat? Resolve To Read Food Labels
...reading nutrition labels and eating lessfat," says lead
author Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D., R.D. "People who d...lower in fat," Kristal says. The bottom line, says lead
author Neuhouser, is that people who are mostsuccessful at eating a healthy diet also use nutrition ...
Despite Progress, More Action Needed To Protect Medical Students From Exposure
To Disease Through Accidental Needlesticks, UCSF Study Finds
...ffiliated hospitals.Emilie H. Osborn, MD, MPH, the lead
author of the study, noted that students inthese classes benefited from UCSF's leadership in training and occupationalsafety programs designed to prevent needlestick injuries. But, the studyreveals that they continue to face a higher risk than expec...
Comprehensive Heart Failure Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...can often be lessinvasive. According to one of the lead
investigators, Americo Simonini, M.D., between 4.5and 5 million people per year are diagnosed with congestive heart failure, andthat number is expected to increase to 7 million per year by the year 2010. Thecost last year alone, was a staggering $11 ...
Reassuring Findings About Infants Exposed To Zidovudine
... to AZT versus the children who werenot," comments lead
author Mary Culnane, M.S., C.R.N.P, of NIAID's pediatricmedicine branch in the Division of AIDS. "It also is reassuring that none ofthe children have developed cancers or died." The JAMA article reports on data collected through February 1997. The ...
New Theory May Explain Ritalin Action In Hyperactivity
... If confirmed in humans, the finding could lead
to more effective drugsto treat a disorder that has long baffled and frustrated parents, physicians anddoctors alike. The study results are published in the Jan. 15 issue of the journalScience by Marc Caron, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute ...
Cancer Added To Hangover Headaches
...tides which, when altered, can causemutations that lead
to cancer. The current study shows that anacetaldehyde-damaged nucleotide, called N2-ethyl-2 -deoxyguanosine(N2-ethyl-dG), is readily incorporated into DNA within mammalian cells. Thework seems to support previous studies linking alcohol consumptio...
Managed-Care Incentives Should Be Disclosed, Physician Says
...he American Journal of Medicine. "Disclosure might lead
plans to be more cautious in the types of incentives theyadopt," says Gallagher, a primary care physician and instructor in medicine atWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "And it might makepatients scrutinize their doctors' recomme...
Forecasting Killer Heat: UD Systems Predict Deadly Weather Worldwide
...ers of people within a given city,"says Kalkstein, lead
author of a health chapter in the landmark final r...experts inFreiburg, Germany, says Gerd Jendritzky, lead
WMO rapporteur for that event.Existing systems clearly demonstrate the value of routine heat warning...
Viagra Prescribing Will Be Based On Financial Rather Than Clinical Reasoning
...NHS, Dr Chisholm suggests that these proposals may lead
to a long-awaited public debate about NHS rationing. The secretary of state has effectively admitted that the government can no longer fund an NHS according to its founding principles of comprehensiveness, universality and access based on need, but ...
An Ergonomically Redesigned Analgesia Delivery Device Proves Safer And More Efficient
...n factors approach to the design of a PCA pump can lead
to improved safety, efficiency, and ease of use. As far as we know, this is the only published study where a commercially available medical device has undergone a complete human factors analysis, redesign, and evaluation with clinical users. From a b...
Bone Cement Used In Total Hip Replacements Slowly Degrades In Body Over Time, According To UCSF Study
...hestructure of the cement," said Michael Ries, MD, lead
investigator of the study,UCSF associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, and orthopaedic surgeon at theUCSF Arthroplasty Center, part of UCSF Stanford Health Care. "The findings canbe used to improve the longevity of cemented total hip replacement...
Komen Foundation Announces Application Deadline For 1999 National Grants
... and its powerful network ofvolunteers continue to lead
the fight against the disease. Established in 1982by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who diedfrom breast cancer at age 36, the Komen Foundation's mission is to eradicatebreast cancer as a life-threatening disease by a...
Temples Virtual Lab Helps Disabled Students
...eir defibrillator is defective. Butz, playing the lead
doctor, turns tothe camera and asks, "Is there an engineer in the house?" The virtual officereturns to the monitor, and the student is signalled to check his e-mail toreceive the new assignment. Butz is now playing a different role, the head ofan e...
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